Friday, October 4, 2013

DETROIT IN 55 WORDS (The Republic started its death spiral in Michigan)


 A ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH WINS EVERY TIME FUCK THE VOTE
There is a city that has not done well for decades. A governor was elected who appointed a Pimp King with all power to run that city. The king was very generous; he hired friends for 10 million a month. Election Day came; the people dutifully voted. The Pimp King shrugged and said “doesn’t count.”

© M Durfee
10/4/13



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That is a link to the DemiGod of 55 word Stories of prose culled from facts and fiction

16 comments:

  1. absolute power....corrupts absolutely....
    dont forget to pay your tribute...and mail in your first born
    with your taxes.....

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    1. My first born was smart enough to leave the state Brian. They have no problem taking your house, even ifit is more expensive to take it than it is to collect the taxes on it, they know it will sell for a minimum of $500 at auction.

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  2. so says power. And power generally wins

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    1. Power used to reside in the majority in this country Charles but the radical right has changed that. The law that allowed this was thrown out by majority vote that gathered over a million (10x's what was needed) signatures to get this on the ballot and it went down in flames. But then the lame duck legislature went on vacation until the last two weeks of November 2012 and in that two week period sent to the governor 265 bills for his signature, including an even more draconian Emergency manager law and a never even thought about before Right to Work law.

      Power rules and power lies in the hands of them with the most money placed in their bank account by lobbyists.

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    1. Well Alice the Feds have jailed or about to Jail about 15 people with the former Mayor and his best friend both convicted under RICO for using the mayor's office as an ongoing criminal enterprise. They get sentenced next week.

      As for revitalization the White House and congress said 68 billion for GM and Chrysler but advice on how to better use grants that have been awarded by the Federal government. There have been a few hundred million the administration didn't steal and also didn't apply so they got sent back to DC. Nope this is going to be a scorched earth bankruptcy.

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  4. Sadly, this story is being played out in towns and cities all over North America...

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    1. Very true Talon, the next closest was Jefferson County Alabama and their defined debt was less than1/4 of the City of Detroit's. The city continues to depopulate, give massive tax breaks for the wealthy and the ordinary people who have no means to leave are starting to take over the streets.

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  5. How sad that this is happening ~ What can the poor people do ~

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    1. Vote for a government that has absolutely no power Grace. The entire operation of the city, every aspect of it, from front to finish is in the hands of one appointed lawyer, working for the state for the benefit of the wealthy of Detroit. The Average citizen is hearing the same 45 year old song--

      "You just wait and see/ when were done what lovely place Detroit will to be/ Don't worry about them whom we have to destroy/ it will only be art, pensioners and retirees."

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  6. "Train, train, 16 coaches long,"

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    1. "Come down to the station
      Meet my baby at the gate
      Asked the station master
      If the train's running late
      He said "If you're a-waiting
      on the 444
      I hate to tell you son
      That train don't stop here anymore"

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  7. Well, if he won't leave, do ya think he can send over a couple of Hookers with pretty feet?
    You've outdone yourself yet again Mark.
    Loved your Ode to a Dead City 55
    Thanks again for making us all appreciate our home town.
    (Although Flint IS the NUMBER ONE most violent city in the USA!!!..YAY!!!)
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. That's true about Flint Galen but 48205 is the deadliest zip code in America. Have you ever gotten any mail from me?

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  8. Sad about the city and the powerful who are greedy malignant bastards.

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  9. Mark, it's a sad state of affairs. So many desperate people lead to-well you know what....

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So Walking Man I was thinking...