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20 Nov 2012 04:31 PM   |   10408 clicks   |   WTVR
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Pud    [TotalFark]  
If only there was some kind of device that could have offered an early warning to the smoke and fire. Someday, maybe someday ....

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20 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
That's funny. She never has a second cup of coffee after saving MY seven children.

20 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
blatz514     
"We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash
can,"


re-reads.

"We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash can,"

Oh. I guess I understand that.

20 Nov 2012 04:30 PM
Revek     
It's lucky they packed their good shiat up the day before.

20 Nov 2012 04:34 PM
toraque    [TotalFark]  
Barbara Tucker says she was walking down the hallway when she spotted smoke and flames around 7 a.m.

That's when she started yelling for her family, including her daughter's three-and half-year-old son and her 92-year-old father-in-law, to get out of the house.

"And I was screaming for my son and my husband and my daughter and her son to get out," Tucker said.


So all it takes to be a hero nowadays is a bit of screaming?

What would a normal, non-hero have done? Run out the door and left everyone to their fiery deaths?

20 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
SomethingToDo     
I wonder if they asked her explicitly whether she wanted to be referred to as a mother or a grandmother in the opening paragraph of the story.

20 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
pounddawg     
She's not a hero she's a Mom.

20 Nov 2012 04:39 PM
Nutsac_Jim     

toraque: What would a normal, non-hero have done? Run out the door and left everyone to their fiery deaths?


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"I'd have done my typical move, and just ignore people calling for help".

20 Nov 2012 04:41 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
how come you never hear about Super Moms that smoke crack in the morning and save the village('s sandwich shop)

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(randy is their leader0

20 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
titwrench     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's funny. She never has a second cup of coffee after saving MY seven children.



Boom. Done.

20 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
SnyderCat     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's funny. She never has a second cup of coffee after saving MY seven children.


No, that takes about 10 cups and a few red bulls.

maybe an 1/8 of weed too...

20 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
Matthew Keene     
The thing that really pisses me off here is that by saving everyone, she deprived Channel 6, WTVR, of an awesome lead story of death and mayhem. Really quite thoughtless of her.

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20 Nov 2012 04:43 PM
pottie     
I wonder if she experienced any internal conflicts about waking the family up.

"Screw 'em, they never pick up after theyselves, never put a dish in the sink, leave their stinky ol' drawers on the floor. Screw 'em"

20 Nov 2012 04:45 PM
BrewSwain     
its actually three families living in one house.
they burn a lot of houses in this area too

20 Nov 2012 04:45 PM
KeithLM     

toraque: Barbara Tucker says she was walking down the hallway when she spotted smoke and flames around 7 a.m.

That's when she started yelling for her family, including her daughter's three-and half-year-old son and her 92-year-old father-in-law, to get out of the house.

"And I was screaming for my son and my husband and my daughter and her son to get out," Tucker said.

So all it takes to be a hero nowadays is a bit of screaming?

What would a normal, non-hero have done? Run out the door and left everyone to their fiery deaths?


That's kind of what I was thinking. A heroic action would be to run into someone else's burning house, risking your own life, to pull people out. Seeing your own house on fire and waking your own family members to get them out of the house is the bare minimum required to being a decent human being.

20 Nov 2012 04:46 PM
Pair-o-Dice     

blatz514: "We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash
can,"

re-reads.

"We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash can,"

Oh. I guess I understand that.


Then can you explain it to me? Some bang-up journalism right there.

20 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear     
House fires suck.
I just got lucky when I saw the flames...outside on the front porch. By the time the smoke alarms started to go off I was already grabbing children and headed out the back.

/fire started by brother in law flinging a cigarette outside on a pile of dry leaves
//lost everything
//fires suck.

20 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
The Muthaship     

BrewSwain: its actually three families living in one house.
they burn a lot of houses in this area too


Link

20 Nov 2012 04:49 PM
phlatulence     
Coffee: do stupid things faster with more energy

20 Nov 2012 04:49 PM
titwrench     

Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear: House fires suck.
I just got lucky when I saw the flames...outside on the front porch. By the time the smoke alarms started to go off I was already grabbing children and headed out the back.

/fire started by brother in law flinging a cigarette outside on a pile of dry leaves
//lost everything
//fires suck.



Please tell me you whipped his ass.

20 Nov 2012 04:49 PM
Nutsac_Jim     
Sounds to me like mommie dumped her ashtray into the trashcan...

20 Nov 2012 04:49 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

pottie


I wonder if she experienced any internal conflicts about waking the family up.

"Screw 'em, they never pick up after theyselves, never put a dish in the sink, leave their stinky ol' drawers on the floor. Screw 'em"


Apparently she did that during the first cup of coffee.

20 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
Matthew Keene     
I'm sure the smoke detectors weren't working. The batteries had been pulled out to power some stupid assed toy donated to the kids by Toy for Tots.

20 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
ebarmstr     
She never has a second cup at home?

20 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
Pair-o-Dice     

Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear: House fires suck.
I just got lucky when I saw the flames...outside on the front porch. By the time the smoke alarms started to go off I was already grabbing children and headed out the back.

/fire started by brother in law flinging a cigarette outside on a pile of dry leaves
//lost everything
//fires suck.


Do you now refer to said brother-in-law as Sir Dumbsh*t?

20 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
Dragonflew     

pounddawg: She's not a hero she's a Mom human.


Yelling when there is a fire is a standard human response. The only thing she did was yell, anyone would have done that. Who the hell tiptoes out of a house when there is a fire?

Also, the fire started in a trash can. Trash seldom just spontaneously combusts, this was likely a cigarette. No one else was awake. She might even be responsible for starting the fire. Some hero.

20 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
red5ish     
Lowering the bar for "hero" is no way to live your life, son.

20 Nov 2012 04:52 PM
SnyderCat     

titwrench: Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear: House fires suck.
I just got lucky when I saw the flames...outside on the front porch. By the time the smoke alarms started to go off I was already grabbing children and headed out the back.

/fire started by brother in law flinging a cigarette outside on a pile of dry leaves
//lost everything
//fires suck.


Please tell me you whipped his ass.


Something like that...

20 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
blatz514     

Pair-o-Dice: blatz514: "We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash
can,"

re-reads.

"We came and started our investigation this morning and we saw, this trash was remains of a trash can,"

Oh. I guess I understand that.

Then can you explain it to me? Some bang-up journalism right there.


Pretty much what Nutsac_Jim said a few posts down. She started the garbage on fire.

20 Nov 2012 04:56 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     

Stealthy Ninja Polar Bear: House fires suck.
I just got lucky when I saw the flames...outside on the front porch. By the time the smoke alarms started to go off I was already grabbing children and headed out the back.

/fire started by brother in law flinging a cigarette outside on a pile of dry leaves
//lost everything
//fires suck.


Do you still have to invite him over for Thanksgiving dinner?

20 Nov 2012 04:58 PM
Gilligann     
This woman saw that her own house was on fire and didn't want to just sit there and watch her family and house go up in flames?

What a hero!

20 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
imagonyx123     
She never pours a second cup at home...

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20 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
Jument     
"Lakeshia"

Seriously?

I dunno if it's heroic to yell when you see fire. I mean, what else would you do? I guess you could just silently run out of the house and go to a movie but that seems like a dick move.

20 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
KrispyKritter     
from comments it seems many think everyone responds well to emergency situations. there are people who freak out and run amuck. some freeze like a statue in panic. some don't use so-called common sense and people die. so yes, Mom is a hero.

Might as well go for a soda
Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda
Nobody drowns and nobody dies

20 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
SnyderCat     

KrispyKritter: from comments it seems many think everyone responds well to emergency situations. there are people who freak out and run amuck. some freeze like a statue in panic. some don't use so-called common sense and people die. so yes, Mom is a hero.

Might as well go for a soda
Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda
Nobody drowns and nobody dies


Mountain Dew..

or Red Bull and Absolut. That's tonight. :)

20 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
BronyMedic     
Portrait of the mother after her first coffee, being the hero that she is.

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20 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

BronyMedic: Portrait of the mother after her first coffee, being the hero that she is.

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whale biologist!!

20 Nov 2012 05:52 PM
vabeard     

KrispyKritter: from comments it seems many think everyone responds well to emergency situations. there are people who freak out and run amuck. some freeze like a statue in panic. some don't use so-called common sense and people die. so yes, Mom is a hero.

Might as well go for a soda
Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda
Nobody drowns and nobody dies


Akimbo Alogo.

20 Nov 2012 06:00 PM
RebelJubilee     
I caught sight of flames coming from someone's roof once, while driving by. I stopped and knocked on the door (before I owned a cell phone) and asked if they knew their house was on fire. They thought I was shiatting them. I had to convince the guy in his robe to come outside so he could see the roof line. He believed me then and hollered for someone to call the fire department. I got on with my grocery shopping trip. The next time I drove by there was a pretty good hole in the roof. I think I likely saved their house (electrical fire started in the attic, no smoke detectors there), but I didn't stick around for anyone to interview me.

/end of cool, but rather pointless story.

20 Nov 2012 07:57 PM
vodka     
I think it's "more blessed" to not have your farking house catch on fire and nearly burn everyone to death.

20 Nov 2012 08:23 PM
buckler     
"I think she's a hero, because she woke everybody up," Lakeshia Tucker, who escaped the flames, said.

So she's basically credited with the same behavior you hear about in "hero dog" stories? Alrighty, then.

20 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
The Muthaship     

buckler: "I think she's a hero, because she woke everybody up," Lakeshia Tucker, who escaped the flames, said.

So she's basically credited with the same behavior you hear about in "hero dog" stories? Alrighty, then.


Except the dog doesn't throw a butt in the waste bin and start the fire first.

20 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  
More examples of headlines from that same source:

Also From WTVR CBS 6

You might like:
Mom charged with murder after child dies of heroin overdose (WTVR CBS 6)
Deadbeat dad with 25 kids still isn't paying child support (WTVR CBS 6)
FOUND ALIVE: Missing teen found in ravine off interstate (WTVR CBS 6)


*Virginia is for psychos* might be the more appropriate slogan

20 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
The Muthaship     

Nana's Vibrator: More examples of headlines from that same source:

Also From WTVR CBS 6

You might like:
Mom charged with murder after child dies of heroin overdose (WTVR CBS 6)
Deadbeat dad with 25 kids still isn't paying child support (WTVR CBS 6)
FOUND ALIVE: Missing teen found in ravine off interstate (WTVR CBS 6)

*Virginia is for psychos* might be the more appropriate slogan


Can't hold a candle to KTLA: The news feed from Hell.

20 Nov 2012 09:16 PM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
The definition of hero has taken a big hit lately.

Also, why would you expect her to yell for everyone to get out--except for the 92-year-old and the three-year-old?

20 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
aerojockey    [TotalFark]  

Dragonflew: Trash seldom just spontaneously combusts


It happens. Throw a bunch of oily rags in a pile and it can generate enough heat to start burning.

21 Nov 2012 12:06 AM
Bubba_the_Hutt     
I'll just leave this here.

21 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
Stoker     
Meh.
It's not like she would have just walked outside and sat there watching it burn.
Geesh, anyone in there right mind and half of those voting for Romney would have gotten everyone out of the burning house they were in.

Now if she ran across the street and saved the family sleeping in their burning house..., then I'd be saying "Hero".

21 Nov 2012 09:36 PM
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