Skip to comments.Update: "The Vets Have Control of the Memorial"
Posted on 10/01/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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Another link to this great story. Thanks for posting this:
Some enterprising webcaster needs to take about five minutes of PandaCam footage and put it on a continuous loop, so the PandaCam addicted amongst us need not suffer unduly...
a bunch of public monuments are closed, !!! How, for crying out loud ?
It takes manpower to close the damn monuments and they’re public, paid by us.
hey media, do your , oh forget , they’ll never do their jobs and report the truth.
I’m sure the vets will volunteer to maintain it.
TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
I was wrong, Granny is there today.
I would venture to say that ThinkProgress has strongly mixed feelings about reporting this story...
I honestly hate the left, I saw the typical Obama guy last week with his bozo stickers and I just looked at him, waited for him to look at me and said ,:have you not woken up yet “and then shook my head
We didnt come this far not to get in, one veteran proclaimed.
The scene was both emotional and comical at once. After it was clear they had lost control of the situation, Park Police officials stood aside, telling press that they had asked for guidance on how to respond to the breach of security.
As 80-something veterans slowly walked around the massive war memorial, Park Police stood quietly to the side, advising other tourists that the site was technically still closed. But they made no moves to stop the wishes of the war heroes.
Why does Mt. St. Helen's even have a live cam? It's a mountain - it just sits there. Other than that one time, it doesn't do anything.
When my 10 yo granddaughter and I were at the WWII memorial in July people were sitting on the side with their feet in the water..
My granddaughter naturally thought that a great idea in the hot sun..
I thought it sacrilege and disrespectful but how could I stop her when adults including veterans sat next to her enjoying the cool water ??
so I explained that it was like a cemetary and tombstones and what I thought of the idea and who the heroes were and told her if she sat nice and quiet and still she could..
I dont remember being there in the summer before..its usually colder when I visit Washington..
We stood shoulder-to-shoulder with "biker veterans" (most probably from the Vietnam era) on March 17, 2007 in DC, protecting all war monuments in the city from the scumbag unwashed anti-war anarchists. The pantywaist anarchists were pretty intimidated by the black leather-clad "biker vets" plus the sheer number of patriots who showed up. It was a beautiful site to behold... :-)
Hate is too soft a word.
I seethe with anger...when I think of what they have done to my country.
Lucky Granny. She is going to have one great story to tell!
Now fast forward to 28 July, 1932.
Who better to watch over such a thing... there ought to be veterans (as would be available, of course) volunteering to do it all the time, gummit shutdown or not.
Circumstantial poetry here.
Just wait’ll some of the locals start moving barricades and see the trash they leave behind.
Pathetic that the executive branch would close off these memorials.
I sure hope illegal immigrants are stuck at the border in this shutdown. We need barricades at the border. hahaha /sarcasm
Ha! I’d like to see Bathhouse Barry look these vets in the eye and tell them that they aren’t welcome at their own memorial.
For real. How much does it cost to operate?
The Dow is still rising even though The Democrates shut down the Govt.!!!!!
I’ve been to the memorial, it’s wide open so what douche decided to place barricades there??
88 years old and was in the WAVES while my late grandfather was in Europe.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Lock and load.
Embarrassing for Congress:
” WWII veterans in wheelchairs can keep the government open, Congress can’t.
President Bush speaks during the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington Saturday, May 29, 2004. Former Senator Bob Dole, bottom right, sits with World War II Medal of Honor recipients. (Ron Edmonds - AP)
We’ve been slouching in that direction for quite a while now.
I just hope some hothead in the Parks Department doesn’t try to enforce their idiotic closure. These men and women may be heroes, but they are also quite old. They don’t need to get into a physical confrontation with DC Riot Police.
Lots of disgusting comments after the article, naturally...
It is being shut down because it is highly visible, and will inconvenience tourists when it is shut down. This seems to be more ‘nudging’ by our administration
It has erupted a few times in the last few years.
I just received this notice since I live near the trail:
“The government shutdown has limited access and use of Appalachian Trail by hikers and volunteers. “
Maybe the blazes and switchbacks have been turned off.
That's why we WON WWII. They don't put up with any crap! These guys know how to deal with tin-horn dictators and their gestappo.
I think the image of veterans and children soaking their feet together in the pool at the memorial is a beautiful image.
Is this being reported in any of the major media? I just saw a Fox News report on the shutdown that used the World War II memorial being closed off and the police line tape being shown as an example. There were no vets or other civilians in the shot so the Memorial looked deserted.
Today during the actual shutdown nary a whisper.
My mother was in the WAVES as well... based in Charleston, SC during WWII. God rest her soul... she would have been 90 years old this December.
My father was a sergeant in the Army in the Pacific Theater... saw lots of action in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Philippines, etc. God rest his soul... he'd be 94 this year.
This will never be reported in the Washington Post. That’s for sure.
Way to go vets!!!!!!!!!!!!
<....”These guys know how to deal with tin-horn dictators and their gestappo”....
Just wait til America rises and watch these guys show everyone how it’s done! They have nothing to loose and everything to gain!...so do we!
Is the MSM covering this? Are they calling out these Tea Party Anarchists?
Or will they say that these World War II veterans had to break in to their monument because the Republicans closed all the national parks and monuments?
where was the comments?
Also what on earth are they talking about, it stated that the RNC is using this to get e-mail addresses, HUH.
Twitter and face book AND the news stations ARE reporting it....coming along nicely...go VETS!
In 1943 these brave soldiers fought foreign enemies to keep America free. In 2013 they are now fighting domestic enemies just to visit a symbol of freedom.
Maybe BECAUSE they shut down the government. I do believe this time around it will blow up in their faces, despite all that the MSM and their in-house spinmeisters can do.