Good News! No Refugees!

By: Mr. Wilson on September 14, 2005
Rows and rows of cots at St. Mark's United Methodist ChurchLincoln has officially received a stand down order; we won't be seeing any large influxes of Katrina refugees. That's great news. Not for Lincoln, but for the refugees themselves. Can you imagine having to live and sleep in cramped, miserable conditions like those you see in the picture? And to think the refugees were supposed to be thankful for the privilege of sleeping in close quarters with 100 strangers. The best thing that can happen to Katrina's victims is that they be allowed to go home as soon as possible and rebuild their lives. Had they had to come to Nebraska to live for an indeterminate amount of time, their recovery -- and indeed their suffering -- would only have been drawn out even longer.


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Mr. T
September 15, 2005 at 2:07AM

My understanding is that the FEMA directed program to locate shelter has been shelved (at least for the time being). However I heard today from a Region 5 person that a convoy of buses were sent down last week from a coaltion of local churches, and are expected to return to Lincoln possibly with some refugees.

I admire and respect the generosity, no questions there, but I agree its the best of a bad situation.

September 15, 2005 at 4:16AM

I hope you do realize that Saturday 166 people displaced from Hurricane Katrina flew to Omaha. They were originally placed at Omaha Civic Auditorium, but earlier this week the OWH reported that most of them are now in hotels.

It’s awfully hard to go back home when your house is still under water. Although I believe the media is blowing the toxicity of the water out of proportion, there’s a bunch of crap in that water that I wouldn’t want to go near. While personally I think it would suck to be so far from home, it’s the best for now.

Speaking of the stupid media, the best headline I read was: “E. Coli found in water.” No kidding, hell everytime I take a dump there’s E. coli in the toilet, and I’m thankful for some of the E. coli in my gut to help me absorb my nutrients

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