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- Very cute. The idea that NIMBYism for the homeless is akin to NIMBYism for dog parks shows how ignorant and isolated Alex Mahadevan is from the realities of street life and proximity to a "wet" boot camp loaded with drunken and high vagrants running criminal street enterprises courtesy of unsuspecting taxpayers and enabling Christians.
So far in my corner of Gillespie Park there have been daily encounters with acting out vagrants who have urinated, defacated and littered all over the park while verbally harrassing tax paying neighbors and almost setting the park and our homes on fire. Two of the fattest, young thug, street drug runners with their pants down around their thighs, riding on their free Salvation Army bikes sending cops to some other part of town on their free government cell phones so they can sell some heroin almost ran me over and threatened to kill my dog.
Because they can't stay sober enough to be at the Salvation Army two block away, the majority of Sarasota's "homeless" inhabit a reed field one block on the other side of the neighborhood. One neighbor was murdered; her bludgeoned, sliced and diced body found in the field last Spring. Murder still unsolved. Thank goodness the tourists and Snowbirds were mostly gone...
The back yard has a fourplex with "homeless" working girls earning their $10 to stay at the Salvation Army and their $100 for the next fix who get picked up on both sidewalks and drug dealers who park in front of the house to run around the corner and make their score. So pleasant to mow the lawn over the crack pipes that end up there. So before your hearts bleed too much for this pack of ME-ME-ME freeloaders, oops, I mean poor unfortunate souls with social issues lets have a reality check about NIMBYism from those of us with AIMBYism-ALREADY IN MY BACK YARD. It's really easy to be a critic from Siesta Key or even Bird Key but, frankly, in any key we are not singing your marching song that we should fall in line or be called names, like NIMBYs.
So I have an idea. GWiz is closed and that city building that was renting for a buck a year is available. Right there on the waterfront for those wet vagrants who are having a hard day, a stone's throw from the Hyatt where if they would only clean up some, a job for $8 an hour might be available, close to the library and the downtown...and none of those pesky neighbors...oh unless you count high rise dwellers as a "neighborhood".
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