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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Detroit Is Dead.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:42:42 AM EST
    Tags: Detroit, Michigan, Obituary, Cancer, Corruption, Debt, Parasites, Shining City, Fur Trading Post, 1701, 2011 RIP (all tags)

    Detroit Is Dead.

    Detroit, Michigan, The "motor city",  jewel of the mid-west, manufacturing magnet, and dominator of automotive excellence for multiple decades passed of cancer during the night.  She was 310 years old.

    Born in 1701 as a fur trading post, Detroit's history had been vibrant and always interesting.  In the Mid 1700s, Detroit's affair with the British might have been long term but for General Washington bringing her back home in 1796.  In 1805, she became scarred horribly by a fire, yet still had the tenacity to flourish, and the allure to bring more settlers and become incorporated as a city in 1815.

    As Michigan adopted its first constitution in 1835, Detroit was honored with the designation as the capitol. A couple of years later, the state was admitted to the union. In 1847, Detroit lost her capitol seat to her daughter Lansing, but remained and served with honor against aggressions emanating from the Brits in Windsor.

    Obituary continued below.

    In the late 1800's through the early 1900's Detroit was called the Paris of the West for its beautiful flowing architecture and mansion design. Among notables in and around that era it hosted the Edisons, Fords, Durants, et al.  All of whom adding to the vibrancy of the already most exciting city east of New York.  The industrial age would have been nothing but for Detroit and its inhabitants, and a time where innovation and wealth creation anchored both this country's superiority in the world, and its place in history as the motor of Democracy.

    Detroit's contribution during wartime was irreplaceable.  Her ability to provide our soldiers with the greatest technology of the day and machines to destroy our enemies second to none.  The ability to provide defense support declared to the world, there is none stronger than the US of A.  Peace through strength on our shores was guaranteed for decades.

    In the 1960s, Detroit contracted a Great Society Disease, (GSD) leading to continued graft, corruption, and a deterioration which it has not been able to shake. With each new leader, a new type of parasite invaded the city. The past forty years of Detroit's life have been dealing with the cancer that metastasized along with the failing systems, which one by one revealed how sick our old girl was.

    Sadly, her rotting carcass is still occupied by the parasites which have finished her off and her disease has now spread nationwide.

    Detroit  was preceded in death by her sisters Flint, and Benton Harbor. She leaves behind cousins Toledo, and Daughter Lansing, and hundreds of other children and siblings throughout Michigan.

    There will be only mock services held.


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    Well put (none / 0) (#1)
    by archiespeck on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:26:54 AM EST

    Just because . . . (none / 0) (#2)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:38:37 AM EST

    No Resurrection? (none / 0) (#3)
    by apackof2 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:18:49 AM EST
    Very sad, but is all hope gone?

    aww, where's occupy main st when ya need em? (none / 0) (#6)
    by maidintheus on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:58:28 AM EST
    They haven't been downtown D to protest a rotten thing! Can I play the race card now?

    Is that a reckoning I see in the distance? (none / 0) (#12)
    by KG One on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 04:31:42 PM EST
    We'll find out more at 6:00pm tonight when the Mayor makes his speech.

    Word 'round town isn't good.

    The Ernst & Young report that Council tried sitting on wasn't very encouraging.

    According to Channel 7, Detroit has, best case, until June of next year.

    According to Councilman Gary Brown on WJR this morning at the 10 O'clock hour, it could be as early as two to three weeks (podcast not available yet).

    What I'm curious to see is what our intrepid and illustrious Governor will do?

    When he was on 'JR yesterday, he gave a tepid, non-answer to the EFM question posed to him by Beckmann (start at 7:07 mark).

    I wonder what Mr. Relentless Positive Action will do when he has several thousand disgruntled union members camped outside of the Romney Building after the EFM he appoints nullifies their cushy contracts?

    • Yup.. by JGillman, 11/16/2011 04:39:15 PM EST (none / 0)
      • A fowl end by Pogo, 11/17/2011 05:11:26 AM EST (none / 0)
        • Indeed. by JGillman, 11/17/2011 06:49:15 AM EST (none / 0)
    Oh yeah, one more thing... (none / 0) (#14)
    by KG One on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 04:42:58 PM EST
    ...according to Councilman Brown during his interview this am, one of the demands of the Occupy Detroit Crowd before they got their one-week extension prior to being forceably removed by DPD from Grand Circus Park was to march in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Yes, you heard me correctly.

    The people who are against banks, want to march in a parade whose major sponsor is Fifth Third Bank.

    I can't make this stuff up even if I tried.

    According to a spokesman from The Parade Company contacted right after the interview (like 5-minutes later), that was the first that they had heard of their request.

    So hopefully, we won't be seeing a bunch of discombobulated, disheveled and distressing-looking progressive protestors disrupting this year's parade.

    And Bill Johnson sees it too. (none / 0) (#19)
    by JGillman on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 09:47:39 PM EST
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