Detroit

Choke on It Gun Grabbing Marxists

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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Detroit Police Chief says “if more citizens were armed criminals would think twice about attacking them, and criminals appear to be thinking at least twice–crime is dropping in Detroit. The chief of Detroit police credited legally armed residents for a substantial decrease in crime in a city that desperately needs it. “Criminals are getting the […]

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Debt, Democrats and Detroit- A Losing Combination

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014
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Since we’re approaching the next push for raising the illusory Debt Limit, and the United States is currently over $17,000,000,000,000 in debt, I thought a post about a shining exemplar of Democrat management and debt might be illuminating.  Detroit, or Detroilet as it has come to be known since the Democrats placed their considerable seats […]

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Detroit Police Chief – “If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them..”

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2014
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Former “long time anti-gunner” and current Detroit Police Chief James Craig, is saying things that will not be well received by the professional left. “Coming from California (Craig was on the Los Angeles police force for 28 years), where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, […]

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Red Sox Beat Tigers – Take 3-2 Lead Back to Fenway

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2013

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Don’t Let Them “Detroit” Virginia

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2013
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This ad was focus-grouped in Virgina.  It was so effective it moved Democrats away from Democrat candidate Terry McAuliff–who, if you have forgotten, had at least two transient former OFA-NH  Ballot-box-stuffers working his campaign in 2013 after they voted and left the Granite State. That is all well and good for Virginia, but what I […]

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Remove Just 4 Democrat Cities And The US Global Ranking for Murder Drops to 4th lowest on the Planet?

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2013
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Interesting… The United States is currently 3rd in murders throughout the world. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, (cont) http://t.co/JEMjSK8Fqy — IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) September 25, 2013 Here’s the entire thing. The United States is currently 3rd in murders throughout the world. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the […]

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“perhaps Detroit’s new plan is to disenfranchise the literate.”

by Skip August 13, 2013

Over and over again, in a constant cacophony Progressive pessimism on the ability of ordinary citizens to run their own lives.  We serfs are to trust Government because, well, they are the Smart People.  We even tell you when to vote: Oh wait!

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Strafford County NH Makes List of Entities at Risk for Bankruptcy

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2013

Newsmax, in an online article titled “20 cities that may face bankruptcy after Detroit,” lists twenty county or city governing bodies whose finances are historically shaky.  The biggest factor appears to be over-promised and underfunded public pension liabilities, and good-old fashioned over-spending.  And look! Strafford County New Hampshire made their list. 16. Strafford County, N.H. […]

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Data Point – Indebtedness of Detroit vs United States

by Skip August 5, 2013

(H/T: Hot Air)

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Another look at Detroit

by Skip August 4, 2013

Grokster Susan put up a thought-provoking picture here: Indeed.  That motivated commenter, Radical Moderate, to send this in: Yeah, the desolation is rather similar.  Different times, different reasons.  Detroit was self-induced by decades of the Blue Social Model favored by Democrats.  Like Obamacare, Republicans have had nothing to do with this one.

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Indeed

by Susan Olsen August 3, 2013

H/T Looking Spoon, Jared McA Images  

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Crash Test Detroit Dummies (Who Voted For These Clowns?!)

by Mike July 22, 2013
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With Every Purchase of a Chevy Volt….Free House in Detroit!

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2013

There is a movement making its way out of the narrative-colon of the Democrat machine; Detroit failed because of Republicans.  If Republicans just spent more of other people’s money Detroit would be fine.   I can’t recall the last time there were any Republicans running Detroit but if there were they were probably left of former […]

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NotableTweet on Detroit

by Scott Morales July 22, 2013

“If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.” – Tweeter undisclosed via NRO, Mark Steyn      

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Notable Quote – Karl Denninger

by Susan Olsen July 22, 2013

‘If you make political promises that can only be met through increased tax rates, now or in the future, you begin the process of slitting your own throat. ‘ Read the whole thing here.

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GrokTALK! for 7/20/2013 – Jeff Chidester joins the gang for Segment Two

by Skip July 21, 2013

Susan, Mike, Skip and Father Christian Tudor were joined by Jeff Chidester start off the Segment 2 by starting a process of  Question and &Answers A question from the Fox News show “The Five”: Who kills more – Smith & Wesson or Ben & Jerry’s? State Judge won’t dishonor Obama with Detroit bankruptcy: A state judge […]

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The Free State of Detroit?

by Susan Olsen July 20, 2013

Commander Zero posits this: “I think the Free State people have really gone in the wrong direction with New Hampshire. At the moment, it looks like they could scoop up Detroit at bargain prices (unless OCP outbids them and ‘takes Detroit private’) and start their libertarian utopia there. According to the news reports I read, theres […]

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Quotable Quote – NRO’s Kevin D Williamson

by Mike July 19, 2013

In his piece on Detroit’s bankruptcy this morning, Kevin Williamson had a number of pithy comments, but I especially liked this one: Detroit is the victim of a vicious circle: Failing municipal institutions mean that without the allure of a high-paying job, Detroit is an undesirable place to live, while the unions have helped to […]

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Blogline of the Day: kinda upends Obama’s narrative

by Skip July 18, 2013

“AL QAEDA IS ALIVE, and Detroit is bankrupt.”

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The Evolution of Progressive Rule

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2013

CNN via Doubleyouemyouare Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday afternoon, becoming the nation’s largest public sector bankruptcy. The move could slash pension benefits to city workers and retirees, and leave investors holding the city’s debt with only pennies on the dollar. In the end, all that support public union support for unsustainable government is for naught.  […]

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Why New Hampshire? Ummm…because Detroit is the future of America?

by Tim Condon June 19, 2013

Detroit is a perfect example of what the future of America is going to look like.  We live in a nation that is rotting, decaying, drowning in debt and racing toward insolvency.  Already there are dozens of other cities across the nation that are poverty-ridden, crime-infested hellholes just like Detroit is, and hundreds of other communities […]

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Decay Point: Dissolve Detroit…

by Scott Morales November 28, 2012

Desolation, desperation, and delusion have swept over the Motor City for decades, constantly wearing down the streets, buildings, and the people.  So, it comes as no surprise that talks of its dissolution ring out through the desiccated city like the hollow, rusty clang of a muffler finally falling from a car, resting on cinder blocks, […]

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