Skip to comments.Charles Barkley holds court during bizarre prison press conference (calls Limbaugh a jackass)
Posted on 03/08/2009 9:07:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
It's Barkley for three!
Days in jail, that is.
TNT studio analyst and former Dream Teamer Charles Barkley reported to an outdoor "Tent City" jail in Arizona Saturday to serve his three-day sentence for drunken driving.
"You come here when you screw up," Barkley said at a bizarre news conference hours after he arrived at the jail. "I don't blame anybody for this situation but myself."
The loquacious hoops legend went on to blast critics of President Obama, saying "Rush Limbaugh and a lot of jackasses are giving him a hard time right now."
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
FWIW Barkley has been pretty standup about this incident. He “owned” the deed and has said he takes full responsibility. FWIW.
Sheriff Joe allowed this? Barkley isn’t using this as a learning experience but as 15 more minutes.
Thugs in jail are always trying to hide their guilt by pointing blame at others.
Rush had nothing to do with his crime.
barkley, you are out of bounds.
And oh so humble about it too!!!
I love how these Marxist now whine about how Obama is getting a hard time now, when Republicans are in charge the left is always whining and complaining, but Obama is suppose to get a free ride.
No way, no how!
When will Barkley’s pink panties hit eBay?
And Rush and Barkley used to be buds! More unity from the Zero.
“But if y’all really, really want to put me as low as I can go, I can do that and make you feel better.”
And there it is...”Charles the Victim.” If y’all really, really want to put me as low as I can go...Yes Charles, we want to put you as low as you can go...Actually, Sir Charles, “you” have managed quiet well all by yourself — but again, with all the money and fame you have received over your lifetime — It is obviously someone else’s fault...Problem with society #1. No one is ever responsible for their own actions anymore. IMO.
If Barkley couldn’t play basketball, he’d be a waiter at Denny’s.
Maybe he should stop drinking and gambling and gather his thoughts.
I haven’t watched a basketball game since dribbling the ball became optional...and they turned it over to these thugs.
Where are all the Barkley supporters on FR who not all that long ago wanted Chuckie to run for Governor of Alabama as a Republican?
(sound of crickets chirping...)
They must be hiding out along with the “Condi Rice for President” crew...
Since when are prisoners allowed to hold press conferences?
“Actually, Sir Charles, you have managed quiet well “
Actually, I wish he would be “quiet.”
Sheriff Joe is a politician too, and not above using publicity himself.
LOL...that’s what happens when fingers are faster than the mind...thanks. I wish he would be quiet also!
That's what I thought. Rush used to use Barkley as an example in years past.
Not that there was any room to weasel out of it.
Did they have the ebonics to english translator available?
Now, give Charles a little more credit than that. He'd probably be a bouncer at strip club if didn't have a basketball career.
Just another unthinking Obamanite.
He needs to stop gambling and start giving that money to government if he really believes in what Barry is doing.
Hey Chuck, that was an expensive Blowjob.
Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure
Presidents are given a hard time by their political opposition, Charles. That’s just the way it works, always has. The hard time has nothing to do with the color of his skin, unlike your uncritical support of him.
“Now, give Charles a little more credit than that. He’d probably be a bouncer at strip club if didn’t have a basketball career”
Yeah he’d be in a club alright, a penal club. Doing hard time for getting nailed for crap he got away with being a jock.
Showing once again, that with most blacks - dark skin trumps everything...
Blacks have a solid history of IGNORING MLK Jr's "Dream" that men should be judged by their character and not the color of their skin.... ~96% of their voting records confirm this.
Much that is said by Leftist Black Politicians and those who curry their favor -- was pure and simple BULL SHIT. The nation is currently experiencing the damage that "politically correct" manipulation of prudent decision making has wrought...
What’s up with all the sweat? Something more than alcohol going on there?
Is it usual practice in Arizona, to incarcerate for a DUI? The article says he was charged with two misdemeanors, and was originally sentenced to 10 days, which was reduced to three by a reviewing judge. Barkley also agreed to attend a 7 day alcohol program. Is this usually done with misdemeanors, or is it possible that he was originally charged with DWI and the charges reduced to DUI, which then led to his plea of guilty? And why was he charged with two misdemeanors? He was stopped and took a sobriety test, which he failed. I'm wondering what the other misdemeanor charge was for. Does anyone have any other info on this?
Class always shows. Rush has never been anything but complementary towards Charles.
LOL! Now I remember the article, and when I read it, I thought well, at least he was honest to the cops about it.
JC Watts is another whose racism was exposed.
I will agree with that.
SAVAGE: What do you do?
BARKLEY: What do I do? I work for CNN and TNT. That's what I do. What do you do?
Since when is it three days? The best he could hope for on a first time offense is 5 days of jail time and counseling. Now if he is doing three days this time and two days later on that is believable.
Charles does a decent job as a basketball analyst. He should stick to that and stay out of politics.
Drunks for Obama
Ahh nevermind I found this explaining how he got such a term:
Criminal Status: Class 1 misdemeanor. Aggravated DUI elevates criminal status to a felony. An aggravated DUI is a DUI (impaired, per se or extreme) that is committed: (1) on a suspended, revoked or canceled license; (2) a third DUI offense in 5 years; or (3) while a person under 15 is in the vehicle.
Jail: DUI: 1-10 days. Extreme DUI: 10-30 days. Aggravated DUI: Terms in prison vary depending on violation.
Arizona DUI Fines/Costs: Minimum $250 (plus $500 for the prison construction fund and $500 for the state general fund).
-Extreme DUI: Minimum $250 (plus $250 DUI assessment, $1,000 for the prison construction fund, and another $1000 for the state general fund)
-Aggravated DUI: Minimum $750 (plus $250 DUI assessment and $1,500 for the prison construction fund and $1,500 for the state general fund).
Jail costs: An 80% surcharge on the base fine is levied on each DUI offense.
Arizona License Suspension: DUI: 90 days. Extreme DUI: 1 year. If aggravated DUI, license revoked for 3 years.
Arizona Probation: DUI: Up to 5 years (informal, may not be supervised). Aggravated DUI: 10 years.
Vehicle Impound: Yes, for extreme DUI and aggravated DUI.
Arizona Alcohol Screening/Education Treatment: Mandatory for aggravated DUI. Possible for other DUI offenses.
Arizona Ignition Interlock Device: Required for extreme and aggravated DUI.
Community Service: May be ordered to perform community service.
Race trumps all for some people....maybe Charles is one of those people.
God is giveing us a look at them.Barkley is one of them.
Same thing happened in Europe, 1920s and 1930s.
There are precious few blacks who aren’t racists...
One is more likely to find non racist blacks among prior military who served together in action, and in their families. Colin Powell being a notable exception.
The other most likely place to find non racist blacks is among the self sufficient rural countryside - far away from the multi-generational welfare dependent broodmare city dwelling tribes...
I’m always amazed at the differences on those occasions I return “home” to visit family or old Corps brothers in the “outback” areas of Northern Virgina, Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay... The folks living there, side by side - of all hues - are of another breed than those shown on television....