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We Loo At Detroit and See the Future of America!!!
DeweyFrom Detroit ^ | 2-24-2013 | Dewey From Detroit

Posted on 02/24/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by NOBO2012

Good news Detroit: We’re #1 again! In a head-to-head contest with real contenders like Chicago, New York, Cleveland (At Least We’re 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.

detroit enter at your own risk

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 Detroit’s case is quite staggering, as I’ve recounted before (here, here and here).

MooreADetroitCouch_in_Trees  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 Detroit’s collapse on Fox last week, he deftly glossed over it by responding that Detroit’s last Republican mayor also went to jail for corruption.

Interesting, but just for the record, Detroit’s 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.

Detroit Ex MayorEx-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father, on trial.

(snip)

And not to disparage Charlie’s intellect – which I’m sure is awesome because he has degrees from two very prestigious universities - but anyone stupid enough to be “urinating in the dark” in Detroit isn’t exactly the sharpest utensil in the drawer.  Unfortunately, in a knife fight with Steve Doocy even a spoon wins.

So here’s Charlie’s conclusion: While Detroit probably was done in by corrupt politicians, it doesn’t 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. We’re just corrupt cheaters. That’s what we do now.”

It looks like the stay-at-home “independent” non-voters have found their spokesman in Charlie - it doesn’t matter who you vote for – you’re 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 Charlie’s 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;

DetroitRuinofCityDemocrats 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.

detroit_hudsonwallfallForward!

Thankfully, you don’t even have to imagine. All you have to do is look at Detroit.

detroit_01Detroit: We had to destroy it in order to save it.

Keep spending recklessly, without considering the long term effect of huge deficits.

detroit_dry_dock-detroitDetroit: the urban frontier of homesteading; and recycling

Keep ignoring the basic laws of economics at your own peril.

michigan_central_depotKeep out: no business welcome here

Keep flaunting the rule of law.

detroit_01The halls of justice are empty

What you will be left with is exactly what we have in Detroit. The artists call it “ruin porn.”

mich. central graffiti

To the untrained eye, it just looks like decay.

 

detroit11

But you probably don’t think it could happen “here” do you?

Neither did the citizens of Detroit, 50 years ago.

mich centralMichigan Central Station, located in the heart of Detroit, then and now:

through the fields to michigan central station detroitDemocrats stand for progress

Most of us can’t do great things, but all of us can do something. Do something. If you don’t, you, or your children, will wake up one day on the other side, staring into the abyss that was once a great civilization.

Arnold Nursing Home, 7 Mile Road; photograph by Andrew Moore from <i>Detroit Disassembled</i>, just published by Damiani and the Akron Art Museum. For a slide show of Moore’s photographs, see the NYR blog, blogs.nybooks.com.<br />In Detroit, God has left the building.

This is Dewey, from Detroit; reminding you that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

help detroitGod helps those who help themselves.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: detroit; liberal; michigan; obama; obamanomics
This is terrifying!!!!
1 posted on 02/24/2013 11:59:18 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

Loo?

(Yes, I know. You meant “Look”).


2 posted on 02/24/2013 12:01:23 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: NOBO2012

Loo ? perfect looks like a toilet


3 posted on 02/24/2013 12:01:45 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NOBO2012

OBAMANOMICS!


4 posted on 02/24/2013 12:02:10 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: NOBO2012
Detroit is the natural result of the “synergy” that develops when Maoist politicians join forces with Maoist labor unions.It's as predictable as is the sun rising in the East.Just look at the nighttime satellite photo of the Korean peninsula that's all over the web for proof.
5 posted on 02/24/2013 12:03:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: NOBO2012

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.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 12:06:33 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: NOBO2012
Just a reminder that in the Sept 2012 issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine, there was an article about the 2012 presidential election. "Rolling Stone" asked the question: "What would America look like if Mitt Romney were elected president?"

Their answer: America would look like Detroit.

Liberalism -- it's a mental illness.

7 posted on 02/24/2013 12:07:02 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: al baby
Loo ? perfect looks like a toilet

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!

8 posted on 02/24/2013 12:08:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: NOBO2012

I ‘loo’ in your general direction!


9 posted on 02/24/2013 12:09:34 PM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: NOBO2012

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.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 12:10:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NOBO2012

Detroit has finally run out of other people’s money.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 12:11:05 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: NOBO2012

I read somewhere that 47% of home owners don’t pay property taxes, must be because its based on valuation.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 12:22:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NOBO2012

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.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 12:27:32 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: blueunicorn6

There are no black people at the Daytona 500! Prioritize!


14 posted on 02/24/2013 12:28:07 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: NOBO2012

Loos are for weing I thought.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 12:30:45 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Detroit and Flint. Role models for a Communist paradise.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/detroit-and-flint-top-forbes-list-of-most-miserable-us-cities-and-their-housing-bubbles/


16 posted on 02/24/2013 12:33:05 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: vladimir998; NOBO2012; al baby

Loo? Detroit? Priceless!


17 posted on 02/24/2013 12:39:53 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: NOBO2012
Unions, Democrat machine politics, and AAs -- what a wonderful combination.

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

18 posted on 02/24/2013 12:41:23 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NOBO2012
take him to detroit


19 posted on 02/24/2013 12:42:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: al baby
Detroit is, indeed, a loo.

But too far away for me to use when I have a toilet which flushes toward Mecca.

20 posted on 02/24/2013 1:08:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NOBO2012

Detroit - Where the weak are killed and eaten.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 1:10:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Chode

Coming soon to an urban area near you.


22 posted on 02/24/2013 1:11:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
which would be Ithaca, and couldn't happen to a more deserving group of commie-RATS...
23 posted on 02/24/2013 1:20:20 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NOBO2012
Take a look at Gary Indiana, Detroit on a smaller scale, same level of devastation.

http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-gary-indiana-ghost-town

From other sources it appears that Gary is fighting it's way out of total devastation and currently has a population of almost half of it's former peak. Their success is most likely due to US Steel still operating a plant there. Never the less, there are large swaths of commercial property that look as if it had been carpet bombed. Yes, it is democrat controlled and has been for years.

Regards,
GtG

24 posted on 02/24/2013 1:59:58 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Meanwhile.....


25 posted on 02/24/2013 2:02:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NOBO2012



26 posted on 02/24/2013 2:11:11 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: dfwgator

The old Shanghai looks nicer...


27 posted on 02/24/2013 2:18:50 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: NOBO2012

Did all of these bombed out cities have black or brown predominant leadership?

Is there a successful black or brown run city in the US? In the world?


28 posted on 02/24/2013 3:04:46 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: NOBO2012

Prime Muslin real estate. They can build several moskies in those buildings.


29 posted on 02/24/2013 3:08:11 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: NOBO2012

We Loo sounds like one of the Chinese investors who buy massive amounts of distressed American real estate.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 4:24:41 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: NOBO2012

Because I’m on dial up took forever to download.If you could organize it into a you tube production and assemble what you have here with a voice over narration interspersing it with various personallities recalling episodes of what life was like when background into a half hour presentation you have dynamite


31 posted on 02/24/2013 5:31:20 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: mosesdapoet
IF you could organize it into a you tube production ....

Done!

32 posted on 02/24/2013 6:14:43 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman
This was written in 1955 by Ayn Rand about the fictional 20th century motor car company. Amazing how she nailed it even before the rot started.
33 posted on 02/24/2013 6:43:22 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

IF you could organize it into a you tube production ....
Done

Good Luck


34 posted on 02/24/2013 7:21:16 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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