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May 28, 2007

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windansea

Just did that this morning...great idea!

manys

It's a nice thought, but basically confirms that the Administration and the VA are spitting in these veterans' faces with a lack of support after they've done their duty. That is, that the heroes would need something like this is a black mark on the Administration.

How many miles do you think Cheney is going to donate?

JJ

Thank you for the mile that you donate, manys! Because I am sure in recognition of the gaps that you allege are so outrageous that you will indeed step up and fill that gap.

Because it's ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country, right?

It's the outrage, can't you just feel the outrage.

For you, it could be named Frequent Troll Flier Miles...

BarbaraS

Well, Manys. What do frequent flier miles have to do with the government and their treatment of veterans? You do realize that frequent flier miles are products of the airlines which is a private industry? The only way the government can subsidize veterans travel is to pay for their tickets or let them travel on military planes and I doubt that military planes would be going where the veterans want to go.

Your complaint is just another not thought out liberal slap at the administration in the hopes that someone on the right and everyone on the left would get angry with the government for not looking after the veterans. Like most liberal ideas, it sounded good at the time until you looked into the implementtion.

BarbaraS

How many miles do you think Cheney is going to donate?

Actually I doubt if he has any to donate. I don't think that Air Force Two gives frequent flier miles.

SMGalbraith

Let's see if this works:

In one of the largest sums ever donated to charity by a U.S. public official, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne gave away nearly $7 million last year to help the poor and to medical research.

According to income tax information released by the White House on Friday [April 14, 2006], the Cheneys' adjusted gross income in 2005 was $8,819,006.

The sum was largely the result of Mr. Cheney's stock options from Halliburton and royalties from three books written by Mrs. Cheney.

The Cheneys gave more than three-quarters of their income - $6,869,655 - to several charities, including George Washington University's Cardiothoracic Institute and a charity for low-income high school students in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Partners for Education.

For some reason, I don't think this will shut them down.

But I gave it a shot.

SMG

TXMom

I think this is a wonderful idea. We have joined FF mile programs with a number of airlines and there they sit, unused. I am going to do this now, thanks for the reminder.

Cycloptichorn

" An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame's employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, indicates that Plame WAS "covert" when her name became public in July 2003.

The summary is part of an attachment to Fitzgerald's memorandum to the court supporting his recommendation that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's former top aide, spend 2-1/2 to 3 years in prison for obstructing the CIA leak investigation."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18924679/

Now, how much energy was spent by you guys arguing the opposite was true?

You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves, honestly.

windansea

yikes

a beautiful idea to support out troops and a couple of trolls drop by to throw their turds in the punchbowl

I'll bet Manys feels like ahero after learning the Cheneys gave more than 75% percent of their income to charity.

Of course that doesn't compare to Slick Willie donating used undies to gain tax breaks

And Psyclops thinks an opinion filed by Fitzmas equates actual proof Plame was covert...I wonder why he did not offer eveidence of this in the trial

ordi

It has been awhile but IIRC: Our Military can come home on a mid-tour leave, if requested, if approved. They can travel on military planes but only when space is available. It is sometimes called Space A or Military Hop. It would be HIGHLY unlikely during war time as military planes are well utilized for the mission. Not to mention if you get where you are going via Space A you may not get a seat on space A on the way back. It all depends on the mission and the flight schedules.

Here is a link that talks about "Space A" travel.

http://www.glue.umd.edu/~oard/spacea/


The US Government buys the air plane ticket for Military members who travel on official duty (either temporary duty travel, or permament change of station). However, the US Government does not now nor have they ever paid for a military members transportation when they go on leave. This IS NOT a new policy during the Bush Admin.

SMGalbraith

You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves, honestly.

The 9/11 Commission and other independent agencies and figures determined that George Bush had no prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and yet over 60% of Democrats believe that he did know beforehand or it's possible he knew.

And folks here who questioned whether Plame was covert or not should be ashamed?

Really?

For questioning whether Plame was a covert agent or not? Based on sketchy and incomplete news reports and allegations?

No, the shame should be on that 60% who believe demonstrably proven nonsense.

SMG

Appalled Moderate

cyclop:

OK. A few questions for you:

1. If Plame was truly covert, what was Joe Wilson doing drawing attention to himself as a contract employee for the CIA?

2. Did Plame, as a covert employee, leak her identity to Nick Kristoff? Why didn't she tell her husband to shut up?

The problem with the Fitz investigation is that it seemed awfully one sided. The CIA and the Wilsons seemed remarkably casual about protecting their status. Now, based on the CIA agnets who are under indictment in Italy for a rendition operation they cnducted there, this seems a problem that's endemic in the CIA.

Pofarmer

Way, way, way OT on illegal immigration from Numbers USA.

http://www.numbersusa.com/video/?authkey=387f289137dbf7be4258467d2a2a586f

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