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Hubie
10-09-2012, 01:24 PM
This is actionable, I tell you! ACTIONABLE!!!

An economic organization recently hosted a forum for local candidates running for our state house. One of the rules for the event was no video recording except for pre-authorized media. During the event, a person the local Dems have claimed is a staff member for the Republican candidate was taking brief recordings on her cell phone of both the Dem and Republican candidates. Apparently she was confronted by other audience members (gosh, I wonder what their political affiliation was) during and after the event. Apparently, no one bothered to tell a representative of the organization hosting the event about this while it was happening, which is strange. In any case, the local Dems are making a huge fuss about this horrific violation of the event's rules. I mean, this scandal has simply rocked our fair city and the Republican incumbent is on the ropes because of it.

Okay, so I'm playing things up, but then, so are the Democrats. This is an absolute non-story, but they are treating it as something equal to Watergate. It's utterly pathetic. Of course, their candidate is tanking and did not do well, so they need something -- anything -- to distract from that fact. It's just sad.

noonwitch
10-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Too funny.


Meanwhile, in the world of real scandals, our police chief "retired" yesterday after it was revealed that he had an affair with a female cop in the internal affairs division. Not just any female cop, but one who had a reputation for being both crazy (she took a photo of herself holding her service revolver in her mouth) and for sleeping around.


Our former mayor's trial in federal court for corruption charges continues downtown today.

At least our baseball team is doing well! Plus, the governor announced that GM is bringing 1500 new jobs to Michigan, so that's good news.

djones520
10-09-2012, 02:07 PM
You gotta love Detroit!

NJCardFan
10-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Too funny.


Meanwhile, in the world of real scandals, our police chief "retired" yesterday after it was revealed that he had an affair with a female cop in the internal affairs division. Not just any female cop, but one who had a reputation for being both crazy (she took a photo of herself holding her service revolver in her mouth) and for sleeping around.


Our former mayor's trial in federal court for corruption charges continues downtown today.

At least our baseball team is doing well! Plus, the governor announced that GM is bringing 1500 new jobs to Michigan, so that's good news.

No worse then Jon Corzine being involved with the president of the states largest union but the Democrats and liberals point out that Christie is fat.

Hubie
10-09-2012, 05:24 PM
So the truth comes out. The phone belonged to the Republican incumbent and the staffer was taking some pictures for her, not video. Guess I'd better get a screenshot of the Dems' Facebook post while I can. It will be gone within hours.

JB
10-09-2012, 05:36 PM
...OT but didn't I just read a story about the cops telling people "don't come into Detroit if you like being alive" or something similar? :biggrin-new:

Zeus
10-09-2012, 06:31 PM
OT but didn't I just read a story about the cops telling people "don't come into Detroit if you like being alive" or something similar? :biggrin-new:

I recall reading something like that about Dietroit. :cold:

noonwitch
10-11-2012, 01:23 PM
OT but didn't I just read a story about the cops telling people "don't come into Detroit if you like being alive" or something similar? :biggrin-new:


Mayor Bing had to cut all city departments to the bone, and that included the police. The police are not happy about it, and I don't blame them, but the mayor can't pay cops with money he doesn't have. At least not this mayor, being far more ethical than the previous one.


It's still safe to go to the stadiums, the museums and the casinos, though, the police headquarters is near the stadiums. Meijer is building two stores in Detroit-Meijer insisted, as part of the deal for the store going in at the former state fairgrounds (8 Mile/Woodward) that the city re-locate the precinct for that area in their shopping center. Wayne State University is also a pretty safe place, although there are the campus crimes that occur at most schools, mixed with the typical urban crimes like car theft. I personally find the number of rapes on or near U of M's campus in Ann Arbor to be kind of scary. Maybe they get more media attention than Detroit crime, but it's been bad there the last few years.

It's actually not as dangerous in Detroit as you would think, most of the violent crime doesn't happen downtown.

Hubie
10-12-2012, 12:22 AM
The story has taken a serious twist. Before it was just laughable, but it's turned towards accusations of physical assault (a crime) against the state representative and her staff. Also, the local Dems tried naming names at first, but had to quickly backtrack and scrub the names when it came out that the persons named were not at the forum.

Unreconstructed Reb
10-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Plus, the governor announced that GM is bringing 1500 new jobs to Michigan, so that's good news.

GM, supported by the taxpayer and run by .gov (which is run by commie 0bamie), using tax dollars to hire more union dues paying workers, whose union dues are used to contribute to the commie-in-chief, just in time for the election to try to re-elect commie 0bamie. Talk about enormous, steaming piles of excrement..............

noonwitch
10-12-2012, 08:52 AM
GM, supported by the taxpayer and run by .gov (which is run by commie 0bamie), using tax dollars to hire more union dues paying workers, whose union dues are used to contribute to the commie-in-chief, just in time for the election to try to re-elect commie 0bamie. Talk about enormous, steaming piles of excrement..............

Our republican governor seems pretty happy about it.

Unreconstructed Reb
10-12-2012, 10:11 AM
Our republican governor seems pretty happy about it.

If it was Ford I'd be cheering for them but not Government Motors. It just stinks.

noonwitch
10-12-2012, 02:58 PM
If it was Ford I'd be cheering for them but not Government Motors. It just stinks.


You can still cheer for Ford, they are doing okay right now. I'm from a Ford family, so I am also a loyal Ford customer. I'm driving a 2012 Focus that I love. My mom bought a 2013 red Mustang convertable with her inheritance-it's really an awesome car.