A Hummer with your Happy Meal

The honeymoon with General Motors didn't last long, but hey, how often do we get to kick two of our favourite cans in one post? According to the New York Times, McDonalds is giving away toy Hummers in its Happy Meals. Environmentalists are not happy: Charlie Miller, a spokesman for Environmental Defense, says "Anything that sends a message to kids that these are the cool vehicles to buy is the wrong message." The Times goes on: Anne Korin, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a policy research group based in Washington, said that large, inefficient vehicles were unpatriotic and detrimental to America's national security. With toy Hummers, McDonald's is "sending a message to children that utter waste of this precious resource that is causing us such national security problems is O.K." Whoever thought this up was a few fries short. ::New York Times