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(Politico)   According to voters, there apparently actually IS such as as being "too corrupt" to be Mayor of Washington DC. Your move, Toronto   (politico.com) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, mayor of washington dc, Toronto, David Catania, Fenty, labour movement, d.c. council, local governments  
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2014-04-02 12:48:58 PM  
"Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.
 
2014-04-02 12:53:07 PM  
www.thestar.com
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!
 
2014-04-02 01:02:11 PM  
Not really, subs.  There is indeed such a thing as being too white, or even too light-skinned, though.
 
2014-04-02 01:05:10 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not really, subs.  There is indeed such a thing as being too white, or even too light-skinned, though.


That's was the excuse they gave for why Fenty lost,  because he like iding bikes and stuff he was too "white" for DC.   Gray WAS the "black" candidate in that race you may recall
 
2014-04-02 01:06:23 PM  

Magorn: Benevolent Misanthrope: Not really, subs.  There is indeed such a thing as being too white, or even too light-skinned, though.

That's was the excuse they gave for why Fenty lost,  because he like iding bikes and stuff he was too "white" for DC.   Gray WAS the "black" candidate in that race you may recall


I know.  But he disappointed on that score.
 
2014-04-02 01:56:49 PM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-02 02:08:17 PM  
I have only been paying attention to the whole Ford fiasco aside from the occasional entertaining story of booze and drug so I really don't know much about his actual work as Mayor. Is he corrupt? I got the feeling he was just an incompetent degenerate.
 
2014-04-02 02:10:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-02 02:14:28 PM  

Glenford: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]


Looks like he just turned around from taking a piss against a tree, just a millisecond before spreading his arms and saying, "What!?"
 
2014-04-02 02:19:47 PM  

Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.


Ward 8 is only barely a part of "civilization", so it stands to reason they might not be up on what a normal person looks/sounds like (seriously, Merryi'Berry sounds like he's taken a bit too much head/brain trauma to be autonomous anymore).

// also, didn't he get busted for cocaine possession during a hilarious clusterfark of a traffic stop a few years back?
// or was that his son?
 
2014-04-02 02:23:48 PM  

Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.


DC's 8th Ward
mediacdn.reuters.com

Something, something, the government we deserve.
 
2014-04-02 02:30:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Glenford: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Looks like he just turned around from taking a piss against a tree, just a millisecond before spreading his arms and saying, "What!?"


The cops have that photo as well.
www.thestar.com
 
2014-04-02 02:33:15 PM  
When a Democratic politician behaves in a corrupt manner, the voters toss them out.

Can anybody think of a similar situation where a Republican politician behaved in a corrupt manner and the voters tossed them out? I can think of several cases where they were explicitly re-elected.
 
2014-04-02 02:40:23 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.

DC's 8th Ward


Something, something, the government we deserve.


Meanwhile, the rest of the city is quite fantastic. Hell, even in Southeast, by RFK Stadium has turned around recently.
 
2014-04-02 02:53:49 PM  
that headline is is on crack
 
2014-04-02 02:59:05 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.

Ward 8 is only barely a part of "civilization", so it stands to reason they might not be up on what a normal person looks/sounds like (seriously, Merryi'Berry sounds like he's taken a bit too much head/brain trauma to be autonomous anymore).

// also, didn't he get busted for cocaine possession during a hilarious clusterfark of a traffic stop a few years back?
// or was that his son?


Marrion Barry basically IS Clay Davis from "The Wire"  he does not give a fark what you think about him because his constituents do no give a fark just so long as he takes care of them and brings home a little sumthin-sumthin to the Ward now an again, and stages big giveaways of turkeys and food at Thanksgiving and Christmas
 
2014-04-02 03:14:52 PM  

Magorn: Marrion Barry basically IS Clay Davis from "The Wire" he does not give a fark what you think about him because his constituents do no give a fark just so long as he takes care of them and brings home a little sumthin-sumthin to the Ward now an again, and stages big giveaways of turkeys and food at Thanksgiving and Christmas


I was living in DC from '86 to '89.  It was before the big crack scandal with Marion Barry, but he was still engaging in some shenanigans.  Like one nite his limousine struck a pedestrian at something like 3:00AM.  The consensus was, he's partyin'.

It wasn't long afterwards that was confirmed.
 
2014-04-02 03:27:00 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.

Ward 8 is only barely a part of "civilization", so it stands to reason they might not be up on what a normal person looks/sounds like (seriously, Merryi'Berry sounds like he's taken a bit too much head/brain trauma to be autonomous anymore).

// also, didn't he get busted for cocaine possession during a hilarious clusterfark of a traffic stop a few years back?
// or was that his son?


Although he has had a lot of traffic violations, it looks like cocaine thing was from something else:

On October 28, 2005, Barry pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges stemming from an IRS investigation. The mandatory drug testing for the hearing showed Barry as being positive for cocaine and marijuana. On March 9, 2006, he was sentenced to three years probation for misdemeanor charges of failing to pay federal and local taxes, and underwent drug counseling.

Here's the traffic fiasco one.... maybe...he's had so many.

On September 10, 2006, Barry was stopped by Secret service Uniformed Division police officers after stopping at a green light and running a red light. According to a Secret Service spokesman, the police officers pulled over his car, smelled alcohol, and administered a field sobriety test. Barry was then taken to the U.S. Capitol Police station for a breathalyzer test. The Secret Service said that the Breathalyzer test did not give an accurate reading, but Barry later said that it gave a successful reading of 0.02%, which is less than the legal limit of 0.08%. The police officers asked Barry to give a urine analysis, which Barry refused. The officers gave Barry a ticket for running a red light and failing to submit to a urine analysis. He was also charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and misuse of temporary tags. Barry pled not guilty to the charges.Prosecutors offered Barry a deal to drop the charge of driving under the influence in exchange for a guilty plea from Barry; he declined. A judge found him not guilty of the charges.
 
2014-04-02 03:55:34 PM  
Bowser outspent the other candidates in the last two weeks, spending more than half a million dollars and dropping $107,000 on television ads.

http://blogs.gwhatchet.com/newsroom/tag/muriel-bowser/

DEMOCRACY WORKS!
 
2014-04-02 05:24:02 PM  
I so hope that Toronto re-elects Ford again. If they do then that city loses all rights to it's "hipper than thou" cred and can never look down its nose at the rest of Canada again.
 
2014-04-02 05:45:33 PM  
Ms. Bowser is an alum of Chatham College in Pittsburgh.  Although this doesn't mean anything to most people, I do know she got an awesome education plus, I feel certain she can defend herself against anything thrown at her.

So she has that going for her, which is nice.

/World Ready
 
2014-04-02 06:26:20 PM  
well, D.C. did give crackhead marion berry his job back after attending rehab.

one set of rules for the Owners
another set for the bottom 98%.


Mcdonald's wouldn't hire you back, though.  they can't trust you with those happy meals anymore.  -thanx chris rock.
 
2014-04-02 06:27:28 PM  

Walker: "Mayor for life" Marion Crackhead Barry still on the city council though. And he gets re-elected over and over. He was the only city council member who voted against gay marriage too, because gay marriage is evil but being a crackhead is perfectly fine. Not to mention all his more recent activities, such as whipping his dick out in front of a bathroom cleaner, drunk driving, racist remarks, giving city contracts to his girlfriend, and not paying his taxes for years.



you're forgetting.  he's in The Club.
 
2014-04-02 06:33:07 PM  

sendtodave: Bowser outspent the other candidates in the last two weeks, spending more than half a million dollars and dropping $107,000 on television ads.



img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-02 09:43:33 PM  
You guys are slipping:
static.squarespace.com
 
2014-04-02 11:17:43 PM  
Well, Ford did today vote against renaming a street after Nelson Mandela and to congratulate Canadian Olympians on a job well done.
 
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