Sen. Blumenthal Nearly Hit by Train During Train Safety Event

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jAbKFbW_E

Dem Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has been spending the past week going to war with the Metro-North rail, after reports that the MTA has had 139 violations and $552,000 worth of fines throughout the past 10 years.

In other words, he’s demanding safety for commuters, and he’s demanding it now.

…a context which makes the above video a heck of a lot more entertaining. “Safety, as you know, is paramount,” proclaims Milford Mayor Ben Blake, just as a train comes barreling at Senator Blumenthal and almost succeeds in knocking him over. He’s darn lucky his visual aids didn’t bite the dust.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking you shouldn’t be standing past the safety lines if you want tweets like this to be taken seriously:

Then again, perhaps he was just trying to teach us a lesson about rail safety. Or not.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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