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McDonalds CEO Tells Food Police Organization to Go Pound Non-Fat, Sodium-Free Sand

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By Doug Powers  •  July 9, 2010 10:23 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

You know your argument is a little over-the-top when you’re equating fast-food places with pedophiles:

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Every now and then, it’s nice to see a company fight back against these pathetic weenies who have taken it upon themselves to tell everybody else how to live their lives and run their businesses instead of kowtowing to their ridiculous demands:

Those Hot Wheels and Polly Pocket dolls aren’t going anywhere.

The Happy Meals toys are staying, according to a letter McDonald’s brass delivered Wednesday to a health watchdog group that criticized the popular kids’ meals and how they are marketed.

Jim Skinner, CEO of Oak Brook-based McDonald’s, said the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which last month threatened to sue McDonald’s if the restaurant did not pull toys from its Happy Meals, “should apologize” to consumers and the company.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest last month threatened a lawsuit against the fast-food giant to get it to dump the toys that accompany Happy Meals.

Forget it, McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner said, defending Happy Meals in the written response sent to the Washington, D.C.-based group.

Not only that, but Skinner is demanding an apology from the professional worry-warts, nosey Mrs. Kravitz types and pencil-neck ne’er-do-wells at CSPI:

“CSPI’s twisted characterization of McDonald’s as ‘the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children’ is an insult to every one of our franchisees and employees around the world,” Skinner wrote. “When CSPI refers to America’s children as ‘an unpaid drone army,” you similarly denigrate parents and families, because they are fully capable of making their own decisions. You should apologize.”

“Parents, in particular, strongly believe they have the right and responsibility to decide what’s best for their children, not CSPI,” he wrote. “It’s really that simple.”

Good. More companies need to respond this way to these nanny-state ninnies instead of doing what they ask, which is to put a wilted piece of lettuce in a box and change the name to “Unhappy Meal.”

Here’s CSPI’s “Litigation Director.” How’s this for a sphincter slammed shut tighter than Obama’s office door on “Freedom of the Press Appreciation Day”:

“McDonald’s use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children’s developmental immaturity–all this to induce children to prefer foods that may harm their health,” the group’s litigation director, Stephen Gardner, said at the time. “It’s a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction.”

No, what warrants an injunction are twirps who are trying to force themselves into the position of raising our kids for us — that’s a creepy and predatory practice. I know we’re supposed to appreciate the fact that certain people have taken it upon themselves to save our lives, but I don’t.

To learn more about the myriad ways you’re this close to dying but are too stupid to notice, go to CSPI’s website.

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

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