2007-10-07 07:06 am (UTC)
That happened to my brother too! I think that, in the end, his unit was somehow able to petition the government for their benefits, however. Apparently it is common practice to deploy soldiers for just a few days short of the duration that would trigger their GI bill benefits...
I have two guys working on my house who were injured in the war and have been denied benefits. The one finally got an appointment with the VA, and is now receiving a monthly benefit. He had been told that he can not get the schooling benefit. The other guy has lung damage, and wakes up everyday coughing up blood, but can not get in for an appointment. They claim it is because he had bronchitis as a child. He also has recurring night fear while sleeping. He once woke up with his wife in a head lock, and turning blue. She kept punching him until he woke up. They will not allow their baby to be in bed with him, because of the fear that he might kill him in the night. We send our young people to fight Bush's war, and then do not take care of them when they come back all messed up. Shame on our government.
Thank you. All of the things being denied to our soldiers when they return is inexcusable.
and our country is run by a buttonhead colonel.
who is the best?
Brad, I'm Russian and I feel sorry for all the great people in your country. You guys deserve a good president, not that blabbering fool. He made the whole world believe that America is populated by assholes, damn someone got to stop that...
2007-10-07 08:17 am (UTC)
At least, he isn't a dictator like Mr Putin in my country :) Moreover obviously you have a stable government which is able to work whoever holds the post of the President of US.
It's kinda pathetic how readily he's taken up the "I make the decisions" chalice—perhaps one of Brain's
cleverest ploys. I'm sure it was devised as insurance against the coming war crime trials: "Sure, we gave advice, but President Bush was The Decider."
not just an idiot, he's also an ideologue.
Count yourself lucky - at least he will be leaving soon. Unlike his friend
, who will be clinging to his chair until the bitter end.
Just after seeing this, I started reading this Vanity Fair article about the media and Gore in the 2000 election
; it seems to be doing the rounds.
'[A reporter] wrote affectionately of Bush's "folksy affability," "distinctive charm," "effortless banter," and the feather pillow that he traveled with'
'[Contrasted Gore with] the other son of a politician running for president: irresistible frat boy who, when it came to the presidency, could take it or leave it.'
'"very few reporters covering the 2000 campaign had much interest in what really motivated Gore and the way he spent most of his time as vice president: the complexities of government and policy, and not just the raw calculus of the campaign trail."'
Idiot he may be, but it seems like for a lot of the population never minded that in the first place.
2007-10-07 09:58 am (UTC)
"My job is a decision-making job. And as a result, I make a lot of decisions," the president said.
That should be protected by a copyright, I guess.
2007-10-07 10:23 am (UTC)
You have the coolest president ever!
Yes he says a lot of stupid things. He is a clown who rules the strongest nation, he just entertaines us...
Russia is less lucky having a KGB man as a president.
i advise u 2 come to Russia
you`ll be happy that iur country us run by non-idiot =)
I think "run" is kind of a grandiose word to use here.
2007-10-07 02:59 pm (UTC)
poor children first
It's pretty amazing that the country (and most companies, etc.) all work so well when the individual members are such idiots.
If we had a true dictator as stupid and incompetent as most of the members of the government, things would be like zimbabwe. Although, also they would be overthrown -- the system working "pretty well", plus the built-in revolution every few years, is enough to prevent violent change.
every time I think he can't surprise me with his stupidity... he does.
This is the man who stated: I know how hard it is to put food on your family.
Which is true, since they often move away if you try when they're awake, and it's hard to get it to stay on them if they're asleep.
And the man who recently said that Nelson Mandela is dead . . . because "Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandela's." Nelson Mandela is, of course, still alive
, although talk of his death is a touchy subject in much of Africa. Then we're told he's just speaking metaphorically
Too bad he's not just leading metaphorically. Oh, wait...
It's still hard to believe this guy got elected not once, but twice.
We have a lot more idiots in this country than I thought.
made more sad by the fact a voice in his head is telling him what to decide.
heh- i think i called "Worst President Ever" back in '03 ;)
but yeah- take solace in the fact that he actually doesn't run anything and is just a puppet-
and also- feel a bit sorry for the guy- google up video of his 1994 texas legislature speeches-
the man has been hit by mental illness, plain and simple-
he went from intelligent, articulate, and responsible... to an idiot-
and to me that's kinda sad
It is really sad( He spoils the idea of America, that people in the other countries have.
But the good things are: 1. He is leaving soon. 2. People can learn something from it. Sometimes the bad things are needed to understand something and to change the life to a better.
worst part is, i grew up right near there, and I'm *positive* that that audience ate it up. They probably loved what he was saying.
This is the man who in his first evening as President bared the breasts of one of his duaghters on live national TV. Then became upset when reporters laughed at the DOJ statue of Justice with arm raised and breast similarly bared. That seems to have set the tone for the Presidency.