S.F. Supes Pass Happy Meal Ban with Veto-Proof Majority

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    why yes of course, while their city falls apart, time to do something breathtakingly idiotic. They have to much tome on their hands to boot.



    The supes today passed an ordinance that will require meals to meet nutritional guidelines if restaurants wish to include a toy with the food purchase. More importantly, the supes passed the so-called "Happy Meal Ban" by an 8-3 vote ― meaning it can survive a promised veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom. That's right: San Francisco done banned the Happy Meal. Robble robble.

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    S.F. Supes Pass Happy Meal Ban with Veto-Proof Majority - San Francisco Restaurants and Dining - SFoodie
     
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    The Nanny cometh!
     
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    Moon Why so serious?

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    Well, maybe the people of San Francisco are unable to make those decisions on their own, so they need smarter people to tell them what they can eat.
     
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    It probably gives them that warm and fuzzy feeling inside like they have done something for the good of the people. Problem is that there are no priorities set...what's the unemployment rate in Ca.....11%?
     
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    Didn't you get the memo? Parents are unable to make these decisions anymore. They're too busy and need someone else to tell them what to do.

    What a whacked-out place that is. :cuckoo:
     
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    California just cracks me up. The whole State is about to go down the tubes and their biggest priority is a Happy Meal served at McDonalds. Watching what goes on in that State is better than any SitCom that's ever been on tv.
     
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    12.4% state wide , as high as 20% in some areas....:eusa_shhh;):
     
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    Any city should be able to agree on what social contract it will follow. If it doesn't want drive up liquor windows, it should be able to ban them (however dumb that might be.) If it doesn't want adult bookstores or strip clubs or gambling in the city limits, so be it. But each time it dictates to a private business what it may or may not do to conduct business, it chips away at fundamental freedoms. Technically the Happy Meal toy ban is no different than banning smoking or requiring Playboy to be 'hidden' in 7/11 stores.

    At some point though I hope our libertarian roots are regenerated and we wake up and stop voting to control our neighbor in ways that do not affect us in the least. I fear for our country if this kind of thing becomes popular outside the looney fringe areas.
     
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    I honestly don't get how supposed LIBERALS can't see the hypocrisy of their stances regarding FORCING folks to do what someone else has decided is "best" for them... :cuckoo:

    I guess Liberals don't stand for liberation of anything.
     
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    McDonalds will be the next majority franchise chain to pull out of kullyfornia.

    Yup, those people in charge in kullyfornia sure do know what they're doing. The state is billions of dollars in debt, businesses are leaving in droves, so why not put more restraints on one of the most successful businesses there? Sure... that makes perfect sense. Drive some more money out of the state. Best thing to do when you're broke... right?

    And so they also recycle one of their old, hippie, radicals for governor. What a bunch of freakin' morons.
     

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