Editor's Note: Robert Rosebrock, veteran news columnist for Veterans Today, has been an outspoken advocate for homeless veterans and what he says is a misappropriation of Veterans Administration land in West Los Angeles. Rosebrock and other supporters hold weekly protests at the entrance of the Veterans National Park on Wilshire Boulevard.
I have not been at all pleased with the favorable coverage the Palisades PGA tournament has gotten on the Brentwood Patch. It seems somebody from Brentwood should be speaking out about all the gridlock. As far as the VA, it's a complete sell-out to the local fat-cats. As mentioned in the past, it is pointless to discuss these problems locally, and we're taking it nationally with Veterans Today and Veterans National News.
Rosebrock recently wrote of his displeasure with the PGA Tour using VA land for car parking:
The surge of PGA attendee vehicles and large tour buses driving through to park on the National Veterans Home is reprehensible. When will common sense, decency, respect, honor and appreciation surface above this outrageous disrespect of America's disabled and homeless Veterans? When will President Obama and Secretary Shinseki honor their fiduciary duty to maintain these sacred grounds as a National Home for Disabled Veterans? Enough of the catering to the wealthy and powerful at the insulting expense of disabled and impoverished Veterans.
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Correction: A previous version of the editor's note incorrectly stated that Rosebrock and others want to build housing for all of the homeless veterans in Los Angeles, approximately 8,000, according to the Veterans Administration.