Americans of New Orleans vs. the Governments of New Orleans and Houston

Sometimes, you have to steal a bus to survive. Many municipalities have these things. But this young person DID NOT HAVE ZE CORREKT PAPERS! So,

“I just took the bus and drove all the way here…seven hours straight,’ Gibson admitted. “I hadn’t ever drove a bus.”

The teen packed it full of complete strangers and drove to Houston. He beat thousands of evacuees slated to arrive there.


Authorities eventually allowed the renegade passengers inside the dome. But the 18-year-old who ensured their safety could find himself in a world of trouble for stealing the school bus.

Maybe it is America’s shame that we’ve accepted authorities who make no distinction between survival in a disaster zone and looting…and are embarrassingly upstaged by a young man with fewer degrees in public administration who nonetheless figured out that school busses work just as well as coaches, whether they’re “authorized” or not.

One thought on “Americans of New Orleans vs. the Governments of New Orleans and Houston

  1. The first time I heard this story, it was held that a local police officer had started to stop him, but had quickly surmised that the bus would be of no use sitting in the floodwaters, and had authorized its appropriation. Certainly I’d donate to his legal defense, should he be prosecuted. Either by direct monetary donations, or by sucker-punching any dickweed-DA who tried to bring charges, especially if someone distracted him so he wouldn’t see the punch coming.


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