Train carrying GOP lawmakers crashes with trash truck, killing one and injuring others


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/31/gop-train-crashes-trash-truck.html


#2

No comment.


#3

The Lord’s smiting skills are just not what they used to be.


#4

The one casualty was most likely the truck driver.


#5

So GOP is now Literally a Train wreck?


#6

"Train carrying GOP lawmakers crashes with trash truck"
How in the hell can you tell which one is the trash truck?


#7

Clearly now is not the time for divisive sympathy for fellow human beings. My hopes and prayers go out to the metaphor that gave its life for cheap cynical laughs.


#8

“Snakes on a Train”


#9

But the free market was supposed to disincentivize train crashes. Where’s our market solution? If only there’d been less regulation this wouldn’t have happened.

/s


#10

Obligatory: What did that train know about Hillary Clinton?


#11

It does feel like we’re being dared to say something like “I hope the garbage is OK”


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#13

Maybe her emails were on it and he was bringing them to light.


#14

I’m calling bullshit. Republicans hate trains more than they hate school lunches. Trains are socialism!

Or maybe they were fleeing the party.


#15

They’ve been voting against transportation infrastructure funding for years – if they hadn’t, that train would’ve been going much faster and more people would’ve died. The GOP must have time travelers.

Maybe we ought to re-frame the issue as “Mussolini, the father of Modern Fascism, liked trains and made them run on time.” Cue the Glorious American Rail Transportation Renaissance!

[EDIT]

Oh and also “Trains run on Clean Coal™…”


#16

+1 internet!


#17

In a ‘life stranger than fiction’ moment, I wonder if Rita Mae Brown will be using this as fodder for a new book.


#18

They may hate socialism, but every Republican enjoys a good shag on a train!


#19

There has to be a ‘Atlas Shrugged’ joke here.


#20

Are you saying it might have been about ready to… blow the whistle?