Trump Touts Tasty School Lunches–Drops Chewbacca’s Federal Lunch Regulations

Fox News

In a move to roll back former first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy lunch initiative, the Trump administration unveiled a rule on Monday to eliminate some of the nutritional standards currently set in place. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said schools will no longer have to try so hard to cut the salt in students’ meals or work in whole grains and non-fat milk.

“If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition — thus undermining the intent of the program,” Perdue said while visiting a school in Leesburg, Virginia.

The announcement is the first major move from Perdue, and complies with pleas from school nutrition directors who decried many of the standards under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010. In particular, they argued for changes to the act’s whole grain and sodium requirements, saying it was hard to find foods that kids would eat under those standards.

“We’ve been hearing from a lot of parents, students and food service professionals about how we can do better in this role,” said Perdue, according to U.S. News & World Report. “These changes are not undertaken lightly.”

The act, which was part of the former first lady’s broader Let’s Move Campaign, targeted federally subsidized school meals, and had increased requirements for serving sizes and nutrition standards. Schools were required to offer only fat-free or low-fat milk, limit calories based on students’ ages, and cut down on saturated fat, trans fats and sodium among other things.

The Trump administration had signaled that changes were coming in January, when a document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing aspects of the act. The details were part of a broader plan released by Meadows tilted, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue,” which called for the administration to reverse nearly 200 rules and regulations.

“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” a related report from the House Freedom Caucus read. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.”

Not all were opposed to Obama’s initiative, as a Christian Science Monitor report published in January 2017 in JAMA Pediatrics found an increase in six nutrients among students who had been served the federally regulated lunches.

“It’s discouraging that just days into his tenure, one of the first things that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will do is to roll back progress on the quality of the meals served to America’s children,” Margo Woota, of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in a statement, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“Ninety percent of American kids eat too much sodium every day,” Woota said. “Schools have been moving in the right direction, so it makes no sense to freeze that progress in its tracks — and allow dangerous high levels of salt in school lunch.”

However, a report published in August 2015 by researchers at the University of Vermont found that even though students added more fruits and vegetables to their plates, “children consumed fewer [fruits and vegetables], and wasted more during the school year immediately following implementation of the USDA rule.” The report noted that average waste increased from a quarter cup to more than one-third of a cup per tray.

In addition to Perdue’s announcement, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would postpone its rule for calorie labels on restaurant menus and grocery store displays that were set to go into effect this week. The law was part of the 2010 health care overhaul, and required restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food.

Supermarkets and other businesses opposed to the rules said they are burdensome. The FDA said the delay will allow for “further consideration” of ways to reduce costs or make the rules more flexible.

Tennessee lawmakers ‘tricked’ into honoring KKK founder

LOLZ. You can’t outsmart a determined white man who loves his people’s history.

KXAN

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (NBC News) — State Rep. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, has to pass by a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest at the state Capitol several times a week. She has no choice, but said she would never vote to pass a resolution honoring the former Klansman and slave owner.

“If we know nothing else, we know Nathan Bedford Forrest was a slave owner, and slavery is the cruelest, most inhumane part of our history,” said Akbari while speaking on the House floor Saturday.

But that resolution passed unanimously 94-0. Many lawmakers say they were tricked. It was slipped in to the consent calendar by Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna.

“It was deceitful to the whole body. Nobody in here knew of his intent. He had bypassed the process,” said state Rep. Johnnie Turner, D-Memphis.

Earlier this year, Sparks introduced a resolution to honor Forrest. It didn’t pass.

Two weeks ago, Sparks tried again. The new resolution looks strikingly like the first, but this time he put it under a different name, Shane Kastler, who wrote a book about Forrest.

Sparks also put it in the consent calendar, which typically passes quickly and without discussion because it’s designed for non-controversial recognitions only.

“I can’t begin to describe, I can’t believe that anybody would do something that underhanded when he knew how we felt,” Turner said.

Sparks did not return Channel 4’s calls or text messages. He did apologize on the House floor.

“I apologize if I offended any members of the black caucus,” Sparks said.

Meanwhile, those black caucus members remain outraged. They said they’re offended by the resolution itself and the fact that they said Sparks undermined the entire legislative process.

“I mean that was a double whammy. I mean in our face. I’m going to do this anyway. I don’t care how it infuriates you or what it does to your history. I’m going to do it. Well, he won’t do that again,” Turner said.

The resolution has already passed. It’s signed and cannot be undone.

There is talk of passing another resolution expressing discontent with the Forrest resolution.

Akbari said she plans to examine the consent calendar even more closely in the future.

GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AND HIS BELOVED STEED KING PHILLIP.

Antifa Flyer Promises Extermination of White Children

I’m not sure what to make of the alleged antifa flyer that calls for the mass murder of both whites and “heebs.” Is this a George Soros trick or a rogue group of antifa? Or the work of a troll?

Reddit The Donald offers 28 comments on the poster, asking the same question as me: Is it real?

‘I won’t devote my life to a**holes’: French mayor threatens to quit after Le Pen wins region

Liberty Fighters UK

Daniel Delomez, the mayor of Annezin in the Pas-de-Calais commune of northern France, vented his anger over Marine Le Pen gaining 38 percent of the votes in the region, warning he may resign because he “doesn’t want to dedicate life to as*holes.”
Delomez, from the Socialist Party, has been the town’s mayor for almost a decade – since 2008 – and slammed the latest election outcome as “catastrophic,” speaking to the local newspaper L’Avenir de l’Artois.

“It’s likely that I will resign because I don’t want to devote my life to as*holes,” the mayor said, as quoted by the media outlet.

DANIEL DELOMEZ.

Over the past 24 hours, these words posted on the newspaper’s official Twitter account have been retweeted over 7,500 times, and liked over 6,100 times.

Opinions are divided, with apparent Le Pen supporters urging the mayor to go ahead and quit, saying things like: “If (sic) YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS voted for Le Pen, maybe you missed something.”

Another user said, “I suggest that all the locals in Annezin come forward with a complaint against this one, for his lack of respect towards the residents.”

Others cheered the mayor’s rant, saying, “Bravo,” “A superb punchline,” “Send flowers to this man,” and “He is my idol.”

Le Pen, of the far-right National Front, led with over 38 percent of the vote in the Pas-de-Calais department, where Annezin is located, too. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came in second with 19 percent.

With 97 percent of the votes counted, the first round of the French election saw liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron leading with 23.9 percent of the vote, and Le Pen coming in second with 21.4 percent. The two will meet in a run-off on May 7. The final results of the first round are set to be announced later on Monday.

The results in the north come as the region struggles with the inflow of migrants. Five months after the infamous Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp was demolished, 10,000 refugees are dispersed all over France, with thousands setting up tents in major cities, including Paris.

Locals have been quite outspoken, voicing their anger and discontent over hundreds of migrant relocation centers in their towns. In February, around 1,600 people still lived in the streets of the northern city of Dunkirk, RT reported.

Arkansas begins 11-day ‘run’ of executions

LIDELL LEE. DESERVED DEATH JUST FOR UGLY.

The left is desperately trying to outlaw the death penalty in America, even though there are academic studies showing that it has a deterrent effect. Executions should be swift and highly publicized.

The deaths of convicts may be gruesome but how much more gruesome were the deaths of the victims.

Sky News

Ledell Lee was on death row for bludgeoning neighbour Debra Reese to death with a wrench her husband had given her for protection.

Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005 – the first of eight which the state had originally planned to carry out by lethal injection over a period of 11 days.

Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11.56pm local time on Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.

Last-minute appeals seeking to conduct DNA testing in an attempt to prove his innocence were rejected less than an hour before his death.

The execution process took two minutes, during which Lee lay covered with a sheet, with his arms extended and his head and hands covered with leather straps.

He made no final statement and is reported to have shown no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.

A spokesman for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who scheduled the multiple executions, said: “Justice was carried out.”

The 51-year-old was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbour Debra Reese, who Lee struck 36 times with a wheel wrench her husband gave her for protection.

He was arrested less than half-an-hour after she was killed, spending money he had stolen from her. He always claimed his innocence.

BRING BACK OL SPARKY AND FRY ‘EM.

Arkansas officials have been trying to push through the run of executions because the state’s supply of midazolam expires at the end of April and the chances of getting a substitute are slim.

However, last-minute court challenges have derailed three other executions scheduled for this week.

An earlier order halting the use of vercuronium bromide – one of the three drugs used in the state’s lethal injection process – was overturned by the court.

Drug company McKesson Medical Surgical Inc said the drug had been sold to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment.

The makers of the other two drugs being used in the process – midazolam and potassium chloride – were blocked from intervening in the case.

Two more inmates are set to die on Monday, and one on 27 April. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay.

Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson, on the same day. He will now be seeking more DNA tests in the hope of proving his innocence.

The death penalty was reinstated in America in 1976.

Muh holocaust. They’ve killed an innocent man because he’s a Nigger.

Ramzpaul Video: Is it always wrong to hit a girl?

Ramzpaul talks about antifa punch girl Venus Rosales (Emily Rose Marshall, Louise Rosealma) and whether it was OK to hit her.

We’re probably running out of new thoughts on this issue, but if you spend a few minutes listening to ramzpaul’s logic, it may either change your mind or suggest a new thought or two.

Alabama’s Auburn University Cancels Anti-Trump Speech by Richard Spencer

Normally, an anti-Trump speech would be welcome on any college campus in America.

But Richard Spencer is not a man of the left, but a man of the right who supported President Trump until he hit Syria with a barrage of Tomahawk missiles.

Auburn claims it is canceling Spencer’s talk because of threats to public safety. That’s bullsh*t.

On the one hand, it’s not Spencer that has ever threatened anyone. The threat is from the leftist antifa. Giving in to antifa thugs is never a good idea. They’ve beat up Trump supporters before. They tried to disrupt the inauguration.

On the other hand, Spencer is not a white supremacist, but a white identitarian. There is a huge difference. White identity is simply the idea that whites must unite politically to promote their interests in the same way that Chicanos, blacks, and other groups do. White identity is also an intellectual force that defends Western culture and civilization. The university is undoubted afraid that Spencer will make some converts by having a reasoned discussion of his ideas.

Reuters

Alabama’s Auburn University on Friday canceled a campus speech by Richard Spencer, a white U.S. nationalist best known for drawing Nazi-like salutes at a party to celebrate President Donald Trump’s election last year, citing safety concerns.

Auburn said it decided to drop Spencer’s visit scheduled for Tuesday evening “based on legitimate concerns and credible evidence that it will jeopardize the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.”

The university, located in the city of the same name in Alabama, did not elaborate on its safety concerns, and school officials could not be reached for further comment.

Spencer, 38, said he was incensed over the cancellation and considered it an attack on his right to free speech.

“I’m absolutely disgusted,” Spencer told Reuters. “That’s the only way to put it.”

Spencer, who leads the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist and nationalist think tank, said his organization paid about $700 to rent a room at the university for the speech and spent an additional $2,200 for security.

Spencer said Auburn was aware of the violent threats and protests that typically follow him to his speaking engagements.

When Spencer spoke at Texas A&M University in December, some 1,000 people gathered in protest. In January, he was hit in the face by a protestor during a televised interview in Washington.

Auburn had been criticized on social media by students and parents who said the university was supporting hate speech by allowing Spencer to visit. In response, the university said in a statement on Wednesday that it strongly deplored Spencer’s views, but it would uphold his right to speak.

After the cancellation, Spencer said he would give the speech at another location in Auburn on Tuesday. He did not say where.

Spencer said his talk would touch on free speech issues but mainly focus on his newfound opposition to Trump.

Spencer and other white nationalists soured on the Republican president after the recent U.S. bomb attacks in Syria and Afghanistan. “We are a true oppositional force,” Spencer said.

An outspoken supporter of Trump in the 2016 campaign, Spencer rose from relative obscurity in the days after the Nov. 8 election. Widely circulated video footage showed some Trump supporters giving Nazi-style salutes to Spencer during a gathering in Washington to celebrate the Republican candidate’s victory.

In an interview with the New York Times shortly after the incident, Trump condemned the conference organized by Spencer.

Those Nazi style salutes referred to in the article were few in number and Spence did not himself perform any kind of salute. Meanwhile, there’s not a word in this biased, slanted article that mentions that the antifa often give Communist clinched fist salutes.

When they’re not punching somebody out.

DO YOU EVER HEAR ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS MAKING THE COMMUNIST SALUTE?