Mayoral candidate Mike Duggan plans to attend backyard barbecue at childhood home in Detroit
If there are any questions as to mayoral candidate Mike Duggan's authenticity as a Detroiter, he'll try and put them at ease Saturday when he returns to his childhood home on Stansbury in Detroit for a backyard barbecue from noon until 1 p.m. He left the city after childhood and spent much of his adult life living in the Detroit suburb of Livonia ... (more)
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#1 Nov 3, 2013
That's a very short barbeque at only an hour. And Mike may only grace folk with his presence for half that.
Well, he best not wear black face.
"He was a poor black sharecropper's son who never dreamed he was adopted."
#2 Nov 4, 2013
I don't see Duggan as a wigger actually. He does see himself as the great white hope to the community. Duggan is as duplicitous as Snyder as they work together. There is plenty of resentment in the black community over the white man's ice being colder. But enough blacks figured out the city was melting as it was with the stream of black rulers taking their cut and leaving nothing but grief.
The timing is right for Duggan to bring resources and order to the city. It wouldn't take much to seem like a lot. The bankruptcy will put the finances on a path to solvency. Then it's a matter of efficiency with the remaining resources. Duggan is better than Benny in that regard. Benny always overspent his budget. It also sticks in my craw that he had 21 officers assigned to guard his parking space when he was police chief after he found someone took it one day. I visualize officers fanning him with huge leaves on a stick on hot days like the old movies of Saudi kings.
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