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Racial wounds resurface in Detroit election year
Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/5/2009 | Corey Williams

Posted on 03/05/2009 5:26:59 PM PST by markomalley

Cobo convention center, one of the many aging buildings downtown, is threatening to become the latest tinderbox in resurgent racial hostilities between the mostly black city and its predominantly white suburbs.

With calls for self-determination in how the venue operates, members of Detroit's embattled City Council have reopened wounds more than four decades old.

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Last week, Council President Monica Conyers, who is black, told a white Teamsters' union official during a contentious meeting on whether to accept the deal that most of the people who work at Cobo during the annual North American International Auto Show "don't look like me. They look like you."

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Conyers said her comments were not race-baiting. "Everybody's played the race card but me. I've not said anything about race," she said later Wednesday.

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Conyers, wife of Democratic Congressman John Conyers, has had a blemished public image throughout her first term on council. She has been accused of threatening to shoot a mayoral staffer and called Ken Cockrel Jr., then the council president, "Shrek" during a public hearing.

She also was one of five council members who voted in 2007 in favor of the $47 million waste hauling contract. Conyers has since hired an attorney.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: conyers; democratscandals; detroit; granholm; jennygrandstand; macacamoment; michigan; michighanistan; obamasfault; playtheracecard; racebaiting; racism
Her husband is just such a paragon of tolerance, I just don't know where she gets this... /sarc
1 posted on 03/05/2009 5:26:59 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Conyers is just a lawn jockey.

Says it all...


2 posted on 03/05/2009 5:30:01 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: markomalley

Don’t hatin. You gotta be respectin her all up in here.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 5:31:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: markomalley

Gee a race baiting third world savage against a Teamster Union thug.

Like the good old days of the Iran-Iraq War, I hope they both lose. Big.


4 posted on 03/05/2009 5:33:37 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: markomalley

They burned the city and looted it in ‘67.
Whitey said enjoy your hell, we’re outta here!

Their still mad we didn’t rebuild it for them.

Oh freakin’ well.


5 posted on 03/05/2009 5:34:16 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: markomalley
With calls for self-determination in how the venue operates, members of Detroit's embattled City Council have reopened wounds more than four decades old.

Good grief. 40 years? Who cares anymore? If that rule worked for Obama and Bill Ayers then it should work here.

6 posted on 03/05/2009 5:35:19 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: markomalley
Conyers said her comments were not race-baiting. "Everybody's played the race card but me. I've not said anything about race," she said later Wednesday.

I have no doubt that she fully believes this, even though it's at complete variance with the facts. People like Conyers are so invested in victimhood that they believe themselves no longer subject to the laws of logic, grammar, or physics.

7 posted on 03/05/2009 5:35:35 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: markomalley
It is a proven pseudo-medical certainty that there is nothing available to "salve" racial wounds.

It is also further evident that people who possess "racial wounds" don't want to be healed - like most hypocondriacs, these people derive hours of payoff for sporting these nifty wounds. They get unparallelled attention and "victimhood credits" to trick their ego into thinking they are right and deserving.

Flys and other government insects flit about these "wounds", aggravating their effect on America. Healing these wounds would amount to racial malpractice and a person could lose their naacpacorndnc credentials.

These people were trained to play sick instead of going to school, to call in pitiful to get out of work, and to play the victim to be entitled to cradle-to-grave life care.

No, we cannot allow these wounds to heal, as America might start working and being great again, and disappoint the Kenyan.
8 posted on 03/05/2009 5:36:42 PM PST by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: markomalley
OK, at first I thought the title was Detroit is a racial wound.

Conyers isn't racist, she just orders whites to leave the room. That's not racist, naw no such thing. What if some white ordered her to leave the room?

9 posted on 03/05/2009 5:36:49 PM PST by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: markomalley

I’ve worked as an exhibitor during the SAE show at Cobo, which was such a huge event that the joke was the security zones of “Fort Cobo” and “Fort Westin” were extended to the road between the two for that week.

I can tell you that the unions have the Cobo shows so tied up it’s ridiculous. Displayers will wait hours for a member of the “right” union to show up and do something a small child could do.

Needless to say, this sort of Dim intramural squabbling should be egged on whenever possible.

-Eric


10 posted on 03/05/2009 5:37:04 PM PST by E Rocc (BHO = 1/RWR.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

ILLEGAL PLAYING OF THE RACE CARD!!!

11 posted on 03/05/2009 5:39:42 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: markomalley

I wonder what would have happened had a white politician said that to a black constituent.


12 posted on 03/05/2009 5:41:53 PM PST by ConservativeColumns
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To: markomalley

I heard about this.

These race whores are sowing the wind.

They will reap the whirlwind and it will be terrible when it comes.


13 posted on 03/05/2009 5:42:32 PM PST by sauropod (Mean Capitalist Bastard)
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To: markomalley

Maybe she can pull from the volumes of African success and bring one to the forefront in plagued Detroit.

///sarc


14 posted on 03/05/2009 5:42:44 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

It is sickening that whitey has to apologize for this crap.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 5:47:13 PM PST by max americana
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To: westmichman

Any more of that will warrant a suspension or worse.

Got it, Bull Connor?


17 posted on 03/05/2009 5:53:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: markomalley

“Racial wounds”?

Calling G Orwell!


18 posted on 03/05/2009 5:53:45 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry admin, but cripplecreek’s comment made me laugh so hard I could’nt resist.
Point taken, I will be good.


19 posted on 03/05/2009 5:55:47 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: markomalley
Oh it gets better (or worse, depending on how you look at it).

From Click On Detroit/Channel 4:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/18864829/detail.html#-

Conyers said her comments were not race-baiting. "Everybody's played the race card but me. I've not said anything about race," she said later Wednesday.

Last week, Conyers, who is black, told a white Teamsters' union official during a contentious meeting on whether to accept the deal that most of the people who work at Cobo during the annual North American International Auto Show "don't look like me. They look like you."

Pro Tem President Collins, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, was irate during the meeting and talked about how Europeans came into her village "raping her and taking what they want."

At one point, she broke out into the 19th Century hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers."

Collins said no matter what "the battle now is to uphold the integrity of Detroit."

20 posted on 03/05/2009 5:56:10 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: markomalley
Conyers, wife of Democratic Congressman John Conyers

She appears to be a lot younger then Congresman Conyers, so if she is his 'trophy wife' it must have been for third place.


21 posted on 03/05/2009 5:58:09 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Michael.SF.

He got the booby prize.


22 posted on 03/05/2009 6:02:21 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: markomalley
The real story....

5 years of negotiations went down the tube with Conyers and her fakata carnival board.

Cobo Hall is a dying venue. A regional board convined and come up with a solution after 5 years something to this effect 3 counties would by it, take the debt load and maintence from Detroit and hire a mgt team and they would have gotten a lions share of the profits.

Monica Conyers through a hissy fit that the white burbs were essentially stealing their jewel.

She esentially pissed away 5 years of work with this vote. The region and the players, you can tell on local radio in a way they are stunned.

The may loose the NAIAS to Chicago.

What a mess....

23 posted on 03/05/2009 6:02:54 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Council Rejects Cobo Deal ( Detroit & Monica Conyers )
Click On Detroit | February 24, 2009 | Staff
Posted on 02/26/2009 6:12:07 AM PST by taildragger
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2194483/posts

News: FBI Has Evidence Against Conyers
wxyz.com | 7-5-2008 | WXYZ
Posted on 07/05/2008 9:55:26 AM PDT by Westlander
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2041140/posts


24 posted on 03/05/2009 6:09:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: markomalley

“I’LL MEET YOU ANY SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE AIR CONDITIONED COBO ARENA AND BUST YOUR BRAIN FOR YA!”

Dick the Bruiser


25 posted on 03/05/2009 6:17:02 PM PST by laker_dad
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To: Michael.SF.
She appears to be a lot younger then Congresman Conyers, so if she is his 'trophy wife' it must have been for third place.

Miss Monica worked in Conyers' Congressional office. The story is that he knocked her up.

26 posted on 03/05/2009 6:17:16 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Kieri
My god. The lunatics have taken over the asylum for real.

Collins said no matter what "the battle now is to uphold the integrity of Detroit." There's a battle that was lost 40 years ago and should never have been fought.

27 posted on 03/05/2009 6:28:03 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kieri
Pro Tem President Collins, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, was irate during the meeting and talked about how Europeans came into her village "raping her and taking what they want."

I know it's useless to apply facts here, but a good 99.9999% of all African slaves were captured by Arabs or other Africans. Before the discovery of quinine in 1850, the average lifespan of a European in interior Africa was two weeks. For virtually all Africans, their first encounter with Europeans was at the slave port.

At one point, she broke out into the 19th Century hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers."

I guess I'm losing my ability to be shocked, because I'm starting to love Detroit anecdotes like this.

28 posted on 03/05/2009 6:55:31 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: markomalley

WJR AM 760 out of Detroit is doing a great job of asking the right questions, standing for logic and reason, and therefore frequently confounding and angering the libs in government there, including Conyers and Granholm. If you can tune them in (powerhouse), check them out. But at 5 pm Mitch Album, no FRiend, goes on and that’s when many (I’d guess most) tune out.


29 posted on 03/05/2009 6:58:51 PM PST by polymuser (Wake up, America!)
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To: markomalley

More idiot pigs at the trough; true regardless of race.


30 posted on 03/05/2009 7:01:56 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: markomalley

Like a scene from Birth of a Nation.


31 posted on 03/05/2009 7:19:38 PM PST by brianr10
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To: arealconservativeforachange

“Whitey said enjoy your hell, we’re outta here!

Their still mad we didn’t rebuild it for them.”
***************************

wait til they find out we’re not going to build a country modeled in socialism for them, either.

When the rest of the country looks like Detroit, they’ll have themselves to blame for that, too.


32 posted on 03/05/2009 7:23:06 PM PST by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: Canedawg
When the rest of the country looks like Detroit, they’ll have themselves to blame for that, too.

Don't be silly; clearly, this is Bush's fault.

33 posted on 03/05/2009 10:01:52 PM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Woe...Have you seen us,
Uncle Remus . . .
We look pretty sharp in these clothes (yes, we do)
Unless we get sprayed with a hose
It ain’t bad in the day
If they squirt it your way
‘Cept in the winter, when it’s froze
An’ it’s hard if it hits
On yer nose
On yer nose

Just keep yer nose
To the grindstone, they say
Will that redeem us,
Uncle Remus . . .
I can’t wait till my Fro is full-grown
I’ll just throw ‘way my Doo-Rag at home
I’ll take a drive to BEVERLY HILLS
Just before dawn
An’ knock the little jockeys
Off the rich people’s lawn
An’ before they get up
I’ll be gone, I’ll be gone
Before they get up
I’ll be knocking the jockeys off the lawn
Down in the dew


34 posted on 03/07/2009 8:17:28 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?')
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