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JONES DAY THREATENS KEVYNORR.COM WITH LAWSUIT

On June 9th – the Metrotimes blogs about www.kevynorr.com – less than 24 hours later, Jones Day sent us this document, for trademark infringement.

You can read the response from www.kevynorr.com and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) [here] and their blog post [here]

Thank you to EFF for advice and counsel


If you’re offended by content on this site, join the club – How do you feel about the white power structure using a black man as emergency manager to disenfranchise, dispossess and exploit Detroiters?

It is offensive, and that’s the point.



Meet the Crew

Kevyn Orr

Detroit’s state appointed emergency manager
and a partner at Jones Day law firm
Super Power: Absorbs other peoples powers
Check what I’m listening to!

Bankruptcy, blight, and blunts! At first I didn’t want this job, but then Rick e-mailed me and told me  we were gonna get loud on Chapter 9.  Years of makin money for doin’ bankruptcy with Jones Day made me realize it would be like Chrysler all over again, when I made seven hundo an hour to help em declare bankruptcy.  I’ve been makin money off of bankruptcy for years, so even when bankruptcy court tried to keep me from hookin my Wall Street friends up with money from this lazy city, they couldn’t.  Friends who are judges RULE!  Mikey D tried to put a date to end to Jones Day’s Detroit reign, so I had my dawg Stevey remind Mikey what my crew’s about.   Stevey was a dude I knew would help me out since he endorsed my appointment with a fat paycheck and all the perks.  That’s the only way I live, cuz  I roll with Jones Day, and their lawyers  roll deep.  Twenty-five hundred deep.  With that many lawyers, its easy to convince anyone, even my mom, that the only way to help little girls get home safe from school is cutting city employee pensions.  I won’t be emergency manager forever, but their tax dollar will still get me paid.

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Kevyn Orr

Detroit’s state appointed emergency manager
and a partner at Jones Day law firm
Super Power: Absorbs other peoples powers
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Check what I’m listening to!

Bankruptcy, blight, and blunts! At first I didn’t want this job, but then Rick e-mailed me and told me  we were gonna get loud on Chapter 9.  Years of makin money for doin’ bankruptcy with Jones Day made me realize it would be like Chrysler all over again, when I made seven hundo an hour to help em declare bankruptcy.  I’ve been makin money off of bankruptcy for years, so even when bankruptcy court tried to keep me from hookin my Wall Street friends up with money from this lazy city, they couldn’t.  Friends who are judges RULE!  Mikey D tried to put a date to end to Jones Day’s Detroit reign, so I had my dawg Stevey remind Mikey what my crew’s about.   Stevey was a dude I knew would help me out since he endorsed my appointment with a fat paycheck and all the perks.  That’s the only way I live, cuz  I roll with Jones Day, and their lawyers  roll deep.  Twenty-five hundred deep.  With that many lawyers, its easy to convince anyone, even my mom, that the only way to help little girls get home safe from school is cutting city employee pensions.  I won’t be emergency manager forever, but their tax dollar will still get me paid.

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Rick Snyder

Governor of the State of Michigan
Superpower: The Dark Side of the Force
Check what I’m listening to!

Kevyn Orr and me go way back. Kev’s been my G since that snowball fight in the diag. Being governor is even cooler than being a CEO, cuz I can hook up my friends even better than ever, with secret donations to pay for party pads. Being a nerd has its drawbacks, and havin a gangster friend like Kev around makes all the difference. And Kev can throw a party! When my favorite aid Rich Baird got jobs for Kev and Jones Day, where Kev was already a partner, I was one proud nerd. Rich made my Emergency Financial manager plot go just as perfectly as I had dreamed up in my diary, so I thanked him by upgrading his nonprofit salary to a state one, with a new title and an extra 40K.

Rick Snyder

Governor of the State of Michigan
Superpower: The Dark Side of the Force
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Check what I’m listening to!

Kevyn Orr and me go way back. Kev’s been my G since that snowball fight in the diag. Being governor is even cooler than being a CEO, cuz I can hook up my friends even better than ever, with secret donations to pay for party pads. Being a nerd has its drawbacks, and havin a gangster friend like Kev around makes all the difference. And Kev can throw a party! When my favorite aid Rich Baird got jobs for Kev and Jones Day, where Kev was already a partner, I was one proud nerd. Rich made my Emergency Financial manager plot go just as perfectly as I had dreamed up in my diary, so I thanked him by upgrading his nonprofit salary to a state one, with a new title and an extra 40K.

Mike Duggan

Mayor of Detroit
Superpower: The ability to turn into a brick. Once. Permanently.
Check what I’m listening to!

After being elected, I knew I’d made it when Bill Clinton congratulated me and told me that “Ed McNamara is smiling down in heaven.” I would have never become the corporate man I am today without the lessons I learned waking Ed up from his daily work naps, he made me deputy county executive and then prosecutor. Wasn’t sure I’d ever become mayor when Kwame’s pops went AWOL in court and claimed he learned how to make shady deals from meeting with Ed and me. I was pretty worried it would make me lose if everyone remembered how tight Ed and I were and how he got King Kwame elected in the first place. Hey wait, does Kevyn know I’m saying this? I forgot to ask him for permission. Sigh, sometimes I miss the DMC, at least there I could reward myself for an honest day’s work taking a nonprofit from Detroit. Honestly, I was worried I would lose until I learned I was running against a cop. I’ve lived in Detroit long enough to know how people here feel about the police.

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Mike Duggan

Mayor of Detroit
Superpower: The ability to turn into a brick. Once. Permanently.
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Check what I’m listening to!

After being elected, I knew I’d made it when Bill Clinton congratulated me and told me that “Ed McNamara is smiling down in heaven.” I would have never become the corporate man I am today without the lessons I learned waking Ed up from his daily work naps, he made me deputy county executive and then prosecutor. Wasn’t sure I’d ever become mayor when Kwame’s pops went AWOL in court and claimed he learned how to make shady deals from meeting with Ed and me. I was pretty worried it would make me lose if everyone remembered how tight Ed and I were and how he got King Kwame elected in the first place. Hey wait, does Kevyn know I’m saying this? I forgot to ask him for permission. Sigh, sometimes I miss the DMC, at least there I could reward myself for an honest day’s work taking a nonprofit from Detroit. Honestly, I was worried I would lose until I learned I was running against a cop. I’ve lived in Detroit long enough to know how people here feel about the police.

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Dan Gilbert

Co-owner of Bedrock Financial
Superpower:  The ability to teleport others at will
Check what I’m listening to!

Yeeeee-haw! It’s a skyscraper sale! I’m-a-the hootin’ist, lootin’ist, shootin’ist billionaire wildcat in Detroit! Watch out, ya brokeass galoots! I’m-a-prospectin’ on blight and I’m-a-comin’ in a-yuppin’. Any one-a-you lily-livered, bow-legged hipsters care to evict some artists an’ senior citizens offa my real estate? YEEEHAAW!

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Dan Gilbert

Co-owner of Bedrock Financial
Superpower:  The ability to teleport others at will
Check what I’m listening to!

Yeeeee-haw! It’s a skyscraper sale! I’m-a-the hootin’ist, lootin’ist, shootin’ist billionaire wildcat in Detroit! Watch out, ya brokeass galoots! I’m-a-prospectin’ on blight and I’m-a-comin’ in a-yuppin’. Any one-a-you lily-livered, bow-legged hipsters care to evict some artists an’ senior citizens offa my real estate? YEEEHAAW!

A.L.E.C. and the Koch Brothers

6th and 7th wealthiest people in the world at 41.4 billion each.
Superpower: Shits Money
Check what I’m listening to!

With useful tools like Kevyn, Rick, Mike and Dan, we always get what we want.

CONFIDENTIAL: The ALEC Memos

ALEC has been circulating at least seventeen model bills for state legislatures relating specifically to issues of taxation, budgeting and fiscal policy, from the Competitive Contracting of Public Services Act to the Tax and Expenditure Limitation Act, while pressing for the emulation of state reforms which the organization had earlier seeded (or with which it sympathizes) from Florida, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Iowa, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Oregon, Montana and elsewhere. Recurring features of the ALEC agenda, grounded in a mortal fear of ‘bailouts’ and a philosophical critique of all forms government expenditure [Pushing austerity: state failure, municipal bankruptcy and the crises of fiscal federalism in the USA, by Jamie Peck]
The Koch brother’s non profit, The Koch Foundation, gave ALEC $525,858 from 2005-2011 (By comparison the total amount the Koch foundation gave to organizations as a whole from 1997-2011 was $858,858).
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A.L.E.C. and the Koch Brothers

6th and 7th wealthiest people in the world at 41.4 billion each.
Superpower: Shits Money
Check what I’m listening to!

With useful tools like Kevyn, Rick, Mike and Dan, we always get what we want.

CONFIDENTIAL: The ALEC Memos

ALEC has been circulating at least seventeen model bills for state legislatures relating specifically to issues of taxation, budgeting and fiscal policy, from the Competitive Contracting of Public Services Act to the Tax and Expenditure Limitation Act, while pressing for the emulation of state reforms which the organization had earlier seeded (or with which it sympathizes) from Florida, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Iowa, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Oregon, Montana and elsewhere. Recurring features of the ALEC agenda, grounded in a mortal fear of ‘bailouts’ and a philosophical critique of all forms government expenditure [Pushing austerity: state failure, municipal bankruptcy and the crises of fiscal federalism in the USA, by Jamie Peck]
The Koch brother’s non profit, The Koch Foundation, gave ALEC $525,858 from 2005-2011 (By comparison the total amount the Koch foundation gave to organizations as a whole from 1997-2011 was $858,858).

The hope is that Mr. Orr, who worked as a lead attorney on Chrysler’s managed bankruptcy, will be able to prevent Detroit from entering Chapter 9. Yet in one of his first acts, he signed off on the hiring of his own former law firm, Jones Day, to help restructure Detroit’s long-term debt — despite the fact that Jones Day already represents some of the very banks holding said debt, including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. Indeed, the least surprising development to anyone following Detroit’s woes has been Wall Street’s continued ability to squeeze money out of a city that can’t afford to keep its streetlights on or police its neighborhoods…Mark Binelli, New York Times (source)

Our Plan for Detroit

- A Tale of Two Cities -

The Bankruptcy

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Democracy’s End

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Control Belle Isle

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Privatize!

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DON’T FORGET: Thanks to Rick Snyder, over 50% of Michigan’s Black population has been robbed of their right to democratically elected governments!



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