Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WW-II VETERANS MEMORIAL IS CLOSED – GET OVER IT.








I am a veteran.  And Veterans of all wars are my brothers and sisters.   But let’s not get distracted here.   The WW-II memorial was closed – and that is regrettable; but in the totality of things this is a non-starter.

The Republicans have refused to fund the Veterans Administration at a rate to cover the increases due to vets returning from two simultaneous wars. 

Services have been cut back over the past year; and now due to the government shutdown VA staff is being furloughed starting today.    The local regional office in Rumford, Maine that handles my medical needs is closed, along with counseling services, VA hotlines, VA registration offices and more.    For all practical purposed the VA is in stand-down.  

So let’s stop bemoaning the parks and monuments closings that are inconvenience peoples vacation plans.

The whole country is taking a hit, and a photo-op of Michelle Bachman and the rest of the Mickey Mouse Club escorting WW-II vets past the barriers at the memorial was a disservice to all veterans. 


the Ol’Buzzard

9 comments:

  1. For the tea party republicans, that whole incident was just a cynical photo op. Hypocrites!

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  2. Bachman has to be the love child of Jesse Ventura...


    Ron

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    1. Something that stupid would never come from Jesse Ventura's loins.

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  3. The right-wing flying bullshit gets old...very old.

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  4. Good post. Always interesting to see the other side.

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  5. They used to bitch about the "New Math", but the math these days just does not add up. How can a small minority (Tea-Baggers) control the House??? Also where's the profit in keeping millions of people uninsured???

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  6. I have tried to write about what is going on and the closest analogy I can come up with is the fable of the frog and the scorpion...the frog asks the scorpion, as they are both drowning, "Why did you sting me?" The scorpion answers, "It's my nature, I couldn't help myself."

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  7. btw, I have posted some more pictures of my life as a medieval laborer....

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