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WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown
stars and stripes ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Leo Shane III

Posted on 10/01/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT by dennisw

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51 posted on 10/01/2013 5:13:19 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: George from New England
Awesome! God Bless your Dad and those who served with him.

For those of you who would like to experience this vicariously, buy or rent this:

Honor Flight: The Movie

It's a must see!!

52 posted on 10/01/2013 5:21:38 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Didja hear the one about the 3 Senators who went to sign up for Obamacare? Yeah, me neither.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I’m saying that something provoked that kind of response and asked you to tell the whole story. Thanks.


53 posted on 10/01/2013 5:24:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dennisw

Good for these brave military me.

Democrats are mean, spiteful, little pricks.


54 posted on 10/01/2013 5:24:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

ping


55 posted on 10/01/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: smokingfrog

How many vets will pass who planned to visit? All because of a tantrum by Obama and other democrats.


56 posted on 10/01/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

They will probably be punished.


57 posted on 10/01/2013 5:33:52 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
They will probably be punished.

I hope not. Their respectfulness to elderly veterans should be rewarded. But as you indicated, no good deed goes unpunished.

58 posted on 10/01/2013 5:37:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

If I could be there, as G-d is my Witness, I would be. Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!


59 posted on 10/01/2013 5:37:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (--0)
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To: FreeAtlanta

How will they be punished? By taking away their AARP cards?


60 posted on 10/01/2013 5:39:37 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

The park police who didn’t uphold Barry’s orders. At the very least they will receive a reprimand for embarrassing the dims and Barraka.


61 posted on 10/01/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: dennisw

So does this shutdown mean that none of our troops are getting paid too? If so, I fear that this will lead to public pressure on the Republicans who are fighting over Obamacare and lead to pressure to end the shutdown. Among other things, I am not sure our American public will be ok with our troops not getting paid for an extended period of time.


62 posted on 10/01/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: dennisw

“Park Police officials stood aside, telling press that they had “asked for guidance on how to respond” to the breach of security.”

Maybe they can call Putin for some guidance.


63 posted on 10/01/2013 5:52:18 PM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: 1rudeboy

-— know that it currently is unfashionable on FR, but I’d like to give some kudos to the Park Police. -—

We can thank Zero for not issuing shoot-to-kill orders.

Seriously, if this had ended any other way, it would be curtains for the Rats.


64 posted on 10/01/2013 5:54:43 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: laplata

Indeed— his father... whichever one he is was NOT involved in WWII. And some of these Veterans may have been involved in freeing his home country of Indonesia from the Jap empire’s grasp. But none of this is/was in the history re-write by the muzzie leader of Indo-land.


65 posted on 10/01/2013 6:03:28 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: dennisw

I forced myself to watch the first 4 minutes or so of the 5PM local news (DC).....they had the obligatory ‘interviews’ with the public...who SHOULD be incensed, after all OUR TAXES pay to maintain the memorials, for the most part the VN, WWII and Navy Memorial were funded by donations (and am sure others, I am POSITIVE of these 3 as I am a ‘PLANKOWNER’).

The reason I tried to ‘watch’ the news is to see how they handled this(Vets WWII mem)....Nothing in the first 5 etc BUT did see the LIBS steal the day....
Couple of R’s were ‘signifying’ by sitting alone in a conference room moaning “We would talk this out BUT no one here to talk to”.

THE DEMS, meanwhile, were standing on the steps and streets, surrounded by ‘NON ESSENTIAL WORKERS’, and pledging to see their plight to the end???

THAT, for those that remember is how the “Ugly American was ‘born”.... The US etal would ship the food to wherever and the USSR would either hijack and redistribute or just go ahead and place stickers on the crates saying “From your Russian friends” AND ‘we’, apparently, were none the wiser..


66 posted on 10/01/2013 6:03:33 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: MulberryDraw

Louie Gohmert, Rep (R) from Tyler, TX, I believe it was.


67 posted on 10/01/2013 6:07:45 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 1rudeboy

I agree...they were awesome. Very respectful of these veterans and supportive.


68 posted on 10/01/2013 6:19:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: sergeantdave

Awesome comment!!!


69 posted on 10/01/2013 6:21:09 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: philetus

Uh, well, you see, uh, the, uh, guards are, uh, doing something, uh, different.


70 posted on 10/01/2013 6:21:41 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Riley

I had the same urge!!!

Awesome veterans!


71 posted on 10/01/2013 6:22:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: dennisw

BTTT!


72 posted on 10/01/2013 6:23:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: DJ MacWoW

And.. thanks to the Vets....IT WAS A PR NIGHTMARE! HA. HA.


73 posted on 10/01/2013 6:23:29 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

God Bless them!


74 posted on 10/01/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: John S Mosby

Right on!


75 posted on 10/01/2013 6:34:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dennisw

A bunch of WWII vets decide that THEY own the memorial and not some scumbag asshole from the government. Friggin OUTSTANDING!

Now, imagine what we could do if millions of us decided to storm every IRS building in the U.S.? We take the son-of-a-bitches over and throw their sorry asses out in the streets.

It takes balls people, but we outnumber them. And THAT, scares the living sh!t out of them.

Revolts are not won by votes!


76 posted on 10/01/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: dennisw

I say this with the most respect and love: I picture my Uncle, WW II vet who served in the Pacific and Europe, in his hover round knocking park police out of the way with his cane. My uncle passed away two years ago, but he wouldn’t have put up with being kept out of the memorial! He drove one of those landing craft at Normandy, and he would have LOVED to knock down the fence and drop his men off at the memorial!


77 posted on 10/01/2013 6:53:35 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: sergeantdave

Wow!!! What a great observation!


78 posted on 10/01/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: MacMattico

.......but he wouldn’t have put up with being kept out of the memorial! He drove one of those landing craft at Normandy, and he would have LOVED to knock down the fence and drop his men off at the memorial!


Damned right! My World War II veteran Dad and millions of others would have been there, too.


79 posted on 10/01/2013 7:02:07 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Once witnessed a brutal beating and handcuffing of a father of two small children for the offense of spreading a blanket on the ground to have lunch, at Yosemite park.

Unfortunately, there will have to be some beatings and mistreatment from government goons. It is just the price of civil disobedience. If you are not willing to take some lumps, stay out of the game. Or, as Samuel Adams put it:

" If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"

We need to stand up to them. We need to get mad - fighting mad; and let them know we won't stand for it anymore.

80 posted on 10/01/2013 7:02:39 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Chuckster

It is more than likely going to get violent. That’s my guess. I believe the Administration wants an altercation. And the way it is going like today at the WWII Memorial and our vets, that is precisely what they (the traitors in the White House) might get. With a dictator, I think this is the only unfortunate outcome it would appear.


81 posted on 10/01/2013 7:14:51 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: dennisw

This is the problem with a govenrment shutdown. Everyone is for it, until it effects them. Then all of the sudden they are a special snowflake and they want the rules changed. Just for them and no one else.


82 posted on 10/01/2013 7:18:19 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: dennisw

For the US Park Police to consider a bunch of elderly WW2 veterans walking across an open area to see their memorial as “a breach of security” shows you just how far down the crapper the USPP have gone.

They have had serious leadership problems over the past 5 years, and now they have serious mental problems when they can’t look at those veterans, possibly including their fathers or grandfathers, and see that this is “their” memorial, and have fought and paid in blood to see it.

This mentality of putting public parts of America off limits to Americans is Obama’s thumb in the eye of every serviceman and woman, and of their families, and IT HAS BEEN DONE ON PURPOSE.

My son, a combat veteran of Iraq, had to go to his post today as a federal police officer. Yet, if he were off duty, he couldn’t go to any of these war memorials either.

I spent two days last week with some of the bravest of our men who fought in Vietnam (Special Forces, Marines, Army, Recon/LRRPs) and Foreign Service Officers who served there, under fire.

Today they would not be allowed to visit both the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Vietnam Memorial Statue.

This is the result of Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America”.

He has hired both “Good Germans” and “Good Comrades” to carry out this transformation, as well as having propagandized the stupid blacks, whites and hispanics who want “free” things instead of working for them.

If we don’t fight back right now, we are doomed. Perhaps those WW2 vets “who stormed the WW2 memorial barracades” just did that, opened the Western Front offensive against the entrenched enemy, Herr Comrade Obama.

However, the beach name was not Juno, Gold, or any other such name, it was Washington, DC, a place now known as “RED BEACH”.

These men went in to the bloody beaches of the world over 65 years ago, and they went in again, today. We, the Vietnam generation and the Iraq/Afghanistan generation of both civilian and military fighters, MUST become the Second Wave of our new fight for liberation from tyranny (elected or otherwise).

We cannot fail those who went before. To do so would be to spit on their graves, and in my family we don’t do things like that, ever!

Father - CWS WW2 (worked on the Chemical Mortar)
Father-in-Law - Iwo Jima (75th JASCO, Army Signal Corps)
Self - VN/Cambodia Journalist, 1970
Son - Operation Iraqi Freedom, “First Forward” 299th Engineers


83 posted on 10/01/2013 7:36:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: laplata

To #28: Obama is sad that the US won WW2 because we were a “colonialist, imperialist power” and reds like him didn’t like that.

We should have had a draw and gone home.


84 posted on 10/01/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Yep, he’s a commie bastard that doesn’t even belong in this country.

F U B O!!!


85 posted on 10/01/2013 7:48:03 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dennisw

They’re not called the ‘Greatest Generation’ for nothing!

Bravo Vets. And we salute you.


86 posted on 10/01/2013 8:03:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: sergeantdave

They are not called “The Greatest Generation” for nothing!


87 posted on 10/01/2013 8:07:45 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Chuckster

Civil disobedience? - Eating lunch?

The poor fool didn’t have any idea that he was defiling a UN World Heritage site by feeding his kids lunch.


88 posted on 10/01/2013 8:40:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: laplata

The man was sitting on a blanket, handing sandwiches to his family. He wasn’t even in the park proper, but in a clearing at the side of the highway outside of the valley entrance gate. near the motel that we were staying in (Cedar Lodge) and about 20 yards from the banks of the Merced River.

Does anything about that sound like an invitation to a swat team?


89 posted on 10/01/2013 8:46:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

The man was sitting on a blanket, handing sandwiches to his family. He wasn’t even in the park proper, but in a clearing at the side of the highway outside of the valley entrance gate. near the motel that we were staying in (Cedar Lodge) and about 20 yards from the banks of the Merced River.

Does anything about that sound like an invitation to a swat team?


Wow. They walked up to him and just beat the hell out of him for no reason. Poor guy.


90 posted on 10/01/2013 8:54:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

thanks dennisw.

GOP Reps Topple Barricades At Memorial For Veterans
October 1, 2013 - 2:14 PM
http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/gop-reps-topple-barricades-memorial-veterans
http://www.mrctv.org/sites/default/files/embedcache/123117.html


91 posted on 10/02/2013 3:22:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Good lord, how/why/who?


92 posted on 10/02/2013 3:59:18 AM PDT by skepsel (creative spelling and punctuation and run on sentences a specialty)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I posted this in the LIVE thread Monday night:

93 posted on 10/02/2013 5:26:33 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: dennisw

Thank you again, WWII Veterans!


94 posted on 10/02/2013 5:27:27 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: dennisw

Per FoxNews, there may be a confrontation at the Memorial today [Wednesday].

Yesterday, visitors and some politicians helped move the barricades aside so vets and friends could visit the memorial.

The Park Service apparently is going to use police to patrol the Memorial today — as another tour group is in transit to visit the Memorial today.

Obamagoons could use this as an incendiary event — never let a crises go to waste.

==

A politician (I missed his name) said that the Memorial was created with public donations and, thus, should be open regardless. He went on to say that the Park Service had to expend money to move the barriers in because the Memorial is an open-air memorial.


95 posted on 10/02/2013 5:35:36 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

What’s interesting is our WW2 vets are now at the point the Civil war vets were at in 1933. Leaving this earth at a rapid rate and in another 5-10 years there will probably only be a handful left, if any. That’s why I alllllways make it a damn point to shake their hand and thank them for their service if I get the chance because pretty soon you’ll never get that honor to do so again.


96 posted on 10/02/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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97 posted on 10/02/2013 9:44:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: RightGeek

Beautiful!


98 posted on 10/02/2013 3:52:11 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Nice post.

Thanks to all your family members who have served.


99 posted on 10/02/2013 3:56:14 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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