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Posted on 07/26/2013 6:28:05 AM PDT by cll
The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after vandals splashed the statue of the nations 16th president and the marble floor around it with green paint, U.S. Park Police said.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the popular tourist attraction on the west end of the Mall, but so far they have released no information about who may have been responsible.
Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. The National Park Service will work to clean up the paint, police said, and the memorial will be closed to the public until cleanup is complete.
Police said no words or symbols had been painted or written on the memorial, only splatters of green paint. No damage was reported at the Malls other memorials and monuments.
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I confess, Obama did it!
I thought the place was guarded 24/7? And locked down after hours?
Obama will blame it on Conservatives and right wingers and the $85 billion dollars he didn’t get to piss away because of the Sequestration he originally proposed.
We may have a clue here: Green Paint
I thought the place was guarded 24/7? And locked down after hours?
Sequestration is effecting everything!!!!!
Cameras everywhere except on a public monument.
Odds are 16.9 Trillion to one that the evil-doers are leftists.
He says police are reviewing security camera footage to try to identify possible suspects.
Other than that, how was the play?
Or the government planting a story to cover up some other activity.
Clearly, this was the work of George Zimmerman.
They best not mess with the Wall.
Call me cynical. Many of these types of activities are false flags intended as a deception by operatives to stir up the public and create an intended reaction.
Problem one is a controlled media that is in partnership and refrains from investigating, and reporting objectively and honestly.
Many no longer trust even the highest levels of government (ours or others) not to do wrongful and evil things so as to push a political agenda, whether it be gun control, more surveillance, martial law, expansion of the perpetual war on terror, etc.
Corruption and lack of ethics has become the new norm.
Why green? What does the green paint supposedly symbolize?
I think that someone is trying to frame Billy Bob.
“They best not mess with the Wall.”
You are 100% Correct!
On a not unrelated note, we are less than 1 month away from the 50th anniversary of MLKJr's 8/23/1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" speech. Anyone heard anything about festivities being planned for this day? With all the smoke and fumes in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, I would expect Al Sharpton's NAN to be on top of this.
We in the bedroom communities of Birmingham, AL, have been pummeled by our local fish-wrapper, The Birmingham News, all year about this being the 50th anniversary of the birth of the civil rights movement. For all its bragging about civil rights advancements, Birmingham is losing population due to the usual laundry list of social ills reflected in a minority-majority population.
That was the first thought that came to my mind.
They were probably trying to write “Lincoln was a Democrat” like they were taught in public schools, but because they were taught in public schools they don’t know how to write.
Hmmmm. What political system masquerading as a religion of peace (TM) uses green as its colour?
Probably some Greenies complaining about the lack of Civil War battlefield detoxification.
Green paint........enviro wackos
Unless Homo Depot had it on sale ;-)
It was Al Gore.
It’s open at night. Park Rangers are only on duty from 9:30am - 11:30 pm.
It’s particularly beautiful at night....and quite crowded with visitors.
My favorite is the Jefferson Memorial at night during cherry blossom season.
No matter how late I went, I was never the only person there, so this must have happened WAY late/early or the vandals were sneaky and bold.
It looks like it was applied from a squeeze bottle or squirt gun.
Who does something like this? and I can’t imagine they could get away with being unseen by someone in the late-night crowds, as you mention.
It's nearly always crowded there late at night... I'm not sure what it is that makes so many people visit at night.
It must be hard to have a father on that wall, and perhaps the pain is more difficult at night.
>>I’m not sure what it is that makes so many people visit at night<<
Partly boredom; if you’re there for a few days, and stuck in your hotel room, there’s not much to do at night; plus, the tourist thinks they are *beating-the-crowds* by a evening visit.
The type of person who did this is someone who wouldn’t mind burning an American flag, throw litter on the ground, or sympathizing with the *occupy-crowd*. Pox on them!
When’s the D.C. guard going to admit that he “did it for Trayvon?”
Green party are watermelons: Green on the outside, Red on the inside.
Looks like it was done with a paintball gunnn.
Muslims. Really. Green is the color associated with holy things—splashing green paint makes sense for them.
Police said no words or symbols had been painted or written on the memorial, only splatters of green paint.
I'm sure that the choice of green paint is a mere coincidence.
Could be generic vandalism using a random color, but this is the 0bama-nation we're talking about. Could have been done by greenies or hoodies. Additionally,
Green paint to Islam is like dog P-P on a fire hydrant. Example: the desecration of Joseph's Tomb.
0bama recently claimed that
"Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation and we've seen the results."
D'oh! That memorial/mosque must have been built for *Ibrihim* Lincoln. :-\
Whereas a joint Committee of both Houses of Congress has waited on the president of the United States, and requested him to "recommend a day of public humiliation , prayer and fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these states, His blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace":
And whereas it is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to His chastisements; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition, for the pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action:
And Whereas, when our own beloved Country, once, by the blessing of God, united, prosperous and happy, is now afflicted with faction and civil war, it is peculiarly fit for us to recognize the hand of God in this terrible visitation, and in sorrowful remembrance of our own faults and crimes as a nation and as individuals, to humble ourselves before Him and to pray for His mercy, - to pray that we may be spared farther punishment, though most justly deserved; that our army may be blessed and be made effectual for the reestablishment of law, order, and peace, throughout the wide extent of our country; and the inestimable boon of civil and religious liberty, earned under His guidance and blessing, by the labors and sufferings of our fathers, may be restored in all its original excellence-
Therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next, as a day of humiliation, prayer and fasting for all the people of the nation. And I do earnestly recommend to all the people, and especially to all ministers and teachers of religion of all denominations, and to all heads of families, to observe and keep that day according to their several creeds and modes of worship, in all humility and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and bring down plentiful blessings upon our Country.
Oh my god they slimmed Lincoln!!!!!!
Many of the monuments are much more dramatic at night. Especially the Korean War and FDR memorials.
However, the biggest reason is probably the weather. DC is hot and humid this time of year. But, it's tolerable at night.
Well, he might have, if Lincoln hadn't been a Republican.