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Turn Out The Lights - Largest U.S. Cities Becoming Cesspools Of Filth, Decay And Wretchedness
The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/24/2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 05/25/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Once upon a time, the largest U.S. cities were the envy of the entire world. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Sure, there are areas of New York City, Boston, Washington and Los Angeles that are still absolutely beautiful but for the most part our major cities are rapidly rotting and decaying. Cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland were all once places where middle class American workers thrived and raised their families. Today, all of those cities are rapidly being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness. Millions of good jobs have left our major cities in recent decades and poverty has absolutely exploded. Basically, you can turn out the lights because the party is over. In fact, some major U.S. cities are literally turning out the lights. In Detroit, about 40 percent of the streetlights are already broken and the city cannot afford to repair them. So Mayor Bing has come up with a plan to cut the number of operating streetlights almost in half and leave vast sections of the city totally in the dark at night. I wonder what that will do to the crime rate in the city. But don't look down on Detroit too much, because what is happening in Detroit will be happening where you live soon enough.

A recent Bloomberg article described Mayor Bing's plan to eliminate nearly half of Detroit's streetlights....

Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights.

As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year.

What this means is that there are going to be a lot of neighborhoods that will have the lights turned off permanently.

So which neighborhoods will those be?

According to one top Detroit official, "distressed areas" are going to be on the low end of the totem pole....

“You have to identify those neighborhoods where you want to concentrate your population,” said Chris Brown, Detroit’s chief operating officer. “We’re not going to light distressed areas like we light other areas.”

City officials know that they cannot force people to move from "distressed areas", so they are going to encourage them to leave by cutting off services.

But turning off the lights is not the only way that Detroit is trying to save money.

Recently, officials in Detroit announced that all police stations in the city will be closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

It is so sad to see what is happening to what was once such a great city.

Back in the old days, Detroit had a teeming middle class population.

Today, 53.6% of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

Back in the old days, Detroit was a shining example of what America was doing right.

Today, 47 percent of all people living in the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.

Back in the old days, middle class neighborhoods sprouted like mushrooms all over Detroit.

Today, the median price of a home in Detroit is just $6000.

Needless to say, crime is exploding in Detroit and many families live in constant fear.

Many have taken justice into their own hands. Justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by a staggering 79 percent during 2011.

But Detroit is only one example of a national trend.

For example, a recent article by Jim Quinn entitled "More Than 30 Blocks Of Grey And Decay" described the filth, decay and wretchedness in West Philadelphia. Quinn refers to the drive through this area as "the 30 Blocks of Squalor"....

The real unemployment rate exceeds 50%, murder is the number one industry, with drugs a close second.

As you drive down the 30 Blocks of Squalor you meet the ghost of Squalor future for West Chester Pike. The population along this corridor is ignorant, dependent, and represents the dregs of our society.

But this area was once home to middle class families. There were once many beautiful homes in West Philly, but most of them are now either gone or are crumbling badly. According to Quinn, the physical decay is matched by the social decay....

The once proud homes are in shambles. Bags of garbage dot the landscape. Most of the people who live here are parasites on society. Personal responsibility, work ethic, education and marriage are unknown concepts in this community. Even though more than 50% of the students in West Philly drop out of high school and the SAT scores of West Philly High students are lower than whale ****, the bankrupt school district spent $70 million to build a new high school/prison to babysit derelicts and future prison inmates. The windows do not have steel bars yet, as the architect was smart to put all windows at least eight feet above street level.

One of the great things about the article is that Quinn pointed out how the retail stores in the area reflect the things that the population of the community truly values....

The Chestnut Plaza truly represents what is important to this community. This Squalor Center, as opposed to Power Center, includes a video porn store, cash checking/payday loan outlet, smoke shop, donut shop, Laundromat, and liquor store. No need for a wedding ring store or resume writing service.

Sadly, there are communities like this all over the country. As I wrote about recently, the entire state of California is slowly being transformed into one gigantic cesspool.

Yes, there are still a few areas where the wealthy play that are absolutely beautiful. If you stay in the wealthy enclaves you might never even know that the rest of the state is badly decaying.

There are really good reasons why millions of people are moving out of California. For example, a reader named Peter left the following comment on one of my recent articles....

I am a native Californian ( Im 61) and have lived here all but two years of my life. I can tell you absolutely that this state is not what it was 30 years ago. Cities like San Francisco have gone from being world-class tourist attractions to national disgraces. Los Angeles is a third-world city. San Diego is bankrupt. Even Silicon Valley, despite the recent improvements, is no way what it was in the 90′s. The retail trade is all but dead in this state. Even high-end malls like Rodeo Drive and Ocean Ave in Carmel are full of vacancies.

Throughout the state, good businesses are shutting down and hard working families are selling their homes. The void that is being created is being filled by crime and gangs. The following is a comment that a reader named Roberta left on that same article....

Yep we lived in Oroville CA back in 2007 and it was just starting to get bad then. Montgomery Wards closed, then McMahan’s furniture closed and NOW McDonalds is closing this July along with a grand slam of well known businesses are all folding and pulling out of Oroville or folding lock-stock-n-barrell. It’s turning into a gang town with wide spread rampant drug use. I feel sorry for family and friends that are still their clinging onto the hope that thnigs “will” get better. But I don’t think so.

Perhaps things are still quite good where you live.

Perhaps you think that you will be immune from all this.

Sadly, the truth is that this is just the beginning.

The U.S. economy is actually performing much better than it should be thanks to the trillions of borrowed dollars that Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have been spending into the economy.

When our debt-fueled prosperity ends, a lot more cities are going to end up looking just like Detroit.

America cannot prosper without middle class jobs, and those kinds of jobs are rapidly disappearing.

Just this week HP announced that it is going to lay off 27,000 workers.

We are losing middle class jobs at a time when we desperately need more of them.

Last year, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor's degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed.

Yet our politicians continue to pursue the same foolish policies over and over.

So things are going to continue to get worse and America is going to continue to descend into squalor.

You better get ready.


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1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:05:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
When our debt-fueled prosperity ends, a lot more cities are going to end up looking just like Detroit.

I've been saying it for a while. When the money is cut off, they'll smell the smoke of Chicago all the way to Detroit.
2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:08:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe it is just me, but "cities" has always rhymed with Cesspools Of Filth, Decay And Wretchedness....
3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: SeekAndFind

One only needs to look at the (D) or (R) behind the mayors name to predict which cities are likely to follow suit.


4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the cities we bombed out of existence such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Berlin etc look modern, beautiful, vibrant and shining! Such dichotomy!!

But then all those American cities in decline are run by democrats. Will people ever wake up and smell the coffee?


5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:10:33 AM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut more than anything else.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland were all once places where middle class American workers thrived and raised their families. Today, all of those cities are rapidly being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness.

Need any more proof of What happens when Democrats are in control?

All these Cities have had D mayors and councils for as long as I can remember.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:11:03 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

DEMOCRATS. Case closed.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:11:03 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 05/25/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

There are two key reasons for all this decay, filth, crime, etc. One: all of these places have been run by liberals (NYC has been off and on in that regard). The second......well, if I stated it here I’d probably be banned.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 9:14:25 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland were all once places where middle class American workers thrived and raised their families...

Citizens vote their heart with their feet...

The above cities were abandoned by society's producers - and left to the dependent...

10 posted on 05/25/2012 9:17:15 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve been saying it for a while. When the money is cut off, they’ll smell the smoke of Chicago all the way to Detroit.


Same thing if the money is so devalued it won’t buy anything. I have long thought that the politicians will keep handing out the money until it won’t buy basic groceries. Same result.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids can pay for it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

After 47 years and $16 Trilllion dollars are the Democrats ready to admit that their “Great Society” has lost LBJ’s “War On Poverty”?

Heck NO!

They may have lost the war, destroyed our culture and murdered 60 million babies, but as LBJ predicted, they have turned the negroes into a solid democrat voting bloc.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good article, he references some of his other works too.
California will be like Detroit within a decade.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 9:20:58 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: RightOnline
"...all of these places have been run by liberals (NYC has been off and on in that regard)"

At best, a NY City "Republican" like Nanny Bloomberg is just a little bit to the left of FDR and LBJ.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 9:23:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t think LBJ called them “negroes.”


15 posted on 05/25/2012 9:24:46 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SeekAndFind

“Democratic strongholds!”


16 posted on 05/25/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: SeekAndFind

“Democratic strongholds!”


17 posted on 05/25/2012 9:26:19 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Iron Munro

“...as LBJ predicted, they have turned the negroes into a solid democrat voting bloc.”

They have gone from a voting bloc to having thier own racist, fascist party running America.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 9:29:58 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: RightOnline
"There are two key reasons for all this decay, filth, crime, etc. One: all of these places have been run by liberals (NYC has been off and on in that regard). The second......well, if I stated it here I’d probably be banned."

The decline of these American cities is the responsibility of the Marxist Democrat Party and the population that inhabits those cities.

19 posted on 05/25/2012 9:31:21 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: freeangel
One only needs to look at the (D) or (R) behind the mayors name to predict which cities are likely to follow suit.

I call it blue state sickness.

20 posted on 05/25/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: RightOnline

RE: NYC has been off and on in that regard

NYC has been run by Rudy Giuliani for 8 years and then by Bloomberg ( who continued Rudy’s tough on crime policies for close to 12 ).

Bloomberg steps down in 2013, and the favorite to win is a lesbian liberal ( who just married her girlfriend ) named Christine Quinn, who promises to undo the nearly 20 years of tough-on-crime policies already in place. Heck, she has been fighting Bloomberg over the minimum wage (she wants it increased by 15%.

I don’t see any attractive prospects for NYC Mayor in the horizon. All I see are LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.

We shall see....


21 posted on 05/25/2012 9:37:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how many of these once thriving US Cities have had Multi-Decade Democrat “Minority” Mayors, Majority “Minority” City Councils AND “Minority” Police Chiefs?


22 posted on 05/25/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This man is/was LARGLY responsible of the Death of the Black Family and Black Middle Class in the US:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson


23 posted on 05/25/2012 9:40:04 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind

being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness...and dumblecrat slavery....


25 posted on 05/25/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The major cities in Massachusetts are Boston, New Bedford/Fall River, Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell/Lawrence.

Except for Boston, the remaining cities are shells of their former selves: ebt-accepting convenience/lottery stores, pawn shops, check-cashing, drug-dealing, and single-mother welfare families. They’re microcosms of the future, post-apocalyptic America.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Let’s look at Oakland as an example.

Current CA governor, Jerry Brown was Mayor from 1999 to 2007.

His successor, Ronald Vernie “Ron” Dellums became Mayor 2007 to 2011. Dellums was the first African American elected to Congress from Northern California and the first openly Socialist Congressman since World War II.

Jean Quan is the current Mayor. A DEMOCRAT sympathetic to the Occupy Movement.

Need we say more?


27 posted on 05/25/2012 9:43:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

“US CITIES BECOMING CESSPOOLS OF FILTH, DECAY AND WRETCHEDNESS” - That was the Democrat plan all along. America’s big cities are the Democrat’s new plantations. See how many of the Democrat bigwigs live in the hood. I am consistently amazed that blacks vote for Democrats.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 9:43:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: HIDEK6
I don’t think LBJ called them “negroes.”

I was paraphrasing because I don't want to have to fight an Eric Holder/Dept of Social Justice Hate Crime lawsuit!


29 posted on 05/25/2012 9:44:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: US Navy Vet

RE: I wonder how many of these once thriving US Cities have had Multi-Decade Democrat “Minority” Mayors, Majority “Minority” City Councils AND “Minority” Police Chiefs?

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Here’s another big city — CLEVELAND

Past 5 Mayors :

Dennis J. Kucinich 1977–1979 Democrat
George V. Voinovich 1980–1989 Republican
Michael R. White 1990–2001 Democrat

Jane L. Campbell January 7, 2002 – January 2, 2006 Democrat

Frank G. Jackson January 2, 2006–Present Democrat

Need we say more?


30 posted on 05/25/2012 9:46:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Iron Munro

-—They may have lost the war, destroyed our culture and murdered 60 million babies, but as LBJ predicted, they have turned the negroes into a solid democrat voting bloc.-—

Well said. (spit)


31 posted on 05/25/2012 9:46:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Been going on for some time. I went to work for Burroughs corp in 1967. They're world headquarters was in Detroit and I trained there. I was there in 67 when the riots broke out and I saw a man on a roof with a rifle shooting down at people. Been going on a while.
32 posted on 05/25/2012 9:47:11 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: RightOnline

“The second......well, if I stated it here I’d probably be banned.”

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You may or may not be banned, and/or your post might be removed, but if you blame blacks for having a large role in the destruction of once great American cities, you will get some here on FR that will say: “Oh no, it is LBJ’s Great Society’s fault” or the fault of “Democrats running these cities into the ground”.

For me it is vastly more about personal choice and responsibility. Blacks didn’t have to let the Democrats “destroy their families”. Just say no, Trayvon.

I guess you may or may not see this reply.....


33 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:47 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: RightOnline

“The second......well, if I stated it here I’d probably be banned.”

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You may or may not be banned, and/or your post might be removed, but if you blame blacks for having a large role in the destruction of once great American cities, you will get some here on FR that will say: “Oh no, it is LBJ’s Great Society’s fault” or the fault of “Democrats running these cities into the ground”.

For me it is vastly more about personal choice and responsibility. Blacks didn’t have to let the Democrats “destroy their families”. Just say no, Trayvon.

I guess you may or may not see this reply.....


34 posted on 05/25/2012 9:49:00 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today, all of those cities are rapidly being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness.

Sounds like a perfect environment for Obama’s “Embrace The Hate” campaign.


35 posted on 05/25/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by pallis
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To: US Navy Vet

RE: I wonder how many of these once thriving US Cities have had Multi-Decade Democrat “Minority” Mayors, Majority “Minority” City Councils AND “Minority” Police Chiefs?

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Let’s look at the Mayors of Baltimore:

Thomas L. J. D’Alesandro III 1967 1971 Democrat
William Donald Schaefer 1971 1987 Democrat
Clarence H. Burns January 26, 1987 December, 1987 Democrat
Kurt L. Schmoke December, 1987 December 7, 1999 Democrat
Martin J. O’Malley December 7, 1999 January 17, 2007 Democrat
Sheila Dixon January 17, 2007 February 4, 2010 Democrat
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake February 4, 2010 – Democrat

The last Republican Mayor elected in Baltimore was in 1963.


36 posted on 05/25/2012 9:49:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I lived in San Francisco for 25 years and it has been in a headlong slide into a citywide slum for at least 20 years.

It is, without a doubt, the most physically filthy place I’ve ever seen. It has become an open running sewer...and I grew up two blocks from a steel mill near Pittsburgh, PA, so I know filth when I see it.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:12 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: US Navy Vet

RE: I wonder how many of these once thriving US Cities have had Multi-Decade Democrat “Minority” Mayors, Majority “Minority” City Councils AND “Minority” Police Chiefs?

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Now let’s have a look at the Mayors of the once great City of St. Louis:

37 Joseph Darst April 19, 1949 April 21, 1953 Democratic 1
38 Raymond Tucker April 21, 1953 April 20, 1965 Democratic 3
39 Alfonso Cervantes April 20, 1965 April 17, 1973 Democratic 2
40 John Poelker April 17, 1973 April 19, 1977 Democratic 1
41 James F. Conway April 19, 1977 April 21, 1981 Democratic 1
42 Vincent C. Schoemehl April 21, 1981 April 20, 1993 Democratic 3
43 Freeman Bosley, Jr. April 20, 1993 April 15, 1997 Democratic 1
44 Clarence Harmon April 15, 1997 April 17, 2001 Democratic 1
45 Francis G. Slay April 17, 2001 Incumbent Democratic 3

The past three generations have NOT SEEN a Republican Mayor in St. Louis at all.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've visited several large Third World cities...recently.I've also visited Detroit...recently.

I'll be damned if I can tell the difference.

39 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: SeekAndFind

Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.
His daughter, Nancy Pelosi, is a Representative from California, who served as the House of Representatives House Minority Leader between 2003 and 2007, and was the Speaker of the House from January 4, 2007 until January 3, 2011. D’Alesandro’s son, Thomas L. J. D’Alesandro III, also served as Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.

D’Alesandro ran for Governor of Maryland in 1954, but was forced to drop out due to being implicated in receiving undeclared money from Dominic Piracci, a parking garage owner convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.[4]

Humm...Apple-Tree-Fall


40 posted on 05/25/2012 9:53:33 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: EyeGuy

For some reason, I thought about ‘The Bell Curve’ when I read your post.


42 posted on 05/25/2012 9:58:53 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: bigheadfred

I wish more people lived in cities. I want them to be attractive places for other people to live that satisfy their every whim.


43 posted on 05/25/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s amazing that there is anyone out there that still thinks that the US has a future continuing as it is.

If you told the average person that a dictatorship was in the offing and that there would be mass violence and starvation in the US, with possible foreign intervention, they would look at you cross-eyed for about five seconds, and then ask you if you saw last nights American Idol.

The post America era is going to be a very dangerous place indeed.


44 posted on 05/25/2012 10:02:05 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jean Quan is so inept she actually makes Dellums look good by comparison. And the same can be said of Dellums in comparison to Moonbeam.

Oakland is screwed. As is much of the rest of urban Northern California.


45 posted on 05/25/2012 10:02:55 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (To criticize the government is to speak blasphemy against a liberal's god.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Less than 14% of the population have become a voting block that controls the future? Shouldn’t be so should it?

I mean, we have fought a great Civil War where more than 700,000 died for their proper freedom, they were mistreated, that tide was turned then more than that. For 150 years they have had opportunity. For 50 years they have had just about any benefit or advantage that could be given them. Money, advantage, laws in their favor, preference... how much further will we allow it to go?


46 posted on 05/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: bassmaner

“For some reason, I thought about ‘The Bell Curve’ when I read your post.”

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I don’t think we’re allowed to talk about the clear conclusions of that cornerstone work.....


47 posted on 05/25/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: SeekAndFind
D'Alesandro was a Democrat in Name Only. He was much more like a Siciliano Protectore ~ a made man in the mob.

After him the Mafia gave up on Baltimore. Schaeffer fixed up the Inner Harbor area, but crime was left to the less sophisticated locals down on "the Block".

48 posted on 05/25/2012 10:08:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

The Detriotification of America proceeds apace...how Biblical!!!


49 posted on 05/25/2012 10:09:38 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: CPT Clay
Good article, he references some of his other works too. California will be like Detroit within a decade.

Parts of it are already beginning to resemble Detroit. The site of a drive-in restaurant owned by Richard Nixon's brother has been a vacant lot for almost four years. Across the street from me is an abandoned auto dealership whose owner was so wealthy a few years ago that he purchased a street right-of-way from the city to expand his business. Down the road is a shuttered factory that manufactured medical equipment whose parking lot is going back to nature.

50 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:40 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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