Obamas Depleting U.S. Lobster Supply
August 25, 2010
So how much lobster are you having during these precarious economic times? What? You’ve had to cut back? No longer ordering it stuffed with crab meat, at least?
Well, if you happen to be the President of the United States or the First Lady, your lobster consumption is continuing at a robust pace.
Yes, the economy is still getting battered. And Tuesday night, so was President Obama’s lobster.
According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, the president savored some lobster tempura at the trendy State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh, just the thought of it. If he brings some back to the White House for me, I’ll write whatever he wants.
Monday night at The Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard it was the lobster pasta appetizer for the president and a surf and turf entrée – the “surf” being a lobster tail – for Mrs. Obama.
And what would the vacation to Maine in July have been without a taste of everyone’s favorite crustacean. The president did it in a little less genteel fashion that time, heading over to something called Stewman’s Downtown restaurant where he was served the “Lobster Experience” dinner – just regular lobster, corn and slaw.
But the Obamas’ lobster experience is not confined to these shores. Michelle Obama was barely off the plane during her voyage early this month to the Spanish Riviera when, according to the Spanish press, she dived into a feast of sea bass tartare, strawberry gazpacho and sardines, and a main course of lobster with seaweed risotto.
Michelle enjoyed the repast so much that she was right back at it on August 14 during the Obamas’ two-day Panama City, Fla photo-op vacation. There, at the Firefly restaurant, it was more lobster for Michelle.
Let Them Eat Lobster!!!
Yes again, congratulations Mr. and Mrs. President on raising the cuisine bar for blacks. We have finally made it to the top.
African Americans and seafood is an inside joke among us brothers and sisters. When I was in college for a date if a guy really wants to impress a woman he would take her to Red Lobster. Shrimp, crab, lobster, are all pretty expensive for a family on a budget- even more so if you are a struggling black college student.
Hearing language in the vein of “Man, I ain’t taking her all out to get no lobster or anything…she ain’t all that!”
Or if you are a young woman like one classmate of mine :
” Shoot as good as I looking tonight that negro had better take me to get some snow crab and lobster. I just got my hair did and looking tight… “
was not uncommon.
Red Lobster is like the pleasure dome of culinary venues for many. Cheddar biscuit and all you can eat heaven.
From Urban Dictionary:
Often reffered[sic] to as “ghetto seafood”.
A place where rednecks, uneducated, ghetto, and often illiterate people go on special occasions, birthdays, aniversarries [sic], weddings. Redlobster is a restaurant which specializes in serving food to the lower portion of society which is why they serve what customers reffer to as, “fried skrimps” with “smashed pertaters”. If fathers day is the most confusing holiday for you, or if your entire extended family consists of five people which live in the same double-wide, your favorite restaurant is most likely red lobster.
“Hey hunny happy aniverarry were going to red lobster!!!”
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
Because dining out is a cultural event in some circles, I was not one bit shocked to hear the following on a Chicago bus recently:
“Obama is all up in that White House mutha eating lobster and steaks, brutha eating good like a black boy should,” laughed the older African American male in his mid to late fifties.
His companion also a black male, of about the same age chuckled along with him and added, “Man I’d be eating lobster all damn day too if I was president…Ni–ga will kill for some lobster now…gotta wait for someone to die n’ shit before you can get some lobster…”
After this important topic, the men then began a conversation about a subject that was more serious and pertinent to the woes of African Americans in Chicago. Apparently they knew a friend’s son that was killed by random gunfire. Not surpising seeing as how 300 people were shot in Chicago during the month of July:
From this story in the Chicago Tribune
303 people shot in July
By Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Joe Germuska August 21, 2010
…More than 300 people were shot in Chicago last month. At least 33 of them have died.
Some victims made headlines, like 13-year-old Robert Freeman Jr., who was fatally shot on his block while hanging out with friends. The city paused when two Chicago police officers — Michael Bailey and Thor Soderberg — were gunned down in uniform within weeks of each other.
But many more victims of shootings in July — historically among the city’s most dangerous months — suffered unnoticed by the rest of the city.
Crime has been holding steady in Chicago in recent years. Through July, there have been 1,089 shootings in the city, a 2.4 percent decrease over last year. This July, police counted 221 shooting incidents, compared with 229 in July 2009. A review of seven years worth of shootings showed similar numbers.
In other words, this was a typical July.
The Chicago Police Department declined to provide the number of shooting victims in July or comment about the month’s shooting tally. But a Tribune analysis of reported shootings, based on logs kept by police and reporting by the Tribune, counted 303 people who were injured in shootings last month.
The Tribune’s analysis showed that shootings occurred in predictable places — the Far South Side and West Side, for instance, where violence has been a pervasive problem for decades. It also showed how a bullet — even one that doesn’t kill — pierced a path of destruction in victims, families and the neighborhoods where they live.
So great! President Obama and his First Lady can live the Great American Lobster Fest!!
Now does this mean that his supporters must continue remain totally blind to the incompetency of the Obama administration?
Do you have to aid and abet an empty suit government? Can you continue to ignore the complete and utterly blatant absence of checks and balances when it comes to the passage of” Obamalawz ” ? Healthcare …executive orders, immigration? Does this mean that you have not checked your bank balances recently?
Is there a lobster in every pot or just water stew with a few leaves of arugula floating around in it?
And yes in full disclosure- I have dined on lobster this summer. Jewel Foodstore had a sale on lobster tails at $6.99 each. I bought two lobster tails. $14 splurge for Afrocity and the next day I ate spaghetti with Ragu sauce for dinner and Beenie Weenies for lunch to make up for it.
For liberals, the rich and Christian conservatives are the wrongdoers.
I mentioned in many of my posts that liberals adore being victims and I will admit here that some are. However, the people doing the fighting for the victims, are far from being victims and many of them never were victims. Not then, not when you voted for them because they “got you” and certainly not now. They need victims in order to be elected. Once elected, you stay a victim while they spoon our tax dollars down their throats.
They eat lobster while you eat that Hope n’ Change cake.
Mmmmm good huh? Tastes like air.
Of all political ideologies liberalism, according to Democrats, is the most caring.
Did you know that in 2007 Sarah Palin gave more to charity than Obama and Joe Biden combined? She also made less money than the then DNC high office nominees. Much fodder was made out of Sarah Palin’s RNC bought wardrobe. Debate encircled the Alaskan VP candidate and her choice of make-up, clothes, shoes, Kmart pampers.
“Sarah is so out of touch with American people,” a liberal acquaintance told me. ” She is so provincial. Big house, all of these kids…In Huffpo it was reported that she cost the state of Alaska millions in travel fees to cart around those brats and her snow ski bunny husband…They say she has a tanning bed in her house. IN HER HOUSE!!!”
You are probably wondering what Afrocity was doing at this point in the conversation.
My friend’s Palin hate was on autopilot. There was no stopping her and in fact, I took some sort of sick twisted tingle up my leg joy while watching her.
While bemoaning Sarah’s tanning bed, my friend never once mentioned Barack Obama’s discounted mob assisted mansion-ish purchase. Not one word about First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Lanvin $565 tennis shoes, or her shopping sprees at Ikram (an upscale Chicago designer boutique).
Michelle Obama in her groovy $500 plus Lanvin shoes
$500 shoes worn to a charity event during a recession?
But somehow in the eye’s of his adoring supporters, the Obama’s are in touch with the American People. Sure they are in touch with the American people…All of the American people who attended Ivy League schools and were raised in Hawaii, and now live in mansions. Class warfare on the part of liberals is like Wag the Dog. Outsiders to limousine liberals do not understand this. In contrast to Republicans who don’t openly preach disdain for those who have, the liberal power brokers preach sacrifice and cry victim while secretly going home to maids, private schooling for their children, and obviously lobster, lobster and more lobster.
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more. ” —Michelle Obama