Yeah well they just don't know about that stash of candy bars under her bed not to mention his smokes...This crap just makes me sick....
I think that once again democrats lead the way in telling us how to live. When we all have to fasten seat belts while sitting at our desks and give 100% of our salaries straight to the government so we don't do something stupid with it, they might be happy.
As for Disney, I see this as a smart move on their part. Disney media channels are pretty lucrative anyway - telling a whole class of advertiser that they can't advertise anymore just pushes those advertisers to their secondary properties like ABC and ESPN - raising their average sale per media buy in the process. They won't lose a dime and will probably make some good money off the move.
Unlike the republicans who want us all to be breathing pollution, buying dangerous unsafe products, signing our lives over to our employers, and turning this country into even more of a plutocracy...
Re: Pollution. The environmentalists who constantly shut down domestic oil production - which just adds foreign oil demand in countries that have no pollution controls at all - results in more pollution in this world than any GOP policy. Business hostile unions which have encouraged business after business to move their production offshore to countries with no pollution controls double the problem. I've actually read the GOP platform and can assure you that no one is plotting to create air pollution and unsafe products result in lawsuits which are bad for business. As for "signing your lives over to employers" that's not part of free enterprise. Another emphasis of the GOP is a healthy environment for entrepeneurs so everyone can be their own boss. As for 'creating a plutocracy" - it's Obama that seems so fond of European style government and there are plenty of Millionaires in the Dem party as well. (For instance John Kerry - who was the 2004 candidate. Funny how there was no fear of rich people back when he was running, huh?)
I find it comical the attacks I'm hearing against people who are simply concerned about public health. Portraying them as the "Mandatory Betterment" class, and "Food Puritans." If something identifiable (like excess sugar marketed to kids) is killing people early, and contributing to sky high medical costs for all of us, don't you think an attempt should be made to address it? And, the part that really cracks me up is it's the conservatives who are being the most critical--this from a group that feels like it needs to control who marries whom, who smokes what, and who does what to whom in the anus. Please. All the bunk about "saving traditional marriage" "saving families" and "saving our kids from seeing skin" pales in gravity to the early death (and please look up the facts before saying I exaggerate) that processed food and sugar in everything promises. Seems to me like the rule of conservatives is that if it can be marketed (e.g., Big Gulps) it's sacred , but if it can't (e.g., pot), or if it offends one's delicate religious sensibilities (e.g., gays), then they're all for banning it--freedom be damned.
Disney, like other privately owned channels, is jumping on the Obama bandwagon to " rid the world of dischord" by vainly banning junk food or associated acts.
I think she's trying to use her fame as a way to get at an issue that is a big deal in this country. Obesity is becoming a big problem for America. If I recall rightly this coming generation will not live as long as their parents do. I think it's a conversation we need to have.
Conversations are good - and I actually applaude Michelle for doing this. But there's a difference between education and what's going on here don't you think? Pot - a subject I think we both agree on - is arguably a lot less healthy than the occassional large soda. Is it really the governments business if - knowing the risks - we decide to consume it?
I believe that if the individual knows the risks and is informed they have every right to put whatever they want in their bodies (I for one advocate legalization of all drugs including steroids and ru 486) chemically or food wise. However children don't have the information or the knowledge to judge what's good for them, all they want is what tastes good. Bloomberg's idea which is pretty funny to me, is a waste of time you can't use the law to force people to make good choices about their body. That said no one is going to be arrested for having 20 oz soda they just won't be able to buy them. Just like how certain states made sale of forty ounce bottles of beer illegal. Weird that no one screams foul over that...
if that is true ?! Awesome.... If you are pissed at that you don't know a thing about subconscious triggers and the power of advertising. America will be better for it!
Gotta give them credit for at least doing something ..Might be only 1 channel it only takes 1 to start something
What ever. I will continue in my world. Disney can in theirs, the good think is that the two worlds rarely intersect.
banning commercials on one channel isnt going to make children stop enjoying junk food.
Yeah! Go Disney!