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5/17/2014

‘Vets Die Waiting For Treatment While Pentagon Moves Ahead With Manning Sex Change’

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:47 pm

[guest post by Dana]

As we were discussing International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, I was reminded of an enraging tie-in between that and the V.A. scandal wherein our veterans are quite literally, in some cases, dying while waiting for treatment.

In the wake of an ever-burgeoning “wait for them to die” scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the heavy hitters in the Obama Administration have made their priorities known; specifically, while accusations swirl of purposeful lack of medical attention to vets have resulted in needless deaths, the head honcho himself for the Department of Defense (DoD)greased the skids for a convicted turncoat to receive a taxpayer subsidized sex change operation. As reported on May 14, 2014 by both the Toronto, Canada-based The Globe and Mail and also the USA TODAY news portal, convicted renegade soldier Bradley Manning could soon be transferred to a civilian hospital on the orders the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, according to two Pentagon officials speaking on grounds of anonymity.

In an announcement by Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, “the Secretary approved a request by Army leadership to evaluate potential treatment options for inmates diagnosed with gender dysphoria.” If and when approved, Manning will be transferred from the Leavenworth, Kansas military prison (officially deemed the United States Disciplinary Barracks) to a yet to be identified civilian hospital for Manning’s sexual reassignment surgery. Reportedly, Secretary Hagel personally gave the official thumb’s up last month for the Army “to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which does provide such treatment.”

As a reminder, Bradley “Chelsea” Manning was sentenced to 35-years in Leavenworth after being found guilty of “six Espionage Act violations and 14 other offences for giving Wikileaks [Julian Assange] more than 700,000 secret military and U.S. State Department documents, along with battlefield video.”

Also, the costs incurred by such a surgery ranges from a total of $40,000 to $50,000 for “mid-range transition, including surgery.” Monthly hormone therapy can run anywhere from from $25 to $200.

The priorities of this administration are clear. And it is to their collective shame and disgrace.

–Dana

42 Responses to “‘Vets Die Waiting For Treatment While Pentagon Moves Ahead With Manning Sex Change’”

  1. Transgender study looks at ‘exceptionally high’ suicide-attempt rate

    A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.

    It’s a complete mystery.

    On the one hand, people who are confused about their gender identity seek counseling. This is a cruel hoax inflicted upon them.

    They suffer high suicide rates.

    On the other hand, people who are confused about their gender identity seek surgery. This is compassionate mutilation.

    They suffer high suicide rates.

    Steve57 (c8cb20)

  2. chelsea needs hormones or else her boobies won’t develop normally

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. Does anyone really imagine that any amount of surgery and hormone therapy will solve “Chelsea” Manning’s issue?

    Steve57 (c8cb20)

  4. I realize though, Mr. feets, that Chelseas boobies developing will solve some issues for guys serving life sentences with no possibility of parole.

    Steve57 (c8cb20)

  5. Chuck Hagel is a big believer in Team Tranny Mr. 57

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  6. It was probably that R&R in Thailand back during the Vietnam war, Mr. feets.

    Steve57 (c8cb20)

  7. The priorities of this administration are clear.

    Well, if the shoe fits, wear it.

    Huffingtonpost.com, November 2013: A woman who claims to have been a classmate delivered some bizarre claims about President Barack Obama in an interview. As Right Wing Watch first reported, Mia Marie Pope told right-wing preacher James David Manning that she believes that Obama was not only active within the gay community, but also a heavy cocaine user during his years in Hawaii.

    “He always portrayed himself as a foreign student,” Pope said. “Girls were never anything that he ever was interested in … He would get with these older white gay men, and this is how we just pretty much had the impression that that’s how he was procuring his cocaine.”

    She then notes, “In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys and that’s how he was getting this cocaine to be able to freebase.”

    Pope, of course, isn’t the first conservative voice to make such claims about the president’s personal life. In May, “Coach” Dave Daubenmire implied Obama was “openly gay” or “better yet, openly bisexual” in a News With Views broadcast, noting that the president’s “face seems to really light up when he begins to talk about the gay agenda.”

    In fall 2012, gossip columnist turned Tea Party author Jerome Corsi alleged that the president had been actively involved in Chicago’s gay bar and bathhouse scene.

    ^ Why isn’t the left doing its own part in proclaiming such information to the onlooking world? After all, in their ethos and mindset, GLBT (and, for that matter, hip and cool drug use too) is a wonderful, beautiful thing. Correct? Uh-huh.

    Mark (99b8fd)

  8. Wait for the habeas corpus petition with the argument that Chelsea is not responsible for what Bradley did and she should be set free.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. And his lawyer would be missing a bet if, in the intermediated stages of the transformation, he did not bring a 1983 petition on the grounds that either a men’s or women’s prison violates the Eighth Amendment for a person in his condition and he should be released on parole during the treatment.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. I’m all for people cutting their peters off for whatever reason. Who am I to judge? But why the heck do I have to pay for it?

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  11. I do think Manning might live longer locked up with the wimmyns.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  12. Will the wimmyns ask Manning to strap it up?

    mg (31009b)

  13. 13. Unlikely is my guess.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  14. Our “adopted son” is married to a Boat People girl. She was actually born on the boat when her parents, of Chinese origin, were driven out of Vietnam when we bugged out. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    nk (dbc370)

  15. Catch a clue peoples, Barry and his lefty thugs are trying to see what they can get away with. He’s thumbing his nose.

    Glenn (58e9b8)

  16. Since when does the federal government have either a legal or moral obligation to pander to a mentally ill person’s delusions?

    Dale (ceba68)

  17. It’s no longer supposed to be a delusion, or a crazy idea, but, provided that some care has been taken in thinking it through (basically that the person won’t change their mind and decide it was a mistake, which includes proceeding carefully and slowly, in steps) medically indicated.

    Not that that’s actually correct.

    Sammy Finkelman (18bea8)

  18. #pickupthebigstick

    The VA thing … it’s good that we were so well trained. We haven’t been ordered to eliminate D.C., and they go on as if nothing’s changed. They believe … who knows what they believe other than that they’re safe because we’re protecting them.

    htom (412a17)

  19. Good example.

    Mike K (cd7278)

  20. But you know, in the final analysis, we are the problem;

    http://20committee.com/2014/05/17/ideology-is-making-america-stupid/

    remind me, the previous matter at Walter Reed, no one died right,

    narciso (3fec35)

  21. I’m a VET. I have TRANSPHOBIA. I have begggggggggggged the VA to treat my TRANSPHOBIA without result. How can I be blamed for being a TRANSPHOBER????? WHEN TRANSPHOBIA is OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL have TRANSPHOBIA!!!!!

    Gus (70b624)

  22. #(HASHTAG) Herr Hitler!!! Give us back our Jews!!!!!

    How’d that work out???

    Gus (70b624)

  23. nobody died but they gave out pulitzers like halloween candy that year

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  24. Narciso, relax, just listen to the EXPERTS. Al Gore, Barack Von Jug Ears (PROFESSOR so they say), Rodham, (Cork screwing into Kosovo. CORK SCREWING if you get my meaning) Michael Mann, starting bench warmer on the HOCKEY STICK TEAM at East Anglia U. If ONLY Conservatives would listen to LIBTARD “experts”….

    Gus (70b624)

  25. What a bizarre pun.

    Larry Sheldon (acbb4f)

  26. Ogabe is angry, very anggree, and concerned.

    Sanctions probably coming. Possibly.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  27. well, as i often observed during my 20+ years in uniform, usually while darkly amused at whatever the latest clusterf**k was…

    Well, you know what they say: ‘Nothing is too good for our Soldiers, but we have to give them something.’

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  28. costs incurred by such a surgery ranges from a total of $40,000 to $50,000 for “mid-range transition, including surgery.” Monthly hormone therapy can run anywhere from from $25 to $200.

    Cost of an M-16 round for use on a traitor – about 50¢.

    arik (2374fd)

  29. 29. …usually while darkly amused at whatever the latest clusterf**k was…

    Comment by redc1c4 (abd49e) — 5/17/2014 @ 11:57 pm

    For you, red, and for all who served.

    How S*** Happens

    Actually anybody who wants to know how government works should read it.

    Steve57 (c8cb20)

  30. Near-infinite money buys near-infinite government. And how does the organizational dynamic of bureaucrats with near-infinite money behave? The Iron Law of Bureaucracy says they will expand their power and control until some other power stops them. Back when government spending was limited by what the taxpayers were willing to pay for, the primary constraint upon government was that there simply was not enough money to fund every foolish bureaucratic desire. So, government tended to be forced to pay attention to its legal and Constitutional responsibilities first in proper priority. Now, with near-infinite money, there are far fewer spending constraints, and thus it is far easier for bureaucracies to run amok.

    Secondly, bureaucracies can even entertain their darkest worries about what threats might challenge their powers. Thus we see the rise in private bureaucrat armies. What founding father would have thought that the government’s own property management agency, the Bureau of Land Management, would need a sniper team? How else do we explain the auditors for the Department of Education really need to carry sidearms?

    Third, in a world of electronic information, government has given itself permission to destroy the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, just in case someone comes to their attention.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy.

    theBuckWheat (1ade48)

  31. Belmont Club has a good theory. They are dense packing the scandals. There are so many you can’t keep up.

    Mike K (cd7278)

  32. Village People ftw

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  33. The VA needs to be audited by Seal Team Six!

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  34. I’ve had a couple patients in my medical practice interested in sex-change surgery, and both had a long list of psychiatric diagnoses going back many years. Strange how they (and others) seem to think plastic surgery will fix everything.

    Teflon Dad (7c3d25)

  35. Cost of an M-16 round for use on a traitor – about 50¢.

    you’re paying WAY too much for your ammo.

    8-)

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  36. Cost containment is the word of the day.

    FIX BAYONETS!

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  37. Shinseki will demonstrate why he was a great military commander in……(crickets)…..

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  38. I say they should start the sex change immediately, by cutting off his “johnson”. The rest – the hormone treatments, etc. – he/she can be placed on a waiting list for.

    Mike Giles (760480)

  39. The priorities of this administration are clear. And it is to their collective shame and disgrace.

    Why is the Pentagon even playing along with this farce?

    Blacque Jacques Shellacque (d3cdd0)


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