And just because the State Court of Appeals says "Go" to a dumb idea, doesn't mean it's suddenly the smart thing to do.
The $9 million plan that the court just blessed calls for Seattle to build a 75-unit apartment building and then stock it with chronic alcoholics.
Said tenants would get free, or reduced, rent, along with meals and access to alcoholism treatment.
The only rub is that those with the alcohol problem will not only be allowed -- nay, encouraged! -- to drink in their new apartments, they'll also be allowed to invite others in to drink with them!
What's next? An "honor bar" in their rooms.
If someone can explain to me how it helps to give alcoholics a cozy place to booze it up, I'd like to hear it.
Just don't give me that pseudo social babble about how this is such a wonderfully "innovative" idea.
You know, even with Seattle's "do-gooder" mentality, some good -- sometimes -- should get done.
This idea is a joke and a waste of $9 million.
Makes me wish we could take city officials to court simply for being stupid.
Unfortunately, stupidity is not illegal.
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