Comments from readers:
RANT TO CONGRESS FOR taking so long to solve the Veterans Administration problem. Why are they discussing more funding? The budget to run the VA is astronomical already, much of it wasted buying end of the year nonsense in order to keep getting the same amount allocated to them for the next year. They spend billions in bonuses when many of those bonuses are not earned except by using deceptive tactics. Allow monetarily penalties on infractions; fire those who commit crimes or deceit; create a follow-up system for veterans who come to make appointments; demand weekly and monthly progress reports. If necessary, set up an automated sign-up system that every veteran logs into and can track on their own; and make sure the bonuses are earned and are a reasonable amount. These are common sense practices that don’t cost a single dime and could get the job done. I am so tired of the government making a major convoluted non-solution that wastes more money and accomplishes nothing.
WE HAVE IMMIGRATION laws, but they are not being followed. We need border security. This is un-American. We don’t need any new laws; we need to follow the ones we have.
LET’S GET RID OF THE giggling, laughing and dancing and do the news and weather like professionals like you’re all supposed to be.
PLEASE KEEP THOSE suits coming against Project Jackson components. So it will delay this mess until I die. I have 14 years before I hit 100, and I intend to spend all of them down on the Greeneway.
OUR US EMBASSY IN Baghdad Iraq is right in the middle of terrorist country. We should not have an embassy there. We should have one phone booth with a big sign on it saying US Embassy. “Got a problem? Call us.”
HERE WE GO AGAIN. Another officer from the military was appointed to a government office, the VA, to fix the problem. Everyone knows that officers are politicians. If you want a problem solved, hire a command sergeant major with combat experience.
THANKS TO COLUMBIA County for putting on a good Fourth of July fest at Evans Towne Center, I want to also thank all the smokers who continued to smoke even after being told by the police smoking is banned in the park. My wife who is on oxygen went into respiratory distress and was taken by ambulance to Doctors Hospital.