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Stupid: California County Outlaws McDonald's Happy Meals

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Give me a break! Happy Meals are now banned in parts of Santa Clara county. This is one more reason I'm happy I DON'T live in California!

"This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys," said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes."

Fast food restaurants now have 90 days to come up with a voluntary solution for improving the nutritional value of kid's meals.

Seriously? You're going to ban Happy Meals now? I had plenty of Happy Meals when I was a kid and I'm not obese!

Shouldn't it be up to the parents whether to buy their kid a Happy Meal or not? Isn't this a free country? Are my kids being denied their right to have a Spongebob toy just because some parents make the WRONG decisions? I take my kid through a drive-thru maybe once a month. Some do it once a day. But that's their problem -- not mine.

This is about the stupidest law I have ever heard of and I hope it is overturned. Childhood obesity is a problem but it's not caused by Happy Meal toys. It's caused by parents who won't feed their kids fruits or vegetables. Let's ban them next, shall we?

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