How much is this stupid move on Obama’s part costing us? It would have cost nothing to leave this memorial open.
I just hope that a lot of these Veterans are Democrats who will vote to stop Democrats from occupying the White House for the next 50 years.
I love the picture with the woman standing by one of the NPS Clown signs saying that due to the government shut, this NPS area has been closed except for FIRST AMENDMENT ACTIVITIES. What I’m seeing here this morning is THE MOTHER OF ALL FIRST AMENDMENT ACTIVITIES. Barry and the commie ‘RATS, as well as their NPS toads, are being introduced to the Bill of Rights.
Nachum, your thread just showed up on the first page of Gargle results w/search term #VetMarch !
This is what the leftists fear the most: normal people showing they are no longer willing to be treated as sheep.
In 1932 Veterans marched on Washington, DC in a similar way to the Veterans marching today.
For anyone not already familiar with the 1932 Veterans Bonus March it is worth reading about.
The 1932 Bonus march was comprised of about 43,000 marchers 17,000 World War I Vets, their families and supporters.
They camped in a shantytown called Hooverville.
President Hoover and his Attorney General ordered Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur to clean the Vets out of Washington.
MacArther sent Majors George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower in with regular Army troops and tanks to do the job.
All three ended up with their hands soiled by the blood of veterans and their families. Major Patton became General Patton and gained fame in WWII.
Major Dwight D. Eisenhower is the same man who became Commander of Allied Forces in WWII and went on to become USA President Dwight D. Eisenhower
They attacked the vets and fired on them killing at least one vet and injuring many more.
Then they set fire to Hooverville, injuring many more including some of the Vets' family members.
the final death tally is really uncertain as some of the injured died later of their wounds in various places around the country.
In my considered opinion, we are very close to some sort of tipping point. Not sure what, but the spontaneity of this, combined with the fact that these are people who normally avoid civil disobedience, is worthy of some sort of note.
By degrees, how close are we to a Tiananmen Square moment where the whole world is watching as a DHS tank rolls over a wounded warrior while removing a barrycade at an open-air monument?
"While protesters listened to music, planned their actions or slept, the authorities quickly moved in 10,000 Federal troops to various locations in the D.C. area, including 4,000 paratroopers from the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. At one point, so many soldiers and marines were being moved into the area from bases along the East Coast, that troop transports were landing at the rate of one every three minutes at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland, about 15 miles from the White House. These troops were to back up the 5,100 D.C. Metroplitan Police and 2,000 D.C. National Guard troops that were already on the streets."