QUESTION: What real, legitimate, actionable good came out of Obama blowing all that money going to India.
I have a friend here in Boystown who is a drag queen. Shocking, I know.
He’s old school drag, meaning he doesn’t call himself a made-up name like Ophelia Goodies, Cyon Flare, Teri Yaki, or other queens in town…but instead is a Laura Branigan impersonator…perhaps the last of his kind.
I have tried to get him gigs with various events I am associated with, but the money is never good enough. For it to be worth his Solitaire and Gloria vamping, Dustin needs $400 just to leave the house in his makeup, wig, and sequines. Authentic “Branigan brows” are apparently expensive, and made from endangered wooly bears, it seems.
The real, actual Laura Branigan did events for less..before she died in 2005.
I just can’t help thinking about how much like a drag queen Obama is.
Taking 3,000 people to India as his entourage? Drag queen.
Demanding every room in the most expensive hotel around? Drag queen.
Bringing 34 ships with him, just “because sailors’ butts are so cute in those tight white pants”? BEYOND drag queen…and precariously into “ghost of Liberace” territory.
I just don’t see how spending a billion dollars for the Obamas to take their egofest on the road netted taxpayers a damn thing.
What was the point of burning all that cash when so many people are making such deep sacrifices just to keep food on the table?
We have a great Secretary of State who loves being as far away from what’s happening in Washington as possible. People love her wherever she goes. She takes one plane, does not demand elaborate things, and does not require 3,000 people as an entourage.
We also have ambassadors, that taxpayers pay for, in almost every country.
There is also video conferencing and telephones in the White House. I have seen pictures of these devices. Whether Obama knows how to operate them or not, they are there.
So, there is a host of alternatives for talking to foreign people wherever they may be, pursuant to whatever needs to be said, that does not involve Lifestyles of the Rich and Deliberately Out of Touch imperial tours of India and wherever else the Obamas want to take thousands of hangers-on, at great taxpayer expense, today.
Why not show some restraint?
Do Reggie Love and other athletic, young, “basketball buddies” really need to go on the next trip abroad? Aren’t there young men who work in the hotels in those countries who can keep Obama entertained at a tenth of the cost of hauling Reggie Love, Kal Penn, Justin Beiber, or other young men around for Obama?
Just because Miss Thang (or Michelle Antoinette) wants to fly somewhere exotic doesn’t mean she should.
Just because Dustin thinks he can’t possibly leave the house for less than $400 to lip synch to a gorgeous-eyebrowed dead woman doesn’t mean any fools should fork that much over for him to do it.
Some basic appreciation of finance, proper spending habits, and restraint during this Depression in the ranks of drag queens would be wonderful.
Whether they live in Boystown…or the neverending party and fantasy world that has become the White House.
© 2010, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
Help HillBuzz by Shopping Amazon
I look forward to your comments. Please follow these simple guidelines:
- Please do not complain about your comment not yet showing up
- Stay on topic of the article ("This is OT, but..." = bad!)
- I will STING if you troll, spam, bait, swear or attack someone