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Maybe I’ll be voting for Obama after all

Well, this might explain why President Obama is such good friends with President Lee Myung-bak:

Online critics, however, have begun shooting back at the president, recalling how Obama once copped to eating dog meat in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” after being introduced to exotic local cuisine by his Indonesian stepfather.

He said it tasted “tough.”

That, Mr. President, is because the Indonesians apparently don’t do it right.

Anyway, Mr. President, next time you’re in town, drop me a line and I’ll introduce you to dogmeat done proper.

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  • http://blog.naver.com/aaron9292 tdkim

    hey, rob. You’re getting old, bro. While talking with Deep on the phone, your name came up, and found this blog.
    Good to konw that you are well. E-mail me later.

  • http://www.busanhaps.com Bobby McGill

    I am looking forward to the debates… where we will see him eat Romney.

  • RolyPoly

    Romney is lacking this major world leader qualification; he has never eaten the dog meat.

    Since Obama can match Lee dish-for-dish in dog meat eating contest, he should be the top dog.

  • jkitchstk

    Do like the Romans do, pay for high priced meat just so you can say so or to keep up with the Kims and be controversial.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    I just came back from a week in Manhattan. Although my sample size was admittedly small, being about two dozen graveyard-shift workers and insomniacs over several late nights at the all-night diner near my hotel, based on my conversations about politics the working-stiff public of New York City has soured on Obama in a big way. The GSA Las Vegas extravaganza and Colombia Secret Service misadventure has made a lot of these people — none of whom were white — suspicious that possibly the government is not altogether trustworthy with the public purse.

  • jkitchstk

    Other than my do what the Romans do response, the Obama attack does deserve another.
    How old was Obama when he ate dog meat while in Indonesia, was he really only 6 years old? How many other 6 year old kids can you can find comparisons?
    # 5 Brendon Carr,
    Romney is the least liked candidate EVER!
    So you went back for the 420(national pot day) with the non-whites? Did you ‘pass’ something back and forth with them – would of been more than what the republicans have ‘passed’ recently?
    Are you for the abolition of the EPA like Romney and other republicans?

    Don’t you know that those Columbian prostitutes have to pay a higher tax rate than Mitt Romney? Do you really think that Romney is going to change anything, unless it’s the opposite of what he’s saying now. Whatever he’s saying will be the opposite of how it’ll be if he pulls out the rabbit.
    HBO’s Real Time:
    Bill Maher asks when talking about the Obama dog meat attack “Did he also eat grasshoppers too?”
    “At the Columbian hotel all they did was ask for 21 cheeseburgers but because of lost translation received 21 prostitutes and wouldn’t you eat whatever shows up?
    cont…
    One of those U.S. agents in Columbia was on Sarah Palin detail back in 2008 when he posted a picture on the Internet saying “I’m checking her out,” which is more than you can say for the Republicans or McCain campaign ever did.
    Sarah Palin’s response: I can’t tell you how many times people pass by me saying “What an Ass!”
    Newt Gingrich is still campaigning – at the zoo. He still receives secret service protection. But what are they protecting him from, reality?
    Once when Mitt Romney did a photo op at the zoo he changed colors while standing next to a chameleon.”

  • jkitchstk

    # 5,
    Are you for Pink Slime just like other Republicans? Pink Slime with Dog Meat, Yummy!
    ‘The Republican Party is at War with Common Sense’
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/21/bill-maher-pink-slime_n_1442731.html

  • jkitchstk

    cont…”If Obama said eating yellow snow was bad, then you’d see Republicans eating yellow snow each and every wintertime.”

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Yes, I am “for” so-called Pink Slime, because I am a person who has travelled to the third world and seen how human beings traditionally eat every last bit of whatever poor creature they manage to catch. I fail to see how Pink Slime is different, except that it’s safer. Only pampered left-wing Americans, disconnected from reality, would turn their noses up at safe food.

    There’re lots of things I don’t want to eat, too. I’m picky. But the difference between me and the Pink Slime fools is that I don’t claim the food I don’t want to eat is evil.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer
  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    “Indonesians apparently don’t do it right.”

    Give them a break, Robert. Muslims don’t have much experience cooking haram meat, but they were at least trying . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    based on my conversations about politics the working-stiff public of New York City has soured on Obama in a big way. The ……. Colombia Secret Service misadventure has made a lot of these people — none of whom were white — suspicious that possibly the government is not altogether trustworthy with the public purse.

    I don’t get it…

    Did Obama employ those secret service men? NO

    Would the secret service men have done the same thing, under a different president? Yes

    How does what the secret service guys done… mean Obama is bad?

    Obama probably didn’t have a clue what they were doing in Columbia…

    One of the US Secret Service supervisors who was ousted from the agency this week for his involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal was also protecting Sarah Palin a while ago – and probably also hiring hookers at the same time.

    http://tiny.cc/om34cw

    He sounds like just a complete idiot – and Obama never employed him, so why is Obama getting criticised for it?

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    If the secret service guys only did it with Obama in charge, then really I don’t blame them…

    They were used to protecting well-dressed dignified persons, now they have to protect slobs like this – http://tiny.cc/nx54cw (stepping OFF Air Force One)

  • doctoroh

    YD – Blame rightly falls on the Secret Service for violating codes on behavior. However contempt for leadership often is linked to these kind of incidents.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer
  • Arghaeri

    However contempt for leadership often is linked to these kind of incidents.

    And there was me thinking this kind of incident was linked to men being horny gits who like playing away from home, when all the time it was just a political move against the Potus

  • Sonagi

    The GSA Las Vegas extravaganza and Colombia Secret Service misadventure has made a lot of these people — none of whom were white — suspicious that possibly the government is not altogether trustworthy with the public purse.

    They’re just now becoming suspicious? Are these non-white dinner companions recent immigrants or do they suffer from long-term memory loss?

    Yes, I am “for” so-called Pink Slime, because I am a person who has travelled to the third world and seen how human beings traditionally eat every last bit of whatever poor creature they manage to catch. I fail to see how Pink Slime is different, except that it’s safer.

    I don’t have a problem with mechanically separated meat. I do have a problem with meat treated with ammonia. However, I don’t see why pink slime should be singled out for demonization among all the heavily processed crap served in school cafeterias and chain restaurants. There’s far worse junk in our food supply. Given a choice between a pink slime burger and a Taco Bell ‘beef’ taco, I’d probably eat the burger.

  • aaronm

    “Indonesians apparently don’t do it right.”

    Give them a break, Robert. Muslims don’t have much experience cooking haram meat, but they were at least trying . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

    Maybe with statements like this you need an El Jefe who has lived abroad and can point out the subtleties of varying culture across an archipelago that is 5115 kms (3178 miles for the metrically challenged). New York to Seattle is 3875 kms (2408 miles) by comparison. Census figures say that the population of almost 250 million is 82% Muslim, leaving almost 50 million folks (that’s around 25% more people than live in California, yo!) that are unconstrained by religion to eat whatever they please (with the exception of minuscule Jewish and Seventh Day Adventist Communities). What’s more, many of these Muslims don’t take their faith exceptionally seriously, many having been shoe-horned into the Islamic category by former autocrat Suharto’s establishment of five (now six) official religions. Some of these people held on to their pre-Islamic Javanese mystic beliefs that were in turn informed by the Hindu-Buddhist religion that prevailed until around the 15th century. For these (among whom I’m pretty sure Barry’s stepdad was counted), trivial matters like eating “daging haram” or not going to mosque five days a week would be no big deal. Furthermore, Barry’s old kampung (‘hood for you Seppos), located about two kilometres as the crow flies from my place, is on the edge of an old-money enclave that has a large population of Minahasans, people from North Sulawesi who apart from their adherence to Christianity, are renowned for eating absolutely anything, including pig, cat, bat, rat and, surprise, surprise, dog! So between Barry’s stepdad’s lackadaisical approach to his faith and the proliferation of delicious Minahasan food in his neighborhood, it is not surprising he tasted dog more than once.

  • aaronm

    Sorry, going to mosque five times a day.

  • Granfalloon

    YotD,
    Actually, I think Mrs. Obama’s attire in that photo is more or less appropriate for hiking the Grand Canyon in mid-August. What would be inappropriate would be comparing her outfit to what another person was wearing in a totally different context, and conveniently not saying anything about the different contexts. That would be a pretty shitty thing to do.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    Thanks, Aaron, for the details — though this quickly got rather more serious than I’d intended by my quip.

    I once spoke to a Christian missionary to Indonesia, around 1991, I reckon, and she said she estimated the percentage of ‘official’ Muslim population to be lower than stated by the government, no more than 70 percent, and even those Muslims were mostly only nominal and syncretistic, anyway.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • http://josephjsteinberg.wordpress.com/ Hume’s Bastard

    #9: As Sonagi points out, how much of your daily caloric intake is treated with ammonia, to kill the beasties? Actually, given that most meat produced worldwide is processed with antibiotics, and since childhood I’ve eaten everything from bugs and worms to every part of almost any animal species on the planet, why do we need ammonia for just this one item? Obviously, it’s not a matter of health, but a lack of culinary creativity. Just boil it, BBQ it, or stick it in a rice pocket! If all else fails, there’s sauce. I take a pill a year, to cover myself against the entire schools of sashimi I consume, but never a pill for the cheap pork I eat. Maybe, the soju is helping.

  • Flyingsword K

    aaronm – since Obama is a muslim (his dad was muslim so by sharia law he is automatically a muslim, if he says he is not then he is an apostate) it is safe to say he was eating a haram meal….but that is ok since the 9/11 jihadist went to strip clubs and drank alcohol since what happens in the land of the infidel is forgiven by allah.

  • Sonagi

    why do we need ammonia for just this one item? Obviously, it’s not a matter of health, but a lack of culinary creativity

    It’s a matter of sanitation and food safety. The ammonia gas is supposed to kill off most of the E-coli and salmonella although the actual effectiveness of the treatment has been disputed. Ground meat is especially dangerous because the bacteria are everywhere, not just on the outside like a rump roast or other chunk of intact meat. Some ground beef is a compilation from several different sources to get the right protein/fat ratio. A medium rare steak is a risky menu choice thanks to the use of meat glue to weld together chunks into one slab that can be sold at a higher price. You and I know how to handle and cook food properly, but the low-wage workers who flip burgers cannot be relied on to follow health and safety regulations consistently.

  • slim
  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    It’s a matter of sanitation and food safety. The ammonia gas is supposed to kill off most of the E-coli and salmonella although the actual effectiveness of the treatment has been disputed.

    Does anyone else notice how the exact same crew that’s champing at the bit to surrender all our freedoms and hard-won industrial-age advances to Science!™ in the context of their imaginary global warming is suddenly all skeptical about the proven science of genetically-modified organisms, irradiation of food, and industrial meat processing?

    We’re supposed to sit down, shut up, and dutifully obey when Al Gore tells us the “entire North polarized (sic) cap” will be gone by this year (it’s not). We’re supposed to listen to Steve Perry and don’t stop believin’ even when it’s discovered that the temperature data on which the warmists base their political demands is completely made up. But a cow-college ag professor with decades of peer-reviewed, duplicable food-safety studies must be ignored in favor of experts like Jenna Elfman. It’s madness.

  • Sonagi

    Same crew? Whoa there, Brendon. Please provide links to comments in which I expressed the opinions you appear to link to me. Seeing you quote a modestly worded comment and go bat-sh*t crazy throwing out strawmen gave me a chuckle.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    You got me, sister. I was completely unaware that you were down on the ammonia gas treatment in the first place. When I read your comment that its efficacy has been disputed, I thought you were reporting the disputation of others; I had you pegged for sentient.

  • YangachiBastardo

    Does anyone else notice how the exact same crew that’s champing at the bit to surrender all our freedoms and hard-won industrial-age advances to Science!™ in the context of their imaginary global warming

    Particularly their completely unexplainable (to me) hatred for modern means of locomotion, be it bullet trains or, God Forbid, cars.

    Imagine they have their way: no cars just bycicles, no meat just organic veggies, no electricity unless it’s windmill or solar panel generated, uncontrolled immigration but absolutely no infrastructure upgrading and real estate development and of course the whole defense industry would be immediately dismantled.

    Imagine the wild, uncontrollable laughing in Bejing…

  • Granfalloon

    “…imaginary global warming…”

    At this point, denying global warming is only slightly less stupid than denying evolution. It’s like cigarettes all over again: Republicans make up their own “science” when they don’t like what real science has to say.

  • jkitchstk

    # 30,
    Let’s say “climate change” instead of “global warming” then maybe they’ll agree?
    Watch This Video to Get a Sense of the New Climate Science on the Jet Stream
    You’ll find it near the top of the Yale Forum webpage entitled “Weird Winter – Mad March – Part 2“
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/04/climate-change-swing-voters-affected-by-weather-not-denialists-says-analyst/
    “It’s a relatively new subject for communicators of any kind to try to make clear to the public, but it gives at least a sense of how the different parts of the story fit together and how manmade global warming — caused by excess greenhouse emissions — is rapidly changing seasonal schedules in backyards and wildlands everywhere.”

    “Recent reports say public opinion is beginning to swing back up to a larger majority who “believe in global warming.”
    A New York Times headline says, “In Poll, Many Link Weather Extremes to Climate Change.”

    Go speak to most anyone that lives in tornado alley about climate change and I don’t ever plan on eating dog meat.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Uncle B,

    I know this talk of four more years of Barry stirs the blood of any right-thinking ‘merkin, but thinkin’ that Sonagi isn’t sentient, I’m going ape here.

  • Sonagi

    Thanks for editing #28 to clarify what you meant, Brendon. Food sanitation practices like ammonia gas treatment, irradiation, and washing with chemicals generally kill and remove most but not all pathogens, and effectiveness (not efficacy, is raised or lowered according to how carefully procedures were followed. Food poisoning outbreaks are largely a consequence of human error. Would you trust the opinionof USDA microbiologist Carl Custer? I wouldn’t buy pink slime, but if someone gave me a couple pounds, I’d cook it thoroughly and eat it, rather than throw it away.

  • Sonagi

    Let’s say “climate change” instead of “global warming” then maybe they’ll agree?

    Everyone but hardcore fundies. Climate change has been going on since the earth first cooled and formed an atmosphere.

  • http://josephjsteinberg.wordpress.com/ Hume’s Bastard

    According to Mark Bittman, animals are just born sick, kept sick, and we, the people, who eat them might be becoming sicker because of them.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46979738/vp/46983030#46983030

    I apologize to The Marmot for posting MSNBC on his site. He can post a Fox video on my site.

  • http://josephjsteinberg.wordpress.com/ Hume’s Bastard

    #34: Call it “AGW”, and let everyone devise their own catchy, snide terms. It won’t change reality.

  • sumo294

    jkitchstk –

    You and the other libtards on this forum continue to show to others the utter lack of any critical thinking skills. Republicans are responding to attacks from Democrats and their MSM cohorts that Romney hates dogs becasue 30 years ago, he transported his on the top of the family car, albeit with a makeshift windshield. Axelrod piled on by tweeting that Obama transports his in the backseat of the presidential limo and, ergo, this proves that Obama is a dog lover!

    More importantly, even without the Democrats’ having started this yet-another-attack on Romney’s character (certainly, they want to avoid talking about their track record on the economy!), what is germaine to the discussion (listen up here as I don’t want to lose you here) are questions about why he would brag about eating dog as an adult in his thirties (and not that he actually ate dog at a young age). Listen to Obama reciting the relevant passage from his book “Dreams of My Father” where he includes eating dog as an example of his cultural acclimation prowess: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/18/Fidogate-Listen-To-Obama-Brag-About-Eating-Dog.

    I personally don’t have any issues with someone eating dog meat. But if you’re going to question someone’s character in this manner as Obama’s surrogates in the Democratic party and the MSM have done (what was Diane Sawyer’s first question to the Romney’s during her interview with them?): http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/ann-romney-on-seamus-the-dog-controversy-16154384, you better not have bragged about eating man’s best friend in a autobiograhpy! Just like you shouldn’t be attacking one political opponent about his great grandfather’s having multiple wives (his father and and grandfather did not practice polygamy, however) when Obama’s polygamist background is far more recent, i.e., his father was a polygamist as well as his grandfather and great grandfather, etc.

    Obama is looking more and more desperate each day. He is no longer a tabula rasa and has to run on his track record and if the upcoming election is a referendum on his performance, he will lose (although my personal view is that he will win in November since I never want to underestimate the power of low information individuals like yourself).

  • CactusMcHarris

    The first election partially decided by dog – hey, America’s getting better all of the time.

  • http://josephjsteinberg.wordpress.com/ Hume’s Bastard

    #37: I beg to differ about what was happening at the time of Axelrod’s tweet. The meme was not related directly to dogs at all, but that Mitt Romney was an emotionally-detached robot whose family life and work experience was not like any middle-class American’s. Obama responded with the picture of Bo and him inside the limo (?!) where Obama was petting and talking to the dog. Even with this non-issue, Obama’s team has shown much more deftness showing Obama as a person. Romney is doing better now, so I guess he’s getting more funds, to buy people with ad experience. I see no reason why Obama’s dog-eating would undermine his image as a non-robot. Romney on the other hand cannot act like what he’s not.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    Wag the Dog, indeed.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    I wouldn’t buy pink slime, but if someone gave me a couple pounds, I’d cook it thoroughly and eat it, rather than throw it away.

    See, I probably wouldn’t eat the Pink Slime if I knew that’s what it was, because I’m picky. Even though I know in my heart it’s safe, unless the stuff had been mixed in with other meat products to become unrecognizable, I’d probably be squeamish about it. But I wouldn’t characterize the stuff as evil, nor would I smear its vendors.

    One of my favorites in this whole flap is how the hysterics keep coming back to But, but, ammonia! as if that were proof of the unhealthiness. Ammonia is a natural substance. And it’s not like they’re dipping the Pink Slime in a tank of Pine-Sol anyway. There’s a little puff of gas, just enough to change the balance of the atmosphere where this stuff is processed.

    But we’re overlooking a key question: You can eat a “couple pounds” of meat?!

  • jkitchstk

    # 37,
    “You and the other libtards…”
    If only I and everyone else were like and thought like you, aye? Then nobody could be a tard huh?

    “…I never want to underestimate the power of low information individuals like yourself.”

    For the record I’m an Independent. There, I just informed you of something you didn’t know and wrongly assumed.

  • Wedge

    First, they came for my pink slime. Then, they came for my lutefisk.

  • Wedge

    Brendon has some good observations from NYC. I’m getting similar anecdotal feedback from a buddy in the film/video business who says his union crews, not to mention Ford’s UAW workers (as opposed to Government Motors workers) are increasing hostile to The One. People are finally realizing that there are no calories in the Hopenchange Souffle.

  • aaronm

    23- Flyingsword K

    aaronm – since Obama is a muslim (his dad was muslim so by sharia law he is automatically a muslim, if he says he is not then he is an apostate) it is safe to say he was eating a haram meal….but that is ok since the 9/11 jihadist went to strip clubs and drank alcohol since what happens in the land of the infidel is forgiven by allah.

    I don’t really get what you are tying to say here, but I’m thinking you are equating lapsed Muslims with jihadists bent on killing, which is not so. If you’re also implying (as I think) that shariah law really matters in Obama’s case, it did not since the Indonesia of the time was a much more secular place than it is now. You’d also be missing the point that there are mixed religious families here and that not all Muslims, here or elsewhere, are influenced by hardcore Sunni theology. It would be a bit like calling a Christian out for one of the absurd sins in Deuteronomy or Leviticus, such as planting a field with two different crops.

  • jkitchstk

    Dog dragged behind car from Busan to Seoul for better eating…
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/04/117_109622.html