I haven't seen any proposed legal consequences for them if they don't make the changes. I don't see a law being passed or an executive order that bans upscale fast food restaurants from including french fries with every meal on their children's menus. The restaurants are still offering the disputed items, they are just not including them automatically with their children's meals. It's like how adults are offered their choice of fries or a baked potato, they just aren't automatically defaulting to french fries with kids anymore.
But I know, Michelle is worse than Hitler for this.
This demonstrates something about the mentality of the right, the level of thought goes:
If a liberal supports it, it must be bad.
If a Democrat supports it, I must be opposed to it.
If one of the Obama's supports it, it's jihad against MY FREEDOM.
That's it. They wrap it up in fancy rhetoric and talking points copied directly from radio pundits, so it sounds like they are saying more, but when you get to the substance it's really just those three points.
Conservatives have been rallying against Michelle Obama's "get kids healthy" initiative since the start, as if it were a ban on bibles. Concerning this McDonalds thing: Rush has been talking about this, Hannity has talked about this, It's been mentioned on air on Fox News multiple times.
If they are going to oppose a company voluntarily changing the policy to give kids fruit and veggies first, unless their parents request otherwise, just imagine how reasonable they would be on more important issues like economic reform or actual legislation.
You do not have to be wealthy to have power. For example, a homeowners association telling what color they can paint their house or how about the city closing down a kids lemonade stand is a typical individual who is not wealthy that may be on a power trip.
Most wealthy people have no interest in power. As a golf pro for 10 years, most of the wealthy members I encountered had absolutely no interest in power. A few of them were assholes and tried to throw their weight around and get on the board of directors. The majority of them were out there to have a good time. Now if you are talking about politicians, we are talking about a horse of a different color. Evidently, you have not been around a lot of rich people. In conclusion, what good is your so called power if you do not use it???????????????????????????
Last edited by lacarnut; 09-16-2011 at 01:43 PM.
As someone who needs to know what he is eating, I look forward to the day when restaurant menus have detailed (more than just calories, fat, and sodium) portion, ingredient, and nutritional information.
Nutritional information is a minute expense to industry. You pay a dietician to analyze your menu items and ingredients, and the corporate dietician can take it from there. Printing costs are minimal and probably don't compare to some of the superfluous bullshit that restaurants print and post in their stores just so it looks like the little boys in advertising are actually doing something.
I have found from my present condition and restrictions, that knowing what is in what I eat allows me to eat more and different things than if I simply operated on a "forbidden foods" list. I have stopped going to kidney health/disease forums because they are infested with the professional sufferers who live in the drama of "forbidden foods" and apparently enjoy complaining about their restrictions. Because I have been studying the contents of foods and weighing what I eat, I am "allowed" to have virtually all of the "forbidden foods" that the invisible people on the forums miss so loudly. No, I can't have an entire pizza, but I can have a slice or two if I plan ahead and don't use up my potassium alotment earlier in the day.
Deprivation is not where it's at. In diet, knowledge and planning can prevent deprivation. Making restaurant menus more relevant and informative will actually open up restaurants to people who would otherwise write it off due to medical or dietary concerns.
Your complete lack of decency is noted once again, as Michele Obama's physique and certainly Malia's physique is not outside the range of normal and even if it were, then your personal remarks about these women's bodies are uncalled for. Grow up you government dependent pathetic old fart.
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