Sunday, April 12, 2009
Fleecing of America by the OBAMA'S-People Starve they Party
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Obama's pizza party
How many chefs does this man need?
When you're the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do - even if that means flying a chef 860 miles.
Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.
He had apparently been handpicked after the President had tasted his pizzas on the campaign trail last autumn.
There's something wrong with this. Maybe I'm just irritable after our Good Friday observances at the thought of all that pizza. And what do I know -- I like Domino's.
DBKP calls Obama our "Elitist in Chief" and, commenting on the accompanying photo, says this:
Damn. That looks like cucumber. Or maybe the dreaded zucchini. Pizza for a panty waist. At our expense. Obama already has the largest kitchen staff in the history of the White House. But that is not enough for this party animal. Likely the beer will be imported. America simply is not good enough for this guy.
RedState does the extravagant Obamas justice and includes this perfect Michello O quote:
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Gak. And Michelle Malkin covers the eco-pocrisy angle, as does Ace of Spades and Motor City Times.
He's alienating Chicago, now, too. You'd think, being from Chicago (kinda), and it being one of the pizza capitals of the world (Giordano's!) he'd want to get his upscale pizza from there. But he hand-tosses them under the bus and goes with pizza from rival city St. Louis.
April 12, 2009 --
She's America's top "model."
Michelle Obama is the nation's first first lady to add a full-time makeup artist to her traveling entourage, according to stylists who have worked with presidential wives over the past 16 years.
Makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, helped create Obama's signature look on her inaugural trip to Europe last week.
Grimes-Miles, who has been working with the first lady for six years, now splits her time between DC and Chicago, where she dolls up morning-news anchors for WGN TV.
"No other first ladies have consistently traveled with a makeup artist," said hairdresser Bernard Portelli, who styled Hillary Rodham Clinton's blond mane in 1993 and tracks trends in first-lady style.
"It took Laura Bush four years to finally look good. It's taken Michelle Obama two months. She wears fake eyelashes that are beautiful. She can't do those herself."
Style watchers suspect that Grimes-Miles is behind Obama's most prominent beauty reinvention: Her eyebrows. After the first lady drew criticism for looking angry, her high-arched eyebrows were reshaped with a softer arc that gave her a friendlier appearance.
Grimes-Miles has described Obama's makeup as "not an avant-garde look . . . We want her to [look] very natural and polished."
Last week, Grimes-Miles joined "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, aboard Air Force One as official guests of the president, during their six-day trip across Europe.
The Obamas privately paid for the travel expenses of the styling team, according to a spokeswoman for the first lady. But the high-profile jobs don't pay much, say former White House stylists.
"You do it because you know you will have some prestige and you will be able to make money later," Portelli said.
Wright, a former LA-based stylist for Frederic Fekkai, relocated to the capital for his position in January. But he wasn't the first lady's first choice.
Michael "Rahni" Flowers, 54, who has tamed Mrs. Obama's locks since she was 18, said he couldn't relocate from Chicago. "I thought it was better to help train someone to manage her in DC," Flowers told The Post.