Gut Rumbles

May 11, 2006

it's a miracle!

The Americans With Disabilities Act is one of the most misbegotten pieces of shit legislation ever passed. To say that it has been mightily abused by sue-happy miscreants would be a huge understatement. But every now and then, a heartwarming case arises to prove the benefit of the law.

Here's one that's absolutely amazing. Thanks to the ADA, a wheelchair-bound, "paralyzed" woman not only learned to WALK again, but she also took off running from the police when they arrested her for fraud.

See? The law works miracles.

(UPDATE: It must. We now have 50 million "disabled" people in this country--- more than one out of every six citizens. Who even imagined that so many people were handicapped when the ADA became law?)


Get on the bandwagon Ass Id Man. One in five Americans has a disability. Sign yourself up for some (hell, you got a few now). You get discounts, breaks, excellent parking and, most importantly, a check. You're paid not to work, dude. Is this a great country or what?

Posted by: Pert Moody Newt on May 12, 2006 02:19 AM

GAWD does indeed work in mysterious ways eh?

Posted by: TC on May 12, 2006 03:28 AM

It really pisses me off when people abuse things like this, making it harder for people who have actual disabilities to access the funding they need... argh..

Posted by: Lisa on May 12, 2006 06:45 AM

Totally agree with Lisa. If funds can be used for those in need, it would be a world of difference than what we see now. I don't mind chipping away a little of my earnings to help people. But 'who' and 'how' is the problem. The illegal situation, worse than any single fraud case. Hospitals go BK... overloaded... non-paying patients, no insurance. Gang members clogging up the emergency rooms.

When people can't move freely, they can't work. Acidman should get a little love from the government every month, that's what physical disability is about.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor on May 12, 2006 11:15 AM

I think being a democrat qualifies as disabled. Doesn't that sticker come with ever donation to the Democrat party?

Posted by: jamesoldguy on May 12, 2006 11:16 AM

This is so not fair! I don't have any disabilities that I can sue anyone over to get money I am not entitled to and did nothing to earn! Now that my own BC from hell is out of my life (but not my wallet) I can't even go after the Pain In The Ass Exemption *grunbles*

Posted by: maggot on May 12, 2006 01:39 PM

This is so abused!! I had a neighbor who got total disability for haveing a bad back. Guess they weren't around when he cut the grass in his 3 acre lot by strapping on a weed whacker and cutting the whole 3 acres with out stopping. Then he went to the garage and hooked his boat up to the car and went off fishing for the rest of the day.

The other day I was at the super market and a woman drove in with a Lincoln Navigator. She pulled into the disabled spot and then snapped the disabled permit to the rear view mirror. When she got out of the car she dropped her keys. She crawled under the car to get the keys, got up, dusted herself off and jogged into the supermarket, She was about 30-35 years old and had no limp or anything else.

I hate things like these. I see old people who may not be disabled but are not able to get around too well. They don't abuse the privileges and just make more trips to carry stuff to the car. Then these people who think they are "entitled" do what they do and curse you out if you mention it to them.

Posted by: dick on May 12, 2006 01:47 PM
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