Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Sunday, January 2, 2011

People's Republic of San Francisco

''Facts in the matter show that there is no credible research linking toys in kid’s meals to childhood obesity. None.''

San Francisco hates McDonalds. The Board of Supervisors would ban them from the city if they had the guts. Instead the city’s “leaderthings” cower behind radical, senseless rules and regulations – just for the community good, whether the community wants them or not.
Did you know that San Francisco has a regulation limiting McDonalds to just 7 restaurants inside the city limits? In every other city in the nation the number of McDonalds is directly related to the amount of business that is available to support the stores. If they aren’t prospering, or there isn’t an available market then the company won’t build more stores or restaurants. If there is more demand – they will answer it. Except in San Francisco where the Board of Supervisors, mired under an exhausting far left political agenda, know what’s best for their residents.
So it is no surprise that the benevolent city’s self-appointed protectors of the lame, the poor and the obviously stupid, took matters into their own hands to protect the children from the horrors of McDonalds’ Happy Meals – and especially the toy inside that is used to entice children to eat poison. Specifically, the Board of Supervisors imposed nutritional guidelines for children’s meals that all restaurants in the city will have to follow – if they want to put a toy inside. It was obvious who the main target was - McDonalds. The rule sets limits on the amount of calories, fat, salt and sugar as well as requires meals to have servings of vegetables and fruit. Obesity is the “disease” of the day from which we must save the children. And, say the food police – the toy inside the bag is an inducement to hook the children on unhealthy foods. In their eyes, McDonalds is nothing more than a food junky pusher. The horror of it all. http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom188.htmhttp://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom188.htm

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