I thought we left this “ew, foreign people eat weird stuff!” nonsense back in the 20th century, but I see I was wrong. Here we have Obama being made fun of for eating foodstuffs Americans don’t eat when he was a kid living in Indonesia. Where, I might add, he was taken by his mother. I add that because people always talk about the Indonesian part of his childhood as if he’d packed a little suitcase and moved there himself just to piss us off.
(Via Kathy Shaidle. By the way, full disclosure: I’ve eaten Indonesian food exactly once, at a restaurant in Amsterdam when my mother and I went to Europe when I was eighteen. Though dog and tiger were not on the menu, the meal was excellent as I recall. As for the idea of eating dog being somehow bad — well, gosh, if only ten-year-old Obama had known he’d be president of the US back then! Then I’m sure he’d have made sure to only eat the Proper American Meats: Bacon, Burgers, and Hot Dogs — which are not made of dog but of pig lips and pig intestines and other wholesome parts of the pig.)