The Straight Facts - Not (09-23-08)
One of my favorite quotes is "Where facts are few, experts are many." And countless complaints I've heard about the area's recent power problems drive that point home.
People have wailed "My area isn't getting any attention, but everyone who lives in (fill in the blank with a different area of town) has trucks all over their neighborhoods."
Baloney. Power was being restored to all parts of town at the same time. It was just happening one small area at a time, and everyone couldn't be first.
Some griped that while Louisville opened the Fairgrounds to shelter recent evacuees from Louisiana and Texas, it wouldn't do the same for its own citizens.
But Louisville Gardens was open for anyone who needed shelter.
And plenty of people insisted they were "sure the Mayor had his power back as soon as it went out."
Well, since the Mayor's home was powerless until Wednesday, that one doesn't fly either.
Throughout this crisis, the vast majority behaved wonderfully. But for some, when their comfortable routine was suddenly upset, all they had to offer was a bunch of uninformed gripes.
I hope we never go through a mess like this again. But if it's taught even just a few whiners that the world doesn't exist solely to please them, then maybe something positive will have been gained.
What do you think? Call and let us know.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.