Hillary Supporter Snaps Snoozin’ Bernie at Memorial Day Event
“A fellow Democrat posted a snapshot of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) apparently nodding off during a Memorial Day ceremony in the Presidio military cemetery in San Francisco on Monday.
Zoe Dunning, a gay rights activist, veteran, Hillary Clinton supporter, and high-ranking member of the San Francisco Democratic Party, posted the photograph to Facebook, with the following message:
Attending the Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the over 1 million Americans who have lost their lives serving our country, and watching Bernie Sanders fall asleep during it. There is nothing I can really add here. #imwithher
Responses on Facebook were less than enthusiastic. One man, Richard Stone, posted:
Zoe, thanx for your service. But I’m VFW and elected green (county council) and I still honor Bernie’s dedication to veterans rights. This is sheer artifice and a desperate attempt to disparage someone who has a stellar record of vets rights, nothing more to add here, #SMDFH
Sanders has an excuse other than age: he has kept a punishing campaign schedule, criss-crossing the Golden State and holding several rallies and meetings per day in an effort to turn out his vote and upset Clinton on June 7.
Clinton has been more sparing in her schedule, partly because she has deployed her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to reach some of the more far-flung rural communities.
Sanders serves on the Veterans Affairs committee in the U.S. Senate.”
…More @ Breitbart
– Here is one of the commnents:
“Well at least Bernie was there to honor our servicemen and women. Where was Obama? Flying around Asia and basically saying once again that America is the problem and the starting point of all the world’s ills. So what if Bernie took a little snooze? Obama has been asleep at the wheel for the last 7 1/2 years.”
Undocumented immigrant arrested for using dead veteran’s identity to get VA benefits
– Foxnews Latino
“Police in Arizona arrested an undocumented immigrant who had been using a deceased veteran’s identity to get medical and Social Security benefits.
Rene Ortiz Quintana, 69, took the identity of Ruben J. Gallardo, who has been dead since 1994, to get Social Security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.
Quintana received benefits totaling $29,062.19, according to ABC News.
Quintana, who has lived in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant for around 50 years, used Gallardo’s information to an Arizona identification card, a state health card, a Phoenix health plan card and a VA choice card. The choice card allows veterans to get medical care at Non-VA facilities.
Police charged Quintana with fraudulent schemes, theft and seven counts of identity theft along with six counts of forgery. It is not clear whether the immigrant will have to pay back the money.”
…More here @ FoxNews Latino
Feds give thumbs-up to fracking off California coast
– San Diego Union-Trib
“An environmental assessment from two federal agencies released Friday determined that fracking off the coast of California causes no significant impact, thus lifting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that was instituted earlier this year.