Roscoe’s House of WHAT, Mr. President?

October 26, 2011

Hey Blog Guy, a couple of days ago you illustrated your piece on high-cholesterol foods with a lot of photos of President Barack Obama with junk food, and you said, “If I want to know what foods I should avoid…I’ll just follow the presidential motorcade.” You were just joking, right?

Maybe, maybe not. That item ran on Monday, so let’s see where the Obama motorcade would have taken us on that very day.

Oops, here we are at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, in Los Angeles.

Uh-oh. That can’t be good.

Yeah, let’s just say when Obama is on the road, you seldom find him stopping at Slappy’s House of Cauliflower and Tofu.

But gosh, nutritional information about healthful food is readily available. Do you think Obama is getting the message?

Yes, I think he is. Unlike those earlier photos I used, we don’t see any actual food in today’s pictures. We just see the bags of chicken wings. I guess Obama has discovered that carry-out is better for his image.

In this top photo it looks like Obama is hailing a taxi. Doesn’t the Secret Service drive him around?

Of course they do. I guess he’s just flagging down one of those popular Los Angeles pie trucks….

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Top: President Barack Obama waves to local residents as he leaves Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles with a take-out order of chicken wings in Los Angeles, October 24, 2011.

Left: Obama orders chicken wings at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

REUTERS photos by Jason Reed

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Hmmm. Is this where he gets his fuel to waffle? He better head back to Michelle’s garden if he wants to promote healthy.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

I humbly offer a haiku:

Chicken and waffles
Sounds delicious but not quite
Your heart-healthy fare

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Silly Blog Guy, Obama is hailing Goofy Prince Charlie’s icecream truck!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The POTUS diet,
Simply better than Atkins –
so head to Roscoe’s!

Obama meal deal:
Can’t get it at Slappy’s House –
but head to Roscoe’s…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

I dunno what to think. One one hand it’s nice to see Obama being a regular guy and ordering his own food instead of acting the diva. On the other hand I gotta wonder…does the guy ever work?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Chicken and waffle – should someone inform Mr. O’Bama that you are what you eat?
At least Joe didn’t get stuck with paying the check.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Nosmo – maybe Joe chickened out…or maybe he waffled

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Who’s the lady in red with TWO packages in hand and a big butt behind.

Posted by lemonttaylor | Report as abusive

@Lemont – that’s cruel! I’m sure she’s just carrying some extra chicken and waffles 😉

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Wait! Is that, no surely not … JustCam’s sister!

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Nosmo – who are you calling Shirley???

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@georgia: you can bet she’s packin’ extra chicken and waffles, a few cheeseburgers, some pie, several pizzas, etc.

Posted by lemonttaylor | Report as abusive

Lemont – yesterday was National Greasy Foods Day. She just celebrated a bit too much. ‘Cause she’s a patriot.

She thought she’d lost weight. Turns out it was behind her.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@Lemont, that is the designated taster, acting just like the ones in ancient Egypt. Her job is to take a bite out of everything the Presidential Family eats before they do to see if it’s poisoned, too high in cholesterol, too low in fiber or wrong in any other way. I’ll let you judge all the rest.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Where have you been, justM? We were about to call the hospitals!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@justM: Welcome back! We missed you. The Blog Guy was going to call the hospitals, but I was going to call the local precinct.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Is it just a coincedence that egeria and justM show up at the same blog after lengthy absences? Were you two out fighting to prevent the onset of the pandapocalypse?

OMG the presidential motorcade! Seriously, look at the top pic, lower left corner! It looks like an elbow! Guess Lamars first day on the Secret Service didn’t go so well huh?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@ifly: multiple choice
Junior Secret Service agent Lamar is:
a) checking the tire treads on the POTUS’ ride
b) providing the POTUS with a handy “bridge” to get him safely from curb to limo
c) steathily waiting to “gotcha!” Ms. Chicken-and-Waffles when she turns around

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

Somehow chicken and waffles don’t sound that good . How’s the chicken prepared? And what do you do with the waffles? Yes I know, you eat the suckers.
It just doesn’t sound all that good. Is this a ” Southern” dish?

Posted by hwf1934 | Report as abusive

Now, now, lets not get nasty..
I think the lady in red, is not that bad.. seriously, you guys should see some ladies on this side of the pond!!

Mr.Pilot, who? what elbow? where?
I cant see! I cant see!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ah the VIP’s trying to be normal. So cool..

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

@JC: you forgot
d) watching for badgers 10/10/18/six-letter-word-means-to-pester -or-nag/

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@Georgia: yeppers! And I forgot
e) trying to entice Joe Biden to come out from under the POTUS limo to pay the check

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

(f) feeling like a nun from the Sound of Music and rigging the car so it can’t go.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

@jclimacus081, I am going to go with C and that is why Lamar is having a bad day. Mr. President is all “Can someone come here and shoot this bozo in the butt or something?”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@ifly: sure he’s not hailing a low flying BT-70? Much too low flying…

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@jclimacus081, much to low flying? He is actually indicating the altitude the BasAir engineers hope to get the next generation BT-70 to fly continuously!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive