The demented lawsuit bonanza known as the Americans With Disabilities Act has not yet inspired us to rebel, so bureaucrats tightened the screws still further with the “Revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design,” in affect as of March 15.
The 2010 ADA standards for Accessible Design require that at least 50 percent of golf holes on miniature golf courses be “accessible” — with a ground space that is “48 inches minimum by 60 inches minimum with slopes not steeper than 1:48 at the start of play.”
Virtually any type of recreational facility may be forced to make expensive if ludicrous alterations to comply with micromanagement by our moonbat masters:
Saunas — provision of accessible turning space and an accessible bench.
Shooting facilities — provision of accessible turning space “for each different type of firing position.”
Golf courses — “an accessible route to connect all accessible elements within the boundary.” An accessible route must also “connect golf car rental areas, bag drop areas, teeing grounds, putting greens, and weather shelters.”
Gyms — at least one of each type of exercise machine must be positioned for use by a person in a wheelchair.
Amusement parks — any new or altered ride must provide at least one seat for a person in a wheelchair.
As if all that isn’t sufficiently ridiculous to get across the message that the government is doing this to us just because it can,
A section of the guidelines regulating commercial facilities states that, “a public accommodation shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures to permit the use of a miniature horse by an individual with a disability if the miniature horse has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the individual with a disability.”
That is, bureauweenies now require restaurants and china shops to pay obeisance to the sanctity of handicappedness by letting horses indoors.
Why use a horse instead of an animal that isn’t preposterously out of place indoors — a dog for example? Because Muslims don’t like dogs, and as of 9/11 there is nothing more sacred to our liberal rulers than a handicapped Muslim. This AP photo of a guide horse was not staged as a joke:
The absurdity of government regulations has passed the point where it has to be deliberate. The ADA is a test to determine just how much moonbattery we will put up with before we offer resistance.
On a tip from Mickey Shea.