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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Detroit City Clowncil Acts Up

And you though the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council was fun!

Friday the Detroit News reported that the City Council "recessed after a shouting match erupted among members. Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers told Council President Kenneth V. Cockrel, "You're not my daddy," and repeatedly referred to him as "Shrek," an apparent reference to the bald, green ogre of the movies."



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Talk to the hand !!!!

This sounds like B.E.T. comedy skit.
Dontz be dissin me up in here !

April 12, 2008 4:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While this has ZERO to do with Los Angeles, it might be slightly less irrelevant if you mentioned the several legal (and sexual) entanglements that currently embroil the Detroit Mayor and his former Chief of Staff.

Otherwise, this is 100% irrelevant.

April 12, 2008 5:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm a native Detroiter and I have been watching and comparing what has been going on here and back there.

Their knucklhead mayor who is currently being criminally prosecuted calls himself the "gangsta mayor". At least he admits it.

Detroit's City Council has been like that for generations for 40 years. Our clowncil has not been this bad until more recently.

April 12, 2008 9:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think it's relevant in that it shows our City Council is not the only one that stinks. I thought Shrek was a compliment though, don't all the kiddies love him? At least in Detroit they are keeping it real. Here, we go through the motions and act like we're doing something for the people as opposed to pandering to the big donors and big business that run this place.

April 12, 2008 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a Black man (NOT African American, NOT Afro American, NOT a person of color) I'm personally embarrassed by the conduct of individuals such as Miss Conyers.

When we will get past the victim mentality?

April 12, 2008 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's so sad to see any individuals anywhere who are supposed to be "leaders" and are elected to public office based on their leadership, behave in that manner. So much for role models. It's disgraceful!

April 12, 2008 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It might not be relevant, but it was sure funny!

I agree that they are more real than ours. Ours nod their empty heads and smile at you before they glance over at the developers and lobbyists to see how they're supposed to vote.

If someone abruptly leaves the chambers before a serious vote, it's because they're looking for the lobbyist for answers. Help me.

April 12, 2008 4:00 PM  

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