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9.03.2005

Thanks But No Thanks

Three nuggets from the Dallas Morning News: - The City of Denton turned down Dallas' request for refugee help "because they don't have the resources or personnel to run such an emergency shelter, city spokesman John Cabrales said." - "Collin County has asked its five largest cities to take in at least 2,000 evacuees. Plano, Frisco and Wylie were considering setting up shelters." - And Mayor Laura Miller said this: "I'm amazed at the lack of help we're getting," the mayor said. "The state has done zero to help us, the governor has done zero to help us – besides coming here for a photo op."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The mayors and other officials amaze me. In times like these you don't criticize to the media, even if it is valid. What point does it accomplish? As far as Denton, another sad situation, I hope they don't need help anytime soon.
What about Decatur? I really don't like the idea of the civic center being turned into a Motel 6, but you do what you have to do. And what about all these churches? Maybe the media is right - it is about race.

Condoleesa said...

I am really torn on whether or not these cities should take the refugees. After watching the news and seeing how the ones that are coming are behaving (it isn't about race, it is about behavior), frankly I don't want them near me. I know they have now put military escorts on the buses because of problems and I have to wonder if the bus wreck yesterday wasn't due to violence on the bus. I know people were trying to get off in Baton Rouge and other places and I bet the drivers were having a difficult time. I frankly wouldn't have wanted to be driving one of those buses. I don't believe I am a racist but that doesn't mean I am moving to South Dallas and I sure don't want the rough crowd living there moving here. I am sure someone will construe this as racist but I bet they aren't living in South Dallas either.

Anonymous said...

Facts are facts, and the behavior of a lot of the people stranded is horrible. It is a good thing I not one of the guardsman down there with a gun because I might add to the body count. With the way the mayor of New Orleans acted on the radio the other day, it is no wonder the rest of them behave so poorly.

On the hand do you turn your back on them or push them off to some other city? Are the buses supposed to keep driving around until someone takes them?

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. I drive to UNT daily for class. Where do you expect them to stick all of these people. By the way, stop calling them refugees. They are people just like you and I, they pay taxes like you and I do as well.

Anonymous said...

You are right about one thing, “evacuee” is more correct. As far as the tax part, it is only my guess, but I would say most of these people are getting tax dollars instead of paying them.

I don't know Denton that well, but isn't there a closed Super K on 380. It could be opened and filled. And before you say it yes, it is privately owned but maybe it could be rented out. Everyone needs to pitch in even if it is only a few 100 people.

Anonymous said...

Super K is closed, but it is massively under construction on the inside-not fit to let even 10 people stay in there. If Denton was to take in survivors, they should be placed in the Coliseum at UNT. It is large enough to hold at least 5000 of them. Luckily, UNT is doing there part by allowing students from the New Orleans transfer to UNT tuition and housing free of charge.

Anonymous said...

I don't like Laura Miller. She's a big mouth.