Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ax Ronald?

Some sharp editor at The Wall Street Journal must have read my post from yesterday. Because in today’s issue it was announced that more than 550 health professionals and organizations have signed a letter going to McDonald’s Corporation. These do-gooders are asking the company to dump Ronald McDonald. They claim the contributors [Ronald] in today’s health epidemic are manifold and a broad societal response is required. In other words, consumers aren’t bright enough to make smart decisions. So self-appointed busybodies, like Andrew Weil who has his own profit agenda, have taken upon themselves to decide for us. Good grief, is nothing sacred? What’s next? I say it should be Mickey and Minnie Mouse … they entice kids to go to Disney World where parents empty their wallets on junk food and over-prices souvenirs. Then it should be the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. That giant hotdog in a bun on wheels travels the country getting kids to wolf down one of America’s classic foods. And the singing Kool-Aid pitcher ... that has to go. The jingle is harmful to kids. I normally write about financial topics. But as you can tell, I’m pretty riled up about this kind of claptrap! It costs American companies million of dollars and does nothing to help us compete in the global marketplace. And as a stockholder I’ll throw my two cents if they send Ronald packing. Best wishes, George

1 comment:

  1. Wow, against Ronald..... What about Specs. or The Big Pixey?