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In Santa Clara county, California (color me unsurprised!) county supervisors are proposing a ban on toys in fast food meals:

Convinced that Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children could make kids fat as well as happy, county officials in Silicon Valley are poised to outlaw the little toys that often come with high-calorie offerings.

The proposed ban is the latest in a growing string of efforts to change the types of foods aimed at youngsters and the way they are cooked and sold. Across the nation, cities, states and school boards have taken aim at excessive sugar, salt and certain types of fats.

Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the proposal would forbid the inclusion of a toy in any restaurant meal that has more than 485 calories, more than 600 mg of salt or high amounts of sugar or fat. In the case of McDonald’s, the limits would include all of the chain’s Happy Meals — even those that include apple sticks instead of French fries.

Ok I admit it, I’m dumber than a box of rocks, so much so I have completely forgotten how to SAY FRIGGIN’ NO!

Actually, I lied, I do know how and very loudly I might add.

Supporters say the ban would encourage restaurants to offer more-nutritious foods to kids and would make unhealthful items less appealing. But opponents believe it amounts to government meddling in parental decisions. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider the proposal Tuesday.

Well yeah stay the fuck out of my parental decision making process.

That said does anyone truly think a kid zeros in solely on the toy? It’s the taste stupid, specifically in my kids case the spaghetti Happy Meal. The cheap-assed toy is secondary.

Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County supervisor who is behind the effort, says the toys in kids’ meals are contributing to America’s obesity epidemic by encouraging children to eat unhealthful, fattening foods.

“People ask why I want to take toys out of the hands of children,” said Yeager, who is president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. “But we now know that 70% of the kids that are overweight or obese will be overweight or obese as adults. Why would we want to burden anybody with a lifetime of chronic illness?”

Pssst Mr. Yeager if you hadn’t noticed everyone will soon have ObamaCare my fat assed kids, and whatever damn obesity epidemic they may or may not contribute to won’t be out of yours or anyone’s pocket but mine.

These friggin’ Food Nazi’s can all kiss my fat ass.

And one last thing, if this goes thru what do you suppose will happen to McDonald’s bottom-line.

Their profit margin goes up of course, no toy less overhead.

Santa Clara county Supervisors, aiding and abetting big business to become bigger.

Corporate shills you are.

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Virgina Apologizes for Role in Slavery

The General Assembly for the Commonwealth of Virginia have been infected with some type Politically Correct virus.

Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express “profound regret” for the state’s role in slavery.

Hmmm… a useless political statement? Sponsors admit no other state that has apologized for slavery. That might be one clue, no one else cares about apologies for events occurring centuries ago.

Remind me again what month it is – oh yea – it’s Black Awareness Month.

Oops, up pops up the second clue. It’s just another wasted effort on the part of elected representatives of the people when they could have spent Saturday doing something meaningful. Like say, helping the 25% of Charlottesville, VA, households having incomes below the relevant federal poverty guidelines.

This exercise in futility passed the House 96-0 and cleared the 40-member Senate on a unanimous voice vote. Donald McEachin, who sponsored it in the House of Delegates, actually believes they did something important and memorable.

“This session will be remembered for a lot of things, but 20 years hence I suspect one of those things will be the fact that we came together and passed this resolution.”

Yea right, what an asshat. 20 years from now no one will remember McEachin much less this idiotic “apology.”

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Here Come the Fat Police

Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine at the University of Glasgow, either needs to self medicate or find a doctor who will cure his delusions.

He’s concerned about obesity, as many of the world’s population are, however he’s taken one giant leap into the Politically Correct World of nutjobs, moonbats and certifiable lunatics.

He is calling for more government intervention (yea right, when did that ever work?) with a central agency set up to deal with the problems of obesity. Ok, so where the problem?

He’s taking his campaign to the clothing manufacturers and retailers. “Oversize clothes should have obesity helpline numbers sewn on them to try and reduce Britain’s fat crisis,” he says. The tags are meant for clothes with waists above 102 cm for men, 94 cm for boys, 88 cm or size 16 for women and 80 cm for girls.

He also advocates all TV ads for sweets and snacks be banned before 9 pm.

Yea you read that correctly, he’s missing his optimum target audience, those that lay around all frickin’ night munching anything and everything that will still be allowed after 9pm. (dumb ass, in more ways than one)

This may surprise you, but I agree with his plan. But I have a single caveat.

All clothing designed to fit the near non-existent ass of a size 2 supermodel type must have a warning label explaining the health hazards involved in self induced vomiting 352 times each day.

Until that happens Professor, STFU.

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As if it were a more “humane” ending if your Maine lobster were entagled in the tenticles of an Octopus with its parrot-like beak tearing it to shreds. All without the benefit of clarified butter and garlic sauce!

AUSTIN, Texas – Customers craving fresh crustaceans will have to look beyond Whole Foods Market Inc. after the natural-foods grocery chain decided Thursday to stop selling live lobsters and crabs on the grounds that it’s inhumane.

The Austin-based grocer spent seven months studying the sale of live lobsters from ship to supermarket aisle, trying to determine whether the creatures suffer along the way.

In some stores, they experimented with “lobster condos,” filling tanks with stacks of large pipes the critters can crawl inside. And they moved the tanks behind seafood counters and away from children’s tapping fingers.

Ultimately, Whole Foods management decided to immediately stop selling live lobsters and soft-shell crabs, saying they could not ensure the creatures are treated with respect and compassion.

“We place as much emphasis on the importance of humane treatment and quality of life for all animals as we do on the expectations for quality and flavor,” John Mackey, Whole Foods’ co-founder and chief executive, said in a statement.

Animal rights activities were thrilled with the decision, not just because of the way lobsters are harvested, shipped and stored but because of the fate that awaits many of them — being dropped alive into a pot of boiling water.

“The ways that lobsters are treated would warrant felony cruelty to animals charges if they were dogs or cats,” said Bruce Friedrich, a spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

In making its decision, Whole Foods pointed to a November report from the European Food Safety Authority Animal Health and Welfare panel that it said concluded all decapod crustaceans, including lobsters and crabs, appear to have some degree of awareness, feel pain and can learn.

Well I guess I can cross Whole Foods of my list of favorite places to purchase 10 dollar boxes of “organic” oatmeal.

Wonder when the Food Police will intervene in the ultimate fate of Bi-valves. After all it must scare the bejeeses out of oysters and clams to have a sharp knife shoved between their shells. In the “bi-valve world” I bet a knife is classified as a Weapon of Mass Dissection (WMD)! Not to mention it must hurt like hell for an oyster to have his ass scraped off that pearly white shell.

What about the very large market for yogurt with active cultures? “Active” equates to live in my book. Where is PETA when you need them?

Oh wait, they’re over here with axe in hand! Thankfully a judge is keeping some of them in place.

UPDATE: Now this is a form of protest PETA should adopt more often. Sarah Harley, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sat inside a cage along the highway, her nearly nude body painted like a tiger in orange and black stripes.
Her message? “Wild animals don’t belong behind bars.

”Harley, from Virginia Beach, Va., said it was the fifth time she’s protested this way.

“We have done this in other cities, and the reaction has been a positive one,” she said. “I am simply showing people what 90 percent of animals go through every day. Some are caged in smaller cages than this.”

And of course the “positive reaction” just HAD to be because of agreement with her cause and not for the fact she had her naked ass hanging out for all to see! (DISCLAIMER: Unless she looked like a cross between Oprah and Tammy Faye Baker)

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The PC Police and General Lee

The August premiere of the cinematic revival of the TV series The Dukes of Hazard has brought out the PC police. With the mechanical star of that show being a Dodge Charger, a marquee Chrysler just revived itself, you’d think the company would jump at a marketing tie in with the movie.

Not so, like a bumbling, stumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane they turned tail and ran at the first sight of the PC Police.

CHELSEA, Mich. — The Chrysler Group will not tie in any marketing of its 2006 Dodge Charger with the upcoming movie, The Dukes of Hazzard, because it is afraid the display of the Confederate flag on the movie’s vintage Charger will offend some viewers.

“They gave us the treatment for the movie and talked about a marketing deal, but we said we can’t participate if you keep the Confederate flag,” Jason Vines, Chrysler Group vice president of communications, told Inside Line. “It’s offensive to a lot of people. But they [Warner Bros.] said ‘no.’ We still get a mention of the Charger in the movie, but we couldn’t do anything beyond that.”


Time and again this issue comes up, from flying the flag over state Capitals to bands displaying it at halftime shows, it never ceases to bring out the racial demagogues followed shortly be the PC Police. A clue for the clueless:

The Confederate battle flag has no more to do with the Ku Klux Klan than the Christian cross which the Klan carries and burns or the flag of the United States that the Klan says the Pledge of Allegiance to.

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I think I’ll stop using drive-throughs as my own personal protest against this nonsense.

The local pizzeria or fast-food drive-through might fill your order, but it is increasingly likely they won’t take your call.

More and more pizza restaurants — including two chains in the Washington area — are relying on operators at call centers to take orders for delivery and give employees more time and space to focus on food preparation.

Two fast-food restaurants are testing the use of remote order- takers to cut down on errors.

People taking orders can be thousands of miles from the restaurant preparing the food. One chain has workers in Southern California taking orders from Florida. Another chain has workers in Pennsylvania talking to customers in Reston and other Washington suburbs.

“We envision order-takers sitting in offices or sitting in their homes. They could be one mile away from the restaurant or 2,000 miles away,” said Jeff Chasney, executive vice president for strategic planning at CKE Restaurants Inc., the Carpinteria, Calif., company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chains.

Well pal, I envision a goat fuck of the first order. It’s god dammed hard enough to receive an order that is not only the type of food ordered but in the correct amount, from three feet! (Hey, you. I ordered five fries, not 3 and this Paris Hilton burger has “special sauce” on it. I said NO SAUCE!) Now they want to send your order through a labyrinth of fiber-optic cable thousands of miles away.

And you just know this had to happen. In ride the PC Police on their trusty diversity steeds:

Domino’s Pizza Team Washington, which has 60 locations in the Washington area, started using a call center in Oklahoma to take orders from Spanish-speaking customers about two months ago. Customers call the store and are directed to another number, which connects them to the call center and allows them to place the order in Spanish. The order is then sent back to the store through a high-speed Internet connection.

Well gee, why didn’t they go PC all the way? Why aren’t the remote call centers located in Spanish Harlem NY, or Little Havana in Florida?

You want PC, you want an Oklahoma call center? Ok fine, but I’m playin the racial discrimination card. This white bread American loves the fish tacos from San Diego’s Roberto’s or Royberto’s drive-throughs. To rectify this racial imbalance here’s what needs to be done. When ordering my Roberto’s battered and deep fried white fish, in a soft corn tortilla topped with cabbage, white sauce, salsa and a lime I fully expect my order to be routed to an Oklahoma call center and to an English speaking operator.

Cross posted On the Third Hand. This post also stalled Outside the Beltway in the Beltway Traffic Jam and “tracked” to Kevin’s Carnival of Trackbacks.

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Shut the Hell Up! – It’ a Doll!

It has been a while since we visited the “PC Police” around these parts, but this story caught my eye.

Some residents of Chicago’s largely Hispanic Pilsen section are upset over a new doll in the popular American Girl series because her storyline says the Mexican-American youngster and her family left the “dangerous” neighborhood for a better life in the suburbs.

Many in the West Side neighborhood say the characterization is insulting and inaccurate.

“It’s very offensive and it’s really a slap in the face to the hardworking people of the Pilsen community,” said Alvaro R. Obregon, who lives near where the doll, Marisol, supposedly lived before setting out for suburban Des Plaines.

It took exactly .26 seconds into a Google search of “Pilsen west side Chicago” to locate the Chicagoland Relocation Guide. If one were to expect to find rose colored glasses anywhere it would be safe to assume they would be worn by the data compilation wonks at an official area guide.

One of the city’s chief industrial districts lies along the canal. It has many factories, rail yards, truck loading docks, and warehouses. Since the mid-1900’s, however, many leading employers on the West Side have moved their operations to more spacious sites in Chicago’s suburbs, taking thousands of jobs from the area.

Large sections of residential neighborhoods in the West Side include abandoned, decaying buildings. High crime rates and unemployment plague the residents. In several areas, however, community groups have undertaken restorations of run-down apartment buildings and houses. These projects are funded by businesses, foundations, and city government.

But alas “Marisol,” as the story goes, has said Pilsen “was no place for me to grow up” and the area “was dangerous, and there was no place for me to play,” has a better grasp on reality than Mr. Alvaro R. Obregon.

To which Officer Will Chastise, Chief Inspector PC Police Chacagoland Division, says: “Shut the hell up, it’ a doll!

UPDATE: Double “L” Michelle has researched further and found this study that details the social and crime problems associated with the Pilsen area of Chicago.

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Never Thought I’d See the Day…

… when the PC Police would conduct a raid on the makers of Crayola crayons. But apparently they have barged their way thru the “wax room,” made their way to the CEO’s office and held him at gun point. End result: MultiCultural crayons. King of Fools has the complete story, with pictures.

Just one question, what color would be used for the Inuit Indians?

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You Say Your kids Are Dumb?

Here are a couple reasons given by Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, in his book Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?

Last year an official report on public libraries declared that “New libraries should include cafes and chill-out zones where young people can watch MTV, read magazines and listen to CDs on listening posts”. The justification for this was not market-driven (libraries are not in commercial competition with cafes), but was based instead on the feeling that your average MTV-watching, milk-shake-slurping, chilling-out youth might feel “excluded” by the silence (and, even worse, the books) of a traditional library.

Similarly, Furedi quotes a Professor of Education who argued last year that universities should stop expecting students to write essays, because essay-writing might seem “difficult and alien” to some of them, who would then be “disenfranchised”; instead, they should be given “small-scale writing tasks” with which they would feel more comfortable. Giving students something difficult to do is thus to deny them their rights, just as allowing libraries to look like libraries is to encroach on the rights of those youngsters who would prefer them to resemble their living-rooms.

It has been at least a decade since I last visited California, and longer one of its libraries, but I have a strong feeling this type of non-sense may rear it’s ugly head there first. Assuming it hasn’t already.

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“Take it like a man”, an editorial by Jack Wheeler of the Washington Times touches more than a few politicaly correct nerves. Wheeler makes the case that Army Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinsk, officer in charge of Abu Ghraib and all U.S. military prisons in Iraq, has escaped punishment thus far because of gender.

During my time in the Navy I did witness gender bias on occasion, but I find it hard to believe something so abhorent as the Abu Ghraib abuse it would enter the process. However Wheeler points out just how incompetent Karpinski was and cites an example from last summer.

Near the town of Mahawil in southern Iraq, U.S. Marines uncovered a mass gravesite holding the remains of some 15,000 Iraqis. They were slaughtered for taking part in the Shia uprising against Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s. Saddam’s agent responsible for conducting the mass killings was Mohammed Jawad Anayfas; the grave site is on land owned by him.

In July 2003, Mr. Anayfas was captured by U.S. forces and turned over to the Military Police Brigade under Gen. Karpinski’s command. The Brigade Headquarters managed to lose his paperwork. So instead of contacting her superiors, Gen. Karpinski ordered Mr. Anayfas set free. Soon thereafter, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz came to Iraq and visited the Mahawil gravesite, where he was informed by Marine Lt. Gen. James Conway how outraged the local Iraqis were over Mr. Anayfas’ release. Visibly upset, Mr. Wolfowitz vowed Mr. Anayfas would be recaptured and tried as a war criminal. Mr. Anayfas is still at large, and Gen. Karpinski received no reprimand.

When confronted by the Iraqi public outcry for Mr. Anayfas — only one of several war criminals whose paperwork was lost that she released — Gen. Karpinski proceeded to evade responsibility and fabricated an entire string of deceptive excuses — just like she is doing now.

Learning this its hard not to believe the PC Police aren’t at work. Watching Karpinski parade (lawyer in tow) around all the talks shows crying “scapegoat” only strengthens the belief.

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