In case you had any remaining doubt as to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to addressing the horrific mistreatment of our nation’s vets, this ought to clear things up:

Sorry … what?

Because what’s mass human slaughter or sick heroes left to languish or die when there are fish on the line?

https://twitter.com/BuyNewHampshire/status/478524300266590208
https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/478548280570175489
https://twitter.com/tylerhunter23/status/478546591058386944
https://twitter.com/Trent_Hill/status/478546920369971200

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/478547319894204416

Or — dare we say it — bigger fish to fry?

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‘You tweet this as Iraq disintegrates’?’ @StateDept is ‘focused like a laser beam on fish’

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Twitchy coverage of the VA scandal

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Disgusting, but not surprising, unfortunately.

  • no_more_deceit

    @DeptVetAffairs

    Are they giving these wonks bonuses now for the most asinine tweets?

    • Republicanvet

      You misspelled wanks.

  • mrspinky85

    Well, now I know why I can’t get through to the VA on the phone. They’re calling in global warming scientist for distraction.

    • Humanary Stew

      I suggest learning to speak dolphin and call back. You will probably be pushed to the front of the line then.

  • TomJB

    @DeptVetAffairs Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

  • mrspinky85

    100 million in bonus money and a possible FBI criminal investigaton but, “OCEANS!”

    Dead veterans, waiting list, and criminal negligence have to wait for dead fish.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Obama admin: Transparently ignoring real problems while focusing on anti-science.

  • carmenta

    Carrying (ocean) water for bammy………..just doesn’t even begin to surprise me anymore – we have 2 more years of this – I just hope our Vets can hang on long enough!

    • alanstorm

      “I just hope our Vets can hang on long enough!”

      I hope all of us can.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Admin: Save the ocean!
    The people: What about the vets?
    Admin: F^ck the vets! /////

  • Kawfy

    It’s full bore stupidity now. And guess what?….there isn’t a dog gone thing anyone can do. Our inept congress are busy weeping and wailing with ZERO action. I am just about convinced that the establishment GOP are willfully inactive to ensure we will vote for whoever they declare king in order to get out from under another lib presidency

    • A-Train

      why wouldn’t they be silent (the establishment)? they want that same power Obama has been granted. they’re just ‘running out the clock’, literally hoping that they’ll somehow gain an advantage.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    A mindless five second tweet does not mean that they are not doing their job. They are not doing their job, but the tweet had nothing to do with that. The tweet just shows either their complete lack of awareness of or their utter contempt for the general public.

    • Kawfy

      Or OFA has complete control over all the government twitter accounts

  • jim

    You had ONE job!

  • AmericanLass

    Focused like a laser beam……..on what really matters……..to them……..the “Agenda”.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, someone will spin it that this Oceans thingie might be of interest to those future vets currently serving in the Navy.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Because without oceans, we wouldn’t even have a navy!

      • H50 ✓RAT

        I see you two speak prog…..thanks for translating the loon logic.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      As long as the Oceans are clean enough that we humans can swim in it, I’m happy…. But giving Dolphins, Turtles and Manatees PRIORITY over VETERANS?!? That’s just WRONG!!… Jawamax 8<{D}

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh, the you manatee…

      • Jay Stevens

        “But the VA giving Dolphins, Turtles and Manatees PRIORITY over VETERANS?!?”

        You were almost right.

  • World B. Free

    I can’t believe that the left still thinks Global Warming is a winning issue.

    Seriously, the radical far left has no idea how to address any of the real problems that the world is facing, so they squander whatever little political capital they have left on stupid crap like this.

    Take a look at Barack 0bama’s facebook page. Every post is about:
    1) Raising money and/or volunteering for OFA
    2) Attacking Republicans
    3) How wonderful 0bamacare is
    4) Global warming.

    Not a single word about any serious policy issue.

  • YesterdayzNewz

    Pay no attention to Fukushima, or anything. It’s not polluting the ocean, it’s “redistributing” heavy elements back to Mama Earth.

    • johnstretton

      We have other bureaucracies “working” on that particular issue. The VA has absolutely no influence there, and even if it did, it has bigger problems than hooking itself into a problem that somebody else is already working.

    • ToyZebra

      Fukushima is in Japan. They are working on it. And the VA has nothing to do with care for the oceans.

    • alanstorm

      Are you trying to top the VA tweet for “obtuseness”?

  • johnstretton

    It would almost have made sense if the VA was a part of State. Because then John F’ing Kerry (who served in Vietnam) would be responsible. And we all know he’s an idiot. But the VA is a Cabinet level bureaucracy with its own Secretary. So now we have another moron who wants us to be more worried about how we care for fish than how we care about how he does his job.

    Another reason why the whole department needs to be gutted like the rotting fish that it is.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Wait, try this on: Dems are so terrified of losing power in November, they figure now their only hope is to drive us completely CRAZY with these bats**t ideas. Bonus points if they make one of our politicians or public figures respond with something really stupid that their media minions can jump on and make a three-day story out of.

    Other than that, I got nothin.

  • jaded

    shorter version: VA: Save the fish, kill the vets. WTG VA for topic changing, and why exactly is the VA tweeting about oceans?

  • Linda

    Wonder who in the VA makes the decision on what to tweet? It makes no sense that this would be a concern of the VA. Think I’ll have to follow that acct and see how this unfolds.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Because Jane Doe/John Smith is the real issue here. ///

    • World B. Free

      Do you really need any more proof that their priorities are completely screwed up?

      The mission of the Veterans Administration should have NOTHING to do with climate.

    • alanstorm

      Gee, Linda, I wonder who might be in charge?

      This tweet reflects the priorities of the VA, which are set by…who, again?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Its a verified account so it really doesnt matter who is doing the tweeting, the VA director is ultimately responsible for the content.
      So is the case for every government twitter account.
      But youre not a dumb bunny, so you probably knew that.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      It’s gotta be OFA…Preparing for KING FINK 0BAMA’S Permanent Coronation (like that’s REALLY GONNA HAPPEN!)… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • ToyZebra

    The whole government is corrupted with these idiots. If we do get a republican president, he needs to undertake the biggest purge Washington has ever seen. Anybody he is legally allowed to remove gets removed. None of this “new tone” nonsense that was Bush’s mistake.

  • AZCommenter

    Did you see the articles in the news over the weekend, about how the Obama administration has been giving innoculations to the tens of thousands of illegal alien kids who’ve been swarming across our southern border?

    Isn’t it good to know that the government can act so swiftly to provide medical care to illegal aliens, while our sick military veterans wait months just to get an appointment (and often don’t get seen even then, because their appointments are erased from the system).

    We don’t have the money (so they claim) to give our vets timely medical care, but when it comes to illegal aliens, we’ve got money to burn — and no waiting!

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      The Mexican Children’s Crusade to overwhelm the Border Patrol? Yeah, I’ve been watching that one.

      • bicentennialguy

        The invasion continues unabated.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ILLEGAL ALIENS are treated better than our Veterans! And, from a story on Fox News this morning;Prisoners at Gitmo have Cable Television (Fox News, CNN, MSLSD, etc.), access to uncensored Newspapers, Yoga… They get treated better than our Vets as Well! OUTRAGEOUS!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Dirty Dutch

    As a disabled Vietnam veteran I am truly disturbed by this. First NASA and now the VA. Wonder which department Obama will turn prog next?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      All of them. They are just waiting for the memo to come.

  • AT

    The federal government is so out of touch with the people that, at this point, I don’t think they’d even notice a revolution.

    In fact, that’s a good idea. Let’s just establish a new federal government in… say… North Dakota. We’ll just ignore pretty much everything from Congress and the Supreme Court from the New Deal forward. I doubt the Administration would even notice. They can continue to bleat on about global whatever while they dance around in fantasy land spreading pixie dust and wish magic, and we’ll just start running the nation the way it was intended.

    • A-Train

      that would be awesome. just start sending back their notices, after they’re evicted from their offices.

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Because…. limbless vets who can’t walk should adopt service fish or maybe service dolphins? Not sure I see the connection to their mission statement.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Same connection NASA has with Muslim outreach.

      • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

        Ya know, that could be a great idea if we ever get an economical way to put people on the moon. They want their women covered from head to toe, and space suits will do that nicely. They could have their 100% Muslim society up there.

  • aztectrumpet

    The VA should be about helping our Vets and they should not send out political messages for Obama.

  • Dirty Dutch

    I’ll bet the golfing sumbitch promised the remaining VA administrators that no more heads will roll if they play ball with him.

  • arttie

    Huh?

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Obama: Screw you vets! I’ve already gotten all the use I need out of you, now go rot.

    • A-Train

      remember the legless rep that announced O at the convention, after losing them at war?
      everyone with a brain KNOWS the left despises our military.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Cut the budget for every agency that goes off mission. Start with the CDC and NASA.

  • AZWarrior

    Keep this insanity up and it will be the VA Administration that will be on the veterans’ personal endangered species list. If they must die of neglect, might start taking a few with them.

  • Larry Rappaport

    This is nothing more than more crass insults to our wounded solders. Where is the Military Brass on this? VA, you should just STFU and get your house in order or we will. I’m so glad Obama built those gulags because we’re gonna fill em with you whacked out Progressives, non negotiable.

  • paladin63

    I agree. However, this is an Admin that doesn’t negotiate with terrorists (sarc), but does with State sponsors of terrorism… and the primary supplier of IEDs that killed/maimed out troops.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Every spineless, sycophantic department is spewing the same nonsense each and every day.

    How do we get a hold of their fear mongering ‘PR’ schedule?

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    No one is paying attention to the script’s they are using at the VA? Nobody is home at the VA? Everyone is on vacation?

  • Ed McDowell

    How Orwellian can you get?

  • The Masked Avatar

    Fish poop in the ocean and you want to go swimming in it?

  • dogwonder

    So if our veterans run down to the ocean can they get medical treatment, when activist become snivel servants we all suffer because of those Jarkarses.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    John Fn Kerry: These tweets are seared!,SEARED, in my brain!

  • Rogue Cheddar

    VA: For those vets suffering PTSD and can still run down to the ocean, you’ll be pleased to learn that ObowmaoCare now covers ‘conch shell’ relaxation therapy. Just collect a conch shell, hold it up to your ear to hear the soothing sounds of the ocean. Just one to a shell, please. Binaural Conch Shell Therapy is under ‘Gold’ tier, and is only available for REMFs.

    • mrspinky85

      A this point, I’d take this therapy. It beats waiting for an appointment to deal with my stress which their organization adds to.

  • Marvin Nelson

    WTF is going on in the VA? Have they lost what little sanity they had left? We all need to break out torches and pitchforks and deal with these UnAmerican moonbats.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    The fact that ANYONE at the VA is tweeting about the oceans in the wake of one of the most disturbing and horrific scandals evah, tells me that the VA should be abolished and their funding given to Kaiser Permanante so that vets can finally get some medical care.

  • Nyota Uhura

    Starting to get serious, here. Am I the only one who is preparing for ‘tomorrow?’

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Nope. But then I live in the jungle, so Im always prepared for ‘tomorrow.” 😉

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    UH-OH! The State Department and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are being incorporated into EPA?!? In the midst of all these Crises, caused by KING FINK 0BAMA and his CABAL OF CRONIES?!? I think the Squirrels have invaded our Nation’s Capital…And they all work for…EEEEEE-PAAAAAA! #TheSimpsonsMovie Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jay Stevens

    Hey, VA. We will let you work on the oceans when you fix the backlog and none of us fall through the cracks.

    Who is responsible for this idiocy?

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    You get the government you vote for, America!

    Hope genitalia, magical, mystical non-white skin color, farm subsidies, football stadium subsidizes and looking cool at PTA meetings was worth it!

    PS—-in case you’re wondering, Romney is still rich and successful.

    Have a nice day!

  • Chew Bacca

    Unfortunately it isn’t surprising. But I have a challenge to everyone. If your just as sick as I am of this nonsense, show the leftist how dumb really are. Coming this next election let’s put them out of a job. I urge everyone to register and then vote. I also urge everyone to tell thier friends to vote also. It’s time we took our rights and freedoms back from the leftist cult!

  • GChem 68

    Within an impersonal modern civilization, we serve and are served by those we don’t know and whose very existence we will likely never know.