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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:00 PM
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Slam article on Dennis K
I sometimes grin gears with dennis, but can someone kindly tell me why this is national news, and how it does anything except slander Dennis?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110126/ap_on_re_us/us_kucinich_lawsuit

The ministry of propaganda is trying to make liberals look bad so that people forget how bad the GOP and the tea party look.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:09 PM
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1. The article is 100% factual, so I don't see how it can be defamatory.
It's news because he launched a $150,000 lawsuit over an olive pit.
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:11 PM
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2. I know its purpose.
To expose right-wing trolls on liberal websites. They should ooze out of the cracks when they smell a tidbit like this.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:58 PM
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7. oh bollocks. I like Dennis, but frankly, I think this is just dumb
he's made himself the poster boy for the rethugs "tort reform" crap.
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:36 PM
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12. Really? Just watch.
You KNOW I'm right.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:12 PM
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3. Yep.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:15 PM
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4. it comes 1 day after POTUS talks about frivolous lawsuits in the SOTU
Edited on Wed Jan-26-11 07:16 PM by Motown_Johnny
That is why it is national news and it isn't slander when it is true.


Can't Dennis just write a book and drop the crazy lawsuit? It is impossible to guarantee that every single pit will be removed from olives when the canners are processing them. This makes him look out of touch with reality.


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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:44 PM
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5. he`ll get a settlement that will cover his bill and for pain and suffering
the lawyer will take their cut and it will be settled out of court. do`t blame him one bit. he has every right to sue just as anyone else.


from the comments today i noticed a lot of people agree with the ministry of propaganda
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:49 PM
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6. Yup
he has great insurance but he is not one of the wealthy. This kind of thing is very costly.
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Egalitariat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:20 PM
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8. Won't his taxpayer provided health insurance cover his bills?
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:30 PM
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10. Of course.
The whole thing is absurd. If he had an out-of-pocket deductible ask to have it covered and move on.
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mythology Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:32 PM
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11. I would assume the theory
is that why should his insurance pay if somebody else is responsible?

But without enough information to know if this was a one time issue or a longer term problem, I can't really say if I think the lawsuit is frivolous or not. Although at least the amount being requested isn't overly egregious given a need to pay for the lawyer and inconvenience in my opinion.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:40 PM
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13. probably has a deductible
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:44 PM
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14. +1 n/t
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 08:26 PM
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9. Slam? It's pure fact.
He's suing over an olive pit. If his teeth are that brittle he should avoid olives because olives occasionally contain a missed pit. Everyone with an ounce of sense knows this and eats olives with reasonable care.
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