How About President Obama and Vice-President Palin?

We all laughed pretty hard when we saw the above photoshop of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin on Dancing With The Stars – but then I thought “An Obama/Palin ticket would have been pretty good!”

Barbados Free Press came out early for Obama and on February 26, 2008, we predicted he’d be the next President of the United States. (See Hillary Clinton Fading Away – Get Ready For President Obama)

Sarah Palin revived a dead campaign for McCain, who is probably not a bad fellow himself but with Obama running there is no way we could support McCain. (Note: We can’t vote in the US, but we hope for Obama even though he has two great flaws in policy that we can’t stand. More on that towards the end of this article.)

Palin is nothing if not feisty. She went from leading the Parent-Teacher association to mayor to Governor of Alaska in a fairly short time and she didn’t flinch when she kicked VECO’s rear end all the way to jail. She would make a fine Vice-President to provide some balance to Obama’s left wing leanings and it would have been fun to see a black AND a woman sitting in the White House.

Whew… Obama and Palin. That would make those good ‘ol boys from Georgia and Tennessee cringe! Mark my words children… even when Obama alone hits the White House, sales of Jim Beam and Jack Daniels Whiskey gonna peak for a month as the good ‘ol boys try to figure out what the hell happened.

President Obama Will Be No Friend To Barbados

But Obama is not without his flaws, and it is only by holding our noses that we can support him.

First, he has long ago shown that he does not intend to be a friend to Barbados and our offshore banking and corporations industry. (See BFP’s President Barack Obama Would Destroy Barbados Offshore Banking Industry – He Said So!)

Dame Billie can say all she wants that our offshore sector is going to overtake tourism, but an Obama US government will be targetting Barbados and that is not good. If the naive want to believe that Obama will favour the black nations of the world over the interests of the USA because he shares a skin colour, people are in for a rude surprise.

President Obama Will Be No Friend To Black Babies

The second issue for me is Obama’s support of partial-birth abortion. Otherwise known as plunging a knife into the baby’s skull as the little one is being born almost full term. You may not like that told so directly. If you find it upsetting, then you better think about why it upsets you and also consider that Barack Obama supports partial birth abortion.

I wasn’t aware of that until one of our readers sent me over to Weighed In The Balance blog to look at the article Obama-mania In Barbados.

As for me, if I could vote, I would still reluctantly support Obama for President because I like most of his policies and to be honest, I believe that a black man in the White House will change American society for the good and forever even if he turned out to be the worst president the USA has ever had. (Obama would have to work hard to earn that title!)

The sad truth is that these two policies of an Obama Presidency would harm Barbados and harm blacks – who continue to be aborted at something like three times the national average.

I’ll still support Obama, but after reading Weighed in the Balance blog, the joy is gone.

Written mostly by Robert with a bit by Marcus

—– and Clive adds his little bit…

Palin? I would! 😉

53 Comments

Filed under Abortion, Barack Obama, Barbados, Business & Banking, Culture & Race Issues, John McCain, Offshore Investments, Politics, Race, VECO Corporation

53 responses to “How About President Obama and Vice-President Palin?

  1. crossroads

    I know this is not the main issue but…..Why are blacks aborting their babies at such a high rate? What’s the reason? I’m curious. Maybe the “reason” motivates Obama’s opinion.

  2. Jason

    “I may be blind, but for Roy Morris, I’ll be a whore!”

    Couldn’t have said it better, bfp.

    Sadly.

  3. Red Lake Lassie

    Clive said “Palin? I would!”

    That is so typically Cliverton. Will you please do something about him? At least remove the comment from the story. It adds nothing.

  4. Citizen

    Abortion and Homosexuality and any other moral issues are top issues over economy and foreign policy for any who claim to be a Christian. Problem is – would it really make a difference if you vote for Party? It might very well make a difference if you vote for electorate who stands for moral issues. So which presidential candidate and VP do you think is more moral? Hmmm, interesting. I haven’t quite made up my mind yet?

    Here’s a great website I found on the US elections (perhaps you guys know it already) It’s http://www.ontheissues.org/

  5. xenophobe chick

    “If men got pregnant we’d have competing abortion clinics advertising on CBC and VOB offering MAGNA points.”
    (Freely adapted from Gloria Steinem.)

  6. sarahpalin

    I’m sick and tired of being subjected to prudish morals and wacko religious ethics from the USA.

    Like teenage sexual abstinence until marriage (Palin’s daughter missed that class), no alcohol before the age of 21 (most fatal USA accidents are caused by drunken kids) and the belief the Earth is 6,000 years old.

    The biggest scam of all is the so-called “Rapture.” Largely promoted by noisy fire-breathing ministers with private jets and helicopter pads.

    As Martin Short recently so rightly said “if Jesus did think about coming back he’d most likely pick one of the zillions of other planets that didn’t Crucify Him.”

    That’s why I’m voting for Obama. And you should tell anyone with a US vote to do so too.

    At least he gives the impression of being sane.

  7. J

    Dear BFP:

    “President Obama Will Be No Friend To Black Babies” you say.

    Mr Obama has 2 beautuful daughters and I am sure that he is a great friend and father to them.

    Tell the men (and women) to follow Mr. Obama’s example. Tell them to love the mother’s (and fathers) of their children, and to love the children, and you’ll see how fast the abortion rate will fall.

    Love is redemptive.

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

    BFP says,

    Yes, love is redemptive….

    …. for those chosen to live.

  8. Hants

    BFP as I always tell those who oppose abortion….

    Offer to support the unborn unwanted children and their mothers.

    Also, I am a Barbadian first and hope our offshore industry is not attacked but it is very hard to understand how it benefits the USA and Canada to allow their citizens to avoid taxes.

    Prehaps this economic theory is above my pay scale.

    However,I think Obama will do like Harper and forget about “tiny likkle Babadus”.

    I also respectfully suggest that Palin does not even have the intellectual capacity to be a Barbados back bench politician far less the potential President of the USA.

  9. Citizen

    Abortion and Homosexuality and any other moral issues are top issues over economy and foreign policy for any who claim to be a Christian.

    Problem is – would it really make a difference if you vote for Party? Under the Republicans, homosexuality rights and laws are on the rise and have succeeded and so have abortions. Under Democrats, it’ll be the same. Also, under Democrats it looks like it would very well become more a reality. If Republicans remain, the same reality exists. It might very well make a difference if you vote for electorate who stands for moral issues.

    So which presidential candidate and VP do you think is more moral? Hmmm, interesting. I haven’t quite made up my mind yet, Sarah Palin despite her apparent no for abortions and homosexuals have, in my opinion, a disgrace in what one would expect how a leader is handle themselves and McCain is weak – but then I’m not an American and obviously won’t be voting!

    What I do know is that the Republicans have been more corrupt than ever during their 2 terms, and worse than the previous Democrats – and that is immoral! They also have clearly shown their dis-interest in saving/helping the environment which we as Christians and humans have a moral God given responsibility for. They have invaded Iraq on very immoral grounds increasing the hatred towards Americans. Done contrary to what the Bible teaches in Deut 15:16 and borrowed billions from China to fund never will win war on terror as well as the purchase (or bribes) of oil in middle east, and so take no stance on the bad of China’s activities. They have “immorally” stolen from American tax payers and took the economy from a surplus under Democrats to $1.4+ trillion dollars deficit just to give rich men (shielded by corporations) the money under guise of war, oil, pharma and financial turmoil. Talk about immoral. I could go on.

    I wonder if Americans are really that blind that they would even want republicans to win again. This time, I do not think so. Democrats will win.

    Bottom line, how does one ultimately decide individual electorates versus over which party will win (the collective). That’s really really tuff. I choose to choose the lesser of two evils or none at all.

    One other reality Americans seem blind to see or just waking up. Governments do not control the country. Corporations do, and they do so the world over. They control governments and countries. Ultimately, God controls everything and deals with evil in his time.

  10. Citizen

    continuing from my last post

    Problem is – would it really make a difference if you vote for Party? Under the Republicans, homosexuality rights and laws are on the rise and have succeeded and so have abortions. Under Democrats, it’ll be the same. Also, under Democrats it looks like it would very well become more a reality. If Republicans remain, the same reality exists. It might very well make a difference if you vote for electorate who stands for moral issues.

    Sarah Palin despite her apparent no for abortions and homosexuals have, in my opinion, a disgrace in what one would expect how a leader is handle themselves and McCain is weak – but then I’m not an American and obviously won’t be voting!

    What I do know is that the Republicans have been more corrupt than ever during their 2 terms, and worse than the previous Democrats – and that is immoral! They also have clearly shown their dis-interest in saving/helping the environment which we as Christians and humans have a moral God given responsibility for. They have invaded Iraq on very immoral grounds increasing the hatred towards Americans. Done contrary to what the Bible teaches in Deut 15:16 and borrowed billions from China to fund never will win war on terror as well as the purchase (or bribes) of oil in middle east, and so take no stance on the bad of China’s activities. They have “immorally” stolen from American tax payers and took the economy from a surplus under Democrats to $1.4+ trillion dollars deficit just to give rich men (shielded by corporations) the money under guise of war, oil, pharma and financial turmoil. Talk about immoral. I could go on.

    I wonder if Americans are really that blind that they would even want republicans to win again. This time, I do not think so. Democrats will win.

    Bottom line, how does one ultimately decide individual electorates versus over which party will win (the collective). That’s really really tuff. I choose to choose the lesser of two evils or none at all.

    One other reality Americans seem blind to see or just waking up. Governments do not control the country. Corporations do, and they do so the world over. They control governments and countries. Ultimately, God controls everything and deals with evil in his time.

  11. Citizen

    @sarahpalin

    Yes rapture and 1000 years millennium is a big scam. The earth is about 6000 years old if you believe in the Bible and is created as mature (to look like it’s has been in existence for “millions of years” just like Adam and Eve created as adult but only 1 day old when created but created to look as if have been in existence already about maybe about 20 yrs, 30 yrs, only God knows.

    Anyway, here’s a secret known by scientists and universities. All scientific tests used to gauge the age of anything including the earth do not go past 6000 years max. Since some scientists (and rich men with money who control flow of information) do not accept this because it once again proves the Bible as reliable – they came up with evolution as a means to explain they agenda. So anything, over 6000 years, or what is perceived by them to be older, the dating is now based on evolution and so have been incorporated as a “scientific fact”.

    Psst, do you know that dinosaur bones have been found with humans bones dating the same but that information is suppress by the rich and media because it will crush the evolution theory that they are pushing as fact. Now, I’ve always known this since I was a young scientist. But here’ s a great website I’ve found that explain things away http://www.examinetheevidence.com

  12. Rohan

    BFP,
    WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

    Obama, does NOT support partial birth abortions.

    Of the 8 people that posted above me, and the 3 folks that wrote this article, not one took the time to check for themselves to figure out that this is not true and/or to provide evidence of what happened.

    I’m tired man:

    Sen. Obama’s position on partial birth abortions couldn’t be clearer:

    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life_article.php?id=7591

    “I think it’s entirely appropriate for states to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term. Otherwise, AS LONG AS there is such a MEDICAL EXCEPTION in place, I think we can PROHIBIT LATE-TERM ABORTIONS.”

    ****

    So how did the story come out that Obama supports partial birth abortions? And fool the BFP writers who couldn’t take the 3 minutes to check this out? A simple Republican trick:

    1) Introduce a partial birth abortion bill
    2) Specifically exclude a provision for the health of the mother
    3) Accuse any democrat that votes against it because the mother isn’t protected to be FOR partial birth abortion.

    Details on the bill-
    In 1997, Obama voted against SB 230, which would have turned doctors into felons by banning so-called partial-birth abortion. The bill didn’t include anything about abortions necessary to protect the health of the mother. The legislation defined a fetus as a person, & could have criminalized virtually all abortion

    Obama voted against it after the Republicans would not include a provision for the mother’s health. So it’s not about Obama being FOR partial birth abortion,it’s republicans being AGAINST a simple provision to protect women’s health. Given that provision Obama would have voted for the bill instead of voting “present” for it. Which in itself was a strategic vote:

    http://ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Abortion.htm

    Anyhow, I suggest you guys start reading the bills. They’re not that difficult.

  13. Rohan

    Citizen, wow. I don’t think a single sentence in your last post was accurate. That’s an amazing accomplishment in its own right.

  14. J. Payne

    Sarah Palin is a liability. She doesn’t have the experience…. McCain is “up there” in age and if something happens to him, she is not prepared to lead. Hilary would have been better but her and Bill started showing their ugly side during the fight for the Democrats to choose their new leader.

    Also keep in mind according to the U.S. Social Security board’s tables 90% of Americans do not make over $50,000 a year. So once you make more than that you’re in the top 10% already. And from there it jumps upwards quickly. The US pres. makes over $200,000 a year tons of US CEOs make way more than that.

  15. BFP

    Hello Rohan,

    Late term partial birth abortion is just plain murder. If you disagree with that I invite you to google it and watch a video or two on the subject.

    As to the issue of “mother’s health”, any research at all will show you that “test” is defined so widely that worrying about stretch marks or being concerned because she had a vacation planned is good enough to meet the “test”.

    I read everything you asked me to, and I also found a video of Obama at the earlier debates with Hillary & Co. where he quite clearly is dancing all around the partial birth abortion but is unwilling to ban it.

    Frankly, the more I look into it, the less I support Obama. For your consideration…

  16. BFP

    One more thing…

    About the language that you choose when talking about abortion…

    The term “fetus” is never used by mothers who wish to keep their babies. They use the word “baby”.

    But let me ask you this Rohan…

    Late term abortion is horrifically painful for the baby who is being killed.

    Would you consider a law that said the baby had to be given pain blockers before being killed?

  17. BFP

    From Time magazine coming to Obama’s defense. This is the best they could do…

    The reality is very different. Between 2001 and ’03, Obama repeatedly voted to oppose bills in the Illinois senate that would have declared, simply, that any child “born alive” as a result of an abortion shall be protected as a “human person” under the law. The bills broadly defined a live birth as any child outside the mother who shows voluntary movement, breathes or has a beating heart, among other attributes.

    At the time, as the Obama campaign has pointed out, Illinois state law already required doctors to provide medical treatment for all children born after abortions who demonstrated viability, which was defined under the law as a “reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support.” The Born Alive legislation, therefore, would have primarily impacted a different category of babies — those born with life signs that doctors decided did not have a reasonable chance of survival.

    During the debate over the bill, Obama and other abortion supporters used the term “previable fetuses” to describe these situations. Obama voiced concern that if applied to state abortion law, the Born Alive legislation’s recognition of a “human person’s” rights for the previable would complicate the legal underpinnings of abortion rights.

    In a 2001 statement on the state senate floor, Obama explained his rationale for opposing the bill. “Whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal-protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a child, a 9-month-old child that was delivered to term,” he said. “That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. I mean, it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal-protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute.”

    Full article …

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1849483,00.html

  18. Rumplestilskin

    The reality is that previous US Administrations have already caused a reduction in international business including that of Barbados, and not by a small margin either, so Obama is not changing that, so to attack him on that issue is not only irrelevant but misleading.

    Secondly, as usual, the US is attacking foreign business mainly to repatriate to the US, into such states as Vermont and Delaware, which are far more loosely regulated than Barbados.

    This is the old game, that is all.

    But, the Europeans have tried this before, with the crafted attack by the OECD on foreign tax jurisdictions.

    This ‘business’ of playing the globalisation game and making up rules as we go along, in order to maximise the operations of major nations is currently high on the agenda of all major nations, which is why the term ‘globalisation’ has quite negative connotations for small nations.

    The latest weapon is this EPA agreement.

    We are told that we need more ‘international law firms’ in barbados.

    Read this as ‘we need international branding’ so that Barbados lawyers work for foreign firms who make the profits, and pay the lawyers salaries instead of the bajan lawyers making profits, as lawyers do in other large countries.

    What the world needs is a effective unity of small nations, to ‘negotiate’ any new agreements and face any negative proposals as one.

    As I have said before, the US is now learning its lesson on Japan and China, who took their industries bar none and improved the business practices to compete successfully and turn the economic tables upside down.

    Obama will however effectively, by re-establishing the motor industry, repatriate car production, that will affect Japan and Taiwan more than anyone.

    But, at least that is an area where comparative advantage is a ‘normal’ economic tool, whereas ‘management’ of business opportunites by tax and other legislation, such as the OECD is doing, is economic opportunism at best.

    One thing is for sure, the Almighty is the only God.

    Peace & Live Strong.

  19. sarahpalin

    @ Citizen

    “…if you believe in the Bible” please explain why our lives are dominated by a country that takes 2 years of incessant mind-numbing propaganda to elect a president, that openly encourages rampant voter fraud to disenfranchise poor people (black mainly), that has been at war with someone somewhere non-stop for over 100 years, that spends more on bombs than all the rest of the world combined, that invades other countries illegally, that imprisons more young men (black mainly) than the rest of the world combined, that provides no health insurance for millions of people (black mainly), that makes millions of people (black mainly) jobless and homeless and steals BILLIONS of dollars from the treasury to give to Wall Street crooks (white exclusively) who pillaged the country’s financial system unregulated for years, etc. etc. etc.

    Did you ever stop to consider the Good Book is nothing more than a book?

  20. crossroads

    @sarahpalin
    Clearly to you ” its all whiteys fault” get a life!

    @BFP
    I suggest you limit peoples post to 100 words. Some people can really over do it.

  21. The scout

    This is most bias posting I’ve ever read on BFP. If they are electioneering, this GOP smear campaign is way too late. On a scale of 1 to 10 Obama/Biden scores 6; McCain/Palin scores 3. In other words Obama is the less evil combination. God help the WORLD if Palin would become president shortly after this elections. If she was a candidate for the recent elections in Barbados, for any of the two leading parties, she would have lost big time.

  22. Citizen

    @ BFP

    Can you please delete my post October 27, 2008 at 4:46 am It’s the same as one before it. I was having trouble posting and so ended up with a duplicate. Thanks.

  23. reality check

    one of the downsides in a democracy is that you rarely elect a candidate who agrees 100% with everything that you believe in. Its all about balance.

    Give me an atheist or agnostic any day who has a degree of decency, compassion, reality and common sense over a born again, alcoholic, cocaine using, draft dodger, failed businessman and below grade student who managed to be elected the President of the United States.

    What is the point of having a whole new level of bureaucracy in Homeland Security if your jobs have been exported using US tax dollars to third world countries, your dollar has been devalued by printing currency for over eight years and you have permitted the world currency to rely on mortgage backed security that is rated triple AAA by the likes of Standard and Poor but no one can understand nor is willing to accept because it is seriously flawed and in some cases worthless.

    Clinton was villified with a near $50 million dollar witchhunt for lying about having a BJ in his office with a consenting adult. He had seven years of surpluses and the strongest currency in the world when he left office.

    The World economy is now trying to pick itself up from possibility of a depression caused by some of the most immoral and incompetent politicians in US history and BFP you want to focus on partial birth abortions?

    We understand your passion but give it a rest . Where is the morality of governing with integrity and honesty when your economy is in a shambles and you have sold out to corporate interests above those of the average citizen?

    Sarah Palin is a feisty no nonsense lady but she is fluff for what is needed in The White House.

    Obama and Biden will be elected shortly to change the moral compass of the United States of America. It won’t be everything everybody wants but it will be better. Picking up the pieces will not be easy.

  24. sarahpalin

    @ crossroads

    Clever you. You closet racist you. For deducing the colour of my skin. Not.

    Few enough words?

  25. Rohan

    A bit more on how political rhetoric such as “partial birth abortion” is started by dishonest republicans.

    Democrates could easily come out and say, “Mccain does not support the troops” because he voted against funding the troops.

    While Mccain did in fact vote against several troop funding bills, in many cases it was because the bill contained a provision that called for a timetable to withdraw from Iraq.

    Mccain voted against the bill, because he was at odds with a certain provision that was important to him. Obama voted against the SAME bill but of course the Republicans came out and said:
    “Obama does not support the troops”

    See how it works. That’s how they got the argument going that Obama is for partial birth abortion: because of his vote due to the lack of a provision for women’s health that Republicans did not add to the bill.

    Two can play at the game: “Why do Republicans not care about the health and well-being of women?”

  26. Rohan

    BFP WROTE:

    “As to the issue of “mother’s health”, any research at all will show you that “test” is defined so widely that worrying about stretch marks or being concerned because she had a vacation planned is good enough to meet the “test”.”

    Again: WRONG! Again I’ll post what Obama said about the “mother’s health” test.

    I have repeatedly said that I think it’s entirely appropriate for states to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother. Now, I DON’T THINK THAT“MENTAL DISTRESS” qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a SERIOUS PHYSICAL issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term. Otherwise, as long as there is such a medical exception in place, I think we can PROHIBIT late-term abortions.

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

    BFP says,

    I see your point Rohan (Marcus here), and unlike Weighed in the Balance I’m still supporting Obama. My concern is that Obama’s words and position translate into the status quo which I find totally unacceptable. His comments on video on the subject of abortion are shifty compared to McCain’s. No getting around that.

    That said, Obama still has my support and he will win.

    And let us remember where the whole article started, shall we? Dancing with the Stars! 🙂

  27. sarahpalin

    Can anyone interpret this for me? Taken word-for-word from a Pain speech broadcast live just now on FOX News.

    Before a crowd of unemployed (through General Motors’ almost bankruptcy) and homeless (through bank foreclosures on their homes) people in rural West Virginia (where they filmed Deliverance?) Sarah Palin says, “Who do you trust? John McCain and me. (They cheer loudly.) Or Barack Hussein the “Wealth Spreader?” (They boo even louder.)

    I think it’s through watching too much Dancing with the Stars & American Idol.

  28. If you want someone right leaning to balance Obama, Palin is not that person. She should never be this close to the presidency of the US. She’s not qualified, she really aint even qualified to be Alaska’s governor.

  29. sarahpalin i’ll interpret in American political speech wealth spreader means communist. Obama going rob the rich (by taxing them) to give to the poor which is a socialist move and he wants to have universal health care which is just outright communism. i mean he should just change his name to barack fidel chavez obama and dun wid it,

  30. Politically Incorrect

    Sarah Palin is a disgrace.

    She calls herself a Christian and indulges in the most anti-christian behaviour. She is a liar, has no ethics (I suggest you read Alaska Dispatch — a blog somewhat like this one where the truth about Ms. Palin is told by Alaskans). She HATES black people. Gives no support to her First Nations people and quite possibly may not be the mother of her last child. You can call yourself a Christian all you like but if you don’t walk the walk forget it.

    GOOGLE it and do your research before you let your sex drive make decisions. She was chosen for that very reason……….she is more popular with men by far than with women.

    Is this what we have reduced the running of the most powerful country in the world to???

    The woman is a no-brainer.

    BTW, I am a woman and therefore this comment CANNOT be accused of being sexist. I am ashamed to see a woman behave in this manner. The storm in a teacup about lipstick on a pig while not meant that way be Obama was correct.

  31. Rohan

    BFP

    Oh, no doubt. I can agree that Obama on video discussing abortion looked a little shifty. I chalked this up to him having a nuanced position as opposed to the binary black/white position of his opponent (of course this could just be my bias speaking here, so I can outright conceed this if need ;))

    I don’t know much about the economic impact on Barbados, so I didn’t comment on that, but I’m curious about this.

    My bad if I came across a bit harsh but I’ve seen these disingenuous arguments far too often by the republicans and folks whose solution to any problem involves some ridiculous absolute that in practice does not work, or only applies to the poor.

    As far as abortion goes, I’m not for them. But as a practical matter we know that illegal or not, people still do them. The only difference is whether women get it done in a hospital or in a back-alley.

    Interesting article on this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/world/12abortion.html

  32. Rohan

    Don’t even get me started on Palin. The clincher for me was when the Troopergate report came out saying that she had “abused her power” by violating the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.

    Her response?:

    ”Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that.”

    What a bold-faced liar. Did she think that people cant’ just pull up the pdf of the report and read it for themselves?

  33. Politically Incorrect

    Exactly Rohan

    ” I had nothing to do with the $150,000 in designer clothes.”

    Google Piper Palin walking across a runway with a Louis Vitton bag. She not only has the audacity to dress up like a beauty queen she has done the same for her children.

    $22,000 in make up for the first 2 weeks of October.

    “Miss World”????

  34. crossroads

    For all I care you’re a man posting under the name Sarahpalin. You’re strong language ( or chip on the shoulder ) says quite enough thanks!

  35. Straight talk

    PiC:

    Too much information, most students of this most one-sided election don’t need any more evidence of the unsuitability of the Alaskan governor to presume to be VP.

    The sheer gall of the GOP to imagine this ticket could run is unbelievable.

    It could well be the deed is done by GWB, let the Dems pick up the pieces, cos this mega-scam cannot sustain itself any longer.

  36. PiedPiper

    Sad State of Affairs: Another Assassination Attempt Against Obama http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/525422

  37. Hants

    Stevens Convicted of All Charges
    During a four-week trial, prosecutors claimed Sen. Stevens received more than $250,000 of free home renovations and gifts from an oil-services executive and other friends, and never reported the items on Senate disclosure forms. They said Veco Corp. and its founder, Bill Allen, spent tens of thousands of dollars transforming Sen. Stevens’s once-modest Alaska cabin into a stylish home with a new first floor, wraparound deck and other amenities. They also said Mr. Allen and others gave Sen. Stevens furniture, a gas grill, tools and other gifts.

  38. reluctant nonbeliever

    “She would make a fine Vice-President to provide some balance to Obama’s left wing leanings and it would have been fun to see a black AND a woman sitting in the White House.”

    “Palin? I would!”

    No offence, guys – but these two comments make BFP sound embarrassingly stupid and immature.

    What’s got into you?

    Does anyone else agree with me that BFP’s become kind of pathetic lately?

  39. Hants

    @ reluctant nonbeliever

    Have you seen the new and improved Advocate online? They are now publishing the whole paper online.

    I like BFP from the beginning till now even if you think they are pathetic.

    They are Free to be pathetic and you are Free to call them pathetic.

    If you really want pathetic read the Advocate Editorials before and after January 16th.

  40. ru4real

    I do
    Rubbishy chit chat and silly trollish behavior ( Hello Khadija) or whatever stupid name that you go under.
    If people wanted this sort of sad stuff they can read Hello magazine.

  41. reluctant nonbeliever

    Hants

    I still admire BFP a lot, dont get me wrong. It just seems to me that they’ve gone off the boil/lost their edge recently.

    There was a massive news item involving a very prominent figure that they very conspicuously didn’t cover a few weeks back. Perhaps from well-grounded fears of repercussions? Who knows. It wasn’t even alluded to in the way I’m doing now.

    Havent checked The A online (or bought the printed version for a long time), will do so on your recommendation.

    Thanks for ther

  42. reluctant nonbeliever

    That should have read:

    “Thanks for the heads-up”.

  43. Red Lake Lassie

    You want pathetic? How about Barbados Underground that stopped criticizing anything to do with the government the day the DLP were elected.

    Take a look at them before and after the election. Since then they adopted a “public interest” format where there is no serious criticism of government of Thompson and friends.

    BU was sooooooooo big on Hardwood scandal but since it became apparent that Thompson intends to let BLP wrongdoing slide under the rug BU is silent on what was the meat of its articles before the election.

    BFP sound young and immature sometimes (Clive?) and some of their writers they sound much older. I like them because they favour no party and attack all. Big surprise for the DLP that thought they were going to get a free ride because BFP was so anti-BLP.

  44. passin thru

    What story didn’t BFP cover?

  45. Hants

    reluctant nonbeliever

    “There was a massive news item involving a very prominent figure.”

    Drop a hint nuh?

  46. Hants

    quote “THIS IS THE CALM before the storm! Professor Avinash Persaud says that is Barbados’ reality as far as the impact from the international financial crisis is concerned.”

  47. Rohan

    “She would make a fine Vice-President to provide some balance to Obama’s left wing leanings and it would have been fun to see a black AND a woman sitting in the White House.”

    “Palin? I would!”

    No offence, guys – but these two comments make BFP sound embarrassingly stupid and immature.

    What’s got into you?

    ************
    Reluctant nonbeliever, you asked what has gotten into BFP?

    This is nothing new.

    BFP easily transitions from a place where you can find a well thought out, beautifully written, logically presented analysis one day,

    and the most poorly researched, idelologically driven, facts-be-damned, drivel the next day.

    As Forest Gump would say, BFP is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.

  48. MANJAK

    Robert/Marcus/ Clive et al.

    So you wish to see a cretin like Sarah Palin as a counterbalance to the ‘left leaning’ Barack Obama as you characterise him would you ? You think that you need to hold your noses to vote for him as one of the things he has plegded to do if he wins the election on the 4th. December is to curtail the offshore banking/money laundering tax havens in the Caribbean which you folk believe would destroy Barbados banking industry.
    Well blow me down.
    Forgive me but the offshore banking sector in Barbados consists of name plate companies mostly on Broad Street It is generally accepted that behind many of these copper and fake gold nameplates camouflages a snake pit of scum bag tax dodgers, fraudsters, drug money launderers and crooks of every stripe and hue.Their absence from Bim would be of no significance or consequence whatsoever other than to bring some restoration to Barbados’s battered reputation for financial decency. These latter day mafiosi in all their disguises do not provide jobs other than the single employee who tends to be the greedy Bajan lawyer who have taken their pieces of silver and to act on their behalf. They are helped of course by unquestioning Bajan journalists who cheer leads in the financial pages of the local press the Advocate/Nation and the online Broad Street Journal.
    As for the reactionary and asinine notion that Sarah Palin should be VP to Barack Obama is so insulting, so laughable so utterly cretinous that one finds it difficult to respond.
    Here is a woman who has shown herself to be dumb, primitive in thought, racist, runs a corrupt administration in Alaska, is prepared to stoop to the lowest form of discourse to smear and demean Barack Obama, Arab people and by inference other African-Americans and all other people of colour.
    You dare posit the scenario that such a religious crackpot who believes in the mumbo jumbo of rapture should be sharing executive power in an administration running the most powerful nation on earth. The rest of the world extant to America have had enough of the Reagans, the Bush’s and the Carl Rove gang of neo-cons.. Hopefully within the next week their neanderthal Flintstone philosophy will be consigned to the dustbins of history as the old marxists used to say.
    To the paraphrase the poster Reluctant Non Believer BFP witterings can at times be embarressingly
    stupid and immature. Indeed.

  49. Politically Incorrect

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/ooooooh-barracu.html

    A must read from ABC’s Political Punch entitled:

    OOOOOh Barracuda (referring to Palin of course)

    Should interest Barbados fishermen (tongue in cheek) LOL

  50. PiedPiper

    Let us all be simply overjoyed that George W. Bush will be banished back to his ranch where hopefully he will talk to real cattle. It is just a pity really that he had 8 years to do so much damage and he will go down in history as one of the worst Presidents that the U.S. has ever seen.

  51. Rohan

    Manjak,
    Nicely written good sir!

  52. aztecSun

    Sorry BFP .. I’m your number 1 backer. But in this case I think maybe you’ve lost the plot. What about all of the integrity/conflict of issues involving Ms. Palin now coming to light? Doesn’t this go against everything BFP stands for?

    Distracted by all the lipstick on that celebrity seeking (so called) pitbull methinks.

  53. that Obama-Palin dancing with the stars photo is a comedic work of art