Secretive Texas Quajillionaire--Aided by Hyper-Intelligent Baby Horses?--Will Save Detroit by Converting it into a Hydroelectric Dam (UPDATED!)
Choice bits from the THREE PAGE press release--which is riddled with bizarre typos and autocorrects (one hopes) are an extended analogy between Detroit and a hydroelectric dam (with its "pin stop, turbaned, generators, transformers, and wires of the hydro-electric energy system, that convert the potential energy of the lake until it is fixed in a accessible form"), a botched Einstein quote that makes it sound like the noted physicist and dorm-room-decoration believed that "any intelligent foal can make things bigger, more complex and more violent," an apparent standing offer to purchase and take possession of *all* abandoned property within the city, and this very cryptic statement:
"Unplug the financial arteries"? That . . . that sorta sounds like a threat. I'm kinda worried that this "Dr. Van Horn" may be a super-villian in need of some remedial Language Arts classes (as is, tragically, so often the case).
UPDATE: Well, that was short lived: Wayne County cancels Texas doctor's Packard Plant bid, talks with other bidders | Detroit Free Press | freep.com