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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.

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To: TigersEye

That was really hilarious!
:D


101 posted on 04/18/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: Sub-Driver
At least he didn't have to walk a mile in the rain for skittles and tea...

Sheesh!

102 posted on 04/18/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Graybeard58
Look into the root cause of that, correct it and food deserts will go away.

Yeah, but probably only temporarily, and not in the way you might think. She'll conclude it's "typical" evil white people conspiring to deprive "hood" residents of fruit, and her solution will be to force merchants to open money losing branches. The idea of changing the behavior of the real sources of the problem would give her the shivers.

103 posted on 04/18/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: MNlurker

104 posted on 04/18/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama Once Needed ‘to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit’

Big Whup.


105 posted on 04/18/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Candor7

0bama tried to get the Secret Service to loot the fruit with him but they decided to stick with melons and cookies.


106 posted on 04/18/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Meet the New Boss
"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?

Dat would homo-bonics for seeking underage boys, see also pederasty, 'chickenhawk'.

107 posted on 04/18/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: TigersEye
“He knows what it’s like to walk the streets of some of our cities’ poorest neighborhoods because he’s lived there,” Donovan said.

He's a liar. He lived in a middle class neighborhood and went to a private school from the fifth grade on in Hawaii.

AND...he went to Harvard....which is NOT located on the poor side of town...plenty of access to stores as well.

108 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:11 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: KarenMarie

I had help. LOL


109 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

110 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: TigersEye
The Dunhams enrolled "Barry Obama" in the prestigious Punahou School, starting in the fifth grade. He attended Punahou on a scholarship, through the generosity of many donors, and the influence of Stanley Armour's boss, who was a Punahou alum. Obama walked the five blocks from his grandmother's apartment on Beretania to the school.

Typical white granny's bank boss was on the board of Punahou so he had it made scholarshipwise.

Guess what parking lot he had to walk through between home and school every day? The Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Yep, he walked past this hospital every day yet can't remember which of the two hospitals he was born at. As if his typical white granny wouldn't have stopped one day on the way to the grocery to buy him a piece of fruit and say, "Look, Barry, that's the room where you were born!"

111 posted on 04/18/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SERKIT
“The dog ate my long-form birth certificate, selective service card, social security card, college transcrips, and my entire Illinois legislature records, so I ate the dog.”: BHO

Wouldn't surprise me!

112 posted on 04/18/2012 2:28:12 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: aruanan
I thought he lived with a fresh piece of fruit back then.

He wanted a little on the side.......

113 posted on 04/18/2012 2:29:47 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: bgill
When my people got here, I think the nearest trading post was a few hundred miles away. They lived. When my wife's people got here (a few thousand years before my ancestors),it was likely a lot farther. They lived, too.

We still don't have buses or subways.

114 posted on 04/18/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ctdonath2
How far do these people want us to bend over backwards?
Until we are on our backs with their boots on our necks and they are confiscating our homes for the good of the state, while herding us into camps. IMHO
115 posted on 04/18/2012 2:31:01 PM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Lazamataz; KarenMarie
Yep, I had help. I was getting off topic but Laz got my mind right.

Nice hat, Laz! Er, boss.

116 posted on 04/18/2012 2:32:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Federalize all food Production and Sales. Its the only way to make sure everyone is eating what MOOOOOChelle deems is proper for all us serfs.

He'll have more latitude after his election, or at least that's what he said.

Stalin and the Kulaks come to mind.

117 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Mr. K

It is racism: some people don’t like Koreans or other Orientals.


118 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:53 PM PDT by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How in the world was this nation settled without grocery stores around the corner?

Can a person make a trip to the store and buy groceries for the week? I regularly do that. Maybe it’s unhealthy and I didn’t know it....


119 posted on 04/18/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Sub-Driver

And the fruit’s name was Larry what?


120 posted on 04/18/2012 2:37:45 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit
 
 
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Sure. Uh-huh. Bet he didn't have to go too far to score a joint.
 



121 posted on 04/18/2012 2:43:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Yardstick

“We should amend the Declaration.”

Here goes:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness, and fresh Bananas.

While I’m at it, why don’t I help them rewrite the commerce clause:

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes, and within the States, and to regulate stuff that isn’t really Commerce, and to create Commerce in order to regulate it.

Oh, how about the Second Amendment; I only need totake out one word:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall be infringed.

This is boring, we don’t need anything but:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do let Washington do whatever the heck it wants.


122 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he was in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge?


123 posted on 04/18/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT by cookcounty (We need Newt. The Black Belt Jaw-jitsu Master!)
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To: mykroar; Cyber Liberty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N2E93VzQSA


124 posted on 04/18/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Sub-Driver

Obummer Once Needed ‘to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of A__’


125 posted on 04/18/2012 2:54:51 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (He found it on the bus?!. Who knew?)
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To: Tublecane

lol — no doubt TJ would be impressed...


126 posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Meet the New Boss

For the last 25 years I’ve had to drive at least 6 miles (Oh, the unutterable horrorr of it!) to buy any groceries, and wouldn’t have it ant other way. FU Obama!


127 posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: SandyInSeattle

Powerline has this about so-called food deserts

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/04/another-obama-lie-debunked-by-the-new-york-times.php

Anyways...I know what it’s like to have to pay $4/gallon of gas to drive 10 miles to the closest store that has fresh fruit.


128 posted on 04/18/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: jmax

ROTFLMAO!!!


129 posted on 04/18/2012 3:02:39 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: jmax

ROTFLMAO!!!


130 posted on 04/18/2012 3:02:39 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Jedidah

Exactly!!!!

The libs were having a fit at the dog jokes on twitter.

They want soooo bad for Romney to pay the price for sticking Seamus on the roof that they’ve missed the whole point.

It isn’t that Obama ate dog as a kid - afterall, he just ate what the adults put in front of him.

It’s that his upbringing was completely foreign. He cannot connect with americans because he didn’t experience mainland america until he was already an adult


131 posted on 04/18/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: cripplecreek

Shame on you for not learning your Ebonics. The proper spelling of “child” is “chile.”


132 posted on 04/18/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: TigersEye

Obama tiene a la fruta con el botín, y ocupado su equipo de seguridad de los melones y las galletas. Entonces todo es una relación sexual de cabra de las agrupaciones.

las cucarachas...las cucarachas...

Meanwhile who is talking about Obama’s record? Hell , we will have a scandal a week.


133 posted on 04/18/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Mad Dawgg

All farmers must be collectivized and the evil Kulaks either reeducated or, even better, liquidated.


134 posted on 04/18/2012 3:11:22 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Sub-Driver
What company or individual is stupid enough to put a grocery store in the hood. They will be ripped off by mob rob capers, shoplifters, get sued constantly for discrimination, etc. etc. etc. and more grief than any probable profit would ever be worth.

I remember in Las Vegas when the only Costco was on Martin Luther King Blvd. That really worked out great, when we went to Vegas, one Costco shopping trip was more than enough for us. Costco then wised up and built a store out in the suburbs. Don't know if the Costco on MLK Blvd is still there or not.

135 posted on 04/18/2012 3:21:51 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Sub-Driver

The president grew up in Hawaii. He lived in Indonesia and had a transvestite nanny. I don’t think those places are food deserts. He went to an Ivy League university prior to choosing to work as a community organizer in Chicago. He then attended Harvard Law School. Do they not teach how to grow food at those pricey schools? I bet the president knew where to get some of the white powdery stuff in Chicago without having to hop a bus or subway. Priorities.


136 posted on 04/18/2012 3:22:36 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver
all that means is he didn't own a car, and was tooo lazy to walk...
137 posted on 04/18/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Salamander

A disgracefully corrupted dog, by now hopelessly irredemable. I’m glad I haven’t corrupted my Pitador and Great Dane the same way. They only sleep with me because of the terrible danger of irreversible rejection trauma if I didn’t let them share the bed with me.


138 posted on 04/18/2012 3:25:36 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Candor7
It's hard to keep up with 0bama's record because it is a scandal a week. We're just preaching to the choir anyway. It won't matter until the Lynch Mob Media starts talking about it and I'm not holding my breath for that.

I see my best option as ridiculing everything about 0bama and the left and laughing in the face of anyone who takes him seriously. I'll treat him and them as a joke. If that makes them mad then I've done my job. If that makes them take a swing at me then I'll really do a job on them. :-)

139 posted on 04/18/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

We live in AZ midway between Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. It is a 35 mile trip to either for shopping, and we only go in once about every three weeks or monthly. But we live out here by choice and would have it no other way.


140 posted on 04/18/2012 3:28:16 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Salamander

A disgracefully corrupted dog, by now hopelessly irredemable. I’m glad I haven’t corrupted my Pitador and Great Dane the same way. They only sleep with me because of the terrible danger of irreversible rejection trauma if I didn’t let them share the bed with me.


141 posted on 04/18/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: forgotten man
Obama's life story is a fiction. There is fresh fruit growing everywhere in Hawaii. In Kauai people will put fruit in a cardboard box with a sign stating the price and let people buy the fruit on the honor system.

I cannot imagine that there is not fruit growing everywhere in Indonesia either.

Leftists are such lying pukes!

142 posted on 04/18/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Today’s NYTs has a large article on a study debunking the whole “food desert” myth. It’s worth a read.


143 posted on 04/18/2012 3:38:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, if you live in the White House, I’d imagine it’s quite a schlep to the the nearest grocery store, but do you really want to make such situations the basis for public policy for the rest of the country? A lot of “food deserts” may be in wealthy, gated communities.


144 posted on 04/18/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by x
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit

Just thought I'd correct the title a little.

145 posted on 04/18/2012 3:42:26 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: fhayek

One of their best sketches! I was lucky enough to see them live at City Center in the late 70s (or early 80s) and they did that sketch brilliantly.


146 posted on 04/18/2012 3:43:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, whitey here just spending my time keeping the black man down.
What a bunch of crappola.


147 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, whitey here just spending my time keeping the black man down.
What a bunch of crappola.


148 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: GQuagmire

Go to the schools...Dog meat is now “for the children”


149 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GQuagmire

Well he is fond of poodle pot pie....


150 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT by baddog 219
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