A Tiara? Detroit Mayor Continues To Lose Credibility

After Monica Conyers ridiculous attack on council members Jo Ann Watson, Sheila Cockrel and of course, her famous “name calling” to President Ken Cockrel that he was “Shrek”…. today she (again) appears on national news criticizing the other members of city council (again). The City Council opted to obtain Kwame’s new “expense and budget” plan for spending taxpayer funds in writing (VIDEO). Yet Monica Conyers touts to the news that this was a “bad” thing to do. However, analysts say it was in fact the most prudent thing the City Council could do under the circumstances. Perhaps Monica overlooked what the other 80,000 folks witnessed during this government address, which is that Kwame has no credibility in the first place (by his own actions indeed), and in the second place appearing with a supporter (an advocate of Kilpatrick’s who happens to also be on city council currently)—whom was dressed in a princess gown with a TIARA.  Yes, on live broadcast news for the world to witness. Perhaps Monica has also forgotten that she herself was the FIRST ONE demanding the Mayor’s resignations. People are curious as to what caused Monica Conyers’ sudden, dramatic turnaround….  

Tiara?

The City Council simply preferred to see factually, with substantiation on paper, Kilpatrick’s spending plan agenda so as to review it. And frankly, is it appropriate for someone in a professional public role to arrive with a tiara on one’s head? Is city business relegated now to a “costume” party? Let’s be honest, if any regular citizen were to walk into 5th Third Bank vying for a loan to spend the BANKS MONEY, with a tiara on their head, they probably WOULD NOT be taken seriously. Likewise, why should anyone take Kwame or his supporters seriously given the facts and history at hand? Public comment reveals that people feel the council is acting wisely to see things in writing as opposed to just hearing it and assuming it is true. After all, over 40,000 text messages show what was really going on behind the scenes. It is clear nothing can be taken for granted anymore when it comes to the Mayor, not even basic ethics.  

But apparently, the Mayor is still wondering why no one is interested in anything he has to say anymore and more people are calling for his resignation (VIDEO). Hmmm….after 8 felony indictments, millions of losses for the city due to his own PERSONAL spending, nepotistic practices, philandering, and mismanagement, ya think? It is also rather unfair for the Mayor to expect to be treated differently than HE HIMSELF WOULD TREAT someone who behaved as disreputably. More double standard? Everyone has seen first hand how the Mayor has mis-handled his role as a leader and violated public trust on every level.

Time Magazine said 2 years ago Kwame needs to grow up. He is still not listening. Related videos on local news here. What Lou Dobbs has to share also here and via search on CNN page.

 

(VIDEOS) Tragedy of America: Detroit Government Suffers From Monica Conyers Abuse

UPDATE: New video regarding Monica’s “justification” for calling Ken Cockrel “Shrek”, now she claims she is a “feminist”. Linked below with image submission by J-Z Detroit (mashup).  Is this what she means?

For history about the disgraceful (but typical) behavior that Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers recently displayed on full worldwide public view, see the original post: Monica Conyers Cat Fights (More Videos). Subsequently, over 2,000 public comments demanding her resignation and / or REMOVAL from city office have been voiced just on this one incident alone. Is anyone listening?  On this point, we would like to share a well articulated address on how the kind of thug behavior and low level of consciousness such as demonstrated by Ms. Conyers, remains the underlying CAUSE of the widespread degradation and breakdown of core values necessary for any successful governing body. While the address was geared overall relevant to the entire country, it absolutely applies here. The City of Detroit remains a LIVING example of the broad range damage incurred on every level, from lack of ethical, educated, leadership. From AEI Public Policy Research:

“…The current system is DESTROYING people…an an utter disaster with enormous profound HUMAN conequences…and the need for new thinking, new ideas and NEW solutions. …How many 8th graders will take up drugs before math and science? How many 13yrs olds will become madames (prostitutes)…? How many need to be killed and sent to prison? We have squandered education…. and dismantled the essential support systems to make gains possible. We have in effect created an unthinking, unilateral education disarmament. Is anyone HONESTLY willing to defend the current system is working?…The tragic truth is the current system is NOT working because of two topics we don’t like to talk about: BAD culture, and BAD government….These intersect to REINFORCE each other to create human and financial cost…we have a failure of government and failure of culture… leading to the rise of BIG bureaucracy combined with a rise of “counter culture” which despised middle class values that taught patterns and habits of destruction. The patterns of bad bureacracy and bad culture have led to disaster…A tragedy of American compassion. — SEE THIS VIDEO WEBCAST: Capitol Reach (What works and what DOESN’T).  

Unfortunately, those MOST needing to listen to this message would never consider setting aside their enormous ego’s to do so. Indeed, when citizens called City of Detroit yesterday voicing outrage the city clerk responded with “… Yeah well it was all the NEWS fault.” Should we be surprised at the utter ignorance demonstrated? Sadly for Detroit,  the sheer lack of concern or integrity by those running the city is NO surprise.

Monica Conyers had the audacity to get on the news and DEFEND her bogus tirade and abuse of the entire council, and, the abuse of the residents who were attending the hearings. She states, “It was EVERYONE’S ELSE’S fault… I’M NOT the “bad guy”… THEY are!“….. Despite unanimous pleas for her to cease her volatile behaviors, SHE CONTINUED. She, like the City Clerk, blamed EVERYONE ELSE — instead of being accountable – and she certainly SHOULD be accountable and also STEP DOWN. She has been likened to a petulant kindergartener that did not get her own tyrannical way. Yet, in response to Ms. Conyers abuse of the other council members, Detroit City Council members President Ken Cockrel along with Sheila Cockrel and the others, all maintained poise, grace, and elegance despite the extremely embarrassing situation. President Cockrel was interviewed briefly after the incident and stated the obvious which was “that type of behavior is just inappropriate“. VIDEO HERE (And Linked Below): 

Council Members Dismayed At Monica Conyers Gross Misconduct

Another interesting point is that Monica Conyers, as shown HERE… and also addressed HERE, clearly supports Kwame Kilpatrick and has continued to CRITICIZE any investigations of him. Then on the news she will pretend she acts “unbiased” on behalf of the victimized people of Detroit, which she clearly does not. After all, it is Kilpatrick who endorses further degredation of the people with advocacy of GAMBLING in the city, which is part of his stimulus fund. RIGHT ON MONICA CONYERS OWN WEB PAGE SHE HAS THE GALL TO ENDORSE A CASINO on the City Council’s OWN website! What?????? See comments on this image screencaptured below: 

Conyers CASINO??? Is this supposed to be GOOD for people?

SOME WORDS OF WISDOM from “ExecuPundit” that perhaps the ENTIRE city government in Detroit should consider: ABOUT THE WORKPLACE PLAYGROUND .

“An amazing number of workplace problems stem from adults failing to act like, well, adults….. I’ve seen workplaces that have high schoolish cliques and others where grade schoolish crudity is flaunted. People who would not tolerate unprofessional behavior for a second in technical matters can have a surprising willingness to stand by as their employees are subjected to playground pranks or bullying….. Back-biting, malicious gossip, flat-out harassment, cruel teasing, withholding information, shunning, and mean nicknames are just some of the childish conduct that rips apart teams, creates stress, and skews the moral compasses of the perpetrators. The conduct is meant to exclude and it is lethal. “- ExecuPundit

AND A BOOK RECOMMENDATION: PROFESSIONALISM IS FOR EVERYONE! “… Covers much more than ethics and appearance; also addresses accountability, being responsible, having a positive work ethic, civility, manners, pressing for excellence, respect, developing skills and expertise, and other attributes of professionalism.”

By the way, was this the REJECTION letter Monica received from her last attempt at availing a job? People wonder….. since we all know she only was appointed to this one by dropping her husband’s political name around town and bullying everyone to obtain the city council position. See also FREEP articles: Conyers Denial which includes on the right sidebar of this article the “Conyers History of Criminal Charges”. 

SKANK HO letter?

Youth Speak Out About Kwame Kilpatrick With Video

A courageous young man has sent a letter to the news articulating his deep disappointment about Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. As a resident and young student he has witnessed and experienced first hand the continuing decay of the City of Detroit due to Kwame’s poor example and leadership. Particularly dismaying was the use of the slang “n” word which was found offensive by the youth of Detroit. See the video interview here: Kwame Shows Us What NOT To Be

His Letter: No Defense for Kwame

Kwame Shows Us What NOT To Be