This phrase is from Hamlet. I always though it meant something like “stabbed with your own sword” or maybe “lifted up on your own spear.” It DOES mean “injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.” However, a petard is not a sword or spear, as I mistakenly thought, but rather a box filled with gunpowder that was used in siege warfare to blast down a door or make a hole in a wall.
To hoise means “to lift or raise”, which is what happens to a person who sets off his own explosive device by accident. Continue reading
Sweeping Veterans Choice Bill to Become Law Days Before Memorial Day
‘VA Mission Act will ensure veterans have timely access to the quality care’
WE HAVE BROKEN OUR PROMISES TO VETERANS FOR MANY DECADES. WE ALL KNOW THE CONTEMPT DEMOCRATS HAVE FOR OUR WARRIORS. IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME SOMEBODY TOOK CARE OF THEM FOR CHANGE.
The veterans, in consult with their primary care VA doctor, will be able to choose the doctor of their choice and the service of their choice, whether through the VA or delivered in the private sector, based on quality, accessibility, availability, and the choice of the veteran.