Sunday, November 11, 2012

Couldn't have been Friday's for fear of an ACLU suit

Legislators take a break from destroying California to endorse “Meatless Monday”

It’s the L.A. City Council in this case. Nice to see the concept of “bread and circus” once again involving actual bread:
The Los Angeles council, in a 14-0 vote on Friday, adopted a resolution urging residents to adopt a personal pledge to have a “meatless Monday.”
While it does not have the force of law and police will not be checking what you brought to work for lunch, city officials said they hope it will start a trend, make residents healthier and reduce the impact on the environment.
“This follows the ‘good food’ agenda we recently adopted supporting local, sustainable food choices,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who has called for a ban on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles to fight obesity.
Here’s what they weren’t talking about while they were busy talking about the evils of meat. New York City hasn’t gone this route yet but it’s right in Bloomberg’s wheelhouse so I’m expecting action soon. He may not be good at making sure NYC has gasoline after a major storm but if you want to know the comparative health benefits of tofu burgers, say, he’s your man. That’s what proactive, can-do government is all about.

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