San FRan Chinese restaurant visit today. :-]
Skip to comments.SAN FRANCISCO: President Obama wades into shark fin soup fracas
Posted on 02/16/2012 5:37:50 PM PST by SmithL
President Obama, who signed the Shark Conservation Act into law last month, apparently didn't check out the menu before he made a surprise visit Thursday to a restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown that is among a handful still serving shark fin soup, a delicacy that has been outlawed in California.
The Great Eastern restaurant, a Chinatown landmark on Jackson Street, has a $48 single serving of braised shark fin soup on its menu, and was the site of the president's drop-in after he landed in San Francisco to attend three fundraising events.
Obama made an unannounced visit to the venue, according to a pool report provided of the event, entering the restaurant wearing no jacket and with his sleeves rolled up. Patrons, "mostly of Chinese origin, shrieked, 'Obama! Obama!' ... getting up out of their chairs, rushing to the president and leaving plates of low mein behind," according to the report.
"How are you? Good to see you!" Obama told diners.
The president "spent time working the dining room, posing for pictures and shaking hands," then picked up an order of two bags of food to take out, paying for his meal at the cashier's desk, the report said.
His motorcade attracted huge crowds as it wended through the San Francisco streets on the way to his first of two fundraising events on Nob Hill.
The president ordered shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, steamed pork buns, Shanghai dumplings and stuffed mushrooms - but no soup of any kind, including shark fin soup that the Great Eastern sells in three varieties, a restaurant employee said.
Distribution and sale of shark fin products - which cost hundreds of dollars per pound - were outlawed in California after a roiling debate that accompanied passage of AB-376 by Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Cupertino,
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“The president ordered shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, steamed pork buns, Shanghai dumplings and stuffed mushrooms “
I give you, “The Professional News Industry”
He should have visited Haight Ashbury instead..
San FRan Chinese restaurant visit today. :-]
Are all those dumplings on Michelle’s healthy food list? And just where were the delicious vegetables she pushes? Oh, yes...he did order mushrooms, LOL.
You can bet The Muslim Terrorist and Traitor In Chief and Muoochella are sitting in the White House and scorning Us mere Plebians as they dine on gallons of Shark Fin Soup, Roasted Bear Paws, Leopard Steaks, and Live Monkey Brains, among other Asian Delicacies that barack was raised on as the adopted son of a Billionaire Indonesian Corrupt and Disgusting Adopted Father and his Communist Fanatical Mother! And America elected this dirtball with an entirely disappeared History, NO DOCUMENTS OF ANY OF HIS HISTORY ALLOWED TO EXIST OR BE EXAMINED!! HITLER’S MEDIA PROPAGANDA COULD NEV ER HOLD A CANDLE TO OBAMA’S MASS MEDIA PROPAGANDA MACHINE!!! PUTIN is truly jealous of Obama’s Fraud on America!! and the MUSLIM WORLDIS ECSTATIC OVER THEIR PHOPHET’S FRAUD AND SABOTAGE OF AMERICA!!
Can this guy get any more idiotic?
Let ANY conservative do this and it’d be over...
some times I just can’t DO this any more....
So, the article repeatedly said the sale or possession of
shark fin was outlawed in California...was anyone arrested
or charged? Why not?
You can bet if Obama had come in wearing an ICE hat
there would have been some empty plates of lo mein
The more I think about this, this sort of visit
just doesn’t happen by accident. the Owner is
probably an obama bundler who will now receive
lots of face in the community...
Come on! Day 47 of the Freepathon and only 44 days until the start of the next. What will you do and where will you go if it goes?
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I wonder if Obama just stopped by to get a few bundles of cash wrapped in to go containers from this restaurant?
Think about it, the food must have been ordered in advance and the owner knew he was coming and got his pay back with a personal appearance by the famous and only ONE.
After all, what did Obama need with some Chinese food to go when he was on his way to a $35K a plate fundraiser?
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