A Town With No Happy-Meal Toys

Rush Predicted this sort of thing would happen 15 years ago –The food police . A NannyState left inflicting all sorts of  onerous regulations and restrictions on restaurant owners all in the interest of keeping our diets “healthful”:

As 5-year-old Jena Rosetta chomped down a “yummy” lunch of Burger King chicken nuggets on Monday and slurped down a soda, her mother dug into the Club BK kids meal box and presented Jena with her reward: a Pinkalicious plastic doll that perfectly matched her pink blouse.

“We like the toys,” said Jena’s mother, Susan Barragan.

But if Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager gets his way, there may be no more dolls, race cars or toys of any sort to entice kids like Jena — and their parents — to feast on fried, fatty fast-food.

The supervisor wants to stop — or at least limit — restaurants from offering toys that encourage children to eat fatty, sugary, high-calorie and generally unhealthful meals that can lead to childhood obesity.

“They want the toy and have no idea what’s in the food,” Yeager said Monday. “You can’t expect a 3-year-old to say there are too many calories in that hamburger.”

So sad. Does this remind you of anything? Think Christmas, Santa Claus, Winter Warlock, and…… BurgerMeister MeisterBurger.

Guess who plays the part of the Burgermeister MeisterBurger.

When Kris Kringle is old enough, he volunteers to deliver the toys to Santa Clara’s fast food restaurants. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kris, the Burgermeister, (also known as Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager) has outlawed all Happy Meal Toys in his jurisdiction, having comically tripped on a Toy Story II Squash & Go Rex, and being injured by a hot wheels tow truck while walking out of City Hall. In revenge, (and because he thinks fast food is “unhealthful”), he declares that anyone found possessing a Happy Meal toy will be arrested and thrown in the dungeon. Meanwhile, before Kris makes it into the town, he befriends a penguin who has lost his way while trying to make it to the South Pole and gives the little penguin the name “Goracle”. Kringle and Goracle run away. Once Kris enters the town, he meets Miss Jessica (, a local schoolteacher. At first, Jess is a bit rude to Kris, but suddenly finds herself liking him when he offers her the one thing she’d always wanted with her Burger King chicken nuggets; a Pinkalicious plastic doll . But not everyone is amused to see Kris. In fact, they’re even frightened off by his very mentioning the words “Happy Meal Toy”. Indeed, the children of the town have been forced into hard labor, (and cup stacking), but mostly cup stacking. Kris, however, decides to do something about that and begins handing out Happy Meal Toys to the wee ones. Just then, the Burgermeister (Ken Yeager ) arrives on the scene. At first, he almost arrests the children when he discovers them playing with the Happy Meal Toys that Kris gave them, and after a short confrontation, chases Kris out of town, pelting him with mini beanie babies, and Betty Spaghettis.



CBS Poll: 62% of Americans Want GOP To Keep Fighting ObamaCare

I thought Obama was supposed to get a post ObamaCare-pass bump…this doesn’t look like a bump:

A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.

The Senate version of the legislation was passed by the House Sunday night, and President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. The House also passed a separate reconciliation bill, which cannot be filibustered, that is now being debated in the Senate.

Rasmussen’s latest poll: 49% Support State Lawsuits Against Health Care Plan

You know what this means, don’t you?

Obama needs to give a few more speeches ta sell it..


Dick Morris’s plan for Republicans going forward: Responding to Obamacare: Restore, Defeat, Defund, Repeal


Why The Left Is Attacking The Tea Partiers, And Why The Trumped Up Charges of Racism Will Continue

Most of you know of the latest charges,  ( racial slurs were hollered, and someone spit on Emanuel Cleaver during the Kill The Bill tea party in Washington) most of you know that no video documentation ever appeared to prove it, even though countless numbers of people were videotaping.

For a comprehensive reading of what happened, read Jack Cashill’s; Anatomy of a Racial Smear at The American Thinker.

I can tell you what’s going on here…In fact I called this one a couple of months ago, when I noticed that  tea partiers had surpassed Sarah Palin as the number one target of  the left-wing media.

They’re just trying to Alinsky the tea-partiers.

‘Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It  and Polarize It.’
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.

The tea party movement, as it’s grown bigger and more powerful, is now seen by the left as the biggest obstacle to getting what they want.

After predicting an early demise of the tea party movement, and sneering at the smaller tea party showing, last Tuesday, (midweek, and a day before St. Patty’s Day),  the massive showing of the 30-40 thousand tea partiers on only 24 hours notice – must have thrown them for a loop.

Who are these people who are passionate enough about health care to come to Washington DC and spend the day waving their signs? asks the general public. What have I been missing?

Well they’re racist tea-baggers, that’s who, say the left. Pay no attention to them. They don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re just too blinded by their racist hatred and bias to realize how much good our young black President is doing.

That’s the line they’re selling, and there are plenty of takers. That’s why they’re going to keep it up.

I just thought it would be helpful if we identified exactly what was going on.


Here’s an eyewitness report from Ramparts:

By Anita Ross, Washington correspondent * March 24, 2010

We did chant at times…”Kill the Bill”…”Vote NO”…”Do the Right Thing”. And trust me there were US Capitol Police every few feet; lines upon lines of US Capitol Police, not only on the street corner where I was, but mixed in the crowd behind me on the sidewalk. So if something was said they would have heard it and responded. And if somebody was ’spat upon’ it would have been caught right then and there. I have photos of both sides of the street and corner, they just kept walking, and yes, they were walking next to the curb, next to us, not in the center of the street. Anybody could have reached out and touched them if they wanted. Maxine Waters had her same smug look on her face that she always has, as if she hates the world.

I was there on the corner of Capitol & Independence when these folks walked by, both en route to the Capitol and when they returned. The only thing uttered to them were ‘boo’s’, and thumbs down. They walked by us, smirking, smug looks on their faces and, yes, I saw their staffers filming. I feel like they thought they were going to catch us doing or saying something they could use against us, but we outsmarted them. We stood Firm & Tall!!!

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they were trying to provoke an incident, and when nothing happened, they trumped something up.


Meanwhile, somewhere in Hollyweird:

“Avatar” director James Cameron had some nasty words for Glenn Beck and global warming “deniers” yesterday.

Cameron said at a news conference that he would like to shoot “those boneheads,” referring to skeptics of anthropogenic global warming. “Anybody that is a global warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their a** I’m not sure they could hear me,” Cameron added.

As for Beck, “he’s a f****** a**hole,” the 2010 Oscar nominee so eloquently put it.

The MSM is going to be all over that, I’m sure.


Andrew Breitbart is so sure that Rep. John Lewis is lying about the racial slurs, that he’s offering to donate 10K to The Negro College Fund for Lewis to “Put up or shut up”.

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now.


Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.


3 Reasons Why ObamaCare Won’t Cut The Deficit One Thin Dime

From our friends at Reason:

Hat tip: Instapundit

See Also:

Obamacare: The Battle Is Far From Over

by  Donald Lambroat at  Human Events:

Anyone who thinks the battle against Obamacare is over does not understand the depth of the opposition to this massive government expansion and the forces of freedom that will be challenging its despotic provisions.

President Obama and the Democrats narrowly won a majority for a bill that will explode federal spending and debt, drive consumer medical care costs through the roof, and lead to healthcare rationing.

But there is yet another vote to come on this bill in November when Obamacare will be the paramount political battleground in the midterm elections that will likely lead to the defeat of at least 30 House Democrats, and possibly more, and easily half a dozen Senate Democrats–effectively  killing Obama’s agenda for the remainder of his term.

But that’s only a part of the political, legal and institutional forces arrayed against the bill’s many anti-choice healthcare mandates and new taxes that Democrats sent to Obama late Sunday night.

Read the whole thing.


Doug Ross: That Was Quick, Reports filtering in that health Care Premiums For Families Rising $2,400 Annually In Reaction To DemCare Bill

So I just got a call from my health insurance provider. My family rates are going up $200/month … $2400/year per employee effective April 1st. Didn’t take long after signing to get this s**t going.

So much for the “my plan will save Americans” $2500/year in Healthcare premiums…

That jibes with what the CEO of CIGNA was saying on Fox, yesterday:

And just a reminder, (as if you need it), Obama promised us ad nauseam that premiums would go down by $2,500 for every family after his health care reform was passed:

Hold him to it.

This is lovely:

AoSHQ: Ooops, Found A Mistake In The Health Care Bill! First In What Will No Doubt Be A Long Series

Remember the Democrats crowing about how kids would no longer be subject to pre-existing conditions exclusions anymore?


Did You catch any of this on Rush, yesterday? Prospects are are less than poor for the insurance industry, according to “Stacy”, the EIB health insurance expert:

We may last two to three years, tops, and let me tell you why.  The 85-15 provision that has just been signed into law an hour ago —

RUSH:  Yeah?

CALLER:  — by definition of every state and federal insurance regulator makes us financially unsound.

Read it all. This is of course, by design.

(Thanks to Geoff).