Skip to comments.Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:39:51 PM
Was the honor flight of 80 year old veterans gate raped by the TSA?
asked for guidance on how to respond to the breach of security.
I bet they will have the dogs out and fully loaded M4s with those Hollow Point training rounds in 30 round magazines.
Tazers at the ready!
Teach those old geezers to storm the memorial. Terrorists!
Looks like I was right! I even bet 5 bucks the vets beat the obama out of the NPS weenies!
truth be told it is not "ObamaCare" at all, it has nothing to do with "care" it is ObamaTax, and it is no "Government shutdown" it is a Government Showdown, punitive action in defiance of a branch of government in opposition to Obama's imposition of his Cloward-Piven strategy
I would love to see the WW2 vets get to enjoy their memorial, even if it makes Zer0 look good in the process by making an exception for them. He’ll have plenty of opportunities to embarrass himself in some other ways....
If memory serves, Patton and Eisenhower were involved in that as well.
This situation is not quite the same, though.
First of all ‘the barriers’ throughout Washington are a ploy of the Democrats and Obama......there’s no reason to keep people from “Looking” at any Monuments. They belong to ‘the people’ after all... not to the Government.
Second...these Vets reveal the heart and minds of Americans....any who attempt to arrest a single one of them will make Obama look really terrible than he is already...so that’s not going to happen. If it really does happen????
Then the outcry, in some tangible way, needs to be made known from every American. Am not sure just how much more Americans are going to handle of this corruption and terranny before they rise... but it’s fast moving to the edge.
At work today people are really angry....one individual shared their Insurance for a family three months ago was $500 and recently notified it will now be $1000. not counting co-pay or deductibles.......and they are not eligible for any subs...make too much money according to Obama.... She was one very angry woman!
One has to ask...Did she vote for him?
an honor guard of Patriot Riders should make sure the Park Police do not molest the Vets.
The WW2 Memorial is unattended by any Park Police and is open to the street and sidewalk.
This is a time and place where the citizenry tells the government who is really in charge.
Enough of these petty fascists.
We don't have until the end of obassets term at the rate this country is being destroyed.
No...in fact she’s a conservative. We had quite a good conversation...she’s well informed and pro-active concerning her family and life. That’s why three months ago she checked on her health Insurance and was stunned to be notified of the cost hike recently.
<...”We don’t have until the end of obassets term at the rate this country is being destroyed”....>
Nope we don’t...there’s the debt ceiling and amnesty coming up pronto... he wants Amnesty along with Obamacare with his name on them....and so do the Demorats who will then look good to the low-end voters and foreigners who just love the free rides.
And, Repubs seem to be leading the charge on amnesty, which I cannot understand. I get that BIG $$ (donors) want it, but We the Constituents DON'T!
The funny thing is...even most dems, especially the older ones, don't want amnesty or out of control spending. So, these two *goals* of 0's might be harder to accomplish than he thinks. But, having the MSM as an accomplice is a bonus for him :(
Who will make me take off my shoes and my belt the next time I fly? For that matter, who’s going to arrest the WW II vets? Will they be paid? It looks like somebody in the MSM is going to have to actually run stories that will make Obama look bad. For that matter, will CNN have any qualms about it now that the government can’t bribe them anymore? How sweet it is!
Jane...I am seriously concerned the trajectory this nation is on may not be possible to stop. Just as the Democrats forced thru Obamacare they will do likewise with the rest...they know their time is shortened now so will be ramrodding and overwhelming the public with scads of issues ans distractions.
These are terrible times now and I think we should expect Obama’s reighn to do all possible to further destroy the American way of life...they said they would bring us kicking and screaming...and so this is no surprise to them while they keep moving their agenda along at a rapid pace.
Next you can expect Obama will claim a victory with Iran...and with the Palistinian Israeli issue....and he will sell us out on them all with no fear of consequences.
This guy they have as a fake President has revealed his full ignorance and stupidity about anything other than crashing thru this country and deceiving thousands of people...he is one vile man who will walk away from all this unscathed.
That's why it's more important than EVER to stay the course and fight these b@st_rds with all we have....social media, phone calls, emails, rallies, etc. Thanks be to God for Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and the few patriots in DC. Praying that they now have a strong coalition, since they're/we're not only up against our expected opposition of Marxist dims, but even bribed/bought progressives on OUR side.
Luckily, the new media is staying on top of all of the cr@pola they try and pull, every day.
Continuing to pray for America to wake up.
Arrest The Greatest Generation?
We need all to get our guns, and go to Washington. This has to end, what better time than now?
Me too, and when they try to arrest them. I want to see anyone trying it bloodied and beaten.
Reposting your comment. For no other reason other than to repost your comment.
I hope to Hell that they DO, very publicly & in front of news cameras, arrest them all, and haul them off in paddy wagons.
Shown on the alphabets, that MIGHT be the spark required.
With better gear and better communication, it’s not only possible, but expected of them.
DO you know the story of Gandhi’s March to the Sea?
Liberal revisionist history. MacArthur was ordered BY THE PRESIDENT to clear the bonus marchers camp, which he did. The progressive/commies have been trying for years to smear the good general name. They are still trying since he was the only American general to kick their asses, twice.
Bring your M-1s boys.
Some faggy little pencil pushing geek tries to stop you, shoot em.
Wouldn't put it past him...
I saw on Greta a group of vets going to see the WW II Memorial and taking down the baracade. It is happening.
Ah, the casual sovietness of the media.
They know 2014 is coming.
So they hAve the personnel to arrest them but not to keep the park open. Checkmate.
My grandpa never got to see it either...nor his son..who visited his grave in Margratten, Holland for the first time last month.
Let one hair of harm come to the head of one those vets...
Do they have their own SWAT teams for such situations?
“the memorial is open air, not in a building so why is it shut? “
Because Obama thinks it’s his own personal property.
There were Republican Congressmen there today to help the Vets clear the way into the Memorial today instead.
This also needs to be said time and time again.
Every time these WW2 vets are mentioned storming the Memorial, it needs to be mentioned that they were aided by Republican Congressmen tearing down the barricades.
There were no Black Caucus members there helping. There were not DNC members helping. There was nobody from Obama’s administration helping tear down the barricades.
ONLY Republican Congressmen.....
If it wasnt for the WWII vets, Obama would be picking cotton and speaking German or Japanese.
No, he would be chunking spears in Kenya at antelope........
It will be the end of the Democrap party FOREVER.
They had to erect barricades to shut it. Yes, you heard that right.
We can't just have people walking up to a memorial willy-nilly, now can we?
Seriously, I hope they arrest the vets. I really do. That will end the Democrap Party.
Does anyone know if the other Memorials are closed or just WWII? I have heard, anecdotally, that the Vietnam Memorial remained open.
If this is the case and it’s only WWII that’s very, very telling.
Since the government is down, do the park service police have the right to say or do anything. The fact they are acting is illegal. They do not exist
"We will make the call this Friday to determine if the flight is still a go, or if we will have to re-schedule," Armstrong explains.
He says they are considering going ahead with the trip even if the government is still on shutdown, but when he called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest.
Mr. Armstrong: Please go ahead with your trip. I want to volunteer to be a "human shield" for your Honor Flight. I will agree to serve as a 'proxy' for one of the veterans, and allow myself to be arrested in his place.
Let me know ASAP if you need my services so I can take the day off next Wednesday and be at the Memorial early.
I JUST thought of this and have put no deep thought or planning in to it at all, but I'd sure be happy if it became a "movement". I urge as many others as possible to be there next Wednesday to help protect the men & women who gave so much to protect all of us so long ago.
B y WHOM?
Love it. I would humbly participate in escorting any of these heroic men and women to THEIR memorial, shutdown be damned.
I had the pleasure of working with a Tuskeegee airman that was one of those leading to the Memorial’s approval. I would not let his tireless effort be denied to others who served.
YES!!!!! You can say that again.
“Come and take it!”
Vague Alamo reference...
Perhaps. There seems to be arguments on both sides of the issue of whether MacArthur was directed to use any and all means to clear the demonstration or whether he was simply Hoovers scapegoat for the resulting violence.
The point of my OP with regard to the present situation is to demonstrate that persons in authority have in the past and should be expected in the future to use unreasonable force on U.S. citizens who exercise their right to assemble and voice their opinions.
It appears we hold different opinions on MacArthurs professional aptitude and reputation. He did in fact have a substantial number of military accomplishments, some of which were attained via the adroit use of politics.
In my view however, the historical record indicates his role in WWII and most specifically, his role during the Korean War was much less than what we could have expected from one with his credentials. Ask any USMC veteran of the Korean War whether MacArthur kicked ass in that conflict.
There are RED ones; and then there are some in the sand...
Please see my Comment #92, below.
Spread the Word.
I guess America's 'rulers' would find out just how MANY 'blades of grass' there are!!!
Especially in THAT crowd!!!