Blueberries and Phil Shaltz
Twitter harbors some interesting people. Far more interesting people than most social networks such as Myspace and Facebook, perhaps in part because it’s not as popular as the aforementioned social networks. Individuals such as C1TYofFL1NT and TheLastBand1t are quite attentive to some fascinating goings-on in Flint. They’re more attentive to local politics than any other folks I’ve met.
Specifically, these two gentlemen are keen on blueberries. What does anything important have to do with blueberries? The answer probably won’t surprise you, because your gut instinct is quite correct when you assume nothing at all. That’s right, Phil Shaltz bought a billboard and had it say “I’m concerned about the blueberries.”
What about blueberries? It’s distraction. Pure and simple, Phil bought a billboard to give the media something to report on. I’m sure the billboard was a good deal cheaper than how much it costs to “micro-manage” local media. And why not? Phil pretty much owns the flint emergency manager.
The corruption runs deep, too.
Phil administers something called
the “NERD fund”, a supposed non-profit whose donors are protected from
public scrutiny. Governor Snyder began the controversial “NERD
fund”, in which it’s no stretch to imagine Shaltz has ties to Snyder. It
has apparently raised some $1.5 million. Phil has effectively invested
in owning the Flint Emergency Manager as well as the Detroit Emergency
manager. It gets even better when you realize that the Flint Emergency
Manager appointed an infamous Detroit police officer as Flint’s Chief of
Police. Who was appointed? The very officer accused of obstructing the
investigation of Kwame Kilpatrick for the murder of Tamara Greene.
Blueberries, Phil? You can suck my blueberries, pal.
Mystery solved: Man behind strange ‘Blueberry Billboard’ in Flint comes forward, explains meaning - Phil Shaltz, NERD fund
Businessman Phil Shaltz brokered Michael Brown’s appointment as Flint city administrator - Phil Shaltz, Flint City Administrator, NERD fund, Flint Emergency Manager
Links roundup: Michael Brown appointed as Flint’s emergency manager - Phil Shaltz, Flint Emergency Manager, NERD fund
LeDuff uncovers Richard Baird, Michigan’s mystery man - Detroit Emergency Manager, NERD fund
New Flint police chief denies detective’s claims of Detroit cover-up - Kwame Kilpatrick, Flint Police, Corruption Coverup
Gov. Rick Snyder, Flint business leaders announce addition of 100 new jobs for women at St. Luke NEW Life Center - Rick Snyder, Phil Shaltz