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1 posted on 12/14/2012 6:52:54 AM PST by Kaslin
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Why does EVERYTHING cost at least a $billion in dc.

I could build a nice respectful memorial to Ike for $10,000,000.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 6:57:45 AM PST by DManA
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Why not a large cast statue on a pedestal in his Ike Jacket? (I still have mine.) Sort of like MacArthur’s statue at West Point but larger. Less space much less $$. (Saves money but doesn’t employ many.)


5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:15:04 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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6 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:58 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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“The best of recent memorials — Maya Lin’s perfect Vietnam War memorial — transcends the bitter divisions over that terrible sacrifice of lives, and unites us all in common sorrow, reverence, and gratitude for these honored dead. Yet even that work of art and memory had to be cluttered at the edges with some needless statuary and a little flagpole or two.”

This tells me all I need to know about Greenberg’s taste and politics. Not one veteran of any way—never mind Vietnam, not one active military serviceran served on the selection panel for the Vietnam Memorial. The black tombstone now half-buried in the mall, listing those it was meant to memorialize in chronological death-order, minus military service identity and honors was the Left’s meaning-packed exclamation point after a war it, not those it memorializes, lost. Thank God and less sophisticated voices than Greenberg’s that the statues were added to remind us of the heroism and patriotism of those whose deaths ultimately led to the fall of another wall.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 7:55:52 AM PST by Mach9
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“The best of recent memorials — Maya Lin’s perfect Vietnam War memorial — transcends the bitter divisions over that terrible sacrifice of lives, and unites us all in common sorrow, reverence, and gratitude for these honored dead. Yet even that work of art and memory had to be cluttered at the edges with some needless statuary and a little flagpole or two.”

This tells me all I need to know about Greenberg’s taste and politics. Not one veteran of any war—never mind Vietnam, not one active military serviceran served on the selection panel for the Vietnam Memorial. The black tombstone now half-buried in the mall, listing those it was meant to memorialize in chronological death-order, minus military service identity and honors was the Left’s meaning-packed exclamation point after a war it, not those it memorializes, lost. Thank God and less sophisticated voices than Greenberg’s that the statues were added to remind us of the heroism and patriotism of those whose deaths ultimately led to the fall of another wall.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 7:57:12 AM PST by Mach9
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I think the best memorial to Eisenhower is the biggest assed rig of a monument ... one of those vanishing point things with a big truck exploding out of the distance, a huge bumper and grill blazing in alabaster white !

Ike learned, as a successful general in WW2, that the biggest problem to a moving army was food and supplies and THAT required roadways.

When he became President, he successfully initiated and accomplished quite a bit of inter and intra-state road system that, to this day, are still maintained , rejuvenated or expanded upon.

America prospered MIGHTILY in the 50's and 60's becauser of the transportation system that supplied American industry, manufacturing and every element of infra-structure.

Yup ... some big-assed Pete bursting out of the distance ... a hunnert feet high an' a hunnert feet long should be about right.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Excellent post, since Frank Gehry is and has been for years a particularly painful pain in my ass since I first saw his
“designs” many years ago. His stuff has been even a worse blight on the American and world architectural landscape than
the ruins of Detroit or any other place that’s cited as good examples of our downward spiral.At least ruins CAN be torn down eventually to make way for self-sustaining, economically viable structures providing shelter for humans and bases for commerce. If anyone would like to see what “modern architecture” is capable of at its best look at Fay Jones’ Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs Arkansas. Jones was a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the first time I saw pictures of this Chapel I was totally knocked out by it.
And they have a great website:
www.thorncrown.com


11 posted on 12/14/2012 8:11:53 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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Ah yes, Ike. The man that single handedly destroyed the US military beyond all recognition by going with tactical nuke pie in the sky BS instead of keeping all the veterans where they belonged, in the military.

The man was an epic failure.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 9:11:18 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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Me too . . .


             

17 posted on 12/14/2012 9:36:23 AM PST by tomkat (liberty or death)
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Ike was a philosophical conservative but an operational liberal. He did though understand how liberal the public really is.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 4:53:17 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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