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Jeff Hess has some choice words for Walmart:

As a former member of our military, this revelation concerning Walmart pisses me off. Remember that snow-in-Iraq TV ad Walmart ran recently? Well the real story is that Walmart is sticking it to service members and their families if a holiday gift is shipped to an Army Post Office address.

He links to a piece in Stars and Stripes that talks about retailers gouging customers by tacking on inflated shipping costs to ship to an APO (Army Post Office), or overseas military address. Curiously enough, Walmart was the most […]

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Beware “Veterans Relief” Calls

On September 19, 2008 By

Just got a call from 330-752-1253. Caller ID was “Ohio Call”. Answered and nobody was there. Hung up. Odd. Googled it. Found out they do this alot. Apparently the organization is “The American Veterans Relief Foundation” and they’re not one of the better ones:

One of the larger charities mentioned by the American Institute of Philantrophy report was The American Veterans Relief Foundation. According to a Fox news report, for every $100 contributed, only $16 ended up going to veterans and $84 was spent on operations expenses, such as salaries and marketing.

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Ruh Roh. Is someone yanking on the curtain of the great and powerful Oz?

Today, a study by the Center for Responsive Politics reported that members of the military are giving more donations to Senator Obama than Senator McCain, and when you just examine those troops who are deployed, Obama attracts more donations by a 6 to 1 factor.

I’ve argued forever that the wingnut claim that they support troops more and that they are the party of the military was pure fiction. It looks like the troops have spoken.

They’re probably tired of the long war […]

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Not surprising from this disingenuous bunch. He did NOT visit troops at Landstuhl, so they attacked. If he HAD visited them, guess what?

THEY WOULD HAVE ATTACKED!

What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was…wait for it…using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another […]

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Does Obama ignore the troops? Does he blow them off? Does he not care? Do they not see him as a capable leader?

DVIDS reports. You decide:

John McCain, the GOP, and Ohio wingnut blogger attacks against Barack Obama using the troops as a wedge are shameful and un-American.

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I have no idea what John McCain was doing during his March visit to Europe. Probably out buying some slippers or something. What I DO know is that he wasn’t visiting wounded troops in Landstuhl, Germany. The question the right may want to ask themselves is why does John McCain hate the wounded troops so?

All of this is perfectly understandable. His agenda probably didn’t bring him close so it was not planned. He was in Paris, Berlin, and London. None of those are anywhere near Landstuhl:

What did John McCain choose to do over visiting the honorable […]

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Support Our Troops!

On April 3, 2008 By

…with the new GI Bill. “Support Our Troops” is more than a yellow ribbon bumper sticker. Brave New Films, Vote Vets, and WesPAC are calling on John McCain to sign on as a co-sponsor to S.22, the new GI Bill of Rights. This should be one of those bi-partisan things. IF they GOP and “conservatives” aren’t lying through their teeth about supporting the troops.

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