January 17, 2019

"Weather permitting, we would sit on the Truman Balcony, enjoying the weather and a martini (or two), with delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by their extraordinary chefs; they used to make the most delicious, mini open-faced BLTs with a hit of sugar."

Writes Valerie Jarrett in her new memoir, quoted at The Daily Mail.
Jarrett says she loved the movie theaters at the White House and Camp David with their 'very comfortable chairs' that came with a blanket, pillow and a footrest in the front row. Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying. 'I think the contrast to real life made him feel better', she writes....

In Saudi Arabia, they stayed at King Abdullah's ranch where she found a large gift box in her villa that contained a huge, green leather briefcase made from reptile skin and filled with emeralds and diamonds, a necklace, earrings, a ring, two watches, a bejeweled pen....

A whirlwind trip to four countries in five days and sleeping all but two nights on Air Force One that wasn't as plush as Valerie had imagined....

Jarrett said on the night of the 2016 elections, she was with the Obamas watching the Marvel superhero movie Doctor Strange. When exit polls started to come in and the outlook did not seem good for Hillary, Michelle went to bed. Valerie decided to leave Barack alone. The next morning, 'the election outcome was soul crushing. We were all clearly shattered.'
The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department. Gifts like that are accepted but not kept.

85 comments:

Skeptical Voter said...

I didn't have a martini or two the night of the election; I sure as heck didn't have any delicious nibbles prepared by extraordinary chefs. I was sleeping at the Hoover Dam Lodge in Boulder City Nevada (and while the room was okay, you wouldn't want to eat in the hotel's restaurants). That said I went to sleep when things were looking good for Hillary; and woke up at about 0300 local time (just as Barack, Moochie and Valjar were waking up). They were shattered--despite all their dirty dealing they hadn't gotten the job done and failed to push that old baggage over the finish line. OTOH, at 0315, I was feeling pretty good. As Barack said, "elections have consequences".

rcocean said...

Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end, we'd fight and never lose, etc.

M Jordan said...

Grifters all.

Good riddance.

zipity said...

"The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department. Gifts like that are accepted but not kept."

Suuuuuuuure. Let's go with that.....

*wink*
*wink*

Nudge nudge. I say no more....whoooooooooaaaaa

rcocean said...

Jarrett was shattered. The #FakeCons, Mitch and Paul Ryan even more so.

I don't Bill Kristol and jOhn McCain ever got over Trump being elected.

rcocean said...

Why not name the movies?

Probably because we'd be shocked at Obama's low standards.

JFK he isn't. No Robert Frost at his parties.

mccullough said...

Some of the jewels were turned over. The ones that she reported. Grifters like her always skim.

I understand why she was upset Trump Ron. It was a repudiation of her. She took it personally. Good. It was personal.

Bay Area Guy said...

"Grifters all.

Good riddance."

Socialist grifters, too.

Nonapod said...

Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying.

That explains a lot.

Ambrose said...

"The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department. Gifts like that are accepted but not kept."

So she kept the bag they came in?

Trumpit said...

Barr tweeted, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

Roseanne lost her show & racist Schlump is still president - but not for long. Melanoma will divorce him, and Schlump will marry Roseanne, his soulmate.

wendybar said...

Obama's puppet master. She didn't even have to marry the guy to live with him!!

wendybar said...

WHY did Valerie get gifts?? Was she the real President?

Earnest Prole said...

they used to make the most delicious, mini open-faced BLTs with a hit of sugar

That's exactly what she would say if Obama were a secret Muslim, amirite?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

rcocean said...

Why not name the movies?

Must...resist...Planet of the Apes...joke...

Wilbur said...

I followed my usual election night routine … watched nothing about it and went to bed. Woke up at my usual 4:30 and opened up my laptop to Drudge and had my Stalag 17 moment: "Well whaddya' know. The crud did it."

One of the happiest moments of my life.

Jill Mayfield said...

Nobody is creeped out about Valerie being the constant third wheel in the Obama marriage?

Nonapod said...

Appealing to ones vanity with gifts of diamonds and emeralds is something a Saudi King understands intimately. It's old school, like 7th Century. Even if she technically can't keep it (although we only have her word that she dutifully turned in all in I guess) it's still a baller move.

Bob Boyd said...

How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?

I'm Full of Soup said...

Jarrett is a traitorous, hateful no good muslim fascist. God help America if people like her ever take control here.

tcrosse said...

I call bullshit. Nobody ever died in a Popeye cartoon.

Nonapod said...

How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?

The Mission, The Decent, The Dirty Dozen, Rogue One, The Perfect Storm, many Quentin Tarantino movies, Akira Kurosawa's Ran, The Thing, Das Boot.. ect ect

alanc709 said...

Trumpit was created in a lab in Soviet Russia, and not allowed out until he had proven his ability to spout progressive lies. Vladimir is SO proud of you Trumpit.

gilbar said...

AJ Lynch said...
Jarrett is a traitorous, hateful no good muslim fascist. God help America if people like her ever take control here,Again

fixed it for you! :)

TreeJoe said...

Deputy Chief of Staff to Richard Daley to this.

People who can't be nailed down as to what exactly they do are always the most dangerous wildcards.

rhhardin said...

Probably Nicholas Sparks films. He always kills off the love interest at the end.

pchuck1966 said...

"When exit polls started to come in and the outlook did not seem good for Hillary, Michelle went to bed. Valerie decided to leave Barack alone. The next morning, 'the election outcome was soul crushing. We were all clearly shattered.'"

LOL

Two-eyed Jack said...

Maybe he watched "Reservoir Dogs" over and over.
That and "Dr. Strange."

alanc709 said...

OT: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46898150. Would it be cruel if I joked that maybe it was a failed next-day delivery? After all, liberals believe in post-natal abortion, so the death of a newborn isn't really the loss of a life, is it?

gilbar said...

can we assume that Valerie was allowed to deal with the Jewels the way Hilary was allowed to deal with her emails? That is, She got to decide which were business related and which ones to "delete"? wink ;) wink ;)

I'm sure most (or, at least SOME) of the Jewels got reported. There's always some spillage, isn't there?

Sebastian said...

"The next morning, 'the election outcome was soul crushing. We were all clearly shattered.'"

Gifts like that are accepted, kept, and cherished.

Darrell said...

Did she confess to ordering the surveillance of the opposition political candidate, sans legal reason? Is she prepared to suffer the consequences?

tomaig said...

"The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department."

Does she make this claim? Where?

This CRS paper concerning "Gifts to the President of the United States" makes no mention of turning gifts over to the State Department.

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42662.pdf

Where did that claim come from?

paminwi said...

A vey weird threesome. I picture Michelle as the one holding a whip.
I don't normally go there with my comments but VJ is one woman I despise.
Can't really explain why I dislike her so much.

Not Sure said...

Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying.

James O'Keefe videos about VA hospitals?

Big Mike said...

Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying.

Remarkably like the USA that he hoped he could create.

Rabel said...

"On the Beach" is my go to for happy escapism.

Jim at said...

Nobody is creeped out about Valerie being the constant third wheel in the Obama marriage?

As opposed to Reggie Love?

robother said...

"Roseanne lost her show & racist Schlump is still president - but not for long. Melanoma will divorce him..." Disconcerting, if true.

That trumpit, he sure knows how to crush a guy's soul.

SDaly said...

I don't begrudge The President and his close aids having good food and enjoying the amenities of the White House. They work hard and do represent the United States.

But I don't particularly want to hear about cocktails and canapes, private movie theaters, and such, in a memoir. There were and are people in the country who are suffering and have very little. Seeing the amenities and privileges provided to government officials on the public dime, it is in print like that, comes across as entitled, insufferable and out of touch.

Ralph L said...

Melanoma will divorce him

As a melanoma survivor, I find that offensive.
Let me go to the restroom to see how to fry your ass.

readering said...

2016 election night I went to the movies to see Train to Busan.

Dave Begley said...

"The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department. Gifts like that are accepted but not kept."

But what about the diamonds she got from Iran and were delivered to her bagman in consideration for the Iran deal?

MadisonMan said...

Wow, does she sound elitist in that quote.

Let them eat mini-BLTs with a dash of sugar.

Ralph L said...

"The plastic containers of dipping sauces, sorted by flavor, stacked cheekily inside gravy boats."

Now THAT's elegant entertainment. I hope they used the Monroe vermeil epergne for the Clemson team.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying.


They made a movie about the repeal of Net Neutrality?

Drago said...

How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?"

Nonapod: "...The Dirty Dozen..."

Nope. 3 survivors.

Drago said...

Bushman: "They made a movie about the repeal of Net Neutrality?"

Filed under "Things I wish I'd written"

Wince said...

The livin' is easy for those at the top under an interminable Fed zero interest rate policy necessitated by your strangulation of the real economy.

Big Mike said...

Seeing the amenities and privileges provided to government officials on the public dime, it is in print like that, comes across as entitled, insufferable and out of touch.

The reason it comes across as “entitled, insufferable and out of touch” is because it is entitled, insufferable and out of touch.

Big Mike said...

@Drago, “The Dirty Dozen” had all the Germans dying, which would seem tragic to anti-Semites like Jarrett.

Ralph L said...

VJ couldn't remember the title of "Hamlet."

Drago said...

Big Mike: "@Drago, “The Dirty Dozen” had all the Germans dying, which would seem tragic to anti-Semites like Jarrett."

The blonde was cute....but she, like the others, had to go.

mockturtle said...

The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department.

You mean she had to give them to Hillary?

rcocean said...

The Dirty Dozen. Jarrett on election night was just like Victor Franco.

"I'm home free.. I've made it.."

Sound of sub-machine gun fire.

rcocean said...

Nope. 3 survivors.

But only one of the Dirty Dozen. Charles Bronson.

Cause no one can kill Charlie Bronson. He even escapes in the Great Escape.

Known Unknown said...

How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?

Reservoir Dogs?

"Why am I Mr. Pink?"

"Because you're a faggot!"

QT is so woke.

Curious George said...

"The Dirty Dozen"

Everyone didn't die at the end.

Michael said...

If you are enjoying the "most delicious BLT's with a hint of sugar" on the Truman balcony, you deserve to have your soul crushed.

Birches said...

Let them eat cake...

Gospace said...
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Limited blogger said...

We got an 8 year hole we gotta fill

stevew said...

"How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?"

The Departed, I think.

narciso said...

yes remember the broach, the king of morocco, gave gene hackman in no way out, since jarrett is Obama's minder, one wonders how that gift plays in the intramural salman vs. Abdullah sweepstakes,

narciso said...

no mark Wahlberg survives, it copied from infernal affairs, it's Taiwanese predecessor,

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Nobody's going to mention she used 'weather' twice in one sentence?

Matt Sablan said...

Whenever I read these i remember the joy of watching the news readers try and figure out went wrong. The long refusal to call several states. The fleet hope of a blue Texas. That night was an interesting night.

Qwinn said...

"How many movies are there that end with everybody dying?"

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".

Qwinn said...

(That one ends with *everybody* dying. Literally.)

BudBrown said...
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Leland said...

I'm glad to hear Air Force One isn't "plush". Be grateful you are getting a direct flight without the gloved hand inspection by the TSA.

Bob Boyd said...

So not that many.

holdfast said...

So was ValJar Michelle’s side piece or what?

glenn said...

“The diamonds and emeralds were handed over to the State Department. Gifts like that are accepted but not kept.”

So they say. They lied about the motives for Benghazi too.

William said...

I don't like the facile optimism of Brecht and Beckett. Hallmark cards. If you want death and despair, there's nothing better than King Lear. While some of the secondary characters are still alive at the final curtain, the main characters all die. King Lear gets to have a redemptive moment with Cordelia, and then she gets killed. The redemptive moment thus just adds to his suffering. There's a pretty good body count with Hamlet, but if you want death and despair, there's no better play than King Lear.

Freeman Hunt said...

"infernal affairs, it's Taiwanese predecessor,"

Hong Kong. Infernal Affairs is one of my favorite movies.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Meh, just more Derangement Syndrome. This time is Valerie Jarrett Derangement Syndrome.

rightguy said...

Its nauseating to think of this far-left, Islamist sympathizer and the Obamas in the White House (smugly) enjoying all the luxurious perqs we bestow on our POTUS, all the while maintaining and acting on their hatred of our country and what it stands for. Can you detect a scintilla of gratitude or humility from the three of them ? I can't. All this self-congratulatory blather about "family"... Gimme a break !

Michael Fitzgerald said...

I think I'll have me a martini!

Stepper said...

"Nobody is creeped out about Valerie being the constant third wheel in the Obama marriage?"

Kinda like LeMoyne Billings.

chickelit said...

Nobody is creeped out about Valerie being the constant third wheel in the Obama marriage?

The same people who are OK with this threesome would be creeped out if Karl Rove had moved in with the Bushes. Let's just say that it's a partisan thing.

Who the hell buys her book?

Saint Croix said...

Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying.

Rogue One?

Unknown said...

if O is so smart

why did monkey girl do his thinking for him?

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