Tennessee Walker, over at Delaware Politics, has a post up that tells me the little chick-a-dee could use some time off the farm. It starts as a rant about Eric Holder (Fine, I get that. It’s a Conservative blog) then launches into a full-out screed against cities.
Democrat run cities are cesspools of corrumption and cronyism with the prime model being the totally corrupt Obama Town Chicago.
Holder and King would love to see all municipalities turn into clones of the Democrat controlled City of Wilmington where all candidates have party labels. Of course Wilmington frequently has financial problems despite massive infusion of cash from the State and FEDS. It is no wonder then basic services as citizen protection suffer.
Last year the News Journal papers documented the per capita murder rate of the city run by Democrats for the last 37 years. The death rate was a disgrace, prompting a friend of mine to paraphrase the City of Wilmington motto:
Wilmington a place where you can see some body. Anywhere, in the street, in the alley, in the dumpster………
As a lifelong city resident I find Tennessee’s ignorance insulting and, as usual for this blogger, hopelessly uninformed. Look, I understand city living isn’t for everyone. Kinda like Dover, Seaford and Selbyville aren’t for everyone. But, hey, Chicago is one of my favorite cities – though I sense Tennessee has never been. In fact, given the stereotyping, I’d venture to say Tennessee hasn’t left their “little slice of heaven” much. Which, again, is fine. And, as a person who spends their summers in Sussex I can see the pros and cons of both lifestyles.
Wilmington, although a small city, has a lot to offer for those who like city living – the Grand, the duPont Theater, great individually owned restaurants, close to (evil) Philadelphia, New York, etc., and close to the airport for those of us who like to travel. Not that Tennessee has ever availed him/herself of the amenities of a city. And just like any city it has good and bad points – just like non-cities. And, perhaps, Tennessee wouldn’t be so self-righteous if we really drew dividing lines and Wilmington got to keep all the taxes raised within her limits, and those other “perfect” areas had to offer the services provided by the city.
And, btw Tennessee, I’ve never come across a body, but I get that fear is all you conservatives got. Me… I’m raising my kids in a diverse environment, that works for us without trashing anyone else’s choice. Street smarts is a valuable life skill, in my opinion. You don’t have to agree, but could you please refrain from writing about things you obviously don’t understand and haven’t lived. It’s insulting, and uninformed, and, yes… lazy.
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