Detroit Residents Face Foreclosure

Detroit Residents Face Foreclosure
Thank you liberals, for all you have done.

Today, March 31, is the deadline for property taxes to be paid on 62,000 Detroit homes else they will be owned by the county, in this case the County of Wayne, Michigan.

Granted only 18,000 of the delinquent  homes are occupied but assuming a three-person household that’s about 8 percent of the city’s population which is now down to 688,701. In 1950, it was touching 2 million and Detroit was considered one of the world’s great cities.

What happened? Democrats. Motown was run by Republicans in its glory day up until 1962.

Property taxes, of course, are a local tax used to fund services such as police, schools, and spa massages for the mayor.

For what it’s worth, Detroit public service retirees expecting a stable financial future have already taken a big hit. It’s something Pennsylvania public workers ought to recognize in working to resolved this state’s existing crisis. In any battle between ink on paper and reality, reality wins.

Detroit Residents Face Foreclosure

Detroit Lets Hackers Keep Database

Computer hackers last April captured Detroit’s database and demanded a ransom to unfreeze it Mayor Mike Duggan revealed, Nov. 17.

Did Detroit pay the ransom?

No.

Did the hackers unfreeze the database?

No.

Did the city  unleash a racially and sexually diverse team of highly trained politically correct agents to foil the hackers and get its data back like some kind of TV show?

No.

The city just sort of ignored things and let life go on.

And you thought Starnesville was just a crazy thing Ayn Rand cooked up to upset liberals.

Detroit Lets Hackers Keep Database

Detroit Lets Hackers Keep Database

Wade McCree Should Be Sued

Wade McCree Should Be SuedCircuit Court Judge Wade McCree in Action

Wayne County, Mich. Circuit Court Judge Wade McCree  had a divorce case before him.  He found the wife attractive, sent her provocative text messages from the bench and eventually had sexual relations with her resulting in a child which was aborted.

McCree, needless to say, came down pretty hard on the husband in his ruling.

Unfortunately for McCree, this and other unjudicial acts came to light and the Michigan Supreme Court suspended him from the bench for six years without pay.

And the husband, Robert King, sued him.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against King cited the doctrine of judicial immunity for decisions judges make on the bench that stems from the Bradley v Fisher decision handed down by the Supreme Court in 1871.

King’s lawyer, Joel Sklar, is appealing to the Supreme Court.

We hope he wins. It should be obvious that once a person who happens to be a judge reveals himself to be corrupt the protection should end and justice prevail.

Wade McCree Should Be Sued

 

 

Detroit Water Cuts Make Motown Starnesville

Detroit Water Cuts Make Motown Starnesville

Detroit Water Cuts Make Motown Starnesville

With 300,000 Detroit residences behind in their water bills, the city’s — note that’s as in something controlled by the Democrat-ruled city — water department has begun to cut off the tap.

Last month, service was killed to 4,531.

The last time the city shut off water was a decade ago.

The “caring” crowd is outraged. The United Nations has chimed in saying the Democrat-ruled city which is on one of the world’s largest fresh bodies of fresh water is violating international standards.

The Los Angeles two days ago, June 28, published a long piece bemoaning the cruelty. The subject of the piece was $5,754 behind in her bill, but never mind that. Oh, the humanity.

We have a solution. The Koch brothers and the country’s saner billionaires should get together and cover up the past debt and give all these victims of government — note that is Democrat-controlled government here — a chance to start over.

They should have one caveat, however: the city must be renamed Starnesville.

 

Venezuela Progressive Tragedy

Today’s (Feb. 17) Philadelphia Inquirer carried on its front page a story about someone making a U.S. skier cry, Jimmy Fallon and John Kerry warning about “climate change.”

Not a peep about the oppression and tragedy going on in Venezuela.

The video below explains what is going on.

Hat tip John Sexton at Breitbart.com

Visit BillLawrenceDittos.com for Venezuela Progressive Tragedy

 

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Camden Crime Plummets

Camden Crime PlummetsThings were bad in Camden, N.J., It had the nation’s highest violent
crime rate for cities above 50,000 residents last year. In fact, its
higher murder rate was higher than world-leader Honduras.

And in August 2012 it lost  its police department. Camden County officials dissolved the entire city force and replaced it with a new one unburdened by existing union contracts.

So what has happened? The murder rate has fallen by 22 percent and crime overall is down 15 percent.

More police are on the streets and new technology such as ShotSpotter rooftop monitors have been introduced.

When progressives are   beaten hope blossoms.

Camden Crime Plummets

Massive Police Reform In Camden

The police department for one of the nation’s most dangerous cities has been disbanded due to budget woes and maybe things might get better.

It wasn’t as thought the existing structure was keeping the streets safe in Camden, N.J.
The city will now be patrolled by a new — and non-union — division of the Camden County Police.
When things are as broken as they were in Camden the only really stupid thing to do would be nothing.
Fewer than half of the city’s 460 police officers will be transferred to the new department who will join new officers.
Camden has a population of about 77,000. Compare that to Upper Darby, Pa., — not so far away and bordering West Philadelphia without the luxury of major river border  – which has a population of 81,000 and 135 police officers.
Massive Police Reform In Camden
Massive Police Reform In Camden

Starnesville a.k.a. Detroit

Will the last one to leave Detroit please turn off the lights. Maybe it’s not a joke. Mayor and one-time NBA star Dave Bing, whose basketball card I think I still have somewhere, is proposing to turn off half the street lights leaving huge swaths of that depopulated urban wasteland in the dark.

 It sounds like a setting for a Snake Plissken movie or an apocalyptic video game. Call it Fallout 2012: Detroit.

The city which once built the world’s cars and had a population of 1,849,568 in 1950 is down to 713,777, most of whom are on some kind of government assistance. It is the only American city to fall below 1 million in population after reaching that benchmark.

Actually, more apt than Snake Plissken is Ayn Rand whose book Atlas Shrugged featured a place called Starnesville, a Wisconsin city that was once a thriving, modern automotive center and that had devolved to a pre-industrial state.

Yes, Detroit can be called Starnesville.

Here is the solution: break off the sections that Bing wants to abandon and incorporate them as boroughs of three square miles unencumbered by the city’s existing union contracts and liabilities. Let the residents elect their own sheriffs for law enforcement, organize volunteer fire and ambulance companies for emergency services and handle education through a straight state-funded voucher system of $5,000 per child.

Things can’t get worse there hence is a perfect opportunity for some experimentation.

For a lark name one of the borough’s Starnesville.

Starnesville a.k.a. Detroit
Starnesville a.k.a. Detroit

Democrat Party Worse Than Nuclear War?

Democrat Party Worse Than Nuclear War? — Fallout 3 is a video game set in the ravaged wasteland of a post-nuclear war America.

Detroit is a city featured in a recent Super Bowl commercial that has been run by the progressive Democrats since the 1970s.

A little over a year ago a poster at GameFaqs.Com named Starjed gave us: “We Play “Is it Detroit or is it a Fallout 3 Screencap?

A screencap is an image taken from the game. Starjed posted URLs to the Fallout 3 screencaps and to actual photos of the Motor City and asked you to guess which is which.

Starjed didn’t provide direct links to the images so you’ll have to cut and past their URLs into your address window but the point is made.

The  conclusion that one can  draw is that Democrat Party leadership is as bad for a society as nuclear war.

Some actually make the case that it is worse.

Democrat Party Worse Than Nuclear War?

Democrat Party Worse Than Nuclear War?