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USS Alabama Commission Denies Park Access for Tea Party
Lagniappe ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/25/2009 1:04:07 PM PDT by Saint X

Last month, a CNBC reporter named Rick Santelli had a Howard Beale moment on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He played a different style populism that earned him cheers on floor of the exchange.

“This is America,” Santelli shouted. “How many people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgages — that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills? Raise their hand! President Obama, are you listening?” Santelli said it was time for another tea party, and hence a netroots/nutroots tea party movement was born, taking place in various cities throughout the country. Some have drawn thousands.

Mobile’s version was slated for April 15 to be held at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, appropriately on tax day. However, for whatever reason — the battleship board voted unanimously to not allow that to happen. The reason — one of the event’s organizers told Lagniappe it couldn’t take place at the USS Alabama Battleship Park because it is state property that held federal assets.

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Sounds like a cop out against the tea party
1 posted on 03/25/2009 1:04:09 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: Saint X

the original tea party was aboard a ship....and the ‘indians’ were also refused permission by the brits to use their ship. I don’t see a problem.


2 posted on 03/25/2009 1:06:17 PM PDT by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Saint X

I don’t know , I would have been surprised if they had let them. Just not the place for it.


3 posted on 03/25/2009 1:07:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I think they just wanted to use the park, not the ship, where the ship is located.


4 posted on 03/25/2009 1:10:15 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Saint X

One of the tea party’s was denied permission to throw tea in a river, as it was a pollutant.

Oh, the irony...


5 posted on 03/25/2009 1:10:15 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: Saint X
On every Machine gun emplacement on the USS Alabama are three words that are appropriate to this event.

"LEAD DAMMIT LEAD"

Please remind the good folks at the board that men aboard this ship died to defend this country, and you are prepared to do the same as well.

6 posted on 03/25/2009 1:11:38 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Saint X
“Although members of the Commission certainly empathize with the Tea Party and its purpose, collectively they voted unanimously to deny the request since the Commission is apolitical and represents both the Federal and State Governments,” Tunnell wrote.

This "statement" makes no sense whatsoever.

7 posted on 03/25/2009 1:13:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: usmcobra

Lead as in lead, follow, or get out of the way...

Or lead, as in more ammo?


8 posted on 03/25/2009 1:13:39 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: Saint X

Sounds more like restriction of our right to congregate! If it wasn’t a “Tea party”, I bet the gathering would’ve been approved. I wonder if we will see other parks’ use restricted.


9 posted on 03/25/2009 1:13:51 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Saint X

Our monuments are not be used for political purposes.


10 posted on 03/25/2009 1:13:58 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: patton

We need to place tbags all over the place so people see them in thier dreams. Everywhere!


11 posted on 03/25/2009 1:18:29 PM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: patton

The original function was to remind gunners how to aim at Kamikazes.

Too often sailors focused on the red dots on the sides of Japanese aircraft.


12 posted on 03/25/2009 1:18:35 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Our monuments are not be used for political purposes.

Like obama at the Lincoln Memorial???

13 posted on 03/25/2009 1:19:27 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: patton

“Lead as in lead, follow, or get out of the way...

Or lead, as in more ammo?”

Probably lead as in aim in front of the flying target because if you aim at it it will have flown past by the time the bullets get to where it was.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 1:21:14 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: usmcobra

Aw, dang. I didn’t even think of that context.

Man, english is a tough language!


15 posted on 03/25/2009 1:22:03 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: patton
Lead as in lead, follow, or get out of the way... Or lead, as in more ammo?

My first thought was your second but my last thought was 3)

Lead as in Lead Your Target as Your Gunnery Instructor Taught You

Clear as mud?

16 posted on 03/25/2009 1:22:27 PM PDT by LTCJ (God Save the Constitution - Tar & Feathers, The New Look for Spring '09)
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To: KrisKrinkle

See 12 and 15. Huh, who knew.


17 posted on 03/25/2009 1:23:18 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: LTCJ

Alles klar, Herr Kommisar. Ich bin fertig mit Englisch. Ich cann es nicht.


18 posted on 03/25/2009 1:24:59 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: LTCJ

Aw, dang. “Ich kann sie nicht.”

I give up.


19 posted on 03/25/2009 1:26:34 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: Krodg

Was that during his pre-inauguration parade?

If so, yes.

Our memorials are not for politics or politicians.


20 posted on 03/25/2009 1:31:39 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: usmcobra

As in ‘Praise God and pass the ammunition’, lead? or
Lead, follow or move?


21 posted on 03/25/2009 1:38:01 PM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: patton
We have strayed a long way from where the Founding Fathers once stood. I don't think they would have stopped throwing tea into the river because some bureaucrat told them not to. They probably would have dragged the bureaucrat from his office and covered him in tar and feathers. I imagine the politicians of that time period feared the average citizen a little more than they do today.
22 posted on 03/25/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: peeps36

Exactly. They were denied permission to throw tea in the river, as the tea might discolor it.

What would you do?


23 posted on 03/25/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

ping


24 posted on 03/25/2009 1:41:35 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Our monuments are not be used for political purposes.

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Are they to used in any way that expresses redress of grievance?


25 posted on 03/25/2009 1:43:45 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Amos the Prophet

No.

Let’s all go hang banners from the Iwo Jima memorial or lead a flotilla over the USS Arizona.

We have the parks and national mall for those things.


26 posted on 03/25/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: 1-Eagle; 131st Scout; 2CAVTrooper; 65superhawk; 6Covs; A.P.M.; adkinsjohnnie; Alabama Mutt; ...

Alabama ping!

News about the Mobile Tea Party.


27 posted on 03/25/2009 1:47:43 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: griswold3

Lead as don’t aim at the airplane, aim in front of it.


28 posted on 03/25/2009 1:51:31 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I think you’re missing the point - they want to use the park where the ship is housed and not the ship itself.


29 posted on 03/25/2009 1:54:36 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Saint X

What’s funny about this, off subject, is that I see more articles posted from the Lagniappe (which, for those who don’t know, is a fairly seat of the pants operated, I believe weekly, free local newspaper) than from the Mobile Press Register (the “main stream” local paper). The Lagniappe seems to do more investigative reporting than the “real” paper.


30 posted on 03/25/2009 1:56:54 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Rufus2007

Is the park part of the monument?

I do believe that our parks should be allowed for public protest, but listed monuments should be off limits.


31 posted on 03/25/2009 1:58:18 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: patton
Aw, dang. “Ich kann sie nicht.” I give up.

Me too since I no spreken ze Volkswagen mit Farfegnugen.

32 posted on 03/25/2009 1:59:33 PM PDT by LTCJ (God Save the Constitution - Tar & Feathers, The New Look for Spring '09)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Is this a Mobile Tea Party ping list?

Please add me....I’ll bring several people. Maybe not all voting age, but we’ll be there.


33 posted on 03/25/2009 2:23:51 PM PDT by Timeout (The Brits have their royal family. We have our privileged "public servant" class.)
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To: Saint X; Timeout; sweet_diane
Here's an email I got from sweet_dianne:

"Ok... latest news on the Mobile Tea Party will be April 15 noon-2pm at the Cooper Riverside Park. The Battleship Board of Trustees did not want the Tea Party there. Help get the word out! Email mobileteaparty@yahoo.com for questions."

I will be attending with 3-4 people myself.

34 posted on 03/25/2009 2:36:12 PM PDT by blam
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To: SJSAMPLE

It’s a pretty big area. I think it would be the same as saying we don’t want any protests on the National Mall because the war memorials are nearby.

But, I’m certain they didn’t want to use the USS Alabama or the USS Drum (the submarine also at the park) for any part of the “Tea Party” protest.


35 posted on 03/25/2009 2:39:25 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: SJSAMPLE
Here's a link to the photo gallery for the Battleship Park. Here
36 posted on 03/25/2009 3:52:40 PM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
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To: blam
Hi blam :) I'll be attending. My Husband will hopefully have some work to do that day, but will attend with me if able. Baldwin County spring break is that week so my 17 yr old daughter will probably go with me and my 21 yr old will if she isn't scheduled for work. There is also another Tea Party possibly in the works for 6pm in Mobile (not at Coopers). I'll post when I hear/see something about it.

Closer to date we'll have to exchange cell numbers and meet up! :)

37 posted on 03/25/2009 4:15:15 PM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I am in sympathy with your sentiments; however, it seems to me wholly appropriate to express fervent patriotism at the memorials to our greatest patriots.


38 posted on 03/25/2009 4:53:21 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Saint X
Anyone taken a look @ the commissioners of the USS Alabama?
Judge Herman Thomas, says volumes.
39 posted on 03/28/2009 2:03:35 PM PDT by USSoutherner
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To: Saint X

What the Commission needs to remember is that it was the school children of Alabama (My Mother and her Generation) who saved their dimes, nickels, and pennies to purchase our great Lady to begin with.

It was the school children of my generation who saved, and raised money to paint and repair her after that.

I am ashamed of the Commission. The Park is not just for those they deem fit to grace it. I can think of no other group (in recent history) who has been denied.

Our Great Lady surely weeps.


40 posted on 03/28/2009 8:08:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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