Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking.
December 17, 2010
What IS it with this society? How did we go from a self-sufficient, independent, strong people to a bunch of mamby-pamby nanny statist asshats who are too insipidly weak to assert themselves and would prefer the nanny state to do it for them?
Case in point: Mother of two from California (where else?) who is too pathetically weak to tell her precious little punkins “NO!” when they begin to whine for the grease and salt offered by McDonalds. She can’t stand listening to them beg and plead for Happy Meals, so what does she do? She brings a lawsuit!
A mother of two from Sacramento, Calif., says that McDonald’s uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s and to develop a preference for nutritionally poor Happy Meals. With the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today the mom, Monet Parham, is filing a class action lawsuit aimed at stopping McDonald’s use of toys to market directly to young children. The suit will be filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco shortly after the court opens for business Wednesday morning.
According to Parham, the main reason her six-year-old daughter, Maya, asks to go to McDonald’s is to get toys based on Barbie, i-Carly, Shrek, or Strawberry Shortcake. The food seems almost beside the point to the kids, says Parham, because the toy monopolizes the attention of Maya and her two-year-old sister Lauryn.
So here’s a clue, you tedious imbecile: TRY TURNING OFF THE DAMN TELEVISION AND SAYING “NO” EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE TO YOUR WHINING CROTCHFRUIT!
Seriously. What the hell have we become? This is a society of parents who sit their kids in front of the TV, pay no attention to what they watch, don’t spend any actual quality time with their children, and then wonder why they clamor for every stupid thing they see in commercials on the idiot box!
And then, instead of taking a little responsibility for their kids (because God and Goddess forbid they actually act like parents, instead of third-grade buddies), they bring suit against perfectly legitimate businesses for taking advantage of a marketing opportunity!
McDonald’s, while not healthy, is a viable alternative to a lot of working parents who don’t always have the time or money to afford more expensive, quick options. Not saying it’s terrific food – it’s not. Last time I had it, I remember a distinct styrofoam-like taste. I don’t like it, and neither do my kids. As a matter of fact, the last time the Redhead had anything from McDonald’s he projectile hurled spectacularly into the kitchen sink! But hey – many kids like it, and the toys are an added incentive for them to ask. It’s not poisonous. It’s not a killer. It’s food. Not great food, but food! So why is it that this company should be prevented from marketing it to its primary demographic?
Because drooling crotchmonkeys like Monet Parham want their kids to eat right and be healthy without the inconvenience of having to do anything difficult about it, such as… you know… force the kids away from the boob tube and respond in the negative when they begin to whine for fast food.
“I am concerned about the health of my children and feel that McDonald’s should be a very limited part of their diet and their childhood experience,” Parham said. “But as other busy, working moms and dads know, we have to say ‘no’ to our young children so many times, and McDonald’s makes that so much harder to do. I object to the fact that McDonald’s is getting into my kids’ heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat.”
So get this… she wants her kids to eat healthy, but she doesn’t want to say “No,” to them, because it’s HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD!
Guess what, bitch! Parenting is hard. It’s not an easy job that just anyone can do, even though the world’s biggest dipshits are currently spreading their seed and producing fuck trophies like it’s going out of style! Parenting is difficult. It means taking responsibility for your children and telling them “NO,” when you feel their demands aren’t in their best interest. You’re their parent, not their goddamn friend! Accept and deal with it!
You know, I’d be willing to bet that if this dildo ever actually bothered to turn off the TV, and spend a little time with her children, instead of allowing the commercials to dictate her kids’ wants and needs, it would make it a lot easier to resist fast food ads! McDonald’s isn’t getting into her kids’ heads without permission. She’s GIVING them permission by allowing them to continuously watch television!
Get them out of the house. Buy them bikes, roller blades, a trampoline or simply go for a hike with them, or even play a game in the house, and I’ll bet their little faces won’t light up as much when they see a McDonald’s!
May 27, 2010
Could you please, for once, practice some journalistic standards of integrity and objectivity, instead of feeding your drooling viewers the usual, tainted pabulum that appears extracted from your collective asses after a particularly rancid meal of rotten eggs and month-old oysters?
Yes, I mean YOU, Dylan Ratigan! You appear completely incapable of not only objective, but rational thought, as demonstrated by your condemnation of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s decision to keep biased, politically tainted, hysterical gun
safety banning agenda out of Virginia’s classrooms.
Apparently Ratigan was pissing his frilly panties over the decision to keep the National Crime Prevention Council’s (NCPC) histrionics about gun safety out of our schools. This is the kind of indoctrination Ratigan would like to see Virginia’s children undergo.
explore the impact on society when a person dies prematurely from gun
- To develop research and critical-thinking skills
- Discuss with students the dangers of guns.
Review what they should do if they find a gun.
with them that when people die from being shot, they can no longer do
good things for their families or for society.
students to groups of four or five, and have them select a
historical figure who was killed by gun violence. Possibilities
include Martin Luther King, Jr.; John F. Kennedy; Abraham Lincoln; and
Mahatma Gandhi. Have each group research the person they chose and list
the positive contributions he or she made to society.
students to predict how these individuals might have continued their
work if they hadn’t been killed by gun violence.
each group present a biography of the individual they researched and
their ideas of what the individual could have done if he or she had
not died from gun violence.
- Have each member of
the group write a diary entry that takes place five years after the
person died and shares what the person could have done if the person
had lived. The students may choose to write the entry from the point of
view of the individual or of a third party who had been influenced by
the individual’s work (e.g., someone who heard Martin Luther King, Jr.
give a speech).
- Extend this into a service project by
having students design a memorial for people killed by gun violence.
They may choose to plant a tree or design a peace quilt to display in
the school’s lobby.
Wow… there’s a difference. And even police officers deem the NRA’s gun safety program very effective.
That, of course, doesn’t matter to Ratigan, whose primary mission is not the education of children about gun safety, but rather the indoctrination and brainwashing of our children into hysterical hatred of a tool, a leftard political agenda and an avoidance of personal responsibility.
Really, (P)MSNBC! Could you please put on your big girl panties and stop with the quivering vagina ache because some big, bad Republican has derailed your political goals!
It’s getting old. I’m not even sure anyone actually considers you a real news source any longer!
h/t: Jeff Soyer
February 15, 2010
I’ve always considered myself very lucky to have the wonderful kids I do. They love sports. They love being active. It’s rare that you’ll find them vegetating in front of the TV, unless it’s too cold, rainy or dark to play outside. Junk food in our house is a rare occurrence. Soda and other gross, sugary drinks do not exist in my fridge. When I make them their school lunch, I put a small snack of cookies or trail mix, yogurt, juice and a sandwich – generally with whole wheat or other healthy type of bread. My kids are generally busy dancing, cheerleading or taking walks with friends or with the dog (for Teeny) and wrestling, biking, skateboarding and baseball (for the Redhead). We have a gym downstairs in the basement. Weights, treadmill, body bag and other stuff, and we work out together. We run together on occasion (although the little monsters outrun my sorry ass every time). I insist we eat dinner together most days, and I tend to make food from scratch rather than feed them fast food. We do go out every two weeks, eat at a local restaurant and catch a movie. That’s our mom-munchkin thing.
My kids are healthy, happy and fit.
My kids are an anomaly.
I’m amazed at the number of lazy, fat, unhealthy kids I see! I wonder how parents can stand watching their offspring drool in front of the idiot box day after day, while they guzzle sodas and shove junk food down their throats! I’m amazed how many parents think that a McDonalds hamburger and a trough of greasy fries is an appropriate regular meal.
Parents don’t want to take the time to take care of their children, so they allow them to purchase greasy, unhealthy food served at school, grab some fast food for dinner and never bother actually doing anything with their kids that requires physical activity.
Is it any wonder that our society is spitting out fat, apathetic, indolent adults, who demand special rights for the obese instead of taking control of their lives, their eating habits and their physical activity.
While that’s a noble goal, how is it the purview of government? Why should the First Lady of the United States put pressure on food makers and junk food marketers?
“The truth is, our kids didn’t do this to themselves,” Mrs. Obama said.“Our kids didn’t choose to make food products with tons of fat and sugar and supersize portions, and then to have those foods marketed to them wherever they turn.”
No, the children didn’t do it to themselves. The parents did this. Parents who refuse to take responsibility for the kids they’re raising. The makers of junk food are merely responding to market demand. If there was no demand, the junk food companies wouldn’t be as profitable as they are.
And yet, in the Obama administration’s typical way, Michelle Obama seems to be blaming the fast food companies and, consequently, the free market.
Trust me, it’s less expensive to make your children lunch to take to school every day than it is to have them buy the nasty food the school peddles. It takes 10 minutes, two slices of bread, a packet of juice, a piece of fruit or yogurt and a slice of meat and cheese, or even peanut butter and jelly.
But most parents prefer to just let their children buy crap and then wonder why they’re getting fat.
I see pressuring businesses to alter their marketing strategies or to change the kinds of meals they provide to schools as catering to the continued lack of responsibility on the part of this country’s parents. If they’re too lazy or “busy” to take care of their children, just make it easier for them to continue shirking their parental responsibility.
February 5, 2010
Yet more proof that some school administrators really need a hot tar enema.
Patrick Timoney, a fourth-grader at PS 52, South Beach, was
nearly suspended yesterday after playing with LEGOs during
his lunch period because one of the action figures was
carrying a toy machine gun.
While the action figure was a standard LEGO policeman
figure, the brand of the gun could not be determined.
“She took him into her office in the middle of the
lunch period and he was crying,” said the boy’s
mother, Laura Timoney. “He was afraid.”
The principal called Ms. Timoney and said she considered
the toy suspension-worthy, and that she was going to
double-check with a security administrator from the city
Department of Education.
You just can’t fix stupid. You can eradicate it from the face of this earth, but you can’t fix it. This dumb bitch terrorized a child for playing a harmless game with his friends, because she happens to lose bladder control at the mere thought of a firearm.
Cowardly, sniveling morons such as this are teaching your kids! What are they teaching them? How to be petty tyrants? How to fear inanimate objects? How to avoid common sense? How to overreact?
I wonder how this school administrator would react to this.