After decades of Democrat mismanagement and corruption … Detroit files bankruptcy. After filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, Michigan’s takeover of Detroit is the largest state takeover of a municipality in over two decades, and if successful, Detroit would avoid the biggest municipal bankruptcy ever. However, this is what happens when you promote 50 years of “blue” state Democrat, welfare state politics of high taxes, and lavish benefits packages for public and union workers. This crash was set in motion years ago, it was only a matter of time before it reached its final conclusion.
WAKE UP AMERICA … Let Detroit, Michigan serve as an example, is this what you want for the United States?
Detroit— The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday, culminating a decades-long slide that transformed the nation’s iconic industrial town into a model of urban decline crippled by population loss, a dwindling tax base and financial problems.
Gov. Rick Snyder justified approving the historic filing by reciting a litany of the city’s ills, including more than $18 billion in debt, maxed-out tax rates, the highest murder rate in 40 years, 78,000 abandoned buildings and a half-century of residential flight. He said the city failed to provide basic services to residents or pay creditors.
The Gateway Pundit has a list of the failed Democrat Mayors for the past 50 years. Detroit has not had a Republican Mayor since 1961. Sorry Dems, you own Detroit and the catastrophic events that have building to this point where they have no alternative but to file bankruptcy.
The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.
The bankruptcy filing makes Detroit the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
The filing begins a 30- to 90-day period that will determine whether the city is eligible for Chapter 9 protection and define how many claimants might compete for the limited settlement resources that Detroit has to offer. The bankruptcy petition would seek protection from creditors and unions who are renegotiating $18.5 billion in debt and other liabilities.
Daily Commentary – Friday, June 21, 2013 – Yet Another Dig in the Search For the Remains of Jimmy Hoffa
- Digging in a suburban Detroit field following a tip
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TWINKIES, DING-DONGS & HO-HO’s are Back … Hostess Brands LLC to Hire 1,500 Workers But No Union Labor
They’re soon to be back … If you thought that Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and Ho-Ho’s were going the way of the Do-Do bird, you would be wrong. Hostess Brands LLC is reopening four bakeries to get Twinkies back in the hands of the public by July 2013. However, there is just one catch. Hostess Brands plans on hiring 1500 workers to bring back the tasty golden, delicious cream filled snack, but none of them will be union workers.
Hostess Brands — Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management’s APO -0.58% new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11 — is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to 10 weeks, aiming to get Twinkie-deprived consumers the classic snack cake starting in July.
Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won’t be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide strike sparked the 86-year-old company’s decision to shut down in November.
Just what Newtown, CT and America does not need following the mass shooting murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Westboro Baptist Cult is planning on protesting the Sandy Hook Elementary funerals with their vile and hateful signs. These hate mongers are now going to make a bad and terrible situation worse by planning protests. Margie Phelps tweeted the following.
As reported at the Examiner, don’t look now, but the Westboro Baptist Church is going to bring their special brand of hate to the streets of the mourning town of Newtown, CT. Talk about throwing gas onto a fire. Have these people no shame. Obviously not. Let’s understand the rational of liberties here. Those with a political agenda to ban guns want to go after the Second Amendment; however, those like the Westboro cult are perfectly OK and within their First Amendment rights to spew hate.
Less than 48 hours after the Connecticut school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place on Dec. 14, the Westboro Baptist Church is already making plans to picket. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing and protesting at funerals across the country.
“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” Shirley Phelps-Roper tweeted on Dec. 15.
“They need to come back to Oklahoma,” Bryan Weathers, from Moore, said. “We know how to take care of them here.”
The Compassionate Left … Michigan Union Thugs Destroy Hot Dog Vendor Clint Tarver’s Cart While Hurling Racist Epithets at Him
There will be blood … Racist Union Thugs.
The Michigan union thugs are not for all labor are now they. During the pro-union rally following the signing of the “right to work” legislation, union members destroyed hot dog vendor Clint Tarver’s cart. As reported at Michelle Malkin, Tarver was caught up in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds in East Lansing, MI during the right-to-work protest. Sadly, President Barack Obama has said nothing to condemn the union violence or the attack against Clint Tarver.
If this was not bad enough, that these thugs destroyed this man’s private property, but they also hurled racial slurs at him. They called him an “N” word and said he was on the wrong side. UNREAL. But it is the Tea Party who is branded racist. The Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “ni&&er” at Tarver.
@NolanFinleyDN Min after union thugs tore down tent, assaulted several ppl. & yelling N*gger & Uncle Tom at man below pic.twitter.com/1ycXkE5g
The audio of the racial slurs were confirmed by Dana Loesch during an interview with Clint Tarver.
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Just curious, where is President Barack Obama’s outrage over the violence from these union thugs? Where is Obama’s comments on the unions acting stupidly like he falsely accused the Cambridge, Mass police? Where is Obama’s comments that Clint Tarver could look like your
son uncle? How could anyone say that Obama is a president for all of the people?
Just Like the Tea Party, Eh? Union Thugs Assault Steven Crowder as He is Sucker Punched at Right To Work Rally
More from the compassionate and peace loving LEFT … Peaceful Protest?
So there is no double standard in America, eh? Democrat Michigan State Rep. said that “there would be blood” and the union thugs at yesterday’s Right to Work rally in East Lansing, MI did not disappoint. We all that that the Left was pro-choice. But that is only for the murder of the unborn, when it comes to whether a person has the right to choose whether they want to become a member of a union, those are fighting words, literally. Steven Crowder, a Fox News contributor, was attacked and punched in the face several times by a union thug at a pro-union rally in Michigan. This is how unions deal with folks who dare have an opposing point of view. Is it any wonder why a “right to work” law needed to be passed.
“I was sucker-punched four times on camera, without retaliation, choked, and the AFP tent is torn to the ground with women and children inside of it.” (Steven Crowder)
Hmm, where is President Barack Obama condemning the violence? The silence from the White House regarding this disgusting union thuggery is deafening.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the “Right to Work” law into legislation limiting the rights of unions in the state to force individuals to join or pay union dues. The Governor and the House passed the bills amid the boos of protesters. Imagine, just imagine if the Tea Party ever acted like this? They would be arrested, carted off by police and be the headline and top story of ever print and TV media. Oh that’s right, even though they are constantly called unruly and racists, the tea Party has never acted like this.
UPDATE I: Newsbusters reports further on the Crowder Assault and AFP Tent Torn Down with woman and children inside.
UPDATE II: The Gateway Pundit has the identity of the union thug involved in this unprovoked assault.
Democrat State Representative Douglas Geiss Stated “There Will Be Blood” Debating ‘Right to Work’ on Michigan House Floor …
What every happened to tolerance from the LEFT? I thought Democrats were for choice.
Democrat State Representative Douglas Geiss said, “There will be Blood” if the ’Right to Work’ law was passed during the debate on the Michigan House floor. Really? A Democrat state elected official is predicting and in many respects calling for violence if Michigan workers are not provided freedom of choice? Geiss went on to say that he wishes we had not gone here. Hmm, You mean providing “ALL” workers the right to choose whether they want or do not want to belong to a union? That seems a lot more American than threatening violence if you do not get your way.
“There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state.
“I really wish we had not gone here,” Geiss continued. “It is the leadership in this house that has led us here. The same leadership that tried to throw a bomb right on election day, leading to a member switching parties, and came in at the 11th hour with a gotcha bill. For that, I do not see solace, I do not see peace.”
Sadly, thanks to Geiss’s grandstanding and prediction of no peace … there was none yesterday as out of control union thugs threatened and physically harmed those who dare have an alternative opinion.
House Democrats also tweeted, “There will be Blood”. It was then taken down but not before it was captured for all time.
As reported at Weasel Zippersvia the Washington Examiner, The Obama White House refused to condemn the “there will be blood” comments. Of course not, how could Obama, so beholden to the unions possibly condemn any Democrat standing for union labor no matter if there was threats or not. Instead, they make excuses.
President Obama’s spokesman cited the ambiguity of the statement, “there will be blood,” as he avoided condemning the remark made by a Michigan Democrat who opposes the imminent state’s right-to-work legislation.
“The president believes in debate that’s civil,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today. “I haven’t seen those comments and I’m not sure that they mean what some would interpret them to mean. I just haven’t seen them.”
Update I: The MI House has passed the right-to-work law, 58-51.
Late to the Game Barack Obama Rips Right-to-Work Legislation in Michigan at Fiscal Cliff Campaign Stop Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant
Barack Obama just cannot stop campaigning. Leadership be damned, it’s all about politics, division and lies.
Yesterday, during a post-election, fiscal cliff campaign stop at a Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Michigan, President Barack Obama railed against the Right-to-Work legislation that was passed by both legislative houses. Why so serious, Barack? You appear to be a little late to the game and attempting to pretend like you care about this issue after the fact. Both legislative houses in Michigan passed right to work bills last week. It would seem that if this was such an important issue to Obama that he would have been slamming it last week, not now. You are a little too late Barack as Michigan is about to become the 24th right-to-work state in the US.
Obama stated, “These so called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics, they have to do with politics.” Which can explain why he interjected himself in the state issue. If its about politics, Obama cannot be far behind. Hmm, and I thought liberal and democrats were about choice?
In his speech on Monday, Obama described the proposed changes in Michigan as being part of a “race to the bottom” that won’t help the economy.
“What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages,” Obama told a small crowd at the plant. “We don’t want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top.”
Obama’s reelection likely affords him the ability to work harder for labor on some issues.
At the same time, the upheaval in Michigan allows Obama to earn good will with labor, which might help if unions feel
As we are reminded by the Gateway Pundit, New Fact Sheet Confirms: Right to Work States Benefit from Faster Growth, Better Pay.
One would think that Obama had more important things on his plate like the Middle East on fire, the US economy in shambles and millions upon million of Americans out of work.
With All the Talk About Strikes & Boycotts Against Walmart … Time Lapse Video Shows Record Black Friday Sales at Walmart
WALMART IS NO TWINKIE …
Strikes and boycotts against Walmart in an effort to harm them economically. In the end they were a union epic fail. Who are you going to believe, the Left or your lying eyes? Check out the time lapse video below recording the record sales on Black Friday at Walmart. The Grinches on the LEFT tried to make it a miserable experience for shoppers, but they failed in a big way. If anything, their protests may have served to boost sales ala Chick-fil-a. As reported at Breitbart.com, Walmart reported record sales.
Despite union efforts to target retailers like Walmart, businesses are reporting record Black Friday traffic – the biggest sign yet that the unions are out of touch with the American people. Starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Walmart put its products on Black Friday sale, sparking a run to the stores and earning the stores record sales
UNREAL … residents of NJ are not supposed to get power back for 10 days or more and New Jersey is turning away utility crews that have come to help because they are not union.
You would think that after the death, damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey that it would be all hands on deck to help those affected. Not a chance … if you are not Union, you need not apply.
Alabama utility crews were turned away in New Jersey from helping the millions of individuals in the Garden State without power. Why? Because the utility crew was non-union. Way to go Gov. Christie. Instead of mugging for photo-ops with Obama, one would think that you would make sure your state received all the help it could, union affiliation be damned.
The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they’ll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.
Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.
As a result of the “thanks, but no thanks” from NJ, crews from Decatur and Huntsville left the Jersey shore and headed to Long Island to pitch in. Maybe they might be more appreciative of any help that others are willing to give. In other cases, crews that came to help who have been turned down are headed back to where they came from.
WAFF’s Mark Thornton reported that Moore and his coworkers “are frustrated being told, in essence, ‘thanks, but no thanks.’”
Another nonunion Decatur Utilities crew is idling in Roanoke, Va., waiting for instructions from Seaside Heights. The town asked them days ago for help, but later told the workers to stand down.
A rejected crew from the Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Co-op in Trinity, Ala. has already turned around and headed back to Dixie.
Oh those unions are just so helpful. They care more about themselves that they do the victims of a disaster the likes that many have never seen. Those of you in the dark in NJ might want to remember this.
You mean to tell me that protecting union jobs are more important that the lives of the folks who are begging for help in NJ? People have no power and no heat and help is being turned away. UNREAL!