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VIDEO: Senator nearly hit by train at press conference (While STUPIDLY Standing on Yellow Line)
WTNH.Com ^ | April 18, 2014 | WTNH.com Staff

Posted on 04/19/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Was it something I said?

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal might have been thinking just that after a near brush with death during a press conference Friday at the Milford Metro-North station.

Just as Milford Mayor Ben Blake started to say, “safety, as you know, is paramount,” a train came whooshing by the platform, inches from the senator who had his back turned and was partly standing on the yellow line.

The press conference was called after Blumenthal slammed Metro-North Railroad for collecting $552,000 in fines over the past decade for safety violations and defects.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: richardblumenthal; trains
The Video is on the Website.
1 posted on 04/19/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

better luck next time


2 posted on 04/19/2014 9:32:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: PJ-Comix
There is a reason why they put a yellow line there.
It's a wonder the station master didn't say something about them setting up the news conference right there on the platform.
3 posted on 04/19/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: PJ-Comix

So, the opening didn’t say Republican and thus I am likely considering correctly a Democrat, right?


4 posted on 04/19/2014 9:34:46 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

As my Momma always said; Stupid is as stupid does.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 9:36:17 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: PJ-Comix

So close.........


6 posted on 04/19/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: TurboZamboni

He need to drop the fines to the METRO company, and fine himself for being so stupid. A U.S Senator...he crossed the line. FINE HIM.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: PJ-Comix
Vid won't play for me, but I like the still shot...

Senator <--> Stupid

8 posted on 04/19/2014 9:37:24 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gaffer

Yep!! He’s a dummycrat!! Ha ha.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 9:39:06 AM PDT by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Any one notice if Frank Underwood was in the vicinity?


10 posted on 04/19/2014 9:39:13 AM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: TurboZamboni
better luck next time

It would not have made any difference. The retards of Connecticut would just vote in another one just like him.

11 posted on 04/19/2014 9:39:32 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: liege

The TV show House of Cards is closer to the truth when it comes to corrupt politicians in Washington and the Democrat party.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 9:43:13 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: PJ-Comix

Close but no cigar...


13 posted on 04/19/2014 9:44:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Dummy, update your Flash Player.”
“Ummm, ok....gee, it works now.”


14 posted on 04/19/2014 9:46:45 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: PJ-Comix

Politicians telling us all what to do instead of minding their own business. Pretty symbolic.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 9:48:30 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PJ-Comix

“Missed it by that much” -Darwin


16 posted on 04/19/2014 9:50:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gaffer
So, the opening didn’t say Republican and thus I am likely considering correctly a Democrat, right?

Of course. And even in the WTNHNews8 video clip, the reportard and reportardette did not disclose that Blumenthal was a Demonrat.

17 posted on 04/19/2014 9:51:45 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

“Reportard and Reportardett.” I like that.. Where’s the damn “LIKE” button on this forum?”


18 posted on 04/19/2014 9:53:49 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: PJ-Comix

As Bugs Bunny once said....

Ah ha ha ha

What a Maroon!


19 posted on 04/19/2014 9:56:13 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: PJ-Comix

Dang...so close.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 9:57:02 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: PJ-Comix; All
missed him, by this (fingers apart by 1/8") much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


21 posted on 04/19/2014 9:58:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: PJ-Comix

On Monday morning, someone is going to lose their livelihood over that.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He lied about his military service:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Un-American dirtbags elected him anyway.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 10:07:03 AM PDT by boycott
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To: PJ-Comix
Shoot.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

24 posted on 04/19/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: PJ-Comix

The press conference was called after Blumenthal slammed Metro-North Railroad for collecting $552,000 in fines over the past decade for safety violations and defects
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
This probably should have been a ‘shoo-in’ for a Darwin Award BUT the ‘damn fool train missed’.

Lets just call it Karma and hope he continues looking for pianos falling from the sky and Coyote (Road Runner) type ‘accidents’ follow him around.

May he turn into “Joe Blftsk” a memorable Al Capp character who always had a dark cloud over his head, even on a bright sunny day.

This Blommingidiotthal character sold himself as a VN Combat Marine and when it was learned he wasn’t, the CT VFW backed him anyway and he beat McMahans wife for the Senate seat....with HELP FROM RNC AND THE GOPe and our ‘old friend’ Karl Rove.

Of course if the train hit him it would have been the trains fault and we would have had to sit through a ‘Heroes Funeral’....


25 posted on 04/19/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: PJ-Comix

Good thing the Train didn’t hit the Dog and the Pony.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 10:17:22 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: PJ-Comix
Reminds me of this story, which ought to go down as one of the most idiotic but entertaining video clips of all time:

Dude Taking Selfie Almost Hit by Train ... Kicked by Crew Member

That's not a misprint, folks. Here's a still photo from the video at the article linked above:


27 posted on 04/19/2014 10:20:12 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Is that a flying tiger kick?!


28 posted on 04/19/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Alberta's Child

It was found out later the crewman put his foot out to keep the idiots brains away from sharp pieces of metal protruding from said train.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 10:28:53 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

natural selection ... sometimes it just misses is doing its job


30 posted on 04/19/2014 10:30:11 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Sen. Richard Blumenthal”

This Darwin award runner-up is only marginally more intelligent than the constituents who put him in office.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 10:41:43 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Like bringing a blowhard to a train fight.

Blumenthal is such an idiot.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It won’t play for me either, and I’m not going to try and unravel which security program is blocking their video.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: PJ-Comix
I like this train video better.
34 posted on 04/19/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PJ-Comix

We narrowly averted a disaster. Not that anyone decent would have missed Richard Blumenthal, but the crash would have been upsetting to the train engineer.


35 posted on 04/19/2014 12:12:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Did he deploy those rapid reflexes forged in the military and honed to a razor edge in battle in Viet Nam?


36 posted on 04/19/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: SamAdams76

Beat me to it... a friend sent that to me yesterday.


37 posted on 04/19/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: PJ-Comix
Good golly, a few seconds earlier and the driver could have nailed Sen. Richard Blumenthal like a cockroach. Darn it!
38 posted on 04/19/2014 3:22:57 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: PJ-Comix

Trains don’t care who you are or what your purpose is...


39 posted on 04/19/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT by Tammy8
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