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Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post Furious U.S. President Sometimes Visits U.S. Cities

inpeachRupert Murdoch’s New York Post has done some heavy digging, you guys, and it has discovered that the President of the United States of America sometimes go to the biggest city in the nation! Like, he was there just last week, “talking” at “the United Nations” as if that is somehow an important thing that the “president” is supposed to do. Did you know that it costs money for the city to host him? And New Yorkers are stuck picking up the bill (the Post says $2 million so far) when the Prez wants to fly his big fancy plane into JFK? What a dick!

We remember that it was a thing for quite a while, on the nut blogs, about Queen Moochelle NOBamA!1! being so uppity as to go on a lot of trips with her girls, traveling to stupid foreign countries — unlike Egg Romney, who noted “we have our own places for that,” and that “Our vacations and our happiness come from being with our children and our grandchildren.”

But we didn’t realize traveling around the country of which he is president is something the president is not supposed to do.

HAHA jk jk, of course we did.


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    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Nah, to make these people happy, he'd have to buy an old tenement building and spend his vacations playing in the water from the opened fire hydrant out front.

      1. Beowoof

        Further wasting the precious resources of a drought stricken nation, typical for the commie. He should be sent straight to the American Siberia. (Which would be Wasilla Alaska)

    2. kyeshinka

      Knock back a few Natty Lights with the locals, drive around a Chevy, pet the wounded goats…

      1. PugglesRule

        But wouldn't that make all the other whiny rich folks move out? You know, blahs in the neighborhood, etc.

  1. Lascauxcaveman

    I hear Washington D.C. is nice this time of year. I just betcha the big spendthrift is going to be wasting our tax dollars on trip there, and soon.

  2. edgydrifter

    Shorter Murdoch: This so-called "president" doesn't even have the good manners to use the servants entrance. Who does he think he is?

  3. ManchuCandidate

    It seems ironic that the NY Post is taking the Samuel L Jackson role with their "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking Obamas on this motherfucking plane!" op-ed.

    1. Callyson

      Didn't some Facebook top executive move to Singapore to evade taxes? You'd think Murdoch would be on that…

    2. prommie

      Murdoch paid Newt Gingrich $4 million for that citizenship, and one thing about republican graft, its forever.

    3. Terry

      Better than that, the Brits are eventually going to put either he or his son in jail. Maybe both of them.

  4. Weenus299

    Pray tell what was said when a certain 747 flew frequently toward the vicinity of podunk dipshit town Crawford, Texass some 40 times each year?

    1. Blueb4sinrise

      Becuz that prezientin' n deciderin' wuz hard. This one just lounges around pickin the chitlinz outta his teef wif a piece a straw.

      1. Terry

        True story. I knew a man (pass away now, sadly) who had been a steward on Air Force One. He gave Barbara Bush's dog an improvised version of the heimlich maneuver once when the dog was choking on something back when Bush the elder was president. That was the only story he'd tell us, though.

  5. Baconzgood

    How much did Dick C. man sized save run us. I mean I would think that the office of the co-president would be pretty secure from document theft.

    1. James Michael Curley

      Last I heard that b*stard still has Air Force transportation where ever he goes. Up until about a year ago it was still a C-147 equiped to transport this big AirStream trailer that provided all the emergency equipment and doctors for his cardiac emergencies. Don't know what was curtailed after he was moved to the top of the list to get a heart.

  6. SorosBot

    It's almost as if the right-wingers reflexively attack Obama for doing everything that's perfectly normal for Presidents to do just because he's black.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Almost. But that would be implying that they are racist, which makes you the racist, if I understand it correctly.

      1. SorosBot

        It would mean I was "pulling the race card", which is so much worse than being racist, because pointing out that some people are racist is one of the worst things someone can do, while the racism is perfectly OK and we're just supposed to pretend it isn't there.

        1. tessiee

          "pointing out that some people are racist is one of the worst things someone can do"

          Pointing out that racism exists is itself racist, just like pointing out that a particular food is perishable proves that it has already perished.
          …Maybe the last part of that is only specific to my family, though.

    2. CommieLibunatic

      It's called Sudden Obama Derangement Syndrome. I've seen it in my own family.

      I was playing Half-Life 2 and my teenaged niece asked what was going on. I explained how it was about an alien dictatorship that took over Earth, systematically assimilating and dismantling humanity. They even went as far as to keep humans from reproducing through suppression of protein chains vital to embryonic development.

      My brother/her dad overheard that, leaned into the room, and yelled "KINDA LIKE OBAMACARE HUH." Made even worse when her younger sister parroted it.

      1. Terry

        I heard a woman being interviewed on the radio whose whole political philosophy is apparently based on Obama's use of a teleprompter.

        1. CommieLibunatic

          At least I have another one to fall back on. He just votes against gay marriage while playing with Goth makeup.

  7. Not_So_Much

    If he isn't willing to drive a GM Volt™ up there powered by a Solyndra panel on the roof, then he's really failing at socialism.

  8. deanbooth

    One day Lincoln was out splitting rails and an old woman in a coach stopped. "You are the ugliest man I've ever seen." she said. "I can't help it," said Lincoln, "It's the way God made me." "Well," said the woman, "you coulda stayed home!"

    *I think this is a story Lincoln told, but I'm not sure.

    1. Fare la Volpe

      "Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!"
      "And you, Madam, are ugly, but I shall be sober in the morning."

  9. RedneckMuslin

    "Did you know that it costs money for the city to host him? And New Yorkers are stuck picking up the bill (the Post says $2 million so far) when the Prez wants to fly his big fancy plane into JFK?"

    Shit, that's nuthin'. You know how much it cost when Bush was president and the Saudis flew airplanes into NYC?

    1. mrblifil

      And then had the Bin Laden family flown back OUT? They probably even got to watch an in-flight MOVIE! Plus I heard some of them were Muslim.

    2. prommie

      You know the funniest part was the deliberate myth that Bin Laden himself had enough money to fund Al Quaeda, a myth created to divert from the fact that it was the Saudi royal family and the Saudi Wahhabi clerics who entirely funded Al Quaeada. Yes indeedy the Saudis did attack the US and W and Cheney took their side! Used it as an excuse to attack the Saudi's enemy? And they tripled oil prices too, which was nice for the Saudis. They might just as well have given the whole fucking clan blwojobs while they were at it.

      1. jodyleek

        "They might just as well have given the whole fucking clan blowjobs…"

        Who says they didn't?

      2. tessiee

        "They might just as well have given the whole fucking clan blwojobs while they were at it."

        Maybe that's what all the hand-holding was about.

  10. SayItWithWookies

    Hell, New York Post, I have it on good authority that entitled slackers Dubya and Cheney keep Federal dollars tied up in their security and the rich motherfuckers don't even work for the government anymore. Why, they oughta pull their own weight and get rid of their Secret Service details, right?

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Or privatize them and have their rich buddies pay for them. I mean, W & Cheney sent billions in contracts their way, howzabout a little reciprocity here?

      1. GeorgiaBurning

        I'd like them to fly with him to The Hague, someone there can make further arrangements

  11. Slim_Pickins

    I guess when Congress made all these laws to protect the President, they had no idea someone like Obama would someday be President.

    1. GeorgiaBurning

      I guess when Congress made all these laws to protect the President, they had no idea someone like Obama would someday be President. Generic Yahoo troll post on almost any topic.

    2. shelwood46

      I belong to a volunteer organization, and a faction has decided they don't like our current company president. To that end, they've proposed a bunch of new bylaws that would strop the president of a lot of his powers. At the same time, they're also planning to run their own guy for president. The thing is, if these new bylaws pass, they don't go into effect until the next presidential term. And if they have enough votes to get them passed, they'll have enough votes to get their own guy elected. Not being part of that faction, I find it highly amusing that they have no clue.

  12. Hammiepants

    Well shit, if he didn't go there in a plane he'd just be pulled over for DWBP (Driving While Black President).

  13. Goonemeritus

    $2 Million- hell we spent more than that just to get the Rush Limbaugh smell out of the city after he moved to Florida.

  14. EatsBabyDingos

    He should ride a donkey like Jesus, but it will take a big ass. Murdoch should volunteer.

  15. AlaskaGrrl

    It is an outrage one ups man feed back loop. Limbaugh says Obama is a secret Muslim, then Malkin has to say Obama is a secret Muslim fascist , then Erickson has to say that Obama is a secret Muslim fascist Marxist, then Fox has to add that Obama is a secret Muslim fascist Marxist and an illegal alien. Eventually we'll hear Douchie on Fox and Friends claiming that Obama is under the control of Venusians who want to steal our vital bodily fluids.

    1. Jus_Wonderin

      "Obama is under the control of Venusians who want to steal our vital bodily fluids."

      Well, now this is true. A Venusian visited me last night and confirmed it.

  16. Hammiepants

    Also, this shocking admission from the NY Port Authority: “Look, this is nonpartisan. This is what happens when you have a sitting president running for re-election,” a PA source said. “This is part of what we do.” This is Woodward & Bernstein territory here, folks.

  17. Baconzgood

    Next he'll be serving fancy meals for foreign dignitaries…IN THE FUCKING WHITE HOUSE NO LESS!!!!!!!!

    1. Mittaplasia

      Yes, but only the really bad parts. He has to stay 10 miles away from gated communities at all times.

  18. MissTaken

    What a fucking dick! Representing our country at international gatherings as if he's the President or something. McCain would've crashed Air Force One by now, like a good President should.

    1. SorosBot

      I don't know, I think a President McCain could have succumed to acute hemlock poisoning early on and we'd have a President promising to the UN "America is special exceptional and is gonna' be bombin' you all soon, donch'a know? Isn't that nice?"

  19. BaldarTFlagass

    He could probably pick up a 20 year old Chevy Cavalier real cheap and just drive to his speaking engagements.

  20. mrblifil

    By rights, therefore, the Post should stop wasting all that time and expense printing paper issues and immediately switch to an online only delivery format. You know…for logical consistency.

  21. sewollef

    Manhattan being what it is… an island. And the United Nations building being over on the East River in midtown, it is always a f*king nightmare for New Yorkers to move around that part of town.

    Well, in fairness, when the president is in town, you don't. Move around that part of town that is. I used to work on Lexington Ave and 41st…. and the secret service locks down 10 square blocks of midtown east.

    We just get on with it. Part of living in New York I suppose.

    Oh yeah, fuck the New York Post piece of shit masquerading as a "newspaper".

  22. Radiotherapy

    I heard that when he goes golfing, which is all the time, he rides in a tax payer paid for cart. A golf cart people. The ultimate lazy, uppity moocher.

  23. MiniMencken

    And now we'll compare and contrast that sum to what it costs the city to protect Murdoch from pie slingers.

  24. Limeylizzie

    He could take the train to NYC and then subway into midtown and could stay at my place, pretty comfy, right Rebecca? I'd be delighted to see him all curled up on my couch.

  25. BaldarTFlagass

    Well, the NY Post knows that, in addition to wanting to destroy America as we know it, the other reason Obama wanted to be President was so he could get the free travel. Entitlement baby!

  26. owhatever

    Everything goes as smooth as silk in New York when Donald Trump addresses the United Nations. There's a successful business executive who knows how to run things. He should be President, with Lindsay Lohan as his vice president.

    1. Fare la Volpe

      Amanda Bynes as Secretary of Transportation
      Bristol Palin as Secretary of Labor
      Chris Brown as Special Advisor on Women's Issues

  27. KeepFnThatChicken

    And look at this! Today's headlines: OBAMA TRAVELS TO DENVER

    The fucking nerve of him… and so far away from the White House. WHY WON'T HE DO HIS JOB

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      A whole day early!! I know if I did that on an Air Force business trip, they'd be all "Why are you going a day early? Sounds like a boondoggle." And of course they'd be right, but since I only travel to Dayton OH and southwest Illinois these days, what would be the fucking point?

  28. Incitefully_Joe

    I could swear that just last week, wingnuts were angry because he wasn't talking to the UN.

    Almost as though the right-wing is really just looking for any excuse whatsoever to bash the President, whether he does a thing, or its exact opposite.

  29. prommie

    $2 million? Thats fucking chicken feed compared to the cost of feeding Chris Christie, and he's just a governor. A giant fat fuck corrupt shitbag of a governor, but still just a governor.

  30. anniegetyerfun

    From awesome NYP commenter Martin Hastings:

    "This duechebag should be footin the bill for all campaign trips. Impeach the TRAITOR!"

    This is ALMOST the verbatim comment that I was going to leave as a joke, only I don't think I ever could have misspelled "douchebag" so badly.

    1. Jus_Wonderin

      I am all for that. Though, I don't want to be a Beta Tester or a First Adopter. I can submit a list of folks I would "volunteer".

      "Enterprise, what we got back didn't live long… fortunately."

      1. shelwood46

        Can Newt be on the top of that list? I'd bet he'd jump at the chance to be teleported to the moon.

  31. TribecaMike

    Next week's Murdoch meme: How much were taxpayers gouged to pay for Obama's forty acres and a mule?

  32. Douché

    He should just be like Bush and fly over the cities, and stare out the window at them. That'll fix everything.

  33. Toomush_Infer

    The problem is, it's getting harder and harder to tell their racism from their partisanism….

  34. Raskolnikova

    In other words, Barack should be traveling in a Pimped-out Cadillac and hang out in Compton!

  35. Negropolis

    You know, I know that Dubya did this, too, but at least he had the common decency to not be black. The nerve of this guy, eh?! What else would you expect from this very, very urban president?

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