Wednesday 6 April 2011

Happy Meal Slapping Is Catching

Quote of the day comes courtesy of McDonald's, and I'm definitely lovin' it.

“Our Happy Meals make it easier for families to choose the right foods in portions just for kids. We provide options for our customers and trust them to make the decisions that are right for their families. Politicians should too.”
Indeed they should. Always. Unfortunately, they increasingly don't.

This is by way of response to New York Councillor Leroy Commie Comrie, who has noticed dictatorial events being played out in the Soviet Republic of California, and thought it a brilliant idea to import the same to New York.

The state is father, the state is mother. You won't be needing that parental responsibility anymore. Why should you? Government will impose it for you.

The most revelatory aspect of this development, though, is Comrie's jaw-dropping justification.

Comrie has fought the battle of the bulge himself.

“As you know, and I’m an example, nearly one-third of all children in New York City and throughout the United States are either overweight or obese,” Comrie said.
Because, you see, it's not Comrie's fault that he can't pass a hot dog stall without picking the thing up and emptying it into his lardy gob. His obesity is not his parents' fault for not nipping his long journey to dangle-bellyhood in the bud when he was a spoilt little fat kid.

No. It's the fault of a business which offers food products for consumers to choose to consume, or not as the case may be. Obviously. There is no 'offer and acceptance' in Comrie's contracts, merely 'offer and I-can't-resist-cos-I'm-a-weak-willed-moron'.

And because he and his family are incapable of imposing a modicum of self-regulation, he insists that no-one else is entitled to exercise their own will either. As such, the hammer fist of legislation must be brought to bear, whether New Yorkers like it or not.

Lastly, as a measure of how very hideous this disgusting bansturbator is, check out the poll featured on the page. Here's how it looks at time of writing.

95% object to the very idea, yet you just know that it will be passed. If not this time, then in the very near future, this is health freak Bloomberg's New York, remember.

New Yorkers' opinion will be ignored for their own good, just as ours will be when the same idea is mooted in the UK, as it inevitably will. Health obsessives don't care whether a majority support their fundamentalism prior to legislation, or a tiny minority.

They know best, and you - who pay their wages - can go to hell.


Anonymous said...

Well 77% of New Yorkers voted and agreed on term limits for mayor and city council members, but that did not stop Bloomberg from spitting in the voter's faces and overturning the term limits, so he could assume a third term as mayor, which the public strongly indicated, they did not want. So what will stop him now from imposing Happy Meal Bans. And NYC is just across the water from UK, so yes, I would expect it to travel from one continent to the other, and much faster than alleged unstoppable killer level radiation from Japan is going to innundate the US.

JuliaM said...

I'm beginning to think America needs another Revolution.

Anonymous said...

Every now and then, you don't want a steak, you just want a crappy cheeseburger. So where do you head? MickeyDee's, of course. Our soviet style government, in the USA, period, not just California anymore, has figured out that if you indoctrinate children, you will have most of them sucking your breast until old age. They are no better than a Madras school, they just have different aims...

Anonymous said...

Dick, have you heard that new figures show that depression has increased 40% since 2006? I'd love to see a graph for this as the recession (which the Drs are blaming it on) didn't start till 2008, and of course the ban came in in 2007.

I've seen several posters on blogs say they are on anti-depressants and now we have a quantitative increase. I'd love to see if there is a correlation.

Anonymous said...

Just trying to find a graph for it. No joy yet - but interestingly 2008 (remember the credit crunch only happened at the end of the year) saw the first rise in suicide rates and depression in decades, Interesting stuff.

Anonymous said...

The thing is - well one of the many things - when was the last time that fat bastard went into a McDonalds?

It's no McDonalds that's made him fat, it's eating too much.

As Jasper Carrott once said: "See, this hole here, is bigger than this hole here!"

Also - and yes it's a terrible movie - Cocteau's Plan in Demolition Man:

"You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener".

Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal?!

JuliaM said...

You'll love this tale of US public worker meddling and control freakery.

Ed Butt said...

Anyone remember that song:

In the year twenty five twenty five,
Won't need your teeth, won't need your eyes,
Everything you think do and say,
Is in that pill you took today.

Someone should rerelease it.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Scan: Great film quote, I must remember that one. It's depressingly prescient.

Ed Butt: Yes, Zager and Evans IIRC. Same sentiment as above.

Anonymous said...

Re Julia M's story:

Well, perhaps now all those smug folks who claimed that the ongoing war on smoking really wasn’t opening up a whole can of other worms will have to eat their words – assuming they’re not deep-fried ones, of course!