Again, What Is So Damn Hard?


The Progression of the Progressive Veterans Administration Health System


The search begins. Today, after Eric Shinseki resigned as head of the Veterans Administration, Obama is in search of a new man to handle the VA. Looking at type of people Obama has appointed his replacement will most likely be an obscure liberal dingbat who will make a concerted effort to wreck the Second Amendment under the umbrella of getting guns out of our hands will yield better health for Veterans. What I would do is the following: I’d seek out the number one hospital system in the country and ask the CEO to take over the VA and straighten out the system. Certainly, a person who has real hands on practical experience in dealing with many hospitals committed to giving quality care without the need for a waiting list to get on a waiting list should have the administrative ability to assess and reorganize the VA system but, that is an engineer’s solution to the problem.

I did a five second search on Google and learned that the current number one hospital system is Community Health Systems. They have the record for having the most hospitals within their domain. What I found is press release on the credentials of the Community Health System CEO Wayne T. Smith.


Wayne T. Smith
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive OfficerWayne Smith serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. He is one of the most tenured executives in the hospital industry and has lead the Company’s growth from a small rural hospital organization to become the largest operator of hospitals in the nation, as measured by number of facilities. Smith has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past twelve years and a Top CEO for the healthcare facilities sector by Institutional Investor several times in the past decade.


If this man cannot straighten out the VA within 12 months then I propose that the entire VA be disbanded and replaced with a system of Veteran ID cards (Like a SSN card or Medicare Card). I’d issue a card to every honorably discharged Vet. With this card the vet could go to any healthcare provider and get treated. The bill goes to the government for payment.

Unfortunately, I believe that Obama will not approach this matter with a real working solution as the goal. Instead, he will appoint someone and give him a goal to use the VA as a vehicle for turning the country into a single party system.

Decoration Day Remembered

Mom and Dad called it Decoration Day. As a kid I never missed a single Decoration Day at the cemetery. It was really Memorial Day, but Julie and Joe called it Decoration Day.  We never went there to honor a veteran or someone who died in the war, we went to decorate the grave of my oldest brother, Joe. Joe succumbed to scarlet fever back when that was a terrible disease. Today, people don’t even know what scarlet fever is. The fever took my brother at age seven and changed my mother’s life forever.

We always had trouble getting into the cemetery on Memorial Day. What, with a public outdoor Mass, the VFW, and American Legion honoring  veterans with gun salutes there were crowds of families remembering their fallen.

My sister, brother, and I were kids then, but the tributes left a lasting impression which has not left my memory since. Today, my cousin Sharon sent me this beautiful video tribute honoring our warrior veterans. This is no doubt the best and most honorable video I have ever watched.

Biting the Privilege that Feeds

Take big bites my friends, it is a big hand.

What the Hell Is So Damn Hard?


The United States of America professes to be a Nation of Laws. That means very simply that we make laws and we live by them. Recently, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi lost his way and accidentally crossed  the border into Mexico. He didn’t want to create any problems so he openly declared that he had his guns in the truck with him. Immediately, the Federales arrested him for bringing firearms across the border, and thus, he violated a Mexican law.

This poor guy has been in a Mexican prison for six weeks without any help from his country. Obama professes to learn what is going on by watching network news. Had he watched Fox News he would have learned that one of his warriors was in trouble.  If I were president, and I am not, I would simply have picked up my phone (Obama reminded us recently that he has a pen and a phone), and called Secretary Jeh Johnson at Homeland Security and directed him to do the following:

“Hello, Jeh, this is Obummer speaking, I’d like you to begin deporting illegal Mexicans immediately, and when I call tomorrow morning to check I want a report of how many you dropped at the border. By noon, I expect the number to reach a million or more, and climbing.”

“But, but. but Sir, why all of a sudden do you want to begin enforcing laws you told us to ignore?”

“It is because those damn Mexicans are showing me how a Nation of Laws works. Don’t ask anymore questions just do it. If you have to use some of the billion bullets I bought for you, er, well, use your discretion.”


“Yes Sir.”

Now don’t you think the Mexicans would get the message and let our guy go?

Promises, Promises

Videos come to me from many friends. This particular one is seven minutes long, but the time watching it is very educational. It speaks to the wisdom of Conservatism, and the evils of Statism. Help me make this video go viral by clicking and watching to the end. You will not regret doing so.