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Why was the World War II Memorial barricaded?
CNN - The Lead ^ | 1 Oct 2013 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/01/2013 9:36:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill do not seem any closer to an agreement that would end the government shutdown.

On Tuesday, when veterans came to the World War II Memorial only to discover it had been barricaded because of the shutdown, they moved the blockade, then continued on to pay their respects.

But the memorial is a federal site in a public space. According to the National World War II Memorial website, "The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Why was there a need for barricades in the first place?

"Park Service did not want to barricade these, but unfortunately we have been directed, because of the lack of appropriations ...

(Excerpt) Read more at thelead.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; veterans; wwiimemorial
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1 posted on 10/01/2013 9:36:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

With all the Pacific Islands and German hamlets our WWII vets stormed and took, I don’t think a few barricades would stop much.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 9:38:40 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: smokingfrog

To make the old people mad at the Republicans.....


3 posted on 10/01/2013 9:39:31 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: smokingfrog

Because our as$$hole president wants to make his point in public way.


4 posted on 10/01/2013 9:40:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: smokingfrog

Pure spite. The Obama foot stomping temper tantrum knows no bounds.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 9:41:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smokingfrog

It was closed because Harry Reid and Barack Hussein Obama are vindictive little men. The same reason there are no tours of the White House. Obama is not good for the United States of America and the star dazed media needs to wake the heck up to this fact before it is too late.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 9:42:12 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: smokingfrog

In other words, Gubermint went out of their way to muck with Vets.

They paid people to lay Machiavellian plans during the shut down.

Pure **** ****


7 posted on 10/01/2013 9:43:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smokingfrog

Because this is how stupid and petty their much ballyhooed “government” is.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 9:43:54 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: smokingfrog

Obama is playing games. This is why he wanted a shutdown. He is a worthless boy.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 9:44:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Intolerant in NJ
I don't think it's making *the old people* mad at Republicans. In the video, one WWII vet is quoted as saying that *there are less brains in Washington, now, than we've ever had*.

Spot on! Go WWII vets! Still kicking a$$ after all these years!

10 posted on 10/01/2013 9:45:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: smokingfrog

I imagine the Marxist dictator directed it. That’s the way dictators are. Flippin’ pigs.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 9:46:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: smokingfrog

Commie theater. As another freeper noticed on another thread, the “closed to to government shutdown” signs looked professionally made... like they anticipated this weeks in advance.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 9:46:39 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: smokingfrog
Slightly OT but does anybody know if there was any activity around the Vietnam memorial (wall) toady?

Thanks.

13 posted on 10/01/2013 9:46:59 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: smoothsailing

Another one of Obama’s acts of defiance against America, the Audacity of Hope and Change (to socialism)


14 posted on 10/01/2013 9:47:13 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Jane Long

Time to wake up the youth.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 9:47:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m not sure if park service guards are on duty or not, but the truth is these monuments could very easily be vandalized. It’s been happening.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 9:47:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: KTM rider

“Audacity” is the keyword.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 9:48:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smokingfrog

Revenge! Revenge! MAKE IT HURT!


18 posted on 10/01/2013 9:48:10 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Irenic

Men? Todd Palin is a man. Ted Cruz is a man. ohaha and dingy hairy? Not even close.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 9:49:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (--0)
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To: smokingfrog

To make people suffer in as many ways as possible and blame Republicans.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 9:50:21 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obamacare IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION)
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To: DoughtyOne

Sure. Right now would be open season for grave diggers and other types of adventures in our lands. I’m sure there will be many a story about such problems once the gov’t is back in ‘operation’.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 9:50:29 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: smokingfrog

Pure theater. Of course there is absolutely NO need to barricade such places. Not one penny is expended by leaving them open.

Come to think of it, where does the money come from to pay all the cops who put up the barricades?


22 posted on 10/01/2013 9:51:24 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: smokingfrog

Obama admin. knew about WWII veterans’ request and rejected it

thedailycaller.com ^ | 10/1/13 | Charles C. Johnson

“We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC. “We were denied and told, ‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’ when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”

Palazzo’s office was in touch with the heads of the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and the Capitol Police. He says all these officials rejected his request to allow the veterans, many of whom are octogenarians and some of whom are in poor health, to attend.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3073554/posts


23 posted on 10/01/2013 9:51:26 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: blackdog

I laughed when I heard about that. These guys went headlong into MG42 fire. I bet they were terrified of “federal” sawhorses in their way.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 9:51:29 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
where does the money come from to pay all the cops who put up the barricades?

Touche!

25 posted on 10/01/2013 9:52:40 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: KTM rider

Messing with honored veterans and their memorials is a damn dumb thing to do. Obama and Reid own this.


26 posted on 10/01/2013 9:53:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Theoria

I just think our side gets wound up pretty tight at times. Not every thing has to be a vile plan.

There are plenty of real vile plans out there...


27 posted on 10/01/2013 9:53:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DoughtyOne

And these “barricades” will in no way deter a vandal.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 9:55:53 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: smokingfrog

Are they closing down the tribute march at the tomb of the unknown soldier?


29 posted on 10/01/2013 9:55:56 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: pallis

Speaking of games, I just read that the service academies will not be able to play their football games because of the shutdown. Has that ever happened before, or is this another first for our PINO and the despicable Hagel?


30 posted on 10/01/2013 9:56:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: smokingfrog

I haven’t heard one Obamatoad in the state controlled “media” whining about the EPA being shut down. NOT ONE! The EPA was shut down, wasn’t it?


31 posted on 10/01/2013 9:56:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: smokingfrog

These men looked death in the eyes and came back alive, no park ranger could stop them. Really is this a WWII “AMUSEMENT” park? So what if they can’t turn on lights or fountains, etc. isn’t still an open grassy area with monuments, fountain, etc, kind of like a million other parks? It was closed to TRY to make a statement.

Paraphrasing John Candy in Vacation.
“Sorry folks, the JACKA$$ at the gate should have told ya.”


32 posted on 10/01/2013 9:56:09 PM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: smokingfrog

Jake Tapper and his media friends who pretend to be conservative

If they think The WWII Vets are off limits and sacred to the America basher, they had better start figuring things out.

I know that’s too much for me to expect, but, geeze.


33 posted on 10/01/2013 9:56:19 PM PDT by stanne
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To: LucyT

A couple years ago I was down at The river with one of these old fellas and his family.

He had an M1 Garand in 30.06 and was a frail old fellow.
You could tell the family was just kinda placating him.

I tossed some targets out into the river for him, and Blammo!
He sent them to an early end.

Heh Heh Heh! He laughed.
“One shot one kill”

I hope I made his day, because he made mine.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 9:57:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Pox

What did you want them to do, shrink-wrap the place?

They post signs saying the park is closed. What else did you want them to do?

By posting, they make it clear for the police that if anyone is in there, they aren’t authorized to be there.


35 posted on 10/01/2013 9:58:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s not difficult to see the true reason for such a show, and to dismiss it out of hand as you have makes no sense.

The disgusting people we are talking about would not think twice to fire upon a crowd of such veterans if they believed they could pin the blame on their “opponents”.

In days of old, we were basically all on the same side. Those days are long gone.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 9:58:15 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s being barricaded for the same reason the NPS website has been shut down and redirected to the Department of the Interior. It’s just the pukes from the federal government trying to make us think we can’t survive without them.


37 posted on 10/01/2013 9:58:27 PM PDT by JoeDonnellymakesmepuke
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To: smokingfrog

Spite and a burning hate for whites and America are what motivate Obama and his lackeys.


38 posted on 10/01/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Please, the only reason for this was to make the right look bad. It’s as plain as the nose on your face.
39 posted on 10/01/2013 9:59:46 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox

Okay then, yes the Obama administration wanted to keep veterans out of the park.

There. Feel better.

Look, I think the guy is an evil bastard devil, but there are times when things are not as sinister as they look.

There are reasons to close the place down. It’s not that unreasoned.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: smokingfrog

Yea those people in funny costumes on power trips aren’t able to harass the tourists while the govt. is shut down.


41 posted on 10/01/2013 10:00:29 PM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: smokingfrog
” we have been directed”

Directed by whom?

42 posted on 10/01/2013 10:00:36 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: doc1019

They wouldn’t dare to even attempt to close down the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of The Unknowns.


43 posted on 10/01/2013 10:00:55 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s the Chicago(thugs) way, For their next deplorable act they will be releasing some of our federal prison system’s most hardened psychopathic killers that they have been saving up just for this occasion.


44 posted on 10/01/2013 10:01:12 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: doc1019

Those soldiers are regular Army - part of the Old Guard & not affected by the shut-down. Arlington Cemetery is run by the military and not the Park Service.


45 posted on 10/01/2013 10:01:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DoughtyOne
Believe whatever you will. Just don't close your mind to the lengths marxist’s will go to in order to “get their way”.
46 posted on 10/01/2013 10:01:37 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox

LOL

Thanks. Not buying it.

Right now the polls are showing that both parties are getting about equal blame. Closing the park makes him look just as bad as it does the Republicans.

He’s not fooling anyone.


47 posted on 10/01/2013 10:01:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The EPA website is still up.

But not the National Park Service or the NASA website.


48 posted on 10/01/2013 10:03:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Pox

I think Marxists have gone to extreme lengths to win. I’m still not convinced closing the parks is one of those things.

We’re talking non-essential personnel. I see it that way.

Do you think they are essential?


49 posted on 10/01/2013 10:03:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: MestaMachine

They aren’t little men. Reid and Obama are. Very small, little men.

Oh and I’ve also wondered if part of the reason in stopping White House tours is because of Mechelle. She doesn’t like all those people coming there, she has said as much.

If Mechelle has anything to do with it, she should do like Bess Truman, go home and live there and visit the White House/DC on occasion.


50 posted on 10/01/2013 10:03:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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