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I'm sure this will get him some brownie points. Jim


Detroit likened to Iraq

Violence equal, lawmaker says

March 22, 2007


BY TODD SPANGLER


FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER


A Republican congressman representing rural southern Michigan is taking heat for saying that most of Iraq is at least as under control as Detroit is.


Freshman Rep. Tim Walberg's comments, made Monday on WILS-AM in Lansing, didn't sit well with Democrats -- who issued a news release Wednesday -- or the office of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


"Any reference to Detroit as a war zone is absurd," said Matt Allen, the mayor's spokesman. Walberg of Tipton didn't quite say Detroit was a war zone. He said most of Iraq "is reasonably under control, at least as well as Detroit." Walberg's spokesman, Matt Lahr, said the congressman "frequently shares sentiments expressed to him by the soldiers and veterans he meets." He wouldn't say whether a soldier or soldiers made the Detroit remark.
 

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Remember in the '70s a friend of mine had relatives in Detroit. They told him that it wasn't safe to be outside of your house between 3pm and dawn.
 

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Hell, they just let some guy caught for murder post bail because of a paperwork snafu.

Yup their packin and stackin in good old Motown.

Kwame's kids played on my sons basketball league that just finished. Kwame bought the whole team new Nike Air shoes when he could have donated the money to the league to help with gym expenses. We're in the tournaments now. King K comes in with his loud mouth and yells to his kids that "Basketball is a contact sport so make contact". These are 9 year olds. Next thing you know the presidents wife tell the crowd to keep their mouth shut about the ref's calls or she will ask them to leave. One of king K's body guards approach her and she told him to back off.My son's team beat their asses anyway but that's not the point. After the game his security detail was parked in the lot not letting people out to leave until king K leaves and my neighbor yells at this clown with a ear piece to move his ass because Kwame is just another parent to us here.... the guy moved the tricked out Escalade, one of 3 that was in our parking lot.

If Swingin K would set up his own little league sports there wouldn't be the killing and sh!t going on in that city. NO he has to bring his kids here to aggravate us.

We haven't played them in the tournament yet but you be assured it will be heated.

Yes I feel sorry for his kids because they can't lead a normal life but don't come to my town and act like you own it, hell, we don't treat our own township supervisor any different then us.




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Is the Cadillac Hotel still in existance in downtown Detroit? Back in 65 or 66 a lot of people, myself included, got an extended stay there due to social upheaval. Tough, cold town; not a place for wimps then or now.
 

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The Black Irish? We shall over commmmmmme........... My ass. I watched a special on A&E Telly, about the white Aryan`s and how BAD they are. Will I ever see a special on the Black ---------? NO, I doubt it, that would be racist!!!!!
 

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Ducati,

FYI any group that hates just to hate, like the Aryan Brotherhood, is BAD in my opinion. That applies to both sides. The good news is that you too can learn to judge people as individuals. I could go on but it would be pointless.

all the best,
john
 

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Tailbuster;I agree on the individuals, my brother (adopted) is Vietnamese, his kids are truly wonderful, all his family and in laws are a prosperous joy to be around. I have shooting friends who refer to the Viets as welfare, tax cheating gooks. My most treasured moments and times of my life are the time spent with the Native peoples of Canada; alas they are often referred to as ***************... Oh well... I was referring to the state of the media. Hate is hate. Destructive. Shoot well and enjoy.
 

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I don't think there are as many "Blacks" in Iraq as there are in Detroit ... I can see it all now, a Pimped out Tank pulling into the White Castle after an all nighter ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 
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