commented on "Providing Kids with Free Meals Will Destroy Their Work Ethic"
Why can't they have the kids clean the school and give them lunch regardless of one or the other activities.
My high school and middle school dedicated 20 minutes every other day and students had a dedicated area to work together to clean, dust, polish, whatever. Essentially it taught the students to take care of shit whether they own it or not.
They should A. provide the kids with healthy warm lunches unconditionally. and B. make the fucking kids clean the school anyway because it teaches courtesy and common sense.
commented on Sleeping with Strangers
Don't even bother argueing with ignorance like this. You people are pathetic and pitiful if you truely believe what you wrote.
People commenting that their is a distinction between people who deserve home and people who don't are so sheltered and cruel.
Imagine being born to anabusive parent that never taught you how to eat healthily and you never saw your parents not fight and imagine if you had no choice over being born into an already homeless family. Ok, then imagine if you aren't a white male as well? I'm guessing none of you are writers or artists judging by your lack of empathy and lack of the ability to use logic to put oneself into another's situation.
Don't be judgmental, because you have no idea what someone's gone through. And lastly, if someone has made bad choices, do you really believe they deserve to not have warm food or a place to sleep? Does that make you feel better about not doing smack to help them? Does someone who because of mental problems and hereditary issues, chosen alcoholism deserve to die young, and on the street? no, no, no.
This piece was well written and sucked me in within the first paragraph. It' beautifully shows and expresses the feeling of helping people that isn't nessicarily that "happy volunteering feeling." Especially since you are helping provide something most people see as just a right, something we take for granted. That's the most beautiful charity.
Don't even bother expecting me to read your reply if you are so cold hearted you have something negative to say about something you know nothing.
commented on Dems' Budget Would Tax Bicycles to Pay for Freeways
This really struck a chord with me Dom, "weird to pay a bicycle excise tax to fund freeways that cyclists don't use."
Do you really think so? I think I've seen you explain quite clearly why it is entirely normal to pay taxes for things you don't necessarily use. Like how people who smoke cigarettes pay taxes on their products that go to funding public schools they don't go to. Or any tax really... Was it Goldy I'm thinking of?