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Happy New Year, Ex-Mayor Barry  
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Looks like ex-Mayor Marion Barry got a little taste of DC's home town hospitality, more or less a product of his own inept government from years ago... Hope he liked it.

Ex-D.C. Mayor Barry Unharmed in Robbery
By DERRILL HOLLY
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was robbed at gunpoint at his apartment by some youths who had helped him carry his groceries.

Barry, who wasn't injured in the Monday night robbery, said he gave the youths a couple of dollars for helping unload groceries from his car and they left. They returned, however, and after Barry let them into his Southeast apartment, they pointed a gun at his head and took his wallet, which contained cash and credit cards, Barry told WRC-TV.

"Obviously, I'm traumatized. To have a pistol cocked in your face is not something you cannot feel emotional about," Barry said.

Barry, 69, is a member of the City Council and served four terms as mayor. In his third term, he was videotaped in 1990 in a hotel room smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting. The following year, he served a six-month prison sentence.


Amen. God, whoever she is, decided to start 2006 with a big guffaw !

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Justice is served . . . . cold and ugly.

User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

"The bitch set me up!"


MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1723 times:

Ahhhhh...there IS justice in this world after all...

He wasn't injured or killed, so I can take great delight in making that comment...  Wink


User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1720 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Justice is served . . . . cold and ugly.



Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 3):

come on guys, it might be karma, but it isn't justice ...

justice is upholding the law, not relishing in the fact when two armed thugs hold up a senior citizen at gunpoint when he was going about his law-abiding business

to advocate one law being broken to satisfy another (when he did do his court-appointed time in prison) just isn't right

ANC, this is just another statistic for gun controllers to use in their cause

true, berry is/was scum, totally wrong to have done the things he did, and never should have been mayor to start with, much less get another term

but, if you believe in true justice, then you know he went before a jury of his peers and was sentenced and carried out his sentence. is he still a d*ck; i'd imagine so, but does he deserve to have the crap scared out of him, with a presumingly loaded gun held to his head? no.

he planted bad seeds, and maybe some have some back to bite his wrinkled ass

but this isn't justice, its just another crime having been committed in washington

...

i will place bets, however, that the good mayor pissed his drawers ...

...

The Lester Mainwaring Party

...



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1707 times:

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 4):
ANC, this is just another statistic for gun controllers to use in their cause

I don't see how that can be since DC has the toughest gun control laws in the nation.

If anything, this is proof that gun control laws don't work.


User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1705 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 5):
I don't see how that can be since DC has the toughest gun control laws in the nation.

If anything, this is proof that gun control laws don't work.

i didn't say it was or wasn't, i just said that it could be political fodder

you really missed the point of the post



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1703 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Thread starter):
Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was robbed at gunpoint at his apartment by some youths who had helped him carry his groceries.

What's the likelihood that he was doing more business with those kids than simply grocery transportation? Just guessing.

Quoting Jaysit (Thread starter):
Amen. God, whoever she is, decided to start 2006 with a big guffaw !

And it's heartily joined by most of us normal humans...



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1700 times:

Quick question.
Would people's perception of Marion Berry be different if he was busted sniffing white powder cocaine?
You know the kind Dubya used to snort.

[Edited 2006-01-03 22:28:44]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
You know the kind Dubya used to snort.

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ah, but my dear superfly, the pres is 'born again', all his sins have been washed away by the toxic chemical spills of halliburton ...

although that choking on the pretzel incident HAR HAR HAR, gotta love someone in distress!!! --- any 'normal' person does !!!

i'm Lester Mainwaring, and i approved of this message ...



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Quick question.
Would people'e perception of Marion Berry be different if he was busted sniffing white powder cocaine?
You know the kind Dubya used to snort.

Comparing a rumor about youthful indiscretions (never proven to my knowledge, even though taken as gospel by many in the crowd) to a criminal act while serving as an elected official is slightly disengenuous....would you not agree?

I don't care if it's hash or heroin......the dude was drugging up in a cheap hotel with a crack whore and got busted.......why would you defend this....or deflect criticism by playing the unnecessary race card here?



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1689 times:

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 6):
i didn't say it was or wasn't, i just said that it could be political fodder

you really missed the point of the post

No, I didn't miss a thing.

Your post was centered around useing only a definition of the word justice based upon it's legal context as pertaining to modern western legal systems and ignoreing the more traditional meaning of the word. It's not a debate worth entering into unless you are willing to conceed that there is such a concept as justice other than that delivered by a court of law.

It's no secret that Barry is crooked, corrupt, and a destructive force upon his city. In a non-legal use of the word, it certainly is justice that he recieved what he helped promote.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
unnecessary race card here?

Race card?
No one is playing any race card here.
Crack and cocaine is the SAME THING, yet the penalties are different.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
youthful indiscretions

Until the age of 40?
You and I are both under 40 and we can't get away with any "youthful indiscretions" if we commit a crime.

Also, a DUI (which IS documented) is bad whether you're an elected official or an unemployed spoiled brat of an elected official.

[Edited 2006-01-03 22:30:36]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 11):
Your post was centered around useing only a definition of the word justice based upon it's legal context as pertaining to modern western legal systems and ignoreing the more traditional meaning of the word.

you know what you don't get is that the first comment wasn't even made to you ... d'oh ... no debate about that!!!



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 13):
you know what you don't get is that the first comment wasn't even made to you ... d'oh ... no debate about that!!!

Hey wait... you're right.

You were responding to someone else on a public forum that has an opinion that I agree with.

How dare I respond.

I mean, surely.. I shouldn't ever think about entering an ongoing public debate... who do I think I am after all?

 banghead 


User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1676 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 14):
I mean, surely.. I shouldn't ever think about entering an ongoing public debate... who do I think I am after all?

i'm glad you get the big picture

you are dismissed ...



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 7):
What's the likelihood that he was doing more business with those kids than simply grocery transportation? Just guessing.

Maybe they were trying to steal his stash. If you're right then Barry's a dumbass for reporting the crime.



Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 16):
Maybe they were trying to steal his stash. If you're right then Barry's a dumbass for reporting the crime.

i will concede that that is a possiblity ... in which case, yes JUSTICE would have been served !!! LOL, god, i need a drink ...



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Race card?
No one is playing any race card here.
Crack and cocaine is the SAME THING, yet the penalties are different.

OK...so you are not trying to make some point on racism by insinuating there is a difference between crack and cocaine? Because most of the people who bring that point up are saying that it's a racial issue.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Until the age of 40?

OK...so you are saying that not only do you have definitive proof that President Bush snorted cocaine, but you personally know that he did this until age 40? You are HOOKED UP!!! You got all the info! Man, that's stronger than a garlic milkshake!



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineLesMainwaring From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 543 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
Man, that's stronger than a garlic milkshake!

mmmmmmmmmm do they have those at the Varsity?



I want something under my wheels thats plenty long and mighty dry --- Vern Demarest
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
Because most of the people who bring that point up are saying that it's a racial issue.

It's more of a class issue than a race issue. I've seen plenty of White crackheads too.
Stop being so hypersensetive to the race issue.


Dubya never held a full-time job until the age of 40 and that IS documented. His DUI at the age of 36 IS documented.
So it's easy to assume that the dumbass was just jacking off until he found JAYZUSS at the age of 40.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9516 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Thread starter):
Barry, 69, is a member of the City Council and served four terms as mayor. In his third term, he was videotaped in 1990 in a hotel room smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting. The following year, he served a six-month prison sentence.

oh come on off the poor man for the whole crack thing. that was so 1990.

he's Barry, Barry sorry.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
Dubya never held a full-time job until the age of 40 and that IS documented. His DUI at the age of 36 IS documented.
So it's easy to assume that the dumbass was just jacking off until he found JAYZUSS at the age of 40.

Lots of things are easy to assume....you make it a point to treat as fact what are only accusations when you discuss things, which appears to some to be an effort to make something accepted by constant use in spite of the facts.

Not very accurate.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

DIO21:
It's interesting that Dubya never denied it either.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 19):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
Man, that's stronger than a garlic milkshake!

mmmmmmmmmm do they have those at the Varsity?

Nah...but they do have suicide dogs with onions, coleslaw, cheese and chili..... don't need garlic after that.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
25 Superfly : Oh by the way, I have had garlic ice cream and it was AWFUL!!!!!!!!!
26 ANCFlyer : Exactly the opposite . . . it's fodder for people like me that think the gun laws in this country are assinine! DC - with some of the toughest gun la
27 Post contains images Superfly : Agreed! I wish the idiot voters that voted to outlaw handguns in this town realized that. DC has a similar handgun ban and obviously it's not working
28 Post contains images DL021 : ... What were you smoking?!?! Dude, that sounds gross....
29 Superfly : It wasn't my idea. My friend and his wife had some at there house and insisted that I try it. I really did not want to do it but I was talked in to i
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