Grand jury: Marin 'sobering center' would be more humane for public inebriates and would save money

Feb 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Marin Independent Journal

County health officials should consider creating a "sobering center," a safe place where public inebriates could be taken to sober up instead of being sent to a hospital emergency room or the county jail, the Marin Civil Grand Jury concluded in a report issued Thursday.

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Huh. "Budget cuts" caused them to stop using Helen Vine. And they started sending them to the ridiculously expensive emergency rooms. Like I said. Huh.

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RICKY RAT is wondering: JUST HOW MUCH money is involved at Helen Vine to let some drunk dude come in and lay down for a few hours??? Are there, like, hidden costs that RICKY RAT don't know about??? Or what???

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I meant "OR WHAAAT???!!".

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On a related note, RICKY RAT gives a big "Two Paws Up, Waaay Up" to the Santa Rosa Detox Center. Where you can check in off the street, go straight to bed, and sleep for three days. And, if they come in and wake you up wanting you to go to an AA meeeting, you can tell them to take their AA meeting, and, well, you know...

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Helen Vine, for those of you that don't know, is off of Smith Ranch Rd. Left turn just before the golf course. Used to be the old Honor Farm, where you went to when you had jail time to do.

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But what gets RICKY RAT is this talk about opening a new "sobering center". When we already have one. IT'S CALLED HELEN VINE DETOX.

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In fact, they have maybe four pretty big buildings from the old Honor Farm sitting empty out there. We've got plenty of room. Hell, we could even start bringing in drunks from other counties...

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WHEN RICKY RAT succeeds the ailing, infirm, and damn near senile Commander Bunny as Supreme Great Leader and Grand Poobah of the Rodent Revolution, he vows to make Marin County the clearinghouse, or whatever you call it, for drunks Bay Area-wide...

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RICKY RAT wrote:
JUST HOW MUCH money is involved at Helen Vine to let some drunk dude come in and lay down for a few hours???
Or dudette. As the case may be.

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hic

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SIX CALLERS AHEAD OF US, JiMMY!!!

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Grunt.

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SIX CALLERS AHEAD OF US, JiMMY!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Commander Bunny wrote:
Grunt.
Damn. EVERY TIME that I get on a roll with my mindless drivel, the Commander steps in, and with a word or two, shows me up. BRAVO, COMMANDER, BRAVO!!!!

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AND FURTHERMORE, yimmer yammer yimmer, yammer yammer...

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WHEN RICKY RAT succeeds the ailing, infirm, and damn near senile Commander Bunny as Supreme Great Leader and Grand Poobah of the Rodent Revolution...
Ain't going to happen..

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Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>Ain't going to happen..
Yes. It will.

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<quoted text>Yes. It will.
Others have tried, and failed.

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Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>Others have tried, and failed.
Oh.

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Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>Others have tried, and failed.
Ahhhh...

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