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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

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    Well, when they spend all their money going to Tea Party rallies...
    What does that have to do with the topic of the thread?
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Unless you grew up in an environment with no parental authority figure you should have a pretty good idea how to handle children and if you forgot you can always ask your parents how did they handle this or that situation. Did your parents cave every time you nagged or pestered them for something?


    I used to babysit my kid sisters and I occasionally babysit my nieces and nephew.

    Not even comparable.Growing up as a child when you are not in school you are practically around your parents 24/7. So you know how they handled you. Even when you were at school you are around adults who handle children and they do not cave to nagging and pestering.
    So, essentially, you have almost no childcare experience yet you're perfectly ok with telling other people, who have MORE experience with it than you, that they're doing it wrong because it doesnt meet your meager experience? I know you dont have to be Steven Spielberg to tell someone a movie sucked, but it helps if you've seen more than a handful movies.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Oh, those wacky Californians, conditioning children at an early age that it's ok for the governement to tell you what to eat.
    No, the Californians who ARE the government are telling McDonald's it's not OK to tell our children what to eat. Removing the often only incentive for a 4 year old to want to eat McDonald's is not a terrible thing.

    If I offered a toy as incentive for a kid to come to my house and eat ****ty food and make his parents pay for it, that would be rediculous. Replace "I" with McDonald's, and you think its a shame they won't have that right anymore.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    No, the Californians who ARE the government are telling McDonald's it's not OK to tell our children what to eat. Removing the often only incentive for a 4 year old to want to eat McDonald's is not a terrible thing.

    If I offered a toy as incentive for a kid to come to my house and eat ****ty food and make his parents pay for it, that would be rediculous. Replace "I" with McDonald's, and you think its a shame they won't have that right anymore.
    To be completely fair, McDonalds is not violating any laws by offering a toy with their meal. As under-handed a move as it may be, it isnt illegal and they do have the room to do their business as they see fit unless voters decide otherwise.

    Also, I'm not aware if this law targets other fast food chains (the vast majority offer toys with kid's meals), but a law that targets McDonalds and ONLY McDonalds seems a little lopsided.
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    To be completely fair, McDonalds is not violating any laws by offering a toy with their meal. As under-handed a move as it may be, it isnt illegal and they do have the room to do their business as they see fit unless voters decide otherwise.

    Also, I'm not aware if this law targets other fast food chains (the vast majority offer toys with kid's meals), but a law that targets McDonalds and ONLY McDonalds seems a little lopsided.

    I'd almost agree with everything you said if it in fact were a law. But it is a proposed city ordinance, which means, well it's a city ordinance. Just like discresionary spending for a city to hire Cheap Trick to play at "Riverfront Rendezvous." Just like the proposal which told me I can't smoke, or if i want to it will cost an arm and a leg. Just like your grass must be between 1 and 3 inches and of respectable green hue.

    I might disagree with governments role in those issues, but they are all dumb city/state rules. This one is too. Sensible, and nothing really morally wrong with it I suppose. Simply unfair to McDonald's. Oh well. I can't own a strip club in my town. At least McD's gets a place to sell food...

    Basically any liberty or rights violation cryers should please explain to me why exactly I'm not allowed to smoke pot.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Oh, those wacky Californians, conditioning children at an early age that it's ok for the governement to tell you what to eat.
    Farking busy bodies. If I were running McD's, I'd make a HUGE Happy Meal campaign in the SF area right now. Shove it right down these jerks throats.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Farking busy bodies. If I were running McD's, I'd make a HUGE Happy Meal campaign in the SF area right now. Shove it right down these jerks throats.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    LOL - they need to start packaging the toys with the adult meals THAT would be genius.

    "A #1 with a large Dr Pepper and fries, please"
    ". . . for a boy or a girl?"

    Straight up - I'd go for that. . . I dig it when they give away the glasses and occasional adult-collectible.
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    No, the Californians who ARE the government are telling McDonald's it's not OK to tell our children what to eat. Removing the often only incentive for a 4 year old to want to eat McDonald's is not a terrible thing.

    If I offered a toy as incentive for a kid to come to my house and eat ****ty food and make his parents pay for it, that would be rediculous. Replace "I" with McDonald's, and you think its a shame they won't have that right anymore.
    Right, and Gamestop shouldn't be able to sell video games either, because kids will sit around and get fat playing them!

    Regulation is always a great substitute for responsible parenting, amiright!
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