Refugees "Liberate" Bus To Escape New Orleans

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    this is what it came down to folks.... good on these kids for sharp thinking to get out of that hell hole....

     
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    Greta VanSusteren had this kid on her TV show last week. First I had heard of this story. Why couldn't the Mayor of New Orleans or the Governor of Louisiana have come up with such a simple plan? Guess that's why the liberal MSM didn't run the story. Didn't want the public to ask the same question I asked. But it was a great story kept from the public--a 20-year old kid who had never driven a school bus before, commandeered one and drove 70 people to the Astrodome in Houston.
     
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    Heh, can we get him an honorary driver's license? I bet he was praying the whole way, and I would have been doing the same thing if I was in his shoes, God knows I was nervous when I first grabbed the wheel... and that was a of a sedan, not a big bus. I'm so happy they got out of there and are safe.
     
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    I say give him national hero status. A 20-year old from New Orleans who can think on his feet in an emergency. Sure did show up the elected LA pols that time.
     
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    :teeth:

    Ladies and gentlemen... our new mayor of New New Orleans!
     
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    By using good common sense in solving the problem of how to get people without transportation out of New Orleans before Katrina hit, this kid showed that he could run rings around Major Nagin. Nagin could have come up with the same answer--there were more than 200 idle school buses, hotel courtesy buses, church buses, tour buses, etc., that he could have "commandeered" - but he didn't.

    Anyway, thanks for your post about this one kid who made a difference. It was great and is probably the first time those reading this board have ever heard about it.
     
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    In the mayor's defense, he grabbed both cheeks, but try as he might, just couldn't pull his head out of his ass. The suction was just too great.

    I'm really surprised no one tried to relieve this kid. It's not a gocery store run from NO to Houston.
     
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    Well, ummm, it WAS on the emergency evacuation plan, they just hadn't set up the implementation process. That was Bush's fault too, he should have told them to. :rolleyes:
     
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    Uhhh, the story was all over the news in the first few days or so after it happened. Guess you weren't watching. Down here they cancelled classes - so while I wasn't out helping out I was glued to the TV, and I saw this story on multiple networks.
     
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    Finally someone who knows the difference between a plan and an implementation.
     

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