Category Archives: veterans issues

Stupid Stuff Civilians Say to Veterans

Everything said in this video has been said to me in one form or another.

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Santorum Hates All the Troops, Not Just the Female Ones

Just as a reminder, Rick Santorum voted against giving American service members state-of-the-art body armor. So it isn’t just the female troops that set him on edge, but any soldier, airman, or Marine that doesn’t want to die in the … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Grave Problems

At last, Arlington National Cemetery can give the complete casualty figures of neglect and mismanagement: An accountability task force has photographed every burial marker and uploaded the information to a database where it was double-checked against more than 500,000 paper … Continue reading

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Lori Diaz at Alabama Community Leaders Institute

I met Lori Diaz, Executive Director of Holiday Help for Heroes, at the Alabama Community Leaders Institute on the campus of Alabama A&M on August 27th to find out more about the needs of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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My First Front Page VetVoice Diary

My first front page diary, Let’s Call War Spending “Foreign Aid” is up at VetVoice. This is a new and rewarding online role for me, so please read, enjoy, and share often.

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Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Veterans: WAKE UP

The VA case backlog is over 700,000. Fake veterans charities have scammed Americans out of millions of dollars. The catfood commission not only wants to cut Social Security, it recommends a three-year freeze on military pay, housing, and food allowances … Continue reading

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Golden Chickenhawk Award

As many readers know, I have little patience for fake veterans. I include in that category the Gulf War cook who regales me with the tale of how he parachuted into Baghdad and killed twelve Republican Guards with a coat-hanger. … Continue reading

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Brownback Mountain

The Senate voted yesterday to stop incentivizing mortgage fraud. Mortgage brokers and loan officers will no longer earn more for sticking a higher interest rate in the fine print, and they have to prove you can repay the loan. They … Continue reading

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Fort Carson

This is infuriating: In the six years since combat operations began in Iraq, Fort Carson — the country’s third-largest Army base, with 22,000 active soldiers on duty — has become its own kind of killing field. Before Kevin Shields was … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Blog

Regular readers will remember that telephone town hall I referred to last week — the one in which a plurality of veterans said that health care costs are their biggest problem. Today, HuffPo reports: According to a study released by … Continue reading

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Veteran Deconstructs Tancredo

I briefly met Markos Moulitsas at Netroots Nation, so I had not formed much of an opinion of him. After watching this, I can report that he’s an impressive debater who does not suffer Teh Stupid™ or the hypocritical. Via … Continue reading

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