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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 its like to walk the halls of public housing because hes worked there.
He knows what its like to walk the streets of some of our cities poorest neighborhoods because hes lived there, Donovan said. What its 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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You were lucky. We lived in a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, and we were happy to have it!
Don’t burn the local stores down and they will be there for you. Just take a look at Mayor Marion Barry’s recent statements on Asian store owners and you will understand why “food deserts” will continue to exist well after Barry and Michelle leave office.
You’ll live in a highrise tenement,
and you’ll take public transportation to your assigned work farm.
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.
Because of the “food deserts” that the evil white man created by closing down businesses in Eric Holder’s peoples’ neighborhoods that got robbed and shoplifted and mugged into bankruptcy.
Thankfully he figured out that its easier just to yell “Here boy” and dinner will come over to you...
And now, to get even for his ‘deprived youth’ he sends an Air Force Cargo plane a thousand miles to bring him a pizza from his old neighborhood.
He is such a punk.
It it hadn’t been for some rich person wanting to keep all of his money, they could have used his money to put a fruit stand closer to your home. So it is the fault of the rich man.
But if you need rolling papers, 40oz beers and packaged/prepared food, most of these neighborhoods have 24/7 stores every other block that sell it. There are also far more liquor stores there and they would also be 24/7 if the government allowed it.
“Thats nothing. I used to have to walk two miles through driving snow, uphill both ways, to get to school. When I was a kid, we couldnt afford real cereal...we ate wood and rocks.”
Dad? Is that you?
Lol...I heard almost the exact same phrase growing up!
My friends and I used to travel there just to get certain 40 ouncers. I guess our neighborhoods had “beer deserts”.
Maybe if these lefties would let Walmart in their ‘hoods, their people wouldnt have to jump on a bus or subway to get themselves some fruit.
Merchants will move into heavily populated ares if it is profitable to do so. When said merchants are subject to shop lifting, burglary, robbery, violence and mayhem, on a regular basis, they cannot afford to operate there.
There's a reason for that ~ the beer joints have armed guards and there's nothing worth stealing at the barbershops.
You'd need to travel quite a ways to get something worth something ~ and it's not our problem. Mayor Daley and his cronies created these conditions as a way to control African Americans.
As far as college is concerned, he's never released any of his information, so there's no way to verify how he paid for college.
Where do these people come from?>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The culture of food stamps and supah mahkits.
A ‘rake’ and a ‘hoe’ are both names for a man and a woman doing their thing.
Obama should have tried a little share croppin’.
Yup, so long as UPS or FedEx or USPS make deliveries, amazon.com makes for an amazing on demand grocery store. $80/yr gives unlimited 2nd day shipping (along with free streaming videos, free ebooks, etc for cheap one-time hardware costs). OK so fresh food is sparse, but between dried and frozen you’ll do fine.
The more I examine it the more this “food desert” stuff is BS. Just a setup for self-styled elitists to impose their self-righteous, and otherwise unwanted, wills. How far do these people want us to bend over backwards?
I doubt that would help Romney ~ but it’s cute.
Are skittles and starburst considered a fruit group?? LOL......
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