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Hybrids trump handicapped at liquor store
Union Leader ^ | August 6, 2011 | Kimberly Houghton

Posted on 08/06/2011 6:54:00 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes

NASHUA — Three reserved parking spaces for hybrid and low-emission cars at the new $3.3 million state liquor store are located closer to the store’s main entrance than the handicapped parking spots, causing at least one lawmaker to call the design a slap in the face to the disabled.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: handicap; hybrid; liquor
Live free or die? I just about gagged when I read this. Who thinks up this sh*t anyway?
1 posted on 08/06/2011 6:54:06 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

Hardy hardy har! Do you get curb service if you actually pour the liquor in your tank?


2 posted on 08/06/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Little Bill; RaceBannon

Ping


3 posted on 08/06/2011 6:56:48 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Some animals are more equal than others.


4 posted on 08/06/2011 6:57:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

>>causing at least one lawmaker to call the design a slap in the face to the disabled.

I love it when special interest groups collide!


5 posted on 08/06/2011 6:58:15 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
They forget that hybrids are not affordable by most poorer Americans and many middle class Americans. The extra 5 Grand adder is too much.

So, in effect, the parking spots are for the pretentious rich who want to feel good about themselves. So they are vain, too.

6 posted on 08/06/2011 6:59:23 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Nope....It’s all about advertising.....I wouldn’t be surprised if they received funds to do this.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 7:01:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Past Your Eyes

Hybrids trump handicapped at liquor store

And why shouldn’t they? Once Obamacare is implemented what other purpose will the handicapped parking spots serve?


8 posted on 08/06/2011 7:02:27 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel

Thanks Past Your Eyes.


9 posted on 08/06/2011 7:03:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sheesh. You are probably right.
10 posted on 08/06/2011 7:04:42 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Past Your Eyes
"...Mollica said the placement of the parking slots was intentional. He explained that the spots for LEV and hybrid vehicles are close to the store to assist with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements, a federal designation of energy efficiency and environmental design..."

Ah, government.
What can't it do? ;-)
11 posted on 08/06/2011 7:06:01 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

When you park in a handicap spot, the city can write you a ticket. If I park my SUV in one of them envirohippy spots while I buy a 6 pack of Bud, what can they do about it?


12 posted on 08/06/2011 7:06:32 AM PDT by Ralph the Hun (Football's on. I'll concur the world tomorrow...)
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To: Past Your Eyes

When you park in a handicap spot, the city can write you a ticket. If I park my SUV in one of them envirohippy spots while I buy a 6 pack of Bud, what can they do about it?


13 posted on 08/06/2011 7:06:40 AM PDT by Ralph the Hun (Football's on. I'll concur the world tomorrow...)
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To: Ralph the Hun

Oops, sorry about the double post..


14 posted on 08/06/2011 7:08:19 AM PDT by Ralph the Hun (Football's on. I'll concur the world tomorrow...)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Under obamacare we won’t have many handicapped people for very long, so maybe the store is just trying to stay ahead of the game.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 7:08:19 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
The hybrid parking space is part of an environmental certification PROGRAM....which means they got tax breaks and/or real dollars for "recognizing" hybrids.

In other words, it's you and me paying for those damn hybrids.

16 posted on 08/06/2011 7:09:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

And that is why I and others around here feel no shame in parking our gas powered cars in them.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 7:11:58 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Past Your Eyes

Close to 50% of the people using the handicapped spaces are scamming the system IMHO.


18 posted on 08/06/2011 7:14:48 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: cableguymn
I think I'm going to make up a sign that says:

"This vehicle is a hyrid. Sometimes it runs on gas. Sometimes it has to be towed".

19 posted on 08/06/2011 7:16:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: UB355

And another 25% have electric wheel chairs or someone else driving.


20 posted on 08/06/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Disabled or hybrid cars?
Disabled or hybrid cars?
Disabled or hybrid cars?
Disabled or hybrid cars?
Disabled or hybrid cars?

Two liberal causes come crashing into each other. Which to chose??


21 posted on 08/06/2011 7:22:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I see nothing wrong with this.

Anyone with one of those POS cars obviously has some kind of handicap.


22 posted on 08/06/2011 7:28:00 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: netmilsmom
And another 25% have electric wheel chairs or someone else driving.

When we visit my MIL, who has the real capper plates not the fake little hangtag, we park in the capper spots for Mass - Steve drops us at the door, I help her out and we wait while he parks the car. Afterwards he goes to get the car and I help her back in. She's up to two canes now and can't stand very long. If he wasn't driving, she couldn't go at all.

23 posted on 08/06/2011 7:29:44 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: UB355

I have a handicap placard. Sometimes I use it and sometimes I don’t. There are definitely a lot of people scamming. Mine is legit but some days and in some circumstances, I’d just as soon not use it.
But it is nice to have it when I need it.
When it comes to liquor stores, I think everyone should have to walk at least a mile to buy what they sell there. Maybe that would cut down on some of the personal destruction and misery resulting from the consumption of their product.


24 posted on 08/06/2011 7:29:59 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: HangThemHigh
Anyone with one of those POS cars obviously has some kind of handicap.

'Mental' doesn't count.

25 posted on 08/06/2011 7:33:35 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113
"'Mental' doesn't count. "

Okay, maybe the liquor store is just rewarding it's best customers.

26 posted on 08/06/2011 7:37:57 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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27 posted on 08/06/2011 7:45:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Sacajaweau

“This vehicle is a hyrid. Sometimes it runs on gas. Sometimes it has to be towed”


How bout;

“This vehicle is a hybrid. Sometimes it runs on gas. Sometimes it has to be pushed!”


28 posted on 08/06/2011 7:48:47 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Past Your Eyes

Great idea! Now, in the winter, I can park my diesel F-350 in those spots and plug in the block heater!


29 posted on 08/06/2011 8:03:49 AM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I saw a hybrid yesterday that was the size of a golf cart, it is going to fall apart if there is a fender bender with an evil SUV.

I guess we should encourage a hefty tax deduction for environazis to buy these cars, we can pay for them to self-exterminate.


30 posted on 08/06/2011 8:22:13 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Past Your Eyes

“I’m better than you, I drive a Toyota Pious” /barf!


31 posted on 08/06/2011 8:30:35 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
What if one is handicapped and also drives a hybrid?
32 posted on 08/06/2011 8:32:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici

“What if one is handicapped and also drives a hybrid?”

Some of us believe that owning a hybrid is prima facie evidence of the diminished mental capacity known as “Irrational Liberalism”


33 posted on 08/06/2011 8:41:16 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: UB355
Close to 50% of the people using the handicapped spaces are scamming the system IMHO.

I think the percentage is higher, maybe 70%. But then there's the 30% who really need it.

I get so angry when I see an obese lady in very high heel shoes prancing out of the mall and to her car in a handicap spot. She's handicapped alright but probably not physically.

34 posted on 08/06/2011 8:47:20 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tiki
I saw a hybrid yesterday that was the size of a golf cart, it is going to fall apart if there is a fender bender with an evil SUV.

I hate it when people say that SUVs are unsafe. What they means is that if an SUV hits a little tiny car, the occupants of the little tiny car will die. Therefore, SUVs are unsafe.

To my mind, this is precisely backwards. But I know Liberals who think I'm crazy.

35 posted on 08/06/2011 9:14:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

That means you can straddle a line and take up two spots.


36 posted on 08/06/2011 9:25:31 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: ladyjane

True story. My wife and I flew down to FL last spring. On the way from the airport we stopped at a Wendys which is next door to a Dennys. While eating we notice a man holding a purse approaching a van parked in a Handicapped spot in the Wendy’s parking lot.We figured he would drive the van around to the door of the Wendys and pick up whomever needed it. What happens next even shocked me. Out of the door of the Dennys comes a “Handicapped” female. She walks past full handicapped and open non handicapped spots in the Dennys lot to the Wendys lot next door to get into the van parked in a handicapped spot.


37 posted on 08/06/2011 9:29:16 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: ladyjane

I have called the cops on them. $250 ticket. Two black Escalades full of minority teenagers with Mom and Aunt Esther driving, pulled into two HC spaces at the Golden Corral buffet joint. Tags hanging from the rearview mirrors. I ratted on them. I was using my cane that day, and had to park 10 rows away.


38 posted on 08/06/2011 9:29:29 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: UB355

Close to 50% of the people using the handicapped spaces are scamming the system IMHO.


More than that.

I believe that benefiting from a handicapped placard without medical need should have the same fine as parking in one of the spots.

If you’re borrowing Gramps’ car, you shouldn’t be able to park in the blue spot. (That’s immoral to begin with).

Cut about 75% or the placard. If you can walk all around Wal-Mart behind a shopping cart, you can walk from a normal parking spot, no matter how old and tired you might feel.

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches. And not too much more. Most permits should be temporary (like after someone gets knee surgery). Permanent permits should be renewed every 5 years. Doctors should be monitored like they are for narcotic prescriptions, and abusers lose their permit issuing ability.

And we’d be doing the jumbo-trons a favor by having them walk a few more yards per day.

I’d also cut the number of spots by about half.


39 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:54 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: cableguymn

I drive a dual-fuel vehicle. It burns both gasoline and rubber.


40 posted on 08/06/2011 10:36:17 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Well, you need someplace convenient to put your Prius when you’re getting your Night Train, don’tcha know!


41 posted on 08/06/2011 3:07:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: cableguymn; Sacajaweau

Or “This Vehicle is a hybrid. Sometimes it runs on gas. Sometimes it runs on a hamster in a wheel.”


42 posted on 08/06/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: Past Your Eyes; Little Bill

Well, Bill, there’s yer new spot! :)


43 posted on 08/06/2011 3:23:22 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We're getting there...."This vehicle is a hybrid. Sometimes it runs on gas. Sometimes I have to peddle".

And a picture of a car with the gas tank....and the peddles showing underneath....or a second car...a Flintstone type..

44 posted on 08/06/2011 3:57:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Past Your Eyes
3 if you're lucky and can park vertically and use of of those *customer w/ a child* spaces.


45 posted on 08/06/2011 5:38:33 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Ralph the Hun

I would presume nothing, at least not yet. My company car is a Ford Escape so I went and got a Hybrid emblem (they have a hybrid option) and glued it on. There aren’t that many restricted parking stalls around these parts (yet) but I have parked in the ones I have encountered.

I would never park in a handicapped stall, but the two are in no way analogous.


46 posted on 08/07/2011 8:04:03 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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