By now, you’ve discovered a little inconsistency in the matchups of our little L.A.’s 64 Worst Things shootout.
We put up some huge contenders against each other in the early rounds (LAPD vs. L.A. Times?) that resulted in great but slightly-lesser evils being eliminated prematurely.
On the one hand, you have a relatively small number of selfish, short-sighted dolts who are fouling our streets with the products of their indifference, leaving an unsightly, unsafe, unsavory mess and degrading the quality of life for every man, woman and, especially, child in Los Angeles.
On the other hand, you have some dog owners who can’t be bothered to pick up their shit.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
Me, I think the utter evil of letting more than half the children in LAUSD leave school forever without a diploma has a far worse impact on L.A.’s quality of life and standing as a world-class city than a stinky, yet biodegradable brand of trash that sticks to the shoes of the unlucky.
Shit washes away.
Wasted minds, squandered opportunities and rudderless kids do not.
They wind up in crummy jobs (if they’re lucky) and juvenile hall headed towards prison if they’re not, and we all feel their loss in myriad ways.
Our city is poorer, our social fabric is tattered, our economy is anemic and our future is bleaker because of the way LAUSD is run.
But then I have two kids in an LAUSD elementary school. And our entire school community was forced this month to try raising $180,000 to save three vital teaching positions that have been cut in favor of maintaining head count at LAUSD’s Beaudry Street, among other fucked-up priorities
So you can vote for a few selfish pet owners if you really feel the dog poo is a worse scourge.
But excuse me if I don’t give a … well, you know.