Frivilous Lawsuit Against McDonald’s

This will be a full-fledged RANT!

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing McDonald’s because Happy Meals are making children fat because they use “unfair and deceptive” marketing strategies.

Give me a freakin’ break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.  As a parent, you should totally control what goes into your child’s mouth!  You are the grown-up and you make the rules. PERIOD!

2.  McDonald’s offers healthy alternatives like apple slices, low-fat milk and apple juice.  You don’t have to get a soda and fries.

3.  You can purchase the damn toy without getting a Happy Meal.  They are less than two dollars.  For those of us with grandchildren we bothered to find these things out by simply asking at the counter.  DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.  My granddaughter is NOT allowed to eat at McDonald’s because her Mommy and Daddy make those decisions (she is not quite four years old).  So Pop-Pop buys Happy Meal toys for her.

5.  The only person making your child fat is YOU by allowing your child to make their own nutrition decisions.  You don’t HAVE to visit McDonald’s.  My granddaughter isn’t leading a deprived life because her parents won’t indulge her every whim!

This is just ridiculous and should never see a court room!  Wasting tax-payer dollars trying to legislate parental responsibilities is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

We give The Center for Science in the Public Interest a big fat raspberry (and no, not the fruit)!

Spring-Ford Area SD Passes Their Budget

The Spring-Ford Area School District passed their $125.5 million dollar 2010-2011 budget, but not without some pain.  Taxes in the district will increase 2% and 5 employees have lost their jobs.  The budget was approved 7-1 by the Board of Education.

This scenario is certainly not as bad as some places I have reported on, however, even a growing and fairly well-off district like Spring-Ford is having to make tough financial decisions.

The Spring-Ford Area School District has over 7500 students, 12 schools and employs over 1,000 people.  The district is the second largest in Montgomery County after North Penn (Lansdale).

Pottstown 4th Of July Information

Hello readers!  Please click on the link below.  Our friends from Code Blue have some great information about the 4th of July festivities here in Pottstown for your consideration.  Please take a moment to read and digest their idea to help cover the expenses for our grand Pottstown party.