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#592522 - 11/14/17 10:47 AM Re: A Statue of Marion Barry?? [Re: Webley Webster]
smitty Offline
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Originally Posted By: Webley Webster
I would say it seems ridiculous, but it's more fun to watch you beat your chest and proclaim moral superiority--all the while defending sexual harassers, pederasts, and racist murderers--because you're so damn certain I never would say that.


This. If one were truly interested in a conversation & what others thought of the idea, the thread would have gone something like: "Marion Barry? Will they include the crack pipe in the rendering?" and everyone would chuckle & agree that's ridiculous.

But for some reason we got a comparison to Confederate monuments and a dramatic line being drawn in the sand... well, now the show's startin'.
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#592524 - 11/14/17 11:36 AM Re: A Statue of Marion Barry?? [Re: smitty]
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Everybody in DC liked the Mayor for Life. I'm serious. White folks, black folks...everybody.

It was the people from everywhere else that lost their minds when the Mayor got caught being the Mayor.

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#592530 - 11/14/17 01:59 PM Re: A Statue of Marion Barry?? [Re: Pangloss]
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Actually, he was a very good Mayor early in his term, before the drugs got to him. Then he became a sad joke (and a cautionary lesson for anybody tempted to do drugs).
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#592535 - 11/14/17 04:47 PM Re: A Statue of Marion Barry?? [Re: Lee]
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Still, I got to admit, as a young man it was pretty cool to be sitting in a seedy strip club and have the Mayor walk in feeling...how shall we say...cocky...

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#592540 - 11/14/17 06:17 PM Re: A Statue of Marion Barry?? [Re: Webley Webster]
pogo Offline
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Marion Barry.
I heartily agree with Lee's comments.
Read about his career. The huge and admirable achievements. Then his decline.
It may not have had to do with drugs, but dope and increasing
incapacity certainly occurred together.
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