The Failure of the Veterans Health Administration

During a hearing on the recent 4,000-page independent assessment of the Veterans Health Administration, Secretary Robert McDonald admitted, “I am in the midst of a leadership crisis.” (Jonah Bennett, The Daily Caller, 10/8/15) He stated that he has added new leadership in an attempt to deal with the crisis.

It might come as a surprise to McDonald that he is facing more than just a leadership issue. Entrenched public employee union leaders continue to put their power and position above the veterans they are supposed to be serving. These leftists have made it difficult to get rid of driftwood at all levels of the VHA.

More broadly, McDonald is dealing with the lack of accountability that permeates ALL government bureaucracies. He has done nothing to improve that accountability. In fact, he has become part of the problem. Even when he has had the authority to clean house, he hasn’t.

As noted by Bennett, “The (independent) assessment showed that Kaiser Permanente, another health care provider, is incomparably more efficient than the VHA. Kaiser has 114,000 fewer employees, yet provides care for 3.3 million more patients. In terms of the number of appointments per day, VHA providers only see 10-12. Other providers can see nearly 24.”

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It is NEVER acceptable for the government to be managing healthcare (or much of anything else, for that matter.) it fails one hundred percent of the time. It is never acceptable for public employees to be “protected” by unions at the expense of the end users of their services. In fact, the very existence of public employee unions flies in the face of common sense.

The solution to this problem is simple. Close the Veterans Health Administration. This would make a good first step in getting government out of most segments of American life.

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If An Illegal Alien is…

If an illegal alien is an undocumented immigrant, then… 

a poacher is an undocumented exterminator;

a murderer is an undocumented executioner;

and a thief is an undocumented IRS agent.

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Social Justice Warrior: The New Phony

According to the Urban Dictionary, Social Justice Warrior is a “pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation.

“A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will ‘get SJ points’ and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are ‘correct’ in their social circle.”  Then, in order to feel even more important, they bully others who disagree with their phony opinions.

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In other words, SJW’s are phonies, adopting phony justice “positions” to feel good about themselves and to be “popular”, while trying to make other people feel bad about themselves. In reality, they have accomplished nothing and have nothing to feel good about.

Oh, is that too harsh?
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Getting Real About The Achievement Gap

The Achievement Gap exists.

Now, I know that is not a surprise. Some people achieve more than others. It is just a fact. It always has been. What is different today is that our divisive leaders have convinced those who achieve less that it is the fault of those who achieve more.

The definition of achievement is:

  1. something that has been done or achieved through effort; a result of hard work.
  1. the act of achieving something.
  1. the state or condition of having achieved or accomplished something.

If someone ties me up and prevents me from achieving it is on him. While that is rarely the case, if I achieve less than someone else, it is usually on me.

Blaming someone else for failing to accomplish something is ridiculous.  In fact, it is cowardly.

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So, if we are achieving less than someone else, the first thing to do is look at ourselves and ask why I am failing to achieve. Any other response is foolish.  And it won’t do a thing to help us achieve.

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The Evil of “Free Stuff”

Socialism is defined as social control of the means of production, which results in redistribution of wealth. Government of the United States has been moving continually closer to socialism since at least the presidency of FDR. And the American people have been blithely following along, lured by the false promise of “free stuff”.

Granted, “free stuff” is tempting. But it is ultimately destructive. No other than Vladimir Lenin clarified the danger. He said, “The goal of socialism is communism”. Most Americans don’t get the seriousness of this connection.

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Ed Blaejewski (Special Operations Speaks, 8/24/15) noted that “Joseph Stalin said, ‘America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.’ (Khrushchev later repeated this). Since at least from 1970-current Liberalism has made this quote their mission statement.”

I would suggest that the left has been working to destroy America since the end of World War II. The House Un-American Activities Committee and the Army McCarthy Hearings pursued this reality during the 1950’s. The very enemy they pursued undermined both.

The goal of leftists was to infiltrate media, entertainment, education, government, and the military. They have succeeded. Led by Obama, they no longer even try to hide their evil allegiance. They have divided the country along racial and class lines, created false hope through false promise and destroyed true hope.

America is on the downside of greatness. We can still turn it around, but that will mean seeing the truth and acting on what is right instead the lie of “free stuff”.

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NASA Refutes Climate Change?

“Liberals like President Barack Obama claim that the ‘best’ scientists believe in Climate change and global warming, but judging by what Dr. Freeman Dyson, one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists, said during an interview last weekend, they are quite wrong”. Conservative Tribune (10/17/15).

Although Dyson is a Democrat and fan of Obama, he said that Obama “‘took the wrong side on this issue (of climate change), and the Republicans took the right side.’”

“He blamed this choice on several factors, including the way in which many climate change fanatics ‘make their money by scaring the public’. Plus, it is as if some the zealots (like Al Gore) have this insane craving for doom, as if peddling apocalyptic fantasies to the public enhances their otherwise dull lives.

“…(C)limate change proponents base their false beliefs on climate change models that are not only incorrect, but are also getting worse by the year. ‘What has happened in the past 10 years is that the discrepancies between what’s observed and what’s predicted have become much stronger,’ Dr. Dyson explained.”

As if further evidence is needed, NASA itself has reported that “an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers” (Steve Crowder, 11/3/15). NASA had to report, “the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001.

“That net gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008. Even if net gain continued to slow at its current rate (which is highly unlikely) it would still take at least three decades before we got to a point of beginning to see net losses. Meaning we’d still gain trillions of tons of ice between now and say 2046 before we started to see a net loss of ice. Meaning at that point, continuing at the worst rate we can possibly project, we’d have many decades before ice volume fell to 2015 levels. Let alone levels of 30 years ago, before this whole scare started.”

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Isn’t it time to stop all this doomsday foolishness and get on with life

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The Fallacy of “Progressivism”

“Progressives” are…

  • Cognitively impaired,
  • Oblivious, or
  • Evil

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“Progressives” are not…

  • Tolerant of differing spiritual, political, intellectual, or moral beliefs;
  • Honest;
  • Believers in diversity;
  • Believers in scientific skepticism, scientific humility, or scientific fact;
  • Free of racism; or
  • Liberal in any way.

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The REAL Human Purpose

When I see the way we are destroying ourselves, I can only conclude that an old speculation is true.

God only put us here to invent Duct Tape.

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Mission accomplished.

He is done with us and on to his next project.

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The Existence of Evil

A question for our Jihadist President:

If you are the leader of a nation created to empower individuals; to give every person the opportunity to reach his or her potential; and to therefore improve the human collective… …why destroy it?

This is beyond a cliché about the flaws of the human psyche.

This is about the existence of evil.

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The Climate Change Scam

NOAA has once again reported that last year was the warmest year ever. Of course, that was after NOAA lowered the temperatures of the preceding few decades. Just a tiny data issue…

In contrast, the Washington Post reported that “for the second year in a row, Antarctic sea ice has grown to record levels, baffling those scientists who were sure there wouldn’t be any ice caps by the year 2012… (T)he ice was at levels not seen since record keeping began (in 1978). (Conservative Tribune, 9/20/15)

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“On Saturday, the ice extent reached 19.51 million square kilometers, according to data posted on the National Snow and Ice Data Center Web site. That number bested record high levels set earlier this month and in 2012 (of 19.48 million square kilometers).

“Scientists who have been reporting the earth getting warmer and a global apocalypse right around the corner have so far been unable to explain this.”

When will the media, academics, and politicians stop with the ruse?   Oh, probably never since there are money, jobs, and the destruction of America on their agenda.

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