Veterans

MEMORIAL DAY… (another from a long, long trail a-winding…back to what seems like ancient history…now) This is not one of our favorite celebrations of the year. There are just too many somber reflections in our mind about it…another from a

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VETERANS DAY…IS BECOMING A NATIONAL NON-OBSERVANCE… (…because it’s just too damned inconvenient…) Like many of our other traditions, Veterans Day, is becoming a national non-observance… because it’s just too damned inconvenient…especially if it falls in the middle of the work

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HELLO, AMERICA…DO YOU REMEMBER WE… (…who still are missing…and never came home to thee?) If the headline for this issue sounds somewhat familiar to some folks, that’s because we’re paraphrasing the title of a song track from an early album

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GIVING UP AN HONORABLE SECRETARY AS A TOKEN SACRIFICE (…by tossing him under the wheels of a political bus) Congressional clamor, especially from the Democratic side of it, has forced the resignation of an honorable Secretary of the VA…by tossing

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SUCH A BUREAUCRACY’S UNTENDER MERCIES… (…ill-serves all those who have served) Every year, almost like clock-work, another VA failure seems to pop up out of the woodwork. This latest episode concerns its apparent systemic practice of putting ailing veterans on

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VETERANS PENSIONS…PROMISES NEVER INTENDED TO BE KEPT (…and Congressional chiseling and welching on its deals with them) Congress has rarely ever kept its promises with veterans. Even as far back as the Revolutionary War, and George Rogers Clark, it was

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