Saturday, April 30, 2005

Can't you see the law doesn't apply to us liberals?!

On 4/30/05, the Red Star inexplicably chooses to print a story about parking tickets. Not just any parking tickets, but parking tickets given to liberals. Ok, the story doesn't say they're liberals, but we'll bet our next month's Starbucks budget they are. Here's the setup:

"The mourners gathered in the cold at the Peace [Peaaaace Garden, a nice place, but a known liberal hangout - Ed.] Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis to support a couple grieving the death of their 6-day-old son. As Susan Parry and Bill Vann were reading letters to their baby, a Minneapolis park police agent 50 yards away was tagging nearly everybody's vehicle with $33 parking tickets. Even after they approached the agent to tell their story, she continued to write the last of her 20 tickets."
Here's how we know they're liberals; a quote from Mark Ahlmstrom:

""This was a very special event. People were dressed up in suits. They were crying and talking," he said. "There is no way the officer could have missed that this was a very somber occasion.""
Whaaa? A non-sequitor if we've ever seen one. The officer is there to enforce parking rules, not to judge the somberness of a group of scofflaws. LIBERALS DON'T CARE ABOUT THE RULES WHEN IT IS SELF-SERVING. Indeed they were offended by the officer, a bitter and callous public servant who has been waiting for this moment from the first day at traffic school. To wit:

"The officer who gave us the tickets was unbelievably cold about the whole thing," said Deb DeBruin, a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota. "She showed complete disrespect."

A Professor! Someone smart enough to be a professor must surely be above the law. Let's see what the park police Chief Brad Johnson has to say about this:

While park police Chief Brad Johnson is sympathetic about the reason for the gathering, he said that doesn't mean the people can park illegally. Several people had parked at meters in the parking lot but didn't put in any money, he said. "I drove by and saw the group and some of them were laughing and joking," he said. "Don't say they were so bereaved that they couldn't plug a meter."
Pin a medal on Chief Johnson. More from the Chief:

Chief Johnson said the agent did the right thing. "She can't tear up the tickets. She would have to bring them back and put in a request for a dismissal that would have to be approved by me or a lieutenant," he said. "I'm sorry, but I wouldn't have been inclined to do it."
Pin two medals on Chief Johnson. And remember, LIBERALS DON'T CARE ABOUT THE RULES WHEN IT IS SELF-SERVING.