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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:00 PM
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News Flash: Detroit is not going away
Here is the thing about pessimism: It doesnt get you anywhere. Throwing up your hands and declaring the hopelessness of social problems and policy conundrums does not make them go away. It certainly cannot solve anything.

Thats why it is disheartening when folks like Nolan Finley, who ought to know better, imply that the states largest city is simply doomed and there is nothing that can be done about it. In a Nov. 20 column, Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News, invoked the notion of the end times to describe Detroits current financial situation. At this point, Finley wrote, Detroits fate seems tragically sealed.

That kind of primal scream might be satisfying to those who see Detroit mainly as problem to be disposed of, rather than a challenge to be embraced. But its not realistic or helpful. Detroit isnt a fall maple leaf that will dry up and blow away. On the contrary, Detroit makes up the roots and the trunk of its metro region and state and is not going anywhere.

Why do I say that? Its not just because I happen to live there.

More: http://www.northstarwriters.com/2011/11/23/news-flash-d...


Reaction from right-wing blogosphere: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/watercooler/index.ph...
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:25 PM
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1. One more thing
The blogger who "quoted" the column took a bunch of random sentences from various paragraphs, put them together in quotes one new paragraph -- and then implied that the column didn't make sense.

Typical RW tactic.
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