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Circumcision Could Be Next on San Francisco’s Chopping Block

S.F. voters could outlaw circumcision, denying parents the right to choose what's best for their newborns.

S.F. voters could outlaw circumcision, denying parents the right to choose what's best for their newborns.

There are rumblings in San Francisco that a measure to ban the circumcision of any child under the age of 18 could end up on the ballot in November 2011 when the city elects its next mayor.

CBS News reports that the author of the ballot measure, activist Lloyd Schofield, equates circumcising newborns with torture sanctioned by government and religious groups:

“Tattooing a child is banned as a felony and circumcision is more harmful than a tattoo,” said Schofield, who believes religious traditions should change.

“People can practice whatever religion they want, but your religious practice ends with someone else’s body,” said Schofield. “It’s a man’s body and…his body doesn’t belong to his culture, his government, his religion or even his parents. It’s his decision.”

Schofield’s anti-circumcision law would make it a “misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the…genitals,” but before his dream can become a reality, he must first secure 7,168 valid signatures to get it on the ballot.

What are your thoughts? Should circumcision remain a decision best left to parents or is it a form of torture, as the proposed ballot measure’s sponsor suggests?

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San Francisco Mayor Vows to Veto Happy Meal Toy Ban

Big Nanny Newsom must enjoy Happy Meals when he gets the munchies.

Big Nanny Newsom must enjoy Happy Meals when he gets the munchies.

While the State-Run Media continues to applaud San Francisco’s self-proclaimed promoters of “food justice,” Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he’s not lovin’ the Happy Meal toy ban and will veto it:

“From encouraging salad bars and exercise in our schools to allowing use of food stamps in farmers markets, no city in America has done more to educate our children and encourage families to make healthier eating choices. We must continue to take steps to combat childhood obesity, a genuine health crisis in America, but this bill takes the wrong approach. Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money. Despite its good intentions, I will veto this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.

After all of the national media coverage the Happy Meal toy ban has enjoyed in recent weeks, it’s rather interesting that as of 11 p.m. EST on Thursday, only 2 media outlets have reported Newsom’s intention to veto the Happy Meal toy ban.

Now, for the bad news: Despite Newsom’s pledge to veto the Happy Meal toy ban, the Board of Supervisors currently has enough votes to override it when it comes up for a final vote within the next two weeks. At that time, the same fascists that voted 8-3 in favor of the ban will vote to sustain or overturn Newsom’s veto.

Contact the Board of Supervisors and take your best shot at knocking some common sense in to them before the Happy Meal toy ban is set in stone.

Express your support to Mayor Newsom for his efforts to veto the ban.

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Anti-Happy Meal Bandits Seek to Spread Misery Across US

Don't let these crooked food cops get away with their crimes against innocent children!

Don't let these crooked food cops get away with their crimes against innocent children!

If the originator of the Happy Meal toy ban and his merry band of nanny state nincompoops get their way, kids from sea to shining sea will be denied the right to enjoy a beloved tradition that’s as American as hamburgers and French fries in boxes with tiny toys wrapped in plastic.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, the nanny state bureaucrat who launched the offensive war on Happy Meals last April and inspired San Francisco to follow suit, warns that his crusade is gaining momentum and support.

“It’s only going to pick up steam,” Yeager told the Los Angeles Times. “The fast-food chains must realize that the tide has turned.”

By his account, Yeager said he’s fielding inquiries from big city officials across the U.S. seeking to learn how they, too, can get away with stealing Happy Meal toys from children and ultimately determining what type of foods parents choose to serve their children. He noted that some health officials have told him his recipe for big government intrusion in citizens’ lives is “ripe to spread across the country.”

Here are a few steps to take if you don’t want Ken Yeager’s traveling circus of anti-obesity freaks trampling your freedom and liberties in your neck of the woods:

1. Blast Ken Yeager on Facebook and tell him to back-off and butt-out of decisions that are best left for parents to make. Since he no longer allows citizens he doesn’t know or trust to look at or post on his Wall, add him as a friend and then plaster his Wall with your thoughts.

2. Ditto for San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar.

3. Visit ObesitySolvers.com and FreetoChooseOurMeals.com and learn how you can be prepared if the food police start abusing citizens’ rights in your town or city.

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San Francisco Fascists Approve Happy Meal Toy Ban

“We’re part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice,” San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar proclaimed upon securing a veto-proof vote to ban Happy Meal toys.

The rest of the story from the San Francisco Chronicle:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval Tuesday to banning toy giveaways in Happy Meals and similar fast-food offerings aimed at kids unless they have reduced sodium, fat and sugar content and include fruit and vegetables.

The legislation, which sponsors said is intended to promote healthy eating and help combat childhood obesity, was passed on an 8-3 vote – the bare minimum needed to overturn Mayor Gavin Newsom’s promised veto.

The board is scheduled to take a final vote next week. If it goes on the books, the restrictions wouldn’t go into effect until December 2011.

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San Fran Considers Treating Drunks to Free Booze and Housing

San Francisco bureaucrats are hoping the city's alcoholics live this dream, too!

San Francisco bureaucrats are hoping the city's alcoholics live this dream, too!

If San Francisco bureaucrats get their way, pretty soon there will be no Happy Meal toys for kids and unrepentant alcoholics will be rewarded with free public housing and all the booze they can drink.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city already blows “about $13.5 million a year dealing with inveterate street drunks who pass out in doorways, vomit and urinate in public, get rushed to the emergency room and cycle through the city’s various treatment programs, including a ‘sobering center.'”

Now, Supervisor Bevan Dufty and the city’s Department of Public Health want to mimic a program currently underway in Seattle, Wash., that takes drunks off of the streets and does absolutely nothing to encourage them to quit their alcohol addictions that have, for the most part, ruined their lives forever. While some critics of the program refer to it as “Bunks for Drunks,” it sounds more like a hospice house for terminal alcoholics to exit society and drink away the rest of their lives with big government’s blessing.

The city is expected to add 500 new public housing units over the next three years that Dufty and his cronies are hoping will be rewarded to drunks who are unwilling to kick their habits and rejoin the rest of society as productive, tax-paying citizens.

“This seems like an appropriate response for this hard-to-serve population,” Dufty, who’s running for mayor, told the Chronicle. “I think there is merit.”

How do you feel about taxpayer money being used to perpetuate alcoholism as opposed to treating it? Contact Supervisor Dufty if you’d like to discuss the “merit” of his proposal:

Supervisor Dufty’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BevanDufty
Email: Bevan.Dufty@sfgov.org
Tel: (415) 554-6968
Fax: (415) 554-6909
Mailing address:
City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689

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AP’s Anti-Happy Meal Propaganda

The Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday on the preliminary approval of San Francisco’s Happy Meal toy ban and decided to add a little something extra to let readers know that it’s a step in the right direction:

Several doctors testified in favor of the San Francisco law. One recalled seeing children in hospital waiting rooms carrying McDonald’s Happy Meals.

Is this anonymous doctor insinuating that the children were injured or sickened by their Happy Meals or the toys contained inside the boxes? What is the purpose of including this bizarre observation?

Now, look at the full report. It’s 4 paragraphs long and contains 6 sentences.

We’re just wondering why 1/3 of the article was dedicated to something that leaves readers scratching their heads wondering what the heck the AP is trying to express and how it’s relevant. Then again, it’s the AP and unless you subscribe to their agenda, you just might never understand.

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S.F. Happy Meal Ban Extends to Adult Breakfast Foods

Tired of busybody bureaucrats telling you what you can't eat? Join the Nanny State Liberation Front on Facebook.

Tired of busybody bureaucrats telling you what you can't eat? Join the Nanny State Liberation Front on Facebook.

While all of the media buzz about San Francisco’s assault on fast food restaurants has been focused on toys found in kids’ meals, the Board of Supervisors last week decided to take a shot at regulating “breakfast items” marketed to adults, too.

According to a Sept. 27 amendment to the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance, “a new category of items — breakfast items — are required to contain 0.5 cups of fruit. A Meal must now also contain whole grains where bread is part of the offering.”

The amendment defines “Whole grains” as “Bread, such as a hamburger bun or other sandwhich, that is part of a Meal must be made with at least 50 percent whole wheat.”

Adult customers who prefer plain white bread to whole wheat will have no choice when it comes to ordering their beloved McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and Burger King Croissan’wichs. More importantly, adult customers do not purchase fast food breakfast meals because of toy incentives, leaving one to wonder why the crackdown on breakfast meal breads is even necessary to be included in the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance.

If this doesn’t sit well in your stomach, contact San Francisco’s self-appointed Food Czar Eric Mar:

Mar’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ericmarsf
Email – Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org
Tel. – (415) 554-7410
Fax – (415) 554-7415
Mailing address:
Supervisor Eric Mar
City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689

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