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(USA Today)   Nine-year-old girl asks McDonald's CEO why he forces kids to eat at McDonald's. Oh, and her mother is a "nutritional activist"   (usatoday.com) divider line 288
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2013-05-23 08:36:23 PM
I read about this. I hate these kinds of people. Don't like the food? Then don't eat there! Your kids want to go but you don't want them to? Say no, idiot!

This is the mother farking U.S.A.. No one is forcing you stupid adults to eat at McDonalds

The fact that they have cheap and healthy options makes these people look even more foolish. Good for the CEO, standing up for his company.


"McDonalds is the place to rock."
W. Willis
 
2013-05-23 08:40:40 PM
I don't like McDonald's for my kids, either. That's why it's only a special treat and not a regular thing for them. I'm just not sanctimonious about it, nor do I blame McDonald's for forcing the occasional indulgence upon me.
 
2013-05-23 08:51:55 PM
Mc D's was around long before the epidemic of obesity in the USA. Look at pictures of the general population from the 60's and 70's and early 80's. You see very few obese people compaired to today.

Somethings have changed in Mc'D higher portions, and sodas with HFCS,  and super large fries. (they used to be cooked in Beef Tallow oil--a small portion make you feel full; now they're 'healthy oil' but you want more to fill full).

Fast Food isn't the problem and complaining about it makes you look silly, a lot of the problems where and are actually caused by well meaning people that substituent so called 'healthy' stuff for oils and butter. That makes you actually want to eat more.

Remember when "Butter" was bad for you and "Transfat Whipped Butter Subsititues" was considered healthy? Yeah, about that.
 
2013-05-23 09:08:16 PM

optikeye: they used to be cooked in Beef Tallow oil--a small portion make you feel full; now they're 'healthy oil' but you want more to fill full).


I think they also taste like crap compared to the way they used to.
 
2013-05-23 09:11:35 PM

Red Shirt Blues: optikeye: they used to be cooked in Beef Tallow oil--a small portion make you feel full; now they're 'healthy oil' but you want more to fill full).

I think they also taste like crap compared to the way they used to.


This.
 
2013-05-23 09:46:02 PM
My kids got McDonald's--occasionally. They turned out OK. Well healthy, anyway. And those are some damn good fries.
 
2013-05-23 09:59:20 PM
I think my parent's took me there like 10 times as a kid (not counting road trips where it's all you can get on the highway). That was the 80's and 90's.

Shut your suck, lady and stop brainwashing your kid!
 
2013-05-23 10:03:06 PM
How do these innocent children independently get to McDonald's to buy their egregiously unhealthy food? Just do your job as a parent and tell your precious snowflake, "No McDonald's today, STFU and eat your broccoli."
 
2013-05-23 10:51:20 PM
There are some people who won't be happy until fast food restaurants have to pay for ads showing obese people talking about all of the medical problems that their overindulgence led to, similar to what tobacco companies have to do now.

It's ridiculous on both counts - it's not a secret that eating fast food constantly isn't healthy.  Personal responsibility has to play the major role here, if you just can't resist that TV commercial showing smiling people eating McDonalds' food, the problem is your own lack of willpower.
 
2013-05-23 11:06:20 PM
I hate people that insist on forcing their kids to get involved in political issues that the kids are too young to understand.
 
2013-05-23 11:08:01 PM
That kid is screwed for life.
 
2013-05-23 11:35:03 PM
Look, McDonald's isn't the problem.  Their salads and their fruit packs don't sell as well as the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder.  Even those new "healthy" wraps they're offering are rocking over 550 calories and 20g of fat on average.

No one wants healthy fast food.  If they did, then your local wheatgrass smoothie chain would be nationwide and making billions.  If McDonald's changed to "Broccoli R Us" they'd be out of business in a year.  That isn't their fault, it's our fault.
 
2013-05-23 11:37:08 PM
It's true. Don Thompson showed up at my door just the other day. He said he was going to robble the place. I suspected that he was going to try to sell me encyclopedias instead, so I wouldn't let him in. When I assured that he was just going to robble robble, I relented. Instead, for the next five hours, he tied me to a chair and played Ludwig Von Beethoven while shoving hamburgers into my gob. It was like "A Clockwork Orange," but with sesame seeds.

After the fifth hour, he stopped and growled at me. "Where are your kids?!"

When I informed him my wife and I had no children, he howled with rage and kicked over my television. Then he suddenly became placid and docile, untying me and helping me to my feet.

"I'm terribly sorry," he offered. "I only forcefeed children. I had assumed you had kids. Is this [address redacted]?]"

Spitting out a pickle slice, I shook my head. I felt like I was going to throw up. "No. That's... that's three blocks over."

"Damn," he said, lighting up a cigarette. I don't usually allow smoking in my place, but this time I didn't say anything. I was partially afraid he'd get riled up again, and I also kind of felt sorry for him.

"It's these parents. They don't realize they can just tell their little booger-biters, 'no, I'm not taking you to McDonald's.' So I have to find one or two kids in each neighborhood and fatten them up a bit."

Between between deep breaths, I uttered, "Uh... and this gets the other parents to say 'no?'"

He laughed. His spirits were suddenly up. "Quite the contrary, my now-rotund friend. It gets them to say yes. Their kids don't want to be the only ones on the block without a tummy full of my fatty foods. Profits are up. But do you know something? I don't do it for the profit. I don't do it because I hate kids. I do it for world peace."

Even though I was getting nauseous enough to ruin his hush-puppies with recycled McFood, I mustered the energy to look inquisitive.

"Oh, everyone always gives me that look," he laughed. "Think about it. Eventually you and I know there's going to be another draft. How can there not be? The military is already spread all over hell-and-back. But who's going to draft a nation full of fatties?"

Suddenly I noticed his eye was doing that twitchy thing, and his grin was a bit too toothy. As I felt myself about to heave, a pain shot through my left shoulder. I looked in horror to see a hypodermic needle.

As I drifted off to slumber, Don said, "I'm sorry again for the mix-up. I've got a crack team of surgeons coming over here to get all of that out of you. You'll be back to your old self in no time."

I awoke with a barely-visible surgery scar in my abdomen. In my wallet, I found a card good for "a lifetime of free McDonald's." I'm not in a hurry to use it.

So yes, Hannah. There is a Don Thompson. And as much as you might think he's a big meanie right now, you have to realize he cares about you and all of your little friends. He'd rather not see you sent to North Korea or Iran. He just wants you to enjoy a Happy Meal or seven and live a good American life.
 
2013-05-23 11:50:25 PM
What an extremely well-coached snowflake angel!
 
2013-05-24 12:24:43 AM
forces?
 
2013-05-24 12:37:17 AM
Am I the only one that is stupid and nieve enough to think that this was totally real and not staged in the least by some douchebag of a mother?
 
2013-05-24 02:03:29 AM
I have nothing against McDonalds at all in terms if the healthfulness or lack thereof of their poducts. But around 10 years ago I just stopped liking anything sold there (except the Coke.) I think it's just my personal preferences, but McDonalds just doesn't taste good to me anymore.

/had a Big Mac tonight
//it was pretty gross
 
2013-05-24 02:04:10 AM

TuteTibiImperes: There are some people who won't be happy until fast food restaurants have to pay for ads showing obese people talking about all of the medical problems that their overindulgence led to, similar to what tobacco companies have to do now.


Good. I'd also like to see fast food hit with astronomical taxes, like cigarettes have been.
 
2013-05-24 02:26:47 AM

FirstNationalBastard: TuteTibiImperes: There are some people who won't be happy until fast food restaurants have to pay for ads showing obese people talking about all of the medical problems that their overindulgence led to, similar to what tobacco companies have to do now.

Good. I'd also like to see fast food hit with astronomical taxes, like cigarettes have been.


The problem there is while it's easy to identify tobacco, "fast food" is a much more nebulous concept.
 
2013-05-24 02:27:30 AM

ShawnDoc: I hate people that insist on forcing their kids to get involved in political issues that the kids are too young to understand.


feckingmorons: That kid is screwed for life.


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Agrees
 
2013-05-24 02:37:59 AM

Red Shirt Blues: Agrees


I have no idea what that is in reference too.  My first thought is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I'm guessing this is a real story with a much sadder outcome.
 
2013-05-24 04:47:26 AM

Red Shirt Blues: ShawnDoc: I hate people that insist on forcing their kids to get involved in political issues that the kids are too young to understand.

feckingmorons: That kid is screwed for life.

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Agrees


That times three. I feel sorry for that kid.
 
2013-05-24 05:37:24 AM
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You mean coitus?
 
2013-05-24 05:37:26 AM
Whatever Mom has been feeding this kid can't be much healthier than McD's:

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2013-05-24 05:40:36 AM
With all due respect to this lady and her daughter, why was a child allowed into the annual shareholders meeting?
 
2013-05-24 05:43:34 AM
Her mother put her up to this... obvious. Just another activist getting their kids to do their dirty work.
 
2013-05-24 05:51:06 AM
Lol, poor little kid being used as a TOOL by her own mother! She's lucky she wasn't born in a poor country, otherwise her mother might have sold her to prostitution or slave trade.
 
2013-05-24 05:52:09 AM
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2013-05-24 05:52:53 AM
The important question here is why does the USA today think this is worth reporting?
 
2013-05-24 05:52:56 AM

hardinparamedic: Am I the only one that is stupid and nieve enough to think that this was totally real and not staged in the least by some douchebag of a mother?


The question is am I stupid enough to believe what you just said is a real question?
: D
 
2013-05-24 05:53:02 AM
Way to use her kid to shill for her book. Mother of the year? Opportunistishsheissenfrau
 
2013-05-24 05:54:13 AM

Lsherm: No one wants healthy fast food.  If they did, then your local wheatgrass smoothie chain would be nationwide and making billions.  If McDonald's changed to "Broccoli R Us" they'd be out of business in a year.  That isn't their fault, it's our fault.


Sort of.  I was actually shocked at the number of fast food chains serving "healthy" food on the west coast while I was visiting.  I've lived on the east coast my whole life and it is entirely different over here.  Even the same restaurants serve different menus.

I guess it really is just a cultural thing.
 
2013-05-24 05:55:38 AM
A couple weeks ago, one of my coworkers was biatching about how his toddler acts when he sees the golden arches. He starts calling out for french fries and screeches for at least 20 minutes if his parents don't stop. They've learned to distract him before they get anywhere near Mickey D's and hate the chain now.
 
2013-05-24 05:58:08 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Whatever Mom has been feeding this kid can't be much healthier than McD's:

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The actual food, or the poison she feeds her kid's head?
 
2013-05-24 05:59:08 AM
The fark fatty brigade to the rescue, replete with an anecdotal arsenal of tales that ignore most of reality. Kids often choose where to eat and market research is well aware of this fact, otherwise they wouldn't bother directing advertising at kids.

Regardless of how much this girl was coached, she is correct. McDonalds heavily focuses their advertising efforts on children knowing full well that kids will beg their parents to go. And knowing that kids know little about nutrition or the addictive qualities of fatty foods, they're confident kids will roundly ignore the fact the food has little nutritional value.
 
2013-05-24 06:01:51 AM

MayoSlather: Kids often choose where to eat and market research is well aware of this fact


The kids of shiatty parents anyway.
 
2013-05-24 06:03:51 AM
"Don Thompson, why do you make Ronald McDonald sexy enough that my mom wants to give him a hummer? Don't you care about my mom?"

www.mylifescoop.net
 
2013-05-24 06:06:04 AM
Hmmm...I've never seen anyone ever at McDonalds because the company forced them into their building.  I'm not sure "forces" is the right word.

Yesterday I was on break with a 17 year old male coworker who was telling me how I could have gotten a healthier lunch option than Jack in the Box.  I told him "Look, I'm only going to be on this Earth for one lifetime.  So I have maybe a century to enjoy all I can from it.  Now, which option sounds better, bland healthy meals with water diet and exercise and a 100 year life span, or Jack in the Box and a soda for the occasional meal, cigars, booze, exercise that is not much more than sleeping around and running away from the angry husbands of the cheating wives you bedded and a life span of much less than 100 years."  He said, "But you'll live longer not living life as a hedonistic ass."  I said "True, but I'm enjoying my life, my wife doesn't know when I get off from work and don't you have an older sister?"
 
2013-05-24 06:06:51 AM
When I was 10 I decided to not eat at McDonalds because it was unhealthy, and I didn't even need my parents to tell me it was.
 
2013-05-24 06:08:31 AM
On break from forcing kids into the restaurant...

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2013-05-24 06:10:32 AM

Great Janitor: Hmmm...I've never seen anyone ever at McDonalds because the company forced them into their building.  I'm not sure "forces" is the right word.

Yesterday I was on break with a 17 year old male coworker who was telling me how I could have gotten a healthier lunch option than Jack in the Box.  I told him "Look, I'm only going to be on this Earth for one lifetime.  So I have maybe a century to enjoy all I can from it.  Now, which option sounds better, bland healthy meals with water diet and exercise and a 100 year life span, or Jack in the Box and a soda for the occasional meal, cigars, booze, exercise that is not much more than sleeping around and running away from the angry husbands of the cheating wives you bedded and a life span of much less than 100 years."  He said, "But you'll live longer not living life as a hedonistic ass."  I said "True, but I'm enjoying my life, my wife doesn't know when I get off from work and don't you have an older sister?"


Whatever fatass. In my opinion, we should round up all the hover round riding fatsos and convert them into a nutritional food like substance to distribute to third world countries.
 
2013-05-24 06:14:32 AM

MayoSlather: The fark fatty brigade to the rescue, replete with an anecdotal arsenal of tales that ignore most of reality. Kids often choose where to eat and market research is well aware of this fact, otherwise they wouldn't bother directing advertising at kids.

Regardless of how much this girl was coached, she is correct. McDonalds heavily focuses their advertising efforts on children knowing full well that kids will beg their parents to go. And knowing that kids know little about nutrition or the addictive qualities of fatty foods, they're confident kids will roundly ignore the fact the food has little nutritional value.


When I was a kid (I'm 34), my parents told my sister and I to get to the car, we were going out to dinner.  I suggested we go somewhere and my dad stopped me and said "I'm your mother and I are the parents, we decide were we go out to eat.  You only get to decide on your birthday and when the day comes that you get a job and can pay for it."

So, either parents today have lost their entire backbone and lets their kids run the household, or, you're completely wrong.

Now, I'm not going to ignore that McDonald's does do a lot of advertising towards children, but that's business.  They serve a niche which is a place were you can take your kids to eat, have a playground for them to play on while their food is being prepped, and if your kid is playing on the playground for an hour after you're done eating, then you as the parent just might buy a pie or an extra order of fries, it's a form of keeping you in the restaurant to boost sales.  Nothing that they are doing forces anyone into their restaurants.  If the parents are caving into their kid's demands, then those are bad parents.
 
2013-05-24 06:16:44 AM
You want nutritious food, so you....go to a McDonalds shareholder meeting? Why didn't you just go to the grocery store? There's plenty of places she could find like-minded people. A shareholder's meeting for McDonalds is one of the last places I'd think to go. Don't like McDonalds? Don't go. I certainly don't, but others are free to choose to. That's what's great about having different options.
 
2013-05-24 06:16:52 AM

Great Janitor: my dad stopped me and said "I'm your mother


You must have had a confusing childhood.
 
2013-05-24 06:19:19 AM

Richard C Stanford: Great Janitor: Hmmm...I've never seen anyone ever at McDonalds because the company forced them into their building.  I'm not sure "forces" is the right word.

Yesterday I was on break with a 17 year old male coworker who was telling me how I could have gotten a healthier lunch option than Jack in the Box.  I told him "Look, I'm only going to be on this Earth for one lifetime.  So I have maybe a century to enjoy all I can from it.  Now, which option sounds better, bland healthy meals with water diet and exercise and a 100 year life span, or Jack in the Box and a soda for the occasional meal, cigars, booze, exercise that is not much more than sleeping around and running away from the angry husbands of the cheating wives you bedded and a life span of much less than 100 years."  He said, "But you'll live longer not living life as a hedonistic ass."  I said "True, but I'm enjoying my life, my wife doesn't know when I get off from work and don't you have an older sister?"

Whatever fatass. In my opinion, we should round up all the hover round riding fatsos and convert them into a nutritional food like substance to distribute to third world countries.


Wow, mass murder and cannibalism, for those guilty of the crime of being fat.  Please, just stop talking, there really isn't any way I can respect you any less.
 
2013-05-24 06:21:06 AM

Jensaarai: Great Janitor: my dad stopped me and said "I'm your mother

You must have had a confusing childhood.


My father telling me he's my mother, my mom telling me she's my father.  Uncle Bill who really wasn't an uncle.  I just found out that what my parents told me was orange was actually purple.

/or it was just a silly typo
 
2013-05-24 06:21:18 AM

skinink: "Don Thompson, why do you make Ronald McDonald sexy enough that my mom wants to give him a hummer? Don't you care about my mom?"

[www.mylifescoop.net image 375x500]

 
2013-05-24 06:22:16 AM

skinink: "Don Thompson, why do you make Ronald McDonald sexy enough that my mom wants to give him a hummer? Don't you care about my mom?"

[www.mylifescoop.net image 375x500]


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2013-05-24 06:22:32 AM
Choices...how do they farking work?
 
2013-05-24 06:24:03 AM

Richard C Stanford: Great Janitor: Hmmm...I've never seen anyone ever at McDonalds because the company forced them into their building.  I'm not sure "forces" is the right word.

Yesterday I was on break with a 17 year old male coworker who was telling me how I could have gotten a healthier lunch option than Jack in the Box.  I told him "Look, I'm only going to be on this Earth for one lifetime.  So I have maybe a century to enjoy all I can from it.  Now, which option sounds better, bland healthy meals with water diet and exercise and a 100 year life span, or Jack in the Box and a soda for the occasional meal, cigars, booze, exercise that is not much more than sleeping around and running away from the angry husbands of the cheating wives you bedded and a life span of much less than 100 years."  He said, "But you'll live longer not living life as a hedonistic ass."  I said "True, but I'm enjoying my life, my wife doesn't know when I get off from work and don't you have an older sister?"

Whatever fatass. In my opinion, we should round up all the hover round riding fatsos and convert them into a nutritional food like substance to distribute to third world countries.



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