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(The Raw Story)   Double whammy. Step one: forbid food trucks in order to protect the local restaurant industry. Step two: make the law apply to all trucks so churches cannot feed the homeless   (rawstory.com) divider line 31
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2014-03-30 03:32:23 PM  
5 votes:
At this point, they're no longer worrying about it causing problems. It's just kicking people while they're down.
2014-03-30 07:28:07 PM  
4 votes:
So the local government is trying to protect local restaurants by making it harder for food trucks to compete with them?

And yet a search for Walmarts in Birmingham, AL, turns up THREE locations?

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I'm so confused by the idea that local stores, where people go to buy goods, didn't need protection from Walmart, but local restaurants, where people go to sit and eat meals, need to be protected from trucks that sell food.
2014-03-30 07:24:23 PM  
4 votes:
Feeding the poor is such a liberal believer thing to do. Conservative believers only believe that shiat during the service.
2014-03-30 03:56:03 PM  
4 votes:

ColonelCathcart: Weaver95: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.

Oh I suspect they will enforce it.

Against a church feeding the homeless? I'm not so sure they will enforce it, but you better believe they're going to go after a *business* that flaunts the law and cannot afford a good lawyer.

Like jaywalking in New York....


no, authoritarians don't give a f*ck about morality.  they spent good money passing that law and making sure there were no loopholes.  you can damn well be sure they're going to make sure everyone complies.
2014-03-30 03:34:42 PM  
4 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.


Oh I suspect they will enforce it.
2014-03-30 07:29:59 PM  
3 votes:
Oh please. Most of these churches only care about feeding homeless to keep them away from their suburbs. Churches are some of the worst about dumping homeless on downtowns using the excuse their little town doesn't have homeless services so it's better to dump them off in the nearest big city park. There is no law that will prevent churches from renting a bus, taking the homeless back to their churches, and letting them eat there. Heck, most of the churches already own a few econoline vans or full size buses. The churches in the downtowns already know how to deal with the homeless populations and have permanent kitchens. It's the suburban and rural churches who want photo ops and act like they're visiting the zoo feeding the animals so they can pat themselves on the back for doing close to nothing. If they actually cared about the homeless they'd stop feeding them in the park like they're pigeons  and start working on the issues that caused the homelessness in the first place. But that's hard and doesn't make for quick and easy newsletter photos so it's left to the shrinking downtown churches to handle it all on their own while suburbanites cry on and on about 'those scary people' in the city.
2014-03-30 08:04:26 PM  
2 votes:
FTA " even ones which sport Matthew 25, 35-40 on their sides.
"I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was naked, I was sick and in prison," the verses read. "When you do to them, you do to me."


They forgot Matthew 25, 40-45 says "psych!  suck it poor people.  Get a job!"
2014-03-30 07:37:25 PM  
2 votes:

jvl: Damn the Man for making people who feed the homeless conform to basic standards of sanitation and passing a health inspection! Damn him to heck!


This. They are not stopping the church from feeding the homeless. The law simply requires that they hold to the exact same health and safety standards as other people that hand food out of the back of a truck.

/The horror!
2014-03-30 07:34:02 PM  
2 votes:

EngineerAU: Oh please. Most of these churches only care about feeding homeless to keep them away from their suburbs. Churches are some of the worst about dumping homeless on downtowns using the excuse their little town doesn't have homeless services so it's better to dump them off in the nearest big city park. There is no law that will prevent churches from renting a bus, taking the homeless back to their churches, and letting them eat there. Heck, most of the churches already own a few econoline vans or full size buses. The churches in the downtowns already know how to deal with the homeless populations and have permanent kitchens. It's the suburban and rural churches who want photo ops and act like they're visiting the zoo feeding the animals so they can pat themselves on the back for doing close to nothing. If they actually cared about the homeless they'd stop feeding them in the park like they're pigeons  and start working on the issues that caused the homelessness in the first place. But that's hard and doesn't make for quick and easy newsletter photos so it's left to the shrinking downtown churches to handle it all on their own while suburbanites cry on and on about 'those scary people' in the city.


How deep into your arse did you have to reach to find that?
2014-03-30 07:30:06 PM  
2 votes:
Small business owners sure seem to love the free market (see: arguments against minimum wage, ACA, etc.) until someone offers a free market challenge to their business model. Then it's time to regulate.
2014-03-30 06:58:43 PM  
2 votes:
step 3: kill everyone who voted for the bill and whoever signed the bill into law
step 4: humanity profits universally
2014-03-30 04:56:53 PM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: ColonelCathcart: Weaver95: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.

Oh I suspect they will enforce it.

Against a church feeding the homeless? I'm not so sure they will enforce it, but you better believe they're going to go after a *business* that flaunts the law and cannot afford a good lawyer.

Like jaywalking in New York....

no, authoritarians don't give a f*ck about morality.  they spent good money passing that law and making sure there were no loopholes.  you can damn well be sure they're going to make sure everyone complies.


Alabama is scary, religious groups are annoying but this pisses me off so much I'd like to pitch in to help this guy get the required permits. Who's with me?
I want to see him driving an over the top Jesusmobile that is equipped to feed long lines of people.
2014-03-30 02:39:13 PM  
2 votes:
Bullsh*t.
2014-03-30 11:22:19 PM  
1 votes:

lostcat: So the local government is trying to protect local restaurants by making it harder for food trucks to compete with them?

And yet a search for Walmarts in Birmingham, AL, turns up THREE locations?



I'm so confused by the idea that local stores, where people go to buy goods, didn't need protection from Walmart, but local restaurants, where people go to sit and eat meals, need to be protected from trucks that sell food.


Walmart $ to procure favorable regulation > Foodtruck $ to procure favorable regulation
2014-03-30 09:14:16 PM  
1 votes:

EngineerAU: Oh please. Most of these churches only care about feeding homeless to keep them away from their suburbs. Churches are some of the worst about dumping homeless on downtowns using the excuse their little town doesn't have homeless services so it's better to dump them off in the nearest big city park. There is no law that will prevent churches from renting a bus, taking the homeless back to their churches, and letting them eat there. Heck, most of the churches already own a few econoline vans or full size buses. The churches in the downtowns already know how to deal with the homeless populations and have permanent kitchens. It's the suburban and rural churches who want photo ops and act like they're visiting the zoo feeding the animals so they can pat themselves on the back for doing close to nothing. If they actually cared about the homeless they'd stop feeding them in the park like they're pigeons  and start working on the issues that caused the homelessness in the first place. But that's hard and doesn't make for quick and easy newsletter photos so it's left to the shrinking downtown churches to handle it all on their own while suburbanites cry on and on about 'those scary people' in the city.


You are a clueless fark.

The churches that feed the homeless in Milwaukee are the churches in the inner city.

You sir, are a dumbass.

/of the highest order
//congratulations
2014-03-30 08:43:00 PM  
1 votes:
It's a strange feeling.
The libertarian part of me wants to know why any business needed special protection from the government in order to stay in business.  Those food trucks were obviously providing a valuable service that their customers desired.  But the government can't have that...

The non-sociopath in me wonders why the government needed to pass a law that directly hurts its most vulnerable citizens.

The sociopath in my wants to violate the people who allowed the bill to become law, while feeding their entrails to chickens, and videotape it as a deterrent to any future such stupidity.

...

And they're all on the same side.
2014-03-30 08:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
Restaurants need protection from food trucks.  Social workers and welfare administrators need protection from churches and other groups that help the poor for free.
2014-03-30 08:22:03 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.

Why would anyone pass a law they don't mean or want to enforce? (That's a rhetorical quesiton.  Yes I do realize that Christian Conservatives wouldn't want to enforce laws protecting OTHER people's religion and that's a great example, but still)


Oh, there's room for lots more hypocrites than are dreamt of in your imagination, Horatio
2014-03-30 08:10:43 PM  
1 votes:
The outrage is misplaced and misdirected. The intent of the law was not to prohibiatcharities from providing food to the homeless. That charities are are now prohibited from providing food to the homeless through food trucks is a completely unintended side-benefit to the law. A serendipitous effect, if you will.
2014-03-30 08:05:51 PM  
1 votes:
Why is the local restaurant industry any more important than the local food truck industry? And why are politicians protecting industries instead of their constituents?
2014-03-30 08:01:27 PM  
1 votes:

lostcat: So the local government is trying to protect local restaurants by making it harder for food trucks to compete with them?

And yet a search for Walmarts in Birmingham, AL, turns up THREE locations?



I'm so confused by the idea that local stores, where people go to buy goods, didn't need protection from Walmart, but local restaurants, where people go to sit and eat meals, need to be protected from trucks that sell food.


Walmart had more money then mom and pop.

Restaurants have more money then food trucks.
2014-03-30 07:39:23 PM  
1 votes:
Gee if only there were a place the homeless could stay and eat for free.

Wait, what? They won't take people who are high or drunk in shelters and soup kitchens?
2014-03-30 07:34:41 PM  
1 votes:
The other side of the coin is Philly.
The suburban churches drive into the center of Philadelphia and feed the homeless.
The homeless congregate in that area where the church serves them three meals a day.  They even go from tent to tent bringing hot meals.

Unfortunately this circumvents social services that actual help people with more than just food.  The homeless dont get the medical and mental health they often need.
Philly has great services including housing, education and assistance.

Having them camp in the downtown plaza and using the fountains as toilets isn't helping the poor.  It's doing more harm than good.
jvl
2014-03-30 07:34:13 PM  
1 votes:

anuran: Look at what happens whenever Food, Not Bombs tries to feed people. Even in hippy-dippy liberal Oregon they send in the SWAT team


So did San Francisco after FNB refused to get a permit even when the city offered it free and bent over backwards to try to help them comply with the requirements. Basically, FNB are attention whores who don't give a damn about the homeless except to use them as decorations in their favorite morality play.
2014-03-30 07:34:04 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: You'd think there'd be an exemption since they're not charging and I doubt they're actually cooking the food in the truck. But what do I know.

Wonder if they could get around this by unloading the truck onto a wheelbarrow or something and distributing the food from there?


Bet they'll say "Every meal you feed the nasty poors is money stolen, yes stolen, from Taco Bell and Dollar General you damned commie!"
2014-03-30 07:29:17 PM  
1 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.


In as much as the Police ordered Rev. Wood to stop feeding the homeless, they're enforcing it.

Or, does it only count as enforcement if he actually gets a beatdown and a prison term?
2014-03-30 07:26:59 PM  
1 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.


Tell that to all the kids with lemonade stands that have been shutdown.  Just search Fark, there's been plenty.
2014-03-30 07:19:55 PM  
1 votes:
Amerika:  Finding New Ways to Hate since forever.
2014-03-30 05:14:00 PM  
1 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.


Why would anyone pass a law they don't mean or want to enforce? (That's a rhetorical quesiton.  Yes I do realize that Christian Conservatives wouldn't want to enforce laws protecting OTHER people's religion and that's a great example, but still)
2014-03-30 03:38:43 PM  
1 votes:
"I'm just so totally shocked that the city is turning their back on the homeless like this," he said.

Yes. Shocked.
2014-03-30 03:21:27 PM  
1 votes:
Like anyone is actually gonna enforce that shiat.
 
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