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      Something you will never see on the local or national "regular" news.

As a result of a Judicial Watch filing under the Freedom of Information Act, the USAF released documents detailing House Speaker Pelosi's use of United States Air Force aircraft between March 2009 and June 2010. The data are published in the Judicial Watch  Verdict  of December 2010, Volume 16, Issue 12.
Here are the main highlights revealed by the USAF.  Keep in mind that all the data below relate to United States Air Force aircraft used by one woman over a sixteen month period.
Several of these flights included Ms Pelosi's guests such as grown children, grandchildren, various in-laws, friends, and hangers-on.  Over 95% of the trips were between the west coast and Washington, DC or what we might call a commute between home and the office.
Total trips:  85 trips over a 68 week period or 1.25 average trips per week.
Total mileage:  206,264 miles or 2,427 average miles per trip
Total flying time:  428.6 hours or an average of 5 hrs per trip
Cost to the taxpayers:  $2,100,744.59 or $27,715.00 per trip or $1,285,162.00 per year
Cost of in flight food and alcohol:  $101,429.14 or $1,193.00 per trip or $62,051.00 per year.
On one junket to Baghdad, according to the Air Force report, she had the aircraft bar stocked with Johnny Walker Red Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, E&J Brandy, Bailey's Irish Creme,  Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier Cognac, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Dewars Scotch, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Corona Beer and several varieties of wine. This  was obviously a very important  "gubment bidness"trip.
Evidence generally speaks for itself, and in Ms. Pelosi's case it speaks the language of abuse and (evidently)  a serious familial drinking problem, for in a single year she and her spawn drank an amount in excess of the net income of the average employed  American!  When she said, "... if the stimulus doesn't pass, five hundred million people might lose their jobs...",  I  thought she was unintentionally revealing her ignorance.  I'm now more inclined to think she was pickled.
Even though she can no longer abuse the USAF, she can either fly on her broom, or fly Southwest Airlines, where bags fly free.


Anonymous said...

And? Is the speaker of the house not supposed to be able to get to and from her district to meet with her constituents?

This was obviously a very important "gubment bidness"trip.

Damn, I guess you nailed her. No reason for the Speaker of the House to ever take a trip to Bagdad, a country where we still have tens of thousands of troops stationed and into which we pour billions of dollars each month. Yup, no reason for her to visit there.

gruaud said...

When you start policing your own side, let us know and maybe we'll give a shit.

Anonymous said...

Not only would it be the decent thing to do for you people to stop spreading lies, but it would also make you look less foolish.

A few facts:

After 9-11 President Bush ordered that the Speaker of the House fly on military planes for security reasons. Denny Hastart was speaker at the time.

Hastart flew to Chicago almost every weekend in his military jet. Pelosi flew to California in hers less than once a month. When the expense of crew accomodations and other expenses are considered, more was spent on Hastart's trips in a given year than on Pelosi's.

On all but a few ocassions when weather (headwinds) required a larger plane to avoid having to stop to refuel, Pelosi flew on the same plane Hastart used. When a larger plane was required, it was done with approval from the Bush White House. A larger plane was only needed a few times during Pelosi's entire term as Speaker. On most ocassions she flew the same type plane Hastart used.

As most of us would know, on trips such as the "junket to Baghdad" there would be many other members aboard the plane. The liquor and wine list in your story is impressive, but my guess is that Ms. Pelosi didn't drink much of it. Now if the present speaker went on a trip to Baghdad, it might not be so much a question of the variety of alcoholic drinks aboard, but the quantity required to keep him in his usual rum-soaked state.

Anonymous said...

So 95% of Speaker Pelosi's trips were between home and DC, and she occasionally had other passengers instead of keeping those seats empty.

Where's the problem?

Also, how nice of Judicial Watch to not provide any of those actual FOIA documents they received online.

ferschitz said...

Thanks for the gratuitous & completely irrelevant sexist remarks. That must make Republican women feel very special and respected.

Agree with prior comments; this is like the prior RWF which lists only *some* Union donations to *some* Democratic politicians as IF there's some big insight or tip happening... when there's not.

This is a very slanted, one-sided, manipulated piece of non-information that's already years old.

Speaker Pelosi is a woman: booga booga scary scary eeek eeek ... get over it. give it a rest. grow up. have some respect for yourself.

Hooray4US said...

Note the use of the terminology "gubmint bidness" trip.

Another tip-off on how the Elites who fund this junk are employing the Southern Strategy to gin up rightwing sexist/racist types by playing to their base emotions:


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