Daily Archives: April 11, 2009

No Domino’s Or Pizza Hut In Washington D.C.?

As we are being asked by the Obama administration to change light bulbs, drive smaller cars, decrease our carbon footprint and go green because global warming is so dire that the administration is discussing radical technologies to cool the Earth’s air, how hypocritical that B HO decides to satisfy his love for pizza by flying in a Pizza Chef 860 miles from St. Louis, Missouri to prepare specialty pizza’s for he and his staff, some 140 people today.

Reported in the UK Daily Mail, we read that Obama flew in Chris Sommers, 33 and his business partner Ryan Mangilardo of the Pi restaurant in St. Louis to prepare the pizza that Obama discovered during the campaign and called the best pizza he ever tasted.

The pretentiousness of Obama in flying two chefs from St. Louis and back can only be rivaled by John Edwards $400.00 haircut before he dropped out of the campaign.

While I have no doubt the Pi Restaurant does make a fantastic pizza, what was the cost to taxpayers for pizza chefs to fly to Washington D.C. just for “a casual lunch” when I am sure Washington D.C. hosts some very fine Pizzerias that undoubtedly also make some very good pizzas and most likely would deliver?

Also important, when we are being told we must make due, cutback and even accept tax increases to help the economy improve, does it make economic sense to pander to politicians and their staff in this sort of pretentious display?

If taxpayers did not pay for this pizza and travel, which I highly doubt, just what carbon footprint was created to feed Obama and his staff this “casual luncheon?”

I was always taught a leader leads by example. As we are told we must make sacrifices, shouldn’t Obama and his staff also sacrifice instead of catering their whims and taste buds when local pizza’s would suffice and feed all?

Sommers and Mangilardo consider this an honor and in recognition of their pizza ability, I’m sure it is.

But in respect to a faltering economy and dire claims of global warming, I find it to be a haughty display of an appalling sense of entitlement.

Maybe there is a subliminal message that Pi’s signature specialty pizza just for Obama, the “Hyde Park,” is topped with chicken and hot sauce!

Isn’t it a comfort to know that when you and I struggle to make ends meet and can barely afford Pizza Hut’s 555 deal, Obama flies in two chef’s just to hand toss pizza for his staff luncheon?

Just another example of Obama’s “Yes, I Can,” while he looks down his nose at us with “No, You Can’t”

2010 is not that far away.

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Anti Veteran Bias at Penn State. Sound Familiar?

Hat tip Opinion Journal here.

“What if it was ‘Oh, the gay one,’ or ‘Oh, the Asian kid?’ ” asks Maggie Kwok, head of the Penn State Veterans Organization in an interview with the Daily Collegian, PSU’s student newspaper. She is referring to a “training video,” prepared by the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services office, depicting “worrisome student behavior.”

Instructor: . . . So, I think that we should talk to everybody about that.

Chairman: Good, let’s bring it up at the staff meeting, OK?

Instructor: Actually, I kinda wanted to talk to you about something else? Um, I’m still having problems with that student I mentioned?

Chairman: The Veteran.

Instructor: Yeah. He’s having problems with his papers still. His grammar is really poor, and he veers off subject, and he’s just not really seeming to understand the assignments.

Sound familiar? “You know, education–if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

The video’s salient stereotype, however, is not of veterans as thickheaded but as angry. The instructor reluctantly tells the chairman that the student’s “tone is very confrontational, and I feel like he’s always on the verge of losing his temper.” The chairman asks if he has threatened her or if she is “worried about what he might do.” She says no, but “he makes me really uneasy.” He gives her some obvious advice, beginning: “If he ever threatens you, you call the police right away.”

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