Wednesday, January 26


I'm shaking my head, and you will be too, after reading this update on the tragic commuter train wreck in southern California this morning, which I posted on earlier in the day. There are now 10 confirmed dead and large numbers of passengers injured. The tragedy involved three trains -- two moving -- and with the calamity purportedly the result of a suicide attempt gone awry.

I wonder if this defendant will ultimately be judged temporarily insane owing to his apparent suicide attempt that immediately preceded his cowardly change of heart. Why cowardly? Because he climbed out, leaving his vehicle still straddling the railroad tracks, thus saving himself, while watching the resulting horror he authored. The whole thing is ghastly.