Detroit Councilwoman: We Voted for Obama, Now He Owes Us Some Bacon

December 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm (Bacon, Bailout, Detroit, JoAnn Watson, Michigan, President Obama)

Nothing says ‘entitlement attitude’ quite like the demand for a bailout in exchange for an election victory.  But that’s what Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson is proposing, essentially telling the President that he owes the city, and he needs to provide them “with some bacon”.

Via Detroit’s Fox 2 (h/t Memeorandum):

The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.

City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. 

“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”

Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”

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Michigan Voter Drops Dead, Is Revived, Promptly Asks ‘Did I Vote?’

November 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm (Dead Man, Detroit, Michigan, Ty Houston, Vote)

This person had a pretty exciting day yesterday…

A man was resuscitated back to life on Monday after he stopped breathing while trying to vote.

Via the Detroit News:

Sometimes dead men really do get to vote.

Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.

“I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table,” said Houston on Tuesday. “His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn’t respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do.”

Houston laid the victim on the floor and went to work.

“He was dead,” Houston said. “He had no heartbeat and he wasn’t breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes, he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife’s name.”

What happened next astounded Houston and the victim’s wife.

“The first question he asked was ‘Did I vote?'”

Had he actually died he probably would have voted for Obama twice.

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Report: Republican Poll Watcher Threatened With Gun in Detroit, Police Refuse to Respond

November 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm (9/11, Badge, Democrat, Detroit, Detroit Police, GOP, Gun, Michigan, Police Officer, Poll Watcher, Republican)

Regardless of your politics, if somebody calls 911 and says that a man at a polling station has told you to leave because he has a gun, is it not mandatory that the police arrive as soon as possible to check on the situation?

Not in Detroit apparently…

First, there was this tweet from Election Journal:

Then, the followup – Via Michigan GOP (h/t Weasel Zippers):

This morning, a legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened and intimidated while attempting to perform his legally allowed duties of observing the election process at precinct polling location 289 in Detroit.

The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter in line, who demanded the poll watcher produce his credentials, which he did.

However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct.

Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun.

Fearing for his safety, the poll watcher exited and called 911, however the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call – neglecting the fact that a voter alleged to have a ‘badge’ and a ‘gun’ in a precinct, putting other voters at risk.

Let’s see.  A man threatens a voter with a badge and gun.  Said voter calls more men with badges and guns. They don’t respond.  Why?  Was the first man allegedly holding a badge and gun professionally related to the other men with badges and guns?

Let’s hope the one doing the threatening wasn’t actually a police officer.

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Joe Biden’s Secret Service U-Haul Stolen in Detroit

September 3, 2012 at 11:06 am (Crime, Detroit, Government Motors, Joe Biden, Stolen, Thief, U-Haul, Vice President)

Vice-president Joe Biden is in Detroit today for a big labor rally, and will no doubt be touting the administration’s role in bailing out Government Motors.  One phrase that is likely to be heard – “Detroit is back”.

However, one thing that isn’t back in Detroit is the vice-president’s u-haul truck carrying his Secret Service equipment.  Where did it go, you say?  It was lifted from a hotel parking lot last night.

Via Click on Detroit (h/t Gateway Pundit):

A U-Haul being used by the secret service for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the Labor Day Rally in Detroit on Monday was stolen out of a hotel parking lot Sunday morning.

The U-Haul was stolen form the Holiday Inn parking lot in downtown Detroit on Washington Boulevard.

The hotel has declined to comment.

The U-haul is 14-feet high, has an Arkansas backdrop on the side of the truck and has Arizona plates. The plate number is: AD09406.

No word on whether or not the administration will pardon the thief by saying, “You didn’t steal that”.

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GM Halts Volt Production the Same Week Obama Vows to Buy One

March 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm (Auto Industry, Chevy, Detroit, Economy, General Motors, Michigan, President Obama, United Auto Workers, Volt)

King Midas is at it again.  Everything he touches (the Volt, the entire U.S. economy) turns to a steaming pile of…

From the Detroit Free-Press:

General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.
“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee.
Lee said employees were told Thursday that production would put on hold from March 19 to April 23.
The Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric car, is both a political lightning rod and a symbol of the company’s technological capability.
Chevrolet sold 1,023 Volts in the U.S. in February and has sold 1,626 so far this year.

Flashback to earlier this week…

From Weasel Zippers:

No Joke: Obama Vows To Buy a Chevy Volt … In Five Years…

In other words, he plans to buy a used Chevy Volt in five years because that POS isn’t going to make it.
Via Politico

President Obama, speaking to a raucous crowd of United Auto Workers, vowed to buy a Chevrolet Volt electric car in “five years” — just as soon as his presidency is over.

“I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line,” Obama said about a recent visit to a Detroit Chevy factory. “Even though Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”

The Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric car first demoed by Chevy in 2007.

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Legislator Proposes Perfume Ban For State Employees

January 20, 2012 at 11:32 am (Americans With Disabilities, Detroit, Health, Michele Peckham, New Hampshire, Over Regulation, Perfume Ban, Regulation)

In which government regulation jumps the shark…

Via Shine (h/t Matt):

State representative Michele Peckham is sponsoring House Bill 1444 which hopes to ban state employees who work with the public from wearing perfume. Apparently a constituent with extreme allergies approached Peckham with the proposal. “It may seem silly, but it’s a health issue,” Peckham told the Union Leader. “Many people have violent reactions to strong scents.”


The story cites an example in which one woman sued the city of Detroit under the Americans With Disabilities Act, claiming that a co-workers perfume made it hard for her to work.  She was awarded $100,000.

The city ended up warning it’s employees city “to avoid using scented products like perfume, cologne, deodorant, lotion, and aftershave.”

Do these people realize the alternative to using deodorant?  How hard will it be to work then?  Just go ask Occupy Wall Street, they aren’t dabbling in any scented products, and they haven’t worked for months.

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