Sunday, August 13, 2006

This guy pressed a sheaf of papers in my hand and drove off. They were various letters and petitions he had sent to government agencies, bureaucrats, and congressmen. His papers claim he was in the Army a couple years and was discharged as 100% disabled. A few years later, the VA sent him a letter informing him he was dead and to return any remaining benefits checks. He complains, rather reasonably in my view, that he is still alive. Apparently, he is having a hard time convincing the government of that. He was also at odds with the VA, claiming that they would not treat him but also refusing to be treated in a VA hospital.

It's hard to decipher what's true and what's hyberole here. Any big protest in DC attracts protestors of all stripes protesting everything.


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