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megimoo
01-20-2011, 08:09 PM
From the State Dinner menu:
Main Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp Onions
Double Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach
Wine: Quilceda Creek Cabernet "Columbia Valley" 2005 (Washington State) $399.99 at Raeder's Wine store.
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White House State Dinner Menu For President Hu Jintao (full menu)

First
D’Anjou Pear with Farmstead Goat Cheese
Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic

Second
Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Wine: DuMol Chardonnay “Russian River” 2008 (California)
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Lemon Sorbet
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Main
Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp Onions
Double Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach

http://www.raederswine.com/sku056956.html

Novaheart
01-20-2011, 08:54 PM
I would have served General Tso Chicken and Diet Coke.

NJCardFan
01-20-2011, 09:03 PM
And to think it's us proles who must tighten our belts.

Bubba Dawg
01-20-2011, 09:05 PM
I would have served General Tso Chicken and Diet Coke.

I'd like that!!!:D

noonwitch
01-21-2011, 08:35 AM
I would have served General Tso Chicken and Diet Coke.

That's good enough for me!



Although, I like wine, I've never had any expensive wine. I like the $10-15 a bottle italian wines, like Pinot Grigio.

obx
01-21-2011, 10:11 AM
I would have sold them some of the wine I make for half of that.

SaintLouieWoman
01-21-2011, 10:47 AM
Michele just has to go with the lobster again. They've been eating very well since taking office.

But we owe our souls to the Chinese, so I guess we can't be too cheap with them. At least it wasn't an embarassment like his gifts to the Queen of England. :rolleyes:

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Michele just has to go with the lobster again. They've been eating very well since taking office.

But we owe our souls to the Chinese, so I guess we can't be too cheap with them. At least it wasn't an embarassment like his gifts to the Queen of England. :rolleyes:

Lobster? But what about the people stuck in the food deserts?

What about the poor kids forced to eat Happy Meals?

linda22003
01-21-2011, 11:19 AM
It's far more likely that the vineyard donated the wine than it was bought at retail, but that's not as good a story, is it? :)

linda22003
01-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Sorry, I don't see anything to snipe at on the menu. It's a state dinner, it's supposed to do us proud. You'd all be snippy if he'd served chicken mcnuggets to save money. :rolleyes:

linda22003
01-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Why is it a big deal to "eat lobster"? We have it pretty much every week at our house.

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 11:26 AM
Sorry, I don't see anything to snipe at on the menu. It's a state dinner, it's supposed to do us proud. You'd all be snippy if he'd served chicken mcnuggets to save money. :rolleyes:
Roll your eyes all you want.

This is the same Prsident and first lady that have been "snippy" about telling everyone to tighten their belts and lecturing the public on eating healthy.

All the while they are spending OUR money like it's going out of style and eating like kings.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 11:35 AM
The irony is strong here. tax cuts for billionaires but god damn the white house for eating lobster who do they think they are?!

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 11:44 AM
The irony is strong here. tax cuts for billionaires but god damn the white house for eating lobster who do they think they are?!

:rolleyes:

THEY are the same people that would trash a Republican President for doing the same thing in an economy like we have right now.

THEY are the ones that trash the rich...talk about the poor...say they feel their plight...then jet off to Spain and hob knob with the rich they claim to despise.

YOU are one of the idiots that falls for their class warfare bullshit.

linda22003
01-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Roll your eyes all you want.

This is the same Prsident and first lady that have been "snippy" about telling everyone to tighten their belts and lecturing the public on eating healthy.



Lobster IS healthy. Fish and shellfish are pretty low calorie; that's why we eat a lot of it.

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 11:48 AM
Lobster IS healthy. Fish and shellfish are pretty low calorie; that's why we eat a lot of it.

Never said it wasn't. I think you missed the point of what I was saying.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 12:28 PM
:rolleyes:

THEY are the same people that would trash a Republican President for doing the same thing in an economy like we have right now.

THEY are the ones that trash the rich...talk about the poor...say they feel their plight...then jet off to Spain and hob knob with the rich they claim to despise.

YOU are one of the idiots that falls for their class warfare bullshit.

who is THEY? the Obamas? Obama doesn't "trash the rich" he actually hires them (CEO's, Banking executives, ect) and they work for his administration and decide what laws would be good for business.

lacarnut
01-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Why is it a big deal to "eat lobster"? We have it pretty much every week at our house.

I am sure most blue blood Rockefeller Republicans that live on the eastern seaboard eat them every week also.

linda22003
01-21-2011, 12:37 PM
I am sure most blue blood Rockefeller Republicans that live on the eastern seaboard eat them every week also.

Sheesh. It's got a reputation for being expensive, but that's not my experience with it. :cool:

AmPat
01-21-2011, 12:48 PM
The irony is strong here. tax cuts for billionaires but god damn the white house for eating lobster who do they think they are?!

Much irony but not in the menu so much as the Commie and his cow pigging out while telling us we need to tighten our belts. :rolleyes:

lacarnut
01-21-2011, 12:49 PM
Sheesh. It's got a reputation for being expensive, but that's not my experience with it. :cool:

True dat but in other parts of the country the price doubles due to shipping cost. I will take my crawdads over lobster any day.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 12:59 PM
Much irony but not in the menu so much as the Commie and his cow pigging out while telling us we need to tighten our belts. :rolleyes:

Obama is a Centrist Liberal Capitalist


I know that in the world of right-wing craziness, anyone who doesn't drive a John Deere to work is a communist, but in reality that's not the case.

linda22003
01-21-2011, 01:01 PM
Much irony but not in the menu so much as the Commie and his cow pigging out while telling us we need to tighten our belts. :rolleyes:

Serious question: where is this quote about tightening our belts? I see references to it, but what was the original statement?

Apache
01-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Obama is a Centrist Liberal Capitalist


I know that in the world of right-wing craziness, anyone who doesn't drive a John Deere to work is a communist, but in reality that's not the case.

Screw you commie...

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Serious question: where is this quote about tightening our belts? I see references to it, but what was the original statement?

It's just a stupid slogan thrown around by Fox News pundits to justify slashing social security and medicare, which has been picked up by most Republican lawmakers and many Democrat lawmakers

just google "tighten our belts" (in quotes)

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:14 PM
You know, when they ignorantly compare national economic policies with household finances, brcause we all know how that feels having to balance your home budget. Stupid people believe national economic policy follows the same logic as personal finances, so this comparison is thrown around constantly.

NJCardFan
01-21-2011, 01:20 PM
Lobster IS healthy. Fish and shellfish are pretty low calorie; that's why we eat a lot of it.

Lobster and shrimp are high in cholesterol.

Apache
01-21-2011, 01:24 PM
You know, when they ignorantly compare national economic policies with household finances, brcause we all know how that feels having to balance your home budget. Stupid people believe national economic policy follows the same logic as personal finances, so this comparison is thrown around constantly.

Yeah! Heaven FORBID we keep our debt low...:rolleyes:

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:33 PM
it's a good idea to not let our debt run out of control but equating national economics to personal home finances is so obviously an emotional appeal with no connection to reality, you should be insulted that these peoplethink you're so stupid

lacarnut
01-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Serious question: where is this quote about tightening our belts? I see references to it, but what was the original statement?

It surely did not come from Bush, Obama and the f....d up (D & R) politicians we have had in the Congress for the last 4 years.

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 01:42 PM
who is THEY? the Obamas? Obama doesn't "trash the rich" he actually hires them (CEO's, Banking executives, ect) and they work for his administration and decide what laws would be good for business.

Yes that is the THEY I'm talking about.

And I defy you to show me one piece of legislation or bill he's signed into law in two years that's been good for businesses.

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Obama is a Centrist Liberal Capitalist


I know that in the world of right-wing craziness, anyone who doesn't drive a John Deere to work is a communist, but in reality that's not the case.

You are freaking delusional.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:48 PM
Yes that is the THEY I'm talking about.

And I defy you to show me one piece of legislation or bill he's signed into law in two years that's been good for businesses.

Health care bill is wonderful for insurance companies and pharmecutical companies

War efforts in afghanistan is great for defense contracters

I don't know how great for "business" it is but his tax cuts for the very wealthy

what else?

hmmm

TARP, The Public-Private Investment Program, FDIC Temporary Liquidity Guarantees (TLG), the Targeted Investment Program (TIP), the Term Asset-Backed Securities Lending Facility (TALF)



you said one but there you go there's a few for you to chew over

linda22003
01-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Lobster and shrimp are high in cholesterol.

My doctor said the only way I'd ever have a problem with cholesterol would be if I got hit by an egg truck.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:51 PM
You are freaking delusional.

Where do you get your news from?

Are any of your sources not - American corporate tv networks, American corporate radio broadcasts, American corporate newspapers, blatently right-wing blogs?


do you ever open up foreign news sources of left-wing blogs or independent news outlets?


usually the people who consider centrist liberal policies "communist" are the ones who surround themselves in right wing echo chamber noise machines

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 01:52 PM
it's a good idea to not let our debt run out of control but equating national economics to personal home finances is so obviously an emotional appeal with no connection to reality, you should be insulted that these peoplethink you're so stupid

Yet your lefty brethren in the political and media realms keep shoveling it to the masses...which is why we're trying to vote them out of office as fast as we can.

hampshirebrit
01-21-2011, 01:53 PM
$400 is a waste of money for a Chinese guest. The Chinese are not big wine drinkers. They're more into spirits. A bottle of Johnny Black would have been more appropriate, and cheaper.

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 01:55 PM
$400 is a waste of money for a Chinese guest. The Chinese are not big wine drinkers. They're more into spirits. A bottle of Johnny Black would have been more appropriate, and cheaper.

the chinese know luxury

this is the chinese version of PBR (idk if they have it across the pond but it's an extremely cheap watered down beer from the midwest)

http://i.imgur.com/LExPRl.jpg (http://imgur.com/LExPR)

txradioguy
01-21-2011, 02:03 PM
Health care bill is wonderful for insurance companies and pharmecutical companies

Why? They are going to lose money on the deal. Are you REALLY that freaking dense or just that completely immersed in leftist dogma? I'm going with the latter.

Government controlled...is good for no one.


War efforts in afghanistan is great for defense contracters

They make just as much money in peace time.


I don't know how great for "business" it is but his tax cuts for the very wealthy

Considering the tax cuts will affect small business the most...which accuonts for the vast majority of "business" in the US it helps everyone.

I make 50K a year and the tax cuts help me. Oops...another Libtard talking point goes by the wayside.


what else?

hmmm

TARP, The Public-Private Investment Program, FDIC Temporary Liquidity Guarantees (TLG), the Targeted Investment Program (TIP), the Term Asset-Backed Securities Lending Facility (TALF)

All of what you just mentioned...have done NOTHING for business the economy or the American people...all it has done was steal money the Government didn't have in the first place and give it to friends and special interest groups of Liberal Democrat congress critters.

They are all great Socialist wealth distribution plans but do nothing for the economy or the country.

Sorry...giant fail on your part. You should REALLY try and use credible sources and not DNC talking points in these debates. Unlike you...we're not sheep and just believe everything we're told.

Not to mention it would save yo some embarrassment.




you said one but there you go there's a few for you to chew over

I'm still waiting for the one I asked for. Instead you gave me cut and paste crap.

CueSi
01-21-2011, 02:17 PM
$400 is a waste of money for a Chinese guest. The Chinese are not big wine drinkers. They're more into spirits. A bottle of Johnny Black would have been more appropriate, and cheaper.

This. If I ruled the world... Jack and Coke at this state dinner. :p

~QC

megimoo
01-21-2011, 02:44 PM
This. If I ruled the world... Jack and Coke at this state dinner. :p

~QCJack Black and coke ?Why would anyone ruin a good scotch with coke ,coke is for rum ?

linda22003
01-21-2011, 02:58 PM
Jack Black and coke ?Why would anyone ruin a good scotch with coke ,coke is for rum ?

I think she means Jack Daniels. :eek:

Wei Wu Wei
01-21-2011, 03:01 PM
Why? They are going to lose money on the deal. Are you REALLY that freaking dense or just that completely immersed in leftist dogma? I'm going with the latter.

Government controlled...is good for no one.



They make just as much money in peace time.



Considering the tax cuts will affect small business the most...which accuonts for the vast majority of "business" in the US it helps everyone.

I make 50K a year and the tax cuts help me. Oops...another Libtard talking point goes by the wayside.



All of what you just mentioned...have done NOTHING for business the economy or the American people...all it has done was steal money the Government didn't have in the first place and give it to friends and special interest groups of Liberal Democrat congress critters.

They are all great Socialist wealth distribution plans but do nothing for the economy or the country.

Sorry...giant fail on your part. You should REALLY try and use credible sources and not DNC talking points in these debates. Unlike you...we're not sheep and just believe everything we're told.

Not to mention it would save yo some embarrassment.





I'm still waiting for the one I asked for. Instead you gave me cut and paste crap.

"Socialist" has got to be the most misused term in contemporary political discourse

lacarnut
01-21-2011, 03:10 PM
I think she means Jack Daniels. :eek:

Yep..black label. However, it's not Jack black and coke; it's black Jack and coke. Take it from a previous connoisseur.

Zathras
01-21-2011, 03:14 PM
"Socialist" has got to be the most misused term in contemporary political discourse

Yeah, mostly by idiots like you who think it's ok.

Madisonian
01-21-2011, 05:23 PM
This. If I ruled the world... Jack and Coke at this state dinner. :p

~QC
Jack straight and Coke on the side of course.:D
And that would either be Jack Black, Single barrel or Gentlemen Jack. None of that nasty green label stuff.

AmPat
01-21-2011, 05:46 PM
You know, when they ignorantly compare national economic policies with household finances, brcause we all know how that feels having to balance your home budget. Stupid people believe national economic policy follows the same logic as personal finances, so this comparison is thrown around constantly.

Actually, us "stupid people" know that we can simply just allow our government to print more money when our govt overspends. Every "enlightened" person knows there are no negative impacts to printing more money based upon need and greed. Problem solved! :rolleyes:

AmPat
01-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Serious question: where is this quote about tightening our belts? I see references to it, but what was the original statement?

I wasn't suggesting a direct quote more than an overall guidance but here is a starting point,,,,,,,,,,,psssst, share it with WEITARD. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/obama_you_tighten_your_belts_w.html

At a high school in North Nashua, N.H, on Tuesday President Obama lectured the audience on some rather breathtaking insights concerning the values of self-restraint and self-discipline:


"When times are tough, you tighten your belts" said the President. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices."

Phillygirl
01-21-2011, 07:20 PM
What type of menu would be appropriate for a state dinner?

Rockntractor
01-21-2011, 07:22 PM
What type of menu would be appropriate for a state dinner?

Pot pies and orange crush.

AmPat
01-21-2011, 07:25 PM
What type of menu would be appropriate for a state dinner?

Alfalfa sprouts, water cress, spinach leaves, and facet water. We all need to have "skin in the game.":eek:

Phillygirl
01-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Pot pies and orange crush.

That's appropriate for Thanksgiving.

megimoo
01-21-2011, 07:49 PM
What type of menu would be appropriate for a state dinner?It Depends on who is being honored !No Frogs legs,Ostrich or Camel hump for the Jews or Arabs,Camel hump ok for Arabs.No Beef for Hindus, particularly Brahmins.No Catfish,Carp ,Shark or Eel for Jews Or Arabs .The Chinese hate cheese and cows milk !

CueSi
01-21-2011, 09:55 PM
Jack straight and Coke on the side of course.:D
And that would either be Jack Black, Single barrel or Gentlemen Jack. None of that nasty green label stuff.

Green label for state dinners are for when we start to have the gas lines.

~QC

Calypso Jones
01-21-2011, 10:32 PM
$400 white wine for sauteed cat
$400 red with dog.

PoliCon
01-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Sorry, I don't see anything to snipe at on the menu. It's a state dinner, it's supposed to do us proud. You'd all be snippy if he'd served chicken mcnuggets to save money. :rolleyes:

agreed. This story is just about cheap points.

m00
01-22-2011, 12:41 AM
who is THEY? the Obamas? Obama doesn't "trash the rich" he actually hires them (CEO's, Banking executives, ect) and they work for his administration and decide what laws would be good for business.

Well, I don't know what rich even means any more. It seems "rich" merely means "friends with the guys who are lucky enough to print the money."

Rockntractor
01-22-2011, 12:44 AM
Well, I don't know what rich even means any more. It seems "rich" merely means "friends with the guys who are lucky enough to print the money."

It seems like rich makes you a target to get it taken away, there has to be a nice middle spot where you have enough but nobody notices you.

Rockntractor
01-22-2011, 12:47 AM
agreed. This story is just about cheap points.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/peas4c.gif

m00
01-22-2011, 12:50 AM
It seems like rich makes you a target to get it taken away, there has to be a nice middle spot where you have enough but nobody notices you.

Probably around the 10 million in assets range. Stick somewhere in an extremely safe low return investment (say 3-4%) and live off the interest.

Rockntractor
01-22-2011, 12:52 AM
Probably around the 10 million in assets range. Stick somewhere in an extremely safe low return investment (say 3-4%) and live off the interest.

I would find a place even more secluded than I have now to live.