Only in American Politics…

by noseycow

Around a week ago the ‘leader of the free world’ skipped out for lunch at a burger bar, accompanied by hoards of press and a live tv network. At first controversy reigned because he ordered his burger ‘medium well’ (food snobs tell us its this is over cooked and we shouldn’t like it!) but then the real issue hit the fans.

President Obama refused the yellow liquid that passes in American asย mustard and had the audacity to order Dijon instead!

ย Sacrebleu! and someone voted this man into office when he clearly OVER ESTIMATES his political opponents!

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24 Comments to “Only in American Politics…”

  1. OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Just checked our fridge – Mrs D’s got a jar of Maille Mustard in there . . . AND, and , and yup, a jar of Dijon Mustard too ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  2. That’s ruined your chances of becoming President then! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  3. No damned Froggie mustard in my cupboard, sunshine!

    Only the real stuff.

    ENGLISH mustard.

    (This nationalistic bollocks is only because, to the best of my linited knowledge, there is no such thing as Scottish mustard)

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  4. Ahem, (cough, cough, splutter, splutter)

    Check out the ‘gourmet’ mustards on this page

    http://tinyurl.com/pb625f

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  5. well Duncan – I have been known to rustle up the odd chocolate cake – but it doesn’t mean that anyone eats it ๐Ÿ˜›

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  6. Yes, I’ve heard about your ‘baking’ ๐Ÿ˜†

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  7. Fantastic Duncan.

    I wonder if Scottish mustard is stronger than English? I should bloody well hope so.

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  8. It’s probably safer to keep Scottish mustard in the jar.

    If it ever got loose on the plate it would beat up any weedy vegetables, bare its arse at the meat, and shout ‘Freedom!’ before nutting you and nicking your wallet.

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  9. I’ll eat steak tartare in in good restaurant and if I cook beef or lamb at home I always eat it very rare.

    Hardly ever eat fast food but if I had a hamburger I’d want my meat done medium well too. Less chance of picking up some nasty parasites

    Even English mustard’s not strong enough overpower a tapeworm…..

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  10. Hiya nursemyra!

    My tapeworm had a mustard addiction. It used to get the DTs if I didn’t have at least a teaspoonful of English every day.

    It didn’t half tickle.

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  11. See? What did i tell you…..

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. Oh, I just love Dijon mustard … all that other stuff makes it feel like someone shot a firecracker up my nose!

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  13. Pah! Wimps’ mustard.

    You need some strong English stuff. It not only unclogs your sinuses, but can be used to clear blocked drains and keep pythons away from your livestock.

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  14. What would you suggest? Smearing a cow or two with strong English mustard? Nosey may not like it ….

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  15. It’s meant to keep pythons away from livestock (according to the Nobblysan book of useless info) … not make them keen on it ๐Ÿ™„

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  16. Just a dab of it behind their ears should do the trick Julie.

    Although pre-marinated beef might not be a bad idea.

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  17. You could serve it with Wasabi peas.

    I saw these things in a shop in the states a few years ago, but never got the chance to go back to the shop to buy some before I left. They sound intriguing.

    http://www.japanesekitchen.co.uk/wasabi_peas.html

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  18. ๐Ÿ™„ The idea is to keep the livestock “alive an’ kickin’ ” … not start marinating them while they’re still breathing …

    Peas normally build up loads of unwanted gases, I hate to think of the result of those HOT HOT HOT wasabi peas when they manage to get to the other end of the digestive system ….

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  19. Cor…

    You could end up igniting yourself.

    Maybe that’s what Don Mills was on about with his article about teenagers and spontaneous combustion. The wee buggers have been eating too many wasabi peas.

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  20. I could think of a few politicians that I’d love to feed a whole bagful of wasabi peas … and watch them spontaneously combust …. what fun!!

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  21. I gather you’re not in favour of your new bloke then?

    Jacob ‘honest’ Zuma…

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  22. You gathered correctly.

    He gives a whole new meaning to the term “honesty” ….

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