Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How to Go on the Offensive

To get a better shake nationwide, Detroit needs to vastly increase its media noise and leverage. Like Dorothy in Oz with her ruby slippers, Detroit has that power and has always had that power.

Bureaucrats or Pirates?

AT THE SENATE HEARINGS, Detroit's Big 3 execs should've ripped the Senators hearts out. This would've earned public respect. Instead they said nothing, looking to the world like incompetent stooges. In those hearings, THEY were their brand. Fast? Energetic? Forceful? Dynamic? These adjectives were nowhere to be found.

Detroit's problem is that it's a city not of free-booting entrepreneurs, AS IT ONCE WAS 100 years ago, but of tame ticket-punching office holders. I noticed the defeated attitude when I arrived back here a year ago, and I still smell it in the air. (Not just around Ford Field!) The city needs extreme dynamism, a go-to-war attitude if it's to survive.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Down But Not Out

Detroit is being kicked by the media and both political parties. Even John Dingell has been overthrown. There remain, however, ways to fight back, as I'll be outlining.

The Phony Liberal

Jack Lessenberry, defender of unions and workers, has never been so laughable as in trying to explain why he nevers buys a union-made car.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Defending Detroit

This morning I called in to the Bill Bennett national radio show (www.bennettmornings.com) in order to defend the auto industry against the know-nothing guest host, Kevin Wall. I was on near the end of the second hour of the program. Host Wall had his head handed to him.

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Losses


Insanity is Jennifer Granholm, the Rod Marinelli of the nation's governors, being sent to Chicago to advise President-Elect Obama on economic matters.

A Loss

It's sad to see Beans and Bytes on Woodward Avenue go under. It was the only internet cafe in the city.

Defense or Offense?

Silicon Valley is now in the race to build the first economically viable electric car, moving hard into Detroit territory. Detroit needs to realize it's competing against other city-states and begin moving hard into their territory.