A Simple But Urgent Reminder — and a suggestion

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Free Republic

I wish to remind everyone, that before his election, Barack Obama said: “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as the military].”

And five days before his election, he added, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Recall, too, that under Obama, the Federal government weaponized many federal agencies, including the IRS, VA, and yes, the EPA.

Not to mention the infamous rumors of the purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security.

We need to make sure that these agencies are returned to peaceful status.

Can someone suggest to President Trump, that all the surplus equipment and ammunition (including hollow point rounds, which I believe are not used by the military) be auctioned off — or better yet, donated as a gesture of goodwill to Tea Party and Militiamen groups, as a sort of token apology for the Obama administration calling them “terrorists” ?

In the meantime, there are scads of leftists who have been calling for the death of certain high-ranking people who just won the election; coupled with riots, and with beatings of people who voted “the wrong way” all over the country. Why doesn’t that count as terrorism?

Incidentally, these riots are being funded by George Soros — who, by the way, was himself a Nazi collaborator.

Speaking of “Literally Hitler.”

It’s time to make government accountable again. And that starts with disarming agencies which have no legitimate need of stockpiles of weaponry.

‘Cash Strapped’ VA Forgot It Had $43.1 Million Stashed Away

Investors.com

When not pleading poverty, the Department of Veterans Affairs can be awfully careless with its money.The latest example: In 2011, the VA set $43.1 million aside to produce brochures informing veterans about their benefits, then forgot about it. The money went unspent for three years and now might be lost for good.

An internal audit released earlier this month said, “A breakdown of VA fiscal controls and a lack of oversight led to the parking of funds . .. and the failure to detect and properly use and manage these funds.”

That breakdown in fiscal controls seems to be endemic at the VA.

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Breaking: Obama VA Is Trolling Veteran Community For Gun Owners

Gateway Pundit

The Obama VA may be running a back door gun registry under the guise of a “free gun lock” program.

A Progressives Today reader sent in this letter they received with the following worrisome comment attached:

Is this a backdoor way of the VA attempting to create a gun registry on vets? I think it is…

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Dear Veteran:

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medial Center is extending the opportunity to request free gun locks to the Veterans we serve. We are providing this opportunity because, as your partner in health care, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe. We selected you for this mailing to Veterans simply because you have an upcoming appointment at our facility.

If you own a gun, we hope you will request and use a gun lock. As a Veteran, you already know about the importance of firearm safety. We encourage you to talk about gun safety with family members, loved ones, and close friends.

If you would like up to four free gun locks for personal use, please indicate how many you would like on the enclosed postcard, include your name and address, and return the postcard. When we receive your request we will mail the requested number of gun lock to the address you provide.

This is not the first time we’ve seen this.

Read the rest here.

Obama: treacherous or incompetent?

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Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity.

The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal “solutions” to national problems is readily evident.

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VA Success Story: Vet Gets Appointment Only 2 Years After He Died

Moonbattery

Let’s not dwell on the negative regarding the healthcare Big Government has been providing to veterans. Here’s an uplifting story of a vet who actually managed to wrangle a doctor’s appointment:

“He was steadfast. He took care of us, all of these years.”

Suzanne Chase of Acton [Massachusetts] was talking about her husband, Doug, a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011.

In 2012, she tried to move his medical care to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford.

“It was so difficult for him to take the ambulance ride into Boston, we wanted to be closer.”

They waited about four months and never heard anything. Then Douglas Chase died in August 2012.

But two weeks ago, he got a letter, from the VA in Bedford, saying he could now call to make an appointment to see a primary care doctor. …

At the bottom of the letter, dated June 12, it reads: “We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner and would greatly appreciate a prompt response.”

Adding insult to injury,

Suzanne Chase was denied funeral benefits for her husband because he was never treated at a VA hospital, even though he died after waiting four months for an appointment.

The VA had already denied her the funeral benefits on this basis before sending the letter urging her deceased husband to respond promptly and make an appointment.

But Douglas Chase did get the opportunity to make an appointment in the end. You can’t blame the bureaucrats if Chase died on them. Socialism works; it just works a little slowly.

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Soon government healthcare will serve us all just as efficiently.

When All that Remains is Deceit, Tyranny and Treason

Chomsky

When even Marxist and “progressive” icon Noam Chomsky is sounding the alarm about Obama’s dissolution of human tights and the US Republic, one knows that America is in the deepest trouble it has been in since prior to the American Revolution in the 1700s. I would even venture to state that the situation in which we find ourselves today is far more dire than in those early days; when my ancestors fought in the American Revolution in order to establish this country.

Scandal after Scandal to Divert and Deceive

To date (there may even be more before I’ve finished writing this column), Obama’s scandals partially include (some reports show that these scandals are now in the mid-30+ range) the below items:

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Obama learns about a lot of his scandals from the news

It’s a Good Thing That Obama Reads the Paper Because Otherwise He’d Have No Idea What His Administration is Doing

Reason.com

So it turns out that President Obama—that whip-smart guy who is so super-curious about everything (unlike that quitter-snowbilly former Gov. Sarah Palin amirite?)—apparently had no idea that his administration was letting veterans croak while on waiting lists for care at Veterans Affairs (V.A.) facilities. At the very least, his people knew about the waiting-list problems, including inaccurate reporting on treatment times, back in 2008.

You remember the Fast and Furious gun-walking snafu? He read about that in the papers. Same thing with NSA surveillance. And it took him a few days to realize that the Obamacare website was tripping balls but he finally started to get news reports about it after a few days. And needless to say, he didn’t have any idea that the IRS—his IRS—was targeting Tea Party groups until he read about in the papers.

I’m guessing that he still doesn’t really know that his Justice Department keeps deporting immigrants and raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California either. At record rates. Because, you know, he said he wasn’t going to pull that shit. Can somebody slip him a newspaper story about those things so he can finally get cracking?

If Barack Obama wants to play Chauncey Gardiner and basically act as if he has no frickin’ idea of what’s going around in his White House, that’s fine by me.

But will his erstwhile defenders at least admit that either he is a know-it-all who is full of B.S. when he pleads ignorance or that he just has no clue about what’s taking place in this City on a Hill already? It’s not flattering to him whichever way you want to go. But at least it’ll be consistent.

Last fall, Reason TV’s Amanda Winkler looked at how the V.A. took care of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq. In a word: shamefully. “Right now,” said former V.A. program analyst Paul Sullivan, “it takes V.A. about a year to process a new claim. That is simply no way to treat a wounded soldier coming back from a war.”

The root cause, according to Sullivan? The V.A. has received over 800,000 claims from Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Congress and V.A. planned for “zero.” Zero. So if there’s one thing the government stinks at more than actually planning and winning wars, it’s taking care of the people it sends to fight them.