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NYC government to churches: Hey, you need to stop sheltering homeless people!

When Ronnie said “Government is not the solution…government is the problem”, he was right on the money.  From the Big Apple:

City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.

With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.

Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify.

He said hundreds of people now won’t have a place to sleep. …

Well, thank God goodness we won’t have those churches providing shelter for the homeless!  I mean, when a group of Christians wants to look out for their fellow man in freezing cold temperatures, that kind of compassion cannot go uncontested!

Exit question: Since NYC is run by liberals, can we safely assume that (a) liberals are hostile to God; (b) liberals don’t really care about the homeless; and (c) liberals are incapable of common sense?

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November 24, 2008 Posted by | homeless, New York, shameful | 6 Comments

Government school to simulate homelessness…with creature comforts, of course

A government school in Buffalo decided to help “educate” (and I use that term loosely) its kids on just what it’s like to be homeless.  Full story here.

In a nutshell:

It’s 18 degrees outside.  The schoolkids shiver just long enough to feel good about themselves, before retreating into the warmer school gym with air mattresses and portable DVD players and feasting on Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut pizza, coffee and hot chocolate.

If the homeless don’t get this easy access to food, shelter, and entertainment, then exactly what are the kids learning from this exercise?  The educrats must not have thought that far in advance.

December 7, 2007 Posted by | homeless, public education | 2 Comments

SF hypocrites to homeless: P#ss off!

Good enough for me, but not for thee…eh, San Fransicko? From San Franistan’s fishwrap:

San Francisco – the liberal, left-coast city conservatives love to mock – could be undergoing a transformation when it comes to homeless people. Although the city would still be a poor choice for a pep rally for the war in Iraq, indications are that residents have had it with aggressive panhandlers, street squatters and drug users.

“Maybe there has been an epiphany,” says David Latterman, president of Fall Line Analytics, a local market research firm. “People have realized they can hate George Bush but still not want people crapping in their doorway.”

What? You mean that for all these years, the right hasn’t been cold-hearted when it comes to the homeless? Or they have been cold-hearted and San Fransicko’s liberals now want a piece of the action (thus further destroying the myth about SF’s, and the left’s, alleged “compassion”)? Make up your minds, will ya?

Here’s an amusing line:

“Homelessness, and quality of life issues, are dividing the liberals and the progressives in this city,” says David Binder, a statistical analyst and founder of David Binder Research. “The liberals will say we’ve got to get tough on the homeless and the progressives are more old-line liberal.”

If “progressives” are reverting to “old-line liberals”, then they can’t actually be “progressive”, now can they? Words apparently mean jack squat to these people.

October 10, 2007 Posted by | homeless, hypocrisy, San Francisco | 4 Comments

Left-wing utopia cracking down on homeless

Nope, not the “intolerant, heartless, cruel” rightwingers, but none other than Berserk-ley, Californiastan. From Hot Air:

This is the “good” kind of homeless crackdown, done for altruistic purposes like forcing them to get help for their dependencies and/or mental illness. Not the “bad” kind of homeless crackdown routinely carried out by wingnuts who’d rather not confront the reality of poverty when they’re out and about during the day.
They just happen to look exactly the same in practice.

Berkeley’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass most of a sweeping plan to clear the streets of aggressive and disruptive behavior…

“This is a tolerant and caring community, but we do have our boundaries,’’ said Mayor Tom Bates, the legislation’s sponsor. “As a small city, we can never solve the drug and alcohol problems that play out on our streets, but this is one thing we can do.”…

The initiative cracks down on a wide range of behavior that some say make Berkeley’s streets inhospitable to residents and visitors alike. Among the activities that will be banned are smoking near buildings in commercial areas, lying on the sidewalk, public urination and defecation, drinking in public, possessing a shopping cart and shouting in public…

Homeless advocates have fought passionately to stop the initiative, which they say victimizes the city’s most vulnerable residents. The program’s cost, about $2 million a year, would be better spent on housing, they argue.

In the past, Jacksonville’s city council (predominantly Republican) passed ordinances to try and stop these same things (public urination and defacation and drunkenness, harrassing non-homeless people, etc.), and they were called everything but a child of God. Funny how lefties don’t like those same types of things happening in their cities, either. But for some reason, their reasons are considered more “altruistic”, right?

June 14, 2007 Posted by | homeless, hypocrisy | 2 Comments