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(NPR)   FBI raids The Scooter Store, slow but highly maneuverable chase in progress   (npr.org) divider line 32
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2013-02-22 09:34:50 PM
4 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: They advertise the hell out of these and hoverounds on over-the-air tv and have for some time. The biggest selling point seems to be the fact the government will pay for it.


It's like an Obama Phone but bigger. And you can ride it!

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2013-02-22 04:09:34 PM
4 votes:
bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com
2013-02-23 12:21:21 AM
3 votes:
When I finally lose the ability to walk, I won't mess with a mobility scooter. I will have a palanquin, carried by scantily-clad, healthy women.

Or a miniature stagecoach pulled by Shetland ponies.
2013-02-22 04:28:55 PM
3 votes:

dj_bigbird: propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.

That'll teach them to oppose The Anointed One


What's this got to do with Palin?
2013-02-22 10:13:39 PM
2 votes:
Matt Taibbi's now-infamous Rolling Stone article is relevant here.

Scanning the thousands of hopped-up faces in the crowd, I am immediately struck by two things. One is that there isn't a single black person here. The other is the truly awesome quantity of medical hardware: Seemingly every third person in the place is sucking oxygen from a tank or propping their giant atrophied glutes on motorized wheelchair-scooters. As Palin launches into her Ronald Reagan impression - "Government's not the solution! Government's the problem!" - the person sitting next to me leans over and explains.

"The scooters are because of Medicare," he whispers helpfully. "They have these commercials down here: 'You won't even have to pay for your scooter! Medicare will pay!' Practically everyone in Kentucky has one."

A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment. If there exists a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents, I can't imagine it.

After Palin wraps up, I race to the parking lot in search of departing Medicare-motor-scooter conservatives. I come upon an elderly couple, Janice and David Wheelock, who are fairly itching to share their views.

"I'm anti-spending and anti-government," crows David, as scooter-bound Janice looks on. "The welfare state is out of control."

"OK," I say. "And what do you do for a living?"

"Me?" he says proudly. "Oh, I'm a property appraiser. Have been my whole life."

I frown. "Are either of you on Medicare?"

Silence: Then Janice, a nice enough woman, it seems, slowly raises her hand, offering a faint smile, as if to say, You got me!

"Let me get this straight," I say to David. "You've been picking up a check from the government for decades, as a tax assessor, and your wife is on Medicare. How can you complain about the welfare state?"

"Well," he says, "there's a lot of people on welfare who don't deserve it. Too many people are living off the government."

"But," I protest, "you live off the government. And have been your whole life!"

"Yeah," he says, "but I don't make very much."
2013-02-22 09:50:36 PM
2 votes:
www.silverscreentest.com
2013-02-22 09:41:05 PM
2 votes:
Subby is going straight to hell at no more than 6 MPH
2013-02-22 09:39:31 PM
2 votes:

propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.


And, yet, predictably, despite this being broken up by Obama-era FBI and far from the first instance of Medicare fraud conducted by Republican movers-and-shakers, both my right-wing family members on Facebook are on a rampage about how this proves liberal corruption.
2013-02-22 09:36:21 PM
2 votes:
And yet the government still won't pay for my manatee aqua scooter.
abcnews.go.com
Thanks Obama!
2013-02-22 09:33:44 PM
2 votes:
farm4.static.flickr.com
2013-02-22 09:24:22 PM
2 votes:
Republicans, eh?

www.evrider.com
2013-02-22 08:11:33 PM
2 votes:
You mean the Tea Party's HQ was raided?
2013-02-22 04:39:38 PM
2 votes:

propasaurus: dj_bigbird: propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.

That'll teach them to oppose The Anointed One

What's this got to do with Palin?


Well, most of The Scooter Store's customers are tired of walking long distances, which is why they buy scooters. As for Palin...

...don't you think she looks tired?
2013-02-23 12:21:17 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Evil Twin Skippy: Well if you farks would retire, some of us would have jobs.

Just to fark with you I recently decided to work to age 70. That way I both withhold my job from you for the next ten years as well as maximize the amount of Social Security benefits you have to pay me after that.

/good times!


LULZ, well played. By the way, how is your heart?

BOOOOO!
2013-02-23 12:18:18 PM
1 votes:

Evil Twin Skippy: Well if you farks would retire, some of us would have jobs.


Just to fark with you I recently decided to work to age 70. That way I both withhold my job from you for the next ten years as well as maximize the amount of Social Security benefits you have to pay me after that.

/good times!
2013-02-23 10:50:04 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.


So, how does Kevin Bacon fit in?
2013-02-23 04:18:50 AM
1 votes:
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2013-02-23 12:32:54 AM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: When I finally lose the ability to walk, I won't mess with a mobility scooter. I will have a palanquin, carried by scantily-clad, healthy women.

Or a miniature stagecoach pulled by Shetland ponies.


Go for the stagecoach.  The women need to be inside your vehicle.
2013-02-23 12:08:02 AM
1 votes:

AllUpInYa: 1. Defraud government of $800+ million
2. Hide $20 million away
3. Go to minimum security prison for 16 months
4. Move to a non-extradition country with your $20 million

Ain't that how it's done?


Not quite. It goes a little more like this:

1. Defraud government of $800+ million
2. Hide $20 million away
3. Don't spend even a second within a mile of a prison, county jail or police precinct holding cell, because you did not make the mistake of ripping off rich people like Bernie Madoff did
4. Become Governor of Florida
2013-02-22 11:04:07 PM
1 votes:

UsikFark: In a little canopy perched on top of an elephant.


i.ebayimg.com
Shut up and take my shekels!
2013-02-22 10:42:52 PM
1 votes:
Imagine that. A company which advertises that it commits medicare fraud and violates the anti-kickback regulations in it's commercials gets raided by the FBI for committing medicare fraud and violating the anti-kickback regulations.
2013-02-22 10:26:33 PM
1 votes:
Subby, do you mean "The Shcooter Shtore"?  That's what the ads say!
2013-02-22 10:14:38 PM
1 votes:

propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.


Without him, maybe it would only be 46%.
2013-02-22 09:55:49 PM
1 votes:

propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.


Ladies and gentlemen, you next governor of Florida.
2013-02-22 09:36:45 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-22 08:52:35 PM
1 votes:
Hope this guy is next:

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2013-02-22 08:45:30 PM
1 votes:
cache.gawker.com


Now my Hoveround business will completely dominate the scooter market for the obese and elderly, mwahahaha!
2013-02-22 08:42:15 PM
1 votes:
They advertise the hell out of these and hoverounds on over-the-air tv and have for some time. The biggest selling point seems to be the fact the government will pay for it.
2013-02-22 08:15:07 PM
1 votes:
littleguurrl.files.wordpress.com

Hoveround guy sings about how Scooter Store can go fark itself.
2013-02-22 07:15:16 PM
1 votes:

vpb: zulius: I always figured that place was shady...

Well, it's a company that makes it's money by billing Medicare that's owned by a right wing Republican?  What about that makes "shady" come to mind?


True. It's not like Florida's governor was involved. I'm sure the place is legit.
2013-02-22 04:27:15 PM
1 votes:

propasaurus: The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.


That'll teach them to oppose The Anointed One
2013-02-22 04:22:12 PM
1 votes:
The Scooter Store is owned by Sun Capital, the investment firm owned by Marc Leder, the guy who hosted the fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47%" comment.
 
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