Saturday, September 03, 2005

Superdome crowd watch buses pass by to evacuate the Hyatt

Apparently the arrival of Gen. Honore' has not completely relieved us of the incredible stupidity and mendaciousness of FEMA, or whoever is in charge of these arrangments.

In case your are laboring under the benighted belief that we live in a classes socieity, here is an object lesson in the falseness of that myth. New Orleans is one of the most stratified societies outside of India. We aren't burdened with this particular national myth. We know it is a comfortable story our betters tell us when we assemble for our holiday bonus or some correction of our less sophisticated ways.

So the following certainly angered but did not surprise the people at the Dome:

9/1 11:55 P.M. - (AP): At one point, the Superdome evacuation was interrupted briefly when school buses rolled up so some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line -- much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome since Sunday.

"How does this work? They (are) clean, they are dry, they get out ahead of us?" exclaimed Howard Blue, 22, who tried to get in their line. The National Guard blocked him as other guardsmen helped the well-dressed guests with their luggage.

I wonder if they threw doublons to the adoring crowd as they pulled from away from the Dome? Probably not. You know how cheap those Uptown krewe's are.

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