Archive for May, 2009

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God help us if a real crime comes to Birmingham A couple months ago, Dan Gilbert and David Hall had a slap flight at a Bar Mitzvah. That’s how real men settle their differences. When the altercation became public, they hire the biggest and most expensive lawyers in town. Dan Gilbert is too beautiful for jail. Meanwhile Birmingham’s finest are still investigating the case. Why not? Other than... Read more→

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Ford, Cobo Garages are unholy death traps Parking in the Ford Auditorium or Cobo Hall garages puts your life in danger. Grave danger? Is there any other kind?  If you park in either facility, it’s very likely that a giant hunk of concrete will fall on your head or the head of a beloved elderly parent or young child. Even if you can avoid the hellish onslaught of crumbling cement, there’s... Read more→

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Joann Watson teabags like she’s Sam Wurzelbacher at Larry Craig’s house For the better part of three years, Joann Watson whined about an oppressive $300 per home tax that pays for garbage collection. Oh the injustice! Detroit’s beleaguered homeowners are forced, at gun point (in the parlance of the teabaggers), to pay $25 a month so crew of workmen can pick up their garbage on a weekly... Read more→

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Forgive Brian Dickerson. He spent the long holiday weekend building a proper alcohol tolerance in advance of the very important Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Mackinac Bender Policy Conference. This important annual event is not for lightweights. People who can’t handle their alcohol at Mackinac are liable to do something stupid like endorse Monica Conyers. Just ask the Chamber’s political... Read more→

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Joann Watson was set up by The Man® Jack Lessenberry recently opined that Joann Watson was “living in the fiction that this is Mississippi 1964.” Spot-on analysis. Quite naturally, living in that fiction, Watson believes she’s being set up by The Man® because of her little property tax problem from that tornado that may or may not have hit her house in either 1993 or 2002. In any case, she... Read more→

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Oh, how one longs to return to the English countryside! Arriving at the meet at dawn, in one’s club colors, with five couple of hounds for the days hunt. Foxes are, truly, the sport of the Gods. Though, if one prefers a more solitary challenge then one can always try a bit of fly fishing. The thrill of a trout rising to the bait of your #22 Cahill fly, expertly tied by your man Humphrey, is... Read more→

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Legal eagles face an ethics hearing Lawyers for the City of Detroit worked out a settlement deal with Gary Brown’s attorneys that benefited, not their client the City of Detroit but, convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick. The negotiation involved a ham-fisted series of envelope hand-offs in parking lots, threats not quite made, and promises sort of agreed to. The world hasn’t seen lawyering this absurd... Read more→

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Robert “Bob” Bobb will have a new name…hero Many people thought it would be impossible to eliminate the Detroit Public School’s $300,000,000 deficit. Robert “Bob” Bobb knew otherwise. He figured he could balance the budget if he completely eliminated the graft and corruption and only spent money on this core service known as “academics.” Bobb will submit just such a balanced budget... Read more→

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