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Posted at 2:55 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Dennis Kucinich sues House cafeteria over olive pit

By Matt DeLong

Courthouse News Service reports that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is suing several companies affiliated with a House office building cafeteria for $150,000 for negligence over an "unfit and unwholesome" sandwich wrap he bought in April 2008 that contained an olive pit.

Kucinich says he purchased the wrap at the Longworth Office Building cafeteria nearly three years ago and after biting the pit "sustained serious and permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures, and has sustained other damages as well, including significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment."

The ex-Cleveland mayor and former presidential candidate is suing the cafeteria's operator, Restaurant Associates, as well as its parent company, Compass Group USA. He is also suing two food suppliers, Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC.

Gawker dug up an old CSPAN video from five days after the incident in which Kucinich addresses the House floor but does not appear to exhibit any outward signs that he has recently experienced "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries."

Last month, the staunchly liberal seven-term congressman e-mailed supporters to speculate that the GOP-controlled state legislature may eliminate his Cleveland-area district under redistricting. Ohio is losing two congressional seats in the wake of the 2010 census.

Full text of the lawsuit is below:

Kucinich Lawsuit

(Via Gawker)

By Matt DeLong  | January 26, 2011; 2:55 PM ET
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Comments

Thank you Mr. Kucinich - this is PERFECT. This is exactly why the United States is economically challenged on the world stage, and why Mr. Kucinich constituents are loosing their jobs to overseas outsourcing.

This gets real simple. We are litigious (e.g., Mr. Kucinich vs. Sandwich). Therefore Sandwich needs insurance, then prices must be raised on products. Americans seem to sue for everything, therefore everything is expensive, relatively speaking. Open a restaurant - need insurance. Why? To protect against the lawyers. It permeates EVERYTHING.

Our rights are protected via the legal system - I get that. But the price we pay for the best rights in the world is killing our economy - because people like Mr. Kucinich take advantage of the system.

I work in China and see it clear as day. America will continue to loose the competition as long as we remain this litigious (so I am guessing we are looking at decades or forever). Good luck to us, my daughters who will have to deal with all this, and Mr. Kucinich and his teeth.

Posted by: radiodialer | February 1, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Mr. Kucinich - this is PERFECT. This is exactly why the United States is economically challenged on the world stage, and why Mr. Kucinich constituents are loosing their jobs to overseas outsourcing.

This gets real simple. We are litigious (e.g., Mr. Kucinich vs. Sandwich). Therefore Sandwich needs insurance, then prices must be raised on products. Americans seem to sue for everything, therefore everything is expensive, relatively speaking. Open a restaurant - need insurance. Why? To protect against the lawyers. It permeates EVERYTHING.

Our rights are protected via the legal system - I get that. But the price we pay for the best rights in the world is killing our economy - because people like Mr. Kucinich take advantage of the system.

I work in China and see it clear as day. America will continue to loose the competition as long as we remain this litigious (so I am guessing we are looking at decades or forever). Good luck to us, my daughters who will have to deal with all this, and Mr. Kucinich and his teeth.

Posted by: radiodialer | February 1, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

This was sent by tea party members from Roswell New Mexico. It is Not an olive seed but rather an alien pod meant to assume his body and rule the world. This MUST BE exposed exactly for what it is through litigation!

Posted by: rfrye1219 | January 29, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

This lawsuit is a great example of:
- Everything that is wrong with frivolous litigation in the country AND
- Everything that is wrong with the attitudes of the people we've elected to represent us.
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I would say this man is a joke (with no punchline) except for the sad fact that people voted him into office. $150,000 for an olive pit. And you have the best healthcare available.
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In the end, the only reason he's constantly chasing headlines is he is too insecure in who he is to just be happy to live a respectable life. He's constantly in search of the spotlight because if he lived the typical, unassuming life of most people, no one would notice him at all - AND NO ONE WOULD MISS HIM IF HE WERE GONE.

Posted by: Disbelief | January 27, 2011 11:00 PM | Report abuse

This lawsuit of Kucinich's has nothing to do with the sandwich he ate and the damage he claimed.

This is payback for the political support of the Trial Lawyers Association. He's just giving them some business during slow times. Kucinich is a phony.

Posted by: bbwk80a | January 27, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Wait a moment, that butthead has the very besy insurance that "we" coupl possible pay for(whether we want to or not), give it up and act like a pro. Greed is at work here.

Posted by: citigreg | January 27, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Just imagine what would have happened if he had bit into a...

[Cue Wayne's World...screen flashes, horns blaring]

...HUMAN FINGER...!!!!!

The last time I met Dennis Kucinich in the flesh, he was accompanied by a very good-looking woman who looks like she can cook, in addition to a lot of other things. Maybe he should ask her to make his sandwiches from now on.

It's a frivolous lawsuit. Everyone knows that pitted olives are not guaranteed to be 100% pitless, 100% of the time, in reality. One slips through every once in a while.

I really think Kucinich's next job should be Olive Pitting Supervisor, where he'll have to wear a funny hat and surgical gloves while he looks at each olive, individually. Perhaps the Lord has this in store for him.

Posted by: Extempraneous | January 27, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

what a waste of taxpayer's money...

Posted by: rpetitti | January 27, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse


Not only is he a short little bugger but he is lower than a slug. What bs. Ohio deserves him.


Posted by: mortified469 | January 27, 2011 3:37 PM | Report abuse

When he ran here in Iowa I happen to meet up with the bombastic little dwarf and his marry minions at my favorite brew-pub. What a pious little putz... I was at the same pub the night he got his clock-cleaned and his followers were again there, lamenting his thrashing. I, being a CIVIL Iowan pointed out that STATURE counts in the Iowa Caucuses... And having to stand on a milk carton to be seen over the lectern did little (little... get it?) to increase his lack of gravitas...

Posted by: JBRthree | January 27, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I guess he isn't spearheading any tort reform bills.

Posted by: Chigliak | January 27, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

In all fairness, you should remember that size wise for him an olive pit is comparable to a basketball for a normal sized adult.

Posted by: Thurber1 | January 27, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

rg019571: He maybe a dork, but his wife his hotter than yours.

Posted by: steve1231 | January 27, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I want to punch him in the face!!!

Posted by: torrey151 | January 27, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I want to punch him in the face!!!

Posted by: torrey151 | January 27, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Seriously. Is there a bigger dork than Dennis Kucinich? Hey Dennis... know why everyone laughs at you during those presidential debates?

Cuz you're a dork.

Posted by: rg019571 | January 27, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If you think liberals are the only people who make personal injury claims you are completely mistaken.

I've been an insurance claims adjuster/sup/mgr/VP for 30+ years, and I am still surprised by people. There are those who have no injury and swing for the fences over the smallest thing. Rich, poor, men women, every race, religion and creed.

The opposite is somtimes true, too. Some people who could make huge claims don't make one at all, or just ask for modest compensation.

You never know who will do what.

Using this suit as a means to cudjel Kucinich is just juvenile. If you dislike his policies - make that case. I think the guy is a goofball - always have. But these little tirades make the writers seem small and paranoid.

We want the pres and congress to work together and be productive but so many here write with such scorn and hate. We all have to get a grip and think before we speak or write if we want to get anything done.

Remember - 2 ears and 1 mouth. There's a reason for that.

Posted by: CCCinNaptown | January 27, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I say it's Sarah Palin's fault!

All those violent references caused the poor sandwich chef to drop that pit of mass destruction into Dennis' sandwich.

Will the Community Organizer in Chief hold a pep rally in memorium of Denny's "head injury"?

Stay tuned as the comPost covers this national travesty.

Posted by: ScottinVA | January 27, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

What is "unwholesome" about an olive pit? What an idiot.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 27, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

this makes Dennis look small.

Posted by: ElRosas | January 27, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Kucinch doesn't support restrictions on lawsuits so he is not being hypocritical. The real hypocrite is Judge Robert Bork. A few years ago he sued the organizers of an event at which he spoke because he tripped on the stage. Bork wants to take away the right of individuals who have been harmed to sue companies, but he has no problem suing for millions when he is the one allegedly harmed.

Posted by: buffysummers | January 27, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a stupid little fool.
$150,000 for an olive pit that damaged a tooth.

This is so typical of the types of morons who serve in our congress.

Posted by: JimW2
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It is the disease that has infected this country.

Posted by: BrRandall | January 27, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Kucinch doesn't support restrictions on lawsuits so he is not being hypocritical. The real hypocrite is Judge Robert Bork. A few years ago he sued the organizers of an event at which he spoke because he tripped on the stage. Bork wants to take away the right of individuals who have been harmed to sue companies, but he has no problem suing for millions when he is the one allegedly harmed.

Posted by: buffysummers | January 27, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

So a taxpayer-supported cafeteria causes a problem for an entitled jerk who has taxpayer-funded health insurance after 3 years.
TERM LIMITS for ALL and have the states pay for their representatives' salary, office expenses, health care and pensions. Samller federal government and State's reights in one shot.

Posted by: pjohn2 | January 27, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a stupid little fool.
$150,000 for an olive pit that damaged a tooth.
This is so typical of the types of morons who serve in our congress.

Posted by: JimW2 | January 27, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

so much for a kindler gentler political life.

Must have alot of time on his hands...


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | January 27, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

My husband had cervical spinal surgery, and the surgical team/surgeon left a locking pin in his neck. It caused him swallowing difficulties with solid food. He would have spasms of the esophagus while swallowing.

The surgeon who left the pin in there went white as a sheet when he saw the post-surgical follow-up xrays. He hounded us with phone calls for several days afterwards. He wanted to go back in and take it out, but we decided another surgeon should do the job.

We attempted suit, but couldn't find a doctor to sign off on it. My husband suffered for three months with this before we had it removed.

I was eating popcorn at my mother's house. I broke a tooth on a kernel. I had to have my gums around that tooth trimmed so there would be available space for a crown. I had no lasting ill effects once this procedure was performed.

The amount of $150,000 is probably selected because the legal team needs XX dollars in compensation for their time.

My husband's legal bill in attempting to bring the doctor to suit for negligence was over $5000. $4500 of that was for a report from an expert witness/physician.

I have sympathy for Mr. Kucinich to some degree,as his dental issue may have involved extraction and an implant, but I don't see what the cafeteria should have done. If the olives were whole, should they squeeze every one to make sure there's no pits? There would be no dently edible olive left. If the olives were sliced, that's another matter. In that case, someone was sloppy. $150,000 worth of sloppy? Probably not.

Posted by: MichelleKinPA | January 27, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Just shows....there is no reality in the Democratic party...they think money grows on trees and should be lavished to anyone and if they bite on an olive pit and it cracks their tooth they have to sue someone. And this nut ran for President. No wonder I vote Republican. The Democrats are the most clueless bunch of non-realists on the planet.

Posted by: steven7753 | January 27, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Just shows....there is no reality in the Democratic party...they think money grows on trees and should be lavished to anyone and if they bite on an olive pit and it cracks their tooth they have to sue someone. And this nut ran for President. No wonder I vote Republican. The Democrats are the most clueless bunch of non-realists on the planet.

Posted by: steven7753 | January 27, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Just shows....there is no reality in the Democratic party...they think money grows on trees and should be lavished to anyone and if they bite on an olive pit and it cracks their tooth they have to sue someone. And this nut ran for President. No wonder I vote Republican. The Democrats are the most clueless bunch of non-realists on the planet.

Posted by: steven7753 | January 27, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich is just doing what liberals do best. Being a human leech.

Posted by: BrRandall | January 27, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Just shows....there is no reality in the Democratic party...they think money grows on trees and should be lavished to anyone and if they bite on an olive pit and it cracks their tooth they have to sue someone. And this nut ran for President. No wonder I vote Republican. The Democrats are the most clueless bunch of non-realists on the planet.

Posted by: steven7753 | January 27, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm mainly signing in to protest the space taken by the the other comments; though they are not by robots they are human robots. If you read, I need not say more.
The other matter is about the food preparation industry outsourcing to outsource ending up in Tennessee and who in Hell among them cares about food?
Plaintiff will have a problem getting a jury in Court because so many consumers are already prejudiced about this great "free enterprise" industry n times arbitraged that takes away freedom.

Posted by: GPFrank | January 27, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

How does one prove a claim like this?

Posted by: sjp879 | January 27, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

And for all of the grousing about "the trial lawyers" from the GOP, this knucklehead doesn't seem to have any qualms about using one of them to sue over a sandwich. His entire mouth full of teeth aren't worth $150K, let alone how much he personally spent to fix whatever it was. We taxpayers provide him with very good insurance, remember? Puhlease. I hope the Post publishes the discovery on this one!

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | January 27, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Is then any reason that we have become such a nation of leeches?

Do we have to have everything covered by some type of insurance?

Are we, as a nation, ever going to once again accept personal responsibility for own well being and for the consequences of some of our more foolish acts?

Recall the lady who spilled the coffee at McDonalds and received $1 million dollars.

As for Dennis the Menace, he is nothing more than a whiney little wimp and should head back to Cleveland before the taxpayers sue him for malfeasance for being an accessory to driving this nation into banruptcy.

My God, why do we voters keep sending these types back to D.C.? Its our fault, really.

Posted by: dharper2 | January 27, 2011 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Cuntcinich is a crook.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | January 27, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

A spokesman for Restaurant Associates said about the suit, "man, this is really the pits."

....get it? get it?

Posted by: pswift00 | January 27, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

WTF! now i see how people do multiple submissions. my apologies to readers...
dadburn website kept saying 'bad response from server'. apparently not.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

this is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:23 AM | Report abuse

this is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

this is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

If it wasn't at the House cafeteria is wouldn't be nearly as interesting a story. John Stewart's staff must be all over this one.

Actually he should have asked for much more. Surely if he hadn't been in so much pain he would have done much better in the debates and waxed that Obama fellow. That's right, except for a lone pit, he coulda been the pres.

Posted by: rjma1 | January 27, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

this is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

this is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:08 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Talk about a tone-deaf politician! Dennis, this idiotic suit only gives the right a new target. Let your House dental plan cover the damages, and get over yourself.

Posted by: Rivery | January 27, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's a Democrat. Who else would sue the government while being a member of Congress? Lame buddy, lame indeed. Don't you get enough in kickbacks to pay for your own dental care?

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | January 27, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

This is a great day for me - i finally get to agree on something with my right-wing "friends". I fully support about 85% of dennis' political ideas, but this move is disgusting, exploitative, politically suicidal, whiny, and cause to make one wonder if just being in office is enough to turn regular guys (gals) into imbecilic shams.

Posted by: socomfy | January 27, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

This dude is just to much. Get him out!

Posted by: FLvet | January 27, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's a Democrat. Who else would sue the government while being a member of Congress? Lame buddy, lame indeed. Don't you get enough in kickbacks to pay for your own dental care?

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | January 27, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

This ought to set a precedent ! The SOB member of Congress, the legislative body in which over 85% of the people have no confidence can sue somebody in reference to something that may have happened during this BS so called Congressional Business, then the people can sue these second best to child molester members of CONGRESS for mismanagement, down right corruption, misappropriation of tax payers money, all the malfeasance, self interests and other self righteous BS.

Posted by: winemaster2 | January 27, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

The question here seems not to be whether there was damage done, but rather what is a reasonable compensation for said damage.

In this instance, most people over the age of 40 know something about the pain and aggravation caused by a similarly inflicted broken tooth. The difference is that for most of us, our teeth and time are not nearly as valuable as that of Mr. Kucinich.

The cost of a crown is about $2,000 if you don't have insurance and less than half that if you do have insurance. Giving that Dweebie Dennis probably has insurance, let's just say his out of pocket cost is $1,000. Then if we assume that his time is worth $500 an hour -- though I wouldn't give him minimum wage -- and that two trips to the dentist (including travel time) takes 8 hours, that's $4,000 more for a total of $5,000.

So Dennis wants 30 times the value of grossly inflated "real cost" for his aggravation. This guy wanted to be president. Anyone who ever thought he was a credible candidateshould have had their head examined when they thought so. Now they need to be ridiculed for for being suckers. Those who defend the daffy wee dweeb should band together for a fundraiser. maybe they can raffle off a couple Chevy Volts. Or maybe they should take a couple hundred volts where the moon don't shine. Maybe it will shock them to their senses.

Posted by: buggerianpaisley1 | January 27, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

We always knew that Dennis Kucinich was a questionable far left lunatic who dabbled in marxist socialism. Now, we know he is also a greedy, unethical lunatic.

Posted by: dplisco | January 27, 2011 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Hey Dennis. Go for a swim in the Cuyahoga River, but wait till its on fire. You are a disgusting scum bag

Posted by: nomobarry | January 27, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Frivolous Lawsuit? Tort reform!

Posted by: petersroland50 | January 27, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse


An extreme lib, ally of the trial lawyers, makes his bid to become rich in the best way he knows how. Play Lawsuit Lottery!

Posted by: edbyronadams | January 27, 2011 9:53 AM | Report abuse

The question here seems not to be whether there was damage done, but rather what is a reasonable compensation for said damage.

In this instance, most people over the age of 40 know something about the pain and aggravation caused by a similarly inflicted broken tooth. The difference is that for most of us, our teeth and time are not nearly as valuable as that of Mr. Kucinich.

The cost of a crown is about $2,000 if you don't have insurance and less than half that if you do have insurance. Giving that Dweebie Dennis probably has insurance, let's just say his out of pocket cost is $1,000. Then if we assume that his time is worth $500 an hour -- though I wouldn't give him minimum wage -- and that two trips to the dentist (including travel time) takes 8 hours, that's $4,000 more for a total of $5,000.

So Dennis wants 30 times the value of grossly inflated "real cost" for his aggravation. This guy wanted to be president. Anyone who ever thought he was a credible candidateshould have had their head examined when they thought so. Now they need to be ridiculed for for being suckers. Those who defend the daffy wee dweeb should band together for a fundraiser. maybe they can raffle off a couple Chevy Volts. Or maybe they should take a couple hundred volts where the moon don't shine. Maybe it will shock them to their senses.

Posted by: buggerianpaisley1 | January 27, 2011 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Yep those in congress sure have it rough when compared to those who wait in lines outside food kitchens.

If he wants better food, let him try the food bank.

Posted by: wesatch | January 27, 2011 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Yep those in congress sure have it rough when compared to those who wait in lines outside food kitchens.

If he wants better food, let him try the food bank.

Posted by: wesatch | January 27, 2011 9:49 AM | Report abuse

For years I thought Dennis was a little nutty - now I know he is.

Several years ago my young dentist replaced three ordinary fillings with gold foil. Looked great! Then one of them became infected and it was the most painful experience I ever endured. Ultimately he did a root canal - problem solved. Lots of pain but no lawsuit, no complaint and we continue to be friends AND patient-dentist to this day.

This is a frivolous lawsuit and Dennis does not qualify as a leader. What a jerk.

Posted by: Kansas28 | January 27, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Dennis, news flash olives have pits.....unless you can prove they put that pit there for you to bite, you have no lawsuit.....and you wanted to be President...more like any American ahole looking to scam the system!!!!

Posted by: dadofkmm | January 27, 2011 9:42 AM | Report abuse

It's hard to believe he was ever taken seriously as a presidential candidate.

Posted by: brewstercounty | January 27, 2011 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!
Have him examined by an independent dentist, and request receipts for service documenting his expenses. Pay him for these expenses, assuming that Congressional Health Care didn't. If it did, launch a countersuit for attempted fraud. Forget the pain & suffering and "loss of enjoyment". Even the Constitution only promises the "pursuit of happiness". He should eat more carefully. Olives have pits, cherries have stones. Processing equipment miss things. Eat more carefully, Dennis and quit griping.

Posted by: sober1 | January 27, 2011 9:27 AM | Report abuse

One hopes that this perennial presidential candidate will lose his district and leave the scene. What a loathsome fraud!

Posted by: mmurray2 | January 27, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Kucinich is a back stabbing, lying, manipulative, whining ass whose only purpose is looking out for number one.

This idiot has been getting a free ride since he became Mayor of Cleveland. Somehow he has been able to parlay being recalled for incompetency into a long term political career.

It really makes you wonder when will people wake up and stop supportng professional politicians like Kuciich? In the meantime, you get what you asked for.

Posted by: patrick47 | January 27, 2011 8:58 AM | Report abuse

I like Dennis and he has a right to some kind of compensation, but he had to know this would open him up for such embarrassment that it isn't worth the money.

Posted by: sarahabc | January 27, 2011 8:56 AM | Report abuse


Give the guy a break.

His Congressional seat is probably going to be wiped out, meaning his fund raising efforts will grind to a halt, and he'll be left to live on his grubby Congressional pension. That means he has to strengthen his war chest for retirement: Step One, sue someone and go for a few bucks to see if that works; then, Step Two: Go for the big bucks. Hey, this is America.

Posted by: adjjones | January 27, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

What, not enough campaign contributions?

The attractive wife spending too much?

It's pretty sad when members of congress start playing the lawsuit lottery.

Soon we won't be able to afford to buy a sandwich, either, because their tort insurance will be too high.

Thanks for NOTHING, Dennis.

Posted by: Benson | January 27, 2011 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Disgusting, pathetic, whiney, limp-wristed, pu$$y-a$$ed little bi tch.

(no offense, Dennis)

Posted by: DeanDR | January 27, 2011 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Disgusting, pathetic, whiney, limp-wristed, pu$$y-a$$ed little bi tch.

(no offense, Dennis)

Posted by: DeanDR | January 27, 2011 8:20 AM | Report abuse

This is a typical liberal reaction,blame it on someone else and see how you can profit from it.They never want to take responsibility for there actions.
For this type accident the insurance I have had would cover it under the medical as an accident even if You had no dental insurance.
Kucinich needs to get a life and if He don't lose his seat through redistricting than hopefully the people in his district are smart enough to vote him out.

Posted by: rfholmes6 | January 27, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

This is a typical liberal reaction,blame it on someone else and see how you can profit from it.They never want to take responsibility for there actions.
For this type accident the insurance I have had would cover it under the medical as an accident even if You had no dental insurance.
Kucinich needs to get a life and if He don't lose his seat through redistricting than hopefully the people in his district are smart enough to vote him out.

Posted by: rfholmes6 | January 27, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

What a greedy little schmuck. Clearly he's looking for some replacement income once he loses his job.

What a disgrace to the democratic party and to america.

Posted by: tibritt | January 27, 2011 7:52 AM | Report abuse

This happened "nearly three years ago"? And now he is suing - is he so desperate for publicity that he finally brings suit?

For gosh sake - don't allow him to buy anything from any restaurant, cafeteria, fastfood place - make him brown-bag it!

Posted by: Utahreb | January 27, 2011 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Sadly, this buffoon is illustrative of how we have spiraled into a nation of whiners. Accidents happen. Get a grip, act like a leader (it's what you are being paid to do), and be grateful that you had the means to have your tooth repaired. Many Americans do not.

Posted by: ludditegirl | January 27, 2011 7:18 AM | Report abuse

"Biting down on an olive pit has to be painful. Give Congressman Kucinich the benefit of the doubt."

There are a lot of painful things in life. I'm not sure what makes them worth $150K per incident.

He'd get the "benefit of the doubt" if he was asking to be reimbursed for fixing his teeth. But I'm pretty certain it didn't cost him $150K to get if fixed.

He symbolizes exactly what's wrong with our government.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | January 27, 2011 7:03 AM | Report abuse

What Denderson said, right down my also being an "unapologetic liberal." This is tacky as hell.

Posted by: carlaclaws | January 27, 2011 5:48 AM | Report abuse

Disgraceful behavior. I am amazed that voters of Ohio keep sending him back to Congress.

Rep. K, FYI, I broke a tooth at Wolfgang Puck in Tokyo several years ago. It did not occur to me to sue the restaurant. That's what insurance is for.

Posted by: RobsonJV | January 27, 2011 5:22 AM | Report abuse

Disgraceful behavior. I am amazed that voters of Ohio keep sending him back to Congress.

Rep. K, FYI, I broke a tooth at Wolfgang Puck in Tokyo several years ago. It did not occur to me to sue the restaurant. That's what insurance is for.

Posted by: RobsonJV | January 27, 2011 5:21 AM | Report abuse

I for one applaud the action? Why? Well, if the federal government offered DENTAL insurance that wasn't a dang joke and actually covered surgery,crowns and implants instead of the crap that has us paying a premium and also paying for most of it, (the federal government doesn't contribute to any of our dental plans) then maybe he could have had the damages to his mouth covered instead of having to sue to get them suffered. I would like to see federal healthcare insurance put into a cafeteria plan where we can select the kinds of care we need for the dollars we pay. For example, my plan covers well-baby care and I am well past childbearing. I could you that coverage for what I DO need. Like Dental.

Posted by: jacquie1 | January 27, 2011 5:04 AM | Report abuse

Is this just another follow up story of the " Princess and the Pea ? "

Posted by: puck-101 | January 27, 2011 4:37 AM | Report abuse

This happened before Obama signed off on the Food Safety Act. If it happens again, the food police (unionized of course) will see that the unionized food service employees are represented by their union lawyer. What a country.

Posted by: dcharlson | January 27, 2011 2:52 AM | Report abuse

This happened before Obama signed off on the Food Safety Act. If it happens again, the food police (unionized of course) will see that the unionized food service employees are represented by their union lawyer. What a country.

Posted by: dcharlson | January 27, 2011 2:51 AM | Report abuse

This idiot is an example of the fools that are also called congressmen. No sense of value. In his case a cracked tooth can be repaired for a few hundred and if it couldn't be repaired then an implant is usually under $2,000. What is the rest for? He still made speeches and told lies.This probably an example of why our deficit is so high...no sense of actual cost

Posted by: vageorge | January 27, 2011 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Cheesesrice! You must be totally desperate, Dennis! What you have done in bringing this stupid lawsuit is embarrass every liberal in the country. You have better have a good explanation or more details that prove you have a real case or your behind is fried!

If you don't, then you should be voted out. See, here is the deal. The republicans will excuse their own regardless. We will not. I hope you have considered that before you decided to sue. Whats the deal? Is your pretty wife getting restless?

Posted by: sandnsmith | January 27, 2011 1:22 AM | Report abuse

This is an embarrassment to any self-respecting liberal - or conservative. Sure, Kucinich has a right to sue, and the suit may well have merit under existing law. Still, even if he was injured, he had insurance and he did not lose income. So to sue for 150K because this hurt is greedy and opportunistic. A pit is part of the food in the first place. It's not a nail or a piece of glass. A piece of advice for Kucinich; don't talk and chew at the same time.

Posted by: kabej | January 27, 2011 1:08 AM | Report abuse

The little people suck on olive pits with what is left over after Congress robs us blind.

Is Willie Nelson proud of his candidate?

Posted by: greatgrandmasue | January 27, 2011 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Nice going Dennis. I hope you get your money real soon.

Posted by: truth1 | January 27, 2011 12:07 AM | Report abuse

As a an unapologetic liberal and a loyal Democrat, I am particularly saddended by this self-serving and indefensible action by Mr Kucinich. Life is full of little mishaps and disappointments, and his frivolous lawsuit is emblematic of the legal excesses in our overly litigious society. I hope the courts will quickly dispose of of this matter, and that the good people of Ohio will someday soon dispose of Mr. Kucinich.

Posted by: denderson | January 26, 2011 11:17 PM | Report abuse

As a an unapologetic liberal and a loyal Democrat, I am particularly saddended by this self-serving and indefensible action by Mr Kucinich. Life is full of little mishaps and disappointments, and his frivolous lawsuit is emblematic of the legal excesses in our overly litigious society. I hope the courts will quickly dispose of of this matter, and that the good people of Ohio will someday soon dispose of Mr. Kucinich.

Posted by: denderson | January 26, 2011 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Ann Coulter will be all over this by next week.
I can't wait.

Dennis, (And all other Liberal losers), read a can. It's like eatng shucked oysters. Be careful.

Posted by: Etek | January 26, 2011 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Into each life some rain or 'pits' must fall - thank goodness the pit for Kucinich hit a tooth and not his stomach. What would that law suit be worth? Aren't there laws (passed by Congress) concerning frivolous law suits?

Posted by: rbsher | January 26, 2011 11:08 PM | Report abuse

This lawsuit is exactly why Americans think our government is made up of frivilous thinking, self-serving, elitist who have absolutely no common sense. How sever Rep. Kucinich was your injury? A root canel isn't a life time of pain and caps cost $800.00 Congressman get your act together. You get free dental at our expense so maybe it's time to return to reality or simply get a life. We the people don't need fools leading us in Washington.

Posted by: forist2011 | January 26, 2011 10:53 PM | Report abuse

This lawsuit is exactly why Americans think our government is made up of frivilous thinking, self-serving, elitist who have absolutely no common sense. How sever Rep. Kucinich was your injury? A root canel isn't a life time of pain and caps cost $800.00 Congressman get your act together. You get free dental at our expense so maybe it's time to return to reality or simply get a life. We the people don't need fools leading us in Washington.

Posted by: forist2011 | January 26, 2011 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Funny how frivolous lawsuits are someone elses lawsuit. If it was yours, it would be legitimate right? Food service companies have a duty to serve food that will not cause injuries, whether its salmonella burgers or olive pit sandwiches. That's what we pay them for when we get to the cash register. Biting down on an olive pit has to be painful. Give Congressman Kucinich the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: davidwg46 | January 26, 2011 10:14 PM | Report abuse

A nation of wusses and $54 million pants.

Posted by: bs2004 | January 26, 2011 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich epitomizes everything that is wrong in this country...

Libt@rd
Lawyer
Frivolous Lawsuits
Big Government
Entitlements...

Posted by: freepost | January 26, 2011 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich epitomizes everything that is wrong in this country...

Libt@rd
Lawyer
Frivolous Lawsuits
Big Government
Entitlements...

Posted by: freepost | January 26, 2011 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich epitomizes everything that is wrong in this country...

Libt@rd
Lawyer
Frivolous Lawsuits
Big Government
Entitlements...

Posted by: freepost | January 26, 2011 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Professional idiot.

Posted by: michael49 | January 26, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Professional idiot.

Posted by: michael49 | January 26, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Dear Democrat friends,

Although I tend to lean Republican, I implore you to join me in the spirit of cooperation. If redistricting does not leave this louse without a job, I encourage you to make use of the next primaries to eliminate the possibility of the leech returning to office.

Thank you, and good night.

Posted by: LovingDad95 | January 26, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Dennis, buy a vowel and get a life. What happens when you see some gray snowflakes in the big city?

If you are this petty shouldn't you be an accountant, not an elected official?

Posted by: TaxTheRichNow | January 26, 2011 8:43 PM | Report abuse

WHHAAAAT!?!?!? A Dem expecting something for nothing? Say it isn't so.

The gimme gimme mindset doesn't surprise me at all.

Posted by: Bevhome | January 26, 2011 6:29 PM | Report abuse

WHHAAAAT!?!?!? A Dem expecting something for nothing? Say it isn't so.

The gimme gimme mindset doesn't surprise me at all.

Posted by: Bevhome | January 26, 2011 6:27 PM | Report abuse

May be he thought he was suing Big Oil....

.....and not Big Olive. Or Olive Oyl.

I'd suggest a hefty portion of spinach for Dennis. Smoking pipe not necessary.

Posted by: kishorgala | January 26, 2011 6:22 PM | Report abuse

I swallowed a penney once, my mental anguish was intolerable. It was my allowance for that week. I should have sued my mommy for paying me in such small denominations.
Idiot

Posted by: jhnjdy | January 26, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for little Dennis. He's so taken advantage of (preposition ending). You sue for $150K, the lawyers get $75K of it and you get what? No, not just money but the 'Dope of the year award' last given by the American people to the woman spilling hot McDonals coffee in her crotch. You jerk.

Posted by: CassieCharlie | January 26, 2011 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for little Dennis. He's so taken advantage of (preposition ending). You sue for $150K, the lawyers get $75K of it and you get what? No, not just money but the 'Dope of the year award' last given by the American people to the woman spilling hot McDonals coffee in her crotch. You jerk.

Posted by: CassieCharlie | January 26, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for little Dennis. He's so taken advantage of (preposition ending). You sue for $150K, the lawyers get $75K of it and you get what? No, not just money but the 'Dope of the year award' last given by the American people to the woman spilling hot McDonals coffee in her crotch. You jerk.

Posted by: CassieCharlie | January 26, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Hmm - let's see. You have a 2 year statute of limitations on injuries related to childbirth which may take years to adequately surface and apparently 3+ years for some ignoramus congressman to sue over something which must have been immediately obvious. Yeah, sounds about right.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | January 26, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

The big old olive pit made a boo-boo with the little boy. What a jerk!

Posted by: Prof-Dr-G | January 26, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I actually like Dennis Kucinich but this action by him is below the dignity of his office. Sorry about your tooth Dennis, but I am sure you have adequate insurance to take care of it.

Posted by: wcrane2 | January 26, 2011 4:59 PM | Report abuse

The big old olive pit made a boo-boo with the little boy. What a jerk!

Posted by: Prof-Dr-G | January 26, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

This is part and parcel of what goes on in every city in this country every day. Trial lawyers skim billions of dollars from everyone who buys insurance or who buy any good or service from anyone who has to buy insurance. They make millions so they can live great, big houses, fancy cars, vacations, expensive schools, everything great. All the money comes from raping YOU and ME. They divert some to Democratic politicians who make sure to keep the laws friendly to the raping business. Every Democrat politician and the party itself should have to disclose how much $ they get from these parasites. Its the biggest ongoing crime in the nation but the worst part is that we can hardly recognize it much less change it. People ! where do you think Kucinich's $150,000 is going to come from? From YOU ! Lawyers get a third or more.

Posted by: bebgsurg | January 26, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Two things: Define "loss of enjoyment".
That must have been some giant olive. Dennis always impressed me as a whiner.

Posted by: ANNA2 | January 26, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Two things: Define "loss of enjoyment".
That must have been some giant olive. Dennis always impressed me as a whiner.

Posted by: ANNA2 | January 26, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

This one went past ridiculous so fast that everything was blown down. Get real, the olive pit did not damage him as badly as he thinks. He has had issues for a long time that no olive pit could have caused.

Posted by: ronjeske | January 26, 2011 4:48 PM | Report abuse

This is pits!

Did he consult Dalai Lama before becoming revengeful(suing) and holding others responsible?

I am sure Dalai Lama would have advised him to "make your own sandwich and bring a brown brown bag to work" or to "watch what you put in your mouth!"

I think Kucinich just blew his chance at another presidential bid.

Posted by: kishorgala | January 26, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The legal settlement from this case should help defray the loss of his Congressional District. However, word is that the Ohio GOP wants to keep him in the House. His presence caricatures the Democratic Party and helps in other Ohio races.

Posted by: CincinnatiRIck | January 26, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I can see from the complaint that he is using the the reasonable expectation test developed under Article 2 of the UCC and its implied warranties for food. I don't see how he wins. He will need to convince the jury that a reasonable person could not reasonably expect a pit in a sandwich that contained olives.

Posted by: atomic40 | January 26, 2011 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Man up Denny. It's not like you got shot in the brain.

Posted by: johnharris1 | January 26, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Man up Denny. It's not like you got shot in the brain.

Posted by: johnharris1 | January 26, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I can see from the complaint that he is using the the reasonable expectation test developed under Article 2 of the UCC and its implied warranties for food. I don't see how he wins. He will need to convince the jury that a reasonable person could not reasonably expect a pit in a sandwich that contained olives.

Posted by: atomic40 | January 26, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Everyone knows that he is a mental case, even on a good day!

Posted by: PZ007 | January 26, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Everyone knows that he is a mental case, even on a good day!

Posted by: PZ007 | January 26, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The poor man - it's hard to comprehend the depth of the anguish he must be suffering.

Posted by: slowroller | January 26, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to stop frivolous lawsuits as one way to get the country back on the right track. Thought that last night while I was listening to the SOTU speech...think it all the more after seeing this article. He needs to be voted out of office immediately.

Once upon a time we were eating at Chili's. I had chicken fried steak. I bit down on a piece of a yucky RAG that had somehow been cooked into my steak...

I told the waiter about it but we didn't even get the meal compensated, much less anything more. (I do have to admit that I have never, ever ordered chicken fried steak from Chili's again!!) I guess I should have sued Chili's for mental anguish and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stupid me...

Posted by: UMustBKidding | January 26, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I just lost a lot of respect for Mr. Kucinich. I once thought he was the people's warrior (albeit a wacky one) - but now (post-olive-pit), I see him as more of a shameless opportunist. $150K for a broken tooth??? Sheesh...

Posted by: ProfessorPeabody | January 26, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

You'd think a congressman who can vote himself a huge raise any time and who has perks and bennies far beyond anything we mere mortals will ever see could get by in life without spinning the lawsuit wheel-of-fortune. Greed apparently knows no bounds.

Posted by: bill-in-nm | January 26, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me.

Why is this guy waiting 3 years to sue. And frankly, how do we even know he even bought the thing at the cafeteria.

He has access to the best medical coverage paid for by taxpayers and he now intends to sue 3 years later. Come On.

Posted by: kholm1 | January 26, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

@ lingo009

As a "chef", you of course know, that olives are pitted by a machine that is generally located on-site of the grower. So who exactly would you fire for not doing their job or as you say "messing up the prep work"? No kitchen that I have ever worked in pays someone to stand there and feel all of the olives to make sure there are no pits and I've never heard of any kitchen actually pitting their own olives, one by one, by hand.

When you purchase pitted olives, you expect them to be pitted. Does the occasional pit get missed by the machine? Of course it does. Who hasn't bit into a pit before? Its an accident - plain and simple - with no one at actual fault.

This lawsuit is extremely frivolous.

Posted by: jade_rak | January 26, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Typical of the lame sorry useless politicians. It is not bad enough he gets lifetime medical benefits of retirement and so forth, but he is so greedy that he wants a payout. As a medical fraud investigator, I cry foul on him. He is a bigger crook now than ever before, I question his honor, his integrity and his having a real spine.

Posted by: laysertag | January 26, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Typical of the lame sorry useless politicians. It is not bad enough he gets lifetime medical benefits of retirement and so forth, but he is so greedy that he wants a payout. As a medical fraud investigator, I cry foul on him. He is a bigger crook now than ever before, I question his honor, his integrity and his having a real spine.

Posted by: laysertag | January 26, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Typical of the lame sorry useless politicians. It is not bad enough he gets lifetime medical benefits of retirement and so forth, but he is so greedy that he wants a payout. As a medical fraud investigator, I cry foul on him. He is a bigger crook now than ever before, I question his honor, his integrity and his having a real spine.

Posted by: laysertag | January 26, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Typical of the lame sorry useless politicians. It is not bad enough he gets lifetime medical benefits of retirement and so forth, but he is so greedy that he wants a payout. As a medical fraud investigator, I cry foul on him. He is a bigger crook now than ever before, I question his honor, his integrity and his having a real spine.

Posted by: laysertag | January 26, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

And yet Congress wants to limit consumers/victims ability to sue when they are harmed. Once again, what's good for the congressional and top 2% privileged few will be legislated away for everyone else.

Posted by: barkway | January 26, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

And yet Congress wants to limit consumers/victims ability to sue when they are harmed. Once again, what's good for the congressional and top 2% privileged few will be legislated away for everyone else.

Posted by: barkway | January 26, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

It just goes to show you that some politicians are greed. It took him 3 years to do this. Guess that he is running out of Unpitted Olive Money. What a joke these greedy politicians are.

Posted by: lklem | January 26, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Dennis The Menace doesn't believe there should be a statute of limitations on stupidity. Maybe we should just give him the $150K from Barry's slush fund if Dennis promises to just shut up and go away - permanently.

Posted by: jpost1 | January 26, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

My bet is that his government Congressional Health Plan paid for every last cent of the expense involved in his 'numerous' surgeries, etc.

A typical politician, milk it for whatever you can for as long as you can.

And you waited 3 years? The pain must have been excruciating.

In two simple words: B.S.

Posted by: dharper2 | January 26, 2011 3:31 PM | Report abuse

He sued the business man cause he couldnt sue the oral surgeon for malpractice, wasn't allowed under obamacare! how manyjobs did dennis deny cause of this? oh non that do work, just more lawyers

Posted by: zzapperz | January 26, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

He sued the business man cause he couldnt sue the oral surgeon for malpractice, wasn't allowed under obamacare! how manyjobs did dennis deny cause of this? oh non that do work, just more lawyers

Posted by: zzapperz | January 26, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

This loudmouth should have lost his seat many years ago, this reminds me of the "hot coffee" that the black woman sued McDonalds over and received millions some years ago.....no court should even consider such a frivolous thing as this, maybe he should slip on a banana peel on the capital steps......

Posted by: bstone1931 | January 26, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The GOP gerrymandering Kucinich out reminds me of how Connie Morella was removed 10 years ago

Posted by: jboogie1 | January 26, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Before everyone starts posting about 'frivolous lawsuit', I can say personally as a Chef, that foreign/unexpected objects is one of the FIRST things they teach you at culinary school. IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN. It is very serious.

Mr. Kucinich is lucky it wasn't glass, finger nails, jewlerly, etc.

He has every right to sue for his dental damages. I would have FIRED the idiot who messed up the prep work. In a second!

Posted by: lingo009 | January 26, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The GOP gerrymandering Kucinich out reminds me of how Connie Morella was removed 10 years ago

Posted by: jboogie1 | January 26, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Before everyone starts posting about 'frivolous lawsuit', I can say personally as a Chef, that foreign/unexpected objects is one of the FIRST things they teach you at culinary school. IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN. It is very serious.

Mr. Kucinich is lucky it wasn't glass, finger nails, jewlerly, etc.

He has every right to sue for his dental damages. I would have FIRED the idiot who messed up the prep work. In a second!

Posted by: lingo009 | January 26, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Wow, another frivolous lawsuit. Just what our country needed!

Its interesting that he is bringing this up now, rather than 3 years ago when it happened. I guess he knows he's going to need some source of income since he isn't fit for any other job other than this professional windbag gig thats about to run out.

Posted by: sjones25 | January 26, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Dennis...treating every problem as an opportunity to sue is for little people.
Lets face it, the real problem is that you have old and decaying teeth. We all get old. We all decay. We dont try to blame someone else for this. Get Mrs K to conjure up some eeby geeby spells and restore them if she can.

Posted by: photty1 | January 26, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Dennis...treating every problem as an opportunity to sue is for little people.
Lets face it, the real problem is that you have old and decaying teeth. We all get old. We all decay. We dont try to blame someone else for this. Get Mrs K to conjure up some eeby geeby spells and restore them if she can.

Posted by: photty1 | January 26, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Buck up, Rep. Kucinich. Llfe contains olive pits, and there are no warnings posted anywhere.

Posted by: WalterKoch | January 26, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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