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(Detroit Free Press)   Detroit to be placed under emergency financial manager, Omni Consumer Products expected to bid   (freep.com) divider line 269
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2013-03-01 12:06:46 PM  
So much for Democracy. Well, we had a good run...
 
2013-03-01 12:10:06 PM  
Wait, did someone put out the fires before the place had a chance to burn to the ground?
 
2013-03-01 12:26:43 PM  
Well, there's the overreach.  It had to happen sometime.
 
2013-03-01 12:39:34 PM  
It's a little insurance policy called "Directive 4"
 
2013-03-01 12:52:40 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Detroit, brought to you by Carl's Jr.

 
2013-03-01 01:04:02 PM  
Sounds like some sort of dodge.
 
2013-03-01 01:22:15 PM  
This man is happy to hear it.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 01:25:40 PM  
Interesting.  What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?
 
2013-03-01 02:34:13 PM  

Fark It: Interesting.  What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?


Detroit
 
2013-03-01 03:29:55 PM  

basemetal: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 280x266]

Detroit, brought to you by Carl's Jr.


Fark you, I'm eating.
 
2013-03-01 03:30:56 PM  
Please let it be Bing.
 
2013-03-01 03:31:13 PM  
You down with OCP?
 
2013-03-01 03:31:35 PM  
The sequester made is necessary   The FBI can't afford to come by every other month and arrest the city council and mayor on corruption charges.
 
2013-03-01 03:33:03 PM  
i78.photobucket.com

.....Yeah, U know me!!!
 
2013-03-01 03:33:07 PM  

Tunk87: Fark It: Interesting.  What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?

Detroit Tea party

 
2013-03-01 03:33:12 PM  
Michigan should just boot Detroit from the state. Is tha possible?
 
2013-03-01 03:34:57 PM  

Cheron: Tunk87: Fark It: Interesting.  What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?

Detroit Tea party

The Republican Party
 
2013-03-01 03:35:42 PM  

Frank N Stein: Michigan should just boot Detroit from the state. Is tha possible?


Dumbass that is impossible!  Italy is a boot, Michigan is a mitten! Learn you some Geometry!
 
2013-03-01 03:35:53 PM  
Hate to say it, but I wouldn't buy Detroit for a dollar.
 
2013-03-01 03:36:20 PM  

Frank N Stein: Michigan should just boot Detroit from the state. Is tha possible?


Meh, it keeps the Canucks on their side of the Detroit River.
 
2013-03-01 03:36:43 PM  
i202.photobucket.com

The top candidate?
 
2013-03-01 03:36:55 PM  

Frank N Stein: Michigan should just boot Detroit from the state. Is tha possible?


Canada's not buying.
 
2013-03-01 03:37:13 PM  
www.robocoparchive.com

YOU ARE FIVE DAYS, SIX HOURS AND TWENTY-SEVEN MINUTES LATE WITH YOUR FIRST QUARTER PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT. PLACE THE MONEY IN THE BAG AND SLIDE IT OVER TO ME. YOU HAVE THIRTY SECONDS TO COMPLY.
 
2013-03-01 03:37:44 PM  

Nogrhi: Sounds like some sort of dodge.



buuuu hiiiick
 
2013-03-01 03:37:47 PM  
www.pilatesmakesyouhappy.com

Detroit should give this guy a call.....
 
2013-03-01 03:37:55 PM  

Begoggle: [i202.photobucket.com image 576x320]

The top candidate?


Aww, you beat me to it.  "Take him to Detroit!"
 
2013-03-01 03:38:37 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Cheron: Tunk87: Fark It: Interesting. What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?

Detroit Tea party The Republican Party Democrats

 
2013-03-01 03:39:08 PM  
Sam Chu!
 
2013-03-01 03:40:34 PM  
By the same logic, Obama could throw out a state legislature and governor, overturn all their state laws, and install his own appointees as the new government
 
2013-03-01 03:40:47 PM  
Returning from a road trip, my family and I were commenting on how little bad driving we had seen on it.

On a freeway, we passed the Detroit city limits.  At the moment, we were being passed on the right--unremarkable, except we were in the right lane at the time.

The most amusing thing I ever saw in Detroit was an all-orange car.  The only thing NOT orange was all the chromework, which was gold.  Big Cadillac Fleetwood, all orange--including all the glass, including the windshield.  The fellow driving was dressed as if he were a stereotypical pimp in a bad '70s movie.
 
2013-03-01 03:41:17 PM  

Lost Thought 00: By the same logic, Obama could throw out a state legislature and governor, overturn all their state laws, and install his own appointees as the new government


The Blaze like typing detected
 
2013-03-01 03:41:31 PM  
And the inevitable climax of the Teabagger Revolution finally comes around.

I generally try to avoid playing this game (but I'll power through it this one time):  Can anyone else imagine the psychotic ragegasm that would erupt from the right if a Democratic Governor told, say, a part of Appalachia that it was no longer fit to govern itself and therefore it's elected representatives would be swept aside in favor of the Gov's cronies?   I'm sure they'd handle it with the same general sense of calm and lack of hyperbole that they always handle things with.
 
2013-03-01 03:41:59 PM  

Lost Thought 00: By the same logic, Obama could throw out a state legislature and governor, overturn all their state laws, and install his own appointees as the new government


No, because the Constitution doesn't work that way.

But state constitutions are different.  City charters are granted by the state.
 
2013-03-01 03:42:18 PM  
It's gotten bad enough that they can't even keep their police force from continuously investigating crimes in California.

www.sewickleylibrary.org
 
2013-03-01 03:43:16 PM  

yeegrek: And the inevitable climax of the Teabagger Revolution finally comes around.

I generally try to avoid playing this game (but I'll power through it this one time):  Can anyone else imagine the psychotic ragegasm that would erupt from the right if a Democratic Governor told, say, a part of Appalachia that it was no longer fit to govern itself and therefore it's elected representatives would be swept aside in favor of the Gov's cronies?   I'm sure they'd handle it with the same general sense of calm and lack of hyperbole that they always handle things with.


If they'd gone through all the procedures to prove that the local authority was incompetent that Detroit had gone through, no problem.
 
2013-03-01 03:44:23 PM  
Can we all just admit that, combined with many other factors; rampant corruption, cronyism, shear incompetence and chronic mismanagement has driven the once great city of Detroit to the equivilant of a third world hell hole?

/ and no one in politics is innocent
 
2013-03-01 03:44:25 PM  
TFA: "Gov. Rick Snyder today pulled the trigger..."

Accidentally-perfect analogy?
 
2013-03-01 03:44:42 PM  

yeegrek: And the inevitable climax of the Teabagger Revolution finally comes around.

I generally try to avoid playing this game (but I'll power through it this one time):  Can anyone else imagine the psychotic ragegasm that would erupt from the right if a Democratic Governor told, say, a part of Appalachia that it was no longer fit to govern itself and therefore it's elected representatives would be swept aside in favor of the Gov's cronies?   I'm sure they'd handle it with the same general sense of calm and lack of hyperbole that they always handle things with.


And, a Democratic governor almost used the same power to remove Detroit's mayor (Kilpatrick); it was only stopped when he resigned.
 
2013-03-01 03:44:54 PM  

yeegrek: And the inevitable climax of the Teabagger Revolution finally comes around.

I generally try to avoid playing this game (but I'll power through it this one time):  Can anyone else imagine the psychotic ragegasm that would erupt from the right if a Democratic Governor told, say, a part of Appalachia that it was no longer fit to govern itself and therefore it's elected representatives would be swept aside in favor of the Gov's cronies?   I'm sure they'd handle it with the same general sense of calm and lack of hyperbole that they always handle things with.


Oh, many of the retirees that jumped on the Teabagger train in Michigan got a rude awakening when their pensions started getting taxed by the guy that courted the "Taxed Enough Already" crowd.  They might not have voted for Obama, but they didn't turn out for Romney either.

It finally chased my step-father away from Fox News.
 
2013-03-01 03:45:16 PM  
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I'll give you $35.
 
2013-03-01 03:45:50 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Cheron: Tunk87: Fark It: Interesting.  What happens to democracy when people and their elected representatives are too illiterate, apathetic, corrupt, and/or incompetent?

Detroit Tea party The Republican Party


Yes, everyone knows that Detroit is just a bastion of Republicans and conservatism.
 
2013-03-01 03:46:42 PM  
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Can you fly?
 
2013-03-01 03:47:50 PM  
and yall keep voting Democrat...

ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-03-01 03:48:44 PM  

meat0918: yeegrek: And the inevitable climax of the Teabagger Revolution finally comes around.

I generally try to avoid playing this game (but I'll power through it this one time):  Can anyone else imagine the psychotic ragegasm that would erupt from the right if a Democratic Governor told, say, a part of Appalachia that it was no longer fit to govern itself and therefore it's elected representatives would be swept aside in favor of the Gov's cronies?   I'm sure they'd handle it with the same general sense of calm and lack of hyperbole that they always handle things with.

Oh, many of the retirees that jumped on the Teabagger train in Michigan got a rude awakening when their pensions started getting taxed by the guy that courted the "Taxed Enough Already" crowd.  They might not have voted for Obama, but they didn't turn out for Romney either.

It finally chased my step-father away from Fox News.


Wait, I got confused.  It was my mother enforcing a no political or religious talk in the house because the parties involved couldn't chat without it escalating into a shouting match and it was tearing apart my step-dad's extended family and my family was not wanting to visit our mother because of his families issues.
 
2013-03-01 03:49:30 PM  

CognaciousThunk: Hate to say it, but I wouldn't buy Detroit for a dollar.


There are some moderately nice bits in downtown and midtown, and the suburbs are hilariously rich once you get more than 20 minutes out or so.  It's just this whole area in the middle that's this abandoned hellhole where they need to just stop servicing entire neighborhoods.
 
2013-03-01 03:49:48 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_emergency

This law and its use has nothing to do with politics.
 
2013-03-01 03:50:01 PM  
www.everseradio.com

Detroit needs a Doctor.
 
2013-03-01 03:50:21 PM  
Lost Thought 00: By the same logic, Obama could throw out a state legislature and governor, overturn all their state laws, and install his own appointees as the new governmentderp I don't understand the hierarchy of governments in the United States derp
 
2013-03-01 03:50:36 PM  
I wonder if the EFM will force all Detroit municipal employees to show up one payday to pick up their checks, in person.  The Detroit public schools EFM did that and DOZENS could not be found--fraudulent employees, drawing money out of the system.

He also found warehouses full of unused equipment.  From Blackberries to MOTORCYCLES. All paid for with $$ that was supposed to go to Detroit classrooms.

The School Board apparently thinks that's all OK, because they're the ones that allowed it.
 
2013-03-01 03:52:19 PM  
Since the democratically-elected officials that run this city have failed their constituents over and over, for decades, and the constituents are too stupid to realize it, its time for someone else to take charge.

This is long overdue.  It's what happens when you let democrats run things for long enough.   It's great hearing liberals squeal and try to deflect the blame for the mess they made, unfortunately the less intelligent and less educated members of society will believe them.
 
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