Category Archives: VA BACKLOG

ILP–LITTLE GREENHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Ah, my stars. Look how time flies. Spring is only moments away and the greenhouse I anticipated is nowhere on the horizon. No, joking aside, folks, VR&E SES’s were put on notice September 4th, 2015 that they were going to have … Continue reading

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VBMS–ZEROES FOR HEROES

It’s a good thing my VA researcher in Vermont, Maple Frank, is not named Bernie or there would be all manner of confusion. Frank has his ear to the ground in constant search of Mickey D’s doings at all times. … Continue reading

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FIRING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS AT THE VA

Maple syrup Frank sent me the good news that VA had “refired” Diana Reubens and her Tupperware® sidekick Kimberly Graves. Imagine the woes of having to suddenly play second fiddle in Houston with everyone laughing behind your back. That’s Diana’s … Continue reading

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ARS GRATIA VA–CAMP RUNAMOK’S $6.3 MILLION MAKEOVER

Imagine being caught doing some of the dumbest things imaginable like killing Veterans through inaction. Follow up on that boner and ask for bonuses. Done. Imagine getting demoted without losing any pay and collecting $120 K + for passing Go! on your … Continue reading

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ALLISON HICKEY-THROWING OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

It is with great sadness I read of Brig. General Allison Hickey’s decision to pull the yellow and white ejection handle over her head and punch out yesterday. We cannot say we didn’t see it coming and I, for one, commiserate … Continue reading

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VA VANTAGE POINT– PLEASE EXCUSE OUR CENSORSHIP CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

Over the years, I wondered how long hiding behind asknod.org would be necessary. When I ‘called Bob’ last September to rescue me, I actually pointed out my blog and a link to it in case he or his little people … Continue reading

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Board of Veterans’ Appeals Annual Report 2013

A few notes about what veterans are up against at the BVA. (PDF LINK: BVA2013AR). The Office of Veterans Law Judges (OVLJ) “consists of two Deputy Vice Chairmen (DVC), 10 Chief VLJs, up to 78 VLJs, and approximately 400 attorneys who prepare … Continue reading

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CAVC–TO WRIT OR NOT TO WRIT

I’m beginning to see a groundswell of disgruntled Veterans contacting me after my prolonged Extraordinary Writ series from January through March. All contain one thread-delay, denial, misconstrual. In a word, all that VA has always been famous for coming on … Continue reading

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VA FILINGS–MURPHY’S NEW LAW

We are starting to see a new metric develop with staggering implications. For over thirty years, around the time of the VJRA of 1988, there has been a gradual increase in claims adjudication times that cannot be excused due to … Continue reading

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VAOIG–WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANY FINGERPRINTS ON THE FILES AT LITTLE ROCK

As usual, six Four Deuce mortars signaled the arrival of the VA’s finest a month in advance of the pre-scheduled inspection. Nevertheless, Little Rock got their pee pee inextricably intertwined in the zipper. Before they could hire a Ryder RentaTruck to load … Continue reading

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