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Feb 29 2012

Alcoholic School Bus Driver Runs Over Three Girls

Once again we see that placing moonbattery ahead of common sense puts innocent lives on the line:

The Colorado State Patrol issued a citation to the school bus driver [David Shaw] who hit three teenage girls while they crossed the street.

The girls were hit Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses say they were in the crosswalk and they had the right of way.

By sheer luck, the girls will be okay.

Shaw was hired by Jefferson County Schools in October. He was convicted on a DUI in 1992 and he was going through alcohol rehabilitation treatment as recently 2009.

What the…?!?! How could even educrats be foolish enough to hire a guy with a long-term drinking problem to drive a school bus?

When asked whether Shaw would have been hired if the district had known he’d been in and out of addiction rehab treatment, a representative cited the Americans with Disabilities Act, which reads “‘It is illegal under state and federal disability laws to deny employment solely on the basis of a history of treatment for alcohol or substance abuse.”

ObamaCare may be the single most destructive piece of legislation ever inflicted by the federal government, but the moonbatty for the sake of being moonbatty Americans With Disabilities Act is still the most insane. Obviously it must be repealed at once before more people get hurt.

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The potential price of worshiping disability.

On a tip from AC.

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  • IslandLifer

    Facing 3 years and $3000? Doubt it. The district will give him a raise for not injuring the girls, afterall he is disabled.

  • Sam Adams

    It has be opined by some that folks with dyslexia or other learning disabilities have difficulty getting a high school diploma. We are one court ruling away from employers not being able to ask if a person graduated from high school or not.

    (Of course employers ask if a person has a high school diploma or college degree since they can administer intelligence tests, either.)

    Like most laws based upon good intentions, the ADA was a mistake.

  • RICH

    Would you like to get hired by the government? Just tell management that you are battling addiction. You will stand out among other applicants while helping the government fill their quota.

  • Jodie

    It seems that there is a big difference between those who go to rehab because they want to better themselves and those who go to rehab to appease the courts. My guess is that this drunken bus driver went to rehab to get out of trouble.

  • StanInTexas

    When Darryl Strawberry was being released from the Los Angeles Dodgers for drug use, a sport reported asked Tommy Lasorda what the Dodgers had done to help Strawberry with his sickness.

    Lasorda responded, “Darryle Strawberry does not have a sickness, he has a WEAKNESS!”

    The person that hired this man need to go to jail.

  • octa bright

    @StanInTexas
    The man never should have been hired! BUT because of state and federal disability laws refusal to hire would have led to a hugely expensive law suite that the district probably would have ended paying compensatory damages, punative damages, AND the plantive’s legal expenses the school district felt that they had no realistic choice but to hire this loser. Don’t blame the poor schmuck who had to hire this drunk, blame the lunacy of the laws that require him to be hired.

  • StanInTexas

    Octa, I blame them both; but the person that knowingly hired a drunk to drive a school bus should be charged as an accessory to the injury of these children and given the appropriate punishment.

    “I was just following order” is a pathetic excuse for ANYTHING!

  • Alan

    Alcoholism isn’t a Disability. Government is.

    Seriously, isn’t drug testing required for most government jobs? The ads in the paper often say, “—- is a drug-free workplace” and “Drugs don’t work here.” I saw such a sign on the back of a school bus once.

    I don’t like lawyers either, but I smell a fat lawsuit against the city authorities if they KNEW this person had a substance-abuse problem.

  • http://www.cafepress.com/politicallyinjected Bob Moon

    Does that mean the Bernard Madoff can be trusted with the gold in Fort Knox?

  • AC

    I’d rather see it in the hands of Bernie Madoff than Helicopter Ben and Turbo Tim.

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