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Home - by - 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.

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  1. 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.

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  2. yourfavoriteunkle

    February 7th, 2013

    I half-expected to see an Obama symbol painted in that spot…

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    @ unkle – It’s not too late. Great idea for general use, though!

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  4. old_oaks

    February 7th, 2013

    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.

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  5. yourfavoriteunkle

    February 7th, 2013

    Hey Boobie… It looks like you need to adjust 2 clicks left to get centered on your target… anything I can do to help.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    @Unkle-

    Two clicks. Got it.

    And old_oaks probably hit the situation on the nose.

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 7th, 2013

    You have to park in the spot before you see what kind it is.

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  8. Jerry Manderin

    February 7th, 2013

    We need to paint chalk lines around the careers of government bureaucrats.

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  9. Vinny

    February 7th, 2013

    They probably painted the curb blue before they started around the car.

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  10. Vinny

    February 7th, 2013

    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!

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  11. NeeNee

    February 7th, 2013

    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.

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  12. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    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…. “

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  13. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 7th, 2013

    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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  14. sablegsd

    February 7th, 2013

    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.

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  15. Pickled Liver

    February 7th, 2013

    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!

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  16. scribble

    February 7th, 2013

    How convenient is it for a handicapped person to get around all those motorbikes blocking the passenger side of the car?

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  17. Mark Zist

    February 7th, 2013

    How else do you cover the cost of paint, labor etc?

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  18. Dan Ryan Galt

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  19. Blink

    February 7th, 2013

    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.

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  20. Dadof3

    February 7th, 2013

    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?

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  21. Unruly Refugee

    February 7th, 2013

    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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