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Former Mayor of Washington DC and librarian, Marion Barry died at the spry age of 78.

In 1977, Barry was shot by radical Hanafi Muslims when they overran the District Building.  This was during the Hanafi Muslim Siege in which hostages were held by the terrorists for two days.  Do you remember that?  Is that in any history books?  You’d think that we would remember that shit.  I mean, as a nation.

But do we?

No.

Marion Barry will be remembered for what he did in 1990.

In 1990, Barry changed Canadian politics forever.  At that time, a 21-year-old Rob Ford looked on with awe and thought, “if he can do it, than I can too!”

By then, Barry was mayor of DC, which is not an enviable job.  The stresses really got to him and he needed an outlet.  He found that outlet, like so many of us, in smoking crack cocaine.  This made good political sense because he could buy local and support small businesses in his area.

As a matter of fact, the FBI and DC police caught him smoking crack.  On surveillance video.  This did not look good for the Mayor.  Especially when he said  “Bitch set me up…I shouldn’t have come up here…goddamn bitch!”

After his arrest and through his trial, Barry continued as mayor.  Which is pretty ballsy, if you ask me.  I mean, Nixon didn’t even get caught on video surveillance.

That year, he decided not to run for re-election… which seems wiser.  It seemed to be the end for Mr Barry.  The public

"Did I do THAAT?" - Marion Barry (later co-opted by Steven Urkel)

“Did I do THAAT?” – Marion Barry (later co-opted by Steven Urkel)

knew that crack was wack and wanted no part of it! …or did they?

In ‘94, motherfucker ran again for mayor!  Barry ran under the slogan “He May Not Be Perfect, But He’s Perfect for D.C.”  Man, I thought not resigning was ballsy.  But this shit just got brass-ballsy.

Predictably, he was destroyed in the election.  I mean, come on, who want’s a crack addict holding publi-  hold on…      what’s that?       Motherfucker WON?!?!  Holy crap!  There is hope for the return of Rob Ford afterall!

Ford in… what-ever-the-hell-year-Toronto-is-next-electing-their-mayor!

This hit goes to: Team Sushi!  Our second hit puts Sushi just 40 points behind the leader… you better be careful: Jami hates sushi.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

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