Skip to comments.WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut
Posted on 10/04/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial.
A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter.
But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they've been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and noticed that wires had been used to tie the fences together:
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Paging Mark Levin, Paging Mark Levin.!!!
These idiots have sunk to new lows.
MISTER OBAMA, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!
One word: pliers!
OBayMe and his Regime are spitting in the eyes of We The People and all those who serve, past, present, and future. Include in that the families and widows. Harry Reid, Pelosi, Durbin, Schumer, RATs and RINOs alike, are showing us their arrogance and their personal quest for power at all costs.
Lets see what Levin says about this atrocity!
Obama doesn’t give a rats a$$ for freedom. He wants the vets to blame the Tea Party publicly and then he will let them in tp the WWII memorial.
Obama is a small minded tyrant, one of the kids elected to mind the store.He needs a severe spanking, in public.
Let the Kenyan escalate this. The lickspittle media won’t be able to spin this favorably and it WILL get attention.
Pliers can be used as a weapon and the shooting is justified.
Some bolt cutters handed to the Vets or their escorts could solve that.
Biden called the park ranger to say he was proud of her.”Im proud of you,” VP called to tell the Park Ranger who was chastised by a GOP Rep today at the WWII Memorial. Office of VP Biden (@VP) October 3, 2013V
Bangalore torpedoes like at Normandy should do the trick.
The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.
Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.
Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund. The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.
Mark is off the radio until next Tuesday, I think. :(
I’m sure he wants to.
I say wall up the white house and not allow even fresh air in. That will tell those pesky Republicans and those anarchrist tea partiers that they can’t hold the president hostage. I don’t care how much they try, they won’t be able to get into the airtight white house where obama,reid,pelosi and chuckky shumcker are standing guard /S
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Tx., confronted a Park Ranger at the closed World War II Memorial Wednesday.
Imagine a group of WWII vets being arrested for trying to visit the memorial! Does President Obama really want that public relations nightmare on his hands? Let’s hope so!
Damn right he wants to escalate. He is also doing his best to create panic over anything he can. Economy, markets, security... anything he can do to create the impression that only the government and more power by his government in particular can protect the fools that will believe that.
obastard is guilty of Sedition, the very act he would like to charge any of us who challenge him with. Be careful of it. Find me the man and I will find the crime or charge for him.
In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order.
For his next act oblowhard intends to further trash the Constitution by using clause 4 of the 14th Amendment to ignore the debt ceiling set by Congress.
The Amendment was made, foolishly I think, to state that the debts of the Confederacy and the losses for slaves woudl not be paid by the Treasury. They could have left out the bit about “validity of the public debt of the United States...” It is the “authorized by law” part that leaves determination and authorization of the debt in the hands of Congress so far as I cam concerned.
oblowhard is going to use the terms “Appropriation” and “Authorization” to justify his SupraConstitutional and illegal actions. Congress “Authorizes” action and “Appropriates” money. oblowhard will stipulate that the authorization requires him to spend money and that it is Congress fault that he does not have the Authorization to spend and so he is bound by law to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling and spend money to save the nation from economic ruin evident in the panic he is now working so hard to create. If allowed to use this logic he can extend the Authorization actions by Congress to unilaterally taxing, spending and law making. He has already done this with the EPA.
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No Doubt!! Pure vindictiveness!!
Apparently, the vermin in our White House have time to BS with everyone.
All the RoveRepublicans that think we should wait to fight during the election cycle (you know when the make their big fees)can shove their moderation up their @ss.
We're dealing w/ a criminal/rogue government.
Now that I think back, I’m pretty sure I donated to that memorial, too. A lot of people did. What’s the administration going to do? Round up WWII vets for trespassing on something We the People paid for?
I predict that by Monday the wires will be replaced with chains and padlocks.
No matter how bad the economy, or how short the budget, despots can ALWAYS find money to hire new guards.
Do we know how many Park Rangers are being paid to keep the WWII vets away? I’m willing to get arrested pushing past one of them...if thousands of us push,,they have to step aside.
the article and comments refer to wiring...but in fact the wiring isnt....i
even easier to remove.....
...The memorial is wide open...no doors to open, no need for security ....nothing, really to maintain!
I was just there less than 2 weeks ago....it's a serene, uncomplicated memorial dedicated to our greatest generation during World War 11.
Peaceful, serene....walking around at leisure but profound in the engravings, quotes of Eisenhower and generals about heroic sacrifice.
It is an awesome place of reverence and emotion....knowing men, like my father, was part of this....at age 19, in the China/Burma/India campaign.
My neighbor across the street is in his 90's and proudly flew to DC recently on one of the 'honor flights'....
If the administration has so little regard for those elderly warriors who defended us and our nation.....they have no regard for anyone!
The memorial was funded ENTIRELY by private donations, and is maintained by a trust fund created from private donations.
Obama is such a despot!
hey...that bears a striking resemblance to Barrys Hi Tech BONG!!
Let’s see if the NPS guys follow orders -
- or act like Americans and do what’s right.
And what’s right is to remove ANYTHING that makes it harder for these elderly gentlemen to visit their memorial.
Americas Idi Amin!!!!
I know Tom Hanks is a big liberal but look at this:
“Tom Hanks Praises World War II Veterans for Breaching DC Memorial”....
Washington Examiner, 10/4/13
More government officials dispatched to secure an open-air memorial in the District of Criminals than were sent to secure the diplomatic mission in hostile Benghazi.
how DARE he look Incredulous!!
The petulant _resident!
Some of us are on Twitter trying to blow up (meaning use it so much it causes a trend) #HarryReidsshutdown....If any of you tweet,,get over there,,the traffic is picking up...
I can’t help but think that they are calling us to the slaughter.
Levin has thrown down the gauntlet and many on both sides noticed.
After yesterday, I think the Obama administration will point to the incident as backing to their position of blocking the memorial.
It also tells me a likely outcome if we try and defy Obama’s position.
If Levin says he’s going, I am going.
Obama has also closed all historic sites to the public.
“No Doubt!! Pure vindictiveness!!”
How dare people find ways NOT to feel the pain OBASTARD wants them to. Next steps, machine gun nests around the reflecting pool and cover the Washington Monument with a huge tarp!
Yes, but Tom Hanks also said that he wished that Obama could have a 3rd term.
19 hours, straight drive. I’ll go
...but there's not enough money to secure our borders?!?!
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