Saturday, September 24, 2005

Bus Explosion Exploited By Nagin?

An awful story. A bus transporting elderly patients, many with oxygen tanks, explodes and kills more than 20 people while fleeing hurricane Rita.

The bus exploded on a gridlocked highway south of Dallas. The initial reports claim that the fire started due to a mechanical malfunction, and then fed by the oxygen tanks.


Meanwhile, New Orleans Mayor Nagin argues that such a tragedy supports his decision to leave the busses of New Orleans parked as Katrina headed towards the gulf coast.

"I think it was better that our elderly and poor drowned or died of dehydration. Burning to death in a bus explosion is an awful and painful way to die. My decision to not use the busses was clearly sound and the compassionate thing to do."

7 Comments:

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:40 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

My husband tells me Mayor Nagin has bought his wife a house in Houston. The man is amazing.

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Tell me that's a joke quote you made up. Please. Then add, "I knew the busses would just blow up, so I kept them where they'd be safe when we needed them again to get our little children to school."

Can we impeach him, and is the death sentence a possibility?

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger T. F. Stern said...

Maybe he missed his chance to say, "We never built the World Trade Towers in New Orleans because we knew they would only be attacked and tumble to the ground", or "We never cross railroad tracks because you never know when a freight train will cut you in half and it would be very painful. Much better to put a plastic sack over your head and stop breathing"

This was a joke, right?

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Yes! The quote was made up.

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

You had me there. I didn't even google it to check.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger KJ said...

This might be a good time to remind people about my disclaimer. See side bar.

 

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