September 2nd-Day two of Katrina aftermath from a local  

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9/2/2005 5:06 pm

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September 2nd-Day two of Katrina aftermath from a local


Today is September 2nd. First of all, thanks for all of you who have sneaked a peek at this new blog. I am encouraged. I would like to clarify that I too, always try to see the good in people. One of the reasons I waited until yesterday to post was that I was hoping for a positive slant on all this. Anyway, it's day two and the ignorance has now ratcheted up a few levels. This afternoon, a bus full of rescued refugees on their way to a dry, safe place with food, and shelter flipped over in my hometown of Opelousas, La. I'm sure the news media will jump all over this any minute, but at 6:53 CDT here is the truth, from Ground Zero(No spin, just the facts) The bus was headed N on I-49, a major artery that winds through the state from Lafayette to Shreveport. Upon reaching the Opelousas city limits, one of the passengers decided they wanted off the bus right then. They got up, attacked the driver after he would not pull over and let them off, and in the process caused him to lose control. The bus flipped from the Northbound lanes to the southbound lanes, killing one aboard, critically injuring 6 or 7, (who were Air Med helicoptered from the site) and wounding nearly everyone else on the bus. Now I realize this is the work of only one crazed individual, but I cannot help but wonder what is next? Help finally arrives, safety is in sight and you do this? Wow....And now Louisiana gets another black eye on our already shaky and misunderstood public image. The good news is that help is arriving in droves and the people are getting out. But, make no mistake about it. Most of the people that were in New Orleans when the storm hit were there because they refused to leave, not because they couldn't. There were a myriad of ways offered the general populace to get out, and they went ignored. Public officials begged, but their words went unheeded. And now, we have a busload of crazed people in my hometown, who have already held up an auto parts store and a Wal mart. You won't see that on the news.....I guess we'll just have to see what tomorrow brings. Tune in right here, same bat time, same bat channel! Nick

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