Monday, March 28, 2005

Maureen Taylor for Detroit City Council

Maureen Taylor, lifetime Detroit activist and State Chair, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, announces her candidacy for Detroit City Council.

Stay in touch with here campaign at:

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Detroit's mayor vs. Oakland Co.'s exec

It's good to see this is falling along 'traditional' lines. Detroit mayor berates uncooperative suburban leaders and they in return attack his leadership. The article here includes a transcript of their comments.

Friday, March 25, 2005

That's my congressperson

When it looked like the FEC was going to come down on bloggers like a certain state party treasurer came down on a certain local, Michigan congressperson John Conyers steps up and contends: Bloggers have rights too. What a small world.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Kilpatrick asserts progress

Our 'imperfect servant' gives us the low down on the state of the city. The freep coverage is here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Wrangling Over Metro Water System Is Unnecessary

Rarely do I find anything to agree with in the Detroit News, so I am surprised to find out they think it is 'unwise' to wrest control of Detroits Water Department from the city. Of course, this is buried in a story on a voluntary Metro Detroit water group. Go figure.

The Free Press has more details on the proposed takeover here.

Monday, March 21, 2005

"It's not all as grim as war protesters want us to believe" (sic)

Dawson Bell seems to be upset that Lansing protesters didn't repeat the lies his paper and the mass media publish about Iraq. His suggestion that 'every analyst and government on the planet' believed there were weapons of mass distraction ignores the truth for a shared false reality based on misinformation and misunderstanding. He then goes on to belie the difference between 'grave' and 'imminent'. I found urgent and pressing in my thesarus. Me thinks he doth protest too much!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Iraq War Fact Sheet

Local experts put the cost of the Iraqi war to Detroit's citizens at $429 million. Here's some other facts on this second anniversary.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Highland Park manager resigns

Happy days are not quite here again but this quote from *former* HP Emergency financial Manager Ramona Pearson: "'I'm angry at politics, not at the people who are doing what they are told to do", should give you an idea why HP Councilwoman Thompson said: "The city did not improve as much under her administration. We still have the same problems today as we did four years ago." The article doesn't paint a very good picture of her replacement, former Wayne County commissioner Arthur Blackwell, either.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Restarting the Anti-War Movement

As Detroit prepares for a Friday March 18th event, Ralph Nader gives us some ideas. He also admonishes us a bit with: "If the peace movement had continued to advocate for an end to the war during the presidential election year, rather than remaining silent where would be today?"

Monday, March 14, 2005

Manitoba Green Party feud

Well there seems to be a lot of feuding going on in the Green Party these days. Some may say all days. In Manitoba it looks like a classic realo's vs fundi's struggle.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Senate Passes New Bankruptcy Legislation

The Senate has spoken: put away your credit cards. New Bankruptcy Legislation will make it harder to get rid of debt. Particularly for those whose medical bills put them into debt and ilness keeps them from paying it off. Go figure.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bottler offers sports fields for city water

Here we find Nestle violating the spirit of the courts decision to limit their water usage by paying off a small town willing to sell what belongs to all of us.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Insult of Thomas sparks protests

Ann Coulter's recent bilge water has raised the ire of metro Detroit's Arab American communities.

Friday, March 04, 2005

The coming crackdown on blogging

Hell, we just got started and now they want to shut us down. Can you believe this BS?!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Blogs of War

New Hampshire Public Radio has a nice audio interview with a couple of bloggers that gives a good introduction to blogging in an easy to consume media. Both Real Audio and Windows Media feeds available.

Detroit water wars update

While the city council considers water credits, citizens face a %45+ increase in sewerage rates. If we are going to stop this raiding of the public trust we have to elect new members to the council like Maureen Taylor.