Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big Mac

I had to run a few errands today and was listening to the local news station for updates on the snow storm headed our way
In between the weather reports, I heard a report about a fast food restaurant ban near DC. Prince Georges County Maryland, if I heard it right
They are not planning to shut down existing burger and taco joints, but to stop issuing the required building permits needed to build additional stores.
Their reasoning was to help end the obesity problems, and to control trans fat, and a bunch of other worthless none sense
They also reported that other " sit down " restaurants would not be included in the ban, as the members of this highly educated panel said that these " sit downs " were much more healthy than the dollar menu's we are used to today.
The first thing this report made me want to do was grab a Big Mac.
What happened to choice ? Why is it that we cant decide for ourselves what we want to eat ?
I will support my Big Mac, and the occasional Whopper with cheese.
I will continue to praise the dollar menu.
Sometimes we just don't have the time, or the cash to sit back at the Olive Garden, or the Red Lobster.
I do enjoy those places, but sometimes you need a drive-thru


Buggys said...

This is what I love about the land of the free, that committees are now telling us how to, when to, what to and if!

Kirhat said...

How about instead of shutting down businesses who are just taking advantage of the 'open market' concept, more effort is exerted in information and advocacy program for good health.

Seek No More

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Amen to that! If we want to kill ourselves, let us!

David Tamayo said...

Oh my God!! Burger Natzis. :o(

Stunatra said...

It's a bunch of bullshit. Our freedoms are slowly diminishing. When are people going to start to care?

Francis R. Barbour said...

Buggys said: This is what I love about the land of the free, that committees are now telling us how to, when to, what to and if!

A little faux pas there.... That is what you like about: "The Land Of The Free?" OMG, what nation are you talking about? I want to go to "A Land Where I Can Live Free..." you certainly can't in America!

Nor, is this, "The Home Of The Brave." Who among you actually stands up in public and bitches loudly about the blatant Social Fascist BS happening around our country? Sure, you'll do it in a private discussion, but that doesn't require any bravery at all....

Every time I make a statement in public, regarding this apparent coupe going on by our totalitarian brothers and sisters, I get the dirtiest looks and usually a statement or two about "how if I don't like it I can move elsewhere." Amazingly, no one ever says: "Hey, this guy is right and/or pats me on the shoulder...."

Where are you all at then?