Detroit - new mayor elected yesterday.

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    Nov 06, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    I didn't know this one was happening. David Bing decided to not run for reelection.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=243134233
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    Nov 06, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    Well, good thing is that you have Rick Snyder as governor. icon_wink.gif

    As always, I wish them the best.
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    Nov 06, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm not sure why anyone bothers to run. The position no longer has any power---it's purely a figurehead now---and he can be fired on a whim by Kevyn Orr.

    The state I grew up in has turned into an unrecognizable dictatorship.


    So are you saying Big Brother should keep its nose out of States business and let each state solve its own problems? Or should Govt...taxpayers... keep bailing out states like MI. and cities like detroit by keeping unions afloat by bailing out GM and getting nothing to show for it but a company that will just fail again in a few years?
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    Nov 06, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    I guess the previous 4 mayors imbezzled and stole about as much as they could
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    Nov 06, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
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    The state I grew up in has turned into an unrecognizable dictatorship.[/quote]

    You should like that, as long as a communist gets elected.
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    Nov 07, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm not sure why anyone bothers to run. The position no longer has any power---it's purely a figurehead now---and he can be fired on a whim by Kevyn Orr.

    The state I grew up in has turned into an unrecognizable dictatorship.


    The 'radical' factions of all kinds have consumed Michoacán for many years, many people on the outside actually don't know the state is conservatively run by republicans voted in by socially conservative Reagan Democrats, if it were not for the smaller population of it largest city Detroit, the state itself would be Red. Certainly not gay friendly when compared to its neighbor, Illinois and Chicago.
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    Nov 07, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    somersault saidI guess the previous 4 mayors imbezzled and stole about as much as they could

    Well, not the last one. He was a star basketball player for the Pistons and is quite wealthy - he only took a $1 salary. The previous one, yes - he's on his way to the pokey right this minute. Dennis Archer, mayor in the mid-90s, was honest and well-regarded. But the longest-term mayor before him, Coleman Young, was a well-known grifter. He's really the one who began the process of emptying out the city coffers and handing the proceeds out to his friends.


    David Bing was a good guy and if he had had enough time he may have pulled Detroit out of this. Dennis Archer was also a good guy, but absolutely agree with you on the other two.
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    Nov 07, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
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    Aristoshark said
    somersault saidI guess the previous 4 mayors imbezzled and stole about as much as they could

    Well, not the last one. He was a star basketball player for the Pistons and is quite wealthy - he only took a $1 salary. The previous one, yes - he's on his way to the pokey right this minute. Dennis Archer, mayor in the mid-90s, was honest and well-regarded. But the longest-term mayor before him, Coleman Young, was a well-known grifter. He's really the one who began the process of emptying out the city coffers and handing the proceeds out to his friends.


    David Bing was a good guy and if he had had enough time he may have pulled Detroit out of this. Dennis Archer was also a good guy, but absolutely agree with you on the other two.


    in other words, the previous 4 mayors were just horrible at their job
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    Nov 07, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    He's white!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How progressive are we getting here................:-) Its only been 40 years, not that it matters, currently with the state takeover( which lets be honest needed to happen to let people know "SH*#S getting real").
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    Nov 07, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    somersault said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    somersault saidI guess the previous 4 mayors imbezzled and stole about as much as they could

    Well, not the last one. He was a star basketball player for the Pistons and is quite wealthy - he only took a $1 salary. The previous one, yes - he's on his way to the pokey right this minute. Dennis Archer, mayor in the mid-90s, was honest and well-regarded. But the longest-term mayor before him, Coleman Young, was a well-known grifter. He's really the one who began the process of emptying out the city coffers and handing the proceeds out to his friends.


    David Bing was a good guy and if he had had enough time he may have pulled Detroit out of this. Dennis Archer was also a good guy, but absolutely agree with you on the other two.


    in other words, the previous 4 mayors were just horrible at their job


    I think it was too late for Bing.
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    Nov 07, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    somersault said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    somersault saidI guess the previous 4 mayors imbezzled and stole about as much as they could

    Well, not the last one. He was a star basketball player for the Pistons and is quite wealthy - he only took a $1 salary. The previous one, yes - he's on his way to the pokey right this minute. Dennis Archer, mayor in the mid-90s, was honest and well-regarded. But the longest-term mayor before him, Coleman Young, was a well-known grifter. He's really the one who began the process of emptying out the city coffers and handing the proceeds out to his friends.


    David Bing was a good guy and if he had had enough time he may have pulled Detroit out of this. Dennis Archer was also a good guy, but absolutely agree with you on the other two.


    in other words, the previous 4 mayors were just horrible at their job

    No, in other words Coleman Young (the mayor for 20 years and a complete race-baiting kleptocrat) left the city in such a shambles that there was little that Archer could do. In fact, although still popular, Archer declined to run for a second term---that's how bad off Young left things. Kilpatrick was a sort of mini-me Coleman Young, only without the political clout, and he finished the looting. Dave Bing, who invested his basketball money very well and became a real-estate mogul, took on the job basically out of a sense of civic duty, taking only a $1 salary. He did his best, and in fact did some very good things. He is partly responsible for the revival of the downtown core, with the owner of Quicken Loans relocating first his headquarters there, and then buying up no fewer than 35 of the city's elegant old Art Deco skyscrapers, restoring them one by one and turning them into lofts and apartments. This has been a huge success.

    Republicans should love this story: the city's turnaround, when it happens (and it's started already) will be almost completely owing to private enterprise rather than any governmental direction. All Bing did was clear some of the red-tape hurdles, but in a bureaucracy, that's a lot.

    Bing also---at the cost of some of his popularity---proposed a very sensible scheme for reducing the size of the city, by relocating some of the residents of nearly-abandoned blocks into more populated neighborhoods, and turning their previous blocks into farmland or parkland. This would permit the city to dramatically slash the cost of city services to the new "villages" and allow the establishment of for-profit farming and urban greenbelt parkland. Naturally, this plan was met with howls of outrage and it has been significantly changed (for the worse, I think).


    Simply shocking, but agree with every word you wrote.
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    Nov 07, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    wow, everyone knows the Duggan's, I had a Duggan in my high school graduating class

    http://www.dugganspub.com/

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    Nov 08, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    No question, Duggan's still kickin'



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    Nov 08, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    I also hung at Ted's and Totem Pole back in the day.
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    Nov 08, 2013 11:54 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm not sure why anyone bothers to run. The position no longer has any power---it's purely a figurehead now---and he can be fired on a whim by Kevyn Orr.

    The state I grew up in has turned into an unrecognizable dictatorship.


    But only until Orr is gone - projected with the BK approval to be the end of 2014. I think testimony on the BK legitimacy concluded this week. How long for a decision. Yeah, I liked Archer & Bing and that clown Kilpatrick should rot in jail.
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    Nov 08, 2013 11:57 AM GMT
    Hey in other mayoral elections, TWO openly gay winners this past Tuesday: In Atlantic City, Republican (thats right!) Don Guardian upset Mayor Lorenzo Langford. Guardian is a 60 year old director of the city's Special Improvement District and on the other coast, Seattle elected State Senator Ed Murray as mayor, turning out the current incumbent.
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    Nov 09, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    White mayor or not, M&M's house looks like everyone elses


    Fire damages Eminem's boyhood home shown on 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' cover

    http://www.freep.com/article/20131108/NEWS01/311080072/eminem-detroit-house-fire

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    Nov 09, 2013 1:54 PM GMT
    Prob some fool who saw it on the cover. Owned by the Michigan Land Bank and didnt sell at auction fro a miserly $500!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 09, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidWell, good thing is that you have Rick Snyder as governor. icon_wink.gif

    As always, I wish them the best.
    Rick Snyder is the type of governor we need in New York. I hate Andrew Cuomo.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 09, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob saidI hate Andrew Cuomo.

    And I'm certain that this keeps him up nights. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Like I really give a rats ass.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 09, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob said
    Aristoshark said
    roadbikeRob saidI hate Andrew Cuomo.

    And I'm certain that this keeps him up nights. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Like I really give a rats ass.

    That's fair, because no one gives a rat's ass about you.
    Stop being a fucking pest and get back into your psychiatric ward.
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/season-2/detroit/index.html