(11:00AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
The economy sucks! Yes, we are in a recession! No, the fundamentals DO NOT look good for the economy to bounce back later this year (as per Bumbling Ben Bernanke).
As people over the past few years have lost their employment and due to that lack of income have also lost their homes, they have taken to moving into their cars, vans, RV’s, mobile camper trailers and anything up to and including a nicely appointed cardboard box.
Yes. Even a person now living in their Camper-Van is not considered to be Homeless. Their mobile vehicle is now considered to be a home. Only in George W. Bushs’ America.
In George W. Bushs’ vision of America, this is OK. No problem. Business as usual, you know. We have the “HAVES” and the “HAVE NOTS” and never the twain shall meet, right? I mean, they will pull themselves up by their bootstraps if they REALLY want to re-join regular society. Right? (Insert much foul language directed at Neo-Con’s here).
From Associated Press:
Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness.
She is living out of her shabby 1978 RV, and every night she has to look for a place to park where she won’t get hassled by the cops or insulted by residents.
“I’m not a piece of trash,” the former home health-care aide said as she stroked one of five dogs in her cramped quarters parked in the waterfront community of Marina del Rey.
Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.
See what I mean from above? Only four wheels away from homelessness?
Are you friggin’ kidding me? These people ARE HOMELESS!
Even the Media is buying the Bullsh*t that if they have a roof over their head, even if they don’t have a piece of land to park said “roof over head” on, they aren’t homeless. ASTOUNDING!
So, as I mentioned above, if you have a nicely appointed cardboard box that is mobile, does that mean you aren’t homeless either? I mean, the logic is the same. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
Back to the “piece of land to park said “roof over head.” There is an issue here. You will find that the good people of Los Angeles have real heart and care very much. See my emphasis below.
Overnight parking restrictions
Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood.
But some people are just crowding into other parts of the city, including the seaside community of Venice, where dozens of rusty, dilapidated campers can be seen lined up outside neat single-family homes. The stench of urine emanates from a few of the vehicles, and some residents say they have seen human waste left behind.
“They’re nasty and gnarly,” said Venice resident Jeff Scharlin. “We’ve heard about drug dealing and prostitution in them. I’ve never seen it, but visually they’re a blight and they take up parking space.”
In Los Angeles, as in many other cities, it is illegal to live in vehicles on public streets. But the law is not easy to enforce. Police have to enter a vehicle to find signs that people are living there, such as cooking or sleeping, and occupants often refuse to answer when cops knock.
Yep. Taking up parking space is a real bitch in the city. HOW could anyone do such a thing to the people that have REAL HOMES and need a place to park Their Non-Lived-In Vehicle? Sheesh, the nerve!
The entire baby has been thrown out with the bath water since the Republican’s came into power back in 1994. What ever happened to a society that is caring and understanding? Where is the brotherly and sisterly love? How did it ever come to this?
Profit. The Have’s had a much better Public Relations Department than the Have Not’s.