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So they really are going to surrender and tear down sections of Detroit
The Collins Report ^ | 02/27/10 | Kevin Collins

Posted on 02/27/2010 4:47:35 AM PST by brucek43

So they really are going to surrender and tear down sections of Detroit By Kevin “Coach” Collins Last June this site reported the Obama Administration was in discussions with Mayor Dave Bing of Detroit to tear down large sections of his City. In a clear admission fifty years of Democrat rule had ruined the once great city, surrendering large sections of Detroit to the wrecking ball is actually being planned. Liberal Democrats have spoken the unspeakable: "Forget about trying, lets tear it down." Ripping down sections of Detroit will reap some very clear benefits for Obama and his Party. It will make Democrat Mayor Dave Bing look like he is actually governing and Democrats in surrounding districts will get a big influx of Black rubberstamp voters to help them hold on.

Need “shovel ready jobs” Tear down Detroit

The “teardown for votes” scheme has now taken a big jump forward with this week’s announcement by Mayor Bing that he “"absolutely" intends to relocate residents from desolate neighborhoods and is bracing for inevitable legal challenges when he unveils his downsizing plan.”

“That’s forced relocations!” as the liberal media would say if Bing and Obama were Republicans or even White Democrats.

But of course...

(Excerpt) Read more at collinsreport.net ...


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Detroit, shovel ready
1 posted on 02/27/2010 4:47:35 AM PST by brucek43
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To: brucek43

Its not a surrender, its the right thing to do. People from both parties could learn a thing or two from Dave Bing.


2 posted on 02/27/2010 4:50:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: brucek43

The population in Detroit has been declining. The resulting vacant buildings are squatted in, vandalized and/or used as crack houses. That’s a nightmare for law enforcement. Tear down the buildings and those activities will no longer have homes.


3 posted on 02/27/2010 4:53:28 AM PST by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: brucek43

Okay, it was my impression that they’d been doing that already.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 4:54:53 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: brucek43

This reminds me of the 1960’s Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced “snick”) motto, “Urban renewal means negro removal.”


5 posted on 02/27/2010 4:56:27 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: randita

Actually, if you wanted to make this interesting...let the city use the court system and seize property as no taxes are filed or ownership is declared null. Use some stimulus money have 500 guys hired with dozers, trucks and shovels...and start tearing down various areas. Then bring in a crew with seedlings and trees. Over ten years...they might actually recover fifty percent of the city. The catch here is that no one should be allowed to offer money to the city for thirty years for this recovered property...and let the forest start to show maturity.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 4:57:44 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: RichInOC

why tear it down? Get the Rev Jackson and Sharpton there for a few days.....have some young girl trump up charges she was impregnated by Jackson and then have her douse herself with dog and pig feces and the resulting fray will burn Detroit all on its own. Detroit has proven in the past it is a city willing to burn. I think Obamas prior pedigree of being a community agitation coordinator would work well in this regard.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 4:59:28 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: brucek43

It certainly feels like the sixties. I’m getting deja vu all over again.

“We had to destroy the village to save it.”

“President Obama, tear down this city!”


8 posted on 02/27/2010 4:59:41 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: cripplecreek
I'd be happier with a Moat around the West side of DeToilet, and/or ceding it to Canada.
9 posted on 02/27/2010 4:59:50 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: brucek43

This is an incredibly good idea.


10 posted on 02/27/2010 5:00:07 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: cripplecreek
They started this program a few years ago in Flint, Michigan. I don't know how the program is working, but urban renewal is a great idea.
11 posted on 02/27/2010 5:01:19 AM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 129)
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To: brucek43
Detroit, shovel ready

I was thinking SAC, or the Eight United States Army Air Force. Who's gonna play the role of the Trümmerfrauen?

12 posted on 02/27/2010 5:02:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: brucek43

There’s a website out there that shows photos of what’s happened to Detroit.


13 posted on 02/27/2010 5:04:34 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ASA Vet
I'd be happier with a Moat around the West side of DeToilet, and/or ceding it to Canada.

Unless we are prepared to go to war with Canada, that may not work. Of course there is the West Bank/Gaza model.

14 posted on 02/27/2010 5:05:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: brucek43

Its not a bad idea at all. And, it will allow the Dems to do what they’ve always (secretly) dreamed of: create large estates, give them to party leaders (with associated titles like Lord, Duke, etc), and allocate serfs to work the land. The way things are going, Detroit will soon look like Medieval France.


15 posted on 02/27/2010 5:05:31 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: brucek43
DETROIT, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Edward L. McNeil, Special Assistant to Albert Garrett, President of Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement:

"Mayor Dave Bing gratuitously insulted City of Detroit workers and their Unions in his news conference of February 25, 2010," stated McNeil. "In a futile effort to disparage our stance at the bargaining table, he has asserted that we can't read, add, or comprehend. That is an outright lie on the Mayor's part. Any rational person recognizes that it is possible for people who can read, add, and comprehend to disagree with Dave Bing . . . rant continued here

16 posted on 02/27/2010 5:06:31 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: brucek43
Maybe they should bring in Bill Ayers and some more of the Democrat's pet terrorists and they can do the demolition via bombing.

We wouldn't even have to pay 'em(!)

17 posted on 02/27/2010 5:06:45 AM PST by The Duke
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To: brucek43

The 40-year result of LBJ’s “Great Society”.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 5:09:47 AM PST by radioone ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.")
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To: brucek43

i have been saying this for years....there are sections of detroit where only 1 or 2 houses stand where a neighborhood used to be....i would have prisoners renovate houses in the “good” area’s, and relocate these residents to the renovated house free of charge. I would then not charge them taxes of the house as long as they live as an incentive to move. Bulldoze the area, disconnect all services, tear up the streets, and rent the area out to local farmers.....


19 posted on 02/27/2010 5:10:00 AM PST by joe fonebone (CPAC.....Commies Playing At Conservatism)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yeah, I can see how Canada might consider it a hostile action.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 5:10:05 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: brucek43
This is typical of a RAT Mayor. He is trying to take credit for typical grass roots activism. The great people of Detroit have tried to tear down their own city every year on Devils Night and have be thwarted by the police. NOW, that its politically expedient, the Mayor wants credit for it? WTH? /s
21 posted on 02/27/2010 5:10:17 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: pnh102

People should read up on Dave Bing. He’s a democrat but he’s no Barack Obama. He fires union workers who don’t bother to show up for work and refuses to deduct union dues from some city worker’s paychecks.

He’s a self made millionaire who could have turned his back on the city and walked away. Instead he took what must be one of the hardest jobs in the world and started making some tough choices.

I wish the city had control of the schools so he could do what needs to be done there.


22 posted on 02/27/2010 5:11:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: brucek43
In a clear admission fifty years of Democrat rule had ruined the once great city
Damned near every city in America.

23 posted on 02/27/2010 5:18:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ASA Vet
Good morning.

...and/or ceding it to Canada.

Do you really think Canada would take it? Well, it's worth a try...

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/27/2010 5:20:20 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: brucek43

“In a clear admission fifty years of Democrat rule had ruined the once great city,”

....I’d say it was in the 70s when black Democrats legally siezed power that the downhill slide began...same things started happening in urban areas across the country...once great cities have gone bad.

...I have no confidence in black Democrat governance, but if Bing can pull this off, I’ll tip my hat to him.


25 posted on 02/27/2010 5:20:48 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: rbg81
The way things are going, Detroit will soon look like Medieval France.

Hey it's an improvement. :)

26 posted on 02/27/2010 5:23:31 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: brucek43

Dave Bing isn’t pretending to govern in Detroit, he’s making hard but good decisions.

Just cause he has a D behind his name doesn’t mean he’s only in it for himself. He loves the City of Detroit. Give him a chance.


27 posted on 02/27/2010 5:25:22 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: brucek43
Fantastic idea. one LONG over due, except for the fact I as a taxpayer will be paying for it
28 posted on 02/27/2010 5:29:32 AM PST by Popman
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Turns out that's what it ALSO meant in many places.

Doesnt' mean that was wrong.

Rents have to go up and people have to be forced to pay for nicer places to live. Otherwise, they end up living in rat warren slums filled with crime, disease and an incredible accident rate.

If the SNCC had had its way all black people would now be living in places that look like Detroit.

They aren't, so there. Screw SNCC and it's merry band of idiots.

29 posted on 02/27/2010 5:30:03 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: pnh102

It will certainly be a monument to the efficacy of Democratic industrial & economic policies.


30 posted on 02/27/2010 5:41:39 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81

If only a Republican politician would state the same. Dream-on.


31 posted on 02/27/2010 5:42:45 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: M Kehoe
As was pointed out to me in post 14, Canada might well consider such action as an act of war.

I wonder if the Brit's would take it back?

32 posted on 02/27/2010 5:43:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: muawiyah

Idiotic (more politely, ill-conceived and poorly administered) government policies created urban blight, so the solution must naturally be more ill-conceived and sure-to-be poorly administered government programs. I love it. The solution for bad government policies is more bad government policies.


33 posted on 02/27/2010 5:46:49 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: pepsionice

That’s the best idea I’ve heard yet.

I’ve often said that in 10 to 20 years, the majority of jobs left in Michigan would be hunting and fishing guides.


34 posted on 02/27/2010 6:00:13 AM PST by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: brucek43
i've seen several videos of abandoned detroit, just like Living in a Gangster Paradise...
35 posted on 02/27/2010 6:01:13 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: brucek43

Sounds like a perfect spot for a new theme park- “Liberal Land”

Imagine the attractions:

A new roller coaster called “the obamaconomy” - it’s a thrill and all downhill

Labor Union Land- where you wait for hours to get in while one hard hat holds a flag, another holds a radio, and two dozen more stand just inside leaning on shovels and talking

Healthcare Land- spin the wheel and see if yo get a life saving operation or a pain pill- only people ages between 14 and 50 can play


36 posted on 02/27/2010 6:02:15 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: The Duke

There ya go- offer up Detroit as an al Qaeda/Hamas training range


37 posted on 02/27/2010 6:03:28 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: silverleaf

There’s a company buying up whole blocks at bargain-basement prices, and planning to convert the land to commercial urban farming use. Urban un-growth.


38 posted on 02/27/2010 6:13:18 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

‘This reminds me of the 1960’s Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced “snick”) motto, “Urban renewal means negro removal.”’

If you move them where will you put them? Send them to Mississippi? Denmark? Liberia? Where?


39 posted on 02/27/2010 6:14:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: brucek43

A good farmer plows down at the end of the season to keep parasites from multiplying.


40 posted on 02/27/2010 6:14:56 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Petroleum, oil, lubricants. Add liquid oxygen. What could go wrong?)
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To: brucek43
The plan is to relocate the ones that tore down the worst parts of the city into the few areas that aren't yet destroyed. What a grand idea, NOT!

Everyone here that wants those residents as your next door neighbor, please raise your hand.

41 posted on 02/27/2010 6:16:18 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Steven Crowder (from PJTV) goes ghetto to Detroit. He gives you an up close and personal tour of this thriving metropolis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw


42 posted on 02/27/2010 6:16:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You are asking the wrong person. I am more or less as strongly opposed to “urban renewal” as the idiotic policies that make it seem desirable. The same idiots that blighted the cities now want to “save” them.


43 posted on 02/27/2010 6:19:16 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: silverleaf
Sounds like a perfect spot for a new theme park- “Liberal Land”

Charge admission and bill it as a house of horrors.


44 posted on 02/27/2010 6:20:43 AM PST by P.O.E. (Giant Gila Monster)
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To: rstrahan

lead paint chips, glass, nails, asbestos, and all those other toxins in that urban soil should make swell fertilizer, ya think?


45 posted on 02/27/2010 6:20:49 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: P.O.E.

“Government Arbeit Macht Frei”


46 posted on 02/27/2010 6:22:38 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: silverleaf

PERFECT!


47 posted on 02/27/2010 6:30:44 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: brucek43

Don’t they know they need Robocop first? They’re doing it wrong.


48 posted on 02/27/2010 6:32:35 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ASA Vet

Don’t you dare cede it to Canada! Good heavens man, we have enough socialist/commies up here, we don’t need more!

Burn it down I say, burn it down:)


49 posted on 02/27/2010 6:35:01 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: cripplecreek
Its not a surrender, its the right thing to do.

So, they remove the stragglers from the destroyed neighborhoods and move them to a predetermined location but put them into what? A tent or build them a new house?

50 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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