Home - by BigFurHat - September 30, 2012 - 11:37 America/New_York - 16 Comments
Off topic – I’m about done linking to Breitbart videos. They have all the videos set to autostart. It renders linkage useless.
Go here to see the video about a burger joint being shut down because “their counters are too high.”
September 30th, 2012
Don’t know if it plays every time you click on this link, but when I did, it was a pro Obama commercial before it began.
Shit, those look like good burgers, too.
I hate busy-bodies.
Brown Eyed Girl
What I’m done with is watching news videos because I’m forced to sit through advertising first. I can block pop-ups or ignore other advertising, but you don’t get that choice with video ads.
The ADA is a classic example of good intentions gone horribly wrong. Who could possibly object to doing something for those individuals who have had the misfortune of losing their ability to walk, hear, or see? You’d have to be a callous, cold hearted meanie of the worst order.
But re building an entire country around the lowest common denominator of physical ability has had consequences. Where I live, every single intersection in every single residential neighborhood has been overhauled and rebuilt with wheelchair cuts complete with soft bumpy-pads for the blind. Everyplace there is a beach there are long zig zag wheelchair ramps just in case someone in a chair may want to visit. The cost for this must run into the multiple billions. I’ve done enough concrete work to know that this kind of construction is difficult, and very expensive.
The ugly truth is that a few embittered individuals now have the power to make everyone bow to their needs, and pay for their misfortune.
The owners purchased the building as is? Performed no modifications or renovations? Were issued a legal Use and Occupancy permit by the municipality, which allowed the “as is” use without any upgrades to code compliance? Which they can legally do, at least in my part of the world?
Folks, take it from me, and I’m a certified ANSI Accessibilty inspector, this lawsuit has no merit whatsoever. If there were any requirements for Accessibilty they should have been addressed before the Use and Occupancy permit was issued. Either the municipality was negligent in their duties or this lawsuit has no legal grounds whatsoever. The business owner should not be forced to close his doors. I’d love to testify on his behalf.
An acquaintance’s hamburger joint had to close for the same reason a couple of years ago in a town 2 hours north of this one. A scumbag lawyer from the Bay area had recruited a couple of disabled people as ringers who would go around town looking for ADA violations and sue the businesses. I was there in May, the building sits vacant. That is so wrong. Give someone a chance to comply before suing.
@historicus – this is in California. It doesn’t matter.
Read the first Comment, by “OUTTHEWINDOW”.
It’s quite informative:
“…Scott Johnson, a disabled lawyer with a firm based in Carmichael (near Sacramento) called Disabled Access Prevents Injury, Inc. He routinely sues small business owners or threatens to sue them for non-compliance with accessibility laws unless they pay a settlement.”
This is the douche responsible for closing down this place.
Is it any wonder Californicate is circling the bowl?
@Cynic – that must be the case.
While the lawsuit may have no merit, fighting it can be so expensive that it’s easier to give up. And don’t get smug, cynic. The ADA is federal law. It can happen where you live as well. All it takes is a bitter guy in a wheelchair, and a lawyer.
WHO THE ‘F’ BENEFITS & HOW?
That attorney needs to get thrown out of court on his ass. With the job situation as it is there is NO reason to close down a bussiness.
If someone with a handicap, is put out by the counter height, of course somebody would assist. Any lawyer who would create this problem should be disbarred. Scumbag Asshole, he is!
ROMNEY | RYAN | 2012!
Stranded in Sonoma
He should have claimed his burgers were halal and screamed islamophobia for all to hear. That would have stopped the suit dead in its tracks.
Another Kilnton administration law
Czar of Defenestration
historicus, MY SYMPATHIES. I used to manage ADA (architectural, not I.T.) for most Federal Gov’t buildings, and it was used mainly as a REACTIVE tool when some whiny bastard had a problem (half of the time illegitimate whine, half of the time easily rectified).
But in the private sector, it is abused as an IRON FIST…like others said above, threatening the lawsuit, going through motions, bla bla bla…whether or not they GOT what they wanted was of less importance than “making them pay” revenge. SICK.
DEATH TO THE ADA!
Sorry, Toaster, but it was Bush 41 that signed the ADA into law. On the other hand, it was the camel’s nose.
If one disabled guy can’t eat there, nobody can eat there. Where in hell does that make sense?
Cities are not built for disabled people, not yet anyway. Sure, San Francisco is built for the severely retarded but maybe the guy doesn’t like fags.
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