Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fast Food Police

[Welcome Time readers!]

(Sirens, lights, To Catch a Predator film crew . . .)

"Excuse me officer, but was I driving too fast?"

"No son, but you are about to enter a fast-food-free zone."

It seems the folks in la-la land have determined that low income families are no longer entitled to two-all-beef-patties-with-special-sauce-on-a-sesame-seed-bun and triple Whoppers.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city.

The moratorium unanimously approved Tuesday is a bid to attract restaurants that offer healthier food choices to residents in a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles.

And the reason is?

Councilwoman Jan Perry says residents at five public meetings expressed concern with the proliferation of fast-food outlets in the community plagued by above-average rates of obesity.

Well there you go.

I guess they will have to start "brown bagging" their Happy Meals.

Let's just hope there aren't any strip searches.
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