Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Loving Cheney means never having to say "support our troops"

Last week, this AP story on problems in VA clinics around the country crossed my desk.

The piece offers up this tidbit of information:

Some of the more striking problems were found at a VA clinic in White City, Ore. There, officials reported roof leaks throughout the facility, requiring them to "continuously repair the leaks upon occurrence, clean up any mold presence if any exists, spray or remove ceiling tiles."

In addition, large colonies of bats resided outside the facility and sometimes flew into the attics and interior parts of the building.

"Eradication has been discussed but the uniqueness of the situation (the number of colonies) makes it challenging to accomplish," according to the report, which said the bats were being tested for diseases. "Also, the bats keep the insect pollution to a minimum which is beneficial."


I did see where KOIN managed to find out that the batshit shows no signs of disease. This appears to be their main coverage of this story, as far as I can tell. Jeez.

So we're not getting rid of the bats at the White City facility because the bats are managing the insect population inside the building? This is the best that the Bush/Cheney Administration can do for our veterans, apparently.

Truly disgusting. Hard to believe that its the supporters of this crowd who were calling the rest of us traitors.

This is a region of the state that came out strongly for BC04. White City is not far from Medford, about 9 miles.

Cheney visited Medford in 2004 on a campaign swing. The AP reported about 3000 attendees to that rally.

Jackson County voted overwhelmingly for Bush/Cheney in 2004 as well.

One wonders how many of those folks wish they would have voted for Kerry/Edwards instead, given the ineptitude and disregard for their fellow countrymen who risked their lives in service to their nation.