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Commie Amazed She Is Held Responsible For Own Actions

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Legion489, May 17, 2016.

  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Commie Amazed She Is Held Responsible For Own Actions
    The Huffington Post

    Dana Liebelson 5/5/2016

    [​IMG] © Huffington Post Cassandra McWade Huffington Post
    WASHINGTON -- When 25-year-old Cassandra McWade got in a car accident on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Ken Shupe drove his tow truck to the scene. But when he saw that McWade, who has disabilities, had Bernie Sanders signs on her Toyota Camry, he decided he wouldn't help.

    "He said, 'I can't tow you ... you're a Bernie supporter,'" McWade recalled. "I was like, 'Wait, are you serious? You're kidding me.'"

    Ken Shupe, a 51-year-old from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, was very serious. "I'm a conservative Christian, I've just drawn a line in the sand," he said. "I'm not going to associate or conduct business with them." (The incident was first reported by FOX Carolina 21.)

    McWade was heading home to Travelers Rest on I-26 when a tractor trailer hit the front of her car, she said. Afterward, her car wouldn't start, and a first responder moved it to the side of the interstate. The driver's door was approximately two feet from the highway line, she recalled.

    McWade said she collects disability payments and has psoriatic arthritis, impaired mobility, early stage Crohn's disease, severe fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. (She sent HuffPost a picture of the disability tag, as well as a photo of her many medications.)

    "I was in a little bit of a shock, and definitely a little scared," she said.

    Shupe showed up, saw the Sanders signs, and drove back to South Carolina without sticking around. McWade was "sitting there in a very safe area ... with her air conditioning on and her car locked, she was perfectly fine," he said. He didn't know she had disabilities, he said, but noted, "there's a huge difference between being disabled and drawing disability."

    He said if he had known about her disabilities, he still would not have towed her car, but he would have waited with her for another service to arrive.

    McWade said her handicap placard was clearly hanging from her rearview mirror, and she spent another two hours on the side of the road before help arrived. She said she is unable to walk to the nearest exit or lift her own hood because of back issues. "I was dependent on anybody who was willing to help me, completely dependent," she said.

    She said she has volunteered for the Sanders campaign, and supports the Democratic presidential contender because he's "not in it for the money, that is probably my favorite thing," she said.

    McWade's mother, with whom she lives, was very unhappy with the situation, and posted a complaint on Facebook. "I'm guessing he's a Trump supporter," she wrote.

    Shupe said he initially supported Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee. But now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, McWade is going to support him "110 percent," he said.

    "If you would come to South Carolina and go to Waffle House with me, you would see very quickly I'm the farthest thing from a bigot or a racist," he said earlier in the interview.

    Shupe's longtime friend, Steve Johnson, 44, added that Shupe will bend over backward to help people and has "thousands and thousands of friends." If Shupe knew McWade was disabled, he would not have left her alone on the side of the road, Johnson said.

    "When he wakes up in the morning, he's the same person every day, and that faith, and his political views have been the same since he was a teenager," he said.

    McWade said he's never done something like this before. But if someone had stickers supporting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on their car, he probably wouldn't tow them either. "I have the same principles there," he said.

    After the incident hit local news, Shupe said he received a lot of restricted calls from Sanders fans. "It's all good, you know, that's why Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream," he said. "People have different tastes."
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That's whacked, start to end. So pathetic it's funny.
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Unicorn filets on sale by the pound.
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  4. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Just for legalities, I could be wrong, but I believe there should be a link to the article...not just the HuffPost front page.
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It seems that some conservative Christian d_cks come in a variety of flavours also. Sadly, Samaritans are so few and far between these days, but pharisaic Christians seem to be a dime a dozen.

    I do wonder what the reaction would have been, had the worthy Ken Shupe been in Cassandra Wade's place, with all other facts unchanged, other than that a liberal Democrat atheist had refused service to Shupe because Shupe had Republican and Jesus stickers on his car?
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  6. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    if her car couldn't run after the accident then how did she keep the air conditioner running ?
    i don't blame the wrecker driver i would have too
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  7. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Gonna hold my tongue here since I am new
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My wife is disabled. Placard and all. There is a ramp in the front yard, and a mobility scooter and carrier has just been added to the back hitch. I do the best i can to give her as much freedom as her medidal conditions allow for.
    (She votes for Obummer and like Bernie. Don't worry about it, my vote cancels hers, and has for years.)
    However, if for some reason, a hired service, such as a taxi or tow truck, were to leave her in harm's way, for political reasons, i would make it my business to put them out of business.
    Not being a doctor, or knowing her history, or her medical requirements, (or for that matter, even knowing she is disabled) that tow truck driver has no way to judge if his delay will cause her harm, or not.
    You want responsibility for your actions? So do I, so concider if it were an ambulance driver who refused service due to a bumper sticker? The only diffrence, is one has the medical training to assess the situation better.
    If I were that disabled person, denied service due to politics, and in need of medical attention (weather or not the driver has the training to figure that out on his own), I think I would shoot the d@mn fool myself, and call it self defense. At least I'd get the ride to the hospital before jail.
    The only saving grace here, is the first responder was there first. If the tow truck driver had made his "line in the sand" before she had been cleared by the first responder, I'd have sued him (at the least) for practicing medicine without a license.
    I don't need to read the the article for his reasons, his motivation, his background or previous rights or wrongs. Had he left my wife or me on the side of the road for political reasons, I'd have been furious.[​IMG]
    Where was thier line in the sand?
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  9. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    She was not injured. he did not see the placard in her car. It seems like he drove up from behind, saw the sticker and took off. I don't think he got out and had a political debate with her. There is a big difference in not towing someone's car and not bringing them to the hospital if they are sick or injured. If she needed medical assistance dial 911. She wanted a tow. She didn't get one from him. Call another company. It is still legal to disagree with political beliefs and for a person who has their own business to not serve another because of it. At least it was before this. Just wait now soclialists will become yet another "protected" class of people. She is only bringing up the "disabled" thing because she might want to try and sur him. I don't blame him either. A bernie support probably would have stiffed him on the bill.
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    He didn't have the background to determine if she was in need or not. My wife has many of the same diseases and more. Two of hers are life-threatening. And neither one would be visible, even if the driver had bothered to stop.
    The woman in the article just been in a wreck, whether the driver understands it or not he made a medical decision for her. That is not his place ever
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    When I see someone in need of assistance, I don't give a damn what their politics are, what race they are, or even whether they believe in a god, many gods or no gods....they are human, and are deserving of humane treatment. Any disagreement with the kind of bumper sticker they may have on their car, can wait until I'm free to hammer away at a keyboard.

    He'd make good company with Kim Davis, and others of their ilk.


    I don't think that the legality of Shupe's actions is the issue, the thing is, if Shupe chooses to allegedly make business decisions like a d_ck, then the d_ck move wears the consequential criticism that it garners. Whether the move is legal or not.
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I'm in a service industry, if you can't handle the requirements of the job, get out.
    When other people's welfare depends upon your actions, you already made your choice when you signed up.
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  13. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Again we are talking about a wrecker driver NOT a first responder. Wrecker drivers are under NO legal obligation to help like first reaponders are. If she was hurt call 911. Morally he has to live with the consequences of his actions. Legally, he was well within his rights to do what he did.

    If this had happened to my older sister who is wheel chair bound or my mother inlaw who has a similar list of ailments to this woman, i would also be upset. BUT since it did not happen to me or any member of my family I am able to see through the emotions of it and decide from a factual standpoint that his actions were legal. Understand that the driver did not know she was handicapped (not on her permanent license plate) so that part of the equation is without merit. So what we have is a tow truck driver that leaves a stranded motorist because of a political bumper sticker. Not a good business decision, crappy from a human point of view but, perfectly legal to do.
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Last comment and I'm done here.
    I was motorcycle Courier in Los Angeles for 5 years. I've been hit 11 times and had six bikes destroyed under me.
    Twice I was injured in ways that did not show at the scene. One was a head injury that resulted in losing part of my vision. The second was a greenstick fracture in my leg. Neither was caught by the paramedics who responded on scene. Their job is triage, not in-depth discovery.
    In the course of playing politics he did not leave it an inert chunk of metal on the side of the road, he left an accident victim. That is unconscionable.
    His choice was based on information he had absolutely no way to ascertain, and no training to understand.( some of it missing. and some of the wrong. You are not running the air conditioner when the engine is not running) He was not qualified to determine " she's just fine". She may not know, herself.
    ( my wife could have died under similar circumstances. Her health conditions, if triggered by heat or stress, could have done that, and i personally I've spent more than 4 hours on the side of road waiting for a tow truck. Waiting for a second one could have cost more than a tow bill.
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  15. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    What kind of a creep puts his/her politics over helping out another human in need..."legally obligated" or not? Sorry, I don't care if it was Hillary Clinton herself, I still would have helped her out if I was in a position to do so.
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  16. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    agreed....same applies to a distressed Donald Trump....though the pictures and video would be up on Pinterest / Youtube as quick as a flash! ;)
  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    With Sanders stickers you would have to assume she was already handicapped if for nothing else than impaired decision making. I'd give her the tow - no way would I leave her on the side of the road, handicapped or not, unless she got abusive with me somehow.
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My plates are not marked as handicapped. She has a placard in her purse to hang when she parks. In fact it is illegal for her to drive with it displayed.
  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Sorry to say (I must be a horrible person) , but if I was the tow truck driver and I had a visual confirmation that it was indeed Hillary on the side of the road..... I probably would push her car into the ditch and carry on with my day!!
  20. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    Kellory I sincerely take back my last post you are so right and I'm so wrong to say that tow truck driver was so wrong and should have been fired--sometimes my mouth is to far ahead of my brain --please accept my humble apologises for my early post
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