Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

We love Cleveland tourism videos, pt. 2

June 16, 2009

Yesterday’s Cleveland tourism video was such cinematic brilliance we decided to feature the second video. This video will inspire you yet again with a renewed love of your hometown. Well, again, not if you live in Detroit though. Sorry residents of D-town.

Both Cleveland videos sent in by Levi, a brave man waging a battle against IWS. We’ll be having a candlelight vigil in support of his plight next week. Show your support by burning a tiny little nub of a candle in Levi’s honor.

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Cleveland tourism video will make you appreciate your hometown

June 15, 2009

Unless you live in Detroit that is.  Funny video by comedian Mike Polk.

Sent in by Levi, a brave man who continues to hold out hope for a cure to his crippling IWS condition.  Stay strong, buddy.

Introducing the Government-Backed DMV Automotive Repair Center!

April 2, 2009

Spot on prediction/parody by Reason TV.

Just when you think Detroit can’t get any stupider….

March 18, 2009

One of it’s elected officials opens her mouth.

People get the government they deserve. More on the story here.

Sent in by Izzy.

A video tour of dead Detroit

October 22, 2008

Not so pretty.

The Onion: Cop to hunt down citizen who filed brutality complaint

August 23, 2008

The Onion is making itself irrelevant as its stories continue to grow closer and closer to reality……

Cop Vows To Hunt Down Punk Who Successfully Pressed Brutality Charges Against His Partner

August 18, 2008 | Issue 44.34

DETROIT—Christopher O’Dell, a 16-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, told reporters Monday that he will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who got his long-time partner, Officer Rick Noonan, 38, suspended for using excessive force during an arrest at a peaceful demonstration last March. “That punk is going to get what’s coming to him again,” O’Dell said. “If it’s the last thing I do, I’ll make sure that scumbag is taken off the streets, not properly informed of his Miranda rights, chained to a radiator beneath the station, and kept awake for days of interrogation without being formally charged.” O’Dell added that the suspect in question is going to wish he had never filed a complaint for sustaining a concussion and broken collarbone after O’Dell is finished breaking his leg and giving him a concussion.

Detroit house is yours for $1

August 14, 2008

The After…err…Rebirth of Detroit continues. For more than my Speedway coffee this morning, I could own this house. Well, this shell I should say. Everything of worth has been stripped out. Oh, also, I’d have to pay almost $4,000 in back taxes. Houses around the fine metropolitan area of Detroit can be bought for a few hundred dollars.

“My 14-year-old son could buy a block of Detroit property,” said Ann Laciura, senior servicing specialist for the Bearing Group.

With a mayor that’s going to trial for both felony perjury and assault on a police officer AND competitive real estate prices, who wouldn’t want to live in Detroit?

Even dead people are leaving Detroit

August 13, 2008

From our friends at Students for a Free Economy

Even Dead People Are Fleeing Detroit

You know it’s bad when corpses can’t even handle being (not being?) in Detroit.

From today’s WSJ:

Where Have All the Graveyards Gone?
Decades ago, Detroit started experiencing white flight. Then blacks started fleeing too. Now, the Detroit News reports, Departed-Americans are departing–which is to say, their remains no longer remain:

From 2002 through 2007, the remains of about 1,000 people have been disinterred and moved out of the city, according to permits stored in metal filing cabinets in the city’s department of health. Looked at in another way, for about every 30 living human beings who leave Detroit, one dead human being follows.

The paper adds, “Although there is little information or statistical evidence regarding the phenomenon across the country, it is quite likely that Detroit and its surrounding communities lead the way, as it does in population loss among the living.” Of course, some places make it more complicated for the dead to leave. For instance, in Chicago, they have to register to vote at their new address.

A sign of (hopefully) things to come: Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ordered to jail for violated terms of his bond

August 7, 2008

***Update-Friday, 8/8/08-Michigan’s attorney general says he’s bringing assault charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after the mayor had a physical confrontation with a detective trying to deliver a subpoena.

The mayor faces two counts of assaulting or obstructing a police officer in the furtherance of their duties. Each felony count brings up to 2 years in prison or a fine of $2,000.***

Kwame, Kwame, Kwame, can’t you see

Dirty text got you up in perjury……..

That’s just a little ditty I’m working on. I’m still trying to get the Biggie Smalls’ estate to let me sample “Hypnotize” and I’ll have a hit on my hands for sure.

Anyway, Detroit’s Mayoral Douchebag, Kwame Kilpatrick violated his bond and is on his way to jail.

WOOD TV

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, charged with perjury and other felonies for his testimony in a civil trial, was ordered to jail Thursday because he violated his bond by taking a quick trip to Canada without notifying authorities.

Kilpatrick apologized and acknowledged that he made a mistake when he visited Windsor, Ontario, minutes away from Detroit, for city business last month. But 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles was not moved, saying he needed to treat the mayor like any other defendant.

“What matters to me … is how the court overall is perceived and how if it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat, if it was John Six-Pack sitting in that seat, what would I do? And that answer is simple,” Giles said.

Lest you lose track, Kwame will also find out Friday morning if Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox will press charges against the “mayor” for assault on a detective that attempted to serve Kilpatrick a subpoena. Kwame’s attorney thinks an assault charge against his client is “a done deal.”

How a pizza delivery man went on to develop concealable body armor

July 6, 2008

A bit on Richard Davis, a one-time pizza delivery driver in Detroit, MI, who used his brush with death to help create concealable body armor.