Sunday, February 06, 2005

Tort reform and evolutionism

Legislation in the news recently involving restaurant chains makes great arguments for both tort reform and evolutionism.

An appeals court in New York kept alive this lawsuit in which a couple of teens claim that eating McDonald's food 3-5 times a week made them fat and caused other health problems. Instead, maybe these kids should sue their parents for passing them genetic makeup that somehow prevents rational thought.

In this California lawsuit brought by the state attorney general, restaurant chains including Chili's, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs and Outback Steakhouse will have to post warnings about the dangers of mercury in seafood. The warning signs must posted near the restaurant's front door, at eye level and with sufficient lighting. These signs are certain to have all of the imact of the warnings on cigarette packages. And isn't it reassuring to see our courts making such great use of our tax dollars and tackling such important issues?

Maybe folks who need the courts to make sure they eat healthy diets should just be allowed to pig out and die before they procreate and pass this intellect on to another generation.

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