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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:51 AM

2. I was totally knocked out by her performance

Just wowed. She stuck it to this guy with such intelligence, poise, and ... in the end ... passion. What a strong, articulate performance!

I get emails from Tammy because, even though I don't live in her district, I gave a small amount of money to her campaign in the 2012 election cycle. I wasn't planning to give anything again, until maybe closer to the race in 2014, if it looked like she needed it. Now, I'm sending her a bit of cash right away ... a prize for such an amazing job.

I should say this intrigued me, because of a personal experience in my own family. My father, now 96, flew 60 missions for the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II, as a gunner ... more than he was required to. Sometime during that period, an army surgeon slit open his eardrum (I'm not sure why he was being worked on: an infection?). At any rate, my father never heard very well out of that ear after that, but when he was young and robust it wasn't such a difficulty. As he grew older, however, and lost more hearing in his "good" ear, life became very difficult for him in terms of his hearing. Finally, in his mid-80s, my mother, after years of cajoling him, convinced him that he was "entitled" to go to the VA to see what they could do. He'd never claimed disability at all. He reluctantly made an appointment, and they were surprised and thrilled that the VA said they would get him a pair of hearing aids, at no cost. I believe they also started sending him a very small disability payment, even though he hadn't asked for it. My father was embarrassed about that, and didn't think he was really due that after 50 years and a brave a distinguished service in combat. That's all he ever asked from the Army he served, and he was humbled at that when he got this small recompense.

It's truly irksome that this schmuck who never served a day in his life got the disability rating for a sprained ankle, and used it to profit from contracts.

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