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McDonald's slams San Francisco ban on Happy Meals
Yahoo News via AFP ^ | November 3, 2010 | Grant Junkie

Posted on 11/03/2010 4:19:33 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084

Fast food giant McDonald's said Wednesday it was "extremely disappointed" at a ruling by San Francisco authorities banning high-calorie Happy Meals, which entice children to eat with free toys.

The response came after the Californian city's board of supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with meals that contain too much fat and sugar.

"We are extremely disappointed with this decision. It?s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for," said McDonald's spokeswoman Danya Proud.

Happy Meals, which typically come in a colorful cardboard box packed with a burger, a drink, fries and desert, are popular with hard-pressed parents as well as children, she said.

"Public opinion continues to be overwhelmingly against this misguided legislation. Parents tell us it's their right and responsibility, not the government's, to ... to choose what?s right for their children."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: california; happymeal; mcdonalds; nannystate; sanfrancisco
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 4:19:35 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
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2 posted on 11/03/2010 4:21:41 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Jerry Brown as Governor. Newsome as his sidekick and Kamala as top cop.

San Francisco values are a mestasizing cancer!


3 posted on 11/03/2010 4:22:01 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Happy Meals bad. Marijuana Good.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 4:22:27 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

It’d be tossed out as unconstitutional in a normal state.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 4:22:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: USNBandit

Don’t people want happy meals after they toke?

This makes no sense.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:08 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

didn’t know there were any children in SF.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:22 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Eric Blair 2084

As a parent I can tell you the kids will still want to eat at Mickie D’s. It’s not the toys, which have a half life of about a day anyway.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 4:23:31 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Close all McDonalds in SF and move outside city limits. SF will then pay a price for their stupidity.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 4:24:29 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: colorado tanker

Who cares?

Their parents are breeders...


10 posted on 11/03/2010 4:24:49 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Yank those toys and food from kids and open more bathhouses. Now those are not health hazards, are they SF?


11 posted on 11/03/2010 4:25:53 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
banning high-calorie Happy Meals, which entice children to eat with free toys.

Perhaps they should us a fork instead...
12 posted on 11/03/2010 4:26:38 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
banning high-calorie Happy Meals, which entice children to eat with free toys.

Perhaps they should use a fork instead...
13 posted on 11/03/2010 4:26:48 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

HAPPY MEAL


14 posted on 11/03/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Hello laughing stock of the country. Is there anyone there who is not goofy?
15 posted on 11/03/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Must be different here in Texas....we can order a Happy Meal with chicken nuggets, apples instead of fries and milk or juice or water instead of soda. But....it’s a decision and choice one has to actually request. Maybe SF residents are too stupid to do that on their own. Helpless idiots


16 posted on 11/03/2010 4:30:25 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: rhinohunter

That’s a good one!

Maybe the chilruns are adopted from Africa by gay couples.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 4:30:24 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: rhinohunter
didn’t know there were any children in SF

Really. Even if a couple is oriented in a normal way the most they are allowed to have is one. I've read people are frowned upon if they have more than one child unit.

18 posted on 11/03/2010 4:31:18 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: taxesareforever
"Close all McDonalds in SF and move outside city limits. SF will then pay a price for their stupidity."

Good idea, build them just over the city line and advertise in the city.

19 posted on 11/03/2010 4:31:59 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Eric Blair 2084

This is patently unConstitutional. But if McDonald’s - yet again - chooses to aquiese to leftist/environmentalists demands then so be it. I will not get all bent out of shape about it.

McDonald’s has a long history of caving in to every demand of leftists. If they choose not to use their vast corporate power to do more than express their displeasure (kinda like a UN letter) then I ain’t getting all jazzed up either.

Man up, McDonald’s!


20 posted on 11/03/2010 4:31:59 PM PDT by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: Jrabbit

They need union goons and dems to lead them around by their nose rings.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 4:32:35 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: TV Dinners

LOL!


22 posted on 11/03/2010 4:32:46 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: rhinohunter
You should have seen the kids at the Giants parade today, there were thousands, including my two, it was great to see Willie Mays and Willie McCovey also.
23 posted on 11/03/2010 4:34:38 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Califreak
Leave it to the warped people of San Fransicko to decide that food is dangerous and should not be placed in ones' mouth...

LOL - shall we compare mortality rates?

24 posted on 11/03/2010 4:34:45 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

My solution
Include a scratch off game piece in each happy meal.
The prize - a free toy...
100% winning chance .
Stuff it San Francisco....


25 posted on 11/03/2010 4:34:48 PM PDT by Waverunner (")
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To: FrankR

I love the free meal with purchase of toy. :D

Another option is to charge 25 or 50 cents extra if they want the toy. Then it is not “free”. HA HA!


26 posted on 11/03/2010 4:36:08 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Eric Blair 2084

“San Francisco” Those two words make me shake my head more than any other.

WeII, “California” aIso gives me the shakes......

We need to get the conservatives out of California, waII it and forget about it...... it’s a dead state.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 4:37:18 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
It?s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for," said McDonald's spokeswoman Danya Proud.

Oh, that's a good one, Danya! Expecting communists to concern themselves with what customers want? No, no.... zhey vill tell zee customers vhat zhey are "permitted!"

28 posted on 11/03/2010 4:37:28 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: 70times7

The irony.


29 posted on 11/03/2010 4:38:20 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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30 posted on 11/03/2010 4:39:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Obadiah

McDonalds and others in Big Fast Food are making a big mistake if they think they can appease the Billion dollar racket of “Public Health”.

In a couple of decades, the racketeers will incrementally torture them. They’ll end up like Big Tobacco. (still profitable but a burger will cost $25 after taxes and litigation costs).


31 posted on 11/03/2010 4:41:31 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
One man can bugger another man in the arse, in a city approved steam bath... but a child cannot legally purchase a McDonald's Happy Meal. california is damned to hell... good riddance... I hope all our our Conservative family gets out of there quickly.

LLS

32 posted on 11/03/2010 4:42:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

What happens if/when the McDonalds refuses to comply? What if the people DEMAND them contrary to this edict?


33 posted on 11/03/2010 4:42:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: beaversmom

Even if a couple is oriented in a normal way the most they are allowed to have is one.

LOL, good one


34 posted on 11/03/2010 4:44:04 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jim Robinson

Happy Birthday Jim!

In a few more years you’ll be old enough to get a toy with your meal in San Fran! :-)


35 posted on 11/03/2010 4:45:33 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
But the kiddies can still eat the McHash McBrownies.
McHomo McFascists.
36 posted on 11/03/2010 4:47:05 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Is McDonald going to bend over and play dead on this?

If they do, I'll never patronize them again, ever.

(....not that I do, anyhow).

Leni

37 posted on 11/03/2010 4:47:05 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Obadiah
This is patently unConstitutional.

It's colossally stupid, sure, but I don't know what part of the U.S. or California Constitutions it violates.

38 posted on 11/03/2010 4:48:13 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
I would love to see McDonalds announce the closure of all McDonalds in the San Francisco area. Empty the stock, lock the doors and board them up. Then hang a huge sign where the numbers of burgers served sign is saying, “No more burgers served, thanks to your Big government”

There would be such a public outcry, like you never heard.

39 posted on 11/03/2010 4:49:31 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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40 posted on 11/03/2010 4:52:16 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: OneWingedShark
What happens if/when the McDonalds refuses to comply?

The City Attorney will go to court and get an injunction, and any store manager who sells a Happy Meal will be arrested for contempt of court and will go to jail.

What if the people DEMAND them contrary to this edict?

They can vote out the Board of Supervisors, or they can go to a McDonald's in neighboring Oakland. (From what I know of San Francisco, I think the latter is much more likely.)

41 posted on 11/03/2010 4:56:12 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: workerbee

They must be right. God let them win the World Series.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 4:56:53 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Maybe the chilruns are adopted from Africa by gay couples.

Sigh.

This is why future presidents will hide their records.

STOP THE CYCLE OF DECEIT!

43 posted on 11/03/2010 5:02:56 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Califreak

Happy meals would play havoc with our girlish figures, doncha know.

44 posted on 11/03/2010 5:11:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Jrabbit
"Maybe SF residents are too stupid ...

Don't be so damn polite, they're definitely too stupid or too stoned to do anything like ask for something different the way normal folks do. Only an entire herd of people that stupid could elect the sort that not only make rules like this but gloat over them.

Regards

45 posted on 11/03/2010 5:20:05 PM PDT by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Ronald needs to take his happy a$$ down the road and leave THE GAY city without.


46 posted on 11/03/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (What's up with the towel on the head? - 'Ima Target')
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Dear Ronald McDonald,

Go Galt.

47 posted on 11/03/2010 5:20:30 PM PDT by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: OneWingedShark

Just to be a wiseass I would stand at the counter with a big bag of little toys and hand them to any kids who ordered a burger.

Just out of spite.


48 posted on 11/03/2010 5:25:12 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Wonder what will be in the Sad Meals. Lima beans and brussel sprouts?


49 posted on 11/03/2010 5:25:41 PM PDT by Faith
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To: colorado tanker

Happy Meals exit via the one way anus-—as for the SF Gays it’s a two lane highway.


50 posted on 11/03/2010 5:27:28 PM PDT by tflabo
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