Up Theirs (a continuing series)

So long as we’re having a blast with colons and colonoscopies, check out the latest episode of how a grateful nation treats its veterans:

Officials say more than 3,000 patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami had colonoscopies with equipment that was not properly sterilized. They have been told they should be tested for H.I.V. and other diseases. The V.A. insists the risk of infection is minimal and only involved tubing on equipment, not any device that actually touched a patient. But it is the second recent announcement of errors during colonoscopies at V.A. facilities. Last month, more than 6,000 patients at a clinic in Tennessee were told they may have been exposed to infectious body fluids during colonoscopies.  NY Times

I’m sure they’ll get to the bottom of this, aren’t you?

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6 Responses to Up Theirs (a continuing series)

  1. Private Partz says:

    Charming. Nothing like taking it up the ass after you’ve taken it up the ass. After years of taking it up the ass.

    Pardon my language.

  2. Ray Ed Gneck says:

    The way this country treats its veterans is a disgrace, and it’s going to worsen once thousands of troops start coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  3. Lois Terms says:

    I wish this was as unbelievable as it is unforgivable.

  4. Claire T says:

    Yo Ray, I can’t believe it, but for the 1st time I’m in total agreement with you. I can only hope that your statement isn’t a suggestion that we leave our troups in those god-forsaken countries. As a matter of fact if you asked any one of them which they’d preferred I bet they’d start queueing up for the States & a colonoscopy PDQ. So let’s make sure they know we appreciate their efforts and keep the outrage going against the VA &/or whatever powers that be so that they get the absolutely care & medical attention that they’re entitled to.

  5. Sharpo Marx says:

    While the scumbags executives who have sunk and bankrupted their companies received millions of dollars in bonuses they do not deserve, our veterans who fought and risked their lives to keep us safe get treated like they were in a veterinarian hospital.
    A complete disgrace!. The Veterans Dept. should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of treatment of our military men.

  6. Squathole says:

    Thanks, Claire T, but one question: Who’s Yo Ray?

    FWIW, I’m not a veteran, nor do I have any family members honked over by the VA or military. My indignation isn’t based on a bad experience, just the goddam evil injustice and unfairness of the system, and the ingratitude we as a nation display toward people to whom so much is owed.

    Or does that make me a liberal, Sharpo?

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