Posted: Sep 4, 2005 10:39 am
where are the busloads of people who are supposed to be coming to memphis that need our aid and assistance?
I am so glad to know you're all about helping. Yes, the help to the lower gulf was lacking. Those responsible will see their day. The relief effort is complex, and everyone wishes there was some kind of hammer and anvil approach. Bless you for wanting and feeling compelled to help. I salute you.
However, I can tell you there was estimated to be, roughly, 10,000 displaced folks in town (I'll have to look up the link again). Today, in the wufchase area, I saw no less than 3 buses at a few hotels.
'Round the Sycamore View exit, there were quite a fe few folk, too. Act local, my friend. the folks will make it here, in spite of the delay of administration.
What's REALLY PISSING ME OFF, is the Memphis regular bums (yes, I said it, BUMS), who are changing their "I need three-fifty to get some gas to pick up my family in West Memphis" bum-regulars who are now changing their story to "I just got in from New Orleans/Biloxi/Gulfport, and we can't survive" shit. True story. This one dude's ass can be found 'round the Family restaurant at Sycamore View and "whatrever" Oaks Drive (the name of the crossways escapes me).
Indie, turn your frustration into activity. We have a long weekend, and you can help.
Rock on, y'all.