USDA PUBLISHES ‘HEALTHY’ FOOD PHOTO TO COMBAT #THANKSMICHELLEOBAMA MEME

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Feds attempt to fight back against school lunch PR disaster

By PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | MAY 15, 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture posted an image of an appetizing school lunch in an effort to reverse the #ThanksMichelleObama PR disaster that has spread like wildfire on Twitter over the past 12 months.

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” states a blog post on the USDA website.

“We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral. A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad fish fillet; a mysterious-looking meat mixture served next to an apple. It’s natural to ask, “Is this what they serve for lunch!?” No, it’s really not.”

Well judging by the deluge of photos that have been posted since the #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag became popular, yes it really is.

The rest of the blog post offers no evidence to counter claims that the standard of school lunches is deteriorating, and instead turns into a glib promotional item for the USDA Farm to School program.

Tweets of students blaming Michelle Obama for their unappetizing lunches first emerged in 2012, although the issue really took off in November last year.

Under federal regulations introduced in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Michelle Obama, sodium levels have be kept below 1,230 milligrams for kindergarten through fifth grade, 1,360 mg for sixth to eighth grade, and 1,420 mg for ninth to 12th grade, which may explain the paucity of nutrition seen in some of the images.

Despite the First Lady’s key role in pushing the regulations, leftist websites like Snopes still claim that Michelle Obama has nothing to do with the nauseous images being tweeted out.

After the regulations went into effect from 2012-2013, over 1 million students nationwide stopped buying school lunch and 321 districts left the National School Lunch Program altogether.

Republicans are attempting to address the issue by inserting language into next year’s spending bill that would freeze further restrictions on sodium and calorie intake.

The story hit the headlines again this week when kids at a Texas high school were served bug-infested broccoli.

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“Beautiful meals like this are what’s for lunch today and every day in schools across the country,” claims the caption which accompanies the USDA photo.

That claim is strongly challenged by the endless examples of bug-infested, rotten and revolting food that continue to be tweeted out under the #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag – the latest of which can be viewed below.

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Michelle Obama Connected Firm Gets Third Federal Contract Despite Total Failure

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BY STEVEN AHLE

CGI, which was fired for incompetence in the Obamacare website rollout fiasco has a strong connection to Michelle Obama. Toni Townes-Whitley, is a former classmate of Michelle Obama as well as the fact that both were members of Organization of Black Unity and the Third World Center. Townes-Whitley was coincidentally hired as a top executive at CGI in 2010, just as CGI, a Canadian company, was bidding on the contract to build the Obamacare website. Records show that Townes-Whitley visited the White House four times for between 2010 and 2013.

She met with Vivek Kundra, former White House chief information officer, in 2010; Danny Werfel, former controller of the Office of Management and Budget, in 2011 and 2013; and Jonathan McBride, assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel, in 2013. She also made at least one visit to the Obamas in their living quarters.

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Above is a picture of Townes-Whitley and her husband with the Obamas for a Christmas visit.

The Obama administration says that her connections with Michelle Obama had no bearing on CGI getting the contract. If that is true, then why after their epic failure on the Obamacare site did they continue to get federal contracts? FreedomWorks was able to acquire a memo through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) titled, “Minutes of the 295th meeting of the members of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation held on May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.” It reads:

Mr. Nelson presented that the State received a $1.7 billion allocation in CDBG Disaster Recovery aid from HUD to aid impacted businesses and residences. He stated that the State’s Action Plan was approved on April 26, 2013 and HTFC is currently in a phase of implementing the program. He stated that in this phase, the corporation needs to stand-up its recovery programs as soon as possible to deliver critical resources, and in order to do so, the corporation requires immediate access to consultant services to assist in policy and procedure development, training, surge capacity, and call center assistance, and stated that CGI Federal Inc. could provide such services.

CGI was selected for the contract on May 9th, 2013. They were given the job of implementing the Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Additionally, they were given the task of setting up the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, which was funded at 1.7 billion. This money was to be distributed to victims of Sandy. But nearly a year after the disaster most of the 24,000 people who applied for help received any aid.

Now, the IRS has awarded CGI another federal contract. The IRS awarded a 4.5 million dollar contract to CGI. The House Oversight Committee, now led by Republican firebrand Jason Chaffetz is looking into how a company with a history of failure and who was fired from the Obamacare website, could possibly ever get another federal contract.

Chaffetz has ordered his staff to investigate how and why CGI was awarded the contract. The administration has claimed that all of these contracts were made in a competitive bidding process. However, they did not accept all bids and some of the contracts they’ve awarded to CGI and other companies are based on “best value” a concept that is extremely vulnerable to favoritism.

The question Chaffetz needs to ask is would CGI have gotten the Hurricane Sandy contract or the IRS contract if not for the Michelle Obama/Toni Townes-Whitley connection.

Failure should not be rewarded with additional rewards. I wish the voters had realized that in 2012.

Courtesy of Red Statements.

Obama Should Put his Presidential Library in Ferguson, Missouri

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BY GARY DEMAR

Plans are already in the works for Obama’s Presidential Library. The most likely site will be Chicago, although New York and Hawaii are in the running. “A decision on the final selection among four announced finalists (the University of Chicago; the University of Illinois at Chicago; Columbia University and the University of Hawaii) will be made by First Lady Michelle Obama in March 2015.”

These institutions don’t need the money that will be poured into these communities. The people and businesses of Ferguson do.

If Obama is really serious about human rights, he needs to reconsider and rework his plans and build his library in Ferguson, Missouri.

He, Holder, and a number of “black leaders” have destroyed the city. And let’s not forget all the lies that came out about the shooting incident. Black athletes and personalities also bear some responsibility that led to the deplorable economic conditions in Ferguson because they didn’t wait for all the evidence to come in. Now they look like fools, but worse, they destroyed a city.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/16593/obama-should-put-his-presidential-library-in-ferguson-missouri/#ycdLJC4V4cW6sWiI.99

YOU JUST PAID ALMOST $80,000 FOR MICHELLE OBAMA’S RENTAL CARS

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Obamas spent tens of millions in tax dollars on lavish vacations

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BY KURT NIMMO

A government contract reveals that First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan cost the American taxpayer nearly $80,000.

$78,741 was spent for rental cars for a trip to Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine on March 20.

Obama’s trip is part of a promotional effort to push “Let Girls Learn,” an initiative by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the same agency responsible, in coordination with the National Endowment for Democracy, for “color revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, stirring up trouble in Venezuela and, more recently, attempting to infiltrate Cuba’s underground hip-hip movement.

The Obama administration is notorious for spending millions of dollars on lavish vacations.

Fir instance, during the 2014 Christmas holiday, the Obamas cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone according to records provided by the U.S. Department of the Air Force.

In August of 2014, transportation for a family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $400,666.30.

“The first family, Michelle Obama fresh from her annual Aspen ski vacation with her daughters, and President Obama back from a weekend of golf in sunny Palm Springs, Calif., have spent tens of millions in tax dollars to vacation, and they still have two more years to go, according to an accounting of their trips,” Paul Bedard wrote on March 7.

“As the first lady readies for a trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, Secrets calculated that the first family has racked up 38 holidays, working vacations, and fun trips like a date night in New York. They are on par to take at least 45 holidays before leaving office.”