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- Some disabled folks are angry over Gov. Dannel Malloy's Thanksgiving message in which he wrote of those "afflicted with handicaps that make their lives immeasurably difficult" and gave thanks for service providers who "bring them hope where maybe they have only felt hopelessness." Raymond DeBlasio of Norwich, who is blind, told the Associated Press that Malloy's wording reinforces the stereotype that the handicapped are "helpless, writhing beings that need to be cared for" and said, "When I first read it, I thought, 'Is he talking about me?'" No word on how, um, DeBlasio read it.
By Nick Keppler
November 29, 2011