Deep Fried Idiots

Posted By on June 23, 2010

I love food.  Actually I love “good food” and a lot of fast food establishments barely qualify as edible but I still have an urge for certain foods even though I know they’re not necessarily good for me.  It’s nice to know I can make that choice.  Having said that, while scanning happy-meal-boxnews headlines this morning I came across an article on a potential lawsuit against McDonald’s that claim Happy Meals are making your kids fat.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington based consumer group, has threatened a lawsuit charging that Mic D’s “unfairly and deceptively” markets toys to young children.

“McDonald’s marketing has the effect of conscripting America’s children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers, causing them to nag their parents to bring them to McDonald’s,” CSPI’s Stephen Gardner wrote to the heads of the chain in a letter announcing the lawsuit.

Now, I’m not a reporter so I won’t go into any more details on the story other than to direct you to their website and the letter for further details.

I did a few hours or reading on this story, a quick google search will lead you to numerous articles (most were carbon copies of the AP story), but it wasn’t the body of the story that really caught my attention.  As dumb as whole story and pending lawsuit is, it was the hundreds of posts and comments from readers just like myself who voiced an opinion.  Overwhelmingly they projected the same assessment;  it is not up to the Government or some Watch Dog group to raise our children but is the responsibility of parents to make proper choices.  ‘Moderation’ was the catch phrase tossed around in many posts as volumes or readers felt that in small doses this food was acceptable and we need to finally start taking responsibility for our own actions and not relay on the Nanny State to make good decisions for us.

To everyone of you that posted a comment on the innumerable sites containing this article, FUCK YOU!fat-kits-eating-mcdonalds

Where where all you bastions of personal freedom as anti-smoking laws were slammed down our throats and state after state enacted smoking bans?  Where did your outcry of protection from a  Nanny State come into play as Big Government jacked up tobacco taxes in insane levels?  You fucken hypocrites!  I guess your passion for personal choices on potentially harmful substances stops at french fries.  It’s not right to allow your kid to gorge himself on calorie filled gut bombs three times a day but it’s not up to the government to regulate it.  If that’s the case then Big Brother might as well control who can be a parent so we don’t have to worry about letting some brain dead moron have children.  Then we’d never worry about them being too stupid to actually say no to their precious little hippos and make them eat an apple.  Who cares if they give away toys or hand jobs in a happy meal, parents need to say no.

See, I agree with all you Internet dorks that voiced an opinion on the story that parents need to, well………parent!  But if you honestly believe that it’s not up to our elected officials to control your personal lives on that level, why the hell are you content with anti-smoking laws?  It’s the same intrusion into personal choices that as adults we make.  There is no 8 year old fat_kid_tvthat hops into the ol’ mini van and cruises to Burger World for lunch and a toy.  Parents need to stop driving them there, opening up the wallet and allowing this to happen regardless of how enticing a clown selling hamburgers is.  I am constantly amazed at why we allow the government so much control in our lives and do you honestly believe they know what is best for you?  Are you so stupid that you need someone to tell you it’s not healthy to feed your kid burgers and fries six times a week and then allow them to plunk their fat ass down for a ten hour Sponge Bob marathon?  I hope to God you’re not and from the responses from a hoard of readers, neither are they.  Well here’s my question to you again; If you don’t want anyone infringing on your choice to enjoy a legal product in moderation why all the anti-smoking laws and bans?

Day after day in this country we allow or freedoms to be stripped or taxed away because some dysfunctional genetic turd can’t control his actions and feels that somebody needs to pay for his continual bad choices in life.  Stop overeating, stop drinking too much, stop playing with the blow dryer in the shower, stop sticking your pecker in a toaster and stop whining when you spill hot coffee in your lap.  But most off all, stop telling me what I can and can’t do!  I’m almost as tall as a grown up and your inability to act sensibly is pissing me off because it affects my freedom to make decisions for myself when the government takes away those choices.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to grab a Big Mac and light up a Rocky Patel 1961 as I wait for the Wisconsin smoking ban to kick in.

The Cigar Soldier

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The Cigar Soldier is the founding father and President of The Brotherhood of the Leaf, an internet community of cigar enthusiasts and Northeast Wisconsin’s only true membership based cigar club. As the main writer for Cigar Night, his rants can sting, stir or inspire your emotions, as he leaves no topic of enjoying the cigar lifestyle off his hit list.


7 Responses to “Deep Fried Idiots”

  1. The First Lady says:

    As always, you say it as it is Cigar Soldier! When will the general public get a clue…then again, the majority can’t negotiate a round-about or a 4-way stop so I’m not surprised we have the apathetic fools surrounding us. Maybe 1984 should be required reading…but alas, will that mean Big Brother would have to make it a rule??!!

  2. Rick Rentmeester says:

    We also grew up with McDonalds and I can remember when the happy meal came out but here is something that people may not understand as kids we could eat two happy meals slam down an ice cream cone and follow it up with some Mcdonalds cookies and still keep thin and trim because as kids we ran around and burned calories faster than a bunson burner. So whats next if we are so concerned about fat kids will the government only allow a tv to run in 30 minute incraments, then shut down? Instead of chunky playing 4 hours of wii bowling from the lazy boy why not take slob out to do something called real bowling?

    I agree that those screaming that the government crossed the line with rules regarding food entered the war too late. When the government went after candy cigarettes the parents should have drawn a line in the sand and hunkered down and said no but because it was for the kids no one stood up and said anything. With the smoking bans again its for the kids so no one has anything to say well I have a kid and here is how I handle it. If we dont want our daughter to breathe second hand smoke we dont take her to places with smoke. Came up with that all on our own, no government study, no tax payer stimulus project just good old fashion common sense.

    I say for the kids we need to protect McDonalds and tobacco because some day those kids will grow up and after a long hard day will want to be able to relax. If cigars are no longer available the only other stress release will be to go kick the little fat kids around next door.

  3. Then I elect you as the leader of The Ministry of Truth!

  4. Thanks Rick, I knew I could count on you to back up my rant. But go easy on the “fat kid”, he just might have a hot mom!

  5. Rick Rentmeester says:

    having a toy in a food box taunts children to eat just like having a hot chick posing with a bottle of booze causes men to drink…whats next will we outlaw any woman that looks better than Nancy Pelosi?

  6. David Blackman says:

    Nancy Pelosis’ a woman?! You mean these toys in the meal was a marketing ploy? That’s one of those “hey! these cans are defective!” moments. Instead of our toy industry using child labor in third world countries to make these toys, by the way they’re skinny, why don’t we institute our own child labor so they have to make their own toys!

  7. John Glispie says:

    Hey, don’t forget that in Wisconsin you can now be pulled over just for not wearing a seatbelt. There is no end in sight. Pretty soon they’ll be citing you for running with scissors.

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