Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stories That Make You Go WHAAAA????

I just... Can't speak.. Teh Stoopid... burns...

Feds try to eliminate housing for the deaf -- at complex built for hearing-impaired
Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically -- for the deaf.

"I think it's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who attempted to negotiate the impasse. "There are a lot of stories of out-of-control regulators, but this just seems to be going to the extreme."
You want to know why the Federal government wants to kick people out of their apartments?
But now, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says Apache ASL Trails violates civil rights law -- because it shows a preference for the hearing-impaired.
Yes, our government really *is* that stupid. They build a Federal housing development specifically for the deaf and hearing impaired in the 2000s, and here, less than 10 years later, they're telling the complex that they can't discriminate based on hearing ability.

Um, DUH?

YOU BUILT THE DAMN APARTMENTS. Why was this not addressed during, say, the design phase? You know, back when it might have done some good? No one in this entire project thought that they might want to check to get an exemption or anything? I mean, I understand the problem here - discrimination is discrimination no matter how pure your intentions - but why build the complex in the first place if you can't use it as intended?

Remember, you can't professionalize until you Federalize, folks...

That is all.

Thanks to the BLNN for this blood pressure raising story...

6 comments:

DocRambo said...

You absolutely cannot make up this kind of stupidity. Between over regulation and activist judges, this country is ruined.

Old NFO said...

IT is George Bush's fault...

Stretch said...

And shutting down the Fed .gov was bad why?

ScribblersDad said...

OK. Byzantium had NOTHING on us. We apparently think that we can regulate our way to utopia, centuries of experience to the contrary notwithstanding.
Problem is, where is one to go? The rest of the world has a jump on us re: screwing up the relationship between government and personal liberty and responsibility.
I feel sorry for our children.

Andie said...

+1 to ScribblersDad
I recall a line from a television show a few years back: "Your country is like a child who has learned nothing yet thinks it knows everything. Let your civilization survive its first thousand years; then perhaps we'll begin to listen."

Looks like we succeeded in following our typically "overachieving" path.

Bubblehead Les. said...

It's not stupid if one can come up with 50+ FREE HOUSING UNITS for Democratic Voters, now is it?