Comment of the Day

Reader: Snooze's tax dollars support homeless people who are harming its business

Kelsey Whipple's post about an Occupy Denver protest at Snooze over the weekend has produced lotsa strongly expressed opinions on both sides of the issue. Here's a comment from a reader who understands why Snooze supports an urban camping ban.

Realist writes:

So? Did you comment on her comments at City Council? Did you offer ANY testimony at City Council?

Do you realize that the more business Snooze does (through its own hard work and industry), the more tax money is available to go toward the homeless?

These protesters are idiots, and their protest is rightly disregarded by the hordes of Snooze customers that continue to eat there. Instead of attacking this business, they should be protesting on the front lawns of City Council members that voted against their cause or actively working toward replacing those council members. But no, they choose a silly dog and pony show instead.

Do you ever wonder why there is no perceived "homeless problem" in Greenwood Village? Because Greenwood Village doesn't offer any services to the homeless so they don't go down there. Why aren't you protesting in Greenwood Village? It's horrible that they are doing NOTHING for the homeless.

Follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts