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Obama is in Hot Soup

by Keith Koffler on February 17, 2012, 4:47 pm

While out in San Francisco Thursday collecting cash from donors to his campaign, President Obama stopped for takeout dim sum at one of the few places left in the city serving shark’s fin soup, prompting outrage.

Just last month, Obama signed into law the The Shark Conservation Act, which prevents harvesting of most sharks for their fins and bans cutting off fins at sea.

Obama had no idea idea the delicacy was on the menu, according to the White House, and certainly didn’t order any.

Shark fin is banned by state law in California, but restaurants can still sell fins that have already been sliced off their previous owners. But most have stopped serving the soup.

So the restaurant, Great Eastern, can legally sell shark fin soup, as long as it’s not fresh. I doubt, however, that anybody is carbon testing the fins Great Eastern sells to determine their age.

One local news outlet, SFweekly, asserts that the only crime definitively committed here is that Obama got second rate dim sum, apparently passing up better places for a name restaurant.

So the advance people who researched Obama’s trip failed him twice. Heads most roll.


Granny Jan/Janice February 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I haven’t seen any video of the dim one at the Chinese restaurant, but I was amused to see him prancing down the Boeing plane stairs inside the building like he does on AF1. I bet the photographers are secretly laughing at him.

Susan February 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

He sure does think he’s something special. Always think of a prancing chipmunk when he does the runway thing. Saw another photo of some restaurant patron touching his butt, and was surprised she didn’t get tackled by the SS.

They sure must worship him in SF. Read one report where everyone in the restaurant was chanting his name.

Sadie February 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Read one report where everyone in the restaurant was chanting his name.

Maybe they were ordering Sum Dumb Guy ; )

Susan February 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Good one Sadie!

Granny Jan/Janice February 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm
lc southern February 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Yes, he does.

William February 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Ummmm…no. The photographers are secretly building shrines to him in their closets.

Granny Jan/Janice February 18, 2012 at 4:57 am

It seems like that and it’s true of the print media, but the photags know BHO the best and are not always portraying him in a positive light. There has been a gradual change, They see all his phoniess, the phony grin, the nose touching, his limp wrist. They are paid to be observant and yes, they are laughing at him. They were caught doing just that while he hit golfballs in Hawaii in 2008, The sound was left on and the photogs were making fun of him calling him a wuss. Photographers are professionals not as political as journolists .

AFVET February 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

Remember him throwing the first pitch in 2009 ?
Throws like a girl.

Knothead February 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Dim sum dumb sum beaches them Obammy people.

Jack February 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

Dem. Susie Tompkins Buell said she’s not donating to O reelection bit then the butt grabbing deal and the shark’s soup … you know, the flower child’s city wink, wink. Maybe that’s why he needed the shark’s soup after all.
If you’re going to San Francisco,
be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…

Jack February 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

love that song!

dwj February 18, 2012 at 2:53 am

AP. While collecting cash from donors, His Majesty accidently eats unapproved food.

( I’ll bet Lady M orders sharksfin soup in the White House just for the hell of it.)

sportinlife10 February 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

The juxtaposition of lady m and sharkfins should be ignored.

Star February 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Yeah–that bootleg fish cartilage is not to be underrated.

Brett February 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

That is so Choice

Brett February 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

NEW GUINEA (AP) — President Obama mistakenly eats human organs in one of the last Cannibal Restuarants on the planet.

Lanie February 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

We are subjected to this fool every day. No other president in history has ingratiated himself into everything. I was thrilled to watch the re-opening show at the Grand Old Opry after the 2010 floods until it was ruined by playing a video of him. He ruins everything.

domenico dario February 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

The Northern Army (Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, All the Arab Countries)
And its Allies Will Punish The English Speaking World & Israel

moncler soldes pascher December 17, 2013 at 6:36 am

“We’ll do better than that. I will, me, Believer, will keep an eye on this superswine. That frees James with his computer know-how to do a little snooping around in the public records of Sunkist-by-the-Sea. See if we can’t track down his property holdings. “