DETROIT: 60+ Years In The Toilet

Posted August 13th, 2013 by Iron Mike

Can’t even erect Election Billboards with correct date…
Detroit Election Billboard
Mayor David Bing [former basketball hero] resigned as mayor in May;  – then Detroit – already under Federal Receivership – filed for bankruptcy protection. Meanwhile there has been a race to replace Mayor Bing…

Some 15 candidates qualified for the August 6th Primary Ballot.

Primary WinnersBusinessman and former DA Mike Duggan got 43% – with a write-in campaign, while Benny Napoleon got 29%. Fifteen (15) others all came in at single digits….

So City Clerk and Election commissioner Janice Winfrey had some billboards erected to inform voters when the general election would be.

The signs said Sept 2nd. The actual date is November 5th. More confusion, – more money wasted…

Janice, were you aware of the survey which found that 47% of Detroit can’t read?
Oh, you did know that….   Well that explains a lot!

Who out there knows when the last Republican mayor left office – and what was his name?

6 Responses to “DETROIT: 60+ Years In The Toilet”

  1. Tom

    Again, they will elect another Democrat and the city will continue its death spiral. Some people, the entitlement group, will never learn even when it is too late!

  2. Varvara

    The last Republican mayor of Detroit was 51 years ago. It’s been downhill ever since. I believe his name was Miriani. I may have the spelling wrong, remembered it from tv.

  3. Flick

    And they’re probably still blaming all their problems on Miriani.

  4. Casey Chapman

    Apparently, billboard printers in Detroit don’t have the brains God gave lettuce, as my father used to say. You’d think, that when they were setting the press that the sheets with the design were about to be printed on, that SOMEBODY would have noticed and said something? Geeeeeeeees!

  5. Walter Knight

    It was Miriani’s fault. He messed with the weather, too. Where’s my free stuff?

  6. Walter Knight

    If Mike Duggan wins, it will mean that Detroit voters are wising up, and really do want change. The success of Duggan in the primary is a huge story. It means Detroiters aren’t just voting race, but are really concerned about the issues and the future of Detroit.

    It means things got so bad in Detroit, they’ll even vote for the white guy. The Napoleon campaign is shocked playing the race card didn’t work like usual, thinking Napoleon’s election was a slam dunk.