Tag: travel

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Lowest Since 2004, Have You Thanked Michele Bachmann Yet?

Gasoline prices are down, so go fill up all your recreational machines and have a carbon-spewing Global Warming extravaganza, America! The average price of gasoline was $2.51 per gallon on Monday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said, the lowest price...

Once Again Mark Twain Right About A Thing

It's always encouraging to find a line from a favorite writer being borne out by Science. (SCIENCE!) For instance, a recent social science study was inspired in part by a Mark Twain quote, from The Innocents Abroad:...

Mitt Romney’s Slaphappy Israel Party: A Roundup

Mitt Romney had mondo problems winning over the British on the first leg of his diplomatic photo-op vacation, so you know what? Screw the "Special Relationship." Israel is now more special-er to the United States Empire than England ever...

FLOTUS Body Double Parties With Britney Spears, Probably On U.S. Dime

Yawn, there goes Michelle Obama again, partying in Europe with a bunch of celebrities when she is supposed to be doing her job (locking Malia in her room until she eats her broccoli). This time, our FLOTUS is not...

Legislators Spending More On Travel Than Before Recession

Here is a good use legislators have found for taxpayer money: more congressional travel, millions and millions of dollars of it! It's not like we weren't just hearing about how maybe some of those disaster victims in Missouri needed...

Not Having a Passport Gives You Diabetes

Hey, look what happens when you put together a map of the density of diabetics in the U.S. with one of passport ownership! (You get fired from NPR, is what happens.) Isn't it funny how every map of the...

Airport Porn Death Tubes, TSA Groping Here To Stay

Millions of Americans went to airports last week for Thanksgiving travel and to stare down the gossipy new machines that show people pictures of travelers' naked bodies. This was supposed to be an ACTUAL reenactment of the Boston Tea...

Avoid Getting Blown Up: Eat European Food In Amurica

Oh boo hoo, it seems that traveling to Europe may not be the best idea right now, what with the threat of terrorism looming over the ENTIRE continent. Not that anyone can really afford to travel anyway, so, uh,...

YES! Southwest Buys AirTran Which Means You Can Fly Southwest To National Airport

This is the greatest news in the history of aviation: Southwest Airlines, which has sought a presence at Reagan National Airport for years, will finally gain entry through its planned, $1.4 billion cash and stock acquisition of AirTran Airlines. Southwest operates...

Americans Sad To Be ‘Stuck’ In Europe, Due To Dinosaur-Killing Volcano Ash

Wonkette operative Lady MacBeth writes, "Jesus Christ, I'm stuck in the South of France. And all you people can do is cover tea party events??? There are so many of us stuck in Europe and humbled by language barriers...

Sanford Getting Closer To Impeachment

As any student of politics will tell you, it matters not one whit when an elected official gets caught having sex with a non-spouse person (provided that person is not a hooker or a member of the same sex...

Sanford Lived So Fancy On Taxpayers’ $$$

After an investigation revealed that South Carolinian Ambassador to Argentina Mark Sanford had not misspent taxpayer funds in the course of perpetrating his adulterous affair with some hot lady, people were sad. They were sad because the "abused state...

Sarah Palin’s School-Aged Children Conduct Important State Business!

Everybody is very ANGRY with Sarah Palin for spending tens of thousands of hard-working Alaskans' tax dollars flying her daughters to various conferences and putting them up at the Ritz and then saying they were there on "official duty"...

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