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Watchdog Group Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Exorbitant Expenditures On Military Aircraft

October 26, 2010 by  

Watchdog group uncovers documents detailing Pelosi's exorbitant expenditures on military aircraftHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) used Air Force aircraft on 85 flights during a 16-month span, according to documents recently obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Previous documents recovered by the organization reveal that Pelosi's Air Force travels allegedly cost more than $2.1 million over two years, including about $101,429 spent on in-flight expenses.

Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has identified Air Force documents that allegedly show Pelosi accrued 206,264 miles on military aircraft from March 2009 to June 2010. Members of Pelosi's family are believed to have boarded at least two flights from Maryland to California.

Previous documents obtained by the group state that a Pelosi-led congressional delegation, flying from Washington, D.C., to Israel and to Iraq, purchased a variety of alcoholic beverages over a five-day span. The drink expenses apparently included Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Beefeater gin, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.

"Pelosi's abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. "Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel."

Pelosi is losing popularity within her own party, reports. Three Democratic candidates for Congress signaled last week that they would not support Pelosi for speaker if their party maintains the majority in the House.

Roy Herron, who is running for a House seat in Tennessee, said that Pelosi's liberal agenda is "too extreme," the new provider reports.

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  • s c

    How can someone like Queen Nancy be popular with ANYONE? She, like so many other progressives, has raised continual HYPOCRISY to an art form. Is there any practical way to calculate that woman’s CARBON FOOTPRINT – and make her pay for it?
    You’d think Gore’s deranged masses would be massing in the streets, demanding that Queen Nancy be yanked from office and thrown behind bars, never again to see daylight (but, we know how that goes). Progressive hypocrisy is 24/7. Truth and integrity are to be shunned and ignored at all costs. Progressives never did learn to cultivate functional standards. Her Lowness proves that every day.

    • JC

      SC?….Michelle is “The Queen”.
      Nancy is mereley one of the Princesses.

      And the notion these people have of themselves as Royalty has to go.
      Let’s get back to a nation of Sovereign Individuals representedc by Statesmen. Screw the American Royalty…

    • JC

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      You have got to check this out.

  • JeffH

    “The drink expenses apparently included Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Beefeater gin, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.”

    I seem to remember one Pelosi loving liberal around here recently tried to defend Pelosi and portray her as a tea totaler. I knew she was a lush and now the world knows she’s a lush. I wonder how much the taxpayers have been hit for her Botox treatments and plastic surgery?

    Personaly, about the only thing the taxpayers should cover is her incarceration costs after she’s tried and convicted for crimes against her country…aka…treason!

    • Al Sieber

      Right on JeffH.

      • Robert S

        I predict that Pelosi’s next facelift will cause her facew to shatter. Bill Clinton would still probably like to do her. What an old crow.

        • alpha-lemming

          She’s had so may face-lifts… the dimple on her chin has lint in it.

          • 45caliber

            I think her face would break! lol

    • s c

      JeffH, HOW can people be so damned dumb in dealing with known criminals in Washington? We have a situation that demands action, and we’re stuck with a doofus prez, an utterly incompetent AG and millions of self-serving retards who think they serve a purpose in America.
      People like ‘PT Barnum’ Pelosi flaunt the LAW, and yet we’re expected to sit back and enjoy the ride. B frickin’ S!
      Government has so much built-in fraud and waste that we might as well conclude that bounty hunters
      are needed to help clean up the damned mess. We know we’ll never get any help from the “compassionate,” quasi-talented ‘elites.’ They have a vested interest in maintaining their hypocritical, America-hating status quo. It’s enough for me to wish that a firing squad was part of the ‘retirement package.’ WHEN do we get to see some R E A L SOCIAL JUSTICE?

      • JeffH

        sc, I guess as Obama inferred the other day, we’ll all have to go to the “back of the bus” because were not worthy to stand up front.

        • s c

          JeffH, the current prez sure does know how to shovel the pc crap. His special crap may help flowers grow, but it doesn’t do a damned thing for race relations or help him act like a leader. Once again, America, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
          We have the ‘best’ government money can buy, the ‘best’ prez money can buy and we still don’t have a damned thing to show for it. What a waste of time, money and effort.

          • Granny Mae

            s c

            I think you said a mouthfull when you said the best money can buy ! Our money is worthless and so is our president !!!

      • http://naver sook young

        “We shouldn’t rely on government to solve our problems. Government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan. I think that he is 100% correct. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

    • newhon63

      I think she should be dropped into the largest male prison we have so she can work it off using the oldest profession in the world.
      She is not worth all that much so it would take a long time to pay off her flights but the guys in prison won’t mind. They will take anything.

      • http://yahoo jowolo

        Gosh! That would be cruel and unusual punishment. I cant imagine being a Mr. Pelosi and having to wake up next to that bi@#h.

        • Christopher51

          I think if I had to wake up to that every morning, I’d put myself on a “High-Lead” diet.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          where do you think he came up with the sunkissed tuna “fishface”? he woke up next to her and the first thing that came to his mind was Fishface!!!!

      • 45caliber


        True. I’ve seen teen offenders get all romantic about some woman that is four times their age.

    • slickporsche

      Are you nuts?? Too costly. I would only agree to the firing squad.LMAO
      Hell Jeff the bitch ain’t even worth the price of a bullet. LOL I do agree with you that she needs to be tried and convicted, in a 20 minute trial.

    • Jim H.

      Jeff, Corona beer? Plenty of American breweries to choose from. Must be going for the illegal alien vote.

      • JeffH


    • Nellie McConnell

      The money saved from paying the immigrants, UNDER STATE MIM WAGES, that are working in the tuna plants they own will more than pay for Nancy’s facelifts. When employees are not paid mim wages that puts them under the state laws that they can get free benefits, health care, low income utilities, housing, food stamps. Nancy doesn’t pay this our tax dollar pays this but Nancy and her husband own the tuna plants. Is this fare too the American people?

      The money she saves using the Airforce planes too transport her too the Ca home also is paid by the gov, TAX PAYERS! I THINK WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS GREAT! THEY ARE DIGGING A BIG HOLE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL PUSH THEM IN! VOTE!!

    • Barbara

      What I do not understand is why is the Air Force obligated to supply any kind of liquor? That should come from the her budget.

      • sylviam

        What do you mean *HER BUDGET* We the people pay for everything she can put down on paper, at the tune of $1.5 MILLION to $4,5 MILLION. She is NOT on a budget we support her at every turn. Along with all the rest of the HIGH UPS.
        Just watch FOx News and you will find out a lot because the watch dogs are keeping track of their every move.
        As they said this morning * they are just following the money.
        We the People are paying for their every whim and of course her BOTOX. I say send them packing on NOV. 2nd. and OBAMA SOON THERE-AFTER.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Nancy Pelosi is a real piece of work. What is the protocol for use of government equipment and tax payer dollars to fund it? How can this be stopped and how many other elected officials are abusing the system. November 2nd is getting so close. I cannot imagine that all of the abusers that we know of, Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Rangle, etc. will be reelected. If they are, something is terribly wrong in their district and an investigation needs to begin!

    • slickporsche

      Problem is that they are all users and abuser, every stinking one of them and we have been forced to pay the bill, nearly at gun point.

  • JoMama

    The good thing is that she losing popularity among Democrats & the US Air Force & the American people. If she wasn’t so far up Barack Obama’s ass – he would make a nice ass hat for her!! Ha ha!!
    I crack myself up!!

    • slickporsche

      I don’t know about that, but I would bet she is real busy swallowing.LOL

  • john

    And all this time I thought she traveled on a broom.We should be called the Uninformed Suckers of America.November can’t get here fast enough.

    • Al Sieber

      She only travels by broom on Halloween Night, which is coming up.

      • s c

        Al, people in Georgia used to look at one of their own [Lester Maddox] as someone they were obligated to endure. They said ‘he may be an SOB, but he’s OUR SOB.’ Apparently, Californians look at Pelosi the same way [Californians, clean up your trash!]
        She should be confined to California. At least old Lester never managed to become a Pelosi-style national disgrace. Al, either we find ways to keep a short leash on politicians (and YANK it on a regular basis), or we might as well surrender.
        If nothing else, America has earned the right to have ALL of the nasty details concerning Queen Nancy’s antics and ways to exact a pound of flesh.
        Who the hell does she think she is? She DARES to complain about “RICH” people, and she acts as though she’s a queen who has unlimited funds. That woman has to GO, Al. NOW!

        • Al Sieber

          sc I know, she needs out of there now, but instead of putting politicians on a short leash, a shock collar would be more appropriate.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Al Sieber,
            With her, bawney, reid and a few I won’t mention, I think a rope collar would be more deserved!!!

          • Al Sieber

            Joe, you mean one with 13 coils?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            I most certainly do!!!

        • 45caliber

          She complains about the rich – and she is one.

          In fact, she recently insisted that irrigation water be denied a number of farmers because of some supposed endangered fish … but there was an exemption for her own grape vineyards.

          And when she taxes the “rich” you can bet she won’t be one of them paying!

          • Teresa

            Interesting fact…they can name every single drink purchased but they won’t dare bring up all the tax dollars she has wasted of ours on other frivolous expenditures. If they are going to open the can of worms…might as well open the whole can!

      • slickporsche

        No costume needed!

  • Charles

    Very sad, sad, sad and heartbreaking, but not surprised. Will Speaker Polosi and those who rode with her ever pay America back? Some day she (they) will have to apologize to We the People, but most of all, to the G_d of heaven that allowed her and others to have their high position. No wonder America is broke, and angry over what is going on in Washington.

    • slickporsche

      Line em up against a wall and let me at them with a 50. We can then watch them jump around while the bullets make their mark. It is said you feel everyone of them.

    • 45caliber


      Keep in mind that Nancy doesn’t let anyone except her family travel with her. She might get tainted by lesser people.

  • slickporsche

    Yes, America is broke for one reason only. Politicians!! They have corraled us, injected us with their bullshit, and robbed us blind. ALL OF THEM NEED TO GO. We the people can run our own country and stop financing the world. Our illegal taxes have empowered them.

  • slickporsche

    I would really like to vote for independents this coming November, but I am afraid I would be giving votes to the Democrats. I would love to see all of them replaced with independents sometime soon, but it will be tricky, unless we engage in a all out revolution.

  • Jim H.

    The Air Force should let her ride in a B-52, in the bomb bay. If the bomb bay doors just happened to open half way there. oh well.

    • seavet

      Jim, don’t taint our munitions like that! LOL!!!


    All you people who complain, Let your voices be heard on election day. Vote the fools out of office. We need honest people who care about the people and the American way.

  • Jim H.

    Marty, I agree, GET OUT AND VOTE. I think the people that post on this site are the type of people that do actively vote. We need to get others who normally don’t to get out there. If you don’t vote you have no right to complain.

    • Granny Mae

      Jim H,

      I agree. We have to get everyone we can out there to vote. Maybe it would be a good thing if we all got together with our friends and had a voting party, where we all went to vote at the same time and then went back to one persons house and had drinks and snacks and talked and waited for the results together ! It’s just a thought !

  • home boy

    lets get real boys and girls. if anyone one this web page thinks that anyone in the government cares about the public , then you are a moron. until a law is passed, these public servants will continue to abuse the system. and since they write the laws it’s not happening any time soon.

    • 45caliber

      The sad thing is that Nancy isn’t the only one. Mickey Leland, from Houston, used to go all over Africa every year. And he was trying to direct a lot of money their way. He died in a plane crash there, in fact, and the Dems made an immediate hero out of him. My question always was, “Why is he there in the first place? His job was in Washington trying to see that the laws were made to help his voters.”

      A lot of Congressmen travel to exotic places around the world on the taxpayer’s pocket.

  • charles

    Why would we,as taxpayers, pay to send Mrs Pelosi anywhere but back to California. One way no return possible.

    • 45caliber

      I think we should cut her loose, wherever she is, and let her pay her own way back – after she reinburses us for everything else she has spent.

  • Mark

    Simple fix, hang her for treason to the people.

  • jondar

    The taxpayer funded extravaganzas of our illustrious congress-critters should be published every month for all to see.

    Our campaigner-in chief is another of the taxpayer dollar wastrels. Why doesn’t anyone ever want to detail the cost of his campaign trips all over the country in that jumbo AF1, followed by a C131 transport to haul his bulletproof vehicles? The AF1 and AF2 cost $72,000 each per hour of flight and that huge C131 adds about the same cost.

    Does anyone really believe that the democrat party coffers are paying for that millions of dollars in travel expenses? I don’t buy that for a minute, the dems don’t report having the BILLIONS of dollars that these frequent trips are costing. Anyone care?

    • 45caliber

      It is only government money. (Never mind that we are the ones to pay it.) So no one should care, right?

  • http://msn Kerri

    2.1 million in 2 years? What the hell? Funny isn’t it that the progressives want to redistribute our wealth to the rest of the world but I don’t see them redistributing thier own. They use ours and what’s left they give away.
    What ever happend to a budget? We could fire 1/2 of the gov. employee’s and get rid of at least 1/2 of the departments in the gov. and save lots of money and not even notice that they were gone.
    Where are the people with integraty, honesty, real patriotic American’s? People who really care about our country? We should make a law that says if you intertain lobbiests you can’t take money from them. The way it is, is just buying their way back into office.

    • 45caliber

      The honest patriotic citizens don’t get a chance to run – they can’t afford it unless they are privately wealthy. The Parties (both of them) won’t allow them to run under their ticket. And, to tell the truth, most honest citizens are too busy trying to have an enjoyable life to want to run!

      • Ellen

        There should be an enforced ruling that there is a cap on the money those running for office should be allowed to spend on campaigns. The amounts of money the wealthy office seekers can spend on their campaigns make it impossible for anyone of limited means to ever make it to Congress. Congress now consists of attorneys,wealthy professionals and millionaires. It is not really possible for the average patriotic caring, ethical, honest person to run for office. The “average” American-loving citizen cannot afford to seek office.

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    Michelle Obama and Nancy pelosi are cut from the same form.
    They actually think they are BETTER than “We the People”!
    They are both a disgrace to our Country !!

    • 45caliber

      Of course they are better than we are! They are rich and like expensive things. We are poor. That proves they are better than us! NOT!

  • Norm

    I have never heard such stupid statements come from someone in her position. Like the Omamacare bill: we have to pass it so we can read it. WTF?

    • 45caliber

      Agreed. And if she had told me that I must vote on something to see it … I would never vote for it even if I liked the idea.

    • http://naver samurai

      OMG Norm! I don’t believe it! We actually agree on something. Are you trying to convert to the side of the patriots? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • eddie47d

    Her expenses should be compared to all government officials or at least those in congress. Is she spending more than the Senators in Oregon or Arizona or Idaho? If her expenses are above and beyond other Western political figures then you have a valid point. Then it would be an abuse of taxpayer money. The Senators in Virginia and North Carolina should have few expenses in getting to Washington. Compare apples to apples or you are only playing politics.

    • Brad

      Lets see eddie47d, other western congressmen/women have to pay for their travel out of their own pocket. Oh that’s right they don’t have a luxury AirForce jet to fly back and forth on, the fuel costs around 60K for a one way trip and how many round trips has comrad Pelosi had?

    • 45caliber

      Most Senators and Congressmen fly commercial flights although they do fly first class. If there is some government business need, they have a 12 passenger Cessna they can use at government expense for things like looking over a flood area.

      Nancy insists on using a 747 … and will allow only herself, her husband (if he comes), her daughter, her son-in-law, and her grandchild to accompany her. The daughter and family live with her. Any staff must take commercial air.

      I believe she should do the same. And I don’t believe she needs to go home every weekend. The rest don’t.

    • Kate8

      I was wondering when one of the token lefties would jump to her defense.


      • JeffH

        LOL! Never a surprise huh?

        • http://naver samurai

          Well, you know how it is JeffH. Nothing from the libs surprises me anymore. The only thing I’m waiting for is to see which direction it is comming from. Usually from the rear areas, if you get my drift. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriots! We’re winning and they know it. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • JeffH

            Keep up the good fight fellow patriot.

          • http://naver samurai

            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        Kate 8, You’re always so “kind” in your comments,amazing! Jeff is always blowing hot air right behind you. What a dependable servant you have there.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          And what an azz you are!!!!

          • JeffH

            LMAO…communist fast eddiot offering his support for Nazi Pelosi….is he real or is it Memorex? LMAO!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            It’s live, Jeff, oh it’s live!!!

        • JeffH

          Polly want a cracker? bbbaaarrraaaccckkk!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            yup and he wants sunkissed tuna on it!!!! P-lousy’s fav!!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Ugh! I don’t even want to think about that, fellow patriot. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

          Eddie69d , and what do you blow when you are in the 69 mode? Eddie your Tea-bagging again.


    California is just getting what it keeps voting for, the ignorance of the voting public and the scheming of the politicians parallel in order to make California appear to be a state full of idiots and dolts. The voter fraud is here to stay, illegals, dead people, motor voter, out of staters coming back to vote here as well, union scams, tax money for groups to vote for one party and a lack of voting law enforcement. This all combines for the term “Idiots delight” and the Deemers are delighted that so many of these issues exist in a state where over thirty million people are pummeled by high taxes, over regulated and lied to constantly by the government, the deemers are living it up..Pelosis is a hard core Deemer from the Jackass Party.

    • Kate8

      I just heard a poll which stated that only 8% of Californians think the state is moving in the right direction. Yet, the same polls show Babs Boxer (oops, SENATOR Boxer – she worked so hard…) and Jerry Brown ahead in the race.

      I have spoken to some liberal acquaintences who actually blame California’s problems on Republicans! What the…R’s haven’t had a lick of power in this state for decades.

      People just don’t know what they are talking about! They vote by campaign ads, and they believe the lie that the Right is evil, so they keep electing the same left-wing creeps who keep doing the same thing, keep blaming the Right and electing the Left, going down the same road…electing the Left, blaming the Right…

      Help! I’m getting dizzy. This makes no sense, except that we’ve got more people here on welfare than who work. They don’t care about anything except their welfare checks…and never bother to think outside their indoctrinated box.


      • da norseman

        You know how it is Kate8, these progressive leftists have been pointing fingers at the opposition who have not had a majority in the State Assembly or the California Legislature for eons, when it’s their blunders that has run this state down the drain. They resort to lies and smear campaigns by getting downright dirty for their own political gain, which is why they have been winning votes by temporarily changing their ways in the months before and leading up to election day, then they go back to what they were after getting reelected, so they can conspire on their next objective…taking power away from the People!!!

        If only voters would be smart enough to realize that they are being duped and falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book where these progressives have the voters wrapped around their little fingers. I’ve seen this long enough to know that I’m not convinced by their sudden little moves in order to woo voters. I live in a district where our current U.S. Congressional representative’s (Dan Lundgren) opponent, Ami Berra, has lied during his campaign without telling us who he really is when some of us know that he was hand-picked by Pelosi as her puppet along with other candidates she supports just so she can garner more support for her progressive agenda.

      • Granny Mae


        You are so right. So many people have mis-used welfare. It was intended as a helping hand but once it got started it became a way of live. People on it have families that continue on it and it goes on and on. It is almost impossible to turn down anything for free, but they don’t look at it the way it really is. Free is hardly ever free. When you take the freeby’s you give something in return but you usually aren’t aware of it. What you give is control of your life. You live on barely enough to get by on and live where they give you enough money to live and suddenly you have to associate with who they allow you to associate with because of who you are surrounded with. It just keeps pulling you down and one day there is no way out. Then when someone like Obama comes around and is a smooth talker and can stir people up then you get caught up in the whole scene and you believe what you are told so you vote for that person thinking you will either get out of the rut you are in or that you will get more free stuff that will give you some class and statis that at the moment you don’t posess. Truth is it is all a lie and the only one to benefit is the guy elected. He gets more of the good stuff and you get more empty promises and there starts the blame game. It is always someone elses fault that things haven’t turned out like they promised. Truth is they never will because they were never supposed to. Add in the factor that you have a person like Soros with all the money pulling the strings and you must look at things in a different light ! Obama doesn’t have a clue but he doesn’t need to have a clue because he was told to put all these szars in place to handle the jobs. All he has to do is what he is told to do by Soros. His telepromter is there to make sure he says only what he is suppose to say and not what is on his mind. He is not the leader here Soros is and that is why he spends so much time at the White House. It doesn’t matter how mad we get at Obama, you can’t pressure him into changing anything because he isn’t in charge. Only Soros is in charge and the pressure isn’t on him it is on Obama. No wonder Obama has so much time to spend on golf courses and on vacations and flitting from one place to another trying to support the dems. that are running for re-election. Who is back home running this country? Soros !

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Granny Mae,
          My dad always said it was meant to be a hand UP not a hand OUT!!!

          • Granny Mae

            Joe H,
            My mom told me one time that welfare only breads welfare ! People get use to living on it and when they need a raise they find ways to use the system. ait is usually women and what they do is just have another baby ! If they spent as much time getting an education and a really good job as they spend trying to beat the system they could be way ahead of the game ! Women go on welfare because they usually have a child and no father to help her support and raise that child, from there life just goes down hill. They live in scuallor and have to associate with drug dealers all the time. They get new boyfriends and they are usually dealing drugs so life just goes deeper. Now the child or children are living around all this drug mess and they see and hear the talk all the time and it becomes a way of life for the children. Those that are selling the drugs or using the drugs just become oblivious to everything especially the children. The kids start at an early age having to fend for themselves and finding food for themselves and their little brothers and sisters. They are out on the streets day and night and no one misses them or cares. From here on out it is the slum life all the way and our taxes are paying for it. These people take their food stamp cards and are giving them to their drug dealers in payment for their drugs. The kids are going without. Some of these people are so stupid they even record themselves teaching two and three year olds how to smoke pot ! That has been on the news here recently. I’m beginning to think the only way to clean all this up is to stop supporting it with welfare ! If a person needs a helping hand they can get it for 6 months only and then they are done. In the mean time they have to learn a trade. Welfare breeds laziness and no desire to improve. It shouldn’t increase with every child. There have been women on welfare in one state and they live close to the state line of another state so they have figured out how to set up residence in that state and now they are drawing from both states. They set up an appartment as a residence and then get a post office box, to where their money can be sent to. Some illeagls do the same thing ! It is the hard thing to do but the cure for this monster is to cut it down and run it out of town ! Helping hand yes—way of life NO !

  • 45caliber

    Only $2 mil? They must have missed some of it. I’ve heard they have tracked some of the cost and have come up with over $5 million a year! That covers the cost of the plane, the crew (10 people), the plane’s ground crew, and fuel. She insists that it be a big airplane because she doesn’t want to be forced to stop part way to pick up fuel. She generally makes a trip from San Francisco to Washington and back weekly. Several Congressmen have complained that she only allows 3 work days a week because she wants to travel on Mondays and Fridays. Further, she schedules the plane every weekend, requiring the crew and plane to be ready on a moment’s notice but doesn’t use it, which costs too. And she’s been on several missions to Italy (usually to see her husband’s family although she calls it business) and other European sites. And she will not allow any staff to travel on her plane with her. They must travel seperately and stay at cheap lodging.

    She insists she is as important as the President so she deserves the same sized plane that he uses.

  • http://none Mike

    This just seems to be the same do-as-I-say not as I do drivel that seems to come from both sides of the isle now. Its just another reason to get folks in office that have really had to earn their own way. And might be more responsible for their expenditures. I bet it never even crossed her mind that she was doing anything wrong. She most likely seen this as just another perk of her office. Thats the problem with all of them anymore though the people have become a giant piggy bank that they draw from for their own pleasures. Much like the spoiled teenagers today that see their parents as their own private banks. 2 things come to mind here where is personal accountability gone in goverment. And will she be held accountable? (I think not this will be swept away like so many transgressions in the past by others. Clinton comes to mind.)Mike L.

  • john

    Maybe when Pelosi and Barbara Boxer out no longer in office they can take up oil wrestling

    • 45caliber

      Use black oil. It would improve their looks by hiding what they really look like.

  • john

    When’s California going to fall into the ocean?

    • 45caliber

      Not soon enough.

      • Kate8

        45, Thanks a lot. Blub blub blub.

        It’s too late, anyway. Californians have been spreading around the country for years, fleeing the high taxes and crowded highways. And taking their liberal politics with them! Look what’s been happening to places like Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, which were once very conservative. They always pick the conservative places for the better quality of life, and then grow liberalism. The thing they left.

        I know, it makes no sense. They are clueless.

        • Mick

          Kate8 says:
          October 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm
          45, Thanks a lot. Blub blub blub.

          It’s too late, anyway. Californians have been spreading around the country for years, fleeing the high taxes and crowded highways. And taking their liberal politics with them! Look what’s been happening to places like Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, which were once very conservative. They always pick the conservative places for the better quality of life, and then grow liberalism. The thing they left.

          I know, it makes no sense. They are clueless.
          Kate8…one of the better posts I’ve read in a long time just because it’s so true……………..
          don’t forget Nevada, they have swarmed our state,,,why do you think Harry Reid is still around ?

        • Al Sieber

          Kate8, I’ve seen that happen to Ariz.,Idaho, N.M. etc. you hit the nail on the head.

          • Al Sieber

            Nevada also.

  • da norseman

    If one were to remove the makeup of either Pelosi or Boxer, would one of them wind up being Larry Hoffa?

    • http://none Mike

      Norseman. The unions would all be Jimmy Jimmy you came back to us if that were the case lol. Though I doubt he would even recognise the unions of today.Mike L.

    • da norseman

      Yeah! I meant Jimmy Hoffa LOL. Thanks, Mike!!!

  • bill in PA.

    Where have you people been? Rush reported this 12 – 18 months ago!

  • BrotherPatriot


    It’s a strong word…I HATE her & the rest of the social degenerates who are pushing the NWO. What they have been doing to our world…for soooo long…grrr. Let’s fire the lot of them.


  • Chris – - Central Valley

    Where do you all get the idea that everyone in California wants to be linked with Pelosi or Boxer. Many Bay area residents have their own type of people.

  • da norseman

    I think that the USAF should refrain from accepting Ms. Pelosi as a passenger – or Ms. Boxer as for that matter!!! I think that these two deserve to fly only in the crammed middle seats of economy class (in other words – steerage) seated between two slobby overweight passengers on a commercial airliner at their own expense!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      d norseman,
      In 1969, I flew next to Haystacks Calhoun. he weighed 720 pounds at his highest wrestling weight. They both should have to fly EVERY TIME between two of him!!!! I was sure the plane was gonna fly one wing down!!! LOL!!!

      • da norseman

        Sounds like the perfect plan, Joe H!!! LOL!!!

  • Al

    I received this little joke today from a Tea Party member:

    An airplane was about to crash. There were 5 passengers on board, but
    only 4 parachutes.

    The first passenger said, “I am President Obama, the chosen one. The
    world needs me, I can’t afford to die.” So he took the first parachute and left the plane.
    The second passenger, Nancy Pelosi, said, “I am the Speaker of the
    House. And I am the smartest woman in American history, so the America’s people
    don’t want me to die.” She took the second parachute and jumped out of the plane.

    The third passenger, John Kerry, said, “I’m a Senator, and a decorated
    war hero from the Army of the United States of America.” So he grabbed the parachute
    next to him and jumped.

    The fourth passenger, ex-President George W. Bush, said to the fifth
    passenger, a 10-year-old schoolgirl, “I have lived a full life, and served my country
    the best I could. I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute.”

    The little girl said, “That’s okay, Mr. President. There’s a
    parachute left for you. America’s smartest woman took my schoolbag.”

  • Al

    After all is said, I think Pelosi’s many bad choice of actions and ramming the vicious Obamacare bill through against the people’s will is evidence to what Obama’s administration is all about.
    I sincerely hope Obama’s intention to nationalize IRAs and annuity will not materialize let along repeating 1933′s gold confiscation.
    These actions will definitely cause chaos and will most likely start a civil war.

  • Bill

    Has anyone figured out how much King and Queen Obama has cost the American taxpayer for their abuse of Air Force One? Their vacations and trips overseas.

  • http://ByGeorge By George

    One wonders if those expenses cannot be deducted from her allocated management budget as the new House minority leader? Surly the losses can be recovered. Too, did she claim those free rides as a business expense or en entitlement on her income taxes? Just asking


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