Evidently, Queen Michelle and her court of Healthy Kids Initiative robots have caused McDonalds to finally cave to their demands. McDonalds has agreed to provide more apples and less french fries in their happy meals.
The cry from the White House that our kids are too fat and out of shape, while Michelle Obama skirts all over the United States devouring as much fast fat food as she can scarf down while yet telling the kids she encounters “I love all kinds of fries! ” Let me channel some Forrest, Forrest Gump right here. I like french fries with ketchup, I like em fried, boiled or raw, I like em with mayonnaise, chili, or grilled vegetable. I like em with a quarter pounder, I like em on a salad, I just like em” Ok, I quit but you get the message. Now Im talking in my regular voice! Cant tell a difference? Stop it! Read on!
McDonalds after being attacked by the White House earlier didn’t succumb to the demands to get rid of the Ronald McDonald icon, yes the clown with the big feet and the red hair, (for some reason his irritates the Obamas) McDonalds has finally relented to downsizing the happy meal.
In an announcement this week, McDonalds has announced that McDonalds will only serve 1.1 ounces of french fries (about half of the usual) and offer genetically altered, carbohydrate laden plastic sack of apples minus the caramel sauce of course, reducing its overall calorie count by 20 percent . Additionally the happy meal will still offer a choice of milk and is adding fat free chocolate milk although the default option is still a cup for soda or water. The Toys are still there but many stores are opting to get rid of those too.
Im all about making a healthy choice for my kids and it is the responsible thing to assist my kids to make the right choice. But, to have the federal government via Michelle “I love fries” Obama via the the Healthy Kids Initiative mandate and dictate to me what my kids can and cannot eat.
Freedom of choice, taking advantage of the Free Market, picking and choosing where to eat and support my favorite restaurant is one of those “rights” that America still has. Our forefathers paved us a way to say “KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR DAILY LIVES” and yes that includes our McDonalds. Heck far, the world and the economy are going to hades in a handbasket and the White House is trying to cut the fat out of a kids meal.
We have the luxury to say this and I dare say those days are numbered but last I checked we still have a choice in most everything we do and everything we eat. But each day we allow a little more of our sovereignty to be given away to a Socialist ideaology, a little more of our freedoms go away till one day we are staring down the proverbial barrel of the government and we whisper……”what has happened to my country? Who is this Federal Government that tells me what to eat? When did this happen? Why didnt I say something? Then………..
The whispering fades to a slow methodical mumble……your voice weak from a lack of fries and fat….. the restaurant police lop off one ear, weigh your fries, gobble down your greasy chicken parts…..wash it back with a carbonated drink……belch loudly, lift a huge thigh and let nature rid your body of excess gas and say aaaaaaaaah the delight of my taste buds….lay down your happy meals, I make these choices for you……I am Queen Michelle and I am in control of your health……don’t stare peasants…..tarry along, quit staring……………I said stop staring, eat your low fat fries and that peice of cardboard, go little kiddies, go grab a glass of water and a chicken nugget, you gotsta get on the healthy kid train……chooooo chooooo!