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Marion Barry: I misspoke when I said 'Polacks'
Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2012

Posted on 05/25/2012 10:12:28 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry says he misspoke when he referred to the Polish community with the disparaging term "Polacks."

Barry made the remark when he was meeting with Asian-Americans.

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1 posted on 05/25/2012 10:12:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh brother...another group upset. Big Deal. People from Poland, buck up. Sheesh what a country full of weaklings.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not Barry’s fault. He was probably high on crack at the time.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:13 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Asian b******s set me up!”


4 posted on 05/25/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am sure the media will be all over this.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 10:15:32 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Drew68

"Polack set me up."


6 posted on 05/25/2012 10:15:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank. - Montgomery Scott)
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To: Drew68

Barry is getting old. Folks should just lay off. This is not the Marion Barry we’ve known in years past.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 10:16:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, will he now hold a meeting with Polish-Americans, and refer to the Asians as “Chinks”? Or maybe he’ll start in on the “Wops” this time?

He’s a walking ethnic gaffe machine.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 10:17:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: napscoordinator
People from Poland, buck up

Turn your brain on.

It's called "holding them to their own standard". You know perfectly well what would happen to Senator Lisa Murkowski if she (for example) were to accidentally say "nigger". She'd be pilloried, assaulted, hounded from office ... all for offending the perpetually offended ...

Like, for example ...

Perpetually Offended Councilman Marion "you're all racists" Barry.

I think it's absolutely hilarious that Ol' Crackpipe Barry can't seem to help making racially derogatory comments ... including using racially derogatory words ... and he's being held (sort of) accountable for it.

9 posted on 05/25/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love the term ‘misspoke’ that politicians seem to be using a lot more these days. I would like to go in and tell my boss what I really think of him and then the next day when I am on the verge of being fired simply say, “I am sorry I misspoke.” Everything would then go back to normal in a couple of days right?? Right?


10 posted on 05/25/2012 10:23:10 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: napscoordinator

Careful... The MEDIA is reporting that Barry’s words are somehow offensive to Polish people.

Please do not get tricked up by this, and think that Polish people are somehow all worked up by the crackhead’s comments.

(That being said, I did hear on the radio one D.C.-based Polish “spokeswoman” declare how awful it was that Barry used the term Pollack. )


11 posted on 05/25/2012 10:23:41 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sending Marion a copy of the book DIVERSITY FOR DUMMIES.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 10:24:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: muawiyah
Barry is getting old. Folks should just lay off. This is not the Marion Barry we’ve known in years past.

Bullcrap. It's exactly the Marion Barry we've all known, loathed, and laughed at for decades. He's just as stupid, racist, socialist, incoherent, inarticulate and incompetent as he has always been, and he's still the perfect representative of his constituency.

13 posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Blacks are more racist than Whites

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

14 posted on 05/25/2012 10:26:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Drew68

“...He was probably high on crack at the time...”

Must be nice to go through life stoned all the time.


15 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:26 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: napscoordinator
Oh brother...another group upset. Big Deal. People from Poland, buck up. Sheesh what a country full of weaklings.

Must be lefty Pollacks - us conservative Pollacks ain't so thin skinned. When growing up, and Polish jokes were the rage, I had the biggest repretoir of anyone I knew. How many Pollacks does it take to screw in a lightbulb - three, one to hold the bulb and two to turn the ladder.

What did the Pollack say when picking up a dime - I thought my relatives had married all these off; a ten-cent piece...

One thing my Father taught me was that if you couldn't laugh at yourself, you were severely lacking in life skills and were likely to be humorless and bitter (kind of like Dims). In fact, he was willing to laugh at anyone until they developed the habit for themselves - some never did, but no great loss...

16 posted on 05/25/2012 10:30:23 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am part Polish and PROUD of it. I don’t mind being called a polack one bit!!! I am still an AMERICAN first!


17 posted on 05/25/2012 10:31:14 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: napscoordinator

I’v had a few polish friends in my life and they never were offended if I called them a Polack. I’m sure Marion calling them Polacks was in a derogatory way. I very much resent you calling all the people of Poland a “country full of weaklings”.They are not. Just like the United States, the Polish people as a whole don’t agree with what their politicians do.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: ArrogantBustard

He no longer has his prostate gland ~ and just doesn’t “get around” like he used to. We see the guy on local news more often than you do and he’s simply burned out ~ BTW, he used to be the sort of guy you’d want to throw a party. Hasn’t been that way for a good 15 years, and now he’s clearly in his end times.


19 posted on 05/25/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: trebb

I am part Polish. A gradndfather (mother’s side) was originally from Poland. And who tells the most Polish jokes? Us Polacks!


20 posted on 05/25/2012 10:35:07 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: philetus

I’m Polish and I don’t mind being called a “Polack”....call me a “Russian” though, and you’ll have a fight on your hands.


21 posted on 05/25/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cricket24

DC councilman is one of the few jobs you can perform competently day in and day out while high on crack ... I wonder if the crackhead even knows what day it is most days ?


22 posted on 05/25/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT by BartMan1 (...)
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To: muawiyah
We see the guy on local news more often than you do

ROFL!!!

In INDIANA???

My 'local news' is on WUSA TV-9 and WTTG Fox-5 ... if I pick up a newspaper from the vending machine on my way to work, it's the Washington Times. I listen to 105.9 WMAL "Washington's Mall: Where Washington comes to talk".

You?

24 posted on 05/25/2012 10:41:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: trebb

A two-seat plane crashes in a polish cemetary - 487 bodies have been recovered...

On the other hand, Europe would not exist but for the Poles on 9/11.


25 posted on 05/25/2012 10:42:57 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: trebb

“When growing up, and Polish jokes were the rage,...”

I’m guessing you also remember the barrage of Polish jokes when John Paul II was elected Pope. People that never told jokes in the office at all would seek me out to tell me the latest one they had heard. It never bothered me.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 10:44:02 AM PDT by Lynne
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To: philetus

Your right....The American people whose ancestry from Poland are the weaklings....there fixed....feel better Mr. Offended? Sheesh. You are one of the biggest problems in America we have...people and their feeeeeeelings....grow up for goodness sakes.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: trebb

I remember all the Polish jokes on “all in The Family”! Rob Reiner’s character, Meathead, even told a few:

Why are there so many flies in Poland? Because it’s against the law to kill the national bird...


28 posted on 05/25/2012 10:44:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: muawiyah
BTW, he used to be the sort of guy you’d want to throw a party.

Yeah. Right.

29 posted on 05/25/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Thank you for exercising the First Amendment guarantee for freedom of speech.
30 posted on 05/25/2012 10:45:56 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Old Sarge

The thing is “Stivic” is not a Polish name, sounds more Serbo-Croatian.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cricket24

As marylander I always loved going to baltimore and getting a Pollack Johnny’s .

Damn I miss them.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ArrogantBustard
Turns out HE didn't invite anyone to that party BUT SHE DID!

The FBI paid for it too!

She offered him sex in exchange for puffing on a pipe.

I meant a real party ~ not a government financed dope festival.

33 posted on 05/25/2012 10:52:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry is one of the diverse individuals that are closely tied to the Memphis, Tennessee group, as are Van Jones, Harold Ford, Jr., and many others. Keep your eyes open and see the connections.


34 posted on 05/25/2012 10:55:10 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

well I wonder what would happen if this here pollack “accidentally” called him a n*gg**..... would he accept my apology???

Inquiring minds want to know..

and it is not that we pollacks mind being called this, it is the major double standard involved here


35 posted on 05/25/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: trebb

I am half polish and my wife is half polish..

a half and a half make a whole..

my children are pure polish.. :)


36 posted on 05/25/2012 11:07:00 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: muawiyah
ROFL!!!!

"Bitch set me up."

So ... if some individual of your preferred sex offered you sexual favours in return for puffing on a crack pipe you would ... what? I trust that your answer would be "tell them to pound sand".

Marion "Mayor for Life" Barry sucked on the crack pipe. His entire political career has been marked by political corruption, socialism, administrative incompetence, drug abuse, racist accusations against his opponents, whining self-pity and petty crime. He has not accomplished ANYTHING of value in his entire professional life.

He is, as he should be, an object of derision. That his constituents continue to elect him is as damning of them as Fat Drunk Ted Kennedy's and KKK Bobby Byrd's constituents voting patterns were of them.

BTW, I had the pleasure of voting against Bobby "I won't serve with a negro" Byrd ... never was a DC resident, so couldn't vote against Snort Barry.

37 posted on 05/25/2012 11:07:58 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mr. C

Every day is fry day when you’re all cracked up.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 11:19:30 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: dfwgator

You’re probably right. I just Googled the name and most of the hits were to the characters on “All in the Family,” but there was a soccer player in Australia with that surname who has dual Australian and Croatian citizenship. Some surnames are found among both Croats and Serbs but I don’t know if this is one of them. There are also surnames ending in -ic among Slovenes (Louis Adamic, the Slovene-American writer and activist, being one example). I don’t know if there are any examples of Poles named Stivic outside of that TV show.


39 posted on 05/25/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Venturer

Pollock Johnny’s rocks

http://www.polockjohnnys.com/


40 posted on 05/25/2012 11:35:59 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DC gets the government it deserves in this buffoonish lout.


41 posted on 05/25/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: ArrogantBustard
You know you are making stuff up ~ Barry's regime(s) were remarkably free of corruption compared to other DC governments.

His problem was always sex. He'd go jogging in the morning and ladies would invite him in and he'd be seduced. Then, he'd take a "nooner" ~ old friend of mine was once invited to go do a Barry interview and there he was at his desk, and he didn't get up the whole time ~ and yet my friend could see the bottom of someone's upside down high heel pumps under the front of the modesty panel in the desk.

His frequent afternoon jogs were better known.

He was hardly your ordinary mayor.

Just reading about DCs teenage unemployment situation this summer. http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc-news/2012/05/dc-tops-list-teen-unemployment/627471 ~ 51%.

Barry used to take an interest in that problem ~ which could be even higher ~ and he got it down into the single digits many years.

People remember that ~ and compare him to the current regime ~ and he looks pretty good.

As far as "socialism" is concerned, I don't particularly recall Barry having much interest in ideology. And "racist accusations" against his opponents ~ and he had a lot of opponents locally ~ all of them somewhere other than Ward 8, and most of them were black.

So, what do you recall him saying about his "opponents" that wasn't true?

You have to remember he was an educated man with a degree in chemistry ~ hardly an affirmative action field of study.

42 posted on 05/25/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: napscoordinator

Keep digging you pussy


43 posted on 05/25/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: muawiyah
Barry's regime(s) were remarkably free of corruption compared to other DC governments.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Seriously ... stop before you get any further behind.

The man has a legacy of corruption and incompetence that beggared belief. Maybe you don't remember the lat 1980s and early 1990s ... I do. Remember "murder capital of the US"??? I do. Remember hiring police officers with felony records? I do. Remember the unending parade of corruption investigations and financial mismanagement during the Barry Regime? I do. And I saw it from Maryland. Prince George County. Not Indiana.

So, what do you recall him saying about his "opponents" that wasn't true?

His standard answer to any opposition was that those who opposed him did so because of him being black.

You have to remember he was an educated man with a degree in chemistry ~ hardly an affirmative action field of study.

And??? That means he wasn't an incompetent, corrupt, socialistic idiot as a Mayor? Nonsense. His horrid record is well known. Quit trying to cover it up.

"“Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” -Marion "What, me worry?" Barry.

44 posted on 05/25/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Another thing to think about ~ 1990 FBI set up drug bust scenario for Barry. 1992 Branch Dravidians. 1993 Ruby Ridge. 2000 Elian.

Through that entire period of time you had essentially the same big dogs at the FBI and they liked to mix it up in these high profile arrest situations.

45 posted on 05/25/2012 12:00:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
BTW, you never did tell me about your "local news". You know ... where you see so much more of Marion "nooner" Barry than I do.
46 posted on 05/25/2012 12:01:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
If you voted FOR Sheets Byrd, you are not local. Everybody at FR knows I'm from Indiana and live in Fairfax County Virginia ~ and commuted to work in DC, or near to it, for 40 years.

Is that local enough for you?

47 posted on 05/25/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ArrogantBustard
No one from PG county can possibly claim the moral high ground in the DC metro area. NO WAY.

The current DC mayor is just like PG's most recently arrested PG County Board Chairman (and his wife) ~ except he's not under arrest yet ~ but he's going there.

Nothing that happened under Barry can hold a candle to what goes on in Monkey County and PG on a daily basis!

48 posted on 05/25/2012 12:06:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
If you voted FOR Sheets Byrd

Is English your native language? Are you capable of reading? Are you capable of comprehending what you read?

So ... you live in Fairfax.

Bully for you.

You should know better than to defend the incompetent idiots, Barry included, who mismanage our Nation's Capitol.

49 posted on 05/25/2012 12:07:21 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Barry was merely an employee. The Constitution says Congress runs the District ~ Congress failed. And as the current regime is demonstrating, Congress (under both the Democrats and Republicans) provided DC with a set of laws that encourages corruption and lack of accountability.

It's just like Maryland!~

50 posted on 05/25/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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