Veterans Group Blasts ‘Cheap Fraud’ Donald Trump for Lying About the Money He Raised

Of all the things Donald Trump has said or done over the course of his campaign, the one thing that I feel exposes the true hypocrisy and ignorance of the average Republican voter was when he mocked Sen. John McCain’s war record, saying that he didn’t consider POWs war heroes because he “likes people who […]

America’s Fake Patriotism Is An Insult To Our Veterans

At every sporting event I’ve been to over the past couple of decades, there has been some sort of tribute to the armed forces. Even at the SPHL hockey games here in Louisiana, we have everything from ticket giveaways to veterans to military recruits taking their oath of enlistment on the ice in between periods. […]

Sarah Palin Exploits Veterans at CPAC in Desperate Attempt to Save Her Public Image

To say the last year has been a rather rough one for Sarah Palin would be an understatement. While she remains a constant favorite among millions of ultra-conservatives, she’s made an absolute fool out of herself on several occasions. I even wrote an article last summer expressing a legitimate concern that something just isn’t right […]

Conservative Disregard For Veterans Exposed After “American Sniper” Loses At Academy Awards

The Academy Awards were presented Sunday evening. Winners included Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, Common and John Legend for their song “Glory, written for the film “Selma,” and the documentary “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.” Late Sunday night, many felt a ripple in the fabric of the conservative universe, as if millions […]

Maddow Blasts Republicans For Blocking Veterans Bill that was Passed 93-3 in Senate (Video)

It always makes me laugh when Republicans say that President Obama is the reason why Congress has failed to get anything done the last few years.  Because, you know, he was the one who held the debt ceiling hostage, shut down the government, refused to allow a vote on a bipartisan immigration bill and set […]

Let’s Be Honest, Most Politicians Just Use the Military as Political Props to Make Themselves Look Good

I’m sure this article might ruffle a few feathers, and that’s okay.  I think sometimes the best discussions are developed from topics that are controversial.  And in light of these recent VA scandals, I’ve reached a point with the finger-pointing between both political parties that I simply can no longer stomach it. Because when it comes […]

Jon Stewart Praises Bill O’Reilly, Points Out Long History of U.S. Screwing Its Vets (Video)

While I’m glad that the inadequacies of the VA system are finally getting some much needed attention, the way some have tried to turn our failure to take care of our vets into a partisan issue is nauseating. The harsh reality is that Republicans and Democrats alike are both equally guilty of screwing over our veterans. […]

One Simple Step to Fix Nearly Every Problem Facing VA Hospitals

The scandals that have been plaguing VA hospitals have been fairly large in the news lately.  Everything from horrible stories of veterans dying as they waited on secret waiting lists to get treatment, to the general poor nature of the care they’re often provided. It’s simply unacceptable. My mother is the caretaker for a veteran […]

Afghanistan War Veteran Suffering from Seizure Saved by Dog That Dialed 9-1-1 (Video)

I say it pretty often that in a business such as mine where it seems that everything is negativity, cynicism or some kind of battle, it’s nice to write a story that diverges somewhat from “the norm.”  Though I’m sure there will be plenty of people who have something to say about why this soldier […]

Why I Refuse To “Support Our Troops”

I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. Like many other people who are old enough to remember that day, I can tell you where I was and what I was doing on that crisp September morning when the world as we knew it changed forever. At the time I worked at a gym, and within […]