So How Much in Wine Does Paul Ryan Drink While Dicussing Killing Medicare with Millionaires?

That would be…roughly…$100.

If you figure the bottles cost $350, you get four glasses per bottle, Paul Ryan downed at least one.

The one major aspect of the story in dispute was the topic of conversation at Ryan’s dinner table.

Feinberg said all three men were “droning on loudly during the evening that liberals think that if you’re a millionaire, you have done something wrong.”

The really sick part?   Paul Ryan then turned around and called the economists he ate with, the millionaires recall, stupid….

TPM: …she was saying, is it appropriate for you guys to be ordering that kind of wine $350 dollars-a-bottle?

Ryan: “A.) I didn’t order it. B.) I had no idea what it would cost, and C.) …I bought one of these bottles even though I drank a glass, and I always pull my own weight for my meals.”

TPM: That was very smart. … But do you think it’s appropriate now that you know how much the wine cost to be drinking [such expensive wine] when you’re advocating cuts for seniors?

Ryan: “I think it’s stupid to pick up that much for a bottle of wine under any circumstance.”

TPM: But you had to pay for it…

Ryan: “Yeah, I was like this is ridiculous. Who buys wine that expensive?*** It surprised me, and I think it’s stupid under any circumstance to pay anything close to 100 dollars for a bottle of wine.

TPM: So you wouldn’t do it again?

Ryan: “Well, of course not, because I think it’s too much money to pay for wine. Yeah, I don’t really know what exactly it cost. It was expensive. But um, 250 maybe it was 250, I don’t really remember.”

It was $350, you liar.  How do you not remember paying $350 for a bottle of win of which you had one glass?  

My guess it takes the same level of internal intellectual honesty where you can claim that you are killing Medicare to save it.   Which is to say, it’s right at Paul Ryan’s level.

*** Hint: It ain’t people on Medicare or Medicaid.  They don’t have that much money to waste as stupidly as you do.

NOTE: This is also a shining example of why we should never, ever, even think about raising taxes on the wealthy.   Think how much that would impact the tips on orders like this.  Just think about it!

Lol. Major News Story Breaks….guess who doesn’t cover it at all?

Full Coverage – Google News

Note: to see how a real news organization, with actual integrity, deals with a news story where they are the focus, check NPR.

For those that don’t know….News Corp’s UK tabloid “News of the World” has now been shown to have repeatedly broken the law and done some incredibly shady things.  Rupert Murdoch, who is trying to buy another satellite broadaster in the UK, shut it down to try and stem the controversy.  Fox News, Murdoch’s tabloid TV station in the U.S. (which has illustrated similarly shady behavior) has yet to cover the story.

“I’m guessing it (News of the World) does 50-ish million pounds of revenue. But Sky is 8 billion of revenue, a billion of profit. You make a very public and obvious scapegoat of an influential but very small profit centre,” Alex DeGroote, media analyst at brokerage Panmure Gordon said.

With advertisers quitting the News of the World in their droves, analysts said closing the 168-year-old paper had limited the immediate potential for contagion to spread to other Murdoch titles in the UK such as The Times and The Sun.

“The stain on the brand was going to be permanent, and this is a perfectly sensible decision,” said Claire Enders, head of media consultancy Enders Analysis.

The burning issues of alleged hacking and police bribery are unlikely to go away soon, however, and News Corp, which also owns the Wall Street Journal in the United States, still has a tough damage limitation exercise on its hands.

“It’s very big and unexpected. But I’m not sure it’s going to solve the problem while the chief executive and ex-editor of the paper in some of its darkest days is still the chief executive of the company,” said media consultant Steve Hewlett.

Who else thinks Fox News’ viewers might be a bit put off to know that their beloved Fox News has been caught red-handed hacking dead soldiers phones to get news scoops?

You know who else…Roger Ailes….which is why Fox News will not be discussing the obvious complete lack of journalistic ethics at News Corp subsidiaries (like Fox News).  At all.   Anybody who mentions it will have *naturally* exposed themselves as an evil liberal commie fascist who hates all that is good about America and puppies.