Skip to comments.We Loo At Detroit and See the Future of America!!!
Posted on 02/24/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by NOBO2012
Good news Detroit: Were #1 again! In a head-to-head contest with real contenders like Chicago, New York, Cleveland (At Least Were Not Detroit!) and Atlanta, Detroit once again grabbed victory through the misery of defeat. Numero uno on Forbes Most Miserable City in America. Heady stuff for a city on the verge of insolvency and far beyond societal breakdown.
Much should be made of the fact that Detroit, along with the other top-10 miserable winners, is reaping the fruits of decades of liberal husbandry. Unfortunately all that carefully cultivated fruit has been left to ferment on the ground.
Oddly, few people in the media seen interested in discussing this as ye sow so shall ye reap phenomenon. Even though the evidence in Detroits case is quite staggering, as Ive recounted before (here, here and here).
Democrats care about the environment
Take Charlie LeDuff for example, who has just published a book called Detroit: an American Autopsy. When asked about the connection between liberal Democratic policies and Detroits collapse on Fox last week, he deftly glossed over it by responding that Detroits last Republican mayor also went to jail for corruption.
Interesting, but just for the record, Detroits last Republican mayor left office in 1962, pre-Great Society. And he was convicted 7 years after leaving office not for corruption but rather tax evasion - a felony that barely raises an eyebrow in Congressional races anymore. Still, better to smear the Republicans of the distant past than acknowledge the shenanigans of more recent Democratic scoundrels.
Ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father, on trial.
And not to disparage Charlies intellect which Im sure is awesome because he has degrees from two very prestigious universities - but anyone stupid enough to be urinating in the dark in Detroit isnt exactly the sharpest utensil in the drawer. Unfortunately, in a knife fight with Steve Doocy even a spoon wins.
So heres Charlies conclusion: While Detroit probably was done in by corrupt politicians, it doesnt matter whether or not they were Democrats or Republicans (again, for the record, they were Democrats, exclusively, from 1962 on) because everyone in the country is corrupt: This is a national sickness. Were just corrupt cheaters. Thats what we do now.
It looks like the stay-at-home independent non-voters have found their spokesman in Charlie - it doesnt matter who you vote for youre gonna get screwed, man! (snip)
Shrugging your shoulders at corruption seems a slippery slope. But what if resistance is futile? What if we all adopt Charlies attitude of concerned resignation? What if we accept the premise that all politicians are bad, and there is clearly nothing to be done about it so you might as well just go about our business? (snip)
Imagine what would happen if everyone just looked the other way when leaders make a mockery of their fiduciary responsibilities to the citizenry;
Democrats care about jobs
if they continued to allow the ruling class to violate the laws they swore to uphold, or reinterpret them to their own purpose.
Thankfully, you dont even have to imagine. All you have to do is look at Detroit.
Detroit: We had to destroy it in order to save it.
Keep spending recklessly, without considering the long term effect of huge deficits.
Detroit: the urban frontier of homesteading; and recycling
Keep ignoring the basic laws of economics at your own peril.
Keep out: no business welcome here
Keep flaunting the rule of law.
The halls of justice are empty
What you will be left with is exactly what we have in Detroit. The artists call it ruin porn.
To the untrained eye, it just looks like decay.
But you probably dont think it could happen here do you?
Neither did the citizens of Detroit, 50 years ago.
Michigan Central Station, located in the heart of Detroit, then and now:
Democrats stand for progress
Most of us cant do great things, but all of us can do something. Do something. If you dont, you, or your children, will wake up one day on the other side, staring into the abyss that was once a great civilization.
In Detroit, God has left the building.
This is Dewey, from Detroit; reminding you that we are the ones weve been waiting for.
God helps those who help themselves.
...Read the Rest Here>>>
(Yes, I know. You meant “Look”).
Loo ? perfect looks like a toilet
Some day when I get rich I intend on looing on Ted Kennedy’s grave. I guess I could stop by Detroit on the way.
Their answer: America would look like Detroit.
Liberalism -- it's a mental illness.
Boy,ain't *that* the truth! A few years ago,on a trip to London,we visited the Tower of London which is,in fact,still considered a royal palace.When a bathroom break was called for we arrived and found a fancy plaque proclaiming that it had been awarded the "Loo Of The Year" award.I kid you not!
I ‘loo’ in your general direction!
Every Republican giving a speech should give it in Detroit in front of these buildings and then thank the Democrats for the great work they’ve done.
Detroit has finally run out of other people’s money.
I read somewhere that 47% of home owners don’t pay property taxes, must be because its based on valuation.
I read somewhere that there is a certain area of downtown Detroit where businesses can only be operated by black people - some sort of economic zone. Haven’t been able to verify it, though.
There are no black people at the Daytona 500! Prioritize!
Loos are for weing I thought.
Detroit and Flint. Role models for a Communist paradise.
Loo? Detroit? Priceless!
Woodward Avenue, 1917
Belle Isle Park Aquarium, 1904
Belle Isle Park, 1904
Hotel Pontchartrain and Cadillac Square from City, 1916
Woodward Avenue, south from the Majestic building
But too far away for me to use when I have a toilet which flushes toward Mecca.