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… How True , Mr. Cheney ! [on POTUS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. We have the weakest POTUS in our lifetime …

.. and the effect shows , all over the place …

.. [h/t — Mediaite]..
.. [link] to the show clip …

.. boy , the Dems have to hate it that Dick Cheney is now healthy as a horse . He throws punches with the best of ’em , and drips of gravitas …

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… Astonishing — Roast POTUS on a Spit [VAgate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. Obama has to be kidding ?!?! ..

.. he actually defended Eric Shinseki at a White House Press Conference ? ..

.. what he should have done is fired the bastard . He needs to go , and he is not the only one . The Department of Veterans Affairs needs a thorough reorganization and housecleaning . Like yesterday …

.. [h/t — hotair]..
.. [link] to the USHouse floor speech …

.. David Scott is no shrinking violet , nor a conservative . The fact that he took to the House floor to tear the cover off of both POTUS and SecVetsAff is really something . Scott is a member in good standing of the Congressional Black Caucus , and I would think that he would have let his C.B.C. colleagues , at the very least , know about what was coming …

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… Cleveland V.A. Medical Center — An Update …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. hey folks , it is my neck of the woods …

.. I will keep you up to date on them . I do expect them to join the parade any day now . Trust me , the local media is in hot pursuit on this . You can bet that the local population is paying attention …

.. F.Y.I. — at least , the Cleveland Stokes V.A. Medical Center does have some excuses . Not many . Greater Cleveland used to have 2 VA medical centers , one in the south suburbs [Brecksville , 1/2 way to Akron] , and the Stokes VA Med Center . Stokes VA is in University Circle , north of Case Western Reserve University , and all of the other features of Cleveland ‘ s University Circle area [including Severance Hall , home of the Cleveland Orchestra] …

.. two years ago , the two medical centers were formally merged into one . Some parts of the Brecksville facility remain open as a medical clinic , but the in – patient section of the facility is now closed . Stokes VA has been expanded to accommodate the workload ….

.. so , you see that I expect them to join the parade . It is not when they do it , it is how , and which local TV station fillets their fanny . Trust me , they are not going to like it one bit …

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… I Know this is for Memorial Day [#Thank You]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

branco cartoon (memorial day thank you).. but for me , it stands for how I feel about the military services , every day …

 

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect.com]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. Thank you to those who have served , or , to those who are serving in our nation ‘ s armed forces … Thank you , and God bless you …

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… Steven A. Smith has Guts …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. and , he stands by what he says , no matter what the reaction …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. in this instance , he got plenty of it . He caught living hell for what he said …

.. businessman , venture investor , and Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban stirred up a pretty fair bit of a hornet ‘ s nest . Cuban said that if he encountered a black man with a hoodie , or a white man with lots of tattoos , he would cross the street in order to avoid the person in question . Steven A. stood up for Cuban and endorsed his view , stating that he would do the same thing …

.. Cuban stirred up a hornet ‘ s nest , but Steven A. Smith caused quite an uproar , especially in the black community . He was called a racist , a traitor , and , most of all , an ” Uncle Tom . ” …

Uncovering the “big elephant in the room,” Smith suggests that people are afraid to talk about the prejudices that all are guilty of because “white folks are scared they are going to be labeled racist,” and “black folks are scared they are going to be labeled sell outs.”

Smith affirms that he is not turning a blind-eye to the obvious racism that still exists in the country. Yet he does not think that every issue affecting the black community is race related. He said, “Sometimes it is about how you represent yourself — it is about how you present yourself.”

When I alluded to walking around with your pants hanging below your behind, that’s trifling. That’s just trifling and it’s counter productive. When I talked about how you sitting there and the first words out of your mouth are, y’know what I’m sayin’, y’know what I mean — no the hell we don’t!

When I talk about not having a command of the English language and still you want a job, and you want to have a career, but you don’t want to get your education — you don’t want to go out there and pound that pavement. Everything is about the sprint; it’s not about the marathon. It’s not about you putting forth the necessary effort and due diligence over the long haul to get the things that you need. That’s a reality in our community.

That reality, Smith says, is by acting in that way, some in the black community are “feeding” the stereotypes and thus keeping themselves from moving forward in life.

Smith ended by talking about the American dream. He said the American dream is not the rap artist or NBA star that went from nothing to hundreds of millions of dollars — that he calls “a fantasy.” But he uses his own story to tout what it really takes to achieve the American dream:

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… It is Not about You , You Stupid Ass ! [POTUS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. remember , dummy ..

.. it is about the mission and the men …. It is not about you , you damn jerk – in – the – box …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. His Lordship is a narcissist to the extreme ; it is always me , me , me …

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… for a Policy Speech , POTUS bombed …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. and worse , yet , he got an embarrassing reception ..

.. a commencement address is not an unususal place for a policy address . Many presidents have chosen an address at a university convocation for an important change in policy . But , boy did POTUS screw the pooch on this one …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. worse for Obama , he embarrassed himself in front of his intended audience , the graduating Corps of Cadets at West Point . Especially given the uproar over his and Shinseki ‘ s actions , or , in their cases , lack of actions to kick [bleep] over the whole affair ..

.. I would not have been as charitable as either the crowd , or as Dr. Krauthammer . I would give the address an F minus . Oh , yes , it was that baaaaad …

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… Now He is Out [#Shinseki]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. it is about damn damn time ..

.. to me , it sounds a lot more like a non – resignation resignation ..

.. translation : Shinseki was effectively canned by POTUS , in the least bloody way possible …

.. big shock . He was going to go . The only question was when and how …

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… the European Vote was a Warning …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. it is a warning that the ruling parties in Europe should take heed to , and quickly …

.. this weekend , voters sent European governments a message . They are not happy with their economic circumstances . They are especially unhappy with the parties in government . Those folks had better take heed , otherwise they risk taking a drubbing at the polls at the next national elections in each nation …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. in nations with a free – market approach , voters were actually happy with what has been happening . Parties in Government [the Baltics , Poland , etc] gained seats . In other nations , voters took out their wrath on the government parties … in the U.k. , the U.K.Independence Party (which wants Britain out of the E.U.) finished first in the voting , with 28% . It was the first time in over 110 years that neither the Conservatives nor Labour finished on top in voting at an election of any kind … take heed , or else …

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… Are the DemoCraps that Nervous ?!?! [Miz Hillary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. I would think so .

.. they worry about the ” inevitability ” factor ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. also , some , may be a fair number of them , want a debate on economic as well as other issues . They believe that , after the Age of Obama , it will give the party a fresh start , as well as a clean break . They also think that it will better prepare them for the general election campaign , as well . Most of all , a ” coronation ” is not a good thing …

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… A Unique Pursuit [Hollywood Types Condemning the ObamaCraps]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. I ususally do not like Hollywood types all that much . It is not just the liberalism that pervades the industry . It is the philosophical bigoty  that pervades the place …. Hollywood types want  people to be more tolerant , yet they are so little tolerant of others that it is reeks cricy …

..[h/t —TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. in this case , though , I side with the Hollywood types ….. these regulators arrogate far too much power to themselves . The problem is that in our system that power resides with Congress .

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… Diplomatic Pressure might Work — if We did not have …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. a Wuss in the White House .

.. the case of Meriam Ibrahim is gawd – awful and tragic . She is Sudanese , with a Muslim father who abandoned her soon after birth . She was raised Christian , and has always considered herself a Christian . She also married a Christian , and is the mother of a 20 month old son , and is also 8 months pregnant . So what do you think ? …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the news report video …

.. she was convicted of apostasy [for ” converting ” to Christianity] and adultery [for marrying a Christian] . She was sentenced to 100 lashes of a crop , and then has been sentenced to hang .. How disgusting , immoral , and unnatural is that …

.. How immoral and unnatural is Shariah law ? I would say plenty immoral and very unnatural …

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… IRSgate enters a new Phase [Judicial Watch e – mails]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. I would bet that the ObamaCraps are going to hate judicial Watch just as much as the Clintonoids did . It is just that the ObamaCraps do no have Larry Klayman around to use as a bogeyman ….

.. Tom Fitton is a far more low – key kind of fellow , and he has slimmed down Judicial Watch to a far more fighting trim . Its size is far more condusive to being able to hold up in a fight for far longer . Even better , its smaller size s contributors ‘ dollars go much further than before . Now , it a legal fight far more effectively and efficiently …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

..[link] to the blog news ….

.. the e – mails are very damning , but  the scandal into the ObamaCrap White House . The fires of scandal are not that far away , though . The upper reaches of the I.R.S. are badly damaged by all of this . Their fingerprints are all over the e – mails , and they cannot deny it , not one bit …

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Video: Obama Receives Only Tepid Applause at West Point

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

… the difference in the man … the difference in the policy …

Nice Deb

Upon his introduction at the graduation ceremony at the US Military Academy at West Point, Obama, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces,  received only a light smattering of applause with an aborted attempt at standing O by a small handful in the audience and none of the cadets.

Here is what the military thinks of  a president who abandons a Marine held in a Mexican prison for taking a wrong turn, neglects the VA, shuts out veterans from national memorials during shut-down theater, forces suicidal RoE on the military, lies about Benghazi, takes full credit for killing Osama Bin Laden after preparing to blame the military if anything went wrong, and then leaks information that leads to Navy Seal deaths, and then sends their parents form-letter condolence notes signed with an auto-pen:

Full speech, here. 

Just by way of comparison, here’s how West Point cadets reacted to President Bush…

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… Nice Going , Dummies [ObamaCrap Blunder]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. well , the ObamaCraps did do something right .

.. they had the boss [POTUS] take a surprise visit for Memorial Day to Afghanistans . Good for them …

.. bad news . the ObamaCrap staff really pulled a boner as a part of the reporting on the trip to Afghanistan …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. the staff blew the cover of the C.I.A. chief of station in Kabul . The chief of C.I.A. station is an important position . That is an identity that is normally kept as one of the most tightly kept secrets in government . And the ObamaCraps in the White House made a humongous blunder in the accidental reporting of the chief of station ‘ s name . Really stupid move , dummies ! …

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… Those Dummies Knew [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. what a big surprise ! ..

.. still , it is damning ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. did it originate in the Bush Admin ? Yes . However , it started late in their time , and it was not in an easy position for them to deal with it . The big problem for them would have been the DemoCraps and their socialist Demagoguery in Congress . So , they did pass the ball , and gave the ObamaCraps a head’s up …

.. the Washington Times found evidence the Obama administration knew about the problems from the time of its transition into the White House :

The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.

The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, make clear that the problems existed well before Mr. Obama took office, dating back at least to the Bush administration. But the materials raise questions about what actions the department took since 2009 to remedy the problems.

.. for the ObamaCraps , they wanted to do the traditional liberal remedy : they threw money at the problem. They have little incentive to do much of anything else …

.. to remedy the problems though would have made them public , and think back then to early 2009 : Team Obama was trying to sell America on Obamacare, so it’s extremely unlikely that people calling for a greatly increased government role in health care would want to make public a horrific example of what can happen when bureaucrats are in charge of a health care operation. The Obama administration — or any Dems pushing for Obamacare or single-payer — wouldn’t have wanted to shine a light on the VA debacle for the same reason airlines don’t show “Mayday at 40,000 Feet” as the in-flight movie .

.. so , they kept their mouths shut . Now , the bug is coming back to bite them … Big Time  !! …

There does appear to be a time span that will allow Team Obama to blame Bush, and don’t think they won’t run with that. However, that does little to explain why nothing was done about the problem for years since.

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… the V.A. knew about it … and did nothing [Vets Dying Scandal] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. veterans dying in a V.A. hospital is not a big shock , folks . Dying is as much a part of life as is life itself . It is the waiting list fraud that is the big shocker …

.. the V.A. is that bureaucratic , inefficient , and economically klutzy that it cannot deliver on its basic mission : delivering basic health care to our nation ‘s best : our veterans ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. why are these dummycraps receiving bonuses for doing their job ? They are employed , they are being paid very , very well , and those folks should be thankful for that . No damn bonuses ! ..

.. it is the bonus fraud that is causing this colossal mess . The scandal is getting bigger by the day , as it is found that more and more vets are dying , and more and more fraud is being discovered in different parts of the country …

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… It figures ! [BenghaziGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. the DemoRats joined the Select Committee in order to raise holy hell …

.. big shock !! …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. who will shame them back into line ?? …

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… Low Blow by a DemoCrap [#it figures]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. Jay Rockefeller should have known better .

.. besides , he is an old man , well past his political prime , and he made a complete ass of himself …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the committee hearing footage …

.. Rockefeller is retiring at the end of this year , after the elections are over . He is doing so , just in the nick of time . He embarrassed himself by making such a disgusting and poorly used political bomb , especially when the opposition is present …

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… Nice Point , Tom Blumer [on Judicial Watch ‘ s legal fight] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. Tom Blumer is a real hard worker and ball – buster , but he really works hard at things . More often than not , he usually gets the job done …

.. it is as if Judicial Watch has had to resort to legal ” hand – to – hand ” combat [fights in court] in order to get their F.O.I.A. requests fulfilled . Almost every organization does …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the Freedom of Information Act [or F.O.I.A.] provides for a reasonable amount of time for a government agency to fufill a request . Yes , they can even charge a ” reasonable ” fee to cover their expenses . But , the usual problem is an enormous amount of stalling ….

.. yea , but for months , or even years ?? … that is outrageous ! ..

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… His Lordship ??? [All talk , No Action]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. so what did you expect ? .

.. concrete action out of an ObamaCrap ? …

.. in the case of this doll , you at least get something … but not much …

branco cartoon (obama doll)(all talk no action)

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect]..
.. [link] to the cartoon ..

.. broken record , broken record !! …

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… Unbelievable , they Knew back in 2010 [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. when the one guy took the fall , it really was business as usual .

.. except this time , people knew to expect it ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. this memo is damning evidence of the systematic corruption going on throughout the VA health system … How , do you ask ?? …

.. it was not just one tactic … there were 17 different tactics that were pulled …. Seventeen ! for God ‘ s Sake …

.. [VA schedule Fraud memo [2010]] to the damning memo …

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… Zing !! [First Order] George Will on Government – Based Health Care …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. he asks the question(s) that the DemoCraps are avoiding like the plague ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

.. [link] to the show segment ..

.. it does not mean that the private sector can do the job any better . Sometimes , the government can do the job better ; Most times , it cannot . The government should be getting involved only where it needs to , and not a bit more …

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… WhistleBlower from Phoenix [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. even more bad news from Phoenix ..

.. another whistleblower surfaces at the Phoenix VA med center …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

.. [link] to the news interview …

.. this scandal is getting really out of hand . POTUS is really going to have to step up and take charge of the situation . If he does not ,  may  God in Heaven help him …

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… A Nice Political Response [Bumper Sticker]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. at least my party [the G.O.P.] has some sense of humour …

bumper sticker (like a bystander)

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. POTUS does not look like a “Boss” right now . Or , did he ever ??!! …

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… a Measure of Bigotry — the Students for Justice in Palestine …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. a , how much of a misnomer can you get ?

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. S.J.P. is for one thing … a one – state solution , all – Palestinian and Arab , with all those of the Jewish faith either expelled , or put to death . For them , it is that simple ….

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… How Ridiculous [PC story of the Week]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. a second – grader was given an assignment .

.. go outside , find a cloud , and draw what he saw …

.. so , he did …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. then , the school goes hyper . Why ?

.. the kid imagined that he saw a cloud in the shape and form of a gun . Yes , a gun . Then , the adults go bananas …

.. the kid was disciplined . Why ??? …

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… Tour De Force [#Megyn Kelly][#FoxNews]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. she is amazing .

.. Bill O Reilly was right . When he first brought her on to do her legal segments , he sized her up . His opinion ? She would be a star …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. in this , she takes apart the idiots in Congress holding up the VA reform bill that moved out of the House of Representatives this week . Bernie Sanders , in all his petulance , decided to block it . She ripped him and his reasons …

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… With VAgate , it is Both Problems [#leadership failure , #funding]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. where it comes to leadership , the ObamaCraps do not know the meaning of the word . They have no idea , and the bureaucracy get to do whatever it wants …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. where it comes to funding , it is not the adequacy of funding . It is the effectiveness and efficiency of the funding . All the funding in the world will not work if it does not get directed to the right places , in the right way , and is done in the right manner . What would help is that , especially in basic care , is that the damn medical folks produce at an average rate . We really do not need better …

.. However , the vets do deserve better . You can shovel more and more money , and if it does not get to the right place , it will not work worth a damn . When these folks are working at a rate roughly equivalent to the doctors and others in the private sector , I will bet that the waiting lines , especially for basic care , go away ….

.. As to specialized care , that will always be a problem . There are many things that the private sector in medicine can handle . However , there are also quite a few where it concerns veterans care that it either cannot or should not handle it . You still have to manage your resources , budget properly , and get the max out of what you do have . It may not eliminate wait lines , but it should help with the problem …

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… Good Point , Ryan [Clark] (NFL discipline) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. I do not comment much on sports on here , but in this case , I will make an exception ..

.. Ryan Clark is a good guy , a model citizen . He works his butt off as a free safety to play his position very , very well . So , when he speakes up , more often than not , I am just willing to listen …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Clark calls out N.F.L. commish Roger Goodell for gross inconsistencies in discipline from a player to that for an owner . Clark is right …

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