US House Votes To Gut Landmark Disabilities Act

The Hill reports:

The House passed legislation on Thursday that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act alleging that businesses aren’t providing adequate accommodations as mandated by the law. It passed 225-192 largely along party lines despite fierce opposition from disability rights advocates, who staged protests in the House chamber during the vote. Capitol Police escorted protesters out of the visitors’ gallery, many of whom were in wheelchairs and chanted “hands off ADA!”

The ACLU reacts:

Today’s vote was a defeat for civil rights. This attempt to undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act is a damaging, unnecessary, and ill-conceived effort that should have been rejected by members of the House and should be dead on arrival in the Senate. The disability community should not have to fight through bureaucratic red tape to enjoy basic liberties that others freely enjoy. This legislation further marginalizes one of the most excluded communities in society. The ACLU will continue to fight alongside people with disabilities and allies to vindicate rights protected under the ADA, and we will ensure our 2 million members know where their representatives stand on the rights of people with disabilities.

  • The_Wretched

    Primary those 12 YEA dems.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Yup. Scum like that have no place in my party.

  • bkmn

    Another major change with ZERO public hearings on the subject.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Hate to do and OT so soon but Lancasteronline jst posted an arrest in the Trop Gun Shop in Elizabethtown. You know the owners did everything they could to make it burglar resistant when the suspect is a 14yo boy.
    http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/year-old-boy-charged-in-burglary-at-trop-gun-shop/article_4f1c2dce-126a-11e8-8290-6f38070f59a9.html

  • Todd20036

    Not off topic. When Trump spoke out, he called the perp, “mentally disturbed”.
    Not a terrorist, mentally disturbed.
    Because he was white.
    And no, Trump didn’t mention gun control

  • JustDucky

    Of course they would try to sneak this through under the cover of the bodies of dead children.

    Fucking ghouls.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Good thing only libtards ever become disabled.

    My non existent god- I swear this is a bad movie.

    • Lazycrockett

      Disabled Republicans just make the help do everything for them.

  • geoffalnutt

    Vlad doesn’t believe in civil rights.

  • fuzzybits

    Another day in this horror story.

  • Boreal

    Who are the 12 dems for voted for this?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Probably the usual Blue dog mutts.

  • LeeCMH
  • boobert

    Prediction of moron visit to parkside , ” sorry about the kids, but I have a noon tee time and I gotta go.”

  • Boreal
    • Ninja0980

      Just like Greg Abott who got millions in a lawsuit against the company that led to his accident but pushed for tort reform afterwards.
      I’ve got mine, fuck you.

    • Todd20036

      So much for sympathy.

      He deserves his paralysis.

      Fuck it.

    • Falconlights

      Phucking hypocrite!

  • Bambino

    The Blacks, the Mexicans, the gays, the vets, the disables…… waiting for Me next.
    “Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Incapable of empathy. Isn’t that symptomatic of something?

  • William
  • Paula

    Straight out of the repub playbook. And you think they will do anything about guns?

    • Harley

      Not even if their own kids get mowed down by an assault weapon at school.

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      Oh, look, Donald shat on it. Again.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Dictating “the four compromise pillars” is not how compromise works

    • Judas Peckerwood

      “I have never seen this kind of language in a government press release.”

      I suspect that you’d have to go back eight decades or so and translate from the original german.

    • The_Wretched

      Add one more pillar and they’ll have an islam.

      the Lurid text reads like a right-wing conspiracy website. It’s not normal for governance.

      • clay

        . . . Sooooo, Stephen Miller, then?

        • The_Wretched

          Probably but he’s not alone over there as a white supremacist. There was one note today, i cant remember where, that the lurid text was peer of his.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I saw a CNN live report Tuesday from the Honduran-Mexican border. The Honduran immigrants – fleeing poverty but more importantly death by gang – said “build your wall, we’re still getting in”. The Mexican smugglers said: Business dropped when Trump got elected but now that we know he’s full of shit, business is growing again. The wall means nothing.”

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Trump’s GOP is a white supremacist organization. This is their PR release and these points will filter down thru their gutter media to twitter and stoking hate and fear among WHITE PEOPLE

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    The 12 Democrats need to go along with every damn republican.

  • RJ Bone

    Just your regular reminder that conservatives will actively vote in the interest of a company over citizens. They want to hurt us.

  • Eric

    November. November, November, November.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Can’t get here fast enough.

  • Lazycrockett
  • JWC

    And Now back to wrecking the county keep moving folks nothing to see here in Florida

  • AtticusP
    • Todd20036

      For me. 0 senate seats, 0 house seats, 0 governorships.
      But I love living in DC too much. Such a gay oasis.
      Maybe I’ll get drunk that evening.

      • AtticusP

        So you have a front row seat to the shit show. I can’t say I envy you that. 😉

      • Shevek

        Yeah, one of the reasons why we’ve been in Montgomery County for the last 17 years. That and house prices in DC.

      • Kruhn

        You still have the Mayor’s and City Council races.

    • Stubenville

      That’s too late; prepare for the 90 days before the election.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Hi OT me again. From below what the states and local government can do to slow gun sales. Require all gun dealer buildings have state of the art motion detecting intrusion alarms. The entries must be resistant to breaking for a period of not less than 15 minutes. The parking lot must have cameras monitoring entry and exiting vehicles with enough resolution to capture registration plate numbers.
    Here in PA state republicans passed legislation requiring what family planning clinics must do to put their building in compliance but not a word about gun dealers.

    • The_Wretched

      “Culture of life” people don’t care if tools of death are made more readily available.

    • Randy Ellicott

      they only care about protecting the fetus, once its born to hell with it…

      • Falconlights

        That never made sense to me. If your pro-life then all human life is precious.But then none of that lot has ever been consistent.

  • Max_1

    Many of the teens from yesterday’s Florida shooting now will need that ADA Congress weakened…

    • Falconlights

      They don’t give a damn about anyone.

  • mikemmiv

    … now those Trump voters in their Hoverounds will have to prove they are not being treated fairly.

  • HZ81

    Why doesn’t the GOP just put nails in ramps? Show their true feelings.

    Oh, and another reminder to punch any non-voter in the face today.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      “It increases traction. Yea, that’s the ticket…”

  • boobert

    Yea D Bera, Ami CA 7th
    Yea D Speier, Jackie CA 14th
    Yea D Aguilar, Pete CA 31st
    Yea D Torres, Norma CA 35th
    Yea D Correa, Luis CA 46th
    Yea D Peters, Scott CA 52nd
    Yea D Foster, Bill IL 11th
    Yea D Rice, Kathleen NY 4th
    Yea D Schrader, Kurt OR 5th
    Yea D Cooper, Jim TN 5th
    Yea D Peterson, Collin MN 7th
    Yea D Cuellar, Henry TX 28th

    Plus 13 no votes , including mine! Why?

    No Vote D Costa, Jim CA 16th
    No Vote D Bass, Karen CA 37th
    No Vote D Courtney, Joe CT 2nd
    No Vote D Deutch, Theodore FL 22nd
    No Vote D Wasserman Schultz, Debbie FL 23rd
    No Vote D Bishop, Sanford GA 2nd
    No Vote D Gutiérrez, Luis IL 4th
    No Vote R Rogers, Hal KY 5th
    No Vote D Cummings, Elijah MD 7th
    No Vote R LoBiondo, Frank NJ 2nd
    No Vote R Pearce, Steve NM 2nd
    No Vote R Duncan, Jeff SC 3rd
    No Vote R Cheney, Liz WY

    • Tulle Christensen

      Lots of CA yes votes there, why would that be?

    • Tor

      Jackie Speier?? I’m shocked.

    • The_Wretched

      thanks, wth with half of them being CA.

  • pch1013

    Yeah, remember that Democratic attack ad showing Paul Ryan pushing granny off a cliff in her wheelchair?

    It was too mild.

    • jimbo65

      That ad needs to seriously be put back on the air

      • Falconlights

        Yes, it does These psychos need to be called out continuously.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, they gotta pay for those Billionaire tax cuts somehow.

    Fake God, what a country.

    Sorry, but I’m still not in a charitable mood. I should be less snarky later in the day.

    • Friday

      It’s not even ‘saving’ any tax money, just feeding the wealthy again and stripping rights from others.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Exactly. The GOP think it’s about cutting/saving when all it is is greed; raw, feral, vulgarian greed.

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    Much needed Thursday palate cleanser.
    Our kitten, Kali, has figured out that there were previously unbeknownst high up places. She managed to get on top of the cupboards this morning.

    The three boy cats now no longer have any places where they can hide from her.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75d86e314e40a2bed435236468a7e93456b2b5423b9310b845f192a66639ae0d.jpg

    • safari

      Acquaintances of mine set up a radio-tag triggered cat door on top of their cupboards so one of their cats could escape the kitten on high ground.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        Ha! I’m glad that they can’t escape from her, because it means that I – with my fancy opposable thumbs and ability to close doors – can escape her delightfully shrill clutches.

        I can’t even imagine what an awful pawful that kitten must have been if your acquaintances went to those lengths to protect the other cat. 😀

        • Tor

          A few years ago a young female stray moved in with us and gave birth to a litter of five. It was like living in a popcorn popper.

          • whollyfool

            That is the best description I’ve heard in a long time.

          • Tor

            But it was so much fun.

    • yes b’y

      lovely little ball of fluff

    • William

      One of our little dears discovered the top of the kitchen cabinets. Shorty after followed the rain of broken glass.

    • whollyfool

      All cats are incarnations of Kali. 🙂 What a sweetie…

    • alc2018

      Kali for President!

  • kaydenpat

    I’m shocked. Wasn’t expecting this at all. Didn’t know Republicans had a problem with disabled people.

    • Boreal

      It’s not that they hate the disabled ( which they do) it’s just that they like $$$$ more and those pesky lawsuits take money out of their donors pockets.

      • Falconlights

        That’s the real reason, though of course they hate the disabled, too.

    • boatboy_srq

      ADA compliance adds $ to the cost of doing business for any B&M. Plus making the disabled require assistance to make use of a public facility lets them honor© veterans® and able-shame civilians at the same time when they provide that assistance.

    • Longpole

      What about the deplorables in electric scooters? See them at Walmart a lot

      • kaydenpat

        Good question. Another example of fools voting against their interests.

  • jeffg166

    It’s fuck everybody now.

  • Hue-Man

    I realized the importance of disabled access when I broke my foot about 5 years ago. I wasn’t in a wheelchair but the curb access and ramps made getting around easier. As we Boomers age, our mobility and vision will be reduced – this legislation is going in the wrong direction (as usual).

  • Lazycrockett
  • Mr. Ric

    Because the GOP is at war with the citizens of the US.

    • The_Wretched

      The donor class that pulls the strings of the GOP is at war with the 99.5%. It’s class war.

  • skyweaver

    You know. These people. I struggle to even find words. At this point they’re just looking at all the possible ways they can be the biggest assholes that they possibly can in terms of the law. That honestly seems to be their biggest motivator. There can and should be plenty of debate about a variety of topics, but Jesus Fucking Christ, the ADA has helped protect people with disabilities for years now

    • The_Wretched

      The donor class owns businesses and hates having to pay out either for ramps or for lawsuits to get ramps put in. They have no limit to their petty small mindedness about getting rid of every single regulation that has a cost on it.

    • SkokieGuy / Larry / Uncle Lar’

      I really do think the Trump administration are modern day Nazis. They are openly going after the poor, the sick, the disabled, those that aren’t white and the gays. They are using the same playbook and tactics. Heck, how is asset forfeiture any different than the Nazis confiscating Jewish wealth as they were hauled into the ghettos and later the camps?

      Trumpists are the modern day “good Germans” who did nothing while their Hitler destroyed millions.

      • -M-

        The Republicans have been fascists for a while now. Trump makes some stuff that used to be dog whistled blatant, but he didn’t bring it about.

      • prixator

        Mitläufer is a German term (plural: Mitläufer) used in the denazification proceedings in West Germany after World War II to describe people who supported Nazism without directly participating in Nazi atrocities such as genocide. Mitläufer is usually translated in English as either “fellow-traveler” or “hanger-on”.

        We should remember this term.

        • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

          Had not heard before, thank you. Basically anyone who does not oppose this administration, to me is complicit. Its evil and harm it apparent to anyone who is not too blind to see.

    • Kruhn

      And was signed by a Republican President into law.

  • Max_1
  • alc2018
    • Judas Peckerwood

      Fake portrait! That hair looks too lifelike.

    • Bad Tom

      The medals are all for hush money paid to hookers.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Blake J Butler

      Just…… not suprising. Yet another white guy, except this time a former student tied who was directly tied to a white nationalist group as a member.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    “What do you need ramps for if you still have Obamacare?”

  • JWC

    O/T After yesterday, I am weary of America. A disgusting tragedy happened yesterday and its so commonplace that you are numbed In 48 hours , like all passed similar instances, it will be forgotten and we await the next, to do it all again

  • Megrim Twist

    Remember Remember the 6th of November (2018).

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The GOP Treason and Plots,
      I know of no reason for the 6th of November to ever be forgot,
      So register now or as soon as you will,
      Give voice to those who are now ever still,
      Let memory be hardened,
      Let no GOP be pardoned,
      Remember Remember the 6th of November of 2018
      So that the changes desired will finally be seen.

      I felt inspired, I hope you don’t mind.

  • jimbo65

    There’s just no low these fuckers are willing to go. This is the kind of thing that has to be noticed, while 45 is flinging his daily shitstorm of distractions. Honestly, there should be rioting in the streets over how these lawmakers can impact our lives while exempting themselves. I want off this crazy train

    • Falconlights

      You aren’t alone. I’m too old to emigrate and too poor. If there was anywhere to go, believe me, I would be out of this madhouse like a shot.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    OT but related to Parkland: Here’s what happened/was averted here yesterday:

    http://www.heraldnet.com/news/grandmother-turns-in-teen-who-allegedly-planned-shooting/

    • Falconlights

      Good for the grandma!!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    This is what they call evil… We’re all distracted by the shooting and the Olympics..while they cut benefits to the marginalized of our brothers and sisters.

  • Tor

    At this point we are struggling to maintain what’s left of the New Deal.

    • Thats the whole problem. You’re on defense.

      Any chess player will tell you that a defensive game is a losing game. You need to go on offense, and expand, not contract

      • Tor

        I read yesterday that social security will be renamed Federal Benefit Payments. That should be frightening enough. It’s easier to chop something that’s called a benefit payment.

        • Then you should filibuster each and every bill, refuse to affirm any nominee, and vote No on every measure. The Republicans did that to tech Democrats from 2010-2016, and it forced Obama to compromise on every bill. The GOP also gained an image of having a backbone while their opponents were jellyfish, being tough where their opposition was weak.

          Do the same thing to them. Their base hates weakness. So, make Republicans appear weak. Force them to compromise. Dont cave and give ground to them. Make them come to you.

          In other words, grow a spine.

          • Tor

            Good luck with that.

          • Thanks. Luck is always something good to have.

          • Deviancy Behavir

            The problem is that the Dems don’t have the numbers for most of what you’re talking about. They still have enough to filibuster for minor things, but if the Repubs have the votes they will be able to pass almost any bills they want. Remember they have the House, Senate and White House. They have all the leverage at this point, that’s why we need to vote in Dems in 2018 to get more balance and right the wrongs that were created.

          • Neither did the Republicans, but they did it anyway, and it worked

          • Deviancy Behavir

            What I’m saying is if the Republicans know they can override any filibuster with numbers than they don’t care what the Dems think or feel. That’s the reason why that horrible tax bill was passed, because it was filibuster proof, because they had the numbers to override it. Also another reason why they still couldn’t pass that healthcare bill, because they could never get the numbers to make it unchangeable.

          • 12 Republicans voted no on the tax bill. Had the Democrats held the line, it would have failed.

          • There are 51 Republican senators. If even two vote no on anything, they fall short of 50%. And frequently, that happens. However, the Democrats have people like Heidi Keitkamp (Heil Heiitkampf) and Joe Manchin (Jo Manson) who may as well caucus with the GOP.

            Stop making excuses for these people. They get away with this shit because you let them. Get a fucking spine.

  • itsjoe618

    While I fully recognize that the GOP is responsible for this reprehensible, despicable attack on the civil rights of the disabled, the twelve democrats who voted for this garbage should be primaried. The Republicans couldn’t pass this by themselves (they were four votes short of passing this on a party line vote). Once again, the GOP has shown itself to be the implacable enemy of civil rights for whole demographics of Americans who count themselves in vulnerable minority communities.

    • Falconlights

      Definitely they should. Bad enough these jerk Rethugs voted for this, but these 12 democrats knifed the people in the back as well.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Does anyone know how to see what our Congress’ and Senate’s voting agenda is on any given day? I mean well in advance so that we could be in the chambers to protest? I never even heard this was going to be addressed, let alone voted on.

    • The_Wretched

      I think this one was a surprise to everyone. Ryan called it last minute while everyone was distracted.

      • -M-

        It’s been on it’s way for at least a few days. Opponents had been spreading the word on twitter

        • The_Wretched

          Im not on twitter intentionally and haven’t seen it in other outlets, thanks.

  • Gregory B

    Trump’s America stands tall yet again, punishing the sick, ill, poor and disabled – it turns my stomach.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      In the mind of Trump supporters, that’s how you MAGA.

    • Steve Smith

      Take away their wheelchairs so they can’t show up to protest.

  • Christopher

    Elected officials do not represent the American people!

    How far do they actually have to go before the people wake up and see this?!

    (That’s a rhetorical question. I know they’ll never wake up.)

  • Ninja0980

    Heartless bastards, all of them.

  • joe ho

    lol. Yet another win for the Bernie or Busters and Green Partiers! Well played, guys! Well played! Both parties are the same.

    • BeaverTales

      Don’t forget all the headlines the day before the Election (Including more than a few JMG headlines) that proclaimed Hillary had a 90% chance of winning. Brought to you by Stupid Hillary Yesmen Inc.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6565cc9851627efe6a80fcf420bddd448e5b2d1acd8a8eef7c8f210fa08edf35.png

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aeb23e765a1362417cb216dbb66d968c7ea2c7d219b7e65b271822f267ae4c9c.png?w=600&h=356

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1d61afb80f8366c2a67aa8e7863194f9958aed979cd836f419fce4c8e29c14c2.png

      Stupid Headlines like these certainly motivated more than a few Dump lovers to GOTV, and more than a few lazy Hillary supporters to not skip their Tuesday bowling night. Hubris is what brought Hillary down, and acting like Hillary has no responsibility for her own stupid decisions is not only sexist, it’s bullshit. Bernie campaigned for Hillary. Hillary’s people brought this shit on themselves.

      I am betting the number of Hillary supporters and pollsters who believed in their own Woo about statistical “invincibility” is easily equal to the few voters who were Jill Stein supporters or “Bernie or busters”. The Nader voters in Y2K were greater than the 500 Votes that gave us W. They were never Democrats and when some tried to *join* the Democrats It was never the Bernie people who proclaimed “WE DON’T NEED OR WANT YOUR HELP”. All were treated like shit by Hillbots (including Bern4Hillers) and the best we could offer was to add our own individual votes with a shitload less enthusiasm for Hillary than we had before.

      Idiots just fucking need to own up to being idiots. Bernie’s supposedly magic powers over the Democratic party weren’t strong enough to cure the pissant battles that her “surrogates” and other Bernie haters were having with the large majority of Bernie people who joined her campaign between 28Jul–8Nov. They treated people like me who switched to her campaign like drowned rats when we tried to tell her the best way to campaign in our states….or we were locked out of the room if we said that she was in BIG trouble in our states.

      These are all provable facts, and my Hillary archive is chock full of them…..I think Hillary’s supporters and their stupid endless grudges against Bernie only hurt Hillary herself.

      • joe ho

        lol.

        Awwwwww. Little Berniebotboy’s feelings were hurt. And still trying to shift the blame.

        Bottom line. Anyone too lazy or too righteous to vote for Hillary owns this catastrophe.

        That includes the Bernie or Busters and Green Partiers.

        Even far-left icon Chomsky, who dislikes Clinton, says people on the left who didn’t vote for her made a very bad mistake.

        http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/307570-chomsky-liberals-who-didnt-vote-for-clinton-made-a-bad-mistake

        Bottom line: It’s the voter/citizen’s responsibility to make the choice not the candidate’s. Here it was Clinton vs. Trump. No matter what mistakes Clinton may have made. The final choice was the voter’s responsibility. LIke many on the left you want to infantilize the voter and shift blame.

        You typify the self-defeating attitude of the far-left. If your feelings are hurt, then cut off your nose to spite your face.

        By contrast, conservatives will eat their own vomit to keep democrats out of power. They rally at the end. They don’t storm off and pout, or even worse sabotage. An attitude you seem to be justifying because people were mean to Bernibots after a year long torrent of vicious anti-Hillary rhetoric.

        Far-lefties put their hurt feelings above the existential threat posed by Trump.

        Far-lefties have the infantile expectation that the world owes them a candidate of such ideological purity and supernatural charisma that it makes them feel tingly all over. Otherwise they can’t dirty themselves by voting for the lesser of two evils. Even though the lesser of two evils really is less evil.

        If you don’t think the prolonged year-long, rabid Hillary-hatred ginned up by Bernie & Co. didn’t play a role in depressing enthusiasm, then you’re brain-dead.

        Third-term elections are very hard to win. Not the time for poisonous challenges from the far left. 2000. 2016. Far-lefties don’t seem to learn the lesson.

        The DNC platform was the most progressive in history. STill not good enough for the far-left nutjobs.

        Now go put on your own Che Guevara costume and go play in rush hour traffic.

        America isn’t going to turn into a brocialist workers’ paradise. So you can get that fucking idea out of your braindead head. And work for incremental, progressive change. Vote Blue No Matter Who. It’s not a difficult concept–except for Bernie or Busters and Green Partiers, who prefer to sabotage if their feelings are hurt.

        • BeaverTales

          I voted for Hillary, and so did 90% of all Bernie supporters. It was a total waste of my valuable time to try to help that stupid self-defeating incompetent woman and her Cult of Personality win states with large numbers of Bernie supporters, like Wisconsin and Michigan… I should have just voted and done nothing else because of the many highly vindictive and mathematically illiterate folks like yourself whopaved the road to Trump’s victory.

          You might as well change you photo to Trump 2020, because that’s the result you’ll get when you play this game again in 2 years.

          • joe ho

            lol. You’re the mathematically, psychologically and politically illiterate imbecile. Live with it. And keep helping Trump and the far-right with your own extremism and infantile attitude towards politics. You guys are joined at the hip. Les extremes se touchent.

          • BeaverTales

            Every time I’ve ever discussed basic statistical methods with you, you run away like an ignorant little bitch. Anytime you feel like having a dickwaving contest about who has more training in mathematics, let me know, little man.

            Anytime, any day. You and Hillary deserve each other.

          • joe ho

            lol. You’re delusional. You and Trump deserve each other.

            NOw go and pout because someone was mean to you.

            ” I should have just voted and done nothing else because of the many highly vindictive and mathematically illiterate folks like yourself whopaved the road to Trump’s victory.”

            That’s the kind of infantile, reactive emotionality that dooms you to self-defeating behavior. Far too much of that childish crap on the far-left.

          • BeaverTales

            “That’s the kind of infantile, reactive emotionality that dooms you to self-defeating behavior”

            Sorry honey, armchair psychobabble does’t impress me. Infantile namecalling doesn’t either. Don’t forget that Trump loves all the useful idiots who have divided Democrats long after the primaries ended and have kept the Idiocracy going strong…

            Please keep babbling to yourself about how many scary Bernie-bros are hiding under your bed or in your closet. Your ceaseless bitching about things you know nothing about is high comedy, and not worth the time it takes to read.

          • joe ho

            lol. You’re as clueless as a Trumpanzee.

            You’re not impressed by name calling? like “stupid hillary yesbots” or “hillbots”?

            You really are that psychologically unaware! Not surprising in the least.

            Now put on that Che Guevara costume and go play revolutuionary together with your playmates Bernie, Jill and Sarandon. Then have your mommie change your diapers and wipe away your tears while you wait for your Brocialist messiah to descend from on high to bring about a perfect worker’s paradise on earth where the lion lies down with the lamb, and rivers flow with milk and honey.

  • The ADA was passed under George HW Bush. His son, Dubya, signed an expansion of the law in 2008. Both times, it had broad bipartisan support.

    This just goes to show how far the Republican party has fallen and just how far-right radicalized they’ve become.

    • Ninja0980

      Gerrymandering is a bitch, it truly is.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Just one jolly bit of news after another…

  • It Takes a Village, People

    #TRUMPISHILTER

    Hitler literally did the same thing.

    • 1980Gardener

      Seriously?

      • It Takes a Village, People

        Yes. He attacked immigrants. He attacked religious minorities, he attacked the sick, he attacked the handicapped. He attacked the poor. He attacked the LGBT. He attacked ethnic minorities. He passed laws against them all and brutally enforced those laws. Lives ruined.

        #TRUMPISHITLER

        • 1980Gardener

          You said that Hitler “literally did the same thing.” By “same thing” I assumed you meant pass this type of law. Is that what you meant? if not, what are you talking about?

          • It Takes a Village, People

            Claiming to be confused is the oldest trick in the book.

          • 1980Gardener

            It’s no trick – just the result of a rather incomprehensible response. Can you explain your comment?

          • It Takes a Village, People

            Not falling for it twice. Good day, sir!

          • 1980Gardener

            Falling for it? I simply asked you to explain your comment…

  • TexasBoy

    How dare those crippled folk think they deserve to have access to the same restaurants as a GOP House member? /s

  • TexasBoy

    I challenge all GOP House members to spend a week in a wheelchair.

  • JT

    Democrats, 12 of them, voted for this disgraceful shit? And 8 abstained?

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, including Jackie Speier!

  • ArchiLaw

    Bastards!

  • John Kusters

    The motto of the modern GOP:
    Profits before people!

  • 1980Gardener

    I read the bill and fail to see the basis for the outrage. It simply requires a person to have a “heads up” and a chance to fix the problem before being sued. Can anyone elaborate on what is so offensive about that?

    • stevenj

      In the neighborhood I live in several businesses were sued to provide equal access. All of then required a step up (or 2) to get to their front door and inside the store. Meaning, an employee had to come out and physically help the customer in with their wheelchair. The reason they were sued was because they ignored the “heads up” already given by those unable to navigate on their own. Those businesses now have fabricated ramps for that purpose.

      One of the first sued years ago was Macy’s. Their crowded aisles made it difficult for wheelchairs and other disabled customers to get through the store. Instead of responding to the complaints and simply rearranging the large round racks they got sued. Macy’s complied.

      • 1980Gardener

        So then I’m not sure what the outrage is though with this revision to the ADA.

  • ted-

    If GOPs get shot dead, I WILL enjoy reading it.

  • BeaverTales

    Teh gheyz are next…..then the minorities and then the women.

    • Don’t forget the elderly, they are already in the crosshairs. Between wanting to end Meals on Wheels, reduce SS payments, and constriction of Medicare, we are one step from outright killing our elders.

      • BeaverTales

        I think he likes Elders. It was the mostly racist homophobic Christofascist MAGA dinosaurs who voted him in…he just needs for them to stick around for another 3-7 more years and to be able to get to a voting booth.

  • jerrydoubleu .

    the filing of hundreds of unsubstantial lawsuits at a time was big money for lawyers who sued only to extort settlements to avoid their own legal fees charged to defendants as per draconian and byzantine ada.

  • HandsomeMrToad

    “Landmark Disabilities Act”?

    No discriminating against historically important buildings and monuments just because they are crippled!

  • netxtown

    It was only a matter of time until they came after the handicapped. ADA can be expensive to implement (and maintain) – and business doesn’t want to foot the bill any longer.

    but i don’t recall hearing anything from ADA when they cut trans acceptance in the military. I don’t recall hearing anything from ADA groups when all these ‘religious freedom’ decrees were announced. And have we heard from them in support of gun control measures?

    Straight, white, NOT-handicapped….the purity list grows.

  • JCF

    Rethugs: “Today is Always a Great Day, to DO EVIL!!!”

    http://suindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cjones01302016-featured.jpg

  • leastyebejudged

    No mention at all of the flood of frivolous lawsuits that instigated this how about Congress do their damn job fix the laws they fucked up in the first place ? They’re all liars right and left!

    I’m not surprised that news on this site is so biased but I am surprised that people that comment here are so fucking lazy you know it doesn’t take that long to make yourself aware of how these laws have been abused and have been completely ineffective for their intended purposes.

    • jerrydoubleu .

      just youtube search

  • When cheetolini made fun of the journalist the crowd roared. We had prior notice what cheetolini and his crew thinks of handicapped folks.

  • Mike Knife

    DISABLED PEOPLE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR HATE CRIMES.

  • PopChips

    This happened in part because small businesses were subjected to lawsuits that were bankrupting them. Had there been measures in place to prevent professional plaintiffs this might not have happened. It’s a good law that was being abused by professional litigants. They should have simply closed the loopholes that allowed horrific abuses and left all the good parts of the law.

  • lenvus

    What I want to know is what the fuck were these twelve congresspersons thinking: Aguilar D-CA, Bera D-CA, Cooper D-TN, Correa D-CA, Cuellar D-TX, Foster D-IL, Peters D-CA, Peterson D-MN, Rice D-NY,Schrader D-OR, Speier D-CA, Torres D-CA. Yes, there is a time for debate and intellectual disagreement with principle, but on this? Motherfuckers, no. This is not the motherfucking time. If any of these cretins are your “representatives,” you know what the fuck to do. Fly, fly fly…

    • lenvus

      Pssst…. not that you could read any anger into my voice or anything. /s

    • Ann Kah

      But they had to do it, now that they have all this time on their hands NOT talking about gun control.

  • Falconlights

    Just sickening. These bastards are screwing over every vulnerable group that they can think of. thanks all you purists who thought Hilary was so bad,

  • emjayay

    I have no idea if this legislation actually addresses the problem, but the fact is that there are individuals who have been suing businesses, often small individual ones, because the mirror in the restroom isn’t low enough by an inch or other very minor violations of ADA. They aren’t doing it because of disability rights but for the money they get from the lawsuit. Whenever there is money to be made there will be people to exploit the situation.

    • leastyebejudged

      You’re wasting your breath here trying to reason with these people with facts and details.

      The facts don’t fit the bullshit narrative here, that always goes undisputed.
      They’re too busy being the lazy idiot liars they accuse the far right of being.

  • netxtown
  • sach2

    Just send the ill and infirmed into the attic until they die. Seemed to work OK before the ADA. Don’t Trump’s people realize that things like wheelchair ramps on sidewalks are a tremendous asset to less abled persons? God almighty does he really want to take us back to the Middle Ages, when almost all civilized countries think that would be barbarian and refuse to even entertain the idea?