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A ‘Frisco’ State of Mind

The city that kept out the Republicans and banned Happy Meals has a long history of doing things its own way. The Independent on the history of San Fran.

The US midterms were a sobering rejection of what Republicans like to call the ‘Nancy Pelosi San Francisco Democrats’. But the city’s legislative machine responded to the nation’s lurch rightwards with a classic piece of Pelosi-style left-wingery: banning McDonald’s Happy Meals from its restaurants. … ‘Don’t get me wrong, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the country,’ says Christopher Ruddy, who runs the right-leaning news outlet Newsmax. ‘But people there seem to have lost their political minds. … California is careering towards bankruptcy, and here they are saying not to eat French fries!’


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