Chambers Repeats Another Lie

Dean Chambers, the ridiculous blowhard behind those “unskewed polls” who made himself into a punchline during the 2012 election, doesn’t seem to care at all whether what he reports is true or not. Here he is repeating yet another lie, one that has been circulating in emails for years:

You expect the president and first lady to get their own flight via Air Force One where they go, including going on vacation. But would you believe who also got a separate and special flight to the latest Obama family vacation? If you guessed the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, you would be right.

Bo Obama, the presidential dog, got to fly to Martha’s Vineyard in his own MV-22 Osprey, it’s one of those airplanes that also flies like a helicopter, so it can take off and land anywhere either an airplane or a helicopter can land or take off. Bo got to arrive for the family vacation in style, arriving on his own aircraft, at millions of dollars of taxpayer expense.

*yawn* Seriously Dean, try checking Snopes first. This one has been going around for years and is repeated every time Obama goes on vacation, with only the name of the destination changed. The thing about those Ospreys is that they’re small, a lot smaller than Air Force One, so they take several flights with groups of different people and equipment that accompany the president everywhere he goes. The dog traveled on one of those flights, he didn’t get his own flight at taxpayer expense. If you’re going to credulously pass on lies, at least make sure they’re a little bit believable.

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  • yoav

    Bo Obama, the presidential dog, got to fly to Martha’s Vineyard in his own MV-22 Osprey, it’s one of those airplanes that also flies like a helicopter, so it can take off and land anywhere either an airplane or a helicopter can land or take off.

    That’s part of his training to become the commander of Obama’s national police composed of “young out-of-work urban men”, wink wink, that will be used to install Michelle Obama as puppet president so Obama can stay in control and make the Ender’s Game movie tank

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nyarlathotep101 ronstrong

    But it IS believable, to the people follow Dean Chambers anyway. Granted everyone who isn’t a partisan hack thinks its bullshit, but I doubt very much he cares.

  • exdrone

    Before I believe that Obama’s dog is Portuguese, I want to see its breed certificate … the long form. Is Trump on this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    yoav:

    So, Orson Scott Card’s bigotry is not just limited to teh gays. Who knew?

  • Glenn Shaw

    Aside from the obvious urban legend, there’s a very good reason President Obama isn’t on the Osprey: he’s not allowed to fly in it for safety reasons — the Osprey is still considered not safe enough to entrust the life of the President to it.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    I heard they flew the dog’s groomer in, for a $25,000 shampoo and nail clipping.

  • meg

    Dr X, I give it about a week before that becomes part of the myth.

    And I’m being generous with that time frame.