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    Gov Shutdown: WWII Vets Denied Access to DC Open Memorials

    This is just pure bull shit, these are open air memorials! The administration had them reinstall the barracks following the 1st wave of vets hit the memorial Monday night!

    New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/02...s-dc-memorial/


    Edit: The Obama Administration has decided to block access to public memorials on the National Mall as a result of the government shutdown. Like its decision to end White House tours when the sequester cuts took effect, there is no rational reason for this. The Park Police, nominally in charge of monitoring these spaces, isn't even effected by the shutdown. Shutting off access to these sites is gratuitous and petulant.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...s-to-Memorials
    Last edited by Skintop911; 10-02-13 at 17:20. Reason: Accurized thread title

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    Its politics. Show the American people how much this shutdown hurts, the way they pressure their reps never to let it happen again. Its the same thing that happens when a bureaucracy is forced to cut its budget. They dont trim the fat, they make it hurt so they can show that it cant live without the past budget. Its all bullshit.
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    Because they think they can. They can't get away with it forever and if they really think hauling away 80 year old vets is going to improve their public opinion, they have another thing coming. This is the start of public disobedience and if they keep throwing up fences, it will only get worse. I think they are going to cave, they are going to concede a 1 year delay on the individual mandate, and they will have egg on their faces.

    Or outright open conflict, but that is no ones hope and I give it about a .002% chance of happening anyways.
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    That's Obama's MO. He takes extra non-necessary steps to inflict as much pain as he can then blame the Republicans. He's a scumbag who cares more about his image and ideology than the rest of us.

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    Read this explanation... http://minx.cc/?post=343852

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    Belmont nailed it. In Arizona we just had a large group of people turned away from a rafting trip that cost them about 30K dollars. They won't be reimbursed and are screwed. They are blocking access to make it hurt. We don't need babysitters at our national parks and monuments. I have been to the WWII memorial and there is no reason to block access. There is nothing there that needs securing or babying.





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    Remember the Bonus Army...
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    To prove a point, Politic'in...

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    Canceling the service academy sports games which aren't even gov funded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platoonDaddy View Post
    This is just pure bull shit, these are open air memorials! The administration had them reinstall the barracks following the 1st wave of vets hit the memorial Monday night!

    New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/02...s-dc-memorial/


    Edit: The Obama Administration has decided to block access to public memorials on the National Mall as a result of the government shutdown. Like its decision to end White House tours when the sequester cuts took effect, there is no rational reason for this. The Park Police, nominally in charge of monitoring these spaces, isn't even effected by the shutdown. Shutting off access to these sites is gratuitous and petulant.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...s-to-Memorials
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    This behavior is a clear violation of the Antideficiency Act and could be punishable by both fine AND imprisonment. But since it's just Veterans the administration is going out of their way to punish, you aren't going to get Holder's DoJ to pursue the case in a million years.

    The law is no longer relevant. What further legal recourse is there?
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    Barry has such a pathological hatred for anything traditionally American that this should surprise no one.

    Someone on the radio pointed out that there are more guards at the World War II memorial than there were in Benghazi.
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    Well...if there isn't anyone there to police it - bolt cutters.

    Are you REALLY going to tell a bunch of aging WWII Vets who may never get another chance they can't go in to their own memorial?

    But wait for it, the blame will be placed on the Republicans for sure...
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    Question

    So why has Barry not closed the MLK memorial, hmmm . . . .



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    They did go to the memorial today.

    Also it seems more resources are going to keeping this closed than a normal day of it open. As pointed out it is an open air memorial and you can come and go as you please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydivr View Post
    Well...if there isn't anyone there to police it - bolt cutters.

    Are you REALLY going to tell a bunch of aging WWII Vets who may never get another chance they can't go in to their own memorial?

    But wait for it, the blame will be placed on the Republicans for sure...
    The morning news already did. How do they have money for these guards to not let people in if they don't have guards to let people in and the gates being put up, etc?
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    They are also ordering parks to close that have no federal staff and receive no federal money at all. None of the past government shut downs have affected it, so it is a deliberate decision to close it to cause hardship to the most people possible.


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    The WW II memorial was funded with PRIVATE monies!

    The shutdown didn't impact the USPP, but they are shutting down the mall! How friggin sad.

    They also closed the open air C&O Canal.

    What the frig is happening to this country?

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    Belmont nailed it. Let's hope the people who are pissed off right now remember who did this to them during the next national election.
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