Saturday, April 16, 2011

Yet Another Reason To Be Proud Of Michigan

Michigan is a great state. I have lived here my whole life and would not want to live anywhere else.

We have a dark side though. As you all know we are home to Detroit and Flint. The birthplace of Michael Moore, Sandra Bernhard, and Madonna.

We also have Geoffrey Fieger.

It appears Mr Fieger wants to make Detroit the new Amsterdam. He wants the mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, to look the other way on prostitution and marijuana laws.

Read the article.

This is a tough call. On one hand we have Dave Bing, a man who appears to be the first decent mayor the city of Detroit has had in a long time. On the other hand we have an idiot who wants to ignore crime in the city of Detroit.

Of course we all know the one thing that would help Detroit is to invite more crime.


Alligator said...

I just read that article on another site. What a community needs to remain viable, grow and thrive is a healthy balance between manufacturing, service industry and retail jobs, augmented by pride and a sense of morality in the community. Detroit, once a showplace for the American economic ideal has lost it.

Fieger thinks he can do the quick and cheap fix. Like Obama trying to reach posterity through deficit spending, Fieger thinks appealing and catering to the baser nature of human beings will lift the city and make it a better place to live. What I find unbelievable is the notion that if the government becomes the pimp and the dealer, somehow it is okay and better than when the people on the street are doing it. I see it as another form of enslavement, and the government taking a further step into corruption.

Brooke said...

Wow. I'm sure that Detroit doesn't need any help importing more blight.

Geez, what Gator said!

MK said...

Wasn't there a shooting massacre at a mall in amsterdam, no doubt their gun control laws helped. I'm sure this fool wants the same fate for Detroit.

Chuck said...

Alligator, I see it as another form of enslavement,

Interesting comment considering the racial make-up of Detroit. Quite frankly this is another example of leftist bigotry. We have a large black community, let's have them specialize in drugs and prostitution. It's the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Brooke, agreed

MK, we actually have right to carry laws in Michigan. My suspicion is that it is no thanks to this dude.