Wednesday, March 18, 2009

THE COWBOY

I hadn't heard this one before but knowing my readers it is probably just another old one.

One day a cowboy rode into a wild, wild west town. The people in the town loved to play jokes on visitors.
After tying his horse to the pole outside a bar, the cowboy went in. "A cup of milk please, "
he said to the bartender.
After drinking, he went out, only to find his horse missing.

Knowing that the villagers did it, he went back into the bar and said to everybody, "I am going to have another drink and when I finish it, I want to see my horse outside, or else, I will have to do what I did in Texas - HERE!"
The people were very frightened.

When he finished his drink, he went outside and saw his horse. The villagers had put it back.

Curious, the bartender asked the cowboy, "What did you do in Texas?"
The cowboy replied, "Well, I had to walk home."

HaHa !!
Betty G

OBAMA AND THE MILITARY

I am among those who are appalled at Obama's plan to force private insurance companies to pay for treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
This is from NewsMax.com.

The American Legion has discussed this with the President and has gotten nowhere. There is no changing Obama's mind. He refuses to hear any arguments re the moral and government-obligations toward our military.

I do not know any veterans or military personally who have been injured. I did talk to a young veteran just recently who was in a wheelchair and had also lost his hearing. I thought, that's what serving our country has done to him.
Now, Obama sees this as unimportant, he must pay for his own medical care. To me, it is unconscionable.

Obama is looking at the $540 million he could save if he eliminates medical care for veterans.
The USA has a "mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the US government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way," and not private insurance companies with no mandate.

I can think of a lot of things the government is paying for that doesn't even come close to the needs of our veterans, or even the need of having the military in the first place. They are to come first.
This really hurts.

Betty G