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Fast Food Toy Ban OK'd in Frisco

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:47 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101004/ap_on_bi_ge/us_fast_food_freebies

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a law that would prohibit fast-food restaurants from putting toys in children's meals unless they include fruits and vegetables and don't have too many unhealthy calories.

A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to pass the proposed ordinance on to the full board. Santa Clara County supervisors adopted a similar law in April that banned all fast-food freebies.

Several doctors testified in favor of the San Francisco law. One recalled seeing children in hospital waiting rooms carrying McDonald's Happy Meals.

Under Supervisor Eric Mar's proposal, McDonald's and other restaurants could only include toys in meals that have a half-cup each of fruit and vegetables and limited amounts of sugar, sodium and fat.

Another case of the government stepping in to play Mom & Dad? Seriously, this is such a stupid law.



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Post  LTRT on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:29 am

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Another case of the government stepping in to play Mom & Dad? Seriously, this is such a stupid law.

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Post  Pez on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:12 pm

LTRT wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Another case of the government stepping in to play Mom & Dad? Seriously, this is such a stupid law.

Moochelle will be so proud! Twisted Evil

Who?

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Post  LTRT on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:38 pm

Pez wrote:
LTRT wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Another case of the government stepping in to play Mom & Dad? Seriously, this is such a stupid law.

Moochelle will be so proud! Twisted Evil

Who?

Barry's main squeeze...they probably don't use that reference on NPR. Razz

Speaking of which:

FIRST LADY CAMPAIGNED INSIDE POLLING PLACE
Thu Oct 14 2010 16:19:25 ET

First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!
The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote.
After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key. She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos. "She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said. According to the pool reporter at the scene, the conversation took place IN the voting center not far from the booths.

Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a) -- states: "No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place, within 100 feet of any polling place."

A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT how Mrs. Obama may have simply been ignorant of the law and thus violated it unintentionally. "You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ELECTIONEERING
When questioned about the brazen nature of Mrs. Obama's campaigning, press secretary Robert Gibbs defended the action.
"I don't think it would be much to imagine, the First Lady might support her husband's agenda," Gibbs smiled.
of course, nothing will happen Arrow
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Post  LTRT on Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:51 pm

But the first lady known for her healthful eating initiatives had her own fast-food moment while on the road in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Michelle Obama stopped at Miss Katie's Diner and had a cheeseburger and fries, according to TMJ4, a local NBC affiliate.

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Re: Fast Food Toy Ban OK'd in Frisco

Post  Pez on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:54 am

Ah... I had no idea who you were talking about. So when a president finally makes the tough choices necessary to put our country back on the path to prosperity after 8 years of GW F'ing it up the best the neoCons can come up with are references that imply his wife is a cow?

I mean it's as weak as republicans saying they are going to cut spending and taxes, but then exempting 80% of the budget from their proposed cuts. I guess it should not surprise me.

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Post  Markwes on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Getting back to topic, once again fast food chains are the great evil here. Never mind parents can buy junior much unhealthier fare at a sit down restaurant:

Kookaburra Chicken Fingers meal with Aussie Fries at Outback Steakhouse:

Calories: 1,030
Saturated fat (g): 21
Sodium (mg): 2,052
Carbohydrates (g): 90

A 4-piece chicken McNugget and small fries from McDonalds:

Calories: 420
Saturated fat (g): 3.5
Sodium (mg): 560
Carbohydrates (g): 40
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Post  Scooby01_98 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:43 pm

And California keeps getting nuttier. No new fast food restaurants in South LA.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7831475&rss=rss-kabc-article-7831475

Find it interesting they want a grocery store but zoning doesn't allow it!!
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