Obama War On Vets Continues: WWII Memorial Barricade Now Wired Shut

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    Oct 04, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    Unbelievable.

    On 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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    Oct 04, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    franktats saidUnbelievable.

    On 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.


    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wired-shut-barricade-wwii-memorial-reinforced_759193.html
    As tea bag politicians stood on the WWII mall berating national park officers for closing it..They will use untrue and pathetic means to blame the shutdown on our President.
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    Oct 04, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    I think it's ridic we pay taxes for old guys to look at graves and monuments when kids can't read
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    Oct 04, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    mybud saidAs tea bag politicians stood on the WWII mall berating national park officers for closing it..They will use untrue and pathetic means to blame the shutdown on our President.


    Oh?

    ... an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. "We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting."

    And more:

    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

    Best you just stick to posting single word exclamations like the Democrat leaders are doing: Anarchist! Extortionist! Pathetic! Obstructionist!

    That should work out much better for you.





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    Oct 04, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    somersault saidI think it's ridic we pay taxes for old guys to look at graves and monuments when kids can't read



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    Oct 05, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    Disgraceful!

    NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

    NBC's affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday.

    After one group of veterans went around the barricade, "the park ranger told them the wall was closed," NBC's Mark Seagraves reported. "Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That's when police came and moved everyone out."

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names of the 58,272 service members who died or were unaccounted for during the Vietnam war are inscribed.

    It takes more manpower and costs the government more money to close down an outdoor wall than to let people walk past it and pay their respects.

    The Obama administration has been very selective in devoting resources to shutting down memorials.


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    Oct 05, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
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    Oct 05, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    Although President Obama claims that he can’t avoid shutting down public sites and monuments, war memorials were in fact kept open during the 1995/1996 government shutdowns. The administration’s decision to barricade the Lincoln Memorial marks the first time in its history the memorial has been totally off limits to visitors during a shutdown.




    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/monuments-and-memorials-remained-open-during-previous-shutdown/
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    Oct 06, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    musclmed saidAlthough President Obama claims that he can’t avoid shutting down public sites and monuments, war memorials were in fact kept open during the 1995/1996 government shutdowns. The administration’s decision to barricade the Lincoln Memorial marks the first time in its history the memorial has been totally off limits to visitors during a shutdown.




    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/monuments-and-memorials-remained-open-during-previous-shutdown/


    Drama Obama.
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    Oct 06, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
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    Oct 06, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    A government shutdown is very specific and the services to be closed are known in advance. Republicans chose this shutdown.

    Can Republicans claim to have not known that national monuments and parks were included?

    Is this further proof that Republicans do not understand how government functions?