Skip to comments.Cuisines from My Stepfather [Mark Steyn]
Posted on 04/28/2012 4:54:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
A couple of days ago, Obama-campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war. I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a ten-year-old boy, he sniffed to MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell, which is as near as the suddenly sheepish attack dog will ever get to conceding that Barack Obama is the first dog-eating president in the history of the republic. For those coming late to the feud, the Democrats started it, assiduously promoting accounts of a 1983 Romney vacation to Canada in which the family pooch Seamus rode on the roof of the car. Axelrod and the boys thought they could have some sport with this, and their poodles in the media eagerly played along. The New York Times columnist Gail Collins alone has referred to it dozens of times.
And then Jim Treacher, the sharp-eyed wag of the Daily Caller, uncovered this passage from Chapter Two of Obamas bestselling but apparently largely unread memoir Dreams from My Father, in which the author recalls childhood meals with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro:
I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Steyn makes light of what the MSM has in store for Romney. That said,
How much is that doggy on the menu?
my dad ate Russian food, piroshki, pelmeny, twelve layer cake, borscht. My grandmother could do everything, reupholster, cook like an angel, knit, crochet, sew, she knitted us all sailor sweaters, she made my Chatty Cathy a green velvet coat and a pink flowered dress with a satin sash, she made my First Communion Dress. They had all survived 3 years in a Japanese concentration camp during WW2. People used to be better than they are now.
Wow! Mark Steyn, the Bard of the Barb.
I’m a member of rushlimbaugh.com, and I like to know when Steyn stands in as I make a special effort to listen. But now the archives section doesn’t show who stands in
bestselling buy largely unread..
I’ve often wondered how many libs have actually read these books they proudly display on their shelves.
They then removed His Excellencys genitals and wound up in a fight over who should get them, believing that the still not quite yet late presidents powers would be transferred to whoever got to chow down on the crown jewels. Im not suggesting that President Obama has eaten a human penis, because, if he had, hed almost certainly have boasted about it to the impressionable NPR ninnies who gobbled up his memoirs. But I am suggesting that Mitt Romney might like to consider it for next years Inauguration Day.
I jest just in case the Secret Service are taking a break from their Colombian hookers and are minded to investigate me for a threat against what Joe Biden would call the big stick.
Ooh, that one's gonna sting. lol
Steyn strikes again.
He has to be the master of the double entendre and not so subtle nuances aimed squarely at Dear Leader and the Demo-Rats.
Thing is, he makes it seem effortless and so easy to decimate them, that its almost not fair.
Ooh, that one's gonna sting. lol
I'm betting must be at the very top (probably right next to Rush) on the White Hut's most despised list.
You may not want to suggest it Mark, but a lot of others certainly have.
———It seems President Obama is the first male in his line not to be a polygamist. ——
Except that in modern America polygamy is replaced in urban black society by promiscuity. Promiscuity practicers don’t get married and have their babies raised by grandmothers or aborted. The fact is, America doesn’t know the magnitude of Obama black societal promiscuity and how many Jesse Jackson like fathered bastards are floating around Cambridge or Chicago.
I remember the news reports of the first Clinton-Gore campaign worried about the factual errors and outrageous statements Gore penned in "Earth in Balance".
The book advance biz is notorious for laundering bribes and payoffs.
Kudos to the libs that actually spend their own money buying the books, rather than unions, organizations, countries, etc.
Well I don’t know if they aren’t actually reading the books?
Or they have poor memory?
Many times I have made this or that statement about Obama to a lib friend, and I’ll get the inevitable question...”where did you hear that garbage? Fox News?”
And I’ll say...”no...it’s in Obama’s autobiography. You’ve read it right?...”
Just look at how fast it was picked up, told and retold. On Leno, Stewart, Colbert, NYT, USA Today, Newsweek etc, etc.
I'll bet you could not find a conscious American who did not hear of the story within one week.
Also, as suggested in post 10, the 'polygamy' of 0bama in and around Cambridge or Chicago may not have been of the procreative type.
Yet another just-sufficiently-veiled reference to Zero's homosexuality.