Tag: Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick continues to kick Michigan in the teeth

Not content to kick Detroit while it was down, disgraced former Detorit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is now kicking the rest of us Michiganders in the teeth. To wit: Taxpayers to foot bill for Kilpatrick’s defenseDetroit — Clad in an inmate’s uniform and leg irons, a noticeably thinner Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded poverty Tuesday when charged in federal court with 19 counts […]

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Lawsuit to force anti-Islam ad to be displayed on Detroit buses

Lawsuit to force anti-Islam ad to be displayed on Detroit buses

The uber-conservative Thomas More Law Center out of Ann Arbor has asked a federal court to force the Detroit-area SMART transportation authority to run ads on their buses that are seen as anti-Islam. The Thomas More Law Center, a conservative legal group, filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on Thursday that asks a federal judge to side with […]

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More stimulus “fail”: Detroit gets $25 mil. for light rail project

More stimulus “fail”: Detroit gets $25 mil. for light rail project

Yup, the ole stimulus package is an utter failure. Just look at how it’s failing in Michigan: Washington — A light rail plan along Woodward to connect downtown Detroit with the New Center area will get a $25 million infusion of federal money, officials briefed on the matter told The Detroit News. The federal funds — to be announced today […]

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Oh look. More teabagger fail. At Detroit Auto Show.

Oh look. More teabagger fail. At Detroit Auto Show.

As reported by Devilstower on the front page of the Daily Kos a couple of days ago, the Teabaggers were ready to hit the ground protestin’ at the Detroit Auto Show. Ready to protest bailing out the auto industry. You know, the one that employs 60% of Michigan workers? Well, they were outnumbered by some union folks who showed up […]

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As goes Michigan, so goes the country?

Cross-posted at Blogging For Michigan. As I sit here in frigid Michigan this morning, I’m contemplating the state of our state. And pondering if we are, perhaps, a bellwether for the rest of the country, particularly in terms of Democrats and our political future. It’s a mixed bag in Michigan, to be sure. As I blogged about last week, there’s […]

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Good Green News for Michigan!

Good Green News for Michigan!

Lots of good news coming out of Michigan this week in the area of electric vehicle manufacture. First, today marks the first day of production for GM’s lithium-ion battery pack at its Brownstown Pack Assembly Plant. “This is an important milestone for GM — and a critical step in bringing the Chevrolet Volt to market,” GM CEO and Chairman Ed […]

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Panic in Detroit: 35,000 line up for federal poverty help, conservatives laugh

Panic in Detroit: 35,000 line up for federal poverty help, conservatives laugh

From the Recommended List at Daily Kos. Something happened in Detroit on Wednesday this week that flew beneath the radar of many Americans. Nearly 35,000 Detroiters converged on Cobo Hall to get one of the 5,000 applications for federal aid to people in poverty. Via the Detroit News: They came by foot, wheelchair, bicycle and car. About six left by […]

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Former mayor flips Detroit the bird from Dallas

I used to defend Kwame Kilpatrick when the racist white people I work with in Howell derided him as “the Hip Hop Mayor”. I told them that maybe Kilpatrick’s fresh approach was just what Detroit needed after years of corruption and inept governance. Then the text message scandal broke. And we found out he spent an inordinate amount of money […]

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