Hillary Clinton Fading Away – Get Ready For President Obama

hillary-clinton-loser.jpg“Help! Help!”

Clinton Campaign Falling Apart

Just a short note to mention that Hillary! is fading fast so it looks like a McCain – Obama contest for the Presidency of the United States of America is all but assured.

We’re going to call the US election right now…

Barbados Free Press predicts that the next President of the United States of America will be a man of colour named Barack Obama.

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How Will Barack Obama As US President Impact Barbados?

We’ll leave our opinions on that subject for another day, but as always our readers are welcome to have their say.

Further Reading…

CBS News: Obama Surges Ahead Nationally

Washington Post: Team Clinton – Down, and Out of Touch

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81 responses to “Hillary Clinton Fading Away – Get Ready For President Obama

  1. born and bred

    THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS. NEVER HEARD BETTER NEWS IN THE WORLD OF POLITICS.

    I’m not betting on it, but this SHOULD cause black Bajans to realize that the seeds of racial hatred that have been sown in this country for years now are misguided.

    If the United States is willing to vote for Barack Obama on the merits of who he is and not what colour he is, and we all know America’s past, then it’s time for Bajans to put down the axes they grind and accept everyone Black and White on the merits of who they are and not the colour of their skin.

    BTW, I bring this up from personal experience. I am not “hear saying”. I have suffered at the hands of prejudiced Bajans for years, SIMPLY because of my skin colour.

    TIME FOR CHANGE. YES WE CAN!!!

  2. Donald Duck, Esq

    Obama will never become President

  3. Adrian Hinds

    I am not sure what exactly it is you are suggesting by saying that “Barbadians should put down the axes they grind and accept everyone black and white on the merits of who they are”. If per chance this is in reference to the majority view on illegal immigration, I think that Americans are on the same page as Barbadians. The argument can be solidified even further. Like America where foriegn born individuals have served in high office i.g Henry Kissinger, german born, Gen. Shalikasvili joint chief of staff, polish born,…Barbados has had a ministers of government from Guyana, and England in Aaron Truss and the former Peter Morgan, a celebrated national icon “Auntie Olga” Guyana, a high commissioner, Guyana, and the current Prime Minister. 😀

  4. Bimbro

    In the event of Obama becoming President, it’ll be a momentous event for the black race especially, in the eyes of other races, with regard to our ability to do anything competently and properly!! Succeed and he’ll be a hero and hopefully, we’ll all gain, in some way or other, fail and we’ll probably all suffer, too. Unfortunately, for us that’s the way other races see us. One of us is a murderer and we’re all potential murderers, one of us succeeds and grudgingly, there may just be a little, hope for the remainder of us!! It should be a worrying time for us, if we have a real sense of what’s going-on in this world so, obviously, if he wins, we can only wish him all the best as our own fate, to some extent, depends on what he does while in office!!

    He may be ‘good for Africa’ as that’s where his dad’s from and they seem to be expecting great things of him, in their regard. How much he’ll be a benefit to us, Afro Caribbeans and Afro Americans, remains to be seen!!!!

    I can’t claim to have too, much confidence in him because, apart from planning to withdraw American troops from Iraq, I can’t claim to know what any of his policies are, and I’m not giving my unfettered support to anybody with whom I’m not thoroughly, acquainted with his policies!!!!

  5. cherry2enpowered

    Barbados Free Press predicts that the next President of the United States of America will be a man of colour named Barack Obama.

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    BFP
    You are running ahead of yourself. Yup it would be okay for a black to become President someday but for now let us look at what is happening in this election.
    First when it comes to experience Clinton squarely wins hand down. If Clinton was to suceed, Mcain [?] would then have a fight on his hands, therefore it is imperative that the stronger is eliminated to tip the presidency into the republican’s hand.
    Second again Obama is the weaker opponent to Mcain. He is being set up for a very rude awakening. The media is riding along on his wave of popularity now but once Clinton is out of the way, the vicious attacks will come sure and swift as we know the media ALWAYS HAVE AN AGENDA.
    It will be great for him and blacks everywhere if he secure the title.
    If the powers to be decides that he fits the bill as President [as i said in an earlier post america will not elect a woman] an inexperience person can be handle better than an experience person.

  6. justice

    What experience does Hilary have being President?

  7. I have it on good authority (see TruthOut) that the emergence of Obama over Hillary is fiendish scheme engineered by Carl Rove who had undercover Republicans vote in the Democratic Primaries against Hillary.

    Rove knew full well no Republican candidate stood a chance against Hillary, but against Obama, they have a fighting chance.

    It was obvious to all sane people that Hillary should run with Obama as her vice president. Easy win. After two terms as vice president Obama would have acquired the inside experience he still badly needs, and the U.S.A. would be ready for a black president. He would serve two terms with distinction, more than likely.

    Regrettably Obama is too greedy for power and is not prepared to wait. He had to try and wrest the lead from far better qualified Hillary.

    So by appealing to Obama’s “hubris”, the Republicans may pull off a win.

    The best female candidate for president likely to be around in this generation will have been preempted. The only black candidate (Colin Powell excluded) with an appeal to the American electorate will be gone by the boards. Neither party will touch a black presidential candidate for many years if Obama loses.

    What a crying shame, but that’s Politics, Folks!

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    BFP says,

    Hillary traded her silence for position and for years effectively covered up for Bill Clinton’s adultery. Other than making a conscious decision to park her morals and dignity at the door in return for being the “First Lady”, I don’t know what “experience” you think she has over Obama.

  8. justice

    Deb, The polls are saying that Obama would beat Mc Cain 60-38; Hilary v Mc Cain is a dead heat!

  9. born and bred

    Adrian:

    Peter Morgan and Auntie Olga (the other persons you mentioned with regards to their service to Barbados are of mixed race) four extraordinary persons, nothing to do with the “masses”.

    Can they be construed as representative of the mindset of a Nation?

    Neither does what I said have anything to do with immigration or persons serving in Government or foreign born individuals in America none of which pertain to me.

    I am a Bajan talking about life 101.

    If you’re not sure what I mean let me repeat it again: I am suggesting that it is time that all of us put away the racial prejudice in Barbados. It is very much alive and kicking. It serves no purpose except to perpetuate divisiveness and hatred.

    Is it perhaps that your skin colour may be different to mine and that is why, in 2008 you have not suffered from the effects of racial prejudice in Barbados as I do?

    Further, my entire point has been garbled. I repeat: My pleasure in the possibility of Obama winning because I do not spread the disease of racial prejudice.

  10. justice-
    Let us hope the polls are right. There is a long way to go yet. Plenty of time for MachiaRovian machinations.

  11. BFP-
    You say you “don’t know what experience Hillary” has over Obama.

    Then you should certainly acquaint yourself with her sterling committee work in the Senate for the past six or seven years, and not stoop to gutter remarks about her domestic life.

    American women sympathise with her past marital suffering over which she has triumphed to be an unusually able politician on her own merits, not on Bill’s coat tails.

    Is there any other woman politician in the same league? Not Nancy Pelosi. Not Elizabeth Dole. Do you have a gender bias against a woman being U.S. president perhaps?

  12. BFP
    P.S. Regarding Hillary’s experience you guys are talking out of both sides of your mouth.

    Earlier on you said “When it comes to experience Clinton wins hands down.”

    Yet now you say “I don’t know what “experience” you think she has over Obama.”

    What’s up? Was there a change of hands on deck?
    Make up your mind(s).

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    BFP Says,

    you say we said “”When it comes to experience Clinton wins hands down.”

    We, BFP, said no such thing. That was cherry2enpowered

  13. cherry2enpowered

    BFP
    That may be so but at the end of the day it was her decision to make, to stand by her man’s side. If there was any thought of divorce it was best suited after his term was up not before. As for Clinton’s experiences it comes in the form of knowing the machinery of the White House re- her husband 2 terms, as oppose to Obama 2 yrs in senate. If she, her husband and the party didn’t think so that would have been decided long time ago.

  14. Thistle

    I don’t care what the polls say – I think Deb Thomas is right. I think Obama has been set up, and I doubt very much he can beat McCain, however much wishful thinking we might indulge in. Nevertheless, I hope I have to eat my words!

  15. cherry2enpowered

    BFP why is my comment awaiting moderation?

    **********

    BFP says, please read “what is comment moderation?” at the top.

  16. Eddie

    If Obama becomes president, he can never do anything for Blacks. He would just be a figurehead, like Colin Powell and Condolezza Rice.
    The real power brokers operate in the shadows of big business.

  17. BFP- Sorry. Even looking at it again, I thought it was your comment added to “cherry2enpowered.”
    My mistake.

  18. Kadri

    there they go again, still being manipulated by history.

    i would advise some of you negative people to view obama’s videos on his youtube channel, also hillary’s.

    check their websites out and compare policies, dont worry about polls, do some research for yaself on all de major news sites and see that BFP is not lying, Obama is definately going to the general elections providing he is in good health. hillary must win texas and ohio by landslide victories for her to remain competitive, no doubt, and so far thats kinda impossible bcos of her negative mud slinging that obama seemed to have enlighten de american people that type of politics is over.

    go here >>>http://thomas.loc.gov/ and learn what legislations they passed and see de difference in the two

    in my opinion, hillary’s experience is not impressive compared to obama’s.

    you people who say he wont do anything for blacks, i agree with you and i agree with him also.

    obama dont work for blacks, he work for people of all races, its time you people put color behind wunna and look forward, the presidential race now only proves that the minority are the racist group, up ta wunna if wunna want to be a part of dat group.

  19. Change We Can Believe In
    Change We Can Believe In
    Clean sweep as Barack picks up the pace
    Hillary is no longer leader in the race
    America stood up to say yes we can
    Nebraska, Louisiana, the Virgin Islands and Washington
    Going on to continue this victory in Virginia
    Even winning Maryland and the District of Colombia
    We know how much further we have to go
    Exclaimed Barack, American’s new big O
    Change has been the focus of his campaign
    And he continues this race unwavering
    Nominated as the unpopular candidate with no history
    Barack spoke and Americans loved his story
    Exit polls show his snowballing momentum
    Leading in almost every demographic stratum
    Illinois senator may become the first black leader
    Except, that’s not his bid or philosophy either
    Vote for Barack and you’ll vote for all
    Every race, class, gender, age big or small
    Ideologically he promises a future we can achieve
    Nominate Barack, he offers a change we can believe

    See other acrostic Barack Obama Poetry by Khaidji.

  20. Kadri

    eddie wa so special about us blacks? we are the same kind of mortals as whites and asians and chinese.

    get a grip skippa, racial divide in the usa is not how it was years ago, ya mean all like now u int see

  21. BFP dont count ya chickens til they hatched. Obama got to get pass Hillary first and for all her fading that woman going down with her boots on. lets see what happens next tuesday in Ohio and Texas before we make Obama plans.

  22. bajan down south

    obama going win against clinton but when it comes to the real thing , the same white ppl going support the opposition. he will loose.

  23. Rumplestilskin

    Irrespective of whichever Democratic candidate faces the Presidential voting, it should be very difficult for the Republicans to retain, in the current circumstances.

    Not only has the overseas ‘tour of duty’ in Iraq, together with all of its related baggage been dragged out with no end in sight, but with the economy tanking the domestic scene is becoming more and more difficult for the incumbents.

    Now, today a further damning statistic has come to the fore i.e. rising inflation.

    In a time of economic downturn, rising inflation is terrible and all of the red flags are now showing.

    ‘Stagflation’ as it is called, is on the horizon.

    Voters will vote for the change, hoping for a redemption by the Democrats.

    At this time, a new face such as Obama will be welcomed.

    But this new sheriff has a lot of work to do, a whole wild town to save and it will take a lot of work.

    I do not envy your job, sheriff.

  24. John

    We went through the experience thing with Owen Arthur and his experienced BLP vs David Thompson and his “unready” DLP.

    It was “Now, more than ever” we were told.

    Somehow it didn’t seem to matter when election time came.

    No politician is ever trained and experienced for his or her new job. That is why the public service exists here, and everywhere else to provide continuity and help the politician do his or her job.

  25. Straight talk

    So long as he does not aspire to the type of training or experience of George W.
    I wish Obama well in his uphill struggle to wrest power from the status quo.

    As said before, I fear for his safety, but pray for his success, not just for the U.S. but for the whole world.

  26. reality check

    “What experience does Hilary have being President?”

    aside from being a lawyer like Obama she was a Senator for three years ( two more than Barack ) and had the guts to try and take on the Pharmaceutical and Health Industry to bring in Universal health Care for every man woman and child. Barback’s coverage still excludes 15 million people. She didn’t succeed in bringing Universal Health Care but she knows where all the hurdles are and what can be done.

    After 8 years of Bush, I would be delighted with either Hilary or Barack. Full stop.

  27. Maat

    Lest we forget, many consider that George W Bush won two elections through manipulation and appointment from the Supreme Court.

    American politics is controlled by the organisations that fund the politicians and these are often the same corporations that make distribute and manage the biggest voter fraud system of the 20th century. They are called electronic voting machines.

    The major fund raising organisation in America has the acronym AIPAC. (Google to find out what that is).

    Both Obama and Clinton take funds and make statements in support of AIPAC. Both Clinton and Obama are in the top ten of Americas most corrupt politicians (according to Judicial watch).

    This media hype between the 2 is to give the world and the gullible US public the impression that democracy is real. US presidents are chosen by forces way beyond that of the voting public. The last two presidents who slipped through the net of manipulation were assassinated (JF Kennedy) and had assassination attempted upon them (Ronald Reagan). One was permanently silenced and the other was scared into submission.
    It is even possible that Reagan was appointed rather than elected but then got too big for his Cowboy boots.

    Obama’s security detail of secret servicemen recently instructed a local police security detail to stop screening visitors to an Obama rally for weapons.

    To say that Obama is being set up may be the understatement of the (s)election.

    Peace

  28. Technician

    #
    cherry2enpowered
    February 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    BFP why is my comment awaiting moderation?

    **********

    BFP says, please read “what is comment moderation?” at the top.

    Please……I conform to all your rules but because of the ML issue , I have been in moderation since then.

    **************

    BFP says…

    Hi Technician,

    I don’t know why the computer filter is grabbing you. Let me check further.

    Clive

    BACK NOW…

    Ok…. yes your IP is in the “always moderate” list and it has nothing to do with the ML as you put it.

    We believe that you are the same person or persons who previously made violent threats on this blog.

  29. Technician

    BFP …are you mad??

    I have NEVER made any threats on this blog to anyone.I must admit, sometimes Bimbro can bring you close to cyber murder but that is as far as it goes.

    I have been blogging on your site now for months and this flimsy excuse is the best you can do??
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    We believe that you are the same person or persons who previously made violent threats on this blog.

    Give me a break…….if I was making these threats, then why was I moderated only after the ML story?

    I never had a problem with moderation because I always abide by your rules.The only time I was put in always moderation was when we had that disagreement with the ML story.

    Go check all the posts and see.I was not moderated by IP then until after that scenario.

    Tell me what the violent threats are.

    Maybe it was someone in your own household who holds a grudge long with a point to prove.

    Never mind though, the little time in the wilderness helped me to find other blogs whose owners are not so thin skinned.

    ************************

    BFP Says

    OK Technician, perhaps it is a coincidence about your IP number and the timing of your appearance on the blog. So, I’ve taken your IP off the moderation list. Don’t expect an apology though. For you, its just a blog and somewhere to chat. For us, the death threats and threats against our families are very real.

  30. ILLUMINATOR

    MAAT, I am in your corner on this one fa sure . Different puppets .. same puppet masters . The main stream media sure know how to put on a good show.

  31. Bimbro

    born and bred
    February 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    BTW, I bring this up from personal experience. I am not “hear saying”. I have suffered at the hands of prejudiced Bajans for years, SIMPLY because of my skin colour.

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    Why, what colour are you, black????

    ********************************

    I have NEVER made any threats on this blog to anyone.I must admit, sometimes Bimbro can bring you close to cyber murder but that is as far as it goes.

    ***********************************

    Please, Techie, not me!!!! I am a ‘saintly’, person!!!! 🙂

  32. Bimbro

    Technician
    February 27, 2008 at 1:39 am
    #
    cherry2enpowered
    February 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    BFP why is my comment awaiting moderation?

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    Techie, you’re not the only one!! Since I said I did n’t like his internet-girlfriend my comments are nearly, always moderated!!!!

    I don’t think he likes me, very much!!!! 🙂

    Ah, well. What can I do!!!!

    ***************

    BFP says

    Hi Bimbro

    Friend, neither your IP nor your name is listed on the “always moderate” filter. I have no explanation for some of your comments hitting the filter and some not. I’ll keep my eye on it and we’ll see if we can figure it out. Sometimes it has a mind of its own.

    Robert

  33. Bimbro

    Rob, thanks for the reply, bro. No problem, my man. You caan always take everything I say too, seriously!! If I get moderated from time to time, it in gun kill me – no problem at all my friend. Have a good day!!

    As long as I can hear Rihanna I doan k bout much else!!

    Laaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddd!! 🙂

    Please don’t stop the music!!!!! AN, TURN UP DE VOLUME!!!! Oh, Lor!!!! 🙂

  34. born and bred

    Bimbro perhaps you are missing an “r” in your handle.

    Facetious statements don’t change the truth brother.

  35. born and bred

    BFP, why do my comments always await moderation?

    I have never made any threats, used any foul language or done anything but state the truth.

    Is that offensive?

    ***********

    BFP says,

    THIS comment did not fall prey to our moderation software, so that shows that you are not being continually moderated. As we said, sometimes the software has a mind of its own. We’ll watch your name and comments and see if we can figure it out.

  36. peltdownman

    Deb and Cherry2enpowered are right. The problem with Obama so far is that he has shown far more form than substance. He’s winning because he’s a breath of fresh air, but this will not carry him to the Presidency. The Republicans will destroy him unless he can come up with some very firm and realistic policies. Clinton is one tough lady and is better equipped to handle the flak that is likely to come her way. We already know that the right wing detests her, but what new can they “Drudge” up that hasn’t been aired already? In falling for the Obama phenomenon, the U.S. media, in particular, are not doing him any favours in the long run.

  37. born and bred

    Time is the great equalizer………….. we’ll look back at this blog on November 04 and see who was right and who was wrong.

  38. rumboy

    Like most people I would like Mr Obama to win the Democratic election and go on to the Presidency but I tend to agree with the concenus that some thing or someone will not permit this to happen. I have a bad feeling for him, they are those in the South that I fear and they are still alive and kicking. I am of the belief that the Republicans will take another term under McCain and God help America when this happen.

  39. Bimbro

    born and bred
    February 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Bimbro perhaps you are missing an “r” in your handle.

    Facetious statements don’t change the truth brother.

    **********************************

    Does anybody know what he talking bout???????

    *************************************

    The imponderable, question as we all know is, if Obama wins, whether and for how long, they’d allow him to continue to live and with the US’s history, none of us can be excessively, hopeful, about that!!!!

  40. born & bred-

    You say “We’ll look back on this blog in November 04….”

    Unless you have a Time Machine, that sounds like a typo. Did you mean Nov 08? Or February 09?

    Time may be a great equalizer, but this time it’s a great mystifier. Please clarify.

  41. Bimbro

    Deb, I think he meant Nov. 2004!!!! 🙂

  42. Kadri

    nov 4th is the general elections.

    last nights debate was a sight for all to see, poor hillary as usual refused to answer questions and answered how she felt like instead of answering what she was asked, then when no one was talking to her, pushed in her mouth to insist obama should have rejected the nation of islam’s kind words about him which he said he denounced.

    after all obama asked whats the difference with the two words.

    well they spewed their policies and there is no doubt obama won last nights final debate.

    i suggest you people who questioning about the experience thing to look at http://www.thomas.loc.gov

    just hope and pray after obama beat mccain, that no one throws a grenade at obama like what was done to bush in 2005. there is no doubt a democrat will win the elections, there has been some double to triple amount of turnouts for the democrats than the republicans in both primaries and caucuses, so its only obvious the electoral college will have to play be de rules. dont mind that down south crap, obama’s rallies are over 30,000 in texas whilst mccain cant even bring out 2500 strong, do de math

  43. born and bred

    Bimbro and Deb:

    a) I am not a male.

    b) What I said is perfectly correct:

    We will LOOK BACK on November 04. The operative verb being in the future WE WILL i.e. when that day arrives we can look back at the records of what has been written on these blogs and we will see who was right and who was wrong.

  44. yatinkinkiteasy

    After looking at the photo of Obama in his Muslim outfit (just Google It) I think his chances have been reduded by 50%..still, you never know…I cant stand to even see Hilary or her husband who told the world lies and made youngsters think that oral sex is not “really” sex.

  45. Tell me Why

    OK Technician, perhaps it is a coincidence about your IP number and the timing of your appearance on the blog. So, I’ve taken your IP off the moderation list. Don’t expect an apology though. For you, its just a blog and somewhere to chat. For us, the death threats and threats against our families are very real.
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    I am now convinced that my IP was placed on moderation five days before election due to my constant stance with WIV and my critical analysis of certain moderators and the sensational headlines used to substantiate partisan views. Over 15 articles were canceled, as I see it, using moderation is a legitimate excuse by someone who find it difficult to control someone with an intellectual mind.

    I changed my blog name due to its sensitive nature and commenters becoming personal with my family. The moderator deliberately made it an issue. I even emailed them about my grievances and it was totally disregarded. No wonder you were told not to look out for any apology. Technician I agree with you on your stand in this matter.

  46. Tell me Why

    Wow, I am under moderation again. It seems that when you curse, criticise officials, use threats against the person or any serious offense, your comment will appear without any problem.

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    BFP says,

    Hi WMW,

    It should be a clue to you that this post was not moderated while the other one was scooped by the filter. The fact that one post is scooped but the other is not means that you are not on the moderation list but that something in the content of the post set off the filter.

    So… we’ve come back from work and now all posts have been approved.

    Many folks see moderation where none exists except for the automatic spam filter – even when the evidence is right before their eyes.

    To get some insight into how the spam filters work, and seeing as how you don’t believe anything we say about the spam filters, may I suggest that you start your own blog at wordpress.com. Soon you will learn the truth about the operation of the filter and you will spend far more time discussing issues rather than how devious the operators of this blog are.

    Thank you.

    Cliverton

  47. Grieve not, bro. We all suffer the same treatment, and we must try not to feel slighted.

    I have been awaiting “demoderation” for an hour or two on some sarcasm about those 149 West Africans never being deported. Sometimes the moderator is a little timid, I guess. Or unsure of himself. (A “herself “would have freed it up right away)

    *************

    BFP says…

    Shy? Intimidated? Moi?

    Nah… I was working and none of the others were available to cover. We do have real lives, you know!

    Cliverton

  48. Technician

    Of all the BFP people …Clive is certainly the pettiest of the bunch!!

  49. Bimbro

    born and bred
    February 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    Bimbro and Deb:

    a) I am not a male.

    b) What I said is perfectly correct:

    We will LOOK BACK on November 04. The operative verb being in the future

    ************************************

    Would that be as in the movie, ‘Back To The Future’ den!! Lorddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Doan mine me b & b!!!! 🙂

  50. Rumplestilskin

    Worth noting Rep. John Lewis’s words, in switching his support to Obama, from Hilary.

    “Something is happening in America,” the 11-term congressman, a bloodied veteran of the civil rights movement, said in a statement issued by his office. “There is a movement, there is a spirit, there is an enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of the American people that I have not seen in a long time, since the candidacy of Robert Kennedy.”

    And enthusiasm in the minds of the rest of the world also, who are fed up with misguided foreign policy, which has helped neither USA nor the world peace and economy.

    The US Intel Chief is now claiming, confirming speculation over the last few months, that the Taliban is on the rise again in Afghanistan.

    So, what exactly has the US action in Aghanisatn succeeded in doing?

    No doubt, at the time it was necessary, but as many stated at the time, the US should have focused on the core issue of terrorism and sought to capture and have tried those heads of terrorism responsible for the act”Something is happening in America,” the 11-term congressman, a bloodied veteran of the civil rights movement, said in a statement issued by his office. “There is a movement, there is a spirit, there is an enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of the American people that I have not seen in a long time, since the candidacy of Robert Kennedy.”

    A new day indeed. May the Almighty guide Obama and protect him.

    Quote for today February 28, 2008:

    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

  51. Bimbro

    Technician
    February 28, 2008 at 1:21 am
    Of all the BFP people …Clive is certainly the pettiest of the bunch!!

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    But u in suh tall, eida!!!!

    Sorry, British humour!!!! 🙂

  52. Bimbro

    Tell me Why
    February 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    Wow, I am under moderation again. It seems that when you curse, criticise officials, use threats against the person or any serious offense, your comment will appear without any problem.

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    Tell Me Why, look, I doan curse, threaten nuhbody, criticise nuh officials, use nuh threats to nuhbudy an my posts get moderate, too!!!

    Lorddddddddddddddddddddd!!! 🙂

    ********************************

    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    ******************************

    As much as I love my MLK, please don’t tell me abut hope, and, please, also, don’t mention that Mandela guy to me!!!!

    Hope is for dreamers – Martin did have a dream, which is even farther away from being realised than when he was alive and the farther we go the farther away that dream becomes to being a reality, and that is principally, because of brainless, black people most of whom don’t come from our small-islands!!!!

  53. Deep Midwicket

    Barack Obama brings a fresh new wind to American politics and society. Hopefully, his election will signal an end to the politics of divisiveness, and to the sociology of racial identification and bias. I too fear for his safety, and fervently hope that violence will not once again preempt social progress.

    However, I’d like to take this moment to remind my fellow Bajans of another U.S. Presidential candidate who ran for the Democratic nomination 36 years ago and received 152 delegates: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Not only was Congresswoman Chisholm the most successful woman candidate for a Presidential nomination prior to Hillary Clinton, but also received the third most delegates of any black candidate ever, behind only Jesse Jackson and, now, Senator Obama.

    Most important of all is the little-known fact that Shirley Chisholm was a Bajan. Born in Brooklyn as Shirley Anita St. Hill, her father was born in British Guiana and her mother was Ruby Seale of Barbados. (How often do we see this mating of countries give rise to famous West Indians? I can immediately think of two other specific instances: boxer Barbados Joe Walcott and Rihanna!)

    At age three, Shirley was sent to Barbados to live with her grandmother, and did not return to the U.S. for seven years. In her 1970 autobiography “Unbought and Unbossed”, she wrote:

    “Years later I would know what an important gift my parents had given me by seeing to it that I had my early education in the strict, traditional, British-style schools of Barbados. If I speak and write easily now, that early education is the main reason.”

    As a teacher who lived through, and is often critical of, “the British-style schools of Barbados”, I nevertheless appreciate that the education she received here was probably better than that available to a black schoolgirl in 1930’s Brooklyn. And I have no doubt that the strict upbringing she received from her Bajan grandmother contributed greatly to her later passion for hard work and excellence, and to her success in life.

    This may be a bit OT, but I do think this is a good time for Bajans to be reminded of the historical importance of this proud Bajan lady, who unfortunately passed on in 2005.

    ************

    BFP says,

    Thanks DM,

    Here is the Wikipedia entry for Shirley Chisholm, but it doesn’t mention Barbados. Perhaps you could do the honours?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm

  54. Deep Midwicket

    Done, BFP. Thanks for suggesting it.

  55. Deep Midwicket- Thanks for reminding us of that interesting piece of Barbadiana. It should be called to the attention of Wolf Blitzer on CNN. He loves to be ahead of the game on forgotten political history.

    Born & bred- At last I’m in tune with you, gal. I would not have been confused if you had said, “We will look back AT November 04” rather than “ON”. I feel I was not alone on this.

  56. Rumplestilskin

    Bimbro, you say ‘don’t tell me about hope’ and ‘hope is for dreamers’.

    I guess that our outlooks are poles apart.

    Hope is for all mankind. Indeed, where would mankind be without hope?

    All great actions derived from hope. Whether Churchill in politics, Jesse Owens in athletics, Madame Curie in medicine, all derived their ideas with hope first, surely?

    Are we going to sit idly and mope that a better way is not possible?

    Or are we going to seek a better way, irrespective of whether many disappointments may come our way.

    I say no. We must always belive in a better tomorrow. We must believe that tomorrow will be better in some way, even if small.

    Look at what the last year has achieved in local politics, achieved with hope, with belief in a better way.

    And so we continue to move forward with greater hopes, always.

    Hopes may be dreams. But, achievable dreams nevertheless.

    If we do not believe that something is possible, then we will never do it.

    If we believe, we at least have a chance.

    I agree to disagree with you on this one. You have your outlook, I have mine.

    Without hope, we have nothing. With hope, we have everything.

    Peace

  57. Observing

    Does it worry or bother anyone that in many of the Democratic primaries, Independents AND Republicans are allowed to vote?

    I for one would love to see a black president, but I have my doubts about Obama’s “substance” and ability to singlehandedly change the status quo in the corridors of power of Washington. What’s amazing is that the media isn’t questioning it either.

    I smell the Republican attack dogs preparing to rip him apart if he wins the nomination, and even if he wins the Presidency.

  58. Bimbro

    Thanks for the reply, Rumple. I really meant to say, “don’t tell me about hope. It’s time for action!! i.e. time that black people woke up”, but forgot to add the remainder.

    Tired of hearing about hope, Rump. In fact, I sometimes have to wonder if it is n’t an excuse for people actually, doing, NOTHING!!!! i.e. just talking about, hope!!!!

  59. Rumplestilskin

    Bimbro,

    Fair enough. Hope must be a igniter and catalyst for beneficial change.

    Observing says ”I smell the Republican attack dogs preparing to rip him apart if he wins the nomination, and even if he wins the Presidency”

    Oh yes. The Conservative right wing will tear ANY Democratic candidate or President apart, using the conservative owned media in doing so.

    I believe that the right wing machine is a well-oiled dangerous one and works to a specific agenda.

    Unfortunately many cannot seem to see the manipulation evident daily from the media.

    To get an idea of how the current administration in the USA works, an example if I may.

    Someone recently compared Rice to Colin Powell, as two of a kind.

    I say no. Rice is apparently a willing mouthpiece for the Conservatives.

    However, think about when Colin Powell resigned and quite suddenly at that. It is my view that he demonstrated two things. Firstly, that his voice was not heard in the early days of the Iraq action, secondly that he was unwilling to be part of an action that apparently did not have either the genuine underlying substancial reason required for such action nor was it beneficial to the USA in the long run.

    Colin Powell showed that he was, after a point, his own man.

    Nevertheless, that episode demonstrated that there are decisions made that even such as Colin Powell in the position that he had then, had little say.

    Who made these decisions and why?

  60. Bimbro

    Thanks, Rump. As you know, I’m not excessively, familiar with the American system but the BBC, is mandated to be absolutely, impartial, and I believe most people would agree that it was – in fact, the British tv media, on the whole!!

    Seems the yankees could do with a similar, system!!

  61. Bimbro-

    I doubt the BBC realise that they are imparting the same “Obama hysteria” to their viewers that CNN and other U.S. networks are.

    Like most of us I would dearly love to see a black president be elected. I would also love to see a first female president. Either way I would wish them to do well at the job, not fall on their faces, and slam the door on future feminine or black, or both, hopefuls for a generation to come.

    Obama strikes me as a rather Don Quixote-type aspirant, filled with noble dreams of change, not realising the insurmountable windmills facing him.

    He and the American electorate apparently share a desire to change the obvious ills of America, WHICH ARE……?

    1. To prevent “special interests” from having their way despite what the people want. Such as:-
    a) drug companies who strangle health care
    b) insurance companies who do ditto
    c) NRA (the no-control of guns lobby)
    d) Nearly all lobbies (except maybe AARP)
    e) the lawyers who make a mockery of justice with exaggerated and protracted claims and damage awards.
    f) The Israel Lobby (virtually all Jews) which has a neck-lock on US foreign policy giving rise to such pecadillos as the Iraq War, Palestine travesty, Middle East generally and Islam hatred in particular etc.
    g) The Big Oil companies and the Energy Lobby with its Cheney Cronies.
    h) The media networks (80% Jewish owned and controlled)

    2, Immigration Reform which has reached laughable proportions after a generation of blunders in direction. Total bureaucratic myopia.

    3. Prison Reform- which has reached an insane stage largely due to an unwillingness to accept the fact that criminalising DRUG users is no deterrent, and accounts for over half the inmates of Ferderal prisons. (If you think you hear “decriminalisation of drug addiction” you are right).

    How’s that for starters? There are plenty more such problems, but that’s a plateful.

    Bearing in mind that an American president can do virtually nothing unless he commands the overwhelming support of BOTH houses of Congress, even an Obama with solutions to the cornucopia of problems listed above could do nothing without Congress behind him.( I haven’t heard any concrete solutions to the problems listed, have you?) Will he get such Congressional support? No way.

    It is a fact of American politics that 90% of incumbents get reelected, term after term. Those incumbents all have selfish state interests to serve, and they won’t last one term if they do not deal with their colleagues in the same fix. Result?- No change likely, No change possible. Same ol’ khaki pants. Sorry, Mr Obama, no can do. Mr Chavez may be able to get some basic changes done, but not here in Washington D.C.

    So I fear for all his dreams of CHANGE, Barack Obama is doomed to spin top in mud. That is why I would like Hillary to take the helm. I just feel she knows the enemy so much better, she will be able to make progress where Obama will fail until he learns the tricks of the cruel trade of U.S. Politics.

  62. justice-

    Whatever happened to those polls you quoted on Feb 26 that Obama would beat McCain 60%-38%?

    Did you see that in your shaving mirror? because they are sure turned inside out now….

    If you believe Polls, that is.

  63. Come on Clive, or whoever. Please free up from Moderation my contribution sent about 6.40 pm WordPress time in this topic.

    When you hold it back this long it never shows up on to the Recent Comments listing. That’s a kind of left handed censorship.

    ************

    BFP says

    Hi Deb,

    We’re not always here. Sometimes we are away for hours. When the filter grabs your post for no apparent reason it is nothing to do with us and if one of us is not moderating there is nothing that can be done until we return. It is just a fact of life with blogging.

    When we censor on this blog we do it up front, and while some folks may scream censorship in 99% of the time it is only the autospam filters and we aren’t here to moderate.

  64. Mr Moderator- You are taking too long to attend to your site. Did you eat too much curry for lunch, or what? I have been watching for new comments and it appears you have everything on hold. Doing this ruins the whole rhythm of the site. We know how you all have jobs, you’ve told us many times. But when you leave someone in the chair they should try to be there, not absent for a couple of hours.

    **************

    BFP says,

    How dare we not live up to your standards for timely moderation. We are ashamed and will endeavor to do better.

    In the meantime, we invite you to stop bitching about how we run the blog and to start your own blog at WordPress.com. Its free and will only take you ten minutes to set up… and then you will always have a blog in tune with your desired rhythm. We’re shur that you will be much happier.

  65. Aha! Signs of life. Still have two old comments hanging like corpses, though, on this same topic.

  66. As you have “inadvertantly” squelched my submission by holding it in moderation for over four hours (while other comments of mine in moderation were released) then slipping it back into its original submission time after so many other items had been shown that it would never be read – I feel obliged to resubmit it. OK?
    ***************************************************

    Like most of us I would dearly love to see a black president be elected. I would also love to see a first female president. Either way I would wish them to do well at the job, not fall on their faces, and slam the door on future feminine or black, or both, hopefuls for a generation to come.

    Obama strikes me as a rather Don Quixote-type aspirant, filled with noble dreams of change, not realising the insurmountable windmills facing him.

    He and the American electorate apparently share a desire to change the obvious ills of America, WHICH ARE……?

    1. To prevent “special interests” from having their way despite what the people want. Such as:-
    a) drug companies who strangle health care
    b) insurance companies who do ditto
    c) NRA (the no-control of guns lobby)
    d) Nearly all lobbies (except maybe AARP)
    e) the lawyers who make a mockery of justice with exaggerated and protracted claims and damage awards.
    f) The Israel Lobby (representing the great majority of Jews) which has a neck-lock on US foreign policy giving rise to such pecadillos as the Iraq War, Palestine travesty, Middle East generally and Islam hatred in particular etc.
    g) The Big Oil companies and the Energy Lobby with its Cheney Cronies.
    h) The media networks (80% Jewish owned and controlled)

    2. Immigration Reform which has reached laughable proportions after a generation of blunders in direction. Total bureaucratic myopia.

    3. Prison Reform- which has reached an insane stage largely due to an unwillingness to accept the fact that criminalising DRUG users is no deterrent, and accounts for over half the inmates of Ferderal prisons. (If you think you hear “decriminalisation of drug addiction” you are right).

    How’s that for starters? There are plenty more such problems, but that’s a plateful.

    Bearing in mind that an American president can do virtually nothing unless he commands the overwhelming (2/3) support of BOTH houses of Congress, even an Obama with solutions to the cornucopia of problems listed above could do nothing without Congress behind him.( I haven’t heard any concrete solutions to the problems listed, have you?) Will he get such Congressional support? No way.

    It is a fact of American politics that 90% of incumbents get reelected, term after term. Those incumbents all have selfish state interests to serve, and they won’t last one term if they do not deal with their colleagues in the same fix. Result?- No change likely, No change possible. Same ol’ khaki pants. Sorry, Mr Obama, no can do. Mr Chavez may be able to get some basic changes done, but not here in Washington D.C.

    So I fear for all his dreams of CHANGE, Barack Obama is doomed to spin top in mud. That is why I would like Hillary to take the helm. I just feel she knows the enemy so much better, she will be able to make progress where Obama will fail until he learns the tricks of the cruel trade of U.S. Politics.

  67. Come on, BFP guys, be fair. You know I think you normally run this blog excellently. I have often said so.

    But in this case I got very itchy after working hard on a lengthy comment which I thought would provoke some intelligent debate.

    I guess I should accept that it was just my bad luck that you happened to shelve it for four hours, effectively killing it, huh? C’est la vie.

    And you don’t need to get at me with that huffy “Start your own blog” chorus which you trot out when you are taken to task. Your regulars know you do your best, which is good most of the time.

  68. Bimbro

    deb, something must really have excited u, yesterday!! You’ve written a book!!!!

    I’ll try to answer you point by point!! – although it may take me some time!!!! 🙂

    Don’t feel the BBC coverage has been ‘hysterical’, at all but very, much in keeping with the reality of the situ, i.e. Obama is in the lead and seems to be gaining in popularity!!!!

    *******************************

    Like most of us I would dearly love to see a black president be elected. I would also love to see a first female president.

    *********************************

    deb, you’re making an understandable mistake here. I could n’t care less whether he’s black or white, as long as he’s the best president for the job and if, like me, you’d experienced the Thatcher years, here in the UK, you might pray never to see a woman premier, again!! Point being, race or gender is no guarantee of anything!!!!

    ******************************
    Obama strikes me as a rather Don Quixote-type aspirant, filled with noble dreams of change, not realising the insurmountable windmills facing him.

    ************************************

    You may well be correct about Obama, deb, thus you’ll be able to understand my nervousness when I think of him becoming President of the US. He seems to have had very little experience of high-level politics and the presidency seems an unusual and worrying place to start!! Anyhow, we all wish him well!!

    I’m impressed by your list of ‘american ills’!!!!

    However, I’m not impressed for your concern about the muslims because I’m certain they could n’t give a damn about you!! In fact, I’m sure they’d take great pleasure in liquidating us all i.e. blacks and non muslims!!!! so where does this misguided interest originate!!!!

    You might be surprised to hear that I’ve a great deal of sympathy with your ‘decriminalisation of drug users’ proposition. I stated, so, in another post, recently!!!!

    Well deb, I’ve listened to Hillary as best I could from the UK, obviously, we have n’t seen quite as much coverage as you will have done in the US, but she has simply failed, to impress me. She just does n’t seem to have anything much to say, certainly, nothing which I could say was, inspirational!!

    I think that Hillary feels just because Bill was pres., she has some kind of automatic right to succeed him!! I can’t see why!! To me, she has nothing approaching the talent and natural aptitude for politics, good-looks and charisma of her husband!!

    Anyway, I don’t live there and perhaps, simply have n’t seen sufficient of her!! I just hope, for all our sakes, that the yanks will make the right decision later this year, whoever it is!!!!

    $10 for dah, please, deb!!!! 🙂 $US!!!! 🙂

  69. Bimbro

    Sorry for the problems you’ve had, deb. Hope u think my reply was worth the wait and that you got a good night’s sleep, eventually!!

    You sound very, bright!! What do u do, for a living, anything very, interesting?!!!!

  70. Bimbro-
    My mudder always warn me against meeting sweet-talking men on the Internet 🙂

    What I don’t do for a living is more interesting that what I do, thanks to alimony.

    I am sure your reply is worth the wait, if I can find it. Maybe the guys have it Under Mod until lunchtime.Didn’t go to another topic, did it?

  71. BFP

    Deb Thomas now banned.

    Why?

    As we suspected, and as his last (now deleted) comment proves, “Deb Thomas” is our same old fellow who hates the Jews and who continually leans any discussion towards his vision of the “worldwide jewish conspiracy” etc etc etc.

    In the past, he has posted links to hateful websites carrying stories that no Jews came to work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 etc etc etc.

    A warped sick mind – and every so often he creates a new identity and gently… oh so gently…. then inexorably heads for the gutter.

    Goodbye “Deb Thomas”. Go back to your own “I hate the Jooos” website with your 5 hits per month.

  72. Bimbro

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is news to me!!!!

  73. cherry2enpowered

    Bimbro
    February 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    Thanks, Rump. As you know, I’m not excessively, familiar with the American system but the BBC, is mandated to be absolutely, impartial, and I believe most people would agree that it was – in fact, the British tv media, on the whole!!

    Seems the yankees could do with a similar, system!!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    That’s why i prefer BBC to CNN but don’t think for a moment that BBC doesn’t have their own agenda also!!.

  74. BFP
    You are totally and utterly wrong. If I recall that was a blogger named”Cadogan”, nothing to do with me.

    You may disagree with what I say *****. and you can ban what I submit, But I am NOT the same person who caused all that problem before.

    Sorry- you are dead wrong, I assure you.

    ****************

    BFP says,

    OK… you’re unbanned so long as you agree not to bring forward the one prohibited topic again on this blog.

  75. Bimbro

    deb, “sweet talking guy”? I thought I also, made some very important and serious points in the long post above!!

    ok, Cherry, but what do you believe that agenda to be?!!!!

  76. BFP-
    No problem, Sir. Cross my heart and hope to die. I knew of the “Cadogan” problem, but did not realise the whole general subject is taboo (much as it is in the U.S.A.).

    Bimbro-
    Don’t know if you saw my submission before I was cast like Lucifer from Paradise. Guess I won’t be able to exchange views on that part of the discussion, but there are plenty of other aspects. Thought you would miss me 🙂

  77. Bimbro-
    Oh dear, you never saw my agreement with many of your points, dispute of others, before they were cast into oblivion. A fairly long response you would have enjoyed. Serious and important points can be made by a sweet-talking gentleman.

    But having unwittingly trampled into the taboo area BFP had no choice. The only problem is I can’t remember what I said about Hillary/Thatcher etc. as I am still in a state of shock about the Mistaken Identity. What hurt me most was “As we suspected…” because I don’t think anything I had said before on any topic was close to the bone.

    I am just grateful to be back as little me, and not have to scrounge around for a sobriquet.

  78. Bimbro

    Bimbro
    March 1, 2008 at 6:59 am
    Sorry for the problems you’ve had, deb. Hope u think my reply was worth the wait and that you got a good night’s sleep, eventually!!

    ***************************

    Hi deb, if u read my original post above, you would c that I’ve been following this thread quite closely so am well aware of what’s been happening. Still not too, sure about this Jews business but it seems to be a sacrosanct subject. Anyhow, I’ve confidence in Clive where that’s concerned so will leave it there.

    Sorry, but I did n’t see your long, reply, and I don’t even get much enjoyment these days!!!! 🙂 Such a shame!!

    I’m genuinely, happy to see you back deb, and pleased that you’re not really, the miscreant, to which Clive referred!! Mind u, I think there’re times when Clive’s not too, keen on me, either, especially when I raise ‘a certain subject’!!!! 🙂

    Anyhow, won’t temp e patience!!!! 🙂

    deb, much as I’m happy to have you back, I may still have to bash you, verbally, in relation to this subject because I would love u even more, if u were of my point of view!!

    Do u wear an afro!!!!

    If u don’t, get ready for licks in the hairstyles forum, at the top!!!!

    See u there!!!!

  79. Goodevening to all, i am haaaapy for Barack Obama and i’ll be haaaaapier if he becomes President.what he has done so far is more than insperation to many, just check you tube.YES WE CAN YES WE CAN.

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