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    Tag: demolition

    Breaking records I didn't even know existed

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 07:48:03 AM EST
    Tags: Granholm-Cherry, 2010, demolition, blight, Detroit, Conyers, Medicaid, Genetski, Kahn, Cox, fraud (all tags)

    Add one more dubious distinction to the record of accomplishment being racked up by the Granholm-Cherry administration.  This morning the Detroit News reports that for the first time in nearly three decades, new home construction in southeast Michigan has been outpaced by building demolition.  

    On top of that, residential building permits in southeast Michigan fell for a fourth straight year in 2008 -- the sharpest decline in more than 50 years, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

    The bad news is that the proverbial "no one" is buying or building.  The good news, I suppose, is that hundreds of eye-sores, especially in the Motor City, are getting the old Eight Mile treatment.  Legally, of course.

    If only Detroit could disappear every eye sore that draws heaps of negative attention towards the city.  Alas, Congressman John Conyers' wife, Monica, may have plead guilty to accepting bribes but she still hasn't been sentenced. And apparently she isn't going away until someone PUTS her away.

    C'mon, Johnny Law.  Can't we speed up those wheels of justice?

    If I have to read about or listen to this woman try to cloak herself in pseudo-Gospel speak one more time I'm going to become a real-life "Bible Thumper," using the massive hardcover study Bible on my shelf to beat myself into peaceful oblivion.

    Read on...

    (3 comments, 579 words in story) Full Story

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