Monday, July 26, 2010

Americans with Disabilities Act

Richard Mudrinich is a disabled person. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a disabled super hero.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009.

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides disabled citizens with civil protections that provide equal opportunities in education, communications, transportation and employment. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. Disability is defined by the ADA as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity." The determination of whether any particular condition is considered a disability is made on a case-by-case basis. Certain specific conditions are excluded as disabilities, such as current substance abuse and visual impairment, which is correctable by prescription lenses.

On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). This was intended to give broader protections for disabled workers and "turn back the clock" on court rulings, which Congress deemed too restrictive. The ADAAA includes a list of major life activities.

Richard Mudrinich and his alter-ego Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man advocate for disabled rights. He strives to educate those without disabilities about those with disabilities. He strives to educate those with disabilities about those without disabilities. He strives to educate and entertain individuals, families, and institutions about yard safety to prevent yard accidents and disabilities. He strives to befriend other individuals and animals with disabilities. He strives to promote diversity. Richard Mudrinich is extremely grateful for the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was the first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities. It is a great day to embrace abilities and disabilities. Thank you.

Richard T. Mudrinich

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Birthday America

It is the Fourth of July! America celebrates Independence Day!

Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation. Most Americans simply call it the "Fourth of July," on which date it always falls. It is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks.

Also, it is a day involving many activities in the lawn. Across America, millions of individuals and families will grass cut their lawns in preparation for the celebration of America's birthday. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to encourage the safe operation of outdoor power equipment. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that hospitals emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents each year.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man likes his freedom to push his toy lawn mower around America promoting yard safety awareness. If he wants to dress like a yard safety super hero, he can in America. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man lives the American Dream. Happy Fourth of July!

Think before you cut. It hurts! Be yard safe! Happy Birthday America!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man