Goddamnit, California, when are you gonna learn?

by Jason Fischer

McDonalds_Happy_Meal

Contraband

When are you gonna learn that legislation and regulation are not a substitute for parenting?  If your kid is too fat, don’t buy them the effing happy meal.  Problem solved.  Banning products is the worst form of government intrusion.  Period.  And while we’re on the subject of banned products — thanks alot, stoners, for sitting on the couch and hitting the bong last Tuesday instead of getting out to vote for Proposition 19.  Have another bag of Funyuns, you lazy bastards.

Rant concluded.  You may go about your day as previously scheduled.

6 Responses to Goddamnit, California, when are you gonna learn?

  1. Becky says:

    I really think McD’s is going to make out on the deal – parents are still going to buy the happy meal with reduced calories and then turn around and by french fries for the kiddos.  Kids eat even more food, parents shell out more money, McD’s gets more money.

  2. evrenseven says:

    From what I understand, the parent simply has to ask for the toy separately. It just can’t be included with the happy meal itself.

    The morning after the election, the local news was interviewing a lady outside a McDonald’s who was upset at “government intervention” at raising her child.

    The next story was another lady crying outside a state subsidized daycare because it was closing down due to budget cuts. Apparently, 3 of her 4 kids have been going there since they were born.

    Moral of the story: subsidize my children with your property taxes, but I’ll raise them however I want. Society’s input stop with their dollars.

  3. Rob says:

    Several variants of the happy meal already fall under the limits if I’m reading the nutritional info and restrictions right. This just means instead of Coke French fries the kids get apple slices and juice.

    Put me down in the “things you shouldnt have to legislate, but given the hard evidence over the past 15 years you apparently have to” bucket.

    Then again, the real culprit is probably sit down chain resturuantants where you can consume a whole 2 days worth of calories and fat in a single sitting easily.

  4. Lindsay says:

    I think it will be interesting to see what happens to the “Happy Meal Ban” in a decade or two, after statistics come out showing American kids are still just as obese as ever.

    If kids are eating so many happy meals that it is causing them to be overweight, then the real problem isn’t the happy meal. Perhaps, as an equally ridiculous solution, we should require parenting classes instead.

  5. Frederick says:

    At this point, I think they could legislate anything and the majority of Americans would just go along with it. The French try to raise the retirement age by two years and there’s rioting in the streets, complete with tear gas and burning cars. I bet congress could raise our retirement age to 90 and you’d get a lot of grumbling, but I don’t think you’d get burning cars.

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