President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan that featured a champagne tower of 350 bottles worth $105,000 - more than twice the median household income of an American family.
The tower of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, known as 'Ace of Spades' because of its label, is a permanent fixture at the club.
'It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space,' a 40/40 representative told the New York Post. 'It’s beautiful—breathtaking. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in.'
The median income for an American family was $51,413 in 2011.
I like the part where the Clown Prince joked that his daughters were upset that they couldn't be there. I guess they missed out on some of Jay-Z's famous lyrics (lightly edited for profanity):
Motherf*ckers wanna act loco
Hit ‘em wit, numerous shots with the fo’-fo’
Faggots wanna talk to po-po’s, smoke ‘em like cocoa
F*ck rap, coke by the boatload
F*ck that, on the run-by, gun high, one eye closed
Left holes through some guy clothes
Stop your bullshitt*n’, glock with the full clip
Motherf*ckers better duck when the fool spit
One shot could make a nigga do a full flip
See the nigga layin’ shocked when the bullet hit
Quite a classy guy, that Jay-Z. But the bottom line is that Obama is An Unserious President In Seriously Perilous Times:
The Mideast is in turmoil, the economy is faltering and the president opts to spend precious time with David Letterman, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Are we the only ones to wonder if Obama's suited to be president?
Last week, Michelle Bachmann had it partly right when she said that "President Obama needs to get his priorities straight."
There's no question that Obama should, as Bachmann recommended, cancel his appearance on the Letterman show and agree to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But the idea that Obama's problem is a mixed-up priority list is giving the president more credit than he deserves. Time and again, Obama has proved that he is simply incapable of taking the job of president seriously. And the repercussions of this grow by the day.
Not to worry though, Obama's wife Michelle the Moocher wants you to know that Barry is still feeling the pain of Americans, despite living in the cushy confines of the White House.
Yeah, right. Michelle will say anything to get some more opulent taxpayer-paid vacations with her pals.