I absolutely love when smug liberals get fish-slapped by their own policies....especially smug, Seattle liberals....
Many residents in Seattle's affluent Magnolia neighborhood are fuming over plans to house homeless people near Discovery Park at soon-to-be-closed Fort Lawton.
At one community meeting, some residents wondered whether homeless housing at the fort would attract wife-beaters, sex offenders and crack addicts. They rolled their eyes when city officials asserted that such housing increases property values. They worried about the impact on schools and scoffed at the idea of homeless people shopping at the closest grocery — which sells pheasant-and-rosemary pâté for $9.99 and ground coffee for up to $18 a pound.
"We're the ones who live here, and we want to have a nice, safe neighborhood to live in," Donald Raz, a King County deputy prosecutor and Magnolia resident, said later.
Like most affluent neighborhoods in Seattle, Magnolia doesn't have any housing for homeless people mainly because land is too expensive for social-service agencies to buy.
Well heaven forbid that a stuck-up, white-bread, silver-spoon democrat has to gaze upon a dirty, unwashed homeless dude while she shops for pate' and gormet coffee. It's real simple. These latte liberals up in Seattle want to house homeless criminals in everybody elses neighborhoods, but never in their own. All that rich, white guilt gets manifested as methadone clinics, half-way houses, and city-owned project homes, not to mention pan-handling, degeneracy, and crime in the neighborhoods of us little people...so the rich liberals can feel good about themselves.
I sincerely hope this housing project succeeds. Seattle's rich deserve it.
Seriously? $18 a pound for coffee? People who pay that much for coffee absolutely deserve to have homeless dudes urinating on their front porches or trying to feel up their snooty wives on a regular basis.