Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What he said.

Now it seems Atlanta is out of gas too.

I have on site reporters in Nashville who said stations are out of gas because the townfolk are hording it in containers, following tankers around town, waiting in line for hours, etc. Pure panic. All on rumors. There would be enough gas if folks would just settle down.

I suspect it is the same case in Atlanta, which continues to be my choice as the seat of American ignorance and bizarre behavior. The simple solution might be this. But no.

I fear my town may be next. Indianapolis is a city that largely fears anything that was not in the mainstream in 2003. The first time more than 3 inches of snow is predicted each winter, many invade food stores to stock up like we are going to be under siege for months on end. Yep, we had folks sealing their houses with duct tape after 911. Remaining calm and thinking through the situation in a time of crisis, real or imagined, is not an option exercised by many around here.

A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Agent Kay - Men in Black

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