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(Yahoo)   Lawsuit claims McDonald's Big Mac special sauce is addictive   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 212
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2003-05-08 11:51:03 PM  
WTF?!?!? This is possibly the dumbest abuse of governmental office ever!!! Better to tell Americans that if they don't get in shape, we'll raise your health insurance rates. Hit em in the wallet if you wanna get thier attention.
 
2003-05-09 12:16:50 AM  
Heh, we have a czar. I wonder is this will start the People's Revolution to end the reign of the czar.
 
2003-05-09 01:37:06 AM  
Uhm...I'm pretty sure it's just Thousand Island dressing...
 
2003-05-09 04:55:38 AM  
So instead of crackheads we have Big Macheads?
 
2003-05-09 05:53:13 AM  
PM Ender_rpm
...Better to tell Americans that if they don't get in shape


But most americans are in shape - it just happens to be a big round one!
 
2003-05-09 05:55:01 AM  
Did the government file these suits or someone else? If the Secretary didn't do anything but make some noise I wouldn't it "abuse of governmental office."
 
2003-05-09 05:57:10 AM  
But most americans are in shape - it just happens to be a big round one!

*tiddy-boom!*
 
2003-05-09 05:57:55 AM  
Hellooo.... this story has nothing to do with the tasty, yummy, orange goodness.... mmmmMmmmMmm... what?
 
2003-05-09 05:58:05 AM  
Xmorrandirx: *Shhhhhh*.. its a secret
 
2003-05-09 05:58:33 AM  
Why walk? When you can drive.
Why drive? When you can take your flying car....

no flying cars, noooo flying cars / Lewis Black
 
2003-05-09 05:59:28 AM  
I do believe that certain fats and sugars can be addictive to the body but I don't see how that's MacDonald's concern.

I wouldn't mind it if they went out of business though but the fact that people abuse food is hardly their responsibility.
 
2003-05-09 06:00:10 AM  
thanks for the sound effects RobW! Was going to finish by saying 'I got nothin' but thats like saying 'I got nothin'

...I got nothin.
 
2003-05-09 06:04:48 AM  
Once again, a headline which a)really has nothing to do with the story and b) isn't especially funny or intriging.

come on, mods. enough with the poorly written headlines
 
2003-05-09 06:07:40 AM  
'Nearly 2 out of every 3 adult Americans and 15 percent of children are overweight or obese'

Jaysus!
 
2003-05-09 06:07:59 AM  
BETCHA CAN'T EAT JUST ONE
 
2003-05-09 06:10:51 AM  
It's true.. I just lick the sauce of the patties and throw the rest away. Wicked headrush baby.
 
2003-05-09 06:14:51 AM  
I think that all suicide bombing terrorists should suicide bomb all MacDonalds and then we would get rid of two problems in one shot.
 
2003-05-09 06:16:03 AM  
Nearly 2 out of every 3 adult Americans and 15 percent of children are overweight or obese

And the third has large bite marks in them...
 
2003-05-09 06:17:26 AM  
Auckum - Heh, we have a czar. I wonder is this will start the People's Revolution to end the reign of the czar.

Spell it how you like. I'm not going anywhere.
 
2003-05-09 06:18:47 AM  
i'm a bit overweight and dammit i'm comfy. leave us chubby people alone! especially those of us who aren't blaming anyone for our weight. those of us who aren't dillusional KNOW that the reason we're overweight is a)we don't eat healthfully, b)we don't exercise enough (i DO go to the gym on avg. 3 times a week), c) our genetic makeup has given many of us SLOW metabolism. i have to do way more cardio stuff than i do now to get my metabolism high enough to lose significant amounts of weight! i HAVE been about 30 lbs lighter than i am now, but it took a LOT of work, because i don't sacrifice my meals, dammit!

/semi-pointless rant...sorry folks
 
2003-05-09 06:21:33 AM  
NRA, hehe... my president is Ronald McDonald...
 
2003-05-09 06:25:13 AM  
Not necessarily McD's, but what a lot of people fail to see is that food that is bad for you TASTES NICER THAN FOOD THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU!!

And that, Ladies and Gents, is why people eat it. Not because "the media" or "fast food companies" tell us too, but BECAUSE IT TASTES NICE!

Ha.
 
2003-05-09 06:26:44 AM  
ok yeah, that headline really did piss me off. It's not funny or clever, it's written as a fact though there's nothing about big macs anywhere.
 
2003-05-09 06:26:53 AM  
Women say the same thing about my special sauce
 
2003-05-09 06:28:51 AM  
Inside every fat person is a thin person trying to get out. They just don't have enough strength.....
 
2003-05-09 06:36:31 AM  
Maybe the Czar should crack down on healthy restaraunts for making shiatty food.
 
2003-05-09 06:45:08 AM  
er. nothing to do with the thread. does anyone have that picture of the guy with the protest sign that reads "Get a Brain. Morans".. "go USA"?

that's comedy gold.
 
2003-05-09 06:45:33 AM  
Screw Mickey D's,Fuddruckers is addictive.
 
2003-05-09 06:45:49 AM  
Bungle_jr:- When I was fat, that was exactly how I felt. However I thought the slow metabolism thing was a myth. I read that fat people actually usually have a higher metabolism than average.
 
2003-05-09 06:46:00 AM  
My special sauce is addictive, ask your mom.
 
2003-05-09 06:46:30 AM  
Yeah, the stuff is so addictive I have about one big mac a year... and that's when they are out of quarter pounders...

oh wait, I smoke pot about once a year too... OMG... it is addictive, god I ain't got any self control... OMG, I'm going to sue... OMG! these evil republican ran organizations...they are out to kill us all!
 
CB
2003-05-09 06:47:56 AM  
Ender_rpm

"Better to tell Americans that if they don't get in shape, we'll raise your health insurance rates."

Oh that's a good idea. Millions can't afford health insurance now.
 
2003-05-09 06:49:19 AM  
Here is an idea...
Tax breaks for the thin!
 
2003-05-09 06:49:32 AM  
Obvious?

Try unlikely

/It's the FRIES that make you fat!
 
2003-05-09 06:50:47 AM  
Jebus on a stick

Another one who thinks that "lawsuits" is the answer. Isn't it time to place the blame where it belongs??

If you go to McD 10 days a month or more and you're overweight -- YOUR FAULT! Go sue yourself for that one.

How many people walk into McD and say "HMMM I thought they had healthy food here, but I'm forced to eat a Big Mac"

Take personal responcibility for your eating habbits, you think McD made you fat? THEY didn't make you go there.

Is this guy not happy until there is nothing left to eat but organic vegetables and berries?? I mean why stop there, target choccolate, coffee, candy, anything with additives and preservatives as they're all bad for you in one way or the other.
 
2003-05-09 06:53:03 AM  
Another one who thinks that "lawsuits" is the answer

His exact quote is "I don't support lawsuits. I think we can do this as a society".
 
2003-05-09 06:56:29 AM  
McD's diet (good when traveling across country.)

Eat the burgers and the chicken. Throw at least part of the bun away (try to throw away the entire bun). No fries! No Shake! Get coke's made 2/3rds diet coke, 1/3rd real coke. (diet coke tastes like shiat.)

Choke down. Rinse. Repeat.
 
2003-05-09 06:56:43 AM  
whats ironic is that Thompson is the former gov of Wisconson, one of, if not THE most overwieght state in the nation

also, I've spent years baffled at the fact that someone with the surname Thompson would name their son Thomas
 
2003-05-09 06:56:54 AM  
People who are fat will always be fat, regardless of what McDonnalds serves. They can always raise their own bacon.
 
2003-05-09 06:57:18 AM  
addictive bah. All depends on the person. Sure they're tasty but its the convenience of it all. I havent had a big mac or quarter pounder in 2 years and havent graced a fast food joint in 8 months (you eat enough greasy BK fries in college you get sick of them. Hell I can't order fries most times now unless its at a full service restaurant). Course this hasn't helped me lose much weight either heh.

I'm all for this guy helping america get in shape and reduce people's reliance on fatty fast food, I just don't want legislation becoming a big thing with it..next we'll have laws saying PEPSI and caffenine are BAAD.. no soda for you!
 
2003-05-09 07:00:41 AM  
Gryn: People who are fat will always be fat

So, weight loss is impossible?
 
2003-05-09 07:01:35 AM  
Living in Americuh is "bad for you".. what with major corporations dumping toxins into water supplies, but threatening to get those who are doing studies in that regard "fired."
 
2003-05-09 07:01:53 AM  
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Please Work
 
2003-05-09 07:03:14 AM  
Jay_vee wrote:
So, weight loss is impossible?


No, but even if they lose weight, they'll STILL be fat!

And stop stalking me.
 
2003-05-09 07:04:22 AM  
Personal responsibility, please?

If you're a fatty, it's because YOU NEED TO STOP EATING.

Hint: if you're not hungry, don't eat.
If you are hungry, eat only until you are not hungry any more.
Drink plenty of plain water.
Eat a salad once in a while. Better yet, make your primary intake vegetables and fruit, and leave meat and carbs for the side dish.

Don't try to cash in on MickeyDee's because you cannot control your own damn dietary habits.
 
CB
2003-05-09 07:04:37 AM  
 
2003-05-09 07:05:31 AM  
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2003-05-09 07:06:17 AM  

05-09-03 06:57:18 AM PinkoLeftist

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I'm all for this guy helping america get in shape and reduce people's reliance on fatty fast food, I just don't want legislation becoming a big thing with it..next we'll have laws saying PEPSI and caffenine are BAAD.. no soda for you!


Demolition Man, anyone? "It's bad for you, and therefore illegal." (paraphrased quote from Sandra's character)
 
2003-05-09 07:07:23 AM  
but Taco Bell is still healthy cause it can clear any bowel obstruction
 
2003-05-09 07:07:23 AM  
Well, I don't think the government is taking part in any lawsuits here. The government wants to encourage fast food chains to offer healthier menus and make a little PR campaign about it as an incentive for the changes.

It's the trial lawyer asshats who are pushing these lawsuits through. If you are dumb enough NOT to know that those double-cheeseburgers and potatoes fried in oil are fattening... then you need a lot more help than a couple of free bags of money from the McDonalds Corp!
 
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