Archive for April, 2010

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Categories : Weekend Filler
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If THEY can take Sherry Washington, we are all vulnerable It’s an egregious violation of Detroit’s precious right of home rule, but federal prosecutors indicted beloved local entrepreneur Sherry Washington and former DPS risk management chief Stephen Hill. Washington and Hill are heroes to a community resisting this effort to steal Detroit’s autonomous, awful school system with a warrior’s... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Jesus H. Tap-dancing Christ. It looks like convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick is single-handedly keeping the penicillin industry in business. According to a law suit filed by an ex-EPU cop, and stipulated by the defense: Read more→  Read More →

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Drive your car on I-94, like a man You know what would suck? A commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Detroit, with a stop at Detroit-Metro Airport. An efficient, reliable way to get to and from the airport, what are we French? Hells no, Wal-Mart Wolverines don’t roll that way. Besides, there’s no money for this “light rail” project even though we’ve already spent several million dollars... 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→

Categories : Jackals & Jackasses
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Worst entrepreneur ever Terrible restaurateur Frank Taylor has failed, again. First Seldom Profitable Blues was shuttered, and now the Breakfast House and Detroit Fish Company are closing. That Harmonie Park/Paradise Valley project is really going like gangbusters. Great work, Downtown Development Authority. The economic impact of all the bankruptcy lawyers winding down Taylor’s operations... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Michigan Dems party like its 1998 A few months ago we basically said that Virg Bernero was a Larry Owen redux. Looks like we’re right, as usual. Just like Owen in ’98, Bernero will probably get his ass handed to him by Geoffrey Fieger. And Andy Dillon is pretty much that other nobody who lost the 1998 gubernatorial primary. It doesn’t matter which Republican candidate ultimately is elected... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Earlier this year, I wrote a number of posts criticizing reactions to the “Christmas bomber” incident. Congresswoman Candice Miller’s outrage that this failed third-rate criminal was read his rights – and otherwise treated like a failed, third-rate criminal – was particularly offensive. It’s cowardly and misguided for anyone, particularly a member of Congress,... Read more→

Categories : Weekend Filler
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It’s not a budgetary trick, it’s an illusion Dave Bing said he cut his mayoral staff. But did he? Maybe he shifted them around so their would be off-the-books. Using magic. Tah-dah! City Council wants to know how he pulled off this David Blaine-like illusion, but the administration (admagication?) doesn’t reveal its secrets. Probably they have a mirror set up on the CAYMAC’s 11th floor to... Read more→

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Worrying about shit that doesn’t matter Terrible mayoral spokeswoman Karen Dumas and the Right Reverend Horace Sheffield (praised be His name) are angry because superficial tv reporter Chris Hansen did a superficial tv report about Detroit. Detroit is under attack, and it’s ruining our precious jewels. All this plucky little city needs is some positivity. Bad PR  is responsible for Detroit’s... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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