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posted by Weaseldog @ 1:35 PM
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I've never heard those rumors before.
Top party members live it up.House Orders Up Three Elite JetsAugust 5, 2009Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies. But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress. The Air Force had asked for one Gulfstream 550 jet (price tag: about $65 million) as part of an ongoing upgrade of its passenger air service. But the House Appropriations Committee, at its own initiative, added to the 2010 Defense appropriations bill another $132 million for two more airplanes and specified that they be assigned to the D.C.-area units that carry Members of Congress, military brass and top government officials... [http://www.rollcall.com/media/37552-1.html]
I hadn't heard those rumors before either.I emailed the law firm and thanked them for making a big deal out of this, so that the rest of the world could learn about these rumors.I ended it with, "If thou dost protest too much..."
Did those lawyers e-mail you back asking for your real name and whether you'd like the subpoenas served at your real address or your chicken coop?And since I read the letter, are my eyeballs now subject to subpoena?
If they're too lazy or incompetant to find the relevant address or phone themselves, I don't see any obligation to assist them in this regard.I'd actually heard some of these "rumors" already, courtesy of the supermarket tabloids (which, like a broken clock, actually are right sometimes).
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