I was sorry to hear that Barney Frank is retiring after fleecing the country for 30+ years. I don’t think we’ll enjoy that level of Congressional entertainment for quite awhile. Butt I guess after being redistricted to 350,000 new voters, BF didn’t have the “fire in the belly” or wherever, needed to throw those “Get to Know Barney” house parties he & his BBF gave back in the day. Too bad, because we really need more guys like him on the Hill: you know, the kind who know how to have their cake and eat it too.
It wasn’t cake, butt Lady M did manage to slip out the other night to enjoy a bit of the good life after having sacrificed all last week (turkeys, “Christmas” trees, funerals – oy!). She and a few lady friends went to Co Co. Sala Restaurant and Chocolate Lounge. Emphasis on “Chocolate.”
Très Chic Chocolate Lounge
First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a lovely evening at Co Co. Sala on F Street on Monday night. A Yeas & Nays source tells us she dined with seven friends for dinner and, of course, dessert -- which featured an edible chocolate sculpture and house-made artisanal chocolates by Chef Santosh Tiptur. We're told Obama's favorite savory was Chef Tiptur's Moroccan Swordfish Sliders with chermoula marinade, fennel salad, aged pecorino and hazelnut coffee dressing. The restaurant owners later posted to Twitter about their excitement of having her as a guest. "It was such an honor to have first lady Michelle Obama dine at Co Co. Sala last night. What an exciting and humbling experience!"
Humbling indeed, serving spicy deep sea snacks to Lady M. BTW, I think she forgot to say “thank you” to you guys for picking up the tab, so let me say it: “Thank you!” You know how things go after a few of those chocolate martinis!
Note for anyone interested in future humbling experiences: she also enjoys shark sliders with those martinis.
Lady M, swimming with the sharks. Snacks following the show.
I don’t know why, but this discussion about letting them eat cake reminded me of this excellent little economics lesson brought to us by our friends in England (aka Great Britain). Barney Frank, if you’re still confused about what your role in the financial meltdown was, you might wish to watch this too. It succinctly explains the germane point: you really CAN’T have your cake and eat it too. At least not forever.
Meanwhile, Big Guy’s poll numbers just keep plummeting; surpassing even the loveable Jimmy Carter’s. Thank goodness Congress’ ratings are falling even lower, faster - providing his WTF team with the Truman anti-Congress model for ensuring victory.
Butt heck, nothing is going our way. Big Guy couldn’t even make it to the top of GQ’s “Least Influential People Alive” list – coming in last behind Ms.NBC’s Ed Shultz (#3), Tina Brown (#17) and John Boehner (#24).
President Obama came in at number 25 on the glossy's year-end list of year "great artisans of utter uselessness." Also landing a spot among those GQ claims spent the last year "devouring attention and contributing nothing to productive society."
“Great artisans of utter uselessness?” Is that code for something? Because it sure sounds racist to me. And how about "devouring attention and contributing nothing to productive society"? That is definitely racist, because I’ve heard the same accusations hurled at Lady M.
Nothing productive? Pul-eeze. We banned Happy Meals, didn’t we?
And here - tell me that Big Guy’s comments on the most recent embassy incident in Iran are “attention consuming and unproductive”
I know he speaks English eloquently, butt he may have to brush up on his “Great Britain” if he’s going to continue to talk about world events without TOTUS’ assistance.
Better yet, when TOTUS is not there to help, sit silently and smile.
Butt, not like that…and cinch up that tie for crying out loud! You’re the President!