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(CNN)   Commerce Secretary John Bryson charged with trying to increase commerce for car repair shops   (cnn.com) divider line 121
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2012-06-11 12:24:41 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: HotWingConspiracy: Ah I see that people that hate Obama are seizure experts this morning.

Actually, that's the kindest explanation.

Trance750: They should lose their broadcast licnese, along with 99% of the rest of the Conservative Media.

If you're going to start pulling licenses based on political content, the airwaves are going to be pretty quiet. Maybe not a completely bad thing.


The thing is, I don't consider the Conservative Media to be a legitimate journalism. They spew lies, and disguise it as 'reporting'

So yes, they should be pulled off the air
 
2012-06-11 12:32:41 PM  
Obama's cabinet members are under-achievers. My first seizure behind the wheel I drove through two telephone poles and cracked a third. 1965 F-350s were built Ford Tough. For my encore I jumped a Chevy C-30 over a drainage ditch; fully loaded, mind you. GM products aren't very aerodynamic. For my finale I put my one-ton International into a telephone pole, but it didn't even snap. Figured out at that point that my seizures were back (as partial and absence intead of tonic-clonic or worse) and haven't driven since, 25 years ago. Yes, people do screwy things after seizures (I'm partial to attempting to claw through walls) and have no recollection of events immediately prior to or after them.
 
2012-06-11 12:35:59 PM  

Trance750: Galloping Galoshes: HotWingConspiracy: Ah I see that people that hate Obama are seizure experts this morning.

Actually, that's the kindest explanation.

Trance750: They should lose their broadcast licnese, along with 99% of the rest of the Conservative Media.

If you're going to start pulling licenses based on political content, the airwaves are going to be pretty quiet. Maybe not a completely bad thing.

The thing is, I don't consider the Conservative Media to be a legitimate journalism. They spew lies, and disguise it as 'reporting'

So yes, they should be pulled off the air


Ah yes, the "if everyone doesn't agree with me they are wrong" thing.
 
2012-06-11 12:45:55 PM  
Obviously, this incident was the result of a hastily assembled MI6 operation to distract attention from the stories about David Cameron forgetting his 8-year old daughter at the pub. I can't believe you all missed it.
 
2012-06-11 01:08:58 PM  

flushdepot: Trance750: Galloping Galoshes: HotWingConspiracy: Ah I see that people that hate Obama are seizure experts this morning.

Actually, that's the kindest explanation.

Trance750: They should lose their broadcast licnese, along with 99% of the rest of the Conservative Media.

If you're going to start pulling licenses based on political content, the airwaves are going to be pretty quiet. Maybe not a completely bad thing.

The thing is, I don't consider the Conservative Media to be a legitimate journalism. They spew lies, and disguise it as 'reporting'

So yes, they should be pulled off the air

Ah yes, the "if everyone doesn't agree with me they are wrong" thing.


Disagreement is one thing. But to promote lies and slander and disguise it as 'journalistic reporting' is where I draw the line.
 
2012-06-11 01:12:16 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: DaddyRat: Yeah, and if it's the first time you've taken it, and don't know what effect it will have, you don't drive a farking car.

And if you have taken it before, and know it throws you for a loop and knocks you on your ass, you don't drive a farking car.

Not really a tough concept, eh?

Oh, I agree. Guy should get a ticket with driving while impaired, just like any other person. I'm more responding to the automatic accusations of "he's a drunk driver omg 11enty!!!"


Agreed as well. Any drunk driver worth his salt wouldn't have stopped to talk to the first people he hit...
 
2012-06-11 01:46:30 PM  

Yellow Beard: Satanic_Hamster: TravisBickle62: Bet you $5 he had a stroke

From the update at the top of the article page:
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who police say caused two traffic accidents, suffered a seizure, his agency says.

It's called a seizure when you are rich and connected. For regular folks it's called DUI.


What's his excuse for driving a Lexus in the first place? He's the goddamned U.S. Commerce Secretary for fark's sake. OPTICS, people, OPTICS!
 
2012-06-11 02:42:16 PM  

Roook: Could be a medical condition. Alcohol test came up clean. But hard to imagine someone doing all this without something going on. It was probably pills. Ambien or Ativan


It's nice to see that someone is reserving judgement until all the facts are in. *rolls eyes*
 
2012-06-11 02:46:00 PM  

I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: Ah I see that people that hate Obama are seizure experts this morning.

You ever notice how Obama's friends suffer some sort of brain issue? I mean, the guy must be toxic.


Nah, Rush keeps trying to fire the orbital mind control laser while on oxy. Keeps missing Obama and hitting everyone nearby.
 
2012-06-11 03:20:14 PM  
Sas Story Bro;

We had a maintenance man with a seizure disorder. He'd have a seizure about twice a month at work. Every time he had one it wiped the whole farking day from his memory. He was given orders by his doctor to NEVER EVER shower.

One day he did not show up for for work. I sent one of our managers to his house and called his sister who's number he gave he gave to me, "just in case". The mgr I sent got to his house the same time as the sister. Whewn they got in the house they found him face down in the tub with the shower curatin wrapped all around him with the water still running. Apparantly he started having a seizure and stepped on the drain plug by accident before collapsing. Needless to say, he drowned. Seizure disorders are nothing to fark with.

end SSB
 
2012-06-11 03:26:27 PM  

imnotadoctor: Roook: Could be a medical condition. Alcohol test came up clean. But hard to imagine someone doing all this without something going on. It was probably pills. Ambien or Ativan

It's nice to see that someone is reserving judgement until all the facts are in. *rolls eyes*


This is Fark, where passing judgement without any or all of the facts has become an art form. Martin/Zimmerman comes to mind.
 
2012-06-11 03:38:19 PM  

WTFDYW: Sas Story Bro;

We had a maintenance man with a seizure disorder. He'd have a seizure about twice a month at work. Every time he had one it wiped the whole farking day from his memory. He was given orders by his doctor to NEVER EVER shower.

One day he did not show up for for work. I sent one of our managers to his house and called his sister who's number he gave he gave to me, "just in case". The mgr I sent got to his house the same time as the sister. Whewn they got in the house they found him face down in the tub with the shower curatin wrapped all around him with the water still running. Apparantly he started having a seizure and stepped on the drain plug by accident before collapsing. Needless to say, he drowned. Seizure disorders are nothing to fark with.

end SSB


damn....I was fishing with a friend on a boat dock when I had one. Went into the lake and my friend jumped in and dragged me to shore. Next thing I remember was sitting on a boat ramp wondering how the hell I got soaked.
 
2012-06-11 05:13:38 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: HotWingConspiracy: Ah I see that people that hate Obama are seizure experts this morning.

Actually, that's the kindest explanation.

Trance750: They should lose their broadcast licnese, along with 99% of the rest of the Conservative Media.

If you're going to start pulling licenses based on political content, the airwaves are going to be pretty quiet. Maybe not a completely bad thing.


It would be a funny April fools day joke to drug, kidnap, or otherwise incapacitate all the AM radio rage slobberers and replace them with Zen monks reading koan and relating enlightenment. And then about halfway through the day, have Fran Drescher come on and shout APRIL FOOLS! really loud, and compressed to triple volume.
And then leave town.
Fast.
 
2012-06-11 06:00:03 PM  
Having a seizure does not equal dumb ass.

Shoot the poster PLEASE as this isn't at all funny.
 
2012-06-11 06:04:18 PM  

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: We had a maintenance man with a seizure disorder. He'd have a seizure about twice a month at work. Every time he had one it wiped the whole farking day from his memory. He was given orders by his doctor to NEVER EVER shower.


I had never had seizures or any symptoms until I woke up in the ER. I fell out at work and don't remember a thing about it.

I was told to never take a bath because of drowning risk and to shower instead. I guess in my case drowning was more risk than falling.

I'm on a medication now and have had no further problems. I lost my license to drive for about 6 months.

I terrifies me to think this could have happened while driving . . . at 80MPH on the way to work!
 
2012-06-11 06:45:58 PM  

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: I'm partial to attempting to claw through walls


I met 3 women like that on AFF.
 
2012-06-11 08:51:19 PM  

framitz: Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: We had a maintenance man with a seizure disorder. He'd have a seizure about twice a month at work. Every time he had one it wiped the whole farking day from his memory. He was given orders by his doctor to NEVER EVER shower.

I had never had seizures or any symptoms until I woke up in the ER. I fell out at work and don't remember a thing about it.

I was told to never take a bath because of drowning risk and to shower instead. I guess in my case drowning was more risk than falling.

I'm on a medication now and have had no further problems. I lost my license to drive for about 6 months.

I terrifies me to think this could have happened while driving . . . at 80MPH on the way to work!


Unfortunately for Fred, he had one of the new fangled drain plugs that you tap with your toe to close it or open it. If he would have had the old one that you have to reach down and flip the lever under the faucet, he'd still be here. Fortunately for him, he didn't know what was happening. At least i hope not.
 
2012-06-11 11:43:45 PM  

ElFugawz: The men in the Buick followed Bryson while calling 911 to report the accident, it said.
Bryson then drove to the neighboring city of Rosemead, where he hit a second car, according to authorities.
The commerce secretary was found "alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle," according to the police statement.

WTF were the cops doing while he was driving from town to town.


It'd be hilarious if they found out he was unconscious the entire time. LA streets are just crooked enough that with luck you can get through them by pointing in a direction and just going.

Also Rosemead and San Gabriel are both about 2 miles end to end, and obviously adjacent, so he could have been 50 feet from the border for one accident and 50 feet over for the next. Hard to say from the information given.
 
2012-06-11 11:47:07 PM  

Magorn: Alonjar: ... and here I thought they were going to talk about state required "safety" inspections which are just a giant scam for the repair industry. "Your car is still under warranty? OK.. the alignment of your headlights are off, you need a headlight adjustment. Give us $100 or the police will punish you for us."

fark the commonwealth of Virginia so hard.

Not for nothing, I've had a car in VA that's been unable to pass inspection because of intermittent electrical problems for about 3 years now. I've gotten exactly two $40 tickets for the expired safety sticker during that time, both times when being stopped for something else like speeding.


Don't let them find out where you live, because they'll give you a new packing ticket every single freaking day.

/I think the DMV told whem where I lived when I tried that back in the day.
 
2012-06-12 01:14:08 AM  
as in the US commerce secretary? never heard of him.

/hope he's ok, whoever he is.
 
2012-06-12 02:01:29 PM  
Seems kind of ironic with the seizure and crash course our commerce is now going through.
 
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