Thanksgiving suppression? Marion Barry giving away free turkeys; Photo ID required

Photo ID required? Why is Democrat Marion Barry suppressing the right to free Thanksgiving turkeys?


A Twitchy reader reminds us that Barry has been a bit of a Thanksgiving turkey before:

In 2010, Barry’s turkey giveaway was a flop because he tried to short a grocer $9,000. Shocking, we know.

Barry failed to pay the grocery store $26,000 for 2,000 turkeys by Monday, and Giant refused to accept the councilman’s assurance that he would have the rest of the money this week. According to Barry’s office, $17,000 of the funds had been raised and received.

So all those who went to Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia looking for a free bird Tuesday morning, it was a wasted trip.

  • radjahshelduck

    Isn’t there a danger that someone will mistake Berry for a turkey and then stuff and roast him?

    • medicinewomantwo

      That would be no mistake, just the meat is no good……………

    • TugboatPhil

      If that happened, he just say, “The b*tch set me up!”

  • Liberal Hater

    Won’t somebody think of the CHILDREN?

  • Kimberly O’Neal

    I guess many won’t get turkey since it’s racist to have ID and there so poor and all. Isn’t there a way to get this on national news?.. oh my bad I totally lost my mind for a minute in thinking obamas henchmen would dare cover it.

  • gman213

    ID required? Dats rasiss!

  • Jim Cooper

    Did he work for that? I don’t think so.

  • TugboatPhil

    How many recipients of the “free” turkeys do you suppose are going to ask, “Who’s gonna cook this m*tha f**ka?”

  • michael s

    i love it . still trying to mock suspicious changes in voting. however when it was soldier ballots you had a different tune. did the soldiers have their correct ids’. maybe the soldiers were told that voter fraud is a felony. i applaud Mr barry for doing this effort.

    • TugboatPhil

      You applaud his effort to try to cheat Giant out of the agreed money? Very commendable.

      • michael s

        i applaud his effort to distribute food to the needy.

        • TugboatPhil

          There was nothing in any of the linked articles about recipients having to be needy. They merely had to live in his voting district. I’m sure the crack dealers were as welcome to come as the church goers.

        • Slam1263

          With the taxpayer footing a $60,000 tab per impoverished household, how is there any “needy” people left?
          How is a person who is so “needy”, going to cook said meal?
          Just another freeloader hand out, letting the pigeons get fat, and the rats fatter.

        • Jillane Kent

          Show me the means and asset test used to determine need. Simply being alive and occupying a geographic area does not imply entitlement or an inability to purchase basic food items.

        • yahneverknow

          I thought the needy couldn’t afford identification?

  • TocksNedlog

    Turkeys are free. Crack is extra.

  • Robert Phelps

    Another broken promise from a Dem? Are you surprised?

  • Chris Knight

    Where is he giving out the free rock for every turkey purchase?

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The ad mentions health screenings too; Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing: a.k.a. a prostate exam. Forging my ID right now…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Anyone hear that you need to provide a photo ID to use your unlimited free ride pass on the Metro Transit in the people’s republic of Madison, WI? The passes are issued to students and employees of the city and other participating employers but apparently some have tried selling them on eBay and Craigslist, so now they’re cracking down by requiring not just any old photo ID but a student photo ID or an employer-issued photo ID. Wonder if they’ll be able to afford those free passes and Obamacare?

  • Right Wired

    The hypocrisy is delicious.

  • my preciousss!!

    why did the turkey got liberally stuffed? because it wanted to be a chicken and crossed the street!

  • Lynda

    Michael S…If they are in the military..they have not only shown ID, to enlist…but they have SHOWN THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATES! Is that something that your president has done? NOT!

  • scalzo

    So let me get this straight. You have to have an ID to get a turkey but not to vote? Wow it just gets dumber and dumber.

  • SpinMeNot

    Ok, we are living in the twilight zone. Will somebody change the channel please

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    I don’t think I would want to show my I.d. to a criminal like that.