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Galveston Wheelchair Ramp And Americans With Disabilities Act Just Two Ways Government Makes Life Better

Picture Of The Day–Above you see the excellent new wheelchair ramp on the beach in Galveston, Texas. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago.

I don’t know if this ramp is connected to the Americans with Disabilities Act, but it is fine addition in Galveston.

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.  It was an expansion of the powers of government for the good of all Americans.

Without laws and regulations from government, and the Federal Government most of all, our society would be even more under the control of the rich, and minority groups of all kinds would have few if any protected rights.

Link of The Day— Here is the web home of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Here is a report about the ramp from Houston television station KTRK.

“With a federal grant, the State Land Office, the city, the county, and the Parks Board used $431,000…(to build the ramp.) It’s the first of what could be many ramps along the seawall.”

Government, with the tax dollars we send as citizens, built that ramp so that all people can have access to the beach.

Texas Link Of The Day—Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

The round-up

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is amazed at how much Republicans like John Cornyn hate our Constitution and the freedoms it accords us.

Off the Kuff continued the 2010 interview series with conversations with state representatives Scott HochbergSylvester Turner, and Jessica Farrar.
Neil at Texas Liberal noted that you can register to vote in three languages in Harris County. No matter what the Republicans and the Tea Party folks hope for, we live in a diverse city, county, state, nation and world.

Bad news for Barnett Shale residents: methane + sunlight + oxygen = formaldehyde. Considering the constant, massive fugitive emissions, it’s no wonder we have “astounding” high levels of formaldehyde. Brought to you by TXsharon at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

The latest broadside from the Back to Basics PAC, “Hands OFF our land!” is a wedge issue for Bill White. It’s effectively separating Rick Perry from rural (mostly Caucasian) Texans. Read it — and watch it — at PDiddie’s Brains and Eggs.

Over at TexasKaos, libby shaw chronicles the latest embarrassment from Louie Gohmert in Gohmert Has Meltdown on CNN. With no evidence to support him, Louie did what he does best — spew and sputters. Check it out….

This week at McBlogger, we start our long-awaited transfer to WordPress and a new design. Come by, check it out and see what Sleazy Todd Staples is up to now.

August 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thank’s for this message

    Comment by Engineer | April 13, 2011

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