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WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut.

Posted by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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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: 

Meanwhile, the barricade in front of a memorial to World War I veterans a couple blocks away still looks like this:

Who is ordering the National Park Service to go to such great lengths to shut down the open-air World War II memorial that is usually unguarded? On Tuesday, Carol Johnson of the National Park Service told me that the White House's Office of Management and Budget "sends everything down to all other departments. We are part of the Interior. Interior gives us our instructions."

UPDATE: We've discovered that the barrier pictured above is fully owned by the National Park Service and not the company whose tags still remain on the barrier.


You have to go to the site to see the photos.  It won't let me copy them.  But it certainly shows the lenghts this adm is willing to go to make people suffer, in an effort to further an failedideology.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wired-shut-barricade-wwii-memorial-reinforced_759193.html

Minnow Slayer

by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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deadlights86
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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Well of course the government shuts down and we have to spend more money to keep people out of things that are probably free to go see normally and usually don't have people paid to watch them. Have you heard of the people that pay to live in houseboats on a lake in a national park? They are not allowed to get to their homes.
cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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Time to bring the wire cutters along.....

finnbar
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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Ridiculous.
They are paying more people to close an open air park than they EVER paid to leave it alone.
Are the putting a big shroud over the Vietnam Memorial? Because it is literally just a wall alongside a walking path.
Tatiana7
by Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM
I totally thought the same thing!

Quoting cjsbmom:

Time to bring the wire cutters along.....

lovemymini
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:11 AM
I bet they are closing this one specifically just to show how horrible rebuplicans are and how great Obama is.

What a shame!!

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lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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What the hell were members of congress (both parties) doing escorting veterans to the site? Um they should be locked in a room working shit out not going to a memorial for photo ops. I'm sick of this, so fucking stupid.
Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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Why don't people go and take them down? Peacefully. Just gather 20 thousand people, walk over there and remove them.
The government is fucking everyone over and we are letting them.
people are pointing fingers at one party when they are all guilty. It's like watching a trial with two murderers that were caught on tape murdering someone in broad daylight, instead of throwing them both in jail, people insist that their guy is innocent. Unbelievable.
SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM

 Who is it telling them to shut these things down? Under whose authority are they essentially breaking the law here?

lga1965
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

 

Quoting lovemymini:

I bet they are closing this one specifically just to show how horrible rebuplicans are and how great Obama is.

What a shame!!

 How would that work? That doesn't make sense at all. If anything, this is making Obama look bad. Probably make the Tea Party fools happy too.

numbr1wmn
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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Obama can put a chain link fence there but not our boarders. WTG idiot president

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