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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:03 AM
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Anyone else watch Detroit's state of the city?
Wow. And people think GDP is a hotbed of divisiveness. I'm convinced that this city can't move forward like this. It's a totally unworkable situation. Kwame's gotta go.
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:12 AM
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1. no, but I heard he made a 'lynch mob' comment
what an asshole
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:17 AM
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2. Yeah. What a disgrace. Pure demagoguery at its worst.
Edited on Wed Mar-12-08 10:24 AM by Strawman
But he won't resign yet. That's his bargaining chip to keep out of jail.

I think the people of the city see through it though. All the people in the focus group on Channel 7 were unanimous in the criticism and mistrust of the mayor. Mildred Gaddis' show this morning was great too. I saw Sam Riddle last night take on a couple of Kwame stooges in some forum (called "Let 'er Rip!" or some ridiculous name...gotta love the state of political discourse in our commercial media...lol) on Channel 2 with Huel Perkins and he was great as well.

That was a hand picked audience Kwame had cheering him on. He's exactly like Bush.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 03:23 PM
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6. I watched it too...
Mildred every morning also. He is using anything he can to hold on. It won't work let the indictments begin and his Mommy hasn't and won't get my vote this August...
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:31 AM
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3. I was totally disgusted with him
He's got a lot of guts to say the things he did -- accusing people of having a lynchmob mentality and not having any facts to back them up. The facts are what got him in trouble and he caused all of this himself. He's trying to set up a big smokescreen. It's time for him to face the real facts and get out of the way so maybe the city can try to heal itself.

I'm also getting really sick of the all Kwame all the time local news shows.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 02:14 PM
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4. The worst of it is how this is making Detroit look in the national media
The city has enough problems without this insanse circus going non-stop.

Although Spitzer and New York may take some of the spotlight off for now.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 04:55 PM
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7. I think the image argument is secondary. His actions themselves are intolerable
Edited on Wed Mar-12-08 04:58 PM by Strawman
If the harm is explained primarily as a hit to the city's image, the argument that "he can bring development to the city" can trump his misdeeds and abuse of power. Early on that was the refrain from the business community. Not hearing that so much these days. But I think, as a matter of principle, its the retailiatory firing of police officiers investigating him, the perjury, the secret deal using tax payer money to cover up his personal affair that are really the most important issues. Those things warrant his removal in and of themselves.

Obviously, your point is well taken and this isn't directed at you. Just kind of an observation. I agree this is terrible for the city's image. But it just bugs me a little bit when the focus is placed on the harm done to "image." What about the harm done to the principle of the rule of law? Not to sound overly naive, but this guy is just brazen in his disregard for that. Even if the city's image as a good place to do business were not affected one iota, this would still be tragic.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 07:20 PM
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9. Oh, I totally agree.
What I meant is what his actions are doing to the city's image across the country (and it's already not good) through his blatant disregard of the law. The circus is making Detroit -- and Michigan -- a laughingstock.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 07:19 PM
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8. The spotlight is back. Lou Dobbs did a Kwame story tonight.
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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 02:43 PM
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5. YEP!...
:popcorn: Sat there with my Popcorn and watched the show. The last five minutes of that speech was TOTALLY uncalled for. Kwame's dirty. His Administration is dirty and there's STILL the matter of an unsolved murder that hangs over this city like a cloud. The citizens want him GONE.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 04:12 AM
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10. I think he woke the FBI dragon ...
when he claimed to have received many death threats, to himself and to his family. Threats are criminal, so law enforcement may want to investigate them. If they exist.

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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:07 AM
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11. I hope the prosecutor finds grounds to kick the case up to the feds
She's in a tough spot-up for re-election this year, and being a democrat who I'm sure has some ties to the mayor just based on party affiliation. She has to get elected county-wide, though, not just city-wide.

If the feds don't have grounds to take over, perhaps they can appoint a special prosecutor? Someone like the Kent County prosecutor, who is a conservative dem without ties to Kwame/the late Ed McNamara.

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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:25 AM
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12. From what I hear, Kym Worthy is not a big fan of the mayor
That's only hearsay, but I'm inclned to believe it, and if it's true, I don't think she'd want to protect him. Besides, prosecutor is generally a short term job used as a stepping stone to something bigger. If she has her sights on statewide office, what better way to raise her profile than to take down this unpopular and corrupt mayor.

And I doubt she'd be delaying if she wasn't trying to make the strongest possible case.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:19 AM
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13. Kym Worthy could have been delayed
by some new charges involving city contracts with one of Kwame's buddies. Or new publicity about the stripper who wasn't killed because of a party that never happened.

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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 04:02 PM
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15. Yeah her job right now is a lot like shoveling snow
during a blizzard. You think you have it under control, then more falls!
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 01:10 PM
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14. I just don't understand why he persists in unacceptable behavior
It's one thing after another with him. It's as if he 1) really doesn't think he's doing anything wrong; 2) can't help himself; or 3) is getting some really bad advice.
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