We at Planet of the Blind received the following note recently from a good friend:
On NYC time (9:00 PM), Thursday September 2nd, Fox Business Network (who else?) featured John Stossel, who "explored" the ADA with Curtis Decker, Director of The National Disability Rights Network and Greg Perry, author of "Disabling America; The Unintended Consequences of the Government's Protection of The Handicapped". Stossel hates the ADA seemingly. Thought you might need something to "get your dander up" as I noticed it is un-characteristically flat.
We of course remember John Stossel for his vituperative and rabid denunciations of pro-golfer Casey Martin back when he was trying to get the PGA to let him use a golf cart as a reasonable accommodation. Stossel dislikes the ADA but he’s even more contemptuous of people who require accommodations. He reminds me of the people who wanted to protect the red man by relocation.
Hey? When did I get flat?
P.S., Mr. Perry’s book is fluff from the fog factory.
Written by Professor Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, the author of Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and the acclaimed memoir Planet of the Blind, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Read more of his blog articles at Planet of the Blind.