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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:54 PM
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Here's What Obama Will Eat At The $35,800-A-Head Fundraising Dinner In New York Tonight
Gotham's Chef Alfred Portale will serve:

- Satur Farms Beet Salad

- 28 day dry aged Prime Niman Ranch Steak with marrow mustard custard, paffenroth baby carrots vidalia onion rings and bordelaise sauce

- Dessert Duo of migliorelli farm honey crisp apple strudel and chocolate pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-fundraiser-gotham-...
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:56 PM
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1. What the hell is 'marrow mustard custard?'
Is that made from bone marrow or something?

It's funny how chefs jazz up the names of their dishes. This is essentially salad, steak w/vegetables, apple crisp, and pie.
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:59 PM
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7. I would imagine so.
Offal doesn't have to be awful :). Bone marrow can be extremely tasty if prepared properly.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:30 PM
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32. I'd be the one to ask for Heinz 57 sauce for my steak & take the marrow mustard custard home to my
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:30 PM by pacalo
dog -- after I'd asked the waiter, "What's this business about a 28-day-old steak at a price of $35,800?!"
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malthaussen Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:02 PM
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14. Sounds like a line from "I am the Walrus."
"Yellow matter custard..." "Marrow mustard custard..."

-- Mal
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:27 PM
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30. You're right!
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:29 PM by woo me with science
I was wondering why that sounded familiar.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:25 PM
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67. Koo-Koo-Ka-Chu
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:28 PM
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69. I don't know, but I think you'll find it in the library with a candlestick.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:18 PM
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91. Something that only rich people eat.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:56 AM
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123. Uh - no
I'm not rich and I've eaten bone marrow custards. Very good.

And why should you not eat bone marrow if you're an omnivore?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:37 PM
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94. Basically, yeah
http://gothamist.com/2009/03/16/alfred_portale_chef.php

It contains bone marrow, mustard and red wine.

I can think of worse things, but probably wouldn't choose this anyway.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:49 PM
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134. it probably refers to vegetable marrow-a term for the centers of root vegetables
which is often pureed in gourmet dishes, especially in Europe.

But still...this is a Democratic fundraising dinner...they're not supposed to serve ultra-fancy chow at things like that.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:56 PM
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2. i'm outraged.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:18 PM
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21. I'm hungry.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:30 PM
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71. So am I. nt
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:23 PM
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26. ...
:rofl: :thumbsup:

Sid
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:31 PM
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34. I'm in tears. n/t
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #2
99. Its amazing. Some people here beating Hannity and Limbaugh
to the punch. LOL.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:57 PM
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3. I know he will need their money to win the election, but how
f----d up is our system when the president has to go begging at Goldman Sachs to keep his job..
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Anatos Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:19 PM
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22. its worse than that
the electorate can't even tell the difference between financing ad buys and begging to keep your job.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:59 PM
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5. I'm having leftovers fresh from the freezer. Mmmm. Tasty. nt
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:59 PM
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6. We're (2 of us) are having home made potato soup. Approximate cost..........
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:02 PM by mrmpa
$3.50. Ingredients: Potatoes,(not potatos) cream of chicken soup, milk and bacon.

Potatoes about $1.00 2 cans of cream of chicken soup about $1.50 and about $1 worth of bacon.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:40 PM
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75. throw a bit of chopped leeks in there next time... delish
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 01:10 AM
Response to Reply #75
118. Mom did, I forgot about it until I ate it...........It was delicious. eom
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:59 PM
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8. Its like a Happy Meal for the wealthy!
But I think a Happy Meal would be more filling, and $35,796 cheaper.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:00 PM
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9. With meals like that is it any wonder democracy has indigestion?
He should have gone to Zuccotti Park for a wonderful sit-in, er, I mean, sit-down dinner.

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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:00 PM
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10. Only three courses?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:01 PM
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11. And a good number of people there will hardly touch their plates...
They'll be too busy talking and conniving...such a waste.
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:15 PM
Response to Reply #11
18. If the security wasn't so heavy around this group, maybe the nearby
hungry homeless could raid the garbage bins...$38,500 could put a lot of edibles on food pantrys shelves, but since these aren't active political power players, who cares?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:01 PM
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12. I'd expect to be able to eat
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:02 PM by dipsydoodle
Nancy Pelosi for that much.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. She's out of season, sorry
But we do have a nice eye of Newt available.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #15
27. Is that the one on the menu which says Tiny
cos its minute.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #27
36. No, thats Newt penis
The eye is a lot bigger after all the exercise looking for potential mates while married.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #36
100. Newt penis costs $10,000 a pound
I know it sounds expensive, until you realize how many Newts they have to kill to get a pound of penis. :evilgrin:
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #100
104. LOL!
That was the highlight of my night, thanks!
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:01 PM
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13. We thought about going...
We're seeing him anyway at the later reception, but were invited to the dinner. We ultimately decided to target our money to key Senate and House races, but having been to these things before, I can tell you there are a lot of upper income Democratic supporters in NYC who aren't trying to screw the working class. Sorry to ruin your cliches...
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #13
23. You are wise to spend your money on Congressional races.
Obama is likely to be re-elected, but either way, he isn't a strong leader and does what others tell him to do. Get enough progressives elected to Congress, and Obama would become more progressive.

So, I thank you. :hi:
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #13
29. Everyone is super impressed with how much money you have.
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:27 PM by sudopod
Please tell us about it a dozen more times so that all may bask in the reflected glory of your higher status.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #29
44. the poster doesn't seem to be bragging to me, what's your beef?
:shrug:
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Response Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:47 PM
Response to Reply #44
107. I haven't a clue either.

It's good to know that Du has its own 1%ers and not just all lowly riff-raff like me.

Seriously, its something for me to aspire to.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #13
51. so happy for you..
i would go as well..please mention to the president I'm tied up trying to save my home because my industry is in the toilet because not a damned thing has been done to stop the foreclosure crisis

you may want to thank some of those goldman sachs democrats for that while you're at it

gheezh
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Response Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #51
108. You could probably thank some of them here.

Not me, obviously, but I'm sure that there is the potential for a few a least lurking.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:36 PM
Response to Reply #13
73. Gee. And you come here writing reality? Waahhhhh!!!
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 07:38 PM by bluestate10
Where is your outrage? I must agree with you. Excellent observations and a dose of reality in a place that sorely need it of late.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:12 PM
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #13
103. I know many people who could afford this, but none of them would say they could! Wow!
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:12 PM
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16. Memo to other "poor" DU'ers. Please don't send Obama your last $50. He's ok without it
I know a lot of us got wrapped up in hope and change, but please this election cycle, don't send him money that you can put to better use.

I remember last time reading of people who sent him $25-50 when they didn't have it to give.

With people donating $35K for a dinner with him, Obama will be ok. Donate if you can afford it and if it doesn't hurt you, but please take care of yourself first.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #16
24. that makes good sense.
I really can't afford to donate this time. I was poor 4 years ago. I'm poorer than that now.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #24
42. hey, you're back! how's the recovery going?
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Response Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:50 PM
Response to Reply #24
109. Lots of Americans are in the same boat.

Same story here.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #16
28. I gave last time, won't do it again...we can ask his corporate buddies this time around...
...i'll give what I can afford to local candidates, and liberals/progressives around the country...

That seems to be the only way I 'Hope' to see some real 'Change'...
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #16
37. Yup.
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:33 PM by woo me with science
How sick our system is.

"Better use" would be a donation to the food bank or to a genuine liberal down ballot.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #16
62. It's not an Obama campaign fundraiser. n/t
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #62
83. Please explain how it's not an Obama Fundraiser.
From the article:

"...Obama and 45 of his supporters, who each paid $35,800 for the chance to rub shoulders with political royalty."

-snip

"...it's the standard price for an exclusive evening with the President.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-fundraiser-gotham-... ".

TIA.

Melinda
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #83
84. Because the money is not going to the Obama campaign?
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 08:00 PM by LoZoccolo
I found the organization for which he is attending the fundraiser, but the money is not going to the Obama campaign. You cannot donate that much money to a presidential candidate's campaign fund; it's illegal (I wonder how many people dissing this fundraiser even know that).
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:31 AM
Response to Reply #84
121. Hmmm, shades of Tom Delay, perhaps?
Or, are you saying that the DNC will not be buying ad time for Obama's campaign?

The dots connect circularly -- these funds will support Obama's reelection, period. This is how the machine works.

HAWD.

Melinda
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #121
137. Watch the pea under the cup, which way did it go, hokus pokus, disappeared into thin air
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #16
90. If they didn't have it, where did it come from?
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:14 PM
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17. these people and their money, I mean really.
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:37 PM by mulsh
They should be serving weenies & beans or Ramen or how about some thin gruel washed down with brackish water?

It must be a coincidence, I picked up a Nimen Ranch Steak and some Nimen Ranch pork chops earlier today. A couple of our local markets offer Nimen Ranch meats. They're not the most expensive meats these places carry but they're mighty good. I'll be having a rib eye tomorrow and I won't be spending $35k on any politician.

Bon appetite Mr. President.

edit to add a link to Nimen Ranch

http://www.nimanranch.com/Index.aspx
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SoCalMusicLover Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:16 PM
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19. $35,000 Will Get You A Handshake
Give him $35K, and he probably won't remember your name for more than a few seconds after the handshake. But don't expect to get an actual conversation with Mr. Obama for that amount. It only gets you in the room with him.

If you want a really favor, you probably have to shell out at least $1,000,000. At that level, Mr. Obama will at least acknowledge you exist, and might even consider giving you whatever you're seeking.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:07 PM
Response to Reply #19
52. i dont give a crap if he knows i exist..i used to..now not so much..nt
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:04 AM
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111. Why do people do it?
Seriously, why do people spend thousands of dollars to shake the hand of a president? Do people really care that much to meet someone in power?

:crazy:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:17 PM
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20. That Niman Ranch gives good steak
$35K is too much to pay for head, though.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:23 PM
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25. For $35,800, that steak had better be the entire damn cow n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:28 PM
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31. I'm sorry but that's just fucking obscene...
I don't know which is worse...the massively over-priced and severely pretentious menu, or the fact that our President is using it to line the coffers of his campaign...Has he no shame??? How is that not "politics as usual"...???

Makes me ill....
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #31
53. pisses me off as well..i've come to expect it..i'm more irritated with the elite dems
who think its ok..it is not, it is obscene..and he will owe every one of them something..and guess what, he delivers to the money..thing is in America, it is still one vote for every person...I know some think he's got this in the bag, I don't. I think his love of all things about money instead of the welfare of the people and getting us out of these damned wars will bite him in the ass...and I hope it does.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:15 PM
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #31
129. ROFL ROFL ROFL
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I can come over and grill you some brats or something to make you feel better :rofl:
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:46 PM
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130. No, what is obscene is...
...that we have five out of nine members of our Supreme Court who decided that corporations are people and that they can spend as much money as they like on political campaigns, leaving the President and all other politicians no other choice but to raise this kind of money. What makes me ill is all the people who prefer to bash the President for doing something these assholes forced him to do.

And, the only thing "pretentious" about that meal is the names on the dishes. All it is is steak and onion rings with carrots as a side dish, and pie and apple crisp for dessert. Big fucking whoop.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:31 PM
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33.  a menu worthy of the party of the common people
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:31 PM
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35. What? False advertising! There are no heads on the menu!
;-)
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:39 PM
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38. Alas, I can't find any wine pairings. Do you suppose it is cash bar?
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:39 PM
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39. According to their online menu...
...the strudel goes for $14, the steak for $48, can't find the salad but similar ones are in the $20 range. Of course booze and wine will up that price, so something around $200 each for all the bells and whistles.

As for the rest...that's what makes it a fundraiser. It ain't the food they're dishing out for.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:05 PM
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40. You know, there are cows with leukemia that could have used that marrow...
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shockra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:14 PM
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41. The first thing I thought when I read that menu was...
Obama doesn't like beets. I remember this because I like beets.

What a poor excuse for a toady that chef is.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:28 PM
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43. Was hoping it was horse steaks...
'cause the outrage and exploding heads would have been epic.

Sid
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:04 PM
Response to Reply #43
87. I was hoping so well -
folks should eat what they kill.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:21 PM
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93. LOL!
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erodriguez Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:31 PM
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45. The diners are just waiting for their main course
Social Security and Medicare.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:32 PM
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46. Sounds delicious, but I could make that same meal for under $25
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:44 PM
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77. No you can't. Use the same ingredients and try your claim.
For one thing, the steak will eat up most of you claim.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:40 PM
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47. Three fundraisers tonight - Jack Rosen at his residence and another at the Sheraton...
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP...

"...In New York, Obama was to attend three fundraisers: one at the home of businessman Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress, where tickets begin at $10,000; one at the Greenwich Village restaurant Gotham Bar and Grill at $35,800 per ticket; and a reception at the Sheraton Hotel, where tickets begin at $1,000. The money will be split between the Democratic National Committee and the Obama re-election campaign..."

http://www.hudson.org/learn/index.cfm?fuseaction=staff_...

"Jack Rosen is Chairman of American Jewish Congress. Jack Rosen also is a successful business leader. He is the chief executive of several commercial and residential real estate firms. His wide array of business interests includes ventures operating throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in healthcare, cosmetics and telecommunications.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Rosen



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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:42 PM
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48. What, no $5 dollar milkshake?
:9
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:58 PM
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50. it's pretty fucking good but i don't know about $5
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 05:58 PM by dionysus
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:58 PM
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61. And then theres' the coffee...
Jules: Mmm. Goddamn, Jimmie. This is some serious gourmet shit. Usually, me and Vince would be happy with some freeze-dried Taster's Choice, right? And he springs this serious gourmet shit on us. What flavor is this?
Jimmie: Knock it off, Julie.
Jules: What?
Jimmie: I don't need you to tell me how fucking good my coffee is, okay? I'm the one who buys it, I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping, she buys shit. Me, I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it, I want to taste it.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:19 PM
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63. don't "jimmie" me jules, don't "jimmie" me, okay?!?
:rofl:

(i once had the entire screenplay memorized, and not on purpose)
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:10 AM
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114. "post-partisanship"
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:44 PM
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49. Cheap at twice the price for the 1%ers who will benefit from a 2nd term.
Money well spent..........I hope they choke on their greed.
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:14 PM
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54. I have no respect for any "leader" that wines and dines with the rich...
No matter the reason.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:24 PM
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66. then you'll never be able to support any candidate for natl office. congrats.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:46 PM
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78. I have no respect for pompous asses that speak of what they don't understand. nt
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:22 PM
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55. If someone said "do you have any grey poupon" they'd be looked upon as a pauper
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:28 PM
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56. Is there any doubt left that Obama serves the 1%? - n/t
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:48 PM
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60. no..but i don't see any there there..baffling to me...nt
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:13 PM
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106. Good question! Meanwhile, lots of Americans are surviving on
coupons, thank good ness for coupons. Wish we had that here in Canada, am serious! They tax us to oblivion and the health care is not that great either!
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:34 PM
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57. If I am attending
Would it be too crass to ask for a doggie bag?
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:38 PM
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58. can you say
"let them eat cake"...?


I am not surprised, but i am still disgusted and pissed
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Recovered Repug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:40 PM
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59. If they were serving horse, I would have attended. nt
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:22 PM
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64. America;s President should also fly coach.
I'm always impressed by those, right and left, who demand that Obama fly coach and eat Ramon noodles, just like every other US President has.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:24 PM
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65. +1000...
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:27 PM
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68. i recall earnest outraged threads pre-inauguration that said the president shouldn't have a "palace"
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 07:29 PM by dionysus
like the WH. "the president should work out of a rowhouse in DC, not a palace"

people wailing and crying about the cost of the inauguration. and these were DUers, not freepers.

and people have only gotten wierder since then.

:shrug:
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:36 PM
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72. YUP ... for some odd reason, THIS President needs should not
have any of the "perks" of being President ... but oh ... he should work 24/7 ... and solve every issue my yesterday.

The fact that we see this regularly on DU is telling ... in that maybe we can't be sure who is who around here.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:37 PM
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74. you tell me.i've been on DU for ten years (god no, im getting old, DU for almost a third of my life)
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 08:15 PM by dionysus
i've seen shit like this come and go in phases, but never to this level...
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:48 PM
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80. Same here. It's never been worse.
It's never been more toxic.

Even the 2008 primaries, which were really bad, weren't this bad.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:01 PM
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85. 2008 primaries on steroids... i thought the flame wars of 04 were bad, as a dean guy.
no comparison.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:48 PM
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81. For me it feels like 10 years ... but I recently checked ...
I only joined in May 2007.

From them until Obama took office, DU was a powerful source that I used to counter right wing nuttery.

But it seems that minutes after Obama won the election, even before he took office, that changed.

Claims on DU that Obama hated the left started to surface before he was sworn in. And they've been building every since.

It is now common for Obama to be attacked from the right, and the left (on DU) on the same issue, but for totally opposite reasons.

I think the larger goal is to drive down Dem turn out, and increase GOP turn out. Which would give one of the GOP nuts a chance to win in 2012.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:19 PM
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96. It started with Warren. Some were hurt he was picked.
But I kinda saw that he was going to go where he went with everything, picking middle of the road all the way, keeping Hillary on for SoC (that was one that caused a lot of arguments, it was like Obama was embracing Satan with the really toxic 2008 primaries).

I agree that the goal is to drive down Democratic turnout. People are already making these really bold statements like "I'll vote Dem up and down, but that's about it." Word to the wise, if you don't get out the vote in 2010 or 2008 or just in general, 2012 will be a pivotal year to do so.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:28 AM
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124. Agreed...
it's why I very, very rarely engage in debate anymore. There's just no point.

:thumbsup:

Sid
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:31 AM
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127. vaht? DU-siskie? how did you get here.... did you drive.. or did you flew?
:hi:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:20 PM
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92. Yep!
Amazing, isn't it! And yet he should be FDR and LBJ and Churchill wrapped up in one! But not himself - well himself would be a black man. So he should just copy an earlier white Democratic President. But it was OK for them to live in the WH and go to fundraisers.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:40 PM
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76. Forget the inauguration. People here complain when Obama has cake on his birthday
or Michelle wears a nice dress.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:25 AM
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119. I can't wait to see what form the outrage takes when he gets his daughters Christmas gifts
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:46 PM
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79. I remember that, some people complaining that it was costing millions for inaguration.
When millions of American people came out for a highly historical event in our history. Very odd.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:03 PM
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86. yep. and it ended up not being taxpayer dough anyways.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:50 PM
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82. I can't tell freepers from some DUERs. Malicious attacks on the President are common here. nt
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:51 PM
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135. +1. n/t.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:29 PM
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70. Sounds delicious. nt
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:54 PM
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95. looks like a meeting has been held to tell us all how great obama has been as a pres
and how screwed up we are for not recognizing that..would you guys stop..and please do not trot out the list either..
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:34 PM
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97. OMFG!!! A politician raising money?!? Stop the fucking presses!!...nt
Sid
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:55 PM
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98. And...? It's a for-gawdsakes fundraiser.
You know, to keep up with the Koch Brothers?


:eyes:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:12 PM
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101. Niman Ranch is a Left Coast specialty
doesn't the East Coast have locally sourced beef?
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:28 PM
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102. We have to compete THEN change the system.
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:10 PM
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105. That's an expensive dinner! Who paying for it?
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:07 AM
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113. Fools with more money than sense.
:7
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:02 AM
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110. He actually attended 3 fundraisers.
Democrats always use NY as their personal piggy bank. Today was also the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. The city was a nightmare to navigate. Who plans these things? They couldn't have scheduled these fundraisers on a different day?

:eyes:
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:07 AM
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112. But the pice de rsistance? The poached future of the middle class, glazed w/ the tears of the poor
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:52 AM
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122. ..served off the backs of the chronically unemployed...
...
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:12 AM
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115. What will the families we helped at Catholic Family Outreach eat tonight?
Donated outdated food they prepare themselves.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:24 AM
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116. Obama eats food. He should not be allowed to eat food.
As long as one person in this country goes hungry, every hypocrite on this site that decries Mr. Obama eating food should also not eat any food, either.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:06 PM
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139. LMAO!!!!!!!!
:-)
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:28 AM
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117. Millions homeless & living in poverty, it's obscene
$35,8000 for a sit down dinner, and an additional $10,000 per person at another fundraiser on the Upper East side. Something is really wrong with this system. It has to be changed.

Unemployment, foreclosures, millions more children living in poverty, just imagine what that kind of money could do to help them. Shelters, food banks are all suffering from a lack of funds right now. It's a terrible situation. All we hear is that the money isn't there to keep these things going. But if it's for a fundraiser, suddenly enormous amounts of money appears. It's almost like saying: "Let them eat cake"

To add insult to injury, the traffic jam his appearance caused tonight was horrific. I understand there needs to be additional security when a President comes to town, but of all nights, it was planned for the same night of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center? That brings out thousands of people to begin with. It's free & It's usually a great night for the kids. But Bloomberg's "army" had to be in full force. Streets blocked off, you couldn't walk , you couldn't drive, you couldn't move, all because of the Fundraisers. People were getting really pissed off. Terrible planning. Terribly inconsiderate.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:56 PM
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136. Nowhere near as obscene as the amounts of money the Koch Bros. will use against him
Or, the rest of their ilk.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:30 AM
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120. The cool thing? Those who shell out $35,800/plate expect ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in return!
That's why it's called "philanthropy". Oh wait, not it's not. They DO expect a quid pro quo, and this is called "purchasing influence".

But it's our guy selling, so HOOORAY! :eyes:
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:47 PM
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132. That's correct.
nt
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:29 AM
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125. Doesn't sound that good...even the dessert sounds weird nt
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:29 AM
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126. do you get free refills on your coffee?
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:28 PM
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128. Good to see our President meeting with his base, the HaveMores.
They should appreciate his work.
He has really delivered for them.

The 16% of Americans who were rich enough to take advantage of the "reform" of the Pre-Existing Condition exclusion for Health Insurance should show their appreciation for this "historic" reform.



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
Solidarity99!
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roman7 Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:46 PM
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131. even good old abe had to have fund raisers
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:47 PM
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133. Ramen Noodles with Peanut Butter mixed in for protein.
That's what's for dinner tonight.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:00 PM
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138. not worth it
imho.
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