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Middle Class Warriors Dine Out for $260

by Keith Koffler on December 29, 2011, 8:42 am

President Obama and Michelle had dinner last night at Honolulu’s famed foodie paradise, Alan Wong’s.

The middle class was not invited.

I realize the Obamas are wealthy people, and that wealthy people have the right to drop $260 of their disposable income on chow. But if you’re going to invite Associated Press photographers along to capture your trip to Target and stage photo ops at PetSmart and Best Buy, then I’m going to write about your unpublicized excursion to Alan Wong’s.

The press pool was not invited in to take photos this time. In fact, others were discouraged from doing so too. From the pool report:

Diners have been trying to takes pictures of POTUS, only to be chased off by advance staffers.

Since when are people not allowed to take pictures?

According to the pool report, the Obamas and their friends dined on the five-course “tasting menu” that was tasty to the tune of $75 a person, $105 with wine. Among the highlights were “Sassey Salad” and bacon wrapped pork loin.

Here’s something they might have eaten, from Alan Wong’s website:

Whatever. Maybe that’s the Sassey Salad. The top part, anyway. Looks sassy.

I’m going to go out on a pretty firm limb here and say they had wine. That brings the bill for two to $210. Add in Hawaii’s 4 percent sales tax and we’re at $219.40. Let’s assume a 20 percent tip at the very least and the total comes to just over $260.

Not counting gas. For a motorcade.

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Robert G December 29, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh my You are going to get yourself in trouble with the king

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

But the King has no clothes ;) KeithK and WHD is a refreshing change from the slobbering Obama lapdog media. I’m a recovering liberal Dem, now an Indie. I have no party. I have peace :D

Sgt. Schultz December 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

The Wong menu is one of the most pretentious I’ve ever seen.(look it up) . As a chef myself, I would never work at this place. But it’s a perfect fit for the Obababa’s..pretentious, fraudulent, opulent, phony, overpriced, arrogant, and wasteful.

Daisy December 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Sounds about right. “Sassy salad” indeed. Give me a break.

Bob December 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

bacon wrapped pork? I thought moooshelle said everyone should eat lettuce and apples ?

DREAMS FROM MY NEIGHBOR December 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

I’m sure she would say everyone should have a legitimate Social Security Number too. However, the FEDS say Barry’s CONNECTICUT SSN 042-68-4425 is NOT –

Deskboy December 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

What will Obama’s mullah say about eating pork, wrapped in bacon no less. Will there be a fatwah? or a fat wife?

Ken December 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Another fine response from the Hillbilly Guild.

LA Doc December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Another sarcastic generalization from the hormonal Obama-cultist.

Sammie Jo December 29, 2011 at 11:32 am

No, no, no, she said everyone EXCEPT her and the king should eat lettuce and apples! Pay attention! lmao
This blatant arrogance is beyond anything I have ever seen, surely they are the reincarnations of some 17th century despots.

Steve December 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Lifetyles of the rich and fraudulent

Star December 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm

What happened to Robin Leach, anyhow? Talk about names as destiny!

Moi December 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Robbin’ Leaches is what dey is

Andrew December 31, 2011 at 2:48 am

how is suggesting that people eat healthy a bad idea??

enemyoftheobamastate December 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

Only the peons of the American middle class have to eat their vegetables. Barry and the Mooch will eat what they want and laugh as they destroy the United States.

Deeg December 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I believe a mooch is someone who relies on others to pay their way… as in extra airplanes to vacations, extra Secret Security personnel to protect themselves as well as their bloated entourage, etc. etc.

It doesnt matter if this POTUS does it or not. ALL of them up on Capitol Hill are sticking it to us. Healthcare and retirement that we, the sheeple that elect them, do not have access to join.

We have got to get back to “citizen servants” and quite re-electing career politicians, or poly-sci majors, or worst, ATTORNEYS…

Thia December 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

No, “mooch” implies a freeloader, which is exactly what the Obamas are.

broketaxpayer December 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Lawyer? You mean a DISBARRED lawyer, don’t you? And the First Lady is not a job–there is no pay for being the First Lady, just a lot of freebies that we all pay for. Who is calling who a hillbilly?

David S. December 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

First off her law license was revoked so she doesnt work as a lawyer and when did being First Lady get classified as a federal employee, she is paid to be First Lady? she is a mooch, and the Obama’s are the ultimate welfare family living high off the taxpayer

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Mooch implies ‘mooching’ off of others. That’s what Moochelle and Barry do, continually. They use taxpayers dollars (ours) to vacation, campaign and party. They’re disgusting and an embarrassment to the U.S. They advocate one thing (eat your peas (Mooch) and cut down on travel expenses (Barry) while they do as they please and fly in the face of everything they tell the commoners to do. Thankfully, their days in our WH are numbered and in a year Barry will pack the kids, the mooch and the pooch and they’ll vacate our WH.

John December 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I think the Moo in Moochelle refers the the Moo of a cow as opposed to a Mooch. Moochelle has a rather ample posterior as do cows. Mooch is merely a shortened version of Moochelle.

Get it now?

Mike December 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Where does Michelle go on Saturday nights?
To the moooooovies!

Mewp December 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

didn’t she and Obama alaready have their license to paractice law revoked?

ConservativeTea December 31, 2011 at 9:49 am

They did indeed. If the media had done their jobs, there’s no way he would ever have been elected. He got a big pass in everything because of his race. He’s affirmative action’s finest example of what happens when you let someone’s race take precedence over their competence.

RJ December 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Hey there Ken Bob…… they both have given up their law license… looks like they did that before disbarment that was on the horizon could take place….

Barbie December 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Ken, trying to stick up for Obama or Michelle is pointless. Your making yourself look like an idiot in doing so.

Danny Nix December 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I feel sorry for you. You are so blinded by your own light.

Jake_v December 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Of course….you don’t have anything intelligent to add to conversation or anything witty enough to make a point when you disagree so you start insinuating that hes in bred.

Classy. Keep on being a democrook! Sounds like you have plenty of practice as a liberal already.

Fred C. DObbs December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

She may BE a lawyuh but she dont have a job ergo, no income.

JOHN December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

She is a disbarred attorney without a job and no income. Try to get your facts correct when youre not having sex with a family member.

ed December 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

But muslims can’t eat pork. you must be mistaken.

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Muslims are also not supposed to drink and yet while I was in Bahrain, I watched many of them drink and eat pork. I’m sure Islam is full of those believers for whom the rules of the religion apply to everyone but themselves.

pat smith December 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I lived with sub-Saharan African Muslims for 3 years in county; believe me they are as sinful as we Christians in our weaknesses and foibles. I call them “Jack Muslims” parallel to ‘Jack Mormons’ who also are not supposed to drink. In the Mormons case Jack refers to Jack Daniels; for Muslims in Africa it was frequently Johnny Walker!

Ken December 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Moooshelle?? How would you feel about your mother, sister, daughter, or wife with that moniker ???

Deb December 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Anyone’s regular old mother, wife, sister, daughter, is not a big fat hypocrit. Telling the American people what they should eat, advocating banning certain foods “that aren’t good for us”, you know the ones she eats in abundance. On top of that she spends taxpayer money like it grew on trees on herself and her daughters, on lavish trips to Europe, Asia, Hawaii, etc…… She DESERVES that moniker. If she wants respect, maybe she should do something to deserve respect.

sablegsd December 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Yep, mooch is a hypocrite of the highest order.
She is an ignorant, no class racist.
president downgrade and his fugly beard deserve every
da*n insult thrown their way.

John G. December 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Ken, stop being an Obama shill, it make you look pathetic. Are you paid to be that way or are you naturally a liberal apologist and kiss as*? Grow up. Your responses are exactly like the ones I get from my kids when they get mad at each other.

Thia December 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Well, if my family member was fat and tried to dictate what the country should eat…then she would deserve the name “mooooshelle”!

Earthling December 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Michelle Obama is not fat, not even close. Why do you post a recent pic of yourself for us to compare.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm

MO is not a nutritionist either.

Judge Judy December 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

she has a real big fat ass. the reason why we rarely see it is because of a protective media who has been ordered not to film or photograph below her midsection.

Andrew December 31, 2011 at 2:51 am

I’m sure Judy here is a real looker with a nice body.

Tom December 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

If the “mooo” fits, wear it.

George Johnson December 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

It’s “moo moo”…. (I’m sure it’s spelled differently, but that’s what it sounds like, it’s “dress” thing, that many overweight older ladies used to wear, and comes from Harwilll too!! I love it! If the moo moo fits!)

Radegunda December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

If I had a mother, sister, daughter, or wife with the attributes and attitude of Michelle Robinson Obama, I would find that in itself much more embarrassing than any punning nicknames that people applied to her.

Crazy Eddy December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I would hope that she, unlike Moochelle, would not deserve such and epithet. She, Moochelle, and her hubby are both suckers at the public teat and have been for virtuallyall of their adult lives. Neither has actually held a private sector job since Barry declared that his temporary position felt like “being behind enemy lines”. These two are class warriors from the old school, anti capitalist to the core. Neither seems to believe that the private sector has any other role than to support government, the ultimate moocher paradise.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it Ken.

Richard December 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I’ve always called her Jar Jar

Alan December 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Ken, you’re the Ken that’s a professor at Kent State University, aren’t you. The one whose students have to regurgitate your mindless theories in order to pass your class. The one who tries to publicly humiliate any student who has an opposing thought in your fiefdom. Like all elitist public university “teachers” who have never ventured out into the real world, but claim to know everything that’s wrong with it.

Daisy December 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Mooshell the Moocher. Now do you get it?

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Everybody except them, and the rest of the ruling class.
Rich in New Mexico.

g bluff December 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

I would subtract the tip. There is much evidence, historically, that people like obama and shelly don’t tip. A joke; what’s the difference between an obama and a canoe…A canoe will tip… : )

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

Could you be more clear about the “people like obama and shelly” you reference? Not sure what you mean.

The Bobster December 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

You know very well what he meant, libtard.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

Yeah, we all know what g bluff meant. But I was hoping he would at least have the guts to clarify his bigotry. Nice job defending him everybody!

RONL11 December 29, 2011 at 10:56 am


Ken December 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

So you’re a mind-reader???

JungleCogs December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

It’s not hard, Liberals are all lemmings.

Flayer December 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Yes, he is. It was clear to me, anyway, but interesting where YOUR mind immediately went. Hmmmm.

Cheap liberals who want everybody else pay for their lifestyle and to make laws that affect/restrict YOU but exempt themselves.

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Flayer, you are right on;
That is the essence of liberalism. You can not be a liberal with being a hypocrite.
Rich in New Mexico.

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Flayer, you are right on;
That is the essence of liberalism. You can not be a liberal withOUT being a hypocrite.
Rich in New Mexico.
Sorry hit send a little too fast.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

Something of value like a racist joke? You have an interesting way of qualifying value.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

Please EVERYONE–strive to be interesting, OK? I am easily bored.

Sean December 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Facts cant be racist. Get a job as a waiter and tell us the facts in a month.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Get over it! The race card is old and worn out. This has absolutely nothing to do with race and everything to do with arrogant, narcisstic dictators that use our tax dollars for their personal satisfaction and then preach to us about how we should live. Can we stand one more year of this #%$#?

Mewp December 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

There was nothing racist about anything said. Except when you said it.

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Definition of racist: Someone who is consumed by race, someone who see racial slights in every statement, whether or not they exist, someone obsessed with guilt over their past behavior with regard to race. A Liberal finger pointer.
Which category(ies) do you fit in Pietro, maybe all of the above.
Rich in New Mexico.

The Den Mother December 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

You’re projecting.

Gas Passer December 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Den Mother, just looking at that picture of Alan Wong’s “Sassey Salad” makes me think that the Obunga’s need to have a bottle or two of Gas-X around after chowing down on that.

Deb December 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

what bigotry? did he say anything about race? Just called them nicknames of their names. And he’s right, rich, “entitled” people don’t tip, or they tip very cheaply.

GL Lee December 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Bigotry? You need a dictionary.

Knothead December 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Down here in Dobbin we have a lot of big O trees! Me and my neighbors njoy a cold Colt 45 malt licker now and then neath them branches.
Just for the record, Keith Koffler is tha MAN, to keep us informed on the lunacy of the Washington elitists.
That means you Barry.

annie guevara December 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

it’s bigotry against the rich and I thought all libs were against the rich?

Patricia December 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Umm I’ll answer people like “Them” Classes, Freeloading, Bigots.. or did you NOT know what church they attended for 20 Years. also that they attended events on an annual basis that benefited Palestinian organizations.

Drake Jones December 30, 2011 at 8:34 am

“Libtard” sounds like a word a 5th grader would make up. In any case it makes the user; e.g., “The Bobster” appear as an idiot. But then again, perhaps the shoe fits.

If you want to have ANY respect, “Bobster”, crack the dictionary; it’s a “look-it-up” book with words and such – tells ya’ll what them five letter words mean and how to spell ‘em too!

ouldbollix December 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

I think G bluff means, stuck up snobs that tell us what we should and shouldn’t eat and where we should go for a doctor.

cntrlfrk December 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

Pietro_F–I think he means liberals. On average, liberals are poor tippers, and donate far less to charities than conservatives.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

And I’m sure you have the research to back this up too.

RONL11 December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

That fact is published on the net, just look it up

The Den Mother December 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

“–Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).

– Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.

– Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.

– Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.

– In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.

– People who reject the idea that “government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality” give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.

Ken December 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Remember Pi, the Democratic Party (liberals) is rooted in the slave trade – not exactly a bastion of charity and good will. Unless of course you’re the right color.

Wayne December 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

So I guess Ken, that makes you a N ~

GL Lee December 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

It’s no secret that people of the Democrat FAITH are not charitable types. Just look at those filthy rich imbecils you elected to office. The richest congressmen are typically Dems and are the worst at charity – the FACTS are on the web. They’d rather give your money to freeloaders rather than to people that really need help. Conservatives seek out people in need and DO THE RIGHT THING.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

“people like obama and shelly” means arrogant narcissistic aristocrats aka the Obamas

wayne December 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

Wow. You’re really fishing for it, aren’t you?

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

Not anymore than g bluff is implying it. God forbid somebody calls out poor behavior.

John Moser December 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

Let’s see…half white and raised by crusty white grandparents. Barry Sotero is only slightly blacker than you are Pietro.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:38 am

It’s clear the bigotry here is all mine.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:50 am

Not a lefty. Have voted for as many Rs as Ds in my life.

Also, not hiding anything. Just calling out a bigot, that’s all, and you should recognize you’re defending him.

Bob December 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

If you vote for R’s & D’s, then you have no core principles, and don’t really know anything about anything and can be persuaded by the way the wind blows. Which makes you even more of an idiot than we all though you were.

Johnny Dangerously December 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

“It’s clear the bigotry here is all mine.”

Yep! You speak the truth. Get off your high horse and go back to your cube in whatever Democratice politician’s office you work for.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

This comment is in reference to Bob’s last one because we ran out of room, not yours. Being incapable to see past party lines is a huge problem, not something you should hang your hat on. Vote for the guy or gal who has the record and ideas you think are best, not the party affiliation you think represents you.

GL Lee December 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Pietro, you should call out bad behavior. Start with the “leader” of the free world.

Middle class December 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

Hey race baiter he meant rich elitest, not blacks. Grow up and get equal already, the rest of us are over that whole stigma. Plus we all recognize Mr.Obama as a loser first, a man second, and an American last. Only race baiters would have posed your question!

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

You’ve obviously never heard that canoe joke before.

Ken December 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Loser ?? How many times have YOU been th POTUS ??

Radegunda December 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

How many times have people elected a POTUS with no experience leading anything of consequence, much less any record of achieving anything positive in any leadership position?
Obama got the nomination by fraud and intimidation in the caucuses, along with illegal fundraising tactics and a lapdog press. He “won” his previous elections by dirty tricks.
His record in the presidency is one of objective failure. He makes everything he touches worse.

Bob December 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I hate both parties because both only care about power, that is why you do not give any power to Washington, local government should be the most powerful as it is easiest to control. Then State, and last Federal, outside of National Defense and controling the border, the Federal Government should be very weak. But I doubt you have a clue as to what this country was founded on.

Carlos December 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

An American last?
This Indonesian Muslim is NOT an AMERICAN!
He and his sow hate everything about this once great country.

Chas December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am


g bluff means eliteist, nouveau rich, hypocrite, snobs like the Obamas.
When Moochelle gets out of my face about what I should eat I’ll get out of theirs about what they can eat and on whose dime!

And NO, you’re not going to get to play the race card here, but nice try!

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

You’re right – it’s terrible that the First Lady has made children’s health a priority. We clearly have no problem with childhood obesity in this country, move along.

QueenOfScott December 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

I’d rather she conquer teen pregnancy, single parent homes, and entitlement/mob mentality. I am quite able to decide what my own children pack in their school lunches.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

Oh good! Add world peace to that list too. Here’s the deal – once you’re First Lady you can pick whatever issue you like. Until then, you’ll just have to deal with the fact that Mrs. Obama thinks this one is important.

glenp December 29, 2011 at 11:52 am

does “pietro” refer to the petrified loaf you call a brain?

Wayne December 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Exactly !

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

If it is so important why does she not abide by her own edicts herself?
I guess it really doesn’t mean that much to her after all or she would, wouldn’t she?

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

No, moderate analysis of the role of the First Lady. Unless you’ve slept through past Presidencies you’d know the First Lady picks an issue she’s passionate about and makes it her top priority to promote its awareness. Healthy children is not such terrible thing, you know.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

Not unless she is really pushing her notions to help campaign contributors.

Wayne December 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

To be a “First Lady” you have to at least qualify to being a Lady. Moochelle is no more a Lady than I am a member of the CBC “Congressional Black Caucus” !

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm

And I cringe every time I hear Moochelle referred to as “First Lady of the US”. She’s an arrogant, entitlement-minded, selfish, phony, narcisstic excuse for a human being; much less a “lady”! She has no love for this country and the only time the sour expression on her face disappears is when she’s either making a campaign speech or enjoying one of her taxpayer-provided entitlements. How will she ever enjoy the life she’s become accustomed to (on our dime) when she and Barry are out of the WH? Their newly-acquired lifestyled will certainly come crashing down.

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

What’s terrible Pietro, is her hypocritical refusal to lead by example. People who behave as she does only discredit their causes. She may assume we are to stupid to realize that one cannot say one thing and do another and hope to get away with it.
You may not wish to see it as you appear utterly blinded by your rigid ideology but now that is your problem, isn’t it?
Rich in New Mexico.

Knothead December 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Instead of focusing on Child obesity, how about targeting lazy, apathetic, selfish and immature Adult parents.

MattM December 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

Liberal hypocrites.

How else could you read that?

justlookingthankyou December 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

g bluff probably is referring to entitled people. The nouveau riche are the worst tippers in the world – they always think they are entitled to your eternal adoration and treat you like servants rather than Servers

Robert December 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

Liberals don’t tip!

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

Yes they do. And pretty well sometimes too. But who are we to generalize, right?

drag December 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’m going to take the liberty of explaining what I hope g bluff meant. Stating “people like obama and shelly don’t tip” is likely a reference to the detachment from reality politicians demonstrate when put in “real world” situations. Especially the do-nothing, never had a real job, never met a payroll, academics like Obama. I’ll bet the only way the Obama’s threw a tip down is if their staff reminded them to. It’s not that they’re cheap, it’s just that they’re so removed from what it means to be a typical working class American that the standard courtesies of everyday life escape them.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:37 am

Nope. Google “canoe” “tip” “joke” for a better idea.

a December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

liberal dems with money.

dan December 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

Ask any waiter/waitress. African Americans are notoriously poor tippers (as well as other, identifiable groups). But I think the poster was implying that some who is so tone deaf as to drop 200 bucks on a meal while dissing Wall Street Fat Cats is probably hypocritical and likely to overlook the staff.

wayne December 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

Blacks (the overwhelming majority of whom have never even set foot in Africa,) are mostly liberal. (At least in the US.) Since the vast majority of liberals are rotten tippers (with their own money, at any rate,) and the vast majority of blacks are liberals, then it stands to reason that blacks are generally poor tippers. When said liberals are also elitist narcissists, then not only don’t they tip well, (unless the press is watching,) they probably think that the wait staff should be tipping THEM for allowing said staff the honor of serving them.
It’s not racism, it’s just reason and logic, borne out by experience.
But that’s not the point that the commenter was trying to make.

Jacque M December 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

My gosh. Does everything have to be about race? He was referring to how poorly the rich tip. Leave it to pea brained among us to find race in every little comment.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

B.O. is usually quick to play the race card.

JP Warchild December 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

He means blacks, and as anyone who has worked as a server will tell you, it’s generally true that blacks don’t tip as well as whites, and whites don’t tip as well as asians on average.

wayne December 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

Plus… I’ve noticed that people who have worked in food service usually tip either really well or really poorly. Rarely anywhere in the middle.

John December 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I spent over 25 years in the food/restaurant industry. I tip average servers/waiters 20%, very good ones 30% and really bad ones 0%.
The last expensive meal my wife and I had out was on our anniversary, the bill came to $148.00. The food, the ambiance, the overall experience was excellent, the waiter was also excellent and personable. He got a $50.00 tip. He looked flabbergasted.
Yes, I’m a conservative and not rich.

wayne December 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

So are you trying to argue, or to confirm?
My wife and I both worked in food service in our younger years. I know whereof I speak.

JEAN POOLE December 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

They don’t tip in Australia. I tried to tip there once and the waiter was offended. They get paid decent wages to work as a waiter.

Car in December 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

Women don’t normally tip as well as men. I never noticed an asian slant, but I worked in down-town Detroit for the majority of my bar tending days. And, sorry, but many blacks are poor tippers – even the black staff I worked with (I was a minority there) would say the exact same thing. Not universally true – and ironically I found it sort of a regional thing. Blacks in Detroit were horrible tippers. Blacks from Chicago – there on business – were AWESOME.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I had to laugh when I read that ‘blacks from Chicago – there on business – were awesome”. Could it have anything to do with spending other people’s money (their company)? That’s what Barry and Moochelle do – they spend other people’s money. the other day when Oblamer was at Best Buy on his photo op, he asked if his credit card would still work. Since he never uses it, he didn’t know. He just does what he wants (vacations, golfs, jets around the world) and never worries about pulling out his cc; as we have to do. He may be entitled to some perks but he takes it to an entirely new level. Obama and his vacation-addicted-on-other-people’s-money Mooch certainly know how to spend on our dime.

wayne December 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

A lot of people who are “on business” are using an expense account. It’s not their money, so why not be generous?

Sort of like politicians promising lavish pension benefits…

JJM December 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

He means rich snobs, Pietro. Sorry you weren’t swift enough to catch that.

JohnnyRuss December 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

Clearly you’ve never waited tables….

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:38 am


BrendaK December 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

People who’ve never held a real job for any length of time? People who have never faced a single time when a $5 tip was the difference between eating and buying gas that week? Overly-entitled people who went to private schools and then made it through college on an affirmative action wave? Corrupt people who make sweetheart deals with gangsters for cheap land, where a sampling of their neighbors reveals a world-renowned racist/suspected murder and a domestic terrorist?

Maybe g bluff meant people like that.

Car in December 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

As a bartender for years and years,I know who doesn’t tip. Liberals. People who with government jobs – OMG, they are the worst. Sorry, teachers SUCK. As do nurses, for some reason. But doctors are usually pretty good.

The “rich” are not poor tippers, btw. Many rich folks are great tippers. Anyone who ever had to work tables, or behind a bar, and then achieved success… those are the best tippers.

Now we know Obama never worked for tips. Ever. He barely ever worked.

Deskboy December 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

So a working man like yourself can tell who is a self-made individual and those who believe that they are entitled to what society owes them.

Point taken, sir.

Car in December 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm


John December 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Car in,
You are absolutely right on public school teachers. I owned a deli in NJ for quite a while and they were always looking for freebies, handouts, donations and big discounts on their supposed luncheons, fundraisers etc and even their own food. And most public school teachers in NJ make very good money. Tips, forget it.

Funny thing is, Catholic school teachers who made 1/2 or 1/3 what the public school teachers made weren’t big “Moochers” at all. Go figure. Cops were pretty bad also. Always looking for something for nothing. I have some real stories but I won’t bore you with them.

John Gilmore December 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

“people like obama and shelly”?

Well-to-do people, Democrats, people who generally think the world owes them a living.

As I recall, Hillary! didn’t tip much either.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Obama and Mooch have to no problem spending our money. The Mooch feels entitled to fly off on our jets with family and friends because she can’t wait for Barry, even for a few hours. She has to make sure she gets in every possible minute of vacation and luxury on our dime. Maybe it’s just a bit harder to spend their own money on tipping. (That’s assuming they paid for their own extravagent dinner!) How trivial for them to have to concern themselves with such lowly matters as tipping commoners. Very soon we’ll remove our credit cards from their pockets.

jack December 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

arrogant, illegal invaders that think that everyone in the US owes them something. There, did that clear things up for you?

Huskerbob December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am

black people

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

Huskerbob – the most honest guy in this thread!

Steve December 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

He’s saying black people, on the whole, do not tip as much or often as other races. Go get a job in a restaurant and see for yourself.

Max17 December 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

If you had ever waited tables, you’d know.

toby d December 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

I think he meant “colored”

John Barleycorn December 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

I’ll clarify it – the OP means liberals. The generosity of a liberal comes to a halt once it is their own money being handed out.

glenp December 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

he means the race card tossing ghetto dwellers you tard

glenp December 29, 2011 at 11:03 am

Pietro you should be a food server for “african americans’ and get a real slice of life rather than your puke libtard utopia

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:12 am

Was a server for years in a mixed neighborhood. Didn’t have the good fortune to work in “puke libtard utopia” though it sounds very pleasant.

John December 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

“You lie”

Ignacio December 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

I think he means lawyers.

Robert December 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

the poster obviously means blacks since anyone who states negative things about Bam is racist and evil.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

Can we get back to the wad of whatever that is with the weeds on top? Also, I saw their net worth as 7 million now–didn’t they say $1.7 last tax time?

Johnny Dangerously December 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I thought it was against his religion to eat pork?

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I’m sure he meant the hypocritical wealthy who claim kinship with those less fortunate to seem like the “every man” while enjoying the highest luxuries of life. I didn’t have any trouble determining what the op meant.

The Den Mother December 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I can’t speak for bluff, but I inferred that “people like obama and shelly” means wealthy famous people who think they’re oh-so-much better than the average person in the real world. On this list (, the three worst are Tiger Woods, Madonna, and Barbra Streisand. The preface to that article, however, contradicts bluff’s assertion about Obama by saying that POTUS “tipped more than 35%” at a DC restaurant where he bought lunch for campaign volunteers. I’m not sure if the money spent was Obama’s personal money, the campaign’s, or the government’s.

Laryen December 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

What do you mean, you don’t understand? The elite type that are out of touch with the real world, those people. Not what you were hoping for. For that fight might I suggest youtube.
Plus didn’t you read it was a joke, lighten up.

Craig December 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm

he means black people. there.

James Briggs December 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

He means Blacks, and you know that he means Blacks. The Bruthas be historically stingy to the wait staff.

NiceRush December 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I guess you have never waited tables Pietro_F or you wouldn’t need to ask.

Homer J December 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Back people don’t tip well, ask any waitperson.

Hallo December 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Rich people. It’s well known that Richers don’t tip well.

Stephen December 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Actually while I’m not a fan of the guy he is historically evidenced as a good tipper. Like the time he left a 20 on a $4 bill.

Radegunda December 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Was that when reporters and cameras were there, and he knew the size of the tip would be publicized? It would be more revealing to know what he did before anyone was paying attention.

Mike C December 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

The gratuity was the thrill and pleasure of serving the King and Queen.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

Big deal. It’s called a date and members of the real middle class often scrape together $260 for special occasions with their significant other. Gotta keep the lady smiling!

Bobo from Texas December 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

I wonder if she was wearing her $2000 sun dress?

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’ve never scrapped together $260 for a “dinner” out, even with friends when we pick up the tab! It’s a month’s groceries for many families, if they’re lucky to afford that much :(

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’m sure you haven’t, Denise. It’s usually the guy’s job to pick up the big tabs.

mama December 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

Yeah, right, I go out and spend $520 for the two of us. If my husband tried that, this old broad wouldn’t be very happy. If you think the middle class does this, you live in another world than I.

Lily December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

No, not in this economy they don’t. Not the ‘middle class’ as defined by Obama or Pelosi or Reed.

Lily December 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

Oh, and these are the same people who stated that we ALL must sacrifice. So – this is rather tone deaf.

wayne December 29, 2011 at 9:27 am

The most I’ve ever spent on dinner for two was $100US in a foreign restaurant on my anniversary. We both had a very satisfying meal, and the service was fantastic.
$260 is definitely not middle class.
Granted, it could be, but if it is, it’s a once-in-a-decade thing. Certainly not the norm.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

Not saying it’s impossible to have a great time for less, just that people should be allowed to splurge a little without petty criticism.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:51 am


CJ December 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I remember Obama saying that he’d like to raise taxes on the rich, like himself, so he’s on record for admitting his got money, which he does… And spending $260 on dinner on vacation isn’t that unheard of. Some of you might want to get out a bit, try NYC for instance, it’s a bit more common than you think. But any reason to complain is a good reason right?
All Presidents have some of the best chefs in the world working in the White House. Dinner would cost as much, if not more, at home, based on what the chefs get paid.
I can’t believe the amount of people that are looking for any reason to hate the man, as to focus on his dinner.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

He and the Mooch give us ample reasons each day to dislike them. We don’t need more but this one was too easy to pass up, based on Barry’s assertion that he ‘felt our pain’. He preaches against the fat cats and corporate jet owners yet he partakes as one of them. He’s a total hypocrit; that’s possibly what I dislike the most. No; I dislike most the fact that he doesn’t know what he’s doing and has ruined this country. No; I dislike more the fact that he wants to redistribute money. No; I dislike more ……

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I retired in 2008 but prior to that my salary was just over $10K per month, I bring this up just for perspective. That said I have never spent over $200.00 for dinner short of picking up the tab for a group of people at my daughters wedding rehearsal!
I am not a cheapskate and always, absent horrible service, tip at 20%, but is really hard to spend that much on a couple dinners. I will admit I live in a small town but even when in Albuquerque one could not easily drop that amount of cash on a meal. Rich in New Mexico.

Will December 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

Really . . . Pietro . . . what “members of the middle class” do you know that “scrape together” 260.00 for a date to go along with the multi-millions spent on just this vacation alone. Honest – the defense of this very flagrant and abvious hypocrite is amazing. Pres. Obama is the typical elitist . . . “do as I say . . not as I do”.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

Me, for one, on the infrequent occasions when it’s important enough to do so. Many, many people I’ve waited on as a server in several different restaurants over the years have felt the same way.

John December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

You are no waiter Pietro, you are a troller.

Lizzy December 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

Waiter you say well I guess you declare all your tips and pay
the right amount in taxes? And have never been audited for
not declaring tips?

CJ December 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

And how much did George Bush Jr spend on having his operations moved to Crawford Texas for months on end??? AF 1 cost money to be parked at a different airport than Andrews AFB, not to mention secret service setting up in town.
The current president gets bashed for a couple weeks on vacation, but no one said a thing about George being in Crawford for 8 straight months… Leading up to 9/11 I might add.
Also, Obama claims to be a warrior FOR the middle class, not part of…

Morris December 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I vividly remember an interview with President Bush and his wife at their Crawford ranch during one of his working vacations. When asked what was on the menu for dinner, Laura modestly replied “Southwestern Chicken”. There’s something rather quaint about old money. The Obama’s, on the other hand, with their bacon wrapped pork are living pretty high on the hog, both figuratively and literally. Kinda’ gives a new dimension to the term nouveau riche (or something that sounds pretty close). Pity that Wong’s was fresh out of Botswanian Fat Cakes!

John December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Great post Morris

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm

CJ, Good afternoon;
Your warrior seems to be conducting his war ON the middle class rather than FOR the middle class.
I’ll allow you to decide whether or not is intentional or due to ineptitude, but that is the result. However if I were a betting man I would put my money on intentional. The perception of him as merely inept may well be a dangerous underestimation.
Rich in New Mexico.

Middle Man Bob December 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

Your “middle class” might, but we cringe at the $60 it costs to go to the local steak joint. And, that doesn’t happen very often.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

Well if you’re cringing then maybe you should reconsider going in the first place. I think the President of the United States of America gets paid well enough to afford a big meal now and then.

littleleers December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

Pietro…I don’t think the cost of the special meal is the big deal. In fact, I bet the meal cost more than stated and The Obama party were given a hidden discount. However, people DO object to the cost of this Hawaii trip and the fact that Michelle & the Kids went ahead and then Obama arrived later. Two planes, Two AF-1 advance teams sent out and the cost of the vacation rental. No one would deny them a Christmas vacation IF the Obamas were not always taking vacations and NOT at Camp David, either. The Obamas pretend they are for the little people and downtrodden. What a joke. They live high off the taxpayer money, spend like drunken sailors, and then tell the rest of us to “sacrifice and to tighten our belts”. And that Pietro, is the reason why we vomit when we read about the Obamas and their lavish spending. They are hypocrites and act like dictators who tell others what to do, live high, and expect the rest of us to eat our “peas”.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

Forgive me, but the President grew up in Hawaii. If he was from Virginia or Maryland then it would be the taxpayer’s good fortune that his travel cost them less. But I didn’t see Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush curbing their extended ranch vacations to California or Texas simply because of the distance or cost to the taxpayer.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:57 am

Why wasn’t he a senator from Hawaii then?

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

It’s one of the great tragedies of our era that people grow up and move away from home.

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

They stayed at their own residences. The obamas left Hawaii long ago for Illinios. I bet they haven’t spent as much time in IL as they have in Hawaii since the inauguration. And, obama promised IL that he would come back often but, like sooo many others, this was just another false promise from the liar in chief.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’d be interested to learn if Obama vacationed in HI before he was Prez and we pay the bill. I’d be interested to learn if they vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard before he became Prez and we paid the bill. Just where did they vacation when they picked up the tab? I’ll bet Moochelle waited for Barry to travel and didn’t fly alone when they were paying.

Star December 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I know she and the kids stayed in Hawaii and he had some little Hill apt. Saved money there. Commuter Dad–now he’s father of the year.

Star December 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I mean, she stayed in Chicago–you people are so wacky today you are freaking ME out.

By the way, we don’t know who tipped what–so this part is nonsensical and just an excuse to make race-based comments.

Car in December 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

I’ve never spent that much on a dinner with my husband. Ever. Not even half that much.

MarjoJimbo December 29, 2011 at 10:24 am

Are you kidding? We have never spent $260 for dinner. Our idea of a meal out is $1.50 hot dog and soda at Costco!

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

Then chivalry is truly dead.

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

Those hot dogs rule!

Car in December 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Those hot dogs are AWESOME, although I usually only have a bite of my husband’s.

Zorro December 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm

That Costco snack (Polish Sausage) is the best. Our bodies would treat it more kindly than the Odumbo’s over priced meal. FYI: Libtards, their outing far exceeds someone’s monthly food stamp benefit.

ConservativeTea December 31, 2011 at 9:58 am

Costco has GREAT hotdogs. You don’t have to be poor to be thrifty–it’s not what you make, it’s what you KEEP!

TIRM December 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

What middle class are you living in? I have never spent $200+ for a meal for two in my life! It seems like Obama has a “special” occasion monthly.

Patrick December 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

Ya, HE does, NOT the Tax Payers!!!

EasyEight December 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

Date?? It was a “party of ten” not a couple’s dinner date! Why must you defend the actions of this man who acts like a King??

Stephanie December 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

Did Moochelle wear her $2000 sundress?

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Hi Stephanie,
What, that rag, for a dining engagement, please, have a little class! That would never do. Not to mention now that it has already been worn it is passe and will be discarded.
Rich in New Mexico.

Paul December 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

Michele is not a lady. And she has about as much class as a Kenyan tribe.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

Sounds like you would know a lot about having no class.

middle maddle December 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

$260 for one “special occasion” date? Seriously? Not even in our best-income years did we (or anyone I know) ever spent that kind of cash on a single meal. I’ve apparently been mistaken in thinking that we had been members of the middle class. Heaven knows that kind of spending is far beyond our reach as things stand now.

Pietro_F December 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Obama submitted a budget that was voted down. Either you knew that and are trying to being tricky or you didn’t know that and are not paying close enough attention.

MaryA December 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Even his own Party voted it down. Barry is so inept he can’t do anything right. So; why didn’t he submit another budget that could pass muster? Because he’s incompetent and he’d rather golf, shoot hoops, party, campaign or vacation. He’s like a petulant child that doesn’t do what’s supposed to do and just yells ‘NO!” No one can get this dufus to do his job or if he does it, he does it incorrectly and then walks away. He’s a disaster!!

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Pietro, I suspect he meant, passed a budget, and that you knew that. However regardless of who knew what it is unprecedented that the Democrats have not passed a budget in what, something on the order of a thousand days?
That time frame includes a two year span when the Democrats controlled, the White House, the House and the Senate. One wonders what they were/are trying to hide with their stealth governance. Like Barry they seem to walk in sand and yet leave no footprints, why is this?
Rich in New Mexico.

frank steve December 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I wish that liberals were as good and fast at there jobs as they are at making excuses for everything .

LuckyStar61 December 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Well, Pete, perhaps “the real middle class” would for a special occasion for the whole meal. Are you on BHO’s propaganda staff or just uninformed?

Jeronimo Dan December 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

It’s like the old song states,
Enjoy Yourself, Enjoy Yourself, it’s later than you think…

ouldbollix December 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

Why would they even need to think, later? It is after all OUR money they are blowing, Do you really think they care?
I seriously doubt it.
Spend spend spend spend…….

Star December 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

Time to raise the debt ceiling again…remember.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

I’ll bet the hypocrite in chief stiffed the waiters after Moochell stuffed her greasy face on pork loin.

Fed Up December 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

No, I’m sure they tipped really well. After all, it’s your tax dollars paying for all this…. besides, the $260 bill was minuscule compared to the 10′s of thousands I’m sure the security and staffing detail cost.

Tomas December 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

While Rome burns…. let them eat cake…… the little people…… Joe six packs….. I’m for economic equality….. fundamental transformation…… SUCKERS!

Star December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I am for cake…sadly, I have none.

Miguel December 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

Obama’s never let a little hypocrisy get in his way. After all, that’s a critical element in Chicago politics, a devolution of democracy wherein academic elites get the inside track in influencing the progressives’ “Brave New World” sort of governance. They like to think are the “Philosopher Kings”. They mean themselves to be in the driver’s seat, powered by Obama’s Deceiver-in-Chiefdom.

MWalters December 29, 2011 at 9:09 am

On the taxpayers dime (I mean $260)!

Brian December 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

The Obama’s can eat whatever they like, wherever they like. I’m just happy they’re not in DC screwing up the country!

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

That is a good point. However, obama’s permanent departure from public service would be an ever better situation for the country.

bob December 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

Really? I am not a fan of Obama, but you are really grasping here.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

“people like obama and shelly” means arrogant narcissistic aristocrats who look down on the rest of us

Re Re December 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

Absolutely right, Big Kahuna! You nailed it.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

I was thinking behaving more like “lottery winners”. Except real lottery winners pay for their own transportation.

It’s the perception of what #40dollars means to Americans, and using a hashtag to prove he cares about “middle class” families, injects them in a speech as props. Put that in prospective and you can say 100,000 American taxpayers are paying $40 for the Obama vacation.

Bobo from Texas December 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

Hope&Change! ain’t cheap and anyone who says otherwise is a racist.

Susan December 29, 2011 at 9:13 am

Such hypocrites. It would fly in the face of his campaign theme if there were photos of him dining on that Sassey Salad and sipping fine wines. Also heard he refused to disclose who was in the party of 10 they dined with. Maybe Pelosi was paying him a visit. Heard she’s enjoying her vacation at a $10K a night luxury suite on a neighboring island. Ahhh…the life of the rich and famous. I’m a firm believer that if you’ve got it flaunt it, but don’t try to tell me to eat my peas while you dine at the finest restaurants…

Sophia Weisheit December 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

Muzzlims can’t eat bacon. I’ll bet Mooseshell had them use tofu bacon.

Obamaroid Ointment December 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

I guess this proves Barry & Moochelle aren’t Muslims anymore. I wonder if the Saudi king will let Barry kiss his royal @$$ again now that Dear Leader’s purple lips have been polluted with pork?

Anon December 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

I am unemployed as of 11-11-11. There was no Christmas for me, nor will there be any vacation in the foreseeable future. But I am glad the Obama’s are enjoying life on the Taxpayer dollar. Let’s HOPE they’re gone soon and CHANGE is in the wind.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

Too bad the sharks don’t like the taste of @$$hole.

Lowcountry Jimbo Bob December 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

Muslims cant have bacon!

No longer Confused December 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

They can when it is necessary to deceive the infidels.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

I knew it …. WHD linked on Drudge. Here we go…..:D

(Welcome OFA and Team WTF2012 !)

Susan December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

Guess those Soros checks finally cleared because they are out in force today…

H. Derp December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

You’re pretty butt-hurt over $260. Maybe if you were a better writer you would be able to afford a vacation and a nice meal too?

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

He seemed to get your attention, but that’s probably pretty easy.

rjm2238 December 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Howdy Big,
The trick is to keep his attention. I suspect it’s span is rather limited.
Rich in New Mexico.

HOTWAR December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

Can you say? DOUCHE BAG!

HinterlandG December 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

Slow news day huh?

D Trump December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

If I were President, I would allow the lowly class to take my picture no matter what! They could also take a bow when I pass by, so I don’t understand why
Uncle Barack has a problem with this.

M Bachmann December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

No way you’ll ever beat me to the White House, so dream on buster!

bammbamm December 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

A meaningless article designed to stir up the ignorant masses and deflect their attention from the nation’s real problems. So, have another pie, shout at your TV, and I hope the toilet isn’t too far away.

Lowcountry Jimbo Bob December 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

Barack Hussein Obama is the lead cause of this nations problems

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

Sounds like they were serving whine too.You libtards can’t stand any bad press can you? I guess this is one reporter not in the tank for your propaganda machine. Waah….

Oxymoron December 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

“bammbamm” referring to the ignorant masses!

srdem65 December 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

The “sassey salad” looks just like the weeds I pulled out of my flower bed.
Who knew you could eat that stuff?

Lizzy December 29, 2011 at 11:32 am


Star December 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

We are all Euell Gibbons now!

Chuck December 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

I don’t care how much they spend. I like that they are so out of touch with everyone else. Imagine. $260 dollars is not really a lot, but when you put that in the context that 260 bucks would pay electric, gas and food for a poor family (Obama’s peeps) for a month, it shows Obama’s total disconnect from the people he panders to. He’s a hypocrite at the least and a flim flam man.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

$260 is $40 for 6.5 months. He seems to like the $40 analogy.

NittanyRay December 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for the info.
If I save up all my payroll tax cuts, I can take my wife out to dinner at that restaurant in July. (that is if they pass two more 2 month extensions).
Oh wait!, I forgot about air fair too Hawaii.
Maybe in 75 months I can swing it.
It would be a good way to celebrate having a new President.

Cupric December 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

Obama eats pork? Wow!

qestout December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

This gives the WH chef a little free time in Hawaii.

Bulldawg December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am


I think the reference is plain as day – blacks don’t tip well, if at all.

It’s a stereotype that holds true – ask anyone you know that waits on folks for a living.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am


Star December 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Who cares? I don’t mean to be rude, but is weak. Most beaneries add a tip on large parties automatically lest anyone “forget.”

Morris December 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

While I eventually had a career in post-secondary education assisting, over a forty year span, somewhere in the neighborhood of 40,000 people (mostly African-American…a matter of demographics) gain entry into colleges and universities, I took a job as a cabbie after earning my university degree. Never had a problem dealing with blacks but as we approached my black fare’s destination, I could ALWAYS count on hearing the jingling of coins from my fare’s pocket. This might be why I NEVER heard the words “keep the change”!

A nuanced, sophisticated, intellectual progressive might consider that racism. I’m pretty certain it was simply empiricle observation.

Lizzy December 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

No peas on the menu? Truly I said it before they are just rubbing our face in it
now they do on purpose. Also someone in the bowels of the WH slave quarters some poor soul dreamed up the ‘vegetable garden’ really all of a sudden MO wants to plow the soil? Did she have a garden in Chicago I don’t
think digging in Chicago soil is a good idea anyway. If we don’t rid ourselves of
the champagne socialist in 2012 we should go together and start our own
country America the real thing.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

The National Park Service tends that WH garden also, she only goes out there for photo-ops with poor kids and celebrity chefs.

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Thank goodness. If michelle got her $500 sneakers dirty, we’d be paying for another pair.

glenp December 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

what about her $2000 designer sundress ( she bought at TARGET?)

Armed Patriot December 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

And michelle, still wearing her $2000 sundress, said when asked about being middle class warriors, “Let them eat cake”.

Wizard December 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

I wonder what the Secret Service and staffers had?

Bob December 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

LOL guess you never worked as a waiter. Here’s a hint: black people don’t tip.

Cpriestess December 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t assume they tipped.

Armed Patriot December 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

When Bush was in office I ate Rib Eyes now I can barely afford to eat. When I go out to eat Im now eating off the dollar menu. Good job nobama… Let them eat cake.

Scott Moore December 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

You assumed he left a tip. Not a given with this guy.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Here’s a tip: Vote them out in 2012

Kevin Stowell December 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

…but it’s for the people!

Robin December 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

Keith, really? I can’t believe you fell for this. You really think his guests paid their own way? I’m sure they discussed important national affairs. Please add a zero to the end of your estimate of the bill. Then you’ll be in the right ballpark.

ACOD December 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Wait, $260 total? That is simply what it costs for 2 to dine out at a nicer restaurant with a bottle of wine. If we were talking $260 a person you might have a point but $260 for the couple? You are reaching. Of course Drudge linked you so your pettiness is rewarded.
I am amused by the continual jabs at Michelle Obama’s expensive dresses, but this is weak.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

Given the amount of spandex in Moochelles outfit, I can understand the $2000.

BarrysHypocrisy December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

If you’d take your lips off of Barry’s nut-sack for 2 seconds, you may figure out that the Obama’s are typical millionaire liberal elitists hypocrites. But, you’re just like the vast majority of his feeble minded disciples; too stupid to think for yourself, so you just blindly follow and grovel before your messiah.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

$260 with a bottle of wine strikes youi as an ordinary cost of an ordinary night out?


Jerky December 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

$260 for dinner for two is outrageous? Jeez, it must suck to be poor, and racist, then see a black man eating better than you do!

BarrysHypocrisy December 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Barry and Michelle are typical liberal elitists: Do as we say, not as we do…….

Larry Sinclair December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

He seems to like pork :) Try it in a limo :)

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

He likes Mochelle.

Devlin Burton December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

Keith Koffler. From your columns I’ve read, I’m certain you believe yourself representative of a particular philosophy or ideology and agenda. This is most evident in the topics and tone of your articles wherein your innuendo and sarcasm sully any redeemable quality or respect for the profession of journalism. You should more clearly identify your work as opinion pieces, which considering the present volatility of domestic and world affairs, would be considered immaterial. Your opinion that is. I would suggest a reevaluation of your purpose as a journalist and as a human being.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

And so the Libtards begin to weigh in:

Devlin Burton December 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Thank you. At least you identified yourself and then injected the sophomoric euphemism.

Barry December 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

Thanks Devlin. I’ll be back to DC in a few weeks, so you can come by and pick up your check. Thanks again.

Devlin Burton December 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

Mr Goldwater. Please consider it pro bono. I remain at such service.

Star December 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

So you DO tip commenters? I can’t keep up. :-)

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 10:06 am

Thanks BK and Barry, but no flaming other commenters please. I don’t mind Devlin and all have a right to comment.

Devlin Burton December 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

Thank you Sir.

Devlin Burton December 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

The debates only continue to polarize. Now, more than ever, is the time for dialectic. We ALL deserve it.

No longer Confused December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

There were 10 people in this party, so the total tab was well over $1200.00. And Obama has the audacity to say he “feels our pain?” He stuffs his face with expensive gourmet foods while many Americans can barely afford food and energy costs. Does he have any concept of how long a family of four could feed their family well with this money?

Evidently not. And he couldn’t care less. If he cared about perceptions, he would have spent the holidays at his home in Chicago instead of Hawaii and kept it low key. What, is it too cold there? Poor thing. Instead he chooses to flaunt the lifestyle he never had when he had to foot the bill himself. Disgusting.

Star December 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I am going back a ways–but RIGHT ON!

Anti-Statist December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

Well, we can take comfort in that the bacon-wrapped pork loin puts the Muslim issue to bed.

NOBAMA 2012 December 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

Obozo’s only “religion” is “me-ism”…

And the ONLY thing we can “take comfort in” at this point, is that we only have 13 more months ’til we remove these Grifters from the White House.

BTW, Islam is not a religion. Islam is foreign law.

Anonna December 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

That’s a good way of putting it, No-Bam. Islam’s religious aspect is only incidental to its survival and its subjugation of other cultures. The “spiritual” aspect of invasion and conquering confuses what is going on, rather like those who play the race card at every opportunity. It distracts and the real agenda is freed to move forward.

Big Kahuna December 29, 2011 at 9:39 am

And the Libtards begin to weigh in:

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

BK – no flaming please.

langley barfly December 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

just asking? but where do all these many “commentators” (re: pro-Obama) come from sometimes…?

Keith Koffler December 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I don’t know.

BobbyT December 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

I’ve dropped that on a date with the wife quite a few times and make under 80k.
Heck, we have a family of five and just a trip to the movies costs close to $100 after you get snacks.

NOBAMA 2012 December 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

Another 381K Americans filed for Unemployment Insurance last week.

So much for Obozo’s 787 Billion Dollar phony “stimulus” package.

There are more unemployed Americans now than when Obozo entered the White House.

Only 13 more months ’til we remove the Marxist from the Oval Office & cancel “Amateur Hour” at the White House.

NOBAMA 2012…Because Americans can’t afford 4 more years of Obozo’s incompetence, lack of leadership, trillion dollar “tax & spend” schemes & Marxist “spread the wealth around” & “class warfare” B.S.

Tommy G December 29, 2011 at 9:45 am

Seriously, $260 for dinner for two in a high class restaurant is NOTHING! I’ve spent more than that on myself alone with friends of mine, all middle class workers on meals in some restaurants.

This is total non-story.

Cheryl December 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm

The price of the meal was never “the story”. “The story” is the hypocrisy of a sitting president, during a very serious economic downturn which has hit so many of the people he is supposed to serve very hard, spending so liberally on himself and his fine friends while intermittently running a re-election campaign (at tax payer expense) where he attempts to align himself with the middle class.

And, you have not been paying attention to the shrinking middle class if you still consider yourself one of us and can say that you spend that much on one meal for yourself alone. Read a newspaper – you are now in the upper class.

DeniseVB December 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

The Hill is reporting Obama, the Prostitute Solicitor General and two other friends spent 7 hours golfing yesterday. 7 hours? Did they play 36 ? That would qualify as 2 for the WHD golf pool :D

Tyrannosaurus Rex December 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

How many 1000s of hungry children could have been fed, for the cost of this trip. How many homeless children could have shelter, for the cost of this trip. How many sick children could have been provided medical care, for the cost of this trip. I say bo and Cheetah(with the $2,500 dress) need to be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity.

TrickyDick December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am


Tyrannosaurus Rex December 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Seriously! What part of the post are you having trouble with? I could type a little slower for you. The taxpayers are footing the bill for Million$. Those same million$ could be put to better use than hauling Cheetahs rather large ass all over the world. Baby got back.