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Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruití
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Posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit’ By Penny Starr April 18, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - Barack Obama's vision as president is shaped by the fact that he knows what "it's like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said last week.

Donovan seemed to be suggesting that the president had once lived in what First Lady Michelle Obama now refers to as a "food desert"--a place without a nearby supermarket. The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places.

“Why has all this work been such a priority for the president and every one of us in the administration?” Donovan said. “Because he knows what you know: He knows what it’s like to walk the halls of public housing because he’s worked there.”

“He knows what it’s like to walk the streets of some of our cities’ poorest neighborhoods because he’s lived there,” Donovan said. “What it’s like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store.”

Donovan also said the president had to “wonder” about whether he could “afford a college education or decent health care” or be “judged” unfairly.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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Where do these people come from?
1 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"it's like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit"

"Fresh piece of fruit" is slang for what?

2 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Sub-Driver

This is becoming pathological.

Both of them are on some kind of power trip.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A better question is, when will they leave?


4 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:39 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Sub-Driver

As usual, the jokes just write themselves...


5 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:39 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How far to get some dog meat?


6 posted on 04/18/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Sub-Driver

The government needs to fix this pronto. Does the First Lady know about this?


7 posted on 04/18/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Sub-Driver

From the title I thought this might be another Larry Sinclair article.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 1:17:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places”

What, she’s gonna be a retail grocer? Good. About time someone in their family started producing something.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Sub-Driver; Larry Sinclair
He knows what it’s like to walk the streets... just to find a fresh piece of fruit

Larry Sinclair to the white courtesy phone, please.. Mr. Sinclair please pick up the white courtesy phone.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Sub-Driver

The term “food desert” drives me crazy! I grew up 20 miles from the nearest Kroger store and NO there wasn’t public transportation to tke us there!


11 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:20 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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12 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Kenya.

Indonesia.

The more “ate dog as a child” and “lived in squalor” stories, the more people will see that he’s a foreigner.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT by Jedidah (So we have a choice: Ken & Barbie or C3PO & the Wookie. Is this really the best we can do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shocking just shocking. Could you imagine in this modern age, people have to travel to the grocery store. Why that’s terribel why I want to make sure my grandkids don’t live in a food desert that would be terrible. We should make the evil capitalist bring us food whenever we want it. Food desert my foot...


14 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Socialism: Just say no.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’re right, they’re deluded.There are produce stores and bodegas on nearly every corner in upper Manhattan, even in Harlem. You can see it in Obama’s autobiographies - he’s ashamed of his origins, and tries to imagine an alternative life story that better suits his own vanity and sense of self-importance.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Sub-Driver

My heart just bleeds when I read about poor poverty stricken Obama.

Now lets get past the fruit and let’s hear him tell us who paid for his education,How did he get money enough to go to 3 colleges—high priced colleges—who paid for his trip to pakistan and where did he get his passport.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

Grocery stores usually LIKE to locate where there is a lot of people and a shortage of competition

Maybe there is some other reason they don’t want to locate in those neighborhoods?

(hint- it’s not racism, everyone’s money is the same color)

How about because they don’t like getting shoplifted out of business?

I had a family member who owned a store- although it was in an upscale mall that was 90% white customers, 90% of the shoplifters were minority. She had to stop taking checks from everyone so as to not have to ‘discriminate’ against certain groups. She had to plaster the place with mirrors and video cams, to discourage theft- rather than catch them and spend all her time in court trying to prosecute, which usually failed.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t have a cafeteria at Columbia University? He took the subway in Honolulu? Next the story will be that he was so poor he had to steal skittles and ice tea to survive.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sub-Driver

I live 11 miles from town. Cry me a river, liberal.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah wuz born a po black child.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 1:22:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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