Monthly Archives: August 2013

Get Your Damned-Dirty-Hands Off My Excellence!


Local journalist and muckraker-extraordinaire, Nancy Nall Derringer, posted on Grosse Pointe Today a story of seven brave moms who have to face the gut-wrenching decision to either send their children to Grosse Pointe North High School or move. Typical to her liberal-blame-whitey-form she accuses these heartbroken moms of racism and elitism, but recently released empirical evidence would seem to validate their concerns.

Having matriculated at Brownell Middle School, I know the pain these students are facing. The last waning days of eighth grade were filled with excitement and trepidation tinged only by the pain of knowing that some of my classmates weren’t deemed worthy enough to take their seat alongside me at Grosse Pointe South. I don’t know whatever happened to those friends, but I think most of them became nail “technicians” and prostitutes.

Some would call my claims that South is academically and abjectly superior to North to be an exaggeration, and frankly I thought it was too, but recently the State of Michigan released a top-to-bottom ranking of individual schools that calls into serious doubt the standing of North. These results are troubling, to say the least, and it is high time for remedial action.

Unfortunately, we know why this action needs to be taken and there is no polite way to put it. Transfer students and those students of lesser-means out of Harper Woods are dragging our schools’ ranking straight into the gutter. This isn’t about race or elitism. This is about the future of our community. We need to cut off this gangrenous limb to ensure the exceptional nature of our community and stop the advance of mediocrity on our borders.

In addition to purging from the rolls those who seek to suckle at the teat of our excellence, we must institute a strict policy of placement testing our transfer students. We shouldn’t lower our standards one iota, for to do so would only be an acceptance of other schools’ failures. If a student reads at a second-grade level the student would be placed in second grade. If you don’t like our commitment to excellence than perhaps you would be more comfortable with people closer to your level.

I am GP For Life and I will not see my children’s future washed away in a tide of political correctness. The time for action is now.


New Dance in the Hood: Stop and Frisk



The brave men and women of the Detroit Police have announced a new dynamic in the way they will be policing their charges yesterday. Taking a page from the New York Police Department’s playbook, the DPD will now actively “stop” and “frisk” suspected ne’er-do-wells.  This bold new direction clearly marks a change in policy away from the reactive and to the proactive.

GP For Life would like to commend Chief Craig and his audacious decision to empower his officers to actively pursue a safer Detroit. However, I am not going to stop there, I am calling for the Grosse Pointe Police Chiefs to follow suit.

There was a time in Grosse Pointe when the police ran the streets and their authority was unquestionable. Over the years they have had their fangs filed down to nubs, thanks to liberal do-gooders and a general sense of political correctness.

I say “no more”! We need to follow Chief Craig’s fine example and empower our police force to return to the street in force. We need to send a clear message that we will not put up with our bubble being pierced by marauding hordes of barbarians. If we can’t hold them at the border, then we’ve lost the war. The enemy must not establish a beachhead. We will hold the line.

Seriously though, stop and frisk? I remember the police hassling my friends and I all the time and I can promise you they weren’t profiling the kids with polo shirts on. Today, you never hear about this. Today, the cops are afraid of getting sued. The Chiefs don’t want to rock the boat, but that’s precisely what we need. An aggressive presence to let the interlopers know we mean busy.

Go ahead and let the police know, we want them out on those streets protecting us!


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The Detroit Mayoral Debate: Halloween Comes Early This Year!

Matt Foley For Detroit Mayor

Matt Foley For Detroit Mayor

After watching the Detroit mayoral debate on Tuesday my heart is filled with joy knowing that each and every person can rise to astonishing heights despite severe personal handicaps. I didn’t count how many people were running, but I can tell you that each and every one of them has overcome some serious limitations to get where they are today. As for the debate itself, well, that is what you would expect from the fine City of Detroit. Highlights include, race-baiting, blatant lies, excessive pandering, and my personal favorite, socialist rhetoric. Nothing says “comeback” quite like regurgitating debunked political theories.

However, there was one ray of hope in this otherwise cloudy and dismal display, Sigmunt John Szczepkowski. Mr. Szczepkowski works as a motivational speaker for today’s youth, from as far as I can tell anyway. His state of the art campaign headquarters is located at the foot of Alter road, in a van down by the river, from where he coordinates his all out assault on the Manoogian Mansion. Normally, I don’t vote for or endorse any candidate whose last name ends in a vowel, but in this case I have to give my endorsement to Mr. Szczepkowski. Even if it is just for his striking resemblance to Matt Foley. Unfortunately, he’s about as erudite as a meth-addicted hobo.