Tag: Chicago Bears

Scott Walker has picture taken with Chicago Bears fans

Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker recently had his picture taken with a pair of fans of…the NFL’s Chicago Bears:

While I’m a New England Patriots fan, this photo-op with Bears fans will probably alienate even more Wisconsinites, as the Green Bay Packers, the only NFL team that is literally owned by its most loyal fans, is practically a religion in Wisconsin, and the Bears are the main rival of the Packers, with the two teams having played against each other more times in NFL history than any other pair of teams.

At this rate, Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears starting quarterback, might be more popular in Wisconsin than Scott Walker a few months from now. Walker has repeatedly proven that he doesn’t give a fuck about his own state, and now he’s playing right into that narrative.

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Aaron Schock caught using taxpayer money on airplane trip to NFL game

Disgraced U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has been implicated in one scandal after another in recent months, most notably the Decorgate scandal, in which Schock had his Washington, D.C. office decorated in a lavish, Downton Abbey-inspired style.

Now, Schock has been implicated in yet another scandal. This time, it involves taxpayer money, a private airplane, and a NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings (the Bears defeated the Vikings 21-13 in that game):

Schock chartered an aircraft to take him from Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, about 30 miles from the Capitol, to Peoria on Friday, Nov. 14. The return trip to Reagan National Airport was set for the next Monday. The side trip to Chicago was tucked in between, on Sunday, according to the pilot who flew the plane.

The newest official House disbursement records show a November payment of $10,802 to pilot Keith Siilats for “commercial transportation.”

Siilats told me in an interview on Sunday, “That whole weekend was paid by the government.” The only invoice Siilats said he submitted was for government payment.

Siilats also told me he attended the Bears game with Schock.

There are no records showing any reimbursement from Schock for the Chicago flights.

That’s right…Aaron Schock is using your taxpayer money to fly to professional football games. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that federal tax dollars, which could be better spent on things like rebuilding crumbling infrastructure, helping the poor, and so on, are being used for a Member of Congress’s trip to a NFL game.

Aaron Schock should resign from Congress immediately…in fact, he should have resigned a long time ago. In the meantime, I’ll start referring to this latest Schock scandal as the “Bearsgate” scandal.