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Calif. requires restaurant chains to post calories
AP via SFGate ^ | 9/30/8

Posted on 09/30/2008 1:03:48 PM PDT by SmithL

Sacramento, CA (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation making California the first state to require restaurant chains to reveal how many calories are in their standard menu items.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: calories; nannystate; schwarzenegger; yourtaxdollarsatwork
Your tax dollars at work!
1 posted on 09/30/2008 1:03:51 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Well, I WAS going to eat that fettucini alfredo until I saw the calories posted!!!

/rolls eyes


2 posted on 09/30/2008 1:05:05 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: SmithL

As if his constituents could actually count -— go figure...


3 posted on 09/30/2008 1:05:26 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: SmithL
I am encouraged by this action, if only all other legislation could be dealt with, with ease, in other words, what a bunch of horse dung.
4 posted on 09/30/2008 1:07:13 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: SmithL

Next up...legislation that all restaurants count every grain of rice to be sure of “even distribution”!


5 posted on 09/30/2008 1:10:37 PM PDT by albie
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To: SmithL

How many calories do you burn reading all the calorie info?

Incredible.. Social engineering pioneers we be..


6 posted on 09/30/2008 1:11:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: SmithL
Calif. requires restaurant chains to post calories

The day is right around the corner when you ask for dessert, the waiter politely tells you "I am sorry. I think you've had enough this evening"

Don't laugh....it's coming. Hey...are you gunna eat that cupcake?

7 posted on 09/30/2008 1:11:14 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SmithL

This is in place in NYC. It’s very funny looking on the menu.


8 posted on 09/30/2008 1:12:03 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: SmithL
Does this include the Roach Coach. I'm sure the carne asada fries are well over 3000 calories.
9 posted on 09/30/2008 1:12:08 PM PDT by chaos_5 (See my profile for cool Palin "lipstick" stickers!)
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To: SmithL

There’s more regulation in fast food which costs $5 than mortages of $500,000


10 posted on 09/30/2008 1:13:19 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: SmithL

Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have been pulling things like this for years. When you’re not doing a damned thing productive, you have to fill in with something.

“They may be allowing the state to go belly up fiscally, but they did put those calorie signs in the windows. They can’t be all that bad.”

Pass the grass tortilla will ya Marge...


11 posted on 09/30/2008 1:14:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: SmithL

This puss is the epitome of stupidity in California. We have so damn many regulations that it is a wonder any business would want to work in Kalifornia.


12 posted on 09/30/2008 1:17:09 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: SmithL

This will cost dearly, as each portion must be sent to a lab for testing. Chefs will have to stick to exact fomula every time. I read an in article that went into depth about this a few weeks ago.


14 posted on 09/30/2008 1:23:50 PM PDT by anglian ( If BS could fill an empty stomach, democrats could feed the world)
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To: anglian

I am sure the line cooks will be loving this. Not only will they get grilled on taste by the Exec. Chef but watch what they put in as well.

Nanny State gone wild.


15 posted on 09/30/2008 1:29:39 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Not to worry. Already posted on the restaurant doors are state required placards warning patrons that food is hazardous to your health.


16 posted on 09/30/2008 1:35:02 PM PDT by E=MC2
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To: SmithL

This only applies to their standard menu items.

Starting today, everything is a “daily special”.


17 posted on 09/30/2008 1:36:11 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AMBER AND GINGER LYNN

Be careful of the bean sprout sandwich. It could be loaded with ecoli.


18 posted on 09/30/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee

100% of the people who have ever drank water are going to die, and the Gubmint hasen’t done a darn thing to stop it!!!!!


19 posted on 09/30/2008 1:41:26 PM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: SmithL

Jeebus, so many of you complain about the number of “fatties” walking around costing you money. Maybe seeing the number of calories in any given food WILL give some people pause before they order that Blooming Onion.

We’re talking information, not propaganda.


20 posted on 09/30/2008 1:41:34 PM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: SmithL

I don’t support the law, but I wish the restaurants in my area would do it voluntarily. A couple around here used to do it and then stopped.


21 posted on 09/30/2008 1:43:45 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: DoughtyOne
Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have been pulling things like this for years. When you’re not doing a damned thing productive, you have to fill in with something.

For shenanigans such as this, you can thank Assemblyman Houston Flournoy (R-Pomona), an ultra-liberal Republican who pushed through legislation in 1966 giving California a full-time legislature--one of the biggest boondoggles in our state's history.

22 posted on 09/30/2008 2:12:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SmithL

Naw. All restaurants should just LIE and make up some numbers and post them. This legislation is garbage anyway. And have a few thugs intimidate so-called inspectors.


23 posted on 09/30/2008 2:42:56 PM PDT by Clock King (Under revision...)
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To: dbwz

Agreed. I don’t get it, so what if restaurants are required to list calories of meals they serve.

Why are conservatives afraid of information? Everyone is still able to make dining decisions LIKE THEY WERE ADULTS.


24 posted on 09/30/2008 3:55:13 PM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: dbwz

I’ll answer my own question.

Too many “conservatives” are weenies...


25 posted on 09/30/2008 3:56:28 PM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: dbwz

When I saw this report this was my initial reaction...

“Good. Now if I decide that if I go a little overboard on dinner I can choose (like an adult) to skip the dessert or maybe add something a little healthier (like fruit or veggies) the next day to balance my caloric intake or in case I am watching my cholesterol.”

Or, I can mac out and not care. But the decision is always MINE...like an adult shouldhave.

MORE information is never bad.


26 posted on 09/30/2008 4:02:40 PM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: Clock King

“Naw. All restaurants should just LIE and make up some numbers and post them.”

Are you an accountant?


27 posted on 09/30/2008 4:06:11 PM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks for the mention. It would be nice if we had a governor who would turn down at least some of this nonsense.


28 posted on 09/30/2008 4:51:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Bob J

No argument here. Honestly, I think too many people stuff food down their gullets without really thinking about it or knowing what’s in it, but having the information at hand lets you make a responsible (or irresponsible) choice. And that’s kind of what I thought conservatives were all about - peronal responsibility - but I wonder sometimes... ;-)

This is a lot different than NYC banning trans fats.


29 posted on 09/30/2008 8:29:10 PM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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