Archive for May, 2009

The people at Wonkette are our heroes. They actually get paid for writing a snarky political blog. They also have talent for it, so totally fair. Also, they usually blog about corrupt or incompetent politicians less obvious than Barbara-Rose Collins or Mike Cox. However, Wonkette does occasional posts about Michigan politicians and then they sink to our level. This is one of those times. Jennifer... Read more→

Categories : Big Important News
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Pension funds filing system is just a box stuffed with papers The Free Press wants to review all kinds of records from the city pension funds and the pension funds are totally willing to let them look at whatever they want. One problem, the slobs in charge of the pension funds don’t know where anything is stored. They have no searchable file system. Maybe they’ll buy one with their next dividend... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Detroit woos retailers with the worst slogan ever Detroit wooed national businesses at some fancy retailer’s convention in Las Vegas with the slogan: “Come to Detroit, where pockets flush with disposable income remain chock-full.” Obviously, Detroit’s economic development gurus are not slaves to Strunk and White. Before anyone suggests alternative slogans (i.e. “Detroit isn’t... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken Ooh scandal! A Miller Canfield lawyer from Mayor Bing’s crackerjack turnaround team was indicted with the Highwaymen last week. Outlaw bikers, like la cosa nostra, are a grand mythopoetic symbol of the outlaw culture. They capture our imagination but when was the last time you actually crossed paths with a one-percenter... Read more→

Categories : Jackals & Jackasses
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Barbara-Rose Collins will retire from City Council. She came to this decision after…wait for it…“much prayer and meditation.” Naturally. Refuge of the scoundrel and all of that. W.C. Fields, leafing through the Bible on his deathbed, announced he was “looking for a loophole.” Perhaps Collins was praying for the same loophole but that assumes Barbara-Rose Collins possesses some semblance... Read more→

Categories : Political Obituary
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Maybe the pension trustees don’t know the first month is just $1 at Public Storage The beleaguered trustees of Detroit’s public employee pension funds have so much responsibility. In addition to destroying the wealth of several thousand senior citizens and traveling the globe in business class, the pension boards are overwhelmed by documents and what not. Lordy, where will they put it all? The... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Team Bing is just Team Kilpatrick 2.0 Imagine if Barack Obama stood before the nation on January 20, 2009 to tell us that Dick Cheney was going to be his Chief of Staff and Don Rumsfeld was returning as Secretary of State. Rush Limbaugh gets a special job too. People, at least the 69,498,215 people who voted for Obama, would be pissed. Hell, Daily Kos would’ve gone Jonestown. Outsider/businessman... Read more→

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Ken Cockrel’s return is a very special After School Special In this After School Special, Ken Cockrel is the City Council father and Monica Conyers is the mother. Everything is good until Cockrel has to go off in the Army or whatever become interim mayor and Monica takes to drink while he’s gone. Shortly before the 5:00 News With Bill Bonds, and to the relief of the children rest of Council,... Read more→

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Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life It is petition deadline day and already some 94 candidates for Council have filed their petitions. Martha Reeves is one of those 94. The mentally dull and, apparently, out-of-shape washed-up pop singer literally ran her petition signatures into the Clerk’s office on Monday. What’s the rush, Martha? After all, the petition deadline isn’t until... Read more→

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