Los Angeles Moves to Ban Quick-Service Restaurants in “Poor Areas”

When I was a child, in the Middle Ages, we were taught to be very afraid of Russia. Not only were they evil Commies, the government controlled the lives of every day people by making them stand in line for toilet paper. While the Russian kids made toys out of empty vodka bottles, we hung out at M.E. Moses in Preston Forest, went bowling, or took tap dance classes at Buster Cooper. But our favorite activity was sitting at the counter near the pharmacy of Red Rawley’s and eating a huge plate of french fries.

Fast forward to July, 2008: the city council of Los Angeles proposes to suspend the development of quick-service restaurants in South Los Angeles. Why? According to a Los Angeles Times analysis, the 32-mile area has “more fast-food restaurants per capita than other heavily populated sections of the city.” Seems the city thinks they can reduce diabetes and obesity within the economically depressed region.” You can read more about it here.

So, it’s ok for Paula Deen to charge us $20 to clog our arteries but the “poor” can’t buy fried chicken? Let us discuss this while I make a guns out of my empty vodka bottles. Get mad.

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