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Plum Parking Spot for Going Green (JC Penney)
KXAS - DFW ^ | 7/31/2009 | Ellen Goldberg

Posted on 08/01/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by Vortex

You've seen up-close parking reserved for handicapped drivers or expectant mothers, but a new parking restriction is popping up in Collin County: hybrid-only parking. In an effort to help the environment, the new JC Penney in Fairview has preferential parking for low emitting, fuel efficient vehicles.

Link to related video: http://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/transit/Green_Parking_Push_Dallas-Fort_Worth.html

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcdfw.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: greenparking; greens; jcpenney; retail
Let's see ... retail is slumping, so let piss off our customers. Yeah, that's a good idea!
1 posted on 08/01/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by Vortex
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To: Vortex

Guess where I won’t be shopping this Christmas season...


2 posted on 08/01/2009 7:46:02 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Vortex
Like they aren't smug enough already....

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3 posted on 08/01/2009 7:52:45 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Vortex

How do they intend to enforce this? If somebody parks his Hummer there are they going to be towed?


4 posted on 08/01/2009 7:53:48 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: madison10
...let's call JC Penny and insist that they stop selling big ticket items for SUV'S and pickups....yeah, they wanna travel down that path, let's help them
5 posted on 08/01/2009 7:55:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Vortex

JC Penny is off my shopping list. Sorry to the folks working there.


6 posted on 08/01/2009 8:06:20 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Vortex

Here in So CA. some chain restaurants are doing likewise...next-to-the-door spaces are “Reserved for Green Vehicles”.

I park my SUV in these spaces. It’s dark green.


7 posted on 08/01/2009 8:06:43 AM PDT by justkate
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To: Vortex
At Watters Creek Shopping Center in Allen, hybrid drives don’t have to pay to park.

This kinda crap really pisses me off. let's see, I ride my bike to work. I usually only drive on the weekends and that's when we all pile into the car (not a hybrid) to go somewhere together, often shopping. Monday morning, the environmentally unfriendly non-hybrid is parked and I'm back to pedaling my bike. I can get away with one tank of gas a month.

Yet, I have to pay for my parking because I'm not environmentally conscious like the hybrid owner who drives to work every day?

I rarely jump on the boycott wagon but I certainly would not patronize this shopping center and I'd let them know exactly why I'd be taking my business elsewhere. And in this economy, I'm sure there's many establishments who would happily take my business.

8 posted on 08/01/2009 8:10:14 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: justkate

Same here in Austin, but it’s expected here. This is THE loony libtard capital of Texas.


9 posted on 08/01/2009 8:11:16 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Vortex

It never ceases to amaze me how idiotic some companies can be. Didn’t WalMart and Ford try pandering to the Diversity/Gay crowd here a while back? I don’t remember that going to well. I always thought putting out a good product at a good price and running your business in an ethical manner would get you ahead. Maybe I’m outdated, but it seems like more and more businesses are getting on these political bandwagons, and with very few exceptions, I don’t think it is a smart business move.-—JM


10 posted on 08/01/2009 8:12:10 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Vortex
2009 Model Year Hybrid SUVs and Light Trucks

Gee, my compact gets 50% better mileage.

Gonna let me park there, Penneys...?

11 posted on 08/01/2009 8:14:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Doogle

I dunno about your JCPenney...but mine (and the catalog that I receive from them) sell nothing that would even be remotely construed as a truck or car part.

That said, I have bought furniture from their catalog...and guess what??? Rather than pay for their delivery service...I drove my BIG SUV to their loading dock and picked up my own furniture (my extended body Chevy Trailblazer holds a bedroom dresser nicely). It also has been used to do our own transport of a dishwasher; take kids (in one load/trip!!!) to college. Try that with a itty bitty Prius (or as Matt and Trey at South Park would say, Pious). I can also haul seven people (the occupants of two or possibly three cars!!!) so I am MORE efficient.

Take that JCP!


12 posted on 08/01/2009 8:14:52 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: mewzilla

Note to Penneys: And my compact ain’t a hybrid.


13 posted on 08/01/2009 8:15:23 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: unixfox

It’s just weird. You’d think that all these “green” drivers would not mind WALKING the 100’ or so to the door...

But noooo


14 posted on 08/01/2009 8:17:11 AM PDT by justkate
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To: Vortex
Wouldn't it be "Greener" to put those parking spots closest to the road (and farthest from the building) to reduce the amount of driving they do and thus increase the amount of smug in the air even more?
15 posted on 08/01/2009 8:20:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama's medical nationalization bill reads like Atlas Shrugged with doctors instead of railroads.)
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To: Jubal Madison

This may be JCP’s idea, or it may be part of their redevelopment permit from the city.


16 posted on 08/01/2009 8:20:30 AM PDT by enraged
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

yeah I realized after the post, that dept. failed few years back..they still sell gas outdoor heaters though
(I was gonna quip see how fast it works?...but knew that would’ve flew)


17 posted on 08/01/2009 8:30:04 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: justkate

LOL


18 posted on 08/01/2009 8:30:37 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: justkate
It’s just weird. You’d think that all these “green” drivers would not mind WALKING the 100’ or so to the door...

I would have thought the "green" spaces would be those closest to the parking lot entrance.

19 posted on 08/01/2009 8:32:22 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Vortex

I’ll be sure to park my big SUV in one of those spaces whenever I see one.


20 posted on 08/01/2009 9:01:10 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Vortex

I wonder if people are ever going to become angry at constantly being manipulated: i.e. “if you do X we will give you Y” The media has its teasers: i.e. “wait until we tell you about Z” Frankly this is becoming tiresome. I stopped listening to one radio station because they over used the technique.


21 posted on 08/01/2009 9:03:20 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Vortex

Ever seen those spots that say subcompact only. My Honda Pilot just barely fits in those spots.


22 posted on 08/01/2009 9:03:46 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: justkate

LOL. Too bad my snow plow is red.


23 posted on 08/01/2009 9:05:15 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Vortex

Our college just built a building that is going for Leeds Platinum certification. The two closest rows to the building say HOV, while the next two rows say AFV. It stands for High Occupancy Vehicle and Alternate Fuel Vehicle. I think it’s a Leeds requirement. I have no idea if it’s enforceable, like a handicapped space is.


24 posted on 08/01/2009 9:06:05 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

It’s not enforceable unless the legislature passes a bill making it like a handicapped slot. I intend to park my Nissan Titan truck in one of these spots every opportunity I have. I DARE them to tow me!


25 posted on 08/01/2009 9:29:40 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Vortex

Since my car doesn’t qualify for cash-for-clunkers, I guess I can park in one of the ‘green’ spaces with a clear conscience.


26 posted on 08/01/2009 9:53:22 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Drew68

This is Texas. Am I going to park in the free garage, or leave my car out in the sun at a metered space in the summer sun. (Hint, when I go there, I park in the free garage.)

I didn’t know the mall with the JC Penny was open yet. Last time I drove past, it was still a construction zone.


27 posted on 08/01/2009 9:59:51 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: justkate
I park my SUV in these spaces.

Good for you. What are they going to do--tow your car? And they'd better hope your vehicle doesn't get vandalized in their parking lot.

I just don't understand a business wearing an ideology on its sleeve. You're certain to make some happy, but it's a fact that dissatisfied customers will tell more people (about 6x) about their bad experience than satisfied customers will. OK, certain fashions cater to certain political ideologies, but a department store chain?

28 posted on 08/01/2009 10:01:21 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: justkate

Very good.

Who defines Hybrid, anyway? What if I bolt on parts from another vehicle. Based on my farming upbringing, that would make it a hybrid, right?

Or I just put on a sticker or little chrome tag that says “Hybrid”. So there. Are they going to get a search warrant to look under my hood, and then get a professional engineering analysis to disprove my claim?


29 posted on 08/01/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Scrambler Bob

>>Or I just put on a sticker or little chrome tag that says “Hybrid”.

That is an excellent idea! My Dodge pickup is about to become a hybrid.


30 posted on 08/01/2009 10:47:13 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: Vortex

I guess I’ll drive my evil, diesel-swilling SUV to another store. Morons.


31 posted on 08/01/2009 11:22:59 AM PDT by DivaDelMar (CRAm member-- (Conservative Republicans Against mcCain) Think you're entitled to my vote? CRAm It!!!)
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To: Vortex

Better yet......maybe I’ll park my evil, diesel-swilling SUV ON TOP OF a hybrid parked in that “hybrid only” spot. Yeah, that’s the ticket. I’ve always said those hybrids are nothing more than a speedbump. Morons.


32 posted on 08/01/2009 11:26:42 AM PDT by DivaDelMar (CRAm member-- (Conservative Republicans Against mcCain) Think you're entitled to my vote? CRAm It!!!)
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To: Doogle
..let's call JC Penny and insist that they stop selling big ticket items for SUV'S and pickups.

You mean like curtain rods for the back? I'm having trouble with that.

33 posted on 08/01/2009 11:27:10 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Vortex

Are they going for LEED-Existing Building certification? That would earn them a point or two...


34 posted on 08/01/2009 11:59:22 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - one victim of murderous regime)
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To: Vortex

Why limit these spaces only to hybrids. My Mazda 3 gets nearly 30 mpg in city driving and in highway driving gets better mileage than my wife’s hybrid Mercury Mariner.


35 posted on 08/01/2009 12:03:28 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Vortex

Thanks, J.C. Penny, for letting us know where you stand.

Greenism is a perversion of the religious sentiment.

By the way, you’re off my Christmas shopping list. And I’ll tell all my friends.


36 posted on 08/01/2009 12:24:48 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't kill my gramma! NO on socialist healthcare!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

>>”Greenism is a perversion of the religious sentiment.”

The new Amerikan Nomenklatura. Special privileges for the “elite” true believers in the religion of climate change.

DG

p.s. I think they pronounce “Prius” wrong. They say “pree-us. It should be “pry-us.” As in “They will never ‘pry-us’ out of our SUVs and pickups.”


37 posted on 08/01/2009 2:07:43 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: justkate
My thought exactly.

These poor "green" customers are going to get fat because they don't have to walk far enough.

(How much you wanna bet the little hypocrites will take the spots?)

38 posted on 08/01/2009 2:51:11 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: madison10

......and you should let them know why you won’t be shopping there.


39 posted on 08/01/2009 4:02:44 PM PDT by bustinchops
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To: Vortex

Saw this on the news last night. Thought about driving the ol’ Suburban up there just to park it and walk the dog around the area. Would be nice if it was actually green, but it’s not. It’s black. I guess I could claim that my black car was being discriminated against due to its color...


40 posted on 08/01/2009 4:07:31 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism: Solving problems caused by Jealousy - with solutions based on Lies.)
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To: Vortex
WANTED:

Post pictures of your planetkiller car in one of these spots. Will award the Brass Figlige with Bronzed Oakleaf Palm for a picture of a beat up 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood parked in the "green zone".

Second prize awarded for any AMC product.

41 posted on 08/01/2009 7:12:53 PM PDT by Rodamala
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