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(Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)   NO HOT CHOCOLATE FOR YOU; SoCal's commuter railroad cancels their annual 50,000 light-covered "Holiday Toy Express"   (dailybulletin.com) divider line 21
    More: Sad, SoCal, commuter railroad, Metrolink, Mrs. Claus, Claremont, express train, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julia Louis Dreyfus  
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2013-11-17 01:54:40 PM
Thanks, Obama
 
2013-11-17 01:56:28 PM

iheartscotch: Thanks, Obama


DAMMIT!!

Two minutes late!
 
2013-11-17 01:58:46 PM
Metrolink be poor this year. We really need that high-speed rail nobody wants in their backyard.
 
2013-11-17 01:59:16 PM

xenophon10k: iheartscotch: Thanks, Obama

DAMMIT!!

Two minutes late!


You snooze, you lose...out on the opportunity to blame Obama.
 
2013-11-17 01:59:56 PM
fta Metrolink's board in September canceled the special train to save $269,000

That's a little over $5 per light! That's imported Italian twinkle light territory.
 
2013-11-17 02:03:14 PM
*sniff* another casualty in the war on Christmas.

Somebody please pass me a hanky.
 
2013-11-17 02:04:15 PM

iheartscotch: xenophon10k: iheartscotch: Thanks, Obama

DAMMIT!!

Two minutes late!

You snooze, you lose...out on the opportunity to blame Obama.


Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-11-17 02:06:25 PM
Notabunny:
fta Metrolink's board in September canceled the special train to save $269,000

That's a little over $5 per light! That's imported Italian twinkle light territory.


You don't expect Obama would buy good old made-in-America lights from Wal Mart right?  It can only be the most luxurious European goods for King Czar Obongo and his fifty czars.  I doubt the money saved will be used to pay for the children who have lost their health insurance under Obama care.

/or something like that
 
2013-11-17 02:17:21 PM
I f'ing love the CTA Santa train here in Chicago. Every inch, inside and out is decorated. And Santa rides outside even when it's 0 degrees F.

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2013-11-17 02:26:11 PM
Haw haw haw! Soon, my plot to cancel Cristmas will be compleat! Soon the police will be arresting anyone who has Cristmas lights or says merry Christmas. The only thing that could stop me now would be a cutesy little orphan or a stop motion reindeer. Haw haw haw!
 
2013-11-17 02:28:52 PM
In NYC, we only have Festivus poles on our trains.
 
2013-11-17 02:29:56 PM

xenophon10k: iheartscotch: xenophon10k: iheartscotch: Thanks, Obama

DAMMIT!!

Two minutes late!

You snooze, you lose...out on the opportunity to blame Obama.

Thanks, Obama!


Ok, I laughed for a good 30 seconds on that one.


/ thanks, Obama
 
2013-11-17 02:33:40 PM
Is this the train that everyone moons?
 
2013-11-17 03:08:19 PM

Gyrfalcon: Metrolink be poor this year. We really need that high-speed rail nobody wants in their backyard.


Never mind we're talking two different, unrelated railroads here.
 
2013-11-17 03:40:45 PM
Christmas is being de-emphasised in a lot of pubic places.

There's nothing wrong with a holiday for Christians, it just doesn't apply universally to everyone.
 
2013-11-17 03:42:27 PM
Baloo Uriza Never mind we're talking two different, unrelated railroads here.

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2013-11-17 03:57:29 PM
Those poor Hot Coco Sampler Boxes :(
 
2013-11-17 04:13:23 PM

megarian: Those poor Hot Coco Sampler Boxes :(


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2013-11-17 05:00:21 PM

jaytkay: I f'ing love the CTA Santa train here in Chicago. Every inch, inside and out is decorated. And Santa rides outside even when it's 0 degrees F.

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That looks awesome.
 
2013-11-17 05:15:50 PM
The Toy Express, begun in 1997, made 41 stops in six counties in 2012. Metrolink's board in September canceled the special train to save $269,000

Link

Here are the salaries of Metrolink's top executives. This list was obtained from Metrolink via the California Public Records Act (CPRA).


Name
job Title
Base Salary (Annual)

John Fenton
Chief Executive Officer
$275,000.00

Dennis Marzec
Chief Operating Officer
$201,250.00

Robert Turnauckas
Chief Administrative Officer
$201,250.00

Linn Douglas
Chief People Officer
$180,000.00

Crary Williams
Chief Strategic Officer
$176,375.00

Bruce Hartwell
Chief Information Officer
$175,000.00

Patrica Bruno
Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager
$115,000.00

Olga Yero
Chief of Staff
$100,000.00

The total compensation for the Metrolink Executive Staff is $1,423,875.00 per year.

The number of employees that Metrolink had as of 3/29/11 was 208 regular full time employees.
 
2013-11-18 02:52:35 AM

studebaker hoch: Christmas is being de-emphasised in a lot of pubic places.

There's nothing wrong with a holiday for Christians, it just doesn't apply universally to everyone.


That's why I never had a problem with Santa Claus, Christmas trees, ornaments and other decorations...

BTW, here's how Tokyo lights up for Christmas (it's a Google search): https://www.google.com/search?q=tokyo+at+christmas&client=firefox-a&h s =u8K&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=DcaJU pLiAZP_yQGA0IGgDQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=887
 
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