Something else is going on in Detroit besides Kwame

MLK Marching band preformed at Olympics

Thursday, August 14, 2008 by GH33DA | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

A stone's throw away from Stardock headquarters is a city with some definite leadership problems. In Detroit, being my hometown, I'm seeing this drama unfold as close to first hand as possible without being involved myself. However, I'm also seeing other things unfold from this city that are being shadowed due to our Mayor's drama. Something I hope to shed some well deserved light on.


On August 10th, eighty members of Detroit’s Martin Luther King Jr. High School Marching Band, one of only five bands chosen to perform at the Olympics, left to perform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The eleven day trip schedules the band to perform in places like Langfang, Beijing, and the Great Wall of China. The link attached is the Detroit Free Press article. It's too bad this isn't getting half the press the other story is getting.

Best Wishes and good luck to MLK!

Reply #1 Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:00 AM
Isnt that always the way, the good news gets pushed behind the more "Exciting" bad news, god i hate that, what we need is a news station that only reports "Good" news
Reply #2 Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:34 AM
People have a taste for blood, hate, salacious innuendo and other negative "news" items.
Just about everyone likes it when the "bad" guy (du jour) gets it in the neck, and many (secretly) enjoy shedding a tear or expressing outrage when bad things happen to good people.
Face it, we are social creatures and "news" items enforce our norms...and unify us in our judgements of what is "good" and "bad".
As George Burns said in his G-d movies, there is no good without bad just as there is no one sided coin.

Reply #3 Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:59 AM
Good thing the band is away  . . who knows who the mayor is going to assault next.    

All kidding now aside, how cool for the band though!

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