RUSH: You know, speaking of hellish news, did you see where a Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry a cancer warning label because of a chemical that’s produced in the roasting process? Not kidding here. Is there anything that judges are not experts on? This is a superior court judge.
He wrote in his proposed ruling that “While the plaintiff offered evidence that consumption of coffee increases the risk of harm to the fetus, to infants, to children and to adults, defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving that consumption of coffee confers a benefit.”
So the premise is that coffee can kill and if somebody cannot prove that it doesn’t, then the ruling is that coffee kills and needs a cancer warning label on it. So now a judge is requiring a company to prove a negative? That’s not what our law is all about. But it’s California. As I always say about California, when they think they’ve fixed something or solved something, they haven’t. They only have opened a brand-new can of worms that once again corrupts and pollutes our great society and culture.