[guest post by Dana]
Earlier this week, I posted about our veterans being sacrificed on the altar of green energy.
It was yet another shameful exposure of the messed up priorities of the VA.
Today we see, in spite of the current disgrace that is the VA scandal, the organization still remains clueless. And once again the public is able to witness their incredible tone-deafness.
Our Ocean is an environmental group managed by the U.S. State Department. Their mission is to save our oceans.
Our ocean today is at grave risk – and it’s not happening by accident. Human activity is the cause. Harmful fishing practices, even illegal fishing; giant garbage patches; hundreds of dead zones; and rising carbon dioxide levels – all of it threatens life under the sea. That’s the bad news. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way.
So, what does this have to do with the VA? Well, yesterday the VA tweeted out their support of the Our Ocean campaign. Because supporting the vets is a whole lot harder to do.
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) June 16, 2014
The responses are what you would expect. A sampling:
@DeptVetAffairs u can't get your s&%t together but global warming? How about ake care of our vets before the sky is falling Chicken Little?
— IamEvilHomer (@Trent_Hill) June 16, 2014
.@DeptVetAffairs put it on the waiting list.
— Born Again Jew (@mountainofyah) June 16, 2014
Why don't you work on not killing vets 1st MT @DeptVetAffairs: Our ocean is under threat. Join people all over the world & make a difference
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) June 16, 2014
Interestingly, the State Department just announced it will be hosting an Our Ocean conference about the ecological threats facing the world’s oceans.
Not coincidentally, the conference coincides with President Obama’s announced intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities. This will result in the world’s largest marine sanctuary at 782,000 square miles.
“I’m going to use my authority to protect some of our nation’s most precious marine landscapes,” Obama said in a video to participants at a State Department conference, adding that while the ocean is being degraded, “We cannot afford to let that happen. That’s why the United States is leading the fight to protect our oceans.”
It’s just great that the president seeks to use his authority to protect what is so precious to our nation. And he’s right, we cannot afford something so precious to be degraded. So, how admirable it is that he is leading the fight to protect our