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Monday, October 09, 2017

Tom Ley, Deadspin: According to the Air Force, flying a C-32, the model of plane used for Air Force 2, for one hour costs about $30,000. Pence's flight from Las Vegas to Indianapolis Saturday took about three hours and 20 minutes, so it cost about $100,000 Pence then flew from Indianapolis to Los Angeles on Sunday, which took about four hours and 45 minutes, costing about $142,500. The grand total: about $242,500. This morning, Pence's office released a statement attempting to explain that, actually, stopping in Indiana for no --- reason wasn't inconvenient and costly at all.

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That ... doesn't make any sense? Right after the game, Pence flew to California so that he can attend a fundraiser in Newport Beach tonight. Going from Las Vegas to Indiana to California makes no sense, and yet the explanation offered by Pence's office is that the original plan was to go from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C. to California, which makes even less sense.

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Who did the publicity stunt? The libs just can't stand a little push back against their stupidity.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 02:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Who did the publicity stunt?"

Vice President Pence.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 02:22 PM | Reply

#1 that would be VP Mike Pence. The US government representative suppressing the ability of citizens to exercise their rights to peaceful protest. Clearly against everything this country stands for.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

Pence's NFL Stunt Cost Taxpayers $250,000

Trump-chump change ... pay it back, jaghoffs.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-09 03:47 PM | Reply

I love how it was en route to fundraisers. Do these guys ever work?

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 04:01 PM | Reply

The libs just can't stand a little push back against their stupidity.

#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

No. Cons no longer seem to care about the US Constitution. The same constitution that military personnel take an oath to defend... The same Constitution that guarantees a right to protest. Apparently that all goes out the window when someone doesn't stand up and put their hand over their heart for a jingoistic jingle.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-10-09 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

How much is the NFL costing the US tax payer?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 04:11 PM | Reply

#1 that would be VP Mike Pence. The US government representative suppressing the ability of citizens to exercise their rights to peaceful protest. Clearly against everything this country stands for.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner

When did he give up his right to protest?

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 04:12 PM | Reply

The same Constitution that guarantees a right to protest. Apparently that all goes out the window when someone doesn't stand up and put their hand over their heart for a jingoistic jingle.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft

See #8

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 04:14 PM | Reply

"When did he give up his right to protest?"

Do you think the Vice President is being accused of a crime, Sniper?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 04:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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When did he give up his right to protest?

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER

He doesn't. But when did he get the right to have the taxpayer pay for his protest?

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-09 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 13

It's way more than $250,000. Figure in the SS, local security, local ER preparedness. Know for sure there's a designated ER in every city that is staffed for a P or VP visit. The entire hospital is searched by the SS prior to every visit, with doors welded shut, patients moved, etc as directed by the SS. They run the show and they do it EVERY time.

#12 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-10-09 04:18 PM | Reply

If I hated the US as much as pence does, I'd probably pull the same horsesh**.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 04:25 PM | Reply

The libs just can't stand a little push back against their stupidity.
#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Yeah, who doesn't want a veep that pushes back against racial equality and properly trained police? Two things we now know sniper thinks are "stupid".

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 04:27 PM | Reply

When did he give up his right to protest?

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2017-10-09 04:12 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

When the President and Vice President tell your boss to fire you, and tell your customers to go away, that is the government acting to prevent you from speaking.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Flip it. What if Barack Obama had gone to a game and demanded everyone kneel.

You'd rightfully lose your mind.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-09 04:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

You'd rightfully lose your mind.
#16 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

I think he lost it long ago.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-09 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Flip it. What if Barack Obama had gone to a game and demanded everyone kneel.

You'd rightfully lose your mind.

#16 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

and control of their bowels

#18 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-09 06:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

It got all the trumplings fired up. How can any taxpayer object to spending a quarter million $ or so for that?

#19 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-10-09 06:30 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER
He doesn't. But when did he get the right to have the taxpayer pay for his protest?
POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Toady is right on this one Sniper. He knew damn well that they were going to kneel and he didn't have to show up in person to protest it.

#20 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-09 06:34 PM | Reply

Man,,,

I bet he wishes that money could have gone towards something worthwhile.

Like electrocuting gay people until they turn straight.

#21 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 05:01 AM | Reply

Trump occasionally says the right thing, even though it has all proven to be cynical manipulation of a stupid public. Pence distinguishes himself from Trump by never being able to say a single decent thing.

#22 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-10 06:54 AM | Reply

Pence is a dummy puppet of the Big Trumpkin... He does what his boss says.

#23 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-10-10 08:40 AM | Reply

The whole thing was a stunt to raise money and get Trump's supporters fired up. Shameless use of taxpayers' money to support a twisted political agenda and manipulate voters...

#24 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-10 08:40 AM | Reply

yeah but didn't you hear?

The Imaginary War on Coal is Over!

Tired of being a white-collar beta male making 6 digits?
Now everyone can enjoy a tenuous and deadened future as a dirty faced coal miner.

Next up, Health Coupons reminiscent of the Company Store!

America is Great Again! Now Get in the Hole and shut your trap

#25 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-10 10:42 AM | Reply

Mr Dummer the T, just twitted he wants to cut the tax breaks for NFL... Why can't the Swamp Trump show his taxes before talking about others....

#26 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-10-10 10:46 AM | Reply

Oh come the f on. Yes it was a publicity stunt. He didn't have to go there. But the travel plans make perfect sense. The trip was going to happen and his plans did make it shorter so the actual trip would have cost more. It's perfectly logical and very easy to determine to those who aren't just partisan sheep who look for any reason to make bad publicity against the opposing party. Now, arguing whether or not they should travel as much on public money is a good argument. Debating the merits of using travel instead of technology to handle business is another valid argument. But trying to ignore what makes perfect sense just to try to have a point (but failing miserably) just makes you look stupid regarding something that is easy enough for a 5th grader to comprehend. Don't be one of those people.

#27 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-10 11:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"just makes you look stupid regarding something that is easy enough for a 5th grader"

Pence went to Indy, ostensibly, to honor his friend Peyton. He ended up doing none of that.

How does that fact fit in with the narrative? To me, it seems Peyton was a useful prop, much like the kneeling 49ers.

#28 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-10 11:53 AM | Reply

#28 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Agreed, both are publicity stunts, yet both have plausible deniability.

#29 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-10 12:07 PM | Reply

"both are publicity stunts, yet both have plausible deniability."

Well, if his stated purpose going to Indy was to honor his "friend", he failed. Correct?

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-10 12:10 PM | Reply

"both have plausible deniability."

Simple question: did Pence know beforehand he was going to walk out? Sure seems he did, from what the press pool was told.

#31 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-10 12:11 PM | Reply

Do you think the Vice President is being accused of a crime, Sniper?

#10 | Posted by snoofy

What???????????????????????????????? How many ways can you say smart nfl players and dumb VP?

#32 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-10 01:32 PM | Reply

When did he give up his right to protest?
#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER
He doesn't. But when did he get the right to have the taxpayer pay for his protest?

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2017-10-09 04:17 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Well he is so white that mayonnaise is jealous.

#33 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-10 04:11 PM | Reply

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