Judge Orders Detroit Bankruptcy to Be Withdrawn, Claims It’s ‘Not Honoring the President’

Katie McHugh, Daily Caller, July 19, 2013

Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemary Aquillina ordered on Friday that Detroit’s bankruptcy be withdrawn, citing a concern that government employees’ pensions would be endangered by federal bankruptcy proceedings, The Detroit News reports.

“It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin on Friday, adding that she will ensure that President Barack Obama gets a copy of her order. “It’s also not honoring the president, who took [Detroit’s auto companies] out of bankruptcy.”

At the same time, Aquillina voiced her confidence that Obama would ensure that pension guarantees were protected and honored.

“I know he’s watching,” she said.


Detroit filed the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history on Thursday after declaring an emergency March 1. {snip}


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  • WmarkW

    “If I had a city, it would look like Detroit.” — POTUS

    • Spartacus

      “If I had a son, he’d smell like Detroit.” — POTUS

      • me

        I have such a giddy case of schadenfreude right now….

    • me

      Hell, let’s ‘honor’ the POTUS by naming Detroit “Obamaland”.

  • logwarrior

    Just like cancer spreading through its host.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Judge orders Detroit bankruptcy to be withdrawn, claims it’s ‘not honoring the president’

    Is this a new legal precedent??

    Some fun facts from the economic collapse blog:

    *The size of the police force in Detroit has been cut by about 40 percent over the past decade.

    * When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond.

    * Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

    * The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher than the national average.

    * The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.

    * Today, police solve less than 10 percent of the crimes that are committed in Detroit.

    * Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to “enter Detroit at your own risk”.

    * 47 percent of the population is illiterate.


    • bigone4u

      The pics of beautiful Detroit from 100 years ago will make you cry. I think I saw them on Business Insider or the Daily Mail. A tragic city because it imported blacks to build cars.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Yes, I’ve seen them. And, this is what it must have been like after the fall of Rome…

        What’s worse — and to really get a sense of the destruction of this once-beautiful city — is to see the ruins side by side, like this:

        The United Artists Theater in Detroit was the third U.A. Theatre designed by C. Howard Crane. It was built in 1928, after the Los Angeles and Chicago United Artist Theatres

        All three were designed in the Spanish-Gothic style…Crane was faced with an irregular-shaped lot, but made the best of it, giving the UA a round lobby, with a domed ceiling, gilded Art-Deco inspired Indian princesses on the walls, between wall-length mirrors. A marble staircase led up to the mezzanine and balcony levels.

        Reminds me of this part of Shelley’s Ozimandias:

        Round the decay
        Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
        The lone and level sands stretch far away

        *At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homesin the city.

        *About one-third of Detroit’s 140 square miles is either vacant or derelict.

        –Michael Synder, Economic Collapse Blog


        Ridicule is Man’s Most Potent Weapon
        –Saul Alinksy, Rule #8

      • Detroit on Shorpy:


      • Alexandra1973

        I’ve said this numerous times…my dad was born in Detroit in 1940. He said back then it was a nice place to live, you could leave your door unlocked and no one would bother anything, they used to show movies in the park, you could sleep in the park and know you’d wake up in the morning. He said Highland Park was a really classy neighborhood back in the day.

        He witnessed the 1967 riots. He could not leave his workplace for three days because it was too dangerous to venture out.

        • saxonsun

          A student’s mother sings the praises of old Detroit and laments the destruction of said city by blacks. An old story.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        You might enjoy this photograph from outside a Detroit housing development in 1942, back when it was still a part of America.

        • Spartacus

          Common sense. Or as jews would call it – White Supremacy .

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        Actually, where it began was during WW2 when blacks were moved in to work for defense production. Detroit had its first race riot in 1943 (if I recall it right). It was over an attack on a white woman. The same thing happened everywhere in the North and West where blacks were moved to work in war time production.

  • sbuffalonative

    Detroit is nothing less than the result of blacks being black.

  • din_do_nuffins

    My “mindset” doesn’t honor the President, so how fast will a judge withdraw my White privilege?

    • me

      ‘White privilege’ is a myth. We fought, sweated, and labored to get this country. It is ours by right. There was no “United States of America” until Western Europeans created it, FOR Western Europeans. If anyone tells you differently, they’re a garbage-spewing, anti-White, ignorant, evil, and fllthy-minded damned LIAR.

  • Erasmus

    “It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin… “It’s also not honoring the president, who took [Detroit’s auto companies] out of bankruptcy.”

    Anybody see a picture of that judge’s hair? Talk about really looking like having one’s head up one’s a**.

    • IstvanIN

      That sho am a “hair don’t”.

  • bigone4u

    I think the judge is angling for an appointment from Obama to a higher court. With her bad law, she’ll get it.

    • Rhialto

      Spot on! This judge should soon be on the Federal Supreme Court. She’s got what it takes.

  • Without a declared bankruptcy and debt restructuring, just what does this nincompoop judge expect the city to do?

    • bigone4u

      She’s saying that Detroit requires a bailout, which is not good law or even good thinking because of moral hazard. If Detroit is bailed out, no city has any incentive to do anything but spend money it does not have. All restraints on black irresponsibility was disappear in an orgy of wasted spending.

      • me

        “All restraints on black irresponsibility will disappear in an orgy of wasted spending.”
        Where have you been the past two hundred years or so?

    • willbest

      Well the city could pull down and recycle for scrap all the traffic lights that their residents have already pulled the copper out of seeing as how they don’t work anyway. They could accept payment of taxes in EBT cards. Provide free u-haul rentals for anybody on welfare to go someplace else and then charge other cities to restrict where those U-hauls can go.

  • Spartacus

    This picture says it all, better than I ever could :

    • Romulus

      Amazing visual!!

    • I had to look twice to make sure that Bon hadn’t posted it. I think the Japanese got the city bus system running in Hiroshima about two weeks after the atom bombing. They had to get the rubble out of the streets first, of course.

      • IstvanIN

        They had street cars running within days in fact. It is amazing to see news reels of the Japanese sweeping the sidewalks and peacefully buying fruits and vegetables at street side vendors shortly after being devastated.

        Right, race doesn’t exist.

    • me

      Are you going to believe the POTUS, or your own lying eyes? For shame! Hee hee hee…..

  • White Mom in WDC

    This is just the beginning. Other cities will follow this route. And then what will happen to the dispossessed from Detroit ( and Philly, St Louis, Atlanta, etc)? They sill be applying for the Section 8 – HUD aka Trayvon Next Door Program

    • “Trayvon Next Door Program”

      I needed a chuckle. Thank you.

  • Nathanwartooth

    1950: 90% White
    2013: 90% Black

    That’s all you need to know.

    • Romulus

      Indeed!! The north doesnt seem as pious as the were circa 1861 to 1865.
      Youd think all the whites there would applaud the brethren, move back,adopt one or too and hand over their money. Ahahahahahaha!!! DEGROIT lost 600,000 whiteys. No ones left to pay the bills. Not to worry though, the state will be coming after you to pay your fair share,with the wonderful shaman from Kenya, working his voodoo magic, man. Whitey is like the little pincushion fill that there going to bleed dry. Until we say enough!!!! Remember, chance favors a prepared mind.

  • dd121

    Did Rosemary go to law school? Pass the bar?

    • Evette Coutier

      Apparently she went to bar school and bypassed the law.

      • me

        LOL! Excellent assessment!

  • The 11th Commandment:

    Honor thy POTUS, if he is of color.

    • Spartacus

      Was that one written before or after Yakub genetically engineered us white devils ?

  • Nick Gherz

    I’m worried that Detroit is too black to fail.

  • IstvanIN

    If the people of Detroit wanted to honor their president they would clean up Detroit and act civilized.

  • biscuits&gravy

    “I know he’s watching”?

    What the hell!

    This woman thinks Obama is God.

    • She not only thinks Oogabooga is God, she doesn’t understand that it was the House of Representatives that voted the money to LOAN the auto industry to tide them over. If this Aquillina floon expects a GOP-controlled House to bail out a dysfunctional, deadbeat city that votes Democrat, she’s delusional.

    • Spartacus

      Yes, he’s watching…

      • me

        I hope so. The Bantu fatigue is palpable on every website, even the ‘mainstream’ news sources…

    • Alexandra1973

      She’s not the only one.

      A bumper sticker I saw that I liked: “I already have a Saviour, now I just want a president.”

  • You people up in Michigan can afford it, can’t you?

  • Ed_NY

    The White taxpayer will once again bailout the black, lazy tax consumers!

  • me

    If only it were that cheap…..

  • The last unemployable groid the nation adopted costs us $400,000 a year, plus $100,000 in travel expenses and a free house.

  • Perhaps this greaserita thinks the First Shoe-Shine Boy will just give the Detoilet city council an EBT card they can use to pay for things.

    Whether he can or can’t, this sort of sychophantic judicial libtardery isn’t going to attract Detroit any new creditors in a big hurry.

  • Greg Thomas

    Is this another “wisa latina?”

    • Let’s see.

      Political appointee: check.
      Dumb-O-crat state: check.
      Hispanic surname (“Aquillina”): check.

      In short, I’d say yes, she’s a Greaserita.