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A New 'Low'? Eco Warriors Target Grocery-Buying Soccer Moms
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 1/19/2011 | SkinnieMinnie

Posted on 01/19/2011 1:12:18 PM PST by patriotgal71

While grocery shopping a few weeks ago, I ran across this sign in the parking lot of a well-known grocery store: “Reserved Parking For Low Emissions and Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles.” As can be expected, the sign designated a spot near the entrance of the store, right next to the handicapped spots.

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TOPICS: Science; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: grocery; hybrid; store; vehicle

1 posted on 01/19/2011 1:12:23 PM PST by patriotgal71
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To: patriotgal71

Inform the manager that you’ll be shopping at a store that actually wants your business.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 1:14:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: patriotgal71
Time for Towanda to go grocery shopping...
3 posted on 01/19/2011 1:16:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: patriotgal71

Take your business to another store and tell this store WHY!


4 posted on 01/19/2011 1:17:09 PM PST by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: patriotgal71

Sign screams out for a cheap, plated, magnetic “Hybrid” badge one could apply to one’s vehicle’s tailgate, decklid, or hatch, hayna? Or no?


5 posted on 01/19/2011 1:18:06 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: patriotgal71

If there is nothing added to the sign that says “fine or tow away”, I’d park my full size truck in the spot and go shopping.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 1:19:06 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: cripplecreek

Good place to park my Avalanche...


7 posted on 01/19/2011 1:23:18 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: Noumenon

I’ll go one better.

1996 Dodge Ram, 179,000 miles, scuffs and rust patches, one flooded headlight, 5.2L Magnum V8 slightly out of tune, exhaust with a hole in it.

Gas mileage? 12 city, 17 highway.

I think that’ll be the perfect space for me the next time I see one. And when someone complains, I’ll just explain that it’s an old truck and we’re trying to coax it along a few more years, and it’s a hybrid. It runs half on gas and half on prayers.

}:-)4


8 posted on 01/19/2011 1:26:33 PM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: svcw

“If there is nothing added to the sign that says “fine or tow away”, I’d park my full size truck in the spot and go shopping.”

You and me both, bud! I relish parking in “specially reserved” spaces that are not legally enforceable! I would be in Nirvana if we had any “eco-only” parking spaces like that around here! I would park in those spaces even if it meant walking an extra distance to a different store!

In the mean time, I would encourage FREEPERS everywhere to clog up as many eco-only spaces as humanly possible!


9 posted on 01/19/2011 1:27:07 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: patriotgal71

And what are these designated parking spaces based upon, county or city ordinances? I’d bet not. Sounds more like the store is trying to earn brownie points with corporate HQ, relative to some internal “environmental management” program. I’ll respect the “Expectant Mother” parking spaces, but these? Not so much.


10 posted on 01/19/2011 1:28:53 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: svcw
If there is nothing added to the sign that says “fine or tow away”, I’d park my full size truck in the spot and go shopping.

Yeah this sounds to me like 'marketing' by the store than something they could fine you for, someone should park a big old monster truck in the spot :)
11 posted on 01/19/2011 1:30:15 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Moose4

Perfect. That’s a standard north Idaho rig - see ‘em all the time in my neighborhood.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 1:30:27 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: patriotgal71
Although I am not in favor of even more reasons to limit parking spaces, I don't see how this directly impacts Soccer moms anymore than any other non-Prius driving person.

Soccer moms already get a great deal in being able to use HOV lanes even though driving around a bunch of underage kids does nothing to reduce car trips.

Were all of the little tykes going to drive themselves to the soccer match if mom didn't drive them there?

13 posted on 01/19/2011 1:32:14 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Noumenon

Good place to park my Avalanche...


That’s just what I do.

Our new ‘green’ hanaford has thoses signs.

I park my minivan there every time.


14 posted on 01/19/2011 1:32:21 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: catnipman

Are these spaces really “not legally enforcable”? They are on private property, after all. I really don’t know, but you’ve piqued my curiosity. Anyone?


15 posted on 01/19/2011 1:32:54 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: patriotgal71

Wonder why the author chose to protect the identity of the store.


16 posted on 01/19/2011 1:35:15 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Noumenon

This one’s seen fifteen years all over the Southeast. You guys out in Idaho dress yours up and take better care of them than I do. :)

Poor thing’s on its last legs but we’re trying to keep it going just a little longer. When I replace it, sadly, I’ll have to get something smaller. It’s just too big for city use, and 12 mpg is killing us at $3.10 a gallon and rising. One of those small “toasters” like a Scion or Kia Soul would work, or a small SUV.

In the meantime, it’s falling apart and rides like a duckboard, but I still love that beast. It’ll be a sad day when I have to give it up. And, hey, I can put a Palin 2012 bumper sticker on it without caring if anybody here in Obamabot country keys it—the paint’s too far gone!

}:-)4


17 posted on 01/19/2011 1:35:59 PM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

The soccer mom’s line in the headline was simply an annecdote - the point is that it is discriminating against EVERY non-hybrid driving person who wishes to park at that specific establishment


18 posted on 01/19/2011 1:36:05 PM PST by patriotgal71
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
not legally enforcable

They're probably as enforceable as stop signs within a parking lot.

Are they really going to tow someone who parks there "illegally" or should I say "un-politically-correctly"?

19 posted on 01/19/2011 1:36:39 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: patriotgal71
A New 'Low'? Eco Warriors Target Grocery-Buying Soccer Moms

Oops! You can't say 'target.'

20 posted on 01/19/2011 1:37:02 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: patriotgal71
I'm just sick and tired of all this "soccer mom" nonsense.

If anything is a leading indicator that we will eventually end up under the bureaucratic thumb of a one-world government it is the increasing popularity of soccer.

Yeech.

21 posted on 01/19/2011 1:38:09 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: patriotgal71

I like to park the Dodge truck there. It looks pretty next to the sign.


22 posted on 01/19/2011 1:39:28 PM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: svcw

They do that here for the HOV lanes. Motorcycles and LEVs are permitted. And I assume that is enforced just like the occupancy regs by the traffic cops. Of course, now they are talking about them being available for a fee so it shows that eco anything is not the key to this.


23 posted on 01/19/2011 1:41:41 PM PST by doodad
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To: battousai

Park something like a Chrysler Cordoba or a late 1970s Caddy in that spot.


24 posted on 01/19/2011 1:53:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: patriotgal71
Meanwhile....

Even Low Estimates for EV Sales May Be Optimistic

25 posted on 01/19/2011 1:59:59 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: patriotgal71

right next to the handicapped spots


So they now have mentally handicapped spots next to the physically handicapped spots?

Yes, I was making a joke, but the fact is you do have to be out of your mind to buy a hybrid (or love to throw away money). Every study I’ve seen shows that they cost significantly more per mile to operate (over the life of the vehicle) than conventinal cars.


26 posted on 01/19/2011 2:03:23 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: patriotgal71

That looks like a good parking spot for my sport ute.


27 posted on 01/19/2011 2:10:56 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: patriotgal71

Most of the nitwits driving those eco-scam vehicles will drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes waiting for their “special” spot to open up.


28 posted on 01/19/2011 2:11:14 PM PST by GnL
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To: patriotgal71

Fresh and Easy?


29 posted on 01/19/2011 2:13:51 PM PST by billphx
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To: patriotgal71

Used bookstore in town has had an “electric vehicles only” spot for ages. I park in it all the time, ef em.


30 posted on 01/19/2011 2:17:02 PM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: doodad

Yes, those are government issue items which include fines and/or tow.
This is just a store putting up a sign.
I have seen signs at airports for these cars and the space are all empty. Really could you leave an electric car very long before the battery discharges, ;)


31 posted on 01/19/2011 2:17:17 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: patriotgal71

It’s all about the tax breaks. These places put in the spots to qualify as a “green” shopping center and the govt gives them a tax break for it. Most times, though, those stupid spots sit empty.


32 posted on 01/19/2011 2:21:19 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

” Are they really going to tow someone who parks there “illegally” or should I say “un-politically-correctly”? “

They probably won’t tow your car, but they won’t lift a finger to stop the little eco-terrorists from keying up your car


33 posted on 01/19/2011 2:46:50 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: svcw
My car is electric. It has a battery.

FMCDH(BITS)

34 posted on 01/19/2011 2:51:44 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: flowerplough
Sign screams out for a cheap, plated, magnetic “Hybrid” badge one could apply to one’s vehicle’s tailgate, decklid, or hatch, hayna? Or no?

IMHO it calls out for people to apply a "Climate Dupe Parking Only" sticker to any such sign.

35 posted on 01/19/2011 2:54:33 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: nothingnew

My grandsons have electric cars. One looks like a John Deer tractor and holds a charge about 45 min, but he can only go a max of 2 mph. The other one is a drifter and can go 12 mph, holds a charge about an hour.
Both are way cool.


36 posted on 01/19/2011 3:00:50 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: Moose4
88 Jeep Wrangler, 2 inch body lift, 2.5 inch suspension lift, 33x12.5 tires. With than and a the NV4500 transmission the 258 engine I'll park on top of a prias.
37 posted on 01/19/2011 3:01:15 PM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Yo-Yo

I’m gonna sue for viriolic comments about the vitriol!


38 posted on 01/19/2011 3:47:28 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: dsrtsage
"eco-terrorists from keying up your car"

Don't the eco-terrorists know that keying a car undermines the aerodynamic qualities of a smooth paint job, increases vehicle drag, and leads to lower gas mileage?

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

/sarc

39 posted on 01/19/2011 4:37:37 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: patriotgal71

ECO warriors or EGO?


40 posted on 01/19/2011 9:53:44 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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