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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bill O'Reilly: "No Homeless Vets in America"

Last night, in reference to our nation's homeless veterans, Bill O' Reilly revisited his ridiculous assertion that there are NO homeless vets:

ES: I think (Edwards’) message is strong and he has tremendous conviction, but I think he needs a little bit more material than just the “Two Americas” talk, he got to get a little bit deeper…

BO: Well, we’re still looking for all the veterans sleeping under the bridges, Ed, so if you find anybody, let us know, because that’s all the guy said for the last three nights…

ES: Well they’re out there, Bill. Don’t kid yourself.

BO: They may be out there, but there’s not many of them out there. Okay? So if you know where one is, Ed…

ES: Well, actually…Now, wait a minute…one in ..

BO: Ed, Ed. If you know where’s a veteran, sleeping under a bridge, you call me immediately, and we will make sure that man does not do it. Is not there.

As usual, he got the facts all wrong. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, almost 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in America, accounting for about one-third of the adult homeless population. Please drop by and visit the fine folks at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and sign their open letter to O'Reilly.

And for more information on the homeless veterans situation here in the United States of America, drop by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

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Blogger Damian said...

Old Faloofah doesn't know what facts are. To him, facts are determined solely by whether or not he said them.

title="comment permalink">January 16, 2008 11:03 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I wish homeless veterans would go to Bill O'Reilly's house in droves and set up camp to sleep on his lawn. If he wants them to leave, he can pay for them to get an apartment.

title="comment permalink">January 17, 2008 12:53 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

I can't seem to understand how people can listen to him. . . like for instance my step-dad's family.

title="comment permalink">January 17, 2008 2:25 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Damian - Or merely what he beleives them to be.

title="comment permalink">January 17, 2008 7:48 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Mary Ellen - That would be awesome: "Bill, we're coming to your house"!

Sheri - I know I can't. I want to knock that smug look off of his face.

title="comment permalink">January 17, 2008 7:54 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I personally know a homeless veteran. Last year he was in Baghdad. Since September, he's been homeless... in Michigan. He could stay at my house, but fortunately has enough friends in the Wolverine state that are letting him couch surf presently. Oh, I guess by O'Reilly's standards that wouldn't count as homeless. My friend's not sleeping under a bridge. Thank goodness for friends!

title="comment permalink">January 18, 2008 1:30 AM  

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