Whilst the unemployment rate is going higher and higher, our President and his wife are throwing Christmas parties. So what, you say? Why begrudge them a bit ‘o holiday cheer? I’ll tell you why…a giant replica of the White House made of white chocolate!
There are folks out there on the streets without food or shelter and the White House is hosting 20+ parties this month for their rich friends and the media. I just want to know who the hell is paying for this? And even as I pose the question, I can hear a soft echo in the distance…you are, you are, you are. And I’m probably right.
I dream of the day when we have a government that spends less time schmoozing and more time working for the people that they supposedly represent.
This is the giant “National Tree” with an ornament from each state or territory. What’s notable here is that all are represented, including Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with the exception of Puerto Rico. A purposeful omission? One can only speculate.
The menu for the holiday receptions can be found here. Food choices include “An Assortment of American Artisanal Cheeses served with a Display of Crackers, Winter Fruits, and Spiced Pecans”, “Smoked Salmon with Potato Pancakes and Chive Crème Fraîche”, “Fresh Long-Stemmed Strawberries with Chocolate Dipping Sauce”, and “Barney, Miss Beazley, and Kitty Cookies”. In case you didn’t realize, those last are cookies shaped like the Bush’s pets. Ugh!
And amidst all of this decadent and ridiculously expensive B.S., we have Elisabeth Hasselbeck complaining about how she did not get invited to the White House media Christmas party. Well, boo-hoo, Hasselbeck! You didn’t lose your job ’cause the factory closed, sitting at home wondering how you’re going to tell the kids there won’t be any Christmas this year! Yes, I really feel for you.