Shriner loses control of go-kart, 4 p...

Shriner loses control of go-kart, 4 paradegoers hurt

There are 31 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 4, 2008, titled Shriner loses control of go-kart, 4 paradegoers hurt. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Four spectators including two children were injured Friday after being struck by an out-of-control go-kart during a 4th of July parade in north suburban Niles.

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blue

Lincolnwood, IL

#1 Jul 4, 2008
The accident wasn't that serious and it didn't stop the parade for more than a few minutes. Great job of Niles police!
Wow

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 5, 2008
The Shriner Menace must be stopped! Next thing the gov't will try to outlaw people in fezes from riding in go-carts. Too dangerous.
Speechless

Greenwich, CT

#4 Jul 5, 2008
Was the Shriner licensed? Is this person facing attempted manslaughter charges. I need a video to go with this story.
Dave

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 5, 2008
Get those Shriners off the road!
Nihilist

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 5, 2008
HAhahahahahaah,HAHAHahahahahah haha!
reasonable

Quito, Ecuador

#8 Jul 5, 2008
Now, now, Mr. JohnNS...don't you know that everyone who votes for McCain in Nov. will be considered a racist?
By that account, 2 thirds of America will be considered racist by then, considering that they don't want an ultra-liberal, America hating, arrogant, elitist, career corrupt Chicago politician as Prez.
Marion Barry...Helloooo...
Tony Stewart

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jul 5, 2008
I didn't know Kyle Bush was a Shriner.
PUI

Rhinelander, WI

#10 Jul 5, 2008
Maybe that Shriner had a few too many Bloody Mary's before jumping behind the wheel of his go-kart....was he checked to see if he was parading under the influence?
JohnNS

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 5, 2008
reasonable wrote:
Now, now, Mr. JohnNS...don't you know that everyone who votes for McCain in Nov. will be considered a racist?
By that account, 2 thirds of America will be considered racist by then, considering that they don't want an ultra-liberal, America hating, arrogant, elitist, career corrupt Chicago politician as Prez.
Marion Barry...Helloooo...
well said...
Dave

Chicago, IL

#12 Jul 5, 2008
reasonable wrote:
Now, now, Mr. JohnNS...don't you know that everyone who votes for McCain in Nov. will be considered a racist?
By that account, 2 thirds of America will be considered racist by then, considering that they don't want an ultra-liberal, America hating, arrogant, elitist, career corrupt Chicago politician as Prez.
Marion Barry...Helloooo...
Another idiotic Fox News viewer.
Believer

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Jul 5, 2008
Dave wrote:
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Another idiotic Fox News viewer.
Yeah, which means he's probably right.
Neighbor

Kankakee, IL

#14 Jul 5, 2008
Taze the shriner, convict him, make serve 15-25 yrs in federal prison, and pay $2,500,000 fine. America needs a serious deterrent to this dangerous new scourge.

CDM

“Braccae tuae aperiuntur ”

Since: Oct 07

Chicago

#15 Jul 5, 2008
Believer wrote:
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Yeah, which means he's probably right.
riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight winged you mean?

Since: Jun 08

Maywood, IL

#16 Jul 5, 2008
Although the go-cart "tricks" that the shriners do in various parades are cute and fun to watch, there have been a number of accidents of this nature during parades from these go-carts. I think the shriners need to review this parade involvement and rethink these "tricks".
Bunsen Honeydew

United States

#17 Jul 5, 2008
Getting mowed down by some beanbag driving a go-kart in circles for 45 minutes and wearing a fez.
Now that's how I like to spend my holiday.
Who wouldn't want to call front row "dibs" on an experience like that?
Irish Gal

Northbrook, IL

#18 Jul 5, 2008
reasonable wrote:
Now, now, Mr. JohnNS...don't you know that everyone who votes for McCain in Nov. will be considered a racist?
By that account, 2 thirds of America will be considered racist by then, considering that they don't want an ultra-liberal, America hating, arrogant, elitist, career corrupt Chicago politician as Prez.
Marion Barry...Helloooo...
I am proud to say I am voting for McCain because Obama and Michelle are the biggest racist I ever saw.
Didn't Michelle say " Come on all you black women/ladies vote for my husband". If McCain's wife had said that same statement, all the blacks would be making a big stink about it.
So, can all the white people make a big stink about what Michelle shot out of her big mouth?
zermatt

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Jul 5, 2008
Another auto accident involving the elderly. Was the Tribune's Jim Meteja driving?
Tony

Northbrook, IL

#20 Jul 5, 2008
You have to watch out for old men with funny hats driving small cars in a parade!! they are dangerous.....
pmarz

Lockport, IL

#21 Jul 5, 2008
JohnNS wrote:
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well said...
You would think so retard. Hey it's gone so well over the last 8 years that we should elect bush's senile retarded grandfather MaCain. The pathetic tactic's perpetuated by right wing radio that feeds the dumb won't work this time. I love the USA that's why a voice of dissention is patriotic unlike what you neo-cons want everyone to believe.
sluggo

Bloomingdale, IL

#22 Jul 5, 2008
Irish Gal wrote:
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I am proud to say I am voting for McCain because Obama and Michelle are the biggest racist I ever saw.
Didn't Michelle say " Come on all you black women/ladies vote for my husband". If McCain's wife had said that same statement, all the blacks would be making a big stink about it.
So, can all the white people make a big stink about what Michelle shot out of her big mouth?
Are you talking about McCain's current wife or the first one that he cheated on numerous times and then dumped for rich girl Cindy? If Michelle is trying to get the vote out from people like herself, who does Cindy appeal to? Other rich pill popping ex-UCLA cheerleaders? Come on gils, let's all rally for my man Danny, after all, he pulled in some favors and was cleared from that nasty Keating mess.

Back to the topic at hand, I'm sure the un-named Shriner feels terrible. But if you can't control a 5 HP go cart, maybe it is time to hang up the fez.

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