Thursday, December 06, 2012

Points Taken and Not

I'd agree with Obama if he really said something like this:



This dates me severely, but I can CLEARLY remember my parents sayin' "that and a nickel will get ya a cup o' coffee just about anywhere."  Heh.  My house is made o' glass so I shouldn't throw stones... coz I'm the guy who dropped ten bucks a day in the Starbucks store on the ground floor of my office building in SFO.  I didn't buy frou-frou drinks, though.

All that said, I don't agree with this woman:

Fox 2 News Headlines

Coleman Young bringin' home the bacon?  Detroit's issues BEGAN with Coleman Young.

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  1. I want some quid, too!

    Show me the money!!!

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    1. Shhhhh... he doesn't know who I voted for

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  2. Uncle Sam done outta real D. C. bacon. Da hog pen mighty empty now. Dey might print her up some a dat fake stuff though.

    Sorry. I think I was channeling Uncle Remus there. I hope your P.C. filters were down.

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    1. We don't have any PC filters here at EIP, Dan.

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  3. Well, see, here's how it works in Detroit (City Council motto: 'Gimme'). . . She wants the gub'mint to send some mun-wah to the D, so's she can get her share. The city has been ruined by kleptocratic 'leaders' who line their own pockets while the city rots. Coleman Young, Kwame Kilpatrick, 20 years of city council members; it don't matter, they're all the same.

    What's especially galling about this is that what she's really doing is berating Mayor Dave Bing (who is one of the few who really does 'get it') for not being as greedy/slimy, and not sticking it to Whitey like St. Coleman. . .

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    1. Your points are are well-taken, Craig. I'm speaking as someone who watched Coleman take Detroit into the depths.

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  4. She's an idiot but - we knew that based on who she voted for.

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  5. Somebody pointed out the other day that if Space Aliens looked at today's Detroit, and compared it to Hiroshima and Nagasaki they would be hard pressed to tell that the US won the war instead of Japan. And IIRC at the time of the bombing Detroit was the 2nd richest city in the US as per capita income, but look at it now, simply amazing..

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    1. Have you ever flown into Detroit? I used to travel a lot for bid'niz when I lived there and one of Detroit's nicknames... "The City of Homes," coz at one point in time Detroit had the highest percentage of owner-occupied houses in the US... was never more clear to me than when on final approach into DTW.

      It's a VERY different story today and it's such a sad one. I watched the decline and fall up close and personal from 1985 until I left in '95. My friends that are still there tell me it's so much worse now.

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  6. PS: I MUST be getting old. It's now Pearl Harbor Day as I post and didn't even notice! Hate to say it again, but I'm not as optimistic as you Buck. Demographics are against. The majority of those under 30 are Hispanic. The Flag is slowly coming down and after our generation is gone almost no one will notice and memorial ceremonies will be few and far between..

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    1. Being Hispanic doesn't rule out being patriotic. I'll offer up my two sons as examples... them AND their families.

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    2. I thought of your sons when I wrote that, Buck, and thought you would probably comment, but was too tired to put in all the qualifiers. Point is, your sons (and their generation of hispanics/Latino-roots people) are unfortunately currently the statistical exception. Ann Coulter has an excellent latest art on this subject, titled "The tipping point" in which she points out how the nature of "Latino" immigration has changed: "In 1980 Hispanics were only 2 per cent of the population and they tended to be educated, skilled workers who got married, raised their children in two-parent families and sent their kids to college before they, too, got married and had kids(in that order) " Today, she points out, we get the poorest of the poor. Today more than half of all Hispanic births are illegitimate and the Hispanic illegitimacy rate is greater than for blacks, she points out. Quoting Charles Murry, Coulter points out this new poor, uneducated cohort of recent immigrants are "less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves 'conservative' than other Americans."

      Go hit Drudge and hit the standing Coulter link he carries at the bottom, it's a good read..

      PS: DETROIT UPDATE! Drudge has headline: "Detroit to Declare Bankruptcy!" The sad, but inevitable result of (mis)rule by leftist black democrats..

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    3. Thanks for that suggestion; I read her article... which I took with a grain o' salt. Perhaps it's because I fit the phenomenon she describes, i.e., "the Hispanics most white folks know," because I do know a lot of the 30 and under crowd. Then again, as you suggest, those folks I know had parents... plural... with solid values.

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Just be polite... that's all I ask.