Category Archives: All about Veterans

FROM THE DAVID KORESH MEMORIAL REGIONAL OFFICE

Good afternoon unhappy Veteran campers. asknod here (it, they). I, of all fellers, can honestly say “I feel your pain” without having to manufacture crocodile tears like a certain 42nd President once did. I did my 28 years in the … Continue reading

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PSA– BEWARE THE VA GREMLINS

Holy Mackerel. I guess I don’t have to worry about getting sued by all these scam outfits stealing you Veterans’ money. I reckon I don’t have to go down the list and identify every last one of them either. Below … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

About this time every year, an ever-increasingly smaller cohort of my generation think back and reflect on the consequences of war-any war. Was it worth it? Did we win? Did we kill more of them than they did of us? … Continue reading

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STOVER vs. DENNIS THE MENACE–FURTHER DEFINING THE M 21…OR NOT

I listened to the oral argument of Jack L. Stover vs. VASEC this morning and, as usual, grow increasingly concerned about how to argue a case/appeal in the new AMA World Order. I discussed Andrews in a previous blog a … Continue reading

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BVA–AAAAAAAAll Aboard

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum barn to feed the horses last October. A former SEAL called me up and asked for representation. Seems he was qualifying for BUDS back in 1974 after his RVN tour … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW NEXT THURSDAY-3/10/2022

Well, well, well. Seems there was some sort of kerfuffle over at Hadit after I published a post about a VA-authored list of doctors who purportedly write sketchy IMOs. Some took offense. The usual suspects showed up to denigrate and … Continue reading

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PART IV VASRD–ELIMINATING PESKY DCs

Well, pilgrims. We talked about this possibility several years ago when our Overlords of Munificence brought up the idea of giving TDIU a haircut after 65 years of age. I mean What the hell? Dude, you’re getting SSA by then… … Continue reading

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VA C&P EXAMS–THE NEUROLOGIST FROM HELL

Right. I’ll take c&p exams for a million dollars, Alex. The answer is… “Dr. JD  of the American Lake VAMC”.  What is an “illegitimate IMO”?  Correct, Johnny Vet.  Boy howdy, in all my days doing this, and they’re beginning to … Continue reading

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R1–DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC

Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been gifted a VA faery wand whereby I can just wave it and pumpkins turn into coaches and mice to steeds. Wait. Hold that. Wrong faerytale. Perhaps,  a truckload of silver iodide and a … Continue reading

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LORD, TELL ME IT’S NOT THAT MEDRANO

Cupcake and I were having coffee yesterday morning and I was scrolling down through my Google® newsfeed when I inadvertently administered (again) a coffee enema to my nose. The article described a former Marine, now a Veterans Service Officer (soon … Continue reading

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