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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    On Rush and Bulldozers -OR- On Woodrow Stanley and Stupidity

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 08:06:15 AM EST
    Tags: Rush Limbaugh, Flint, Woodrow Stanley, Obama, Kildee, lunacy, consistency, Democrats, double-standard (all tags)

    Rush Limbaugh said he'd like to bulldoze Flint and kill everyone in the City.  That according to Democratic state Representative Woodrow Stanley.

    Responding to remarks Limbaugh made yesterday on his top rated afternoon radio program where he agreed with Genesee County Treasurer (and Democrat) Dan Kildee's suggestion that abandoned buildings and vacant space be torn down, Stanley and half of the Lefties in F-Town just plumb lost their minds. The Flint Journal Reports:

    ...Stanley, D-Flint, said he dismisses a lot of what Limbaugh has to say, but at the same time, "You can't diminish the words that he said."

    "Cities are not just buildings or concrete or trees -- cities are people," he said. "You're making reference to people and that is not appropriate at all."

    I don't like to devolve into personal insults and name-calling.  I think by in large the entire community here at RightMichigan has been pretty good about sticking to issues, at least on this site, but Woodrow... you're either being hyper-partisan, intentionally dense a mile beyond the point of absurdity or you, sir, are an idiot.  Period.

    Let's recap...

    (Please read on...)

    According to the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph, Genesee County Treasurer and DEMOCRAT Dan Kildee proposed taking a bulldozer to 40 percent of Flint, "returning it to nature" and freeing the City of the massive annual costs that abandoned neighborhoods and districts bring with them.  Police patrols, fire response, electricity to run the street lights at night, etc. etc. etc.

    Genesee County DEMOCRAT Dan Kildee was approached by the Obama administration to apply his plans and theories to struggling, abandoned cities across the nation!  That's the Barack Obama administration.  He's a Democrat, too.  Loved Kildee's plan.  Enough to ask the local Democrat to conduct a NATIONAL study.

    The Brookings Institute, a LEFTY Think Tank identified 50 cities that could use the same treatment as F-Town and, according to the Telegraph, those are the areas being looked at by DEMOCRAT Kildee on direction from DEMOCRAT Barack Obama.

    Discussing the issue on his radio program yesterday, Limbaugh initially disagreed with the concept but after speaking with a Flint area caller did an about face and supported the plan as a cost saving measure.

    You can read the entire transcript HERE.  The quote that has Flint Democrats up in arms:

    "All right, folks, I have thought about it, I've given this considerable thought. I've given this more thought in the last ten minutes than most people think about anything in their life. And I am ready to change my mind on bulldozing Flint. I say go for it. Let's just bulldoze it."

    Let me get this straight... according to Woodrow Stanley (at least by HIS standards of interpretation) THAT amounts to a suggestion that the government massacre his constituents by running them over with bulldozers?

    Stanley didn't object when Democrat Dan Kildee made the exact same suggestion.  (Of course, Dan Kildee was a contributor to Stanley's campaign, too, scribbling him a check in July of 2008.)

    Stanley didn't object when Barack Obama, also a Democrat, effectively endorsed Kildee's nefarious plot, asking him to expand it nationwide.  

    Heck, Stanley STILL hasn't objected to Kildee and Obama's formulation and endorsement of the plan.  All Limbaugh did was agree with them.  It's the folks from his own Party who, with the coercive force of government behind them, are actually hoping, studying and planning in order to implement the plan!  Not a word of caution, disappointment, warning, objection or protest directed at the Treasurer or the President.

    Apparently it is OK for Democrats and only Democrats to suggest fatally grinding human beings under the murderous, motorized treads of heavy construction equipment.  At least according to Woodrow Stanley.

    Hyper-partisan? Dense? Idiot? I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

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    Rush also noted... (none / 0) (#1)
    by rdww on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 09:02:43 AM EST
    ... that the Kildee plan essentially does the same thing as Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans (of course, there was a Republican in the White House then, so wiping out Democratic, black, failed urban areas was a bad thing).

    Obviously... (5.00 / 0) (#3)
    by KG One on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 09:37:51 AM EST
    ...Rep. Stanley hasn't received his daily talking points memo from the false prophet.

    Crybabies (none / 0) (#4)
    by WadeHM on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 11:50:53 AM EST
    Woody is just being a crybaby like Obama. Obama cries because Fox News is picking on him, now Woody cries because Rush is "picking" on Flint. Instead of coming up with solutions to Flint's troubles, those in power on the left whine about the truth being told by the right.

    Wake up Michigan, our leaders care more about their turf than their constituents.

    Not a bad idea. (none / 0) (#5)
    by thejmfc on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 01:12:29 PM EST
    Slowly let Flint return to the earth.  Plant a bunch of trees.  Allow hunting (for animals, not other people as is currently popular in the area).  

    Maybe some of the less toxic areas could be turned into farmland.

    Quite the overreaction by Stanley though.  You'd think he wanted to see his name in the papers or something.

    Hoodrow (none / 0) (#6)
    by pageiv on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 02:09:22 PM EST
    Stanley is a man forced from office in a city composed with a majority minority and blames racism.  He sent out last year press releases from the Board of County Commissionors (who never voted for such a release) saying the Republicans will and have stolen votes in Flint.  He is a man who blames everything on racist white people and is a prime example why Flint is Flint.

    • racism ??? by Eric T, 06/19/2009 06:25:19 PM EST (none / 0)
    Thanks Nick for kudos on our sticking to issues (none / 0) (#7)
    by maidintheus on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 02:13:10 PM EST
    and so, doing just that: He's obviously an idiot, although the other options apply from time to time.

    He's another phunny one also. The Dems can suggest something and when a Repub agrees, even in part, said Dems find a way to degrade.

    Rule #5 (none / 0) (#8)
    by theclassiclib on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 02:22:41 PM EST
    "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." - Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (rule 5).

    We, as in those of us on the right, need to stop defending everyone from Limbaugh to ourselves, from these baseless attacks of progressives.  Absent our defensive response, these statements would blow in the wind and scatter, rendering them mute.

    To paraphrase Barry Goldwater, there is no reason to apoligize for being conservative.  We're the one's who want both goodness and abundance for one and all.  So ignore these pathetic, junior high-school-level attacks.

    Turn it around on them instead ... ridicule them!

    Keep hammering (none / 0) (#9)
    by steve on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 07:09:23 PM EST
    I think it's necessary to continuously point out that failed city's like Detroit and Flint are prime examples of failed Democrat leadership, agendas and policy's.

    They own these failures, since there is not an elected Republican within a 20 mile radius of Detroit City Hall.

    Bulldozing Cities (none / 0) (#10)
    by Bruce on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 08:01:51 PM EST
    The idea of bulldozing 40% of a city may seem absurd, but let's take a look at Detroit.  By some estimates, 40% of the land is abandoned and derelict.

    The solution for a city such as Detroit is splitting areas off for annexation by adjacent cities or incorporation into new political entities.  The problem with both Detroit and Flint is that there are too few revenue-producing residents and businesses for the geographic and political scope of those cities.

    This is not a Federal Government issue.  It is an alternative that should be looked at by the state and the affected cities and perimeter entities.

    More here.

    I listen talk radio at work (none / 0) (#11)
    by Eric T on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 09:54:35 PM EST
    Rush has the ability to make politics interesting, and some of his stuff is so funny, you will be laughing all day. If you got Sirius  radio, channel 144 Andrew Wilcox is a great radio program as well.

    Sometimes politics is dull and boring, and even if you want to, you can't come up with politics that are worth talking about. Rush has to come up with 3 hours of politics a day. Not everybody is going to agree 100% with what he says, Its entertainment, its not gospel. Its his take on the news and events of the day.

     His critics like Woodrow have the option to change the channel if they don't like what he is talking about. You could switch over to 1310 and listen to Thom Hartman talk about democrat stuff. No need for fairness doctrine, you have a choice if you wanna listen to politics on the radio.

    Whats kind of funny is that the democrats listen and hang on every word he says. And get all bent out of shape about it. but they must like his show, because they are listening.

    For the bulldozing Flint and parts of Detroit, I think it is a good idea.

    1. Creates jobs
    2. Reduces the oversupply of vacant houses, and may increase the value of existing homes.
    3. Makes the area look better

    Psychology (none / 0) (#16)
    by K Smooth on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 11:47:01 AM EST
    I hate to say this, but at this point the behaviour of the left in this state cannot be described in terms of politics or policy.  One has to dip into psychology.  This is classic transferrence: the left hates what it's doing, but can't come to terms with their actions, therefore they transfer responsibility to conservatives:

    A liberal proposes tearing down a large chunk of Flint.  While not an unreasonable course of action, this is a very demoralizing thing to do.

    Rush Limbaugh hears of this, gives grudging approval.

    Now it's Limbaugh's idea, and Limbaugh's fault, that we are tearing down Flint.  Which makes the left feel better about themselves.


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