…the worst law that’s been passed in the last quarter of a century? It’s the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Because the law requires that people who have disabilities have equal benefit of all public space, you’ve just passed a law that says that people who are blind are going to get the same benefit out of Avatar 3D as people who aren’t blind. It can’t be done. It simply can’t be done.
They just passed a law making everything fair.
TheDC: Which is impossible.
P.J.: It’s impossible.
TheDC: But you can fuck a lot of people over trying to make it possible.
I was waiting outside a U of T building once, on my way to some kind of writers’ thing, and a young guy in a wheelchair was bitching loudly and at length because the hundred year old building “wasn’t wheelchair accessible.”
Because, you know, the stupid architect who designed the place in 1892 really should have taken this particular individual’s future birth and crippled-ness into account…
Anyway, then PJ O’Rourke says something stupid, like he always does:
P.J.: The reason I am so opposed to the Americans with Disabilities Act is not because of curb cuts. Once we got the baby, and we’re using a stroller—
TheDC: You liked curb cuts!
P.J. I liked curb cuts! Curb cuts are a great thing!
But of course!
That is a perfect example of almost every “male” “conservative” I’ve ever met:
“I’m a conservative but I want my unearned Newfie money/gay “rights”/special treatment for Jews and or Indians/legal pot/free shit cuz my kid has some semi-disease.”
Oh, right: He’s “just kidding.”