Disabled vet parking rules cause much...

Disabled vet parking rules cause much confusion

There are 285 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 1, 2008, titled Disabled vet parking rules cause much confusion. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Vietnam War veteran Jesus Padilla parked in a Downtown garage and didn't put his disabled parking placard on his vehicle's rearview mirror.

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shaggy

El Paso, TX

#129 Dec 12, 2012
Lawnmaster wrote:
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Why will not admit to your love for men?
Right after you admit that you were kicked out of the navy for your open homosexuality.
Lawnmaster

United States

#130 Dec 12, 2012
shaggy wrote:
<quoted text>Right after you admit that you were kicked out of the navy for your open homosexuality.
Never been in the Navy stupid.
James Russell USNR

El Paso, TX

#131 Dec 12, 2012
Lawnmaster wrote:
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Never been in the Navy stupid.
but I bet you've been in your mama's culo.
Lawnmaster

United States

#132 Dec 12, 2012
James Russell USNR wrote:
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but I bet you've been in your mama's culo.
This is what you get when you eat too much fiber.
Veteran 1

Lampasas, TX

#133 Jan 8, 2013
I am a young disabled vet who has a dv plate. I have earned the priviledges I have. If I am able to walk etc I will not use those spaces......If I see someone else that needs it I will give it up easily. However if you have never served stop the whining. I am entitled to what I have. Just be grateful........for ur freedom.
AREU5REAL

United States

#134 Jan 8, 2013
Veteran 1 wrote:
I am a young disabled vet who has a dv plate. I have earned the priviledges I have. If I am able to walk etc I will not use those spaces......If I see someone else that needs it I will give it up easily. However if you have never served stop the whining. I am entitled to what I have. Just be grateful........for ur freedom.
God bless you for your service. We really do appreciate your sacrifice.
Lloyd

El Paso, TX

#135 Jan 8, 2013
Veteran 1 wrote:
I am a young disabled vet who has a dv plate. I have earned the priviledges I have. If I am able to walk etc I will not use those spaces......If I see someone else that needs it I will give it up easily. However if you have never served stop the whining. I am entitled to what I have. Just be grateful........for ur freedom.
Your fat ass should remain at home instead of driving around causing havoc because you are disabled.
gerge

Pontiac, MI

#136 Jan 28, 2013
I live in Michigan. Is dv plate same as handicap?

7849
snatchos

El Paso, TX

#137 Jan 28, 2013
gerge wrote:
I live in Michigan. Is dv plate same as handicap?
7849
You must be black!
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#138 Jan 28, 2013
Lloyd wrote:
<quoted text>Your fat ass should remain at home instead of driving around causing havoc because you are disabled.
And what did you do in the service to your country other than occupy space? The men and women who entered the service when in to serve their country and to have a job so to not burden their country. They unfortunately got hurt in that service and now have a disability. IT would be the same if you are working for a private company and were injured and could not continue working. Hopefully your company insurance would take care of your injury. But, if that left you unable to continue work and you lose your income then you yourself would either have to live off your family or go on social security disability. I hope you never have to do so but you biggest disability I see is your brain and your mouth. Both are full of hatred for those less fortunate than you. May God forgive you, but then you would see that as Charity. Don't trip on your way out.
Lloyd

United States

#139 Jan 28, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>And what did you do in the service to your country other than occupy space? The men and women who entered the service when in to serve their country and to have a job so to not burden their country. They unfortunately got hurt in that service and now have a disability. IT would be the same if you are working for a private company and were injured and could not continue working. Hopefully your company insurance would take care of your injury. But, if that left you unable to continue work and you lose your income then you yourself would either have to live off your family or go on social security disability. I hope you never have to do so but you biggest disability I see is your brain and your mouth. Both are full of hatred for those less fortunate than you. May God forgive you, but then you would see that as Charity. Don't trip on your way out.
I don't mind if someone is funny but I don't like the funny business. You make so many assumptions and jump to conclusions that you sound like an ABC reporter, over the top biased. I served with dignity, honor and was highly decorated. What did you ever accomplish in the service except to shoot yourself in the foot? We had a way of dealing with slackers like you back in my day and you would probably benefit from a good thrashing. Might teach you some humility and manners.
Lloyd

El Paso, TX

#140 Jan 28, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>And what did you do in the service to your country other than occupy space? The men and women who entered the service when in to serve their country and to have a job so to not burden their country. They unfortunately got hurt in that service and now have a disability. IT would be the same if you are working for a private company and were injured and could not continue working. Hopefully your company insurance would take care of your injury. But, if that left you unable to continue work and you lose your income then you yourself would either have to live off your family or go on social security disability. I hope you never have to do so but you biggest disability I see is your brain and your mouth. Both are full of hatred for those less fortunate than you. May God forgive you, but then you would see that as Charity. Don't trip on your way out.
Desert Shield/Storm you old turd. Now STFU and have some respect because I TOO CAN SAY whatever I want because I too served; you chit for brains!!!!!
DV and FBI

San Antonio, TX

#141 Feb 6, 2013
If you just started looking over the threads in the recent posts, please overlook the idiot posting from El Paso (he goes by various names). I too am a disabled vet with DV tags in the State of Texas, and according to Texas State law (DV plates rules and regulations vary by state) if you are rated 50% or higher, then you will be awarded the right to obtain DV plates which allow you to park in Disabled Parking spots without a placard. No one knows your ailment, some like mine (severed nerves and multiple pins through-out my leg and ankle) which cause pain without warning (depending on range of motion), but to see me you might not know that. Now, I do not make a habit of parking in Disabled Parking spots, if at all possible I walk and hope it does not flare up on me. I have been fortune to get a desk job at my current job with the government, so my pain is not as bad as it was when I was active duty. So, my suggestion is if you have been awarded the right and feel the need (only you know that), go ahead and park in the disabled parking spot. If you feel guilty and know you can walk the extra couple hundred feet, than your integrity must still be intact. The rating system the VA gives is not perfect, we all know that, but currently there is no real way to determine who should and should not use the right to park in those disable spots. It is the best we have for now, so let your integrity guide you.

As for the troll from El Paso, you should take your comments to some other blog, because civil minded veterans do not want to hear your non-sense.
Caregiver

El Paso, TX

#142 Feb 6, 2013
Well I found there is a lot of people disable in their head mostly. In Pismo Beach California I was driving a Van for a wheelchair(MS) patent no sooner I parked in a handicap spot. A blankie blank idiot broke the ramp on the van. But it was no veteran just an idiot in a Corvette. That is why I backed up. True story.
I also agree you cannot judge a book by its cover
Matt

Tampa, FL

#143 Feb 7, 2013
Gaser II wrote:
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They should be but they are not.
Why? Purple heart = disabled? The spaces are for people who have difficulty walking the entire length of a parking lot for some reason. The parking spaces are not a prize or reward or trophy for service. Not all purple heart veterans were wounded to the point of disability. Those that are can certainly apply for disabled/handicapped status and get the proper plates and tags. Those that aren't can certainly walk the length of a parking lot.
Truthmaster

United States

#144 Feb 7, 2013
Matt wrote:
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Why? Purple heart = disabled? The spaces are for people who have difficulty walking the entire length of a parking lot for some reason. The parking spaces are not a prize or reward or trophy for service. Not all purple heart veterans were wounded to the point of disability. Those that are can certainly apply for disabled/handicapped status and get the proper plates and tags. Those that aren't can certainly walk the length of a parking lot.
Maybe if you had earned a purple heart you would think differently.
TDS1523

Mineola, TX

#145 Mar 31, 2013
DV plate must be used by the person it is registered to. I they are being misused they can be seized.
Does not matter what the disability is only that the registered owner is the one using the plates. If you get your panties in a wad because a police officer is doing his job make sure you complain so his supervisor knows that he is doing his job. And the next time you see somebody parking in handicap that shouldn't, don't bitch about it.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#146 Mar 31, 2013
their should also be a faster way for people with handicaps crossing the bridge to get a tag at the point of crossing. To many times I have seen vistors from Juarez having to walk long distances.
jim Shivers

Columbus, OH

#147 Apr 29, 2013
Pat H wrote:
What about Purple Heart plates - do they qualify for handicap parking?
Not every purple heart veteran is considered disabled or handicapped ! So , they would still have to have a handicapped tag/disabled tag or some other source of tag authorizing them to park in a handicap parking space !
JWRussell USRN

United States

#148 Apr 30, 2013
I am not disable but I am a vet so I think I should chime in on this one. The best thing we can do is to relax the parking fees for veterans on weekends, whether they were wounded in battle or not. The traffic is much lighter on weekends and it would be a great service to them if we'd let them park for free downtown. Let's all get behind this and make it happen.

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