Saturday, June 30, 2007

Please Help, Don't Give

The latest effort by the Nashville Downtown Partnership to curb, if not outright cure, panhandling in Nashville actually looks like a good plan. At least the information they are disseminating is correct - there are no false hopes or factual errors about panhandling in their media. You can see what they've got at Please Help, Don't Give.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Comment Made At Another Blog

"What bothers me is the conservative belief that the market rules all. Contrary to that belief, the market is not some magical Solomanic entity–it is an ideological construction (one might even say fantasy) that rewards having money with more money. If we award leadership to the folks with the biggest stash (i.e., those who have been rewarded by the market), we abdicate the bedrock American value of freedom and give up all moral high ground. Despite the trumpeting of “family values” that one hears from the right, the insistence on the market as THE yardstick reveals that conservatives don’t really care about any values except the value of the money in their pockets (e.g., compare the revenue that porn brings in versus the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC [http://familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html]).

The market is amoral, people. Don’t rely on it to determine the political landscape of our country." - kmm

Read the whole story at Nashville Is Talking

T.S. Eliot Quote:

You still shall tramp and tread on endless round

of thought, to justify your action to yourselves,

weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave,

pacing forever in the hell of make-believe

which never is belief.


T. S. Eliot

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Homeless Outreach

Today I attended a meeting of homeless outreach workers. It was a good meeting, concerning the coordination of services. But, alas, my computer is broken, and I'm stuck with using library computers that don't allow me much time to post. So, when I do post about this meeting, it will be at my new blog - thehomelessguy.wordpress.com Thanks.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

R.I.P.

My computer, she has finally died. Ijn lieu of flowers, please send money. Also, I collect used laptops. thanks.

My blogging will now be restricted to free computer time at the library, when I can get it.