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It’s a nice jet. Especially when you can get the rubes to pay for it.

What’s the deal with Trump administration officials and private jets, huh? And why are the little bags of peanuts so hard to open? Politico reported yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price managed to rack up at least $60,000 worth of travel on chartered private jets last week, even though commercial flights (not to mention trains and automobiles) would have worked just as well for far less money for at least one of his trips, a jaunt from Washington DC to Philadelphia.

The story, by Dan Diamond and Rachana Pradhan, details just a single week of Price’s pricey travels by chartered jet, and notes that sources suggest it’s his preferred form of travel, at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian eunuchs isn’t available:

Current and former staffers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say Price has been taking private jets to travel domestically for months.

The official word from HHS spokespeople was a bit more opaque; while they “declined to confirm details of the flights or respond to questions about who paid for them,” an HHS spokesperson did say,

As part of the HHS mission to enhance and protect the health and well-being of the American people, Secretary Price travels on occasion outside Washington to meet face to face with the American people to hear their thoughts and concerns firsthand […] When commercial aircraft cannot reasonably accommodate travel requirements, charter aircraft can be used for official travel.

Diamond and Pradhan were able to confirm last week’s flights weren’t gifts from Corporate Persons, so they must have been on the taxpayer dime (about a quarter of a million dimes for that trip to Philly):

All three organizations that hosted Price last week — the Massachusetts-based health IT firm athenahealth, Goodwin Community Health Center in New Hampshire and the Mirmont Treatment Center in Pennsylvania — told POLITICO they did not pay for his flights or other travel costs.

As for that stuff about only taking a charter when a commercial flight isn’t feasible, that didn’t hold up so well in the face of a crack investigative team with internet access and a phone: Turns out that for the shortest of Price’s several trips, the DC-to-Philadelphia hop,

there was a commercial flight that departed at roughly the same time: Price’s charter left Dulles at 8:27 a.m., and a United Airlines flight departed for Philadelphia at 8:22 a.m., according to airport records.

The costs of a round-trip ticket on those flights were between $447 to $725 per person on United, and that’s for a same-day flight — Price could have gotten a cheaper seat if he’d booked in advance or gotten a government discount. Just to be diligent (and yes, to rub it in maybe), Diamond and Pradhan also confirmed that flights from Reagan National and Baltimore Washington International were also available at around the same cost. And for that matter there’s Amtrak (four trains every morning, $72 a seat). Or, even two or three government SUVs would run about $90 bucks per vehicle for a round trip (including tolls), though the drive time would be a sluggish 2 1/2 hours.

Instead, Price needed that jet, because Kellyanne Conway went along and who wants to sit right next to her in an SUV for a couple hours?

Politico details that Price took other, longer trips, too, on chartered private jets last week as well: a total of five point-to-point flights, at a total charter cost of around $60,000.

For comparison purposes, Diamond and Pradhan talked to former HHS officials who worked with Barack Obama’s two HHS secretaries, Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kathleen Sebelius; those aides said the boss ladies almost always took commercial flights.

Staff for Burwell and Sebelius said booking even a single charter flight was, in the words of one, a “non-starter” within the department. For example, for last year’s Obamacare enrollment kick-off, HHS staff had planned a multi-city tour for Burwell to urge Americans to sign up for coverage. The effort, which would have required charter aircraft, was ultimately scrapped because of its estimated $60,000 cost.

“We were worried about the optics and the cost to taxpayers,” said one former staffer involved in the planning.

Well yeah, but her boss was a Kenyan socialist, so the administration had to worry about stuff like “optics.”

When Tom Price was a mere inside-trading member of Congress, he was really tough on wasteful government spending, as CNBC notes; in 2009, Price pared down a Democratic budget request to buy the government eight passenger jets for $550 million, to be used on various official travel needs. He wasn’t even satisfied when he cut that request in half:

“I think we’ve made it halfway of where we ought to and that is cut it from eight to four jets,” Price said at the time. “Now we need to cut it from four jets to zero jets. This is just another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok in Congress right now.”

Mind you, Tom Price has his defenders, who we’re certain would have been just as understanding of similar travel by Obama administration people if they’d done it (which they didn’t). Great American Patriot Erick Erickson ran a blog post this morning with the not-at-all hyperbolic headline “Liberals Are Upset Tom Price Has Made It Challenging to Try to Kill Him.” Erick, son of Erick, remembers that a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter tried to kill a bunch of Republicans at a baseball practice, and also there’s Antifa, so all liberals are would-be murderers or at least aggravated assaulters. So it’s pure hypocrisy for liberals to suggest it’s out of line for Price to take a private jet, which is literally saving his life:

Tom Price is in charge of the cabinet position that oversees Obamacare. Democrat members of Congress say Tom Price and his Republican colleagues would kill you and your children.

And you want him walking through a public airport? His presence not only puts his own safety at risk, but ensures inconvenience and possible safety issues for others […]

Every single Cabinet secretary should be flying private given Antifa, the so called Resistance, and rise of violent leftwing nutters. Honestly, I assumed they already did and was surprised to learn most didn’t.

But Tom Price in particular, given people like James Hodgkinson [the baseball practice shooter — Ed.] and Jimmy Kimmel, should particularly stay out airports.

Yup. We remember when Jimmy Kimmel said “Go take a lug wrench to the airport and pound the brains out of HHS Secretary Tom Price, please.” Or maybe he said all Americans should have affordable healthcare so their babies don’t die of treatable illnesses. One of those.

Funny thing, though: Back in 2008, Erickson lied through his teeth about Nancy Pelosi’s travel, falsely claiming she’d insisted on being “granted a Boeing 757 to fly her friends, family, and staff with her back and forth to San Francisco.” That rumor — which didn’t originate with Erickson but which he happily repeated — was debunked by FactCheck.org; turns out Pelosi had requested no such thing, but that when she became speaker in 2007, House sergeant-at-arms Bill Livingoodhad inquired whether the business jet used by the previous speaker, Dennis Hastert, would have the range needed to fly nonstop from DC to San Francisco. The Pentagon said the smaller jet used by Hastert was generally able to make the trip nonstop, and Pelosi said she was happy to use whatever was available. Oh, but then the rumors took off, and circled the world before Pelosi could fling a shoe at them.

So get ready for additional what-aboutism on Tom Price’s travel, which penny-pinching hypocritical Democrats have requested the HHS inspector general to investigate, because they want him murdered. The real question is, why did King Barack and Queen Marie Antoinette Obama ever eat anything other than mac-n-cheese with hotdogs cut up in it?

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[Politico / CNBC / Erick Erickson’s Internet Tendency / FactCheck]

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  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • Fun with Cthulhu

      Really, that about says it all.

      • Parakeetist

        Yeah.

  • Baconzbrokenz

    Why would you even take a plane from DC to Phili? It’s only a 2 hour drive?

    • ariel_gee_398

      I assume so he and Kellyanne could bone in privacy on the way?

      • Iron Monkey

        Watch out for the teeth during road head, Tom.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        so much for lunch. I’ll just swig some brain bleach and call it good…

      • Edith Prickly

        EW EW EW EW EW EW

      • MynameisBlarney
      • Parakeetist

        Noooooooooooo, hraaaaaaaalph

      • Paperless Tiger

        Talk about bad optics.

      • therblig

        every woman has her Price?

      • Covfefe

        I assume even Price is not desperate enough to bone Kellyanne.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Drive?
      You mean….like a POOOR?

    • Scooby

      Because Champagne bubbles are smaller in a pressurized cabin.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      How else can he show he’s better than everyone else?

    • TJ Barke

      Cuz spending thousands and thousands of dollars to save a minor amount of time is fiscally conservative.

    • dslindc

      I had to do that once as a result of delay rerouting. You’re in the air for like 40 minutes. You get up to altitude and immediately start descending. The train is way better and more convenient.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Add in to-and-from the airport, and the TSA Security Theatre, and you’re at 2 hours easily.

        • Arolpin

          Hell, they could take First Class on the Acela for $237, including meal service and drinks, and it only takes 94 minutes station to station. Total travel time between downtown NYC & downtown DC is shorter on Acela than an airplane now, I used to be able leave my office 15 minutes before my train was scheduled to depart, take a 5 minute subway ride, a 2 minute walk, and still have time to grab a snack for the train.
          If I was flying, I had to leave at least 2 hours before my scheduled flight, to ensure I had enough time to get a cab to LaGuardia, get through security, and get on my flight. Generally you are looking at 4 hours minimum, assuming you get cabs quickly. (Yes, back in the pre-TSA days it was probably quicker to take the Delta Shuttle, because it had it’s own terminal and you just walked right on the plane, but that was 1-step above Greyhound in terms of comfort, as opposed to FIrst Class on Acela, which is nice, very nice.
          Hell, considering that there are only like 20 seats in the first class cars, he could have rented the entire car out for about 1/10 of the cost of the charter flight.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Same here: I never fly to DC. Acela is vastly more pleasant, on top of being downtown-to-downtown.

    • MrTusks

      I would every time. I-95 between DC and Philly is the fifth circle of hell (for the wrathful and sullen, FYI).

      • Baconzbrokenz

        I have taken that trip more than once. Smoke a joint. That’s the best advice

        • OneYieldRegular

          I once knew a Berkeley student who dropped acid for every drive from the Bay Area to LA on I-5. That’s not something I’d condone, but having driven that route hundreds of times, I can well understand the temptation.

    • SeeTrain65

      Four if you hit the traffic jam I did in Wilmington back in 2009.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Is Erick, son of Erick, saying that the TSA and airport police are basically useless? Because that’s the only way his defense makes any sense.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      No, no, no! It’s plenty good enough for you! Just not, you know, people who matter to Erickson

    • SweetDeeKat

      I seem to remember armed fucking soldiers in airports in the not so distant past. Why not assign Price his own jazzed-up bodyguard? Could carry a big-ass rifle and everything.

  • Edith Prickly

    I see noted fucker of goats Erick son of Erick has gotten over his never-Trumpism.

    • Oblios_Cap

      It didn’t pay the bills…

      • OneYieldRegular

        Plus, he must have received some nasty emails from his violence-prone fan-club.

    • coozledad

      They have no belief system.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    This seems to be a theme song for Donald’s administration, along with “Pimpin’ (the Country) Ain’t Easy:”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmQq6yLe2ww

  • Oblios_Cap

    And you want him walking through a public airport? His presence not only puts his own safety at risk, but ensures inconvenience and possible safety issues for others

    It’s refreshing to see EE admitting that this administration is hated by the vast majority of the American people. Otherwise, the other passengers would protect Price if some smelly hippie tried to ice him.

  • Iron Monkey

    Typical Trump cabinet officer: incompetent, greedy, oblivious to nuance and generally an asshole.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Those are job qualifications in this administration.

      • Arolpin

        Yes there are. You have to be an incompetent, deplorable grifter. Being an avowed racist isn’t a requirement, but it certainly helps.

  • memzilla Ω

    Pfft, you know how bouncy those big airliners get, don’t you? You don’t think he’d want to spill his Russian collusion all over the seat like a common Manafort, do you?

  • TJ Barke

    It’s okay to cheat and defraud the government when you’re rich.

    • Nockular cavity

      “When you’re a star, they let you do it.”

    • Longstreet63

      It’s what the government is for!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Rich Republican. If Obama so much as drove a private golf cart, there’d be a tiki torch mob descended on the White House faster than you can say “not racist.”

    • OneYieldRegular

      It’s okay to be Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services when your goal is to prevent everyone else from having them.

  • WeaselPoo

    But what if the pilot and co-pilot eat the fish instead of the chicken?!!!!!

  • ariel_gee_398

    So, let’s add “fiscal responsibility” to list of values Republicans claim to love but don’t actually abide by. It joins patriotism, abstinence, family values, honesty, just saying no to drugs, and pretty much everything Jesus ever said. Democrats running for office, please find an effective way of conveying that message come election time.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Hypocrisy will continue until morale improves.

    • OneYieldRegular

      If chartered private air flight isn’t guaranteed for everyone under TrumpCare, I’m going to be really pissed off on top of my being really pissed off.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Isn’t Price the guy that can’t even pick his nose properly?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I thought that was Ted Cruz, in the GOP debates last year. (Not posting the photo so you Wonkers don’t lose your appetite for lunch, or life…)

      • anon_the_great

        Diggin’ fer nose candy is a popular pastime among Rethugs

        • Three Finger Salute

          Well, they do have a fetish for mineral extraction.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Cruz can’t even pick friends. No, Al Franken isn’t one of them. He just gave a backhanded non-compliment that’s cynically polite to Ted, in deference to Canadian culture.

    • John Thorstensen

      He can pick his friends, but he can’t pick his friends’ noses.

  • OutOfOrbit

    4 words:
    “It Must Be Nice”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    not-at-all hyperbolic headline “Liberals Are Upset Tom Price Has Made It Challenging to Try to Kill Him.”

    https://media.giphy.com/media/7bUPZCjXdXU7m/giphy.gif

    • WeaselPoo

      Hah! ‘Bane’ already showed us how it can be done.

      • Nockular cavity

        [Bane voice] With no survivors! [/Bane voice]

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Besides, it wouldn’t do any good. They’d just find some other toady to take his place.
      I mean, hypothetically speaking.

    • ariel_gee_398

      I will say this – between this nonsense, and the extravagant security details for Pruitt, DeVos and who knows else from the Cabinet, I learned something new: the persecution complex afflicting conservatives has really expanded. Now they think we want to suppress all their dumb ideas, silence them by allowing them to suffer the consequences of their hate speech AND cause them physical harm.

      • Edith Prickly
        • Red Bird

          I think the flag should say “I’m white and don’t want to share”

      • calliecallie

        Again with the projection.

      • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

        Well, you know, they aren’t so wrong on the first two.. I mean, go ahead and air your dumb ideas on Faux News, Trump TV (did that ever become a thing? Or is it still just one of Donnie’s wet dreams?) and whatever reich-wing blog is desperate enough to avoid Actual Journalism that they’ll reprint your little press releases verbatim – which already happens, so tell me again how Help help, they’re being suppressed – ?

        But suffering the consequences? Snowflake, I know you’ve spent your whole life cushioned from that by virtue of white skin and dollar bills but ain’t nobody here gonna feel too bad if/when that happens.

  • lucidamente

    Too bad Trump Shuttle isn’t around to transport Secretary Price hither and yon.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Then at least we could keep the 60 grand in the family.

    • Covfefe

      How do we know Trump doesn’t own the private aircraft charter company(ies)?

      • Arolpin

        Because he would have disclosed it in his tax returns. Oh, I see what you did there.

  • Iron Monkey

    Erickson and his ilk are so eager to suck any Trump linked cock that comes into view that they don’t even try to make it look good.

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    More monies for planes = less monies for KenyaSocialismCare! duh, people.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And you want him walking through a public airport? His presence not only puts his own safety at risk, but ensures inconvenience and possible safety issues for others

    How many people would recognize Tom Price in an airport FFS? If the number is in double digits, I’ll eat my hat…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/652bcfc3b4f4d8af660f6cbe320e5d1f0955a3c647db37635662936b44ac5c80.jpg

    • ariel_gee_398

      Also, celebrities, many of whom have stalkers, do it all the damn time.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I probably couldn’t pick him out of a photo array. He looks like every other generic, old, pasty-white dude.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      It’s not like greasy, aging white pig fuckers in suits aren’t a dime a dozen in airports. Who the hell can tell them apart?

      • therblig

        hey, i’m not greasy and she told me she was a sheep!

    • NastyBossetti

      Seriously. I follow politics more closely than most people I know, and I can’t picture the guy.

    • Three Finger Salute

      “How many people would recognize Tom Price in an airport FFS? If the number is in double digits, I’ll eat my hat…”

      No need. I’d probably recognize Tom from MySpace before him and I never even used MySpace.

  • anon_the_great

    Price is doing such a good job a playing War Lord an actual warlord gave him props.

    Trumplandia Uber Alles

  • Old town Urbandale

    it’s his preferred form of travel, at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian Nambian eunuchs isn’t available.

    FIFY

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Protip: you can use ❮s❯ and ❮/s❯

  • laughingnome

    Remember when Bill Clinton got that expensive haircut and took so much crap for it?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Remember when Obama used the fanciest Dijon ketchup? Why, if Trump had a million dollars… yeah, he couldn’t buy anybody’s love. Green-card marriage maybe. But not love.

      • mailman27

        And the tan suit. NEVER FORGET!!!

        • Three Finger Salute

          It was really his tan birthday suit why they hated him.

    • Rags

      Your taxpayer dollars not at work!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Antifa? Bingo!

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Well, I’ll certainly agree that Tom Price’s presence “ensures inconvenience and possible safety issues for others.”

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Tom Price has traveled from D. C. to Philadelphia, and he knows human trafficking is real, so there are all sorts of questions.

    • ariel_gee_398

      He was forced to fly above it in a private, chartered jet because he couldn’t handle seeing all that human trafficking up close.

      • PubOption

        He might have been stuck in it.

    • Three Finger Salute
  • Longstreet63

    Mac n cheese with hot dogs! What elitists! Surely government gruel is good enough, and the savings could pay for $1 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy! #republicanmath.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Remember how outraged Republicans were that Obama spent trillions of hard earned taxpayers dollars gallivanting all over the world apologizing for the USA while Michelle Antoinette flew in luxurious DC-3s to get her nails done?

    Neither do thay.

  • bubbuhh

    Please note that Nambia haz bin awarded exclusive contract to supply eunuchs and other indentured employees for transportin Executive Branch Bigshots via sedan chairz n stuff. Award wuz made via non-competitive bid, of course, in accord wif Trump’s strict biddin standards.

    Theyz Nambian Eunuchs now.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      They won’t get paid either.

      • bubbuhh

        Non-payment a traditional method of recompense for orgs headed by a Trump

  • Three Finger Salute

    It’s actually “funky shit goin’ down in the city”… The “funky kicks” lyric is a bowdlerized revision for the “radio edit” single. The album version passes the Carlin test.

    Hold me closer, Tony Danza. Now excuse me while I kiss this guy.

    • Ricky Gay

      Sick! In which case, there’s a bathroom on the right.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Christmas is over! Over and over! If you want it. Christmas is clover now.

        • Ricky Gay

          Joy to the world, the Lord is come! – no wait, I heard that one correctly.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Whitney Houston’s Do You Hear What I Hear:

            “A thong, a thong, high above the trees…”

            And here I thought people only threw old gym sneakers over telephone wires.

        • Querolous

          Slow counting Walter. a friar in disguise.

      • fredoandme

        only safe place to be when there’s a bad moon on the rise.

    • Joe Beese

      Towards the end of Radiohead’s “Let Down”, he warbles – I’m told – “Floor collapsing”.

      But it sure sounds like “Fuck her ass” to me.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Did he use Ann Coulter’s travel agent?

    • SDGeoff3

      Yes, but not the way Coulter does.

      • Juan de Fuca

        Well, now that image is stuck with me for the rest of the day…

        • SDGeoff3

          Just remind yourself, there are no comments allowed here….

  • Ricky Gay

    White Snivelege – GAH!!!!!!!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Don’t worry Puerto Rico!

    Unpresident Turmpf is on his way to mug in front of the cameras and use his word hole to promote his new plans for a Turmpf Casino to break ground in San Juan ASAP.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351730-trump-to-visit-hurricane-ravaged-puerto-rico

  • Mr. Blobfish
  • Jeffocaster in the West

    I don’t hear the little Trumpozoids whining about BIG government spending THEIR tax dollars on private jets. King Trump and his Princes must all have special privileges to MAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Stulexington

      It’s not on fox so how would they know?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        FAKE NEWS!

  • Nockular cavity

    Blah blah Al Gore something something.

  • bookish
  • Ωbjectifier

    I’m pretty sure that the federal government owns an airplane or two.

    • Longstreet63

      Well, I wouldn’t want to use the one Trump’s been farting in, i’ll give him that.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The guy probably smells like mothballs. Who’d wanna sit next to him anyway?

    • SDGeoff3

      That’s not mothballs. It’s old urinal cake.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        urinal mints

        • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

          Tic tacs may be for kissin’
          But urinal mints are for pissin’!

          –Steele Dossier

  • MynameisBlarney
    • fredoandme
      • Nockular cavity

        Lizard people.

        • fredoandme

          he ain’t even trying to hide it anymore.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Search Results
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        bo͝or/
        noun
        noun: boor; plural noun: boors
        an unrefined, ill-mannered person.”at last the big obnoxious boor had been dealt a stunning blow for his uncouth and belligerent manner”synonyms:lout, oaf, ruffian, thug, yahoo, barbarian, Neanderthal, brute, beast, lubber; More

        • Three Finger Salute

          Yahoo!

          And to think, that’s where so many boorish oafs and barbarian louts go to congregate! Yahooligans indeed…

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “When you start looking at the places that will reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was ‘Can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs [like PBS]?’ And the answer was no.”

    –Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney

    • Longstreet63

      Not that they’d ever think to ask such smelly commoners.

    • calliecallie

      How will that single mom in Detroit’s kids get to watch Sesame Street, then?

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        Fly there on a private jet. Duh!

    • Ωbjectifier

      Everybody what is not rich is a coal miner or a single mom, apparently.

      • Nockular cavity

        Yes, and “working class” does not include any black, asian, or hispanic people.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The Village has so interpreted it that way. The “working class” is all white evangelical straight racist male assholes.

  • The party of fiscal responsibility, everyone!

    • MynameisBlarney

      The party of fiscal responsibility for thee but not for me, everyone!

      FTFY.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Scheduled flight: 500 dollars
    Chartered flight: 25,000 dollars
    Trump not winning: Price-less

  • Paperless Tiger

    All your butthurt are belong to us.

  • James Baskin

    Price isn’t some business douche-bag either. You would think he would know better. Guess I’m expecting too much.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Just an insider trading type.

  • Mickey Donovan

    It’s all about optics. They needed a charter jet. We couldn’t have Kelly Ann Conway down on her knees sucking away at the HHS secretary on a commercial jet flight now could we?

    • Law Man

      Tone it down.

      Mickey Donovan • a minute ago
      It’s all about optics. They needed a charter jet. We couldn’t have Kelly Ann Conway down on her knees sucking away at the HHS secretary on a commercial jet flight now could we?

      • therealpuredog

        Looks like Turgid Love Muscle is back again in his newest guise, shiny star on his chest an’ all.

        • Law Man

          This is a public website with no age limit. You are using multiple accounts to troll and post obscene material to minors which is a crime and that has been reported to Dok and Rebecca.

          • Longstreet63

            Well, you’re in the wrong place, aren’t you?

          • therealpuredog

            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
            You slay, you know that?
            Run along now. . . .

          • Law Man

            Dok: the realpuredog, Mickey Donovan and The Wanderer are all the same person using multiple accounts to troll and post obscene material to minors, a Federal crime.

            The Wanderer Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef • 11 minutes ago
            Agreed. He makes people who get double-fisted to the bicep say, “Whoa, dude.”

          • therealpuredog

            Turge, you might try looking up the word “projection.”
            And. . . .blocked.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Do you not comprehend that dick jokes are an integral part of all Wonkette traditions, dumbass?

          • Law Man

            Tell it to Dok and Rebecca while you explain using multiple accounts to post obscene materials to minors on Wonkette.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            “Obscene material?”

            What?! You don’t find Tom Price’s penis beautiful??

            (Even if it is just an imaginary one being throat-warbled by KellyAnne?)

    • Anna Rompage

      Is that why her skin is looking better these days? I’ve heard semen can do wonders for one’s complexion…

      • therblig

        so why wouldn’t she go by boat?

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          I usually see horses being transported in trailers behind big duallie diesel pickups.

    • therblig

      well, not in coach anyway. can’t block those drink carts.

    • axonneuron

      Dammit! thanks for the mental picture I can’t unsee.

  • bookish

    https://www.propublica.org/article/why-do-border-deaths-persist-when-the-number-of-border-crossings-is-falling

    The result is a significant increase in the chances of dying in an illegal border crossing over the past two decades. A key cause: efforts by the Border Patrol to push migrants away from easy-to-cross, hard-to-police urban corridors and into barren, isolated terrain. That’s the conclusion of “Why Border Enforcement Backfired,” a 2016 paper whose lead author, Douglas Massey, is a professor at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the cofounder of the Mexican Migration Project. A spokesman for the Border Patrol echoed the view that the change in policy contributed to the increase in deaths (but disagreed that the policy backfired).

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      it’s a serious problem here in AZ. People try crossing in the middle of nowhere and many of them die. Some bleeding heart libtard groups will put out water for them, but that leads to its own controversies.

    • Three Finger Salute

      “We’ll just have to find a military solution to the Mexican problem.” -Trump

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

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  • laughingnome

    Conveyance hand basket destination hell.

  • Jgb979

    It’s never welfare when it goes in the pocket of a wealthy republican.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Fuck Fuckerson. Fucking up for years now.

    Film at 11.

  • Major_Major_Major

    Erick McErick and another steaming hot take. Also too, how long are they gonna keep flogging the Antifa horse?

    • freakishlypersistent

      They dined out on Benghazi for fucking years. Still are.

  • Joe Beese

    The entire island is without power, and it could be as long as four to six months before Puerto Rico can restore its electricity: …

    The lack of electricity will multiply the humanitarian issues in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Food will rapidly spoil without refrigeration, especially in the tropical weather of that region. Communications will get severely disrupted from the lack of power, even apart from all the cell towers being damaged or destroyed, and cell phones have become the primary means of communication in Puerto Rico. The island’s emergency management team is calling for the quick importation of generators to assist in recovery, but fuel distribution for generators and for the vehicles needed to get the fuel to distribution points are all impacted by the power loss. That means that hospitals, clinics, and shelters will have huge impediments to the delivery of care.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/21/devastation-puerto-rico-100-without-power-months/

    • Joe Beese

      Something else that spoils without refrigeration: insulin.

    • freakishlypersistent

      Maybe Tom n’ Kellyanne can charter a jet and drop supplies?

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    It’s not “Nubian eunuchs,” silly, it’s Nambian eunuchs.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Eric Erickson looks like a particularly smug suet pudding with eyes:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06853c6d3ed37777551e42eb3c21b7d43146d091588c0b12aa023ba041146e1a.png

    • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

      But enough about his good side…

    • Edith Prickly

      The human birth control device.

  • clairence

    So the elites are so afraid of the masses that they won’t spend time with them.
    That’s a recipe for civil harmony.
    I guess it’s fine because the masses are paying for them to travel separately, as if it was really their idea in the first place.
    Good times, good times.
    Has everybody MAGA’d yet?

  • Gorillionaire

    Tom Price looks like the kind of self aggrandizing turd that smacks his valet because his shoe laces aren’t perfectly even. He probably demands the private jet to have bottles of chilled baby tears in the fridge, just in case he decides he wants some.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Chilled baby tears? Well, there’s your pizza serum right there. Precious bodily fluids. At least it’s not canned clams or vegan baby buttholes.

  • Nockular cavity

    Have you people already forgotten how Antifa carried out the massacre at Bowling Green International Airport?

  • bubbuhh

    “Why private jets? Very important to keep Trumpanzee Bigshots from gettin infected by middle class cooties.” – E.E.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Oh Dok has a “Vlad the Impala”? I was hoping for something a bit more… kitschy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOnXsMVwWuI

    I had a neighbor with one of these. Veteran of WW2 through Vietnam, had a giant eagle with an American flag on one of the side panels and wild mustangs in the Southwest on the other side. I still think it’s pretty cool to basically tattoo your car (though I’m ambivalent about tattooing yourself, especially since cars can’t get lymphoma from injectable ink).

    I tell ya, it would have made family minivans a lot less dorky, that’s for sure. Paint Pele or Becks on the soccermobile, and hand out brownies at the PTA meeting. Voilá: instant hero(ine) of suburbia.

    Is Kiri here? Kiri might like this one:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d792ba4f56f2c5bd21c77ea902e0ad5deed8af2b2a2f3c33ce37d953967cadb2.jpg

    • lroom
    • Paul Dietzel

      Well, I do have a Chevyvan (without the cool mural) and if I was ever lucky enough to have girl with “moonlight dancing off her hair” and “young face of an angel” “get in and take control” I’d be damned sure that I’d be passing through that way again. But, about the video, what in heck do the two jerks in the Dart convert. and the two chicks in the Sprite and the cop car and, horrors, a Dodge Van have to do with the song? The song’s about him, the girl, the Chevyvan and not all that other claptrap.

  • Juan de Fuca

    […] Human Services Secretary Tom Price managed to rack up at least $60,000 worth of travel on chartered private jets last week, even though commercial flights (not to mention trains and automobiles) would have worked just as well for far less money for at least one of his trips, a jaunt from Washington DC to Philadelphia.

    So by draining the swamp they meant cabinet officials living on the taxpayer’s dime like those celebrities who flaunt their wealth. Except that they’re doing it with our money.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “I said Draining the Bank not draining the swamp!”

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Republicans have been pissing and moaning about the 20 trillion dollars of debt we’re in as one of the reasons they have to destroy Obamacare subsidies. What they always seem to forget to mention is that since they took over the House in 2010, they have been in control of spending.

    • Nicholas

      And think of all the extra money they could be grifting if they didn’t have to spend any of it on the poor…

    • efoveks

      That this BS is from the guy in charge of HHS just makes it that much more… appalling? jaw dropping? irony? or maybe satire, I’m not sure which.

  • bookish

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/77b8f129-7a71-3ab2-9099-53226ea553fc/ss_russia-threatens-retaliatory.html

    MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria, saying that the Russian military would target areas occupied by American units and U.S.-backed militias if Moscow’s troops come under fire. The warning came amid rising tensions in the Syrian desert between the United States and its Kurdish and Arab allies on the one hand, and Russia, the Syrian regime and Iranian-backed militias on the other, as both converge on Islamic State-held territory in eastern Syria. A Russian military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, had twice in recent days shelled Syrian government positions outside Deir al-Zour,

    • Joe Beese

      Syria? Is that still a thing?

  • OneYieldRegular

    Fun with MadLibs:

    Clearly we need to repeal Obamacare so that the Secretary of Health and Human Services won’t have to mingle with “undesirables” at airports.

    • Three Finger Salute

      And a game of projection if there ever was one. They think libs are “mad” (as in crazy). No, we’re sane; we’re just angry mad that deranged cons are running ruining the country.

    • SweetDeeKat

      Cooties!

  • Rags

    For a couple thousand bucks he could use a celebrity airport check in service and never mingle with plebes or get groped by tsa.

    • efoveks

      Where’s the fun in that? It’s why I GO to the airport, not because I have to fly anywhere… ;)

  • Jenny

    Goverment welfare for the ones who really need it! Millionaires! Look how they suffer, flying on public planes?! I just can’t even! I may faint!

    • efoveks

      I hear people point and stare when they complain about the lack of Baccarat drink ware and 25 year old McAllen on those public planes. They really are the victims here!

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Speaking of GOP dicks…

    As Protests Escalate Under Trump, States Seek New Ways to Deter Them
    Stricter rules and penalties for protesting are being considered in nearly half the states.
    http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-protests-st-louis-states-laws-restrictions.html

    • Three Finger Salute

      Fascism? No fascism. You’re fascism!

      • efoveks

        Fascism. It’s when you disagree with my paranoid, warped delusions and prejudices, amirite?

    • Baconzbrokenz

      In other news lake Erie is full of water.

      • BadKitty904

        “water”

      • SeeTrain65

        “That ain’t water.”

    • efoveks

      For years the RWNJs have been screaming about how our 1st Amendment rights were under attack. Who knew they were the ones doing it?

      Perhaps it was less a warning and more of a declaration of intent.

  • freakishlypersistent

    Every single Cabinet secretary should be flying private given Antifa, the so called Resistance, and rise of violent leftwing nutters. Honestly, I assumed they already did and was surprised to learn most didn’t.

    This is hall of fame projection. Wasn’t he the asshole that had census takers threatened by declaring he would shoot them? Fuck you.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    I heard Tom Pricey wanted to investigate chemtrails in private.

    • proudgrampa

      Well there you go!

    • efoveks

      Investigate chemtrails. Is that how you say “spank the monkey” in Republican?

  • SayItWithWookies

    In the caption to the photo at the top — I think you spelled “rubles” wrong.

    • therealpuredog

      Yeah, that was how I read it at first too.

  • therblig

    not going to excuse any trumpscumbag, but i’ve seen enough local government administration changes to have observed that there are always mayoral aides and department directors who let their (in their minds) importance get the better of them and go hog wild on spending, whether for office furniture and supplies, first class travel and accommodations to seminars, and assorted other crap that has their name and title printed on it.

    most get schooled pretty quickly and lose the sense of entitlement. those that embarrass the administration enough end up getting demoted or “resigning”.

    that said, since the grift mentality comes from the top down with trumpy, i don’t see these fuckers stopping until the toilet paper in the white house ends up going home with them.

    • proudgrampa

      It happens all over. Saw a civilian director at an Army base get a 60-inch TV for his office – for “Situational Awareness.”

      BS.

      • therblig

        almost 20 years ago, the public works director had a 300 gallon aquarium installed in his office. he was also the mayor’s trustee on the library board, for which he received an american express card. after he and the library director were caught using their amex’s at strip clubs, they both “resigned”. his successor, who was himself an asshole, did not remove the aquarium but refused to feed the fish or maintain it in anyway. he wouldn’t even add water as it evaporated. eventually, all that remained was a single eel-like critter that i assume, starved.

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    Tom Price could shoot a man on 5th Avenue and he would not lose a single right wing idiot commentator such, but not limited to, Eric Son of Eric.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    To Erick is human, to Erick Erickson is unforgivable.

  • PubOption

    Democracy is under Dassault!

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      You’re a mother Fokker for saying that. Someone should Bombardier your car.

  • bookish

    http://www.newsweek.com/hard-cash-could-buy-graham-cassidy-obamacare-repeal-668931?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=yahoo_news&utm_campaign=rss&utm_content=/rss/yahoous/news&yptr=yahoo

    So why might Murkowski fold? The short answer is special treatment. Graham-Cassidy could be modified to provide more money for Alaska. To be sure, this strategy runs the risk of alienating Senators from other states, who might then demand that their states also be given sweetheart treatment.

    If enough of them pile on, the bill might lose support from still other Republicans who, on ideological grounds like those advanced by Senator Paul, object to spending too much money on ensuring that people have health insurance.

    Or perhaps the GOP will be able to thread this needle by doling out just enough goodies to states with reluctant Senators without doling out so many goodies as to make the bill collapse.

    • Walter Wellstone

      Greed might just be the thing that makes these motherfuckers go after each other. After all, just because they’re all Republicans it doesn’t mean their worldview changes one bit when it comes to how they treat each other. Individuallly they still see the world as “I got mine. Fuck you.”

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        It’s also threats from their overlords. “DO THIS OR I WILL PRIMARY YOU.” You’d think they’d realize if they only have their positions under the condition that they do what Mercer or Koch tell them to do, they don’t really have any “power.”

    • susan_g

      Swiss bank account filled by Mercers, Koch bros, and pals.

  • Walter Wellstone

    Erick must have a really good health plan given how much he defends this asshole. As a good christianista, Erick is not required to give a half-flaying fuck about other people having, say, the same health issues his wife has had or even the ones he himself is (or was) having.

  • Randy Riddle

    “We were worried about the optics and the cost to taxpayers.”

    Words said by anyone in the Trump administration never.

  • Notreelyhelping

    Oh, and I suppose you want to fly coach. Communists!

  • ManchuCandidate

    So kiss me and smile for me.
    Tell me about hypocrisy.
    Tell me that taxpayer money’s free cause
    I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t care what it costs again.
    Oh babe I love to go! (Cause I ain’t paying.)

    • proudgrampa

      John Denver libelz.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Faaaaaar out.

  • Cock Blockula

    Maybe, just maybe, if your ideas and actions weren’t all about killing your constituents and making their lives miserable, then you wouldn’t walk around thinking that everyone was out to get you.

    Projection, always.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Fake news from the lying, crooked liberal media. Sad.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Funny, I’ll bet that in the previous administration, had a cabinet secretary taken a private jet, Erick Son of Erick would’ve ranted that government officials should mingle among the public so they can gain a respectable fear of the masses they’re enslaving with socialism.

    In fact, Erick was the guy who threatened to shoot any census worker who asked him how many bathrooms were in his house, right? But apparently that only applies to one party.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Charlie Pierce doesn’t want to have to pick a side in this slapfight. Also “since he turned up at the Emmys like mold in the wainscoting” is a beautiful line:

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a12444250/sean-spicer-mike-allen/

  • Red Bird

    The real entitlement is white supremacy.

  • weejee
  • The Librarian

    Price is working towards killing Americans by killing the regulations that protect us. We also have to fund ridiculous traveling expenses, also too? Talk about adding insult to injury.

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    Sorry for the OT but I just saw this image of Melons wearing this $3,000 atrocity to her UN anti-bullying speech. What is it with this chick and her love of the giant sleeves?

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/20/18/44863E3F00000578-4903776-image-a-6_1505930254475.jpg

    • Rick Hill

      We work in some very McMansionty mansions and one thing I’ve found is that money and taste don’t automatically go hand in hand.

      • Meccalopolis

        Can’t buy class

    • laineypc

      Her face looks like a CGI video game face

      • borninatrailer

        I saw someone refer to that as “resting stitch face” the other day and I’m not sure that can be improved upon.

  • TootsStansbury

    I’m trying to think up a non existent Antifa hollween costume. I’m thinking all black with straw sticking out here and there.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Jesus Jumping Sweet Mahogany Christ. Per Erick Erickson, these pink old fascists get to fly first class with all the opulent trimmings, in private jets, at taxpayers’ expense, as they go about the business of dismantling our democracy and unleashing the New Feudalism on behalf of their dark money donor base–they get to do all this and more because (let me make sure I’m clear on the concept here) the Big Bad Leftists are The Real Killers, and it’s the only way they can truly be safe?

    What the? I mean to say, homina homina homina…

    I mean to say, it’s too much. It’s just too much. It’s beyond too much. It’s a quarter past too fucking much.

    The right wing hive mind is broken. Too bad it rules the friggin’ world. These people are crazy, but basically, with their nukes and their propaganda apparatus and their corrupt cops and their billion-dollar-donors, they have taken over the asylum, and God only knows where we all go next: but wherever it is, we can be sure we peons won’t be going there by private jet.

    • jowgajen

      I’m actually fine with First Class, but DC > Philly the best way is the Amtrak train. It has internet the whole way, it’s just as fast, etc. He actually wasted time and money taking a private jet because he thinks he’s special.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        If it’s good enough for Joe Biden, it’s good enough for that douche.

    • chazmanr

      Look at it this way, humanity won’t exist long enough for most of their agenda to be implemented. I have no doubt the shitgibbon will start WWIII within a year.

      • therealpuredog

        That’s some next-level looking at the bright side, is what that is.

    • laineypc

      The WTF latest “health” care bill … let’s see, the last one was bad and didn’t work, so let’s make this one even worse! And we won’t even know how worse because, um, oh yeah let’s make a totally unnecessary deadline for it to pass so the CBO can’t evaluate it.
      And while we are at it, we’ll create a numbnuts 90 seconds for debate. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
      Great, now that’s all settled, what’s the next thing we’re going to ruin the world with?

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      They don’t care what republican politicians do as long as it makes liberals cry

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    And then there was that time President Obama took his wife on a date to New York and right winger’s heads went all splody. Ah, good times, people…good time.

    • Rick Hill

      “A trip for Moochelle to Spain that rented a whole hotel floor and cost a hundred billionty Ameros!!!/1!?11!”

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        And the time Obama took the entire navy with him to India at the cost of eleventy gazillion dollars a day.

        • Rick Hill

          A day? An hour!!! Why do you think we have to give more tax cuts to billionaires?

  • Rick Hill

    “I’ll take “What happens when you hire CEOs to run the government?” for $500, Alex”

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Shorter Erick why do liberals make conservative pols support policies that make people want to kill them?

  • susan_g

    When Kellyanne and Price were in that big jet it probably looked like that breakfast scene in Citizen Kane where Kane and wife are seated at opposite ends of an enormous table.

  • wait! what?

    “at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian eunuchs isn’t available:”

    It’s NAMBIAN eunuchs…

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Came here to say the exact same thing

    • CafeenMan

      Why do you hate Nubians? It’s because you hug terrorists, isn’t it?

      • wait! what?

        I’ve never hugged a terrorist I didn’t like.

        • CafeenMan

          Then it’s OK that they kill real American patriots who wave patriotic confederate flags and swastikas.

          • wait! what?

            How terrorists exterminate themselves is their own business.

          • CafeenMan

            :)

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Nambians are cheaper you know?

        • CafeenMan

          Quantity will always be more important than quality.

        • SDGeoff3

          Only if you pay by the syllable.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I’m sure this has been posted downthread, but I’m too lazy to look:

      https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AnotherPersonalAmericanavocet-mobile.jpg

      • wait! what?

        The world needs more Madeline Kahn right about now; may she R.I.P.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Well, you can’t have him travel with the rabble, can you ? Do you think the leader of the free world Angela Merkel flies commercial ? (She does.)

    • Rick Hill

      The same way some countries, men feel they are entitled to having a mistress to show their status, these SEOs are the same, figurin they are at the toppest of the stack and if that gig doesn’t include perks, then how can they show how much better they are than all the other worthless CEOs?

  • chazmanr

    The real question is, why did King Barack and Queen Marie Antoinette Obama ever eat anything other than mac-n-cheese with hotdogs cut up in it?

    LUXURY! When I was young we ate our mac, dry, straight out of the box. We used to dream of hot water and hot dogs in our mac and powered cheese-like stuff!

    • Me not sure

      Cheezy Mac-a-Weenie actually sounds pretty damn good to me. “Set loose the weenie Krakon!” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ddb2a56a33532040771bea6b8a7836326eb49e2ccbc9ae0070b3b36de2c8a38a.jpg

      • VirginiaMorningBlend

        And THEN the murders began!

        • Me not sure

          Deeelicious murders.

    • Iron Monkey

      You had macaroni in a BOX? We had to fight the rats in the alley for ours.

      • Red Richmond

        Oh to have an alley to call our own! We just laid down in the middle of the street and contented ourselves with whatever rolled by or dripped off the underside puff passing trucks.

        • SeeTrain65

          “I had to get up at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work 29 hours a day down mill and pay mill owner for permission to come to work and when we got home, our Dad would kill us and dance about on our graves, singing ‘Hallelujah.'”

          • Edith Prickly

            And you try and tell the young people of today that … they won’t believe you. They won’t!

          • Red Richmond

            I am giving you both upvotes for Monty Python references. Good day!

  • Viktor

    Draining the swamp worked out real well huh. Draining my taxes for rich people and wanna be rich folk like Kelly Anne Conway to travel like Kings, is more like it.

  • Bitter Scribe

    It’s a good think Erickson’s neck is so fat. Those layers of adipose tissue probably kept him from getting whiplash when he jerked from never-Trump to tongue-bath-Trump.

  • Me not sure

    One can only hope that Price will one day accidently board a CIA “dark flight” and be extraordinarily renditioned to a dank cell somewhere in Turkey.

  • bbayliss

    “As part of the HHS mission to enhance and protect the health and well-being of the American people…”
    I want to laugh but I’m crying too hard.

  • Zippy49

    Bottom line is that Price and his GOP lampreys don’t trust the TSA to keep them safe, Secret Service not withstanding.

  • NotALiar

    What it must be like to live with absolutely no shame. While also being a sanctimonious fraud.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      White, Christian, Republican.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Which one? Tom Price, or Erik Erikson?

      (I think Katie perhaps already has the answer)

      • NotALiar

        I was thinking about Erik, son of Erik.

  • Panika MCD

    a) if it’s “preferred” but not necessary, he can pay for it with his own ameros.

    b) I thought he was looking for Nambian eunuchs.

    c) “real Americans” now only includes corporate executives? wondering how all those people who got MAGA hats feel about that.

    d) is it really a good idea when you say that your ideas have “run amok”, Tom?

    e) if Tom Price really wants to hide from the people who are not trying to kill him, maybe he could resign and crawl back into the hole in the ground he came from. just a thought.

  • whitroth

    For a good bit less than the business class, same day ticket from DC to Philly… he could have hopped on the Acela Express, and been in downtown Philly a *lot* faster than, say, flying to North Philly airport, a good 20 mi from downtown….

  • whitroth

    Hey, Dok,

    What is this, two entire columns of dick jokes. Are you trying to become a dick-tater?

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    The real question is, why did King Barack and Queen Marie Antoinette Obama ever eat anything other than mac-n-cheese with hotdogs cut up in it?

    Can somebody get me the recipe for this? It sounds yummo.

    • mardam422

      Make a box of mac-n-cheese. Cut up a hotdog. Stir together. Serve warm.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Not sure if I can follow such complex directions. I may have to check YouTube for a video. Thanks!

        • mardam422

          The third step is where most people go wrong.

  • SheltonTodd

    So…Eric Erickson performs blow jobs….

  • gratuitous

    Well, how else are the proles going to know what a big noise Tom Price is when he goes to Winnetka if he doesn’t have a private jet?

  • Pazuzu75

    What BS. “No commercial flights available my ass”. There’s a DC-Boston shuttle that flies back and forth all day. I’m about to get on it now. Price is just another lying, incompetent grifter.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Love Vlad the Impala. I had a 1970 Mercury Marquis named de Sade.

  • 3FingerPete

    If the former HHS Secretary, the person who instituted the Obama Death Panels, could fly commercial without getting killed I don’t see why Price can’t do the same.

    Also, why does Kellyanne Conway need to accompany anyone other than President Orange Concentrate himself?

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Just think of how many people are murdered in airports every single day! Those places are just totally crime-ridden war-zones!! I mean, we all know how easy it is to get into the waiting areas, and simply waltz in with any manner of weaponry!!11

    MY ARGUMENT IS GOOD AND I AM NOT A FUCKING HACK CRANK

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    The only optics Tom Price needs to worry about is his sunglasses falling off his head when he reclines his seat all the way back while on the private jet.

  • mardam422

    We should be thanking him for keeping us safe in airports by not being there. Maybe he can start keeping us safe in government, too.

  • CATMAN

    So, Donny’s Gang of Grifters has accelerated their attack on the public fisc, led by the man who spends millions of taxpayer dollars being ferried to his weekend golf outings

  • BadKitty904

    Which GOP Dick Will Lie To Defend Tax $$$ For Private Jets?

    Proof that pigs can fly.

  • “at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian eunuchs isn’t available:”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHLJfxfXHBg

  • GOP, you once spent a year screaming about the fraud and abuse of a “400 dolla” haircut.
    Shut the fuck up

    • BeatnikBob

      More like three decades. Once they get a bone…

      • Vacuous Virgina

        No boners for old men 😇

  • So, private jets don’t take off from airports? What?

  • Lefty Wright

    Obviously he couldn’t take Amtrak. The Republicans keep trying to pull all funding from it. It’s just another agency they want to fail.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    To be fair to Hastert, when you are raping boys, you have to get in and out of town fast.

  • Ray in VT

    What? The spend all your tax dollars librul Obama administration balked at a 4 city tour because it cost 60k, but the party of “fiscal responsibility” ran up that much in charter flights for just one official just last week. Shocker.

  • Ray in VT

    Can we start calling this Travelgate?

  • pixeloid

    “why are the little bags of peanuts so hard to open?”

    Because some people are allergic. Duh! Those are allergy-proof packages.

  • Republican Fuckers and their fuckery!

    That’s all I have to say.

    Also, if these were Australian politicians wasting taxpayer money to that extent, they would last about a week before being told to step down and fuck off to some corporate job.

    We actually did that last year, and that was only over claiming travel reimbursement when they were not supposed to.

    America, reign in your hypocritical republican Christian conservative fundamentalist asshats.

    Plz.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    I think back fondly on the time wingnuts lost their collective shit when the first daughter went on Spring Break to Mexico. Ah, good times.

  • 451 Byrnes

    Repeat after me! IT IS OK IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN!

  • Zyxomma

    ” … at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian eunuchs isn’t available.” Shouldn’t that be Nambian eunuchs?

  • Vacuous Virgina

    … at least when a gilded sedan chair carried by Nubian eunuchs isn’t available

    My excuse for not going for a walk 😆

  • rocktonsam

    Aot,k

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