Skip to comments.In His Final Year, Obama Proves He Knows Sh** From Shinola
Posted on 01/21/2016 6:25:21 AM PST by NOBO2012
Big Guy visited Detroit yesterday to take another victory lap for having saved GM (and whacking bin Laden).
BO visits a Detroit-based Shinola store proving he knowsâ¦well, you know.
While he was in Motown BHO addressed the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan which is 70 miles northwest of Detroit (not that it matters butt Flint is ranked the 10th most liberal city in America, just behind San Francisco).
President Barack Obama, in Detroit on Wednesday for his first visit to the North American International Auto Show, weighed in on the Flint water crisis at the top of his speech to autoworkers and their families at a UAW education and training center, saying of Mayor Karen Weaver and the residents of Flint, "we're going to have her back and all the people of Flint's back."
A word of advice Mayor Weaver, when Barry has your back make sure you line up good counsel
Both Detroit and Flint are âchocolateâ cities (h/t Ray Nagin, ex-mayor of New Orleans and convicted felon) who havenât embraced a Republican in any capacity including dog catcher since sometime in the 60âs. I bring this up only because some people believe this is just another racist plot. Like Detroit, Flint has been mishandling its finances and operating in deficit spending for decades. It caught up to them in 2002 when the State was required to appoint an emergency manager to straighten out the mess, which worked until 2011 when the city again fell into serious financial distress requiring the appointment of a second emergency financial manager. Detroit also had an emergency financial manager appointed in 2013, butt they just went full-bore and filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
During its second financial emergency Flint decided to save money by switching itâs water source from the Detroit system - which delivers Lake Huron water to Detroit and most of southeast Michigan - to its own system getting water from the Flint River. You may recall that most people in Detroit think that water is a human right and as such donât pay their water bills. Since somebody has to pay for all the water plant facilities and pipelines this caused the Detroit system to raise rates for suburban and exurban users who now pay some of the highest water rates in the country despite being surrounded by an embarrassment of clean, fresh water supply.
Butt back to Flintâs water disaster: switching from the Detroit water system to the Flint river supply turned out to be a bad call in that a) the river water is polluted and corrosive,
Although the state assisted Flint in switching its drinking water supply back to Lake Huron water from Flint River water in October, there are concerns that lead problems persist due to damage the corrosive river water caused to the water distribution system.
and b) apparently nobody in charge knew what they were doing, from the processing plant operators to the EPA.
If they did, could you get this kind of water out of the taps?
So while BHO declared the water situation a Federal Emergency, freeing up $5 million in federal aid to immediately assist with the public health crisis, he denied Gov. Rick Snyder's request for a disaster declaration as the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water is a man-caused disaster. Try using that excuse in New York after Iran lobs one of their nukes into the middle of Manhattan.
Meanwhile I understand that none other than Lady M herself will be making water deliverys to Flint to alleviate the racist genocide thatâs occurring there.
Posted from: Michelle Obamaâs Mirror
Iron is good for you. Saves having to buy Geritol.
A story about this yesterday has me scratching my head.
The citizens of Flint are refusing to pay their water bills, since the water is too nasty to use.
But they are also demanding that their water not be shut off for non-payment.
Why do they still want nasty water, even if it’s free?
Toilet flushing. The water quality depends on exactly which pipes provide the water to a given abode.
ahhh, true, I didn’t think of that!
Well, I think I understand what they mean, but maybe not. My water company charges a fee for re-instating service after shut-off. Also, my water company charges fees other than just that of the water. So, even if I use no water for the month, I still have a bill due because of these fees. Now, if I don't use any water because it's unsafe for me to do so, why should I pay for anything at all for that period of non-use? Then, why should I pay again to have my service turned back on when I refuse to pay for something unsafe and that I didn't use.
Now, if I used the water (hey, I can still flush with it), then I owe them for that, and the service fees related to it. And if that's what people are doing, then they should pay.
Well you learn something new everyday. So Shinola is a Detroit based watch, classic bicycle and leather goods company but apparently only 5 years old and the watches use Swiss movements.
The Obama’s are living proof that educated idiots do exist.
We all knew he’d whip out the checkbook. A few million here. A few billion there.
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