Friday, September 05, 2008

Rock On, Patty Fisher

Remember that old NRA gem about "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns"? Not my favorite organization, but in concept the tagline does have merit. All over the country, government and citizen groups are going after fast food, trans fats and cigarettes with much more vigor than truly dangerous things like drugs.

Apparently fast food, and not lack of self-control, is responsible for childhood obesity. Fast food has been around for quite a while, and to my thinking a few generations have survived the evils of fast food before this one. But, heaven forbid we should blame the parents, let's just blame the food.

Patty Fisher of Mercury News recently wrote a very cool and thoughtful article on the subject of banning fast food restaurants near schools. Check it out here.

Rock on, Patty Fisher!

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