Abandoned: the Fort Hood Victims of Major Hasan

Fort Hood Hero Says Obama ‘Betrayed’ Her, Other Victims – ABC News.

The Obama administration has sought to save health care funds by downgrading the shootings of Ft. Hood as “workplace violence”.

Though Obama saw fit to kill Maj. Nidal Hasan’s alleged instigator, Anwar al-Awlaki, and his underage son by a drone attack, calling them terrorists,  he oddly would not treat the veterans who were killed or wounded in the attack as is customary in the military.  Many of them were forced to leave the military as a result of their injuries, but they do not have the usual benefits and medical coverage that would be accorded to wounded veterans.

Some are having to find private physicians to treat their ongoing injuries.  Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who was shot three times  while confronting Hasan,  has been laid off.   Her partner Sgt. Mark Todd  is the one credited with the five shots which stopped Hasan’s rampage.

Munley is the veteran who was used for an Obama photo-0p, sitting next to Michelle Obama, at the 2010 state of the union address.  She now feels betrayed, and let down after Obama’s promise that the victims would be well taken care of.

A lawsuit is in the works against the military, as is a movie about the Ft. Hood shooting.   You can learn more about this group which is among  the  thousands of Obama photo-op “victims” who were promised administrative ‘love’ and  federal aid, and were subsequently abandoned.  CLICK HERE!

Sooo Classy: Obama Adm. Booted General Via Public Announcement of His Replacement

Report: Washington Didn’t Even Tell Marine Gen. He Was Being Replaced | TheBlaze.com.

Marine Corps General James Mattis was appointed Commander of the U.S. Central Command in 2010.  Apparently his review and questioning of U.S. military  policy rankled the civilian officials sufficiently that he was summarily booted.

The method of dismissal?    General Mattis was indirectly notified subsequent to a public Pentagon announcement of his replacement.   An aide who saw the  announcement, passed the General a note while he was in a meeting.

Sooo classy.  This is how much regard the Commander in Chief has for those who serve him in the military.

Incidentally, Mattis is said to be  well regarded by his military colleagues, and respected for his independence of thought and professionalism.   Perhaps that DOES make him unsuitable for service in the Obama administration.

U.S. Military Rescinds Unhealthy Policy of Banning Bibles at Hospital | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

U.S. Military to Rescind Policy Banning Bibles at Hospital | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes.

Walter Reed has had the following  policy, expressed in the Sept 14 memo from Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan covering wounded or ill patients at the hospital:

“No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit,”

A day after Rep. Steve King, R (IA)  renounced the policy memorandum from the House floor,  the Obama administration rescinded the policy saying that it needed to be clarified and rewritten.

OOPS.  Caught in the act again, Bamster.

Washington is So Busy Over the Holidays

Robert M. McDowell: The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom – WSJ.com.

For one,  the FCC has  Democrat support for its effort to regulate the internet.  Mainly the Dems would like you to believe that they opposed the Net Neutrality rules with which the FCC wanted to regulate the cable and phone companies.  That’s not really the case, and while you are busy with snow and holidays, job or job hunting, the push for more government control is taking place.

Also while you extremely busy,  the don’t ask, don’t tell policy of the military has been repealed. All the things the Dems wanted to do, but were afraid to try before the elections are being pushed through.  This push has been accompanied by  talk of resuming the military draft, which may become necessary over time due to increased difficulty in recruiting a volunteer force.  For years, the ethically challenged Democrat Charlie Rangel has been the point man supporting this effort. Lately his legislative efforts offer a choice between ‘national service’ and military service.

Even the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts (meaning your taxes will remain the same for two more years)  was packed with Democrat spending, and a compromise to extend the unemployment funding.  Though the Dems and media present STATIC TAX RATES as cost to the government,  it would be good to remember that only the spending portions added to the extension bill fall in this category.   It is not a cost to the goverment to allow you to keep the same proportion of your income for another two years.

The START treaty, (a method to decrease U.S. nuclear preparedness while allowing Russia to proceed unabated) is being jammed through before the end of the year, without paying attention to the contents.  Sen Jon Kyl of Arizona is to be credited for his early opposition to this treaty.  Mitch McConnell appears to be waking up to reality.  Sen Dick Lugar of Indiana (home of many RINOS)  is still exhibiting signs of encroaching dementia (liberalism).

An attempt to pass an Omnibus Budget Bill, written long ago by Sen Dan Inouye,  (in anticipation of Democrat defeat in November) failed in the Senate over the weekend . Harry Reid has pulled the bill.  This is the bill most noted for a large pack of old spending earmarks, for which Dems can claim most of the credit.

At Least Reid Picked a Female to Dub the Senate’s Hottest Member

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Reid calls Gillibrand ‘the hottest member’ « – Blogs from CNN.com.

and we’re glad  Harry Reid doesn’t have Chris Matthew’s problem …….

From the Political Ticker:

“Reid made one of those comments Monday morning at a New York fundraiser hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.”

“The Nevada Democrat referred to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand “the hottest member,” which apparently made Gillibrand blush, according to two Democratic sources familiar with the incident.”

Oh……. by the way…….. Reid had to vote against the military spending bill which contains a repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. There’s an election coming up, you know.

Not mentioned in the leftist press, which excuses Reid’s vote as procedural, is that the military spending bill also contains Roland Burris’s amendment to allow (coerce) abortions at military hospitals.

Democrats Bring US One Step Closer to the Draft

Joint Chief Chairman Critical of Gay Ban Vote.

Congress has passed a bill to repeal the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy for gays in the military, but the Senate  has not yet weighed in on this decision.   Military officials have been wanting to survey the currently serving military to see how this change in policy would affect the ability of the US to defend itself, before the bill was considered.

Pharmer weighs in with a repeat of the prediction that the Democrats will bring back conscription = the DRAFT.  They’ve been wanting this for a good long time, despite protestations to the contrary.  This is the most plausible  explanation for their persistent  actions to degrade conditions and pay for the soldiers.   This latest  action, to allow open gayness in the military,  is expected  to bring about the largest reduction in force among military personnel, thus necessitating a return of the draft.  The preferred  scenario for the Democrats  will be to place the military in debilitated conditions,  and force their political opponents to shoulder the blame for bringing back the draft during a time of dire need.    Call it a long range plan for their return to power, post Obama.

Rally in Okinawa – Ready to Lose Futenma Marine Base.

Ryukyu Shimpo.

Brought to you by Google translator, which butchers Okinawan sites badly….

Big rally Sunday (over Saturday night for us) in Yomitan with about 90,000 in attendance, and another 10,000 stuck in traffic jams. Okinawans are eager to get rid of that Futenma Marine base, which adds so much noise and disaster to the atmosphere of Ginowan. They don’t want it moved north to Henoko (Nago area), or even offshore of Katsuren Peninsula (near Uruma). The latter two sites are less populous, but tearing up more real estate, and environmental impact are big concerns.

Imagine one out of 14 people in any state of the U.S. attending a tea party. That’s the percent head count at this rally in Okinawa. Those people have long been ready to lose military bases, despite the negative impact that would have on their economy.

Tiny Okinawa has been hosting almost 80 percent of the U.S. military bases in Japan.

The Katsuren site had been the latest relocation possibility, even favored by some local business leaders, and made somewhat more attractive by including a relocation of Air Self Defense Forces from Naha as well as the Futenma base. It seems from the Ryukyu Shimpo article that this idea has also lost support.

Cheney to Ruin Obama’s Weekend

Shortly after Obama and Biden have taken credit for the Bush policy in Iraq, the surge, and the resultant strengthening of Iraq’s elected government, former VP Dick Cheney will appear on ABC “This Week” to correct the misperceptions.

As we recall, both Obama and Biden spoke repeatedly against Bush’s Iraq war effort, opposed General Petraeus,  opposed the troop surge, and declared the war a loss.

Lately there has been a sudden turnaround, with the Obama administration wishing to take credit for victory in Iraq. Those of us, with any  political memory at all, can recognize this blatant lie.  For those without the memory,  Pharmer is happy to supply a few links and a bit of video.

The coming week will be interesting as Obama’s administration is forced to respond to Cheney’s criticisms once more.   Pharmer appreciates that Cheney has seen fit to sacrifice hope of a peaceful retirement,  remind people of the facts, and goad the current administration regarding its weak foreign policy.