Former 75th Ranger

Get ready for indifference, ennui and boredom after the poor overworked VA employees listen to one too many of us vent in the weeks to follow. It would be interesting to see if they bring their good friends, the jack-booted VA police gestapo with them to the meeting to maintain “order” just in case someone becomes “agitated”.




We strongly suggest Vets dress up for this august occasion and try to evoke the proper amount of umbrage without becoming obstreperous and giving us all a bad name.  Here’s a good suggestion:

Town Hall "dress for success on your claim" attire.

Town Hall “dress for success on your claim” attire.

Remember. No four-letter words like “When?”  Be respectful. Take a number and sit down. Speak when spoken to.  Avoid eye contact. Show suitable deference to VA employees. Never confront them. Show them you are content to wait 10 years politely for your benefits. In a word, be professional. Nobody likes a loud, obnoxious, homeless Vet begging for attention or demanding long overdue benefits. Show them there’s dignity in living in a trashcan.

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  1. steve says:

    in case the gubmint hasnt realized, we will be fighting a determined enemy for a long time to come, and it is going to get to where nobody will want to go ” over there” and fight the cockroaches, because when they get home, if the get home, they get treated like trash by the VA . Let the govt hire mercinaries instead of give millions of dollars to iraqi tribal leaders to not attack us, when we are over the trying to defend and help them. Shit has gotten out of hand I tell you.

  2. BR says:

    If you read the comments under the article VA Oscar the Grouch @ it gives you a glimpse of just how broken that regional office is. Based on the comments, employees are unhappy, nepotism and cronyism are rampant. Me thinks we will be hearing more of that “whistle” the VBA management loves so much!

  3. hepper74 says:

    Dog and Pony show was not announced in the local news but it just so happened that I was at the VA and wondered what all of the hoopla was about. Turns out, wait for it, we were not invited. The hospital was crawling with security which came in force to protect the guest speakers, et, al, from those demented Vets. What a load of crap. The topic was, we gonna fix dis system folks. Good luck with that tired ole line.

  4. cdneh says:

    If you’re interested in attending one of these ‘events’, keep your eyes wide open. They had one in Little Rock, announced on TV once and once once at 1000, and it started at 1100, one hour later. The people that were already there, and did get to speak, had a bit of trouble with the mic. As in, when they tried to state their piece, or ask their question, it was moved away from them. So that they could ‘hear from everyone’ doncha know.

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