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… when you do a salute [#lattle salute]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 10th,2016

.. do it right , dammit !! ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the video clip …

.. this dumb – dumb stunt has become known as the ” latte salute . ” I can think of no greater insult to the military than to pull this kind of stunt , saluting with a coffee cup in his hand ….

.. what a damn insult !! ….

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… A Huge Loss for Gun Controllers [#Arizona]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 19th,2014

.. Martha McSally is winning in Arizona ..

.. make it , she is likely to win . the turf that is out is rural Az , her turf . The votes that are still out are because of a malfunctioning ballot machine . It is a master one , one that counts early ballots …

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

.. so , yes , the machine is important , and yes , the ballots [about 3,300 of them] are more likely to favour her , rather than her opponent , Congresscritter Ron Barber …

.. Barber is a former staffer of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords [D-Az] . When she resigned , after her tragic gunshooting , she encouraged Barber to run in her place . Barber did , and won …

.. Barber and McSally faced off in 2012 . Barber did win , but barely . So , you could have figured on a rematch … boy , oh boy , did they ever …

.. this district is one that is slowly trending GOP . So , McSally should be able to hold it for the near future …

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… the Story of a Remarkable Young Woman [#IDF Veteran]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 9th,2014

.. like virtually all Israeli women , she is an I.D.F. veteran . She is a wife , a mother (of several children) , and yet she refuses to leave her home ….

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the video …

.. she is stubborn , yet stout . May God Bless Her and her Fellow Israelis …

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… They Knew [VAgate #wait list]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 21st,2014

.. they were warned by their own transition team , and by Dubya ‘ s own people in the Presidential transition .

.. they then found out for themselves in 2010 , and did nothing …

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

.. they have no excuses for the dead and the dying ; It is on their watch , and on their hands …

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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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… 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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… What the Hell is the V.A. doing ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 26th,2014

.. or , in many cases , not doing ? ..

.. take a gander at this case (yes , it is in Phoenix) …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. what is happening to our nation ‘ s vets is far  beyond criminal …

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… Climate Change ” Science ” can be spoken about , simpley …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 22nd,2014

.. matter of fact , it can be done in one word …

.. f a –

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… the ObamaCraps are in Real Trouble [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 22nd,2014

.. yes , first of all , it is a very serious scandal .

.. most definitely yes , it is serious enough to merit a ” -gate ” desgination . BenghaziGate is , too . BenghaziGate is the case of a coverup of the action or the inaction regarding the deaths of 4 brave American souls in the service of their country . It also includes the defraudking of the American people , due to the act of the coverup ..

.. with VAgate , THE ObamaCraps are clueless . Get a look at this TV interview …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters]..

.. [link] to the CNN interview …

.. when the White House Chief of Staff looks like a colossal idiot on national TV , you know that the reigning Admin is in deep doo – doo …

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… the V.A.gate Scandal continues to get Worse [Chicago]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 18th,2014

.. it started in Phoenix .

.. then , St. Louis .

.. even , Denver .

.. now , Chicago .

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. the C.B.S. affiliate in chitown got the ” get ”  on this . Boy , oh boy, is this one  expanding …

.. where are these people getting the authority to pay bonuses ? Huh ? What Bonuses ? …

.. Any day now , I am expecting something like this out of Cleveland ‘ s  V.A. Hospital . Stay tuned ! …

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… Why Cannot the Veterans Admin use the FedEx Model ?!?! [handling Veterans cases]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 13th,2014

.. Fred Smith was a visionary .

.. his business school did not think so . The school gave him a ” C ” on a project that would deliver packages at high volume from a central hub , distributing them back to where they needed to go ..

.. that model project is what became Federal Express . Some Project , huh . Bet that business school professor feels like a colossal idiot , don’t you …

.. what I am talking about is the way that FedEx keeps track of their packages . It is a marvel . It has been since the beginning . It has uses elsewhere , I would bet …

.. One place would be the Veterans Administration . The way that the V.A. processes and handles veterans ‘ claims for benefits is a complete cluster[bleep].. . There is a 9 – month to a year (at a minimum) backlog for vets to get their benefits handles , processed , and put into the system . That is clearly unacceptable ! …

.. It is not rocket science , folks . FedEx keeps better track of packages . We sure could take better care of veterans , and process their claims into and through the system in an entirely new way , using the FedEx model … the

.. there are other things that can be done to overhaul the operation of the medical system of the V.A. . it is the raison d ‘ etrê of why the Veterans Administration was put together in the first place . More on this to come , God knows ..

.. but , at least , overhaul the claims system for the vets . There is no excuse , none whatsoever , for what is going on now …

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… Joni Ernst Strikes Again [GOP — Iowa]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 12th,2014

.. Joni Ernst is a strong GOP candidate for the open US Senate seat in Iowa . She had been little known until a hog – castrating ad of hers helped to make her a household name . Now , her name recognition has soared …

.. before , joni was a part of the pack . Now , she has taken a solid lead in the primary race , with the GOP Senate primary itself still yet to come ..

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the campaign ad ..

.. I hope that you will enjoy the ad as much as I did ….

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… How Could They ?? [Vets Slimed by the New York Slimes]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 23rd,2014

.. a couple of days ago , the New York Slimes put out an op – ed referencing Veterans and hate groups . This is especially offensive because of two shootings involving 2 community centers and a retirement village in Overland Park , Kansas …

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

.. especially because it subjects veterans in general , and white veterans in particular , to unwarranted scrutiny and a grievously libelous and slanderous attack …

.. I do not blame them for the blowback that ensued . Those idiots at the Slimes deserve every bit of grief that they got , and then some …

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… You Have to Be Kidding [NY Slimes Op – Ed sliming Vets] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 20th,2014

.. I read the op – ed , and I found it disgusting and libelous …

.. especially because I have many folks in my life who have served …

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

.. my father , my uncles , a number of my friends , and , most recently (in the US Army) , my nephew Aaron ..

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… Bravo , Vets [ Operation ShutDown ] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 1st,2013

.. these men and women are World War II veterans that are in Washington , D.C. , with the Honour Flight program . Courtesy of some Congressional help (Steve King , Iowa , Republican) , these folks got to visit the World War II memorials in D.C. today …

[h/t — Washington Free Beacon]
WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

Leo Shane III

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
October 1, 2013 11:55 am

A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.

As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane:

... ditto !! ...

… ditto !! …

... well done !! ...

… well done !! …

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… The Situation is Fairly Clear – Cut and Simple … [American Legion IRS Controversy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 27th,2013

.. It has come to my attention recently that the I.R.S. has been on the case of individual American Legion Posts , different regions of the Legion (Departments , or the State level) , and the national level of the legion itself .

.. You might wonder what they all have done to draw the ire of the Service . I wondered quite a bit , myself . I did some research on the subject , and , then , WOW . It seems that the I.R.S. is trying to harass and intimidate individual A.L. posts , by micromanaging their membership requirements . Their requirements are taut enough , believe you me . I am an Sons of the American Legion , or S.A.L. (an auxillary) member of a Detachment . That Detachment is attached to an individual Post , which is its sponsor .

.. An individual post cannot play around with the membership requirements . They are mandated by Congress (for the Legion) by service in a time of War . A veteran must certify that they have served , and present their honourable discharge (basically , a certified copy) to the post officers . The post officers make the relevant photocopies , and are required to make and keep meticulous records . Those requirements are also imposed via the National Post , and the Department – level (or State) . The process for the S.A.L. is similar . Records are meticulous , and are kept up the line for every single individual member . Yes , they have to be that stringent .

.. The individual Post , along with the groups up the line , are non – for – profit groups . As a result , they do not pay income taxes . They have to file income tax returns , nonetheless , and a financial disclosure form (Form 990) with the Service . One sees the requirements are tough enough .

.. Now , the Service wants to make it tougher . They have played around with the I.R.S. audit manual , specific to veterans and fraternal organizations . The problem is that they have done so in contravention to logic , good sense , and the law . The government itself maintains the dates of service records at the Department of Defense . The Department of Veterans Affairs receives the update when the individual veteran applies for veterans ‘ benefits , via the honourable discharge form (the D.D. -214). Court precedent protects individual non – profit groups membership lists from prying eyes . There has to be one hell of a good reason for a court to order a individual group to cough up its membership list . Otherwise , they cannot be touched . Most of all , by the government . Why the I.R.S. wants to breach this is nuts . They should damn well know better . The government itself maintains the record . Why would they need or want to harass an individual group over its not-for-profit status over something so petty as this ?

.. The I.R.S. is going to get sued over this . They deserve to be sued . They do have a job to do , to enforce the laws on our country ‘ s Internal Revenue Code . What they do no , should not , and cannot do is waste everyone ‘ s valuable time and money on something that has already been done somewhere else . They are also doing so clearly in contravention of the law . After the infamy of the I.R.S. scandals , they should know better . They are going to lose , and lose big time .

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