Benches Booze and Swimsuits

author: 
Cranky Critic

The SD Union-Tribune Our Region story says the city dismantled benches by Sunset Cliffs! Why? Was not it an egregious display of brain arrest that would have allowed the fire pits to be erased from the San Diegan scene?

Now They’re Taking Benches by the Beach!?

The SD Union-Tribune Our Region story says the city dismantled benches by Sunset Cliffs! Why? Was not it an egregious display of brain arrest that would have allowed the fire pits to be erased from the San Diegan scene? Can you think of anything more San Diegan than the fire pits? Yet this city seems to conspire to wipe out every form of sea side pleasure imaginable. Soon we will have to wear the more modest 1920’s swim wear.

They could not allow anyone to drink where they could have compromised by cutting the number of hours—but then the homeless would have still been around as “eyesores” to their Puritanism. Further they could not stomach the reality that college kids were partying hardy with seemingly no concern that U.S. Marines were dying and suffering in Iraq. That is they could not make the obvious obvious—that is that poor and middle class kids were paying the price for the investor class that makes much money off the military industrial complex while their more privileged urbanites were oblivious to rural realities. It was too much for the pseudo-patriotic at the Union-Tribune to stomach.

But the real culprit remains the homeless. Notice the new bathrooms at the beach on Garnet—no more showers or changing area for those who need to change into and out of bathing suits. Such resource would have given the homeless a free shower now and them—can’t have that in Pacific Beach! No rather this insularly stupid city would rather alienate the visitor population with beaches scant of places to change into and out of swimwear—such foresight or was it that the hotels need business and the real clients of the city are hotels?

Still it is this puritanical streak of the overly judgmental. They wasted money and resource pursuing a mediocre case of strippers being touched. So shameful. They can´t admit to marijuana having any useful value. They have to regulate smoking to the Miramar dump because it violates their class of snit elitism. Yet while they crybaby about a few cents of tax increases or a few dollars of water prices they have no problem with doubling the price of tobacco on some righteous rationalization. The poor with no lobby support will pay, etc.

When is this city going to grow up?