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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 03:01 PM
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6. Doesn't he know old style locomotives were made with "cow catchers"?
That's that triangular pointy thing at the front of the old style steam locomotive -- the cow catcher. It picks up the cow and throws it to one side or the other without derailing the train:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_ (locomotive)
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  -Michael Steele "Cow On The Tracks" Trying To Stop Reform Train (VIDEO) jefferson_dem  Oct-14-09 02:32 PM   #0 
  - I bet I know a Peacetrain that would gladly test his obstruction!  JuniperLea   Oct-14-09 02:34 PM   #1 
  - Stand back.... plowing through at full throttle..  Peacetrain   Oct-14-09 02:38 PM   #2 
     - Train kept a rollin all night long!  JuniperLea   Oct-14-09 02:44 PM   #5 
  - Here is video of Michael Steele on the tracks  wndycty   Oct-14-09 02:39 PM   #3 
  - DailyKosTV has packaged that into a nice split-screen:  CakeGrrl   Oct-14-09 05:20 PM   #13 
  - This is utter nonsense.  ksoze   Oct-14-09 02:40 PM   #4 
  - Doesn't he know old style locomotives were made with "cow catchers"?  HamdenRice   Oct-14-09 03:01 PM   #6 
  - New ones have it too.  YOY   Oct-14-09 03:13 PM   #8 
  - Actually you don't stop a train for a cow.  YOY   Oct-14-09 03:11 PM   #7 
  - No animals were harmed in the making of that metaphor  frazzled   Oct-14-09 03:18 PM   #9 
  - LOL! I just read this on Wonkette.  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-14-09 03:37 PM   #10 
  - Steele might want to rethink that analogy  Monk06   Oct-14-09 04:58 PM   #11 
  - Trains move too fast to stop on a dime  KingFlorez   Oct-14-09 05:01 PM   #12 
  - Our new Health Care Reform anthem...  Spheric   Oct-15-09 06:07 PM   #14 
 

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