For Realzies

I was in the kitchen tonight making some dinner-pancakes; in the background the Democratic Convention played. There was a lineup of "everyday people" talking about why they're voting for Barack. Roy Gross started it off:

My name is Roy Gross. I’m a proud member of Teamsters Local 299 in Detroit, Michigan. When I was a young man and wanted to start a family, I went to Detroit and landed a job as an automobile transporter. I delivered new cars from the assembly plans to dealerships around the country.
It was a great job, a Teamsters union job. You worked hard and it paid good wages, plus health care and pension. I worked there for 18 years. Working class families were doing well in Detroit until the Bush Administration took office, then everything changed [Emphasis added].
Really? That's when things started going downhill in Detroit?


schmatie said...

detroit just needs to up their Pizzone production. the city will be jammin again in no time...

Tommy said...

detroit started to eat it when Michael Jordan and Co. swept them in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals, and then the Pistons walked off the court early, pouting and without acknowledging the Bulls.