Tuesday, January 31, 2006


You won't find polytrauma in the dictionary. As the NY Times explains...

To describe the maimed survivors of this ugly new war, a graceless new word, polytrauma, has entered the medical lexicon.

Soldiers and Marines in these new polytrauma centers need daily visits from up to 10 different specialist a day, all with different and sometimes conflicting prognoses. However, only a tiny percent of the over 16,000 injured in Iraq have had access to these facilities. Which, as of now, are only available inside V.A. hospitals in Florida, California, Minnesota and Virginia. The rest are left with inferior care.


Blogger Cabe said...

Hey Elmo,

I agree with you on this. Though I believe our veterans are receiving better care under Bush than his predecessor, I think more should be done. I have an Iraq-War veteran buddy in my College-Algebra class, and I enjoy listening to his stories. He has killed dozens of the enemy and it hasn't affected him, but it may when he's older.

I think the federal government should build a facility in Colorado, or Utah, where they offer free housing, and medical care for our veterans in need.

Wed Feb 01, 05:19:00 PM CST  
Blogger Elmo said...

Cabe, Bush cut the budget of the VA. And your buddy in Algebra is not the man he was before the war if he killed dozens of people.

The federal government should build facilities to support the wounded troops, but all over the country not just in a few states.

I have to go change a shitty diaper...are you sure you wont reconsider taking that God awful flag from behind your mug?

Wed Feb 01, 09:18:00 PM CST  
Blogger teh l4m3 said...

"Though I believe our veterans are receiving better care under Bush than his predecessor..."

Or rather, it's what you want to believe...

Wed Feb 01, 10:50:00 PM CST  
Blogger Cabe said...

My ancestors fought for the South. It wasn't about slavery to them, it was about States' Rights.


Bush increased overall Veterans Funding by nearly 40% since 2000.

Thu Feb 02, 12:41:00 AM CST  
Blogger Elmo said...

The VA asked for $2.6 billion MORE than was appropriated last year, and the House Republican Leadership tried to block much of money they did get. Like an amendment that would have reduced the tax cut for millionaires in 2006 from $140,000 to $129,000 to boost funding for veterans programs by $2.6 billion. Blocked by Tom Delay and Roy Blunt.

My great, great, great Uncle was Robert E. Lee. I've heard stories passed down about him for years. I'm pretty sure he would have thought that flag should have died with the confederacy. ( my cousin J.C. looks just like him, it's ire )

Thu Feb 02, 01:05:00 PM CST  
Blogger Cabe said...

If the rich pay more than 1/3 of the taxes, why not give them tax cuts? Why not give everyone who pays taxes tax cuts?

Thu Feb 02, 07:33:00 PM CST  
Blogger Elmo said...

Because we're in a time of war. The soldiers sacrifice and so should the rest of us.

Thu Feb 02, 07:58:00 PM CST  
Blogger Joe Visionary said...

He has killed dozens of the enemy and it hasn't affected him

Hmmm... if this was a decent kid who was a pride of his community, how many times do you suppose he'd have to say 'Take that, mother f*cker!' before it would become part of his regular vocabulary?

Tue Feb 07, 05:38:00 PM CST  

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