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President Obama Digs In to a Southern-Style Lunch, Says He Doesn't Want 'Lectures' About Cholesterol
abc ^ | 3/2/10 | ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller report:

Posted on 03/02/2010 2:38:44 PM PST by Nachum

Just days after his doctors expressed concerns about his rising cholesterol levels, President Obama dropped by a family-style restaurant for an authentic – but perhaps not so healthy – Southern style lunch in Savannah, Georgia.

In between events, Obama paid a visit to Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room and made it clear he did not want to hear it from the press about his choice of lunch.

“I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said. “Don’t tell Michelle.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovisit; cholesterol; digs; foodpolice; friedchicken; lunch; obama; savannah; soulfood; southernstyle
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Want some buttermilk biscuits, hush puppies, and a side of grits with that Mr. President?
1 posted on 03/02/2010 2:38:44 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

How about a big ole mint julep?


2 posted on 03/02/2010 2:39:40 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Nachum
“I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said."

None of us do.

Douchebag.

3 posted on 03/02/2010 2:39:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Finally, the media finds something about Obama they can criticize.


4 posted on 03/02/2010 2:39:59 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Hey Democrats - Can you hear us now?)
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To: Nachum
Want some buttermilk biscuits, hush puppies, and a side of grits with that Mr. President?

No? How 'bout a drink and some cigarettes?

5 posted on 03/02/2010 2:40:12 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Nachum

For once I agree with Obama. Quit telling him what to eat and how much to drink or smoke. I just wish he would stop telling the rest of us how to live.


6 posted on 03/02/2010 2:41:27 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Nachum

““I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said.”

Or my inchoholic altake.


7 posted on 03/02/2010 2:41:43 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Nachum

In Boston no less, I had a wonderful southern fried chicken, fried grits, and collards dinner. I was skeptical and the chicken wasn’t the same as my mothers but still very good. And the mashed potatoes were also good. If you’re ever in Boston on Sunday night, go to the Plough and Stars, get there early (5) for the life music, and stay for the chicken and they also have Speckled Hen on draught. Yum.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 2:42:16 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Nachum

MMMMMMMM.....That sounds so Good....I would rather have some greens, a cake of cornbread, and some blackeyed peas......Darn it now I’m starving...


9 posted on 03/02/2010 2:42:33 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Nachum
With this bunch in charge, it is do as i say not as I do... he should just gulped down a few beers, with the cook..no cholesterol
10 posted on 03/02/2010 2:43:12 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Nachum
On the table before the president were huge bowls and platters overflowing with food including fried chicken, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and potato salad.

What? No pulled pork shoulder BBQ? >8-0

11 posted on 03/02/2010 2:43:44 PM PST by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed imposter")
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To: beckysueb

Big MO is rolling out her health plan across the US and Barry is smokin, drinkin, and eatin’ fried food


12 posted on 03/02/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Nachum

Nobody should be lectured about their weight, especially by ugly busybodies.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 2:45:20 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Nachum
Same here. I don't want the government lecturing me about how to live my life, what I eat, whether the restaurant I like uses trans fat, what car I can drive, etc. etc.

Problem is, the government doesn't even bother to lecture anymore, they just make laws to force us to do what they think is for our own good. FUBO.

14 posted on 03/02/2010 2:45:29 PM PST by Teotwawki (Live free or die. Seriously. It's not just a state slogan.)
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To: Nachum

did he have is TelePrompTer with him?


15 posted on 03/02/2010 2:46:21 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Nachum

No mention of how many beers?


16 posted on 03/02/2010 2:46:53 PM PST by razorback-bert ( if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid)
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To: GeronL

did he sit in the “colored” section?


17 posted on 03/02/2010 2:48:43 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: Mister Muggles

groan *facepalm*


18 posted on 03/02/2010 2:49:34 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Nachum

This guy has problem with alcohol and smoking. If a Republican president has similar issues, the LSM would have hammered him relentlessly.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 2:50:07 PM PST by paudio (Are you better off today than in 2006, when the Democrats took over the Congress?)
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To: Mercat

Old Speckled Hen? Outstanding.

I was today absolutely craving a dish that is largely unknown outside of San Francisco and Marin called ‘Joe’s Special’.
I grew up with it- my father used to make it, and very well.
It’s *very* rich food. :-)


20 posted on 03/02/2010 2:51:07 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 2:51:19 PM PST by DesertConservative
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To: Nachum

What would you like with your side of lard, Mr 0bama?

As far as I am concerned, he can eat whatever causes him to expire sooner than later.

Smoke till his lungs rot, too, BUT NOT INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE.


22 posted on 03/02/2010 2:52:35 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE A SMOKE FREE ZONE. No Cigarettes, Cigars or Pipes.)
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To: Nachum

How many alcohol drinks did he have? That is the big ?


23 posted on 03/02/2010 2:55:38 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Campion

I was wondereing bout that. No white BBQ sauce for chicken, and; no red for pork? No fried Okra? No blackeyes? No slaw, No fried green tomatoes? No chess pie? This damn sure was not AL.


24 posted on 03/02/2010 2:56:00 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: Nachum

One of major socializing principles of Obamacare is the elimination of risk premiums for unhealthy behavior — poor nutrition, smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, etc.

Premiums and taxes will be extracted from everyone regardless of how careful or healthy a particular individual tries to be.

At the same time, the federal government will have an intense financial interest in controlling the behavior of all Americans in order to manage health care spending.

Furthermore, liberals are permanently entrenched in the federal bureaucracy and liberals refuse to make rational distinctions where favored groups are concerned, for example, promiscuous homosexuals or drug abusers. However, the burden will come down like a crushing weight on disfavored groups, such as white heterosexuals.

So there will be no “carrot” for taking care of your health, but lots of “sticks” for beating the crap out of you and taking your money to pay for others.

However, in every case where the Left has power, exceptions are made for the nomenklatura - the cadre of right-thinking political elite, such as Obama.

So people like Obama will be able to eat whatever they like, or smoke and drink, regardless of health effects, because there will be no health rationing or denial for the politically-connected.


25 posted on 03/02/2010 2:56:39 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: paudio

Yeah I could see the Lamestream media’s response if Dick Cheney went and ate fried chicken and fattening foods while he was in office......


26 posted on 03/02/2010 2:56:50 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Mister Muggles

Damn that was funny!


27 posted on 03/02/2010 2:57:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Nachum

Good thing he wasn’t in NYC. He’d be arrested for partaking.


28 posted on 03/02/2010 2:58:32 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Riley

Is this it?

Joe’s Special
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced, (optional)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, fresh ok
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano, fresh ok
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry; or 1/2 pound fresh spinach, rinsed, stems removed,
and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
4 to 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
Preparation:
Continuing with the introduction, Don says,
“Some say this famous San Francisco specialty was devised by a San Francisco chef as a variation on the Italian frittata. Others insist it was created as an after-hours snack by dance-band musicians of the 1920’s (My Dad went with this one). A third theory attributes the dish to miners who frequented the city’s riotous Barbary Coast district in the 1850’s.

Whatever its origin may be, this hearty mixture of beef, onions, spinach and eggs makes a satisfying meal any time, day or night.

1.Heat oil in a wide frying pan over high heat. Crumble in beef and cook, stirring often, until browned. Drain excess fat.

2.Add onions, garlic and mushrooms; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.

3.Stir in salt, nutmeg, pepper, oregano and spinach; cook for about 5 more minutes. Add beaten eggs. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, just until eggs are softly set. Serve with plenty of grated Parmesan cheese and perhaps hard crust Italian sour dough bread


29 posted on 03/02/2010 2:59:06 PM PST 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: Nachum

Would the name of the restaurant be referring to Mrs. Ashley Wilkes?


30 posted on 03/02/2010 3:08:03 PM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: Nachum

Large un-chewed bites of rare steak would be a lot quicker. I’m sure there are lots of folks at the lunch who are good at the “hindlick” maneuver.


31 posted on 03/02/2010 3:14:10 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: sportutegrl
Nope, it was a real lady named Mrs. Wilkes who took over a boardinghouse back in the 40s and made it into a Savannah institution.

Just like there was a real Mary Mac (Mary McKinsey) who started Mary Mac's Tea Room -- the Atlanta equivalent to Mrs. Wilkes's. It was taken over in the 50s by Margaret Lupo, who ran it until her retirement in the 90s. It's still around, but it's run by a young fellow now - he's done his best to keep the food the same.

32 posted on 03/02/2010 3:15:14 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Lumper20

I would bet that Bambi have never eaten soul food until now.


33 posted on 03/02/2010 3:17:15 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: kalee

That’s pretty close. I’d sauté the onions and garlic before putting the meat in, but that’s me. I just did a Yahoo Driving Directions session from my current town in Virginia to Marin Joe’s off of 101 while looking at a pdf of their menu. I should be able to make it there in 41 hours or so.


34 posted on 03/02/2010 3:21:08 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Nachum

November 4, 1994. Julianne Malveaux famously stated of Supreme Court Justice Thomas: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease....He is an absolutely reprehensible person.”

That wasn’t a very gracious comment then. Of course Justice Thomas wasn’t downing fried chicken and rejecting doctor’s advice.


35 posted on 03/02/2010 3:24:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: wac3rd
No alcohol at Mrs Wilkes. Really good fried chicken and great sweet tea.
36 posted on 03/02/2010 3:26:43 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 133)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Long lines at lunch.


37 posted on 03/02/2010 3:28:07 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 133)
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To: Nachum

Enjoy, Bummer, before your myrmidons tax the hell out of it.


38 posted on 03/02/2010 3:38:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Riley

Couldn’t you duplicate it at home?
If you decide you can’t, I hope you have a safe trip!


39 posted on 03/02/2010 3:45:14 PM PST 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: kalee

My cooking doesn’t hold a candle to my late father’s. I could take my best shot at it, and something would still be missing.

I’ll do it this weekend- I need the right pan for it and a trip to Safeway or Wegman’s, first.


40 posted on 03/02/2010 3:49:21 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Yep, thats what I meant. Don’t tell us what to eat, smoke or drink and we won’t tell him what to eat smoke or drink.


41 posted on 03/02/2010 3:58:25 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: shalom aleichem
He's a SOUL MAN!!
42 posted on 03/02/2010 4:12:48 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Mercat

Happy to hear you had a great time there. I spent most of a decade living within an easy walk of ‘The Plough.’ I would stop by for live music and a pint or two late at night. Too bad missed out on the dinners though they may not have had them back then. If you visit the area again try bbq at Redbones in Somerville.


43 posted on 03/02/2010 4:15:56 PM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Nachum

The professor should stop lecturing us about what is wrong with this country.


44 posted on 03/02/2010 4:17:00 PM PST by windsorknot (o o)
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To: Nachum
“I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said. “Don’t tell Michelle.”

That's the first thing he has said that made any sense.

45 posted on 03/02/2010 4:18:13 PM PST by Marylander
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“Don’t tell Michelle.”

a. I like guys
b. I like to smoke fags
c. I like socialism
d. I like guys
e. I like weed
f. I like beer
g. I like chicken


46 posted on 03/02/2010 4:18:19 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: VastRWCon

oh and the number one thing not to tell Michelle...

“Don’t tell Michelle.”

I like white girls


47 posted on 03/02/2010 4:21:57 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Nachum
fried chicken, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and potato salad.

Yea, right, oh that will kill you in a year or two... NOT.

Just another stunt like saying "the campaign is over" or other nonsense. Bammie is trying to look like a "commoner" and not like one of "the educated class."

Bet you his approval numbers are sinking even lower...

48 posted on 03/02/2010 4:25:47 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Recon Dad
That's the way my paternal grandmother cooked. Grew up on a plantation in Barbour County and in town in Eufaula, AL.

My maternal grandmother was another matter. She was a white-gloves-and-pearls sort of person, from Augusta GA but she learned to cook from her German housekeeper while she and her husband were living in Pittsburgh (he worked for Westinghouse Electric his entire working life). So that side of the family is much more Pennsylvania Dutch in its cooking, even though it's all Augusta, Charleston & Upstate SC in blood.

49 posted on 03/02/2010 4:29:02 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Nachum

All this southern food talk is making me mighty hungry. I’m starting my prep for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Yuck! YUCK! Y*U*C*K!!! Does anyone have any suggestions for making the prep process a bit more pleasant?


50 posted on 03/02/2010 4:44:27 PM PST by Irish Queen (This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through ...)
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