But isn’t the city council just a reflection of the people who voted for it? I feel like if we ever could get rid of Monica Conyers or Jo Ann Watson, whoever the citizens elect to replace them will be just as bad. What we have is a multi-generational failure of the education system to instill basic civic values in Americans which is significantly exacerbated in urban areas such as Detroit. If you want to discover the true root of the problem, it is the progressive takeover of education.
P.S. Go Wings!!!!
June 14, 2013 at 10:50pm
I’m sorry steve “the realist,” but you are talking out of the wrong end of your digestive tract. “Corporate money” has nothing to do with the problems Detroit is facing, the problem is the strength of the unions over the minds of our citizens. The Detroit water department still employs a full time horse-shoer; The Detroit water department has not had a horse since the 1960s. You sound like all the UAW hacks in my family that will blame “all these corporations and their profits exploiting the working man.” This thinking is borderline Marxism, and it is forced down your in the schools and unions here. Unfortunately, the majority of posts here are right; once this thinking has been bred into a population this deeply it is impossible to exorcise.
March 25, 2013 at 6:42am
None of this really matters anyways- the SNC has no real power. AQ and the MB control the vast majority of the resources and territory and that does not appear to be changing regardless of what the SNC does.
December 26, 2012 at 4:35pm
…. Why shouldn’t all first responders be armed? If a policeman can carry a gun I see no reason why there can’t be an AR in the firetruck
December 20, 2012 at 9:36pm
Cutting welfare motivates people to get jobs because not starving to death is a surprisingly strong motivator.
The tax cuts will hurt job creation because as much as you don’t like it, CEOs aren’t just going to cut their salaries when taxes go up and the lost revenue has to impact someone, and that will be the workers. Additionally, higher taxes result in higher prices for goods which causes consumers to spend less which leads to reduced revenue. Reduced revenue leads to reduced hiring/workforce reductions.
December 17, 2012 at 10:42pm
Yeah, really. Weren’t all the Dems crying that the Plame thing was grounds for impeachment or at least criminal charges against G.W.? What’s good for the goose……
December 15, 2012 at 11:22pm
Is it too late to get a new Speaker for the next congress?
Given that the News media (MSM) are worth 15 pints in polling to any one from Team D in a presidential election, I think Boehner made the right bargaining decision.
See Newsweek editor's comment about the pull of the MSM in terms of public support when they back a democrat nominee for President 2004 campaign.
"In 2004, then-assistant managing editor of Newsweek magazine, Evan Thomas, made a prediction remarkably similar to O'Reilly's when he admitted that media bias in favor Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry was "going to be worth maybe 15 points," a number he revised down to five points months later."
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/08/09/bill-oreilly-predicts-liberal-media-will-give-obama-about-3-or-4-novem#ixzz2FBfHzR3d
Even if the advantage is 3% points or 5% points in a 50 -50 nation where a plurality wins that is all you need.
Boehner took an issue away from the Liar-in-Chief to the extent that he could.
December 11, 2012 at 1:39pm
I think Ohiorifleman pretty much hit the nail on the head!
December 11, 2012 at 12:14pm
We may have just saved my city and my state! God bless all those who stood tough in the face of union thuggery and intimidation!
And now the Federal DoL will find a way to sue the State just like it did to Arizona. It'll take decades of fixes to fix MI.
December 10, 2012 at 5:08pm
I agree 100%, we need to accept that the GOP has lived out its usefulness. We need to abandon the Republican party and form a new party that excludes all the RINOs. To paraphrase Sen. DeMint, I’d rather have 30 conservative senators than 60 “moderate” Republicans.
December 9, 2012 at 8:12pm
So who else feels good with the reassurances from they guy named Jihad……
I know my mind is now at ease
November 18, 2012 at 10:17pm
Exactly. I played along and voted for the lesser of two evils in 2012 and I can guarantee you I will never do that again. If all these RINOs want to move the party to the center I say let them. We need to form a viable third party now so that we’re not all stuck voting for a Huntsman-Boehner ticket in 2016.
November 15, 2012 at 8:03pm
On my college campus today, there was a large demonstration in support of the Palestinians. When the demonstration ended they left a vigil for the “innocent Gaza strip.” How can people be so blind? Glenn is right, there is a great evil at work in the world today.
They are not blind. They are not easily fooled. They know the real history.
Detroitgunclinger.........colleges are teaching hatred for the Jews and Israel. Apparently you can think for yourself. Good.
History is revealing an evil and aggressive Israel. A warmongering nation. A secular Zionist state seeking ethnic purity. We've seen it before. Only fools find goodness in such evil.
U of M Dearborn?
November 14, 2012 at 10:38pm
I have to disagree with you here. The word “conservative” in a means you want to preserve governing institutions and social institutions as they were in the past. When an American describes himself as a “conservative,” he wishes to “conserve” the American traditions of liberty, natural rights, and individualism. When the Egyptians are described as conservative, the term means that they wish to conserve the Egyptian institutions as they were in the past under the great Islamic empires a.k.a Sharia. Both uses of “conservative” are correct, but the desires of the two groups being described as “conservative” couldn’t be further apart. This is why when the uninformed liberals hear “conservative” applied to us, they are unable to see how it is different than when someone like the jihadis are described as “conservative.” To understand what “conservative” really means, you have to look at it in the context of what society the conservative individual comes from.
September 3, 2012 at 11:02am
Most of the Obama voters from ’08 that I’ve talked to have told me they’re just not gonna vote. I have heard the same excuses you’ve listed for why Romney is unacceptable, but no one seems enthusiastic about Obama. I highly doubt many Dems will be willing to give up an hour of playstation to go vote so I just ignore the zombies and their propaganda, everyone else is
March 27, 2012 at 11:06pm
As a white man, I am truly scared for what the next few months holds. Putting bounties on people’s heads is the type of **** they do in Somalia or Yemen or -insert 3rd world hellhole here- not the USA. I’m thankful I have the means to defend myself but if god forbid it came to that it would only make things worse. I hope I’m wrong, but we are headed for some dark times if we can’t find a way to diffuse all this tension in the national dialogue
March 27, 2012 at 10:51pm
Don’t feed the troll
March 9, 2012 at 9:59pm
The fact that Jesse Jackson is vehemently opposed to what I believe in lets me know i’m on the right path! 2nd Amendment forever!
Take the guns away, empty the prisons (In CA). let the people throw rocks. Run the country broke as fast as you can. "Invest" billions to left wing companies....then have fund raisers from the same people you handed it to. Create fear, have higher unemployment. Then make movies out of Hollywood to show you are the only anwser to that public fear....Change you can believe in....or not.
Agree .. and Jesse .. I upgraded from NRA Life Member to NRA Endowment just to fight AGAINST you and Obama!
Remember Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum all have supported gun control laws for our own safety. Last I checked most criminals dont care about gun laws.
the 2nd amendment says we have the right to bear arms, or arm bears
you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns
My Dad ;)
March 8, 2012 at 10:35pm
So we just flood the internet and alter definitions and facts to suit our agenda? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, but just for fun….
From that conservative propaganda machine UCLA, paragraph 2 on critical race theory:
“CRT recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture. This is the analytical lens that CRT uses in examining existing power structures. CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color. CRT also rejects the traditions of liberalism and meritocracy. Legal discourse says that the law is neutral and colorblind, however, CRT challenges this legal “truth” by examining liberalism and meritocracy as a vehicle for self-interest, power, and privilege. CRT also recognizes that liberalism and meritocracy are often stories heard from those with wealth, power, and privilege. These stories paint a false picture of meritocracy; everyone who works hard can attain wealth, power, and privilege while ignoring the systemic inequalities that institutional racism provides.”