By Max R. Weller
No report on court proceedings yesterday, if any, in the Jim Budd rape trial on the Daily Camera website this morning. Perhaps Budd’s apologists/enablers have complained to the DC about this negative publicity; either that, or the news editor doesn’t know news from his own rear end. Maybe both . . .
I understand that smoking “Spice” is a popular activity among some homeless people in Boulder, CO’s Central Park. See the report in the Denver Post. The predominant substance being abused, however, continues to be alcohol in the form of cheap beer and/or rotgut vodka. BTW, since September 1st falls on Sunday, SSI disability benefits will be available TODAY to all of the street drunks and dope fiends who use the taxpayers’ $$$ to party for a week or so until they’re once again destitute — and dependent on the homeless shelter/services industry. Dope dealers and liquor store owners, along with the operators of shady motels, will once again make a financial killing. It’s insanity!
WordPress software is acting up again, as it did yesterday. I’m unable to preview this post before publishing it, among other problems. If I knew how to fix it, I’d do so.
This week has been very different than last in terms of being able to get onto the corner of N. Broadway & U.S. 36 in my role as humble beggar. [Denver] King has been there looking stupid, as usual, and making no money himself; Shouting Joe from St. Louis has returned and looks like he’s had a stroke, but has also been panhandling at this spot. I’ve had to reach into my coffee jar savings, which I’d intended to use for shopping at Walmart. To make matters worse, Drunk Brian will soon be getting out of Boulder County Jail and can be expected to renew his panhandling there and will probably invite his alcoholic friends (Mississippi Billy, Drunk Cal, et al) to join in, too. I’ve never understood why they bother — none of the bums make more than $5 per hour, and that’s on their best days. Most of ’em are able-bodied and would make more cash doing temp jobs for Labor Ready.
Fried chicken or ham sandwiches tonight at my campsite? I’ll flip a coin.