"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box." - Congressman Larry McDonald M.D.
(1 April, 1935 - 1 Sept., 1983)


God Save The Republic

01 July 2010

Veterans Exposed To HIV

From a CNN report, 01 July 2010

A Missouri veteran's administration hospital may have exposed more than 1800 veterans to life threatening diseases such as hepatitis B, hep. C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work.

The issue stems from a failure to clean dental instruments properly. According to a hospital chief of staff, some dental technicians broke protocol by hand washing tool before putting them into cleaning machines. The instruments are supposed to be cleaned only in the machines. The hand washing started in February of 2009.

The hospital has set up a special clinic and education centers to help patients who may have been infected.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (d) from Missouri, is calling for an investigation into the issue and has sent a letter to the Big Zero about it. (Uh Oh!!! He'll be looking for some asses to kick)

Carnahan said, "I can only imagine the horror and anger our veterans must be feeling. They have every right to be angry. So am I." (Wonder how Carnahan would be feeling if HE had been exposed? Angry might be a touch overly simplified description.)

There is absolutely NO excuse for this to have occurred. NONE!!! VA hospitals have been little better than dark ally veterinary clinics / bestiality brothels in Baghdad for years. And damn near every president, during my 57 years on this planet, has made some lame ass promise to fix the problems in many of the VA's hospitals.

I would rather die a slow, agonizing death on the field of battle than face even a significantly shortened life of care in a VA hospital. For that matter, I'd prefer to be left in place to rot on that field, than to be buried under the wrong headstone or, in a three deep grave at Arlington.

I suppose I can now understand why Big Shit (er, ah) Big Sis, at DHS, opted to include our veterans on the threat watch-list.

No Sir... there's just no excuse. However, after the revolution, I vote all the politicians who survive be sent to VA hospitals for the care they so rightly deserve. (Especially if I can be a candy striper in the shock therapy ward)



  1. Wow, another success story of a government-funded, government-run health care program.

    How can the supporters of ObamaCare think his plan will turn out any differently?

  2. "High" hopes. Like in puff, puff, pass "High" hopes.