Mar 05 2007

Check out Flopping Aces…

A while back, Flopping Aces published some great cartoons about the Democrats’ idea of supporting the troops. A post from last night has some more good ones that just say it better than thousands of words. Go over and check it out.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Check out Flopping Aces…”

  1. Soothsayer says:

    Rather tame compared to how Republicans support our troops by billetting armless and legless Iraq veterans in rat and roach infested squalor at Walter Reed, while privatizing outpatient care to a Halliburton subsidiary.

    IAP Worldwide Services was awarded a five-year $120 million contract for base operations support services, including facilities management. IAP is one of the companies that experienced problems delivering ice during the response to Hurricane Katrinam and is led by Al Neffgen, a former senior Halliburton official who testified in July 2004 in defense of Halliburton’s exorbitant charges for fuel delivery and troop support in Iraq.

    I guess what’s good for Dick Cheney is good for the wounded veterans, too.

  2. kathie says:

    Loved the cartoons. Now the Dems can condemn the President for the Walter Reed problem, pretending that they care about our soldiers. And thinking that the government can run our health care system. Can you imagine if the government ran all thevhospitals all over the country.

  3. stevevvs says:

    Friday, a Vietnam Vet called into our local talk show to talk about the Walter Reed problem. He had some interesting things to say, that may not have been reported:
    1. The building that is of primary concern, is not, in fact, on the grounds of Walter Reed. It is an old Motel across the street that the Government baught around 1969.
    2. He was injured in Vietnam, and was sent to that same building in 1970. He said that it was SO BAD IN1970, HE REFUSED TO STAY THERE THEN!
    3. He has gone by that building twice sense 1970, and he says nothing has changed much in the last 37 years!

    So, it would appear that this building has been in neglect ever sense the Government baught it.
    Perhaps an interested Blogger out there, or Reporter, could check into this. I’d be interested to know if this Veteran is correct.

    It in no way absolves the current Administration, and the Army of the current situation. But if this Veteran is correct, it sure sounds like the Army and the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush Administrations WERE ALL IGNORING THIS FOR YEARS.
    As the host said, Mold takes some time to develope, and non of this happened over night.
    I hope to see someone look into this more.

  4. stevevvs says:

    If we get a new version of “Hillary Care” this wont be an isolated think. The horror stories of the V.A. Hospitals have been around as long as I’ve been able to read! The V.A. is Socialized Medicine. At some point, I think, Socialized Medicine will be upon all of us. And that’s when the Big problems begin. Just read the stories out of Europe and Canada. Long waits for MRI’s, Surgery, Rationing, etc. It’s not pretty.

  5. Soothsayer says:

    So, Steve, you want to use the deplorable way that the United States government treats the veterans – who should have the very BEST of care – as an argument against single payer health care?

    A better point might be that this a a good hard look at how George Bush and Don Rumsfeld actually treat the peons who do the fighting for their neocon dreams. They CLAIM to support the troops, in acutality the troops are used like Kleen-Ex and discarded. Perhaps if Dick Cheney or George Bush had VA health care they might do something about it.

    No body armor, too few boots on the ground, an impossible mission with no Plan B or backup, no plan for postwar security, and now deplorable conditions when wounded troops require medical treatment – thanks for all the support you cheap bastards – hope you all enjoyed your tax cuts!

  6. dennisa says:

    Thanks for the rant, Soothie. Go back to drinking your koolaid. Do you really think we don’t care about our troops?

  7. dennisa says:

    Soothie: Who pays you to post?

  8. The Macker says:

    Your argument was lost in Sooth.It just triggered the “post-its” in her mind.

    And Sooth, “a better point might be to take a hard look at how” the Dems in congress are compromising our troops and offering a roadmap to the enemy. Then we can see who the traitors and rats are.

  9. stevevvs says:

    No body armor, too few boots on the ground, an impossible mission with no Plan B or backup, no plan for postwar security, and now deplorable conditions when wounded troops require medical treatment – thanks for all the support you cheap bastards – hope you all enjoyed your tax cuts!

    Lets see here: According to the actual troops, they have plenty of body armor, and plenty of armored vehicles.
    Too Few Boots: perhaps. Would your liberal friends pay for more?
    No Plan B: well, what was plan B at Normandy?
    Sooth, the VA has been a mess as long as I remember! Growing up in Syracuse, the VA Hospital there was real bad. The Truth is, they all are! It’s Socialized Medicine.
    Walter Reed’s problems primarily are at the old Motel across the street for OUT PATIENT CARE. I’m no shill for this White House. I voted for Bush twice, but have several problems with Bush. In fact, here is my biggest problem with Bush:

    Read that, I agree with it 100%

    But I do completely understand the seriousness of this war. I believe we are facing our worst enemy ever. I think this war will take 20 years to win globally. But it is a war we must fight, and we must win. Not Cut And Run, not Redeploy, win! These people need to be dealt with, and if we leave before the job is done, we will only have to go back to the Middle East again, at higher costs, both in dollars and men.
    You should educate yourself on the Enemy. Buy the Documentaries OBSESSION and ISLAM: What The West Needs To Know. They will be good learning tools for you. Robert Spencers new book: The Truth About Muhammad is also good, Mark Steyn’s: America Alone is good, as well as Nonie Darwish’s: Now They Call Me Infidel. I own all that I have listed, and have watched and read the books I mentioned.
    Education, not emotional outbursts, will help you thru this!
    I try to educate AJ on ILLEGALS, but he has no desire to learn. Don’t be like him, read some books, watch the documentaries.

    And finally, I do enjoy the tax cuts, thank you! And so does the Government! Money is rolling into the treasury at rates never before seen! So we should all like them. In fact, I’d like to go down to 28%, I think we could raise even more money for the treasury that way!
    But, with Class Envy what it is, we could never do that, could we.
    Ow, Sooth, if you want, YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND THE GOVERNMENT MORE MONEY THAN YOU OWE. That way, at least YOU can pay the tax rate YOU desire!

  10. stevevvs says:

    Walter Reed Highlights Need for Universal Healthcare

    By Scott Ott, Editor-in-Chief,
    News Fairly Unbalanced. We Report. You Decipher.

    (2007-03-05) — Democrat presidential contender Sen. Hillary Clinton today decried the allegedly poor conditions, stifling bureaucracy and negligent care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and throughout the VA healthcare system, but added, “Just think how bad it would be if it weren’t a government run system.”

    As military patients and their spouses testified before a Senate panel about vermin-infested, moldy rooms, neglect and miles of red tape, Sen. Clinton told reporters, “This crisis serves only to highlight our desperate need for a tax-funded, government-managed universal healthcare system for all Americans.”

    “When I’m president,” she said, “I’ll give the average American the same excellent quality of care we now provide for our nation’s heroes…but without the rats, mold and bureaucracy. I’ll sign legislation outlawing that kind of inefficiency, mismanagement and public employee apathy.”

  11. For Enforcement says:

    It is not true that all VA hospitals are a mess. I just visited the one in Gainesville, Fl and it is a model for hospitals as far as cleanliness, modern facilities, etc. Looks a lot better than Shands just across the street. But both are First Class.

  12. stevevvs says:

    Enforcement ,
    I’m Glad To Hear That! Good News!