Super-aggravated DWB

This is the story with that ‘unauthorized bus’ that made a brief, cryptic newsblip a couple of days ago — the one that was initially turned away from the Astrodome.

20-year-old Jabbar Gibson

The big yellow school bus wasn’t expected or approved to pass through the stadium’s gates. Randy Nathan, who was on the bus, said they were desperate to get out of town.

“If it werent for him right there,” he said, “we’d still be in New Orleans underwater. He got the bus for us.”

Eighteen-year-old Jabbor Gibson [sic]jumped aboard the bus as it sat abandoned on a street in New Orleans and took control.

“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.

Jabbar Gibson’s bus was in fact the first to arrive in Houston, and he saved at least 70 people — including an eight-day-old baby. Gilliard says they’re trying to charge him with theft. Any journalist want to walk this one to the bank? You got a national hero here — and be it known that we want to hear the actor in the HBO original feature say “Let’s roll” when he pulls the bus door shut and hits Rt. 10.

[Update: The bus was ‘85% children.’ Pix here. Also, Malkin did a thing, so we officially don’t hate her for 24 hours.]

[Last update: Cites are starting to pop up in the search engines. There was a convoy of at least three Orleans Parish school buses, hiked by young people and arriving first, second, and fourth at the Astrodome.]


Comments: 15


Somebody put these kids in charge of our government. NOW!!!


What a great kid. He should get a medal for his quick thinking.


[Update: The bus was ‘85% children.’ Pix here. Also, Malkin did a thing, so we officially don’t hate her for 24 hours.]

Oooop. I didn’t get the memo.


Gibson for President!


Any one considered putting him in charge of the Iraq withdrawl?

P.S. let me know when 24 hours is over.


Bush is doing everything he can to help the real victims of this disaster… All the rich folks that are having their groceries and buses stolen by these inhuman looters.
We have zero tolerance for looters and this young man will be prosecuted to within the furthest extent of what passes for law these days.


Is it just me, or is Malangadangadingbat starting to remind anybody else of the blind black KKK member from Chappelle’s Show?


What, you mean they didn’t posthumously indict Todd Beamer for assault and battery?


iF this brave, compassionate young man faces any charges for grand theft vehicle, where do we send donations. I already know who to send the letters of outrage.


His biggest crime is making chickengeorge bush look bad, er, worse.


According to ‘the story’:

“In an extreme act of looting, one group actually stole a bus to escape ravaged areas in Louisiana.”

Who are they trying to kid?



“His biggest crime is making chickengeorge bush look bad, er, worse.”

Actually, the buses were sitting idle when the emergency plan of New Orleans specified that the mayor was to use school buses and city owned buses to evacuate everyone who needed transportation. The mayor totally failed to use the buses, even though, apparently, there were some 200 school buses in ONE lot in NO before the hurricane hit, and there they still sit, under water.

The boy didn’t embarrass Bush, who couldn’t have commandeered the buses anyway. He shamed Nagin who seemingly forgot to follow the very specific guidelines of his own city’s emergency plan, which included using the buses owned by the city and schools, as well as private buses.


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