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  • EXCLUSIVE--PARK POLICE RECALLED TO DEFEND MEMORIAL FROM VETERANS

    EXCLUSIVE--PARK POLICE RECALLED TO DEFEND MEMORIAL FROM VETERANS


    by MIKE FLYNN 2 Oct 2013, 9:45 AM PDT POST A COMMENT

    On Monday, just hours into a government shutdown, the Park Police tried to block access to the WWII memorial. The memorial, which is basically a landscape feature in a public park, was temporarily cut off from veterans of World War II on a charity mission to see the memorial for the first time. Breitbart News has learned that the federal government specifically activated members of the Park Police to block the veteran's access.

    The visit, organized by the charity Honor Flights, which brings WWII veterans to DC to see the memorial to their sacrifice, had been known for some time. The organization had even sought approval from the White House for the visit, in light of the legislative drama over the budget fight. What ought to have been a simple request turned into even greater drama as the federal government actively called up resources to block the veteran visit.

    A source on Capitol Hill told Breitbart News exclusively that a Park Police officer told them they were summoned from furlough to police the memorial against the veterans. "They got a call in the early hours Monday," the source told Breitbart News. "They had been furloughed, but were being called up to guard the Memorial."

    I can't stress enough how little there is to guard. The WWII Memorial is an open structure on the National Mall, which is, effectively, a public park. Thousands of cars drive past it every day. It is accessible by any pedestrian. There is no "entrance" to close or no access that needs to be monitored. It is literally like walking up to a statue in your local park.

    Yet, knowing veterans were coming to visit, the government not only tried to shut off access, it apparently called up furloughed workers to enforce the security. Of a memorial. Against the very people whose sacrifice inspired it.
    There is perhaps no greater sign that the federal government is out of touch with the general public. Fortunately, in this case, Rep. Steve King temporarily distracted the Park Police officers and the WWII veterans tore down the barricades.
    Once again, America's "greatest generation" has answered to call to lead.
    Breitbart
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    Unfuckingbelievable! So, Obama calls up (and yes, he called them up) the Park Police to act as some kind of damned stormtroopers to prevent a bunch of 80-and 90-year-olds from going to the memorial that was paid for with private funding specifically for them. And when these people refuse to take "no" for an answer, when they take the stupid sawhorses and throw them aside, he decides to build a fence around the National Mall to keep out other WWII veterans.

    He won't build a fence on the Mexican border, but he'll build one around the National Mall. And that's all the Republicans' fault when it's Obama and the Democrats who are openly insisting that they will not negotiate, period.




    Someone let me know when we get to the end of this C.S. Lewis story.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      I'm afraid the Dems look like idiots in this thing. I don't think people are looking at this (and the many other grandstanding gestures) and thinking, "Those rotten Pubbies!". I think they're thinking, "What idiots those Feds are".

      The Republicans have offered to fund all these types of things and the Democrats have rejected every offer.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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      • #4
        Is the Martin Luther king memorial closed?
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          Hannity this evening pointed out something very disturbing.

          Obama deployed more security to keep WWII vets away from their memorial, than he did to keep the Benghazi mission safe on the anniversary of 9/11...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ReinMan View Post
            Hannity this evening pointed out something very disturbing.

            Obama deployed more security to keep WWII vets away from their memorial, than he did to keep the Benghazi mission safe on the anniversary of 9/11...

            Rand Paul made that comment...it was awesome!

            And hi! Long time no see!
            Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
            Robert Southwell, S.J.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
              Rand Paul made that comment...it was awesome!

              And hi! Long time no see!
              Hey Chica! Definitely long time, no see!

              This where you've been hangin?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ReinMan View Post
                Hey Chica! Definitely long time, no see!

                This where you've been hangin?
                Yep...nobody else will have me!
                Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ReinMan View Post
                  Hannity this evening pointed out something very disturbing.

                  Obama deployed more security to keep WWII vets away from their memorial, than he did to keep the Benghazi mission safe on the anniversary of 9/11...

                  Well. that's horrifying and expected.
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                    Is the Martin Luther king memorial closed?
                    Heh!
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

                    -John Locke

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ReinMan View Post
                      Hannity this evening pointed out something very disturbing.

                      Obama deployed more security to keep WWII vets away from their memorial, than he did to keep the Benghazi mission safe on the anniversary of 9/11...

                      That's a good one.


                      Great to see you Rein!
                      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

                      -John Locke

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                        Is the Martin Luther king memorial closed?
                        My understanding is that the attempt is to close off the entire Mall. I saw some video of them fencing off the Lincoln Memorial with a "closed" sign, which, of course, is equally ridiculous.

                        I haven't done any research on it, but I sure as hell don't remember them "closing" the Mall back in '96.
                        It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                        In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                        Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                        Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                        • #13
                          Rules are for the little people.
                          Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                          Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                            Rules are for the little people.
                            What rules? The rules that the people's property can be barricaded at will due to a snippy Executive?
                            Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                            Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                              What rules? The rules that the people's property can be barricaded at will due to a snippy Executive?
                              Oohh. That was nice. I imagined your nostrils flaring and your head slightly tipped back as I read that. If it were longer, I would have added The Battle Hymn of the Republic as soundtrack.
                              Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                              Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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