Doubt me? Think I am prevaricating or exaggerating? Well, check out this little tidbit on the dynamic duo's Earth Day plans:
"On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other."
In what has to be the epitome of arrogance and self-importance for these clods who have spent a lifetime suckling at the public teat, foraging for their daily crust at the public trough. Now they shamelessly flaunt their incredible privilege in some specious observance of a new-age festival to the Gods of Spring, Mother Earth, and all of their golden-haired Eloi, sycophants frolicking in the sunshine and eating the fruit produced by we hard-toiling, subterranean Morlocks. As the article mentions, it inconveniences those who ply the routes of commerce and attempt to wring some precious farthings from an economy already brought to its knees by these oblivious, sawdust-headed, know-nothings:
"The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day."
As if this alone hasn't been a hand full of sand poured down your jock strap, Slow Joe adds a few sand crabs in their for good measure:
"Thursday’s dual jaunt seems especially egregious considering the frivolous nature of Biden’s visit, in particular: He’ll be yukking it up with Whoopi and Barbara as a guest on The View. Not sure what he’ll be talking about, but you can be certain that whatever he has to say could be done just as effectively using a video camera and satellite hookup from the White House."
Of course, there's the old saw about Biden and Obama both being on the same plane and it taking a hit, leaving our nation with a gaping hole in its leadership..
..and, speaking of gaping holes, where is Nancy Pelosi these days, anyway?
Come to think of it, Clinton wasn't all that empathetic either. Do you remember his getting his locks shorn on Air force One while all of the traffic at LAX was forced to orbit?
Of course, The Pantload and his dummy sidekick will return to D.C. in the afternoon, fouling up the evening commute for all the hard-working denizens of the Big Apple.