Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Alan Simpson to Disabled Veterans: “We Don’t Need You Any More! DIIIEEE!!!”

Hard to believe this fuckwit isn’t a chickenhawk. He actually did serve two years in the Army in the mid 1950s; he was stationed in Germany. OOOOHHHH!!! Germany was a scary badass place ten years AFTER the end of World War II.

In any case, Alan Simpson has nothing but contempt for Vietnam veterans who are suffering permanent injuries from Agent Orange. They’re costing us money, and all they do is lie around all day smoking pot and having flashbacks.

“The irony is that the veterans who saved this country are now, in a way, not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess. It’s the kind of thing that’s just driving us to this $1 trillion, $400 billion deficit this year.”

Goddamn right! We’ve got countries to invade, failed CEOs to bail out, a Prison Industrial Complex to feed. We can’t keep wasting money on a bunch of useless old veterans who can’t even fight any more.

A disabled veteran is like a fetus that’s already been born: it no longer has any value.

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Blogger jadedj said...

As a Vietnam Era vet, this majorly pisses me off.

Yeah...Germany. In the vernacular...Germany was considered "pussy" duty.

Asswipe. Tar and feather...it's the only way to go.

September 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Man, Wyoming is like a crowded Men's room...full of assholes.

September 1, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Nance said...

I've wondered if the Obama administration, knowing Simpson to be suffering from dementia, has allowed him to be the whipping boy for the Deficit Commission: when he gets through sounding off and scaring the hell out of everybody over Veteran's care, military retirement pay, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, even the people who think they'd do anything to avoid new taxes will agree to support them.

I can dream, can't I?

September 1, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should I be surprised as the Idea of the federal pension and health benefits for Veterans was a Democratic New Deal Invention which the Republicans always hated. Previously they were done voluntarily by the States but Roosevelt made it federal. Reagan slashed the Veterans budget again and again until it was Clinton who elevated it to Cabinet Status.

A friend of mine was a Vietnam Vet who fought most of his life to get benefits for American Veterans. While he was always told by the Government that they didn’t consider Agent Orange dangerous he found out the US was paying Australian Vietnam Vets a stipend of $1000 a month that were exposed to it. Diabetes and Vertigo were two of his biggest problems.

Sadly he died not too long after he got his benefits.

Perhaps we should look at Simpsons Senate pension as I think it’s a drain on the federal budget!


September 1, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

The veterans who saved this country are now in a way, not helping to save the country in this fiscal mess? The veterans did their jobs, fought for this country, placed their lives on the line. Isn't it now government's job to take care of this fiscal mess, "they" got us into?

It's this kind of thing that's just driving us to this $1 trillion $4 billion deficit? Yeah, pick on the people who have actually contributed something to this country. This is a drop in the bucket compared to everywhere else government is wasting money.

September 2, 2010 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I think someone here (read: every single one of you ingrates) has forgotten that soldiers are the disposable props of creaky old men.


September 2, 2010 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simpson's an ass. Always has been.

September 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Ok, so is there any possibility we could get the list of people these righties haven't pissed off? The list of people they have, is getting too long for me and I need something easier when fighting the good fight with wingers. WY, gave us Biggus Dickus Assholious and this assclown. What is in the water there anyway?

@Nance, too many of them are not liberal on that commission. You have Baucus, Coburn, Paul Ryan of let's get rid of Medicare and Soc Sec. I think the only true liberal on the group is possibly Dick Durbin and he won't be enough to hold back the boneheaded ones that are looking at yeah, cut the social programs but don't dare touch the military budget from the Cold War. I swear, if I wasn't such a really private person I would start working my way up the political food chain.

@Randal, LOL that is Mz Ingrate mister. Manners are everything you know.

September 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: I'm sure Germany has been everybody's favorite place to be stationed for the last few decades. Agreed on the tar and feathers.

J: LOL. There sure are a lot of assholes from that state.

Nance: We need our dreams, and that's a nice one.

Erik: The Far Right has spent 75 years trying to derail everything FDR accomplished. They used to be just a tiny fringe group; now they're in control of the GOP. I definitely would like to revoke Simpson's pension and any other government handouts he's receiving.

Kate: Yup, that's pretty low, stabbing veterans in the back after they've gotten maimed fighting for their country.

Randal: Disposable props -- hey, that sounds like a recruiting slogan.

Anonymous: Damn right.

Jess: Funny you should mention the water. I've always wondered what's in the drinking water in Wyoming. Literally. This isn't scientific, but from my personal observations every time I've driven through that state -- every adult male in Wyoming is bald. I've never understood that.

September 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

One of the many groups asking for him to be fired, see link below. Guess you have to be a black democratic woman to be fired in this admin. If you are a white republican man, you can say what you want. Hmm, something smells and it ain't fih.

September 2, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Thanks for the link. Interesting comments. You're right, Obama will fire a black woman for non-existent reasons, but Simpson will stay there forever.

September 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I'm so impressed with Simpson, I made him my Golden Stiffy Award nominee over at Tim's place.

September 3, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Drat, I'm moving too fast (as if).

Let me encourage others to put in a bad word for Simpson, so he will get this week's Golden Stiffy Award over at Tim's place.

September 3, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Excellent suggestion. I took your advice and went to Tim's site to give a Stiffy to Alan Simpson.

September 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

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