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Yeah, one wasn't embarrassing enough!

March 26, 2005
NBA Basketball Police report four bomb threats called in for Pacers-Pistons game - CBS


I find this very humorous! I can't believe the Liberals love Starbucks so much. Talk about a huge corporation pushing the great Ubran Sprawl to new limits. My God right now I could drive from my home and get a cup of coffeee from a Starbucks in 5 different places within 5 miles. Don't even get me started on pharmacies!

I say go ahead and add some comments of your own. If you don't like what you read you can always buy coffeee from someone else. Personally, I prefer Panera Bread. No political comments on my coffee, less expensive and Free WiFi!

Another Black Eye for Detroit

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originally uploaded by Urban Tiki.
The City of Detroit (and surrounding areas) has been very excited about the future. This summer Detroit will be hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and later the Super Bowl.

The city has spent a great deal of money to clean up the city, repair badly damaged roads and bridges, and tear down or repair decrepit buildings. However, the blight remains and not only with the numerous decaying buildings still standing around the city like memorials to a happier past, but also in the City Council, the Mayor's office and with the people of the Detroit Metro Area.

I could go on for hours about the absurdity of the local politics between the City Council and our Pimp Daddy Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Instead this is about the people of the Detroit Metro area.

Last night the Indiana Pacers came to town for the first time since the infamous "Basket Brawl" game. How do we welcome them back? With a Bomb threat of course! Why not throw in some fights in the stands for extra measure.

Most of us are looking at the news this morning and just waiting for the barrage of name calling to start. Once again Detroit has proudly stood up and made all of the negative comments about Detroit COME TRUE!

So here it comes. All we can do now is sit back and watch the avalanche of negativity hit us again. When the All-Star game comes to town we will see all of the footage of the badly beaten buildings, the images of the homeless and the talk about the high crime rate.

Throw in the large amounts of snow and cold weather when the Super Bowl comes to town and the negative comments will hit an all time high.

Detroit, start getting some thick skin, because it is coming and the only way to stop it is to start acting like real adults in the real world instead of complete ASSHOLES.

Myrtle Beach

March 25, 2005

originally uploaded by no name #5.
Heading to the Beach next week. Hope to come back with lots of stories to share.


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A shot of Detroit's Pimpin', Gangsta Mayor. What an embarassment.

My Steroids started in High School...... asks: Why did Mario Vazquez quit 'Idol'?

March 15, 2005
My answer: Who cares?

UAW has gone too far

I work in the automotive industry in Detroit. Lets face it Detroit is the automotive industry in the U.S. I am proud of what I do and proud of the products my company produces. However, I am embarrassed with the United Auto Worker's (UAW) recent actions.

Apprently the UAW is stuck in the 70's. The UAW has recently made headlines here in Detroit for banning cars from parking in their lot if the vehicle has a George W. Bush bumper sticker OR was not made by the UAW. Banning vehicles from foreign auto companies is not new. What is new (besides including the political bumper sticker ban) is now they have banned United States Marines from parking in this lot.

From the Detroit Free Press (by Salina Ali):

IN A MINUTE: UAW apology comes too late for Marines
March 15, 2005
The UAW has apologized to U.S. Marine Corps reservists and reversed its stand on which Marines can use the UAW parking lot. But it's too late -- the Marines have moved on.
The UAW recently banned autos owned by Marines that are either nonunion built or sport a George W. Bush bumper sticker.
The union -- whose offices are near a reserve center in Detroit -- had allowed the Marines to park without conditions in its lot for years.
After several days of bad publicity, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger -- a former Marine reservist -- retracted the decision Monday. "I made the wrong call on the parking issue," Gettelfinger's statement said.
"I'm glad he decided to change his decision," said Lt. Col. Joe Rutledge, commanding officer of the Marine Corps Reserve Center.
But the apology came too late. "The decision's already been made that we're not going to park there," Rutledge said. "We've already made other arrangements to park elsewhere."
By Salina Ali
It is not a secret the Big Three are having difficulty selling enough vehicles. The competition is tough and jobs are being lost throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Does the UAW actually think this would help? This is horrible publicity for the entire auto industry. The Marines have fought for this country for the freedom to purchase whatever vehicle they like. They have also purchase the freedom we all to have to display our political idealogy in the form of a bumper sticker.
I think the UAW should worry more about producing high quality vehicles, then banning United States Marines from parking.
More Details in the Detroit News:
DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers union waved a white flag Monday in its parking skirmish with neighboring reservists, but the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines are not accepting surrender.
RutledgeFacing intense criticism, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger reversed his decision to ban Marine Corps reservists driving foreign cars or displaying pro-President Bush bumper stickers from parking at the union's Solidarity House headquarters in Detroit.
"I made the wrong call on the parking issue, and I have notified the Marine Corps that all reservists are welcome to park at Solidarity House as they have for the past 10 years," Gettelfinger said in a statement.
Wounded by what they consider an unpatriotic ambush, the Marines rejected the union's olive branch and secured an alternative parking lot.