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   Don't train on my parade

15 Nov 2012 09:50 PM   |   6993 clicks   |   Fox News
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Bontesla    [TotalFark]  
This is the best of the headlines.
This should go green.
/not subby.

15 Nov 2012 08:40 PM
Bruce the Deuce     
Done by the headline.

15 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
Impasse     
Why don't they look? Tell me Ralph, why don't they look?

15 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
wildsnowllama     
So our treatment of veterans is on track.

15 Nov 2012 09:55 PM
Thresher     
It's rare.....rare that I just sit there and marvel at a headline. I've been here since '02, and that's one of the best headlines I've ever read. Damn fine job, Subby. Here's an internet beer for ya:



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15 Nov 2012 09:55 PM
LordJiro     
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Wanted for questioning

15 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
EyeHateOnlineIdiots     
good one....

15 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
GonadtheBarbarian     
How the fark does something like this even happen?

15 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  
So good that they beat that horn-blasting train so that the charity function would start on time as it absolutely must or else... People would have waited a few minutes. Seriously: what the actual f*ck was the driver thinking!?!

15 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
MurphyMurphy     
Terrible that people died.


The article says the crossarms and warnings all worked.
How does this happen?

Barring some really odd circumstances (float got stuck), whoever was driving the vehicle towing the float needs to be charged with vehicular or negligent manslaughter.

15 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

GonadtheBarbarian: How the fark does something like this even happen?


The driver of the second truck wasn't wearing a high-visibility jacket.

/not obscure on Fark

15 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
Earpj     
Gads.
I shudder to imagine the scene.

15 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
GonadtheBarbarian     

Earpj: Gads.
I shudder to imagine the scene.


Well one thing is for sure...there were no brains splattered anywhere.

15 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
Why didn't they just jump off the float and run out of the way?

15 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
Emposter     
A preliminary investigation indicates the crossing gate and lights were working at the time,

So the truck ignored the lights and bell and went through the lowered gate? Who does that?

15 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
Psylent1     
They were probably Tebowing.

Don't they listen to South Park, memes kill.

15 Nov 2012 10:03 PM
TomD9938     

GonadtheBarbarian: How the fark does something like this even happen?


I'm just hoping that traffic didnt back up and the driver went over the tracks anyway, only to have to stop half way over, train-horn blaring and not a damn thing he can do about what's going to happen next.

Somehow that'd be worse than him simply trying to beat the train over the crossing.

15 Nov 2012 10:04 PM
VictoryCabal     
Subby, please picture in this spot every animated applause gif in my image folder. You've earned them all.

15 Nov 2012 10:05 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
Oh long Johnson!

15 Nov 2012 10:05 PM
NEDM     

Popcorn Johnny: Why didn't they just jump off the float and run out of the way?


It was a float of disabled vets. Some of them were wheelchair bound/in their 90s.

They probably literally couldn't jump, even as they watched the train get closer and closer...

15 Nov 2012 10:06 PM
puffy999     
It's like traaaaaaaiiiiiin.... at a veteran's parade.

15 Nov 2012 10:06 PM
INTERTRON     

Popcorn Johnny: Why didn't they just jump off the float and run out of the way?


Sadly, not all veterans can walk easily. Or at all.

15 Nov 2012 10:07 PM
Blue_Blazer     

Psylent1: They were probably Tebowing.

Don't they listen to South Park, memes kill.


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15 Nov 2012 10:08 PM
Fakutu     

Popcorn Johnny: Why didn't they just jump off the float and run out of the way?


Yeah, you'd think a bunch of "wounded veterans" would move quicker. Morans.

15 Nov 2012 10:08 PM
nanim     
That must've been one loud band if they could drown out the approach of a freakin' train

15 Nov 2012 10:09 PM
jaytkay    [TotalFark]  

INTERTRON: Popcorn Johnny: Why didn't they just jump off the float and run out of the way?

Sadly, not all veterans can walk easily. Or at all.


No wonder they lost Vietnam for us

15 Nov 2012 10:10 PM
buzzcut73     

TomD9938: GonadtheBarbarian: How the fark does something like this even happen?

I'm just hoping that traffic didnt back up and the driver went over the tracks anyway, only to have to stop half way over, train-horn blaring and not a damn thing he can do about what's going to happen next.

Somehow that'd be worse than him simply trying to beat the train over the crossing.


I live near some train tracks that we cross every day. There's a traffic light at the intersection that is about 15' from the tracks. There are crossing arms, signs, and a traffic light on the other side of the tracks, and STILL, at least a couple of times a week, I see somebody approaching the red light go across the tracks instead of waiting behind them when the light turns red. There is room for one car between the tracks and the intersection, yet there is always somebody that thinks two can squeeze in, and there they sit, with the ass end of their vehicle fouling the track.

I hope to never see the crossing arms come down, but then again want to see WTF the driver will try to do if and when they do.

15 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
skinink     
Those veterans survived getting shot at by the Vietcong in Korea and surviving the German bombing of Pearl Harbor just to be taken out by a train? So sad.

15 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
numbone     
Wanted for questioning

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15 Nov 2012 10:14 PM
Strongbeerrules     
East-bound and down, loaded up and truckin',

We're gonna do what they say can't be done...

15 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Emposter: A preliminary investigation indicates the crossing gate and lights were working at the time,

So the truck ignored the lights and bell and went through the lowered gate? Who does that?



Yeah, and there's this: he didn't know if the train crew saw the float approaching.

WTF?? Shouldn't it have been the FLOAT DRIVER who was looking for the TRAIN approaching? I mean, which one can stop a little easier, you know?

15 Nov 2012 10:17 PM
Ryker's Peninsula     

puffy999: It's like traaaaaaaiiiiiin.... at a veteran's parade.


Or a free riiiiiide.... to your early grave.

15 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
Rabbitgod     
This is a total failure by the Obama administration, how could he let this happen?

/Is Benghazi a scandal yet?

15 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
Mytch     

Earpj: Gads.
I shudder to imagine the scene.


Thanks to the Japanese, you don't have to imagine!

15 Nov 2012 10:23 PM
bigbadideasinaction     
The parade was to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet honoring the veterans.

Looks like the train driver bagged four early, that's all.

15 Nov 2012 10:27 PM
gingerjet     
And yet we will don't have a Texas tag.

15 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
They saved on four meals at the dinner later. So, who's upset?

15 Nov 2012 10:34 PM
Captain Steroid    [TotalFark]  
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15 Nov 2012 10:36 PM
Smallberries     
Came here to say

OVER IN ZERO.

Nice headline

Still waiting for the video...

(Yes, yes I am a sick bastard)

15 Nov 2012 10:37 PM
LoneWolf343     

bigbadideasinaction: The parade was to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet honoring the veterans.

Looks like the train driver bagged four early, that's all.


And now everyone in this thread is going to hell.

/shotgun

15 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
maltedmothball     

wildsnowllama: So our treatment of veterans is on track.


I admit I laughed
/Window seat please.
//Is there a veterans discount ?

15 Nov 2012 10:44 PM
2xhelix    [TotalFark]  
Hmm, Midland, TX... Was she the engineer driving the train?
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15 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
Perducci     
What kind of training?
Miiiiilitary training, sir!

15 Nov 2012 10:51 PM
Fano     
If someone takes a spill it's me and not you.

15 Nov 2012 10:56 PM
clear_prop     
Even if there was a vehicle in front of the truck preventing it from clearing the tracks, when the bells and crossing arms activate, PUSH IT OUT OF THE WAY!

This sounds like that bus accident in Illinois awhile back. A little bit of property damage is much better than a lot dead.

15 Nov 2012 11:00 PM
laterthanyou     
I know people who have been to this event. The vast majority of veterans that are being honored are young kids from Iraq and Afghanistan missing limbs or with severe burns. I feel horrible for the families affected by this and all of y'all making fun of the situation should feel terrible about it.

I know welcome to fark...

But fark all of you

15 Nov 2012 11:01 PM
FuturePastNow     
Ouch. That train crew is going to need some serious therapy.

15 Nov 2012 11:23 PM
trappedspirit     
Headline gets a meh. This train wreck gets a WTF?!?! How in the fark do you get hit by a train by surprise? Planned parade route goes across RR tracks. How high up the chain of dipshiat derp dwellers can we lay blame. ALL THE WAY TO THE PRESIDENT!

15 Nov 2012 11:27 PM
puffy999     

laterthanyou: The vast majority of veterans that are being honored are young kids from Iraq and Afghanistan missing limbs or with severe burns.


Just as I suspected... there will be less cleanup necessary.

15 Nov 2012 11:29 PM
Overused Expression     

puffy999: laterthanyou: The vast majority of veterans that are being honored are young kids from Iraq and Afghanistan missing limbs or with severe burns.

Just as I suspected... there will be less cleanup necessary.


Reason #9480 I'm going to hell, the shiat I laugh at. Well played...

/But really, kinda sad though
//Who the fark drove that float anyway?

15 Nov 2012 11:38 PM
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