I thought most “Blazers” were under the assumption that Obama was a devout Muslim who hates Israel. Seems Mr. Swartz is Jewish. How does that work?
December 10, 2012 at 2:03pm
@MRUNNER: “From what you understand” is incorrect. The old Cass Tech building was finally demolished in 2011 because the NEW Cass Tech was built right next door in 2004 and the petitions to “redevelop” never came to fruition, therefore it saw the wrecking ball.
December 10, 2012 at 1:01pm
Dear Blaze Staff and Blazers,
I’m from Detroit. Cass Technical High School’s old building was torn down in 2011. The new facility, built in 2004, is right next door to the former. A simple Google search would have done your story headline some justice. That said, there are MANY schools and structures in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs that are abandoned awaiting new life or demolition due to the rapidly changing demographics in Michigan. In Detroit there are many early 20th century structures that are completely faded from their former glory (as is seen on Detroiturbex’s website). That’s what happens when you have a population loss of 1.2 million in Detroit alone since 1950. Many can try to claim the cause of the downfall, from unions to “white flight”, but the truth is, Detroit is a microcosm of the United States. If things stay on track, many more cities just as large will fall just like Detroit with a few strongholds Like NYC and LA. This is corporatism (far from capitalism) at work amid a global economy. Politics in Washington mixed with big business interests, and a Federal Reserve creating currency disparity are the leading causes for the decline of the “American Standard” and the loss of industry. Make no mistake, the Democrat AND Republican establishments have no concern for you. Don’t believe me? Look at their lifestyle changes before, during, and after politics, then look at yours during their 10, 20, 30 (57 in John Dingell’s case) year term in offi
TheBlaze do research before reporting? Heck they dont even report real news. Dont be so hard on them.
July 19, 2011 at 10:12am
I remember being in the second grade and seeing some kids get the same joy you describe killing frogs in a nearby creek. You should head up to your local convenience store and grab some Laffy Taffy. I’m sure you’d find their wrappers comedic gold.
July 19, 2011 at 10:04am
Thank you for you analysis, Dr. Killjoy.
June 14, 2011 at 6:12pm
… vote Barry in for another 4 years, since you’re big on inexperience and all.
June 14, 2011 at 5:59pm
Reading all these one-lined, baseless remarks against Congressman Paul just goes to show how uninformed the general populace is no matter what party they follow, emphasis on FOLLOW.
1) “Conspiracy nut”? – You remember who funds The Blaze, right? Conspiracy theorist #1 by MSM standards.You might be better off visiting HuffPo, my friend.
2) “Ron Pual shouldn’t have been there” – You’re right, Ron PAUL should be living at 1600 right now.
3) “Ron Paul is a wasted vote” – You’re as correct in that statement as I was when I used the same argument against voting for McCain/ Palin last time around. Have fun with your “Status Quo” pick though, seriously.
4) “Ron Paul has the support of potheads and druggies… Pass… TEA!” – Aside from your redundancy, your “TEA!” plea might want to do some history checking into how the Tea Party came about. Beyond that, it’s nice to know you feel the personal liberties of the body.. ahem… drug use… are not a welcomed part of your political party… Prohibition much???
5) “I wish Ron Paul‘s supporters weren’t so wacky… Also, he doesn’t support Israel… God wants us to support Israel” – Get back under your bridge, troll.
6) “27 years … professional elitist politician” You realize that was over 3 separate terms right? Amid those 3 terms he took time to administer his private practice in TX delivering children. Though it’s good to see you’d rather have someone with no experience in DC. Heck, why not
Try again genius, it’s Dearborn not Deerfield, you know, home of Ford Motor Company? Probably just an oversight. Anyhow, if you did any research whatsoever, you’d see the “Moos” as you so eloquently put, as well as many Christians of Middle-Eastern descent have reinvested more back into their own neighborhoods than the groups who’ve been living there since their exodus. Their communities have been some of the few spared of the recession, in fact. And get this, that Mosque you speak of, is built in the same row of four Christian houses of worship on Alter Road… WHOA!!!! But I’m sure you knew that too, right?
This site deserves much better than you’re contributing.
February 10, 2011 at 11:40am
@ WATCHTHEOTHERHAND and a host of others. You’re arguments are falling on deaf ears if the don’t offer solutions to fixing the problems Detroit faces. By all means, keep em coming if they make you feel better.
February 10, 2011 at 11:12am
Unfortunately, the question at this point isn’t a matter of whether or not stimulus money is right or not. That ship sailed quite some time ago. The issue at hand for Mayor Bing (A former former entrepreneur turned mayor, I may add) is accessing available money to help correct a massive problem that has existed in the city of Detroit since the 1960′s and that is primarily urban flight. It’s the duty of an elected official to do all he can for the people and the place he represents. If that means tapping into money that would otherwise be used for another program outside his area, it would be inexcusable on his part to let that opportunity pass. Since his tenure began in the middle of 2009, he has brought business leaders and elected leaders together to address a multitude of issues that have been created from the former mayors (sans Archer) of the past 30+ years. For once in the city’s recent history, a mayor has come forth with a longterm plan that addresses consolidating a population and services of a city that has been reduced by half in the past 50 years. All the while he has been embracing the business community and sees that they are the essential piece that many before didn’t. And corruption is a word that Bing has no tolerance for. He fired the chief and deputy chief of the fire department when he learned of an incident about a wallet getting stolen by a department employee, for God’s sake. Just look at everyone that has been canned from the “School of Old” since he took office. I pray for guidance and courage for Mayor Bing, he’s got a fierce battle to face from many fronts, I just hope he continues to fight the good fight for the city he and so many others love.