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Published:November 4th, 2010 13:58 EST

Grinch Lives: San Francisco Bans Happy Meals!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.
San Francisco`s Board of Supervisors passed the law on Tuesday on a veto-proof 8-to-3 vote. It takes effect on December 1.


The law, like an ordinance passed earlier this year in nearby Santa Clara County, would require that restaurant kids` meals meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys." Reuters

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of San Francisco. I love Frisco`s laissez faire attitude toward life: Freaks, misfits, geniuses, potheads, artists, poets and visionaries all feel at home in the City by the Bay.

San Francisco is the closest thing to heaven this side of death, but the city`s reputation has been tarnished by this decree to ban McDonald`s Happy Meals from paradise.

The children of San Francisco will have a miserable holiday season, this draconian measure goes into effect December 1.

Expecting a McDonald`s Happy Meal to meet nutritional standards is like expecting Oprah Winfrey to be eligible for the Olympics swimming team.

Childhood is a time for climbing trees, tossing firecrackers at unsuspecting adults and enjoying calorie-laden Happy Meals with free toys.

I`m in tune with the ultra-liberal politics of my favorite city, but this new law is communist!

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