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  • Kinda Creepy Email From Obama Organization Targets Deadbeat Donors Like Me

    09/29/2013 1:35:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a blogger, I subscribe to the email lists of some organizations whose goals I do not, shall we say, necessarily embrace. Among them is Organizing For Action, the successor to the 2012 Obama campaign. As you can imagine, although I read OFA's messages with interest, I don't succumb to its frequent appeals for funds. You might think OFA might let me loaf along on its list, but no. Just now arrived an email I'd call kind of creepy. Start with the subject line [emphasis added throughout]: "Mark: Not an OFA donor". Whoah: so this is not just a generic...
  • Cementing Hate on Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2013 8:03:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | JANUARY 27, 2013 | SIMON PLOSKER
    This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so.Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall), the caption reads: “Israeli Elections… Will Cementing Peace Continue?”A hideous looking PM Benjamin Netanyahu caricature builds a wall cemented with blood, crushing Palestinians including women and children.Israel’s security barrier (of which the vast majority is a fence and not a wall) is meant to protect Israeli civilians against Palestinian terrorism. In any case, the imagery of this cartoon amounts to a blood libel...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • Obamas Next National Disaster Jamie Gorelick As FBI Director?

    03/24/2011 10:21:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 45 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | John L. Work
    If you think that Barack Hussein Obama has done as much as he can possibly do toward the demolition of our Republic, you had better think again.  I know it’s getting harder and harder to read the news reports.  He just keeps piling the destruction onto us to the point where it’s unbearable.  But, here’s the latest:  Jamie Gorelick, who is now infamous within right-leaning circles (the same Jamie Gorelick who pocketed tens of millions of dollars during the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac collapses that put us directly into the financial disaster we are now suffering – the same Jamie Gorelick...
  • Man who helped get Vietnam wall built found dead

    01/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 86 replies
    myway.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | By RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built as part of his dedication to those who fought in that war was found dead in a landfill, and authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive. The body of John Wheeler III, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington...
  • Roger Waters on wheat-pasting over the Elliott Smith memorial wall...

    05/05/2010 11:05:33 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies · 715+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | | August Brown
    ...his recent campaign to wheat-paste an anti-war quote from President Eisenhower across American cities to promote his touring revival of the Floyd staple The Wall unexpectedly proved his point, after his employees pasted the quote over the storefront of Solutions speaker repair in Silver Lake. The wall has served as an impromptu fan memorial to the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith for nearly a decade. Smith passed away in Los Angeles in 2003, and fans have left personal messages and quoted lyrics on the wall, the backdrop to the cover art of his album Figure 8, ever since. But as of...
  • Six Names Added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    05/04/2010 6:19:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 632+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2010 This week, the names of six American servicemembers will join the list of other departed or missing troops featured on the intersecting black-granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Expert stoneworker James Lee cleans the work after engraving the name of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Taylor to Panel 7W, Line 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2010. Taylor's name is one of six added to the memorial. The new names represent veterans who survived serious injury in the war, but were determined by Defense Department officials to have died as...
  • Viet Nam Veterans Memorial - A Virtual Wall

    02/16/2010 3:37:29 PM PST · by Slump Tester · 10 replies · 672+ views
    I haven't seen this posted yet, so here it is: Viet Nam Veterans Memorial - A Virtual Wall Wow-someone really went to lot of work!
  • The Undies Bomber NOT a Security Issue But a White House Embarrassment Issue?

    01/01/2010 9:28:16 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies · 862+ views
    WordPress ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    What was the 9-11 Commission for anyway? Recommendations put forth just shelved. Red flags ignored: Father warned that son had become radical; information given to U.S. Consulate in Nigeria. Undies bomber bought ticket with cash. Undies bomber had NO LUGGAGE. Undies bomber had no passport. BUT had US VISA. HOW did he get a VISA without a passsport? Has anyone even looked into the well dressed man that accompanied the undies bomber and assisted him getting on the plane in Amsterdam? ================= Now the White House is in FULL damage control mode trying to cover up their political incompetence on...
  • Moussaoui says he was to hijack 5th plane

    03/27/2006 10:02:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/06 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House. Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom as he disclosed details he had never revealed before. It was in stark contrast to Moussaoui's previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if the United States refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier terrorist convictions. Moussaoui testified Monday he lied to investigators when arrested...
  • DOJ stalling release of 9/11 Commission Wall documents (letter to Rep. Bill Shuster)

    05/06/2009 5:30:06 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 687+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | May 6, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    On April 22, 2009, the Legislative Archive verbally informed me that the [9/11 Commissions Staff Monograph about the Wall] was releasable and I would likely have a copy in [my] hands within two weeks. Yet a memo to me dated April 23, 2009 from the Legislative Archive in part states, [I]t was determined by the National Archives that the monograph requires official declassification review before it can be released. I will submit the 35-page document to the reviewing agency as a mandatory declassification review request in your name tomorrow. A person who had reviewed the staff monograph subsequently stated to...
  • Tortured memories and memos: Obama's and Clinton's lawyers are just as 'guilty'

    04/22/2009 7:17:31 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 16 replies · 1,619+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | April 22, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Mark Levin provided a lecture on history last night to President Barack Obama about the law and the decisions made by Lincoln, FDR, and others when American lives hung in the balance. "If we get hit again, that blood is on Obama's hands." It makes no logical difference that Bybee could have foreseen that the result of his incorrect legal advice would be the commission of a crime. Gorelick could have foreseen that the consequences of her incorrect legal advice would permit the commission of a crime (just read her memo ... and you will see that the warning signs...
  • DAG Eric Holder was repeatedly told the ‘Wall’ was blocking intel sharing

    01/27/2009 2:26:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 941+ views
    911FamiliesForAermica.org ^ | January 27, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Three times during his tenure as Deputy Attorney General, Eric Holder was made fully aware that intelligence sharing with the Criminal Division was not taking place. As the officer in charge of day-to-day operations at the Department of Justice, his lack of due diligence ensured that the 'Wall' between the intelligence and criminal divisions of the FBI that Jamie Gorelick had built would remain in place for the foreseeable future. The 'Wall' stood as the Clinton administration and intelligence community saw the rising threat of al Qaeda, Ramzi Yousef was prosecuted for making the bomb used in the 1993 attack...
  • Another Brick In 'The Wall'?

    11/11/2008 9:55:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 669+ views
    IBD Editrials ^ | November 11, 2008
    Transition: Jamie Gorelick may be back, this time as attorney general. It was her "wall of separation" that that left us blind pre-9/11. And let's not forget her admirable service at Fannie Mae.Not many people can claim to have been at the center of arguably the greatest financial disaster and greatest national security disaster in American history. But Gorelick, said to be on the short list for attorney general by the New York Times, can. Surely that qualifies her for further government service. Gorelick earned an estimated $26 million serving as vice chair of Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2003....
  • Jaime Gorelick as A.G.?

    11/10/2008 3:21:08 PM PST · by mapmaker77 · 38 replies · 457+ views
    Just a Question. | 10NOV08 | mapmaker77
    Someone please tell me that my eyes are decieving me! Jaime Gorelick? For A.G.? Just when I thought that the pestialential swamp that is Washington D.C. could not get any murkier, this comes out. This woman, arguably, is at least partially responsible for 9/11, as well as being intimately involved in the pardon of all sorts shady, or downright criminal, Clinton era miscreants, including our all time favorite Marc Rich who, once safely out from under the thumb of the IRS, went on to bigger and better things like the UNs' oil for food program. And then, a nice cushy,...
  • Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is in Delafield (WI) Through Monday

    10/17/2008 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 556+ views
    JSOnline ^ | October 16, 2008 | Mike Johnson
    Delafield, WI - Jeanette Dow and John Phillip Kronschnabel Jr. peer at a black wall containing name after name of fallen soldiers, their index fingers sliding over them in search of two men from Black River Falls who died in the Vietnam War. Dow, of Sullivan, knew the men and their parents. When she heard that the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was coming to Delafield, she and her grandson, Kronschnabel, decided to visit it Thursday to pay tribute to the two soldiers and honor the other men and women who made...
  • Jamie Gorelick's Cloudy Memory (mega clintonista wall gag alert)

    07/30/2008 4:48:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 554+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-08 | Ed Lasky
    Jamie Gorelick writes an op-ed complaining about the politicization of the Department of Justice regarding the recruitment of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/28/AR2008072802467.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 She makes it appear as if the ability to hire and fire US attorneys were not at the discretion of the President -- which it is. But she also forgot her own history. Gorelick was herself a Clinton appointee and one who has seemingly forgotten her own President's actions in using the bludgeon of Justice Department hiring and firings for political purposes. To wit: Bill Clinton fired all U.S. Attorney's when he assumed office and...
  • The Times makes Vietnam Wall personal, searchable and interactive

    05/23/2008 6:19:45 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 11 replies · 187+ views
    Now you can add your story and remembrance to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In collaboration with the archival search company Footnote, The Times has made each of the 58,000-plus names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial searchable, a place where you can add personal stories. A digital image of the wall actually thousands of photos fused together locates each veterans name where it appears on the memorial. From there, any visitor to The Times site can leave their stories and remembrances or upload photos of veterans. Start by clicking on the "Search the Wall" box, where you can select...
  • Run For The Wall 2008

    05/23/2008 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies · 372+ views
    Run for the Wall ^ | May 23, 2008 | Self
    SITREP: What an incredible sight! Members of Run For The Wall XX (Southen Route) Several hundred motorcycles and their military veteran riders and passengers staged at the Salem, VA American Legion parking lot this morning ready to depart for Washington, D.C. where they will gather at the Vietnam War Memorial for the annual remembrance of POW's and MIA's. They had just finished a breakfast sponsored by local veterans groups including the American Legion Post and a military family support group. They sat waiting to depart at 0730 for the last leg of their 10 day cross country (southern route) trip...
  • New Names Etched Into Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

    05/07/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 243+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2008 The names of four U.S. servicemembers were etched into the glossy black walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this week alongside more than 58,000 of their fallen comrades. Finishing the addition today was the name of Raymond C. Mason, a Marine lance corporal who died a year ago as a result of ailing health stemming from a bullet wound that paralyzed him in February 1968 during the Tet Offensive. In a ceremony at the wall here, Masons widow, Priscilla Mason, watched as an engraver inched a sandblaster over the Marines stenciled name with surgeonlike precision....
  • A Stark Reminder of War, 25 Years On

    11/12/2007 1:06:16 PM PST · by Dubya · 1 replies · 142+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2007 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 Throngs of veterans gathered on Sunday under a clear sky on the Mall to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a stark symbol of a war that bitterly divided the nation. In a poignant reminder of that tumultuous time, the veterans wept, prayed or reminisced at the stone memorial inscribed with the names of 58,256 Americans killed or missing in the Vietnam War.
  • FReepers/Eagles make local Maryland newspaper for Support the Troops Rally

    11/11/2007 5:43:56 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 625+ views
    Carroll County times (Maryland) ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2007 | Erica Kritt
    Newbie FReepers PatrioticMarineMom (Yvonne Bates) and RockerMom2MyHero started a Gathering of Eagles/FReeRepublic Support Our Troops Rally less than a month ago in Westminster, MD and already they are celebrities. Their Rally is opposite Carroll County Progressives and Women in Black. This past Saturday they met a reporter from the Carroll County Times in D.C. for the 25th Anniversary of the dedication of the Wall and for the Veterans' Day Observance. The paper's article is HERE. The comments to the article are especialy interresting. The first Westminster FReep is HERE. Week 2 is HERE.
  • Veterans Commemorate Memorial's 25th Anniversary

    11/10/2007 5:04:56 PM PST · by RDTF · 17 replies · 329+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 10, 2007 | Michael Ruane
    Thousands of veterans from around the country participated in today's march to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial. High school bands played patriotic songs as men and women, many wearing battle fatigues, jackets and pins representing their former units marched. Some walked with canes, others rolled in wheelchairs, some because of age, others due to old battle wounds. The scene around the memorial, where everyone converged after the march along Constitution Avenue adjacent to the Mall, was festive and spiritual. A man with a grizzled mustache cried uncontrollably. Others hugged old friends as if at a family reunion....
  • 25 YEARS OF VIETNAM OFFERINGS

    11/10/2007 12:44:26 PM PST · by freema · 31 replies · 202+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2007 | STEPHEN MANNING
    WASHINGTON - They are lined up like footnotes to the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's polished black granite, leaning against its base, some a collective tribute to the fallen, others bearing a message for just one of the dead. An American Legion uniform cap from Kansas, a police patch from a town in Georgia, a note to "GRAMDADAD" that appears to have been written by the unpracticed hand of a young child. A homemade plaque with plastic red poppies pasted to it, dedicated to a "Band of Brothers." Poems from middle school students. Full box of tissue alert.
  • Remembering the fallen of the Vietnam War, one name at a time 25th anniversary of the Wall

    11/09/2007 12:01:09 PM PST · by Dubya · 18 replies · 280+ views
    STARS & STRIPES ^ | November 9, 2007 | Joe Gromelski
    WASHINGTON John Lazarczyk was waiting to hear a name. He knew he might have to stand in the chilly November darkness for a couple of hours, but that wasn't important. He was there to honor a man he had never even met. As volunteers lined up in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and took turns reading the names of some of the 58,256 Vietnam War dead Thursday night, Lazarczyk spoke about James Daniel Williamson, an Army Spec. 4 who was a gunner on a UH1D helicopter that was shot down over Laos on January 5, 1968. Rescue and...
  • 58,256 Names Pierce Silence At The Wall

    11/08/2007 3:00:48 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 10 replies · 109+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2007 | William Wan
    He was given his father's name at birth. Harry Griffith Cramer III, his birth certificate reads, the son of Harry Griffith Cramer Jr. The name has stayed with him in a way his father couldn't. It has shaped and molded his life, guiding him through difficult times and giving him strength in moments of weakness. It is one of the few things he has left of his father, so he cherishes every letter of it.Yesterday, he shared that name with hundreds of people gathered on the Mall, reading it aloud, deliberately and poignantly. And his was just the beginning. Like...
  • Smithsonian Channel Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25

    11/07/2007 11:07:10 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Smithsonian Channel ^ | November 11, 2007 | Smithsonian Channel
    To be shown this Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day, a documentary of many Veterans homecomings. It will also be available in streaming video on the Smithsonian Channel, free.
  • Vietnam Wall - 25th Anniversary, Nov. 10,2007

    11/03/2007 5:09:05 PM PDT · by trooprally · 55 replies · 2,298+ views
    Nov. 03,2007
    LIST of the WEEK'S EVENTS including Reading of the Names. Here is a quick break down of Saturday's events. There is going to be a Opening Ceremony from 10 AM till 11 AM on the Mall at 3rd ST. between Jefferson and Davis Drives. Closes Metro is the Blue/Orange Line stop at Federal Center, SW. But if you want to enjoy a nice morning stroll along the Mall, any of the other stops are good. There is a Parade from 11 AM til 4 PM. It appears to start where the opening Ceremony is and go to the Washington Monument...
  • Veterans Organization Offers Reward (for vandals of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial)

    10/15/2007 9:12:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 253+ views
    Military.com ^ | Week of October 15, 2007
    AMVETS National Commander John P. "J.P." Brown III announced today that AMVETS is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible for the Sept. 7, 2007 vandalism of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. According to the National Park Service, an unidentified substance stained 14 of the memorial's 140 panels. For more information, visit the AMVETS website.
  • Tribute to Vietnam vets brings out cheers, tears

    09/24/2007 2:43:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 178+ views
    Sun Journal ^ | September 24, 2007 | David A. Sargent
    Cheers and tears greeted about 1,000 motorcyclists escorting a large star-spangled trailer-truck bringing a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Twin Cities Sunday afternoon. Scores of spectators lined Longley Bridge and the area around Veterans Memorial Park. They waved flags and shouted congratulations as the bikers rolled past in a procession estimated to be about three miles long. It took more than half an hour for them all to cross the bridge between Auburn and Lewiston. Riders of ages spanning two or three generations took part. Several said they were amazed at the show of support on their...
  • Bikers escorting memorial upset at Maine Turnpike toll

    09/22/2007 8:33:13 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies · 726+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Sep 22, 2007 | MECHELE COOPER
    Bikers escorting a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this weekend don't think they should have to pay a toll. But the Maine Turnpike Authority says it is legally bound to collect the money, which could total $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the number of riders who participate in the event. Between 1,500 and 2,000 motorcyclists are expected to accompany the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Sunday as it travels up the Maine Turnpike from York to Lewiston. The 240-foot-long wall will go on display Friday at Veterans Park and will remain up through Sunday. Steve Page, commander of American...
  • President of Vietnam Veterans of America (Parade)

    09/19/2007 3:05:03 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 30 replies · 153+ views
    VVA via Email ^ | September 19, 2007 | John Rowan
    Dear Vietnam veterans, friends & associates, Saturday, November 10, 2007, marks the 25th Anniversary of The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. To commemorate this event, perhaps the only event of its kind with widespread significance to an entire generation of veterans and their families, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is hosting a parade befitting the generation of veterans who served. This parade will be the welcome home that many of the 9 million plus men and women who served on active duty during this era, never had. We expect a minimum of 50,000 plus...
  • U.S. Spy Chief: 9/11 'Could Have Been Prevented'

    09/18/2007 10:14:11 PM PDT · by ZacandPook · 66 replies · 1,767+ views
    ABC ^ | September 19, 2007
    Director of National Intelligence Says U.S. Didn't Connect Available Information
  • Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism (Vietnam Veterans Memorial)

    09/17/2007 4:45:21 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 547+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ^ | 9-17-07 | For Immediate Release-website
    Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism For Immediate Release September 17, 2007 Contacts: Lisa Gough, VVMF (202) 393-0090, ext.109 Bill Line, National Park Service (202) 619-7177 U.S. PARK POLICE RULES THAT SUBSTANCE LEFT AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IS VANDALISM National Park Service Continues Cleanup Efforts Washington, D.C. The U.S. Park Police ruled today that the oily substance spread on sections of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on the paving stones was an act of vandalism. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance stressed that the investigation is ongoing and would not offer further comment. The National Park Service continues...
  • Oily Substance on Wall Was Vandalism, Not Accident, Police Say

    09/17/2007 12:45:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 98 replies · 1,082+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2007 | Michael E. Ruane
    The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the U.S. Park Police said today. Sgt. Robert Lachance, a spokesman for the Park Police, said the investigation into the incident is continuing, but the detective on the case had ruled it an act of vandalism. Lachance said he could provide no more details because the probe is still underway. The oily substance was first reported to police the evening of Sept. 7, National Park Service officials have said. Dark blotches were found along a stone curb at the base...
  • Its official: Someone vandalized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    09/17/2007 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 18 replies · 244+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | September 17th, 2007 | BRYAN
    Heres our video report on the walls defacement. Due to YouTubes (lack of) clarity, its hard to see. But about two-thirds of the memorial was defaced along the bottom with some unknown chemical agent that soaked into the granite surface enough to discolor it. Several panels were evidently splashed with the same substance. The Park Police originally stated that the discoloration was the result of a cleaning accident, but now theyre saying that it was vandalism, and theyre investigating: The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the...
  • Vietnam War Memorial Defaced a Week Ago; Park Service Reluctant to Tab as Vandalism (FReported 1st)

    09/16/2007 1:06:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 866+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Tom Blumer
    This was first reported at FreeRepublic on Sunday, September 9 at 6:55 PM Pacific Time (3:55 PM Eastern), with follow-up posts here, here, and here.The incident took place on or some time prior to Friday, September 7. The original Freeper report, with plentiful pictures, states that: ..... It looks like the person who did this walked along The Wall with some type of container, perhaps hidden at their side so that they could squirt the oily substance without being caught in the act...... It is unknown who did this to The Wall, and apparently the US Park Police did...
  • Damaged Vietnam Memorial Has Park Service Walking on Eggshells

    09/14/2007 11:46:23 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 43 replies · 2,075+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/14/2007 | Ronald Winter
    Last Friday evening an oily substance that has proved extremely difficult to remove was splattered along an approximately 60 foot section of the wall, defacing panels bearing the names of the deceased as well as ornamental stones along the base. Mainstream media coverage has been sparse. Veterans immediately attributed the defacement to anti-war groups that have threatened the memorial in past months, have defaced monuments and memorials nationwide, and are gathering in Washington this weekend to protest the War on Terror. The outrage in the veteran community is palpable. In apparent fear of vets reaction, some who sympathize with the...
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced September 7-8, 2007: Part 3

    09/13/2007 6:41:02 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 66 replies · 2,551+ views
    video stills | September 13, 2007
    Still images from video of the damage to The Vietnam Memorial Wall, filmed on Monday morning, September 10, 2007. This was two days after the National Park Service Spokesman told reporters that they discovered the damage and had begun an immediate cleanup. The lone security camera is located in a corner of the grass, closer to the Brothers statue than The Wall... The Brothers statue appeared OK... But there were numerous oily drips along the walkway around the statue. Sticker bushes around the Brothers statue proved a good security device, apparently... And an oily trail along the cobblestone between the...
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced Sept 7-8, 2007: PART 2

    09/12/2007 2:02:34 AM PDT · by trooprally · 127 replies · 6,574+ views
    Sept. 12,2007 | tgslTakoma
    tgslTakoma was up late putting Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced Sept 7-8, 2007: PART 2 on youtube and asked that this be posted. Part 3 will show the vandalism to the Nurses Statue and the Brothers Statue. tgslTakoma also noticed on East Wall Panel 15E that it had multiple deep, long, vertical scratches/gouges. That will also be in Part 3
  • Vandals at the Wall

    09/12/2007 6:04:17 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 10 replies · 608+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/12/2007 | Michelle Oddis
    Last Friday a light, oily substance was sprayed on 50 to 60 feet of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall panels and paving stones in an act of apparent vandalism. All this week, Washington was consumed with the Iraq reports by Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. This weekend, ANSWER and a number of other anti-war groups are planning big demonstrations in Washington. Some veterans groups are planning to parallel the demostrations with lines of volunteers blocking access to the Vietnam Wall and other memorials they believe may be targeted for defacment. The assumption that Fridays discovery was an act...
  • Park Police Investigate Vietnam Memorial Damage

    09/11/2007 1:28:03 PM PDT · by CNS · 27 replies · 724+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/11/2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    (CNSNews.com) - As cleanup efforts continue in the removal of an oily substance from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., authorities are investigating how the substance got on the wall, but warned it is "premature" to label it vandalism. The wall was defaced sometime over the weekend when an oily substance was sprayed along the base of the granite monument. The black material appeared to stain the dark grey wall and tainted some of the more than 58,000 names engraved on it. National Park Service preservation and maintenance personnel have been working since Saturday to remove the substance, and...
  • Vandals feared at [Vietnam] memorial

    09/11/2007 7:45:05 AM PDT · by BufordP · 79 replies · 3,445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11 Sep 2007 | Natasha Altamirano
    The U.S. Park Police are investigating suspected vandalism at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. Volunteers and National Park Service rangers on Saturday discovered a "light, oily" substance on the memorial's wall panels and the paving stones in front of it, Bill Line, a Park Service spokesman, said yesterday. The substance, which has not been identified, was spread over an area of about 50 to 60 feet, mostly on the paving stones, Mr. Line said. Maintenance and preservation staff were working to remove the substance with no permanent damage to the memorial. Mr. Line could not predict when the...
  • VIDEO: Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced Sept 7-8, 2007 (Part 1)

    09/10/2007 5:16:17 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 106 replies · 4,744+ views
    Eyewitness Video ^ | September 10, 2007
    I slowly went from one end of The Wall to the other, videotaping all the way. I wanted those who have loved ones named on The Wall to know whether "their" panels were damaged. I also wanted the full extent of the damage to be documented. This is Part 1, showing the damage to the east side of The Wall. It will take me several more hours to get the second video up. Stay tuned... Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced Sept 7-8, 2007: Part 1
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall Defaced This Weekend (September 7-9, 2007)

    09/09/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 482 replies · 83,766+ views
    Mrs. Trooprally called me this evening to tell me that she and her husband, as well as Concretebob, saw damage along almost the entire length of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. They found this damage this morning, when they walked through the area before participating in the September 11th Freedom Walk. Concretebob was told by a National Park Service employee that the damage was done on Friday night. There was no police report taken or written about the vandalism, apparently. And the damage was still very much there today. Here are a few of the photos that Mrs. Trooprally took this...
  • Making a stand at the Wall (Gathering Of Eagles)

    03/24/2007 2:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 934+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Kevin Ferris
    Echoes of the past are heard as vets gather in D.C. to back the troops, oppose war protesters. Chris Hill visits the Wall every Veterans Day. He follows the path to Panel 4W, Line 36, and stops at the name Curtis R. Smoot. It's the same name on the POW-MIA bracelet Hill has worn for 22 years. Hill picked up the bracelet at an ROTC recruitment table in high school. He didn't know Smoot, but the bracelet was a poignant reminder of service and sacrifice during Hill's years with the Seventh Infantry Division in the late 1980s. At Panel 4W,...
  • Veterans, Others Denounce (Peacecreep Hippy)Marchers (GOE)

    03/17/2007 11:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2007 | Brigid Schulte
    As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq. Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, "If you don't like America, get out!" Several thousand vets, some of whom came by bus from New Jersey, car caravans from California or flights from Seattle or Michigan, lined the route from the bridge and down 23rd Street, waving signs such as "War There Or War...
  • Vets' mission: Protect memorial

    03/15/2007 1:12:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 505+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 3/15/07 | Adam Leech
    To protect and serve. It was their mission then, and it's their mission now. A group calling itself the Gathering of Eagles will hold a counter-protest to the "March on the Pentagon" -- an anti-war demonstration scheduled for Saturday in Washington, D.C. The Eagles, composed largely of military veterans, will gather at the Vietnam War Memorial, saying they want to ensure it is not defaced by the anti-war group. On Jan. 28, a group of 60 anti-war protesters spray-painted anti-war slogans on the steps of the Capitol building, according to organizers of the gathering -- citing an article from The...
  • Gathering of Eagles Hits ATLANTA! (pics!)

    03/14/2007 11:52:00 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 58 replies · 3,128+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/14/07 | eeevil conservative
    Tennessee Nana (left), Syncro (top), Me (right), and the GREAT JIM ROBINSON!!!! The Gathering of Eagles Caravan hit HOTLANTA (Atlanta, GA) this morning! LOTS OF PICS! Click HERE to see the full photo album! (if you click on any one of the photos, it will give you a "closer" look!
  • Veterans to protect memorial

    03/13/2007 7:23:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 920+ views
    The Daily American ^ | March 13, 2007 | JENNIFER GARLESKY Daily American Staff Write
    Vietnam veterans from across the country will be protesting in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The veterans' protest is also a response to an anti-war rally by the ANSWER (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism) Coalition. Coalition members will stage an event outside the Pentagon, protesting the United State's involvement in Iraq, according to the organization's Web site. Veterans plan to form a circle around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) to protect it from protesters, Joe Kennick, president of Somerset County Vietnam Veterans Chapter 587, said. The veterans' protest is to prevent the defacing of the memorial. During a...