Victory: McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban

posted at 9:40 pm on November 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

Remember when San Fran “banned” Happy Meals by requiring fruit and vegetables to be served with any meal that includes a toy? Question: What if the meal doesn’t automatically include the toy? What if the toy’s “optional,” purchasable with a Happy Meal plus a small additional fee that you’ll be happy to pay just to shut up that screaming brat who wants the toy, mom, c’monnnnn?

I can’t shake the feeling that government intrusion produces higher costs, less choice, and inefficiency.

Come Dec. 1, you can still buy the Happy Meal. But it doesn’t come with a toy. For that, you’ll have to pay an extra 10 cents.

Huh. That hardly seems to have solved the problem (though adults and children purchasing unhealthy food can at least take solace that the 10 cents is going to Ronald McDonald House charities). But it actually gets worse from here. Thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar’s much-ballyhooed new law, parents browbeaten into supplementing their preteens’ Happy Meal toy collections are now mandated to buy the Happy Meals.

Today and tomorrow mark the last days that put-upon parents can satiate their youngsters by simply throwing down $2.18 for a Happy Meal toy. But, thanks to the new law taking effect on Dec. 1, this is no longer permitted. Now, in order to have the privilege of making a 10-cent charitable donation in exchange for the toy, you must buy the Happy Meal. Hilariously, it appears Mar et al., in their desire to keep McDonald’s from selling grease and fat to kids with the lure of a toy have now actually incentivized the purchase of that grease and fat — when, beforehand, a put-upon parent could get out cheaper and healthier with just the damn toy.

In other words, they dropped the healthy options from the Happy Meal, split off the toy — which is the only part most kids care about — and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime. Your kid gets (a) something to play with and (b) fat, and you get momentary peace of mind. And San Francisco gets … a lesson? Nah. They won’t learn.

Exit question one: Won’t San Fran have the last laugh here? I thought McD’s already agreed to healthy-up their Happy Meals nationwide, even though pretty much no one — at McDonald’s — actually chooses the healthy option. Go figure. Exit question two: Why don’t they just wait for your kid to get obese and then take him away instead?

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They need to let McDonalds figure a creative way around the circumcision ban.

bloggless on November 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

I can’t shake the feeling that government intrusion produces higher costs, less choice, and inefficiency.

It’s just your imagination. Stare into the pretty light.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Allah, lard can be good for you. It’s the refined carbs that are bad!

Hurray for Mickey D’s. Smarter than the average SF liberal, and sometimes (filet o’ fish!) delicious!

PattyJ on November 29, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Did you check out that “Malazy” ad on Hannity? Pure GOLD.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM

The only thing missing from a Happy Meal…

… is a kid’s sized MMMMMccccRRRRRiiibbbbbb!

(Homer Simpson druel)

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM

It won’t happen, but it would be cool if – in celebration of its temporary victory over the food nazis – McDonald’s now called them “Liberty Meals.”

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Circumcised goldfish.

csdeven on November 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM

O/t,sorry AP,I don’t see this anywhere,even Drudge!?
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canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM

In most markets I believe the Happy Meal now have those bagged dried fruit choices. But very clever of McD of putting the screws to SF.

Dr. Dog on November 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Allah did you forgot to link to the article you are quoting?

KeepOhioRed on November 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

canopfor,

Thanks for spamming us with info that all literate Americans have already heard 50 times today.

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

No toy….no peace,er wait,thats crazy talk,er wait
again,San Fran is Crazy Town..i digress!
(sarc).

canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

They need to let McDonalds figure a creative way around the circumcision ban.

bloggless on November 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

McDonalds could start giving out circumcision kits instead of toys in their happy meals….for a fee…

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 9:58 PM

canopfor,

Thanks for spamming us with info that all literate Americans have already heard 50 times today.

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

BCrago66:Its news,not spam,besides,your gonna give AP ideas!

canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Outsmarting San Francisco politicians clearly isn’t that difficult.

With this law they outsmarted themselves.

englishqueen01 on November 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Nanny nanny boo boo

GnuBreed on November 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM

McDonalds could start giving out circumcision kits instead of toys in their happy meals….for a fee…

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Just keep the meat separate from the cheese.

MeatHeadinCA on November 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Allah did you forgot to link to the article you are quoting?

KeepOhioRed on November 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

It’s linked in the sentence:

What if the meal doesn’t automatically include the toy?

(Unless that was just added.)

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 10:00 PM

“comprised of a lardburger and death fries”

At first I thought AP was just kidding, but when he used the word “fat”, it started looking real.

Does AP know that, despite his efforts to stay anonymous, he just gave away his last name?

Now that we have the ‘Bloomberg’ part, we just need to figure out his first name.

Dr. Mercury on November 29, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Outsmarting San Francisco?

World’s tiniest hurdle.

NoDonkey on November 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Dr. Mercury on November 29, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Not to mention the horrible grammar.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM

It’s just your imagination. Stare into the pretty light.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I humbly bow to your eloquence, Sir John!

rightwink on November 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Haha…eating at Mcds makes you smart.

tinkerthinker on November 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM

I think AP linked to this months ago, but here is the devastating Daily Show take-down of the San Francisco council member that spearheaded the ban.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I still think McDonalds should have just purchased their franchises back and completely pulled out of San Fran.

Koa on November 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

canopfor,

Thanks for spamming us with info that all literate Americans have already heard 50 times today.

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

It comes down to this – we are faced with 2 kind of people – Conservatives who want to treat you as fellow thinking human beings, and ‘Liberals’, who are anything but, and want to strip you of ALL your God given rights.

So, who YOU gonna go with, laddie?

rightwink on November 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Fear the Sting! Nicely done.

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM

lardburger and death fries

Hey, I happen to likes me some lardburger and death fries!

#3, please, with a Diet Coke!

RedNewEnglander on November 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM
GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

HornetSting:Thank-you for covering my “6″,now continue,your
H/A main Deck troll,er stroll!:)

canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

when the coming famine hits you will wish you had made your child famine resistant by buying him a happy meal a day.

unseen on November 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM

you’ll be happy to pay just to shut up that screaming brat

AP, kids aren’t that bad.

visions on November 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I can’t shake the feeling that government intrusion produces higher costs, less choice, and inefficiency.

Strange…I have exactly the same feeling.

Amendment X on November 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Those people vote for Nancy Pelosi. How hard could it be to outsmart them?

SouthernGent on November 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Haven’t seen a post from Hornetsting in a while. Been hidin’ out somewhere?

BobMbx on November 29, 2011 at 10:34 PM

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Haven’t seen a post from Hornetsting in a while. Been hidin’ out somewhere?

BobMbx on November 29, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I’ve been stockpiling Spam and building a moat with alligators.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM
GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

HornetSting:Thank-you for covering my “6″,now continue,your
H/A main Deck troll,er stroll!:)

canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Gee. No one has ever stuck up for me like that. When someone calls me an idiot everyone just agrees.

:-(

Rod on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I’ve been stockpiling Spam and building a moat with alligators.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Spam Gooooood!

Kini on November 29, 2011 at 10:44 PM

i wrote an ‘ode to mcdonalds’ a few weeks ago:

http://gopmax.com/2011/10/18/ode-to-mcdonalds/

truecon on November 29, 2011 at 10:45 PM

McD’s already sells healthy choices. You can get milk instead of coke and apple slices instead of fries. Of course, the apple slices come with a side of caramel dipping sauce.

ramrants on November 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM

lardburger and death fries

I <3 AllahPundit. That there is a keeper. :-)

CantCureStupid on November 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM

O/t,sorry AP,I don’t see this anywhere,even Drudge!?
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Ugh,that’ll teach me to look at Jazz’s post,early in the AM!

canopfor on November 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

So when is the audit?

CW on November 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Man the comments from the statist busybodies over there are nauseating. These people have such a rabid, fuming hatred for “corporations” they can justify anything.

Hannibal Smith on November 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

When I was younger my parents used to treat me and my siblings to Mickey D every Saturday. Neither one of us is fat 30 some years later.

angryed on November 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

When I was younger my parents used to treat me and my siblings to Mickey D every Saturday. Neither one of us is fat 30 some years later.

angryed on November 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

The fat kids would be fat if McDonalds or Burger King never existed.

CW on November 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

The Goddess of Capitalism is most pleased.

Mutnodjmet on November 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Your kid gets (a) something to play with and (b) fat,

Sad to say, this isn’t even true. The low-fat diet doesn’t make someone skinny, and there’s even less reason to presume a high-fat diet would make someone fat. This is simplistic nonsense from people who never bothered to learn the interplay of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, and assume that eating fat makes you fat.

Besides which, moderation is still the key to health. As the Fathead movie shows quite clearly, it’s perfectly possible to lose weight eating at McDonald’s. The biggest problem with the fries is that they’re high in carbohydrates, and that’s only a problem if you’re not active enough to burn off those carbohydrate.

didymus on November 29, 2011 at 11:27 PM

:-(

Rod on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

LOL

John the Libertarian on November 29, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Its amazing that American’s can be so deluded that they elect the Mar’s of the world to run their lives.

Sunshine lyrics
Performed by: Paul Westerberg.

He can’t even run his own life
I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine

Speakup on November 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM

McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban

MORE PROOF that private enterprise is always smarter than government.

Corollary: Government takeovers ALWAYS result in less desirable outcomes (vis: auto industry, health insurance, light bulbs, energy)

landlines on November 30, 2011 at 1:06 AM

GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.
HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Bravo, HornetSting. Bravo!!

And yes, Canopfor is all that and a whole lot more.

GrannyDee on November 30, 2011 at 1:41 AM

In other words, they dropped the healthy options from the Happy Meal, split off the toy — which is the only part most kids care about — and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime.

Haha, well said Allahpundit!

Dollayo on November 30, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Awesome! My hat’s off to McD’s for coming up with this creative solution. They can now even say that any “health police” complaint is trying to stop money from going to a charity as well.

While this was a great solution, it is sad to have to celebrate this as a result of a Nanny state gone crazy. This shouldn’t be the norm.

ptcamn on November 30, 2011 at 2:27 AM

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

And you, HornetSting, outed yourself as worthless to everyone, including your family, a long time ago.

BCrago66 on November 30, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Makes me wonder what the State officials do for a living when they can pursue tiny laws to make the private sector sweat about the fines imposed if they don’t comply with some idiotic demand. Ever wonder why California is broke?

mixplix on November 30, 2011 at 3:53 AM

I’ve been stockpiling Spam and building a moat with alligators.
HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Spam Gooooood!
Kini on November 29, 2011 at 10:44 PM

The mental images of dancing vikings, just won’t leave.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2011 at 4:43 AM

If I had a nick like “BCrago66″ I’d be a cranky DWE, too…

Gohawgs on November 30, 2011 at 4:55 AM

I love the Qtr Pounder w/cheese, fries, and Diet Coke topped off with the caramel sundae!!

Man, I love capitalism and freedom! Bravo Zulu SF!!!

g2825m on November 30, 2011 at 5:52 AM

Outsmarted the SF council and gets a healthcare waver.What’s not to like?

docflash on November 30, 2011 at 6:05 AM

The fat kids would be fat if McDonalds or Burger King never existed.

CW on November 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

But then who would the nanny-state libs have to hate on?

Extrafishy on November 30, 2011 at 6:08 AM

I’ll have the Daily Requirement Meal of the four healthy food groups: Fat, Starch, Lard, Coffee.

Easy on the starch, though, it ruins the taste of the other components of the meal and makes you fat.

ajacksonian on November 30, 2011 at 6:23 AM

They need to let McDonalds figure a creative way around the circumcision ban.

bloggless on November 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Happy Mohel?

JetBoy on November 30, 2011 at 6:35 AM

Man the comments from the statist busybodies over there are nauseating. These people have such a rabid, fuming hatred for “corporations” they can justify anything.

And the people who work for the corporations? The statists couldn’t possibly care less about them.

Who needs that job at McDonald’s when you can live in squalor in Zucotti Park for free? (If you don’t mind the threat of sexual assault or communicable disease, that is).

englishqueen01 on November 30, 2011 at 6:45 AM

If San Fran goes for round two, I forsee a positive feedback loop cranking up here: new regulation followed by increased sales and profits. Pretty soon we will get to the point where, after an appropriate period of demonization and ever-greater regulation (I think we’re talking required meal components and packages, pricing to be approved by the city utility commission, required store administration to food content cost ratios and required company advertising in favor of more regulation), the city will eventually make McDonalds into a rent seeking crony capitalist monstrosity the equal of any Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Hey, it could happen!

MTF on November 30, 2011 at 7:03 AM

EFU SF!

Go McDonalds!

Sherman1864 on November 30, 2011 at 7:07 AM

Boy I am glad the Ravens whipped up on the 49ers!

Sherman1864 on November 30, 2011 at 7:09 AM

GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.
HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

And you, HornetSting, outed yourself as worthless to everyone, including your family, a long time ago.
BCrago66 on November 30, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Nice of BCrag to prove Hornetsting’s point. Nothing like removing all doubt.

VelvetElvis on November 30, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Happy Meals always impressed me as a break-even proposition, or at least not extremely profitable beyond the promotional value. McD’s would gladly sell you any number of them if it meant the kiddy cats were herded in by at least one adult who’d buy a large soda. Large sodas is what gets the business analysts at Oak Brook exchanging hi-5s and doing the Ronald McDonald Shuffle. The franchisees would be the ones bearing the brunt of higher costs due to local regulatory insanities. But to be a businessperson of any kind in a city like SF in a state like Cali these days is not a sanity-friendly proposition. It must be worth their while, but maybe not for long.

curved space on November 30, 2011 at 7:39 AM

The fat kids would be fat if McDonalds or Burger King never existed.
CW on November 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

And they were still fat 4,000 years ago.
Genetics people! Yes, the environment is the other half of why you look like you do.
But the big 1/2 in play is GENETICS!

And you, HornetSting, outed yourself as worthless to everyone, including your family, a long time ago.
BCrago66 on November 30, 2011 at 2:35 AM

If you don’t want to be identified as being a troll here at HA, if I were you, I’d just fess up to being a momentary d-bag & apologize. You seriously sound like some 4th grader with that comment.
And the sting is right: we love canopfor.

Badger40 on November 30, 2011 at 7:59 AM

I can’t wait until they “fix” the “bullying” problem.

mr.blacksheep on November 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM

I can’t help but remember that back in the ’60s, my grandmother kept a deep fryer filled with pure lard in her kitchen. That was one of the most-used appliances there, what with french fries, salmon balls, and other tasty delicacies that she made.

And yet, childhood (and adult) obesity was far less than it is today. Maybe it’s something else causing this “epidemic” than fats, saturated or otherwise. Maybe it’s (1) a lack of exercise among the young due to video games and (2) the ubiquity of high fructose corn syrup in everything packaged that we eat.

It’s too bad that health fads — like educational fads — never depend on actual results testing. Heaven forbid these people realize that sometimes, the old ways ARE better.

JamesS on November 30, 2011 at 8:27 AM

canopfor,

Thanks for spamming us with info that all literate Americans have already heard 50 times today.

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

GFY, BCrag. Canopfor is a beloved poster here..you, on the other hand, just outed yourself as a giant a$$.

HornetSting on November 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Props to that…I’ve used canop’s links often for more info.

JetBoy on November 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

And you, HornetSting, outed yourself as worthless to everyone, including your family, a long time ago.
BCrago66 on November 30, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Boy, it’s a whole lot easier to jump on than it is to jump off. You just proved Hornet’s point. Go back to dKos or wherever you came from recently, because you sure haven’t been around here very long.

kingsjester on November 30, 2011 at 9:05 AM

In most markets I believe the Happy Meal now have those bagged dried fruit choices. But very clever of McD of putting the screws to SF.

Dr. Dog on November 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

The people who run Mickey D’s are smarter than the dopes who run San Fran.

Wade on November 30, 2011 at 9:28 AM

LOL Capitalism will always find a way around the Nanny State!

shov74 on November 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Capitalism will always find a way around the Nanny State

It’s the law of unintended consequences which I have renamed “the outcome of uninformed decisions”. It’s not Nanny State compassion versus Capitalism, it’s the egregious egos of politicians versus the will of a freedom loving people, and even if we have to purchase our Chinese made trinkets separate from our Happy Meals, WE WILL NOT BE TOLD WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT DO.

Whether through peaceful commerce, or ultimately with a bloody rebellion, the people will be free.

seismedia on November 30, 2011 at 9:58 AM

The happy meal toys are worth it. I collect them for when I need a kid to shut up.

Blake on November 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM

San Francisco is rimming with bad ideas.

esnap on November 30, 2011 at 10:07 AM

With the murder of a man and his two sons by a teenage gangmember given amnesty by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; there’s something I’d like to see done to them, and it doesn’t include a Happy Meal.

GarandFan on November 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM

This was an easy thing to predict — heck, if I thought of it just after these dumb-arse folks in San Francisco and Santa Clara Cty announced the ban, the Fast Food marketers probably thought of it as soon as the idea got floated.

Recall also that SF is also the home of the disposable bag ban, coming soon to a city near you.

EasyEight on November 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM

going to mcdonalds for a salad is like going to a whorehouse for a hug.

maineconservative on November 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

It won’t happen, but it would be cool if – in celebration of its temporary victory over the food nazis – McDonald’s now called them “Liberty Meals.”

BCrago66 on November 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM

The Pursuit of Happiness Meals.

Scrappy on November 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I can’t shake the feeling that government intrusion produces higher costs, less choice, and inefficiency.

Strange…I have exactly the same feeling.

Amendment X on November 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM

There seems to be a lot of that going around these days.

Solaratov on November 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM

The people who run Mickey D’s are smarter than the dopes who run San Fran.

Wade on November 30, 2011 at 9:28 AM

That’s why McDonald’s operates at a profit – and San Francisco is bankrupt.

Solaratov on November 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM

If I get a milk shake instead of a Coke, I consider that the healthy choice.

Cindy Munford on November 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM

going to mcdonalds for a salad is like going to a whorehouse for a hug.

maineconservative on November 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Their salad with the crispy chicken isn’t so bad…and when’s the last time you tried to hug a whore, you hater.

Extrafishy on November 30, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Happy Mohel?

JetBoy on November 30, 2011 at 6:35 AM

[coffee-spit-take]!!!

:-D

Mary in LA on November 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Perhaps SF should mandate treadmills for the waiting lines, with a minimum caloric output prior to ordering?

Another Drew on November 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I can’t help but remember that back in the ’60s, my grandmother kept a deep fryer filled with pure lard in her kitchen

I don’t have a snobby problem with fried fast food, but let me point out one thing. In the 60′s the standard adult purchase at McDonald’s was basically today’s kiddie Happy Meal: a small hamburger, a small order of fry’s and a regular, 8-oz Coke. You might occasionally order a second small hamburger or small order of fries. During 70′s stagflation I remember them practically counting the number of fries that went into the bag. Then some gurus realized that there was relatively little marginal cost in increasing portion size but it really made customers happy and willing to pay a bit more than the cost. As a result today’s standard “value meal” order is about double the calorie hit of the standard 60′s order.

Studies show that within certain extremes of plate size people tend to clean the plate that is presented to them and then stop. The default restaurant plate size hasincreased drastically.

kd6rxl on November 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM

At some point it becomes simpler to just shoot all the leftists.

Adjoran on November 30, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Well, there you go. This must be the appalling torture I’ve been wanting explained to me for years: “forced ingestion.”

Now, I admit I still can’t see how a parent condemned to buy a whole Happy Meal is being forced to then shove it down his kid’s throat. The mechanism here continues to escape me. For a parent who actually can’t withstand his kid’s importunities, and whose bank account is OK with that, the option to buy the meal and keep only the toy seems head-smitingly obvious.

The only time I ever came close to having food forced on me was at Officer Candidate School. I buckled, and just ate all the slop on my tray, when the drill sergeant had me stand at attention in the middle of mess hall and screamed at me. Thank God I was still young then (and having to trot everywhere anyway).

But I’ve never witnessed the process of “forced ingestion” by which so many Americans are apaprently now being made fat.

J.E. Dyer on November 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

libturds never learn.

tarpon on November 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM

And behold! A million whiny Democrat voices at once cried out “BUT! That’s not what we MEANT to do!” and the world responded with a facepalm.

Book on November 30, 2011 at 3:02 PM

JetBoy on November 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

NEWS

C’mon.

I am always glad to read news here and the post was not THAT long!

Moreover, that “canopfor” is a real asset around here.

I have been looking for an excuse to post an esoteric explaination as to why we have not had hyperinflation.

I feel great. I am in Bull 2 and 3 X ETF’s.

I am not as happy as CNBC but still…

IlikedAUH2O on November 30, 2011 at 3:13 PM

The mainstream media starts comparing our economy to the postwar German miracle in 3…2…1..

IlikedAUH2O on November 30, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Another potential victory for capitalism, this time against the eco-tyrants: US IS POISED TO BECOME NET OIL EXPORTER!

Mutnodjmet on November 30, 2011 at 3:48 PM

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