From Daniel Greenfield:
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS #71
The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the
Sacramento Public Library over a trial program that lets patrons borrow
Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers.
DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on
grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for
I had to Google this to be sure it wasn’t a parody. It’s not. Holder’s DOJ
shook down a library to get them to stop using e-readers because the blind
can’t use them.
The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping
discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way
we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people
with disabilities are not excluded from the programs where these devices
are used,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez in a news
I guess they’ll have to go back to plain old books. Oh wait, the blind
can’t read those either.
Can you remember when we used to laugh at the USSR?