“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Death by train

In keeping with today's apparent theme of poking fun of people who manage to get themselves hurt or killed by one of my two favorite, totally preventable methods of self destruction, encounters with wild animals or trains, we get this story from Ohio.....

Authorities told News 5's Michelle Hopkins that Chris Schufelt was trying to retrieve scrap metal from near the tracks when he was hit by the Norfolk-Southern train.

I've never understood getting hit by a train, yet it happens with great regularity. It's not like you don't know where they are. They're fairly large and noisy so they can't sneak up on you like a tiger. They don't run up on sidewalks to kill pedestrians. I mean how out-of-it do you have to be to get hit by a train?

This is probably the last thing that guy saw. I wonder why he didn't think to look the other way.

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