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Driver Gets Off Bus in Rural Missouri & Leaves Passengers Stranded For 8 Hours
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 11/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PST by servo1969

A Greyhound bus driver got off her bus in Charleston, Missouri and walked away. She left the passengers stranded for 8 hours before another driver took them to St. Louis.

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Passengers say it was a travel nightmare. A Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis was stranded all night at a truck-stop after the driver got off the bus and never came back.

Passengers say the first problem on the trip happened in Sikeston. They say the driver kicked a passenger, 65, off the bus in Sikeston because she didn’t like what he was saying. The bus continued North on I-55. Around Cape Girardeau, the driver pulled over and stopped the bus on the side of the road. She told passengers she was leaving. She locked the door and went outside to wait for a ride. Passengers called 911 and police ordered the driver back on the bus.

But instead of heading north to St. Louis, she turned the bus around. She got off the interstate in Charleston, MO and got off the bus for good. The passengers were stranded at a truck-stop. They called Greyhound for help, but it took hours to get a new driver. They ended up spending the night on the bus.

“She did it twice,” passenger Danyel Thompson said of the bus driver. “She locked us in on the side of the highway and then the second time she just left. It was horrible.”

They finally arrived in St. Louis just before noon, nearly 12 hours after they were scheduled to arrive.

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To: Retro Llama
Retro Llama
Since Nov 15, 2011


It's traditional to read articles before commenting on them.
And you would know about FR "tradition" ... how?
51 posted on 11/21/2011 7:54:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cripplecreek
"Mankind is doomed."

You got that right.

Pussified as well...

52 posted on 11/21/2011 7:57:06 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: servo1969; All

Greyhound’s national slogan:

“Buses. Mass transit for mass murders.”


53 posted on 11/21/2011 7:58:06 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: servo1969

I think I would have fought the bus driver for the keys, started the bus up, and driven the rest of the way to the next major station even without a CDL and the chauffeur endorsement. Are those Greyhound buses Class A or B rigs?

Even if I got arrested the passengers would be happy.


54 posted on 11/21/2011 8:01:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: humblegunner; All

“The heroic stalwart driver seems to have been able to brave the wilds, why not the passengers?”

From your description of the driver, I see that you assumed she must have been an OWS protester and that she walked off and left the bus stranded as an act of solidarity with the progressive heroes of Zuccotti Park.


55 posted on 11/21/2011 8:02:02 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Uhhh... yeah.


56 posted on 11/21/2011 8:03:46 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Right Brother

ROFLMAO!


57 posted on 11/21/2011 8:06:30 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Cain is able to deliver.)
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To: EyeGuy
(ANY inner city) to (ANY other inner city) on a Greyhound bus sounds like a tough clientele.

Here on the east coast, we have the Chinatown buses. Chinatown to Chinatown, starting in DC, then on to Philly, New York and Boston. It's just $35 round-trip, with mostly immigrant passengers who, being Asian, are focused on their own mission and don't bother you. Many don't even speak English yet, so a couple of bows and smiles and whities are tolerated well enough.

The buses are older, but so what? They run. In DC, Chinatown is over near the 7th St NW entertainment district. In Philly, Chinatown is smack next to Center City, with an inexpensive city parking lot near 10th and Race. In New York, it takes you into lower Manhattan through the garment district and lets you off in Chinatown, which is next to Little Italy. Lots of fun!

58 posted on 11/21/2011 8:10:10 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: servo1969

Straight out of Atlas Shrugged...


59 posted on 11/21/2011 8:10:32 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Larry Lucido
I can never find Sandra Bullock when I need her.

Me neither, dammit.

60 posted on 11/21/2011 8:16:19 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: servo1969

Will be interesting to learn of her personal details.


61 posted on 11/21/2011 8:19:32 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: UB355

Did you ever read Atlas Shrugged? This would not have been out of the ordinary for that story. Everyday people were abandoning their jobs as well, such as the train passengers left stranded. It was the first thing I thought of.


62 posted on 11/21/2011 8:22:18 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: servo1969

At least they didn’t get thrown under the bus.


63 posted on 11/21/2011 8:29:08 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Vigilanteman

He was not 14. He was 20 with a criminal record longer than your arm and wanted by the police. He stole the bus to keep from getting picked up by the cops and took others with him to Houston so he wouldn’t blow his cover.


64 posted on 11/21/2011 8:30:22 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Hacklehead

You’ve ridden busses.


65 posted on 11/21/2011 8:35:30 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

“You’ve ridden busses.”

LOL. I was stabbed on a bus in high school.


66 posted on 11/21/2011 9:06:47 AM PST by Hacklehead (Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.)
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To: humblegunner

Pasenger could not have started it. Greyhound builds in a special set of switches to allow pushbutton starter to engage. The driver needs to his certain dashboard buttons in a certain sequence to start the bus.


67 posted on 11/21/2011 9:52:29 AM PST by cyclotic (People who live withing their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: null and void
"I can never find Sandra Bullock when I need her. Me neither, dammit.

Can Sandra Bullock drive a bus????
68 posted on 11/21/2011 1:04:46 PM PST by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: askrenr

I suspect she could drive mine...


69 posted on 11/21/2011 1:06:19 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: servo1969

The reason is obvious to me. She was driving beyond the alloted hours specified by the law. She had no choice but stop the bus and turn it over to another driver.


70 posted on 11/21/2011 1:12:08 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; humblegunner
Well we aren’t told where the driver went, but for all we know he/she/it called a bedfriend to come get him/her/it, or maybe even rented a car.

She may have driven the bus to her hometown.

71 posted on 11/21/2011 1:24:44 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Larry Lucido
I can never find Sandra Bullock when I need her.

Me either. But what has that to do with this situation?

72 posted on 11/21/2011 1:26:25 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Oztrich Boy

73 posted on 11/21/2011 1:30:02 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: servo1969

On occasion, “A person’s gotta do what she gotta do”.


74 posted on 11/21/2011 1:36:30 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: servo1969

Sikeston? Just go to Lambert’s (home of throwed rolls) and chow down!! http://www.throwedrolls.com/


75 posted on 11/21/2011 6:11:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The buzz here in Cape Girardeau is why the hell did the cops force the driver to get back on the bus and drive it when it was obvious there was a problem?

“Move that bus!”


76 posted on 11/21/2011 6:21:25 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

Do you know Rusty, by any chance?


77 posted on 11/21/2011 6:34:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope, but I do get a chance to talk to his brother on occasion...very sharp guy...


78 posted on 11/21/2011 6:37:32 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

Isn’t it funny that he’s the one that didn’t go to law school, yet he’s, by far, more successful than anyone in the history of that family?


79 posted on 11/21/2011 6:43:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole family has been blessed with tremendous analytical skills. Steel-trap minds and a gift of gab. Rush was fortunate to stumble onto the right path to use those skills in his own unique way. Don’t think he would lasted long as a lawyer!


80 posted on 11/21/2011 6:53:42 PM PST by magritte
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