Friday, December 21, 2007
Hey, here's a little Christmas Cheer for you:
ONTARIO, Calif., Dec 21 (Reuters) - Between railroad tracks and beneath the roar of departing planes sits "tent city," a terminus for homeless people. It is not, as might be expected, in a blighted city center, but in the once-booming suburbia of Southern California.
The noisy, dusty camp sprang up in July with 20 residents and now numbers 200 people, including several children, growing as this region east of Los Angeles has been hit by the U.S. housing crisis.
The unraveling of the region known as the Inland Empire reads like a 21st century version of "The Grapes of Wrath," John Steinbeck's novel about families driven from their lands by the Great Depression.
All I can say is, what the fuck???
I'm sorry I can't be more eloquent than that. I mean, really. What the fuck?!? Will big daddy Bush open up the US Government cheese reserve and allow the local National Guard Armory to be used as a distribution site for the surplus goods?