Once proud city of Detroit on verge o...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#24 May 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I spend a lot of time in Detroit. Detroit is, has been, and always will be a dump.
Why?
Because it is run by corrupt Democrat politicians who are only interested in lining their own pockets and screwing the tax payers.
Kwame Kilpatrick - the jailed former Mayor of Detroit - would be re-elected Mayor tomorrow if you put his name on the ballot. Doesn't matter that he and his buddies ripped off the City for millions and millions of dollars.
Detroit is the poster child for two phrases: "dumb masses" and "low information voters".
I used to go to Dearborn a lot, my company at the time was a Tier one supplier for Ford. The only Courtyard by Marriott I ever stayed in with bars on all the windows.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#25 May 13, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
GOOG $880.oo.... Thanks for the "tip"....
A measure of "chlorpromazine equivalence" is used to compare the relative effectiveness of antipsychotics.[5][6] The measure specifies the amount (mass) in milligrams of a given drug that must be administered in order to achieve desired effects equivalent to those of 100 milligrams of chlorpromazine. Agents with a chlorpromazine equivalence ranging from 5 to 10 milligrams would be considered "medium potency", and agents with 2 milligrams would be considered "high potency"

Take you 3 Milligrams BEFORE you try to post!
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#26 May 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I spend a lot of time in Detroit. Detroit is, has been, and always will be a dump.
Why?
Because it is run by corrupt Democrat politicians who are only interested in lining their own pockets and screwing the tax payers.
Kwame Kilpatrick - the jailed former Mayor of Detroit - would be re-elected Mayor tomorrow if you put his name on the ballot. Doesn't matter that he and his buddies ripped off the City for millions and millions of dollars.
Detroit is the poster child for two phrases: "dumb masses" and "low information voters".
Detroit is a pile of crap because it is a "black" city. No other reason. That's the way those folks live.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#27 May 13, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>I used to go to Dearborn a lot, my company at the time was a Tier one supplier for Ford. The only Courtyard by Marriott I ever stayed in with bars on all the windows.
It is an amazing place. And it is not getting any better.
RACIST CRASSUS

Minneapolis, MN

#28 May 13, 2013
And you are a pile of crap because you are a hate-filled racist.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#29 May 13, 2013
RACIST CRASSUS wrote:
And you are a pile of crap because you are a hate-filled racist.
Racist,

If you wanna voice your opinion to someone, it usually better to address it TO someone.

(Just a little helpful idea for you.)

The Slewblomkin School of Ignorant and Useless Posting will be closing soon. It may be time for you to find a New Hero!
Bushwhaker

Seattle, WA

#30 May 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
It is an amazing place. And it is not getting any better.
Bushwhacked.... Funny, you're so adverse to your last honest post...

Trolls/ball sack boi<quoted text> If you can find a flux capacitor, I will travel back in time with Michael J Fox, log in to Topix, and complain about Bush, Sure! You wont catch me defending Bush. He made PLENTY of mistakes.
I have never said Bush didn't make mistakes. I will even admit that they affected Obama's presidency...

IrishMN <quoted text>
When have you ever seen me beating the drum for Bush by saying he did not start diggin us into the hole we are in?
The best thing Bush did was leave office.
We could not afford 4 more years of GWB.....

Yet, ALL of you hypocrite humper bois CRY, whenever we mention ANY Bush culpability !??? WOW ! What a pair.... Mae West would be proud of you boobs ! LMAOROTF !
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#31 May 13, 2013
Bushwhaker wrote:
<quoted text>Bushwhacked.... Funny, you're so adverse to your last honest post...
Trolls/ball sack boi<quoted text> If you can find a flux capacitor, I will travel back in time with Michael J Fox, log in to Topix, and complain about Bush, Sure! You wont catch me defending Bush. He made PLENTY of mistakes.
I have never said Bush didn't make mistakes. I will even admit that they affected Obama's presidency...
IrishMN <quoted text>
When have you ever seen me beating the drum for Bush by saying he did not start diggin us into the hole we are in?
The best thing Bush did was leave office.
We could not afford 4 more years of GWB.....
Yet, ALL of you hypocrite humper bois CRY, whenever we mention ANY Bush culpability !??? WOW ! What a pair.... Mae West would be proud of you boobs ! LMAOROTF !
It so sad, but to pathetic.

The only Human Contact that Slewblomkin has is on Topix.

One the one hand why not just end it all and take that OD Of Thorazine.

On the other hand, as long as Slewblomkin is here, He is not hurting "live" Humans!

We are "Taking the Bullets", so that Slewblomkin does not go out and go Columbine before he takes himself out.

"Rah Rah Team Topix" eh?
welfare cheese

Minneapolis, MN

#33 May 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I spend a lot of time in Detroit. Detroit is, has been, and always will be a dump.
Why?
Because it is run by corrupt Democrat politicians who are only interested in lining their own pockets and screwing the tax payers.
Kwame Kilpatrick - the jailed former Mayor of Detroit - would be re-elected Mayor tomorrow if you put his name on the ballot. Doesn't matter that he and his buddies ripped off the City for millions and millions of dollars.
Detroit is the poster child for two phrases: "dumb masses" and "low information voters".
Just like New Orleans re electing Ray Nagan.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#34 May 13, 2013
Libel as proof, imagine that... Oh right, it's that Corvair KOOK !!!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#35 May 13, 2013
welfare cheese wrote:
<quoted text>Just like New Orleans re electing Ray Nagan.
Both towns vote Democrat. Both towns are full of low information voters who would rather mooch off the productive members of society than to provide for themselves.

At least New Orleans has a better climate for most of the year.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#36 May 13, 2013
I spend a lot of time in cars. Corvairs are, have been, and always will be crap.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#37 May 13, 2013
In the last year alone the population of Detroit has decreased 30%! There are now over 100,000 vacant lots in that city.

P.S. One leftist here seems to think it was Bush's fault, but Orr (the emergency manager) blames 40 years of unsustainable policies. If we were to look back, which party had control of Detroit for the last 40 years?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#38 May 13, 2013
I like proof, I see your noise/fake quote and I saw the Bushwhacker housing/financial crisis....

Oops !
jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#40 May 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I spend a lot of time in Detroit. Detroit is, has been, and always will be a dump.
Why?
Because it is run by corrupt Democrat politicians who are only interested in lining their own pockets and screwing the tax payers.
Kwame Kilpatrick - the jailed former Mayor of Detroit - would be re-elected Mayor tomorrow if you put his name on the ballot. Doesn't matter that he and his buddies ripped off the City for millions and millions of dollars.
Detroit is the poster child for two phrases: "dumb masses" and "low information voters".
Twins TV color guy, Blyleven, wont even travel there because it's such a dump.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#41 May 13, 2013
I like the "borrowed" low information title, from a guy who owns a 4 door Corvair ????

"Man", you'll have to reach much higher in lies/life to insult a REAL MAN....

Now make something up, Saul !
digger

Saint Paul, MN

#42 May 13, 2013
This is exactly what LIBERALS do to good, functioning cities, DESTROY THEM. Corrupt politicians, promising EVERYTHING to those who do NOTHING, ignoring the scourge of DOPE, police corruption, installing lenient sentences for dope dealers, pimps, and murders, who laugh at those of us who defend our country, pay our taxes, and stay out of trouble, well, THIS is the RESULT.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#43 May 13, 2013
Bush killed Detroit, with the housing crisis & useless wars....
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#44 May 13, 2013
Long a major population center and major engine of worldwide automobile manufacturing, Detroit has gone through a continuing economic decline.[37][38][39][40] Like many American cities Detroit reached its population peak in the 1950 census. The peak population was 1.8 million people, and as of the 2010 census had less than 40% of that amount at just over 700,000 residents; only St. Louis, Missouri and Youngstown, Ohio have seen declines of 60% or more within the same time frame, with Youngstown often being compared to Detroit on a much smaller scale due to its own economic problems.[41] The city has declined in population with each subsequent census since 1950.[42][43] Although not the immediate cause of the decline, the withdrawal of automotive manufacturing after 1980 worsened the situation for a city so dominated by the industry.

The ongoing decline has left its mark on the city, most notably in severe urban decay and thousands of empty homes, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings around the city. Some parts of Detroit are sparsely populated resulting in the city having difficulty providing municipal services such as policing, fire protection, schools, trash removal, snow removal, lighting, etc. The city has sought and considered various solutions such as demolition of abandoned homes and buildings, though there are tens of thousands of abandoned structures; removal of street lighting from large portions of the city; and encouraging the small population in certain areas to move to more populated areas of the city as there may not be a quick response for city services such as police in de-populated areas.[44][45][46][47][48]

More than half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their 2011 tax bills, exacerbating the city's financial crisis. According to the Detroit News, 47 percent of the city's taxable parcels are delinquent on their 2011 tax bills, resulting in about $246 million in taxes and fees going uncollected, nearly half of which was due to Detroit. The rest of the money would have been earmarked for Wayne County, Detroit Public Schools, and the library system. The review also found 77 blocks in Detroit had only one owner who paid taxes in 2011.

The resulting elevated unemployment was compounded by white flight and middle-class flight to the suburbs (and in some cases to other states), and the city was left with a reduced tax base, depressed property values, abandoned buildings, abandoned neighborhoods, high crime rates, and a pronounced demographic imbalance. This crisis almost resulted in the state of Michigan taking over administrative control of the city.[49]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit

Since Obama was president when over 1/2 the residents didn't pay their property taxes, I guess Obama killed Detroit, right?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#45 May 13, 2013
When you spend all the money on wasted wars, the eventual cost is jobs, homes, and responsibility....

Bush left it, Obama has begun to fix it, just look at the market.

Oh right, you're broke, dumb, and hate American companies...

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