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Governor to Detroit: Drop Dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MankyJimy, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/state-senator-proposes-dissolving-city-of-detroit/

    What affect will this have on local sports teams, as they play in public stadiums?
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They will all have to go to Kalamazoo to drink the holy water.
     
  3. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    Depends on who issued the debt. In Denver, for example, a regional authority handles stadium financing. Central cities are today such a small part of a meto areas population usually the financing is handled by the county but I don't know about Detroit.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Funny, the governor said exactly the opposite of what the clown who started this thread claims.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The GOPbags are playing good cop/bad cop with their ALEC agenda.

    In order to preserve his friendly-nerd image, Snyder has been soft-pedaling the more radical stuff like RTW and taking-over-the-negro-cities and letting the Shiites in the central and western regions of the state lege do the heavy lifting and catch the public heat for that stuff.

    The GOP has a stranglehold on both houses plus the state Supreme Court, so they'll be able to ram through whatever they want.
     
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Take it easy on him ... this may be the first thread he's started without the j-word or the y-word.
     
  7. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    TheSportsPredictor is right - Gov. Rick Snyder did not say this, nor has he ever said it in public. He has done many things to try and help the city, however difficult that is because the city is so f'ed up. Please change the thread title.
     
  8. Do you really think a stadium would close? It would just be auctioned off.
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    How long until OCP takes over?
     
  10. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    I think the thread title was a clumsy allusion to the Daily News headline in the late 70s "Ford to City: Drop Dead" when NYC was bankrupt and needed to be bailed out. President Ford never said drop dead and actually reversed himself and gave the city the bailout several weeks later. The federal government made billions on the deal.
     
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It's not that clumsy at all. And if you dissolve the city government and incorporation, that is the municipal death penalty.
     
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Which reaises the question: "Can you kill something that is already dead?"
     
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