Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Will I ever stop being surprised by people?

I’m trying not to add too much clutter on the ‘net about the hurricane, mainly because there isn’t much of value I can add.  This is one of the times I’m going to break my own rule.

This morning, Channel 4 news reported on a story out of Franklin TN.  It seems there are some folks who got word that an old factory near their homes is going to be converted into a shelter for evacuees of Katrina – only city officials weren’t ready for word to be out yet.

So what did these folks do? They wrote the Mayor about how they didn’t want this shelter in their neighborhood because they didn’t know what elements it may bring.

Can you believe this?  Here are people who don’t even have anywhere to call home anymore and these morons in Franklin are worried that they’re going to be robbed.  Heavens help them if their damn property values drop a nickel.

However, kudos go to mayor Miller, who said: “If you don't like what we're doing, if you don't like the fact that we're bringing people from the Gulf Coast here, you can move. These people are coming here. We're going to welcome them. We're going to support them. We're going to love them."

I guess it’s true what they say:  in events like the hurricane, people’s true characters come out for the world to see.

1 comment:

Willie Klenke said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!