Archive for April, 2010

Convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick will go to jail for violating his ever-loving probation. Maybe. That’s not to say he’s going to jail now, or that the restitution/probation hearing of the century is over. Heavens, no. Judge Groner needs a pre-sentencing report. Kilpatrick remains free on bond. Something that’s totally normal and appropriate for a convicted felon who violates his... Read more→

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Can he go to jail now? Convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick’s restitution/probation hearing of the century should conclude today. Unless DUI Attorney Daniel Hajji files another comical motion. Or Kilpatrick has a very important last minute client meeting. As far as a final decision goes, it’s equally plausible that the sky will fall on Judge Groner’s courtroom. Or maybe Kilpatrick will pay off... Read more→

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Leyton, Benson win Democratic rehearsal dinner The Democrats summer nomination convention will run like a handmade Swiss watch. That’s because they had a practice run Saturday, and “endorsed” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton for AG and Wayne State professor Jocelyn Benson for SoS. Thank God the UAW pushed Dan Kildee out of the governor’s race. If he was nominated, two Flint candidates... Read more→

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First off, dick move stealing the look and feel of Barack Obama’s campaign signage. Second, Glenn Plummer believes in sharing his beliefs. Super. It’s like when Kang and Kodos ran for president on the Simpsons: The politics of failure have failed! We must make them work again. I wonder if Plummer really plans to run as a Democrat since his only federal campaign contribution was a $2000... Read more→

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Michigan GOP gay for aged welfare queens Mike Cox, Peter Hoekstra, Mike Bouchard, and even Tom George spent the past week pandering to ignorant mobs of welfare leeches who want their country back. Rick Snyder wasn’t there because he doesn’t, you know, get invited to the cool parties. He’s a nerd. I’m gainfully employed in the private sector, so I actually pay taxes. Fun fact, my largest... Read more→

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Detroit’s smartARM: it’s time to live! How does Detroit turn $440,000,000 structural budget deficit into a mere $85,000,000 shortfall? Sell $250,000,000 of bonds! It’s like how you “got out of debt”, took a vacation, and bought an HDTV with the 3/1 ARM refi back in 2005. How’s that working out for you? The thing about borrowing money is you eventually have to pay it back. Unless... Read more→

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Don’t ask them about their business Occasionally people compare metro Detroit’s kleptocracy to The Godfather. Ed McNamara was supposedly Vito; Bernard “The Killer” Kilpatrick is Luca Brasi, etc. In truth, that’s being generous. There isn’t a Michael, or a Tom Hagen, or a Don Bratzini in the bunch. A guy like Tessio would’ve kept the streetlights on while playing the angles. Our political... Read more→

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If we weren’t too lazy to write the damn thing, this morning’s State of the State would’ve included all kinds of goodness about brave local job creator Sherry Washington’s efforts to steal money from Detroit school children in the name of home rule and empowerment. We also would have had something about Dave Bing’s reality-based budget, as opposed to the budgets written by Team Kilpatrick... Read more→

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