2020 Election, Democrats, Politics, Veterans
Video Flashback: Biden Turns Back On Air Force Vet Confronting Him About Iraq Warby Shifra on September 7, 2020
Instead of the Trump-hates-the military hoax, er, unsubstantiated rumors floated by Trump-haters, let’s go to an actual video of Biden acting like a jerk, er, disrespecting an Air Force vet by shoving a finger in his face and then walking away. Via BPR. ….Recorded at a campaign event in Oakland, California, one video from this past March showed a veteran later identified as U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Thurman trying to ask Biden a question about his prior support for the deadly Iraq War. “I’m an Air Force veteran. I’m here with an Army veteran. We are just wondering why we should vote for someone who voted for a war and enabled a war that killed thousands of our brothers...
Today is National K9 Veterans Day, Honoring Our Military Dogsby Shifra on March 13, 2018
Fun fact: The idea of using military dogs dates back to Benjamin Franklin, who suggested the use of dogs “will confound the enemy.” Via USA Today. In war, the difference between living and dying can come down to a single step. Ret. Air Force Staff Sgt. Len Anderson knows this too well. On patrol in Afghanistan in 2012, he was stopped just before he stepped on an improvised explosive device. Who saved his life? It was Azza, his military working dog, who alerted him to the danger. Later in the patrol, Azza sensed another IED and signaled to Anderson to stay in place. But this IED was remotely activated. It detonated. Anderson suffered massive injury, but thanks to Azza he...
Proof It’s a Good Idea: Libs Upset Trump Wants Parade Celebrating Our Militaryby Tammy on February 7, 2018
President Trump’s idea exposes liberals for the hypocrites they are. A parade celebrating our troops and their work is apparently the only parade liberals don’t like. Weird. Via Politico. The White House confirmed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to explore organizing a major military parade — a desire he first expressed after the martial welcome he received on a visit to France last year. “President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”...
VA Hospital Serves RAW Food to Vetsby Tammy on May 13, 2017
Astounding. This is a hospital where patients will already likely have compromised immune systems and then to be fed raw chicken which carries bacterial and other pathogens? I’m not seeing any major change coming from Director Shulkin when reforming the VA was a major focus of the Trump campaign. This situation simply highlights how this horrible situation isn’t just about wait times, but a system that has abandoned our vets. Via the Daily Caller. A suburban Chicago Veterans Affairs hospital is serving raw, uncooked, and expired food while the head of the nutrition department sells handbags on government time. Photos acquired exclusively by The Daily Caller show food at the Hines VA Medical Center is often served raw, routinely served...
Court Finds Veteran Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flagsby Tammy on April 19, 2017
Thanks to Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch today announced that a California U.S. District Court has ruled that 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock is not guilty of violating federal law for displaying two four by six inch American Flags above a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The rulings were handed down in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock, (CC11, 4920201; 4920202; 6593951). Rosebrock had been charged with desecrating the VA grounds by hanging the displaying the two napkin-sized American Flags on a section of the fence adjacent to the Great Lawn Gate at the entrance to the Veterans Park. Rosebrock attorneys pointed out that in the...
VA Employees Left Vet’s Dead Body In Shower For Nine Hours, Then Tried To Cover It Upby Shifra on December 12, 2016
And no one has been fired for this totally outrageous incident. Via Fox News. An internal report blames staffers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida for leaving the body of a deceased veteran to decompose in a shower for nine hours and then trying to cover it up. The 24-page report concluded that hospice staffers at the Bay Pines VA hospital failed to provide appropriate post-mortem care to the veteran’s body, Fox 13 Tampa reports. The report found hospice staff put the veteran’s body in a hallway and left it there for an unspecified time, the station reported. Staff then put the veteran’s body in the shower room and did not “check on the status of the decedent…for over...
(Video) Navy Admiral At Pearl Harbor Speech Trolls Kaepernick, Gets Standing Ovationby Shifra on December 8, 2016
U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. Colin Kaepernick: A schmendrick who throws a football and acts like a…schmendrick. Via NY Post. A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday — saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. “You can bet that the men and women we...
WH Spokeshole: WWII Vets Should Get Over Their ‘Bitterness’ About Pearl Harbor Attackby Shifra on December 7, 2016
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack killed 2,403 Americans, and brought the U.S. into WWII. Many veterans are unhappy about Japanese PM’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but Earnest suggests the vets should get over their bitterness for the greater good. I’m not sure about that, but here’s another suggestion: Maybe the Democrats need to get over their bitterness over Hillary losing the election. You know, for the “greater good of the U.S.” Via Blaze. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that it’s natural for World War II veterans to feel “personally embittered” by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s impending visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over...
About Time: Veterans Could Go Anywhere for Care Under McCain Billby Tammy on April 28, 2016
McCain and the GOP are so fond of gestures, I have no idea if they have any plan of actually making this law, but finally we have the obvious solution to the debacle of the VA: allow vets to get care anywhere they want at any time. If we abolished the VA and allow vets to seek any service that the VA provided in the free market it would likely save us millions of dollars. And vets wouldn’t die waiting for care. Via Free Beacon. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would expand a program allowing veterans to seek care outside of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs network of medical facilities. The Care Veterans Deserve Act of...
VA Boss Promoted After Steering $4M Contract To Relativeby Tammy on March 24, 2016
But they have no money for the veterans’ suicide hotline. This is why we fight. This corrupt garbarge has to stop.
3 Phoenix VA Officials May Finally Be Fired, But It Could Take 700 Daysby Tammy on March 16, 2016
Finally, after 2 years, we’re told the VA will seek to to fire 3 officials involved in the Phoenix wait-list scandal. The problem? It’s take them 2 years simply to get to this point, which is the beginning of the removal process. It could take another 700 days, while those being removed will still receive their full pay. Yeah, this madness has to stop. Via Arizona Republic. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it will seek the firing of three top executives of the Phoenix VA Health Care System amid fallout from the hospital’s wait-list scandal and patient deaths that galvanized nationwide reforms of the troubled veterans health system. The VA issued “notices of proposed removal” for Phoenix...
WWII Hero Killed at Pearl Harbor Finally Getting Official Burialby Tammy on March 8, 2016
Green Bay native Vernon Luke, pictured in his United States Navy uniform, will receive full military honors when his remains are buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Wednesday. The ceremony comes more than 74 years after he was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma battleship in the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. (Photo: Courtesy of Vernon Luke Family) Finally indeed. May he Rest in Peace. Via Green Bay Press Gazette, HT Newser. LeeAnn Michalske never met her uncle, whom she has always known as a hero. Nearly 75 years after Vernon Luke’s death in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on...
Video: Veterans Day 2015: “So God Made A Soldier”by Shifra on November 11, 2015
Thank you to all the men and women for your service to our country. Via Weasel Zippers: Related: Orange County Register: The history and meaning of Veterans Day
Does The V.A. Take Suicide Seriously?by Shifra on April 17, 2015
The following story sounds like an SNL skit gone terribly bad: A depressed veteran, missing his deceased wife, felt like ending his own life, but decided to call the Suicide Hotline. And he was put on hold for ten minutes. Via ABC Action News: Veteran says he was repeatedly put on hold by veterans’ suicide hotline He put himself in danger to protect our country, but when he needed help to save his own life all he got was a recorded message. Ted Koran was thinking about committing suicide Saturday night. He reached out to the VA and the Veterans Suicide Hotline for help, but said he couldn’t get any until after he was repeatedly put on hold for up...
Video: Are We Taking Care of our Vets? Tammy Bruce Answers on Fox Newsby Patricia on March 15, 2015
Tammy was on America News HQ discussing the VA scandal and the lack of progress made by the Obama administration on the care of America’s finest. Wait for the best Tammy “eye roll” when Richard Goodstein pulls out the only thing the libs have in defense of this administration – Osama Bin Laden (he also gets the Tammy headshake) — priceless!!