class traitors

Stupid Old Joe Biden Takes Thanksgiving Vacation, Is Stupid

Dr. Jill and Vice President Joe Biden host Thanksgiving dinnerDumb Joe Biden, what have you done now!!! Keith Koffler, of White House Dossier, is here to tell us in the excellent journalistic scoop “’Middle Class Joe’ Takes Thanksgiving on Nantucket.”

Vice President Biden, who thinks of himself as middle class and self-identifies with average Americans, embarked Tuesday for the exclusive resort island of Nantucket, where he and his family spend Thanksgiving every year.

Oh shit, son, you got PWNED!

But is there more? Sure, why not. In fact, here is the whole thing so you don’t have to hurt your clicky finger:

According to Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror, it’s the 36th straight year the Biden clan has celebrated the holiday on the island.

Biden used to journey by boat from Hyannis – the ritzy island enclave where President Obama vacations during summer – to Nantucket for Turkey Day, the newspaper reports. But as vice president he descends from the clouds at taxpayer expense aboard Air Force Two.

Biden, who along with his wife Jill earned $379,000 in 2011, proclaimed himself in a speech this past July to be a member of the middle class:

For middle class folks like me and most of you, owning a home is maybe the single most consequential element of our existence to be able to provide for our families.

Biden was employed by the Obama 2012 campaign as kind of an ambassador to the working class, presented as an “average Joe” from Scranton, Pennsylvania who says what’s on his mind.

Well, it’s no “Michelle Obama wears CLOTHES” or “Michelle Obama’s mother gets free food and electricity and HER LAUNDRY DONE by taxpayers!” but we suppose it will have to do. FOR SHAME OLD HANDSOME JOE BIDEN. For FUCKING SHAME.

[WhiteHouseDossier, via Drudge, of course]

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  • nounverb911

    There once was a Veep on Nantucket….

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Who told the Teabagger, "Go…"

      • freakishlywrong

        Sucket?

      • MinAgain

        The 'bagger was shocked…

        • freakishlywrong

          He went off half-cocked..

          • MinAgain

            And had to unzip his pants to retuck it.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          To be so defrocked

          • Tommy1733

            And then he kicked the bucket (with votes)

        • TribecaMike

          When his jaw got socked…

          • MinAgain

            He was way too slow/fat/old to duck it.

          • PopeEdgardo

            God, you people are good.

      • Mahousu

        "… read the Constitution. It doesn't say what you think it says."

      • Callyson

        The teabagger replied "Well, I've got Lindsey Graham and Mr. Crazy Eyes on tonight's schedule: how does next Monday afternoon work for you?"

    • Negropolis

      Who heard conservative criticism and said "fuck it."

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I think he borrows George HW Bush's cigarette boat to get there.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      That would be about 16 kinds of awesome, with the athletic Dr. Jill waterskiing the whole distance.

    • larrykat

      Much too pedestrian for Biden – he probably has a cigar boat.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Sometimes a cigar boat is just a cigar boat.

    • chicken_thief

      Complete with O'Queef hookers and blow?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I know that Dick Cheney, when he was veep, would eat all of his Thanksgiving meals at the homeless shelters, so I see their point.

    • Mahousu

      Of course, he was actually eating the homeless at those meals.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Well, I think they actually flew in Iraqi orphan filets, marinated and quick-seared over hot mesquite.

        • Lizzietish81

          Oh nothing so gauche.

          He would eat finally cooked juicy turkey, marinated in the finest cranberry wine…while the homeless looked on from the other side of a bullet proof glass.

      • Abernathy

        Surely not all of them. Some he may have been sizing up as prey for his annual hobo hunt.

      • BlueStateLibel

        No, just draining the blood from them.

    • anniegetyerfun

      True, but he was actually eating the homeless.

      ETA: Fuck it, I'm too slow.

      • WIDTAP

        I really find this objectionable. After shooting all of those lawyers in the field, he lets them go to waste and eats homeless instead. For shame.

        • PopeEdgardo

          Can't blame him. I hear old Republican lawyers are stingy and full of gristle.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      I think I see what you did there.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

    Joe could show up in his Firebird at Walmart, on Black Friday and Wingnuts would still call him an "elitist."

    • anniegetyerfun

      "He just done drove on up in a CAR. Not no Hoverround like us real Murkans."

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        If the GOP economy really sets in, owning a fucking car will be an upper-class luxury.

        • bikerlaureate

          Or, for that matter, a car that isn't comfortable in which to fuck, too, also.

    • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

      You mean he isn't? A lot of GILFs are going to be disappointed.

    • http://www.twoeightnine.com twoeightnine

      Well yeah, it's a Firebird.

    • CthuNHu

      No they wouldn't. They'd call him a welfare cheat.

      It's when the Vice President of the United States of America has the gall to show up somewhere he might run into one-percenty job creators that they get outraged over his elitist uppitiness.

  • kissawookiee

    In Handsome Joe's defense, he was basing his middle class status on the incontrovertible fact that 370-ish large is not very much money at all.

  • freakishlywrong

    Fuck you whinging poopy diaper babies, you lost. Get over it. You're embarrassing yourselves.

    • PopeEdgardo

      Hasn't stopped them before.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I haz a sad for OHJB. Imagine being called out because you wanted to sneak away to one of the most visible vacation spots on the American coastline…

    • BadKitty904

      How dare he!

  • Serolf_Divad

    You know who else had an island enclave…

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212
      • AngryBlakGuy

        …Dr. Evil

    • nounverb911

      Dr. No?

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I was gonna say 'Dr. Who,' but then I thought, no.

        • http://whateveritisimagainstit.blogspot.com trampndirtdown

          There could be one inside the TARDIS you never know.

    • MissTaken

      Mitt Romney?

      Wait, no, that was his money's island enclave.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212
    • anniegetyerfun

      Dr. Moreau?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Ernst Stavro Blofeld in "You Only Live Twice"?

    • BadKitty904

      Mr. Roarke?

    • Tommmcatt_Again

      Don Ho?

      • elviouslyqueer

        Ida Ho?

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          We know, sir. We know.

    • eggsacklywright

      Captain Nemo, aka James Mason.

    • TribecaMike

      Keith Richards?

    • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

      Ricardo Montalban?

      • CthuNHu

        With Herve Villechaise as proto-Mini-Me.

    • larrykat

      Dole Pineapple?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Marlon Brando?

    • HistoriCat

      The Misfit Toys?

    • Come here a minute

      The Hawaiian/Kenyan Usurper?

    • not that Dewey

      The Dharma Initiative?

    • MinAgain

      Genetically modified dinosaurs?

    • FlipFlopFuck

      Gilligan?

    • Lizzietish81

      Napolean

      • chicken_thief

        I hate that ice cream. It doesn't deserve its own island.

        • bikerlaureate

          Neopolitician?

    • FlipFlopFuck

      Darwin?

    • SuspectedDemocrat
    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      The Prisoner?

    • Negropolis

      Dr. No? Richard Branson?

    • greenloner

      While we're on the subject, Hyannis is not an "island enclave." An enclave maybe, but not an island.

    • GregComlish

      Wonder Woman?

  • CrunchyKnee

    Shit, Cheney would just cold shoot a dude in the face for Thanksgiving, talk about "real american."

    • freakishlywrong

      And not even eat him!

      • widestanceromance

        That's what roving gangs of hungry poors are for.

  • Native_of_SL_UT

    Why can't Joe just spend Thanksgiving camping in the Best Buy parking lot like real Americans do?

    • kittensdontlie

      ♫ What do the simple folk do
      To help them escape when they're blue?
      The shepard who is ailing, the milkmaid who is glum
      The cobbler who is wailing from nailing his thumb
      When they're beset and besieged
      The folk not noblessly obliged
      However do they manage to shed their weary lot?
      Oh, what do simple folk do we do not? ♪

    • bikerlaureate

      You just know the Secret Service would vastly prefer that over them using Air Force Two to go somewhere without huge crowds…

  • MinAgain

    See, this is Joe's problem. If he had just left for his vacation to Hyannis without saying anything, no one would have noticed.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      That's what you get for actually being worth more than a bucket of warm piss.

    • Veritas78

      Anybody actually BEEN to Nantucket around now? It's a windswept, cold, flat, leafless little island with cheap rates. So good on Handsome Joe for scooping up a bargain, but he'll want to stay indoors.

      Except for the raw, fast, walk-on-the-beach with Dr. Jill, after which I hopes he fucks her silly in front of a roaring fire. With votes!

      • CthuNHu

        Early and often!

  • http://twitter.com/bookofruthless boobookitteh

    Hyannis – the ritzy island enclave where President Obama vacations during summer

    LOL, wut? Hyannis is a tourist trap dump. Also, Nantucket is hardly exclusive. They have ferries and they let middle class peons like myself on them all the time.

    Also, too, it's Off-Season, bitches.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      In fairness, this guy probably only knows Nantucket from the limerick

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Although I doubt if they will let him drive his Trans Am on the island.

    • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

      Ain't that the truth. I lived on Cape Cod for 10 years. Anything on the south Rte 28 side is strictly tourist trap city. A perfect storm of congestion and gridlock during the summer because of all the junk souvenir shops and fast-food joints that are everywhere.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Mmm, salt water taffy.

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      off-season was my first thought. And we all know how delightful November weather is up north!

    • sullivanst

      Yeah, off-season, when a couple of minutes Googling finds you a decent-looking 4-bed cottage at $1,500/wk, or well below hotel rates pretty much anywhere on the Eastern seaboard.

    • Lizzietish81

      the school I went to has a research station there and had classes over the summer. I went there (during the 2004 election cycle cause there was all this talk about John Kerry windsurfing) for a two week class. We ate cheap pasta but saved our money for beer!

      • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

        Priorities!

    • thebeatgoeson

      They didn't even get the Hyannis part right. The ferry departs from there, but Obama spends his time on Martha's Vineyard, not Hyannis. Hyannis ain't no island.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "he descends from the clouds at taxpayer expense…"

    …even when there ain't a cloud in the sky, amirite?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      We pay to have clouds put there. We built that!

    • BadKitty904

      No "chariot of fire"?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Eh … it's getting up to the clouds that costs a lot. You can almost glide down for free.

      • CthuNHu

        Air Force Two doesn't land. Joe just jumps out over Hyannis in a wingsuit.

  • Oblios_Cap

    That's really not a big fucking deal.

  • mavenmaven

    And even worse, he is willing to pay taxes on his earnings!

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Joe is rich… but then again he's not advocating economic policies that only embiggen him and his buddies.

    • CrunchyKnee

      Indeed, that is a perfectly cromulent point.

      • karlamarx

        and i'm stealing "cromulent." you know it's a great word when lisa simpson is used as a reference.

    • SorosBot

      But, see, in our media world, it's somehow hypocritical for politicians who support policies to help the poor and the working class to have themselves. No I don't get it either.

    • karlamarx

      i'm stealing "embiggen."

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

        From the Simpsons.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!

  • gullywompr

    I really don't understand the whole point of the "Obama administration spends extravagently" meme. Just to get trailer trash to hate them, perchance?

    And uh, nice cups ya got there, Trix.

    • WhatTheHolyHeck

      See an audiologist. Your high-frequency hearing is probably failing.

      • gullywompr

        No really, what is it? Blahs got all our moneez? If so, why throw Joe in the mix? Just for reinforcement of the original meme? I haz a confused.

        • WhatTheHolyHeck

          Yes, them uppity browns in OUR WHITE HOUSE, acting like royalty, spending our money on their lavish lifestyle, etc. etc.

          It's an epic planetary alignment of racist memes: Welfare Queen meets Lazy Nigger meets Affirmative Action Hurts Rightfully Superior Whites.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            " . . . Hurts Rightfully Superior Whites in trailer parks."

            Completed the thought for ya.

          • WhatTheHolyHeck

            SkoalRebel libel!

          • Negropolis

            My mind read that as "It's an epic plantation realignment". lol

        • Geminisunmars

          Allow me to translate (I speak dogwhistle fluently): "You wanna see some real hypocrisy? These people pretend to be poors, so you poors will like them, but they are actually elites, so you poors should really hate them."

          • gullywompr

            Well, maybe I shouldn't expect them to make much sense, but Obama never pretends to be poor – when talking about tax increases on upper incomes, he always says "So guys like me wil have to pay a little more". This is the first time I've come across the same accusation of Biden, however, and because the right is not very origianl, it seems to be a continuation of their old "Mooshell spend like a pig" meme. I guess it was time to twist it a little.

          • WhatTheHolyHeck

            I think the flaw in your plan is that you're expecting their narrative to make sense.

    • gullywompr

      Jesus, I wish I had learned to spell properly in grammar school.

      • VodkaGoGo

        Auto-correct has completely destroyed my ability to accurately assess if my spelling is correct. Also, it's spelled "grammer"

      • eggsacklywright

        I went to Kelsey Grammar school.

        (swiped from Little Britain)

        • Tommy1733

          YES

    • freakishlywrong

      It's called "projection". It's what they do. It's all they do.

      • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

        "We don't project. You do. We're not defensive. You're the one being defensive."

    • SorosBot

      Because nice things are supposed to be reserved for the white people?

      • gullywompr

        Or maybe he's redistributing all the money to himself? I dunno…

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    So now every republicans is basically lying on the floor in the toy aisle throwing a tantrum.

    • BadKitty904

      Here's hoping they take their ball and go home.

      • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

        Or get kicked in the balls and go home crying.

        • BadKitty904

          Either suits me just fine.

  • Serolf_Divad

    Salt-of-the-earth evreryman George W. Bush spent Thanksgiving waiting tables at a fancy restaurant near Annapolis before rushing home to the White House to make it just in time for the family's late Thanksgiving dinner.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Dudes, I've been to Nantucket. It's not all that. Now, if you told me he was brunching at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, I might be, like, "That's a little hoity toity." But fucking Nantucket?

    • karlamarx

      me, too! yer right! nantucket is not all that. (although if you judge a place as having a nice, easy vibe, is picturesque, and has good food as being exclusive, then it is.)

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Or at least the Vineyard. Nothing says "money" like Edgartown. Or Chappaquidick!

    • PopeEdgardo

      I've never been to Nantucket, but I walked into the Phoenician once. I set off the poor alarm.

      • Negropolis

        I walked into a Phoenician once, and he just said "que"? and looked at me funny.

        • CthuNHu

          Watch out for Phoenicians. Some of them are fond of fava beans and Chianti.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Unlike all republicans who will enjoy thanksgiving either curled in the fetal position or getting buttfucked by their pool boys. In either scenario they are crying loudly and calling for their mommy.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

    Btw, I can't believe Wonkette missed Joe's 70th yesterday. Here's some fappin' material, for all the ladies out there.

    • Limeylizzie

      Fapped, thanks.

    • calliecallie

      He just gets better with age, doesn't he? I forgive him for Nantucket. I still love him.

  • Come here a minute

    The biggest problem with Thanksgiving on Nantucket is how hard it is to find a homeless shelter or soup kitchen to fake volunteer at.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …now that Joe "Dr. No" Biden has a island fortress, does this mean he is a part of "SPECTRE"?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Just when you think that his resume could get no awesomer!

    • CthuNHu

      A spectre is haunting the GOP: the spectre of Handsome Joe Biden.

  • Callyson

    Biden, who along with his wife Jill earned $379,000 in 2011, proclaimed himself in a speech this past July to be a member of the middle class

    Yeah, because it's a bad thing if someone from the middle class becomes successful in life, but still remembers where he came from.

    /FFS

    • BadKitty904

      Versus, you know, like, *inheriting* millions from tax-dodging greed-heads…

      • WIDTAP

        Like God intended.

        What? Now you are jealous of God?

      • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

        "tax-dodging greed-poopy-heads." Yes?

    • CthuNHu

      Hey, that's what Mittens got in speaking fees one year, and he called it "not much."

  • Abernathy

    Well, I never. The Bidens have their "own places for that," too? Who do they think they are, the Romneys?

  • Hera Sent Me

    Sounds like the politics of envy to me.

  • SorosBot

    He flew there in Air Force 2? Man, you'd almost think the Vice President was required to travel with his extensive security detail or something.

    • BadKitty904

      Does Greyhound even run to Nantucket?

      • BaldarTFlagass

        They have to stop at Falmouth and put the Jesus tires on the bus before getting nautical.

    • T3rbo

      He should have just rowed a boat over there, like every vp before him ever has done, wearing a fake mustache

    • MegPasadena

      Remember during the campaign, Mittens criticized Obama as elitist and out of touch because he lives in a giant white mansion and jets around the country for fun? Seriously.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Ummm… what part of "Kennebunkport" do these fartsacks enjoy fake-ignoring the most?

  • VodkaGoGo

    Was Nantucket the setting for One Crazy Summer? This line of thinking has made me realize how much I want there to be an 80's movie about yacht racing starring Uncle Joe Biden. Or any 80's teen comedy premise starring Old Handsome Joe.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    I'm sure mittens is scarfing down an early dinner so he and the rest of his family can get to their jobs at Walmart and Target. You know, like the rest of America.

  • SexySmurf

    But as vice president he descends from the clouds at taxpayer expense aboard Air Force Two.

    Well, he can't drive his Trans-Am there. Unless he does some bad-ass jump off the dock onto a garbage barge, which would be awesome and Awesome Old Joe should totally do that.

  • SorosBot

    Isn't Martha's Vineyard the more exclusive and ritzy of the two islands there? Not that it's all rich people there either. Besides, Nantucket was where Wings took place, so it's filled with salt-of-the-Earth real Americans like the Sandman and that obsessive-compulsive detective.

    • Lizzietish81

      Martha's Vineyard is more tourist trappy, Nantucket is more…quaint.

    • mackensie

      Actually, it's Nantucket that's the more exclusive island, although, both places can make the claim.

  • kyeshinka

    Like Real Mericuns, I'm going to spend my Thanksgiving, a.k.a "Um, You're Welcome, Ingrate Indians" at Wal Mart watching the Hoverround derby shouting at the poors unionists they should be lucky to be working in God's Greatest Country on Earth. Freedom and such.

  • snowpointsecret

    There's only one thing to say to this.

    "lol Republicans complaining about rich people"

    • BadKitty904

      Well spotted.

    • T3rbo

      ha, yes.
      "Sirs, I am sorry to have to interrupt you," announced Koffler, "but Joe Biden seems to be taking an extravagant vacation in Nantucket this day."
      There erupted a great din of caviar forks rudely clinking against plates, top hats falling to the floor, and Tiffany glassware being dropped. The men, peering at Koffler through their monocles, were in shock.
      "Our proud republic, what has happened to her?" cried out one billionaire.
      "A waste of our sacred taxpayer money!" shrieked a concubine.
      "Sirs! Ladies! We must not let this injustice ruin the festivities-let us not think about the waste" pleaded Koffler. "I propose a toast, to our brave troops in Afghanistan…"

  • HRH_Maddie

    If Biden's in Nantucket, then who is orchestrating the Benghazi cover-up????

  • snowpointsecret

    Yes, but is he wearing flag pins?

    • Lizzietish81

      No shit, I got into a fight with some of the old townies on Facebook because they were posting pictures of Obama not putting his hand over his heart during a salute as proof that he shouldn't have been re elected.

  • Dr. Matt

    dubyah choked on pretzels at taxpayer expense.

    • widestanceromance

      And lived beyond at considerable extra expense too, damnit.

    • Geminisunmars

      also, dubyah choked at taxpayer expense.

  • T3rbo

    What a waste of ink or protons or whatever the internet runs on. Can't the right just come up with a standard "Fuck Joe Biden, I hate him, waaah" piece that they can run at times like this? Like "Joe Biden is on vacation, fuck that guy. Waah." Do we really have to be told that the vice president can't just travel around on a skateboard wherever he wants to go? Joe Biden can't just take the fucking ferry, it would be like planning the Normandy invasion due to the size of the official and unofficial entourage because he is the fucking Vice President of the United States of fucking America.

    • CrunchyKnee

      Although the mental picture of Ole Handsome Joe busting a 360 nollie down a 6 set is entertaining. Skate and destroy, indeed.

    • freakishlywrong

      Fuck yeah!

  • Lazy Media

    Our Veep loved to visit Nantucket
    Eating oysters and clams by the bucket
    Said the wily old pol,
    As he massaged one ball
    "Yo, haterz, deez nuts, you can suck it!"

    • MozakiBlocks

      This just made my day, hell made my damn year.

      I thank you.

      • Lazy Media

        I wish there were an edit function; the last line would be better as "diz nut."

        • WIDTAP

          Still, we applaud you for properly conjugating the singular and plural form of "diz".

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Faux-outrage has to be faux by definition but this is a stretch for the wingnuttiest of the right.

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    It would have been far more cost-effective if Joe had simply parachuted from Airforce One wearing a star-spangled jumpsuit.

    • T3rbo

      Fucking typical big government liberal-why can't the vice president jump out of his own god damned airplane?

    • TootsStansbury

      What a great mental image! Oh uh, brb

    • http://chaosmarxism.blogspot.com doloras

      You mean "Air Force Two". Hopey is doing loop-de-loops in AF1.

  • fishwharf

    So what.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    Judging by the outrage, Joe Biden is our first black Vice President!

    • emmelemm

      I know right?

      • Negropolis

        Well, he is from Wilmington and uses public transit to get to work, so I wouldn't be surprised to find out he's a secret blah.

  • gullywompr

    Joe Biden's "vacation package" is so big, that…

    • TribecaMike

      It has a spine?

    • gullywompr

      Joe's package so big, it butthurt each and every RWNJ in the nation.

  • sullivanst

    A true man of the people would own a few vacation homes, of course.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      A true man of the people would own a few vacation of their homes, of course.

      FTFY

  • Come here a minute

    Didn't Vice President Old Handsome Joe Biden have to stand by in a secure location in case the president was unable to perform his official duties at the turkey pardoning?

  • qwerty42

    Jeeze, will the butthurt never stop?

    • freakishlywrong

      Not until they "win".

    • Tommy1733

      We are entering into a glorious new Age of Butthurt unprecedented in the world – we are lucky to be alive at this exciting time.

      • qwerty42

        It now appears the "Unskewed Polls" guy has decided the real reason Barry won wuz the eleksun wuz STOLEN!!!

        • Tommy1733

          Wow – I'm surprised that domain name was available.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

    So the outrage seems to mainly be that Joe Biden, like most politicians, is a pretend middle-class person, only he actually comes from a middle-class background (as does the preznit) and also not actually that far outside the pretend upper limit of the middle class, $250,000.

    But it's TOTALLY OFFENSIVE for Biden to pretend to be middle-class, because he's not even unemployed, like Mitt Romney, for Pete's sake!

  • TootsStansbury

    The Bidens they went to Nantucket
    The right took a shit in a bucket
    Matt Drudge held a grudge
    Their opinions don't budge
    If there was a chicken they'd fuck it

    • snowpointsecret

      A+ limerick right here.

    • freakishlywrong

      Nice one, Toots!

  • Lizzietish81

    Wow, this guy must have been livid over Bush spending billions of dollars on wars and contracts for his friends….

    • T3rbo

      Hell no, don't you remember when Bush carried around a fake turkey in a dining hall in Iraq, FOR THE TROOPS?

    • BadKitty904

      Oh, I'm sure he's all et up about it, alright…

  • Blueb4sinrise

    I haz email from Al Franken's wife.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Obama's dick so big, it has to ride by itself in Air Force 3.

    • TootsStansbury

      And Joe Biden's dick is so big his wife just can't stop talking about it!

  • Aridzona

    Mittens would have just bought Nantucket.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Air Force Two is basically a 757 — I doubt they actually fly it into Nantucket. So Biden probably flies in on a small commuter jet, dubbed "Air Force Two" only because the Veep is on board. No more royal than what Mitt flies around on every fucking day.

    • Lizzietish81

      Seriously the airport is teeny. Its an air strip.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Well, Wiki says it's Massachusetts' second busiest airport after Logan, and there used to be regularly scheduled DC-9 service. DC-9 wasn't too much smaller than a 757, and the primary airstrip is over 6,000 feet long, so AF2 certainly could land there.

        • BigSkullF*ckingDog

          It's possible the runway was made extra long to accommodate emergency landings from intercontinental flights. There are some really small towns on the west coast with insanely large runways for just that purpose.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            I think some of those can even handle the Space Shuttle.

    • mackensie

      It is in fact a 757 and it did in fact take off and land here on Nantucket a couple of times. Plus, there were two Air Force C-17s here as well. Ginormous!

  • proudgrampa

    Of COURSE Joe's middle class. $379,000 just doesn't go as far as it used to.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    "Biden, who along with his wife Jill earned $379,000 in 2011, proclaimed himself in a speech this past July to be a member of the middle class…"

    Hmm — that figure seems familiar. Oh yeah, wasn't $300,000-something how much Mitt made from his speeches alone in the single year we have a complete tax return for? I remember him saying it wasn't much. So are they complaining that the Bidens are rich, or that they're just parvenus who haven't earned the right to vacation on Nantucket?

    • Lizzietish81

      WHY ARE YOU JEALOUS OF HIS SUCCESS?!!!!ELEVEN!!!!!!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    The wingnutz' Schlock and Awww campaign is getting mighty tiresome.

  • mackensie

    Wow, there's so much wrong with this article! Not the least of which is ritzy Hyannis… lol.. of course Obama vaca's on Martha's Vineyard. Hyannis could easily be described as a restroom enroute to paradise. Between the tweakers and the gang-bangers, the traffic, the crappy mall… Hyannis got nothin'.

    Now, I have lived on Nantucket off and on since the 50s so I think I got a pretty good perspective of the place. People know what it's like in the summer – great weather, great beaches, on and on. But the off-season is really special as well. The snobs of August are gone, and what's left are the people who love the place, who struggle with mortgages and finding work, pay amazingly high prices for basics (gas is currently around $4.70/gal). Biden knows this place and its beauty and we enjoy having him here. There's virtually no disruption in town, the whole group is low key. He can go christmas shopping with his grand kids quite easily. There are no crowd sweeps or magnetometers or pat downs. You can go up to him and take a picture. He may sit on a Main St bench and chit-chat. (trust me, the security is immense – it's just not obtrusive). I really really get tired of people whining about the president or VP taking a break. They certainly didn't whine about Dubya's constant presence in Texas.

  • pdiddycornchips

    Meanwhile, Mitt and his mini-me, Paul Ryan, will spend the holiday at their hollowed out volcano somewhere off the Canary islands.

  • bikerlaureate

    This "reporter" must feel great about his contribution to society.

  • Lot_49

    How does this article fail to mention the "Kennedy compound" at Hyannis? Republicans lerve to hate on the Kennedys, even after all these years.

    • Lizzietish81

      Or John Kerry's mansion on the island?

      You're slipping wingnuts!

      • Not_Mother

        Don't worry, they'll want demand Teresa's tax returns if Kerry gets the nod for Cabinet.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    Yes, but did he ride in the backseat of a fighter plane that landed on an aircraft carrier and falsely declare a war was over? Because anyone who did something like that at taxpayer's expense would be a real asshole.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    I imagine when OHJB is on Air Force 2 it's a lot like Rihanna's plane.

  • http://tactilepeggy.wordpress.com/ Pap Finn

    My pat answer to all Republican whinging, ever: you grunting, nit-studded, filth-encrusted early hominids inflicted Dubya on the world, so shut the fuck up. The End.

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    I feel so disenchanted.

  • Thunderclees

    Biden used to journey by boat from Hyannis – the ritzy island enclave where President Obama vacations during summer

    Hyannis isn't an island. Martha's Vineyard is. EXCELLENT JOURNAMALISM, WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER GUY!

    Ted Kennedy goes and dies and suddenly right-wingers can't remember if America's first family of communism lives on an island or the mainland, sheesh you guys.

  • HouseOfTheBlueLights

    You are going to cost me so much money.

    • commiegirl99

      Yes. YES I AM. Updated with actual pictures of the cups by the way! Did you know there are hats too? MY GOD, HATS AND CUPS!!!

      • HouseOfTheBlueLights

        Stop! Do it to Julia!—

  • ttommyunger

    …in addition, he's handsome, fit, smart, wins elections and has a hawt, smart wife. Gahhhh!

  • http://www.marionstein.net Ground Zero Mostel

    Salary irrelevant. Handsome Joe will always be middle-class, Handsome Joe is the middle-class.

  • sundaytrucker

    That settles it. I'll never vote for Joe Biden for Veep again.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    I like the image of Uncle Joe descending from the clouds.

  • cybermoe

    So what they're sayin' is if Palin/Ryan had won the job they would've taken a big pay cut to be more like 'real' Americans. $379k is the new 47% for these chicken fuckers.

  • Negropolis

    Joe has to rent a vacation home? Filthy poor. They are just letting anyone in, these days, huh?

  • http://www.marinmaven.com marinmaven

    This should be the cue to post Uncle Bill's Thanksgiving prayer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLSveRGmpIE

  • Baba_NinjaCat12
  • mackensie

    This did in fact happen: I was driving in downtown Nantucket yesterday and Biden was standing on the corner. I yelled out the window: "Hey Mr Vice President! Kill the supermajority in the Senate!" and my companion yelled, "No more cloture!"