Today's bit of the sublime
46 minutes ago
The VA keeps covering itself in...well, it's not glory.
- Long the poster child for "whenever government gets involved" continues to live down to its reputation of having killed more veterans than enemy action.
The latest outrage (and as I age I'm watching closely) is the sick Vet waiting for treatment on the floor of the Durham VA facility. This depressing (look around the room) candid shot was taken by the wife of one of the veterans. The ubiquitous phone-camera may have disproved the existence of Bigfoot, but the harsh reality of the VA's treatment of Vet's (I exclude the Minnesota VA which seems to be the exception that proves the rule) keeps coming to light.
- The bag under his head being used as a 'pillow' are his medications.
The continuing disgrace and national scandal of how America has treated its veterans for many-many decades is what I 'think about' whenever I hear some well-intended but equally clueless individual say to a Vet "thank you for your service."
- Gee. You're welcome. Meh.
Long-term health insurance being unaffordable for average people, and Obamacare being the financial train-wreck that it is, at least the Vet's have a way out...rely upon the VA to relieve their suffering by its Kevorkian-like malfeasance.
And a special shout-out to Congress. Thanks for being more concerned about the bathroom choices for the 25,000 American transgenders than you ever have been about un-FUBARing the VA for millions of Vet's.
From Theo Spark at 09:46