Sunday, August 16, 2009

Councilman Knytych Pulls A Sarah Palin

In the discussion over the City of Laconia's desire to prevent the "surplus" Laconia Federal Building from being used as a homeless shelter, Ward 1 Councilman Greg Knytych observed with his usual bluster that the homeless shelter in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona was about half the size of the federal building in Laconia.

"This is an overkill for the needs," Knytych is reported as having said.

Now, I must beg to differ with Mr. Knytych, at least as regards the veracity of his description of the size of the homeless shelter in Phoenix.

First, there is no single homeless shelter in Phoenix, as indicated by the Google Map results illustrated below. Second, a number of the homeless shelters in Phoenix are considerably larger than Laconia's Federal Building.

I'm surprised that Mr. Knytych didn't warn Laconia of the threat of "death panels" that would arise from the creation of any, new homeless shelter in Laconia.

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