At last. Common sense from the Senate

John A. Quayle blueoval at SGI.NET
Tue Jul 29 23:09:47 MDT 2003

         While I am still incredibly steamed that Mitch McConnell was 
(alleged to have been) up to his ears involved in the Chinagate scandal 
(which is very likely why the Republicans and John Ashcroft let the 
Clintons off scot-free), he does show some much-needed common sense with 
this measure. Let's keep an eye on its progress, shall we?

John Q.

At 07:21 PM 7/17/2003 -0700, Jim Nantz wrote:

>Open the link below to read the whole thing.
>WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell (search) is laying it on the line for
>people who blame their weight on the food industry, introducing a bill that
>will stop lawsuits that target restaurant and food manufacturers for their
>customers' obesity.
>"It's not Ben & Jerry's (search) fault if you eat too much ice cream. It's
>not Sara Lee's fault if you eat too much cake," McConnell said Thursday.
>"We are not a society of victims, the decision to consume is a decision we
>make ourselves."
>The Common Sense Consumption Act (search) comes at a time when 61 percent
>of Americans are overweight or obese, a situation that the American
>Institute of Cancer Research (search) calls an "epidemic."
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