Judge Voids Detroit Bankruptcy, Says it “Dishonors Obama”

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Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is a reminder that the judicial activism of generations of judges creates a high level of unprofessionalism in succeeding generations of men and women on the bench until they no longer really understand what they can and can’t do.

But the other factor here is that Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is an elected official in a state where unions have a death grip on local elections. The law she’s following is the law of “You rub my back and I’ll rub yours.”

Finally the judge is a former aide to a Democratic state senator. So if there’s any doubt at all as to her ideological orientation, that should dispel it.

Ruling that the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.

“It’s absolutely needed,” said Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder “reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions.”

Judges rarely read constitutions. They make them up as they go along.

“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 (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

Aquilina said she would make sure President Obama got a copy of her order.

“I know he’s watching this,” she said, predicting the president ultimately will have to take action to make sure existing pension commitments are honored.

That’s a political speech that Judge Rosemary Aquilina is giving and she’s tipping her hand rather obviously that she wants Obama to rescue her from oblivion and give her a Federal judgeship and maybe something even bigger.

Meanwhile Detroit’s recovery will continue to be crippled as the same Democratic politicians who have destroyed it will go on destroying it.

  • Carlos SpicyWeener

    “I know he’s watching this”

    And I thought the left was not religious!

    • Katie Smith

      I don’t know if she thinks Obama’s the Lord…or Santa Claus.

      • OfficialPro

        in their bizarro world, that’s a distinction without a difference.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        He thinks he’s God.

    • Profit

      Unless it involves Muzzis, the lefty’s “true” religion of peace.

    • herb benty

      Nice one!!

    • woodrow

      why would she announce her intentions? as if to say fuck everyone you all serve me.

  • pfbonney

    What an airhead. But she’s what unions want, obviously.

    • tatave

      Some logic here!

    • Susan Milbank

      You must live in suburban Detroit, too! You know what’s going on here! The same idiots that voted Kwame in twice voted for Obama….twice.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        The idiots rule. So much for Detroit. I would completely bulldoze the whole town by force and start over. Preferably with different demographics.

    • Susan Milbank

      I hope folks all over the country pay attention to Detroit’s next mayoral election, as Mike Duggan is running. He took over the huge debt problems of the DMC (Detroit Medical Center, which has some of the world’s top hospitals), and in five years, had them in the black, saving thousands of jobs and ensuring that the people in the inner city have somewhere to go for medical treatment. In the past, the credentials of a white opponent don’t matter to a lot of Detroit residents, and they will simple say “he’s not black” or “not black enough” if he’s a paler complected negro. I bet this time, they won’t care. People here are getting tired of the race bull, even the smart black folks.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Blacks and others see color more than whites. Its ALL they see. Stupid, moronic, morbid tribalism. Jim Crow in reverse. So much for “I have a dream”. More like “I have a scream.” Racial bull is all that matters.

        • Susan Milbank

          Your are so right, there is no doubt about that, and for some of those people, that will never change.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “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 (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

    She really said that?

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Who in Detroit works? And where? The money and businesses and all decent working people have wisely left.

  • Sharps Rifle

    That judge is a blithering POS! Detoilet deserves all that’s happened and WILL happen to it, since this seems to be the political culture there!

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      A blithering useless idiot. This country will look like Detroit if there isn’t a Revolution and soon. Better to die free on your feet than live on your knees in bondage.

      • herb benty

        Nicely said delm31

  • Inane Rambler

    What she’s done has actually hurt Detroit, not helped it. So there’s that.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Why would she want to help it? That’s what people like that want. Destroy a once great nation.

  • Profit

    This judge is so delusional, that she’ll never realize that it’s the same Obama Democratic socialist policies that have run the city to the ground. Oh well, enjoy your liberal utopia.

    • pfbonney

      I was hoping, back in the day, that the collapse of the Soviet sphere would teach the left that leftist economics doesn’t work.

      But no matter how many economies fail, how many states (such as California) or cities (such as New Orleans) fail, they will still cling to their failed economic theories (e.g., Keynesianism, socialism) and continue to promote them.

      One thing you can say for the left is, they definitely don’t know the meaning of the word “failure”.

      • Profit

        Liberals will never admit to their failed policies. For them, the solution is always bigger government, more programs, and more freebies.

        81% increase of welfare/food stamps recipients since Barry took office (from 26m to 47m).

        • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

          They can’t and won’t, They suffer the delusion they are mentally and morally superior to all others despite a pile of evidence to the contrary that would stretch to Mars and back.

        • arcsinice

          It’s all Eisenhower’s fault…………………..

        • pfbonney

          “Liberals will never admit to their failed policies. For them, the solution is always bigger government, more programs, and more freebies….and by force.”

          Yeah. Liberals are kind of like ants. No matter how many times you place your boot in front of one of them, they never seem to give up trying to continue on. It’s an instinct. For ants, it’s survival. For liberals, it’s to gain ever more control. And, unlike ants, its for not having to do any real work, just like back in the plantation days.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        True. You have people getting awards simply for showing up or having a pulse. Welcome to our Third World future. We may have to move to somewhere else in the world for opportunity. The U.S.is doomed from its own Third World demographics.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Delusional is an understatement. Mentally incompetent and ethically dysfunctional is more like it.

  • tatave

    Dishonor Obama!How can you dihonor someone that no honor?The guy a no honor,no shame,he is a pathological liar.

    • OfficialPro

      A Klingon would spit on Obama and call him a ptagh!

  • herb benty

    Obama hates America, Jews, Christians, hard work( look at his wimpy wrists) Freedom, Patriots and the Left Love HIM?? I can’t believe a judge can overrule the people and side with elite bloated unions, is that Constitutional? Obama bailout the auto industry NOT Detroit. Detroit is a mini-America

    • Seek

      It’s not about “siding with the unions.” It’s a public relations gambit to save Detroit’s face. And the face is black. The black power elite and street thugs that have run neighborhoods into the ground. As long as blacks are 80 percent or more of that city, little will change. But at least under Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the City of Detroit will get some measure of protection from creditors.

      • herb benty

        Well done Seek!

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Let the city be buried. It has no future. Sadly the nation will probably follow.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      America will be mini compared to its former glory, thanks to this new emerging Third World nation.

  • herb benty

    Dishonor Obama? She should be removed from her post for radical partisanship. This paying back to her base is plain corruption in all it’s glory. So, I guess she wants Detroit to get on the China-quick-loan plan the same as the country. The left is selling America to China so China can be #1. Isn’t that slow treason?

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Dishonor the Third World Dictator. He’s no President.

      • herb benty

        Obama definetly does NOT have America’s best interests in mind.

  • Hoof Hearted

    If the Detroit City Council really wants the bankruptcy solution and avoid these petty political road blocks, all they have to do is change the city name from Detroit to Benghazi.

    • Donna W

      Demghazi

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      That would insult Benghazi.

  • Jim Henry

    She is a definite stooge of the left, and unions of course. Let Detroit fall on its face. It will be better from the experience.

    • OfficialPro

      Not to mention a clear “affirmative action” hire. Latino she may be, but she’s no “wise Latina”.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Is there any such thing as a wise latina? I doubt it.

        • OfficialPro

          only if they vote republican!

  • OutWest01503

    So if you have no money to pay your bills, and you can’t declare bankruptcy, what happens?

    • OfficialPro

      This poor idiot judge never learned economics. It means you’re even more screwed than if you declared bankruptcy.

      Mad Magazine had an article years ago, explaining modern political/economic realities in ways children could comprehend. Bankruptcy was described as “You telling all the kids you owe money to that you’re not paying them back, but they can’t hit you right then because your father is with you.”

      So basically means, Detroit has to pay its debts. The whole POINT of bankruptcy is to GET OUT OF paying debts!

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Judges and lawyers anymore are idiots.

    • tagalog

      The court says you have to pay the pension benefits that you don’t have the money to pay and that you can’t get legal forgiveness of your debt. The result: 1. The judge proves herself to be a blithering idiot; 2. the pension benefits don’t get paid anyway, the city’s creditors sue for no award, and 3. the city continues to deteriorate with no chance of getting a fresh start and rebuilding. There are probably several other similarly unpalatable consequences that I haven’t thought of, but those are the big ones.

      • OutWest01503

        The criteria for your #1 have already been met. One would be quite satisfied making the case that she’s putting the cart before the horse. Just because something might happen doesn’t mean it will. If there is a Michigan constitutional issue then it can only be decided if the final terms of the bankruptcy are in violation. But if her ridiculous assumption doesn’t convince you, her comments about honoring the President certainly put it over the top.

        As they say – “You can’t squeeze blood out of turnip”. In this case, Detroit is looking like one big midwestern turnip.

        • tagalog

          Bankruptcy being exclusively the province of federal law, there will be no Michigan constitutional issue regarding Detroit’s capacity to file for bankruptcy.

    • herb benty

      You go farther in debt and the squalor keeps getting thicker- lefties love it.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Raze the city. There is nothing to save. Just like the nation.

        • OfficialPro

          will the last person to leave Dee troit please turn off the lights? Oh wait, they’re already doing that, because they cannot pay the street light electrical bill!

  • T100C1970

    Dear Miss Judge:

    Detroit has no money with which to pay its bills. If Detroit”s creditors were mostly “rich corporations” you would say “screw them”, but most of Detroit’s creditors are its Union retirees and YOU can’t say screw them.. Detroit can’t (yet) “print money”. I presume your suck-up speech was made in the hope that “Obama’s stash” (as Identified by the free housing ladies recorded by WJR). will be used (indefinitely) to cover the shortfall.

    As someone else said: “If Obama had a City, he would look like Detroit”.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      The whole nation may end up like Detroit eventually. Third World.

  • Sapere Vedere

    Progressives cause the problems and then progressives come riding in pretending to solve the problems they created. Below is a sensational piece done last year by Breitbart in which they traveled to the inner cities in Detroit & Chicago and the black Americans there are fed up with progressives/liberals/democrats. All of the leadership in the worst communities/economies are always run by democrats and these folks are FINALLY realizing it after generations of neglect. Watch the video, it speaks volumes. They are literally crying out for someone to rescue them from the liberals.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/26/Exodus-Inter-City-Blacks-Fleeing-Obama-Democrats

    Also, if you have not seen the fantastic film “Runaway Slave” produced by C.L.Bryant I could not recommend it more. Every single parent of every race should view this movie with their children so they can know the true travesty of what progressives/Marxists have done to the black communities the past fifty years.

    http://www.runawayslavemovie.com/

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Progressives despise liberty and success. Power is all they care about, even if they have to destroy the nation.

  • tagalog

    Detroit going into bankruptcy dishonors President Obama? Now THERE’S a legal principle to drive the Court’s decision! A thrill of new respect for Girly Law is running up my leg even as I type this statement!

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Time for Revolution against girly law.

  • Drakken

    I say let the city of Detroit run it completely into the ground, let people see what happens when you let democratic liberals in the full glory in control of a major city, and it is not the only one, there are many others that are on the same path as Detroit and getting worse by the day.

    • Seek

      The issue is race, not party. “Democrats” (i.e., white Democrats) have run Seattle, Portland and San Francisco for decades, and they rank among the world’s most exciting and livable cities. The issue is blacks and the crime, filth, illiteracy, drug abuse and violence they bring to any city.

      • OfficialPro

        The Whites aren’t aggrieved in the same manner as the Blacks. But don’t kid yourself, Seattle has its problems. There is a black population there, of course, there’s criminals, there’s gangs, and the idiots haven’t had as long as Detroit has had to wallow in idiotic Leftist policies.

        Sooner or Later, however Seattle will fall prey to Detroit mentality, and it will drive out Microsoft the way Detroit drove out the auto factories.

  • American_by_Choice

    Like this Judge, Obama dishonor’s himself.

    All Detroit did was admit that what Obama does, doesn’t work.

    This is the sort of subjective pablum that destroys the viability essential to a sound culture. Because for the law to serve justice, it must be objective and absent the means to serve justice, government doesn’t work.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      This emerging Third World nation doesn’t care.

  • CowboyUp

    It sounds like she set her ruling up to be overturned somewhere up the line. It also sounds like she’s trying to set the stage for a federal bailout of Detroit. We wouldn’t want to risk the democrat party losing political control of them just because they ran them into the ground.
    Bailing out and perpetuating failed democrat cities and states sounds like a great way to speed up the bankruptcy of the country. I see it coming though.

  • Rich Holland

    LOL Ohomo can’t even spell the word Honor LOL please.

  • Ronald Hinton

    Thorazine Drip stat!!

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      The nation’s future? Demographically?

  • michaelharris

    Sadly as a lawyer, I see a fascinating legal conflict between state law and federal law. Normally the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution would prevail. But it is not that clear because Detroit can reorganize under the bankruptcy laws and the pensions can be protected. How? Not for me to decide. Maybe cuts to the pay of the liberal judges. But this judge’s political comments were wholly unnecessary and take away from the difficult legal issue. Sad.

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    This nation has no future will Third World leaders, and emerging Third World population, and a future Third World economy, politics, and culture. So much for America the beautiful.

  • John Edward Coleman

    Dishonor Him ??? The best part of this Asshole ran down his old man’s ?? leg !
    somewhere in a back alley

  • arcsinice

    Rosemarie Aquilina is a proud Latina. Es Latina, Rosemarie Aquilina. A proud Latina activist “judge”. Viva la Raza, viva la black-haired, brown-eyed diaspora………

  • Sportster2005

    Leave honor out of the court. Obama has no honor and deserves no honor or respect; a two bit charlatan. It’s about the law dim wit.

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  • SuckItTeabilly

    Unions have a death grip on the state? That’s the most idiotic statement I’ve heard in a while. This is also the crappiest bit of so-called “journalistic reporting” I’ve read in a while.

  • Cotten_Fields

    Let us all take a moment to honor Barry. I know I have been lax in praising his “Highness.”