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Posted on 10/06/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Local organization finds way to allow visitors to experience memorial
"It's sad. A lot of people are coming over and expressing their disappointment on not being able to view the memorial or walk on it," said Mike Carr, president and COO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
I have received word from the U.S. Marine Band (The President’s Own)that they’ve cancelled their whole Midwest Tour, due to Sequestration, and cancelled several local D.C. area concerts, due to the government shutdown.
Maybe they could go serenade the President until he turns himself in to the authorities. Something similar worked on Noriega in Panama ...
The National Cemeteries are being affected as well. Families with activities at the national Cemetery of the Pacific Punchbowl are being denied access otthe services of the cemetery.
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are all cancelled. My dad was a WWII vet. The Arizona, WWII memorial in Washington, all this crap better stop.
But everyone with an Obamaphone gets their monthly minutes without fail.
My thought exactly when I saw the signs used in NYC, with the Statue of Liberty as background!
My father is a Vietnam veteran, 2x. Nice picture! I’d throw in three kids with guitars and one with a ukulele.
That would be news, since it's been on the ocean floor for the last 70 years.
Now the USS Arizona Memorial, that's another kettle of fish.
It's not going to stop. The Republicans are getting all the blame. The "Republicans" on Meet the Press agreed it was their fault. As of one week in, the Rats and Obastard are winning this.
“I have received word from the U.S. Marine Band (The Presidents Own)that theyve cancelled their whole Midwest Tour, due to Sequestration, and cancelled several local D.C. area concerts, due to the government shutdown.”
They get paid just as much sitting in the barracks as they would to march to somewhere in D.C., play and then march back. Or in D.C. is traveling on foot and unarmed to dangerous?
The signs and the Barry-cades all had to be pre-made, and pre-positioned for use.
That alone says the shutdown was a foregone conclusion (IOW, scripted).
I tell you what, man, the Marine Barracks at 8th and I is in a scary part of town.
This does not bode well for Obama. The USS Arizona Memorial is the closest thing America has to truly sacred ground. It is as serious or even more serious than the Vietnam Memorial.
For him to order these places closed for petty political reasons, because he is having a temper tantrum, will create generations of people that will despise him. And hopefully to despise his vindictive political party as well.
And I don't particularly care to be treated that way.
That is my strong suspicion, but it requires evidence.
“I don’t particularly care to be treated that way.”
Me either. But are we going to actually DO anything about it? Doesn’t look like it. A few random acts of civil disobedience by a few 90-year-olds, and short-lived refusals to comply by a few small businesses just aren’t going to cut it. Irate blog comments by a handful won’t either. Most Americans either agree with Zero that it’s the fault of the evil, stupid Republicans, or they just don’t care.
But I'm sure Obama would like that.
To my way of thinking, that is too big. I would shrink the federal government without mercy until Congress votes unanimously and the President signs an act to restore full control of the Pearl Harbor Memorial to the state of Hawaii.
Will Der Fuhrer Hussein have all the national war and veterans' monuments here and abroad still closed down if the shutdown is still going on?
I secretly hope the shutdown continues up-to-and-including that sacred day. I know, I'm baaaaad. But what a perfect day for a pushback of some kind all across the fruited plain!
I and others are researching it...
Probably right after the election in 2008. Socialists plan FAR in advance.
As for opening the Arizona, there are lot's of dems in Hawaii. Dem business people must be ticked that the tourists are cranky so they pressured obama.
Another front to battle on is the end of the pow to the proclamations of Executive Orders by the Office of the President in the manner we have been seeing during the past century versus the present Obama regime.
The shame of all this is that most of these memorials are for events that happened way before the liberals gained control of education...To those of us who served, Vietnam myself, WWII for my Dad, these places are hallowed...For kids today, a lot of them who could apply pressure to Obama, it would probably make them angrier if Obama shut down X-Box or video games and the internet....
This is too good for him.
I imagine he's still writing checks to our enemies. The only way to give the finger to the man on the streets is to shut down his streets. Shutting down the real government in DC and all those gov agencies wouldn't do much to bother the man on the street.
So it’s not safe for our Marines to walk the streets of D.C.? When I was a kid growing up there in the 50’s and early 60’s you could go anywhere in D.C. and be safe.
I miss the Tyranny Response Team.
And unfortunately I have to agree with you. Most people won't DO anything.
I would love to hear you play.
AND, I love this: “Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.”.
It was just diminished arpeggios...
Anything sounds good on a sax. I had to ask my wife what diminished arpeggios meant. LOL I think I have had that for awhile, but she assures me that I don’t and explained the music term. ;>)
That was hysterical! I loved the guy saying, “Ain’t gawn le’ you go!”
Much better than my son playing it on the ukulele, although that’s actually not bad, if he doesn’t flake out partway through. He doesn’t sing, though.
“They could play Barry Manilow...”
I suggest “It’s a Small World,” 24 hours a day at full volume.
What do you have against Queen?
My post was a follow-up to the previous one, referencing a homosexual performer.
Tax-chick is good to go, we’re just kinda making fun of things here. Freddy was good, despite his proclivities. And Hayseed Dixie is good to go as well...
I agree, Queen did excellent performances. “Hayseed Dixie” is the bomb, though!
Minor Thirds, Minor Thirds, Minor Thirds.
That really was what I was playing when that picture was taken.
Pretty! Pat’s been nagging for a concert ukulele, but I said he couldn’t have one unless he practiced more.
Practice is a MUST.
Interesting headline. The Arizona herself, not the memorial.
The Eretz Ziona (the land toward Zion)
Remember the number (of lives lost). It's 1177. It's one of those obscure mnemonics from the numeric value of the phrase in bold:
Dan 9. 2. In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years, which, according to the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem; seventy years:
(A reference to Jer 29.10)
Jerusalem (Zion) is an allegory for America.
Tears of the Arizona allusion:
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we also wept, when we remembered Zion:
Oil leaking from the sunken battleship can still be seen rising from the wreckage to the surface of the water. This oil is sometimes referred to as "the tears of the Arizona" or "black tears."
From post 16:
The USS Arizona Memorial is the closest thing America has to truly sacred ground. It is as serious or even more serious than the Vietnam Memorial.
Tears cry from the ground (or ship "of state" as it were).
Jer 31.9. Hear the word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the islands far away, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, like a shepherd keeps his flock:
This stuff adds up over time. In these days, no detail is insignificant.
I have been there many times.
You are correct about the tears.
Yep...no detail is insignificant.
Oh sorry, right over my head, did not even get close to a connection. Fat-Bottomed Girls and Someone to Love does it for me. And Who Wants to Live Forever after he found he had AIDS. I was just genuinely curious why I thought you did not like ole’ Freddy. Now I understand.