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For some (Freudian?) reason, I thought this said "Hooterville".

Posted by seattle mike | September 25, 2008 3:29 PM

I am confused are the homeless trying to raise money and awareness for breast cancer? Kind of a homeless-a-thon.

Posted by Sad Comment | September 25, 2008 3:36 PM

When I saw this I thought of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 25, 2008 3:37 PM

Thanks for covering this. At least the food columnists can cover for the news department when they drop a story!

Posted by Trevor | September 25, 2008 4:08 PM

4 days late but oh well - i guess the armpits and pitbulls were more of an action item there at 'work'. We understand.

Posted by bobcat | September 25, 2008 6:18 PM

Given that the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression were named for the incompetent president largely responsible for allowing their creation, we should really update the term and call this "Bushville".

Posted by east coaster | September 25, 2008 8:28 PM

Also, I think it is positively criminal for city officials to exacerbate the suffering of homeless people by forcing them out of a place without giving them another place to stay. These people deserve to be treated with compassion rather than being treated as pests.

Posted by east coaster | September 25, 2008 8:33 PM

@7I'm not positive, I only was paying attention to this story as background noise when the local news ran it, but I think Nickels is sending social workers down there and offering rooming for all the homeless there.

Posted by Doctor Professor | September 25, 2008 11:43 PM

The shelter beds the mayor offered are nonexistent. Ever try to get into one? You'll be in a line with 20 people with 5 beds available on the coldest nights.

Posted by TheCityIsFullOfShit | September 25, 2008 11:50 PM

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