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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: Sub-Driver
Are we Sure it was for fruit?

51 posted on 04/18/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by radioone
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To: varyouga
I was also going to say that those ghetto bodegas have selections of booze that you won't ever find outside the hood.

My friends and I used to travel there just to get certain 40 ouncers. I guess our neighborhoods had “beer deserts”.

52 posted on 04/18/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


53 posted on 04/18/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sub-Driver
Moosechele, there's a reason that food deserts exist. Look into the root cause of that, correct it and food deserts will go away.

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.

54 posted on 04/18/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: forgotten man
He's talkin' 'bout Chicago. There really are vast stretches of that city that have NO STORES except beer joints and barbershops.

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.

55 posted on 04/18/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Sub-Driver
When did Obama ever live in a city, in the United States, that didn't have fresh fruit close enough to walk to get it, or was without a car so he couldn't drive to get fresh fruit? I know he spent some of his growing up years in Indonesia, then spent more time with his grandparents.

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.

56 posted on 04/18/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sub-Driver; Fred Nerks; LucyT; TigersEye

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’.


57 posted on 04/18/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: dainbramaged

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?


58 posted on 04/18/2012 1:58:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: radioone

I doubt that would help Romney ~ but it’s cute.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 1:59:37 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are skittles and starburst considered a fruit group?? LOL......


60 posted on 04/18/2012 2:00:41 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Sub-Driver

What was the Fruits name??


61 posted on 04/18/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: JudyinCanada

Hmmm, let us think this through. I don’t think they have subways in Mombasa, Indonesia or Hawaii so those places are out. I don’t think even SADO would put an infant by himself on a subway to ride to get some fruit in Seattle so that’s out. So, the earliest he’d ever have had to ride the subway would have been in college.

In other words, he’s proved once again he’s a big fat liar.


62 posted on 04/18/2012 2:03:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Tublecane

I realize viewing things from the Founders’ perspective is overused


No, that’s a skill that can never be over used. You ask the critical question here. Is this a job for which our government was created to serve? From a libertarian view that answer is not only no, but heck no.


63 posted on 04/18/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Socialism: Just say no.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cripes, it’s bad enough a lot of these people are on foodstamps - now what - they want a grocery store on every corner???? I live in a small town and not everyone has a vehicle so it’s not uncommon to see people getting on the bus across the street from the supermarket after shopping and it’s certainly not uncommon to see people walking home from the supermarket.


64 posted on 04/18/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Islander7

Having a fruit stand within easy walking distance is a self-evident human right. We should amend the Declaration.


65 posted on 04/18/2012 2:05:39 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sub-Driver

What's he complaining about? Sounds like a pretty safe neighborhood.

(I noticed he didn't say anything about pointed sticks)

66 posted on 04/18/2012 2:06:24 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: fhayek

WOW!!!!

You had a tarp?!?!?!


67 posted on 04/18/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Meet the New Boss
"Fresh piece of fruit" is slang for what?

Colombian hot tamale?

Okay, so what is "Colombian hot tamale" slang for?

-PJ

68 posted on 04/18/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wierd. I have to drive to the store just get groceries.

Said store is about 2 miles from home. Just darn.

I have to burn Earth Vomit to get there too.

When I lived on the East coast it wasn’t uncommon to use the train or subway or taxi to get around. Hell, you can do the same thing in San Francisco and the Bay Area.


69 posted on 04/18/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

If by “subway or bus” he meant “limo” on his state’s sentor expense account, and by “fresh piece of fruit” he meant “Larry Sinclair”, then I guess he is pretty accurate.


70 posted on 04/18/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Vp9fQ616k


71 posted on 04/18/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: Meet the New Boss

Bananas and Berries....


72 posted on 04/18/2012 2:09:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee. We wonder about his college records and how he afforded it as well.


73 posted on 04/18/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: fhayek

You try to tell that to young people these days, they won’t believe you!!


74 posted on 04/18/2012 2:09:32 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Candor7
“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.

The 0bama File

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.

With more than 3,000 students, Punahou is the largest private school in the country, and it sits on a lush, sprawling campus in Honolulu. The school is elite and wealthy.


75 posted on 04/18/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does he think people do now to get fresh anything?


76 posted on 04/18/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by donna (3rd largest workforce in the world=UK National Health Service (Chinese Army #1))
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To: varyouga
I guess our neighborhoods had “beer deserts”.

We had to drive to the next county to buy beer.

77 posted on 04/18/2012 2:10:25 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Meet the New Boss

Horrible! He had no access to fresh fruit. I hope he was able to catch an occassional stray dog (or perhaps someone’s house pet) for his dinner.

I heard on Rush today that Obama wrote in his first autobiography that he ate dog meat in Indonesia.


78 posted on 04/18/2012 2:10:25 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Cyber Liberty

That’s nothing, my family is so poor we can’t afford an American President.


79 posted on 04/18/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean the Saudis who paid for his pricey education didn’t spring for a car?

Lots of us WORKED and PAID for our educations.

My meal of convenience being very cheap and not time consuming was dry cereal. Potted meat (the ears, nose and anus type, not Spam) on white bread was a luxury.

Most times, I went hungry unless a friend sprang for a meal on their university meal card.

I am so damn tired of the whinning from these people.

GET OVER YOURSELVES!


80 posted on 04/18/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Parmenio

I can walk from Eli’s bread factory all they way down to WTC and hit grocery stores every other block, convenience stores and well fruit stands in Washington park and other parks.


81 posted on 04/18/2012 2:11:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

“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


82 posted on 04/18/2012 2:11:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hear ya, Obama. Fresh pieces are tough to come by, and unless you have radar, it’s hard to tell the fruits.


83 posted on 04/18/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: donna

0baHoover is campaigning on “A fruit stand in every front yard!”


84 posted on 04/18/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah? FU and yo termos... /S LOL


85 posted on 04/18/2012 2:12:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TigersEye
0baHoover is campaigning on “A fruit stand in every front yard!”

Incorrect. Obama is campaigning on "A fruit on every corner. Preferably a fresh piece."

86 posted on 04/18/2012 2:14:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: jmax

HO NOES!!!!

LOL


87 posted on 04/18/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: jmax

LMAO, best post on the thread!


88 posted on 04/18/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby
Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit’

I thought he lived with a fresh piece of fruit back then.
89 posted on 04/18/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Sub-Driver

Skittles and tea is fresh fruit?


90 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Lazamataz

Great! Now the taxpayers are on the hook for colored boas and more Viagra. Stimulus!


91 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Obama isn’t getting ready to tell his Brown Shirts to “loot the fruit” , is he?

A lot of Korean fruit stores in LA.


92 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ctdonath2

There’s always roof top gardens or go green and put a hanging plastic bottle garden in their windows. Set a couple of tomatoes outside their outside door in containers. Of course, those would get vandalized in no time which is the same reason there are no grocers. Gee, couldn’t be the hoodie wearing thugs’ fault.


93 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver

In the snow, uphill both ways. This guy is beyond pathetic.


94 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Sub-Driver
"to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit"

OK, so "a piece of fruit" - what does that mean, exactly (in Obama's world)? Is it some sort of urban code not necessarily about, say an apple?

95 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:36 PM PDT by unique1
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To: Cyber Liberty
When I was a kid there were 15 of us living in a shoebox in the middle of the road. We had to get up at 4:00am and lick the road clean with our tongues. And every night we’d eat a handful of cold gravel. Wood & rocks? Luxury.
96 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:39 PM PDT by mykroar (A vote for Romney IS a vote for Obama.)
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To: aruanan; Lazamataz
A fresh piece of fruit is closer than the arm of the couch.


97 posted on 04/18/2012 2:20:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In LA there are people on every third street corner selling bags of fres... well fruit and vegetables. Are there no street venders in the east.


98 posted on 04/18/2012 2:20:53 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: PalmettoMason; windcliff

LOL!!


99 posted on 04/18/2012 2:21:07 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: mykroar
We had to get up at 4:00am and lick the road clean with our tongues. And every night we’d eat a handful of cold gravel.

AND IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US!!

100 posted on 04/18/2012 2:22:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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