Archive for September, 2009

MLive’s Jonathan Oosting rightly says that if these Assignment Detroit kids live up to their cliche-free reporting promise then we’ll all be as dry as the WCTU playing Assignment Detroit: The Drinking Game. Apparently, Sports Illustrated isn’t staffed with your Carrie Nation-wannabe types because they’ve given us cause for a liquid lunch. Read more→  Read More →

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In the landmark 1941 essay The American Century, Time Magazine publisher and future LSD fan Henry Luce envisioned a world molded by American missionaries preaching the dual good news of liberal democracy and free enterprise. American Exceptionalism would lead the world to peace and prosperity, Luce believed. Sometimes a great notion, indeed. Read more→  Read More →

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Bob Bobb to deny children awkward adolescent experience Junior high sucks. Puberty, growth spurts, school dances, Stephanie Kaye. It’s an awkward educational purgatory. Competent educator and DPS overlord Robert “Bob” Bobb wants to deny Detroit children this precious jewel of an experience. Bobb wants more K-8 schools because they make more educational and economic sense. What gall. Detroit... Read more→

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Inspired by the conversation on the Oh Folk Music! post. Hat tip to Motz and Julie. Mr. Coffee never percolated like this. Read more→  Read More →

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Here at Dyspathy, we have a lot of fun at the expense of the internet pamphlets archaically referred to as newspapers. But the Free Press is doing something pretty cool this fall. They are conducting live web interviews with City Council and Charter Commission candidates. This is an excellent example of new media advancing journalism. Read more→  Read More →

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Kilpatrick to use balls-in-a-jar argument to cut restitution When convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick’s sexy text messages were released his wife, the lamp-wielding (allegedly), Carlita was humiliated. So they probably made a deal. She won’t hire the most ruthless divorce lawyer in the galaxy and he’ll give her whatever she wants. To ensure he follows through, Carlita keeps Kwame’s balls in... Read more→

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Jennifer Granholm doesn’t matter anymore Michigan’s government will shut down in exactly two weeks without a new budget. Fortunately the governor is in Japan on an important economic development trip. In other words, she went for sushi while the men put together a budget deal. Jennifer Granholm is like some secretary on Mad Men! No Peggy, this governor. If Dillon and Bishop were smoking pot in... Read more→

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Typical lazy government employees. Someone in the Navy would rather complain about his (or her) boss and goof off at work instead of doing actual work. He (or she) probably dreams of the day when he (or she) can retire at half pay, work for Blackwater (or a similar outfit), and play vodka-soaked gay sex games with the other mercenaries. Most members of the Armed Forces aren’t like that but... Read more→

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Dubious theological sentiment is Detroit’s last, best hope You know those TV preachers that promised you’ll get rich if you send your last $1000 to their…ahem…ministry? Who is so desperate as to believe that crap? Detroit, apparently. Local religious leaders are praying for a Biblically-proportioned miracle to save our wretched modern Babylon. A flood would be nice. Anyone who confuses prosperity... Read more→

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