This Is Lunch?

Yesterday tpnn news posted the picture below. This  is lunch under Michelle Obama‘s Nutrition Guidelines:


Just for the record, the Obama daughters attend the Sidwell Friends School. The article reports on lunch at that school:

Their lunches are prepared fresh by Meriwether Godsey, a catering company. The menu consists of such items as all natural rosemary chicken, fresh herb risotto, cheese tortellini, crusted tilapia, and fresh baked muffins, just to name a few.

“Let them eat cake.”

I Wonder If We Will Ever Find Out The Truth

Sometimes writing a blog can be discouraging. There is so much information on the Internet, and it is difficult to figure out what is true and what is not. I have a few sources I trust more than others, but sometimes the sources I rely on less than others turn out to be surprisingly accurate. I have a feeling that may be the case when the Benghazi attack is finally sorted out.

Real Clear Politics posted a video on Friday of an Ed Klein interview talking about the fact that the embassy in Benghazi was denied extra security. Here is the video:

This is the silly season. It is ten days before the election. Trying to figure out the antics of the Clintons and the Obamas is like trying to figure out the poison scene in “The Princess Bride.” (If you are one of the three people in America who have never seen that movie, rent it. It is a wonderful story.) The antics of these people could easily give you a serious headache.

The shoes are continuing to drop in this story. The one thing I think I can safely say is that we will not know the truth before the election. I am not even sure we will know the truth after the election.

My heart goes out to the families of those lost in Benghazi. Every day they have to deal with all the confusion surrounding the loss of their loved ones. We need to remember them as the story continues.

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A Disturbing Picture Of President Obama

Dinesh D’Souza, an Indian American conservative political commentator, has written a number of books explaining some of the background of Barack Obama. As a person who was not raised in the American culture, Mr. D’Souza has a lot of insight on how America looks to someone not steeped in its culture. The movie, 2016, currently showing in selected theaters, is based on one of Mr. D’Souza’s books.

Fox News posted an article yesterday by Denish D’Souza detailing a recent event in Mr. D’Souza’s life.

Recently Mr. D’Souza received a call from someone named George, who was asking for money to pay the hospital bill for his son, who was seriously ill. After confirming the facts of the matter, Mr. D’Souza sent him the money he needed. The part of this story that is unique is that George is President Obama’s brother.

The story at Fox News details some of the reasons that George was not able to ask his brother for help. As in many families, political issues have caused divisions within the family that have overridden family ties. That is horribly unfortunate, and in this case meant that George had to ask a friend to help him in his time of need, rather than asking his brother.

The family disruption is sad, but the way that the President has treated his brother is even sadder. Please read the entire article to learn the history of this relationship. It is disturbing to see an American President treat a family member in this manner.

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Exploiting The Office Of The American Presidency

Martha's Vineyard - Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard - Massachusetts (Photo credit: Dougtone)

We hear a lot of attacks on the rich these days–they are accused of not paying their fair share of taxes, of being uncaring, and of just generally being bad people. It’s just awful that we have to live with them. However, I would like to point out a few things about the rich men who recently held the office of American President. When George Bush was President, he gave up golf while our soldiers were overseas fighting–he just felt that it was not appropriate for him to be on the golf course when soldiers were dying overseas. When George Bush went on vacation, he went to his ranch in Texas or his father’s house in Maine. What happens when we elect a President who grew up in the Middle Class? When President Clinton and President Obama were in office, the taxpayers paid for extravagant vacations on Martha’s Vineyard. During the Obama Presidency, taxpayers have financed expensive Hawaiian vacations, vacations in Spain for the first lady, ski vacations for the first lady, and now spring break in Mexico for Malia. Nevermind that Americans are still struggling financially and can’t afford vacations–off they go!

It does seem that the Obama Administration is becoming aware that this is a public relations problem.

Big Government reports:

An AFP story, linked at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, reported on Malia Obama’s visit to Mexico despite a Texas public safety warning, she’s reportedly accompanied by 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The Huffington Post story link now directs to the main page and the AFP item is fast disappearing from view. 

The Yahoo News link now diverts to a completely different story, in contrast to the url: The headline now reads: Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail.

The story was also reported in the International Business Times, but is no longer there. Aside from the cost of the trip, the fact that the warning was ignored is troubling. Malia is thirteen years old. I realize that 25 Secret Service agents provide serious security, but there is no insurance against being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a parent, I know that even if they were traveling in a tank with an armed platoon as an escort, I would not allow any of my daughters to ignore a travel advisory.

It’s a shame that the President and his family believe that travel advisories and economic restraint in choosing vacations simply don’t apply to them.


A website called media bistro is reporting the following:

Politico reports several websites have scrubbed stories about the trip from their websites after being asked to do so. A White House spokesperson says:

From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.

This is ridiculous. The taxpayers are paying for the vacation and the secret service protection. There is a vital interest–the President is sending his daughter to a place with a travel advisory and possibly putting members of the secret service at unnecessary risk in the process. If the President’s daughter had chosen to go to Florida or any place but Mexico, the story would not have been news.

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