Daily Archives: October 8, 2009

Quote of the day

Speaking of Congress, although the research isn’t yet complete, the early indicators are that, rumors to the contrary, you can not get swine flu from exposure to Henry Waxman.

… if you think that Jesse Jackson is an extortionist; that Al Sharpton is a con man; that Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright and Van Jones are three of a kind; and that the Black Congressional Caucus, ACORN, the SEIU, the Black Panthers, Eric Holder and Barack Hussein Obama, present a clear and present danger to our Republic, you are what passes for a racist in 2009.

Burt Prelutsky/Big Hollywood

ooooh, what does this say about ME?

Hillary and I share the same taste in art:

Hillary Clinton liked abstracts by Kandinsky, de Kooning and works by Georgia O’Keefe.

More Detroit: a little more lighthearted view


Desperation in Detroit. What comes next?

from the Detroit FreePress:

“It’s a disaster here,” City Council candidate Gary Brown said. Brown, a former Detroit Police assistant chief, handed out bottles of water to those in line. “This is dangerous. Very unorganized, very dangerous.”

This week, people stood in line for hours to possibly receive $3000 in aid. An estimated 65,000 people lined up to be one of 3500 people who will get a portion of the $15million in stimulus money. Scuffles broke out while people crushed in line.

(AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

(AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

28% unemployment in Detroit – 15% statewide. Over 32% of Detroit residents are on food stamps and over 300,000 jobs have been lost in the city from August 2008 to August 2009. The median price of a home in Detroit is $7500. Last spring, the state department of education announced it would close 23 schools, citywide.

Detroit is a city actively dying – once the engine of America, now voted one of “the 10 most miserable cities in America” by Forbes magazine with the highest crime rate in the U.S. – is quickly becoming a ghost town.