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    that it wasn't that long ago that Republicans and Democrats could, and would, actually work together for the good of Americans. In light of the failure of the Senate to pass the UN treaty on disabilities, in the face of their former colleague Bob Dole, shows how far the current Republican party has fallen.

    My mother-in-law has been in a wheelchair for over 25 years after failed surgery (in a case where it was successful 99 out of 100 times, she was number 100). The ADA has definitely made things easier for helping her, from wheelchair accessible parking spaces (albeit some are in need of maintenance), curb cuts in sidewalks so it's safer to cross a street, and accessible restrooms. It's not perfect -- there needs to be more coverage of therapy, both physical and occupational (it's especially been cut back under Medicare) -- but it's been a great start.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:19:45 AM PST

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