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San Francisco bans Happy Meals
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 2, 2010 | Sharon Bernstein

Posted on 11/03/2010 11:07:54 AM PDT by inflorida

San Francisco's board of supervisors has voted, by a veto-proof margin, to ban most of McDonald's Happy Meals as they are now served in the restaurants.

The measure will make San Francisco the first major city in the country to forbid restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that contain more than set levels of calories, sugar and fat.

The ordinance would also require restaurants to provide fruits and vegetables with all meals for children that come with toys.

"We're part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice," said Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure. "From San Francisco to New York City, the epidemic of childhood obesity in this country is making our kids sick, particularly kids from low income neighborhoods, at an alarming rate. It's a survival issue and a day-to-day issue."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antibreeder; antichild; foodjustice; happymeal; nannystate; napl; parentalrights
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 11:07:58 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida
Homosexuals are, first and foremost, anal control-freaks.

They want us to leave them alone, but they have no intention of leaving us alone.

2 posted on 11/03/2010 11:08:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: inflorida

More loons in CA... ya get what ya vote for! Idiots.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 11:09:43 AM PDT by Tuxedo (Up against the wall)
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To: inflorida

all they need to do is put some “gay friendly” toys in there and San Fran will reverse the ban.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 11:09:43 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: inflorida

Save us from ourselves, Benevolent Dictators!!!


5 posted on 11/03/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("Words that will live in infamy: 'This is not a time for ideological purity.'" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: inflorida

Whatever you do, don’t drink any water that comes from California. There’s something in it that drives people batty.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 11:10:20 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: inflorida

Since when you get a Happy Meal you CAN get apples instead of fries and milk or juice instead of soda........what are they baning. Have they ever actually been to a McD’s?


7 posted on 11/03/2010 11:10:26 AM PDT by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Is smoking still legal in San Fran?


8 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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To: inflorida

San Perverto is the child un-friendly city in America.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:17 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: inflorida

Make Nancy Pelosi the No Happy Meals in Liberal La La Land Czar. She’s got nothing to do these days, anyway.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:27 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: inflorida

Sin FreakSicko bans Happy Meals but welcomes GAY Meals.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:41 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: inflorida

Micky Ds should just leave San Fran.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:41 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: inflorida; DarthVader
food justice ?

how long are we going to tolerate this insanity and attack on freedom ?

13 posted on 11/03/2010 11:11:58 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“food justice”??? WTF is that?? Coming soon to your neighborhood...


14 posted on 11/03/2010 11:12:02 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: inflorida

All they have to do is drop the price of the meal a penny and charge a penny for the toy...that way it isn’t free.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 11:12:27 AM PDT by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: inflorida

I hope to hell they close every last McDonald’s in this control freak’s power zone.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: No_More_Harkin

Is smoking still legal in San Fran?

No, but activities that result in AIDS are legal.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 11:12:53 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: FormerACLUmember

San Francrisco...


18 posted on 11/03/2010 11:13:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: inflorida

“...an agenda of food justice...”

LOL, such idiots!


19 posted on 11/03/2010 11:13:22 AM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: inflorida
an agenda of food justice

Good grief--we have "social justice," "economic justice," and now "food justice"? What next--"fashion justice"?
20 posted on 11/03/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: LexRex in TN

Good idea.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: Russ
“food justice”??? WTF is that??

Anything you want it to be.

22 posted on 11/03/2010 11:14:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: inflorida
"We're part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice," said Supervisor Eric Mar

No you are shiftless bureaucratic control freaks.

23 posted on 11/03/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: inflorida
moving forward an agenda of food justice

What a bunch of left wing control freaks! What is wrong with people? My state, Massachusetts, is full of these retards, who seemingly have an unshakeable electoral majority. Depressed in Massachusetts

24 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: SandRat

Oh, you got the first word right. I should have thought of that.

Sin Francrisco


25 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: inflorida

The proper response would be for McDonalds to immediately CLOSE every outlet with that governing entity’s jurisdiction.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:45 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: inflorida
an agenda of food justice

Good grief. These people are nuts.
27 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:47 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: inflorida

San Francisco Police have begun rounding up fast food icons...


28 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: No_More_Harkin

Married gay 14 year old potsmokers are still legal I guess


29 posted on 11/03/2010 11:16:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: inflorida

Sorry, kids. Burgers and fries are reserved for gays.

30 posted on 11/03/2010 11:16:24 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

That’s not gay friendly.


31 posted on 11/03/2010 11:16:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: brytlea
"Micky Ds should just leave San Fran."

Most McDonalds are owned by individuals, who work within the McDonalds franchise. That would make moving them out a little more difficult than if they were all company owned.

I don't know how many McDonalds there are in San Fran, but it's doubtful you'd get them all to shut down, as it's a good chance some of those franchise owner are rabit liberals who agree with the decision.
32 posted on 11/03/2010 11:16:47 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: inflorida

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C.S. Lewis


33 posted on 11/03/2010 11:17:52 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: machogirl

“all they need to do is put some “gay friendly” toys in there and San Fran will reverse the ban.”

Hey kids! Get a free ball gag with your burger!


34 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: machogirl

Gay friendly toys?

Marching mechanical dildoes


35 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: brytlea

I totally agree. They should pull out of the San Francisco area....now.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:59 AM PDT by RC2
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To: brytlea

Doesn’t San Fran hand out free needles and condoms to addicts and the homeless? Do they still give free alcohol to drunks?

To be consistent, they should be paying government workers to hand out toys at McDonald’s rather than banning them... suddenly they are disapproving of a person’s right to choose?? Hilarious.

The Liberal mind is rather shallow, but you can always count on them to be inconsistent.


37 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:59 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What next--"fashion justice"?

The First Wookie would be a repeat offender.
38 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:33 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: inflorida

Okay, my first thought was that it had to be vote fraud but this happy meal legislation pretty much clarifies why Boxer and Brown won. Due to the concentrated populations in SF and LA, well, they really ARE that stupid.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:41 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: inflorida
“food justice”?!?!?!?!

The BS sirens are sounding full blast!
I can't hear anything else.

When you hear the words “food justice”
You expect Rod Serling to come out from behind a pillar and tell a story about a dystopian society.

Have we all been sucked into a portal into a parallel universe?

I think we whizzed past a sign that said, “Reality Ends Here”

40 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:41 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: inflorida
A thought just hit me, if they want to "forbid restaurants from offering a free toy...", I would just turn it around on them, and advertise that I was, in fact, just selling the toy, and throwing in a free burger and fries....

Well, it's a little funny....
41 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:51 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: inflorida

McD’s in San Fran should start offering their little toys separately for 10 cents. That should solve the problem.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 11:20:08 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: kingattax

“Food justice”

Clearly from the Saul Alinsky playbook.

...The tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends states “that you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments ... Moral rationalization is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means.”


43 posted on 11/03/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: inflorida

“San Francisco bans Happy Meals”

The idea of what constitutes a “Happy Meal” in San Francisco gives me a slight case of the dry heaves.


44 posted on 11/03/2010 11:20:41 AM PDT by Spok
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To: inflorida

There’s no shortage of happy in EsEff today. Go Giants!


45 posted on 11/03/2010 11:21:29 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: Russ

See also “environmental justice” and “social justice.” Food justice means calorie equity (no fat Americans) and fairness. (Fairness= no freedom of choices if the elite feel the choice is bad and outside of accepted group norms for an accptable sugar, fat, non-organic and meat free diet. There is even more angst if poor choice is incentivized under free market principles.) Sad day when the word “justice” gets redefined to incorporate tenets of socialism


46 posted on 11/03/2010 11:23:36 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: COBOL2Java

47 posted on 11/03/2010 11:23:36 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: inflorida
The solution is EASY!!!

JUST CHANGE THE NAME TO 'GAY MEALS'!
48 posted on 11/03/2010 11:24:22 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: inflorida

"Happy endings are still OK."

49 posted on 11/03/2010 11:24:40 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: inflorida

I am so glad they have now solved THE most pressing problem in our country. All hail the communists!


50 posted on 11/03/2010 11:24:58 AM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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