Tag Archives: VA Scheduling scandal in Phoenix

The Phoenix VA Whistle-blowers

Physical courage — something you find on athletic fields, for example — is very common, but moral courage is not. It is not easy to stand up for what is right when that might mean losing one’s job, one’s family … Continue reading

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Phoenix VA finally rid of Sharon Helman for greed, not mismanagement

Benjamin Krause has been following former Phoenix VAHC Director Helman’s firing on his blog. The firing was upheld a few days ago.  She improperly accepted lavish gifts from a lobbyist–and her former boss–and failed to report them. There are some whistle-blower … Continue reading

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PHOENIX VAMC RECORDS SHOW 243 DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO DELAY

Ruh-oh, Rorge. Somebody can’t count, won’t count or is being paid not to count dead Vets. Couldn’t be Griffin. Gibson? Somebody knows where the bones are buried and ain’t talkin’. I love these stories. They change so fast you need … Continue reading

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VA BONUSES “MAY” BE TIED TO DELAYS

Gez, where’d you park the Squad Car, Dick Tracy? May be tied to? How about “We couldn’t have done it without our loyal munchkins who, incidentally, didn’t get a dime of this baksheesh.” I love the indecision about whether $23 million … Continue reading

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VACO–EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY

I think Rep. Jeff Miller finally hit it on the head. All these entrepreneurs at VAMCs around the country did not all wake up one day and simultaneously concoct the idea to cook the books on the scheduling imbroglio. Face … Continue reading

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VAOIG–WE DON’T DO VA CRIME

Doesn’t anyone on Capitol Hill (i.e. Rep. Miller et al) find it intriguing that if you or I so much as filed a phony travel pay report and tried to take these folks for $40 dollars, we’d be hounded to … Continue reading

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WHO’S WHO IN THE VA SCANDALS

Finally, someone printed up a table of contents/cast of characters so we can keep track of the miscreants and their protagonists. Unfortunately, this list of 24 is woefully incomplete. Considering that the OIG has somehow discovered 91 (currently) VAMCs where … Continue reading

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VASEC–TOWN HALL MEETINGS

This should be interesting. Our new Fearless Leader has announced town hall meetings but they are to be conducted at all VA Regional Offices and VHA Medical facilities. They are slated to be done by the end of September yet … Continue reading

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VAROS

Remember when I-never mind. I just want you to know I was wrong. I projected all fifty states would eventually be caught up in this deceptive business of screwing us Vets over. The POGO votes are not all counted yet … Continue reading

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NEW VASEC

This morning I heard Ronald McDonald had been formally crowned the new VA Secretary. This is an interesting development and one that has direct, if not dire, implications for Vetkind. How he approaches some of the old, intractable warlords in … Continue reading

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