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When it comes to food, everybody’s got an opinion. Same goes for parenting. Mix the two together and you’ve got the makings of a culture war. Witness the recent scuffle between Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama over the White House’s rather tame Let’s Move campaign aimed at ending childhood obesity. So last month, when the Center for Science in the Public Interest announced it was filing a class action lawsuit to stop McDonald’s from using Happy Meal toys to market to children, the fierce and ugly backlash against the mother of two who was brave enough to attach her name to the case was predictable. But I am not interested in debating good or bad parenting. Nor am I interested in arguing over whether this lawsuit is a good idea. How many calories are in a Happy Meal and whether you can ask for carrots instead of fries is irrelevant to me. I am not even going to give you all the scary data about how America’s kids are getting fatter and sicker. Nor do I care whether the cause is fast food or video games.
Originally posted by xynephadyn
reply to post by daryllyn
Good for you! And bravo for being a fantastic parent, Seriously for all those fat and lazy parents who are having a fit over not being able to give thier kids 800 calories plus in a little box with a 3 cent toy that chinese slave labor built- they can go to burger king.
Originally posted by 46ACE
Its a "Marketing" tactic hardly the place for govt intervention.....
Abortion is a far larger crime and I don't see any emphasis placed on it by the administration.edit on 27-1-2011 by 46ACE because: (no reason given)