Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson says Holland (Michigan)'s battery plant belongs in Detroit
Posted on 09/08/2010 2:39:05 PM PDT by earlJam
Jesse Jackson says Holland's battery plant belongs in Detroit
Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 4:11 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 4:15 PM
Troy Reimink | The Grand Rapids Press Troy Reimink | The Grand Rapids Press
In addition to voicing his opposition to urban farming in Detroit ("cute but foolish"), civil rights leader Jesse Jackson's remarks to the Detroit City Council on Tuesday featured some provocative comments about the new battery plant in Holland.
Specifically: It should be in Detroit.
The Detroit News quoted him as telling the Council: "The governor, a Democrat, brags about Michigan getting a battery plant, built north of Grand Rapids, as opposed to Detroit, the engine that drives the state. We need industrialization, not farming. Detroit needs the battery plant. Let farmers farm ... We are not offering a farming plan for Baghdad."
Detroit drives Michigan like an anchor drives a ship.
Jesse should get a job and keep his mouth shut..
I believe Holland, MI is mostly white and has a lot of Dutch Reformed churches. Nothing there for jesse jackass.
Jackson is an idjit. Holland is full of greedy whiteys apparently.
..just Jesse being Jesse and trying to scam money from someone....still hunting nuts Jesse?
Used to be that way.
Holland is becoming more brown. English is hardly the first language anymore.
I’ve got no problem with putting the battery plant in Detroit. In fact, it would be an improvement. Along with a lead smelter, a mercury vapor plant, some oil refineries and a toxic waste recycler. We need all these things, and places like Detroit, Camden, East St. Louis and Gary are perfect locations.
Oh, and Jesse Jackson is a race-baiting poverty pimp.
A quantum leap from redistribution of wealth to redistribution of factories.
Does the Factory Allocation Czar know about this?
If it moves to Detroit, it will have assault and batteries.
Jesse Jackson says Deetroit is the economic engine that drives Michigan. LOL
Apparently he hasn’t figured out a hustle related to “urban farming” yet. Didn’t Jesse’s car get stolen in Detroit last week?
Where’s your car, Jesse?
Jesse Jackson who has never run anything...
never had a job,
that Jesse Jackson? /s
With the socialist libs /Dems running the place for 40 years...
Oh yeah!.... The "engine" drove a large portion of the state off a steep cliff...
(Now stalled... unlikely to "re-start")
Achmed & Co... Now hard at work buying all the cheap infidel real estate...
The esteemed Justice Bros. rep (midwest division office)...
NEEDS TO SHUT HIS PIE HOLE!!!!
Where’s your car, Jesse? Maybe down on the Detroit farm?
It was an Escalade SUV... driven to a “green” speech.
probably an insurance scam.......
Jesse better be careful.....he’s gonna get a wooden shoe where the sun don’t shine with a tulip thrown in for good measure....
That’s great. Maybe when Jesse goes to visit his new battery factory, we’d have another chance at stealing his Cadillac...
English is hardly the first language anymore.
Well, isn’t that just peachy keen?
that’ll break my heart
Been a long time since I was back that way.
Did I ever tell you my tractor story?
At least I hope he gets a splinter....
The government can certainly offer incentives, etc. to a manufacturer to try to convince them to build a facility at a certain place. But in the end, the battery plant will be built where the owner wants it built. And my guess is that the owner has taken a look at Holland and has taken a look at Detroit - and at the education, presence of unions, work ethic and other characteristics of the available workforce - and has decided that the alternatives are not whether it will be built in Holland or in Detroit, but whether it's built in Holland or China.
Detroit was the engine of Michigan. But it hasn't been for decades, and it may never be again. The modern economy is no longer as centered on massing manufacturing facilities in urban areas anymore. That's why we've been able to function with manufacturing most of our goods 8000 miles away. Better 100 miles from Detroit than 8000 miles from it. At least they'll still be filled by Michigan residents paying Michican taxes.
Say - maybe some of the people in Detroit will move to Holland for those jobs. Because that's what they want to do, right? Work for a living? I'm actually sure that many if not most of them do.
FU Jesse Jackass !
What church are you a reverend of ? I don’t even consider you worthy of being called reverend and not even mister ! Even better question, why do you support the crushing force of the state when the crushing force of the state was used against your race for many years ? Even today !
“Detroit drives Michigan like an anchor drives a ship.”
Darn, you beat me to the “hitting the nail on the head” line. Cudos to you.
Why? When he goes to Detroit he’s expecting them to steal his battery, now?
You’re too kind!
Detroit and the I-94 were the engine that drove Michigan. Unfortunately, unions got greedy and cut off the spine and all those non union jobs in the I-94 corridor were the first to go overseas as a means of keeping the union beast fed.
Here in Jackson Michigan we had some big players that were both union and non union. Names like Clark Equipment, Goodyear, and Yardman were major players. Corning glass was next door in Calhoun county. Now days we have retail and welfare.
The industrial district in Jackson is full of dilapidated factory buildings that have been empty so long that they’ll never be used again. I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the owners simply abandoned them to avoid paying taxes.
Jesse “The Stool-Sample” Jackson should keep to his day job of welfare pimp....
Yes it did and I laughed so hard it hurt my sides...car was found but without wheels. They must have been beauty’s...
Vultures fighting over the last scrap stuck to the bones...
"The governor, a Democrat, brags about Michigan getting a battery plant, built north of Grand Rapids, as opposed to Detroit, the engine that drives the state. We need industrialization, not farming. Detroit needs the battery plant. Let farmers farm ... We are not offering a farming plan for Baghdad."Let Jackson work for a living before he tells anyone what to do, period.
Tell us mower.
Jesse belongs in Holland. Europe, that is.