Thursday, November 4, 2010

... Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happy Meals

San Francisco's board of supervisors has voted, by a veto-proof margin, to ban most of McDonald's Happy Meals as they are currently being served in the restaurants. The measure is intended to force fast-food chains to either make their children's meals healthier or stop selling them with toys. View the full story here.

The measure will make San Francisco the first major city in the country to forbid restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that contain more than set levels of calories, sugar and fat.

The ordinance would also require restaurants to provide fruits and vegetables with all meals for children that come with toys.

The money quote in the article is this:
"We're part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice," said Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure.

Who needs to parent when there are nanny-state politicians ready to legislate parenthood instead?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Victory Speeches of Barney Frank and Marco Rubio.

Compare and contrast the following victory speeches.

Barney Frank: arrogant, bitter, petty, angry.

Marco Rubio: humble, gracious, dignified, inspiring.
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