The Wild Blue Yonder

February 24, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So Trump says he’s saving us a boatload on the new Air Force One. I suspect he told the Alt Air Force about it.

“The Air Force can’t account for $1 billion in savings that President Donald Trump said he’s negotiated for the program to develop, purchase and operate two new Boeing jets to serve as Air Force One,” Bloomberg reports.

Said Air Force spokesman Colonel Pat Ryder: “To my knowledge I have not been told that we have that information. I refer you to the White House.”

Dude, nobody is going there. It’s crazy there.


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13 Comments to “The Wild Blue Yonder”

  1. Two? do we have two now? do we need two? what’s wrong with the ones we have? President Obama appears to have been perfectly happy with it/them. What’s wrong with trumps own planes?
    this is beyond stupid. I can’t wait for this asshole to be gone.

  2. i suppose there needs to be one in new york in case mrs. SCROTUS needs to fly down to the local trump store outlet.

  3. JAKvirginia says:

    Oo oo, I know the answer. It’s Air Force ONE, right? So why do we need two? Simple (minded) math! Easy!

    [Or maybe he just lied again. Ya’think?]

  4. “What’s wrong with trumps own planes?”
    too much spooge on the seats!?

  5. There have been two big bird Presidential jets at least since they were 707s. It gives them a backup if one of them has a mechanical issue.

    “Air Force One” is the designation of any USAF machine with the President on board. When the previous most evil President record holder was flying back to San Clemency, his plane’s call sign changed from Air Force One to SAM (Special Air Mission) and whatever the plane’s tail number was when Ford took the oath of office – somewhere over Kansas, IIRC.

  6. Two words – Mission Creep. While we do traditionally maintain 2 birds to fly BLOTUS, what’s up with extra miles for TLOTUS, her special little Pucktard, Donnie’s ‘ADULT’ children, and his weekend golfing?

    Considering how bloated BLOTUS appears, he could do with some serious hiking around Camp David. Not to mention it is an appropriate place to do business with foreign dignitaries and knock off the inflating of his Mara-Largess, OUR Dee Cee property and his other schemes to enrich himself.

  7. Prup (aka Jim Benton) says:

    Reading the article, I seems as if Trump has no plan on saving money on Air Force One, so here’s a suggestion or two:

    At least one or two of the people ICE rounds up are probably veterans of the Mexican Air Force — or commercial pilots. Since “everybody knows Mexicans work cheaper than Americans,” either hire them, or let them fly the plane — for nothing except food and lodging and a promise to reconsider — not cancel — the deportation hearings;

    Get a lifetime, unlimited Exxon/Mobil gas credit card from Rex in exchange for not firing him for a whole two months — by why time he’ll be so disgusted he’ll quit anyhow (and of all the CEOs to be appointed, I find it fascinating that the SoS comes from the one Fortune 500 Company that gets a negative rating from GLAAD — or did);

    Slow the pace of repairs so you don’t have to pay performance bonuses — in the meanwhile borrowing a spare plane as a backup — from Vlad, of course. (And allowing airplane mechanics and landing strip engineers — only them — to keep the ACA benefits won’t save a lot of money, but when you figure in the cost of personnel replacement, well, every bit helps.)

  8. At Crazy Donnie’s White House Emporium we’ve extended our Presidents Day sale for another weekend!

    Boeings… 1billion dollars off!
    Mexican Walls… Free! Free! Free! With any other purchase!
    And there’s more! Come in and see our low, sale prices on ties, shirts, steaks, red baseball hats, wine…

  9. JAKvirginia says:

    Actually, the president has small squadron of planes to use. The big ones are what we see the most. There are two: in air and a spare. These new ones have been under consideration for years. As technology changes and improves so must the planes. They literally are White Houses in the sky; conference rooms, offices, a galley, a medical facility, seating areas, bathrooms (one or two with showers) and room for all of the food and drink required. Plus a top notch communications center. There are also some specific improvements in the works that we will not be made aware of for security

  10. JAKvirginia says:

    EDIT: (damn phone) …security reasons which will enhance the planes survivability during an aerial threat (missile) and other concerns. The expense is high because some of the things on the Air Force wish list as yet do not exist beyond theory or prototype. And, of course, getting it all to fit on the plane can be a design nightmare. This is the ultimate custom job.

    So… when Trump was bitching about the cost, yet again he didn’t know what he was talking about. Idjit.

  11. If Trump is saving so much on the planes, doesn’t that mean some American jobs were lost at Boeing as a result?

  12. Let Orange Whore have a new plane as long as he only uses it once per month. The other 3 weekends he has to walk.

  13. Tilphousia says:

    Let the morbidly obese cockwomble walk! Or spend his own money not mine. Frankly until he actually works instead of playing golf or running his misshapen mouth off, he doesn’t deserve a donkey. (Pun intended)