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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken Preliminary reports say City Council experienced some prodigious hyperbole today. People with no better way to spend a Tuesday crowded the 13th floor to gnash teeth over an ADVISORY ballot question about DPS governance. Asking people their opinion will violate the will of the people. Something about slavery. If we don’t... Read more→

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God bless the gray hairs at the Metro Times. If it wasn’t for the sex trade ads paying their freight, we’d have another half-dozen baby boomers suckling at the Social Security teet. The once alternative rag says the emerging demographics shifts will one day prove the Social Fourm relevant. Aging white person Curt Guyette even quoted aging white person Shea Howell to prove that aging white person... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken As one digs deeper into Sunday’s tragedy, it becomes clear this goes beyond what happened at the scene. Maybe there was a confrontation with the grandmother, or maybe the cops went in shooting. It doesn’t matter which story ultimately is proven truthful. The officers’ actions probably followed procedure. These... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken Ok, be honest. Before last week’s very special Chris Hansen report, when was the last time you watched Dateline? What was the show topic? That’s what I thought. Let’s be coldly honest about this flapdoodle. The only reason this report was controversial, or more memorable that Hansen’s garden variety pedo-sting,... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken Everyone wants a piece of Detroit. National media outlets love to drop by and sample the local misery. Detroit is a Eurobrat fetish, on par with Absinthe and techno. But nothing is more odious than the American left’s interest in the Motor City. Detroit’s poor, put upon working class has been wronged and SOMETHING... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken We’ve had a lot of fun (and booze) at the expense of Time’s Assignment Detroit. They’ve been good sports about it, which we appreciate. Their good sports lift our city’s weary spirit crushed by Sidney Crosby and that team of destiny known as the Twins. Also UNC basketball. So today we want to take... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken The 2010 State of the State My fellow Michiganders, I stand before you tonight for my final State of the State address. Listening to media speculation, it’s clear that I’m expected to lay out a tough, bold agenda; a plan to move Michigan forward and cement my legacy as Michigan’s first female governor. I don’t intend... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken My fellow Americans, I stand before you tonight, in this magnificent chamber, for my first State of the Union address. I could tell you a tale about how my life validates the American dream and that, despite our current challenges, the state of the union is strong. Well, I’m not going to waste your time or mine with... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken Yes we’re doing this again. We’d love to tell you about the Kwame Kilpatrick shenanigans in court (PUT THAT COFFEE DOWN! Your name Kilpatrick? You call yourself a salesman you son of a bitch?) or the coming indictments against Art Blackwell or that Lansing still doesn’t have a fucking clue about the budget.... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken We’d really like to do a regular State of the State this morning. We’d like to talk about Miguel Cabrera going Dmitri Young during the ChiSox series, the Dave Bing-AFSCME war, the City Council debate, U of M‘s recording-setting innovation pace but we can’t. A judge even ruled that the Ambassador... Read more→

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