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Unknown vandals smear paint on Lincoln Memorial
The Washington comPost ^ | 7/26/2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard

Posted on 07/26/2013 6:28:05 AM PDT by cll

The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after vandals splashed the statue of the nation’s 16th president and the marble floor around it with green paint, U.S. Park Police said.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the popular tourist attraction on the west end of the Mall, but so far they have released no information about who may have been responsible.

Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. The National Park Service will work to clean up the paint, police said, and the memorial will be closed to the public until cleanup is complete.

Police said no words or symbols had been painted or written on the memorial, only splatters of green paint. No damage was reported at the Mall’s other memorials and monuments.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: District of Columbia
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Somebody trying to stir up something?
1 posted on 07/26/2013 6:28:05 AM PDT by cll
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To: cll

I confess, Obama did it!


2 posted on 07/26/2013 6:29:40 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: cll

I thought the place was guarded 24/7? And locked down after hours?


3 posted on 07/26/2013 6:31:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cll

Silly Confederates


4 posted on 07/26/2013 6:32:34 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: fwdude

Obama will blame it on Conservatives and right wingers and the $85 billion dollars he didn’t get to piss away because of the Sequestration he originally proposed.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 6:32:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

We may have a clue here: Green Paint


6 posted on 07/26/2013 6:34:18 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: fwdude

I thought the place was guarded 24/7? And locked down after hours?

Sequestration is effecting everything!!!!!


7 posted on 07/26/2013 6:34:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: cll

Cameras everywhere except on a public monument.


8 posted on 07/26/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: cll

Odds are 16.9 Trillion to one that the evil-doers are leftists.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: cll
I didn't know that community organizers had a night shift.
10 posted on 07/26/2013 6:37:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: cll
The WaPo is losing some of it's Leftist support if the comment section is a harbinger. It looks like about 50/50 in Left/Right comments. Yes, I suspect the Green paint was a signal as to the culprit/culprits. But it sounds like there were some surveillance cameras working. The real question is: does the Bamster have ANY respect for the Emancipator of the slaves? Will he care that this Memorial was vandalized? I suspect not. It isn't about HIM. So he won't pay any attention.
11 posted on 07/26/2013 6:39:41 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: nixonsnose

He says police are reviewing security camera footage to try to identify possible suspects.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/26/us-park-police-investigating-vandalism-at-lincoln-memorial/?test=latestnews#ixzz2a9u4bPu1


12 posted on 07/26/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Mouton

Muslims.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 6:41:06 AM PDT by keat
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To: cll

Other than that, how was the play?


14 posted on 07/26/2013 6:41:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cll; Revolting cat!
"Green" Commies?


15 posted on 07/26/2013 7:00:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cll
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"Holder's Boyz" ... getting ready for the "Reichstag Fire 2014" ...


Coming soon to a (formerly) Constitutional-Rule-of-Law North American Judeau-Christrian Republic ... near "You" ...


That's why "Barry Sorrento" has been smilin' so much lately ...




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16 posted on 07/26/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: cll

Or the government planting a story to cover up some other activity.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 7:44:55 AM PDT by Clock King ("A Republic! If you can keep it..." We failed, Mr. Franklin.)
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To: cll

Clearly, this was the work of George Zimmerman.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 7:49:55 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: cll

They best not mess with the Wall.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 7:53:25 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Call me cynical. Many of these types of activities are false flags intended as a deception by operatives to stir up the public and create an intended reaction.

Problem one is a controlled media that is in partnership and refrains from investigating, and reporting objectively and honestly.

Many no longer trust even the highest levels of government (ours or others) not to do wrongful and evil things so as to push a political agenda, whether it be gun control, more surveillance, martial law, expansion of the perpetual war on terror, etc.

Corruption and lack of ethics has become the new norm.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: cll

Why green? What does the green paint supposedly symbolize?


21 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:52 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: GBA

I think that someone is trying to frame Billy Bob.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSJtYae8bQ


22 posted on 07/26/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: NonValueAdded

“They best not mess with the Wall.”

You are 100% Correct!


23 posted on 07/26/2013 8:27:50 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: cll
Waiting for more info. Does make 1 wonder why all the effort to procure the paint and transport it there that they didn't do anything more than splash it.

On a not unrelated note, we are less than 1 month away from the 50th anniversary of MLKJr's 8/23/1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" speech. Anyone heard anything about festivities being planned for this day? With all the smoke and fumes in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, I would expect Al Sharpton's NAN to be on top of this.

We in the bedroom communities of Birmingham, AL, have been pummeled by our local fish-wrapper, The Birmingham News, all year about this being the 50th anniversary of the birth of the civil rights movement. For all its bragging about civil rights advancements, Birmingham is losing population due to the usual laundry list of social ills reflected in a minority-majority population.

24 posted on 07/26/2013 8:28:55 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: NonValueAdded
"They best not mess with the Wall."

That was the first thought that came to my mind.

25 posted on 07/26/2013 8:49:53 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: cll

They were probably trying to write “Lincoln was a Democrat” like they were taught in public schools, but because they were taught in public schools they don’t know how to write.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: cll

Hmmmm. What political system masquerading as a religion of peace (TM) uses green as its colour?


27 posted on 07/26/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: cll

Probably some Greenies complaining about the lack of Civil War battlefield detoxification.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 10:01:39 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cll

Green paint........enviro wackos


29 posted on 07/26/2013 10:56:55 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Hot Tabasco

Unless Homo Depot had it on sale ;-)


30 posted on 07/26/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: cll

It was Al Gore.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 11:04:40 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: fwdude

It’s open at night. Park Rangers are only on duty from 9:30am - 11:30 pm.

It’s particularly beautiful at night....and quite crowded with visitors.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 11:05:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Hot Tabasco

33 posted on 07/26/2013 11:09:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Yes, I always enjoyed visiting the monuments late at night. They were even more awe-inspiring with the lights against the dark sky.

My favorite is the Jefferson Memorial at night during cherry blossom season.

No matter how late I went, I was never the only person there, so this must have happened WAY late/early or the vandals were sneaky and bold.

34 posted on 07/26/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: TontoKowalski

It looks like it was applied from a squeeze bottle or squirt gun.

Who does something like this? and I can’t imagine they could get away with being unseen by someone in the late-night crowds, as you mention.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 11:18:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Especially so close to the Vietnam Wall.

It's nearly always crowded there late at night... I'm not sure what it is that makes so many people visit at night.

It must be hard to have a father on that wall, and perhaps the pain is more difficult at night.

36 posted on 07/26/2013 11:22:40 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: TontoKowalski

>>I’m not sure what it is that makes so many people visit at night<<

Partly boredom; if you’re there for a few days, and stuck in your hotel room, there’s not much to do at night; plus, the tourist thinks they are *beating-the-crowds* by a evening visit.

The type of person who did this is someone who wouldn’t mind burning an American flag, throw litter on the ground, or sympathizing with the *occupy-crowd*. Pox on them!


37 posted on 07/26/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: cll

When’s the D.C. guard going to admit that he “did it for Trayvon?”


38 posted on 07/26/2013 3:00:12 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Don W

Green party are watermelons: Green on the outside, Red on the inside.


39 posted on 07/26/2013 8:38:00 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: cll

Looks like it was done with a paintball gunnn.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 9:29:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: cll

Muslims. Really. Green is the color associated with holy things—splashing green paint makes sense for them.


41 posted on 07/26/2013 10:20:01 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cll.
Police said no words or symbols had been painted or written on the memorial, only splatters of green paint.

42 posted on 07/27/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: GBA
Most Muslims consider the color green to be the semi-official representation of Islam.

I'm sure that the choice of green paint is a mere coincidence.

43 posted on 07/27/2013 11:34:12 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: GBA; Yehuda; dennisw; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Why green? What does the green paint supposedly symbolize?

Could be generic vandalism using a random color, but this is the 0bama-nation we're talking about. Could have been done by greenies or hoodies. Additionally,

Green paint to Islam is like dog P-P on a fire hydrant. Example: the desecration of Joseph's Tomb.

0bama recently claimed that

"Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation — and we've seen the results."

D'oh! That memorial/mosque must have been built for *Ibrihim* Lincoln. :-\

44 posted on 07/27/2013 11:54:52 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel; jonascord
President Abraham Lincoln's proclamation of a national day of prayer during the civil war.
Whereas a joint Committee of both Houses of Congress has waited on the president of the United States, and requested him to "recommend a day of public humiliation , prayer and fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these states, His blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace":

And whereas it is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to His chastisements; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition, for the pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action:

And Whereas, when our own beloved Country, once, by the blessing of God, united, prosperous and happy, is now afflicted with faction and civil war, it is peculiarly fit for us to recognize the hand of God in this terrible visitation, and in sorrowful remembrance of our own faults and crimes as a nation and as individuals, to humble ourselves before Him and to pray for His mercy, - to pray that we may be spared farther punishment, though most justly deserved; that our army may be blessed and be made effectual for the reestablishment of law, order, and peace, throughout the wide extent of our country; and the inestimable boon of civil and religious liberty, earned under His guidance and blessing, by the labors and sufferings of our fathers, may be restored in all its original excellence-

Therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next, as a day of humiliation, prayer and fasting for all the people of the nation. And I do earnestly recommend to all the people, and especially to all ministers and teachers of religion of all denominations, and to all heads of families, to observe and keep that day according to their several creeds and modes of worship, in all humility and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and bring down plentiful blessings upon our Country.


45 posted on 07/27/2013 12:19:41 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: cll

Oh my god they slimmed Lincoln!!!!!!
EEUUww,.


46 posted on 07/27/2013 7:32:20 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: TontoKowalski
I'm not sure what it is that makes so many people visit at night.

Many of the monuments are much more dramatic at night. Especially the Korean War and FDR memorials.

However, the biggest reason is probably the weather. DC is hot and humid this time of year. But, it's tolerable at night.

47 posted on 07/28/2013 8:24:29 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: originalbuckeye
does the Bamster have ANY respect for the Emancipator of the slaves?

Well, he might have, if Lincoln hadn't been a Republican.

48 posted on 07/28/2013 11:59:06 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: FreeAtlanta

49 posted on 07/28/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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