Well, looks like the benevolant Jesse Jackson is once again going out on the limb for his fellow oppressed evacuees from New Orleans by bussing them back home and getting them jobs....
(Metairie, LA) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition hope to have some 200 people working today. They arrived in Metairie yesterday in a bus caravan. It was billed as an effort to bring people home who had been evacuated by Hurricane Katrina. However, it seems that all 200 were not evacuees from New Orleans. When asked where they were from, some of them answered Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. When asked how many of these evacuees were actually from New Orleans, Reverend Jackson said he didn't know.
Ooops...did he say he was bussing back evacuees to get them jobs? What he meant to say was that the evacuees don't want to work so he is bussing in out of towners. lol
(New Orleans, LA) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson now says 150 of the workers he brought to New Orleans are not evacuees. Jackson had promised to bring local workers home to fill jobs that have been going to out of state and foreign workers helping clean up and rebuild New Orleans. He says, however, that many evacuees are afraid to come back. He sights the lack of housing, unsafe conditions for children, and fear of inadequate levees as some of the reasons.
Some fun local facts for everyone. Burger King has offered a $6k bonus to any new hire in New Orleans if they commit to 1 year of service...total applications thus far = 0. A local baton rouge security company has gone to the shelters looking to fill some 500 security positions, as of yet they have had 0 applications. The downtown river center "residents" do not want to leave, but will have to leave by tomorrow.
I think Jesse needs to talk to his oppressed bretheren and explain some facts of life to them...there are jobs, get one.
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