Home - by BigFurHat - February 7, 2013 - 13:15 America/New_York - 21 Comments
Watch as government workers paint a handicap spot around an existing parked car and then it’s towed away.
There couldn’t be a better metaphor for government oppression.
Boobie the Rocket Dog
February 7th, 2013
They have sideways tow trucks now?
Where was this, I wonder?
Love to follow up on the outcome.
I half-expected to see an Obama symbol painted in that spot…
@ unkle – It’s not too late. Great idea for general use, though!
While it looks like they just painted up a new cripple zone, before the painter ever arrived the curb was already painted blue. Usually anywhere I see a blue curb, I see a cripple zone.
Hey Boobie… It looks like you need to adjust 2 clicks left to get centered on your target… anything I can do to help.
Two clicks. Got it.
And old_oaks probably hit the situation on the nose.
You have to park in the spot before you see what kind it is.
We need to paint chalk lines around the careers of government bureaucrats.
They probably painted the curb blue before they started around the car.
Well, what I said up above is a no brainer! Duh! I was meaning they probably painted the curb but the video doesn’t go back far enough to tell!
I’m with Vinny . . . whoever filmed this probably came in after the blue curb painting.
Our local paper publishes names/offenses/fine amount in a traffic court column. What I’ve noticed is fines for a simple 5mph over speed limit have more than doubled. It costs people over $250 if they’re caught going 30 in a 25mph zone. Fits the meme that cops are being told to crack down on ALL drivers, no matter how small an offense. That’s the only way local governments will be able to survive if federal money stops flowing.
From a YouTube respondent: “it happened in tel aviv, the mayor apologized to her on facebook, but she is probably going to sue anyway b/c of all the aggravation they gave her before she found the security video.
full story on the times of israel site…. “
Maudie N Mandeville
90% of handicap parking is used by fat people or by someone who can claim they drive a handicapped or senior person once in a while (but NEVER when I see them).
So first off, they’re a scam. Second off, most handicapped persons need exercise like everyone else and they are likely to get the least amount so why give them the space right up front?
THE ONLY! consideration I would give is to a WHEEL CHAIR BOUND person who would be below eye level as they traversed the parking lot and need extra space to exit their van. I always return my shopping cart to the handicap spot.
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Well Maudie, I hope you were trying to be funny/sarcastic. If not, I hope you someday need a little help with your disability and don’t get it. So you say you aren’t handicapped? KARMA.
Have to agree with sablegsd there Maudie! I’m not totally handicapped and look great for the first fifty yards or so, but beyond that – forgetaboutit! Don’t have a decal yet but thinking seriously about it after attending a football game and having to leave at half time to make it back to catch my ride leaving over an hour later!
How convenient is it for a handicapped person to get around all those motorbikes blocking the passenger side of the car?
How else do you cover the cost of paint, labor etc?
Dan Ryan Galt
Government work explained;
Looks like the model for gun control laws to me.
With one exception. The government has to ignore a restriction from infringing on gun ownership to pass gun restriction laws. No such restriction inhibits them from screwing the owner of the car.
It happened in Israel. The woman didn’t get very far with the city until she got her hands on the security tape.
She’s suing, they’re apologizing. But why would the workers do that in the first place?
Looks like some shit they would pull in Boulder, Colorado. Never saw a sideways tow rig though, not a bad idea for a wrecker. You could steal anybody’s parking place with a rig like that.
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