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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Roselle, IL

#24 Jul 5, 2008
girls, not gils.

I drove a hot rod in a Naperville parade last year. I was getting pretty nervous as at certain points the crowd was way out in the middle of the street leaving little room to pass through. I didn't want to run over someone's kid. Parents don't seem to control their kids at parades anymore, maybe it is the candy tossing.
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#25 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?
What in the world does this have to do with a shriner on a go-kart?

I am not going to do it without my FEZ on, oh no.

Lombard, IL

#26 Jul 5, 2008
This story is awesome - I wish I had seen it!

Arlington Heights, IL

#27 Jul 5, 2008
rosco wrote:
Hasn't this old racist group dried up and blown away yet?
The neo-Leninist communist cell meeting must have let out early today.

Chicago, IL

#28 Jul 5, 2008
pmarz wrote:
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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.
Wow, I haven't been called a "retard" since 8th grade. Yes, the voice of dissension is patriotic especially when you do not vote for the mass marketing wet draem Obama...

Having said all that, I have seen many a Shriner swing their go carts wide almost going into the crowds.
I never knew any that were racist though.

Chicago, IL

#29 Jul 5, 2008
Nihilist wrote:
HAhahahahahaah,HAHAHahahahahah haha!
Its not funny, it was my family members who got hurt!!!

Wilmette, IL

#30 Jul 6, 2008
JohnNS wrote:
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Prove they are racist or shut to f*** up...
I don't see any black shriners? All I ever see is old guys wearing those Casablanca hats selling onions.

Schaumburg, IL

#31 Jul 6, 2008

That is because you fail to do proper search. There are Prince Hall Shriner Clubs. However, any man that belongs to a recognized Masonic Lodge can become a Shriner. Before you go off on that there are no Blacks in Masonic Lodges except for Prince Hall Masonic Lodges then you are incorrect. Do your research. Maybe then just maybe you will learn something.

Bloomingdale, IL

#32 Jul 7, 2008
Most of these old fart clubs are dying out. No one wants to belong anymore. Its just boring. The Masonic Lodge used to be a whiteman's club, but due to falling membership they admitted the black free masons to join them. Who cares about pancake breakfasts anymore?

Bloomingdale, IL

#33 Jul 7, 2008
And don't forget the VFW. No one wants to sit around and gab old war stories anymore. The old vets have just about died out.

Washington, DC

#34 Oct 8, 2008
We should probably prohibit all parades. People trip and crack their heads, horses panic and loose control killing people, giant balloons cause chaos, clowns scaring kids. Band members trample and hit each other...Parades are just disasters waiting to happen.

As far as racists goes, no matter what organization you look at, as long as humans are members you'll find at least one idiot in the bunch.

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