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Marion Barry criticizes hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses
The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Lisa Gartner

Posted on 04/24/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry made comments Monday about Filipina nurses who work in District hospitals, just weeks after Barry told his supporters that Asian businesses "ought to go."

At a hearing, Barry told the president and board members of the University of the District of Columbia that the school should be supplying D.C. residents to serve in the "lucrative" posts of nurses and teachers.

But that was not the case, Barry said.

"In fact, it's so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines," Barry said. "And no offense, but let's grow our own teachers, let's grow our own nurses -- and so that we don't have to be scrounging around in our community clinics and other kinds of places -- having to hire people from somewhere else."

Barry did not respond to phone calls on Monday evening, and his voicemail inbox was full and not accepting messages.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: asians; citycouncil; healthcare; marionbarry

1 posted on 04/24/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
" "And no offense, but let's grow our own teachers, let's grow our own nurses"

But in order to do that they have to go to school and learn math and science- and that would be "actin' white"

can't be havin' that

2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, Marion, do you know of another demographic that is qualified and willing to do the work?

Yes, TWO qualifications above - qualified AND willing. Not affirmative actioned in and surly.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wait til he finds out we're going to have a shortage of doctors soon.
4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Barry, your people don't want to work!!

They want Obamah Stash!

5 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Of course these comments were made between hits of his crack pipe.

Message to the former Mayor:Hey,Crackhead,there's a serious shortage of nurses in this country so,basically,it's either Filipino nurses or no nurses at all.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, Marion moron: fire-up that crack pipe and chill with the racism, you ho’-lovin’ a-hole creep.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Filipina Bitch set him up.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:43:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TexasCajun

If anyone has a photo of Michelle Malkin dressed in a “Nurse’s outfit”. Please, for the love of God....POST IT!!


9 posted on 04/24/2012 11:43:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These people are so intellectually deficient as to give morons an advantage.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 11:44:12 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One thing is for certain: Marion Barry truly reflects the values, attitudes and criminal history of his constituents. There is no doubt about that. I hope he accomplishes everything he hopes for for his Ward: black-only-run and staffed hospitals, black-only-owned and operated stores, scaled back MPD presence, and a rock in every pot.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I saw the clip and this is unfair. He was encouraging more local nurses, not saying anything racist about Filipina nurses.
12 posted on 04/24/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: kevcol

We have our own “Marion Barry” here in Norfolk, VA. His name is Paul Riddick. He’s recently been under investigation for failure to pay taxes (I think employees’ withholding) for a number of years. He’s one big crook, but his Ward keeps reelecting him.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 11:58:21 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hater


14 posted on 04/24/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Barry apologized, but maintained "that there are a number of the Asian-owned, neighborhood stores and carry-outs in Ward 8 that only sell highly caloric food and that, unlike some other Asian businessmen in Ward 8, don't reach out to neighborhood groups, make financial contributions to the neighborhood, or help young people in the neighborhood improve their quality of life."

Looks like the Asian businessmen are not in the habit of"contributing" to Barrys "campaign" funds.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

drug-addled no-account.

D.C. deserves this clown.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Bitsy

Marion Barry better watch his health ,nurses can think up some evil things LOL


17 posted on 04/24/2012 12:13:35 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Timocrat

That MF Barry will be throwing a conniption fit when he hears about LuLu Campbell of Macon Georgia.

FTA “...said Campbell, her Filipino accent thick even after living the past 40 years in the United States. “I was looking for my phone.”

Long article but every line is a gem.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/04/23/2000577/i-carry-a-gun-all-the-time-says.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.macon.com/2012/04/23/2000577/i-carry-a-gun-all-the-time-says.html


18 posted on 04/24/2012 12:15:57 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: BilLies

That was the good news...the bad news is it looks like the local Amish are loading up.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: molson209

nurses can think up some evil things LOL

He better not ever be hospitalized - he’ll be sitting on a bed pan 24/7:-)


20 posted on 04/24/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Diversitah! is a one-way street.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hmm, I have heard that the philippino nurses are paid less and only get 6 months of training in their homeland.
they make less money the hosptials don’t want to pay American nurses what they are worth, because they want to build that new non profit wing.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: BilLies

Excellent article. Pity she missed the other perp.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: kevcol

Years ago, I worked for a background screening company. Students, who were enrolled in a community college program to get a degree in a nursing program, were required at some point to pay for a background screening. I overheard some phone calls where the students were informed that having a felony conviction disqualified them from ever getting a job in the medical field. I could hear their screaming and crying and it was heartbreaking that they finally were getting their life in order and crimes from their past caught up with them. I remember one girl was pleading and sobbing, “I paid my dues” and was firmly told, “I am sorry”. With these calls and others for similar jobs, there was a lot of cursing from the students or prospective employees, with many speaking ebonics.

Maybe that accounts for the influx of Filipino nurses who QUALIFY for the positions.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 12:38:42 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish people like this would sign a legally binding form saying “if I am seriously ill, I only want to be treated by medical personnel who were chosen for their field because of affirmative action.”

By the way, a Filipina nurse saved my life once.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Mr. K

“And what’s the deal with the white chocolate in Zero Candy Bars?
Why isn’t there enough dark chocolate for Zero Candy Bars in Ward Eight?
This racist mentality against the voters of Ward Eight forcing them to eat white chocolate must stop.
I blame the Jews, Mormons and all the sisters named Noxema. And I hate Miracle whip too!” -Marion Barry.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by Mike_Zio
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...but let's grow our own teachers, let's grow our own nurses -- and so that we don't have to be scrounging around in our community clinics and other kinds of places -- having to hire people from somewhere else."

Tell 'your people' to stay their lazy butts in school, throw down the crack pipes and malt liquor bottles, get jobs, go to college and become nurses and teachers.......and stop voting for slave master dems..............

27 posted on 04/24/2012 12:48:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Just the fact that he noticed and brought it up means he’s looking at skin, not content of character......can you imagine the explosion of negative media coverage had a white Republican made such a statement?...........


28 posted on 04/24/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sip Sip Boohtoh


29 posted on 04/24/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sip Sip Boohtoh


30 posted on 04/24/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In some ways, you have to be refreshed by this. Here you have a politician who makes no bones about the fact that he wants a racial spoils system. Blacks are in charge so hire blacks and keep the whites, Latinos and Asians out. Its stupid and biggoted. Marion Barry is a low-rent, underhanded, corrupt fool. But its better than having to listen to the moralizing that would justify this as anything other than a racial spoils system.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: All

the district should never have autonomy, free from Congressional oversight if they keep electing anyone with the last name Barry or having any relation to Marion Barry.
Until they can prove that they can be responsible adults, the district residents will be treated like the dependent children they are.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Mr. K
But in order to do that they have to go to school and learn math and science- and that would be "actin' white"

I had the same thought. Do you think Marion Berry will follow up with the idea that education can be a 'black thing', and kids really ought to stay in school? To do that, though, he'll have to tell the guys to get out of gangs, and stay off drugs. Then he'd have to tell the girls that they ought to tell the guys NO, so they won't get pregnant at 14 and 15, and consign themselves and their children to a life of poverty.

33 posted on 04/24/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: fredhead
He’s one big crook, but his Ward keeps reelecting him

I think D.C. still has Norfolk beat though, do they post flyers in the Ward advertising free gift cards for coming out to vote for him?


of course, the candidate's name is not on the flyers - that particular info will be provided as you step off the bus at the polling station and receive your $10 gift card.
34 posted on 04/24/2012 1:15:52 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I overheard some phone calls where the students were informed that having a felony conviction disqualified them from ever getting a job in the medical field. I could hear their screaming and crying and it was heartbreaking that they finally were getting their life in order and crimes from their past caught up with them.

It is a shame that some who started with a severe misconception of reality/entitlement, then acquire a sense individual and civil responsibility, but only later in life and after so many doors have closed. However, one career path is still open to them: the D.C. City Council.
35 posted on 04/24/2012 1:26:59 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: MrB

Actually nurses have been being replaced by ‘guest workers’ for the same reason as high techies - cheap labor. Nursing is another field that has been labeled ‘jobs americans can’t / won’t do’.

Hospitals have been crying labor shortage while firing experienced, proven US nurses, and refusing to hire new grads because they are not experienced. This is a great scam - cry shortage, get people to go into debt for a college education and hire cheap labor from overseas.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT by khelus
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To: kevcol

Bravo.

You are dead on. Only ilk like Marion Barry fails to see the problem with reelecting him.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the clip of the little boy that screams “That’s racist”? Perfect in this situation.


38 posted on 04/24/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And now convicted felon, Marion Barry weighs in with more racism. Is this guy loosing his mind or what? He need some serious couch time with a shrink.
39 posted on 04/25/2012 1:38:08 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Red Badger
...can you imagine the explosion of negative media coverage had a white Republican made such a statement?...........

Absolutely! That would have been unfair also. We've been putting up with that crap for 50 years.

In his desperation, Newt pulled the phony "I'm so offended!" card multiple times recently and revealed that he's a total hack. Serious conservatives are better than that.

40 posted on 04/25/2012 9:37:21 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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