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2/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letter: The grade is in the name

In reading this Saturday morning's Las Vegas Review-Journal, I found the cartoon strip "F-Minus" - which you, the Daily Miner, also print - to be completely disgusting.

The cartoon showed two policemen and a homeless man. The homeless man was holding an empty jar. The police are saying that they can't nab him for public urination because he poured it out of the jar. This is supposed to be a cartoon and funny.

Please remove this strip from your paper. Our society has hit an all-time low.

Richard W. Koch

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

Once you realise the role of drug and alcohol addiction in homelessness, you have the option of dealing with the situation honestly. A truly Progressive approach would be to provide a place where these people can have their basic needs met, and I am not talking about a homeless shelter where tuberculosis, theft, and greed prevail. If ever there was a city which could find money to purchase some land for a homeless encampment, it was Las Vegas (the city's casinos traditionally have been taxed at about one third the rate of casinos in other parts of the USA). I spoke with Mayor Oscar Goodman about the problem, and he suggested turning the former womens' prison in Jean (about 25 miles outside Las Vegas) into a homeless shelter (I was going to say a "shtetl" - look it up). Denial is not a river in Egypt, but it seems to be the largest metaphorical geographical feature in the American landscape, and not only with regards to drugs. People have problems. The criminal justice system is not the solution. It may make the powerful and lucky feel that something is being done, but that's why revolutions have taken place in the past.

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@ansons nephew

And that person never says where the money to feed and house everyone, including the just plain lazy, will come from.

There are many many homeless people who refuse help at every turn. Especially if it would require giving up their drug of choice. They are where they want to be and are not victims.

should they be allowed to drive off tourists that keep Las Vegas going?

So where will the money come from. We know it won't be from the 47%.

LOL


Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“I am sure there are any number of socialist paradises you can move to and be taken care of.”

Instead of addressing the actual point – that there should be no one being homeless or going hungry in our country – you come up with hyperbolic nonsense that … oh never mind.


Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@

""In this allegedly great country (cough cough), we should have NO ONE GOING HUNGRY OR HOMELESS!"

I am sure there are any number of socialist paradises you can move to and be taken care of. N. Korea and Cuba come to mind. However, you might not really like the menu or the accomodations offered to comrades.

Oh sure, there are other countries that will provide for you, like Australia or Canada. But those counties actually have standards and you may not meet them.

LOL


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@ "@ Frank Lee Speaking"

"SERIOUSLY! And just where do you suggest a HOMELESS person go?"

How about someplace the tourists do NOT go?

"I pray you are NEVER homeless, I pray you are always in your nice warm bed at night!"

I seriously doubt you "pray" for my continued well being. At least try and be honest about that.

"In this allegedly great country (cough cough), we should have NO ONE GOING HUNGRY OR HOMELESS!

News flash for ya, Skeezix. In Las Vegas or in Seattle's Pioneer Square, if you allow the homeless to drive off the tourists that related businesses depend on, just where exactly do you expect the tax dollars you want to be used to care for the homeless to come from? The 47% of people that pay no income tax at all?

"A country that pays actors/actress' millions upon millions, Sports players millions a year we should not see homeless and hungry people in the streets."

I don't see what that has to do with........Oh wait a minute, you are one of those "make the rich pay more" advocates, right? That sort of leftist bleat is usually a dead giveaway. It also usually comes from 47% members. No skin off their noses what taxes are since it will not affect them at all.

"(FYI: I am not homeless but I certainly do not turn a blind eye to them like you!)"

Nope you don't turn a blind eye. I am sure the homeless will be grateful for your comment, especially one just loaded with so many exclamation points of liberal poutrage to give it that oh so special…..oooooomph. It's such a big help for them. And as far as anyone here knows, that is the extent of your concern.

LoL


Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

I don't approve of unkermpt homeless people bothering tourists on the Las Vegas strip, but my emphasis is on all the other areas where homeless people are harrassed. Citizens attempting to feed them have been issued $1,000 citations! Shelters are rife with corruption and unhealthy conditions, and there aren't enough beds for all the homeless people anyway. There's room for a lot more commentary here....

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013
Article comment by: @ Frank Lee Speaking

SERIOUSLY! And just where do you suggest a HOMELESS person go? I pray you are NEVER homeless, I pray you are always in your nice warm bed at night! In this allegedly great country (cough cough), we should have NO ONE GOING HUNGRY OR HOMELESS! A country that pays actors/actress' millions upon millions, Sports players millions a year we should not see homeless and hungry people in the streets. I did not see the alleged cartoon, but personally I think your sir are a selfish uncaring soul and I pray for you! (FYI: I am not homeless but I certainly do not turn a blind eye to them like you!)

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@pl.....

"In Las Vegas, laws targeting homeless include..........."

I don't blame city officials one bit. Las Vegas depends on tourism to survive. Tell me what exactly the homeless are contributing to that? The last thing tourists want after spending their hard earned money getting there is to have to run a gauntlet of drunk and/or drug addled beggers while on the Strip.

LOL

I lived in Seattle years ago. There was not a single park in the downtown Pioneer Square area that tourist or non-homeless locals could go to. They were regular campgrounds during the day. Partly because they had also become feeding stations for some groups

In one, called Occidental Park,there were two large statues representing a man and a woman facing each other about a dozen feet apart. They became referred to as "Downtown Seattles largest outdoor urinals", because of the smell on and around them, thanks to the homeless.

For awhile the problem was solved. When city officials refused to drive the homeless off during the dayu, local business owners with shops in the area took care of the problem. One night, they removed the slats on every single park bench. Next day, with nowhere to sit, the homeless went elsewhere.

LOL


Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

Maybe it's a wry commentary on how the homeless man would have been arrested for responsibly using a container for urination. In Las Vegas, laws targeting homeless include "interrupting the flight of a pigeon" and "defacing a hamburger". I hired homeless men and was a cook for a homeless outreach, and knew some of these people. Homelessness can happen to people who had good jobs and homes. It WILL happen to people who have serious interaction with the insane criminal justice system. The same Government which is responsible for the deaths of millions around the world cannot be left to properly care for the nation's most needy. Humour - unfortunately - is all we have left in some cases.

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

Dear Mr. Koch,

To be fair, only about 10% of F minus is funny.

That being said, the strip in particular is not disgusting in the least. If anything it does raise a good point about loopholes and understanding the letter of the law as it is enforced.

You can easily remove said strip from your personal KDM paper easily using a pair of scissors. No need to bother anyone else with your also unfunny musings.

Thanks


Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Article comment by: J F

Just because you're offended doesn't make you right.

This is America. Act accordingly or get out.


Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Article comment by: jist me

if you think about it for exactly 7 seconds, you did make it funny.

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"Please remove this strip from your paper."

Why, because you don't like it? I have an idea -don't look at it. Problem solved.




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