Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The infantilization of the American People Continues
"Toys banned in some California fast food restaurants
By Sara Bonisteel, Special to CNN
April 28, 2010 4:28 p.m. EDT
About a dozen fast food restaurants in unincorporated areas of Silicon Valley are affected by the ordinance.
(CNN) -- A California county on Tuesday became the first in the nation to ban toys from fast food kids' meals high in calories, fat, salt and sugar.
Santa Clara County supervisors voted 3-2 to ban the plastic goodies as promotions in meals with more than 485 calories.
County supervisor Ken Yeager said Tuesday that the ordinance "prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys to peddle high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium kids' meals," and would help fight childhood obesity...." read the rest of the article here
Really Santa Clara County? Really?? Its the government's job to set a hurdle for the amount of calories a meal can have, and still give away a shitty toy?? Now, I'm all for making some major changes in how Americans eat.... god knows we are a doughy, slovenly bunch.... but legislation is probably not the answer here, you morons. How about having parents be responsible enough to explain to their children how a normal diet is supposed to actually work instead?
I just can't stand these pussy-liberal "saving us from ourselves" style laws that treat the public like a bunch of idiot children that won't understand bacon double cheeseburgers are bad for their kids so long as you can get a pose-able Spongebob toy in the bag! The libertarian in me wants to tell them to go fuck themselves! Especially for how assanine this concept is in the first place! A calorie limit for meals that come with a toy?? This is a better idea than say, requiring additional educational materials or nutritional information for the food the little fat bastards are actually consuming? More heads up to the braindead parents feeding their kids this stuff? The toy's the problem?? Really?....... Christ.