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  • The Daily Show Mocks San Francisco's Happy Meal Ban

    Last year, war was declared on McDonald’s Happy Meals and their toys. These meals are so dangerous and exploitative of children we were told that government simply must get involved. Nowhere was this nanny state silliness more on display than in San Francisco, where that city’s activist board of supervisors banned Happy Meals and other kids meals.

    But the action isn’t sitting well with many, including California Lieutenant Governor-elect and Gavin Newsom (D), who feel that the city’s “agenda of food justice” is ill-conceived. “Parents, not politicians,” said Newsom in an interview with CNN late last year while mayor of San Francisco, “should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money.”

    But we simply can’t do a better job at pointing out the absurdities of this misguided crusade than Aasif Mandvi did in this excerpt from a recent episode of The Daily Show.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    10 Responses to The Daily Show Mocks San Francisco's Happy Meal Ban

    1. Bobbie says:

      Another excellent job, Mr. Mandvi… and Jon. Way to make the activist board eat their own!!!! This just exemplifies abuse of the government to exploit children!

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    4. MJF, CT says:

      This is amazing! Government is telling you what you can and cannot eat, what you can and cannot buy, what you can and cannot sell. It is not government's job to be our "mommies". But here again, people turned to the government to intervene (no matter how stupid it is). This gives the government the power to do what is needed to "help" the people. Proof again, the more we use and run to the government, the more they take over our lives.

    5. Dinah Garrison Fairb says:

      If this weren't such a dangerous precedent to be setting it would be funny. San Francisco, the home of "freedom to do your own thing" has become the home of "do what I say." It is interesting how the Left's freedom does so often become the freedom to do it their way. The really interesting thing is that they don't see the irony.

    6. Ben, Pennsylvania says:

      This was excellent! I love how he backs the councilman into a corner and then deadpans while he waits for what he just got the guy to admit to sink in!

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    9. Neil in SF BAY AREA says:

      " So you kids want a "happy meal?" Well, you CAN'T! I don't care what Mommy and Daddy say; the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have said over and over that IT knows more about what you should eat than Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are STUPID and can't be trusted, and as soon as he can take office, former mayor Gavin Newsome will ban happy meals for all you kiddies in the rest of California. It's the least he can do to ensure your health. Now, kids, isn't this the best way? Remember that your parents know nothing about nutrition and that you need a government nanny to tell you what and how to eat. And also remember, gang, that if you see anyone under 21 eating a happy meal, it is your duty to turn them in. Who knows; you might save a life!"

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