Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Broken dreams, or so it seems.

Back on July 16, 2003 a lie was told. The 'false' plans began when Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and 'friends' announced a major renovation project in the City of Detroit. They called it
The Book-Cadillac Hotel Renovation Project.

Again on September 1, 2003 similar news was reported.
Renovation of Book-Cadillac Hotel to Burnish Detroit's Image.

All this wonderful news and good things happening for Detroit. The Book Cadillac was to be open in time for the 2006 Super Bowl; showing visitors from around the world that Detroit is indeed rebuilding. But as they say, and all too often in Detroit, some things are just to good to be true.

On December 28, 2005 "Wayne Briefs", DETROIT NEWS reported:
Loan OK'd for Book Cadillac project:

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority approved a loan to help finance the $175 million renovation of the Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. Terms of the loan weren't disclosed. Plans call for the vacant hotel on Washington Boulevard to be turned into a 455-room Westin Hotel. The loan will be repaid with proceeds from the condominium sales.

Now let's skip ahead to January 22, 2006 where suddenly there are No takers found for restoration of Book-Cadillac Hotel.

The lies and corruption continue in our 'un'fair city and it seems as if even an army couldn't stand up to defeat it.

This one is for you Kwame, and all of the rest of you who should care more about Detroit and it's regrowth for us and our future generations.

"i'm just a student of this life, just like my father
i am a stranger to this heart, just like my mother
oh, and brother you should know
that this heart's still filled with sadness and regret
but i'm learning as i go
to forgive the things that i just can't forget
sometimes this heart is made of glass
and i often find myself
living only in the past
thinking mostly of myself
but i'll believe you when you say
that these are things that time can heal
and this beating in my heart
says this love we have is real
all of these wishes, i once lost, are now returning
all of the demons, i have fought, are slowly turning
oh, and brother you should know
there is no one in this world who feels no pain
and i'm learning as i go
to accept the things that i've no power to change
all of these streets are heading out
and this song's no longer blue
and although nothing's figured out
looks like we've both made it through
if there were one thing i could ask
i would ask you where you've been
'cause i still wonder where you were
when this whole big ship sank in."

lyrics from "EAST OF EDEN"
© Mason Jennings


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