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Someone finally gives the regime the middle finger

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigdogtx, Jul 9, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Happy Meals here to stay: McDonald's

    Watchdog group wanted fast-food giant to dump toys

    Those Hot Wheels and Polly Pocket dolls aren't going anywhere.

    The Happy Meals toys are staying, according to a letter McDonald's brass delivered Wednesday to a health watchdog group that criticized the popular kids' meals and how they are marketed.

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest last month threatened a lawsuit against the fast-food giant to get it to dump the toys that accompany Happy Meals.

    Forget it, McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner said, defending Happy Meals in the written response sent to the Washington, D.C.-based group.
    "Internet sites, blogs and network surveys suggest that public opinion is running overwhelmingly against your premise," Skinner wrote. "Our customer websites and phone lines at McDonald's are also busy, with more than nine out of 10 customers disagreeing with your agenda."

    The strong public response is uncommon for the company, whose dominance in the fast-food industry makes its a target of a range of activist groups.

    "CSPI is wrong in its assertions, and frivolous in its legal threats," Skinner said, calling the group's claims "over-the-top rhetoric."
    Seeking to turn the tables on the group, Skinner called for an apology.

    "CSPI's twisted characterization of McDonald's as 'the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children' is an insult to every one of our franchisees and employees around the world," Skinner wrote. "When CSPI refers to America's children as 'an unpaid drone army," you similarly denigrate parents and families, because they are fully capable of making their own decisions. You should apologize."

    "Parents, in particular, strongly believe they have the right and responsibility to decide what's best for their children, not CSPI," he wrote. "It's really that simple."

    When it threatened to sue last month, the group called the use of toys to entice kids to eat Happy Meals "unfair and deceptive marketing" that "is illegal under various state consumer protection laws."

    "McDonald's use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children's developmental immaturity--all this to induce children to prefer foods that may harm their health," the group's litigation director, Stephen Gardner, said at the time. "It's a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction."
  2. JTEA

    JTEA Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    So. East corner PA
    Thank you McDonald's!

    I will stop in tomorrow.

  3. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Howell, MI
    About time someone strapped on a set. Not my favorite fast food chain but now that they got the ball rolling, others will get in line behind Mickey D's.

  4. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Price of a Happy Meal just went up a half a buck. Part from the cost of litigation and part from the overwhelming popularity of the meal. Thanks! NOW what am I going to feed my 87 year old mom? :) Oh well, Back to Fancy Feast and Cadillac..........
  5. JTEA

    JTEA Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    So. East corner PA
    Went this am. on the way to a shoot. Stand firm.

    Probably won't hear this part of the story on the major networks Monday morning.
  6. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    If you're wondering why the good ol' USa is circling the toilet bowl, here's why.

    OBAMA'S "CZARS"-- Read who they are and realize what they want to do.

    Richard Holbrooke
    Afghanistan Czar
    Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. Of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment

    Ed Montgomery
    Auto recovery Czar
    Black radical anti business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.

    Jeffrey Crowley
    AIDS Czar
    Radical Homosexual.. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and especially, a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays.

    Alan Bersin
    Border Czar
    The former failed superintendent of San Diego . Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno - to keep borders open to illegal’s without interference from US

    David J. Hayes
    California Water Czar
    Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, "Progress Policy". No training or experience in water management whatsoever.

    Ron Bloom
    Car Czar
    Auto Union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear. Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned. How did this happen?

    Dennis Ross
    Central Region Czar
    Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti gun and completely pro abortion.

    Lynn Rosenthal
    Domestic Violence Czar
    Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti male feminist. Supported male castration. Imagine?

    Gil Kerlikowske
    Drug Czar
    devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs

    Paul Volcker
    Economic Czar
    Head of Fed Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed. Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy. Member of anti business "Progressive Policy" organization

    Carol Brower
    Energy and Environment Czar
    Political Radical Former head of EPA - known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.

    Joshua DuBois
    Faith Based Czar
    Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti gun ownership lobbyist. WHAT THE HELL DOES A FAITH BASED CZAR DO???????????

    Cameron Davis
    Great Lakes Czar
    Chicago radical anti business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for "Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink." No experience or training in water management. Former ACORN Board member (what does that tell us?)

    Van Jones
    Green Jobs Czar
    (since resigned).. Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said Geo Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. Black activist with strong anti-white views.

    Daniel Fried
    Guantanamo Closure Czar
    Human Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.

    Nancy-Ann DeParle.
    Health Czar
    Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong Health Care Rationing proponent. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.

    Vivek Kundra
    Information Czar
    Born in New Delhi , India . Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails. (hello?)

    Todd Stern
    International Climate Czar
    Anti business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming. Anti- US business prosperity.

    Dennis Blair
    Intelligence Czar
    Ret. Navy. Stopped US guided missile program as "provocative". Chair of ultra liberal "Council on Foreign Relations" which blames American organizations for regional wars.

    George Mitchell
    Mideast Peace Czar
    Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into "2 or 3 " smaller more manageable plots". (God forbid) A true Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual "special rights" advocate

    Kenneth Feinberg
    Pay Czar
    Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs. (horribly true)

    Cass Sunstein
    Regulatory Czar
    Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the "common good". Essentially against 1st amendment. Rules against personal freedoms many times -like private gun ownership and right to free speech. This guy has to be run out of Washington !!

    John Holdren
    Science Czar
    Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti business activist. Claims US business has caused world poverty. No Science training.

    Earl Devaney
    Stimulus Accountability Czar
    Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico . Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico .

    J. Scott Gration
    Sudan Czar
    Native of Democratic Republic of Congo . Believes US does little to help Third World countries. Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations

    Herb Allison
    TARP Czar
    Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.

    John Brennan
    Terrorism Czar
    Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military A TOTAL MORON !!!!!

    Aneesh Chopra
    Technology Czar
    No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti doctor activist. Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan

    Adolfo Carrion Jr..
    Urban Affairs Czar
    Puerto Rican born Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America . Millionaire "slum lord" of the Bronx , NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from "sweetheart" deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care

    Ashton Carter
    Weapons Czar
    Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America .. No Other "policy"

    Gary Samore
    WMD Policy Czar
    Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other "policy".
  7. JTEA

    JTEA Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    So. East corner PA
    re: Cementman's account, there is another European gesture as well. The two finger "Peace sign" in reverse, with the thumb and fingers turned towards you. It's also a sign of disrespect based on the archer's tale. They cut off both fingers of the French archers. Military escalation?

    ps; thanks to stokinpls for summary of thieves and nere do wells.
  8. biff

    biff Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    While you are at McDonalds, ask them about their stand on gun control! Biff
  9. Bluedotman

    Bluedotman Active Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Hello Biff how are you? I sure like them toy's that come with them Happy Meal's i was just thinking i wish they put toy gun's in their Happy meal's . Bluedotman
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