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Dave Bing Will Not Seek Another Term As Detroit Mayor
Forbes ^ | 05/14/2013 | Joann Muller

Posted on 05/14/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, the 69-year-old former NBA star and Hall of Famer, says he will not seek another term in office. Instead, he will explore a bid for Wayne County executive.

His decision not to seek re-election is not a huge surprise, given that the struggling city is currently being run by a state-appointed emergency financial manager who is considering a municipal bankruptcy. The announcement leaves former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon as the two frontrunners for the four-year term. Five other candidates are in the running. The top two vote-getters on Aug. 5 advance to the Nov. 6 general election.

Bing was elected mayor in May 2009 to complete the remaining months of disgraced ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s second term. Voters re-elected him to a full term that November. Bing had bold ideas for fixing the city, but proved to be ineffective as mayor, often clashing with city unions and the City Council.

Bing was featured in a Forbes cover story, “City of Hope”, in June 2011, and talked candidly about the city’s troubles. “Right now it’s all about survival,” he said at the time. “I believe this city has a future—otherwise I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, because it’s a thankless job.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bluezones; davebing; detroit; mayor
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1 posted on 05/14/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
DAVE BING

2 posted on 05/14/2013 11:26:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Moving to a nicer home in Somalia....


3 posted on 05/14/2013 11:26:46 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SeekAndFind

At this point, what difference does it make?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb
Makes no difference....Detroit is done..bankruptcy surely ahead...or a bailout.
5 posted on 05/14/2013 11:28:39 AM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind

Last man out please turn out the lights and flush the toilet(Detroit) one more time. Thank You.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:04 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: SeekAndFind
Dave Bing Will Not Seek Another Term As Detroit Mayor

Looted ehough from the taxpayers to last him the rest of his life?

7 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Too bad really, he's the best mayor the city has seen in a while despite being a democrat. At least he isn't prison bound.

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8 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Campaign slogan:

I CAN DO FOR WAYNE WHAT I DID TO DETROIT!

9 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Duggan is as corrupt as Kwame, only whiter.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:48 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: SeekAndFind

if he “served” another term, he could stand there and applaud when the rest of Detroit is bulldozed down to install a great big Islamicist jihad training center on the site


11 posted on 05/14/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to push what left of Detroit into Lake Michigan and call it done because the city has been dead for years now.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: SeekAndFind

You rang the bell and the mindless dogs just started drooling.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Before I’d want to be Mayor of Detroit I’d run for Mayor of OZ.Too many losers have screwed up Detroit to the point of NO Return.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:43 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other news, Captain Hazelwood says he won’t seek to helm the Exxon Valdez again.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:36:31 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Trueblackman

Actually, Detroit stands the best chance of revival its seen in a very long time. Business is moving to Detroit thanks to republican control of the state.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to push what left of Detroit into Lake Michigan and call it done because the city has been dead for years now.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:23 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: from occupied ga

Really? What leads you to say that?

I’m don’t live there, but my impression was that he was a well-meaning, honest guy in an impossible situation.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:30 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: SeekAndFind

Bulldoze the whole works and do something interesting with the rubble... such as building a mountain. I recommend naming it “Mt. Motown.”


19 posted on 05/14/2013 11:40:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should elect Les Gold of HardCore Pawn, he could sell off the whole liberal corrupt mess.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually, Detroit stands the best chance of revival its seen in a very long time. Business is moving to Detroit thanks to republican control of the state.

Which will piss off the dems so much so that the GOP will be bounced out of office in minimal time. Can't have any of that "growth" thing going on, it'll create too much independence. That's anathema to the dark side.

21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bing never could rebound.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:44:24 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek
At least he isn't prison bound.

Well, someone had to break tradition.

23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: GrootheWanderer
Really? What leads you to say that?

Oh just maybe the fact that the administration of Detroit is corrupt and incompetent? Or maybe the fact that they've run a $200,000,000 annual deficit for the last 4 years and were too stupid or venal to do anything about it. Or maybe the fact that even in corrupt Philly, corrupt DC, and corrupt Baltimore they manage not to spend more than they take in. Someone is getting the loot, and I find it hard to believe that the mayor as the man at the top didn't have his finger in the pie. Or maybe you think all of those IRS harassment cases were initiated by "low level employees." rather than the turd in the white house.

Or possibly you think that he reached the status of mayor in a corrupt and arguable the most mismanged large city in the USA without knowing about or participating in any of the shenanigans.

24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: blueunicorn6

RE: Bing never could rebound.

He wasn’t bad for a point guard.

Career NBA statistics

Points 18,327 (20.3 ppg)
Rebounds 3,420 (3.8 rpg)
Assists 5,397 (6.0 apg)


25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: abb
At this point, what difference does it make?

Detroit is bankrupt, and under an emergency manager. It has greatly reduced potential for graft, so continuing to be mayor is unattractive.

Wayne county includes Detroit plus the surrounding suburbs. There's still money there, and opportunities to skim money to himself and his friends.

26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Dteroit will never rebound unless it undergoes a thorough demographic change.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: PapaBear3625

Aha. Like locusts that move on after devouring everything edible, so too will Bing?


28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:42 AM PDT by abb
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To: SeekAndFind

Who on God’s Green Earth would WANT the job of Mayor of Detroit??


29 posted on 05/14/2013 11:57:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Trueblackman
Time to push what left of Detroit into Lake Michigan and call it done

Only it'd be a long push as Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state. Lake Erie is closest.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 11:58:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Give it to Canada, and rename it “South Windsor.”


31 posted on 05/14/2013 11:59:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GrootheWanderer
The only complaint I have with Dave Bing is that he was ineffective but otherwise honest as far as democrats go. One of his first acts as mayor was to fire some 50 bus drivers who declared an illegal strike. Then he entered an ongoing fight with the unions because he said they should collect their own dues and not use the city as their collection agency.

I don't understand FReepers. Detroit is probably the single freest large city in the country and all they can do is mindlessly attack. In Detroit you can eat or drink what you want, you can drive what you want, you can live where you want, and since the city is open carry, you can obviously defend yourself. I would rather live there than NY or Chicago.

I would think that conservatives would be bright enough to recognize an opportunity to prove what free market conservatism can do for a city. Its not a terribly liberal city. Its a city full of corrupt government and a hopeless population.

The American people -- The American people the most generous on earth, who created the highest standard of living, are not going to accept the notion that we can only make a better world for others by moving backward ourselves. And those who believe we can have no business leading this nation.

I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united -- we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.


Ronald Reagan 1980 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address delivered 17 July 1980, Detroit, MI
32 posted on 05/14/2013 12:00:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

Oops, my bad, it actually should be “North Windsor.”


33 posted on 05/14/2013 12:01:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Give it to Canada, and rename it “South Windsor.”

What the hell did Canada ever do to you?

34 posted on 05/14/2013 12:02:25 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: caww

If you have a chance to watch the Netflix stream of the film Detropia, it’s worth a watch. Detroit in abject ruin with people who have a portrait of Obama framed on the wall and speaking negatively about capitalism. It’s already a third-world city with no taxpayers to support it. The union meeting scenes speak for themselves.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 12:03:35 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: caww

If you have a chance to watch the Netflix stream of the film Detropia, it’s worth a watch. Detroit in abject ruin with people who have a portrait of Obama framed on the wall and speaking negatively about capitalism. It’s already a third-world city with no taxpayers to support it. The union meeting scenes speak for themselves.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 12:04:19 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: from occupied ga

There’s no credible argument that Mayor Bing is anything other than wholly honest. He was not a part of any prior Detroit administration.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 12:04:52 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: cripplecreek

Are you kidding? Who wants to live in Islamaville?


38 posted on 05/14/2013 12:05:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: MamaDearest

Yep saw it...it’s a mess there with little hope of recovery short of the Federal Government stepping up to the plate...and even then it’s questionable...it will take years to even push back the scum there.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 12:06:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: cripplecreek

That was 1980....it’s 2013...and nothing came from that.

It’s going down no matter how the picture might be painted by those who are otherwise hopeful.

Someone mentioned to just bulldose it all down and make it farmland....might not be a bad idea when one faces reality.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 12:09:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: Mr. Lucky

Agree with your comment.
A decent fellow in an impossible situation.

The only guy I can think of who could possible save the situation is Joe Arpaio and I doubt he wants the sh!tty winters up there.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: caww

Contrary to popular belief, there are far more muslims in NY, NJ, CA, and other states.

The largest single Arab population in the Detroit area are Chaldean Christians.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: caww

Don’t worry, nobody expects you to do a damn thing.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 12:11:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
"I don't understand FReepers. Detroit is probably the single freest large city in the country and all they can do is mindlessly attack."

Some Freepers react like Pavlov's Dog when they see the chance to rip on someone else's state or city.

44 posted on 05/14/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: cripplecreek

Doesn’t matter...between the dark side, and Muslim side ..and the wreck Detroit is...only third world “beings” would care to make a home there. It sure isn’t a place to raise a family...I wouldn’t put my kids in that environment...ever!


45 posted on 05/14/2013 12:13:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind
Bing had bold ideas for fixing the city, but proved to be ineffective as mayor

In support of Bing, nobody but nobody with an ounce of integrity and honesty would have been effective given the current conditions created by Kilpatrick.

I'd like to see him run for county Executive and beat out that shyster crook Robert Ficano...........

46 posted on 05/14/2013 12:13:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: cripplecreek

Why worry?....It’s going down and there’s nothing that is going to stop it from being bankrupt...Detroit is ‘broke’ in all ways.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 12:15:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: Mr. Lucky

Right after becoming mayor he addressed the city council and asked them how the hell are they getting rich as the city collapses around them.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see FBI raids of various city council members homes before its all over. Rick Snyder has been kind of sneaky like that.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 12:17:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Exactly right....to make that happen would cause great outcry from the residents there...heck they had kissy fits for being told they had to move from condemned buildings!


49 posted on 05/14/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT by caww
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To: from occupied ga

Bing is the first Mayor since probably Roman Gribbs 40 years ago who didn’t loot the city. That he’s voluntarily leaving after roughly just one term demonstrates that.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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