Skip to main content

What Libby could have gotten with her $1.5 million instead of a huge box to hold stale donuts

“The C-X75 is absolutely at the forefront of technology, it's as good as you can get right now,” said Tata Chief Executive Officer Carl-Peter Forster at a London press conference.

The magazine TechLand tells us that a new hybrid Jaguar costs $1.5 million -- on the low end of information I've gotten on the cost of Libby [Chief Exasperating Officer of Loaf & Fish] 's new toy, the so-called Welcoming Center at Loaf & Fish.

The vehicle can go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds.  And, we're told, it will go 200mph "on flats."  No information was available on how fast it could go in high heels.

Consider that in contrast to Libby's Welcoming Center which doesn't move at all.

A sea bass
Also, whereas the Jaguar is as cute as a sea bass, Libby's big box is as ugly as any of the other over-priced buildings in the L&F jumble-of-boxes Compound/Mall/Maul.  [I'm told the Wash House cost about $300,000.  How can that be!?]

If you're vain and stupid enough to buy a freaking toy with money that donors gave to help the freaking homeless, a Jaguar is better that a humongous freaking box! I mean, Jesus, Libby. Isn't it obvious?
The ugly-as-hell Taj McLibby.  Except that there aren't any really cool slides in a children's playground, it looks just like a deluxe place to buy fast food -- or maybe because of the round green logo, the spot to buy a Vanilla Bean Frappaccino.
There should have been a vote of the homeless while so many of us were outside this past winter freezing our buns on the cold pavement. What pure-vanity project would you want the stupid organization, Loaf & Fish, to throw money away on? (A) Box (B) Cool Car. It's just a guess on my part, but for some reason I think we homeless would have VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY FOR THE COOL CAR. You think!?

Update: Word from "the street" is that the Sac homeless overwhelmingly would have prefered the cool car, even as they know they would never have gotten a chance to drive it or ride shotgun.


Nagarjuna said…
I'd take the cool car, myself. The "good" sister could have utilized it to do something really useful like transport people to job interviews and doctor's appointments.
Tom Armstrong said…
Word from the street is that the car wins easily, but with that the guys had no expectation of ever riding in it.

Popular posts from this blog

The Mission Five Years Ago, And Today

I have spent the night the past two weeks plus at the Union Gospel Mission and am having an excellent time of it -- not only regards to sleeping in the dorm that the mission has, but also listening to the sermons that are delivered in the early evening. The Christmas music that is performed is also splendid. [And the food -- the FOOD -- has been fantastic during my stay so far! A happier Tom there couldn't be.] I chatted with a pal last night about The Mish – about how things were about five years ago when we both used the mission’s services frequently, and how thing are, today.
Five years ago, there were a lot scuffles between the guys when the front gate was opened in the early afternoon and in the area near the contact window there were some brawls as guys fought over where guys were in line to get a bed in the dorm.
Nowadays, however, the mission is very much a peaceful place both on the grounds of the facility and and out on the street.
I do not know what transformative eve…

Homeless Sacramentans lose case that would have given them the right to set up outdoor camping

8/11/13 I certainly give attorneys Mark Merin and Cat Williams credit for pursuing a case against the city of Sacramento to give homeless Sacramentans the right to set up tents and a campsite. I wanted them to win their case, but they didn't. They lost it.

BUT, it is also necessary to look at the particulars of the case that Merin and Williams brought and see that the situation underlying the court case was not very compelling.

During the period eight years ago when 22 homeless campers set up their tents and brought in supplies to Mark Merin's vacant lot at C Street, near 12th, there was loud noise and plenty of other mayhem. Drug dealers were on the street encouraging buys from the campers. The Hernandez couple that lived in a house nearby were constantly being taunted by the campers, disrupting their lives.

Per always with Safe Ground camps, calm was deserted for the sake of boisterousness.

Leader John Kraintz and the other Safe Grounders would claim to have signed strict a…

After a Three-Month Hiatus, a Fall from a Ladder & a Broken Wrist, Evangelist Jimmy Roughton Returns to Union Gospel Mission to Preach

After being away from Union Gospel Mission for a quarter of a year, Jimmy Roughton returned to preach at UGM on the cold night of December 13 -- despite suffering [a little? a lot? dunno.] from a fall from a ladder that likely immediately preceded a significant injury (a wrist that was broken).

It was good to see his group from Capital Free Will Baptist Church up on the pulpit, with Roughton rough-and-ready to seduce and inspire the happily-captivate crowd at UGM.

Roughton told us in his opening words that he was now in his 27th year coming to the mission.

I recall the first preaching I had heard from Roughton on June 13, 2009. At that time and up to the current time, Roughton is the only preacher I had ever heard evoke Pascal's Wager -- which is something he would do, occasionally thereafter at the mission. He would evoke Pascal's wager, yet again, last night [12/13/17].

Pascal's wager

Last night, Jimmy evoked Pascal's Wager. He did so near the end of his talk, citing …