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Boston Mayor Says He’d ‘Blow Up’ Detroit And Start Over
CBS Local ^ | 9/3/13 | staff

Posted on 09/03/2013 3:57:29 PM PDT by Nachum

DETROIT (WWJ) – The mayor of Boston is drawing criticism for recent comments he made about Detroit.

In an interview with the New York Times, Mayor Thomas Menino was asked if he could live in any other city in America other than Boston, where would he choose.

He at first said he’d never thought of living in any other city, but then added: “Detroit is a place I’d love to go.”

When the reporter asked Menino what he’d do in Detroit, the mayor responded: ”I’d blow up the place and start all over.”

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: New York
KEYWORDS: boston; detroit; massachusetts; mayor; michigan; mumbles; mumblesmenino; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; stupidpeople; thomasmenino
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Well... yeah
1 posted on 09/03/2013 3:57:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 09/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Nachum

Boston mayors have been crooks since James Curley : )


3 posted on 09/03/2013 3:59:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Nachum

Wonder what he really meant.

The Mayor’s (and Kerry’s) support of the Terrorist Mosque
in Boston, led to THE BOSTON Atrocity and murders.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 3:59:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She would be the first to go....


5 posted on 09/03/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Nachum

Stay classy, Menino


6 posted on 09/03/2013 4:00:16 PM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: Nachum

Well as soon as he’s done blowing up Boston, I suppose he can go on over there and blow up Detroit as an encore.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 4:00:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: stephenjohnbanker

““Detroit is a place I’d love to go.”

To do what, get mugged?


8 posted on 09/03/2013 4:01:35 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Nachum

Not a completely irrational thought. We do this with buildings and nobody bats an eye. Is it such a stretch to do it for a city?


9 posted on 09/03/2013 4:01:45 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Boston mayors have been crooks since James Curley : )

This one isn't a crook in the strictest sense of the word.Yes,he's a Rat.Yes,he fills the city payroll with Rat hacks.Yes,he takes the Marxist position on every issue.But the most noteworthy trait of *this* mayor is the fact that he has the IQ of a bag of rocks.He's genuinely illiterate.

10 posted on 09/03/2013 4:04:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Nachum

Of course Menino would want a piece of the action of the demolition and trash hauling contract before he does it.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 4:04:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL!


12 posted on 09/03/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Nachum
Hey Menino ... wood'ja' blow Boston up ... with all the history and rich architecture ... if it was as f***** up as DEEtroit ?"

Why'n't'cha gatherin' all your old money rich hob nobs an go SAVE the city ?

Fence in about 5 square miles, put armed guards around the place ... NOT neighborhood watch guys ... but guys that WILL cap yo azz for messin' wit' my fence ...

I believe ONE RICH MAN, could get a hold of an old hotel and restore it to it's original, gaudy grandeur and by God, people would come just to feel important again.

13 posted on 09/03/2013 4:05:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: max americana

Yeah : )


14 posted on 09/03/2013 4:08:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like a possible plan for DC


15 posted on 09/03/2013 4:08:40 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Nachum

Sort of like Roxbury.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Nachum

No, he has to blow up the residents of Dee-troit, not the city.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Snow Removal?

The good Lard brings it and He can take it away.

18 posted on 09/03/2013 4:11:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Mumbles is a thug with a sub-normal I.Q..


19 posted on 09/03/2013 4:12:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Snow Removal?

The good Lord brings it and He can take it away.

20 posted on 09/03/2013 4:12:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That girl does “shocked” really well. She could start her own Meme. I don’t think
I have heard Menino speak. Is it true that he mumbles?


21 posted on 09/03/2013 4:13:05 PM PDT by lee martell (y)
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To: Paladin2

: )


22 posted on 09/03/2013 4:13:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

The problem is, they’d put the very same policies in place that led to the current fiasco.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 4:13:14 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: All
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24 posted on 09/03/2013 4:13:42 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: lee martell

It’s so bad that it seems that he’s speaking a foreign language.


25 posted on 09/03/2013 4:14:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: musicman

Man, that opens your eyes!


26 posted on 09/03/2013 4:15:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Nachum

Please no. They’d have to put the, um....fine upstanding civic-minded citizens of Detroit somewhere else when they did it. Then when the city was rebuilt all shiny and new and full of high value property, those fine upstanding former Detroit citizens would stay right where they are, offering their new communities those same fine qualities which made Detroit what it was, while the super-rich elite move into the new penthouses in Shiny New Detroit.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 4:15:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

28 posted on 09/03/2013 4:16:07 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: knarf
I believe ONE RICH MAN, could get a hold of an old hotel and restore it to it's original, gaudy grandeur and by God, people would come just to feel important again.

One of America's wealthiest men owns this one.



Matty Maroun may be a pathetic piece of garbage but a lot of big private money has downtown Detroit looking pretty good.
29 posted on 09/03/2013 4:17:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

LOL! Only because he’s a Boston crook that doesn’t live in Detroit.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 4:20:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: trisham

Mumbles is probably one of the few people who could carry on a conversation with Jesse Jackson.


31 posted on 09/03/2013 4:23:59 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: cripplecreek

Blow it up? How about we cut welfare, tax the poor and give incentives to the rich.


32 posted on 09/03/2013 4:25:29 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Nachum

What would a Democrat know about improving a city?


33 posted on 09/03/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Truman pardoned Curley....so he wasn't a "crook" by Federal standards.

OTOH, Curley perfected the economic burdening of those that would oppose him, chasing the wealthy out to the 'burbs.

Detroit's Coleman Young did the same thing, on steroids, but to the white middle class. Some where along the time line, the black middle class started to wise up. Those not on the city payroll, that is, and fled as well.

34 posted on 09/03/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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You can’t tax the poor who don’t have jobs and we’re already regaining at least some of the taxpayer dollars we give them when they pay sales tax.

Big business actually does OK in Detroit and more is coming all the time as taxes rise elsewhere and make Detroit more attractive. Business is putting big bucks into Detroit these days.

What Detroit needs is homeowners and small businessmen (It needs a middle class) Things are still too tough for them there but I think they will get better as the corruption is rooted out. Just last week a full 10% of Detroit building inspectors were charged with solicitation of bribery and taking bribes. The union fund manager was also fired last week.


35 posted on 09/03/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

How does anyone understand that fat tongued idiot?


36 posted on 09/03/2013 4:40:27 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Nachum

When the reporter asked Menino what he’d do in Detroit, the mayor responded: ”I’d blow up the place and start all over.”


Sooooo the problem in Detroit is with the BUILDINGS!???..
What are they smoking in Boston?.. I think the problem in Boston is NOT merely Menino...
Boston’s head is not screwed on correctly..


37 posted on 09/03/2013 4:41:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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John Palumbo~Blowing Up Detroit
38 posted on 09/03/2013 4:43:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Hey Mumbles, one month and sixteen days until the Detroit Free Press Marathon...

http://www.freepmarathon.com/


39 posted on 09/03/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Exactly.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 4:44:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Boston mayor is racist.


41 posted on 09/03/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Gay State Conservative
the most noteworthy trait of *this* mayor is the fact that he has the IQ of a bag of rocks.

That explains why Mumbles talks like he has a mouth full of rocks.

42 posted on 09/03/2013 4:55:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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He may be (is probably) the worst mayor that Boston has ever elected.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 4:57:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

BOSTON

DETROIT

Isn't it fun comparing the worst of one city to the best of another?

44 posted on 09/03/2013 5:14:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: cripplecreek

You are a lot more optimistic about Detroit than I am. But then, I am pretty pessimistic about CA, IL also.

I am glad to hear those inspectors and union thugs got busted for corruption.


45 posted on 09/03/2013 5:23:18 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

There’s just a lot more going on in Detroit than most people realize. There is a lot of private investment going on in both Detroit and Windsor due to GOP control of the state and the final go ahead for the new bridge (Canada is paying for the bridge)

Still the social problems still exist and those are the hardest ones to fix.


46 posted on 09/03/2013 5:29:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: trisham

His nickname is absolutely a kick — Mumbles.

And it isn’t until you hear him at a press conference that you know why he has that name.


47 posted on 09/03/2013 5:36:34 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The mayor better be careful what he wishes for...

I was in the Peoples Socialist Republik of Taxachuetts a couple of weeks back and I don't like what I saw.

In fact If you don't listen to Howie Carr, do so.

He explained it and I did in a post how the State maybe on the Hook for Billions between the tainted Drugs Scandal, The Fudged Criminal Evidence and reimbursing the 10,000 Prisoners they will have to let go, and being the Highest Welfare Payout State in the Nation.

I got to see What Granholm did to Michigan, Massachuetts including Boston you are following in her footsteps and it ain't gonna be pretty.

At least Michigan has a turn around happening. Mass ain't gonna anything like the Fracking happening in MI, it's Right to Work Status, It's Tea Parties working at the grass roots level, and the likes of an Allan Mulally turning around the likes of Ford.

It might suck to be them, very shortly....

Oh and by the way, don't even get me started on their roads, I thought Michigan's Roads were bad...

48 posted on 09/03/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s a kick, except that he wields incredible control over hundreds of thousands of people. He really is a thug.


49 posted on 09/03/2013 5:43:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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50 posted on 09/03/2013 5:44:57 PM PDT by x
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