Saturday, March 29, 2014

Obama's chemtrails keep Detroit from record-setting snow

The snow that was supposed to hit Detroit today isn't coming after all. As one looks at the extended weather forecast, it becomes clear that Detroiters aren't likely to have anymore snow this season.

This, of course, means that Detroiters will not cross the proverbial threshold. We will not beat the all-time record for snowiest year in recorded history.

Multiple chemtrails - Photo by NOAA

I think we can all agree that this is the fault of President Barack Obama. He had the guys doing chemtrail spraying work overtime in January and February to get us close to this record. But then, being the tyrant that he is, he had them stop just short of the record.

Curse you, President Obama! Curse you.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Man shot in Wendy's parking lot

WXYZ-TV is reporting that a 34-year old man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of a Wendy's (18430 Ford Rd.) at the southern end of the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit. The victim is reportedly in serious condition at Sinai-Grace Hospital, where he will likely require surgery. The shooter, according to witnesses, fled the scene on foot.

It's not clear what the motive for this shooting was. The Detroit Police Department along with officers from the Dearborn Police Department since this happened on the border. Detroit police will continue to investigate this matter.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There may be a reward available if your information leads to an arrest.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Detroit police officer hit by van

WDIV-TV is reporting that a Detroit police officer was hit by a van earlier today. This happened on Mansfield Street, approximately one block north of W. Warren Avenue in the Warrendale neighborhood.

The officer was reportedly transported to a local hospital. The current condition, as well as the identity, of this officer are not known.

More updates as they become available.

Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa visits Warrendale

The Icon of Our Lady of CzÄ™stochowa (more commonly referred to as "The Black Madonna") has been credited by Catholics with a multitude of miracles and healings – both of a spiritual and physical nature. Now, after traveling 40,000 miles from Vladivostok in Russia through 24 countries in Europe, she is in North America and will be visiting the Warrendale neighborhood

This visit will happen at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (7685 Grandville Ave.). The church has released a schedule of events for this visit.

Wednesday, March 26
  • 5 p.m. - Arrival of the Icon;
  • 5:15 p.m. - Divine Mercy Chaplet;
  • Confessions until 6:45 p.m.;
  • Private Adoration until 7 p.m.;
  • 7 p.m. - Holy Mass (English and Polish) - Father Peter West, Celebrant;
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following Holy Mass
  • Perpetual Help Devotion, Holy Rosary in Defense of Life (English and Polish), Litany of Loreto (Sung in Polish), Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • 10 p.m. - Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday, March 27
  • 9 a.m. - Holy Mass. Father Peter West, Celebrant;
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet following Holy Mass
  • 10 a.m. - Departure of the Icon
For more information on SS. Peter and Paul Parish please visit

Fore more information on the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, please visit

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rally in Rouge Park over dead dogs

After three dead dogs have been found disposed of in Rouge Park within the past two days, the Friends of Rouge Park are organizing a rally to stop it. This will happen tomorrow, Saturday, March 22, at noon at the Brennan Pool.

Everyone is invited to attend. Members of the news media are expected to be present.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Scrapping bill closer to passage

For years, those who steal things for scrap metal have plagued every development in Detroit.Various efforts have been made at legislation to stop it. None of those proposals, however, have ever made it out of the Michigan Legislature.

Now, though, it looks like something productive might actually happen.

Mayor Mike Duggan made tougher regulations on those who buy potentially stolen scrap metal a priority when he took office earlier this year. Now comes word that a deal is likely.

It won't prohibit scrap yards from buying stolen metal. It will, however, require them to create a paper trail that the police can use to track those who steal from us.

I hope this bill actually comes to fruition. I congratulation everyone who has played a role in making it happen.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Public hearing for Rouge Park funding

The Detroit Recreation Department will hold a public hearing to discuss its application for funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund.  This will happen tomorrow, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowell Recreation Center (16630 Lahser).

The Detroit Recreation Department is seeking $600,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund for the improvements at Brennan Pool and In Town Youth Camp inside Rouge Park. The Recreation Department will add $250,000 to that amount for a total project cost of $850,000.

The Recreation Department is requesting funds for:

  • Renovate bathhouse at Brennan Pool in Rouge Park;
  • Remove platform diving boards at Brennan Pool in Rouge Park;
  • Renovate and repair Brennan Pool itself;
  • Replace damage picnic tables;
  • Replace damaged metal slide in playscape area; and
  • Upgrade gravel in the walking path.
The public is invited to attend and provide suggestions or ask questions regarding the proposed project. Additional information on the project may be obtained by calling (313) 224-1155.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

William Clay Ford passes away and internet erupts

Earlier this morning, it was announced that William Clay Ford passed away. He was 88 years old and the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford.

He has been dead for less than 12 hours. No matter what else he was, William Clay Ford was someone's Dad, grandpa, and friend.

After reading my Facebook news feed and listening to talk radio, I have to ask: is it really too much to ask that we wait until after his funeral before ripping apart his legacy as owner of the Detroit Lions?

I mention this as a special commentary because, almost immediately after the news of Ford's passing became public, I have seen a steady stream of people making disparaging comment about it already. None of these people have added a single thing that hasn't been said hundreds of other times in hundreds of other places.

There will be plenty of time to comment on William Clay Ford and has tenure as owner of the Detroit Lions again after his funeral. For now, I submit that it's time for us to demonstrate that we as a community still have some semblance of humanity left.