Skip to comments.Seattle drunk house project gets beer delivery
Posted on 03/10/2009 11:09:30 PM PDT by pissant
In these brutal economic times, a lot of people are upside down in their mortgages and are losing their homes. But there's one group of people who don't have to worry about that - the residents of 1811 Eastlake. The housing project for chronic alcoholics in Downtown Seattle. While I support many shelters and job training programs for the homeless, this project has always struck me as misguided - public funds are spent on housing that allows alcoholics to drink in their publicly subsidized apartments.
That's why I found these pictures so disturbing. A Downtown Emergency Service Center van unloading huge quantities of beer for the residents of this building. This program is funded both privately and publicly - taxpayer funds have gone to this project from the City of Seattle, King County, US Dept of HUD, Washington State Housing Finance Commission. and the State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development.
Your tax dollars at work.
It's taxpayer-booze Monday on the Dori Monson Show. I also got this tip over the weekend from a listener. The Puget Sound Partnership is a coalition that is supposedly working to clean up and save Puget Sound. It's run by David Dicks - son of Congressman Norm Dicks.
My tipster sent me an invoice - it shows an attempt by the Puget Sound Partnership to bill Washington taxpayers thousand of dollars for booze at their February event at the Convention and Trade Center. An accountant at the Office of Financial Management rejected the invoice with the "do not pay" notation. But why were they trying to bill taxpayers for their booze in the first place?
Obamma say I ain’t gotsta pay fo mah dranks!
Obama to name Seattle police chief as U.S. drug czar
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That will make anyone quit drinking!
Seattle’s answer to the panhandlers problem. Keep them drunk they’ll be off the street.
Payback for voting for the Messiah.
If they were moderately serious, they'd have kegs delivered. For really large scale consumption, beer causes problems anyway. What goes in has got to come out, and after 20 in a couple hours - not much thinking goes into were it comes out. That house must have some rather complex aromas. Hundred proof, bottom shelf vodka is the obvious next step.
Either that, or we could stop providing government funded safe houses for alcoholics to continue their slow deaths. Just a thought...
It’s Busch’s fault!
Something is wrong here. All they need do is hook up with the fat welfare momma down the road from me. She’s got a free house, free satellite TV, steaks sizzling on the grill and all the beer you can drink, courtesy of my taxes.
Heck ya man, I is gonna vote fo Obama ‘gain. Remember all dat free beer we used to git before them republican’s put an end to it?
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Oh, wait. It’s Busch. It’s not like it’s actually “beer”. Gotta dispose of that stuff somehow. I’m not sure it’s fair to take advantage of bums like this though.
"...public funds are spent on housing that allows alcoholics to drink in their publicly subsidized apartments."
"A Downtown Emergency Service Center van unloading huge quantities of beer for the residents of this building. This program is funded both privately and publicly - taxpayer funds have gone to this project from the City of Seattle, King County, US Dept of HUD, Washington State Housing Finance Commission. and the State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development."
Looks like someone’s been making too many food deliveries as well!
Home is where the beer is.
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