Alan Simpson Is One Lost Soulby Michael Patrick Brewer on Sep. 02, 2010, under Air Force Veterans, Am Vets, American Legion, Army Veterans, Department of Defense, Desert Storm Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Marine Veterans, National Security Agency, Navy Veterans, OIF/OEF, Pentagon, Uncategorized, Veteran Legislative Update, Veteran Statistics, Veterans Benefits, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans Worldwide, Veterans' Spouses, Partners & Families, Vietnam Veterans of America
I had to take a half day to collect enough balance of mind to even speak of this man Simpson.
This dude who has been slamming Vietnam Veterans for forty years! Simpson now suggests that upon the announcement of true and compassionate care for men who were sprayed with chemicals; Agent Orange/Dioxin, that they may not being doing enough for their country by accepting disability benefits. Holy crap, that is bold. The emotion and enmity that wells up in response to this troll can only be released on a mountain top, not in polite company.
To join the siren cry of veterans across the nation who are asking for his ouster is way to cliche. I would like to see this cowardly man who served only one year in the Army, a mystery to this day, be marched out in front of every victim of Agent Orange, who is living. That would be me. He could then sit in his local church auditorium while we host the families of all our warriors who died of Agent Orange exposure. Chemicals folks, chemicals made and sprayed on us by our own Dow Chemical!
I would not ask him to resign, too light for this big wide Wyoming Worm. I would mandate that his penance, which is never meted out for this smart aleck, be to wear an Orange Letter on his outer clothing for the next year. His very own Scarlett letter of shame.
Years ago, this Senator who is some odd form of GI Joe wanna-be, used to refer to the Vietnam Veteran as a “professional veterans.” He was peeved that we fought so hard for our health care rights and attention to disabling illnesses, including the diagnosis of PTSD being officially included in the DSM, (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Psychiatry), in 1980. He must be mad that they did not include his own psychiatric illness—interminable sick sarcasm, like last weeks comment about social security being a cow with 310 million tits. Who is this man? How can he speak like this with impunity?
I wonder what he sacrificed in his generational Rosie the Riveter heart, for this last seven years of war in Iraq and ten in Afghanistan? Is his lifetime free health care helping America balance the budget? Maybe he should pay back his GI Bill benefits he used to get his JD. Possibly the only reason for serving in the Army for one year?
This man has been about Corporate conquest and tax cuts for the top 2% his entire life. Are they sacrificing to pay for this war?
Maybe we could forgo paying for the disabilities and financial malfeasance of Halliburton, KBR and Blackwater, so as to have some chump change left over for a wheel chair for a veteran dying of Agent Orange.
Maybe the private contractors making a quarter million each in tax free dollars could tithe, so as to pay for some medication for the veteran dying of lymphoma and leukemia.
Maybe Boeing and Dow Chemical could set up a fund to pay for the hospital visits at the VA. Just like the way you want to privatize Social Security.
With the exception of his most bizzare and shocking support for gays in the Military in 2007, he has been no friend of veterans. Makes you wonder why he lent his support for the gays? May have something to do with his dislike for tits.
Patriots support soldiers, Simpson supports the Military Industrial Complex, not the warrior. Shameful.
Since the man never saw a day of combat, I am suggesting that his service on the Armed Services Committee was some form of compensatory guilt that leaks out periodically with his very macabre brand of “Freudian slips.” One thing is for sure, when he leaks, he lets us know his true self— a lost sad soul.
See you at Christmas Senator Simpson, we will hand deliver your Orange Sweater.