Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Golden State in Decline

A fitting post for our Slippery Slope series, the news from our temporary home state says it all:

July 25 - AP: California bans restaurants from using trans fats

California on Friday became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food, following several cities and major fast-food chains in erasing the notorious artery-clogger from menus.

July 29 - AP: Los Angeles wants to take bite out of fast food

The City Council was poised to vote Tuesday on a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a swath of the city where a proliferation of such eateries goes hand-in-hand with obesity.

And what did we Californians do in response? We rolled over. Again.