Detroit city council ‘bankrupt’ Twitter feed sparks hilarity, Iowahawk tweet of the day

Check out the oh-so-awesome transparency:

Um. That’s it.

The account isn’t verified, but the mockery sure is! Twitter users gasp for breath at the “bankrupt” Twitter feed.

Hey, what’s up, y’all?

Heh. The bankrupt city is super busy. No, no … not with fixing its own problems. The city council  is pushing a top priority: A resolution against George Zimmerman. No, really. 

Iowahawk then entered the mockery arena. And, as always, won the day with this snark-tastic tweet:


Sorry, no. You almost always win! It was close, though:


And this Twitter user offers up a painful exit question:

It’s funny, and sad, because it’s true. Forward!


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  • I M Free

    so they can tweet that Detroit is officially bankrupt. IDIOT!

  • ceemack

    The city council is talking about bulldozing their Twitter account and giving it back to nature.

  • TJ

    Unpaid summer intern got the password. The term is over in September as if they are there for 4 months they have to join the union and pay dues even if it is an unpaid position.

    • Saint_Zero

      Sounds about right.

    • TomJB

      Nah, I would guess the City of Detroit official Twitterer is a full-time position with full benefits and now that they have done their job with the one tweet, they are guaranteed a nice pension and healthcare for life.

      • autdrew4real

        That’s more likely lol

  • Republicanvet

    Detroit. Likely had an entire unionized staff to handle that twitter account.

  • VerminMcCann

    Well, duh. Do you have any idea what a union tweeter costs?

  • Steve_J

    Does the official Detroit horseshoer have a Twitter of Facebook account?

  • TocksNedlog

    Site Under Destruction

  • V the K

    The Detroit News wants people to “Say Nice Things About Detroit.” ( Maybe we should give them some help. (#SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit)

    • mickeyco

      Get back to us if anyone thinks of something to say.

    • Shawn Smith

      Fewer people get killed there per year than at Auschwitz. #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit

    • Shawn Smith

      Detroit was an economic & cultural powerhouse. #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit (Then the leftists took over.)

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit Ask EMINEM About the living in the Trailer Parks up there! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Shawn Smith

      Detroit is a better place to spend eternity than Hell. #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit (Probably.)

    • TomJB

      Michael Moore does not live here.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        THANK GOD!! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Lisa Dean

      They got what they voted for. #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit

    • Dapandico

      Why travel to Liberia, when you can go to Detroit.

  • Shawn Smith

    It’s hard to manage a Twitter account when half of your city is functionally illiterate.

  • Slapweasel

    Another “no-show” union job. $45,000.00/yr + full medical and unfunded pension.

    • John W.

      And no doubt a family member or otherwise connected crony to one of the City Council members. There would have been more than one tweet by this time if the Official Tweeter had negotiated to be paid by the tweet.

  • jukin

    Clearly Twitter is racist.

    • TugboatPhil

      And it behaved stupidly.

  • TugboatPhil

    I think I just figured out where Jimmy Hoffa is. He’s under the Detroit Twitter Machine.

  • Right Wired

    The Detroit Red Wings has been run by capitalists, and they are thriving.
    Detroit itself has been run by liberals, and it’s dead.

    I’m not sure what more proof one needs that liberalism is a bane on all society.

  • gekkobear

    “It’s kind of a Twitter version of an abandoned building.”

    One-upping Iowahawk? Dangerous…

    Ok actually maybe not. I’ve never been clever enough to manage it. But I feel better if I pretend it’s because I’m scared of the backlash and just not that funny.

  • Red Fred

    Detroit twitter feed is a union position, and unless you are registered with that particular union you cannot tweet. And that’s the truth. Or something.

  • Frank Drebin

    They heard about the 140 character limit and they’re saving the other 80 or so in case something REALLY important comes up.


  • The Penguin

    I guess that “I got your back” from the administration expired after the re-election…

  • Herman LaClair

    can you hear the echo?

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    Certainly, most people now recognize that Hussein Obama is a liar, a fraud, and a fool.

  • Kaya Hund

    Detroit has a union-protected blacksmith to shoe horses that don’t exist, so I’m almost certain their is a union-protected Tweeter position with full benefits, regardless of whether the Tweeter tweets or not.

    • Dapandico

      The blacksmith works for the water and sewer department.

  • Insubordinate

    #SayNiceThingsAboutDetroit Detroit beat Chicago (to bankruptcy court)

  • Cam

    Natural selection applies to cultures in the sense that those cultures best able to compete and adapt are those that survive and thrive.

  • Defend The Constitution

    Clearly, Hussien Obama is a liar, a fraud, and a fool.

  • G21

    When we exercise our liberty and enjoy the fruits of success, we also become morally responsible for directly associated failures.