Wednesday, September 28, 2005


The news last night had coverage on the hurricane Katrina evacuees still in Dallas. It seems that some of these folks have used their $2,000 FEMA debit cards to purchase diamond jewelry, large quantities of alcohol and even lap dances at strip clubs.

I'm sure that lots of folks who got these debit cards have used them for exactly their intended purpose. But in a population that contains a disproportionate number of folks who lack any money management skills to begin with, these things are bound to happen.

And when they blow through the 2K, these same folks will be the first ones to blame the government and various relief agencies for not doing enough. Thereby ensuring their proment placement on various newscasts.

Call me strange, but in a backwards way it IS a relief to know that human nature has not changed.

(Which, by the way, is why the UN will never work effectively either, but that's a post for another day)

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