Monday, November 8, 2010
Although badly wounded in last Tuesday's elections, Liberalism is not dead. At least, not in Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco, where city officials have just voted to ban children's "Happy Meal" toys at McDonalds (and similar toy programs at other restaurants).
The logic, and we use the term loosely, is that the toys are used as "bait" to attract children to food that doesn't meet the lofty nutritional standards of San Francisco's ruling class, and that over time "happy" children will become fat children.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco school system continues to give away free condoms to students, with at least one school saying their condom availability program is "held during lunch on Wednesdays, with a question and answer session during lunch on Fridays."
Not only does this associate the "free prize" with a meal, but it raises the question of what the heck the kids are doing with those condoms on Thursdays while waiting for Friday's "question and answer" session? We would suggest that they've got their schedule ass-backward but, being San Francisco, "ass-backward" is probably a part of their question and answer session.
Once again, liberal politicians have essentially proclaimed that parents can't be trusted with parenting. And that in San Francisco, you can ban Ronald McDonald's toys...but you can never get rid of the clowns.