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2014-02-28 09:39:40 AM  
This is the gateway to sex between consenting Trisomy 21s, isn't it?
 
2014-02-28 09:41:15 AM  
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you sure about that?
 
2014-02-28 09:43:59 AM  
Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

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2014-02-28 09:44:51 AM  

BilldaCat10: Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

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Came looking for this, was looking for a good pic when you beat me to it *shakes fist*
 
2014-02-28 09:46:11 AM  

adder1: BilldaCat10: Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

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Came looking for this, was looking for a good pic when you beat me to it *shakes fist*


hey, i'm just a regular joe with a regular job.
 
2014-02-28 09:50:29 AM  
This response baffles me. People need handicapped parking spaces because they have problems with access, not because they're poor. Telling someone they can park in non-handicapped spaces for free doesn't address the reason they needed the handicapped space in the first place.
 
2014-02-28 09:50:46 AM  
It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:

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Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..
 
2014-02-28 09:54:21 AM  
Handicapped is such an archaic term. I much prefer 'the conveniently parked'.
 
2014-02-28 09:54:24 AM  

BilldaCat10: adder1: BilldaCat10: Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

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Came looking for this, was looking for a good pic when you beat me to it *shakes fist*

hey, i'm just a regular joe with a regular job.


Nah.... you're an asshole.

/World's biggest asshole-ioio-ioio.
 
2014-02-28 09:54:56 AM  

The Madd Mann: This response baffles me. People need handicapped parking spaces because they have problems with access, not because they're poor. Telling someone they can park in non-handicapped spaces for free doesn't address the reason they needed the handicapped space in the first place.


I can kinda see a case for allowing them to park for free -- if you're wheelchair-bound, it would be hard to access those new parking meters, or even read the LCD displays (they can be hard to see if you're not looking at it directly).
 
2014-02-28 10:01:27 AM  
Reminded me of a Robot Chicken sketch I can't seem to find.
.

Guy goes to the bathroom and all the stalls are full except the handicap stall, so he goes in there. A siren goes off and the police show up to ticket him for using the stall without being handicapped. The guy says something like 'You want handicapped? I'll show you handicapped!" and takes a flying leap through the door into a cleaning cart (or something).

Cut to the man on crutches and several casts coming into the bathroom to find all the handicapped stalls are taken. So he goes into a regular stall only for the police to show up and issue him a ticket for a handicapped person using a regular stall.
 
2014-02-28 10:02:22 AM  
Yes. And the non-handicapped can poop in handicapped stalls if the other stalls are occupied or stanky. And I'm not limping out of there if I see a set of wheels rolling in to the bathroom.

Gonna hold my head up high, walk past Wheelie and say "I was just keeping it warm for you."
 
2014-02-28 10:03:31 AM  

adder1: BilldaCat10: adder1: BilldaCat10: Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Came looking for this, was looking for a good pic when you beat me to it *shakes fist*

hey, i'm just a regular joe with a regular job.

Nah.... you're an asshole.

/World's biggest asshole-ioio-ioio.


The worlds biggest asshole!

/A-S-S-H-O-L-E Everybody!
 
2014-02-28 10:05:17 AM  

JimBob1015: Not just park, but park free of charge. Reading comprehension FTW.


And not just free of charge but they can ignore the time limits and park all day. Which really defeats the purpose of metered parking in the first place. How long until it's nothing but rows of cars with handicapped placards that sit there all day long?

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2014-02-28 10:06:58 AM  

Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:


Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..


I'm a handicapped individual, and I will proudly say I do NOT use the special parking spots. I dont feel i need to use them, when i can still walk well enough that it would take up a space that someone else may genuinely need.

And I do agree with you, that it's just kinda disgusting when I see someone parked in a spot and it appears theyre more than healthy enough to walk.

The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.
 
2014-02-28 10:09:49 AM  

strangeluck: The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.


Folks like that are courting Karma, and she's a biatch goddess.
 
2014-02-28 10:12:02 AM  

strangeluck: The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.


We used our grandma's placard once at a major baseball game.  She wasn't with us.  But, I was 1 week removed from major knee surgery.  So I had that going for me, which was painful.
 
2014-02-28 10:12:10 AM  

DigitalCoffee: JimBob1015: Not just park, but park free of charge. Reading comprehension FTW.

And not just free of charge but they can ignore the time limits and park all day. Which really defeats the purpose of metered parking in the first place. How long until it's nothing but rows of cars with handicapped placards that sit there all day long?

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-28 10:14:07 AM  
MythDragon

The skit you're talking about showed up on Mad TV in the 1990s.
 
2014-02-28 10:14:18 AM  

strangeluck: Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:


Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..

I'm a handicapped individual, and I will proudly say I do NOT use the special parking spots. I dont feel i need to use them, when i can still walk well enough that it would take up a space that someone else may genuinely need.

And I do agree with you, that it's just kinda disgusting when I see someone parked in a spot and it appears theyre more than healthy enough to walk.

The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.


Exactly.  Thank you for recognizing my point and not jumping to indignant outrage :)
 
2014-02-28 10:14:23 AM  

DigitalCoffee: JimBob1015: Not just park, but park free of charge. Reading comprehension FTW.

And not just free of charge but they can ignore the time limits and park all day. Which really defeats the purpose of metered parking in the first place. How long until it's nothing but rows of cars with handicapped placards that sit there all day long?


This is a big problem in sf. There are more cars than spaces, so placards are in high demand.

Pretty much every street has sweeping weekly, or time limits or meters. the city gives out a Lotta tix.

Many people use public transport to get to work, so rarely use their cars.

Whole blocks get basically commandeered with people using placards and parking for months or weeks at a time in metered spots.

Not much the city can do unless they catch people in the act.
 
2014-02-28 10:15:50 AM  

Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:


Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..


Maybe they're fat because they're disabled and thus can't exercise?

Park in the 5th row and get your own exercise.
 
2014-02-28 10:17:29 AM  
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2014-02-28 10:19:45 AM  
If we just killed off the handicapped, we could all park in front of Wal-Mart dammit.
 
2014-02-28 10:23:54 AM  
A handicapped space is not just a regular space with a handicap designation. It has extra space on the sides so there is room for wheelchairs and the like. Right? I'm sure it wasn't news to the guy mentioned in the article that he could in any available space, handicapped or not. What was news was that he could park anywhere FOR FREE. But for those who use wheelchairs, this isn't any help. So I think the City Council member is wrong that there isn't a need for additional handicapped spots, because non-handicapped spots don't meet the needs of those with wheelchairs.
 
2014-02-28 10:25:30 AM  

strangeluck: Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:


Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..

I'm a handicapped individual, and I will proudly say I do NOT use the special parking spots. I dont feel i need to use them, when i can still walk well enough that it would take up a space that someone else may genuinely need.

And I do agree with you, that it's just kinda disgusting when I see someone parked in a spot and it appears theyre more than healthy enough to walk.

The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.


For what it's worth, appearances can be deceiving.  My dad, who had a heart condition that eventually killed him, got dirty looks for parking in a handicapped space.  Later on he required a scooter, because he just couldn't walk that far.  Right before he died he could hardly walk from one room to another in his house.

When I drove my dad's car (which had handicapped plates), I didn't park in handicapped parking.

I once had a temporary placard, after having ankle surgery.  I could have whined and said my ankle still hurt when it expired, but I didn't.  Nowadays walking actually helps it.

And I agree, nowadays it seems fat and lazy is a recognized handicap.  I say good on you for not using something you don't feel you need even though others would say you're entitled.
 
2014-02-28 10:32:53 AM  

Andulamb: A handicapped space is not just a regular space with a handicap designation. It has extra space on the sides so there is room for wheelchairs and the like. Right? I'm sure it wasn't news to the guy mentioned in the article that he could in any available space, handicapped or not. What was news was that he could park anywhere FOR FREE. But for those who use wheelchairs, this isn't any help. So I think the City Council member is wrong that there isn't a need for additional handicapped spots, because non-handicapped spots don't meet the needs of those with wheelchairs.


While I see the issue you're bringing up, and even though it isn't explicitly mention in TFA, I can only assume that they are referring to street parking.  Creating a wheelchair friendly parking space in a parking lot is a different beast from creating one on a downtown street in parallel with traffic.  The roads are usually narrow to begin with and you can only expand out so much before creating some sort of safety hazard.  Sure you could create perpendicular to traffic parking, but that means you'll either take over part/most of the side walk, or creep into the street; costing a lane in either direction or forcing the city to create one way streets.  It's the limitations of city living.
 
2014-02-28 10:33:27 AM  

ZAZ: MythDragon

The skit you're talking about showed up on Mad TV in the 1990s.


Maybe that's why I can't find it on Robot chicken...
 
2014-02-28 10:36:03 AM  
Hah! I have been keeping my dead grandmother in the passenger seat for years for these types of situations, suckers!
Also good for HOV lanes.
 
2014-02-28 10:42:13 AM  

Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:

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Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..


THIS!

For some reason that stuff really pisses me off; either people that park in them that don't have the placard or people who don't need one but have one.

It's prolly because my dad has "needed" (well certainly qualifies for one) for 40 years since he is missing a foot from an accident, but he refuses to get one because "It does [him] good to walk a little extra"...
 
2014-02-28 10:54:35 AM  

BilldaCat10: adder1: BilldaCat10: Do the handicapped people make handicapped faces?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Came looking for this, was looking for a good pic when you beat me to it *shakes fist*

hey, i'm just a regular joe with a regular job.


I like football, porno and books about war
 
2014-02-28 10:56:18 AM  
HA! You can see my house in every photo in this article.

Also, Ed Wastson has hassled me a few times for parking outside my residence, IN THE SPACE I OWN....

Also, the parking problem isn't bad in Haverhill at all. People are really just worked up over having to pay at all for parking. People complained there wasn't any parking, then they built the parking garage and charge now for street parking to pay for it. ....And people complained.

Washington St in Haverhill, MA, doesn't get crowded until 9pm anyways (when parking is free), seeing as the entire street is occupied by bars and barber shops.
 
2014-02-28 11:15:47 AM  
We have two women in our office who have handicapped placards, and it's not a very big office. Strangely, both of their jobs require being on their feet, walking, all day every day, and they seem to do fine with that. I don't know the specifics of their situations so I'm not in any position to judge, but I'd imagine they could probably get by with regular parking. Especially since there are plenty of regular spots in the lot that are actually closer to the building than the handicapped spots in the garage.
 
2014-02-28 11:22:36 AM  

Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:

[d6673sr63mbv7.cloudfront.net image 169x185]
Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..


Even as someone with MS, I'm with you on that one... being fat is a choice, not a disability (unless you have some sort of underlying other problem)... it kills me when I see people in wheelchairs have to park a million miles out because the handicapped spaces are filled with vehicles of people who would, frankly, benefit from a little bit of walking.
 
2014-02-28 11:48:52 AM  
They are in a wheelchair for gosh sakes, they can just wheel themselves, no walking involved. I say park to the back of the lot and wheel yer ass to the door. And if its motorized,,,all the better!!
 
2014-02-28 11:53:04 AM  

Splish: We have two women in our office who have handicapped placards, and it's not a very big office. Strangely, both of their jobs require being on their feet, walking, all day every day, and they seem to do fine with that. I don't know the specifics of their situations so I'm not in any position to judge, but I'd imagine they could probably get by with regular parking. Especially since there are plenty of regular spots in the lot that are actually closer to the building than the handicapped spots in the garage.


webecoist.momtastic.com
 
2014-02-28 11:54:12 AM  

The Madd Mann: This response baffles me. People need handicapped parking spaces because they have problems with access, not because they're poor. Telling someone they can park in non-handicapped spaces for free doesn't address the reason they needed the handicapped space in the first place.


Exactly what I was thinking.  If the only space they can find is a metered space 17 blocks away, it doesn't really matter that they aren't getting charged.
 
2014-02-28 11:57:37 AM  

The Madd Mann: This response baffles me. People need handicapped parking spaces because they have problems with access, not because they're poor. Telling someone they can park in non-handicapped spaces for free doesn't address the reason they needed the handicapped space in the first place.


Sure. But how much on-street parking has to be designated hanicapped parking for access to any particular business be assured? You'd need one spot in front of every storefront, which by my estimate would be one of every two to three spaces. With on-street parking as limited as it is, I can't see that being a realistic option.

The bigger benefit here is not the free parking on the street, but the free access to municipal parking lots. I think that's a good compromise. And really, handicapped or not, expecting front-and-center parking in a downtown setting is unreasonable.
 
2014-02-28 12:02:17 PM  

strangeluck: Cygnus God of Balance: It's comforting to know that the droves of lazy bastards who took the time to ask for a placard are given the accomodations they truly earned.  Also, don't make Barney pull the bullet out of his pocket:


Before reaching for your flamethrowers, know that I'm sympathetic to those who really need them, but more than a little frustrated when the first 4 rows of a parking lot are reserved due to the system that allows fatty mclazyass to get a pass from walking.  ok, now reach..

I'm a handicapped individual, and I will proudly say I do NOT use the special parking spots. I dont feel i need to use them, when i can still walk well enough that it would take up a space that someone else may genuinely need.

And I do agree with you, that it's just kinda disgusting when I see someone parked in a spot and it appears theyre more than healthy enough to walk.

The worst offenders (In my town anyway) are people who are perfectly healthy and they're using their Grandma's placard, or that of a relative they help take care of, and the relative isn't with that person at the time the placard is used.


I'm a below-knee amputee, but I had the "Ertl procedure" surgery that basically restored me to normal.  I can jog 10 miles, I can carry 80 pounds of weight without difficultly, and I can bear weight on my leg without my prosthesis.  I have a handicapped placard, but I seem to only use it when all of the other parking spots are taken.  When I'm wearing shorts, I make sure to walk closely past the fatassed "handicapped" people dislodging their beer bellies from behind their steering wheels.

When I use the placard, I inevitably get dirty looks, and I occasionally hear snide remarks.  I don't limp, so when I'm wearing pants it's impossible to tell that I'm an amputee.  Just because someone appears perfectly healthy doesn't mean they're not hiding a significant injury.  Showering on one leg, putting on my leg in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or to go soothe my crying infant son... there's a lot of shiat that I deal with that able-bodied people do not, so I don't feel too bad about using my handicapped placard once in a while.  I'm sorry If that offends some delicate snowflake's sense of justice.
 
2014-02-28 12:03:57 PM  
'Handicapped' is not the preferred nomenclature...'Differently Abled', please!
 
2014-02-28 12:20:05 PM  
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2014-02-28 12:22:58 PM  
Okay...maybe off-topic, but I have to ask.

Last week, I was picking up my family at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix.  I drove to the cell phone lot to wait for a call from them.  The first row of the cell phone lot was empty, because all of the spots were designated as handicap parking only

Why the fark do you need handicap spots at the cell phone lot?  Sure, there are porta-potties near the lot, but those are way in the back of the lot.

Just wondering...I can't think of a reason.
 
2014-02-28 12:27:23 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Okay...maybe off-topic, but I have to ask.

Last week, I was picking up my family at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix.  I drove to the cell phone lot to wait for a call from them.  The first row of the cell phone lot was empty, because all of the spots were designated as handicap parking only

Why the fark do you need handicap spots at the cell phone lot?  Sure, there are porta-potties near the lot, but those are way in the back of the lot.

Just wondering...I can't think of a reason.



This is also off-topic, but I'm wondering whether handicapped airline pilots always leave the placards hanging when they're not parked at the gate.
 
2014-02-28 12:27:28 PM  

Loaf's Tray: 'Handicapped' is not the preferred nomenclature...'Differently Abled', please!


How about "gimp-legged"?
 
2014-02-28 12:51:57 PM  
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2014-02-28 01:47:40 PM  

The Madd Mann: This response baffles me. People need handicapped parking spaces because they have problems with access, not because they're poor. Telling someone they can park in non-handicapped spaces for free doesn't address the reason they needed the handicapped space in the first place.


Frankly Im a little offended that they don't have to pay. as you said it's a bout access not about  a free ride. If they get free parking and we have to pay it seems like it would be a violation of non-disabled persons rights or just another example of ADA overreach.
 
2014-02-28 01:50:01 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Yes. And the non-handicapped can poop in handicapped stalls if the other stalls are occupied or stanky. And I'm not limping out of there if I see a set of wheels rolling in to the bathroom.

Gonna hold my head up high, walk past Wheelie and say "I was just keeping it warm for you."


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-28 02:09:33 PM  
I don't know why I thought I'd be the first person to come here making some play on Asshole by Denis Leary.

Wow, was I late to that party.
 
2014-02-28 02:15:54 PM  
The handicapped in my town get to park for free! Never understood why they should be exempt from paying? Isn't it enough they they get the best parking spots?
 
2014-02-28 02:46:48 PM  
You know we have too many laws when lawmakers dont even realize that some laws even exist...
 
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