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Happy Meal outlawed in San Francisco

Despite the GOP surge across the country, pockets of moonbat lunacy still exist:

San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed the law on Tuesday on a veto-proof 8-to-3 vote. It takes effect on December 1.

The law, like an ordinance passed earlier this year in nearby Santa Clara County, would require that restaurant kids' meals meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys.

Opponents of the law include the National Restaurant Association and McDonald's Corp, which used its now wildly popular Happy Meal to pioneer the use of free toys to market directly to children.

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

"Getting a toy with a kid's meal is just one part of a fun, family experience at McDonald's," Proud said.

Democrats, the party fighting the scourge of fun family experiences. 


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Comments (31)

McDonalds in San Fran shoul... (Below threshold)

McDonalds in San Fran should begin to GIVE toys to every child (and any adults wanting one!)without having to purchase anything. More than one if they want. I'm pretty sure it would be difficult to legislate pure charity away easily. Pour $Millions into the promotion, then place bags of flaming dog poop on the porches of City Supervisors every night. (Then place them in jail for allowing the pornographic parades they promote every year.)

Alternately: Buy a Happy Me... (Below threshold)

Alternately: Buy a Happy Meal, buy a toy for one cent.

J.

Chik-fil-a should be exempt... (Below threshold)

Chik-fil-a should be exempt from this rule, they give away cool comic books instead of toys.

EAT MORE CHIKIN!

"(Then place them in jai... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"(Then place them in jail for allowing the pornographic parades they promote every year.)"

Amen! These are the same people who would fight for the right of InflatableScrotumGuy to flaunt his genitals in public, but God forbid some kid should get a toy with his happy meal.

I blame the potheads.... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I blame the potheads.

They smoke their bongs, get the munchies, buy some Happy Meals and repeatedly choke on the toys.

Cracker Jacks are next.

If McDonalds had a special ... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

If McDonalds had a special Folsom Street Happy Meal, with certain rubber and battery operated toys, none of this would happened.

"These are the same people ... (Below threshold)

"These are the same people who would fight for the right of InflatableScrotumGuy to flaunt his genitals in public."

I thank God every day that I live on the East Coast, far away from a lot of this madness, (not all!). I viewed a slide show of the debauchery that is the San Fran Parade Scene once on Zombie's web site, and the images are seared into my brain. Children were plainly visible in the background of some of the shots. As a social moderate, I tolerate "life choices" quite well, but many people should be put in jail because of those parades.

A good example of dumb legi... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

A good example of dumb legislation. If you don't want your kid to eat the crap that McDonald's serves, DON'T GO THERE. That was easy.

Making it illegal to put toys in Happy Meals by no means solves anything...and as Jay Tea points out all McDonald's has to do is "charge" one cent for the toy and presto, they get around this lame law.

I predict this will not go ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

I predict this will not go well for them. At all.

I'm thinking I should move ... (Below threshold)

I'm thinking I should move there.

I mean, think about it, they've got everything so thoroughly wonderful and under control there that they have time to waste on Happy Meal contents. I may miss the northeast winters, but with full employment, budget surpluses, affordable housing, happy, healthy kids in top-of-the-line schools, no homelessness, no crime, chickens in every garage, and pot in every car - well, it just might be worth it.

Well, there is no fun in Is... (Below threshold)
JSchuler:

Well, there is no fun in Islam.

I guess now McDonalds will ... (Below threshold)
Matt:

I guess now McDonalds will have to start selling Unhappy Meals? That will make for some great marketing. What about the adults that bought the meals for the collectible toy inside? What will they do, smuggle Happy Meals in from out of state?

I'm waiting for the day som... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm waiting for the day some CEO grows a set of balls and says "Fine, we'll be closing our stores in your city. That means X number of people will now be unemployed. That means Y number of corporate dollars will not be flowing to your city coffers. That means Z number of dollars won't be paid in taxes. Have a nice day."

Thanks screwy San Fran Dems... (Below threshold)
thecomputerguy:

Thanks screwy San Fran Dems.

Now people who are struggling to explain what liberalism is all about to kids have a concrete example.

The San Francisco law wo... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

The San Francisco law would allow toys to be given away with kids' meals that have less than 600 calories, contain fruits and vegetables, and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar.

The libtard flakes in San Fran would be happy if McDs offered the Vegan Happy Meal. Steamed Zuchini & Brusselspouts with tofu sticks washed down with warm non-fat soy milk.

Kids would go crazy for it.

/sarc

the lefties are always comp... (Below threshold)
jim m:

the lefties are always complaining that "You can't legislate morality" Saying that you can't outlaw pot or promiscuity or even applying that argument to abortion.

But when they want to make laws to force people to behave in ways they approve of they suddenly forget this argument and it all becomes "For the Children!"

Please. Take your meddling and stay out of my life. It wasn't as though I needed an additional reason to stay out of one of the worst cities in this nation (drug and crime ridden, filthy streets) but this pretty much clinches it. Why support a city that wants to regulate your life right down to what you are allowed to eat?

Never ever even want to vis... (Below threshold)
914:

Never ever even want to visit that cesspool.

I often wondered what the w... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

I often wondered what the world was going to be like when the druggies from the 1960's & 70's got into power.

Mystery over.

Maybe they'll just Tab every Happy Meal and even the playing field.

The only way in which liber... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

The only way in which liberals could be more idiotic is if they sat around in circles and lobotomized themselves with Happy Meal toys.

Because Calif politicians d... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Because Calif politicians dont have anything else better to do.

"the lefties are always com... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"the lefties are always complaining that "You can't legislate morality""

Yep, the same people who can't find 20,000,000 illegal aliens, but have no problem saying they'd confiscate every firearm in the US if they could. After all, "It's for the children!"

When are they going to outl... (Below threshold)
914:

When are they going to outlaw heterosexual marriage in San Fran Babylon Frisco?

Does that come before or after guns and bibles?

Catchy new slogan:... (Below threshold)

Catchy new slogan:

Keep your laws off my body. Sometimes.

Taking Jay's idea @ #2 a st... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Taking Jay's idea @ #2 a step further, McD's could turn this into more revenue by charging 50¢ for the "optional" toy. No parent is going to be able to decline the offer.

San Francisco should perhaps worry less about the nutritional aspect of fast food and more about the health consequences of those who defecate on their sidewalks and in their public parks.

I'm waiting for the day... (Below threshold)
Babyface:

I'm waiting for the day some CEO grows a set of balls and says "Fine, we'll be closing our stores in your city. That means X number of people will now be unemployed.

That seems a little harsh because the pain will be felt by the poor schmoes who work for a living instead of the human excrement that happen to be politicians in San Francisco. If there is a better way I'm all ears.

Government interference of ... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

Government interference of this type in the private enterprise system is wholly unacceptable. Many adults like my late mother used to collect these McDonalds toys for herself. She loved the little Disney bears so much.

Maybe if the government hur... (Below threshold)
John:

Maybe if the government hurts enough poor schmoes they will vote for something new and different.... "change" even. After all it wouldn't be MacDonalds that caused the damage.

Paul Hoosen: "Government in... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Paul Hoosen: "Government interference of this type in the private enterprise system is wholly unacceptable."

And yet, it is quite true that the Dems want to be able to dictate every detail of every transaction that occurs anywhere in the country for any and all purposes.

The Cap and Trade bill they were pushing alone would have added 20,000 (yes, thats right, 20,000!) new government bureaucrats whose job it would be to determine the environmental settings for every dwelling in the country as well as establish limits for energy usage for every purpose under the sun.

Surprising?

Not really, unless you consider the natural instincts of Stalinists to be "surprising".

A purely symbolic gesture, ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

A purely symbolic gesture, since SF resident don't...er...can't...have children, for obvious reasons.

Paul I thought you were a p... (Below threshold)
John:

Paul I thought you were a progressive, have you changed your mind? This is the natural progression, if the state becomes the source of your healthcare they will make more of these decisions for you. If you drink a few too many beers or if you eat a few too many cheeseburgers, you will be a burden on the healthcare system so these things will have to be outlawed.

Just one more step toward a... (Below threshold)
Jammer:

Just one more step toward a total dictatorship.




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