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First family has a happy meal indeed
The Boston Herald ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa

Posted on 08/25/2010 10:28:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CHILMARK - The first family, holed up in their up-island rental for three rainy days, decided to ignore the continuing gloom yesterday and do some serious vacationing.

President Obama, first lady Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha blew out of the big house shortly after 1:30 p.m. and headed to Oak Bluffs where they lunched with a big group of friends upstairs at Nancy’s - to the delight of at least 100 fried food fans awaiting their meal.

The prez, like last year, ordered lots of Nancy’s fried specialties and lobster rolls at the outdoor counter as onlookers gawked and yelled to him.

Wearing his favorite White Sox cap, tan slacks, sneakers, a white short-sleeve polo with a Nike swoosh on the sleeve, Obama consulted with the missus on the menu.

“Where’s my wife?” he asked, looking around for the first lady, who was wearing a coral cardigan over a pink-and-white striped shirt and long white shorts. The first lady was busy greeting onlookers on the outdoor deck.

“Michelle! Michelle!” Some of them yelled. “Over here.”

“How you guys doing?” Mrs. O asked. “Drying off? Finally.”

The gargantuan lunch, which the president paid for with cash (!), was served family style upstairs at Nancy’s, where Obama sucked on a Corona Extra while waiting for his meal.

The presidential lunch party was scattered around the middle of the dining room and included omnipresent first friends Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett; George and Clarice Walker; George Walker IV and Cy Walker; Ann Marchant; David Watkins and Elizabeth Alexander .

Through the upstairs plate glass window we spied the first lady table-hopping during the meal.

“It was just business as usual,’‘ GM Doug Abdelnour Jr . told the Track. “But unlike last year, the meal was a little healthier.”

He wouldn’t, however, tell us what was on the president’s order ticket. Last year, the restaurant made Michelle Obama a plate of fried oysters that was not on the menu. This year, it’s there, $14.95 for a small!

We also know the Obamas ordered shrimp because someone in the press pool asked Barack a question about Iraq and he said with a smile, “We’re buying shrimp guys, c’mon.”

For the first time since the president landed on the island, he shook hands with the gawkers, high-fived a little boy and joked about the sea of Red Sox [team stats] fans lined up to shake his hand.

Roland Bland, 12, of Washington, D.C., said he was excited to speak to the president because he doesn’t see the Leader of the Free World much at home.

“It was so cool,” he said.

According to the boy’s dad, when the prez is motoring around the Beltway, it never causes the disruption that it does on the Vineyard.

“Things are a lot more efficient at home,” he said, sweeping his hand toward the yards of yellow police tape and police cruisers.

Apres lunch, the first lady fled alone in a black SUV and the girls, whose friends were headed to the arcade up the street, were packed into another.

The president left OB through the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association grounds bound for Mink Meadows, a nine-hole golf course in West Chop. His foursome included his BFF, Dr. Eric Whitaker, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, and investment banker Robert Wolf .

We caught up with the foursome shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the ninth hole. Obama hit the ball just short of the green and as his partners took their swings, the Leader of the Free World walked into the woods for a moment, perhaps, just perhaps, looking for a fellow golfer’s ball. Ahem.

He then rode in a golf cart toward his Titleist and got out carrying a putter and a wedge. He dropped the putter but quickly picked it back up.

With the friendly crowd on the clubhouse porch watching, the prez took three warmup swings, then hit the ball. As it got closer to the hole, the people on the porch oohed and ahhed and, when it stopped, gave him a round of applause.

Obama, who until then had not acknowledged his audience, jokingly tipped his White Sox cap to the fawning crowd.

After golf, he returned to Blue Heron Farm for the night.

File Under: Fun In The Non-Sun.

Watch out!

During the Obama lovefest at Nancy’s, a fawning fan told first lady Michelle Obama that she loved her purple watch.

“Oh, thank you. It was a gift,” said Mrs. O, gesturing toward her husband, who was behind her shaking hands. “I think somebody told him.”

Ya think it was Oprah???

The funky plastic timepiece is Toywatch’s Neon Plasteramic Ultra Violet Watch, which has been given the seal of approval by Queen of All Media and top FOO, Oprah Winfrey.

And you know, what’s good for one Chicago gal is good for another!

The watch, which retails for $195, also comes in Kryptonite Green, Plutonium Pink and Atomic Orange.

We’ll take two . . . .



TOPICS: Food; Local News; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: gluttony; mantoinette; michelleobama; obama; vacation; vacationgal
Who knew weekly vacations were part of that job?
1 posted on 08/25/2010 10:28:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if the shrimp, lobster and oysters were halal?


2 posted on 08/25/2010 10:30:57 PM PDT by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And in their honor Mcd's commemerative Happy Meal:
3 posted on 08/25/2010 10:35:08 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: fso301

http://www.ifanca.org/newsletter/2002_09.htm


4 posted on 08/25/2010 10:37:00 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

5 posted on 08/25/2010 10:37:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is definitely one of the 10 most insipid articles ever written.
6 posted on 08/25/2010 10:38:42 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: fso301

Ha!
They can’t eat *me*.

“Some have opined that anything, which can only live in water, is Halal while creatures that can live in and out of the water are haram.”


7 posted on 08/25/2010 10:39:26 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apres lunch, the first lady fled alone in a black SUV...

Today, apres my lunch, I washed the dishes and hopped in the pickup to go grocery shopping. That's about as newsworthy as what she did.

8 posted on 08/25/2010 10:40:08 PM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wearing his favorite White Sox cap, tan slacks, sneakers, a white short-sleeve polo with a Nike swoosh on the sleeve, Obama consulted with the missus on the menu.

So, is the big O getting royalty money also while on the POTUS job?

9 posted on 08/25/2010 10:42:55 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://nancysrestaurant.com/snack-bar/

On the site they boast about their signature drink the Dirty Banana(basicially a frozen mudslide with banana and banana liquer).I was there earlier this year. The Dirty Bananas are AWESOME......


10 posted on 08/25/2010 10:45:04 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The gargantuan lunch, which the president paid for with cash.

Where do suppose he got that? Don't answer. I think you already know.

11 posted on 08/25/2010 10:46:36 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

“Where do suppose he got that? Don’t answer. I think you already know.”

Stimulus money?


12 posted on 08/25/2010 10:59:21 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Oh good, McDonalds is now serving the “McBeotch Value Meal” with NO TOY!


13 posted on 08/25/2010 11:04:15 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Stormdog
"Stimulus money?"

The tax payer so you are correct.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 11:10:01 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

15 posted on 08/25/2010 11:21:30 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Artcore
They substituted this T-shirt instead, size may not fit all: And she threated to wear this in public. It would definitely scare the children:
16 posted on 08/25/2010 11:29:57 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I swear there is some Picture of Dorian Grey thing going on here. Michelle is just getting fatter and uglier by the week while Barry stays the same.


17 posted on 08/25/2010 11:30:09 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

..... but I don’t like white meat!


18 posted on 08/26/2010 12:37:42 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...where Obama sucked...

Most accurate three words in the article.

19 posted on 08/26/2010 12:46:17 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra

What drone wrote that obnoxious article? Talk about sucking up!

What was all that “Leader of the Free World” crap? Now just who would THAT have been? Every day Zero is in the WH (or vacationing from it) we are LESS AND LESS ‘FREE!’


20 posted on 08/26/2010 1:06:41 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: azishot

The point of this story is to show him eating during the day in the month of Ramadan. The photos show him holding a shrimp but do not show him actually eating anything. If they want to reach the 18 percent who think he’s Muslim, he’d better bite that shrimp.


21 posted on 08/26/2010 1:17:33 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Allegra

ROFL!


22 posted on 08/26/2010 1:55:38 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Allegra
..where Obama sucked...

Most accurate three words in the article.

Still a typical MSM half-truth.

23 posted on 08/26/2010 2:04:41 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...to the delight of at least 100 fried food fans...

Isn't it amazing how Hussein never meets up with anyone who has lost a job and is pissed at him about it?

And isn't it INCREDIBLE that the "news" reporters, who were able to find suffering citizens when Bush was president and our unemployment rate was 5.3%, cannot find a SINGLE PERSON who is angry at Hussein now that the unemployment rate is 9.5%?!

Everyone just wets themselves with joy when Hussein and his entourage show up to eat hot dogs.

24 posted on 08/26/2010 2:32:47 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure do eat a lot ah lobstah


25 posted on 08/26/2010 2:34:15 AM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

26 posted on 08/26/2010 2:40:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Royal Family has a happy meal while we throw up in our breakfast bowls reading about it.


27 posted on 08/26/2010 2:41:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: sinanju

LOL She preaches to us about the foods we must consume, while she and her kids are constantly eating fried foods and ice cream. Unfortunately for her, it is showing and it’s not pretty.


28 posted on 08/26/2010 2:56:03 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Photo from "White House Dossier"report:
Obamas Depleting U.S. Lobster Supply

29 posted on 08/26/2010 3:11:43 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was this written by two teenage girls?


30 posted on 08/26/2010 3:36:56 AM PDT by defconw (In memory of Bahbah, May she rest in eternal peace.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... upstairs at Nancy’s, where Obama sucked on a Corona

That was right up his alley, no doubt.

31 posted on 08/26/2010 4:00:33 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: defconw
Was this written by two teenage girls?

No. Older but just as vapid.

32 posted on 08/26/2010 4:07:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absolutely disgusting.


33 posted on 08/26/2010 4:25:28 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Allegra
upstairs at Nancy’s, where Obama sucked

Yes he did.

I wonder why the report is so location specific?

He sucks everywhere.

34 posted on 08/26/2010 4:29:00 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every day this mongrel has spent in the White House has been typical behavior seen on “Welfare Wednesday” in the ghetto where check recipients often live ostentatiously until the funds run out.


35 posted on 08/26/2010 7:18:39 AM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (President Obama, those 2.5 million new jobs you created/ saved, are they hand or blow?)
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To: CaliforniaCon
What was all that “Leader of the Free World” crap?

Good question. The Free World currently has no leader.

36 posted on 08/26/2010 8:19:08 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

She ain’t happy. That mug of hers is bad for business. I’ve seen happier faces on dog food bags.


37 posted on 08/26/2010 11:32:30 AM PDT by itssme
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

LOL!


38 posted on 08/26/2010 11:35:06 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And so expires the old media: not with a bang, but a simper.


39 posted on 08/26/2010 11:36:33 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he Leader of the Free World walked into the woods for a moment, perhaps, just perhaps, looking for a fellow golfer’s ball. Ahem.

Does he mark every course he plays?


40 posted on 08/26/2010 12:17:17 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the Leader of the Free World walked into the woods for a moment, perhaps, just perhaps, looking for a fellow golfer’s ball. Ahem.

Disappointed that you didn't get a peek, girls..?

41 posted on 08/26/2010 12:19:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I swear that I could actually feel my testosterone level dropping as I read that article


42 posted on 08/26/2010 12:40:38 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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