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This Sounds Familiar

Local Australian officials report that rain and sightseers are hampering cyclone relief.

Forget looters, sightseers should be shot on sight. They aren’t helping; they are clogging up the roads; they are using things that are needed; and nobody needs strangers showing up to gawk – that’s the media’s job.

Ergon Energy is the local power company and they are amazing. They have delivered generators to supermarkets to get them back up, while they go about repairing the grid. That is an obvious move, but I don’t know of a single utility on the Gulf Coast that has ever suggested doing it.

2 comments

1 andante { 03.27.06 at 12:00 am }

Generators to supermarkets – whodda thought it? Certainly not FEMA.

Common sense went out the door when the Bush administration walked in. The political appointees who run things (into the ground) are only interested in collecting their salaries and greasing their way to a more lucrative job when they’re finally kicked out.

2 Bryan { 03.27.06 at 9:00 am }

It is such an obvious thing that I’m ashamed to say it didn’t occur to me. By doing it you supply people with their immediate needs and it’s a distribution point that people know about.