Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on May 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

My decision to become a whistle-blower after 24 years as a physician in a Veterans Affairs hospital was, at first, an easy one. I knew about patients who were dying while waiting for appointments on the V.A.’s secret schedules, and I couldn’t stay silent.

But there was no response to the two letters I sent to the Veterans Affairs inspector general, one in late October 2013 and one in early February. Going public would damage an institution I gave more than two decades of my life to, trying to make a better place for veterans to get their care. But I had to be able to sleep at night…

The inspector general for Veterans Affairs has opened an investigation, and after meeting with members of his team in Phoenix, I have faith in the job that they are doing. But I have very little in the internal V.A. inspection that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki is conducting through the Veterans Integrated Service Network, the umbrella structure created when the V.A. radically decentralized its health care operations in 1995…

Any scandal that befalls the V.A. necessarily lands on the party that is in the White House. As this is an election year, we can expect that there will be significant pushback to delay and limit the discovery of negative information — which is why I expect my suggestions to be vehemently opposed by the White House and the V.A.’s upper management.

***

If it sounded familiar when President Obama vowed to fix the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs medical system, that’s because it was.

The drumbeat of his response this week — defending the administration’s record, declaring his anger at the mess-ups, pledging to straighten things out — almost completely echoed Obama’s reaction to the fouled-up beginnings of his signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act…

But there has to be at least a veneer of competence that can bear up against the vitriolically partisan environment of today’s politics. And the danger for Obama is that while he can claim government successes — millions of people insured who were not before Obamacare, better programs for veterans now than when he took office — what can stick in Americans’ minds is the image of one mess after another…

“It is, unfortunately, a sort of steady drip-drip-drip of not being able to run the federal government competently and efficiently,” Democratic strategist Garry South said. “None of it may be Obama’s personal fault, but as Truman said, the buck always stops at the president’s desk.”

***

When asked about the care provided by the VA, individuals who have previously served in the military are also noticeably more likely to have worries about the VA treating their family. 59% of veterans would not feel comfortable with members of their family being treated by the VA, compared to 49% of veterans’ relatives and 40% of people with no family history of military service.

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Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. “He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans,” she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. “And so, I know that he is upset about it.”

The Democratic leader never mentioned Bush by name, but she alluded to him early and often in the press briefing.

“Maybe when we go into war, we should be thinking about its consequences and its ramifications,” Pelosi said while discussing the scandal. “You would think that would be a given, but maybe it wasn’t. And so, we go in a war in Afghanistan, leave Afghanistan for Iraq with unfinished business in Afghanistan. Ten years later, we have all of these additional veterans. In the past five years, two million more veterans needing benefits from the VA. That’s a huge, huge increase.”

She suggested that Obamacare might hold the key to solving the problem.

***

“It’s a good tactical response by Ms. Pelosi because the war in Iraq was never popular, Afghanistan grew unpopular over time even though it originally was the good war … [that] everybody supported,” Drucker told “The Steve Malzberg Show” in Newsmax TV.

“If you’re a Democrat and you’re trying to explain the president’s issues here on the VA and the sort of growing scandal there, what you want to do is try and tie it to George W. Bush and his unpopular military policy.”…

Drucker believes Pelosi’s criticism may be effective.

“It’s possible and we’ve seen over the past six years that there are a lot of things that might normally have really fallen at the feet of any president that this president has been able to deflect in one manner or another,” he said.

***

Until now. On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) told Roll Call that he was working with Sens. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and Richard Burr (R., N.C.) on a new reform plan. “Let’s let our veterans choose the health care that they need and want the most and not have to be bound to just going to the VA…Why wouldn’t a veteran who has served his country honorably…not be able to go to the health care provider of his or her choice?”

This is a promising development. Put simply, veterans will continue to suffer until they have the option to buy private coverage and seek private care. The premium support approach will allow the government to provide maximum subsidies to those who have suffered serious injuries in combat, and provide conventional subsidies to non-combat veterans who deserve traditional health coverage.

Republicans talk nonstop about how the Affordable Care Act is “socialized medicine.” But the real instance of medical socialism has been right in front of them all along, at the Veterans Health Administration. If the GOP can’t find the courage to enact fundamental reforms of the VA, it has no right to complain about Obamacare.

***

A government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty. A government that fails to care for our men and women on the front lines is guilty of malpractice. A government that puts the needs of illegal aliens above U.S. veterans for political gain should be prosecuted for criminal neglect bordering on treason…

In Arizona, illegal aliens incurred health-care costs totaling an estimated $700 million in 2009.

In Phoenix, at least 40 veterans died waiting for VA hospitals and clinics to treat them, while government officials created secret waiting lists to cook the books and deceive the public about deadly treatment delays…

In Washington, big-business and open-borders lobbyists are redoubling efforts to pass another massive illegal-alien amnesty to flood the U.S. job market with low-wage labor.

Across the country, men and women in uniform returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have higher jobless rates than the civilian population. The unemployment rate for new veterans has spiked to its worst levels, nearing 15 percent. For veterans ages 24 and under, the jobless rate is a whopping 29.1 percent, compared with 17.6 percent nationally for the age group…

America: medical and welfare welcome mat to the rest of the world, while leavings its best and bravest veterans to languish in hospital lounges, die waiting for appointments, and compete for jobs and educational opportunities against illegal border crossers, document fakers, visa violators, and deportation evaders. Shame on us.

***

President Obama clings to his sad little throne even more desperately than does General Shinseki. Faced with evidence of the incompetence of his administration, the president pronounced himself outraged, vowed that he would not tolerate it, would not stand for it — he in fact did everything except take responsibility for the actions of his government. The dishonesty and malpractice he vowed never to tolerate were, after all, the actions of his own administration, and the fact that they (may have) happened at some degree of separation from his own sacred person is hardly a defense. We made the head of the VA a cabinet-level position in order that the secretary might report directly to the president. The president, however, must be paying attention. President Obama was not.

It may not be fair, exactly, but one aspect of big-time leadership is that one must bear responsibility even for that which is not necessarily one’s fault. The responsibilities of the presidency did not descend upon an unsuspecting Barack Obama while he was going about his own inexplicable business in Chicago; he sought the office, twice, offering promises about what kind of a man he is, and what kind of leader — and he has failed to deliver. My friend and colleague Andrew C. McCarthy has just written the book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, and it isn’t quite what you’re probably expecting. (Chapter 1 bears the straightforward title: “We Don’t Have the Votes.”) Mr. McCarthy argues that there is a very strong legal case for removing the president, but that this is beside the point: Unless there is a political case, and political will, then the law is toothless, because impeachment is a political process.

Mr. McCarthy’s argument is a compelling one. Americans voted for those dead veterans, regardless of whether they understood that they were doing so, and they’d do it again. If there were a way for them to resign, it would be the honorable thing to do.

***

“As Commander in Chief, I believe that taking care of our veterans and their families is a sacred obligation. It’s been one of the causes of my presidency.”

***

Where was the outrage during the Bush years? I’m not a defender of President Obama by any means, but this is a long-standing problem.”


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Hello.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Ratso!

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

You conservatives only care about dead veterans when a black Democrat is in the White House.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hi Bigbullets, hows your Saturday going? I think O.C. must be napping, to let us beat him to it. :)

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Obama could have fixed the mess at the VA if it weren’t for the obstructionist Republicans in the House.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

What are you talking about there, BB? We cared about dead veterans when Bill Clinton was in the White House, too!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Um…which hand do you write with again?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

I can’t bring myself to loathe Obama any more. He’s been a disaster in ever single respect. However, I gotta say that I think both parties have failed veterans. Even if Democrats controlled everything, how come Republicans weren’t raising hell earlier?

PBH on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

ALT!! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

What are you talking about there, BB? We cared about dead veterans when Bill Clinton was in the White House, too!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Lies. It’s all lies. That’s all you Conservatives know how to do.

You guys concocted this whole thing to bring down The One.

You couldn’t beat him at the ballot box, so you resort to KILLING OUR WAR HEROS.

HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Blah blah blah

coolrepublica on May 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Good to see Julie Banderas on Fox again as an anchorette/reporterette. Has Fox resigned her again?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Isn’t there usually a post on HotAir when there is a mass shooting?? I usually come to the comments for a real-time round up on the info…

blockchords on May 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I can’t bring myself to loathe Obama any more. He’s been a disaster in ever single respect. However, I gotta say that I think both parties have failed veterans. Even if Democrats controlled everything, how come Republicans weren’t raising hell earlier?

PBH on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Because they hate veterans. Political props, and nothing more. It’s no surprise that they would kill veterans to bring Obama down.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:38 PM

HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

No, no, can’t say as I personally have any shame…I’ve been a good kid for most of my life–just as my Dear Mom–and any who I’ve harmed in the past, I’ve made amends to, so, yes, I can honestly say I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Hi Bigbullets, hows your Saturday going? I think O.C. must be napping, to let us beat him to it. :)

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Who is O.C.?

And, how did I get designated as the fake troll again?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

blockchords on May 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Fox is airing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s presser now

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM

There was a mass shooting????

Santa Barbara..where I am from originally.

bazil9 on May 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

No, no, can’t say as I personally have any shame…I’ve been a good kid for most of my life–just as my Dear Mom–and any who I’ve harmed in the past, I’ve made amends to, so, yes, I can honestly say I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Typical racist conservative.

Starving children and killing old people and veterans for political gain.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

There was a mass shooting????

Santa Barbara..where I am from originally.

bazil9 on May 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Mass shooter.

Profile-

- White guy
- Middle to upper class
- Psychotic drugs
- Catholic

Did I forget anything?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

bazil9 on May 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Look on Drudge, B9…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

So , has Hussein found out whose ass to kick ?

burrata on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Did I forget anything?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Yes, BB:

Loser
Priviledged

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Evening All

Shooting ramage seems almost like an understatement based on what this Sheriff is saying now.

10 sites.OMG

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Hey, as we honor our war dead this weekend, take the time to contact your Congresscritters and demand the resignation of Eric “I kill veterans” Shinseki. A once honorable man who should die and alone in some gutter for what he has done to veterans.

In the meantime this TRIBUTE should be watched by all.

Happy Nomad on May 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Hi, CL!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Thx, lemme see-

bazil9 on May 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Meanwhile, back in reality, it appears that Mitch McConnell has won his primary. Here’s to all of those who said he was a real conservative:

Mitch McConnell Softens Opposition To Obamacare

In a stunning reversal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested on Friday that he would not support repealing Kynect, Kentucky’s state-run health care exchange. The marketplace has been a model for effective Affordable Care Act implementation, enrolling over 400,000 people in health insurance coverage since October.

kcewa on May 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

He also left behind a 130+ page manifesto and a seven-minute YouTube video (since removed)…seriously disturbed toon…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Did I forget anything?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Rich kid with affluenza.

kcewa on May 24, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Happy Nomad on May 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Nice find, HN! Thank you!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

“Where was the outrage during the Bush years? I’m not a defender of President Obama by any means, but this is a long-standing problem.”

and so therefore,
this problem needs to go on and on with Shitake getting a promotion too , right ?

burrata on May 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Meanwhile, back in reality, it appears that Mitch McConnell has won his primary. Here’s to all of those who said he was a real conservative:

kcewa on May 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

How very facetious of you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Private sector basketball team owner utters caustic remarks in private and it’s “Step down, you pig! Force him out! Take everything away from him!”

Government administrator fails in oversight that has cost veterans their lives?

“Well you know, these things happen.”

Bishop on May 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Elton John Saturday Night is for Fightinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadIvDAWkf8 dedicated to Bigbullets because I don’t want to fight with a lib, its like trying to teach a pig to sing, you only waste your time and it only anoys the pig.//

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Wow. That SOB sure had a busy night, didn’t he.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Strong QOTD. Malkin has…, Malkins!

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM

The youngest Boy Wonder read these to me earlier. If you are offended at the f-bomb, fair warning, skip it. I’m not crazy about #2 on the list.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadIvDAWkf8
one more time :/

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Elton John Saturday Night is for Fightinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadIvDAWkf8 dedicated to Bigbullets because I don’t want to fight with a lib, its like trying to teach a pig to sing, you only waste your time and it only anoys the pig.//

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Conservative are always running from a fight. That’s why you guys lose.

McCain = Loser.
McRominator = Loser.

Obama = winner.

Can’t win if you don’t play the game.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Mass shooter.

Profile-

- White guy
- Middle to upper class
- Psychotic drugs
- Catholic

Did I forget anything?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

A copy of “Catcher in the Rye” on his person and Sarah Palin telepathically controlling him …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

He also left behind a 130+ page manifesto and a seven-minute YouTube video (since removed)…seriously disturbed toon…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I wonder if Al Gore’s book was present as well.

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Obama = winner.

Can’t win if you don’t play the game.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

So…the definition of “winner” has changed over the past six years…gotcha.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

While I guess the VA could be under more pressure with the wars in the Mid East, think of all the civilian groups that now help out that weren’t there before.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

In a stunning reversal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested on Friday that he would not support repealing Kynect, Kentucky’s state-run health care exchange. The marketplace has been a model for effective Affordable Care Act implementation, enrolling over 400,000 people in health insurance coverage since October.

kcewa on May 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Stunning?

To whom?

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

A copy of “Catcher in the Rye” on his person and Sarah Palin telepathically controlling him …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

This wouldn’t have happened if guns were illegal.

I guess you Conservatives think our forefathers were in favor of mass shootings when they penned the second amendment.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

They’ll come down hard on these whistleblowers, just to make a public example out of them and teach anyone else who might be considering acting as a whistleblower that they will pay, at the hands of the federal government, if they do.

Geez, what a mess.

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

How to Win Friends and Influence People, though, was curiously absent…

Hi, Judge!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Hi Newtie (waving)

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Nice find, HN! Thank you!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Thank you but I can’t take credit for the find. It was forwarded to me by a prolific “finder” of these things. This one just needed to be sent on to as large an audience as possible. Granted it isn’t a selfie of Mooch with a sad face and a hashtag sign about something going on in Nigeria but Memorial Day needs to be kept in focus as when we honor our war dead.

Our freedoms have been preserved through the tears of the families whose sacrifice is honored this weekend.

Happy Nomad on May 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

So…the definition of “winner” has changed over the past six years…gotcha.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

You can define it any way you like.

We define winner as someone who wins.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It’s been one of the causes of my presidency.”

Oh sure, it’s always about you Hussein, always about you.

burrata on May 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

What if’n he couldn’t spell “machete”?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

A copy of “Catcher in the Rye” on his person and Sarah Palin telepathically controlling him …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

And you didn’t even need to read the report to suspect something like this.

If people are being killed, Sarah Palin had something to do with it.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Wounded Warriors is probably my favorite. Absolute love Gary Sinise and Trace Adkins for what they have been doing with that group.

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

How to Win Friends and Influence People, though, was curiously absent…

Hi, Judge!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

*waving! :)*

I think Bigbullets is playing all of you.

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Stunning?

To whom?

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Erick Erickson for one.

kcewa on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

[waves back while jumping up and down... :-D ]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Did he Koch you, too, earlier?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

If people are being killed, Sarah Palin had something to do with it.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Lol

That was funny.

coolrepublica on May 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Now THAT’S Style!

*tips Fedora*

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

This wouldn’t have happened if guns were illegal.

I guess you Conservatives think our forefathers were in favor of mass shootings when they penned the second amendment.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I see Frank Lib has a sock … not bad.

Of course, without a Second Amendment the Fascist Left wouldn’t have bothered intimidating political enemies with the IRS, they would have simply skipped to their ultimate end and had us rounded up and in concentration/reeducation camps by now …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

What if’n he couldn’t spell “machete”?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

You conservative think everyone should own a tank or a bazooka.

Bunch of warmongers.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

For this innocuous and appropriate suggestion, Romney was pilloried by the usual suspects on the left—but also, inexcusably, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose spokesperson said, “The VFW doesn’t support privatization of veterans’ health care.” Romney, stung by the VFW’s rebuke, walked back his suggestion, and Republicans have stayed silent on it ever since.

this from the Avik Roy piece…a difficult read, if you read the whole thing. So read the whole thing, the whole thing about the POS system the VA is…and Romney getting stabbed in the back by the VFW…then ask, who are these people?

Seriously. It is not just the Left that is eating away our country. It is not just the fraud and matrix of lies in CAGW or in the Piketty work. A healthy country would be able to fend off these toxins.

But this country is no longer healthy, having been beaten up for decades by various anti-american groups. So now there is a nihilism, that nothing means that much anyway anymore. Besides if you are rich and influential the last thing to do is to rock the boat. Play it safe, side with the PC crowd.

Zukerberg wears his hoody, and Gates throws his money into education and Buffett cozies up to barry and complains about how low his taxes are.

this whole thing is a bad joke…like Zeke Emmanuel…how is it that a wild-eyed, foaming, zealot gets to design our health care.

/rant off

r keller on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Sean Hannity as well.

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Well, this is a little unexpected……I thought he’d be Cheering Conyers On….

williamg on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

*pile of poo* that pretty much sums it up!

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Of course! Hey! How is your holiday weekend going?

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I see Frank Lib has a sock … not bad.

Of course, without a Second Amendment the Fascist Left wouldn’t have bothered intimidating political enemies with the IRS, they would have simply skipped to their ultimate end and had us rounded up and in concentration/reeducation camps by now …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

You Conservatives with your ad hominem and false equivalency.

You troll hard, or you go home.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Did he Koch you, too, earlier?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

No, I’ve been reading him for a while. I think he’s doing what you all call bishing.

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Did I forget anything?

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Connected to Hollywood. Dad was an assistant director or something.

But more seriously, this seems more headed to an indictment of the mental health system than anything else.

Happy Nomad on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I hate McConnell……….

williamg on May 24, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Newtie help.. what am i doing wrong when I click on time stamp of quote and then the link gets copied and then pasted where I want to put it but it shows up in code and not the real words other person wrote thanks

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Bunch of warmongers.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

My lineage can be reliably traced to the Revolutionary War. And yes, that includes BOTH sides of the Civil War.

Can you say the same?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

You Conservatives with your ad hominem and false equivalency.

You troll hard, or you go home.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Heh.

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

*waving! :)*

I think Bigbullets is playing all of you.

Judge_Dredd on May 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Shush it you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Of course! Hey! How is your holiday weekend going?

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Great. They are updating our Databases at work, so we were off yesterday as well. Finally, the garden is planted! Went to the range and hit ballw with my neighbor for a couple of hours today. I checed the radar and it looked to me like a twerp I know got some more much needed rain. Still have two more days! How about yours?

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Newtie help.. what am i doing wrong when I click on time stamp of quote and then the link gets copied and then pasted where I want to put it but it shows up in code and not the real words other person wrote thanks

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 9:04 PM

For the most part, Kitty, I don’t bother with the time stamp–I just copy/paste the part I’m interested in and include who/when the quote was made. See my prior posts, like this one, for an example ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Copy and paste is the easiest way to do it IMO.

CoffeeLover on May 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Heh.

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Heh, indeed.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Shush it you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

[Insert name of he who was banned and shall not be named], is that you?

LOL

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Shush it you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

he he he he…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM

My lineage can be reliably traced to the Revolutionary War. And yes, that includes BOTH sides of the Civil War.

Can you say the same?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

My ancestors killed your ancestors in the Civil War, the Spanish American War, and the War of 1812.

Basically, we own you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Regarding the quote from Forbes, the GOP can’t advance VA reform because the ReidDemonrats will sit on it.

Tomorrow morning’s trollfest – none of the shows will discuss the VA. Except for maybe FNS.

22044 on May 24, 2014 at 9:11 PM

My ancestors killed your ancestors in the Civil War, the Spanish American War, and the War of 1812.

Basically, we own you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM

LMAO.

You are comedy gold tonight, BB …

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Sweet lady .

‘Without her I would be nothing’: Greg Gutfeld’s mother passes away

on twitter

burrata on May 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Applehead told me that he is Lanceman. Confirm for me, please!

22044 on May 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

My lineage can be reliably traced to the Revolutionary War. And yes, that includes BOTH sides of the Civil War.

Can you say the same?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

My ancestors killed your ancestors in the Civil War, the Spanish American War, and the War of 1812.

Basically, we own you.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Do we have a white person here who can trace their lineage back to the mayflower to settle this fight. Lol

coolrepublica on May 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

[Insert name of he who was banned and shall not be named], is that you?

LOL

ShainS on May 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

You get trolled a lot?

Let me help you out.

Step one: See the troll.
Step two: Mock the troll.
Step three: Ignore the troll.

And never, under any circumstances, give the appearance that you take the troll serious.

Hope this helps.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Obama could have fixed the mess at the VA if it weren’t for the obstructionist Republicans in the House.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Could you please clarify this statement?

Theophile on May 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Sounds good about the garden!

Mine is going well. I called my old boss (in Boone) to see if anything special was going on over there this weekend. He and his wife invited me down for a music festival. Then today I went up to the New River area in Grayson County.

Amazingly blue sky with little white clouds floating by once in a while, just for contrast. Soft breezes with honeysuckle wafting on the wind. Sound of water rolling against stones as it moves down the river bed. It was gorgeous!!!

Heh. I need to get out more.

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Newtie thanks and ok? but how do you get it to look a darker (ooh was that racsist?) color with the bar thingy in front of the copied comment in your post,,sorry to bug ya but I’m gonna get this..sigh

Bakokitty on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Do we have a white person here who can trace their lineage back to the mayflower to settle this fight. Lol

coolrepublica on May 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Only family lore, and not verified.

Wait…can I pull a Fauxcahontas Warren here?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Do we have a white person here who can trace their lineage back to the mayflower to settle this fight. Lol

coolrepublica on May 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

At least my ancestors had offspring that lived.

Bigbullets on May 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

“Maybe when we go into war, we should be thinking about its consequences and its ramifications,” Pelosi said while discussing the scandal”

Yeah you stupid B!tch..consequences..
How bout 3 quarters of deaths in Afghanistan have been under Obama’s watch…wanna talk about that?

Damn I hate this woman!

bazil9 on May 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Heh. I need to get out more.

lineholder on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Simple things.

KCB on May 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

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