Thursday, October 21, 2021

TBT: The Day 2 Million Mile Joe Got His Own Train Station

Yesterday Joe Biden traveled to his home town of Scranton Pennsylvania to give what was announced to be some kind of speech pitching his expensive free stuff agenda. But, not surprising, almost from the very start degenerated into a rambling, nonsensical trip down memory lane more suited for a high school awards banquet or local Chamber of Commerce breakfast. I'm sure there were nervous OH-NO's and pants peeing by handlers behind the scenes. 

At one point for reasons known only to him, Joe chose to brag to the crowd of how many miles he had logged on taxpayer funded government flights. That then led to a story of an Amtrak employee telling Joe that, by the numbers, Joe's commuting had logged at least 2 Million train miles on Amtrak. 

That, I though, was probable the major accomplishment of Joe Biden's career to that point. Then I was reminded of a story we ran some 10 years ago when V.P. Joe received a career high honor:

From the Dank Archives of DMF - March 19, 2011

Joseph R. Biden Railroad Station Christened

With only a minor delay, like the Amtrak C.E.O having to be brought to the event in a car after his train was delayed, the historic refurbished Wilmington Train Station was finally put into service officially as "The Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station" today.

Even with Obama's high unemployment and flailing economy, much to the chagrin of taxpayers, the refurbished Station received $20 million in federal stimulus funds, and managed to come in somewhere in the neighborhood of $5.7 million over budget.

Tax Payers and fans gave a big send-off to the  
Vice President and the first train as it leaves out of  
the newly christened Biden Station.

(The Wilmington News Journal)


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