Poor Allen West is Angry Again

I kinda feel sorry for Allen West. He never seems to run out of things to be outraged about, almost none of which are justified. The latest catalyst for his anger is a soldier who was given a “less than honorable” discharge for being gay has now had her status changed to an honorable discharge, which allows her to get medical care from the VA.

The Obama administration’s social equality transformation of the U.S. military continues and now sets a serious precedent for negative ramifications. Will every gay Soldier now lobby to have his/her discharges upgraded in order to claim benefits? Our nation can barely care adequately for veterans as it is.

According to Military.com, “Thirty-five years after being kicked out of the U.S. Army for being gay, an Oklahoma City woman has won her fight to have her discharge upgraded from “other than honorable” to “honorable.”

“It’s crazy,” said Lisa Weiszmiller, 53, proudly displaying an honorable discharge certificate backdated to June 22, 1979. On paper, it’s just like the “other than honorable discharge” 35 years ago never happened.”

What is crazy is that this former Soldier volunteered to be in the U.S. Army fully aware of rules and regulations, and violated one that resulted in her discharge under “other than honorable” conditions. Now, years later because of an executive order repealing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” regulation, she is afforded an upgrade in her discharge?

Support the troops! Except the gay ones, of course. And it’s really quite funny that West thinks this has anything to do with an executive order. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed by an act of Congress, not an executive order. You know why he should know that? Because he was running for Congress at the time the law was being debated and he ran on a platform of opposing the law, which passed just a few weeks after he was elected in 2010 (but before he was actually seated, so he didn’t get to vote on it).

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  • bahrfeldt

    Why was Lt. Colonel West allowed to bail out of the army? To avoid court-martial and military prison. An enlisted man or woman would not have been given the option.

    And when did “less than honorable” become the type of discharge. IIRC there were three levels below honorable, of different levels of severity.

  • tiredofusernamerules

    “What is crazy is that this former Soldier volunteered to be in the U.S. Army fully aware of rules and regulations, and violated one that resulted in her discharge under “other than honorable” conditions.”

    What is crazy is that Allen West is a former soldier who volunteered to be in the U.S. Army fully aware of rules and regulations, and violated one that resulted in his retiring in disgrace. Freaking war criminal.

  • John Pieret

    Will every gay Soldier now lobby to have his/her discharges upgraded in order to claim benefits?

    Why not? Did they serve honorably and were they thrown out because of something that had nothing to do with their ability to serve?

    this former Soldier volunteered to be in the U.S. Army fully aware of rules and regulations, and violated one that resulted in her discharge under “other than honorable” conditions

    You admittedly didn’t follow the rules and regulations of the Army. Should we take away your honorable discharge?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_West_(politician)#Iraq_interrogation_incident

    Oh, excuse me! The rules only apply to other people!

  • caseloweraz

    What’s funny is that even though Allen B. West thinks the Army was right to discharge Lisa Weiszmiller for “being gay” and her discharge should remain dishonorable, he’s at pains to point out that he himself never discharged anyone for being gay.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    TYPICAL!!! NOW EVERY GAY HOMOSEXUAL WHO SIGNED UP TO FIGHT FOUGHT AND GOT KICKED OUT FOR HOMOING UP THE BATTLEFIELD WILL BE LINING UP FOR THE FREE BENEFITS THAT THEY DIDNT EARN BECAUSE THEY EARNED THEM WHILE HAVING GAYHOMO MANSEX!!! “ME ME ME” THE HOMOS SAY!!! I DIDNT FIGHT AND DIE IN VEITNAM FOR SOME HOMOSEXUALIST TO BUDGE IN LINE AHEAD OF ME AT THE VA!!!

  • D. C. Sessions

    The way things are going, before long (maybe as soon as 2040) they’ll reinstate the sluts who were kicked out for being gang-raped screwing around, disrupting unit discipline, and undermining the chain of command.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    O dear. That poor wee man.

    Remind me again how that blighter ‘as served ‘is country an’ all..

    What’s that ya say? He ain’t and rather badly?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Shiiite, ah shoulda wikied that drongo first, shouldn I?

    We are talking ’bout this fool yeah? :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_West_(politician)

    In 2003, West was charged in an incident that involved the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi police officer. West was fined $5,000, accepted a Non-judicial punishment and allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel after an Article 32 hearing.[6] The alternative to retirement was to face a Court Martial for assault, with a sentence of 11 years.

    What a charmer. NOT.

    Still admit I did get that kinda wrong. D’oh.

    Won’ be first or last time I ‘spose.

    Respect for him serving but he still got those comments above wrong and being gay is far less a sin than what he did.

  • dhall

    StevoR, are you saying that being gay is a sin? Just not as bad as what West did? Seriously?

  • steve84

    Says a torturer and war criminal.

  • imthegenieicandoanything

    A. West is angry, and wind blows.

  • smrnda

    I was unaware that West was a war criminal. So, he’s able to *quit* and get out of trouble for breaking a law that should stand, but someone else should be punished for having broken an unjust and pointless rule because *those are the rules.* A pretty good depiction of an authoritarian where *it’s all about the rules* actual right and wrong be damned, and like a good authoritarian, the OFFICERS get a special set of rules .

  • sunsangnim

    This guy is such a clown. My stepmother is always sharing his memes on facebook. It’s always some inane bullshit about Benghazi or how Obama is a muslim. I usually just roll my eyes, rather than getting into a pointless argument.