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  • Billionaire Chen Guangbiao invites 1,000 poor Americans to dinner in Central Park

    06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 | Mimi Lau
    Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “I want to spread the message in the US that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods”. Chen said he was “teaming up with a famous American charity to host a charity luncheon for 1,000 poor and destitute Americans, who each will receive 300 dollars”. The underprivileged will be invited to the Boat House restaurant in New York’s Central Park, where Chen...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Obama: Republicans teaching candidates how to speak with 'sweeties' [women] - Correspondents Dinner

    05/07/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    During the 2008 Presidential campaign, President Obama took some heavy flak for addressing a female factory worker and a woman reporter as "sweeties". Cognizant that female voters might find the crass moniker disrespectful, the Politician-in-Chief quickly called the female reporter and issued an apology on her voice mail saying he was sorry for using the word "sweetie". The President added: "That's a bad habit of mine, I do it sometimes with all kinds of people" - including - as the satirical video below indicates - Michelle Obama. However, despite the President's tactless style of speaking with women, and the need...
  • Chris Christie to skip dinner with President Obama

    02/21/2014 1:14:55 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/21/2014 | ELIZABETH TITUS
    Chris Christie won’t dine at the White House on his swing through Washington this weekend. The New Jersey governor is set to leave town Sunday morning, his office confirmed, before a Sunday night White House dinner traditionally attended by governors of both parties during the annual National Governors Association meeting. Christie sat next to first lady Michelle Obama at last year’s dinner, and drew heat from some Republicans for famously embracing President Barack Obama just days before the presidential election in 2012 as the men surveyed Superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey. The Republican’s schedule is under particular scrutiny this...
  • Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on china and crystal

    02/11/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury. “Bo And Sunny Obama...
  • Christie Proposes Education Changes (incl after-school dinner)

    01/24/2014 9:55:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    MY9NJ.com ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Staff
    In Governor Christie’s efforts to solve New Jersey’s education problems, yesterday he visited the Dudley Family School in Camden to discuss some of his plans for school programs in the Garden State. ......................................................... One of the big education announcements that he made in Camden is plans for an after-school dinner program for kids in six of the city’s schools. Research has shown that when kids are hungry, that affects not just their academic performance, but also their behavior.
  • Mixed Grills… With a Cockroach

    11/02/2013 3:15:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, November 01, 2013
    Authorities issued a warningA Saudi man fancying grills for dinner went into a famous restaurant in the Gulf kingdom and bought a meal before rushing home to enjoy the food. But his excitement turned into a shock then to fury when he spotted a large dead cockroach in the meat just before he put a piece into his mouth. Omar Al Harthi said he rushed back to the restaurant in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah and began shouting as they lined up the in front of him to apologize. “I did not accept their apology because this has...
  • Primary school dinner lady sacked after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil

    07/31/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31 2013 | SUZANNAH HILLS
    Primary school dinner lady sacked for 'negligence, carelessness or idleness' after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil A primary school dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving pork to a Muslim pupil. Alison Waldock, 51, 'forgot' the seven-year-old dietary needs when she asked if the schoolgirl wanted gammon and the youngster said yes. The school's headteacher spotted the mistake as the youngster was about to tuck into the meat and swept the plate away from her. The girl's parents were then told how close their daughter had come to eating the meat, which is banned in their...
  • American Idiot Converts to Islam ... Then Threatens to Kill Mother Over Pork Dinner

    06/21/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 19, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    Police: Death Threat Prompted By Pork Dinner • Muslim man accused mom of trying to "poison" him JUNE 19--A Pennsylvania man allegedly threatened to kill his mother because he believed she tried to “poison” him by serving pork, “which was against his Muslim religion," investigators report. Joshua Lee Coffey, 25, confronted his mother Sherri last week in the family’s home in St. Marys, a central Pennsylvania city. Coffey accused his mother of “attempting to poison him,” noting that “the meat he was given to eat was pork, which was against his Muslim religion," according to a probable cause affidavit. A...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • Grown Man Builds Menu Fort: 5 Signs Your Dinner Date Is A Disaster

    04/22/2013 5:28:23 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 15 replies
    Shine via Yahoo ^ | 04-22-2013 | Elise Sole'
    Well, this is awkward. A man was having a spat with his girlfriend at an Olive Garden in Charlotte, NC on Sunday night when he decided to resolve the matter in the utmost mature manner: defiantly building a fort of menus to shield his face from his girlfriend. Fellow diner Adam Howell caught the incident on his camera phone, tweeting it out to his 650 followers, and the photo soon went viral. "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort," he wrote, later updating his Twitter audience that the waitress...
  • Huffington Post bringing Christie to White House Correspondents' dinner

    04/09/2013 11:47:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | April 9 , 2013
    Talk about an odd couple. Liberal media mogul Arianna Huffington is bringing GOP star Gov. Chris Christie to the White House Correspondents' dinner later this month. The governor will feel at home with the Huffington Post founder's other guests: New Jersey natives Jon Bon Jovi of Sayreville and Shaquille O'Neal of Newark, according to Women's Wear Daily, which first reported the invites. Shaq recently visited Christie at the Statehouse in Trenton.
  • Best seat in the (White) house! Chris Christie gets chair of honor next to first lady Michelle

    02/25/2013 7:54:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/13 | Beth Stebner
    Gov. Chris Christie got the seat of honor at tonight’s annual governor’s dinner, sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama. The New Jersey governor, a Republican, joined governors from across the nation at the annual Governor’s Association Meeting, and at one point, clinked glasses with the president’s wife. Mr Obama had praised Gov. Christie for his response to Hurricane Sandy and his effort to get funding to those who were most affected by last October’s storm.
  • Hilarious and Brutal: Romney kills at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner

    10/18/2012 7:02:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 192 replies
    Fox News repost ^ | 10-18-2012
    Tonight was the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner where the candidates take a humorous break from the campaign trail. But I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised at how funny Romney was as he delivered line after line, mostly about the president. In fact he landed some pretty hard blows on the president, namely one where in using the Sesame Street reference he said that President Obama’s remarks “are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 Trillion.” Ouch! And there’s a lot more where that came from. My bet is that even though it was all...
  • "The Dinner Table"

    10/06/2012 1:37:13 AM PDT · by torchthemummy · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/5/12 | Americans For Prosperity
    This is how you think outside of the box.
  • These Bones of Mine guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/ guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/

    10/05/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 16 replies
    These Bones of Mine ^ | 11/19/2011 | Kate Brown
    The first post served as a very general introduction to the subject of cannibalism in archaeology, and can be found here. The second was a more in depth look at this subject including a few case studies, and is over here. Hopefully, work allowing, I will be able to post some original content up here very soon, but for now hopefully this will suffice. Till next time…
  • Obama Inspired Ship 'Audacity of Hope' to Join Gaza Flotilla II-good pal raised money

    06/07/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama's good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture. In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were...
  • American Life League president posts open letter to Cardinal Dolan about Al Smith dinner invitation

    08/16/2012 2:21:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 16, 2012 | Daniel Cassidy
    The valiant Judie Brown, founder of the American Life League and America's foremost and uncompromising champion of life, has posted an open letter to His Eminence Timothy, Cardinal Dolan. Once again, the American Episcopacy has put institutional interests ahead of what is moral and good. We have no interest in their views on the Farm Bill, trade policies or continuing budget resolutions. We do, however, expect them to speak with clarity and consistency on the great moral issues of our day. It seems Cardinal Dolan, like so many before him, would rather be a political player than a moral force...
  • A Warning For Cardinal Dolan

    08/15/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT · by marcbold · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/15/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    For sure, Cardinal Dolan has been the outspoken champion of the Church's rights and the rights of individuals to practice their religion in public free from coercive immoral mandates. For this and by virtue of his position in the Church, he rightly deserves our praise, respect, and a fair amount of trust. Cardinal Dolan, We trust you. I trust you. But I also have a warning for you. You wrote about what the perception would be if you refused to meet with the President saying "And, in the current climate, we bishops have maintained that we are open to dialogue...
  • When does a dinner invitation become a scandal? — UPDATED (Obama has accepted)

    08/08/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 7, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    When it involves the fabled Al Smith Dinner in New York, all you have to do is invite President Obama: By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the angry volleys of the campaign trail — a white-tie charity banquet held in the weeks before Election Day, hosted by the archbishop of New York and featuring speeches by the two presidential candidates on the condition that they lob nothing more than good-natured jibes.But the Catholic hierarchy’s fierce feud with President Obama, abetted by the increasingly sharp tone of the 2012 elections, is...
  • What is eaten in one week

    12/29/2007 6:49:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 69 replies · 2,193+ views
    blog ^ | Nov 27th, 2007
    Italy: The Manzo family of SicilyFood expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 Germany: The Melander family of BargteheideFood expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (I really hope most Americanfamilies eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)Food expenditure for one week $341.98 Mexico: The Casales family of CuernavacaFood expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09 Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-JeziornaFood expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27 Egypt: The Ahmed family of CairoFood expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian...
  • Who’s up for lunch? A Gull-eating Octopus in Victoria, BC

    05/04/2012 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Bird Fellow ^ | 4/27/12 | Ann Nightingale
    One of the great things about being a nature lover is that your powers of observation seem to improve. While others are walking by, oblivious to the activities going on all around them, naturalists notice the creatures and the behaviors, especially if they are out of the ordinary. Such was the case on March 24, 2012, a sunny Saturday morning, when Ginger Morneau, her husband Ken, and brother Lou Baker were walking along the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC. The breakwater is a favourite spot for locals and visitors, reaching out about a half mile from the waterfront south...
  • Obama fundraises at BET chair’s home ($40,000-a-plate dinner)

    04/28/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Obama fundraises at BET chair’s homeBy LEIGH MUNSIL | 4/27/12 8:44 PM EDT President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser Friday night at the home of Debra Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET. About 40 people attended the $40,000-a-plate dinner in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood. During his remarks, the president gave a nod to some of the acrimony toward Washington among the American people. "[T]hings are tough, and they've grown cynical, and they see the mess that goes on in Washington and there's a temptation at a certain point to just say, 'Oh, a plague on both their houses; nothing is...
  • Photoshop or caption this pic of an offer of dinner with Barack

    04/28/2012 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Republican Extremist · 33 replies
    self | Republican Extremist
  • Pray For Bo

    04/24/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 4/24/2012 | Michael Berry
    http://youtu.be/L_q9ns8LVVs Just a video but seriously funny!!
  • What Did Velociraptor Have For Dinner? Raptor Skeleton Discovered With Bones In Its Gut

    03/13/2012 7:17:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 4, 2012 9:30 AM | Lauren Davis
    What did Velociraptor have for dinner? Raptor skeleton discovered with bones in its gut If you lie awake at night wondering Velociraptor's favorite food was (and whether it tastes much like human flesh), you're in luck. For the first time, a Velociraptor skeleton has been observed with its last supper still filling its guts, and this little guy feasted on long-dead pterosaur. Paleontologist David Hone has published a new paper describing his findings in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, but for those who don't want to breach the paywall, he's also explaining them on his blog. This especially well preserved specimen was...
  • 'My Dinner With Andre' movie review

    03/10/2012 1:20:03 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 11 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | February 20, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    'My Dinner With Andre' Movie Review: One Of A Kind For Good Reason
  • For Students Facing Long School Day, Supper Is Being Served

    01/13/2012 11:04:46 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    A free meal at school for breakfast, lunch — and dinner? About 450 city students have been eating supper in school cafeterias as part of a government-funded meal program that may expand in Hartford and also to other Connecticut school systems this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gives schools about $2.99 per dinner to serve students in after-school activities that involve academics.
  • turkey... that will feed 50!

    12/24/2011 6:48:51 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:46 AM on 23rd December 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There will definitely be a lot of gobbling when this turkey lands on the table... because it weighs an incredible four stone (56lb) and is set to feed 50. Weighing as much as an eight-year-old child, the jumbo Stag Turkey is 2ft wide and has been reared at Carr House Farm, in Ottingham, East Yorkshire. The super birds are so large, they will not fit in a conventional oven and are normally destined for large catering kitchens in hotels and restaurants. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077587/This-bird-lot-stuffing-Farmer-rears-giant-FOUR-STONE-turkey--feed-50.html#ixzz1hVh8wEbm
  • Dinner with terrorists: $2,500

    12/11/2011 9:55:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/11 | Christopher Bedford
    For the low, low price of $2,500, you can have dinner cooked for you by Weather Underground agitators and terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Bidders at 32Auctions.com are invited to, “Enjoy an unforgettable and scintillating dinner for a party of six cooked by veteran activists and educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Fascinating conversation over a meal,” the website promises, “is the agenda for this special evening.” In the late 1960s and early 1970s, both Ayers and Dohrn were leaders of the violent, communist organization Weather Underground — a splinter group from the radical Students for a Democratic Society,...
  • GOP senators to dine with Herman Cain tonight (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    11/01/2011 4:53:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    (snip) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the dinner was scheduled long before POLITICO reported about the sexual harassment allegations that have since rocked Cain's campaign. "I never met Herman Cain, I'm going to meet him tonight at dinner," said Graham, who is expecting the Cain controversy to die down. "He's going to meet some people in town. I think people are intrigued by him." (snip)
  • Candidate Republican voters would most like to have dinner with? Herman Cain, of course

    10/25/2011 8:54:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2011 | Allahpundit
    The only surprise in this poll is that he didn’t win it by 50 points. If the campaign was a contest of pure charm, the rest of the field would have already packed up and gone home.I wonder which publication will be the first to try to spin this counterintuitively as proof of conservative racism. The “guess who’s coming to dinner” jokes are already flying on Twitter so the headline comes ready-made. Don’t let us down, New York Times. According to the Clarus poll released Tuesday, 29% of self-described registered Republicans say they would like to dine with Cain, the...
  • You can enter free for a chance to eat dinner with Obama! (Freepers must apply!)

    09/14/2011 2:01:55 PM PDT · by WMarshal · 35 replies
    email sent to my account ^ | 9/14/2011 | email
    Here is the free entry link: click here to enter without contributing Here is the text of the email: Friend I'm writing to invite you to dinner. If that sounds familiar, it's because we've done this before. I've asked the campaign to organize small, five-person dinners with supporters like you as a regular thing. These dinners are important to me. Not just because they help me stay connected to supporters like you who are doing the hard work of building this campaign, but because they set us apart. No matter what our opponents do over the next 14 months, we...
  • Details on the Napa Valley, Tea Party (August 26) dinner, ticket info and entertainment details

    07/29/2011 7:19:19 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 5 replies
    Tea Party Express dinner ^ | July 14, 2011 | Napa Tea Party
    There are still dinner tickets available but going fast. Presidential candidates will be at free rally next day, Saturday. Napa wine tasting and all that stuff.
  • Chris Stigall Roast (Kansas City area)

    07/09/2011 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Optimist · 4 replies
    Missourians for Conservative Values PAC(MCVPAC) is hosting a dinner to roast (and toast) Chris Stigall, former host of The Morning Show on 710KCMO. The event will be held at Tiffany greens Golf Club (near KCI airport) on July 30, 2011, 5:30 PM. Stigall left Kansas City for Philadelphia where he continues his show on WPHT. MCVPAC is bringing Stigall back to Kansas City for one night only when his friends (many known to listeners of his show) will get a chance to "go at him" ... then he gets to return the honor. Roasters will include political strategist Jeff Roe;...
  • http://www.barackobama.com/signup/dinner-with-barack

    06/15/2011 9:01:33 PM PDT · by Dan Walsh · 27 replies
    http://www.barackobama.com ^ | 06/15/2011 | Dan Walsh
    Sign up for free raffle for dinner with Barrak Obama!
  • 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Obama and Seth Meyers headlined
  • At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama (50 pay $30k for ribs & cornbread)

    04/04/2011 12:44:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Observer ^ | 3/30/11 | Reid Pillifant
    At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to ObamaBy Reid Pillifant March 30, 2011 | 7:28 p.m President Obama is making progress. According to two sources who attended the "purposefully small" D.N.C. dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem last night, a few of those much-discussed, dissident donors were among the 50 attendees who paid $30,800 to enjoy short ribs and cornbread, and chat amiably with the president. "There were people there who in the past have expressed frustrations, and one person who said, 'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee. "Well,...
  • Rep. Ben Quayle Calls Politico The Worst Media Outlet In History

    03/31/2011 6:08:19 PM PDT · by Nasher · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/30/2011 | Real Clear Politics
    Freshman Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ), son of the former Vice President, makes jokes about Weiner, Spitzer, Newt Gingrich, Pawlenty, Dick Cheney, Biden, Obama and other high power politicians.
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: Michelle Obama's Alexander McQueen gown

    01/21/2011 9:44:20 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 59 replies
    latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | January 21, 2011 | latimesblogs.latimes.com
    Your morning fashion and beauty report: Michelle Obama's Alexander McQueen gown might not have been politically correct Oscar de la Renta is fretting over the red and black Alexander McQueen gown Michelle Obama wore to this week's state dinner for People's Republic of China President Hu Jintao. Not that the frock by McQueen creative director Sarah Burton wasn't lovely. But it should have been made by an American or Chinese designer, not a Brit, de la Renta says. Who knew fashion was so political? [WWD]
  • Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinner (Dingy 'dictator' Reid skips town)

    01/19/2011 8:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Christina Wilkie
    Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinnerBy Christina Wilkie - 01/19/11 10:30 PM ET President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao toasted U.S. and Chinese collaboration and mutual interests on Wednesday night at a festive state dinner for 225 guests at the White House. Their toasts marked the high point of an evening notable for its strict adherence to the protocol and symbolism valued in Chinese culture, but which, at the same time, managed to fulfill the Chinese delegation's request for a thoroughly American dinner party. Guests dined on a meal of pear salad, lobster, ribeye steak and...
  • Obama's White House State Dinner to boast 'Who's Who' list including Jackie Chan, Barbra Streisand

    01/19/2011 7:34:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/19/11 | Thomas M. Defrank
    Obama's White House State Dinner to boast 'Who's Who' list including Jackie Chan, Barbra StreisandBy Thomas M. Defrank DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 8:08 PM WASHINGTON - Chinese President Hu Jintao scored the full-hoopla treatment at the White House on Wednesday, a tribute to his country's growing global clout. President Obama rolled out the literal red carpet for a critical if uncertain strategic partner, not to mention one of America's largest bondholders. A full pomp-and-circumstance arrival ceremony on the South Lawn launched a day of talks capped by a rarity in the Obama years - a...
  • Obama to dine privately with China's president

    01/18/2011 3:21:53 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 January 2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hosts a private dinner Tuesday evening for Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow) at the White House.They'll eat in the Old Family Dining Room roughly 24 hours before an official, black-tie White House state dinner. This is probably Hu's last trip to Washington as China's president.Before this evening's private dinner, Obama sits down in the Oval Office with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The earlier part of the president's day will be taken up by briefings and meetings with advisers.
  • Girzzly Bear vs. Bison on Montana Road

    10/30/2010 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 32 replies
    3 KRTV.COM Great Falls, Montana ^ | 10/30/2010 | Drew Tafton
    "I thought it was a horse and carriage," said Wypyszinski. "That was the kind of noise that I heard." By the time he turned around, the two fuzzy brown images were racing quickly toward him. Wypyszinski pulled out his camera quickly, thinking he was going to catch two moose racing down the highway. He quickly learned he was mistaken. "I thought I was having a hallucination or something," said Wypyszinski. "I couldn't believe what that buffalo looked like."
  • RI $7,500/per Person for **Dinner With Obama (**Dinner With Obama Not Included)

    10/27/2010 1:30:50 PM PDT · by ebysan · 28 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/26/2010 | Doug Powers
    $7,500 Per Person for **Dinner With Obama (**Dinner With Obama Not Included) By Doug Powers • October 26, 2010 09:14 AM **Written by Doug Powers Preparing to host a dinner for the President of the United States is a huge undertaking, as one wealthy Rhode Island woman discovered when she decided to host a $7,500 a seat DCCC fundraising dinner featuring Barack Obama. In the days leading up to last night’s fundraising dinner, the Providence Journal outlined what was involved in serving the president: When President Obama sits down to dinner on Monday night in Providence, Rhode Island fruit and...
  • Minn. State Senator Dined With Gay Adult Film Star (A Gay GOP State Senator too!)

    06/17/2010 9:13:52 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 29 replies · 853+ views
    A two-term Minnesota state senator facing a Republican primary challenger has confirmed reports that he had dinner with a gay adult film star. Sen. Paul Koering (KOHR'-ing) confirmed the meeting to the Brainerd Dispatch after several websites reported on it. The newspaper says Koering had dinner with Brandon Wilde at a Brainerd restaurant on Sunday. Wilde is described as a gay porn star in his Twitter profile and posted messages about the date on Twitter. Wilde did not immediately respond to a message sent through his Facebook account. Koering represents a conservative north-central Minnesota district that includes the cities of...
  • BYRON YORK: As economic worries worsen, White House puts on the glitz

    06/01/2010 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Nasher · 14 replies · 877+ views
    Appealdemocrat ^ | June 01, 2010 | Byron York
    You know the basics. The unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Jobs are still being lost. Worries about the global economy are causing breathtaking volatility on Wall Street. And millions of Americans who still have jobs are worrying more than ever about the safety of their retirement savings. What you may not know is that, during this moment of terrible economic anxiety, the Obama White House found the time -- and the money -- to turn itself, at least for a night, into a showcase of glitzy extravagance. On May 19, the White House held a state dinner for Mexican President...
  • Obama Says Sacrifice, Throws Party for Calderon

    05/23/2010 6:36:33 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 18 replies · 663+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/23/2010 | Scott Factor
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon came to the United States, criticized us in our own house, they had the pleasure of having a State dinner at the White House, courtesy of President Obama. Watch this video where President Obama calls for people to make, “…a sacrifice for the next generation”. Then, take a look at the party pictures and tell me if you think that, A) Calderon deserves a party and, B) This party looks like Obama is ready to make any sacrifices himself. He’s partying with your money, and entertaining a Mexican leader that insulted America. I hope people never...
  • State Dinner Slip Up (Obama stands there and watches)

    05/20/2010 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 48 replies · 2,142+ views
    comcast.net ^ | 5/20/10
    Chief of Protocol Penavic Marshall slipped on a step in front of the president.
  • Chicago chef to prepare White House state dinner

    05/18/2010 12:13:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 917+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 18 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Will it be his pork with green tomatillo-avocado salsa, or the duck breast in red chile-apricot mole? Perhaps the bacon-flavored corn masa cakes stuffed with black beans.