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(NewsMax)   Marion Berry demands investigation into Rather 'Buckwheat' remark   ( divider line
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2001-08-02 08:15:11 AM  
Ol' Marion must be hittin' the crack again if he can't see that Rather was using the term "Buckwheats" to mean "balls". It's not like you can replace "Buckwheats" in this case with any other derogatory term and have it make sense.
2001-08-02 08:16:58 AM  
2001-08-02 08:27:57 AM  
"Whether you're to the left or to the right, we should not tolerate these kind of derogatory statements about anybody,"
Yeah "Buckwheats" is uncalled for when "Stupid, whoremongering crackhead" is a perfectly acceptable alternative.
2001-08-02 08:41:28 AM  
I thought he meant Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals." What's offensive about that?

2001-08-02 09:09:34 AM  
Marion Barry say o'tay to crack.

"When I get home after a long day of corruption, I like to relax and light up my crack pipe."
2001-08-02 09:11:46 AM  
marion and jesse jackson will team up over this
2001-08-02 09:12:14 AM  
Dan Rather's still alive?
2001-08-02 09:14:19 AM  
dan rather is a melanin poor n_____.
2001-08-02 09:15:08 AM  
dan rather is a melanin poor honkey.
2001-08-02 09:16:44 AM  
anyone who listens to marion berry on the radio is a dumb shiat.
2001-08-02 09:43:31 AM  
Bring out the Speach Gestapo. Beav is right, Buckwheats here had nothing to do with race. Context, Mr. Berry, context--it's part of speaking the English language, maybe you should learn it.
Not that it was the most intelligent thing to say on national television, but Byrd wasn't even talking about black people in his comment. He was talking about white people. Using the "n" word in any context on TV is stupid though--the Speach Gestapo is never far behind. First Amendment my ass.
2001-08-02 09:44:47 AM  
haha, I misspelled speech twice in a rant against people who can't use the English language! I suck.
2001-08-02 09:50:59 AM  
I agree.
2001-08-02 09:55:24 AM  
Black and white people just need to calm the fark down. Its just a farking word no matter how its used. give it a rest
2001-08-02 10:01:53 AM  
Berry, Berry quite contrary,
How is your stash of snow?
How could you ever be offended,
When you're always so high on blow?
2001-08-02 10:02:46 AM  
I think everyone is calm. Does anyone in the whole US give a rats' ass about this, no matter how hysterical the NewsMax guys get about it?
2001-08-02 10:03:35 AM  
I gots the "buckwheats"...
2001-08-02 10:13:25 AM  
I'm glad it's not just the honkeys who pick the biggest scumballs possible to be our *leaders*
2001-08-02 10:14:20 AM  
Yeah, Notahippie, I'm with you
2001-08-02 10:21:42 AM  
Sheesh, you guys got it all:

Stupid fishermen, mayors with TV shows (can anyone say Hi Jerry!!)

Our mayors get the can when they let a 2.5 thousand dollars disappear.
Appie, that's one in the hat for you :-)
2001-08-02 10:22:58 AM  
you're not picking up on the whole point of the thing. if a conservative/republican uses a racial slur NO MATTER THE CONTEXT it will be ALL THE fark OVER THE NEWS you can bet your ass. liberal/democrat says something? *shrug* no big deal, just take it in context.

its called a farking double standard, you people need to wake up.
2001-08-02 10:47:56 AM  
Buckwheat demands Marrion Barry stop embarrassing himself.
2001-08-02 10:58:32 AM  
A Black comedian uses the word nubian a couple of dozen times in his act every night and no one cares, a white senator uses it a couple of time to describe WHITE TRASH and is called racist.
Proof beyond a doubt that the US is filled with morons. How do all you sane people stop yourself from killing all these idiots?
2001-08-02 11:03:34 AM  
The extremely high possibility of life in prison or execution is the only thing stopping me.
2001-08-02 11:09:01 AM  
"Buckwheats" isn't bad. It's like saying you got the "yips" or the "heeby-jeebies."
Wait a minute...
2001-08-02 11:25:29 AM  
I got a bad case of the beaners....
Kat [TotalFark]
2001-08-02 11:27:44 AM  
and here i thought he made a big deal about having a dollar....
2001-08-02 12:05:47 PM  
OK, the problem here has nothing to do with Dan Rather or Buckwheats. Marian Barry has not been seen or heard from in years. I guess his little ego couldn't stand being irrelevant any more so he saw a way to take a meaningless comment and get on TV. He must have figured that since Jesse can get on TV for crap like Toyota's ads, he belongs there too.
2001-08-02 12:19:11 PM  
whine whine whine whine whine blah blah blah blarg
2001-08-02 12:22:24 PM  
If you ever saw the movie "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead", Christopher WALKEN(Yes, the man himself) is this mob boss who orders "buckwheats" on several guys who screw up an operation.

I'm guessing Dan Rather meant it in that context, not a Little Rascals character.

C'mon Barry, this doesn't warrant an investigation.
2001-08-02 12:23:27 PM  
Times like this....I wish I had a WWGD bracelet. What Would George (Carlin) Do? I'm sure he'd go off on a 5 minute rant, ending with a slew of every ethnic, racial, and sexual slur known to man. God bless him.
2001-08-02 12:29:05 PM  
Here's some WAV files defining what "buckwheats" means.

2001-08-02 12:34:14 PM  
Berry's pissed about pancakes? That's probably how Jesse orders his flapjacks at Shoney's.
2001-08-02 12:42:02 PM  
Marion Barry can suck my fat, white, cock!
What a lame excuse for a human being!
2001-08-02 01:11:19 PM  
finally.. they post the Newsmax icon!
2001-08-02 01:11:27 PM  
Yepper, prison or execution is the only thing keeping some of these idiots alive.

Face up to folks, if you appear to be white, anything you say can be taken as racist by any minority if they choose to object.
2001-08-02 01:42:37 PM  
Marion Demands Crack

Citizens unimpressed
2001-08-02 01:58:41 PM  
Barry's association with Crack gives me a bad name!
2001-08-02 02:07:49 PM  
By all means lets skip over the long-entrenched institutional racism rampant in our cities and suburbs and go directly for the throat of a babbling left-wing journalist who made a barely questionable comment. Lets do. It's a wise use of time and public patience.
2001-08-02 02:47:50 PM  
The title of this article has given me an new insult to use on Fark:

"Well, that was a rather Buckwheat remark."
2001-08-02 02:55:52 PM  
The b!tch set him up.
2001-08-02 04:16:36 PM  
No no no no!

Education boys and girls, this is buckwheat:
2001-08-02 04:18:10 PM  
I'm such a doofus.
2001-08-02 04:45:11 PM  
I believe he was referring to the little rascals character, that would shake and shiver when he was frightened.
2001-08-02 05:31:47 PM  
Is this a great country or what?

Actually Jamman, he was referring to that Little Rascals character Little Cracky. He's the one who would shake and shiver when the buzz kicked in. Oh the memories. They don't make shows like that anymore.
2001-08-03 02:55:32 AM  
Marion needs to hit the pipe and chill. I can't figure how the Buckwheat comment might have been racial. And why is he tripping over this senator using the "N" word? I find it distasteful myself, but what ever happened to the First Amendment? All of a sudden we have freedom of speech - unless it offends somebody, and then you're unfit to hold a publicly elected position. Seems awfully one-sided to me. I mean, if I (as a white guy) hear someone say the word "Cracker", I don't go into a rage and scream racism and call for boycotts and firings and congressional investigations. People can say anything they wish - doesn't mean I have to agree with them. There's a clue Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson need to learn.
2001-08-03 09:17:56 AM  
The hillarious thing is that it's these fools on the LEFT who whine the most about what one can say and one can't. They claim to be Amendment #1's biggest friends, but their inane P.C. faction is the one always screaming about what word or phrase is acceptable and what isn't. One of the dumbest examples is "people of color" over "colored people". Then there's the divisive and wordy label, "African-American". (Hey, I know a guy from Capetown, and he's as white as Ivory Snow. Isn't he an "African-American", too?) Should I call those whose ethnic makeup matches mine "Scotch-Irish-European-Caucasion-Americans"? Get a clue and get a life, people.
2001-08-03 10:26:41 AM  
Sorry boys, but the freedom of speech...and perhaps most chilling...of well under it's way to suppression in this country, in the guise of "hate crime" legislation. Political correctness = fascism, period.
2001-08-03 01:12:34 PM  
Yeah, but that's very, very sad, Walljasper. I mean, anything I say could potentially offend someone, somewhere. If offensive speech is suppressed we might as well all sew our mouths shut.
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