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Jesse Jackson says Holland (Michigan)'s battery plant belongs in Detroit
Grand Rapids Press ^ | 9/8/10

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."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: allegancounty; detroit; holland; michigan; ottawacounty; waynecounty
"Detroit, the engine that drives the state"

Detroit drives Michigan like an anchor drives a ship.

1 posted on 09/08/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: earlJam

Jesse should get a job and keep his mouth shut..


2 posted on 09/08/2010 2:41:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: earlJam

I believe Holland, MI is mostly white and has a lot of Dutch Reformed churches. Nothing there for jesse jackass.


3 posted on 09/08/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: earlJam

Jackson is an idjit. Holland is full of greedy whiteys apparently.


4 posted on 09/08/2010 2:43:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: earlJam

..just Jesse being Jesse and trying to scam money from someone....still hunting nuts Jesse?


5 posted on 09/08/2010 2:43:26 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dynachrome

Used to be that way.

Holland is becoming more brown. English is hardly the first language anymore.


6 posted on 09/08/2010 2:43:31 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: earlJam

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.


7 posted on 09/08/2010 2:43:39 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: dynachrome
My Sligh grandfather clock cabinet made and assembled in Holland, MI (works made in Germany).

Oh, and Jesse Jackson is a race-baiting poverty pimp.

8 posted on 09/08/2010 2:44:07 PM PDT by twister881
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To: earlJam

A quantum leap from redistribution of wealth to redistribution of factories.

Does the Factory Allocation Czar know about this?


9 posted on 09/08/2010 2:44:34 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo is Miley- wily, clever and detractive as all get out!)
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To: shibumi

If it moves to Detroit, it will have assault and batteries.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 2:46:37 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: grellis

Jesse Jackson says Deetroit is the economic engine that drives Michigan. LOL


11 posted on 09/08/2010 2:47:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: goat granny

Apparently he hasn’t figured out a hustle related to “urban farming” yet. Didn’t Jesse’s car get stolen in Detroit last week?


12 posted on 09/08/2010 2:47:21 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: earlJam

Where’s your car, Jesse?


13 posted on 09/08/2010 2:47:37 PM PDT by rod1
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To: earlJam

Jesse Jackson who has never run anything...

never had a job,

poverty pimp,

that Jesse Jackson? /s


14 posted on 09/08/2010 2:47:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: earlJam
Detroit, the engine that drives the state.

*************

With the socialist libs /Dems running the place for 40 years...
Lemme seee....
Ummm.....

Oh yeah!.... The "engine" drove a large portion of the state off a steep cliff...
(Now stalled... unlikely to "re-start")
ALSO....
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!!!!

*************

jmho....

15 posted on 09/08/2010 2:47:43 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: earlJam

Where’s your car, Jesse? Maybe down on the Detroit farm?


16 posted on 09/08/2010 2:48:11 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Callahan

It was an Escalade SUV... driven to a “green” speech.


17 posted on 09/08/2010 2:48:31 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: Doogle
..just Jesse being Jesse and trying to scam money from someone....still hunting nuts Jesse?

No, but he is still looking for his Cadillac Escalade...
:)
18 posted on 09/08/2010 2:48:41 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

probably an insurance scam.......


19 posted on 09/08/2010 2:50:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: earlJam

20 posted on 09/08/2010 2:52:06 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Doogle

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....


21 posted on 09/08/2010 2:52:35 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: earlJam

That’s great. Maybe when Jesse goes to visit his new battery factory, we’d have another chance at stealing his Cadillac...


22 posted on 09/08/2010 2:52:35 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: earlJam

English is hardly the first language anymore.

Well, isn’t that just peachy keen?


23 posted on 09/08/2010 2:53:30 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Squantos

that’ll break my heart


24 posted on 09/08/2010 2:54:09 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: earlJam

Been a long time since I was back that way.


25 posted on 09/08/2010 2:56:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: earlJam

Did I ever tell you my tractor story?


26 posted on 09/08/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Doogle

At least I hope he gets a splinter....


27 posted on 09/08/2010 2:58:27 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Doogle
probably an insurance scam.......

or, just bad carma.
:)
28 posted on 09/08/2010 2:59:50 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: earlJam
Jesse, let me explain something to you:

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.

29 posted on 09/08/2010 3:02:53 PM PDT by RonF
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To: Larry Lucido
Did I ever tell you my tractor story?

Did I ever tell you about my Grandpa?
He had a magic tractor.
It was driving down the road and one day it turned into a field.
30 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:55 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: earlJam

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 !


31 posted on 09/08/2010 3:30:13 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: earlJam

“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.


32 posted on 09/08/2010 3:30:42 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: MaryFromMichigan
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Muttley Laugh

33 posted on 09/08/2010 3:30:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: earlJam

Why? When he goes to Detroit he’s expecting them to steal his battery, now?


34 posted on 09/08/2010 3:31:58 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: musicman

:)
You’re too kind!


35 posted on 09/08/2010 3:48:51 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle)
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To: RonF

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.


36 posted on 09/08/2010 3:52:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: earlJam

Jesse “The Stool-Sample” Jackson should keep to his day job of welfare pimp....


37 posted on 09/08/2010 4:03:47 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Callahan

Yes it did and I laughed so hard it hurt my sides...car was found but without wheels. They must have been beauty’s...


38 posted on 09/08/2010 4:24:28 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: earlJam

Vultures fighting over the last scrap stuck to the bones...


39 posted on 09/08/2010 4:41:59 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks earlJam.
"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.

He should also learn to read a map before shooting off his mouth and displaying his ignorance, racism, and stupidity. Holland is SW of GR. I know the dumb bastard has been to GR, sometime during his "Himeytown" era.


40 posted on 09/08/2010 4:52:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Tell us mower.


41 posted on 09/08/2010 4:55:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

42 posted on 09/08/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: earlJam

Jesse belongs in Holland. Europe, that is.


43 posted on 09/08/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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