Category Archives: Government Incompetence

No Joke – Loggers Called On To Help Save Spotted Owl… Through Logging

Hey, sorry about that whole “ruining thousands of lives in the timber industry on the West Coast” tiff we had back in the 1990s. Would you loggers mind helping us out? You know, for the owls. The U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Obama Cuts Military Benefits, Leaves Unionized Civilians Untouched

From Jim Hoft at GatewayPundit: They will now only get the $7.50 daily proration for the individual days they are actually serving in harm’s way instead of for the whole month. (DOD) Barack Obama cut pay for military men and women serving in harm’s … Continue reading

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Walter Reed Overturns PTSD Diagnoses From Madigan Army Medical Center

First we need a little background on the issue. From Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive. In a lecture to colleagues, a Madigan Army Medical Center psychiatrist said a soldier who retires with a post-traumatic-stress-disorder diagnosis could eventually receive $1.5 million in … Continue reading

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Returning Vets Face Job Discrimination by Federal Government

Laws are for the private sector. Every year, more than a thousand National Guard, reserve and active-duty troops coming back from Iraq, Afghanistan or other military duties complain of being denied jobs or otherwise being penalized by employers because of their … Continue reading

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Suicidal veteran called crisis line, charged with weapons violation

Sadly, this is not the one I mentioned a week ago.  This is a new case. Homeless and depressed, Sean Duvall wandered the streets of Blacksburg, each step taking him closer to suicide. In his backpack he carried a final … Continue reading

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Veterans Bike Journey, and More VA Incompetence

Sometimes you just have to do something —anything — to get people’s attention. Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos, veterans of the Iraq War, have been consumed by that feeling for months now. They’re proud of their military service and proud of … Continue reading

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Veteran Calls Suicide Hotline; Arrested, Cops Trash House Looking for Gun

File this one under “how not to help a depressed Veteran.”   Via This Aint Hell. “Corrigan telephoned what he believed to be the ‘Military’s Emotional Support Hotline’ because he was depressed and had not slept for several days,” the … Continue reading

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Log Rolling World Title #8, No Thanks to the VA

This weekend at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI I won my 8th log rolling world title. Here is the final match, minus the second fall Darren Hudson got on me (for some reason it wasn’t filmed). I think I … Continue reading

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Government to the Rescue

I heard Dick Morris talking about this on the radio yesterday.  How is this for government incompetence? It’s one thing to say that Obama’s Administration showed its ineptitude and mismanagement in its handling of the Gulf oil spill. It is … Continue reading

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Budget Crisis

This has been around since March, but I have yet to post it. The Congressional Budget Office has a record of being more accurate than most presidents. The CBO estimates that from 2010 to 2019 the Obama budget we will … Continue reading

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