Thursday, February 23, 2006

More fun zoo quotes

For those who don't know, the Detroit City Council voted to shut down the zoo this past weekend rather than hand over control to the Detroit Zoological Society. While papers are reporting that their will most likely be a deal worked out, that hasn't stopped people from shooting off their mouths this week.

So I present some of the more entertaining things that have come out of elected officials mouths this week, as well as some comments from the Detroit News comment section on their web site.


Meanwhile, Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson called for Detroiters to stage an economic boycott of the suburbs in response to what she calls blatant and institutional racism that has been exhibited amid the zoo fracas.

"Detroiters should spend money where they live," Watson said. "It is clear there are layers of disrespect, racism and white supremacy. It's not about getting along. Racism is a disease in this country. A lot of black folks walk around and deny it. This country got rich on the backs of black folks."


Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the zoo cries out for regional management, and he was highly critical of the council's vote.

"They'd rather close the zoo than share its management with the region," Patterson said. "And shame on them for that point of view."


"This is not a plantation," Collins said. "We are not owned by everyone else. Black folks are not owned by white folks anymore. I made the point Saturday that the state Legislature was pimping the City of Detroit, and that we should not play the role of prostitute. That upset a lot of people, but I stand by my words. The symbolism is that Detroit is a black city, and we're not able to govern ourselves. It's a racist attitude and I resent it."


But the debate over zoo management has gashed open old wounds and reignited the hateful rhetoric that has plagued this region for decades.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson stoked the fire by saying the council itself should be placed in a zoo. Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins said white people don't own black people anymore. Patterson said he'd rather own a 1948 Buick than Collins.

Council members called Patterson's comments racist.

"We are not monkeys that can be put in a cage," said Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of Congressman John Conyers, D-Detroit. Patterson denied any racial context to his comments.

"I can criticize (Gov. Jennifer) Granholm. I can criticize (Wayne County Executive Robert) Ficano," Patterson said, "but if you dare say anything about the city of Detroit, it's racist."


These next ones are from the Detroit News web site comments section

Q: How many Detroit City Officials does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six

One to call the light bulb racist for not being a black light.

One to not change the light, but blame the suburbs for not changing it.

One to say they are finally going to be the one to change it, like Coleman Young would of, but then decide buying themselves an Escalade would be better for the light bulb.

One to wait for the state to come into change it, only to tell them it is none of their business.

One to get a photo op holding the light bulb.

One to get the Superbowl to come the light bulb and wait for them to finally change it.


Close the darn zoo! Please, the last one out shoot the elephants. Oh wait, there are no elephants in the detroit Ghetto zoo. Oh never mind. Oh wait, is The MAYOR IN AFRICA? Maybe his is getting some more monkeys and elephants. Or he may be recruting for some open postions in his office. Ya right! Just close it it is one more nail in Detroits coffin!


Detroiters voted these people into office as their voice...what else do you expect from a bunch of uneducated or semi-educated people with low standards and the willingness to latch onto an idea that somewhat rings a bell in their shallow minds? Poor animals.


It is not the racist whites of Lansing causing this problem. No sir/mames. Its the people from planet X4598WE located in sector 6 of the Andramida galaxy. They are the ones who plant little tiny chips in city counsels heads that make them think suburban whites are at fault. Beware! They are all around us. WhhooopS theres one NOW!!! aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger Gebrec said...

classic - just wait until Jack gets wind of this

February 23, 2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

my favorite was the alien comment

February 23, 2006 11:09 AM  
Blogger Gebrec said...

T- Shirt suggestion from!

Cage Council, Save the Zoo!

Reminds me of the Buck Faltimore T-Shirts we use to see at Tiger Stadium.

February 23, 2006 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...

Great stuff

February 23, 2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

I'm loving this stuff.We can finally prove to the world that we are as messed up as they think we are!Good times!

February 23, 2006 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, detroit!

better than brooklyn,
better than passaic.

February 26, 2006 4:01 PM  

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