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Victory: McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban
HotAir ^ | November 29,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 11/29/2011 7:27:02 PM PST by Hojczyk

Come Dec. 1, you can still buy the Happy Meal. But it doesn’t come with a toy. For that, you’ll have to pay an extra 10 cents.

Huh. That hardly seems to have solved the problem (though adults and children purchasing unhealthy food can at least take solace that the 10 cents is going to Ronald McDonald House charities). But it actually gets worse from here. Thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar’s much-ballyhooed new law, parents browbeaten into supplementing their preteens’ Happy Meal toy collections are now mandated to buy the Happy Meals.

Today and tomorrow mark the last days that put-upon parents can satiate their youngsters by simply throwing down $2.18 for a Happy Meal toy. But, thanks to the new law taking effect on Dec. 1, this is no longer permitted. Now, in order to have the privilege of making a 10-cent charitable donation in exchange for the toy, you must buy the Happy Meal. Hilariously, it appears Mar et al., in their desire to keep McDonald’s from selling grease and fat to kids with the lure of a toy have now actually incentivized the purchase of that grease and fat — when, beforehand, a put-upon parent could get out cheaper and healthier with just the damn toy.

In other words, they dropped the healthy options from the Happy Meal, split off the toy — which is the only part most kids care about — and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime. Your kid gets (a) something to play with and (b) fat, and you get momentary piece of mind. And San Francisco gets … a lesson? Nah. They won’t learn.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; gaymeal; nambla; sanfranswishco
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1 posted on 11/29/2011 7:27:07 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Capitalism and the free market at it’s best!


2 posted on 11/29/2011 7:29:34 PM PST by albie
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To: Hojczyk

Hilarious. I love it. Great how comment sense and intelligence can come together so beautifully.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 7:30:45 PM PST by JosephMama (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Cain 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

HA!!! “Lovin’ it!”


4 posted on 11/29/2011 7:30:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Hojczyk

Hilarious. I love it. Great how common sense and intelligence can come together so beautifully.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 7:31:10 PM PST by JosephMama (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Cain 2012)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I can hear the heads exploding from here LOL


6 posted on 11/29/2011 7:36:28 PM PST by molson209
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To: Hojczyk

Excellent. Reminds me in a small way of how the banks tried to turn the Community Reinvestment Act into a profit. Granted, it went horribly wrong, but if liberal eggheads didn’t try to interfere in the market, the crash wouldn’t have happened.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 7:41:16 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Hojczyk

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

8 posted on 11/29/2011 7:43:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hojczyk

Eating a few delicious fries doesn’t seem to affect my weight in any way - over the last 55 years of occasionally eating at Mickey D’s.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 7:44:25 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

10 posted on 11/29/2011 7:47:51 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Hojczyk

Sounds like they were MACed!


11 posted on 11/29/2011 7:48:44 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Hojczyk

I wonder if SF will ban McDs from selling toys next.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 7:55:11 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Hojczyk

How long until someone calls 911 because they have to pay 10c for the toy?


13 posted on 11/29/2011 8:01:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MetaThought

This is the same SF which has very liberal laws regarding public nudity, and permits open sex acts at the homosexual themed Folsom Street Fair. They are so liberal/libertarian in certain areas of life, yet when it comes to Happy Meals, the liberals who run SF are nanny staters.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 8:01:03 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hojczyk

McD’s didn’t get where they are by getting out-maneuvered by a putz like that guy! LOL


15 posted on 11/29/2011 8:01:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: JosephMama

“Comment sense” is hard to find these days.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 8:03:03 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Hojczyk
Good for McDonalds...

Liberals are control freak idiots ...McDonalds' showing them all the respect they deserve. ZERO ZIP NADA NONE

17 posted on 11/29/2011 8:06:50 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: ILS21R

I’m so stealing that!


18 posted on 11/29/2011 8:12:02 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: mnehring

LOL!


19 posted on 11/29/2011 8:32:01 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Hojczyk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...

This one is really funny.


20 posted on 11/29/2011 8:35:26 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: albie
McDonald's Happy Meal toys will now cost 10 cents.

Capitalism and the free market at it’s best!

You bet...Seeing how McDonald's gets 1000 their trinket toys from Communist China for about 10 cents...A win win.

21 posted on 11/29/2011 8:44:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Hojczyk
I gave them this "workaround" over a year ago...guess they didn't like it too much...


HAPPY MEAL


22 posted on 11/29/2011 8:46:20 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: sickoflibs
In a past time, moms stayed at home and clean house, did the washes, ironed the cloths, cooked meals for the little ones and the dad. Greasy hamburgers for most where non existent. People walked stayed trim. Healthy. Now the 300 plus pound moms have to haul their tubs of fat kids out of the vans, and haul them into the slop shops to get a bit fatter. Then the American citizens have to shell out tax dollars to provide the means for the kids to get cardiac, and diabetes care.
Progress. NOT.
23 posted on 11/29/2011 8:51:18 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Hojczyk

Win.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 8:51:46 PM PST by Méabh
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To: Hojczyk

The only way this could be funnier is if McDonalds dropped the price of a happy meal by 10 cents and then charged the ten cents for the toy.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 9:11:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

Ha!


26 posted on 11/29/2011 9:18:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Hojczyk
lardburger and death fries? Lemme at 'em. As the days shorten, and the temperature drops, and the sunlight wanes, I find a seasonal craving for McD's french fries reasserting itself after a fairly balmy Spring and Summer without them. I think it's the Pineal gland, or maybe the thymus.
27 posted on 11/29/2011 9:19:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hojczyk
...and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime.

I am laughing so hard I'm hurting. Next time I go to Mickey's I'll be sure to say "I wanna lardburger with a side o' death fries. Yeah, supersize that. Here's a dime for the toy, no, you keep it and give it to the next poor kid whose liberal parents are making him order the Tofu 'n' McBroccoli special. If I'm on his jury for parental axe murder he's gonna walk."

28 posted on 11/29/2011 9:27:57 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Marine_Uncle

[ In a past time, moms stayed at home and clean house, did the washes, ironed the cloths, cooked meals for the little ones and the dad. Greasy hamburgers for most where non existent. People walked stayed trim. Healthy. Now the 300 plus pound moms have to haul their tubs of fat kids out of the vans, and haul them into the slop shops to get a bit fatter. Then the American citizens have to shell out tax dollars to provide the means for the kids to get cardiac, and diabetes care.
Progress. NOT. ]

I am in favor of NOT paying for any healthcare for their “Hippo” kids and just letting nature take it’s course....

I would rather have government pay a one time cost for a piano case coffin for each of them while letting natural selection run it’s course.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 9:50:02 PM PST by GraceG
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"I would rather have government pay a one time cost for a piano case coffin for each of them while letting natural selection run it’s course."
I can the wisdom of your suggestion. :)
30 posted on 11/29/2011 10:04:56 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Hojczyk

Death fries?


31 posted on 11/29/2011 10:07:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: hinckley buzzard
I find a seasonal craving for McD's french fries reasserting itself after a fairly balmy Spring and Summer without them

I fried some burgers today for two of my grands and made fries to go with them. I use good old Idaho potatoes and have a cutter that cuts them fry size. I deep fry them in my deep fryer with Crisco pure vegetable oil and lightly salt them.

All my g/kids love my fries and all 13 of them and my 4 great grands tell me they're better than McDonald's.

32 posted on 11/29/2011 10:20:03 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Paladin2
doesn’t seem to affect my weight in any way - over the last 55 years of occasionally eating at Mickey D’s.

It has affected me, over the last 54 years of occasionally eating at McDonald's I and my daughters have not gained, or lost weight.
33 posted on 11/29/2011 10:40:11 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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...now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries...

Somebody has a bug up their butt.

34 posted on 11/29/2011 10:44:44 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Dilbert San Diego
liberals who run SF are nanny staters.

But then liberals think they know better than anyone else about everything that affects our lives. Worse, we get taxed even on the stuff we do not agree with.. nor want!
35 posted on 11/29/2011 10:45:36 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: thecodont

I love McD’s death fries. But my favorite McD’s is their Egg McCoffin.


36 posted on 11/29/2011 10:56:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued

Whoops, I posted this in the wrong thread!!! Doh!

“You what I would do if I was MC D’s? Pull up shop and leave town. Take all those jobs away and tell people they have Supervisor What’s his face to thank.”


37 posted on 11/29/2011 11:38:54 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime. Your kid gets (a) something to play with and (b) fat

That is some great writing right there!

38 posted on 11/29/2011 11:45:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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39 posted on 11/29/2011 11:51:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TigersEye

The Sausage Egg McAngioplasty is darn good, too!


40 posted on 11/29/2011 11:54:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
"We all float down here..."

Lookin' forward to that ol' Cardial McFarction.

41 posted on 11/30/2011 12:00:54 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Lancey Howard

Those are great but my next favorite is the Flay ‘O Flesh. Maybe it’s the Ta Ta sauce.


42 posted on 11/30/2011 12:07:37 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Hojczyk
Outmaneuvered asshat Supervisor Eric Mar

Fixed that right up for ya! No charge! lol

[hey Eric? ya want FRIES wid dat?]"I'm lovin' it!"
43 posted on 11/30/2011 1:04:29 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain!!)
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To: GraceG

I am in favor of NOT paying for any healthcare for their “Hippo” kids and just letting nature take it’s course....

*************************************************************

Yup, Natural Selection, been happening for eons and it works.


44 posted on 11/30/2011 2:27:18 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hojczyk.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 3:20:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Billthedrill

My cousin calls them McRot-yer-guts.


46 posted on 11/30/2011 3:40:47 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The Golden Arches are calling me!


47 posted on 11/30/2011 4:56:23 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued
“Pull up shop and leave town.”

Yep. Or only serve the pineapple/cheese sandwich (sans cheese) Ray Kroc originally wanted for Fridays (before the Filet-O-Fish).

Would that be healthy and green enough?

48 posted on 11/30/2011 6:42:05 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Paladin2
Skipping the fries can give you potassium deficiency problems unless you have another source of that in your diet.
49 posted on 11/30/2011 7:59:44 AM PST by TalonDJ
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50 posted on 11/30/2011 8:07:40 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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