26 November 2010


Sound funny? Sound ridiculous?  As ridiculous as it sounds, and would not be taken seriously by anyone in their right mind, it's very close to reality . . . in San Francisco that is.

The Board of Supervisors (still think that is an interesting title for a commissioner - maybe the political structure just wanted to convey the idea that we have to be "supervised" rather than actually working for the people) voted earlier this month that limited toy giveaways in meals high in calories, sodium and fat, and also required servings of fruits and vegetables with each meal.  That's right, eight of the eleven "supervisors" have the audacity to tell you that they can parent and take care of your children better than you.  Politicians telling you what you can and cannot feed your child.  (SOURCE)  

Imagine the wasted food.  The required vegetables and fruits with the meal would be mostly thrown in the trash.  When a kid goes to McDonald's, fruits and vegetables are the last thing they want.  If a parent wants fruits and vegetables with their child's meal, they won't be going to McDonald's or any similar fast food restaurants.  

But that's not the point.  The point is more and more control of people's private lives, this time deciding for parents what to feed their children.  This is another example of government gone crazy and just another encroachment into our private lives.  There is always another agenda which is little by little increasing government intrusion into daily living.  Just wonder what's next on the San Francisco's "supervisors' " list?

The mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, did the right thing.  Mayor Newsom vetoed the ordinance on November 12th (SOURCE).  Mayor Newsom said in a statement, "Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money.  Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices." (SOURCE)

However, the SAN FRANCISCO POLITBURO overrode Mayor Newsom's veto this past Tuesday, so McDonald's has a little over a year to comply with this government-gone-crazy overstepping its purpose and becoming the surrogate parents of San Francisco's children.  Totally absurd.  The citizens of San Francisco should start petitions to have a recall election for the "Happy Meal 8," starting with the sponsor of the legislation, ERIC MAR.

I might send Mr. Mar a picture of me . . . eating a Big Mac and fries.



Barbara said...

You are right, Dirk. The government shouldn't be legislating what parents should feeed their children, nor should it be telling private enterprise what it can offer to sell. Their effort would be better afforded to educate parents what their children are getting, putting information out there in easily understandable means. But then, that's an oxymoron is it not?

(government - easily understandable)

Truth be told a Happy Meal once a week or less won't hurt any child. But constant consumption of such foods will cause issues and problems for them. And there is so much preprocessed food that can be bought in cans, boxes and the frozen food section of our grocery stores that a child could eat every meal at home and still have low nutrition and high consumption of bad things like fat and sodium.

There needs to be more rattling of pots and pans in America's kitchens to make our meals at home from raw ingredients. Like grandma did.

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Star said...

The "Awakening" of the Liberal/Progressive Left was the start. The Election of the President and, his Congress started making the socailistic marxist think that this is the time to make their play.

If you remember right after the election a politician I forgot what State tried to pass a bill to out law parents who spank their kids.

New York City "No Salt Here" Resturants.

I have a TV that shuts it self off, a DVD recorder that shuts it self off and, Satillite Dish that shuts it self off.

They are all hooked together and each one doe's not shut off at the same time. (In the middle of a movie) The Green power at work.

This government thinks you are not smart enough to control your eating or the use of energy.