I see where ex-city councilman Doug Thomas got nailed for some ethic violation when he served on the council. My guess is that there is a lot of truth to the allegations that he was getting "special" treatment from the developers of the West Village.
However, when I look at the membership of the Dearborn Ethics Board I get a wee bit nervous, particularly about their impartiality. It looks to me like the board is composed of vested interest city employees and some citizens, like Chairman Vince Bruno, who have been very kind ($$) to Mayor Guido
Now understand I don't think anything illegal is going on here. I'm just wondering, could this be a "get even" move by his honor, Mayor Guido?
Terry McAuliffe, buddy-buddy of Bill Clinton, and Chairman of the National Democratic Committee just turned a $100,000 investment into $18 million bucks. Seems his pal was president of Global Crossing, the latest giant bankruptcy going around. I think it's interesting to note on this story that the government gave a $400 million loan guarantee to the company, just before they went belly up and McAuliffe got out $18 million richer...he's a very smart investor.
Mayor Michael Guido and his Director of Department of Public Works, Kurt Giberson and city workers should get an A+ for a job well done this Thursday. They handled the snow/ice emergency extremely well. So it just goes to show you that there is some "good" in all of us.
Beware! Mayor Mike and his rubber stamp council have voted to hook up with Detroit to build the monster dollar sewer that has been plaguing our community for a while. Could it be that Mayor Guido is playing nicey-nicey with Detroit because of a dream of his that maybe someday he could run for Wayne County Executive? And hey, having a Detroit constituency sure would be helpful.
Hooray for Gene Simmons of the rock group KISS for his blowing the lid off of public radio's feminist gab fest called "Fresh Air" and its biased host, Ms. Terry Gross. Seems dear Terry cant stand hearing it like it is from a male chauvinist. [Read a portion of the transcript here]
Had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Mr. Sharief Taraman and his beautiful wife, Elena. The service was at the Westin Hotel Atrium in Southfield and was conducted by Imran Ahmed Salih. The Muslim cleric is from South Africa, and gave one of the best sermons I've ever heard. He pointed out that there is a very gentle and loving side to the religion of Islam that we seldom hear about in this country.