Hey all,

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It’s not the infidelity, not the immorality, no not the sin of adultery – it’s the AUDACITY of mayor Kwame Kilpatrick!

It’s the ability to unblinkingly LIE to the people, pastors, seniors of Detroit, the media, AND the COURTS. It’s the blatant lack of respect for all that our forefathers fought for. It’s the abuse of power.

It’s no secret that much of the money that pays the taxes in Detroit comes from our senior citizens. Many of them are retirees or the widows of retirees. The $9 million dollars that will be paid out to cover the so-called “Whistle-blower” lawsuit that our mayor recently lost will come out of the pockets of those seniors. This on top of their rising water rates and decreased city services.

What a way to pay back those who labored and died looking forward to a day like this – a day when our city would have a black mayor, majority black city council, black (and female) police chief, black school board, and majority black population.

They NEVER would have dreamed that they were sweating and toiling in those factories and cleaning those folks houses, and watching those kids and mopping those toilets so that the fruit of their labor could be used to pay off the folly of an arrogant, selfish, corrupt child.

Some Detroit widows call the pension check that they receive each month “my husband”, meaning the provision that their husbands left behind for them, but those husbands would be outraged at how their legacy is now being spent.

There seems to be a pattern developing in our community of some official being caught at one thing or another and coming forward to ask forgiveness for their deeds.

That’s honorable.

There seems to be a pattern developing in our community that those same officials have something else that they are hiding, they have a – “I’ll tell you what I know you will forgive, but I won’t tell you the whole truth.” attitude.

That’s dishonorable.

When a man can state falsehoods with a straight face and a convincing tone…. that’s a dangerous man.

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I can remember that day a while back when the mayor addressed the city from the steps of the Mangooian Mansion, he was there to answer questions about the firing of Gary Brown. He portrayed himself as a God-fearing family man, a man of the people whose only concern was the welfare of the city….

It reminds me of the play “A Raisin In The Sun” where the son squanders the hard earned money that the father had left for the care and protection of his family.

“I seen… him… night after night… come in… and look at that rug… and then look at me… the red showing in his eyes… the veins moving in his head… I seen him grow thin and old before he was forty… working and working and working like somebody’s old horse… killing himself… and you – you give it all away in a day…”

“That money is made out of my father’s flesh!”

(from “A Raisin In The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry)

“Kwame man, don’t do it!”

See ya.


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