Friday, December 31, 2010

Triangulation, Trifecta and a Trio of Appetizers

Here’s the thing about vacationing on Hawaii: there just isn’t much to report. Especially with the photo embargo in place.

So here’s the run down: still no pictures allowed (or purloined) from our dinner at Wong’s, butt we do have the menu, thanks to our local paper:

foie grasDecadence: It’s what we do around here

Born and raised in Hawaii, Obama has adventurous tastes, says Wong, and always orders the multicourse chef's menu.  Michelle, who usually eats lighter, joined him last night.  On the menu:

  • A trio of appetizers: Wong's seafood cake, a tomato with li hing mui dressing and Wong's famous "soup and sandwich," a two-color Big Island tomato soup and foie gras grilled cheese sandwich. (!!)
  • Lobster lasagna
  • Ginger-crusted onaga
  • The President's favorite entree, soy-braised shortribs.
  • And his favorite dessert, "The Coconut," coconut ice cream covered with dark chocolate, in a shape that looks exactly like half a coconut, served with a colorful array of tropical fruits

“who usually eats lighter?”  If by “lighter” you mean “heavy weight”

wwf belt Sporting our WWF belt, earned fair by eating our share

All I’m willing to say is that she’s a member in good standing of the clean plate club. Butt kudos to our Propaganda Czar: nice try.

And speaking of Czars, hoo-boy! Have they been busy in Big Guy’s absence! What we can’t legislate, we can regulate. YES WE CAN!

Of course the whole concept of ruling by regulation began a while back, when our EPA seized control  responsibility for the planet’s health and well-being.  Can’t pass Cap and Trade?  no problem: your EPA can! Trouble getting Congress to buy into Death Panels? That’s what Medicare regulations are for! Net Neutrality a little hard to swallow? That’s why we have the FCC’s regulatory arm!

Charles Krauthammer calls it a “trifecta,” in a column even the Washington Post headline writer called “Governing By Regulation. Shhhh.” Not quite as surprising,  Big Government’s Robert Allen Bonelli called it Using Regulation Against the Will of the People:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Sheeze, talk about a nay-sayer. Obviously a member of the Party of NO-O.

OTeamfall2010copy_thumb10 Rest well, little people: Your O-team is on the march

Any hoo – back to Lady M: our local journalist also reported on her healthy, hungry-free feeding program headquartered right in our own Big White garden:

Michelle Obama, interested in healthy and natural foods, raises bees at the White House and makes her own honey.  She's gifted Wong with a supply of White House honey.

So rest easy. Your Big White team, what’s left of our Congressional take-over-specialists and our specially appointed team of Czars will be back in session and as busy as Lady M’s bees.

SIDE NOTE: The issue of Lady M “making her own honey” was fully vetted by my loyal MOLs, MODs MYLs and FOMs in the comment on yesterdays post, so I will not need to address it here.

The New Year presents yet another golden opportunity for TRANSFORMATION. So batten the hatches, because the storm front continues along the horizon. For now.

morton salt girl

Oh yeah, and since the sun finally came out yesterday, we spent the day at a friend’s beachfront luxury estate home: Barbeque, eating (lighter), drinking and playing volley ball. Blah, blah, blah.