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Politics / Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Last Post by Gloucester on Today at 12:08:51 AM »
^ insert, Flying in opulence on US 1 to Mara Lago.  Never mind the  great cost of the whimsical perigrinations.
I actually wonder how much these sort of presidential trips actually cost.


$3.6 million per trip, according to a Government Accountability Office report: Politifact

In just one month, 45 spent almost as much on vacations as Obama did in one year.   And not a peep about this from Republicans.

Is that $3.6mn over the standing cost of maintaining the aircraft and all staff on standby 24/7/52?
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Politics / Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Last Post by BooksCatsEtc on April 23, 2017, 10:57:29 PM »
^ insert, Flying in opulence on US 1 to Mara Lago.  Never mind the  great cost of the whimsical perigrinations.
I actually wonder how much these sort of presidential trips actually cost.


$3.6 million per trip, according to a Government Accountability Office report: Politifact

In just one month, 45 spent almost as much on vacations as Obama did in one year.   And not a peep about this from Republicans.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Last Post by Tank on April 23, 2017, 10:55:43 PM »
Talking about Americans not getting British humour. I was once asked by an American what a twit was. That took some explaining! And even then I'm not 100% sure he understood. Some concepts just don't translate across cultures.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Last Post by Tank on April 23, 2017, 10:41:28 PM »
I am flummoxed by some of the Brit humor. I used to watch Benny Hinn and got most of the jokes. There was a Brit series of TV shows about a department store and its manager mister Rumpole. There was a gay sales person and some others who were hilarious. I do not remember the name of the series. It was oddly entertaining.
Do you mean Benny Hinn the preacher



or Benny Hill the English comedian?



They are a pair of clowns, except one knows he is.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Rows, rose, roe, rho photochallenge
« Last Post by Tank on April 23, 2017, 10:36:30 PM »
Never mind. I just saw the four.  :-[
I just read this post :-[
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Rows, rose, roe, rho photochallenge
« Last Post by Tank on April 23, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
:computerwave: Question:
How many can we vote for?
They're all great!
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last Post by Velma on April 23, 2017, 10:34:26 PM »
Sunday afternoon my sister called. It will probably take a week or more for the autopsy to be done, so that will delay the funeral. Despite my father's claims, it appears there was no money, only a tiny life insurance policy. Once the body is released, there will be a cremation and a small memorial service. No idea when that will be.
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Politics / Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Last Post by Gloucester on April 23, 2017, 10:02:35 PM »
^ insert, Flying in opulence on US 1 to Mara Lago.  Never mind the  great cost of the whimsical perigrinations.
I actually wonder how much these sort of presidential trips actually cost.

The aircraft, its flight and maintenance crews, all admin and security staff etc have to be paid for anyway,even if it stays on the ground. So fuel is an added cost. I suggest the biggest bitch, with such a destination, is the disruption to normal life from the security etc. That will probably start well in advance of the trip. Does Trump charge the nation for accomodating the staff in his own property?

Camp David, in comparison, will be organised for trips and almost certainly has staff accomodation. On the negative side it has to be maintained for immediate use 365.25/year for the foreseeable future, whether in use of not, for "normal" presidents.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Last Post by Velma on April 23, 2017, 09:42:44 PM »
I am flummoxed by some of the Brit humor. I used to watch Benny Hinn and got most of the jokes. There was a Brit series of TV shows about a department store and its manager mister Rumpole. There was a gay sales person and some others who were hilarious. I do not remember the name of the series. It was oddly entertaining.
"Are You Being Served?"
That's right. I used to watch it when I was young and knew everything.
That show and "Dr. Who" were my first exposure to British television. I was hooked.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Last Post by hermes2015 on April 23, 2017, 09:24:16 PM »
I am flummoxed by some of the Brit humor. I used to watch Benny Hinn and got most of the jokes. There was a Brit series of TV shows about a department store and its manager mister Rumpole. There was a gay sales person and some others who were hilarious. I do not remember the name of the series. It was oddly entertaining.
"Are You Being Served?"
That's right. I used to watch it when I was young and knew everything.
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