Ohio Schools Ends 40 Year Tradition Of Serving Pink Cookies To Comply With Michelle Obama’s Lunch Mandate…
Happy now, Mooch?
COLUMBUS, Ohio – New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite – and locally famous – treat in one northeast Ohio school district.
The federal government’s edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol put an end of the sale of the traditional Elyria pink cookie – a buttery sweet treat with pink icing.
The pink cookie has been a favorite for four decades. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the treat gained a cult following through the years and was once named the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” by Cleveland magazine.
Food services director Scott Teaman said the recipe could have been changed to better meet nutritional standards, but it just wouldn’t be the same.
Just say Obama doesn’t give a crap and move on.
Breaking the glass ceiling, jihadi style.
A female jihadist from London has vowed to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria.
Khadijah Dare, who is originally from Lewisham in south east London, took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley.
The 22-year-old mother of one, who moved to Syria in 2012 with her Swedish husband and Isil fighter, Abu Bakr, expressed her desire to carry out a similar execution.
Writing under the Twitter name Muhajirah fi Sham, which means ‘immigrant in Syria’, she posted a slang filled message that said: “Any links 4 da execution of da journalist plz. Allahu Akbar. UK must b shaking up ha ha. I wna b da 1st UK woman 2 kill a UK or US terorrist!(sic)”.
You stay classy, China.
Via That’s Beijing:
Thursday evening in Beijing’s downtown area – in the heart of Dongzhimen, and above one of the capital’s busiest transport hubs – a giant cinema-sized TV screen beams out looped images of racially charged riots in Ferguson, Missouri and Islamic extremists preparing to execute US journalist James Foley.
The footage of Foley comes in spite of concerted efforts throughout western media, and especially on Twitter, to censor images of the execution. Many media outlets have been moved to depict the courageous journalist as he was in life, not death: a dedicated and respected war reporter.
They wanted martyrdom and that’s what we gave them, you can thank us later, ISIS.
He makes it seem like this happens every day. Shouldn’t he be more concerned with black men shooting other black men which occurs countless times every day?
(HuffPo) – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer.
A reporter asked Patrick for his thoughts on the situation in the St. Louis suburb, and the governor responded, “I’m sick of it.”
“I’m sick of unarmed black men being shot by police. I’m sick of the lawlessness on the streets. I think everybody’s tired of it,” Patrick said. “When are we gonna get through with this kind of thing?”
Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson later Wednesday to meet with officials as part of a federal investigation into Brown’s death. Patrick said he hoped the investigation would have a swift resolution.
Via Daily Mail:
Clutching an AK-47 and pointing to the sky, this 13-year-old schoolboy is believed to be ISIS’ youngest jihadist and has joined a 5,000-strong army of European teenagers in Syria.
Younes Abaaoud, from Belgium, followed his older brother to the front line and is believed be among dozens of child-fighters in the war zone from Europe.
Brussels-born Younes is said to have travelled to Syria with his brother Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, earlier this year.
He wrote: ‘One of the youngest foreign fighters we know of Younes Abaaoud, who was 13 when he left Belgium to join ISIS.’
Days not over yet.
Via The Hill:
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent an overcast morning Friday hiking through Chilmark, Mass., a sleepy town on the southwestern tip of Martha’s Vineyard.
The hike came amid growing complaints over the president’s vacation activities, as the White House grapples with crises at home and abroad.
On Friday morning, The New York Times splashed a front-page story detailing criticism of the president’s decision to go golfing immediately after addressing the nation about the brutal murder of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants.
“As a general rule, I think that he’s right that you can’t be held hostage to the news cycle — the man deserves a bit of downtime,” Jim Manley, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), told the paper. “But in this particular instance, I think a lot of Democrats flinched a little bit.”
Harry Reid Mocks Asian Stereotypes: “I Don’t Think You’re Smarter Than Anybody Else” – Update: Apologizes For His “Extremely Poor Taste”…
It’s only racist if a Republican says it.
Via America Rising:
At the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, NV on August 21, 2014, Harry Reid said that Asian Americans convinced “us” that they are smarter than everyone else and then said he has a problem keeping his Wongs “straight.”
Update: I can think of a long list of things Dingy should be apologizing for.
Washington (CNN) – Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.
“I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” the Senate Majority Leader said to laughs from the audience at a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce event.
Reid issued an apology for his remarks on Friday, releasing a statement that said, “My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing.”
Back in 2010, Reid and his campaign pounced on a racially insensitive remarks that Sharon Angle, his Republican opponent, made about Asians.
He openly pals around with Al Sharpton, so no surprise.
Via The Hill:
Nearly nine in 10 people say race relations in the United States have not improved under President Obama, according to a new poll.
The New York Times-CBS poll found the majority, 52 percent, said race relations have stayed about the same. Another 35 percent said relations have gotten worse.
Only one in 10 said race relations have improved during the tenure of the first black president.
The poll comes amid turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., were protests appear to be calming after more than a week of clashes with police following the shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.
Fifty-nine percent of black people and 50 percent of white people say race relations have stayed the same under Obama.
Forty percent of white people believe relations have gotten worse, twice the percentage of black people.
Forty-seven percent of conservatives said race relations are getting worse under Obama. Twenty-two percent of liberals said the same.
Palestinians fire indiscriminately into civilian areas, but don’t worry, Israelis are still the real terrorists.
(AP) – Israeli rescue officials say a 4-year-old boy has been killed in a mortar attack near the border with the Gaza Strip.
The attack occurred early Friday evening in a southern Israeli village along the frontier.
Eli Bin, head of Israel’s national rescue service, confirmed the death in TV interviews.
It was the first Israeli death since a new round of fighting erupted on Tuesday between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers following the collapse of cease-fire talks in Cairo.