Kwame Video of the Day: Yeah I AM…the Mayor of Detroit

Hilarious how they spliced in the legendary “y’awlls boy” rant.

And you sucka emcees should call me sire

Kilpatrick’s “Detroit Justice Fund” INVALID – (Boo-Yah)

Just in from the Free Press, a local man from St. Clair registered the name “DETROITJUSTICEFUND” with the State of Michigan; for $20.00. Unbelievably, for the $750 dollar an hour Kwame is paying Webb plus the other millions of dollars it is costing for him to retain the other dozen or so on his defense team, NONE OF THEM REGISTERED THE NAME with the state.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s legal defense fund has suffered its second setback in the week since the mayor announced its creation. … A St. Clair Shores man said he plunked down $20 with the state of Michigan to register the name the “Detroit Justice Fund,” which Kilpatrick had said he would use as the name of the account he would use to collect cash to defray the sizeable legal expenses he is anticipating as he defends himself from 8 felony counts.

I cannot believe it’s not BUTTER! Hello? If you are organizing as a non-profit (which they did) and you are publically SOLICITING money from the public, don’t you know you need to also register your name with the state?

Even funnier, the kind of “donations” Kwame Kilpatrick has been receiving from the public:

Kilpatrick's recent defense fund contributions....

Sherman said he has already received two contributions. The first consisted of a snarky note, a penny and $100,000 in monopoly money. Today, he said, “We got one more letter, enclosing a coupon good for Chuck E. Cheese and suggesting his mother take him there.”

See also: Kilpatrick’s Legal Defense Fund Suffers Second Blow – Free Press April 4th, 2008

Kwame Quote of the Day From Larry Elder’s Mailbag: Kwame Needs Kleenex

The mayor, resorting to the time-honored tradition of blaming everything and everybody but global warming and the Loch Ness monster, said, ‘In the past 30 days, I’ve been called a nigger more than any time in my entire life.’ He then talked about receiving death threats, and blamed the media for its unfair focus on his activities and for the scrutiny’s impact on his family. ‘ … I don’t believe that a Nielsen rating is worth the life of my children or your children.’  Please, pass the Kleenex.”  – Larry Elder, Townhall.com

Yup yup. Kudos Larry Elder! PS: we’re all looking for our mini violins right now to go along with the kleenex too….

Governor Granholm Still Dances Around Kwame Kilpatrick Scandal

political dancing

Governor Granholm has been seen as “waffly” about taking a stance on the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal. This just in: Kwame wants her job! The funniest article ever, posted a few days ago, “Embattled Mayor Will Run for Governor“.

“I’m young, I’m strong, and I’m sexy,” Mr. Kilpatrick said in a prepared statement following his arraignment on Monday. “I can’t seem to stop my brilliant career from bouncing off the guardrails—this is the most important of the many reasons I would be a great governor.” – Posted on: Smith Is My Real Name (kudos to Smith by the way)

Many would believe (and expect) such audacity by Mayor Kilpatrick, especially considering that Governor Granholm will not take action against him for his many wrongdoings, when she has the power to do so. Letters have been written to Governor Granholm by people from all over the state, calls have been made, not to mention the public voicing their opinions on the web everywhere.

General comments made by the public reveal the overwhelming feeling that Governor Granholm is not doing her job (see public remarks here also). It has been suggested (and perhaps accurately so) that staking her “ethical” highground NO WHERE on this issue indicative of her own political agendas, which could be undermined should she cast her vote in the wrong direction. Everyone knows the State of Michigan would be best served if higher governing officials (like Governor Granholm?) stepped in to stop the Kwameunism. But then, heaven forbid a politician sacrifice popularity (perceived or imagined).

Bill Ballenger, publisher of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, speculated that Granholm would not attempt to oust Kilpatrick because it would damage her politically in Detroit, where she’d be viewed as an interloper. – Mayor’s Foes Seeking Help From Granholm

Today, a letter from her offices was posted sharing her official response to the matter of the increasing public outrage that Kwame has inspired:

Dear Constituent, Thank you for sharing your concerns about the ongoing controversy surrounding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some comments the Governor has made on this important issue

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has conducted an investigation into this matter which has resulted in the filing of criminal charges against Mayor Kilpatrick. As the former Michigan Attorney General and a former federal prosecutor I believe it is critical that the legal process be allowed to work. Therefore, I will not interfere, by comment or action, in this criminal proceeding. Also, because the law establishes a potential role for me in this matter, I cannot and will not comment in any way that might compromise the criminal justice process.”

Again, thank you for contacting our office about this issue. Kelly Lloyd – Constituent Services Division – Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

Yet, her action of “NON-ACTION” in reality serves to challenge public confidence in her leadership. From the people’s perspective: “ignoring it is enabling it“. People don’t seem satisfied with the “neutral” response as indicated in the above letter from her offices, and are wondering if anyone “up there” is paying attention.

For reference, there is a new petition being circulated on the recall Kwame site: RecallKwame.org. Anyone even those outside of Detroit or Michigan can sign this petition. Additional contact to local and state leaders can be made via the below:

City Offices: City Of Detroit – Submit Your Complaint

Wayne County: Wayne County, Michigan – Contact

Governor Jennifer Granholm: Share YOUR Opinion

Hip Hop Mayor Sing-A-Long

There’s been alot of discussion going on surrounding the forthcoming trial of Kwame Kilpatrick. Kym Worthy was interviewed recently; she was to the point (see the first link in the player on right side of the linked page). We like Kym. And, there’s also alot of hubris; like the interview with Kilpatrick’s general counsel McPhail posted yesterday. The funniest part of the interview is after all the legalese of “why the prosecution is in the wrong”, the interviewer point blank asked McPhail, “ok, so you’re saying those aren’t his text messages?” Right.

Hip Hop Mayor Sing-A-Long

So in honor of April Fool’s day, a collaberative effort by some of our friends and contributors, a Hip Hop Mayor Sing-A-Long. This was done during a virtual lunch chat, the sound quality isn’t the best and it’s not fancy flash but hey, how much time can you spend on a fool, on April Fool’s day. You will need either: Powerpoint, or the viewer which you can download here for free and it takes about 1 minute. 

PS: You may need to turn your volume up a bit after the first slide; this was created virtually not in a recording studio eh?  The slides transition automatically, all you need to do is CLICK THE SPEAKER on the Powerpoint and it plays automatically. Feel free to join in with the sing-a-long. 🙂 Enjoy!

Powerpoint here: kk9.pps

(Note: anyone with graphic and audio skill is welcome to use the lyrics mashup and come up with their own fun version. Let us know if you do and we would love to post it. Youtube pro’s could do alot with the graphics…. 🙂 Please just remember to credit the contributors if you use this as a derivative work. Thank you! )