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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

I can't wrap my head around this

Two Texas children — a girl, 7 and a boy, 11 — have died in a freak fall from the bucket of a moving backhoe, and now their father, who was driving, is facing manslaughter charges. 

The tragic kids were among several children and adults who were on board or hanging on to the construction vehicle for what started as a “joy ride” Saturday near Roanoke, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported.

6 comments:

  1. Gee, he never had this problem with his ox-drawn cart in the hinterlands of India.

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  2. This level of stupid has become the new normal here in clown world. Honk honk!

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  3. I had a L-3130 with front end loader and backhoe. I taught my wife how to run it. She ended up being damn good with it. One of the first things I told her was this may not be a big back hoe but it aint no toy. Don't ever treat is as such.

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  4. Why did the dumbass dump the bucket while moving! give the dumbass the MAX prison time!!! grayman

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  5. You need a license to go fishing, but any jackass can be a parent. The only mystery is why so many children actually survive their upbringing.

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  6. Some hoes have a lock feature where when you are curling to empty the bucket they will have a full on dump mode if you feather the lever too far. You have to be quick enough to snap the lever out of that mode to stop bucket movement. As a kid I rode in moving tractor buckets, surfed logs while the dozer skidded them out to the landing, was in on breaking horses with all the kicks, buckoffs, horse bites (f#cking horses)that go along with it. I don't think dad was trying to kill me, he and I just grew up in a era where kids did stuff like that. You get banged up, well, that was just part of the journey.

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