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Update: Obamas ‘Caviar Story’ Is Bogus

Buried on the gossip page of New York Magazine:

Daily Intel


Michelle Obama ordered lobster apps, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar, and Champagne at the Waldorf Wednesday afternoon when she was there with O for a meeting.

Alas, such conspicuous consumption would seem to fly in the face of the teachings of the Obamas’ erstwhile spiritual mentor, the Reverend Doctor Jeremiah Wright.

Indeed, in his first autobiography, Dreams From My Father, page 293, Mr. Obama specifically cites a passage from Wright’s sermon “The Audacity To Hope” that helped inspire him to a life of public service and sacrifice:

It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere… That’s the world! On which hope sits!

But as we have posted previously, Wright’s sermon actually goes much further.

Behold the fulminations of Reverend Wright that so moved Mr. Obama:

In our world, famine ravishes black and brown citizens who make up one-half or two-thirds of the globe, while feasting and gluttony are enjoyed by the minority of persons who inhabit the globe. I don’t know if you have ever been on one of those cruise ships that go to the Caribbean, but you do know of the hunger that is in such places as Haiti. Each week when those ships come back into Miami or San Juan, they dump more food into the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea than the hungry citizens in Haiti can find to eat in a lifetime.

With apartheid in one hemisphere and apathy in the other hemisphere, and enough nuclear warheads stockpiled to wipe out all forms of life except for cockroaches, the world on which the woman is sitting is a world on the very brink of destruction. It is a world that cares more about bombs for the enemy than bread for the hungry; a world that is more concerned about the color of skin than about the content of character; a world that is more finicky about the texture of hair or what’s on the outside of your head than it is about the quality of education or what is on the inside of your head. That is the world on which this woman is sitting.

We think of being on top of the world as being in heaven. But when you look closely, all in fact is hell.

So it would seem that while the Obamas thinks they are sitting on top of the world eating room service from the Waldorf Astoria, they are actually in hell.

At least according to Reverend Wright.

(By the way, please note that Mr. Obama seems to have added the part about “white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”)


Alas, it turns out that this entire story was a hoax.

From the New York Post, which apparently was the first to post the piece:


October 21, 2008 – THE source who told us last week about Michelle Obama getting lobster and caviar delivered to her room at the Waldorf-Astoria must have been under the influence of a mind-altering drug. She was not even staying at the Waldorf. We regret the mistake, and our former source is going to regret it, too. Bread and water would be too good for such disinformation.

We apologize for helping in our small way to promulgate this disinformation.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, October 18th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

42 Responses to “Update: Obamas ‘Caviar Story’ Is Bogus”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    White greed – indeed.

    That room service amount would pay our grocery bill – for a month. Thank You.

    Oh wait – I bet the Obamabots are the one’s paying that room service bill – not that they will ever acknowledge it (either the Obamas or the Obamabots).

    I guess I should just be glad I don’t like lobster, caviar, or champagne – that way I won’t feel so po’d. Now if it were a bucket of crab and a strawberry mango freeze – I’m there.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    What a set of coconuts these two sit on. I now see why they have to have a plumber on retainer.
    I mean, don’t we all need a TURD WRANGLER waiting in the wings?

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Heres’ one fer ya….maybe “thelight” can get a job being the “Paperboy” in the newly delevoped, “ASSWIPE” Dept. of the obama administration!!

  4. wytammic says:

    SG — the picture you chose is so fitting. :)

    For the most part, I could care less what two people order for room service while staying at the Waldorf. However, when those people are telling me to put more air in my tires, turn my heat down, and my air conditioner up in order to make the rest of the world admire me …. well, they can just stuff it. The freaking good for nothing hypocrites.

  5. 1sttofight says:

    Wasn’t Obama complaining about having to eat “hotel food” a few weeks ago in a speech?

  6. DEZ says:

    Iranian Caviar!, Obama must be preparing for his meeting with Ahmadinejad.

  7. Anonymoose says:

    That is my grocery bill for a month. But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if anything will sink the Obama presidency, it’ll be “gorgeous and gracious” Michelle. Spare the lobsters, someone get that woman a microphone!

  8. GuppyNblue says:

    If they eat like that every night it will cost $16,239.35/year just on dinner. This is the same Michelle that urges folks not to seek careers in corporate America but choose community service instead. You eat beans and rice while I spend a month or two of your grocery budget in one sitting. You “spread the wealth” and make sacrifices while I indulge myself on your hard earned dollar. In other words, do as say and not as I do. Suckers.

    If the article seems silly just try to imagine if that receipt had Cindy McCain’s name on it. I’m guessing the media would be exploiting class envy.

  9. Kilmeny says:

    Princess Michelle sure is enjoying the perks that come with being Mrs. The One. As Guppy pointed out, this would be a major news story if Cindy McCain had signed the receipt.

  10. U NO HOO says:

    The two signatures appear to be exactly the same. I can’t write that consistently.

    Are we sure this is a true story?

    PS Where it says Name there is a signature. Michelle does not take direction well.

  11. U NO HOO says:

    “they dump more food into the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea than the hungry citizens in Haiti can find to eat in a lifetime.”

    Can this possibly be true?

    Are there hungry citizens in Haiti? Are they Haiti citizens? Parse BO’s words.

    We gave back to Haiti its president. Maybe its his fault.

  12. 1sttofight says:

    U NO HOO
    The two signatures appear to be exactly the same. I can’t write that consistently.

    I noticed that too.

  13. DEZ says:

    “The two signatures appear to be exactly the same. I can’t write that consistently.”

    They are except for 1 thing, the scale, when rescaled they are a perfect match.
    Its a fake receipt, but I suspect Steve knew that as the link shows it to be satire.

  14. 1republicanscientist says:

    Two whole steamed lobsters, one for each of MO’s cheeks. What did BO eat?

  15. Micheal says:

    I’m not sure if this has been brought up before, but doesn’t Obama read his books for the “audio books”?

    Why haven’t I heard a soundbite of Obama saying “white folks’ greed runs a world in need”?

    If the soundbite became mainstream, how could Obama respond? He’s previously claimed he never knew Wright was an anti-American racist. Now there is proof that not only had he heard the hate speech, he was so inspired he included it in his book!

    There is political gold in them there audiobooks. Why hasn’t any enterprising blooger run in there with a pick axe yet?

  16. U NO HOO says:


    Ha Ha Ha Ha

    I should have known, there was no arugala on the menu!

  17. DEZ says:

    Great eyes U NO HOO and 1st.
    I was bored so I did a fast photoshop gif with the 2 sigs.

  18. Colonel1961 says:

    Bollinger? Sacre Bleu! May I suggest the Krug, ma cherie? (Sorry, can’t do the accent aigu like artboy…)

    p.s. a bad forgery and not helpful to the cause…

  19. kbrown17 says:

    Hey Micheal

    There’s your audio.

  20. Micheal says:

    Thanks kbrown17.

    I found some more interesting soundbites here:

    No telling what other gold lays in those audio files.

    I only wish that the McCain Campaign or someone with a megaphone big enough will run with it. I’ll start holding my breath now.

  21. Gila Monster says:

    Iranian caviar? I thought we had sanctions against trading with Iran.

    Oops, my mistake, the sanctions exempt “foodstuffs”.


    How convenient for the Obamessiah and his queen. Not very eco-friendly however. CITES has a partial ban on caviar from the Caspian Sea due to the highly depleted stocks of sturgeon there.

  22. Sharps Rifle says:

    Barry XVI and Michelle Antoinette?

    “Let them eat arugula!”

  23. Reality Bytes says:

    Hmmmmm. What kind of rich do they call this again?

    Welcome to the new American Way. Where the Do Nots are the Haves. The Hope to Haves work to pay for it & the Have Nots Are Kept Down to justify it.

  24. Liberals Demise says:

    That is pronounced: JOCK – LAY – BLUR I’ve heard it spoken by the “Surrender Monkeys”!

  25. sheehanjihad says:

    I just cant picture these two as “statesmen”, representing our country, or having the power to do whatever they please whenever they please to whomever they please. Yeah yeah, call me any name you wish…I calls em like I sees em. They are not “leaders”. They are professional grifters, power mad automotans given the throne by those who purchased them and the democrats en masse….and they somehow think they have this “right”? Protected by PC rules, and the race card….Hussein has it made except for one glaring problem.

    The democrats have no control over the rest of the world. They view obama as a useful idiot who will kneel in submission to their sense of greatness. They dont care what his name is, his race, and the PC crap wont apply when it comes down to true leadership. This man holds the future of the world in his uncalloused and very delicate hands….he wont fight, he wont stand up for anyone he perceives as a dissenter, and he will do what he is told by the true rulers of this country…the leaders of the House and Senate.

    I am still old enough to remember when sedition and treason had consequences. Now, it is rewarded by people who are smacking their lips and rubbing their hands together as they watch in breathless anticipation the dismantling of our society as a whole….and our country, our way of life. They are worse than cancer….because they wont ever kill their hosts….they will just suck them dry enough to barely exist, and then discard them for a new crop of indoctrinated youth.

    what is ironic is what they seek, what they crave, what they have sold their souls for was created and propagated by the very people they seek to destroy. They will find, much too late, that to run a society by their rules, someone will have to pay for it. When that pool of labor dries up, and it will, quickly, they will be forced to take and take and take, and give nothing back.

    The ones who caused this will never have to be hungry, never cut back on energy consumption, never ever worry about what they say or so because they are the ones who make the rules. The rules that exist to control “US”…..not them. The Soviet Union is a prime example. The politburo and party aparatchiks all had cars, houses, food, heat, freedom…..because the masses they purported to support were in fact supporting them by giving up everything. So f*ck these people. My hatred for what they have done to this country will not diminish.

    BUT! Evil never lasts forever. Historically, good always triumphs in the face of evil. We are in for an evil of biblical proportions ruling our lives, and yes, it is going to get worse before it gets better. I expect it. I am ready for it. I will not, not EVER go gentle into that good night….nor will millions of people who think like I do. Well, they dont think like I do, or we wouldnt be in this mess to start with…but decent law abiding citizens will finally stand up and say, “NO MORE!” and this evil darkness, this socialistic democrat spawned ugliness that has stained our country will be driven from the earth. That is something I hope I live to see. Trouble is, with people like me especially….I most likely wont. Just remember my words here, and read my gravestone. It will say…”TOLD YA!” I am not afraid, and that’s what scares them the most.

  26. wardmama4 says:

    Bravo Sheehanjihad – absof*****lutely perfect. Your last line, I think is what upsets all our family right now – my hubby and I just no longer care for the day to day bs – we saw hell – and it isn’t in our plans for the future and we don’t ‘conform’ to get by any more. Don’t like it – well don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.

    And we will be among the decent law abiding citizens standing up with you too. I too no longer understand why those who commit teason and sedition aren’t held accountable – I am terrified of what history will show as to exactly who was behind that little gem of ‘tolerance’.

    I however do continue to believe in honor, honesty, duty, courage and of course FREEDOM – and I still maintain that the majority of Americans just want to own a little home, work and play hard and pay a bit in taxes to do their part – I just don’t understand how the Congresscritters in DC have gotten so out of hand – but they must be stopped.

    NO MORE!

  27. Colonel1961 says:

    Thanks LD – they like jocks, I think…

  28. Steve says:

    “The two signatures appear to be exactly the same. I can’t write that consistently.”

    It could be that they are scanned copies done by the computer when it prints up the receipt.

    But, just to be on the safe side, I have removed the image of the receipt.

    However, the NY Magazine article has not been challenged, as far was we know.

  29. DEZ says:

    “It could be that they are scanned copies done by the computer when it prints up the receipt.”

    Maybe, but the 2 signitures are not the same scale.
    Sorry if it sounded like we doubted the truth of the article!

  30. Steve says:

    “Sorry if it sounded like we doubted the truth of the article.”

    I see no reason to doubt the article. Especially since the Obama camp has not denied it.

    I removed the (purported) receipt image because I don’t know enough about the site where it was posted to know whether it is reliable or not.

    I also had noticed the signatures. Though I still think it is possible that the one was just a reproduction of the other. On the other hand, the whole thing could be a mock up.

    In either case, the original article from New York Magazine still stands.

  31. platypus says:

    Why couldn’t it be a facsimile rubber stamp given to a staffer trusted to use it in lieu of disturbing Mrs. Obama every time her signature is needed? There is nothing new about this – the President even has machines that literally forge his name in ink to letters that go out from the White House.

    The reason is simple – there would not be enough time for other tasks if the President was to personally sign every document. I think she’s just practicing getting the habit down for when she is First Lady. In her mind, she’s already Mrs. The One.

    So I disagree that this is not genuine, if based solely on the identical signatures.

  32. DEZ says:

    “Why couldn’t it be a facsimile rubber stamp”

    They don’t change in size!

  33. toodles says:

    those FREAKIN’ SOCIALISTS have so much $$$$ that they bought a LIFESIZE ROBOTIC MICHELLE and that’s who was in FORT WAYNE, INDIANA while the REAL, EVIL MICHELLE bought LOBSTER in NYC just before she MURDERED THE LAUNDRY LADY who was washing RUSH LIMBAUGH’S DROOL BIB!!!!

  34. DEZ says:

    The moonbats are swarming again!

  35. toodles says:

    you mean it was the real michelle in ft. wayne?

    then who ordered the lobster?

  36. Liberals Demise says:


  37. sheehanjihad says:

    The lobster seems to have the edge in intelligence here…..

  38. JohnMG says:

    sheehanjihad; ……”The lobster seems to have the edge in intelligence here…..”

    I’m confused. Of whom do we speak? Michelle, or toodles? BTW, “toodles sounds like something you’d find in a baby’s diaper.

  39. sheehanjihad says:

    I was referring to that uber dork “toodles”, and his unbelievably ignorant view of the world. He needs to get new windows in the basement.

    Not Michelle! She is one smart woman! That, plus she will be the only first lady who could beat the crap out of Vladimir Putin while bitch slapping Barney Frank for kneeling too long at obama’s feet. yeah, real class….for the WWF maybe.

  40. JohnMG says:

    “Uber dork”?!! Not likely. He/she is more representative of the typical Obama supporter. Now Michelle, on the other hand, could star in a Bruce Lee movie or a re-make of “King Kong”. And this ad taken from the personals in the NYT: “Barney” frank ISO an “Oscar” meyer weiner.

  41. DEZ says:

    “And this ad taken from the personals in the NYT: “Barney” frank ISO an “Oscar” meyer weiner.”

    Take it easy on toodles guys, this is “its” first attempt at being funny, its a big first step for a moonbat.
    We should encourage it to do more tricks, rolling over and playing dead should be a real crowd pleaser!

  42. sheehanjihad says:

    The typical obama supporter is simply deluded into thinking that socialism works~! It doesnt, and they will find out the hard way of course, but that’s how they think! Toodles, on the other hand, doesnt seem to think very well at all.

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