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Charles Barkley holds court during bizarre prison press conference (calls Limbaugh a jackass)
New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2009 | Samuel Goldsmith

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 ...


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What does that make Barkley?
1 posted on 03/08/2009 9:07:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Jailbird?


2 posted on 03/08/2009 9:08:54 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

FWIW Barkley has been pretty standup about this incident. He “owned” the deed and has said he takes full responsibility. FWIW.


3 posted on 03/08/2009 9:09:09 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Sheriff Joe allowed this? Barkley isn’t using this as a learning experience but as 15 more minutes.


4 posted on 03/08/2009 9:10:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


5 posted on 03/08/2009 9:10:33 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Sir Charles, governor of Alabama, not.

5.56mm

6 posted on 03/08/2009 9:10:57 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
FWIW Barkley has been pretty standup about this incident. He “owned” the deed and has said he takes full responsibility. FWIW.

And oh so humble about it too!!!

7 posted on 03/08/2009 9:11:14 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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!


8 posted on 03/08/2009 9:11:34 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Everyday Obmam is in office, is a day that GeorgeW. Bush looks better)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

When will Barkley’s pink panties hit eBay?


9 posted on 03/08/2009 9:11:51 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

And Rush and Barkley used to be buds! More unity from the Zero.


10 posted on 03/08/2009 9:11:57 AM PDT by Rocko (Mymindisaragingtorrentfloodedwithrivuletsofthoughtcascadingintoawaterfallofcreativealternatives)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“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.


11 posted on 03/08/2009 9:13:59 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Barkley is an amusing nitwit and not to be taken seriously.
12 posted on 03/08/2009 9:14:02 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Trueblackman
It is termed “exercising one's right to protest” when a Dem targets but when a Dem is the target they say “This isn't a time for division. We need to come together as Americans.” As a side note, I saw a bumper sticker yesterday: “Read my lipstick, I vote Democrat.”
13 posted on 03/08/2009 9:14:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If Barkley couldn’t play basketball, he’d be a waiter at Denny’s.


14 posted on 03/08/2009 9:15:01 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Maybe he should stop drinking and gambling and gather his thoughts.


15 posted on 03/08/2009 9:15:55 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, in Phoenix there are billboards all over listing all of the ramifications of a DUI. The first one is an automatic 30 days in the slammer among other very punitive repercussions
16 posted on 03/08/2009 9:16:52 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (FUBO, he says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I haven’t watched a basketball game since dribbling the ball became optional...and they turned it over to these thugs.


17 posted on 03/08/2009 9:20:38 AM PDT by kjo
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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?
Hmmm?
(sound of crickets chirping...)

They must be hiding out along with the “Condi Rice for President” crew...


18 posted on 03/08/2009 9:20:58 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Since when are prisoners allowed to hold press conferences?


19 posted on 03/08/2009 9:21:48 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Rush/Palin 2012)
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To: areukiddingme1

“Actually, Sir Charles, “you” have managed quiet well “

Actually, I wish he would be “quiet.”


20 posted on 03/08/2009 9:22:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: bgill
"Sheriff Joe allowed this?"

Sheriff Joe is a politician too, and not above using publicity himself.

21 posted on 03/08/2009 9:22:17 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL...that’s what happens when fingers are faster than the mind...thanks. I wish he would be quiet also!


22 posted on 03/08/2009 9:24:04 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Rocko
And Rush and Barkley used to be buds!

That's what I thought. Rush used to use Barkley as an example in years past.

23 posted on 03/08/2009 9:25:58 AM PDT by joesbucks (Sarah Palin: "I believe John McCain is the best leader that we have in the nation right now,)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
He “owned” the deed and has said he takes full responsibility. FWIW.

“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.”

Playing the victim card( kissing cousin to race card) and bringing politics as an distraction isn't owning full responsibility

Milk Dudd Head's a punk and played it as a punk
24 posted on 03/08/2009 9:31:31 AM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Milk Dud Head

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25 posted on 03/08/2009 9:33:21 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Yo, Washingtonians, the American people called. They DEMAND their country back.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Not that there was any room to weasel out of it.


26 posted on 03/08/2009 9:36:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Did they have the ebonics to english translator available?


27 posted on 03/08/2009 9:38:40 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Rennes Templar
If Barkley couldn’t play basketball, he’d be a waiter at Denny’s.

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.

28 posted on 03/08/2009 9:38:47 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Just another unthinking Obamanite.


29 posted on 03/08/2009 9:39:28 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: NoobRep
Maybe he should stop drinking and gambling and gather his thoughts.

He needs to stop gambling and start giving that money to government if he really believes in what Barry is doing.

30 posted on 03/08/2009 9:40:19 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hey Chuck, that was an expensive Blowjob.

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure


31 posted on 03/08/2009 9:40:49 AM PDT by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


32 posted on 03/08/2009 9:42:32 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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“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.


33 posted on 03/08/2009 9:44:50 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Rocko
"And Rush and Barkley used to be buds! More unity from the Zero."

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...

34 posted on 03/08/2009 9:45:10 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: steelyourfaith

What’s up with all the sweat? Something more than alcohol going on there?


35 posted on 03/08/2009 9:46:01 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Didn't he say years ago that he didn't want to be a role model for kids? Nice to see that he's living up to his own standard.

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?

36 posted on 03/08/2009 9:49:01 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
“He always spoke highly of you” ( to Barkley ) directly applies here. I can't remember the year but early on Rush spent some time on at least a couple of shows pointing out what a testament Barkley was to hard work paying off. Rush pointed out how Barkley neither had the natural grace or height of his peers on the court, but overcame it by constant practice and extra hard work to try and be the best.
37 posted on 03/08/2009 9:49:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Class always shows. Rush has never been anything but complementary towards Charles.


38 posted on 03/08/2009 9:52:23 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: bray
Hey Chuck, that was an expensive

LOL! Now I remember the article, and when I read it, I thought well, at least he was honest to the cops about it.

39 posted on 03/08/2009 9:52:43 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: river rat
Showing once again, that with most blacks - dark skin trumps everything...

JC Watts is another whose racism was exposed.

40 posted on 03/08/2009 9:57:41 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: o_zarkman44

I will agree with that.


41 posted on 03/08/2009 10:00:34 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
What does that make Barkley?

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?

42 posted on 03/08/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT by ColdWater
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


43 posted on 03/08/2009 10:07:53 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Who knows? What's ironic is that a few years ago Rush spoke highly of Sir Charles when apparently Charles somehow uttered something that sounded as if he were advocating individual responsibility. Seems Charles’ mouth runs without any gray matter to modify it. You're likely to get anything (mostly nothing of consequence) emanating from his oral cavity.
44 posted on 03/08/2009 10:08:08 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Yo, Washingtonians, the American people called. They DEMAND their country back.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Charles does a decent job as a basketball analyst. He should stick to that and stay out of politics.


45 posted on 03/08/2009 10:10:21 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Drunks for Obama


46 posted on 03/08/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: mass55th

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.


47 posted on 03/08/2009 10:12:46 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: joesbucks

Race trumps all for some people....maybe Charles is one of those people.


48 posted on 03/08/2009 10:14:03 AM PDT by madinmadtown (BO stinks.....and I blame Oprah.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Men like Barkley are what is called "fascist fodder", the sargeants who will step forward to help form the coming Obama Civilian defense force.

God is giveing us a look at them.Barkley is one of them.

Same thing happened in Europe, 1920s and 1930s.

49 posted on 03/08/2009 10:19:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (I love Lucy : http://www.fiftiesweb.com/lucy.htm ( Those were better days))
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To: newfreep

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....


50 posted on 03/08/2009 10:23:21 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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