I just love the days when the jokes write themselves.


No detail was left out of this creation. By including the edible Bo, the White House pastry chef ensured that visitors could experience a part of the president’s childhood.


43 Responses to “Naturally: Gingerbread White House Features Edible Bo”

  1. backwoodsconsr on December 9th, 2012 5:24 pm

    Doggone it!

  2. SignPainterGuy on December 9th, 2012 10:15 pm

    Hmmm, edible White House, edible Bo dog, edible …. wait, are the veggies true to life ? I mean, fertilized from the sewer ? And why the disturbing pic of Mooch ?

  3. backwoodsconsr on December 9th, 2012 10:41 pm

    All pics of Mooch are disturbing.

  4. SignPainterGuy on December 9th, 2012 11:29 pm

    This pic mixed in with edible art makes it especially disturbing ! She spoke to a group of military guests who were first to see the creations. Her Hubs and the dems are all a-twitter at the prospect of sequestration which will likely decimate our military and our nat`l security. I find that treasonous, totally unacceptable and insulting to her guests.

  5. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 1:37 am

    This must be the season for gingerbread houses; we just had the annual GBH competition at the Grove Park Inn, famous for its presidential guests going way back and up to the current residents, twice. They have a great golf course and the town has several BBQ joints and micro-breweries. Just the things the pRes. loves.

  6. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 12:59 pm

    Not sure what I find more disturbing, an "edible marizpan confectionary" likeness of a poor pooch or the fact some putz ( putzess? ) dedicated a fawning blog to all things WH cuisine? This 'masterpiece" weighs in at a hefty 300 lbs.

    Had it not been for the 80's ( think betamax ) would Imelda Marcos had a blog on her shoe collection? New meaning to the term, let them eat CAKE. Sorry, after getting -lectured- for an hour and a HALF by the Col. and public affairs officer this weekend on how the squadron "isn't hitting their CFC goals!" and how much poverty there is in S. Oregon, kinda' lost my stomach for candy covered canines…

  7. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 1:27 pm

    Let`s just be glad the chef didn`t see fit to have edible figures of the entire 1st Family in front to the WH. I`m not too surprised that there`s a blog dedicated to the WH culinary excesses; as you imply, Emelda probably WOULD have blogged about "all HER shoes" and look at all the other things people blog about, they have to validate their existence somehow.

    Sorry you got reamed. Someone HAS to catch "that which flows downhill" ! ;-)

  8. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 1:41 pm

    Hmmm, let's see. Country is $16+ trillion in debt, economy on the brink of a double-dip recession, unemployment higher than ever (regardless of the cooked numbers the labor dept realsed) and the WH is telling us how we need to have shared sacrifice and the rich need to pay their "fair share".

    So what to Obama do, spend tons of tax payer $'s on an edible WH (complete with dog), money for 54 Christmas trees and $4 million of a 20 day vacation in Hawaii. Yep he is really feeling the pain of the average American taxpayer.

  9. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 1:46 pm

    I always hated the CFC collection time. You always knew they would hit you up for a donation. Of course they would give you the lines about it not being madatory and all, but in the end you knew if you didn't give cash you were going to give up your time….by being on duty on the weekends, holidays, late hours and on and on.

  10. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 2:01 pm


    +1, and I know you've had to sit thru those "shaming sessions" too. In the civ. world all the boss can do is set up a poster in the breakroom and say, We think it's a good idea to give back…

    S. OR's U-6 Unemployment is flirting w/ 20%. Only 60% of the kids grad HS and the number that even qualify for the service each grad. class can be counted on fingers & toes.

    Then we're implored by the "Citizens For Safe Schools" coordinator to… wait for it! Volunteer some more when the reality IS; if PEU-backin' 'teachers' were making it worthwhile to SHOW at school and teach them something other than "Recycling 101" and putting condoms on bananas we wouldn't BE here now would we..?

  11. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 2:33 pm

    Oh the dread… Right, if we have 100% participation, there'll be a day off. If not, we'll have a "Base Beautification Day". ( Bring gloves, rake provided )

    My buddy got duped into running it this year and.. he nor I believe "it's the 'economy' " will be the excuse? In spite of pressing and urgent need, people in general are leery of not only the proliferation of non-profits that somehow manage to make the list, but also the incredible WASTE of:

    Make-work Americorps 'jobs', primarily tailored to ( raise more money for Americorps! ) The Jurassic Slap @zz and oh so temporary 'Census' jobs. OWS, PEU paid rent-a-mobs, and mostly; bracing for higher TAXES here in short order! The Gov. is taking over all forms of 'charity', we GET IT!

  12. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 2:44 pm

    Speaking of public schools. We are starting to see a trend here in WA ST with some of the very small districts (the ones on the East side mainly) in which they are dissolving the agrement with the State Teachers Union and the NEA and creating their own local member union. We are talking about small districts with around 25 teachers or less. Theyw ere saying that they were tired of the WEA and NEA's adverserial approach with the district and they did this so they could put the students first instead of the politics of the union. It would be nice to see this spread to the larger districts as well, but I know the unions will fight it tooth and nail.

  13. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 2:46 pm

    Another thing that has not made the news about the sequestration cuts is what will happen to military pay. So far they GOP and the Vet orgs have been able to stave off pay cuts to the military as part of the sequestration cuts (though the dems have been pushing for just that), but it looks like the military will be facing a pay freeze as part of the 10 year deal.

    Meanwhile, the Federal Civilian Employees will still continue to get their step increases (just like we have been even with the pay freeze that has been in place).

  14. jeffythequick on December 10th, 2012 2:53 pm

    by tooth and nail, you mean fists and baseball bats?

  15. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 2:56 pm

    But of course.

  16. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 2:59 pm

    I expect that when it comes to tax code reform, one of the areas Obama will demand to be "reformed" will be the charitable giving dedcution. That will be one he will want done away with for the reason you mentioned.

  17. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 3:04 pm

    O/T..But good news. It looks like Tom Price of GA may be taking on Boehner for the House Speaker position.

  18. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 3:38 pm

    I really do hope and pray we get Bonehead replaced with a conservative with a spine, not another Dim-Lite Surrender Monkey !

  19. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 3:40 pm

    Thankfully our daughters did the brunt of K-8 in that very scenario TS. Basically a one-room schoolhouse complete w/ marm. 125 including faculty, coaches, students and janitors!

    They became a school dist. of (1) Virtually all went on to out-perform kids part of a broader system. We sure as heck kept quiet about it and some of the fundraisers included donations of livestock and loads of GRAVEL before we'd go begging to THEM?

    Hey, who couldn't use a load o' gravel once in awhile here people?

  20. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 3:50 pm


    Not a lot left to gut. Throughout the 90's I'd donate a vehicle every year and generally took FMV as my deduction. Most guys are informed as to what constitutes Poor, Good and Excellent condition on vehicles.

    Now, you have to WAIT and see what the Boy Scouts or Gospel Mission SOLD the vehicle ( boat camper etc. ) before you can take your deduction! In years past, anything up to $2k could be claimed for the church without documentation. Now I believe its' $500?

    Which of course doesn't BEGIN to take into account the TIME these gals put in, flour, sugar, fruit pie filling..! He's hovering over it, just savoring his prey, waiting for the optimum moment to drive in the final wooden stake.

  21. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 4:02 pm

    Several years ago, only about 4% of charitable donations were even claimed as deductions. Though I feel good about it, I don`t give for MY good and I have never claimed a deduction for charitable giving, nor do I intend to. To be honest, I give in small amounts and it`s very targeted.

    DO NOT take that as indictment of your or anyone else`s reasons for giving. I also do not sign my sign- / art-work. It`s a personal thing !

  22. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 4:03 pm

    That`s great ! It would be even better if it could be done without ANY union involvement ! Baby steps I suppose !

  23. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 4:11 pm

    None taken. There have been some years where I was unable to give much of anything ( but claimed every dime I could ) and others where I gave a lot and didn't bother? Just all over the board, depending on the year.

    My point though is it's long been government's intent ( same deal under the GOP ) to be donning beard and cap if there's any Santa Claus to be playing! It takes so many options out of our hands as individuals.

    I hear ya' on the signing thing too. People sometimes ask if our band has a CD 'out' and always tell 'em, just come to the show! Some things are better left to the embellished fondness of our memories, and I'd just as soon keep it that way?

  24. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 4:15 pm

    You DO get it !

  25. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 4:50 pm

    Agreed. When the government gets into the business of charity it tends to pervert the reason for giving in the first place. It stops being about the act of giving to those who actually need some help in troubled times and ends up becoming more about gaining favor with a specific constiuency group in the next election.

    Besides, by giving myslef I can ensure that the money goes to a charity that I believe in and not some OWS movement.

  26. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 4:54 pm

    Thanks, but for a great many years ( I didn't? ) In the past I'd have been a lot happier w/ a sort of electronic omniscience where *everything* is not only recorded for all posterity, but streaming across the universe 24/7!

    I'd become vaguely disillusioned by it but when the movie "Hidalgo" came out and Frank T. Hopkins story could no more be corroborated than dismissed, it began to fascinate me.

    Unlike concert footage from 1971, splattered up on Youtube for every clown on the planet w/ a keyboard to comment on, unrecorded events are your own private domain and very personal experience.

  27. Truesoldier__ on December 10th, 2012 4:56 pm

    The elemetary school near my house is an old one room school house. There are 2 classes per grade and only about 20 kids per class. The teachers get to know the kids as they grow up and learn what works with each childs personality and what does not (and then pass it on to the next teacher). Even though the school is part of a larger school district, it is so far outside of town (about 20 miles) that it is operated as a seperate entity. This has lead to the school leading the district in almost every category.

    It also helps that the majority of families are Conservative and quite alot are military families to boot. We are all very much involved in what happens in the school and that has gone a long way to making it a better school as well. The principle is a pretty good guy who will listen to what you have to say and actually ask for help with real solutions to problems (not just the financial ones) as he realizes we all have stake in the sucess of the school. We acutally have a lot of the teachers who commuter nearly 50 miles one way to teach here, becuase they believe that they have more control over their classrooms than they did at the bigger schools in Tacoma and Olympia.

  28. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 7:01 pm

    There's no more emphatic a statement than creating a work environment a teacher is willing to put in 100 mi. RT COMMUTE into..!?#@&

    Yes, you know you're beating your head against the wall when you bother to talk to any PEU school admin. type and their every 'answer' to every question begins and ends w/ $ signs… Pack up yer' sh&t cuzz' this ain't goin' NOwhere.

    Funding.., followed by LACK [of funding] transitioning into 'investments' and even "community involvement" is simply code for floating/rubber stamping yet another BOND issue. Involvement meaning; no questions asked/blank check.

  29. jeffythequick on December 10th, 2012 7:05 pm

    The school we have here is a larger one (K-5), but they do something interesting:

    They invite the dads in to participate in the schooling. So far, they have all but 2-3 days this year with at least one dad there. I'm taking 2/25 off to spend on my daughter's birthday, and I think this does a couple of things:

    1. Keeps the dads involved.
    2. Makes sure that the teachers know that there is a man there that cares for the kids.
    3. Gets the kids excited about having dad there, and they try harder.
    4. Gets me out of work for a day.

    The results are that my kids' school is #2 in the state for testing.

    Who knew having dads involved would have such an effect?

  30. jeffythequick on December 10th, 2012 7:06 pm

    Won't that make Boehner cry if he loses the speakership?

  31. backwoodsconsr on December 10th, 2012 7:16 pm

    He'd cry if he won it.

  32. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 7:26 pm

    Precisely ! I buy food boxes at the grocery store that feed a family of 5, as well as some small-org. mounted "packages for our soldiers", things like that; Salvation Army buckets get $10.s n $20.s. I don`t intentionally give a dime to gov. "charity" orgs.

    Even the Red Cross is becoming rather wasteful and misdirected. Check out their and FEMA`s response to Sandy.

  33. jeffythequick on December 10th, 2012 7:32 pm

    He'd We'd cry if he won it.

    FIFY… ;)

  34. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 7:34 pm


  35. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 7:36 pm

    Let`s face it, he`s gonna cry at the drop of a hat, either way !

  36. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 7:39 pm

    No kidding. Our Sr. NCO from the shop just got back from a "Joint Agency Disaster Response Preparedness Reaction Force Administrative Supervisor's Indoctrination Course"…

    Sheezuh.., talk about wrapped around the old bureaucratic AXLE!? Just decoding all the acronyms was challenge enough. There's whole layers of influffstructure woven w/ copious amounts of gov. civilian high level employees.

    As far as HE could tell, they're taking simple issues and making them as complicated as possible so no one outside The Org. can tell what the heck they're RESPONSIBLE for?

  37. backwoodsconsr on December 10th, 2012 7:56 pm

    Good point.

  38. Marshall_Will on December 10th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Hey…? "I" want my own Dim-Lite Surrender Monkey !

  39. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 8:11 pm

    Believe me, Dim-lite Surrender Monkeys aren`t nearly as cute as the one in the viral vid wearing a coat wandering around the Ikea store.

  40. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 8:19 pm

    "JADRPRFASIC"; Someone gets paid just to come up with these things.

    Has the gooberment EVER actually simplified ANYTHING even when they said that was their express mission ?

  41. backwoodsconsr on December 10th, 2012 9:34 pm

    Sign over a light switch in a government office:

    "Extinction of illumination is required upon vacating these premises."

    Simply putting, "Turn off the lights when you leave" would be too much to ask.

  42. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2012 9:49 pm

    Or, "Last one out please turn off the lights !"

    What`s the military term for "zipper" ? Inter-locking slide fastener ?

  43. Truesoldier__ on December 11th, 2012 11:58 am

    If you think that is bad, the Military Hospital where I work every employee has to take and pass the FEMA emergency response beginner's course and every office has to designate one person as a rep. This way if there ever is a disaster they have "trained" FEMA responders on hand.

    Of course the rep that was chosen was whomever poed the boss that day and the course reads worse than an instruction manual in Mandarin Chinese.

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