Makes me proud to be a Michigan Man.
OT: Fantastic article
A nice find.
Mitch Albom is awesome, that is a great article, and makes me feel guilty about searching for a job out of state.
Ain't no party like a Detroit party..
this is great. makes me feel guilty to have taken a job outside the state.
He's been declining as a sportswriter (IMO), but still writes a solid human interest piece. This one, obviously, hits close to home for a lot of us. Nice find.
I get annoyed with Mitch Albom sometimes, but man has he written some great stuff over the years ("Bo," "The Fab Five," etc). And apparently he can still write a damn good article.
I've lived in Detroit my entire life, and I got chills reading this.
I live in Rhode Island. Used to live in Washington state, and before that, Norfolk, but I was born in Detroit and grew up in the area. I've always had every intention of moving back to Detroit as soon as I can (in other words about 18 months, now), and I tell people this. People look at me like I'm nuts, like I haven't heard about the mayor and the unemployment and the crime and the auto industry and everything else. They don't understand. Mitch Albom gets it. Wonderful article.
Albom can be overly sappy sometimes, but here he hits the nail on the head. Great article.
An excellent summation of how us Detroiters feel.
I'm not at all ashamed to admit that this brought a tear to my eye.
He spelled "pączki" wrong.
Pfff, fuck Detroit. Mitch isn't talking about Detroit, he's talking about the suburbs. Detroit is joke because of Kwame and Young and Archer. Add Jennifer Granholm to the list of reasons Detroit sucks. Mitch can blame politicians in the White House all he wants, but if he wants to find the ones that destroyed the state and city, he just needs to focus on the politicians the people elected and THEN REELECTED as everything fell apart.
Pfft, fuck you. Mitch and his associates may live in the suburbs, but regardless, the city is still a symbol for everyone at worst and still means quite a bit to those who live there.
Now's not a good time to play up the white flight angle of things.
The poor big three. Their billionaire CEOs had to fly all the way to Washington to ask for billions of dollars. And the UAW workers are just trying to make a living. They work so hard for their money, and they don't complain about anything.
Why is it that a *loan* of $17B to GM/Chrysler (Ford wasn't part of it) is somehow more controversial to people than a $700B giveaway to Wall Street?
And before someone complains that the Big Three "did it to themselves," think about all the times our government has bailed out people who stupidly decided to build homes in coastal areas at risk of hurricanes, or areas of the West prone to wildfires...