Skip to comments.Why was the World War II Memorial barricaded?
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 ...
With all the Pacific Islands and German hamlets our WWII vets stormed and took, I don’t think a few barricades would stop much.
To make the old people mad at the Republicans.....
Because our as$$hole president wants to make his point in public way.
Pure spite. The Obama foot stomping temper tantrum knows no bounds.
It was closed because Harry Reid and Barack Hussein Obama are vindictive little men. The same reason there are no tours of the White House. Obama is not good for the United States of America and the star dazed media needs to wake the heck up to this fact before it is too late.
In other words, Gubermint went out of their way to muck with Vets.
They paid people to lay Machiavellian plans during the shut down.
Pure **** ****
Because this is how stupid and petty their much ballyhooed “government” is.
Obama is playing games. This is why he wanted a shutdown. He is a worthless boy.
Spot on! Go WWII vets! Still kicking a$$ after all these years!
I imagine the Marxist dictator directed it. That’s the way dictators are. Flippin’ pigs.
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.
Another one of Obama’s acts of defiance against America, the Audacity of Hope and Change (to socialism)
Time to wake up the youth.
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.
“Audacity” is the keyword.
Revenge! Revenge! MAKE IT HURT!
Men? Todd Palin is a man. Ted Cruz is a man. ohaha and dingy hairy? Not even close.
To make people suffer in as many ways as possible and blame Republicans.
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’.
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?
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, Its a government shutdown, what do you expect? when we contacted the liaison for the White House.
Palazzos 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.
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.
Messing with honored veterans and their memorials is a damn dumb thing to do. Obama and Reid own this.
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...
And these “barricades” will in no way deter a vandal.
Are they closing down the tribute march at the tomb of the unknown soldier?
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?
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spite and a burning hate for whites and America are what motivate Obama and his lackeys.
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.
Yea those people in funny costumes on power trips aren’t able to harass the tourists while the govt. is shut down.
Directed by whom?
They wouldn’t dare to even attempt to close down the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of The Unknowns.
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.
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.
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.
The EPA website is still up.
But not the National Park Service or the NASA website.
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?
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.
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