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(LA Times)   Person who nominated Dr. Drew for LA Homeless Services Authority withdraws his nomination, making him homeless   (latimes.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 3:58:24 PM  
"We need to face the sad reality of homelessness in Los Angeles: individuals are dying on our streets from preventable causes due to mental illness and substance abuse,"

Soooooooooooooo, hire a media whoring quack who's had at least a dozen clients from his reality show who died of drug overdoses and suicide, all while being paraded around like organ grinder monkeys on national TV. Gotcha.
 
2021-04-20 6:37:04 PM  
That's "Dr." Drew, that ass, not Drew Curtis.

Too many Drews.
 
2021-04-20 6:40:37 PM  

casual disregard: That's "Dr." Drew, that ass, not Drew Curtis.

Too many Drews.


He's probably drunk and smells of single malt but he has a house.
 
2021-04-20 6:40:50 PM  

casual disregard: That's "Dr." Drew, that ass, not Drew Curtis.

Too many Drews.


I count three, one deceased.
 
2021-04-20 6:51:05 PM  
That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.
 
2021-04-20 6:59:34 PM  
I hope they pick Dr. Oz next. He's dreamy too.
 
2021-04-20 7:03:07 PM  

SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.


He's dead wrong on his approach to it -- and always has been.

Plus, COVID-denying idiot who contracted COVID.

Perhaps most importantly, his position on homelessness has been shown to vastly overestimate substance abuse and mental illness among the homeless.

Long story short:  He's more celebrity than doctor.  And certainly not a reliable source when it comes to addressing homelessness.
 
2021-04-20 7:03:33 PM  

SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.


We need more reality TV show hosts to run things! Yeah!!
 
2021-04-20 7:12:25 PM  

Begoggle: SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.

We need more reality TV show hosts to run things! Yeah!!


It's certainly bold to suggest people are foolish for not admitting some random hack who might help purely by accident.
 
2021-04-20 7:12:28 PM  

discotaco: He's dead wrong on his approach to it -- and always has been.


He turned something that basically needed to be private to work into a sideshow. He is a carnival barker.
 
2021-04-20 7:15:27 PM  

SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.


FFS, does every thread require bait?
 
2021-04-20 7:22:04 PM  
I am not at all surprised to find Kathyrn Barger's greasy fingerprints all over this ridiculous appointment.
 
2021-04-20 7:31:17 PM  

casual disregard: That's "Dr." Drew, that ass, not Drew Curtis.

Too many Drews.


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2021-04-20 7:33:28 PM  
"We need to face the sad reality of homelessness in Los Angeles: individuals are dying on our streets from preventable causes due to mental illness and substance abuse"

Even if this were true, what is she even suggesting they do? Because I'm pretty sure this Republican woman doesn't believe in universal healthcare and treating drug addicts like the medical patients they are.

Same with guns. Okay, you've decided it's about mental illness. What are you proposing to do about mental illness? Nothing? Then piss off and stop wasting my time.
 
2021-04-20 8:04:31 PM  

SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.


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2021-04-20 8:28:48 PM  

SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.


He's the spokesman for a homeopathic medicine.

He's not gonna fix a damn thing.
 
2021-04-20 9:06:11 PM  

IlGreven: SafetyThird: That's because they're doing such a great job. Nah, don't let the guy who has been dealing with substance abuse issues on the board, even if he is a hack. He might fix something.

He's the spokesman for a homeopathic medicine.

He's not gonna fix a damn thing.


This - anyone who thinks Quacko Droopinsky is going to fix anything is a Goddamn fool.
 
2021-04-20 9:57:55 PM  
I haven't logged in to comment in 13-14 years.

I logged in to say this:.

If you live in a major metro in CA like I do (SF Bay Area, Oakland, to be exact), you would be more than willing to take some new ideas and new blood regardless of any issues. Whatever the FARK the people in power are doing currently, it ain't working.

I've had a homeless camp a block from me for going on 4-5 years. Fires, rats, rapes, assaults, you name it, it has gone down there. I live in a decent neighborhood.

Listen to Drew's Podcasts, "Dr. Drew After Dark." He makes a concise argument that the news does not get because it is long-form, and the news takes only sexy bites that fit their views/narrative.

A few times, he explains the history of how we got to this point in California, and without surprise, it's due to politics over the last 50 years. I'd vote for him for governor if he ran. The guy is a board-certified doctor that specializes in addiction medicine. There's a pretty good chance he knows a thing or two about addiction and how treating the cause could start to fix this seemingly out-of-control problem we have in CA.

Don't believe everything you read in the news, and don't cast judgment on someone trying to deal with a problem that you may not be a party to. I would rather have Drew doing something than the politicians we have now that are seemingly doing nothing. Cancel mob shoots themselves in the foot again.

What will be the price? More people, businesses, and economic opportunities are leaving California for greener pastures.  Good job, everyone. Farkin' Morans.
 
2021-04-20 11:31:34 PM  

thumpdizzle: Cancel mob shoots themselves in the foot again.


LOL nothing you say should be taken seriously, zombie account.
 
2021-04-21 12:24:05 AM  
I'm going to leave this umbaited hook here.

Who would you rather have an interest in solving LAs homeless problem,

A) the guy responsible for the poop locater app or
B) guy who's worked with farked up people for 30 years.

Nobody wants to even here his thoughts? fark LA. Glad I'm out.
 
2021-04-21 4:12:55 AM  

thumpdizzle: Cancel mob shoots themselves in the foot again.


Oh shut the hell up ! The only people crying about cancel culture are people that lived lives so sheltered they had no idea until now what accountability looked like !
 
2021-04-21 6:48:57 AM  

austerity101: "We need to face the sad reality of homelessness in Los Angeles: individuals are dying on our streets from preventable causes due to mental illness and substance abuse"

Even if this were true, what is she even suggesting they do? Because I'm pretty sure this Republican woman doesn't believe in universal healthcare and treating drug addicts like the medical patients they are.

Same with guns. Okay, you've decided it's about mental illness. What are you proposing to do about mental illness? Nothing? Then piss off and stop wasting my time.


This.

Mental health has become their go-to for every consequence for their malicious policies. They call it out but won't ever allocate anything to address the problem, like it should take care of itself.
 
2021-04-21 6:57:09 AM  
SafetyThird:

B) guy who's worked with farked up people for 30 years...who exploited and profited off people

FTFY
 
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