Skip to comments.Chaotic Scene at Cobo, Thousands Seek Aid
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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Bunch of f’n animals squabbling over free bananas.
Free money!!! What a country!!!
No one is more sick of this cliche but.........
Looked like a Katrina redux..
Rats will fight ...for FREE CHEEZE!
...or a Nigerian pipeline leak (minus the plastic pails)
Hell them and the unions created this mess in Detroit reduced a great City to Squalor.
Welcome to the third world. We’ve been working our way down to it for some time. How nice to have finally arrived. /s/
What a surprize!
Hiroshima vs. Detroit - Who won the war?
Guess they took the loss to the Twins pretty hard.
There’s something about that pic posted by E pluribus...something, something....can’t quite put my finger on it.
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...
Detroit huh? I wonder how much of this money will go to “stimulate” Al Qaeda.
Reminds me of the Christmas time Plasma TV Roit at Wal-Mart! Yall come on down and get yer free money ya hear!
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.
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Then they go home and watch MTV.
They’re often not so good with their own money - Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces:
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.
Where my pie at?
I was supposed to get my slice of pie. Or a pony.
We had ‘cash for clunkers’, now the Messiah has given us ‘dollars for degenerates’....What a country!
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. :(
Reminds me of the article I posted way back in 2007.........
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 $20 apiece
So, you have to homeless, but not chronically.
And after we have given you this money, don't ask for more
And we aren't giving any money out directly to you
And we aren't giving any money to your bank to save your mortgage
Hm. I guess the money could go to Community Organizers?
Aren’t houses, like, a dollar? Can’t they just check the couch cushions for change?
The SLAVE MARKETS are always rowdy affairs. Mercy!
Closing down the deal will be, GUESS WHAT? RACIST!!!
LOL! Thanks for the repost. I hadn’t seen this. Gotta love that “free money!” :o)
Limbaugh read the requirements for the handouts in Detroit...6 months ‘resident’...no need for citizenship...you can bet the illegal aliens were there.
Hey, people, get a ^%^%$#%$%&^& 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!!!!!
I came and stood on line all this time, and all I got was a lousy application!!!
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.
The list, ping
Why didn’t they just go to ACORN.
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.
The moral of the story: be careful where you yell “FREE”.
Reminds me of reports in N.O. with Katrina.
These folks were not there for aid, but for their own greedy self interest and free money.
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..
“Git away from my pie, you fish eyed old heathen!”