WTF is going on in A-merry-ca? Are you telling me that even if you are a black doll you can't get equal treatment with your white counterpart? Barbie, if you need a good civil- rights lawyer, call me, I can refer you to somebody. Wal-Mart knows they are wrong for that. Shame on you Wal-Mart!
But I am not going to stress about Black Barbie tonight. There is too much other stuff going on.
For instance, I see that folks have caught yet another old white guy in a racial faux pas. This time it's the venerable television journalist, Dan Rather:
" Rather spoke about how he feels Republicans will regard Democrats, especially Obama, in the fall election.Rather said the GOP would say, 'Listen, he's a nice person, he's very articulate. This is what's going to be used against him. But, he [President Obama] couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."'
OUCH! Dan I think it's the watermelon part that got you in trouble. You know the stereotypes about us Negroes and watermelon. But I am not mad at you, so don't bother to call Rev. Al. I see what you were saying. Actually, you didn't go far enough. The republican's narrative has been, and will continue to be, more racially charged and insensitive. So relax. They will feign outrage and demand that we are as hard on you as we would be on the Glen Becks of the world, but it ain't happening. Why? Because we know that when they are alone with each other, the shit they say is a lot worse.
And finally, I have to talk about this Eric Massa ( I swear you can't make this up. The guys name is Massa) character. So he says Rahm Emanuel- all 5 feet of him- stepped to him in the shower and started poking him in the chest. (Eric, are you sure that was his finger?) Seems he ticked off old Rahm because he wasn't acting like a loyal dumbocratic soldier. And, apparently, Rahm doesn't like the guy too much.
"He added that Emanuel confronted him in a shower once over his opposition to one of Obama's budget proposals. "I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me,...
...When I voted against the cap and trade bill, the phone rang and it was the chief of staff to the president of the United States of America, Rahm Emanuel, and he started swearing at me in terms and words that I hadn't heard since that crossing the line ceremony on the USS New Jersey in 1983," Massa said. "And I gave it right back to him, in terms and words that I know are physically impossible."
"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn," Massa said. "He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."
Yep, no love lost between Rahm and my man Eric. But why come out about Rahm now Mr. Massa? Could it have anythng to do with the ethics violation swirling over your head? Oh field, the man is battling cancer, that's why he is resigning. Battling cancer? Or his sexuality?
"Later in the day, Massa released a statement saying that after discovering he had a recurrence of cancer, he learned he was the subject of an ethics complaint by a male staffer who felt "uncomfortable" during an exchange with Massa. The exchange reportedly had sexual overtones. "
So why is he really leaving public office? Cancer? The Chicago style politics of the Obama crew? Or, because of more stories to come from this ethics violation hanging over his head?
My man has already been embraced by some on the right (He was on Glen Beck's show tonight.) because they sense an opening to go after his O ness and his boyz. I wish them luck with Eric. But I am sure he will turn on them as well. Here is hoping that he doesn't tell us that Glen Beck confronted him naked in the shower. That imagery would prevent me from holding down my food for days.