Wednesday, December 15, 2010

McDonald's Sued Over Toys in Happy Meals

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Saving the planet one plastic toy at a time!

The Center for Socialist Pseudo Science is in the news again.

What they could not accomplish by pressuring McDonald's last summer, into removing the toy from the Happy Meals, they're are trying to accomplish in court. A Sacramento mother with linguine for a spine, who cannot ever say "no" to her kids is fronting a suit for the nanny staters at CSPI.

A mother of two from Sacramento, Calif., says that McDonald’s uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s and to develop a preference for nutritionally poor Happy Meals. With the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today the mom, Monet Parham, is filing a class action lawsuit aimed at stopping McDonald’s use of toys to market directly to young children. The suit will be filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco shortly after the court opens for business Wednesday morning.

Unless these kids are independently wealthy, don't they need their parents to do things like drive them to McDonald's and buy the stuff for them?

“Every time McDonald’s markets a Happy Meal directly to a young child, it exploits a child’s developmental vulnerability and violates several states’ consumer protection laws, including the California Unfair Competition Law,” said CSPI litigation director Steve Gardner.

"Every time McDonald’s markets a Happy Meal directly to a young child, it exploits a child’s developmental vulnerability?" Have these people ever heard of Tony the Tiger? Toucan Sam?? Captain Crunch??? How about the Cheerios Kid? How about toy commercials? I'm shocked, Shocked! that anyone would market directly to kids and exploit their developmental vulnerability! /sarcasm

Where have these guys been for the last fifty years? This is a frivolous suit and should be thrown out immediately and court costs assessed to the Center for Junk Science Socialists.


  1. Every damn day its something.........

  2. Libs won't be happy unless they control every aspect of everyone's life.

  3. Ever wonder why all these lame-ass lawsuits originate in San Francisco - you just know these progressive bastards canvass good ol SF looking for someone to be their sheep because they know the courts there might as well be in Vienna.

  4. Also, if it goes to appeal, the Ninth Circus is in SF.


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