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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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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......
What was the Fruits name??
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.
I realize viewing things from the Founders perspective is overused
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.
Having a fruit stand within easy walking distance is a self-evident human right. We should amend the Declaration.
What's he complaining about? Sounds like a pretty safe neighborhood.
(I noticed he didn't say anything about pointed sticks)
You had a tarp?!?!?!
Colombian hot tamale?
Okay, so what is "Colombian hot tamale" slang for?
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.
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.
Bananas and Berries....
Gee. We wonder about his college records and how he afforded it as well.
You try to tell that to young people these days, they won’t believe you!!
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.
What does he think people do now to get fresh anything?
We had to drive to the next county to buy beer.
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.
That’s nothing, my family is so poor we can’t afford an American President.
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!
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.
“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
I hear ya, Obama. Fresh pieces are tough to come by, and unless you have radar, it’s hard to tell the fruits.
0baHoover is campaigning on “A fruit stand in every front yard!”
Yeah? FU and yo termos... /S LOL
Incorrect. Obama is campaigning on "A fruit on every corner. Preferably a fresh piece."
LMAO, best post on the thread!
Skittles and tea is fresh fruit?
Great! Now the taxpayers are on the hook for colored boas and more Viagra. Stimulus!
Obama isn’t getting ready to tell his Brown Shirts to “loot the fruit” , is he?
A lot of Korean fruit stores in LA.
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.
In the snow, uphill both ways. This guy is beyond pathetic.
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?
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.
AND IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US!!