Hey, @SenBlumenthal: STAND BEHIND the Yellow Line, you nitwit.

The yellow safety line exists precisely so that idiots like Senator Blumenthal (D, Connecticut) might – I repeat, might – have a fighting chance of surviving the sudden appearance of a fast-moving train.

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal learned you should probably practice what you preach when he was nearly hit by a train during a commuter safety press conference Sunday.

As you can see, Senator Dumbass here apparently decided that the nice, yellow line was a perfect place to him and his easel to stand, while – and this is where the epic idiocy comes in – having his freaking back to any oncoming trains that might show up.  The man is very, very lucky to not have been leaning backwards at just the wrong moment when the train showed up; as it is, the engineer of that train was probably scared out of a year’s growth.  Two when said engineer found out that he was nearly the agent of a US Senator’s auto-darwination.

Put even more plainly: trains are not toys, and they cannot dodge you.  So PAY ATTENTION TO THE DAMN YELLOW LINES.  THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON.




Moe Lane

PS: Father and grandfather were both railroad men. Do you have any idea just how easily a train can kill or mutilate a man? – Because if you don’t, do yourself a favor and don’t Google it.  Suffice it to say that when it comes to gruesome morality fables, old-school German fairy tales have nothing on the operational history of the Chessie System.


  • acat says:

    Heh. More grade-level crossings in the midwest than anywhere else on the *planet*, last I looked .. and we seem to be ripping them out as fast as city planners can, too.
    I know there’s very, very little chance of getting an R, let alone a conservative out of Connecticut, but .. this has *got* to go into online ads during the next cycle.

    • midwestconservative says:

      “Senator Nitwit Blumenthal, Connecticut can do better” paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

  • BigGator5 says:

    “Hey, @SenBlumenthal: You Nitwit.”
    There, fixed the title for you.

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  • Luke says:

    I have to say, I’m perfectly fine with congresscritters extinguishing themselves with their own stupidity.
    They spend their time telling us how to live our lives.
    That our heartfelt response of “#$^% off and die” might be granted by the politician’s own act of grandstanding is evidence of a just God. (With a dark sense of humor.)

    • Moe_Lane says:

      From the train engineer’s point of view, though, he almost killed a guy there. Sure, somebody who should have known better, but still.

      • Luke says:

        If someone throws themselves in front of a train, it isn’t the engineer who killed them. The engineer could neither swerve, nor brake. There’s no possibility of choice, and no moral culpability.
        He might certainly be affected.
        He just watched someone die messily as he stood by helpless.
        Especially if he’s the one that’s got to hose off the mess.
        I’d feel bad for him, but not a bit for Blumenthal. I’d be polite enough not to cheer his demise, but…

        • Moe_Lane says:

          Oh, he’ll definitely be affected: it never happened to Dad or Grandpa, thank Christ, but they knew people who weren’t as lucky. Grandpa never talked about it; Dad didn’t want to, even after I grew up.

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