When I visited your fair city in November 2011, I met LPSF members Marcy Berry, Michael Edelstein, Aubrey Freedman and Starchild, a meeting I still fondly remember. (Hey guys! Who loves ya?)
I also remember, less fondly, my visits to the Civic Center branch of the SF Public Library. I was most impressed by the immensity of the building, its architecture and the resources in the library. In fact, I still have my SF Public Library card which I procured when I visited the branch. I had to show ID and pay $10, which was good for 30 days. I suppose I could renew it should I visit SF again, hopefully in the near future.
Anyhow, I was listening to Michael Savage today ("The Savage Nation") and he ranted about SF being among the more, if not among the most, corrupt cities in the US. I didn't focus on his other reasons, but I did hear him say that the Civic Center branch of the SF Public Library has been taken over by The Homeless. (In NYC, the proper pronunciation is "The Hom-less.")
According to Mr. Savage, ordinary SF citizens could no longer stay in the library because of the stench the Homeless emit. And no one may criticize this situation, because it's considered improper since SF's Elite Liberals consider the Homeless their mascots, "living proof," the results, of the callousness of, you guess it, capitalism. Thus the Homeless have virtually taken over the library. According to Mr. Savage, the Homeless defecate in wash basins, wash themselves with water from the toilets, urinate and defecate on books.
Question: Is Mr. Savage overstating the situation or is he, or his sources, spot on correct?
(During my visit in Nov 2011, the OWS people had taken over downtown Oakland. I thought of chartering a few buses and inviting the Homeless to help the OWS in Oakland with the promise of a free lunch (no such a thing, right?). When busloads take the bait and arrive in Oakland, the drivers would drive away since I only paid for one way fares. The result: I'll leave that up to your furtive imaginations.)
Thanks for reading.