Guess how much Pelosi spend for boose on flights

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  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Active Member

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    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=123472


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    ON CAPITOL HILL

    Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'
    Speaker's trips 'are more about partying than anything else'

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    Posted: January 29, 2010
    12:20 am Eastern


    By Bob Unruh
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily



    Part of the tab for alcoholic drinks on a congressional trip arranged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
    It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

    But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

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    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, show Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel over that time.

    "Speaker Pelosi has a history of wasting taxpayer funds with her boorish demands for military travel," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said today. "And these documents suggest the Speaker's congressional delegations are more about partying than anything else."

    Pelosi, D-Calif., recently joined President Obama on a Judicial Watch list of Top 10 corrupt politicians because of her "sense of entitlement," the group said.

    "Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline," the evaluation said.

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    And WND reported almost a year ago that Pelosi was shown to have been erratically canceling and rescheduling flights, as one would with an on-call taxi service.

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    "We have ... folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc," said one Department of Defense e-mail then.

    Another official sent an e-mail questioning a series of Pelosi's requests for aircraft.

    "Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi's team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?" it stated. "[T]here's no need to block every weekend 'just in case'..."

    The e-mail noted that the speaker's office had "a history of canceling many of their past requests."

    Yet another e-mail exchange at that time revealed Pelosi's demand that jets pick her up at Travis Air Force Base rather than San Francisco's airport.

    "She lives about 1.5 hours from SFO and much closer to Travis. … Whether it is the best use of assets is not the question. But instead is it worth upsetting the speaker. …"

    Said another, "This is a battle that we are bound to lose if we tell the speaker('s) office. In the end, this is what will happen. I wish that I could say this is a one-time request, but we know it will probably happen again in the future."

    Yet another indicated a deep level of frustration:

    "Here is the laydown: there are five G5s. Two are broke. Two off on CODELS. One slated for priority White House… we should keep on G-III for now for Tuesday afternoon and start sacrificing goats and chickens."

    Judicial Watch said the newly obtained 2,000 pages of documentation show Pelosi's military travel cost the U.S. Air Force $2,100,744.59 over two years – including $101,429.14 for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

    Among the newest highlights revealed:


    Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. Of 103 Pelosi-led congressional delegations (CODEL), 31 trips included members of the House speaker's family.


    One CODEL traveling from Washington, D.C., through Tel Aviv, Israel, to Baghdad, Iraq, May 15-20, 2008, "to discuss matters of mutual concern with government leaders" included members of Congress and their spouses and cost $17,931 per hour in aircraft alone. This flight included the purchase of the long list of alcoholic drinks.


    According to a "Memo for Record" from a March 29-April 7, 2007, CODEL that involved a stop in Israel, "CODEL could only bring kosher items into the hotel. Kosher alcohol for mixing beverages in the delegation room was purchased on the local economy i.e. bourbon, whiskey, scotch, vodka, gin, triple sec, tequila, etc.
    Pelosi's office could not be reached for comment. The answering machine said the office would be closed until Monday, and the mailbox was full, so no messages could be left.

    Judicial Watch Inc. describes itself as a constitutionally conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.


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  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    For some reason this does not surprise me what so ever.
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    Liquer is mostly transparent, just tinted. Heck, if I had to spend time with her, I'd be pickled too.
  4. cycloneman

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    I hear ya Red but i didn't give them permission to use taxpayer money to get f"ed up while they are supost to be doing their jobie. When is the last time you were allowed to drink on the job?
  5. jack404

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    Do you folks have the ability to pass a peoples law??

    like through a referendum?

    nominate this for a law

    ***all past excesses must be paid back to the state
    polotcians and beurocrats are employees of the state not owners and should not abuse the rights of offices booze must be paid for privately

    food above that of a workmans lunch likewise

    the rest is theft from the state actioning instant dismissal and a demand for repayment in full filed***

    that may keep em in check
  6. Terry_P

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    I haven't drank in over 20 years but what I remember is Jim Beam wasn't a top of the line bourbon. The reason I believe that is I drank it in college and never could afford anything that wasn't equine in origin. That must have been for constitutents she brought along.
  7. cycloneman

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    this is alot of boose. they are obviously alocholic's and need to be on the 12 step program. I am not joking about this. I better not hear any of them tell me anything about my guns.
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    This makes me kind of sick. Everyone in the US should be outraged by this behavior.
  9. cycloneman

    cycloneman Active Member

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    RIGHT! PLEASE COPY IT AND SEND IT TO ALL YOU KNOW
  10. red14

    red14 New Member

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    Never.

    But, where I worked, we used to keep a small area stocked with liquor for board meetings. Apparently, many higher ups don't see drinking, as a big issue. Just another ELITE way of thinking.
  11. jack404

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    yeah

    like keeping everyone else under control
  12. red14

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    Do as I say, not as I do. Works for parents, not for free (supposedly) people.

    Amazing, the heights of arrogance, they are achieving. I am reminded of the feasts in Lord's houses, in England, and the peasants starving.
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