Sunday morning and I’m catching up on the news of the weekend. I am reminded why, in part, I despise reading the news: the negativity, lack of unbiased reporting AND the racial comments by readers, following some reports. I would love to know how it is that CBS News / Detroit can allow some of the comments that I read today by a few readers. Don’t they moderate for this kind of ‘talk?’ Furthermore, if anyone in politics or sports or celebrity spoke this way, they’d be shunned from society and their jobs; and forced into public apology. I just don’t get it. Read the article “Bus Company: Employee Who Roughed Up Kid Was Wrong.” Follow it up by reading the ‘ugly’ comments if you have the stomach for it.
Personally, I find the comments racist and disrespectful. Grant it, we have freedom of speech but there is a point to draw a line, no? Why should it be any different for a community of readers (vs celebrity)?
The coins simply weren’t dropping at the Motor City Casino last Sunday. We decided to have dinner at the Motor Casino Assembly Line (buffet) where they have this awesome buffet. While standing in line, we were entertained by a gentleman that obviously spent a lot of time there. He mentioned that the slots weren’t paying out lately so he dines at the MC Assembly Line buffet and heads back over to the MGM to do his business.
Last year, the husband and I ate at the Assembly Line buffet and this year we compared our likes and dislikes between the two visits, and we gotta say that last year was much better. If you love oysters, it’s the place to go. The prime rib was to die for. We can’t really complain about the food or the service. Our dis-like was centered around the lack of options. Now, if you’re talking about desserts… there were more than plenty and this was the 2nd time I said that I could spend my time just having desserts and screw the meal. Tip: if you love a good cannoli… don’t eat them here. The more you leave for me, the merrier I’ll be. Be warned however, they are not as creamy as you might hope for; a little more ricotta in the recipe does the trick.
Onward…. we walked through the casino and I could not believe my ears. I spent a lot of time in Tahoe and Reno casinos and vowed not to spend a lot of time in the Detroit casinos for a long while (at least until the casinos recouped enough to repay some of their start up debts). I don’t understand the attraction to sitting in front of a slot machine for hours in an environment that is so quiet you can hear a single quarter drop. I’d be outta there so fast the wheels would spin on their own. Even the non-smokers room of slots was quiet. What about that? Non-smoking slot machine room but no blackjack or card tables. I have to admit it was a breath of fresh air regardless. On a day like last Sunday, I’d vote for the cards and craps before I’d promote a slot machine. No, we didn’t lay our money down. Instead, we took a walk through with a full tummy and hit the road before the night life kicked in.
Do the math and if you want to support the build out of the new Joe, go to the Motor City Casino; choose a slot machine to feed, and play until your heart is content. Preferably in the non-smoking room. Personally, I’ll wait and pay to see a game at the new Joe. Less of a risk getting the biggest bang for my buck.
Detroit Is Not A State Of Its Own
Last time I checked anyhow. This article: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/05/02/detroit-city-council-member-calls-it-quits/ sounds a bit like the corruption has hit a brick wall. Or has it? Rick Snyder stepped in to help but is he? I’m not fond of Snyder and some of his political beliefs and changes; however, if he has a plan that will work to keep Detroit out of bankruptcy, why not give it a try Kenyatta? Why is it important to you to use some “white power / black power” bullshit comments to make your point? If you have facts to back up those allegations, then bring them forward. Otherwise, shut up.
People must learn to get along already. Take the help and run with it instead of biting the hand that feeds you. When you are back up and running, re-negotiate to get your “black power” back. Honest to God this pisses me off. I don’t care what color anyone is, there’s no need to talk this way people! And why is color even an issue in this??!!
It pisses me off to no end that the news hasn’t slammed this “Kwame Kenyatta” for some of the radical statements he made. Just knock it off already and get a life. Play nice and stop living in the past, and while you’re at it, face the fact that Detroit DOES NEED HELP and people in council WILL HAVE TO MAKE SOME CONCESSIONS. WTF? I had to make concessions during a recession, why can’t Council Members? PS – you can indeed thank your former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his Council comrades for most of the financial issues that Detroit has suffered in recent years.
Detroit will move forward with or without you Mr. Kenyatta. If you have to make insinuations or allegations that there’s an undercurrent of white supremacy controlling your city, then I don’t want you on Council and you can leave anytime; and don’t collect your $200 and don’t pass GO, just go. Sorry you won’t be able to afford those fancy digs anymore.
Even if I am misunderstanding the issue at hand and Snyder’s financial agreement, I still don’t appreciate the news printing this guy’s comments. There was no reason to unless they are calling him out publicly on his comments and want to slap his hand like they’ve slapped other people for making similar comments. This is BS in my book and does nothing but spawn discontent.
I need to chill now. whew.
Get the full article here and decide for yourself:
Should this even be an issue? It’s a shame however. PS – the very last paragraph in this amp is not part of the article directly, but rather a comment left by a reader. I could relate to their feelings. I think people who harbor animals and leave them to starve to death and live in their own excrement receive a heftier penalty than this.
On Thursday, a Gaines Township resident came across the injured eagle and contacted Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment. The wildlife biologists who responded discovered a male bald eagle they believed to be 5 years old.
The bird had a broken wing but still resisted being caught until experts from the Detroit Zoo were brought in to help.
Bald eagles are protected by the Michigan Endangered Species Protection law, the Federal Migratory Treaty Act and the Golden Eagle Protection Act.
The person needs to be shot in both ankles so he/she has a permanent limp, then prosecute the person for shooting our national symbol.
Whats with the $1000 fine, should be a percent of their income, 25% seems fair, or 10 years in prison.