Posts Tagged ‘bottle

08
Jul
11

the high life

TPM: Rep. Paul Ryan, a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Wednesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis.

…Susan Feinberg, an associate business professor at Rutgers, was at Bistro Bis celebrating her birthday when she saw the label on the bottle Ryan’s table had ordered … it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house…

Feinberg, an economist by training, was even more appalled when the table ordered a second bottle. She quickly did the math and figured out that the $700 in wine the trio consumed over the course of 90 minutes amounted to more than the entire weekly income of a couple making minimum wage.

“We were just stunned,” said Feinberg, who e-mailed TPM about her encounter …After ending their meal and paying the check, Feinberg decided to give Ryan a piece of her mind. She approached the table and asked Ryan “how he could live with himself” sipping expensive wine while advocating for cuts to programs for seniors and the poor…..

The clash became especially heated when Feinberg asked the men if they were lobbyists. “F—- her,” one of them replied and stood up in a menacing way, according to Feinberg’s account…

… The one major aspect of the story in dispute was the topic of conversation at Ryan’s dinner table. Feinberg said all three men were “droning on loudly during the evening that liberals think that if you’re a millionaire, you have done something wrong.”

Full article here

Thanks Fred – and Susan Feinberg ;-)

15
Mar
11

bottled up

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden return to the White House in Washington, March 15, after attending the funeral of Army Cpl. Frank Buckles

17
Oct
10

hey, no point crying over spilt milk

President Obama and First lady Michelle react as a boy she was carrying dropped his bottle – Cleveland, Ohio, October 17

17
Oct
10

o…….kay

A bottle of water half consumed by President Obama is displayed at The Wellcome Collection’s ‘Things’ Exhibition on October 16 in London, England. Members of the public have been invited to deposit any object they own. Special, boring, rare or common it must be no bigger than their head. Contributed objects will be catalogued, photographed, labelled and allocated a specific date out of the 365 days of next year. All 365 ‘Things’ will be put on display in a special exhibition at The Wellcome Collection and also on-line.

23
Jul
10

champagne moment

First Lady Michelle Obama christens the USCGC Stratton with a bottle of champagne, during a ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula, in Pascagoula, Miss., July 23, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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02
Jul
10

west wing week (“home of the kringle” july 2, 2010)

…the President gets a lesson in mathematics in the Oval Office, attends the G8 and G20 summits in Canada, meets with the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, hosts King Abdullah in the White House and much more




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