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Tom Stiglich for June 12, 2019

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    Stevefk  15 days ago

    Hey, I think I see Stiglich way back there in the crowd by the hole section! Guess his career as a comic finally came to an end. At first I thought he was up front toward the bottom right by that toilet which is where his career ended up but guess I was wrong.

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    Zev Bellringer Premium Member 15 days ago

    Since many homeless are mentally ill, shame on us for not providing the care they need. And LA is not more of a hellhole than most cities: Washington D.C.‘s homeless population jumped 5.5% in just the last year. I would guess it’s the same in most cities. Are you trying to make some asinine point about illegal immigrants?

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    Zebrastripes  14 days ago

    With all the millions spent on weekend golf trips, all the trips his kids take to make business contacts with foreign countries, you would think this would be more important….taking care of home first….vets first, infrastructure first, etc……on and on…this is what happens to greedy selfish leaders….it’s ME ME ME……

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    6.6TA Premium Member 14 days ago

    Mr. Stiglich may be picking up on subtle hints from our Herr Trumpfmeister to attack California politics, a la the “Nervous Nancy” thread that he “tweeted” recently.

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    superposition  14 days ago

    DC, Hawaii, New York, and Massachusetts are the problem areas, Los Angles is close to the median value for homelessness in the US, so Tom’s point is … ???

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    ideations  14 days ago

    Alas…I live in Los Angeles and see the homeless on the streets…not all even in tents…much less in colorful tents…have to give this one to Stigy…ALAS!

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    Radish Premium Member 14 days ago

    And republicans do nothing.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 14 days ago

    The number of homeless is directly proportional to the cost of homes in that area. And, as as they say.. “we ain’t seen nothing yet”. Given the cost of a “home” in desirable areas.. mere mortals can never achieve the American dream of owning your own home. The best the government can do.. is to set up refugee camps (like those in the Middle East) and provide public transportation to the various places of employment.

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    Diamond Lil  14 days ago

    And those who worship him conveniently forget that it was Saint Ronnie who can take the responsibility after his cuts to mental health care.

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    buckman-j  14 days ago

    You can thank St. Ronald of Reagan for closing all the mental hospitals when he was governor, sending hordes of mentally ill to prisons and more often the streets

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    Dianne Lee Premium Member 14 days ago

    I suspect there is a very common logical fallacy at work here. You can’t assume that because two things exist together that either caused the other. I had a friend who was so intelligent that his letter to the editor of the St Louis Post Dispatch was run as a feature article. He was a poster child for well adjusted, and had a supervisory position in a business making electronic parts. Then, his job got outsourced to India. Within 6 months, he lost his job, his house, his family, and his mind. He became homeless, and anyone examining him would have considered him mentally ill, and in my inexpert opinion, they would have been spot on—- but the mental illness didn’t create the homelessness— it was the other way around.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  14 days ago

    “They’re all just lousy stinking bums who need to get jobs!”

    “Are you hiring?”

    “NO WAY am I going to hire some LOUSY STINKING BUM!”

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    gammaguy  14 days ago

    If LA is such a terrible place for the homeless, why aren’t they leaving?

    No way that any of the increase could be due to a feeling that LA is actually less uncomfortable for the homeless than elsewhere, right?

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    JHayes  14 days ago

    California Average household income 71,000Mississippi 43,000

    But California is a “HellHole”

    Hell the bottom 10 states are all red states with one occasional defection. All of the bottom 10 red states take more money from the Federal government than they contribute.

    The wealth of California make hand outs to the red states possible.

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    REGO  14 days ago

    Impossible! I heard Rump and McConnell say that the economy is the best ever. Lowest unemployment ever. A rising tide lifts all boats. I guess they people don’t own boats.

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    Concretionist  14 days ago

    Well, in the first place this is Stiglich, so you have to figure he’s trying to make some anti-liberal point. And, since it is Stiglich, you can assume his point will be based on something that’s at best irrelevant and at worst a lie. In this case, he’s not giving us many clues but here’s what I got:

    He’s conflating “HOLLYWOOD” and “HELLHOLE”, which is a standard GOP meme.

    He’s conflating being homeless with being “bad” in some way (hence homeless camps are hellholes), which is a standard GOP meme.

    He’s probably blaming California (as some of the right wing comments do) for not solving the problems that this administration is causing with its economic policies. Which is a standard GOP meme.

    Just for a fact check though: LA’s population is a bit over 4 million. The homeless population there is roughly 36,000 or about 0.9% of the population. By comparison, NYC has about 0.9% homeless population as does Washington DC.

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