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(Detroit Free Press)   Detroit pension trustees: fark it, what's another 22 grand on top of the $15B hole we're in? A taxpayer-funded trip to Hawaii it is. Anybody calls us on it, we've got a stack of Coleman Young's old race cards in the back room   (freep.com) divider line 28
    More: Obvious, Detroit, Hawaii, emergency managers, trustees, pensions, long-term liabilities, hair removal, Kevyn Orr  
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2013-05-26 12:08:21 PM  
If these same guys were republicans, would anyone even notice let alone care?
 
2013-05-26 12:12:19 PM  
Good!  Let's keep our focus on the low-level employees instead of pointing out the massive corruption of the mega-rich higher-ups.

Why should people get pensions?  They should just put their money in the extremely reliable stock market.  The little guy always wins out there.
 
2013-05-26 12:16:15 PM  
repeat
 
2013-05-26 12:16:30 PM  
This was a stupid story the last time it was greened. And it hasn't aged well since then.
 
2013-05-26 12:18:23 PM  
 
2013-05-26 12:20:04 PM  

TV's Vinnie: If these same guys were republicans, would anyone even notice let alone care?


If Republicans were running things, Detroit wouldn't be broke!

/jk
 
2013-05-26 12:37:52 PM  
old news or not wile it's bad PR it seems the conference itself is a good thing.

and flying first class just because you can - dumb. long flight notwithstanding.
 
2013-05-26 12:44:05 PM  

TV's Vinnie: If these same guys were republicans, would anyone even notice let alone care?


Are you kidding? It would be referenced constantly.

gimmegimme: Good!  Let's keep our focus on the low-level employees instead of pointing out the massive corruption of the mega-rich higher-ups.

Why should people get pensions?  They should just put their money in the extremely reliable stock market.  The little guy always wins out there.


I'm pretty sure pension fraud and poor management of funds screws the little guy.
 
2013-05-26 12:46:08 PM  

Mrbogey: TV's Vinnie: If these same guys were republicans, would anyone even notice let alone care?

Are you kidding? It would be referenced constantly.

gimmegimme: Good!  Let's keep our focus on the low-level employees instead of pointing out the massive corruption of the mega-rich higher-ups.

Why should people get pensions?  They should just put their money in the extremely reliable stock market.  The little guy always wins out there.

I'm pretty sure pension fraud and poor management of funds screws the little guy.


The sad part of the article was the people whining "But we need the education from the conference to know what we're doing!" (paraphrased)

Tells me they should probably get people who know what they're doing in the first place.
 
2013-05-26 12:56:23 PM  
$15 b-hole?? that's pretty cheap for anal.
 
2013-05-26 01:06:56 PM  
The race card is all Detroit has left.  After the council shot down Bing's plan to restructure the city and shrink its footprint, any credibility the city of Detroit has is gone.  Well the council didn't just shoot it down or use it as an opening to debate what steps needed to be taken, they just killed the idea discussion because any talk of restructuring the city means their own personal fiefdoms might be threatened.  Bing has credibility and that's about it right now.

Every time I see Orr's photo with that big smile of his, I picture at Orr in front of the city council saying "U Mad you can't play the race card on me?"

/of course they do play the race card, he's good old "Uncle Tom Orr" when they need to smear him
 
2013-05-26 01:09:14 PM  
Detroit really needs this guy to do what he's there to do, but city council are farktards.
 
2013-05-26 01:11:32 PM  
Again?!?!?
 
2013-05-26 01:14:01 PM  
PETE AND REPETE GOT INTO A BOAT.

In the goddamn Detroit river.  And Pete fell out, and swam to Canada, and who was left?
 
2013-05-26 01:25:45 PM  
nichieihonyakusha.com


Worst headline ever
 
2013-05-26 01:28:51 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Old news is so exciting meme


Whats really funny is that about 30 years ago an outgoing school board member did the exact same thing when they were telling the students to bring in their own TP to Detroit schools. I shiat you not.
 
2013-05-26 01:36:13 PM  

jjorsett: If Republicans were running things, Detroit wouldn't be broke!


Republicans ARE running Detroit.   Snyder appointed Kevyn Orr to run the city.  The council and mayor plan a negligible role in the city.  Even before Orr, the city was run under a consent decree written by Snyder.
 
2013-05-26 01:41:15 PM  
I'm just hoping that total control of Detroit and all its finances is turned over to people who hate government and believes it should have a limited role.
 
2013-05-26 01:57:37 PM  
it is okay when dems do it.
 
2013-05-26 02:25:14 PM  
Sorry. Kwame used up all the race cards. All that's left are expired Renaissance Center promotional pamphlets
 
2013-05-26 03:19:28 PM  
underfunded by at least $600 million.

Democrats just can't seem to manage money.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-26 04:08:30 PM  

smitty04: underfunded by at least $600 million.

Democrats just can't seem to manage money.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x195]


That's because socialists tend not to understand how the creation of actual wealth and value works.
 
2013-05-26 06:35:10 PM  
www.cinecutre.com

RIP Colman Francis
 
2013-05-26 06:40:38 PM  
it will be fun fun fun till the taxpayers take the credit card away.
 
2013-05-26 07:11:35 PM  
What? This link hasn't been yanked yet? Good grief.
 
2013-05-26 09:32:41 PM  

two towns over: [www.cinecutre.com image 300x215]

RIP Colman Francis


Last known location

24.media.tumblr.com

Cherokee Jack wanted for questioning
 
2013-05-27 01:26:55 AM  

Muta: jjorsett: If Republicans were running things, Detroit wouldn't be broke!

Republicans ARE running Detroit.   Snyder appointed Kevyn Orr to run the city.  The council and mayor plan a negligible role in the city.  Even before Orr, the city was run under a consent decree written by Snyder.


I was talking about the times leading up to the present situation. But that's what the 'jk' was about. I have no confidence that they wouldn't have run it into the ground too, albeit probably a little slower.
 
2013-05-27 11:07:03 AM  

ekdikeo4: Mrbogey: TV's Vinnie: If these same guys were republicans, would anyone even notice let alone care?

Are you kidding? It would be referenced constantly.

gimmegimme: Good!  Let's keep our focus on the low-level employees instead of pointing out the massive corruption of the mega-rich higher-ups.

Why should people get pensions?  They should just put their money in the extremely reliable stock market.  The little guy always wins out there.

I'm pretty sure pension fraud and poor management of funds screws the little guy.

The sad part of the article was the people whining "But we need the education from the conference to know what we're doing!" (paraphrased)

Tells me they should probably get people who know what they're doing in the first place.


Besides that, no one has ever been "educated" at a conference, particularly in Hawaii.
 
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