Help the Homeless Instead of Issuing Challenges

Our pal Greg Diamond has issued a challenge to me, Matt Cunningham, Gustavo Arellano, Norberto Santana and others to replicate a test by pretending to be homeless for three days, and if we all do it, so will he but he has some issues that would make it tough (he’s vegan, he’s diabetic, he has child care responsibilities) . It’s yet another example of Mr. Diamond daring us to do something he won’t.

From his blog:

So this is a challenge to Matt Cunningham, Dan ChmielewskiNorberto Santana (or Nick Gerda as his designee), Gustavo Arellano, Art Pedroza. and whatever male reporter (just to keep the comparisons better, although I’d love to see female bloggers or reporters try this as well) the OC Register would like to assign.

I’ll replicate the “McAdams test” if all of you agree to do so as well.  We can work out the details, but I suggest that some trustworthy third party randomly assign each of us to contact 25 of the above locations (those catering to adult men) with supposedly available housing on the first morning of the experiment, arrange housing for the night, try to find food, do the same for the second day and night, and then make an arrangement for a third night without using it (it can be cancelled.)  Ideally, one night would be spent outside of a formal shelter (the first night if need be, otherwise the second) and one within a formal shelter.  (Come on, there’s supposedly plenty of room!)   Then we’d write up the results in our individual publications and compare notes.

The McAdams “test” is for a Utah elected who dressed as a homeless person to see first hand how easy or hard it is for the homeless to get services in his county and what sort of quality of service the homeless actually receive.  But Diamond’s challenge is simply to make us jump when he says jump.  I’m not his monkey.

I recommend Mr. Diamond write some checks to a variety of charities that provide services to the homeless in OC.  Or better still, actually show up and volunteer.  My family and I volunteer to feed the homeless at the Santa Ana bus depot several times a year where one of our friends provides a meal through her church every Wednesday.  Why don’t you do and help?  Get out from your keyboard and help Greg.  That’s the liberal thing to do.  That’s the right thing to do.  And to my knowledge, something you have — never — done.

  11 comments for “Help the Homeless Instead of Issuing Challenges

  1. Jwalsh
    August 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    This Diamond fella certainly has no answers. What possible good would pretending to be homeless do for the homeless?

    What ego maniac! And what the hell does he mean by not wearing shoes?

    • OCDEM
      August 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Perhaps Mr. Diamond ought to concentrate on his soon to be ouster (or censure, as I am “given to understand”) and not finding a way to lace up shoes!

      Question: How could you weigh 300# + and be “lactose-vegetarian”? Whatever that is.

      Greg Diamond is not to be taken seriously. He is an attenion whore. Whore in the sense that this guy is desperate for cash and desires attention he can not command.

  2. Christine
    August 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I will do it if somebody does it with me.

  3. Brianne of Tarth
    August 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    GordoGreg is reduced to trolling blogs for new posts. Sad.

  4. Dawnee
    August 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Greg will only do this if everyone else does. His idea of helping the homeless is a story about him. He doesn’t write checks. He doesn’t volunteer. He does not acknowledge “family volunteering”. And he wants to spend other people’s money. What a sad egomaniac.

  5. junior
    August 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Where is Vern? No posts in over a month ….

    • August 10, 2017 at 8:26 am

      I think he left a couple of comments the other day; the current rumor is Donna is the new owner of the OJ Blog because she paid for the hosting fees

    • OCDEM
      August 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Vern is “sick”.

  6. OJ is the New Black
    August 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Vern is looking forward to spending lots of quiet time in Chino

  7. Daniel Lamb
    August 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Greg Diamond, Matt Cunningham, Dan Chmielewski, Norberto Santana, Gustavo Arellano, Art Pedroza

    A pedigree beyond repute

    We are not worthy

  8. KEllis
    August 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe Diamond ought to open a daycare center. Hopefully he’s better at that than practicing law

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