Skip to comments.Pool-mageddon avoided — for now
Posted on 03/16/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks RocksEdited on 03/16/2012 8:59:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay of execution for hundreds of thousands of public pools which had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.
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What a bunch of IDIOTS!
(Yeah, I know, “So what else is new?”)
Nanny State PING!
What good is a ramp in a pool? You can’t take the wheelchair into the pool...
I remember seeing a photo of handicapped parking spaces outside a skating rink. The lunacy continues.
You are not talking to rational human beings .... think, Democrats and Progressives are not rational human beings!
A 2 month delay. Big whoop.
Obama is basically forcing cities and towns to shut down public pools.
No, they were just publicly embarrassed by being laughed at. They are putting it on hold until people forget about it.
Remember that the DOJ lawyers under Obama are the same ones who will make millions of dollars suing owners of pools who don't have the equipment once they reenter private practice, and they aren't about ready to give up on this potential gravy train.
The Founding Fathers never intended for the government to be playing this kind of bull**** with the American people.
Tough luck. I mean, really, is that all so hard to say? Sometimes it has to be said - we’ve spent almost a trillion dollars in this country to comply with one of the shining examples of federal overreach - ADA - from billions sent to schools to rework every jungle gym to ensure a mythical person who will likely never be at that school can get to and use the facilities while in a wheeled device.
We’ve spent hundreds of millions at schools to cut down the number of toilets and urinals so that most all of them have the ability to be used by someone in a walker, a pretty uncommon occurrence at most elementary schools. Billions on making sure that every bus, including ones which only go along dirt roads, have the ability to accept a passenger in a wheel chair. We’ve spent even more billions to chop up perfectly good sidewalks to put in ramps, even if three feet in either direction ends in a 4 foot drop off.
We’ve got those stupid annoying dot mats surrounding virtually every business to keep a blind person from blundering into traffic, even if it rips the joints on the elderly in walkers - because, hey, disability vs disability, the winner goes to the percentage of disability.
Really, suck it up, understand that people do things to make it convenient for the majority of people, and your special needs doesn’t make you special. Suck it up and ask for some aid up those stairs, carry a dang stick to push the top button in the elevator.
Above all, kill this damn law. Or at the very least, geld it, and remove the courts from having the open power to seize wealth without restriction. Make the maximum payout be $250 IF the fix is $250 or less. And that includes lawyer fees.
Much of the ADA is utter nonsense and has been for years.
This seems like more pure Cloward-Piven to me.
Swimming is the only activity where my disabled grandson can be free of his limitations. I’d rather have the pools open and make the special effort to get him into the pool than have the pools closed for all.
“Really, suck it up”
I was sitting in the doctors parking lot last week and a gal got out of the driver’s side of a car parked by me, grabbed some crutches out of her back seat and then went around, on her crutches, to the passenger side.
There she helped a younger woman with another pair of crutches, grabbed the other woman’s purse - helped her out of the car, etc.
The passenger had a cast on her ankle. The driver only had one leg! I got a kick out this obvious pro at getting around (and driving) helping out the younger gal with the bad ankle.
These pools exist at rehab facilities and hospitals. If a public pool does have them, they will also need trained people to operate them, and physical therapists to work with those in wheel chairs to make sure they are safe. In short probably 100K per year, per pool in expense, and since these are public pools guess who will pay the bill?
I thought the ADA meant "reasonable" accomodations. If Stephen Hawkins wants to go for a dip, is it "reasonable" to make sure his keyboard doesn't electrocute everyone in the pool? Let alone himself? Does the ADA "require" that he have a personal swim attendant?
Hotel pools are NOT public. They are private property and there is no “public” access. One must be a paying customer of the facility to access the pool.
what part of private property do these people NOT understand?
The ADA assumes that EVERYBODY is handicapped. Nobody is capable of doing anything without the help of our overlords.
Parhetic bunch of crap.
Here in Louisville they are digging up every sidewalk and placing plates with raised dimples at EVERY intrersection. This is so blind people will know when they are off the street. Most neighborhoods have never even seen a blind person in them.
Find a need and fill it.
Thanks for the ping!
It’s more expensive to do things when one is handicapped.
The government’s solution is to make it more expensive for everyone.
I wonder how many of us opposing this mandate supported smoking bans?
My dear FRiend, although I know exactly what you are saying, I must object to your pronoun use. Anyone who supported the smoking ban is not one of "us" as far as I am concerned. They may be FR members, but they are not FR believers.
Of course that is only my humble opinion.
Oh but it’s going to only get worse......some places, are forcing public pools to institute certain hours for “women only” or to have separate pools....for you guessed it, The Religion of Peace.
“Much of the ADA is utter nonsense and has been for years.”
And who is the ex-Senator you can thank for that?
Hint: he’s a Republican who ran for president....
Unfortunately, that may work in North Caroline, but declaring private club status is not so easy in other states. I know because I’ve looked into it in regard to smoking bans.
That, sir is the issue. These are not PUBLIC pools. Hotels are not public places. In order to use the pool facilities one must be a paying guest. They are not open to the general public.
If they were only discussing public pools, you might have a valid point.
NO REGULATION WITHOUT LEGISLATION! We need to stop the massive laws being passed by unelected agencies.
Obama wants to kill children.
If this happens, pools will close, kids will not learn to swim and if they fall in water 2 inches over their heads, they will drown.
Something like 75% of blacks cannot swim, which is a tragedy. Not only the loss of enjoyment but the certaintude of death from minor incidents.
And it’s Obama’s fault.
Q: What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in the water?
(Sorry - someone had to do it...)
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