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Perhaps lost in all the “bombshell” media news items this past week, such as the President supposedly feloniously directing his lawyer to lie to Congress and those nasty Catholic “MAGA-hat-wearing scoundrels from Covington KY, (that were found to be nothing more than the media hyperventilating again) might have been the nuggets coming out about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Before I rant about Queen Nancy though, let’s digress to Trump’s lawyer allegedly lying to Congress, which even Bob “Oz” Mueller himself came out from behind the curtain to denounce as inaccurate. Why is it a felony to lie to Congress when Congressmen lie to us all the time? Don’t they work for us? If a Congressman lies to us, shouldn’t that be a felony too? Asking for a friend.
By now you probably know House Speaker and her Royal Majesty Nancy Pelosi spitefully kicked President Trump in the groin by dis-inviting him from making the annual State-of-the-Union address. This was the nastiest thing she could think to do in retaliation for the stand-off with the border wall issue. She claimed it was for security reasons. It was also childish and unprecedented.
Well, these are unprecedented times. So, Trump struck back, like he always does, and cancelled Queen Nancy’s unannounced trip to Afghanistan, with stop offs in Brussels and Egypt. In effect, he grounded her majesty and seven Democratic Congressman who had decided to fly off on a junket at tax-payer expense during a government shutdown. The grown-up in the room, Trump, thought it would be better if Queen Nancy stayed in Washington to negotiate the shutdown. The Queen had already been in Hawaii during the holidays when the government shutdown began, although to be fair, she hadn’t been coronated Speaker at the time of her sabbatical. Meanwhile, Trump had been waiting in Washington to negotiate the whole time.
Now, I realize I’m from Chebanse, but if one was going to take a delegation during a government shutdown to visit the troops in Afghanistan, why did she also have to go to Brussels and Egypt? I don’t believe we have any armed forces fighting in those countries. And why did the other seven, along with their entourages, have to go too?
Furthermore, do the troops really want to see Queen Nancy and her cronies, including the shiftless Adam Schiff, anyway? In that heat, I wouldn’t walk to the next tent to see some self-important bureaucratic politician smile and bloviate, let alone eight of them...unless they were giving me a ride home.
The Queen’s cancelled junket caused some actual reporters to look into some of the past excursions taken by her majesty. (This is the kind of journalism reporters used to do.) In 2015 she took her husband and nine fellow Congressman and Congresswomen on “our” jet to war-torn Ukraine, with a stop off in beautiful Italy. There, they wined and dined fellow Italian royalty and Vatican officials…on our dime. It only took a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act, to get this information.
As Speaker of the House, she gets use of her own private jet to fly back and forth from California to DC. Hmm; Queen Nancy is paid $200,000 per year. She and her husband are worth an estimated $120 million and yet we pay for her own private plane, as to opposed to say, a first-class ticket on American. Since she works for us, why can't she just fly coach like the rest of us do. Security will be her excuse, I bet. Just like the high fence around her San Francisco home. Security is needed for a Queen, but not for the rest of us schmucks at the border. And to head off the retorts, if Paul Ryan did it, he was wrong too.
Turns out that is not all we pay for. A little digging revealed the Queen and her minions have hearty pallets and like to drink merrily while traveling over the vast deplorable waste-land, known as the mid-section of the country. Judicial Watch discovered that over a two-year period, 2009-2010, the US Air Force shelled out $2,100,745 for her travel, $101,400 of which was for food and alcohol. Compare that with your bag of stale peanuts on Southwest.
Since you taxpayers don’t mind footing the bill for the Queens globe-trotting, I wonder if any of you would mind paying for a research trip so my wife and I can take our children and ten or twelve of our closest friends to visit the Ukraine, with a stop off in the French Riviera along the way? Let me know if I should start a Go-Fund Me page.