This will be a brief post.
(1) The Detroit News is reporting that 20 percent of the lights in Detroit are not working and that the number is as high as 50 percent in some areas – the Black Undertow is tearing down transformers and stealing copper from cable wires.
(2) OD readers in Michigan will feel their blood boiling after reading the Wikipedia entry on Gov. George W. Romney who was one of the biggest boosters of the Civil Rights Movement in the Republican Party.
In 1965, Gov. George Romney led a “civil rights march” around the state capitol in Michigan to express his solidarity with the Selma-to-Montgomery marchers. He presided over the catastrophic 1967 12th street riots.
As HUD secretary under Nixon, George Romney forced affirmative action and open housing laws on the White working class in Michigan. He also opposed Barry Goldwater for his stance on “civil rights.”