Skip to comments.USS Alabama Commission Denies Park Access for Tea Party
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 neighbors mortgages that has an extra bathroom and cant 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.
Mobiles 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 events organizers told Lagniappe it couldnt take place at the USS Alabama Battleship Park because it is state property that held federal assets.
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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.
I don’t know , I would have been surprised if they had let them. Just not the place for it.
I think they just wanted to use the park, not the ship, where the ship is located.
One of the tea party’s was denied permission to throw tea in a river, as it was a pollutant.
Oh, the irony...
"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.
This "statement" makes no sense whatsoever.
Lead as in lead, follow, or get out of the way...
Or lead, as in more ammo?
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.
Our monuments are not be used for political purposes.
We need to place tbags all over the place so people see them in thier dreams. Everywhere!
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.
Like obama at the Lincoln Memorial???
“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.
Aw, dang. I didn’t even think of that context.
Man, english is a tough language!
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?
See 12 and 15. Huh, who knew.
Alles klar, Herr Kommisar. Ich bin fertig mit Englisch. Ich cann es nicht.
Aw, dang. “Ich kann sie nicht.”
I give up.
Was that during his pre-inauguration parade?
If so, yes.
Our memorials are not for politics or politicians.
As in ‘Praise God and pass the ammunition’, lead? or
Lead, follow or move?
Exactly. They were denied permission to throw tea in the river, as the tea might discolor it.
What would you do?
Our monuments are not be used for political purposes.
Are they to used in any way that expresses redress of grievance?
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.
News about the Mobile Tea Party.
Lead as don’t aim at the airplane, aim in front of it.
I think you’re missing the point - they want to use the park where the ship is housed and not the ship itself.
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.
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.
Me too since I no spreken ze Volkswagen mit Farfegnugen.
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.
"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 email@example.com for questions."
I will be attending with 3-4 people myself.
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.
Closer to date we'll have to exchange cell numbers and meet up! :)
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.
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.
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