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Jhartmich
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With all the scandal and stench coming from the Kwame scandal, it appears that more dirt gets uncovered daily. In light of our states dismal economy, loss of faith in Jennifer Granholm, loss of faith in city government, loss of faith in the state supreme court, loss of faith in the local court system, and Detroit and the region being the laughing stock of the entire nation; a list of: "Throw the Scumbag Out" should be created to help voters come reelection time. Disproportionately it appears that most of the stench is coming from the Democrats.

Who should be on the "Throw the Scumbag Out" list and why?
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El_jimbo
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Post Number: 693
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

better question would be which one DOESN'T?
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Jhartmich
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Post Number: 119
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL - True Jimbo

I guess I might as well start the list.
(copy and paste if you want to add a name)

RUN THE SCUMBAG OUT LIST:

Kwame - for obvious reasons
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 1616
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All of Council, except for the Cockrels.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 4811
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm never going to like Granholm because of certain fundamental views of her's and other reasons, but she is hardly at the root of our problems. Certain policies which she doesn't support might make Michigan grow faster, and the state could always put more emphasis on Detroit, but Michigan needs an overhaul that one governor's administration (without a cooperating legislature) will never be able to achieve-- and many of the measures that we NEED are not politically popular.
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Dtwflyer
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Post Number: 69
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kwame
All of Detroit City Council
Granholm
GW Bush
85% of the US House
85% of the US Senate
85% of the Michigan House
85% of the Michigan Senate
L Brooks Patterson
About 50% of the local suburban mayors
A majority of local suburban city councils.

There is no sense of cooperation, long-term planning, or prioritization. They focus on petty, unimportant issues and bicker.
They do not focus on important matters at all.

It is very frustrating to see the huge disconnect between elected officials and the general population.

The city, state, and nation are in a crisis right now and our elected officials have failed us on all levels. They are doing nothing to address the critical issues and make things better.
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Jhartmich
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Post Number: 120
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Monica Conyers - because she is a complete mess and a fraud. Did you hear the latest about her and the 120,000 mile car she traded even up for a 20,000 mile car (wink - wink) to a person that wants the towing contract for the city of Deee-troit?

John Conyers - because he was crazy enough to marry Monica.
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Mcp001
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Post Number: 3415
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone with incumbent after their name on the ballot.
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Tkshreve
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Post Number: 360
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"The city, state, and nation are in a crisis right now and our elected officials have failed us on all levels. They are doing nothing to address the critical issues and make things better."

What you say here is something that has been brewing in my head for some time now. The un-accountability and issue skirting prevalent in our government offices is becoming quite sickening.

Folks are running for office with the best intentions, but the second they are elected, their priorities change. Lobbyists and greed sink their claws into newly elected officials before they can put their favorite humidor into their new office. Not to mention, the extreme gridlock between parties unable to compromise or bargain. I don't trust the advertising for nominees or proposals because that crap is so biased. And the minor details get so much more consideration than the big issues we face locally and nationally. A lot of what the previous poster wrote.

Too many ulterior motives in government. All while we sit by the fire and watch our dollar decline. Bush's stimulus plan was ok at best. Unfortunately, the only way it was going to produce results was if majority of people went out and spent it. The question is what did they spend it on, and where did that money go? Further, many people paid CC's and bills. Utility payments for utilities that are way out of line. Then there were people who saved the money also. Granted this is a half prediction because people are still receiving their checks, but I have been reading and following the economic crisis the past few years closely.

Bottom line, our leaders have been making poor choices lately. We spend way too much and give away a lot more. Anyone know how much in global aid we send to countries? It's probably sickening.
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Crumbled_pavement
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Post Number: 401
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mcp001 said:
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Anyone with incumbent after their name on the ballot.



Amen!
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Sean_of_detroit
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Post Number: 426
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 11:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"The city, state, and nation are in a crisis right now and our elected officials have failed us on all levels. They are doing nothing to address the critical issues and make things better."

-Your fellow citizens voted for them.
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Thafuzz
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 11:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Disproportionately it appears that most of the stench is coming from the Democrats.

Hmm...I was under the impression that Republicans held the majority upper hand in our local, state and federal offices since the early 90s (excepting the executive tenures of Clinton and Granholm, and the state/federal legislative flip of 2006, of course.)

Government douche-baggery is nothing new. It's been around since the dawn of civilization, and will continue to be a force in human affairs until ...
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Jrvass
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Post Number: 702
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 11:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I beleive all politicians should serve 2 terms.

1 in office, and 1 behind bars.
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Hpgrmln
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Post Number: 475
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

None

If the voters chose them, let them live with their decision until the next election.

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