The VA OIG is apparently investigating Secretary David Shulkin’s misuse of his staff by asking one to help him shop at Home Depot and Donald Trump is pissed.

The optics are bad, and I am sure he is pissed about compromising to keep Shulkin instead of going with a pick of his own to lead the agency. But in his anger, Trump is looking at switching out Shulkin for Rick Perry, the Texas governor who was indicted for abuse of authority in 2014.

While Perry was eventually cleared of the criminal charges, Trump needs to think through his strategy of floating replacements – – perhaps he should do it within his own inner circle rather than blasting it out on Twitter. Here, the selection makes Trump look like a nitwit.

Apparently, Perry did so well on Dancing with the Stars that Trump believes he could run one of the most corrupt agencies in modern history.

While Trump is known for yanking around his employees, someone needs to let him know that yanking around leadership at VA causes veterans a lot of anxiety. We want stability and transparency, and floating allegations and replacements on a whim does more harm than good, and it makes veterans issues look like a joke to the public.

RELATED: VA Chief Of Staff Resigns

We all know Shulkin is basically a dead man walking. Get the termination over with and pick a better replacement. Just get it over with and stop with the gamesmanship.

Now, if he is truly considering Rick Perry as a replacement to avoid future scandals, he should consider Perry’s political history and why he eventually chose not to run for a 4th term as governor.

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/378238-va-chief-had-security-staffer-shop-with-him-at-home-depot-bring

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96 Comments

  1. Funny graphic.

    Old guard, deep-state Sarah Huckaboo -Sanders – Mike and family, Marx Fem Nikki Haley, the nepotism, Gina Haspel, to be CIA Director, Obummer/Clintoon/BOOSH hold overs, Shulky to Perry?????!!!! Trump’s true colors are flashing neon styled, glowing in the dark, for all to see…. if n’ they want to. Many won’t cause they just love the Trump train and band-wagon… and his sacred cows or bandwagon following. Holy shit Bat Man! POW BAM THWACK This jerk is turning out to be evil Hillary’s twin male puppet, with a Neocon war twist, for evil doers/criminals/traitors, feeding the corruption beasties, and nation collapsing. Should have voted Hillary/Netanyahoo/Satan for a faster flush to get it all over with quicker. What a sell-out, what a deep-state game. I am gonna shit in my red MAGA cap and bury it deep under the compost pile. Put a layer of my Obama toilet paper on top of it too. Do an exorcism over it. Property blessings. I promise!! If I can get out to shovel.

    Guess Trumpster is sending us very clear messages while pretending that big corporate types like him are different, more believable, honorable, trustworthy, ethical than life time politicians or other various types, species, sub-species of swamp monsters. Bwaa ha ha… the jokes on us…. as usual. FUBAR. SNAFU. DC and all politicians should check their aqua sources for brain eating amoebas. Start with Maxine Waters, Pelosi, then Trumpster and on to Congress, etc.

    Now I get to try to get laid back down, relax, and envision about what more shit is to come from the top.

    • cj ¯¯̿̿¯̿̿’̿̿̿̿̿̿̿’̿̿’̿̿̿̿̿’̿̿̿)͇̿̿)̿̿̿̿ ‘̿̿̿̿̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪̀●́)=o/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿̿

      I hear ya T, listen, I voted for President Trump, had no other choice really, and I can’t figure out what the fuck is so hard about fixing this shit. Why the fuck does he not fire Sessions, hire a real prosecutor and go after Hitler-y, and co., Odumbo, and the rest of the damn criminals, and I don’t give a shit if they are Demonrats, or Republicunts. Lock all their asses up, every damn one of them.

      As far as the damn VA goes? Same shit, fire Shill-kin, and put someone in there that is going to clean house proper, and get rid of that cancerous tumor known as the AFGE.

      Geez, why is this so damn difficult? What ever happened to “YOUR FIRED”?
      He is the damn President for crying out loud, start using your damn power, given to you by the people, who sent you there to clean the fucking shit hole, DC. up.

      As for the rest of the people in this damn cuntry, stop voting the same jackasses into office year after fucking year, GET RID OF THE DEAD FUCKING WEIGHT ALREADY. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK………….You keep voting the same assholes into office, and keep expecting different results? Are you fucking insane? I’ll ask again,……… ARE YOU FUCKING INSANE???????????

      • CJ, I think can answer a little about why people keep voting in scum bags and the corrupt. Besides pure insanity, the intentions to ruin the works, or some deeply entrenched party, family, clique, long held traditions, or loyalty. More about the ‘game’ and activism.

        I have heard it since being a kid playing in the feed stores on hay stacks listening to old men talk politics or union matters. Didn’t make much sense then but it stuck in my mind for some reason. “He’s dirty but let’s everybody else make a buck too.” I heard it while doing the union stuff too. I heard it again doing I Spy stuff going to nefarious meetings like Moveon, Students for Democratic Society ‘stuff,’ to other lefty college town type meetings. I heard it as a teen working in Chicago and being around different kinds of groups and people. Or in the old lefty places like “Old Town” that was full of Hippy types, very far left groups at the time in Chi town. Heard it more in union meetings and conventions to various local activities. I still hear it from extended family in Illinois who vote straight Demoncrat even knowing if negatively affects them, but they keep hopes up that corruption, or their party, will serve them in the end. Annnnd from the locals and many others out there still today. They just love and adore Hillary and Obama.

        It boils down to they figure they need the most corrupt people in office or positions that are known criminals, have committed criminal acts like shredding evidence, caught with dope, a trail of dead bodies behind their careers, caught doing some wrong, been secretly fired or let go from some high position or power position, due to corrupt connections can get by with criminal acts, know how to spread the money and pay-offs around, have contacts with thug/syndicate elements, levels of government, may have the goods on people so as to keep them quiet, loyal, and know how to get certain things done behind closed doors to using the secret society types, informers, who look good by facade. That kind of group-think, associations, and people do not want honest ethical, oath keeping, well intended types in control of anything. Not even for non-profits, union affairs, for local small town- big city governing, media, courts, academia, and the the long list of others with that mind-set, proclivity to do malevolent, atrocious acts, or promote evil anti-American agendas. They want actors, liars, those with no soul, no conscience, no guilt, self-serving, the players.

        That also can apply to some religious types too. Quite a few actually. No truth, no oath keeping, no facts wanted. Don’t offend the evil and controllers behind the curtain. They feel they can use the corrupt/dirty to get some of their flock or family out of trouble or get better deals using such types mentioned above. To get things done or fulfill a whim or want. Oh yeah, I’ve had some fun discussion with various types. So corruption can serve the masses and the insider scum bags.

        That can also be applied to the VA, modern health care, shopping, etc. It’s so conspicuous but sometimes that is the best way to hide things. Shrouded a bit, indistinct, becomes commonplace, innocent, acceptable or a good wanted thing even. Like it all is today, but don’t ask questions. Don’t mention this at union meetings or a church. lol

  2. Face in hands. Speechless. Disgusted. I had to wipe the coffee off my screen.Picked my jaw off the floor My eye’s even bugged out like a Warner Brothers cartoon. AAAOOOOOGAAA!

  3. Being left somewhat dyslexic from some bad medication side-effects (thanks VA and off-label Topamax), the first thing my eyes/brain interprets in title of today’s blog article is:”Trump To Change Out Shulkin With Criminally Indicted pRick-erry”.

    Yup.

    More…Prickerry, which further translates to yet another prick as VA Suck.

    RAND Corp. agrees that more “Prickerry” is akin to more VA “Dickerry”.

    • Not good. I reported some effects like that to some VA trash and got smiles, and attitudes of disbelief from. They had me on multiple crap/stuff, plus Gabapentin for pain. Honest to God I couldn’t make a check out or pay bills. I was doing stuff like making the number 3 and letters backwards and weird stuff like that I never did before. Their actions for it was to push more dope like Ambilify, I think it was Trazadone, and another one on top of the rest till I was sitting around drooling, still in pain. Didn’t snap out of it until my G-son asked why I was just sitting around, drooling, not acting like my old self, watching blank TV screens. Did the VA trash care? Double hell no.

      Interesting side note. Just talked to two gents, civilians, with chronic pain issues. One with massive spine surgery, the other got T-boned on his bike by a sixteen year old chick who stole her gramps car. Damn near killed the guy, still in a wheel chair, can barely move, severed a femoral artery with broken bones, femur, foot peg though his ankle and etc. Both sent home from big city hospitals minus pain meds and told to use Tylenol and over the counter crap. Large doses of Arthritis Strength Tylenol 8 times per day??? I repeat..??? Said their MDs told them Indiana has cut prescribing pain meds due to over-use and too many scripts being written. Too many over-doses from pain meds they claim. State’s med boards and law enforcement hacks are said to make life hell and too difficult on MDs daring to prescribe pain meds. Same shit different day. Impossible to get pain meds here and has for years, but still there is an “epidemic’ of people over-dosing on prescribed pain meds and others?? No mention of heroin or street dope, just pain meds. The phony war and propaganda continues. Who suffers? Us and other patients having to deal with BS and collective punishment. IN or out of the VA. But the elite are getting theirs and from their special clinics the serfs can’t get into. Yep, socialist/Draconian styled medicine really works with a medical community/poly-ticks that doesn’t stand up for patients, truth, or decency. Oh there’s no intentional oppression/suffering/maltreatment/brutality going on.

      • @-T
        This last November, I had my last remaining -7- teeth extracted to have entire budget dentures made and since I cannot trust the VA dental hacks to take proper precautions and not infect other Vets with my multitude of infectious/viral agents in my blood from one bloody dental tool to an entirely different Vet’s mouth…(it’s happened at Dayton multiple times, mass mailings to get tested for HIV and all the Hep’s)….so I went to Aspen Dental, on my dime…SEVEN TEETH EXTRACTED…no pain RX’s here in Ohio because of the assholes that abuse it…was told to go buy some generic tylonol over the counter or pay more for a generic RX of Motrin.

        I survived, always do, but my PTSD and anxiety symptoms went through the roof and stayed that way for a good week or two…BUT..if you’re an addict on heroin, we will ENABLE your behavior…here, get your FREE syringes…here, can we help your arm with that…?
        Meanwhile, if you have true pain…nope, no dope unless you want to play soap on a rope. But get your FREE SYRINGES….wtf?!!!!

      • Nam, I know where you’re coming from. I am still dealing with the broken jaw issues from the VA back in 2015. Civy made dentures still won’t fit and playing with the Dremel tool to work on them due to swelling and rough/sore spots in my gums. Along with the other stuff already written. That crap sure didn’t help with the migraines, TMJ, B-ball like head swelling, or other neck and head issues.

        Some counties here too want to pass the needle exchange and heroin stuff. We have a lot of wealthy, connected, and elite folks here that are more concerned for their unruly kids and fam members than they care about the rest of us out here suffering. But they have to try and take care of their drug addicted youth and excuse giving activist game players or criminals. Hell, the “new VA pain clinic” told us to go drink our pain away or hit the street corners for heroine or crack. So the intentional game playing is obvious. Then they had the balls to tell us we were criminals… “or would be for sure.” The scum.

        Several MDs and specialist told me to cease all the over the counter meds, Tylenol, etc. Was doing damage to kidneys, gave me fatty liver, NAFLD, and to never take the crap again. Then be told by the VA clinic and new scum PCPs to take the crap and to forget everything we have ever been told before, or have been doing even if it works. How insane can some of these freaks be??? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Take this…NO don’t take that. Same with Testosterone shots or patches. Oh yes you must take these, the flip side from other so-called professionals/VA clinics… oh no don’t take that it feeds prostate cancer and will cause you problems. WTF. And on it went, or goes.

        I was put on narcs for reasons. Used with no problems and plenty of tests to prove it, years worth. Now I, and others, are supposed to play games, go to an emergency room, pay high dollars for shots, and constantly told to believe their shit and propaganda. Or sit in the only pain clinic in town to get the bare minimum of meds, for six hours or more per month and told to visit other clinics/specialist I have already gone through both with the VA and civy for years, and no more to be done. But I am supposed to play the money game to appease the lot. Nope, not me. Then local and state scum, activist, medical pukes, etc., want me to shut up? Nope, two things I know I am good at… suffering, damn good, excellent at suffering, and spouting off over a multitude of wrong doings and corruption. Their threats of harm don’t worry me either. Bring it and put me out of my misery… or try to, I don’t care.

        Side note: Wowser!!! Just had a guy remove 3,954 tracking files and hidden cookies on my pc. Imagine that. How cute of them all.

      • Such grey areas that the Opiate-Opioid Late-Called Epidemic has caused. They don’t even evaluate to see what they pass, implement, or change, how that new measure has an affect/effect on others with documented/verified medical conditions.

        We suffer while the others get treated. Wtf is wrong with this picture? I had medications taken away from me that is documented to work, with out having ANY unmanaged side effects. Now, they want to prescribe medications that has much worse side-effects, and some they are even forcing to take these poisonous medications.

        [[[[[—> Psychotropic Drugs; the NEXT Epidemic, after the ratsters skim off their cut from the sales of such). TRUTH <—]]]]]

  4. Meanwhile: “In A Brief History Of Time”, professor Stephen Hawking passed-way this early morning and am only thankful he did not have the VA for his healthcare because he would have died much longer ago by the VA’s ignorance.
    R.I.P. to a disabled genius that had a beautiful mind in-spite of huge obstacles and I’m only sharing because people such as Hawking inspire lowly me with my own disabilities to…not give-up and live another day.

    (If Stephen Hawking were a Veteran, he would’ve still been waiting 9 years for a wheelchair ramp then another 9 years for a wheelchair that fits said ramp)

  5. The VA Sec. position seems to be a bit of a ‘safety dance’ that nobody really wants so this song by ‘Men Without Hats’ (non-VSO type musicians), and “The Safety Dance” is befitting for another dancing monkey VA Suck:
    “[The Safety Dance

    We can dance if we want to
    We can leave your friends behind
    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
    Well, they’re no friends of mine

    Say, we can go where we want to
    A place where they will never find
    And we can act like we come from out of this world
    Leave the real one far behind

    And we can dance
    (Dancé!)

    We can go when we want to
    The night is young and so am I
    And we can dress real neat from our hats to our feet
    And surprise ’em with the victory cry

    Say, we can act if we want to
    If we don’t, nobody will
    And you can act real rude and totally removed
    And I can act like an imbecile

    And say, we can dance, we can dance
    Everything’s out of control
    We can dance, we can dance
    They’re doing it from pole to pole
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody look at your hands
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody’s taking the chance
    Safety dance
    Oh well, the safety dance
    Ah yes, the safety dance

    We can dance if we want to
    We’ve got all your life and mine
    As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
    Everything’ll work out right

    I say, we can dance if we want to
    We can leave your friends behind
    Because your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
    Well, they’re no friends of mine

    I say, we can dance, we can dance
    Everything’s out of control
    We can dance, we can dance
    We’re doing it from pole to pole
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody look at your hands
    We can dance, we can dance
    Everybody’s taking the chance

    Oh well, the safety dance…]”

    • namnibor,
      You hit it right on the head!
      No one wants the position of Secretary of VA!
      Why?
      Because they know of ALL the corruption, waste, fraud and abuse within the VA!
      Remember back last year when potus was picking a couple of people for that position? What we on here surmised was “…it wouldn’t look good on their resumes!”

      In my opinion, cleaning up the VA is going to take a person willing to go in and start firing people from the top down! And do it in one fell swoop!
      This includes everyone in the administration and healthcare side of VA!
      Plus, if the union starts getting involved – shut them down as well!
      There’s more than enough laws on the books to accomplish this, it’s just going to take someone will balls!
      As far as the “Home Depot” ASSHOLE, he screwed over good workers and brought in people who didn’t know anything about “home improvement”!

      Could be Potus is “playing with Shyster Shithead Shulkin’s mind!?!?! Shulkin IS definitely on the brink of something! Could be he’s more paranoid than we know! Why else have an “armed guard outside his door”!!!!
      Don’t know how it’s going to play out just yet. Gotta have patience! Still waiting for the hammer to drop!

  6. You called the President a nitwit. I’m telling.

    My own picks to head up this agency are topics I have mulled over now for nearly 47 seconds. Given the potency of the medicine I just vaped that is a LOT of thinking.

    I pick the truckdriver I just saw drive by. I am at Starbucks sipping coffee so if he is not available the cute chick running the steamed milk machine is next up. The working woman in car three in the drive through lane trying to hide her texting would round out the field of candidates fully qualified to fill the VA leadership shoes that need filling, right?

    Any one of these candidates would be capable of the kinds of achievements we have seen of the very best VA leadership in decades past and God knows we need these shoes filled.

  7. I think it’s kind of low to insinuate that Rick Perry was indicted because of misuse of power. When he was the governor of Texas he was entirely within his authority and the Democratic district attorney in the county that indicted him was after a political witch-hunt. I personally think that Perry would make a good Veterans Administration secretary. He is a veteran and a good guy. Shame on you for such a horrible headline.

      • I asked for black coffee, cream, and sugar, and he brought me back an ice water with a twist of lemon. WTF is up wit dat?

      • Crazy Elf, I didn’t know Perry was a veteran. He doesn’t wear it on his sleeve like other politicians that I have noticed.
        I did hear part of the reason his presidential campaign was somewhat lackluster was because he was dealing with severe back pain.

        If he took the job as SecVA, at least he would have intimate knowledge of what its like to live with chronic pain.

    • From all the stupid ass Sec’s of the VA in the past, you’d think that Trump and his advisors would know exactly what type of person that needs to selected to analyze, implement, and to manage the necessary changes that’s need inside the VA beltway. This is fucking stupid.

      And I suggest, like me, that you contact POTUS and remind him what he stated in his State of the Union Address. I for one am getting tired, pissed off, and disgusted of reading how the VA is royally fucking over us Veterans, when they are mandated to assist us in gaining as much of our normal life back as possible. And the dumb fucks sit back, twiddle their fingers, and bang their heads trying to figure out why Veterans don’t like them, and give them such a hard time. You can’t fix stupid.

    • DF – Perry is still a dimwit. Wind power in Texas is showing the world how it’s done – a lot of it on his watch as Gov, and he still comes out and trashes it to suit the new boss. That – and when a presidential candidate he couldn’t remember the Dept of Energy – which he wanted to shut down. Dizzying. True – ish – the TX Dems went at him sideways and failed.

  8. When are you people going to get it?
    There is no saving the VA Medical System. It’s broken at every level and has been for decades. It’s a culture, and you cannot change a culture until you replace everyone in it.
    So please, get onboard with a unified movement to close it. Completely close it. Take their budget, move it to Social Security and let Veterans get the care they want and need from doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and hospice OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING!!!
    The SocSec infrastructure is already in place. It works, no start-up time or costs. Each Veteran gets an ID Card with benefits in accordance with their disability level; and those levels would be set by QUALIFIED, PROFESSIONAL, REAL MEDICAL DOCTORS.

    So please, rally around this and stop fighting the VA. Congress will never fix the VA. It’s impossible. JUST GET RID OF IT!

    • “Combat Wounded Veteran”,
      I definitely agree with you on the VA healthcare IS broken beyond repair.
      I think we vets should be able to use “Champva”! It’s “…also [already] set up…” and has a great reputation for better healthcare!
      That’s my opinion!

    • CWVeteran. Oh I think most of us ‘get it.’ Just where is this ‘unified movement’ or group to be found?

      Are you aware that the entire medical system is FUBAR is broken, corrupt, and a culture of greed, corruption, fraud, inflated charges, doom and gloom? Have you been reading this blog long? Or at least the past few topics?

      Do you realize how difficult it is in some places, states, towns, to get quality care?? How difficult it is to find get accepted as a new patient or after leaving the VA over ‘stuff?’ As evil nut case non-lefty veterans? Or the network of retaliation already has you on their lists of targets of hate from the many activist, unions, health care slime or other cliques out there playing their games? Going to systems like Medicare that can’t even match your name up with your social or other info?? Believe me… nothing is that simple, cut and dried, accomplished. Nothing. Been two years + since leaving the VA and still can’t find the care I need or a physician interested in dealing with all my issues, but want to pass me around like a hot potato. Or told to go back to the VA. All the while having to deal with activist trash including from a local major hospital and clinic I made huge mistakes on picking from.

      Where calling around to find a good MD can be labeled as “doctor shopping” or for merely finding ‘dope?’ And is put in your files for all to see as being something criminal. Aware of the tons of paper-work or special contracts we may be asked to sign to be seen by some MD? Or constantly repeated.

      That lists obtained from hospital referrals when searching out MDs taking patients are new, foreigners (some can’t understand English well), or around to ‘practice’ their new college styled ways on? Or here because of other issues they had somewhere else?

      Fall back, adjust your fire and listen to some others out here who have, or are, going through the windmill of life over some issues. Like stated… it’s not that easy at all. Especially in Indiana.

    • I don’t want ANY VA budgeted monies to be mixed in with Social Security. They’ll just manipulate the monies to fix problems that are non-Veteran related. We’ve seen this fucking game in the past with the same SSA. Did you forget already?

      |—–> Ths is what they count on; as time goes by, the things that should be fixed and taken care of, now become accepted as being normal. Need a fucking wake up call here.

  9. I don’t agree with Perry as SecVA. I believe he has executive capabilities, but I don’t believe he has the abilities it will take to clean up the VA.
    I don’t believe he has the abilities because he is somehow tarnished. The charges against him in TX were bullshit political charges brought by sniveling leftists in Austin. Those who brought the charges were abusing their positions and abusing the judicial process by using it as a political weapon.
    No. Perry might be able to run DoE, but VA needs someone that not only knows how to lead, but someone who will gouge out some worthless hacks eyes in a minute if needed.
    I seem to recall commenting that we would be back here in a year because of trying to appease certain congressmen. Trump needs to ignore those bastards as they have ignored veterans for years allowing the VA to deteriorate into such a condition.

    Much of the problem still is, like it was a year ago, nobody wants to take on the job of cleaning up such a disaster. I heard on the radio this morning that Perry may not even take the job because it is such a mess.

    No. What Trump needs is a patriot that will refocus the VA on what their mission is, and someone who will not hesitate to get rid of whoever refuses to recognize that mission.

  10. I’d like to nominate myself as the next VA Secretary.

    My qualifications are.

    I’m a veteran.
    I’ve been dealing with the VA in the form of my claim for the last 4 years.
    I have no problem firing my way through this corrupt organization as I have PTSD and simply do not give any fucks.
    Fully capable of hiring veteran oriented people with ideas and the willpower to reform the VA.

    Unlike Rick Perry, I can find my own asshole with both hands and somebody holding a field manual.

    • WC you are hired!! You, Ben, and some others out here would make for fine VA change, research, info, and leadership. Just don’t let the power get to your heads. lol Get Constitutional attorneys like Kris Anne Hall in there too. If the establishment hates them, censors them, not allowed to speak on college campuses… disliked by both sides and government entities… hire em.

      We don’t need clowns from failed border states who has, had, to appease every piece of lint out there. Now look at where they are at with illegals, crime, corruption, mafias, gangs, raping, kidnapping, open borders, etc. We don’t need old faces, the old guard, flip floppers, Bush buddies, from the left or right, or the likes any longer in DC or over the VA. IMHO If they have been in office and things remained the same or got worse… they are swamp monsters with severe pre-existing conditions to answer for. lol

      We need new blood, fresh faces, zero connections to the usual DC clubs or cliques. No dual citizenship crap, no secret club affiliations, etc. Should be simple to find but media and the corrupt will not allow this to happen easily. If not then shut them down and turn them into ready made assisted care apartments for vets. Assisted care for me, civilian, is going to cost 3 to five thousand a month outside of the VA or what they may provide. I will never return to or trust again. I am checking into everything I can think of. So with some issues I will just have to sit and rot. Or get more insurance for the specific issues and pay high assed premiums for it, cheaper for women.. I digress. Okay. Then people think all this high priced medical cost is okay with them or ethical.

    • But can you neatly fold the tp in layers on your hand, so that the poo don’t get on it? If can, you’ve got the job. When can you start? And, you’ve got to get pissed tested first. But no worries, if it don’t come out looking good, we’ll either fix it for ya, or will ignore until sometime down the line. Alright WC? Lolz

      • Well I’m definitely pissed so I should pass that test with flying colors. I think I’ll keep Rick Perry on staff though. I’ll keep him in the corner of my office and when I need a laugh I’ll simply ask him “Hey Rick, when you where running for President, what 3 agencies where you going to reform?” Maybe I can trot him out for parties as a way to break the ice.

      • I was just razzing because of the who and their criteria for picking past VA Secretaries. You’d think they’d get it right by now.

    • Mee tooo. Mee tooo. I built a $400MM wind farm in seven months – on time, under budget – no graft. I also bake a mean loaf of artisnal bread and am currently doing bentwood deck furniture with Port Orford cedar…… mee toooo. And if I stick with PTSD therapy I can weave baskets. meee toooooo

      ya see – we can all join the meee tooo movement without being inappropriately touched…. although – at this stage of my life – shit – why not. meee toooo please.

  11. Lol…

    On my commute to work, the news radio station, oddly, brought up this and they said that ‘Shulkin is on his way out, but doesn’t know [figured it out] yet.

    Well, I wanted to yell “Yesss!!!”, but started crying…

    Look, what government cronie isn’t a criminal? It’s just a matter of us catching them.

    Again, doesn’t matter who they put to run the VA. The mission is still ‘Delay, Deny, Until Veterans die’. Not sure when people are gonna wake up and see the real issue here.

    Look, if our country erred (like with Social Security) in creating promises of benefits that cannot be sustained, then come clean and let’s come up with a plan (i.e. raising taxes, budgeting) to better serve our fellow military. People prefer the truth, even if it’s bad news. Stop playing this silly games with us.

    • TaB,
      From all the reports about how much is actually spent on veterans, it doesn’t come close to the amount Congress gives them!
      I believe the VA spends more on: unnecessary purchasing of [add anything you want here] , settlement agreements over malpractice suits, public relations to spin the corruption, waste, fraud and abuse into their favor., over expenditures of buildings that aren’t ready when their supposed to be, manipulation of big pharma for monies, etc., etc., etc.!

      Shut it down!

  12. The promise of SS was not, in my opinion, an error of judgement. The problem with SS lies in the fact that FedGov keeps ramming it’s hand in the cookie jar all the way up to the shoulder and never pays back what it takes. Without the federal arm in the jar nobody would be talking about SS because it would be solvent. Maybe we should stop dumping billions of dollars on foreign countries to prop them up, looking right at you Isreal, and instead put that money directly into SS. I think 4-5 years of that and SS would be a lot healthier than it is.

    • WC,
      It ain’t just Israel Who’s receiving our taxpayers monies. From what’s slipped out recently, there’s a shitpot full of countries!
      Hell, did you know Thailand was receiving a bunch of our taxpayers monies?
      I wonder how many TOTAL are sponging off America?

      • We need to just leave Israel alone, and to put our focuses on other Countries that have a history of being unmonitored and our monies and assistance being found in the black market, terrorism, etc.. Israel manages her Country better than we do. When action is required, they don’t like us, discuss things, and idly sit back and watch knowing that the react time has already passed. Too slow.

      • I disagree Nutter. Israel is and has been our worse enemy, spy, has interfered in our politics, seems to own DC and all else, media, commies in Hollywood and more then brags about it. Or has the world screaming anti-Semite any time they are exposed, discussed, whatever. They have never signed the nuke treaty like all other nations have had to do. They don’t have to file as foreign lobbying entities like AIPAC like all others have to do, and many more. They killed our sailors, attacking an American flag ship, the USS Liberty which was covered up by the like of McCains and other corrupt trash for mighty egg sucking deceiving Israel. Even today we are to pick either the sailors or mighty Israel to support. Who do you think VSOs, the media, our government still protects and covers for the real supremacist and rulers from Israel? Their Mossad motto is ‘By way of deception thou shalt do war.” I could write a book on it especially after attempting leftist colleges and bible colleges where the first things told …. hands off Israel and don’t offend the “chosen.” Barf.

        How they seem to control Indiana and big part of the troubles and corrupt, lack of media we have here. This isn’t the forum for it but people should investigate the scum bucket country, drop the ingrained, brain-washed knee-jerk reactions when they are mentioned. Who do you think most of my troubles came from in the past dealing the state’s corruption and entities? How a federal brief just disappeared by and over, like other crimes committed here and covered up to protect certain cliques or Semites? Yep, big time. Who do you think I have been told even in small claims court to leave alone…with unknown Freemasons present to boost up and defend the “defendant’ and telling me in chambers…” good case, done a good job, witnesses present..case dismissed.”

        The Menorah allowed on the National Lawn and White House…Christian cross is not? Our congress and all politicians and staff go to Israel, unanimously support Israel and their groups here. You either support and swear allegiance to Israel or you don’t get into any politics or on TV or major news arenas. Their support for censoring, loss of free speech, Louis Farrakhan was okay until he mentions being anti Israel and hell breaks lose on about it that but okay to want to destroy the white race and much much more. Nope. There are no excuses for Americans to support that nation or the power they have over us all… believe it or not. Either religiously, spiritually or in the physical world. You get enough shit thrown in your face over the years you tend to wake up and want to know just what the hell is going on and where is all the crap coming from and why and for who. While we are in perpetual wars mainly because of Israel all truth be known. Our men and women fighting and dying claiming it’s for freedom? But in reality it’s for you know who and to do their bidding and land grabbing.

        Now I really have made some enemies. And again… I don’t care. The proof is out there. You can lead a horse to water but not make it drink. Same way with people wanting facts or truth and being afraid of it, or warned off from it.

      • I’m fully aware it’s not just Isreal. There is an entire list of countries that receive billions of fucking dollars a year from our country but the only thing most of the morons who live here are concerned about are “the goddamned SS freeloaders”.

      • Absolutely Wrong – Israel Isn’t US’s Worse Enemy – On Bottom Tier of Lists

        You can’t put down scientific fact or information on a topic just because one feels that way, or going on emotions and feelings (these change, and it’s all over this board).

        “https://www.visualcapitalist.com/which-country-is-americas-biggest-enemy/”

        “https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-militarys-greatest-enemy-isnt-russia-or-china-19875”

        “https://www.marketwatch.com/story/russia-just-got-bumped-from-this-list-of-americas-biggest-enemies-2017-04-23”

        “https://brilliantmaps.com/us-allies-enemies/”

        “https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/03/upshot/which-country-do-americans-like-most-for-republicans-its-australia.html”

        “https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/02/10-conflicts-to-watch-in-2018/”

        “https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/31/daily-202-state-of-the-union-underscores-why-trump-is-his-own-worst-enemy/5a71080230fb041c3c7d7528/?utm_term=.be30f4bd88e3”

        “https://www.axios.com/trump-is-his-own-worst-enemy-5e2198eb-be9a-4d0e-b9ab-812bf6d07773.html”

      • Nutter. It wasn’t WC that wrote that, I did and I stick to my write, research, life experience and tons of info banned, and for those jailed and destroyed for daring to expose Israel and their generations of whine and dealing out death. Find another blog besides Ben’s and we’ll have a good debate over filthy ass pedophile sick parasitic Israel. Our shadow government. There is absolutely no serving two masters or supporting an enemy in the slightest way, or supporting anything or anyone that corrupt, corrupting, or has proudly killed American sailors and put fear in about every power position in Amerika to be known, Hollyweird to Black Ops DC, to back off and bow to them,.. OR ELSE.

        Odd isn’t even Mel Gibson, pastors, historians, scholars, anyone who dares mention them or their agents of doom is attacked, put out of business, imprisoned, killed, chased out of Hockywood, out of DC, not allowed to teach in academia, media, etc. Get real. But I can understand the generations brain-washing and the fear they put in people, or all the social engineering most peeps can’t shake. Religious cults n’ all.

        This just shows some more -divisive shit- they love and allows a multitude of people at the VA and all over this nation to attack and destroy people for stepping on some toe of any special types or people who are supposed to be able to get away murder and do as they please, or allowed all the special privileges their little corrupt evil hearts desire. Who do you think can blow up at the VA at patients and still work there? Our nation’s untouchables. Or deal out threats and seemingly have every lefty group, professionals, politician, civy care back them up and perpetuate the shit, fear and hate? Make people shudder at the mere mention of a name or some corrupt action. Guess you haven’t experienced some things in life for some wake-up calls, who is behind 99.9% of all anti-American or anti-freedom activism/agendas, or who to bow to in some judges chambers as well as every church out there.

        Divisions:
        ISRAEL, their agents, provocateurs, Kol Nidre spouting destroyers.
        Any dual citizenship holding, American hating types. Here to colonize/rule, not assimilate. from Planet x or not. Us vs. Them. lol
        Politics.
        social status. Curb living or country club. Names with alphabet letters. Degrees no degrees.
        Money, have – have nots.
        Race, religions, age, creeds, types of disabilities.
        All the various genders and such crap today.
        Special interest groups.
        Battle of the sexes… still. Ahem…Marxism and his real name.
        Nepotism.
        Levels of education, or hicks from the sticks or the city types who hate them and vice versa.
        Draconian demands, PC living. Globalist. Join the herd or else. Group think, or die, don’t complain.
        Radical Vegans vs meat eaters.
        Branch of service.
        Golfers, non-golfers.
        Free thinkers vs in box only.
        Wheat bread or white.
        VA lab rats or those unaffected and happy happy happy.
        and on it goes.

        The absolute worse being… Who are those we are never to mention, point a finger to, challenge, question, discuss, seems to control the works, and can destroy anyone they desire who stands up against it. (That’s a simple, very obvious one, defend that too along with the USS Liberty murders.) And wants us censored or totally silenced and have zero real freedoms or rights… while they expect the trillions of dollars and tribute and wartime goodies… and our blood.

        “https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/adl-ad-censorship-online-hate-index.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=68588660c2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-68588660c2-387865725”

        That link won’t be up long.

        The new Wonder Woman makes me barf too. If you have to ask why, then wake up and smell the propaganda, agendas, and chatter. So don’t just use mainstream propaganda links put out to waste time, try to defend, or brain-wash.
        “https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/yes-ashkenazi-jews-including-gal-gadot-are-people-of-color/”
        This or that… revealing. Obvious, not so much. We are NOT one on the planet, what fun.

        Try to find a real free speech blog besides this one and we’ll have some fun. I also noticed, as usual, my reasons listed for not bowing to Israel were totally side-stepped. Why. Then we are some links to mainstream garbage? Have a nice day, or night, but we will have to simply agree to deeply disagree and move on with the game of life. But doesn’t seem that alone isn’t allowed much in the new ‘MericaIS.’ Or by I$rael, DC rulers to. lobbyist.

  13. Well I for one hail POTUS (Piece Of Turdy Useless Shit) Trump for making good on his promises to “take care of veterans”. He certainly is taking care of us alright.

    You may read my above statement as piss on your grave sarcasm. In a mood.

    I hate liars, and I hate crooked people in Washington, DC who abuse their positions. I care nothing about party. Only performance.

    Best country in the world my ass! Seen too much of the rest of the world, and other cultures to know better through first-hand observation. USA USA is simply one of the richest and most wasteful.

    Commander John Wells would be a far, far, better choice for VA Secretary. He would not get the VA turned around in a year. Often how long it takes a patient to recover depends upon how ill they are. But he would work tirelessly to make an effective change for VETERANS each and every day from day one of his tenure.

    And over time, all veterans would see continuous, sustained improvement. And we really cannot ask more than that. Perfection is not possible.

    But the continued sustainability of the current clusterfuck is untenable.

    It is high time for some real leadership at the VA. Leadership that speaks truth publicly about how bad things have really gotten. Leadership that develops solutions to take better care of ALL our nations warriors.

    Leadership that recognizes that when they are doing a good job – – – it will be veterans singing their praises, rather than the VA needing a PR Agency to put out “Fluff Pieces” to mislead America and her citizens about what a stellar job they are doing.

    They are not. In fact, they are doing a very piss-poor job. The VA has a first-world budget which they use to provide veterans less than third-world medical care.

    Current VA leadership has their Brain Housing Group the size of mice and their Heart no bigger. It is about FIFTEEN YEARS PAST TIME TO FIX THE GODDAMN BROKEN VA:

    1. IMMEDIATELY recognize the problems inherent in the VA are SYSTEM-WIDE, not just limited to a few locations.

    2. Fire all the Lazy No Good Workers. Fire EVERY single AFGE/SES Employee.

    3. Sell off all the VA facilities. Alternatively, they may be converted into military barracks-style housing for homeless veterans.

    4. Issue all veterans a card that allows them to choose their own doctors within their community that they can TRUST.

    5. The United States Government will PAY those doctors promptly (Within 45 days) for the care they provide veterans.

    6. ELIMINATE the “Federal Protection” Umbrella for incompetent QUACKS that the VA sends to other states to practice other than their own. Going to practice in XX state? You need to be LICENSED in XX state.

    7. Any claim a veteran submits to the VBA that requires more than 90 days to adjudicate, is automatically found to be in favor of the veteran.

    Should a veteran file a false claim to scam the system, the VA will have to prove in civil court that the claim was falsely submitted. For filing a false claim, the veteran will be mandatorily subject to ALL of the following:

    (A). The claim shall be denied. If the veteran has received any form of benefits because of the false claim they will be required to fully repay the benefits at cost.
    (B). The veteran will be banned from all VA facilities for the remainder of their life.
    (C). The veteran will lose any benefits they originally have or had, and will not be allowed to file for further benefits.

    8. All veterans will be allowed to seek/retain the services of a Veterans Rights Attorney from their first initial contact with the VA. This will help to protect the legal rights of veterans against corrupt and incompetent VA employees.

    9. No AFGE, nor any other Labor Union business will be allowed to take place in any Federal Workplace. Conducting Union Business during working hours will be STRICTLY PROHIBITED, and will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Should any government employee be found violating this provision, it will result in IMMEDIATE LIFETIME DISMISSAL FROM ANY/ALL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYMENT.

    10. Attorneys for appeal will be retained at the former employee’s PERSONAL expense. U. S. Taxpayer’s will not be subject to payment of legal bills for incompetent or dishonest personnel with regards to Governmental Employment.

    You have my contact information Mr. President. Call me anytime. I have a lot of ideas to help this nation improve the services provided to my fellow veterans. The ones that were promised but have yet to be delivered upon. Veterans have been waiting for over fifty years for the fulfillment of those promises. I will not hesitate to speak up at all.

    For my fellow veterans who have been ill-served by this DERAILED CLUSTERFUCK of a GOD AWFUL TRAIN WRECK CALLED THE VA over the years:

    Our battles overseas were far less stressful than our war here at home. Never Cruel or Cowardly. Never Give Up. Never Give In. We are on the Righteous path.

    POTUS Reagan broke up PATCO in the ’80’s. Time for POTUS Bone Spurs to break up the AFGE. The vast majority of our current Congress Critters do NOT have Veterans Interests at heart. Perhaps their replacements will. VOTE OUT all these WORTHLESS BASTARDS.

    Give their replacement’s one term to take care of Veterans who put aside their own personal lives to answer this nation’s call when she needed them. Many of those Veterans suffer the remainder of their lives for doing what most of their countrymen had not the courage to do.

    If they cannot MUSTER THE STONES to do it properly – – – vote their worthless asses out as well. Party should NOT MATTER. What SHOULD MATTER is their VOTING RECORDS ON VETERANS ISSUES.

    Rhetoric is cheap. Congressional Voting Records speak louder than words.

    NO Combat Veteran should be surprised when the next McVeigh, Congressional Baseball Team, or Las Vegas Sniper Incident occurs. Bound to happen. Just a matter of time . . .

    We have now reached the next accelerative phase of our country falling apart. Country before Party. Principles before Personalities. Always.

    Want to REALLY fix the VA? The next SecVA needs to be a former Enlisted Man brought in from the general veteran population with a few serious axes to grind against the VA and the AFGE, with zero previous governmental civilian service.

    Apparently, Former Flag Officers and SES appointed Civilians can’t cut the mustard . . .

    Maybe a SINCERELY MOTIVATED Gunnery Sergeant or Chief Petty Officer CAN.

    Disgruntled Veteran
    1973 – 1976 USMC
    1978 – 1993 USN
    Wounded Warrior
    Honolulu, Hawaii

  14. Here comes the Private, as in privatization.

    You guys that are for it aren’t considering the U S is 37th in the world in health care. 19th among the industrialized 19, meaning 18 places below the next rung on the ladder among the 19 industrialized nations. And, yes health care research on vets to provide big pharma their bucks as well as reducing entitlements of veterans on va disability compensation is a big part of that.

    But you still get unqualified NPs at the Big Medicine Corporate Clinics. Gone are the Doctors that care. We are stuck with the ones that are in it for the money because that is what the career counselor told the A student he should be to have the big house, boats and RVS.

    • We may be all that and a bag of chips, however, given the choice between VA care and private sector care. I’d still choose private healthcare in a heartbeat. Why? Because at the end of the day there is zero accountability for VA fuck ups. At least if a private sector Doctor screws you up you have recourse. And if a Doctor screws up enough people he/she can lose their license to practice. Hard to see patients when every time you turn around there’s another malpractice lawsuit for your insurance to pay out. How long are you going to have insurance as a Doctor if you keep screwing people up?

      As for reducing compensation/benefits please provide links. Comp and Pen could and should be moved over to SSA. Such a move could help protect that program for all people who need it. Hard to justify killing SS when there are a shit ton of vets using it and depending on it.

      • Compensation benefit reduction by wait list. If you are dead you don’t collect anymore. If you died of a SC condition your spouse, if you have one, gets less than a third of 100% disability compensation if at all.

        My 31 year old claim for TDIU is on remand from the BVA. It has been up and down the ladder that many years. You can’t say they are not waiting for me to die and at 76, I’m not that far away.

        Have you seen some of the C & P exams that have come out lately? I have had a tinnitus compensation for 30 years. My latest C & P examiner and adjudicator said it wasn’t service connected? My first hearing complaint was for tinnitus recorded as an EENT consult 9 years before my finale release from the service.

        Links? All I have to do is look at my C & P file and the Record Before the Agency currently at the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, now in dispute for missing documents, noted to be there in the past by documents what were missed in the clean out by some DRO to cover his ass in his negative report.

        I’ve now taken it to the U S District Court for the Wyoming District because of the delays under the 5th Amendment and Sec 4 of the 14th Amendment. I’m waiting now 11 days for the Judge to respond to the U S Attorney’s motion to dismiss and my rebuttal to that motion.

        Believe it or not I cited Citizen’s United along with Biven’s decisions of the U S Supreme Court.

        If you really need a link to cases try hadit.com forums. “https://community.hadit.com/forums/topic/23414-cue-granted-in-208-at-bva/gsc.tab=0”

      • @Lem I’m not sure I’m following. But I think Comp and Pen handled by SSA instead of the VA you would have been done and sorted within half that time.

        If you had been in the private sector with a choice card that was actually worth a fuck and you disagreed with your doctors diagnosis/opinion. You get in your car and go to another doctor. None of this BS fighting with useless cunts and assholes while the chief dickhead sneaks into the glass conference room to rub one out for everybody’s viewing entertainment.

        It’s funny, when I first applied for SSDI it was also right around the time I filed my VA claim. I was told it would take anywhere from 2-5 years to see the light at the end of that particular tunnel. I was told I would be denied every step of the way because basically I was still, back then, healthy and strong and white. Yeah no shit, healthy strong and white. But I gutted it out and filed. Did the phone interview. Got denied, as I knew I would, because everybody gets hip checked against the boards the first time. So I appealed, expecting to be denied again. At this point I had almost ALMOST hired Binder and Binder, soooooo fucking glad I didn’t do that. If you want to see where VSO’s get their playbook from then check out that fucking suckhole organization. I hired a local attorney that quite frankly did jack shit for me except get upset when I walked into her office after wrestling copies of all my files from useless cuntfucks at all my doctors. I paid that cunt 700 bucks to sit on her fat ass and do nothing. So I get my letter and I’m expecting a denial, because hey that’s just how it goes right? You can imagine my surprise when I was awarded SSDI. I have a review with the SSA doctor in two weeks. It’s funny that it took SSA all of 6 months to figure out I was completely nuts and here we are at the VA 4 fucking years later completing phase 1 which was my character of discharge. The fucking VA couldn’t even figure out how to mail a copy of the letter telling me I was in fact insane and could proceed. My attorney had to go into the VA system and print out a copy and mail it to me. So now I’m waiting for a C&P date, fucked if I know when the hell that’s coming. My attorney mailed them a letter 6 fucking weeks ago asking them wtf is going on. Still waiting…

        I know you’ve been waiting a lot longer than I have and I get it. If there’s any point to this it’s this. If the fucking government had gotten it’s shit together 40-50 years ago. Neither one of us would be this fucking pissed off at the VA. This is why, every time, every SINGLE time from now on, every time a fat fucking tunabeast of a VA employee gets gunned down I get up and I do a little happy dance. If it’s a scumbag senior level cockholster that takes a few to the dome? I smoke a bowl AND do a little happy dance. We need more heros like Albert Wong.

      • Yes, Wylde, get Comp & Pen exams to outside contractors like SSA does. Absolutely. Been one of my complaints for a long time. Ever since a 1985 over ruling of the C & P examiner’s report with a hand scribbled note that was totally erroneous. Claiming a CUE on it now. And now there is a CAVC to over rule the uphold by the BVA.

      • Yes, and unqualified ones at that causing the BVA to remand my case to the AOJ. And now they want to do it all over again essentially the same way. It wasn’t just the unqualified examiner, but also failure to follow neuropsychological assessment protocol. Supposed to be 5 to 10 2.5 hour testing sessions and they are trying to get by with one and not all of the required tests.

        I’m filing a motion for relief to the CAVC. One remand should be enough. Another delay in my 31 year old claim is too much.

  15. As Governor of Texas in 2013, Perry signed an amended Texas Family Code Section 154.062(b)(5) into Law which now allows the state to illegally apportion disabled veterans disability compensation for dependants in violation of the Veterans‘ Judicial Review Act of 1988 and 38 USC Sections 511 & 5301(a)

  16. Sources: Trump Wants Army Veteran Pete Hegseth to Replace VA Secretary Shulkin

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: Mar 14, 2018 12:52 PM

    “President Donald Trump is expected to fire VA Secretary David Shulkin and is strongly considering replacing him with U.S. Army Veteran Pete Hegseth, according to three sources who spoke to Townhall under the condition of anonymity. It has been rumored former Texas Governor Rick Perry is also on the list for the job.

    It has been widely reported President Trump called Hegseth on Monday during a meeting with Shulkin in the Oval Office to go over options for reform. According to Axios, Trump specifically asked Hegseth to analyze new VA legislation while Shulkin listened in on speaker phone.”

    “https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/03/14/sources-pete-hegseth-will-replace-va-secretary-shulkin-n2460859”

    • Seymore,
      Read the article and it looks as if there might be something to the “Privatization of the VA” at some point! This Peter Hegseth “…was backed by whistleblowers”! That, in itself, is a good thing – right?

      What I’d like to see is, someone with balls say to VA employees “your fired!” and not allow the union to reverse it.
      And, when VA employees are caught breaking the law, no “due process” for them. We don’t receive “due process” why should they!
      On top of that, when a VA employee is caught breaking the law off VA property, as was occurring, they should be fired then. Not waiting months, while still receiving pay, to their court date.

      As I’ve said: we need someone with balls to start firing VA employees ASAP!

  17. Trump is only concerned with 24 hour cable news optics. He could give a shit about the VA. Loved his speech yesterday about Space Force tho… what a hoot.

  18. It looks like to me like Trump wants to get the ball rolling on this Choice program. I don’t know much about Perry but what I do know I never liked Shulkin too much. I think this whole thing is a Koch funded CVA based coup to oust Shulkin permanently and get their boy Perry (or whoever else) in at the top position. This Choice thing, I believe is the very first step toward privatizing the VHA. It ain’t being done for the veterans, but rather it’s done to make the rich elite’s even richer and they don’t give a damn whether veterans get help or not. Veterans are just abstractions to their way of thinking. They only care about the big bucks they’re going to make off this and nothing else. We used to say in Viet-Nam, “the only person back in the world who likes you is your mama. Nobody else back there likes you. They fuckin’ sent you over here didn’t they?!” Then you come home and get to listen to all the damn names they keep calling you. Now they want to say,”thank you for your service!” Yeah right! They can kiss my damn ass!

    • Choice was Shulkin’s ball. Maybe that is the reason the top GS folks at the Central Office want him out. He is cutting their job justifications.

      Perry? Trump? No idea where they are at but I’ll bet it is with the VSOs.

  19. I believe the President is losing grasp of what he said his agenda was. When did the whole thing become about choice? Haven’t saved a dime so far. As always, they are all working on the wrong problems.

  20. My Brothers, you all have made valid comments. The best choice for the next Sec of the VA is right under our noses. BEN has the legal training, the practical experience and the intelligence to see through the technical bullshit which is necessary to steer the VA through the self induced fog.
    Lobby the President to appoint Ben to kick ass and take names. He will dot it and do it properly.

  21. 03/14/2018

    Dear Benjamin Krause,

    The VA Secretary has not been removed, and the talk is moot.

    What is happening while the speculation is amplified is that an estimate 900 are dead in Phoenix [593 (VA) disclosed dead Veterans in Phoenix 2014 to October 2016/30 months=19.77 a month + 17 months= 929 dead veterans at the Phoenix VA in 4 years or 232 dead veterans a year].

    As we all know this problem is not isolated to just Arizona [Phoenix], this problem is global. You have a 150 Hospital network that has a potential of 34, 839 dead Veterans from Wanton Neglect with another 9,125 added on the list from suicides a year—totaling 43,964 a year. Talking about wiping out armies!

    As the Americans slept for four (4) years the VA did not.

    Where are the AmVets, DAV, American Legions, Wounded Warrior, CVA, etc… with their nominees???

    Why is Rick Perry a Pick? Who else is out there?

    Commander John Wells has been around for years and he knows firsthand what the problems. When he stated, “I am somewhat chagrined” about why the USA was not doing anything, when all our other allied leaders were, illustrates an alarming trait that we have seen over the last past four [4] years at the VA and amongst the politician in Washington DC.

    Please make a pick and send a letter to the President of the United States of America, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 U.S.

    Obviously, your life depends upon the correct choice.

    Sincerely,

    Don Karg
    PS: I do expect to see a letter posted from more than one individual
    I had already stated my pick months ago to the President—Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke Texas—Young and Knows how to ask questions under pressure.

  22. Don, thank you for those numbers, I knew damn well 22 per day was a lie. I also knew this was a worldwide problem as well. Been saying so since day one. Indeed there needs to be a worldwide movement of veterans, but alas, we can’t even get our shit together, to organize a damn march…….. I have contacted just about every organization out there, that partakes in marches, and guess what? Big surprise,………. Nobody gives a shit about veterans. Isn’t that special?

    • CJ this is how you get started—a simple letter to the President of the United States of America.
      If you want a reply—-send it certified mail with return.
      All presidential letters are recorded in the Library of Congress
      Short and Sweet
      Leave the Second letter as the hard hitting letter and use the first letter as a lead in.

      Veteran’s Name
      Address & Phone No.
      e-mail

      President Donald Trump Date
      The White House [Mailing Date]
      1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
      Washington D.C. 20500

      Re: Veteran Administration

      Dear Commander in Chief,

      As a member of thousands of concerned Veterans, I personally suggest ____________________ for the next Secretary of the Veterans Administration.

      Here are the following reasons:

      1)
      2)
      3)

      Thank you for taking the time to consider my nominee; and I personally want to thank you for your time to serve our country.

      Sincerely,

      ______________________
      Veteran of the following Wars:

      CJ you are now realizing that you are all alone—imagine how I felt in 1988 when everyone in LA County was bullshitting me about the Aerospace /Defense companies and the Government agencies back in the beginning days of the 1998 Cox Report. The people you contacted are people who really have another goal that does not go in favor of supporting America. What is special is that you found this out before it was too late; now start making moves.

      Sincerely,

      Don Karg

    • Palin was on the shortlist before shulkin took over from McDonald. The biggest question I would have for Palin is. Can she see Russia from her Washington D.C. office…

  23. New criteria for picking a VA Sec. as mandated by the AFGE Union, which also coincides directly with the way VA mental health selects medications to Vets:

    1)Place all candidates in a room with ample hungry, hungry hippos party supplies,

    2)All candidates lost their marbles game pieces long ago, so refill supply,

    3)While gaming ensues, AFGE Pres. David ‘little’ Cox will man the reptile blow-dart tranquilizer applicator and the very first asshole he hits gets the job.

    4)Repeated as required, results may vary.

  24. Check this out from; “Judicial Watch”
    Posted on Mar 14, 2018
    (1:22 minutes long)
    Titled;

    “JW Breaking News Alert: STUNNING VIDEO – Veterans Administration Police…”

    It has to do with the “388 acres out in West Los Angeles” actually owed by veterans and illegally used by the VA!
    Disturbing video!

    • Glad cameras were present. Going to spray an old vet cause he won’t roll over, but on the ground? Sickening. I hate to imagine what would have happened minus the camera. Man handling and abusing people is out of hand, especially old or disabled people, vets. Were the pussy cops in danger? The vet was. Signs of the times with a militarized police force and trained to kill and abuse regardless of the situation or dealing with non threatening people.

    • FUCK-OFF, VA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Kangaroo Barney Cop Veteran Bashing Days are numbered….this is OUR VA, not YOUR pot to piss in! FUCK-OFF!

      (Like I said, there’s a LOT more to the story of that Veteran shooter, Wong and the VA and it’s being covered-up)

      • namnibor and “T”,
        Looks like Judicial Watch is covering for that “Homeless Vietnam Era Vet” and suing the VA police over that “illegal manhandling!”
        Hope he wins big time!

      • Good! Makes my JW membership worth paying for. I hope that pussy cop loses his job, never able to get another law job, and the vet wins millions.

  25. I too would like to see someone like Wells be the SecVA. He has shown by his actions over the last 20+ years that he would clearly know how veterans are getting screwed.

    Again, the trouble is, would he be confirmed by Congress?

    I have said it before and will say it again, we ended up with Shulkin for 2 reasons. 1. He had already been confirmed by Congress, so they were happy the Gravy Train would run on time. 2. Who else wanted the job that Congress would confirm?

    That right there is why Trump may be considering Perry. He has already been confirmed by Congress, so they would look stupid if they wanted to fight against confirming him for SecVA.

    We can bitch all day long about what Trump wants or promised, but in the end, it came down to who would Congress want. We clearly saw what Congress wanted when Roe and Walz defended Shulkin pissing away tax dollars on sightseeing. At this point, I think Trump has decided he gave Congress’ boy a chance and Shulkin screwed it up. Perhaps Trump is willing to fight for a SecVA now rather than just accept what Congress wants. Whether that is Perry or someone else, I think Trump is pissed off at the lack of reform at VA and no longer wants to roll over for cronies in Congress.

    I can only hope whoever it is…we aren’t here a year from now debating a new SecVA and whether he is willing to fix a mess.

  26. Veterans who reads this please go on the website called Veterans helping Veterans share your thoughts like you do here don’t be Turkey Shit and reply back.

  27. Don’t worry about worry what you say on here you can say on Helping Veterans Helping Veterans website.

  28. Here’s another video out from:
    “Judicial Watch” over the West Los Angeles VA property that is disturbing.
    Posted on 14 Mar 2018
    (3:15 minutes long)
    Titled;

    “L.A. Veterans Administration Police Officers Subduing Vietnam Era Veteran”

    *”https://youtu.be/-IZKYUo5dc”*

  29. To understand what we are up against…CNN just ran a story saying Isakson and Roe still support Shulkin with one of them saying Shulkins done a bang up job.

    And in another article, Perry has said he has no interest in the SecVA job.

    • 91Veteran,
      I must have seen the same article about Perry NOT wanting the job. Guess he’s afraid it won’t be a good mark on his already fucked up resume!

  30. Perhaps tonight tweetie pie will inform Dr. Shulkin on his job status. Even though, Doc is getting so paranoid, he won’t believe it. They’re coming to take me away…….

  31. “Fake News” “Fake News” This is the “Captain Obvious” Decades OLD Crook some of You Illiterate HS Dropouts VOA-TED $4, Trumps Spelling btw…Their Thanks to the VETS is that Were Going to Ruin this Agency Morrreee So WE CAN PRIVATIZE THE VA via Koch Bros. Clown to Do it. BTW they’re Wanting to PRIVATIZE ALLLLL OF THE AGENCIES WITH THE SAME PLAN….Dept of Educ. etc Put the Most Incompetent People in Place and use that as an Excuse….to do it…

    • Well if that happens then I guess there’s no need to pay taxes since none of us have consented to be rules by the fucking Koch brothers.

  32. I see someone is trying to shutdown the VAOIG Webpage. When using internet Explorer it displays the little red shield with an large X and gives the security message as follows;

    “There is a problem connecting securely to this website.
    The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website’s address.
    The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.
    Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.”

    After using a backdoor to see what they are hiding by going strait to the reports page at: “https://www.va.gov/oig/apps/info/OIGOversightReports.aspx”

    There are a number of fresh reports they may have wanted to keep hidden.

    The one about the VA employees murdering a Veteran at Buffalo VA Medical Center, New York.
    “https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-01485-128.pdf”

    Another Report “Audit of Veteran Wait Time Data, Choice Access, and Consult Management in VISN 15”
    At: “https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-00481-117.pdf”

    Another Report “Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program Review of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin”
    At: “https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-01854-115.pdf”

    And Another Report “Audit of VISN 7 Power Wheelchair and Scooter Repairs”
    At: “https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-04655-70.pdf”

    I would list the links for the summary’s but they lead to the same system warning at the front door to the VAOIG webpage.

    Now to dig in and see what they are hiding!

    • If you are following a great report to start with is “Audit of Veteran Wait Time Data, Choice Access, and Consult Management in VISN 15”
      At: “https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-00481-117.pdf”

      In it they disclose that as a result of findings they referred 83 patient cases to OIG’s Office of Healthcare Inspections (OHI) for review because the patients were deceased or experienced significant delays in care. They referred the medical records for these veterans to OHI to determine whether inappropriate or untimely care resulted in any adverse clinical impact to the veteran.

      • “VISN 15 Medical Facilities Did Not Record Accurate Wait Times for an Estimated 38 Percent of New Mental Health or Specialty Care Appointments”

      • I’d say “dead” is a pretty serious “adverse clinical impact upon the Veteran”….unless pronounced wrongly dead, placed in a VA bodybag in a basement to explode at a later date… WTF, VA?!!!!!
        Will the body temperature at time of report be recorded for the record?

        Nice sleuthing, Seymore Klearly…

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