Saturday, October 15, 2011

Eat The Rich and other Transparencies

Barbara at Mommy Life was wondering why the fabulous Obamafoodorama blog has become a “Private Club” and who, exactly, pays for it’s new exclusivity. Let’s start with the easy question, “who pays?” – duh! You do! And thank you very much. As for why the fabulous Eddie turned her fabulous inside-the-tent blog into an exclusive read for friends with privileges, I can’t say for sure. Butt I can do some MSM style journ-o-listic speculation investigation.

If I can break this story wide open, who knows? I might get an assignment to work on some of the other mysterious goings-on around here lately, like Solyndra and Fast and Furious, where the trail has grown cold. Or maybe I could even get an assignment for investigating some of the new stories that some people seem to think are interesting, like who’s behind the OWS movement and why Big Guy had to send troops into Uganda so suddenly that he didn’t even have time to call anyone in Congress? Although they might need to find someone with a little more experience for those.

So let’s start peeling this Obamafoodorama onion:

A couple of days ago, Gerard of American Digest fame, sent this information featuring Paula Deen, Food TeeVee’s own “Butter Babe”, discussing Lady M’s eating habits.

"Well, I did a show with Michelle and I just loved being with her," Deen told Yeas & Nays. "She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show —she kept eating even during commercials." Deen taught Obama how to fry shrimp during a TV segment in September before the 2008 presidential election. "You know what their favorite foods are — it's hot wings, you know, those kinds of foods that are not necessarily top-of-the-list healthy foods, so she's no different than the rest of us,"


Whoa! "Lady M Protection Circuits”  Alert Mode activated! Bad enough Paula squealed on MO for eating more than any other guest, and talking out of school about her favorite food. Butt “…she’s no different than the rest of us.” ?????

Au contraire, Paula baby, although I can see how she might have thought she was helping to humanize our FLOTUS with that little fabrication. It does seem to fit into our “I Like To Shop At Target”  and I Buy Doggie Treats at Petco” memes.


Lady M picks up a few essentials so hard to find in food deserts: lemons and sticky buns

So thanks for trying to help Paula, butt you really need to leave these matters to the professionals. We aren’t really trying to suggest that Lady M isn’t superior to the rest of us: that’s what makes her special. Part of the 1%. We are simply trying to suggest that she “understands” and “empathizes” with the smallness of our lives. She shows this by posing for photo-ops while appearing to do some of the trivial, meaningless things we small people do, every day, to eke out our meager, pointless existence. See the difference a professional team can make on the spin? It’s called “nuance” and you can only do it if you are a member of the elite intelligentsia or a member of the MSM.

Besides, I saw right through Paula’s suck-up: she’s just ginning up publicity for her upcoming book tour:

This week, Deen is embarking on a book tour by bus (ed. [MOTUS]“copycat!”) which will bring her to Washington next month as one of the headliners for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center. (Chefs Jacques Pepin, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fiere are also coming).

If she had just called, I would have been “happy as a pig in slop” to have helped set Paula and company up with some choice Lady M photo-ops for her tour promos.

I could have arranged for MO photo-ops with Paula:

mo-dean Butter Babe and the 2008 candidate’s wife version of Lady M

And I could arrange MO photo-ops with Jacques, and - while she’s never met him - Guy Fieri. She adores him because he always eats the “kind of food she likes best” at all those Diners, Drive-ins and Dives:

Obama Easter Egg Roll


…and MO Photo-ops with Giada De Laurentiis:


In your dreams, babe! Butt 3 out of 4 isn’t bad.

It looks like I’ve gotten off the trail of my investigative report again. I’m going to see if Raj can find a “Stick To The Point” app that I can install. Or possibly I should have him uninstall my “Fun with ADHD” app.

Anyhoo, Obamafoodorama is probably just working up the damage control talking points for our Obots to use on the Sunday morning re-education shows to dispel the foolish notion that Lady M is “no different than the rest of us.” They will dutifully highlight her life of sacrifice, Ivy League education including her Harvard law degree, and most of all, her historic and unique fashion style coupled with her willingness to travel with her “senior staff” to exotic foreign destinations to CHANGE the way the world thinks about America.  If any of you think you are anything like her,  see your mental health professional, right away. You are – at a minimum –delusional, and you might be dangerous.

So as we work on straighten out the mess with Obamafoodorama blog and figure out why Eddie has taken her blog out of the public pool – even though she’s one of the lucky ones, and gets all her scoops as a special member of the official press pool, I’ll just have to cover all of the food scoops around here myself.

Great! Now I have to hold my full time job and 2 part time jobs, just to make ends meet around here. I’m part of the 99%. And that somehow doesn’t seem fair.


MOTUS, cub reporter covering fashion and politics since 2009, now bringing you news from the world of gastronomy as well.

This is the first subversive food treatise I’m going to investigate as the new cub food reporter. I’m sure it has something to do with that angry mob occupying Wall Street:


I report, you deride