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23. People earn their respect and President Obama
has certainly earned mine.
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  -I live in an impoverished inner city that is mostly populated by minorities mdmc  Dec-30-09 12:02 PM   #0 
  - Stay safe my friend!  MadMaddie   Dec-30-09 12:10 PM   #1 
  - yesyes  mdmc   Dec-30-09 12:24 PM   #5 
     - Sounds like you are a busy man, but here's a book that's worth a read if you haven't already:  bertman   Dec-30-09 11:31 PM   #36 
     - welcome to the ol buddy list  mdmc   Dec-31-09 10:59 AM   #98 
     - I don't know if there are adequate words...so here goes:  sueh   Dec-31-09 09:43 AM   #90 
        - Thank you my dear friend  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:23 AM   #111 
  - +100  kestrel91316   Dec-30-09 12:18 PM   #2 
  - I see your +100 and raise it a +101  Number23   Dec-30-09 08:46 PM   #24 
     - So that's + 201 to me? CALL!! (n/t)  DWilliamsamh   Dec-31-09 08:05 AM   #79 
  - gang controlled parts of the city? dang....there would be a good use of the national guard.  ORDagnabbit   Dec-30-09 12:20 PM   #3 
  - A couple years ago the CRIPS tried to set up a spot on Benkard Ave.  mdmc   Dec-30-09 12:34 PM   #7 
     - Wow. Thanks for posting that. Good info to have.  bertman   Dec-30-09 11:28 PM   #35 
     - You think cutting a person's hands and feet off while  cornermouse   Dec-31-09 04:08 AM   #61 
     - no - I am sure that death would have been far more compassionate.  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:03 AM   #100 
     - "They didn't even kill Robyn, they cut off his hands and feet and left him to die."  Kaleva   Dec-31-09 07:02 AM   #72 
     - I was just trying to flavor the hardcore "justice" of the unregulated market  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:05 AM   #102 
        - I was being a tad snarky. Your OP was an excellent read and I thank you for posting it!  Kaleva   Dec-31-09 02:52 PM   #170 
           - thanks for the reply  mdmc   Dec-31-09 05:31 PM   #184 
     - I think you might have missed the point...  burrfoot   Dec-31-09 07:10 AM   #74 
     - POINT TAKEN  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:10 AM   #105 
     - The local gang is/was dealing drugs and defended their dealing "turf"  varelse   Dec-31-09 07:52 AM   #78 
     - they tortured and killed him  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:11 AM   #106 
     - I hope every one of the rasta pieces of shit can be summarily executed.  Lucky Luciano   Dec-31-09 08:48 AM   #84 
     - Newburgh, NY???  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 09:40 AM   #88 
        - I live on Washington Street now! The corner of Liberty and Washington  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:14 AM   #108 
           - 1961-1979  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 12:37 PM   #138 
  - Agreed a million times a million. But there most definitely ARE ways to improve impoverished lives.  geckosfeet   Dec-30-09 12:21 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for running for office  grantcart   Dec-30-09 12:26 PM   #6 
  - "Be the change that you want to see in the world."  mdmc   Dec-30-09 12:38 PM   #8 
  - Wow, this may be the most depressing post I've ever seen on DU  rockymountaindem   Dec-30-09 12:53 PM   #9 
  - why?  Liberation Angel   Dec-30-09 02:33 PM   #13 
  - It's sad that people have become so worn down by continued injustice  rockymountaindem   Dec-30-09 04:03 PM   #18 
     - Exactly. Dead on. Perfect. Right on the nose.  asthmaticeog   Dec-31-09 06:18 AM   #69 
     - Agreed  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:24 AM   #112 
  - well, any discussion of inner city Newburgh will be depressing  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:22 AM   #109 
  - You must be talking about Detroit. n/t  Fire1   Dec-30-09 01:18 PM   #10 
  - I think it's Newburgh, NY  caraher   Dec-30-09 03:10 PM   #16 
  - Since O was elected 11/08, crime is down to 1960's levels nation wide.  loudsue   Dec-31-09 08:36 AM   #81 
  - Yes, I'm from Newburgh, NY  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 09:47 AM   #91 
     - Or east end, west end, heights, flats, and north end (South St. on)  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:07 AM   #104 
        - Please do!  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 12:41 PM   #142 
           - fo'sho I will  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:05 PM   #153 
  - Is Detroit the only city with these problems oh..  butterfly77   Dec-30-09 09:08 PM   #27 
     - Serial killers?  JoeyT   Dec-31-09 02:51 AM   #60 
  - Thank you. This is a great post  pscot   Dec-30-09 02:11 PM   #11 
  - thank you and I will  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:25 AM   #113 
  - I have lived and worked in the inner city most of my adult life  Liberation Angel   Dec-30-09 02:32 PM   #12 
  - thank you as well  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:35 AM   #117 
  - I agree K&R  Hollywood Trucker   Dec-31-09 02:49 PM   #169 
  - Yup, an Obama hat is the new ghetto backstage pass for whites  mkultra   Dec-30-09 02:41 PM   #14 
  - People earn their respect and President Obama  Cha   Dec-30-09 07:29 PM   #23 
  - well thats true  mkultra   Dec-30-09 11:16 PM   #34 
  - "Ghetto back stage pass"?  Butch350   Dec-31-09 07:23 AM   #75 
  - Pretty revealing, isn't it  AspenRose   Dec-31-09 10:58 AM   #97 
  - yeah, its satire sherlock  mkultra   Jan-01-10 12:55 PM   #198 
  - Once they see what I am all about, I am Kool and the Gang  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:29 AM   #115 
  - Nice post, but just one correction, "terms." ;-)  Parker CA   Dec-30-09 02:42 PM   #15 
  - Why do you think you got a pass from your hat?  AngryAmish   Dec-30-09 03:15 PM   #17 
  - No white people go to these areas unless they are copping drugs  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:34 AM   #116 
  - I always get a little misty when I see young African American men ..  Clio the Leo   Dec-30-09 04:45 PM   #19 
  - I was in a convenience store in my neighborhood  angee_is_mad   Dec-30-09 11:35 PM   #37 
  - I almost got jumped by a bunch of gang kids  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:44 AM   #120 
  - Every corner store has  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:37 AM   #118 
  - K&R!  butterfly77   Dec-30-09 06:05 PM   #20 
  - You forgot Danny Glover.  AspenRose   Dec-31-09 11:01 AM   #99 
  - This neighborhood is like many  mstinamotorcity   Dec-30-09 06:16 PM   #21 
  - Great post. Some of the smartest, most hard working people I have EVER known  Number23   Dec-30-09 08:54 PM   #26 
  - mstinamotorcity, that was powerful stuff and right on target. Thanks.  bertman   Dec-30-09 11:36 PM   #38 
  - I don't mean to  mstinamotorcity   Dec-31-09 07:03 AM   #73 
     - Sadly, we live in at least 2 Americans  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:09 PM   #127 
     - Some things people call  mstinamotorcity   Dec-31-09 04:02 PM   #176 
        - thanks for the reply  mdmc   Jan-01-10 11:37 AM   #189 
     - mstinamotorcity, your comments are right on in many respects.  bertman   Jan-01-10 12:45 PM   #197 
  - Please post more.  postulater   Dec-31-09 10:40 AM   #93 
  - I'll pm you when my story is done  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:50 AM   #121 
  - thanks for the reply  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:10 PM   #128 
  - That is pretty much what I saw in the inner city of my town  eilen   Dec-30-09 07:17 PM   #22 
  - Do me a favor  AllentownJake   Dec-30-09 08:50 PM   #25 
  - Explain to your people ie...the haters that..  butterfly77   Dec-30-09 09:10 PM   #28 
  - I have my issues with the administration  AllentownJake   Dec-30-09 09:17 PM   #31 
     - What about dems calling to primary him?  angee_is_mad   Dec-30-09 11:55 PM   #42 
     - The black community is one large segment of the democratic coallition  AllentownJake   Dec-31-09 06:57 AM   #71 
     - Go into a black community supporting an Obama challenger?  angee_is_mad   Dec-31-09 02:54 PM   #171 
     - I can tell you what I am doing Angee  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:04 PM   #126 
     - Ok.We believe you...  butterfly77   Dec-31-09 06:13 PM   #187 
  - I take it you  mstinamotorcity   Dec-30-09 09:12 PM   #29 
  - I tend to go downtown to help out  AllentownJake   Dec-30-09 09:15 PM   #30 
  - We have already took your idea and it is going good  mdmc   Dec-31-09 11:56 AM   #123 
  - great post - good luck out there and stay safe  NJGeek   Dec-30-09 09:43 PM   #32 
  - I can relate to what you're saying  HughMoran   Dec-30-09 11:16 PM   #33 
  - REC AND KICK. nt  bertman   Dec-30-09 11:38 PM   #39 
  - I live in a mixed neighborhood in the city  zalinda   Dec-30-09 11:49 PM   #40 
  - That's because you're not a Democrat.  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 12:06 AM   #43 
  - Dayummmmm Frenchie  angee_is_mad   Dec-31-09 12:17 AM   #45 
  - Shameful, hey.  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 12:50 AM   #49 
  - Frenchie!!! Good lookin out!!! Go Girl!! n/t  Fire1   Jan-01-10 08:33 PM   #205 
  - okay, now that raggedy ass post makes more sense.  firedupdem   Dec-31-09 12:53 AM   #50 
  - Must be his preacher "accent " that he uses while he has his nose in the air......  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 01:25 AM   #51 
  - holy shit. That 2nd post would make Sean Hannity have to change his drawz  Number23   Dec-31-09 01:33 AM   #52 
  - True liberals scare the DLC people like Frenchie.  Ysabela   Dec-31-09 01:46 AM   #53 
  - True liberals don't want Republicans winning, Ysabela.  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 02:12 AM   #56 
  - True Liberals don't want a Democratic President to govern like a Republican-lite. That WILL lose..  Ysabela   Dec-31-09 02:20 AM   #57 
     - Sorry Ysabela,  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 02:40 AM   #58 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-31-09 02:12 PM   #166 
        - Damn,the pot..  butterfly77   Dec-31-09 06:10 PM   #186 
     - You must be very young  shellgame26   Dec-31-09 08:36 AM   #82 
  - Kucinich will never be on a national Democratic ticket. Ever.  aquart   Dec-31-09 12:16 PM   #132 
  - Not as long as people are stupid enough to vote on looks...  winyanstaz   Dec-31-09 03:17 PM   #174 
  - Kucinich will never be on a national democratic ticket. Ever.  Fire1   Jan-01-10 08:39 PM   #207 
  - In your dreams jelly bean!!! n/t  Fire1   Jan-01-10 08:34 PM   #206 
  - People who live in glass houses.  cornermouse   Dec-31-09 04:57 AM   #63 
  - WOOOOAH!!!  shellgame26   Dec-31-09 08:28 AM   #80 
  - This is why you're hated with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns  AspenRose   Dec-31-09 11:13 AM   #107 
  - Awww, Frenchie!  These Eyes   Dec-31-09 11:38 AM   #119 
  - Being flying under the radar  Hutzpa   Dec-31-09 12:04 PM   #125 
  - And still you defend the man who is doing in the poor  zalinda   Dec-31-09 12:13 PM   #130 
  - You sound like a lost, angry, soul. You sold your own vote down  firedupdem   Dec-31-09 12:48 AM   #48 
  - Your post history is telling  Dappleganger   Dec-31-09 06:10 AM   #68 
  - How the hell do you  mstinamotorcity   Dec-31-09 07:47 AM   #76 
  - lol! I got NOWHERE in the inner city with Dean or Kerry or Hillary  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:16 PM   #131 
  - So basically you're saying...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-31-09 12:35 PM   #136 
  - You tell those Negroes what's good for them!  geek tragedy   Jan-01-10 11:47 AM   #191 
  - Obama is a fortunate man to have the loyalty of  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-30-09 11:53 PM   #41 
  - Yep, it breaks down like that Pres. Obama has felt our pain, his book defines who he is than the ...  ProgressOnTheMove   Dec-31-09 12:17 AM   #44 
  - and here I thought we gave him a democratic majority already :)  winyanstaz   Dec-31-09 02:02 AM   #54 
     - So where did Lieberman, Landrieux, Lincoln, Bayh, Johnson and a few others come from?  FrenchieCat   Dec-31-09 02:46 AM   #59 
     - It is not the fault of the people (like myself) that voted Obama in  winyanstaz   Dec-31-09 04:10 AM   #62 
     - Thank you for stating the obvious  shellgame26   Dec-31-09 08:41 AM   #83 
     - No Palin ready to take up the reigns  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:23 PM   #133 
  - Just curious. Why did you run for office? If all is so hopeless, and seemingly  change_notfinetuning   Dec-31-09 12:38 AM   #46 
  - Obama: Be the change that you want to see in the world!  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:32 PM   #134 
     - Thank for your response. See post #177 below. Sorry I was too late to rec.  change_notfinetuning   Dec-31-09 04:44 PM   #178 
  - I rec but seeing that much "it is what it is" hurts me  TheKentuckian   Dec-31-09 12:39 AM   #47 
  - I have to agree...  winyanstaz   Dec-31-09 02:06 AM   #55 
  - The ghetto is still full of Obama hope  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:36 PM   #137 
     - I certainly agree with that.....  winyanstaz   Dec-31-09 03:13 PM   #173 
  - glad for the rec, cause we are moving the inner city toward Obama  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:34 PM   #135 
  - Obama's election is "turning the direction"  mdmc   Jan-01-10 11:46 AM   #190 
  - Do you live in Queensbridge?! But I agree. n/t  vaberella   Dec-31-09 05:13 AM   #64 
  - Take the MTA Hudson line out of Grand Central  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:38 PM   #139 
  - I can only recommend this once  RFKHumphreyObama   Dec-31-09 05:31 AM   #65 
  - Respectfully pointing out that I was in agreement with  cornermouse   Dec-31-09 05:55 AM   #66 
  - #7 post was about a former student of mine  mdmc   Jan-01-10 11:50 AM   #192 
  - God bless  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:39 PM   #140 
  - Thank you for sharing that.  Dappleganger   Dec-31-09 06:05 AM   #67 
  - thanks for the reply  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:39 PM   #141 
  - Is anyone paying attention to what's been said on this thread?  cornermouse   Dec-31-09 06:20 AM   #70 
  - This is how unregulated market disputes are resolved.  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:46 PM   #143 
  - Man, are your expectations low or what? I have a feeling that if you don't expect anything from our  IsItJustMe   Dec-31-09 07:51 AM   #77 
  - Where are low expectations represented in the OP?  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:47 PM   #144 
  - You can't be serious  no limit   Dec-31-09 08:54 AM   #85 
  - I'm thinking the same thing.  earth mom   Dec-31-09 09:05 AM   #86 
  - And yet this gets over 100 recs already, kind of sad.  no limit   Dec-31-09 10:41 AM   #94 
  - I still don't understand  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:51 PM   #148 
     - The problem is you are trying to make yourself a spokesman for the inner city, you arent  no limit   Dec-31-09 01:06 PM   #154 
        - gottcha - point taken - you are correct  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:16 PM   #156 
        - There inner city is passionate about many political issues  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:28 PM   #158 
        - I'm a black person born and raised in an inner city. What I find interesting is that I read the same  Number23   Dec-31-09 04:01 PM   #175 
           - Then you didn't read the same OP as me  no limit   Dec-31-09 05:22 PM   #182 
              - I agree with you to a point. I thought the OP was spot on but some of the comments in the  Number23   Jan-01-10 11:05 AM   #188 
                 - But after you read the OP I really don't see what other conclusion you can come to  no limit   Jan-01-10 12:31 PM   #196 
                    - By your interpretation why would anyone support or vote for ANYONE??  Number23   Jan-01-10 04:56 PM   #201 
  - please try  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:49 PM   #145 
     - You are communicating perfectly. You are relating what you see, which is  change_notfinetuning   Dec-31-09 04:37 PM   #177 
  - About poor gang members and inner city residents respecting Obama?  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:50 PM   #146 
  - i think maybe people actually would kind of sort of expect him to actually do something.  Algorem   Dec-31-09 09:08 AM   #87 
  - Yeah, because everyone in the inner city MUST be a gangster.  Jennicut   Dec-31-09 01:12 PM   #155 
     - There are many people living in fear of the gangs in the inner city  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:18 PM   #157 
     - Yes.  Jennicut   Dec-31-09 01:57 PM   #165 
        - uh and my post was meant to reply to them , not you..  mdmc   Dec-31-09 05:15 PM   #181 
     - rich white sheltered liberal chic princess looking to call someone a racist  Algorem   Dec-31-09 02:41 PM   #167 
        - Nope, he worked for a utility and still does, the local phone company now owned by AT&T.  Jennicut   Dec-31-09 05:47 PM   #185 
  - Truthful observations all.  yellerpup   Dec-31-09 09:42 AM   #89 
  - amen  uponit7771   Dec-31-09 10:38 AM   #92 
  - The BIGGEST K&R I've ever given  Autonomy   Dec-31-09 10:43 AM   #95 
  - Wanting a better tomorrow and a fair piece of the pie is not petulance  TheKentuckian   Dec-31-09 01:39 PM   #160 
  - did your neighbors elect you to speak for them?  Enrique   Dec-31-09 10:45 AM   #96 
  - No we have a city council (1 mayor, 4 members)  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:54 PM   #149 
  - Thank you mdmc for your post  RedRoses323   Dec-31-09 11:04 AM   #101 
  - I see that you are in Newburgh. I lived there in the 60's, we were actually  kestrel91316   Dec-31-09 11:07 AM   #103 
  - I remember that too -- busing started for me in 4th grade..  mdmc   Dec-31-09 12:57 PM   #150 
  - If you Google the map for the area, when you turn south onto Park Hill Dr from that road up over  kestrel91316   Jan-01-10 12:16 PM   #194 
     - on the wrong side of the tracks, as us woodwinders used to call ya  mdmc   Jan-01-10 01:33 PM   #199 
        - I sort of remember that development........I also had a classmate that lived  kestrel91316   Jan-01-10 07:50 PM   #203 
           - I know that house very well  mdmc   Jan-02-10 09:48 AM   #208 
  - I went to Union Grove and Temple Hill  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 01:41 PM   #161 
     - Temple Hill, South High, NFA..  mdmc   Jan-01-10 11:56 AM   #193 
     - We left after I finished up 5th grade. My sister went to the Jr HS that sits  kestrel91316   Jan-01-10 12:18 PM   #195 
        - NjrHS was a lot nicer then SjrHS  mdmc   Jan-01-10 01:39 PM   #200 
           - I think Epiphany pond is still there in the woods just W of the college/JHS  kestrel91316   Jan-01-10 07:53 PM   #204 
              - yes..it is still there  mdmc   Jan-02-10 09:49 AM   #209 
  - I work in an impoverished inner city that is mostly populated by minorities  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-31-09 11:23 AM   #110 
  - God bless you and Happy New Year.  AspenRose   Dec-31-09 11:26 AM   #114 
  - Much Of the Worst Started With Reagan  Rozlee   Dec-31-09 11:53 AM   #122 
  - I hope you'll post more, too!  AspenRose   Dec-31-09 12:12 PM   #129 
  - I rarely argue poltics - HONESTLY  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:02 PM   #151 
  - yikes  optimator   Dec-31-09 11:56 AM   #124 
  - It is not like that at all  mdmc   Dec-31-09 01:03 PM   #152 
  - May the Great Spirit watch over you while you do your best n/t  zulchzulu   Dec-31-09 12:50 PM   #147 
  - Thank you for your post, mdmc  SeattleGirl   Dec-31-09 01:36 PM   #159 
  - wow mdmc  Hutzpa   Dec-31-09 01:43 PM   #162 
  - Are you from Newburgh, too???? (nt)  Autumn Colors   Dec-31-09 01:46 PM   #163 
     - Not at all  Hutzpa   Dec-31-09 01:48 PM   #164 
        - sometimes, when I'm elsewhere .. other towns / cities  mdmc   Dec-31-09 05:22 PM   #183 
  - Why do you support Pres. Obama then?  Hollywood Trucker   Dec-31-09 02:41 PM   #168 
  - Welcome to DU Hollywood Trucker!  mdmc   Dec-31-09 05:10 PM   #179 
  - so all obama has to do is stay black?  Algorem   Dec-31-09 03:11 PM   #172 
  - perhaps  mdmc   Dec-31-09 05:12 PM   #180 
  - Yes, and give him the TIME he needs too. God, people talking but primary challenges after less than  RBInMaine   Jan-01-10 05:03 PM   #202 
 

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