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Obama gut-busting inauguration lunch menu tops 3,000 calories
Washington Times ^ | 01/21/2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/21/2013 12:04:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories, according to a website that has tallied up the luxurious menu of lobster, bison and apple pie. HealthyFoodRecipe.net posted the full menu, complete with its calorie count, and said it was “unsatisfactory” to see such an unhealthy spread, given first lady Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating.

She has come under fire for the high-calorie counts of some of the state dinners she’s hosted at the White House, but other nutritionists have given her a pass, saying indulging on special occasions is perfectly fine. Inaugurations, which come every four years, are about as special as occasions get.

The first course is lobster tails in a New England clam chowder sauce. The second course is bison with a red potato horseradish cake. The dessert is apple pie with sour cream ice cream.

The chef preparing all of this is Shannon Shaffer, who also prepared the 2009 luncheon.

The menu was determined by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugurual Ceremonies, which is chaired by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. Mr. Schumer’s home town of New York already requires all fast-food chains to post calorie counts.

And soon the rest of the country will have to follow suit. Mr. Obama’s health law includes that same requirement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: calories; inauguration; lunch; obama
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I think they’re trying to hide her angry-black-woman brow.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 12:42:31 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: MrB

Your right, they know exactly what they are doing..I am just used to using the word “Hypocrite” but it goes way beyond that..they have an agenda, always have had one..they want total control over our society and they are getting closer to that goal and it sickens me


22 posted on 01/21/2013 12:48:59 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DesertRhino
All those poor slobs outside, standing in the cold DC January weather. And these bastards head indoors for a leisurely luxury lunch and toasts.

Perhaps a few of the 8.3 million Americans who dropped out of the work force during the first four years of Baraq I's reign wouldn't have minded a nice lunch.

But hey. The elites gotta eat.

23 posted on 01/21/2013 12:53:58 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I think we use the word “hypocrite” to try to shame them or their supporters, as we would ourselves be shamed to support people or policies that were in conflict with our stated beliefs.

They have no shame.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 12:55:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

May they all enjoy a helping of salmonella.


25 posted on 01/21/2013 12:56:05 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: MrB
Calling it “hypocrisy” is giving them the benefit of the doubt for having good intentions, and accepting at face value what they say their goals are.

Well said. The way to couch this is something like this:

"Either the regime doesn't care about the unemployed due to serving a luxury lunch on Dependence Day, or it doesn't care about healthy Americans due to skirting the requirements on healthy eating which it forces on American schoolchildren. Which is it?"

Frame the message so the liberals have to choose between two bad options. Put them on the defensive. Don't let up.

You are right. It is long past time we stopped playing the 'aha, gotcha' game. They're going for our throats. Frame the argument to demean the liberal at every turn and separate them from decent society.

26 posted on 01/21/2013 12:59:16 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Political Junkie Too

We used to call that a 24 piece order per person of Lobster McNuggets with Bearnaise sauce.


27 posted on 01/21/2013 12:59:34 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: LostInBayport
Orange outfit and plastic spoon?

Looks like the first meal in prison!

I had a dream...


28 posted on 01/21/2013 1:00:30 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cvengr

Nearly forgot, the Big Red Big Gulp or Double Gulp of Red Kool Aid for that special occasion for the kids and 40oz Colt 45 Malt Liquor for mom & dad.


29 posted on 01/21/2013 1:06:57 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: econjack

Her Lardass has its own zipcode.


30 posted on 01/21/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Liberal supporters, ie, sheeperals,

support what they do for one reason only -

to feel self-righteous.

When you take that away from them, it IS, indeed, “going for the throat”. Eternally.


31 posted on 01/21/2013 1:17:56 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: carriage_hill

HA! (...and I meant “mirror”)


32 posted on 01/21/2013 1:46:15 PM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am boycotting TV today. Too much chance of coming across inauguration coverage


33 posted on 01/21/2013 2:07:31 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SeekAndFind
It takes a lobster hatchling 16 years to grow to 1 pound size. Bison served? WTF? What is with the Obama's and ice cream?

What I find most exciting of these two is just what is the world gonna do with them in four more years?

Remember the fury from the press because Bush served peanut butter and jelly as fare for his taxpayer funded junkets?

I think the press and media shape their political views based on what the president supplies them in the way of catering.

34 posted on 01/21/2013 2:14:19 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: econjack

Behold the silverback gorilla.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 2:15:57 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Looks like she got her teeth fixed on our dime as well.


36 posted on 01/21/2013 2:17:10 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: SeekAndFind

Why am I thinking this is not one of her approved school lunches?


37 posted on 01/21/2013 2:18:23 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Maybe Moochelle will roll over in her sleep and crush him.”

One can hope, can’t one?


38 posted on 01/21/2013 2:26:12 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: patriotsblood

Eyebrows courtesy of Sharpie...........


39 posted on 01/21/2013 2:40:28 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Maybe Moochelle will roll over in her sleep and crush him.

You obviously assume that they share a bed...

There are doubters hanging out at some Chi-town bath houses...

40 posted on 01/21/2013 5:45:40 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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