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Bitter Cold, Snow, and Ice to Impact Northeast and Midwest on Sunday into Monday

It’s a bit early to be discussing it, but there is a blast of bitter cold, snow, and ice coming to the northeast and Midwest from Sunday into Monday.  Accuweather has more… The storm will deposit snow or a wintry mix in the Ohio Valley Sunday night through Monday morning, including in the cities of Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Snow will also reach as far north as St. Louis and Detroit. The storm will mainly be a rain event for the Tennessee Valley, but will end as a bit of snow in Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee. The storm will swing […]

Michelle Obama Lowers Use of School Lunch Program, Students Refuse to Embrace the Suckage

In a shocking turn, Michelle Obama, as democratic FLOTUS, has actually caused a decrease in participation in school lunch program!  While decreasing participation in an entitlement is completely antithetical to a democrat, this is really a case of the “law of unintended consequences.”  But wait, there’s more! The Government Accountability Office (GAO) audited the program and found that more than 1 million children abandoned school lunches entirely. Nationwide, student participation in the National School Lunch Program declined by 1.2 million students (or 3.7 percent) from school year 2010-2011 through school year 2012-2013, after having increased steadily for many years… State […]

The Abandonded Skyscrapers Of Detroit: This is What Happens When democrats Run a City for 50 Years

If you want to see the direct result of Democrat policies, go no further than Detroit.  Here is a video to illustrate… This is what happens when the democrats run Detroit, or anyone else…right into the ground.

Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more. “I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.” The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here), an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more […]

This is What Liberalism Does to a City: Abandonded Library in Detroit

Detroit is the perfect exemplification of long term results of liberalism on a geographical area.  Massive corruption, crime, flight of businesses, fight of productive people, decay, death-it’s all there, for the world to see.  Of course, liberals there follow the classic strategy of making it someone else’s fault, but that fall on deaf ears.  As yet another examples of Detroit’s ruins, here is a link to some images of a public library-long abandoned by the citizenry; of which, nearly half cannot read.   

Parallel Universe Alert: Judge Rules That Detroit Bankruptcy Violates Michigan Constitution, Dishonors Obama

It looks like Mr. Spock is going to have a busy week at the CH 2.0. As it was covered extensively late last week, the city of Detroit finally succumbed to decades of liberal policies, and declared bankruptcy.  But, it seems that a judge has intervened with some curious commentary… On Friday, a Michigan Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina ruled Detroit bankruptcy is unconstitutional. On Friday, a circuit court judge in Ingham County ruled that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing violated a part of Michigan’s constitution that protects union pensions. She ordered it withdrawn, a day after Detroit became the largest U.S. […]

Parallel Universe Alert: Melissa Harris-Perry Claims That Detroit was Killed by too Little Government

Was Detroit bankrupted  by too little government?  Well, if you ask Melissa Harris-Perry, we re living in a parallel universe where human nature and reality itself is the polar opposite of itself, and too little government did bring Detroit to it’s knees.  First, let’s take a look at Harris-Perry’s comments… Um, not only did she deny reality, but she found a way to bash Republicans, who last ran Detroit in 1961. She also misses the high taxes that scared away businesses, the horrific crime rate that scared away the people that didn’t leave because of the taxes, the abysmal education […]

Hilarious: Pure Detroit Video

Steven Crowder has a hilarious, yet tragic new video out about the Democrat Party induced fall of Detroit. Thanks to The Lid for posting it. 

Democrats Take Decades, But Finally Bankrupts Detroit

After decades of Democratic rule, and the taxes, corruption, unions and crime that comes with them, finally pushed Detroit into bankruptcy.  The Chicago Tribune has more… The future of retiree pension and health benefits for thousands of city workers hangs in the balance. Anticipating the filing, investors drove prices of Detroit bonds and notes lower, sending their yields to record highs on Thursday. In a letter accompanying the filing, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said he had approved a request from Orr to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection noting, “Detroit simply cannot raise enough revenue to meet its current obligations, […]

Education Professor, Thomas Pedroni, Claims That “White Men” out to Destroy Public Education: Too Bad Liberals Already Killed it

I had to laugh when I read about this.  As it is so very well known, the regressives in  the Democrat party have taken the best educational system in the world, and turned it into a steaming pile of failure in a few short decades.  It consistently fails to educate, and resisted all attempts to be reformed.  At any rate, here is Thomas Pedroni, a professor of Curriculum Studies…. EAG NEWS – Public school apologists gathered at the state capitol last week to once again complain about education reform and Republican legislators. It’s a broken record, repeated in many states, […]

Detroit: A Progessive’s Dream Come True?

With all the scandals in Washington grabbing the headlines, the announcement that the city of Detroit is planning to default on $2.5 billion of unsecured debt is not getting the attention it should. From Fox News:  Detroit said Friday it would stop making payments on about $2.5 billion in unsecured debt and ask creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what the city owes them in a move to avoid what bankruptcy experts have said would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Detroit is not just some decaying city you are fortunate enough not live […]

Welcome to Soviet America: Detroit’s Curbs Lead the Way to a More Inept Tomorrow!

That’s right, comrade!   The future is brighter for the disabled people in the People’s Republic of Detroit! Either that, or Detroit’s curbs should have been curbed in the first place.  Motor City Times has a hilariously typical example of big government at work… Friend of MCT, T Shelton sent a link to a very interesting post @ Motor City Muckraker. MCM has a post giving us a small glimpse into the absurdity that is government bureaucracy run wild (at the local and federal level): Two years after the city dished out the tax dollars to install the ramps, the Motor City Muckraker examined the whereabouts of […]

Detroit Demands Payback From Obama, In the Form of a Bailout

If you want to see sense of entitlement, or the mindset that demands something for nothing.  Take a look at the following, as a City Council member from Detroit gives a great exhibition of both… Fox 2 News Headlines The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help. City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen) “Our people in […]

For Once, I Agree with a Union: Detroit Bus Drivers Being Bitten by Bed Bugs!

Yes, you read that correctly.  One of the original purposes for unions were to protect the safety of the workers.  The  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26 AFL-CIO  are asking their bosses to do something about the bed bugs that are reportedly making their workplace a tad bit unpleasant, if not unsafe.  Frugal Cafe has more… From WXYZ News, Detroit bus drivers report being bitten by hitchhiking bed bugs: DETROIT (WXYZ) – They are “notorious little buggers” says Brian Miller, Vice President of the Detroit bus drivers’ union. Miller talked with 7 Action News about the bed bugs that he says have boarded […]

Shovel Ready? $11,000,000 Spent-two People Helped!

For government work, that’s a bargain, apparently.  We said that when the porkulus passed, that there would be tremendous waste and corruption.  So, when the following came to light, I was not surprised.  Michelle Malkin has more on the shenanigans in Detroit.   Part of an $11 million grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers instead helped only two people, an audit of the city’s Department of Human Services has found. The audit, conducted by the city’s auditor general for the period from July 2009 to September 2011, found the department failed to control the operations and […]

More Evidence that OWS is a Microcosm of Their Future Socialist State

Redistribution is one of the key foundational concepts of socialism.  People having differing talents & work habits is inherently unfair, so government has to steal from others, and give to others.  Naturally, we have history to teach us that this thinking eventually fails, but reality is an elusive concept to our left, so additional examination is needed. The latest example comes from OWS, who have been taking over forclosed homes, and kinda-sorta giving them to others.  Let’s see how that has worked out for them.  Hot Air has the details… The proposal originally attracted the support of Wise Ahadzi, owner […]

Who Said There Was No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?

Nanny State

President Obama has asked to address a joint session of Congress to present his new vision for America. But then we are told he will only share half of his vision at this joint session of Congress. Apart from the annual State of the Union address by presidents, calling for a joint session of Congress is generally reserved for those times when the President feels compelled to address some national emergency.  Do you think that President Obama finally recognizes that our country is facing a nation emergency? If he does, why his he only planning to share part of his plan? […]

Welcome to the “Progressive” Utopia of Detroit

Here is a recipe from our “progressive” friends… Mix the following… High Taxes Liberal planning and feel good programs Failing schools Labor unions High crime Corruption Social Justice Bake for several decades.  Beat on occasion if capitalism breaks out. Ding Look at the lovely liberal Detroit, ready for serving… The NY Times covered this… It was the largest percentage drop in history for any American city with more than 100,000 residents, apart from the unique situation of New Orleans, where the population droppedby 29 percent after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Andrew A. Beveridge, a sociologist at Queens College. The number of people […]