Good Morning Separate Checks,
It seems the City of Santa Clara, CA has decided they know best and have banned the little plastic toys found in “Happy Meals.” Hell sakes, this is an American institution! Parents are unable or unwilling to control their own eating habits, and fear an entire generation of fat kids is in the making! How does this shit happen? When does any government in this country have a right to dictate our eating habits? I suppose precedence has already been set given Obama care was shoved down our throats after polls indicated the majority wanted nothing to do with it. This notion of them or they knowing what’s best for us is insidious to say the least. What did the citizens of Santa Clara think? Were they even asked? I suspect not. Look I don’t care about ‘Happy Meals’ as all McDonald’s food tastes like wheat paste. It’s the fact the whole ban is justified by the ‘dorks’ sitting on council as a way to mitigate child obesity.
PLEASE SPARE ME!!!
The best thing any parent could do for their children is to disconnect X-Box and send them outside, preferably to play next to a busy street. “Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.” Shit-fire Mom feed your children some fruit once in awhile! Free will is the cornerstone of our society, yet slowly but surely this powerful gift is being taken from us. While I’m not convinced Glen Beck’s sky is falling theories represent our reality, but get past his hyperbole and he makes a little sense. Our benevolent government is spending my grandchildren’s inheritance, gambling on 10 year predictions that will no doubt fall short. They (our representatives) continue to insist they know best! I always thought it was ‘father’ that knew best, but I’m sure by today’s cultural standards father is much too busy defending himself to ‘social services’ for disciplining his child.
W.C. Fields said, “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” He was joking of course, but the idea of abstinence is scarier than actually having the self-discipline to give up something we crave. The difference is of course Prohibition was forced on us as opposed to self-directed ‘free-will’ based decisions. I’ve always had a problem with ANYTHING that was imposed on me or told I WILL do something. If asked politely with respect 99% of the time I’ll gladly oblige. Tell me I HAVE to do something and if there’s a way not to do it, I’ll take that route. I think most of us are built that way. It tends to reflect our way of life generally and a result of living in a country where freedom is revered.
So go ahead and remove the toys from our ‘Happy Meals’ because it’s better for our children that they limit their visits to fat food restaurants and if you as parents can’t do it, we your government will. Thank God my children are grown and on their own, because if I lived in Santa Clara I would double my visits and wind up vomiting on city council!
But that’s just me.