Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Waiter? I'd like a big order of Socialism for the masses, but for myself, I'll take a quail egg with caviar, please..."

Because, as George Orwell once mentioned, some animals are more equal than others...

While liberals demand we subsist on next to nothing - as they know best what to do with our money - it is interesting to see how they spend theirs (and eventually, ours):

Mr. Obama's 19-hour whirlwind Bay Area fundraising trip filled Sen. Barbara Boxer's wallet with $1.75 million and he used a $17,600 a person dinner at the Getty Mansion in San Francisco to bring in the big bucks.

The president's 80 dinner guests were treated to an elaborate meal prepared by chef Jennifer Johnson...

Diners were treated to quail egg with caviar and salmon ceviche with jicama and avocado on a tortilla chip as their starting hors d'oeuvres. Next they were served a spring onion-asparagus tartlet with Meyer lemon vinaigrette-dressed frisee salad

The main course was braised Kobe beef short ribs with potato puree and a salsa verde-topped spring vegetable ragout. And the evening was topped off with buckwheat crepes with roasted cherries and almond ice cream.

$17,600 a person. The Getty Mansion. Caviar. Kobe Beef. And roasted cherries. But what's on the menu for us poor bastards, suffering from privation, unemployment, loss of equities, loss of earnings, disruption of our healthcare, soaring public and private debt, and absolutely devastating, crushing taxation?

Barabara Boxer. Socialism. Foreclosures. And more crushing taxes.

....The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which...

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