Out of the mouths of children...

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    Some of you may recently have seen the video of Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers calling Mayor Ken Cockrel 'Shrek" during a City Council meeting. It was an episode that produced a real "Oh...my...God!" reaction locally.

    As an adjunct to this, a group of schoolchildren visited the Council chambers and had the opportunity to ask Monica Conyers questions. Some chose to ask about this incident.

    When an 8th grader gets it and an elected official doesn't, is it any wonder Detroit has the reputation it does?

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    totally owned by that girl in 8th grade
     
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    Presumably because she was unable to fall back on her usual style of debating.

    "Yo Raven, don't you be disrespectin me up'n here" probably wouldn't come across too well on camera when addressed to a child. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I don't know how Mrs. Conyers kept a straight face while calling someone 'Shrek'. I would have broken out in a fit of laughter. Admitting you're wrong takes class. The 8th grader gave Mrs. Conyers the opportunity to bring herself out of humiliation, but failed miserably.
     
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    Pathetic
     
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    pretty sad when a presumably adult woman is reduced to asking a bunch of middle school kids why it's okay for them to act that way and not her, and then have the middle school kids point out a) we're kids and b) it's not right even for kids.

    i thought mass. was bad.......
     
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    Ah, the complete incompetence of city governments.

    That councilwoman's example is legion across this country.
     
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    I'm not even going to comment as to what I think.
     
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    Bitch is dumber than a box of rocks.... an absolute disgrace

    Kudos to the 8th grader for holding her ground, and taking it to the bitch
     
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    How do we introduce her hubby to that same group of youngsters?
     

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