Skip to comments.Thousands line up for a Marion Barry turkey
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 years 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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Makes you wonder what they used for the stuffing.
More Demarcate free stuff.
Demarcate = Democrat
"Do we bake it?" "No no no no!"
"Do we fry it?" "No no no no!"
"Do We SMOKE it! ya ya ya ya"
Thousands line up for a turkey, Marion Barry.
“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.
People in Haiti are “poor”, there are no poor in the US.
Of course the residents of D.C. are going to line up when they hear you're giving something away.
Like I said. Poor in America simply means ‘’lazy’’.
Gibs me dat
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”
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'.
The turkey classic, from WKRP
How to get people to vote for you in today’s USA. Give away things.
Helping them find jobs will get you nowhere.