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Obama: 'I Don't Take Free Food'
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Posted on 05/23/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: 'I Don't Take Free Food' Daniel Halper May 23, 2014 11:50 AM

In Chicago this morning, President Obama made sure to let everyone know that he'll was paying for his breakfast with Illinois governor Pat Quinn. "I don't take free food," Obama said at the food counter.

Via the White House pool report:

President Obama and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn arrived at Valois Restaurant for a hearty breakfast. Valois is clearly an Obama mainstay: A glass cabinet was filled with Valois coffee mugs adorned with Obama’s face, and assorted Obama clippings and photos hung on a wall.

A separate menu board featured “President Obama’s favorites,” including “N.Y. steak and eggs;” two eggs with bacon or sausage; two pancakes; steak omelet; Mediterranean omelet; and an “all-vegi” egg white omelet. Obama appeared to stray a bit from his favorites, ordering two eggs over medium with bacon and hash browns.

Obama ordered at the counter of this casual restaurant and greeted the cooks as he waited for his food, which came out on a plastic tray. The dining area was about half full, and everyone appeared appropriately shocked that the president had strolled in for breakfast.

At the counter, Obama plopped down two twenty-dollar bills and said, “I don’t take free food.” The president and the governor set their trays down on an empty table and spent a few minutes chatting with customers. Obama greeted folks with a “how are you doing?” or a “good to see you” and posed for a few pictures. His food remained untouched as he took photos and talked with a few more people, largely out of earshot of the pool.

Finally, Obama joked that the customers were working him too hard and said that he was going to eat his breakfast with Quinn. The pool was ushered out as they sat down to eat.

Obama spent about half an hour at the restaurant, and by the time he departed, an enthusiastic crowd had assembled outside. The motorcade departed Valois at 9:44 a.m.


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Wait till Moochelle finds out............
1 posted on 05/23/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s right....We the People get to pick up his and Moochie’s tab.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 9:43:32 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Sub-Driver
But he takes free vacations......and free food, and golf.....

what a puke

3 posted on 05/23/2014 9:43:34 AM PDT by wny
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To: Sub-Driver
so says the public housing Kenyan muslin


4 posted on 05/23/2014 9:45:37 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mighty white of him.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 9:45:56 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Sub-Driver

When you have the parrot press in your pocket you can say any damn thing you want.
He knows we already know he’s a lying POS but the no-info voters will never hear it.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 9:46:28 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Sub-Driver

he ordered exactly what i would have ordered... but i would have added toast... i like my eggs over medium...


7 posted on 05/23/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sub-Driver

But he will take your money.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: darkwing104

doesn’t he know he is not allowed to eat bacon?


9 posted on 05/23/2014 9:47:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Assorted Obama clippings and photos hung on a wall.
Down at the police station they call them mug shots.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Valois is a great choice for a good meal. I used to be a regular when I lived in Hyde Park. You can also get stuffed to the gills for under $10 there.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like he is imitating the song, “Threw It On The Ground,” by The Lonely Island.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYL5H46QnQ

I go to my favorite hot dog stand
And the dude says, “You come here all the time! Here’s one for free.”
I said, “Man! What do I look like? A charity case?”

I took it and threw it on the ground!
I don’t need your handouts!
I’m an adult!
Please!
You can’t buy me hot dog, man!


12 posted on 05/23/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh he’s so magnani-mousy!

(Hey! “Magnani-Mouse”! My new B-HO Superhero!)


13 posted on 05/23/2014 9:51:07 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Because Michelle ate it all first.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 9:53:38 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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15 posted on 05/23/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The Boy lives in Denial!


16 posted on 05/23/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Sub-Driver

But multiple free Hawaiian vacations are just fine.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 9:56:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sooo, he was able to order, smoosh with the people,
get his food, eat it and talk with the governor,
all in 30 minutes, the man is a marble I tell you
a veritable marble.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder what exactly is going on in his mind so that he feels the need to say he doesn’t take free food? Is there some new scandal about to hit the papers? Did some call him a name? It just seems odd, but so does everything about this man with no past and an unknown name.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: DocJhn

Nah! He’s just a average garden variety liar.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't take free food,"

Said none of his voters. Ever.

21 posted on 05/23/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No. He takes free money. Don;t know what he has been doing for the salary we pay him, except screw things up.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Sub-Driver
filled with Valois coffee mugs adorned with Obama’s face, and assorted Obama clippings and photos hung on a wall.

Obama worship makes me want to puke.

23 posted on 05/23/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Sub-Driver
 photo zombie-obama_zps07131dfe.jpg
24 posted on 05/23/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by februus
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To: ZULU

He probably took the money from one of his SS agents. No way that money was his.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 10:08:36 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Sub-Driver

But he lines his wallet with all sorts of kickbacks, stimulus monies and tax dollar paid “freebies”.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 10:10:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver

We feed this waste of oxygen daily. Useless POSOTUS


27 posted on 05/23/2014 10:10:43 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The voice in his head said:

“Pay extra for the $6.27 breakfast so that you look like a big-shot. Make you look like an independent man who pays his own way...ala Harry Truman! Yeah, that's the ticket. You are JUST like Harry Truman. That way no one will blame you for taking $17 million vacations or promoting the global warming scam that will cost $700 Trillion. It's the perfect smokescreen. Do it, Barry. DO IT!”

28 posted on 05/23/2014 10:11:08 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PghBaldy

It does make you wonder, doesn’t it? It’s such an odd comment. How many of us comment “I don’t take free food” as we’re paying our restaurant tab? Seriously, the only reason it would occur to him is because he IS used to taking free food and is now denying that fact. The rest of us don’t even have a frame of reference for the thought to cross our minds.


29 posted on 05/23/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Sub-Driver

did his food tasters try it first?


30 posted on 05/23/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Dr. Sivana
*Valois is a great choice for a good meal. I used to be a regular when I lived in Hyde Park. You can also get stuffed to the gills for under $10 there.*

The Diner Grill is a good place to eat in Chicago. Irving Park Road.
My wife makes a less bombastic version of the Slinger.

Interesting characters at 4:00 am.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/diner-grill-chicago

31 posted on 05/23/2014 10:14:44 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: latina4dubya

“doesn’t he know he is not allowed to eat bacon?”

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The pool of reporters was escorted out before he ate, so who knows if he actually did:

“His food remained untouched as he took photos and talked with a few more people, largely out of earshot of the pool.... The pool was ushered out as they sat down to eat.”


32 posted on 05/23/2014 10:18:18 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: Sub-Driver

But he WILL tax it.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 10:27:56 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: tet68

He’s sharp as a marble...


34 posted on 05/23/2014 10:30:24 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: PghBaldy

My thoughts as well. He must feel some of his presstitutes are considering leaving his harem or he’d have no need to make such a statement.


35 posted on 05/23/2014 10:30:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PATRIOT1876
You are JUST like Harry Truman.

I'll consider him maybe even close when he picks up his own suitcases and scleps them to the station on the day he moves out of the White House as HST did.

36 posted on 05/23/2014 10:33:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
*I'll consider him maybe even close when he picks up his own suitcases and scleps them to the station on the day he moves out of the White House as HST did. *

That event will be almost as happy a day for America as when we won WWII

37 posted on 05/23/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Mr. K

“did his food tasters try it first?”

I was just wondering the same thing..


38 posted on 05/23/2014 10:42:10 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Sub-Driver

but he takes free vacations and air force one trips all’over the world.

yeah paying for one breakfast will really offset that.


39 posted on 05/23/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see... He lives in free deluxe accommodations, flies free in a luxery jumbo jet, free heliocopter rides over the peons in traffic, free limo service, free golf, free vacations, free parties with hollyweird sycophants.

A twenty dollar photo op isn’t even pocket change.

Yea, ZerØ’s a real peach of a guy.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 11:04:18 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Sub-Driver

Makes me wonder which aide had to fork over HIS $20 bill so O’blammy could appear to be a man of the people.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 11:06:13 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: proud American in Canada

ooh! good catch! he maybe ordered it just for appearances... he would do something like that...


42 posted on 05/23/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, yes he does take free food. Where did those 2 twenty dollar bills come from?


43 posted on 05/23/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t his constituents follow the example?


44 posted on 05/23/2014 11:55:00 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Sub-Driver

My head is exploding.


45 posted on 05/23/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Hoffer Rand

One thing- I know people (including myself) can make such defensive comments when we are self-conscious about something. I thought I was thin-skinned. Obama has no sense of humor about himself (among other things wrong with him) and NEVER should have been in a position of trust. All the things people said about Nixon are true with Obama, but more so.


46 posted on 05/24/2014 2:56:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver

47 posted on 05/24/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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