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  • Marching Orders for Trump's New VA Secretary

    04/04/2018 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Since President Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the question reverberating in Washington is whether Trump's new pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is capable of heading a department with 360,000 employees and 9 million vets under its care. Senate Democrats carp he lacks experience running "a complex organization." Experience is overrated. President Obama's VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, failed miserably, despite having run Procter & Gamble. Vets died on phony wait lists on McDonald's watch. Jackson's last combat role was with a surgical shock trauma unit in Iraq. Sounds like good preparation for battling the killer VA bureaucracy. Jackson also...
  • Weekly Update: Why is FBI Protecting Comey?

    02/24/2018 8:59:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    What is the FBI Hiding in its War to Protect Comey? Judicial Watch Sponsors and Speaks at CPAC VA Secretary’s Chief of Staff Embroiled in Another Cover-Up Scandal What is the FBI Hiding in its War to Protect Comey? The coup attempt against President Trump is rapidly collapsing, but the deep state is still in cover-up mode. In an article for The Hill I discussed the FBI’s continuing protection of former Director James Comey and Judicial Watch’s efforts to penetrate the truth. As the James Comey saga continues to unfold, the James Comey legend continues to unravel. The more...
  • Taxpayer Funded Cruelty To Animals

    01/25/2018 4:55:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Let me start off by saying that I’m a hypocrite. I eat meat, love me a good steak and am damn good at cooking one, if I do say so myself. Same goes for pork, chicken, fish, if you can buy it in the grocery store, I’ll likely cook it and eat it. What does that have to do with me being a hypocrite? Well, I love animals, more so than a lot of people, and it bothers me when I hear of animals being mistreated, for any reason. My hypocrisy doesn’t end with just eating meat, in spite of...
  • VA Facility Where Vet Got Prosecuted for Posting U.S. Flags Duped out of Millions by Bribed Official

    01/18/2018 9:52:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2018
    An official at the same Los Angeles Veterans Administration facility where an Army vet got prosecuted for posting American Flags took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a vendor that defrauded the VA out of millions. While the feds went on a witch hunt against the 75-year-old vet for affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country, the VA director was committing the real crime. This month the corrupt VA official, Ralph Tillman, agreed to plead guilty to two felony offenses for taking over a quarter of a million dollars in bribes from a...
  • VA rejects push to alter ‘sexist’ motto: ‘Lincoln’s words are Lincoln’s words’

    11/02/2017 10:14:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans group claims motto ‘symbolizes the agency’s resistance to gender equity’The VA is defending its motto this week against charges that it “symbolizes​ ​the agency’s​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​equity.” A portion of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865 has been deemed “sexist” as a VA motto by the nonprofit organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The group wrote a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin this week demanding a change, which it says would “better support women.” The motto in question, in place since 1959, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for...
  • Usama bin Laden's killer turns Twitter wrath to 'awful' VA

    06/29/2017 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 29, 2017
    The man credited with killing Usama bin Laden has turned his attention from storming compounds in Abbottabad, Pakistan, to tweet storms like the one he launched against a White House spokeswoman on Wednesday, criticizing Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders for her defense of the Veterans Affairs Administration – and even making the fight personal. O’Neill, a Fox News contributor, apparently got angry after Sanders, while castigating the media during a White House press briefing, lamented that reporters weren’t covering stories such as “the success at the VA.” “I just heard @SarahHuckabee talk about “successes” at the VA. PLEASE explain and...
  • Time to Get the VA Out of Medical Care Delivery

    02/05/2017 11:53:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2017 | Mike Ford
    To all my fellow veterans, I'm about to tip a sacred cow here. I would ask that for the sake of our many fellow warriors who need relief ASAP, please read this with an open mind and a willingness to offer tweaks, embellishments or outright different approaches:Many of us can agree that the Veterans Administration has done a less-than-stellar job in delivering timely, high-quality and cost-effective medical care, especially when it comes to "wait times," for veterans injured serving this great nation. However, there is one piece of good news in this situation: The American public is outraged and sincerely...
  • Trump team eyes Scott Brown for Veterans Affairs secretary

    11/18/2016 7:47:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 89 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Carl Campanile
    Scott Brown is being considered for Veterans Affairs secretary — a position the former Massachusetts Republican senator says he would accept if offered. “The VA is in trouble. Soldiers are dying while waiting, employee morale is low and it needs to be fixed,” Brown told The Post in an email. “Having served for 35 years in military, last 4 years at Pentagon, serving on Armed Services, Veterans and working on these issues for decades, it would be a great challenge to fix and a great honor to serve if asked. Time will tell,” he added. Brown, who moved a couple...
  • I-Team: Fix Meant To Improve Veterans’ Access To Medical Care Is Broken(CHOICE)

    05/15/2016 6:14:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Ryan Kath
    After a national wait time scandal, it was supposed to be a program that helped veterans get access to faster, more convenient medical care. However, the I-Team discovered the Veterans Choice program implemented at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is fraught with issues. Some of the problems include a confusing appointment process, health care providers not getting paid, and veterans being harassed by bill collectors. Treatment approved, then denied When Stephen DuLong needs to see a doctor, he usually makes the trip from his home in Onset, Mass. up to a VA facility in Boston. But last summer, the...
  • Requiem for a VA Victim

    04/06/2016 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    What does a suffering military veteran have to do to force an unresponsive government to change its ways? How about self-immolating in front of his VA clinic? Hello, paper-pushers and desk jockeys? Are you there? Would the heat, the smoke and the smell of burning flesh rouse you in the least? Nope. Apparently, even this horror is not enough to move the inert bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs -- let alone the indifferent tango dancer-in-chief. While President Obama sashayed in Buenos Aires two weeks ago, proud Navy veteran Charles Richard Ingram III, 51, made his last life's journey....
  • VA hides failed hospital chief on the other side of the world

    02/24/2016 5:09:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many more of these stories are out there waiting to be told? The Daily Caller has struck again in their ongoing investigation of corruption at the VA, as well as the impossibility of getting rid of anyone who is failing at their job, incompetent or simply breaking the law. This time it’s a story which dates back to 2013. The head of the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital at that time was one Rima Nelson. Things didn’t go so well with Rima in charge, and by “not so well” I mean that 1,800 patients were potentially exposed...
  • Another Veterans Day, another political show of rhetoric and bling

    11/11/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    Missouri University: They should have been treated as a child would have been treated The Internet today has been simply aflame with stories and articles about the complete meltdown of sanity at Missouri University (or Mizzou if you prefer) over one of the precious students finding themselves offended by something. Sadly, however, exactly what it was that offended the students was rather elusive. On the other hand, their response to these alleged offenses was utterly evident. For our convenience, the best organized of the student protesters drafted a list of demands, including the termination of the university’s president, which they...
  • Again: Senate Democrats Mount Third Filibuster Against Bill to Pay Troops, Fund Military

    11/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Senate Democrats launched a third consecutive filibuster of the bipartisan defense appropriations bill yesterday, once again blocking consideration of legislation that would fund the United States military and pay members of our armed forces. Yes, it's okay to be thoroughly perplexed by this development. Remember, the ostensible reason that Democrats have engaged in this obstruction over recent months -- which also entailed filibustering the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill -- was to exploit the troops and veterans as leverage to force Republicans to agree to higher federal spending on unrelated matters. It was a cynical play, but thanks in part to President Obama's hyper-partisan veto, it...
  • VA whistleblowers finally exonerated

    07/25/2015 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s a rare day when we have a story about the Veterans Administration which winds up focusing on some good news. No… before you get your hopes up, the agency has not been fixed. But there is at least one small sliver of justice coming down the pike which might begin to make the entire ordeal seem worth the battles involved. It seems that the people who blew the whistle on the agency’s corrupt, failed practices and were later punished for doing so are getting some measure of restitution for their trials. (From the WaPo) These whistleblowers have now been...
  • Pinocchio in The White House Press Room

    07/16/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16,2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If anyone needs further evidence the White House is out of touch with reality, it came in an official statement this week that President Obama has made the world a more tranquil place. This was the White House's exaggerated response to a well-documented, front page Wall Street Journal story that concluded "the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn't been seen since the late 1970s." The article also charged that under this administration, "U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous." This should be obvious to anyone who's been following foreign events -- make that crises -- since Barack Obama,...
  • Politics Have Trumped Ethics In The Obama Administration

    05/22/2014 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal broke under the George W. Bush administration, heads rolled. So far, Shinseki seems immune from similar accountability. Almost nothing that former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius promised before, during or after the implementation of the ill-starred Affordable Care Act came true. She was also cited by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel...
  • The Roots of Obama's Madness with Veteran's Scandal

    05/20/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Finally we get to witness the president mad about something. To understand exactly what he's mad about, let's cut to the before and after pictures of the Veterans Administration scandal. So like two weeks ago, dude, when this story first broke of veterans dying because of substandard care, Obama didn't seem so mad then. After all, the guy running the Veterans Administration is still running the show. Two weeks, to me, seems like a long, long time ago for Obama to suddenly be mad. “There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and...
  • VA Fast-Tracks Sex Change for Manning While Vets Die on Waiting Lists (Sickening)

    05/17/2014 8:32:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/16/14 | t rose
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, to be temporarily transferred out of military custody in order to undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman. Manning, whose taxpayer-funded request to change his name from Bradley to Chelsea was approved last month by a Kansas court, has been able to obtain repeated diagnoses from military doctors that he suffers from “gender dysphobia”; a condition of someone ‘discontented’ with the sex they were ‘assigned with’ at birth. It was first listed as a medical condition in...
  • The VA's Deadly Bureaucratic Drones

    05/16/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics. But you wouldn't know it from VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki's bland and bloodless demeanor at a Senate hearing Thursday. He droned on like an apathetic office manager fielding complaints about the copier being jammed. Shinseki told the Senate panel he "can't remember" getting warnings from federal watchdogs last fall about ghost clinics and double-scheduling schemes. He said he was "not aware" of explosive book-cooking allegations like the ones at a Fort Collins, Colo., VA facility, where employees were ordered to make their records...
  • Senate Democrat: The VA Is Actually Pretty Awesome, Veterans Love it

    05/14/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    That’s an incredible statement given what we now know. To wit, at least seven Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have now come under heavy criticism for essentially leaving veterans to die. This is not hyperbole. Wait times for routine procedures have been unconscionably long at some VA hospitals; patients sometimes wait for care that never comes, or if it does, comes much too late. (As many as 40 veterans at one VA hospital alone, in Phoenix, AZ, have died waiting for care). These deaths were preventable. Meanwhile, bureaucrats have invented new ways of meeting basic wait-time standards without actually doing...