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Brooklyn's Charles Barron Bombastic To The End In Council Farewell Speech
nydailynews.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Erin Durkin

Posted on 12/23/2013 7:01:06 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron was a firebrand to the end, delivering a farewell speech that echoed many of the greatest hits of his controversial tenure barron.jpg “I just wanted to come before you to say that I will always be black, radical, revolutionary. I will always be a socialist, anti-capitalist/imperialist” said Barron, who represents East New York, at the Council’s last meeting Thursday, where many members took the chance to make farewell remarks.

“I went to Cuba. I went to Venezuela. I went to Zimbabwe. I brought you the president and you didn’t appreciate it!” he said, a reference to the reception he hosted for the country’s president Robert Mugabe at City Hall, generating controversy.

“Robert Mugabe, who’s taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes. Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes. The Black Panther party,” he said. “I wanted to come to you to say that’s who I am and that’s who I will always be. And I thank you for not punishing me too much. Just enough.”

Barron was stripped of his chairmanship of the Council’s higher education committee - “that moment when you lapsed in good judgment,” he told his colleagues in the sometimes lighthearted speech - and his member item allocations were generally among the lower ones on the Council.

“I voted no for so many of your projects and I will be voting no on some more today,” said the Brooklyn pol, famous for being the only no vote on many of the Council’s measures. “However I do appreciate that when my projects came before you, you voted yes.”

Barron - also known for slamming the Council Chamber’s statue of Thomas Jefferson, and loudly objecting when his seat was moved to be near the artwork - got in another shot at the founding father, who owned slaves.

“I have an assignment for those who are still here - you gotta get rid of homeboy back here. Jefferson’s gotta go,” he said.

“We shouldn’t just have white men’s pictures up on the wall,” he said, though he found a painting of George Washington more acceptable - because it prominently features a horse facing to the rear. “George Washington did enslave us too. I think that part of the horse’s anatomy is good for him to be pictured like that.”

Barron will be replaced in the Council by his wife Inez, and he plans to run for her seat in the Assembly.

“I’m sure that Gov. Cuomo and Shelly Silver can’t wait til I get to Albany,” he said. “And I’m sure Speaker Quinn will give them a recommendation.”

While friendly to most fellow members, he said that “for all those whites like [Queens Councilman] Peter Vallone who don’t like me, I’m going to endorse you in your neighborhood” - an endorsement that presumably would not help.

He closed by urging colleagues to recite his own version of the Pledge of Allegiance, which he refuses to recite.

“I’m gonna leave y’all with something special. You know I never salute or pledge allegiance - never do that because there’s racism in this country, and there’s no freedom and justice for all, and my momma told me never pledge to a lie,” he said.

He then gamely tried to get the chamber to recite his own version, where he replaced the traditional words with: “I pledge allegiance to rid this nation of racism, sexism, classism, and all forms of discrimination for which this nation stands.”


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: barron; brooklyn; citycouncil; nyc; socialists

1 posted on 12/23/2013 7:01:06 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just flush the toilet already.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 7:05:17 PM PST by doc1019 (Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah but you racist hypocrite, you always came back, didn’t you?

Get lost


3 posted on 12/23/2013 7:07:38 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He sounds like a disgrace.


4 posted on 12/23/2013 7:07:44 PM PST by funfan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Robert Mugabe, who’s taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes.”

Ah, so he’s just another racist clown who supports dictators.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 7:07:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

““Robert Mugabe, who’s taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes. Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes. The Black Panther party,” he said.”

He’s really not very different than most dems today.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 7:08:55 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yet all the stink will still be about Phil Robertson’s “controversial” remarks, not this idiot’s


7 posted on 12/23/2013 7:12:56 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Next, he’ll be appointed Knockout Czar.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 7:17:05 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Bombastic To The End

Uusally code for "a hopeless drunk."

9 posted on 12/23/2013 7:19:16 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I pledge allegiance to rid this nation of racism, sexism, classism, and all forms of discrimination for which this nation stands.”....So. He’s gonna shoot himself? Racist bastard.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 7:31:27 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: JennysCool

Many dems support the same things and the same people.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 7:33:58 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

i hope he gets to live the last days of his life like che lived the last days of his life.


12 posted on 12/23/2013 7:43:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ETL

Who’s to say they aren’t hopeless drunks as well?


13 posted on 12/23/2013 7:49:07 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hello, passionate megalomaniac. And goodbye.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 7:52:10 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: JennysCool

True. They would support communist dictatorships drunk or sober.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 7:53:28 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

He is more honest and frank, though.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 8:05:52 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

That’s true as well.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 8:07:16 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What does a paper like the Daily News find bombastic about this when he speaks their mind?


18 posted on 12/23/2013 8:12:42 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Barron will be replaced in the Council by his wife Inez, and he plans to run for her seat in the Assembly. “

The names change but the stink is still in the air.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 8:13:11 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes”

From Che Guevara’s diary

“The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.”


20 posted on 12/23/2013 9:21:42 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He pisses me off more than any lefty who FNC gives air time to.


21 posted on 12/23/2013 10:09:47 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It distresses me to realize that I’m now too old to relieve myself onto all the graves I want to.


22 posted on 12/24/2013 12:18:30 AM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“I went to Cuba. I went to Venezuela. I went to Zimbabwe. I brought you the president and you didn’t appreciate it!”

Yeah, but apparently you didn't bring them enough M-O-N-E-Y!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$ What have you done for me lately???? Show me the government check!!

23 posted on 12/24/2013 4:03:01 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Him and his wife sucking off the public teat..... permanently!!! His wife is now in his seat that he was term limited out of


24 posted on 12/24/2013 4:06:00 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: Opinionated Blowhard

Show me the government check!! >>>>>>

His and his wife Inez are collecting gov’t checks (as elected officials) and that is all that counts!!!!


25 posted on 12/24/2013 4:07:30 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: Tailgunner Joe

An honest democrat
How refreshing


26 posted on 12/24/2013 4:09:22 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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