ADA Suits Crippling Your Business? Let’s Repeal the Law!

I guess it never occurred to Dianne Feinstein or these mysterious small businesses to comply with state and federal law in the first place.

But for real, ya’ll. It’s not that we want equal access or anything. We just want to sue you for money! That’s why we’re disabled, after all.

We’re special, dammit! Cater to our special needs or PAY.

As Liss from Shakesville would say, it was either this, or a 2,000 words screed riddled with profanity.

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About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for LouisvilleKY.com and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

8 Responses to ADA Suits Crippling Your Business? Let’s Repeal the Law!

  1. Dani Alexis says:

    I love (where “love” = “loathe”) how the “disability violations” are classified as “minor.” Well, yeah, I bet they ARE minor, if you’re not the one who can’t climb a stair or who needs a service animal to lead you/protect you from obstacles/let you know if you’re about to have a seizure.

    *waves cane in rage*

    • Tori says:

      Yup. Or — in the “violators will be towed” sign example from the link — the person who now cannot park (and cannot enter the business) because some asshat is parked where they shouldn’t be. Because, you know, said asshat thought it was a “minor” thing too.

      • Brittany-Ann says:

        Totally minor. We and our special needs exist just to make things harder for TABs, don’tcha know.

        • Tori says:

          I know that I make it a personal mission to go around to as many businesses in a day as I can, searching each one for *inches* of empty space where handrails (the accommodation I’m most likely to need for myself) could be. Not because I actually want to enter any of these establishments — or, you know, pay them money to purchase what they are selling — and not because I actually need to use handrails anywhere, but in a secret attempt to actually make it harder for them to do business.

          And the whining, of course. I do it for the whining.

          • Brittany-Ann says:

            Yeah, we don’t have any money to spend or anything. Lawsuits are our only form of income!

          • Dani Alexis says:

            Every time I hear Ron Paul mention repealing the ADA, I respond, with all the contempt I can muster, “Sure, because disabled folks don’t need to buy toothpaste or anything. [swear words].”

            I’d love to make some joke about how lawsuits are therapeutic, but so far nothing I come up with sounds funny. :/

    • Brittany-Ann says:

      Of course it’s minor. We don’t matter. Now, if Occupy wants to blockade a business to highlight corrupt business practices, preventing abled-bodied folk from entering, that’s a big deal.

      …there’s an idea. Performance protest. Put up obstacles in front of a business, so TABs have to go through them to get inside. Make them see what it’s like. That would be entertaining.

  2. Space Crip says:

    This is truly disappointing to read. If there weren’t enough politicians on the right trying to chip away at the ADA or, in Rand Paul’s case, repeal it altogether. Feinstein is my senator. She’s running for re-election and I cannot foresee her losing her seat.

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