When we last heard from Dan Rather, the disgraced 60 Minutes “journalist” (cough, cough) had lost his job with CBS News after using forged documents during a story about George W. Bush’s time in the Air Force. (See Killian Documents @ Wikipedia)
We’re not sure if Dan Rather still takes heroin or LSD (as Rather has claimed in the past) but even that wouldn’t excuse his disgusting recent comments about President Obama while being interviewed on the Chris Matthews Show.
Here’s what he said…
DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama’s leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. “Listen he just hasn’t been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death.” And a version of, “Listen he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate” this is what’s been used against him, “but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”
… from KTLA news story Dan Rather gets heat over Obama “Watermelon” comment
Amazing. Just amazing. Rather’s comments show that at his core he views people through race-coloured glasses – a condition that is not itself limited to racists of any particular skin colour.
President Barack Obama. The first person of colour to be elected to the highest office in the United States… and Dan Rather says “watermellon”.
If I described Rather using the words I want to right now, Auntie Moses wouldn’t speak to me for a month.
See our previous article…
Obama Visits Trinidad
Trinidad has been a hotbed of Muslim fundamentalists so it is no wonder that the region is pulling out all the stops with security. US President Barack Obama will be meeting with regional leaders at the Hyatt Hotel in Port of Spain during the conference which is scheduled during April 17-19, 2009.
Seattle Times: Soldiers, police from nearby countries go to Trinidad to provide security for Americas Summit
Apparently, President Obama has imposed tough new requirements on his officials and cabinet members: They must pay taxes.
This onerous rule has already sidelined or slandered a number of candidates or appointees for his critical posts. Many wonder if such strictures are a wise move, but it’s hard to quarrel when their jobs are about spending trillions of taxpayer dollars – a cause that some of these people have not made a contribution toward.
… Diane Francis in The National Post article US Protectionism Globally Destructive
US Protectionism Likely To Rise
Times are tough everywhere, but nowhere are they tougher than in the wallet of the United States of America where taxpayers are now on the hook for a trillion dollar giveaway to corporations in what is euphemistically called “a bailout”.
That money has to come from somewhere and one of the first messages sent out by President Obama is that all Americans and American businesses will pay their fair share of taxes. The Obama administration must, and will, stop the secret foreign economy conducted offshore by Americans who continue to live in the homeland but keep their assets and income hidden offshore.
The second message of the Obama Presidency is that America intends to stop being the world’s policeman and better look after things at home. While the world breathes a sigh of relief that the American bully cop will be seen less, the other side of the coin is an increase in trade protectionism. As the USA withdraws into a “look after the homeland” mode, smaller countries that don’t matter a whole lot to the United States (like Barbados) will find their offshore financial industries under increasing scrutiny.
Like the vast majority of people in Barbados, we at BFP supported (at least moral support) Obama’s bid for President. But we also understood that Obama will be no special friend to foreign nations, at least not at the expense of the United States. As we wrote in several articles, Senator Obama was a fierce opponent of the offshore banking industry in the Caribbean and he even sponsored several pieces of legislation that were directly harmful to Barbados.
So enjoy the moral victory and social progress represented by the election of a non-old-white-guy President, but hang on to your wallets friends because money is going to get tighter ’bout hey.
The largely Caucasian audience went wild from the time Blunt ran/ skipped onto the stage and they carried on like that for most of the show…
… from the Nation Newspaper article Crowd Rocks To Blunt
Nation Newspaper Reports “Largely Caucasian Audience” Rocks To James Blunt At Barbados Jazz Festival
So when was the last time that the Nation reported on the race of the audience attending a concert in Barbados?
Will this piece of information now be included in every concert review in the island’s largest newspaper?
Did the writer of the Nation article intend to be controversial? Did the editor intend to be controversial? Probably not, but that just shows how much of a double standard exists in Barbados.
Folks outside of Barbados probably don’t realise how charged that word “Caucasian” can be on the island. For an example of how “Caucasian” is used as a racial slur, read BFP’s Negrocrat Controversy: Barbados Environment Minister Uses “Caucasian” as Racial Slur
The Nation News – Crowd Rocks To Blunt
Obama Kisses White Women – What Would Happen To A Barbados Politician Doing The Same?
The Ugly Secret Of Barbados Revealed Worldwide: Rihanna “I Was Bullied At School For Being White”
Barbados Government BLP Agent Plays Race Card. Calls Opposition Leader “White”, Equates With British Slave Owners
Was That Barbados Slur “Nigger”, “Coon”, “Oreo” or “City Plantation Negrocrat” ? – It Is All The Same On The World Stage