Monday, December 03, 2012

Oh Oh Tannenbaums

After Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly visits on Christmas eve, he changed his miserly ways and was know thereafter to ”keep Christmas very well.”  Well Michelle Obama has not had any poltergeists banging around the White House (that I know of), yet she keeps Christmas exceeding well.  One would think that having two or three Christmas trees in the White House would be quite enough … particularly since the Obamas will be vacationing in Kailua/Kona, Hawaii for the three weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years (at a cost of four million taxpayer dollars … see. Washington Times Article).  But, in the typical over-the-top Michelle style, she has had erected there six times that many ... 18 Christmas trees.  Wow!  Oops, I lied.  It’s not even 18 trees.  Its even three times that many still.  It’s 54 Christmas trees gracing the White House! 

54!  Where the hell can you put that many tannenbaums in the White House?  One in the Oval Office, one in the Blue Room,. one in the Red Room,  one in the personal quarters … make it two,  one in the dining room,  one in the entry hall, one in the kitchen for the kitchen staff, and one under the portico.  Let’s see … that’s nine altogether … which are still 1/6th of the number that are actually gracing this First Family’s residence during the time of our nation’s economic austerity and malaise … see: and check out its picture of a few of the White House trees.   

But then one has to keep up appearances for the other 98% …

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