How to spoil Christmas

@BarBaraPrz (34111)
St. Catharines, Ontario
November 22, 2021 8:26am CST
Some idiot, for whatever reason, crashed through a Christmas parade in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin Sunday afternoon, killing 5 and injurying 40 or more attendees. I hope none of you were there. There are other ways to spoil Christmas, such as the year uncle-in-law Bob got roaring drunk out in the living room and started a fight with the "real" uncles. My tiny 90 pound grandmother dragged one of the real uncles into the dining room and sat on him to keep him from punching out Bob's lights. I'm not really sure what he said to start it, but I think it was something that disrespected my grandmother. (I was in the dining room when it started, and stayed there until things calmed down.) Never did like Bob, even before he married my aunt Vi. Hope no one spoils your Christmas/ Hannuka/Festivus...
Video shows a red SUV speeding through the annual holiday event in Waukesha. Adults and children were among the victims.
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@Scrapper88 (4344)
• United States
22 Nov
I have an uncle that is something like this. He could easily spoil Christmas for a lot of the family.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Has he?
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• United States
22 Nov
@BarBaraPrz He has tried several times, but the family through him out.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
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@Juliaacv (60509)
• Canada
22 Nov
I cannot begin to understand what possesses an individual to commit such senseless acts of violence like this. We have always had loving and fun Christmas gatherings, and I do not expect that to change.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Remember back in 2018 when that idiot ran down those people in Toronto? He had a grudge against women. Maybe this guy has a grudge against Christmas, or Christmas stuff coming out before thanksgiving.
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@Juliaacv (60509)
• Canada
22 Nov
@BarBaraPrz Yes, I remember that.
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@Happy2BeMe (96017)
• Canada
22 Nov
How awful and tragic is that. Why would somebody do such a terrible thing? Totally heartbreaking for those families who have lost loved ones.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
A switch got flipped somewhere...
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@Happy2BeMe (96017)
• Canada
22 Nov
@BarBaraPrz yes for sure
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@marlina (135588)
• Canada
22 Nov
A terrible thing to happen.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Yes, it was.
@RebeccasFarm (55181)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
22 Nov
I am mad because they are not publishing this killers name. Why do they protect these POS That was a terrorist act.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
They can't publish his name until he's been arraigned. He's got "rights", y'know...
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@CarolDM (164136)
• United States
22 Nov
@RebeccasFarm The person of interest is being questioned by police and been identified as Darrell Brooks. He has a lengthy criminal record, since the 1990's.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
@CarolDM Thanks for the update.
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@RubyHawk (45694)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Nov
Maybe the driver blacked out.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Nov
No, he intentionally drove into the crowd. It was reported that he fled a "domestic disturbance" before police got to the home.
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@RubyHawk (45694)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Nov
@BarBaraPrz How horrible.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Nov
@RubyHawk Very.
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@rebelann (92543)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
It strikes me as funny that during the lockdowns in 2020 things were calmer and violence seemed down but now that more places have lifted the lockdown criminals are at it again.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Not only were things calmer during lockdown, but polution was less, too.
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@rebelann (92543)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Nov
Yes, I noticed that and I also read that more wildlife was frolicking in open fields .... most humans are so blasted destructive and noisy.
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@rebelann (92543)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Nov
The population worldwide was well over 7.5 billion at the start of 2020.
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@LadyDuck (369114)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
I have read what happened, I wonder if it's a terrorist attack. I see no other reason.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Officials aren't calling it that yet.
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@LadyDuck (369114)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
@BarBaraPrz In my opinion, should they even know, they do not want to scare people.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Nov
@LadyDuck Apparently, he fled a "domestic disturbance" shortly before this.
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@Nawsheen (28595)
• Mauritius
22 Nov
I'm feeling so sorry for the 5 people who lost their lives. I hope the others are not seriously injured and they recover quickly
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Yes, but some will be traumatised for a long time to come, even if they weren't physically hurt.
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@Nawsheen (28595)
• Mauritius
23 Nov
@BarBaraPrz true indeed. Especially kids
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
23 Nov
How about watching your drunken uncle try to strangle his wife in the living room because she did not take his boots off properly? That was fun.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Nov
I never witnessed it but my dear poor aunt walked into a lot of doors...
@celticeagle (125992)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov
I read about this. Your gram sounds like a spitfire. Some people just shouldn't drink.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Nov
She was.
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@thelme55 (73703)
• Germany
22 Nov
I have seen it in the news here. It was awful.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Yes.
@dodo19 (43800)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Nov
Oh my goodness. There are definitely some crazy people out there. Hard to believe that some people would do this sort of thing.
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
Maybe Santa didn't bring him the tin whistle he wanted last year.
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@franxav (11226)
• India
22 Nov
Did the driver do it cold bloodedly or was it an accident?
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@BarBaraPrz (34111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
I only know what was reported so far.
@andriaperry (114706)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
That's horrible. Thank God I don't have an uncle Bob.
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@JESSY3236 (15424)
• United States
23 Nov
I didn't know it was a Christmas parade. That's sad people do stupid stuff like that.
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@aninditasen (3538)
• Raurkela, India
23 Nov
That's why I hate drinks. I never offer them in any of my parties.
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