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Chaotic Scene at Cobo, Thousands Seek Aid
wxyz.com ^ | 10-7-2009 | wxyz

Posted on 10/07/2009 10:59:40 AM PDT by Westlander

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Thousands of people jammed into Cobo Hall and lined up around the building to seek out housing aid from the federal government. It quickly turned into a mess with reports of fights and nearly a stampede.

People started lining up around midnight, but the real chaos broke out near the front entrance that leads to the ballroom.

Thousands of people jammed into too tight of a space. There were reports of fights and people passing out in the crowd.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aid; cheeze; detroit; free; gubmint; porkulus; riot; thousands
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Free money for all !
1 posted on 10/07/2009 10:59:41 AM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander

Bunch of f’n animals squabbling over free bananas.


2 posted on 10/07/2009 11:00:48 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Westlander

Free money!!! What a country!!!


3 posted on 10/07/2009 11:01:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: Westlander

No one is more sick of this cliche but.........

BUSH’S FAULT!!!!


4 posted on 10/07/2009 11:01:06 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: MrB

Looked like a Katrina redux..


5 posted on 10/07/2009 11:01:41 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Westlander

6 posted on 10/07/2009 11:02:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Westlander

Rats will fight ...for FREE CHEEZE!


7 posted on 10/07/2009 11:02:22 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Westlander
Obamahood! ...steal from the producer, give to the non-producer!


8 posted on 10/07/2009 11:02:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: sheik yerbouty

...or a Nigerian pipeline leak (minus the plastic pails)


9 posted on 10/07/2009 11:03:10 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Westlander

Hell them and the unions created this mess in Detroit reduced a great City to Squalor.


10 posted on 10/07/2009 11:04:02 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Westlander

Welcome to the third world. We’ve been working our way down to it for some time. How nice to have finally arrived. /s/


11 posted on 10/07/2009 11:04:05 AM PDT by henkster (0bamanomics: The "Final Solution" to America's "Prosperity Question.")
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To: Westlander
Something like this happened in Detroit?

What a surprize!

12 posted on 10/07/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT by chs68
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To: Westlander

Hiroshima vs. Detroit - Who won the war?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2349112/posts


13 posted on 10/07/2009 11:04:54 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Westlander

Guess they took the loss to the Twins pretty hard.


14 posted on 10/07/2009 11:05:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Westlander

There’s something about that pic posted by E pluribus...something, something....can’t quite put my finger on it.


15 posted on 10/07/2009 11:05:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Westlander

Free pie!!!!


16 posted on 10/07/2009 11:06:05 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (The only positive thing about the 'Cash for Clunkers" program, is that it took thousands of Obama bu)
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To: Westlander

Below are the qualifying guidelines for the program:

•Applicants must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
•Assistance is temporary
•Not for chronically homeless
•Must be able to resume responsibility after assistance ends
•No payments are made directly to individuals
•No mortgage assistance via this program

Yeah, and all the people would qualify by these guidelines...


17 posted on 10/07/2009 11:06:42 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Westlander
This is the ultimate state of being Obama wishes for all of us.
18 posted on 10/07/2009 11:07:41 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Westlander

Detroit huh? I wonder how much of this money will go to “stimulate” Al Qaeda.


19 posted on 10/07/2009 11:07:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: Westlander

Reminds me of the Christmas time Plasma TV Roit at Wal-Mart! Yall come on down and get yer free money ya hear!


20 posted on 10/07/2009 11:09:03 AM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Westlander
You know, this makes me incredibly sad and angry. That is not free money...it is mine and yours and every taxpayers dollar.

Yet, as sad as this is, I still look at lines like this

"There was some confusion at the sites after word spread that checks for $3,000 were being given away. That was not the case. Only applications were handed out. In fact, because of the heavy demand, the city halls had to stop handing out applications"

and I want yell HA HA at the top of my voice.

I hope this pisses off those lazy SOBs in Detroit and Mr. Hope and Change doesn't look so good anymore.

21 posted on 10/07/2009 11:11:05 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.)
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To: humblegunner

” ... “


22 posted on 10/07/2009 11:12:13 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Westlander
"Money for nothin and your chicks for free" -- Dire Straits

Then they go home and watch MTV.

23 posted on 10/07/2009 11:13:30 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: IrishPennant

They’re often not so good with their own money - Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces:
http://www.katu.com/home/video/39598022.html?video=pop&t=a


24 posted on 10/07/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: henkster

Rush read something from the Weekly Standard or American Thinker and said this is exactly Obama’s plan. See Zimbabwe, South Africa etc.

This is the Democrat Party. They gave us Obama.


25 posted on 10/07/2009 11:17:32 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: martin_fierro
My pie.. where it at?

Where my pie at?

I was supposed to get my slice of pie. Or a pony.

26 posted on 10/07/2009 11:17:48 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Westlander

We had ‘cash for clunkers’, now the Messiah has given us ‘dollars for degenerates’....What a country!


27 posted on 10/07/2009 11:19:01 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: dfwgator

It’s a Motor City Mad House! Motor City Mad House! Its such a Mad House! Great place to see Ted! It’s a shame, I used to pay to get into COBO, now there paying people to show up. Truly disgusting. :(


28 posted on 10/07/2009 11:20:52 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck (Page 73, Johnson, Navin)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Reminds me of the article I posted way back in 2007.........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1931136/posts

Computer Glitch Leads To Brawl At Wauwatosa Kmart (FREE MONEY CREDIT CARDS)

A melee at a Kmart store in Wauwatosa Saturday morning was started by a computer glitch.

The store was running a promotion in which it would give away $10 to anyone applying for its credit card, but the computer glitch led to everyone’s application being granted — bestowing up to $4,000 in instant credit to anyone who applied even if they shouldn’t have qualified.

Once word started to spread about the so-called “free money” Saturday, witnesses said things got pretty nuts inside the Wauwatosa store.

“They were having a big fight. Two ladies was jumping a lady over credit cards,” witness Sylvester Wilson said.

Nearly a dozen Wauwatosa squad cars responded to the call just before 11 a.m. Saturday for what was called a large fight in progress.

“It was a nice brawl. It came from inside to outside. If you go up there, you’ll see hair, earrings, all pulled out on the ground,” Wilson said.

What started as a fight between two women in the crowded store evolved when several men intervened.

A store employee got punched in the nose and crashed through a glass display case. He was treated for a broken nose and various cuts.

Two suspects, a 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested, accused of battery.

Meantime, Kmart is still trying to clear up the credit card mess.

Two employees confirmed for police that anyone who applied was being given instant credit — from $850 up to $4,000. They also told police that people started calling other people to the store for so-called free money. The store ran out of credit applications.

One witness told police someone went to another Kmart, got some applications there and was selling them in the Wauwatosa Kmart parking lot for $20 apiece


29 posted on 10/07/2009 11:21:19 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: chs68
The requirements to participate:
Applicants must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
Assistance is temporary
Not for chronically homeless
Must be able to resume responsibility after assistance ends
No payments are made directly to individuals
No mortgage assistance via this program

So, you have to homeless, but not chronically.
And after we have given you this money, don't ask for more
And we aren't giving any money out directly to you
And we aren't giving any money to your bank to save your mortgage

Hm. I guess the money could go to Community Organizers?

30 posted on 10/07/2009 11:22:08 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: Westlander

Aren’t houses, like, a dollar? Can’t they just check the couch cushions for change?


31 posted on 10/07/2009 11:23:07 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: Westlander

The SLAVE MARKETS are always rowdy affairs. Mercy!

Closing down the deal will be, GUESS WHAT? RACIST!!!


32 posted on 10/07/2009 11:23:18 AM PDT by catchem (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Frantzie
Rush read something from the Weekly Standard or American Thinker and said this is exactly Obama’s plan. See Zimbabwe, South Africa etc.

He also played a clip of a local interview with one of the assistance seekers leeches. The reporter asked her where the money was coming from and she answered the state or maybe the city. He asked her where the city got the money and she answered (with adoration) "Obama". He asked her where Obama got the money. She had no idea.

But you could hear the glee and greed in her voice. Hope she wasn't missing The Price is Right in order to stand out for her hand out.

See my tagline.
33 posted on 10/07/2009 11:23:42 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: milwguy

LOL! Thanks for the repost. I hadn’t seen this. Gotta love that “free money!” :o)


34 posted on 10/07/2009 11:24:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: humblegunner

‘zackly.


35 posted on 10/07/2009 11:25:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Westlander

Limbaugh read the requirements for the handouts in Detroit...6 months ‘resident’...no need for citizenship...you can bet the illegal aliens were there.


36 posted on 10/07/2009 11:29:22 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Westlander

Hey, people, get a ^%^%$#%$%&^& job!!!!!! Stop having the taxpayers fund your bills. If there’s no jobs in that sesspool Detroit, then get out of there!!!!! Is there not any common sense anymore. My dad had to uproot our family once to find work in another state. Why do these people think that these handouts are a birthright! God, I HATE LIBERALS!!!!!


37 posted on 10/07/2009 11:32:36 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: polymuser

urban renewal?


38 posted on 10/07/2009 11:35:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth!!!!! It's the ONLY planet with chocolate!)
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To: MrB
There was some confusion at the sites after word spread that checks for $3,000 were being given away. That was not the case. Only applications were handed out. In fact, because of the heavy demand, the city halls had to stop handing out applications.

I came and stood on line all this time, and all I got was a lousy application!!!

39 posted on 10/07/2009 11:36:17 AM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact" - Daniel P Moynihan)
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“Looked like a Katrina redux”

More like Zimbabwe redux. This is what Democrats want our country to by like, thugs fighting over our money which has been confiscated and handed out by “compassionate” politicians.

40 posted on 10/07/2009 11:36:53 AM PDT by detective
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To: Westlander

Reparations


41 posted on 10/07/2009 11:38:35 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a Mother!!!! Thanks, Susan)
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To: Westlander; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


42 posted on 10/07/2009 11:40:05 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Westlander

Why didn’t they just go to ACORN.


43 posted on 10/07/2009 11:40:57 AM PDT by no dems (ACORN: A Corrupt Organization Representing Non-whites)
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To: MrB
No payments are made directly to individuals

If they would just put this on a big sign out front, and have staff with bullhorns walk up and down the line of people, repeating it over and over, they'd get rid of about 95% of the people standing in line. Guaranteed.

44 posted on 10/07/2009 11:41:57 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Westlander

The moral of the story: be careful where you yell “FREE”.


45 posted on 10/07/2009 11:42:19 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Westlander

Reminds me of reports in N.O. with Katrina.


46 posted on 10/07/2009 11:46:31 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Westlander
The title is wrong.

These folks were not there for aid, but for their own greedy self interest and free money.

47 posted on 10/07/2009 11:48:37 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Westlander

Detroit bump


48 posted on 10/07/2009 1:59:51 PM PDT by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: detective

I was referring to the immediate “gimme” line in Destroyed Michigan..As to the ‘bama’s plans, I believe you arte correct in assuming that his model may be that of the country formerly known as Rhodesia. Their undoing will be that they are as innumerate as they are intemperate. The demographic numbers are the inverse of the aformentioned country..


49 posted on 10/07/2009 2:03:10 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: humblegunner

“Git away from my pie, you fish eyed old heathen!”


50 posted on 10/07/2009 2:06:37 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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