hi! Detroit Sucks. Big Suprise.

hi! Detroit sucks. big suprise. my aunt has one of those black Dells that that dumb blonde kid on TV is always telling people they’re going to get “it”… and she has a cable modem. so hot.

The cigarrette smoke here can be cut with a wedding cake knife. In fact, i’m doing that now… waving, and waving a knife around so as to breathe.

UPDATE: I don’t appreciate the rascist comments, so I am filtering them now.

I will allow negative or disrespective comments, but certain kinds of language are out-of-bounds.

Play nice & thanks,
Ned

17 Responses to “hi! Detroit Sucks. Big Suprise.”


  • To BidDog:
    You really need to chill out on Detroit, If your ass ever step a foot in Detroit they will blow your head off man, you talk a lot of smack, but I bet you couldn’t hang a second in that joint. Yeah you think you BigDon now, them nigas will take your ass out, try coming down here talking ass to Detroit, you’ll see my granny and papa fighting to, yeah they’ll go to jail for smacking your ass up.

    I’m not trying to make Detroit look like ass, But don’t step foot down there if you got some shit to say like that, don’t talk stuff. Chicago is just as worst so don’t talk and your city is a second away from being there too.

    To The Real Deal:
    You totally right man, I love Detroit, but I moved becuase of trouble man, it’s a lot of stuff go on down there. You try to do right but nigaz got drugs or going to jail even the ladies. So I moved to Houston, TX for a better life I got a house, a mustang, and it’s just very respectful, down here all black folk got respect you may go into 4th ward,5th ward and find some crazy ones but other than that it’s cool. Peace out Man and good luck to Detroit. I love ya’ll and tell nana and poo I be down there this christmas.

  • Wow.
    The level of hate and discontent on this forum is amazing. So I’ll throw gas on the fire!

    I was born and raised in a small Texas town. The difference in attitudes when I moved to Detroit was hard to adjust to. There are a few realities we all need to deal with:
    1 Blanket statements about SOME residents with expensive rims are purely racists. Most of the people you see with flashy cars in Detroit work for one of the ‘Big 3’, working 70 – 80 hours a week. What they choose to spend their money on is their business, they’ve earned it.

    2. There are BEAUTIFUL areas of the city, (Riverfront, Sherwood Forest, Boston Edison District etc.). And to make any comments about City residents not caring without ‘SOME’ attached is false and misleading. The bulk of run down housing is rental property. The owners of which, (by and large according to tax records) are primarily suburbanites

    By the same token

    3. At the present time, there are several areas of the city that are not fit for Caucasian occupation. As stated before, I am looking with an outsiders view point. There are no areas of the city I have not been in, (being Black, 6’1″ and 315 lbs does help). But I’ve had no problems. Not one. I’ve seen a lot of bad things and conditions that we just would not stand for in Texas. All of the responsibility ultimately falls on the shoulders of the residents, but it is not a lost cause.

  • Hmm…
    They say things in Texas are bigger, but at 315 lbs I don’t think you are classified as average in size my friend.
    With that said, it is important to understand the tone here with “most” of us. It is a tone of discussed, a tone of aggravation, and just plain ole frustration, but not hate.
    The hate is high with those that come to simply “hate” and are most likely living with mommy and daddy, or aren’t mature enough to have a dialogue.

    The funny (or not so funny) thing is, as said before there are many fingers pointing the blame…but with every hand pointing a finger…there are 4 pointing right back. What I am saying is it is easy to blame blame blame, but not so easy accepting responsibility.
    In my neighborhood most people tend to their own property with care, which relates zero to economics but rather pride. Pride to where you live, who you are, or just plain pride in knowing you are contributing to the beauty of a community.

    Onward to you accusation of racism…That is where you intelligence takes a plummeting drop right into the crap hole. It’s the same as blaming the landlords in Detroit. It is of course the easy thing to do…but it lacks one thing, shared responsibility!
    If a guy as you said is working 60 to 80 hours a week at the big three, and all he can do with his money is blow it on a 40,000 vehicle 10,000 rims, and 5,000 or more on sound,
    and at the same time as having a house that looks like crap with garbage in the yard or whatever is irresponsible.
    That is a selfish person, but as you said it’s his money he can do what he wants with it. That sure is the easy way out aint it? Being responsible is never easy, having fun and partying is not hard at all, but from the looks of the D, it seems there may be a little too much partying going on.
    Life is not about just doing whatever you want without regard to others.
    How are people supposed to live amongst each other in a community if we take that kind of selfish position?
    And by the way, who the f are you to call me racist (or even imply it), you don’t even know anything about me. Christ I could be freakin Japanese or Haitian for all you know!

    Back to the renters or rental units…I rented and I kept my yard and house looking decent, I have also lived next to old people and vacant properties and helped take care of these types of things when they could not. It’s called priorities, life priorities and high morals are the backbone of a successful community.
    So while Joe/Bill/Tom have a right to buy what they want, the have a duty and responsibility to help their community by taking care of their own property.

    There are some that do care about whats what in the city, but by and large you have this huge body of people waiting (like hungry baby chicks waiting for food from mother bird) for someone to come save them.

    It’s time to wake up and be responsible!

  • Okay, To everybody I understand the whole point of view of every last one of you guys post. By all means this is just so dam simple, Detroit just needs to care, it’s not enough people fighting for their communities and fighting for the whole city of Detroit. What everyone needs to understand is is that until Detroit straighten there whole attitude or mind-set of there city, and stop the mentality of not caring for nobody but themselves, and start caring for there community then they would be okay. I think everybody has been saying the same thing just in a diffrent way (except for one or two) and no one is taking time to read through carefully and everyone is just clashing at each other, but I’m sorry Big Don is deserving of every negitive comment, he is nothing but a talk of ass.
    I think everyone has the right of free speech, but when you talk about Detroit vs.Chicago there is no diffrence, there both in the same class that’s not mean, that’s the truth. I love the city of Detroit that’s were I grew up at, that’s were my family is but reality is is that Detroit is not a city of progressiveness and wanting to help thereselves, becuase believe it or not as long as Detroit has a city of predonimately African-American people (which I’am) it will never be better becuase of this new generation.
    Martin Luther King faught for black freedom and now that we have it, were still not using what we have, we say were free but our communities aren’t free of violence and poverty. Martin Luther King gave us the freedom to speak out and have our own communities, and now that we’ve got it what the he’ll are we doing with it, nothing. We treat the nice things like ass and theres no respect for our freedom.
    Question: What happens to a grocery store when they biuld it in Detroit?
    Answer: It doesnt look new after a couple of weeks or a month, becuase of lack of respect. Therefore it turns into a shit hole because nobody cared.
    Question: What happenes to a new park when they build it in Detroit?
    Anwer: It becomes a place were gangsters hang out at, and drug dealers find a look out for young people so they become a drug dealer. Because nobody cared about keeping the park safe and keeping the park clean and pretty.
    Question: What happens to the malls in Detroit?
    Answer: They close the stores down because people robe and shop lift. “Everyone needs money ” “so the best way I can get is by robing”.
    Question: What happens to the banks in Detroit?
    Answer: Wow, thats one thing there going to protect is the money, so they have to put bulletproof glass every where (and no thats not at all banks across The United States, that’s just for the black cities or the hood) they don’t do that here in Houston, we don’t have glass over to block us from thieving or robing, we actually shake hands with the tellers because once again Houston don’t play shit. Oh, that’s not bragging, that’s a point.
    Question: When was the last time you guys felt Detroit was a million bucks?
    Answer: I know I feel Houston is a million bucks. Anybody that doesn’t feel there city is a million bucks shouldn’t be living there.

  • Okay, To everybody I understand the whole point of view of every last one of you guys post. By all means this is just so dam simple, Detroit just needs to care, it’s not enough people fighting for their communities and fighting for the whole city of Detroit. What everyone needs to understand is is that until Detroit straighten there whole attitude or mind-set of there city, and stop the mentality of not caring for nobody but themselves, and start caring for there community then they would be okay. I think everybody has been saying the same thing just in a diffrent way (except for one or two) and no one is taking time to read through carefully and everyone is just clashing at each other, but I’m sorry Big Don is deserving of every negitive comment, he is nothing but a talk of ass.
    I think everyone has the right of free speech, but when you talk about Detroit vs.Chicago there is no diffrence, there both in the same class that’s not mean, that’s the truth. I love the city of Detroit that’s were I grew up at, that’s were my family is but reality is is that Detroit is not a city of progressiveness and wanting to help thereselves, becuase believe it or not as long as Detroit has a city of predonimately African-American people (which I’am) it will never be better becuase of this new generation.
    Martin Luther King faught for black freedom and now that we have it, were still not using what we have, we say were free but our communities aren’t free of violence and poverty. Martin Luther King gave us the freedom to speak out and have our own communities, and now that we’ve got it what the he’ll are we doing with it, nothing. We treat the nice things like ass and theres no respect for our freedom.
    Question: What happens to a grocery store when they biuld it in Detroit?
    Answer: It doesnt look new after a couple of weeks or a month, becuase of lack of respect. Therefore it turns into a shit hole because nobody cared.
    Question: What happenes to a new park when they build it in Detroit?
    Anwer: It becomes a place were gangsters hang out at, and drug dealers find a look out for young people so they become a drug dealer. Because nobody cared about keeping the park safe and keeping the park clean and pretty.
    Question: What happens to the malls in Detroit?
    Answer: They close the stores down because people robe and shop lift. “Everyone needs money ” “so the best way I can get is by robing”.
    Question: What happens to the banks in Detroit?
    Answer: Wow, thats one thing there going to protect is the money, so they have to put bulletproof glass every where (and no thats not at all banks across The United States, that’s just for the black cities or the hood) they don’t do that here in Houston, we don’t have glass over to block us from thieving or robing, we actually shake hands with the tellers because once again Houston don’t play shit. Oh, that’s not bragging, that’s a point.
    Question: When was the last time you guys felt Detroit was a million bucks?
    Answer: I know I feel Houston is a million bucks. Anybody that doesn’t feel there city is a million bucks shouldn’t be living there.

  • Instead of talking on this chat all day people should be concerned about why Detroit has no jobs. The World Trade Organization is why nobody has jobs nowadays. NAFTA gave away all our jobs to mexico. The police in america are getting way to corrupt. Police stun guns should be banned. I hear way to many stories about police officers using stun guns to hurt people. Write your congressman and tell them you dont want police officers to use stun guns anymore. Stun guns should a wire into a humans skin so they can shock them with it. Many people have died becasue of police using these cruel devices. Tell everybody you can that police stun guns need to be banned across the United States. Police officers are using the stun guns to abuse people with.

  • So BigDog are you saying that Detroit has no jobs because of stun guns and corrupt police?

    I am wondering who the law biding citizens can contact about the corrupt lowlife criminals who steal our rights, our streets, our possessions, and most of all our faith in society.

    I like the fact the police to have the ability to demobilize an overly aggressive individual who is most likely hyped up on somethin.

    I also am in favor of the ability for the police to utilize a reasonable level of profiling when performing their jobs.

    We give the scum criminals too many rights.

    If a person resists arrest, AND there is a reasonable assumption that the resistors will utilize ANY means possible to escape incarceration, deadly force should be authorized and used. Most of these lowlifes will NEVER contribute anything to society anyways!

    We spend way too much time at trying to find fault in the police.
    Why is that?
    Do you think the fault finders or the anti-police, protestors are actually criminals themselves or at least related to or are friends with someone who is.
    They say there is honor amongst thieves, and anytime a group of people in a certain community starts whining about the police, a reasonably intelligent individual would have to ask themselves, is this the same as the immature teens who are resistant to any form of authority.
    Teenagers stick together like glue against the adults, sounds like the anti-police folks are basically the same (anti-authority).

    If you freely cohabitate with, or continue to harbor the criminals in your community, then you yourself will be guilty by association and thus become the target.

    The root cause is not the police, and the ends do justify the means.

  • I just got back from my first trip to Detroit ever. My band played a show at Alvin’s on Cass, off Woodward I believe. We stayed at the Holiday Inn on Washington Blvd. I was really blown away by this city and have been reading about it since I got back. I’m just very intrigued as to what happened to it. Most of the city area was under construction, and the buildings were all old and worn down. Just very interesting is all. We had a really good time there and the show was really fun… but I’m now back in Milwaukee trying to figure out how Detroit became what it is.

  • I think Detroit must have problems…why else did it’s population fall under one million people?

  • It’s a shame that freedom of speech or thought does not exist in this forum.
    The mod has been wanting to stifle this thread for a long time now, so shut it down for god sake or else let it flow on it’s own (good or bad)!!!

    Chad asked valid questions, now let people answer him (truthfully). You can’t candy coat or protect people from the truth.

  • Dear “truth”,

    I won’t allow racist, hate-filled speech on my weblog. That is not “truth”, nor should it be protected speech.

    I already feel horrible for dissing Greater Detroit, but I’m letting this discussion continue, so long as it remains civil, and sticks to the facts.

    Also, I’m lazy when it comes to approving comments. If you all used “Typekey”:http://typekey.com, I wouldn’t have to.

    Thanks,
    the management.

  • Ned, This is to you not the board

    You mistake the facts (hard and cold) for racism or hate filled.
    You sir do not know me, how can you pre-judge my statements as hate filled or racist.
    We unfortunantly are a hyper sensitive society in which you seem to be affected as well.
    I wrote very truthfui comments about the history of politics in Detroit, like it or not. Nothing new, nothing that cannot be verified reading archived newspaper articles, or speaking to those who lived through it. (Which I did at least most)
    It is not slant.ed nor is it a jaded view, but yet you feel the need to be the judge and jury on that.
    This is your forum I accept that, but you have opened it for discussion, and then you sensor the comments. I agree that direct racist or hate message should be tossed, but only if they directly are ment to hurt someone personally. If it is a generalization…I say let it alone. Let people say what they need to.
    Some people just like to vent, let the discussion participants be the judge as a collective. Sort of a democracy thing.

    Thanks for listening. Peace
    By the way…I got peeps in Plymouth Ma, great place for sure.

  • I can think of no other city in America in which I would rather have been born than the dynamic city of Detroit.

    Ask me why, maybe i’ll respond, sometime.

  • well jsut do u all know i am from detroit. i would have to agree it is some what of a shit hole. but it is starting to come up.outside of down town is not great i know but in what city is that not true? it obviously cant be that bad if the superbowl is coming in a year. so please dont dog on city that u dont even live in. cause if u do ur just a worthless haterwho is just jealous of this city

  • You guys have been talking about Detroits problems for years now. I am from Erie, across the lake from Detroit and have to say thanks for all of the pollution the city emits. It gave Erie one of the best sunsets all over the world. DETROIT DOES SUCK, along with the Pistons, the Lions, MSU and the Tigers.

  • I was born and raised in Detroit and I can say it is a great city because of what is has allowed me to become. Its public school system has put in me the skills I needed to make me successful at the presigious liberal arts college I now attend. It has also strengthed me professionally and allows me to be competitive in the academic and work world. I do not regret living there and I plan to move back there to help in the rebuilding and progress of the city.

    People, with the help of the media, act as places like Chicago and New York are such wonderful places when they are engulfed in crime and poverty. A major difference that people see in these cities are the developed areas such as the downtown area of Chicago. If people look deeper they can see that these cities have very dangerous and impoverished areas. Futhermore, everyone should realize that all urban areas have some form of sprawl and perpetuating negative images of cities like Detroit is contributing to the problem and not the solution. The media and the public can say what it will, but Detroit is on the rise. If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem. Bad mouthing a city is not a part of the solution and neither is moving away to the suburbs, as many have done.

    It’s funny how people in America choose to simply talk about problems or flee them. The problems will still be there. Also as we look down upon and talk about cities “sucking”, we are becoming further ununited as a nation when we should really be concerned about sticking together and not just becoming united when a terrorsit decides to run another plane into one of our nations buildings. United we stand, divided we fall.

    Detroit is a great city and I am proud of what it has made me. Let us move away from all the “playerhation” and let all the cities come together in our nation.

  • I have to thank Mary for her comments.

    Detroiters so often shoots themselves in the back when something happens there.
    They simply view it as another blotch on our bad image.
    Stop believing it.
    Embrace this city and all that it is, or it will never move forward and be stuck forever with the bad image we keep giving it.
    As far as I’m concerned, anyone living in SE Michigan 30 miles in any direction from Woodward and Jefferson, is from the great city of Detroit.
    Believe it and Embrace it.

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