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Thousands line up for a Marion Barry turkey
washingtonpost ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Tim Craig

Posted on 11/20/2012 9:13:02 PM PST by dennisw

Barry has noted that the turkey giveaway is being co-sponsored by Chartered Health Plan, Walmart, William C. Smith, Chapman Development, Intralot, United Health Care, Fort Myer Construction and Union Temple Baptist Church.

the donors, including a $5,000 donation from Walmart, do extensive business with the D.C. Council and government. But Barry said the turkey donations were routed through a nonprofit, making him only a figurehead not required to report the gifts to the Office of Campaign Finance.

Barry arrived at Union Temple Church shortly after the first turkeys were handed out at 10 a.m. When he stepped out of his Jaguar, the crowd of people waiting in line began chanting, “We love you,” “We voted for you,” “Barry, Barry.”

Relishing the attention, Barry told reporters that the line underscored the need in Ward 8.

“The problem we have is extreme poverty in Ward 8,” said Barry, referring to a poverty rate of about 35 percent. “At least 15 to 20,000 families would like to have a turkey, and need food and need support, so this is my small way of helping out with 2,000 turkeys.”

When asked to clarify his remark about liberal white residents, Barry said he was referring to the media.

“What (expletive) me off is the media focuses on who gave the money for the turkeys, but these are from people who are of good will and care about this community,” Barry said. “We are going to continue to uplift this community, continue to transform Ward 8.”

Barry, meanwhile, is thinking ahead to next year’s turkey giveaway. Barry said he would most likely broaden it, perhaps by securing money from District taxpayers.

“It is tragic, in America, and in Washington, you have people in line for turkeys,” Barry told reporters. “There is a war on poor people.

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1 posted on 11/20/2012 9:13:10 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Choice comments at the original Washington Post article


2 posted on 11/20/2012 9:14:36 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Makes you wonder what they used for the stuffing.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 9:15:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Your wallet


4 posted on 11/20/2012 9:15:55 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

More Demarcate free stuff.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 9:16:12 PM PST by doc1019 (Islam, the religion of animals.)
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To: doc1019

Demarcate = Democrat


6 posted on 11/20/2012 9:18:27 PM PST by doc1019 (Islam, the religion of animals.)
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To: dennisw

"Do we bake it?" "No no no no!"
"Do we fry it?" "No no no no!"
"Do We SMOKE it! ya ya ya ya"

7 posted on 11/20/2012 9:19:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dennisw

Thousands line up for a turkey, Marion Barry.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 9:23:53 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: dennisw

“There’s a war on poor people’’. That is without a doubt the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Poor? People all over the world would give anything to be ‘’poor’’ in America. Being poor in America is an indulgence.’’ Poor’’ in America means you’re lazy.


9 posted on 11/20/2012 9:46:59 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

People in Haiti are “poor”, there are no poor in the US.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 9:50:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dennisw
“It is tragic, in America, and in Washington, you have people in line for turkeys,” Barry told reporters.

Of course the residents of D.C. are going to line up when they hear you're giving something away.

11 posted on 11/20/2012 10:04:23 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: dfwgator

Like I said. Poor in America simply means ‘’lazy’’.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 10:07:26 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dennisw
"Hey, where all de white meat be at?"


13 posted on 11/20/2012 10:11:53 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dennisw

LOLOLOL.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 10:29:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: dennisw

Gibs me dat


15 posted on 11/20/2012 10:50:33 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

You got ObamaPhone? Then you needs MarionBarryTurkey to invite your fellow moochers for Thanksgiving! Where you can all have a prayer— “Thank You Lord for the stupid liberal white man and women and the taxes he payeth”


16 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:51 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

LOL


17 posted on 11/20/2012 11:14:42 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: FoxInSocks
There would be no 'tragic' to speak of here; if there were no 'FREE' - and literally, no Democrats.

But then; hey; there would be no photo-ops/story for those who need the tragedy. Useful idiots; of course; make great props.

These 'images'- better than an American flag burning - are bounced all over the world instantly. No doubt, a smirk; on many faces; including, certainly; Putin; and even Ahmadinejad; and add Chavez Et Al. Reasonable to imagine; one on Obama's face as well.

Good Job, Democrats. . .a thumbs up for the 'USA PR' from your fellow travelers at COPUSA.

There is a real turkey here; and the freebie gift; that keeps on giving.

There is also Israel; and a war; that IS tragically; unavoidable; given their 'enemies at hand'.

18 posted on 11/20/2012 11:20:08 PM PST by cricket
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To: dennisw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST01bZJPuE0

The turkey classic, from WKRP


19 posted on 11/20/2012 11:30:42 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: dennisw

How to get people to vote for you in today’s USA. Give away things.

Helping them find jobs will get you nowhere.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 3:51:36 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: dennisw
Barry arrived at Union Temple Church shortly after the first turkeys were handed out at 10 a.m. When he stepped out of his Jaguar, the crowd of people waiting in line began chanting, “We love you,” “We voted for you,” “Barry, Barry.”

The Looter Elite.

21 posted on 11/21/2012 4:06:55 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: dennisw
Barry arrived at Union Temple Church shortly after the first turkeys were handed out at 10 a.m. When he stepped out of his Jaguar, the crowd of people waiting in line began chanting, “We love you,” “We voted for you,” “Barry, Barry.”

The Looter Elite.

22 posted on 11/21/2012 4:06:55 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: dennisw

Proverty leval people get SNAP. They can buy their own turkey.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 4:14:07 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Flick Lives

Jaguar that Marion Barry owns is notorious. He gets it into parking and traffic incidents. Also appears in google images


24 posted on 11/21/2012 5:49:50 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Think about that, now...a 35% poverty rate in DC’s Ward 8.

Why, oh why, are these numbskulls voting for Mr. Obama?

Now there’s a “War on Poor People?”

How about “The War on Poverty” from 1965?

These people have rocks in their heads. Just full of rocks.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 11:47:33 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: dennisw

You are gonna love this....to get a free turkey, you have show a photo ID!

Hah! Works for turkeys.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 12:08:52 PM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: RexBeach

A photo ID to prove you live in the 8th Ward otherwise.... NO TURKEY FOR YOU!!
Because you are unable to vote for Marion Barry and you are useless to him


27 posted on 11/21/2012 11:54:48 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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