Valor Vulture Paul Rieckhoff – still aiming low and left.

| July 18, 2020


It seems Paul Rieckhoff took a break from sucking bat guano off cave walls long enough to spew some more of his caustic nonsense.

WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Thursday told a conservative media outlet that President Donald Trump is the first president in more than 100 years to take veteran suicide seriously.“President Trump is the first president since the 1890s who recognized the scourge of veteran suicide,” Wilkie said during an interview on the One America News Network, known as OANN, a pro-Trump media outlet.Wilkie denied making the comment later Thursday during a call with reporters and pointed to the Trump administration’s work on veterans issues.“This president has allowed me to present the two largest budgets in this department’s history,” he said. “No one has ever tackled suicide in a comprehensive way.”

Wilkie’s appearance on OANN is not the first time that the VA secretary has spoken to a conservative news outlet. In March, he was interviewed on Breitbart, where he warned “socialism” will destroy the VA. At the time of the interview, self-identified democratic socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary.

Paul Rieckhoff, who founded Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a nonprofit veterans advocacy group, challenged Wilkie’s comment on Trump’s efforts with veterans suicide.

“Nobody has done enough, but it’s a lie to say nobody has done anything but Trump,” Rieckhoff said. “Anyone who’s spiking the ball on suicide is way out of touch.”

For those that might not know about Rieckhoff and his band of embellishing blowhards,  they have been on the pages around here for a very long time.  Jonn wrote about his needless embellishments HERE and HERE for example.

His organization has been a safe haven for some of our worst Valor Vultures.  I posted about Megan Morse HERE as another example.  I am not sure what name she is hiding behind these days but if history teaches us anything…she ain’t far.   The video of her lies is a Classic.

The only time I have ever read a quote from Paul Rieckhoff that made any sense… that turned out to be stolen as well.

So, as you know, we had a milblog conference this weekend.  The Washington Times kindly attended and covered it.  From their article:

Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, lamented “stereotypes” about veterans: Veterans are often presented as “unhinged” and prone to violence. The panelists on veterans affairs were unanimous: The media highlight stories in which violence occurs, they said. What about all the productive work of veterans? Many veterans continue to be community leaders after their military service; they carry on the values of serving the common good and remain role models.

Wow, Paul’s statement almost makes sense doesn’t it?


ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!  I’m joining Cartman’s pirate group, because the rules of our society are too stringent, and the DHS is already watching me.

Ok, On slight edit as the Xanax kicks in, I hate to be mad because honestly this author seemed VERY nice, and getting us print is always a good thing.  Always.  But confusing me with Paul?  Krusty the clown I get.  Maybe the time to make the donuts guy.  But Paul?  I mean, Paul?????

That was posted by our own TSO.  The rancor of Rieckhoff is hardly something the Press should still be quoting if they are searching for a creditable veteran source.   You can easily find more about his Chronic Social Sepsis by using the Search box at the right.

Source: Wilkie: ‘Trump is the first president since 1890s’ to recognize veteran suicide crisis – U.S. – Stripes

Category: General Whackos, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Liberals suck, Valor Vultures

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  1. NHSparky says:

    Like a bad penny…just keeps turning up.

    • Hondo says:

      I prefer to think of Rieckhoff as a periodic hemorrhoid flare-up: usually only of negligible importance – but still annoying, irritating, and a pain in the butt.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Paul Rieckhoff just keeps coming back just like Hillary Clinton or an extra-shitty case of Herpes!

  2. MarineDad61 says:

    IF anyone is looking for Megan Morse today….
    I believe I may have found her.
    (The resemblance is uncanny.)

  3. Andy11M says:

    Ok, at first glance the last picture of some Lt SEEMS alright, but then I looked again, no jump wings, no regimental affiliation over his unit awards, and no leadership tabs. That and he has more ribbons than I did and I was a Infantry SSG with two tours of Iraq, a deployment to Kosovo and multiple “thanks for showing up” awards.
    So is that the guy mentioned in the title of the post?

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      NO Unit Crests as well.

    • Bandit 2 says:

      Hi Andy,
      Other than the BSM, his awards appear legit for an ARNG OIF Vet. The bottom row look like state awards, the rest are federal and consistent with one deployment. BUT, he didn’t earn the BSM as I recall and this site is where I read it years ago. He later took it off and apologized I believe but unless someone pins a BSM on you, you don’t just “assume” you earned it and start wearing it, so ignorance on his part is no excuse in my opinion. The unit crests are missing as stated above, you COULD chalk the LID tabs missing to his being in a staff job post-deployment. BLUF, he’s a d-bag.

    • Green Thumb says:

      And no Tab.

      A 1LT with no Tab and Snowcone?


      Later, Loser.

      No command after CPT missing those. And lucky to get that.

      In the AD, you might wind up in a rolling Gun Company if you are light. Or heavy, if not light. Or staff, working the BC’s balls (or vertical smile, depending on the unit these days).

      Just fucking weak all the way around.

      This dude should write a book on sucking poles tilted “The Secrets to an Officer’s Success”.

      Fuck him.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    Thieves gotta thieve.

  5. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Paul Rieckhoff and IAVA must be hurting for cash and/or attention and/or it’s an election year.

    Attention whores gotta attention whore…

  6. Green Thumb says:

    I have met Paul Rieckhoff.

    He comes off as a weak, “special” kind of guy who is more interested in self-promotion.

    I mean, who in the fuck wears Converse All-Stars with a sports coat? Can we say “Professional”?

    What a clown.

    IAVA = Losers.

    • SailorJamie says:

      Chuck Taylors can go with anything.

      • Green Thumb says:


        Depends on the individual and environment.

        And I had a pair of baby blue’s back in day. Circa 1988.

    • Friend says:

      I wear Converse high tops with my dresses because running from the courthouse to the office in heels SUCK. UNPROFFESIONAL but our feet don’t hurt.
      We bring our heels for court…

      • Green Thumb says:

        My point.

        Not for the office or an “official” interview.

        Perception is reality.

        This clown missed that when looking for “legitimacy” around / for educated Veterans (before and after service).

    • SFC D says:

      My stepson (13 at the time) balked at wearing dress shoes for our wedding. I found him some black patent-leather Converse Chucks. Major victory.

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    Tanks for the trip down memory lane. I think. Won’t get that hour and 1/2 back, but it’s all good. I like going back, having a blast from the past, comparing the comments AND the screen names from other threads. Sadly, so many very familiar ones are conspicuous in their absence. It does make me wonder how they are doing. And why we lost them. Y’all come back now, you heah. Jonn would like that.

    Wonder if these two are mating? They deserve one another. But they would probably embellish how good they are in bed to one another and then NOT do the deed because that would expose them for the lying, embellishing, sissy, punk, asinine, pieces of sh^t that the both of them are. Yeah talking ABOUT NOT TO, you…Megan Morse and to you…Paul Rieckhoff. You both had service to be proud of, yet had to go and take a big old steaming dump upon it. To me, an embellisher is worse than an out and out phony. Maybe it’s time to dust off and deploy the Hemisphere of Insults, with the Attached Alphabet Assault. At the very least, fire off The Toilet Bowl of Taunts.

    ChipNASA are you on the net? I make the motion, can we get a SECOND and an AYE?

    While perusing the attached linkys showing the history of these tools, I ran into this comment from the Platoon Daddy.. Click on and make note of the date time stamp. Got a little dusty reading that one.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      *SECOND*, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen a posting of the World Famous TAH Hemisphere of Insults®™ and that wet moose cock-slurping asswipe deserves it!

  8. Thunderstixx says:

    Slimebag needs to be taken down a couple of notches. OANN should be made aware of his sh-tbaggery and the nasty smelling stuff that comes out of his/her, was, were, has, have or had mouth.

  9. rgr769 says:

    Dave, you cropped out one of my faves of that photo, the Army Special Forces patch. A nasty leg sporting a SF patch say “phony” in flashing lights. I also note he doesn’t know the proper way to wear the vaunted Blue Rope of Doom.

  10. Ex Coelis says:

    Can’t figure out who’s the whore or which one’s the hose-bag. Sorry *shrug* Indistinct to me. Obviously both need some professional water-boarding…

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  12. Skippy says:

    No surprise

  13. Anonymous says: