Monday, November 30, 2009

A couple of things here..

First, if you live in Senate 31 and have not yet voted, TOMORROW IS THE DAY! Get off your arse and go vote for Adrienne Pakis-Gillon!

Now, go read this depressing yet accurate post from Polar Donkey, who, along with Brad Watkins at West Tennessee Liberal covers poverty and homelessness like no one else in our city. Here's a snippet:

Let me give you a little story at how truly bad of shape this city and it's citizens are in. A friend of mine told me this. He knows an immigrant that runs a gas station in Southeast Memphis. The gas station attendant says that he has a group of regular customers. These customers drive large SUV's. The driver's of these SUV's come in 4 or 5 times a day and buy about $1.50 in gas at a time. My friend was perplexed by this behavior and asked the attendant what they were doing. Turns out these are drug dealers. They never want to have more than $10 of gas in their vehicles in case they get busted by the police. Think about that for a second. The DRUG DEALERS are so broke they worry about losing $10 in gas if arrested.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You believe that?! My guess is they're trolling for customers as many times a day as possible there.