Someone here predicted this and I thought they were nuts

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    And I'm man enough to start this thread announcing that I was wrong.

    I can't remember who posted it, but I remember somebody saying that the SF happy meal (toy) ban would be used as grounds for lawsuits and I thought that was a bit of a stretch. But already we have this:

    Mom to Sue McDonalds in Happy Meal Battle - ABC News
     
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    LOL... typical asshole who thinks the court and lawsuit is a replacement for actual parenting
     
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    Until we take Shakespeare's advice and kill all the lawyers anything is possible when it comes to lawsuits.
     
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    What a stupid bitch....


    "McDonald's knows that kids like toys more than they like the burgers, so they dangle these little toys in front of kids to pester their parents to take them to McDonald's," Jacobson said. "It's a trick that works. It's unfair to kids, they are being totally manipulated and it's unfair to parents who have the company going behind their back using this toy trick to get their kids to pester them."

    So I guess McDonalds snuck into her house and turned on the tv?

    What a crock of shit..... this case should be thrown out of the court. This shit has got to stop if we as a nation are to prosper.

    Loser pays.... if she loses the case she should have to pay for it!

    Stupid bitch!!!
     
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    It wasn't me that said people would sue, but I really wonder about parenting for the past 40 years. Last I knew that unless the children were over 16, it would be their parents taking them to fast food outlets.

    I know my children didn't get happy meals unless I took them or their grandparents did. Same thing with cookies, chips, pop, candy, etc. They didn't get them if I didn't give it to them. I did so, rarely. It seemed as important to me to limit junk, as to repeatedly expose them to vegetables and grains they didn't like so well. Concepts!
     
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    I guess it doesn't occur to this mother to simply turn off the TV so her highly impressionable daughter is not influenced by the commercials? I guess it doesn't occur to this mother to take her child to a soup and salad bar for lunch instead of McDonalds if she doesn't like what McDonalds serves?

    What kind of self serving would be dictator demands that everybody else be subject to what he or she determines is best for his/her kids? How many people do you trust with the responsibility for that besides yourself?

    I swear I am an eternal optimist, but much more of this kind of absolute stupidity, insanity, and/or irresponsibility is going to make me change that label.
     
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    Have parents developed the inability to say no?

    And for the mother suing, I have this for ya.

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    You know..........this is pretty stupid. Almost as dumb as the idiot chick who spilled coffee in her lap and made a bundle.

    Or that other chick that said she'd found a finger in her Wendy's chili.

    Or the stupid fucking judge that wanted to sue a dry cleaner for 5 million over a 50 dollar pair of slacks.
     
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    She should sue the manufacturer of her TV, since that is where her daughter sees the commercials.
     
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    Don't forget the broadcast network, the electric company for providing the power, as well as the builders of her house that allows her daughter to sit in comfort and wish she had some Mickey D's.
     

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