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Air and Space Museum closes after guards clash with protesters
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/2011/10/08/gIQAx0x2VL_blog.html ^ | 10/08/2011

Posted on 10/08/2011 2:59:14 PM PDT by Beckett08

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the Mall was closed this afternoon after a “large group of protesters” tried to push past security guards and enter the museum, Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said.

A demonstrator lies on the ground at an entrance to the National Air and Space Museum after police pepper-sprayed a group of protesters trying to get into the museum Saturday. (Jose Luis Magana - AP) At least one demonstrator was pepper-sprayed by a museum guard in the confrontation, St. Thomas said.

It was not immediately clear if the protesters were affiliated with the Occupy DC protest that sprung up last week as an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: leftists; ny; obama; ows; protest; soros; sourcetitlenoturl; vanjones; wallstreet
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What do they have against Air?
1 posted on 10/08/2011 2:59:21 PM PDT by Beckett08
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To: Beckett08

They are picketing Space?
The Final Frontier....


2 posted on 10/08/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

did you see the picture? the girl on the ground? Looks like her brains are falling out.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Beckett08

Look for heads to roll if they peppered one of the left’s scum.


4 posted on 10/08/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: Beckett08

They have a very BIG problem with the US history of freedom and success! They see this institution as method of indoctrination of the capitalists in bringing the youth to respect this nation, and we all know that the communists bastards CAN’T have that!!!


5 posted on 10/08/2011 3:05:08 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: libertarian27
They are picketing Space?

The evil capitalists helped put Americans on the moon before the Soviets.

6 posted on 10/08/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Beckett08
This same story was covered in the Boston Herald, and posted here
7 posted on 10/08/2011 3:08:29 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: COBOL2Java

. . .AND , THEY DIDN’T BRING BACK ANY FREE CHEESE!


8 posted on 10/08/2011 3:11:40 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Beckett08

Air and Space is the most popular museum in Washington. Right now the Occupants are not inconveniencing anyone. You can walk around Freedom Plaza. They’re trying to get their message to where others must hear them.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 3:11:47 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Beckett08

I seriously doubt they just wanted to view the exhibits. It’s just a matter of time before one of these creeps tries to torch a federal building or similar. Yeah, just like the Tea Party events.


10 posted on 10/08/2011 3:12:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Beckett08
"did you see the picture? the girl on the ground? Looks like her brains are falling out"

I wondered what that SPEC on the ground was!!!

These idiots will be doing "sit-ins", "teach-ins" and "die-ins" as per the 60's handbook for radical communist bastards. The next thing they will do is attempt to destroy the exhibits that to them represent "war mongering" by the US, namely, the Enola Gay.
11 posted on 10/08/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: SpaceBar

Ya, and we know how violent and racist the Tea Partiers are. (sarcasm)

Liberals told me so, so it must be true.

And good liberals like Nancy Pelosi have praised the Occupy Wall Street people. She said God Bless Them.


12 posted on 10/08/2011 3:16:28 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Mr. Jazzy

But, but.......... isn’t the Enola Gay exempt because of its name??? Certainly protesters would never do anything to protest something with the word “gay” in it????????


13 posted on 10/08/2011 3:18:24 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Beckett08; Travis McGee; Jack Black; archy

Video of the fracas:

Opednews.com: protesters pepper sprayed at Air Space Museum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_RCkxvyU52g

And a few pings. We knew these scum would go violent. All the nonsense about the TEA Party being violent has been Lefty projection, which is pretty typical.


14 posted on 10/08/2011 3:19:18 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

clearly, there are some who are provoking violence.


15 posted on 10/08/2011 3:22:47 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: FreedomPoster

clearly, there are some who are provoking violence.


16 posted on 10/08/2011 3:22:58 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Beckett08

2nd photo, absolute freak show.


17 posted on 10/08/2011 3:36:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Beckett08

They probably wanted to move in and camp out inside the Museum. Free bathrooms, out of the weather, etc. Once in, it would be impossible to get them out and they would trash the museum, along with our national treasures.


18 posted on 10/08/2011 3:42:43 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Beckett08

The damage they would do would be irreplaceable. Most of the displays are of military origin. Those anti-American (Democrat Party) animals would wreck havoc there.

The Guard who pepper sprayed the beast deserves a medal.


19 posted on 10/08/2011 3:47:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

The left hates real science!


20 posted on 10/08/2011 3:49:01 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Beckett08

I believe that was the plan from the beginning. “Get in their faces”.


21 posted on 10/08/2011 3:50:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Beckett08

“Looks like her brains are falling out.”

You’re making the assumption that this moonbat girl HAS brains. She can’t lose what she doesn’t have.


22 posted on 10/08/2011 3:55:37 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: SpaceBar

NPR had a segment on today in which they discuss the diffuse violence of the TEA Party movement. It’s like watching a Soviet era newscast or NK radio announcement.


23 posted on 10/08/2011 3:58:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Time to replace the rubber bullets.


24 posted on 10/08/2011 4:00:45 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Texas Fossil
2nd photo, absolute freak show. If I were the police anyone wearing any type of mask would immediately cause me to have reasonable suspicion and the individual would be arrested, placed on half daily rations and held for no less than 14 days among the general population of the jail.
25 posted on 10/08/2011 4:01:42 PM PDT by MCCC (Owning a gun and saying you are armed is like owning a piano and saying you are a musician.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The Enola Gay is at the Dulles exhibit. But, then, these bozos would not know it,anyway!


26 posted on 10/08/2011 4:01:49 PM PDT by madrastex
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To: Beckett08

Obama winks and gives his support as he extolls them to “get their marching shoes on”.

Throw that Riot Starting Effing POS in the WH in prison.

The RIOTS are a fire lit by Mr Obama and nobody else.

It only a matter of time until someone stands up to these thugs and violence happens...only a matter of time people.


27 posted on 10/08/2011 4:06:53 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Beckett08

That is known as, in common parlance, a “purse.”


28 posted on 10/08/2011 4:11:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: Beckett08

COMMIES!


29 posted on 10/08/2011 4:11:17 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: onyx; FReepers; everyone; All


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30 posted on 10/08/2011 4:11:47 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: libertarian27
Fox News just reporting, said the a-holes are protesting an exhibit about the unmannned drones. Just the old antiwar thing.
31 posted on 10/08/2011 4:13:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Mr. Jazzy
The next thing they will do is attempt to destroy the exhibits that to them represent "war mongering" by the US, namely, the Enola Gay.

That was probably the attempt today. Oops, the Enola Gay isn't there.

32 posted on 10/08/2011 4:15:01 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: Beckett08

Evidently the leftard “occupiers” are trying to show solidarity with their comrades who invaded the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Tahrir Square...

Good way to gain broader support (not).

Thanks, Nancy Pelosi...


33 posted on 10/08/2011 4:18:21 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: FreeAtlanta
The Guard who pepper sprayed the beast deserves a medal.

Two medals. One for spraying her and another one for self control and showing restraint.

34 posted on 10/08/2011 4:28:04 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: Professional Engineer

Shhhhhh! You are going to blow the whole thing!!! Let them go CRAZY looking for it in there!


35 posted on 10/08/2011 4:39:48 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: Beckett08

No. That is just her hair. I copied the pic and zoomed it. She has blonde hair with dark roots.


36 posted on 10/08/2011 5:05:25 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: SaveFerris

here is another video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc9OSFLnyUI&feature=youtu.be


37 posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:03 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Mr. Jazzy
They weren't looking for the Enola Gay.
They were looking for the Enola McLuhan.

They were hoping to be bombed with blue Jeans
and copies of "The Naked Lunch".

38 posted on 10/08/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Needed a laugh before I signed off..

Thank you!!


39 posted on 10/08/2011 7:13:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Beckett08

They’re just looking for soft targets and headlines.


40 posted on 10/08/2011 7:50:47 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: berdie

Cool! It looks like Medea Benjamin got peppered.


41 posted on 10/08/2011 7:51:01 PM PDT by 115thINTC ("Always Out Front" MI)
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To: Beckett08

What the Marxists and Alinskyites are always after is provoking law enforcement to strike, and better yet, injure one or more of the “protestors.” That way they can call laws enforcement “violent” and “oppressive” in the face of “innocents trying to express themselves.” They use the nwitting bistanders like patsies; the bystanders don’t like to see people getting hit and the Marxists know that. It’s all planned and orchestrated. The did exactly that kind of premediated provocation of law enforcement in the Haymarket riots, at Columbia University and at Kent State. They can’t radicalize people through logic and persuasion, so they try to do it this way.


42 posted on 10/08/2011 7:56:58 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now ( Is the Obama administration a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Marxist-Islamic-terrorist axis?.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ann Coulter explains the liberal mob tactics in this book.
It's worth the read.

43 posted on 10/08/2011 11:31:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The Obama voters are dumber than you think, meaner than you can imagine)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Then they’ll move onto looting the diamonds and gemstones in the Smithsonian. Then of course the artifacts, the iconic Hollywood memorabilia, then who knows what else.


44 posted on 10/09/2011 1:38:37 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

If these idjits applied HALF of their energy to building businesses, all of them would be millionaires. Can we please import the Chinese police to deal with these miscreants.


45 posted on 10/09/2011 1:40:51 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: FreedomPoster; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; cyphergirl; ...
AVIATION PING

Air & Space Museum closed by demonstrators

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Air and Space Museum in Washington was closed Saturday after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit

When a security guard stopped group members from entering, saying they could not bring in signs, he was apparently held by demonstrators, Gibbons said. A second guard who arrived used pepper spray on at least one person and the crowd dispersed, he added.

Video: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...4/1?csp=34news

"Wall Street likewise continues to conspire to thwart Americans. “Fat-cat bankers,” “millionaires and billionaires,” people who fly in “corporate jets,” and those who “don’t pay their fair share” and who junket to Las Vegas or jet to the Super Bowl “on the taxpayers’ dime” have all ignored the president’s warnings. Did they not hear that “now is not the time for profit” and “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”?

http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...r-davis-hanson

Posted: 10/3/11 06:32 PM ET

On Monday, Robby Mook, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent out an official e-mail asking recipients to sign a petition in support of OWS. “Protesters are assembling in New York and around the country to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1 percent force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans,” wrote Mook.

On Tuesday, President Obama’s senior campaign advisor, David Plouffe​, appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to emphasize that the White House supports OWS and Republicans do not. “If you’re concerned about Wall Street and our financial system, the president is standing on the side of consumers and the middle class,” said Plouffe.

http://ology.com/politics/democratic...py-wall-street

46 posted on 10/11/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: FreedomPoster; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; cyphergirl; ...
AVIATION PING

Air & Space Museum closed by demonstrators

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Air and Space Museum in Washington was closed Saturday after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit

When a security guard stopped group members from entering, saying they could not bring in signs, he was apparently held by demonstrators, Gibbons said. A second guard who arrived used pepper spray on at least one person and the crowd dispersed, he added.

Video: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...4/1?csp=34news

"Wall Street likewise continues to conspire to thwart Americans. “Fat-cat bankers,” “millionaires and billionaires,” people who fly in “corporate jets,” and those who “don’t pay their fair share” and who junket to Las Vegas or jet to the Super Bowl “on the taxpayers’ dime” have all ignored the president’s warnings. Did they not hear that “now is not the time for profit” and “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”?

http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...r-davis-hanson

Posted: 10/3/11 06:32 PM ET

On Monday, Robby Mook, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent out an official e-mail asking recipients to sign a petition in support of OWS. “Protesters are assembling in New York and around the country to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1 percent force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans,” wrote Mook.

On Tuesday, President Obama’s senior campaign advisor, David Plouffe​, appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to emphasize that the White House supports OWS and Republicans do not. “If you’re concerned about Wall Street and our financial system, the president is standing on the side of consumers and the middle class,” said Plouffe.

http://ology.com/politics/democratic...py-wall-street

47 posted on 10/11/2011 9:18:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Hey, hey, hey - trillions in debt and WE can’t pay...Hey, hey, hey 9.1 percent unemployment AND Obama calls the day... Dems must pay... Dems must pay. Dems must pay


48 posted on 10/11/2011 9:19:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: KeyLargo
Think about what David Plouffe​ said: That the White House supports OWS and Republicans do not. Just think about that for a minute. The White House officially supports this. I know this should not be a surprise to anyone who draws air and has a miniscule spark of awareness, but...it is appalling.
49 posted on 10/11/2011 9:29:27 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Loud Mime

I second that. Well worth the read. Describes this “Occupy Whatever” garbage to a “T”.


50 posted on 10/11/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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