Barrycades: Dishonoring Honor Flight Veterans (Open Thread)

I wrote a little in comments yesterday about this story, which was dutifully buried by the mainstream media last night, because the “optics” wouldn’t be good for the petty, vindictive, mean-spirited, craven, puerile, insouciant, arrogant, peevish, totalitarian Obama administration.

Today, the administration is doubling down on its heavy-handed tactics against the Greatest Generation, seeking to score political points at their expense. Some background: [emphasis added to quotes]

The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Republican told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Palazzo helped the veterans commit an act of civil disobedience against the Park Service Tuesday, when the heroes stormed through barricades around the closed memorial. …

“We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC.

“We were denied and told,

‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’

when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”

Palazzo’s office was in touch with the heads of the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and the Capitol Police. He says all these officials rejected his request to allow the veterans, many of whom are octogenarians and some of whom are in poor health, to attend.

The Obama adminstration today seems to have sent in more “troops” to build even more-substantial Barrycades, confident that the mainstream media will continue to bury this story.

But wait! Harry Reid blames it on Republicans. However, Obama’s Office of Management and Budget ORDERED the Barrycades to be built.  

Oddly enough, the administration says that the WWII Memorial is closed EXCEPT for “First Amendment activities.” One can surmise that this means that there’s an exception for leftist, ASTROTURFED OWS protests against the Republicans in the House who, despite controlling only half of one-third of the government, somehow are single-handedly responsible for shutting vets out of the WWII Memorial.

The veterans are continuing their civil disobedience; they plan to break through Barrycades at the Lincoln Memorial, since that monument was added to the spite list, too.

The same veterans group that managed to storm the gates at the WWII memorial yesterday is planning taking on the fences at the Lincoln Memorial today. This sounds like a capitol idea, pun intended.

Both memorials are open air memorials. The Lincoln Memorial is open 24 hours a day, normally. If you’ll recall, it was wide open to having someone throw green paint on it in the evening a few months ago.

So that means the Obama administration is making a conscious effort to spend more in time and money to shut off something which is normally open.

How ridiculous is this effort by President Obama to make the people “hurt” so he can blame it on Republicans, just as he did with the sequester, which was also his idea?

We still don’t have access to the White House, the people’s house, allegedly because of the sequester, although Obama has spent countless of our millions since then on vacations, parties and golf.

Obama did, however, cancel “part” of his jaunt to Asia because those optics would not look good, either. How disappointing it will be for him to, once again, not be able to visit the land where this self-described desi grew up.  Yet Jay Carney casts doubt on whether or not the trip truly was canceled.  Barry may see Bali again.

These brave veterans, dissed by Obama, truly are members of the Greatest Generation, as evident from this story:

“It just goes to show you why we won World War II,” says Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio President Lee Armstrong.

Many elderly veterans, some in wheelchairs, broke through the barriers set up around the memorial, as police, park service employees, and tourists looked on. “The Germans and the Japanese couldn’t contain us. They weren’t going to let barriers contain them today. They wanted to see their memorial,” says Armstrong.

Their spirit  is strong, if their bodies are now weakened by age.  Even today, they are better men (and women) than their so-called commander in chief.

They will visit their memorial, despite that one craven employee of Barack Hussein Obama’s administration THREATENED THEM WITH ARREST and then hung up on their representative when he asked for her name:

[W]hen [Lee Armstrong] called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest.

“I said, are you kidding me? You’re going to arrest a 90/91-year-old veteran from seeing his memorial? If it wasn’t for them it wouldn’t be there. She said, ‘That’s correct sir.'”

When Armstrong asked for her name, he says she did not give it to him and then promptly hung up the phone.

Images of aged warriors, locked out of a memorial that honors their service and sacrifices, are quickly becoming iconic images–symbols of everything that makes far too many citizens uneasy about the person in the Oval Office and the minions who follow him in mendacious lockstep.

That’s exactly why the photos are being buried, the story is being spun, and the blame is being cast upon Republicans.

The light of day is shining on this POTUS, and what We the People see is far from attractive.

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133 responses to “Barrycades: Dishonoring Honor Flight Veterans (Open Thread)

  1. Interesting second episode, which one can watch online at CBS, of the new series “The Criminal”. Also, both had to do with politicians being targeted but that is a side note on the interesting second episode.

  2. The latest, IF YOU BELIEVE IT: http://abcnews.go.com/US/capitol-suspect-miriam-carey-believed-obama-electronically-monitored/story?id=20470498

    “The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.

    Sources told ABC News that Connecticut police had twice in 2012 been called by Miriam Carey’s boyfriend, who reported the woman was delusional, acting irrationally and putting her infant daughter in danger. …

    According to sources Carey believed she was the “prophet of Stamford” and was capable of communicating with Obama.

    Her mother, Idella Carrey, told ABC News that her daughter had been hospitalized after suffering post-partum depression.

    On Dec. 10, 2012, police were called to Carey’s home by her boyfriend Eric Francis, 54, father of her baby. Francis told police Carey was emotionally disturbed and he believed his daughter was in danger, according to sources.

    Carey told police President Obama had placed Stamford on lockdown and had arranged to have her home electronically monitored and her life broadcast on television, sources said.

    Police handcuffed Carey and remanded her for a mental health evaluation. According to sources, Carey had a family history of schizophrenia and was taking medication for a mental illness.

    On Dec. 21, Francis again called police to report his girlfriend was “off her medication” and acting erratically. …”

    Oh, in that case, SURELY the media will be able to get the police reports from those incidents to back up the allegations. SURELY they will. Just like with Sandy Hook. btw, she was under the “delusion” that Obama is electronically surveilling her. HA! Don’t make me laugh. We all now know, thanks to Snowden, that he is!

  3. THE Barrycade at the WWI Memorial:

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

    “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 …”

  4. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/03/fox-news-poll-voters-support-delaying-obamacare-but-oppose-defunding-it/

    This poll may explain why Harry Reid is apologizing for his intemperate rhetoric.

    “[W]hile about twice as many voters overall have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama as Ted Cruz, the Texas senator has a healthy 60 percent favorable rating among Tea Partiers. That’s lower than Obama’s 86 percent favorable rating among Democrats, yet it tops Boehner’s 35 percent among Republicans and Reid’s 34 percent among Democrats.” [If Reid’s approval is only 34% among DemoncRATS, imagine what it is among everybody else!]

    “[M]eanwhile, a quarter of voters blame “Republican leaders such as John Boehner” (25 percent) for the shutdown and about the same number point the finger at President Obama (24 percent). Some 17 percent blame “Tea Party Republicans such as Ted Cruz.

    So their tactic of blaming Ted Cruz for the shutdown? Didn’t work! Fewer people blame Cruz than blame Republicans and BARRY equally!

    See how much truth you can get to if you ask NUANCED instead of LOADED questions?

    • From your link Foxy

      CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels

      The CIA is expanding a clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria amid concern that moderate, U.S.-backed militias are rapidly losing ground in the country’s civil war, U.S. officials said.

      But the CIA program is so minuscule that it is expected to produce only a few hundred trained fighters each month even after it is enlarged, a level that officials said will do little to bolster rebel forces that are being eclipsed by radical Islamists in the fight against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

      The CIA’s mission, officials said, has been defined by the White House’s desire to seek a political settlement, a scenario that relies on an eventual stalemate among the warring factions rather than a clear victor. As a result, officials said, limits on the agency’s authorities enable it to provide enough support to help ensure that politically moderate, U.S.-supported militias don’t lose but not enough for them to win.

      The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the agency has sent additional paramilitary teams to secret bases in Jordan in recent weeks in a push to double the number of rebel fighters getting CIA instruction and weapons before being sent back to Syria.

      Your question Foxy – How is this being funded?

      Syrian refugees – f u n n e l e d US money

      Obama vows extra $200m to Jordan to help Syrian refugees

      22 March 2013 BBC

      US President Barack Obama has pledged to Jordan an additional $200m (£131m) to help deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees in the country.

      After talks in Amman, Mr Obama said the funds – if backed by Congress – would help provide more humanitarian aid.

      Some 450,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Jordan since the unrest began in 2011, putting huge pressure on the Jordanian authorities.

      Meanwhile, Jordan’s King Abdullah ruled out closing Jordan’s border with Syria.

      President Obama said he would ask Congress to provide additional funds as “budget support” to help the Syrian refugees.

      He said this would help improve basic services at refugee camps along the Jordan-Syria border.

      The US is already the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21902303

      • Have you see this yet btw?

        Friday, October 04, 2013

        Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt

        More of Obama’s post-American foreign policy initiatives of betraying our allies.

        “Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt” Special to WorldTribune.com ( thanks to Christian)

        WASHINGTON — The United States was said to have planned to destabilize at least two Arab countries over the last two years.

        A former leading U.S. military commander asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama worked to destabilize the regimes of Bahrain and Egypt.
        [Ret.] Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the administration’s drive against Bahrain, wracked by a Shi’ite revolt, was led by the intelligence community.

        “America thought Bahrain was an easy prey that will serve as key to the collapse of the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] regime and lead to giant oil companies controlling oil in the Gulf,” Shelton said.

        In an interview on the U.S. network Fox News, Shelton said the administration plot was foiled by Bahraini King Hamad in 2011. He said Hamad agreed to a Saudi-sponsored decision by the GCC to send thousands of troops to Bahrain to help quell the Shi’ite revolt, attributed to Iran.

        Shelton, who met Hamad during his assignment to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet, based in Manama, said the administration plot harmed relations with both Bahrain as well as neighboring Saudi Arabia. He said Riyad ended any trust in Washington after it was found to have helped the Shi’ites in Bahrain.
        The former Joint Chiefs chairman, who served under President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, said Egypt stopped a drive by Obama to destabilize Egypt in 2013. Shelton said Egyptian Defense Minister Abdul Fatah Sisi, a former intelligence chief, also detected a U.S. plot to support the ruling Muslim Brotherhood amid unprecedented unrest. On July 3, Sisi led a coup that overthrew Egypt’s first Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.

        “Had Gen. Al Sisi not deposed Morsi, Egypt would have today become another Syria and its military would have been destroyed,” Shelton said.

        Shelton, who did not disclose his sources of information, said Arab allies of the United States have moved away from Washington. He cited the new alliance between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the Brotherhood.

        “I expect calm to be restored in Egypt,” Shelton said. “Gen. Al Sisi has put an end to the new Middle East project.”

        http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/10/former-joint-chiefs-chairman-obama-plotted-to-destabilize-regimes-in-bahrain-egypt.html

      • There ARE no “moderate” Syrian rebels.

  5. The White~Washed House… read chapter 1..+ open top bars…
    Linda Jordan etc…

    http://wheresobamasbirthcertificate.com/main/page_vf_christoffer.html

  6. ~ In too deep, he had no way out. Ironically, Obama,
    ~ himself ~ is the Birther.
    He’s the one who created the foreign-born storyline. ….

  7. KISS KISS…? eating CROW… the… old BUZZARD’s doing the
    ~ Alinsky… shuffle ~ … not buying it 4 a minute…
    saying Ted Cruz….”USURPED”… the GOP… nice word HARRY!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/4/reid-apologizes-nasty-tone-senate-floor/

  8. WIRED SHUT: BARRICADE AT WWII MEMORIAL REINFORCED…
    Military keeps Camp David open; Halts NFL, baseball coverage to troops overseas…
    Park Service Shuts Down Private Inn…
    PHOTOS: Armed agents turn visitors away…

    RANGER: ‘We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can.
    It’s disgusting’…

    Autumn ‘leaf season’ in jeopardy…
    Debt ceiling fight dates to Founding Fathers…
    COSTA: Boehner looking to temper expectations…
    WH asks for shutdown sob stories…
    CHRIS WALLACE: Message is ‘bull’…

    ~ at Drudge ~ UN BE LIE VAB LE ..

  9. IS THIS GETTING their attention??? or is the man NUTS….also????
    ~ National Mall … Man sets himself on FIRE!!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/us/man-on-fire-national-mall-washington/

  10. John McAfee on Obamacare: ‘This is a hacker’s wet dream’ [VIDEO]

    10/03/2013

    On Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Wednesday, computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc. John McAfee said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s wet dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities.”

    For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare.

    “It’s seriously bad,” McAfee said. “Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I mean, for example, anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place where I can go and say, ‘OK, here are all the legitimate brokers, the examiners for all of the states and pick and choose one.’”

    “Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system — and this is health care, after all — they can ask you the most intimate questions, and you’re freely going to answer them,” he continued. “What’s my Social Security number? My birth date? What are my health issues?”

    According to McAfee, there’s not a quick fix — and as long as it set up this way, it could be a playground for computer hackers.

    “Here’s the problem: It’s not something software can solve,” McAfee continued. “I mean, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository? There should be one website, run by the government, you go to that website and then you can click on all of the agencies. This is insane. So, I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities — I mean, you can imagine some retired lady in Utah, who has $75,000 dollars in the bank, saving her whole life, having it wiped out in one day because she signed up for Obamacare. And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times. This is a hacker’s wet dream. I mean I cannot believe that they did this.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/03/john-mcafee-on-obamacare-this-is-a-hackers-wet-dream-video

    • That’s because the people hired to design and set up these systems are the same kind of people you find at the defunct ACORN.

  11. October 2, 2013, 5:34 AM

    Obamacare marketplaces raise data security concerns

    Minnesota insurance broker Jim Koester was looking for information about assisting with Obamacare implementation; instead, what landed in his inbox last month was a document filled with the names, Social Security numbers and other pieces of personal information belonging to his fellow Minnesotans.

    In one of the first breaches of the new Obamacare online marketplaces, an employee of the Minnesota marketplace, called MNsure, accidentally emailed Koester a document containing personally identifying information for more than 2,400 insurance agents, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. MNsure was able to quickly undo the damage because Koester cooperated with them, but the incident left him unnerved.

    “The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” Koester told the newspaper. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”

    Online marketplaces like MNsure, called exchanges, are now running in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as part of the changes established under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began on Tuesday, and as many as 7 million people are expected to sign up for private insurance plans on the exchanges in the next six months. Personal information for all of those customers will be routed from a federal datahub to the state-based exchanges, leaving people like Koester, and some health data experts, concerned about the program’s security.

    As more health-related data is digitized, “the privacy violations are going to be incalculable,” Jim Pyles, an expert in health law who co-founded the law firm Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, told CBSNews.com.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57605564/obamacare-marketplaces-raise-data-security-concerns/

    • If it had fallen into the wrong hands, we wouldn’t have learned about it, until people’s lives were already RUINED. Once the genie is out of the bottle, there’s no putting it back. Once your PRIVATE INFORMATION is out there, it will ALWAYS be out there.

  12. $175 premium for a young, healthy student? Thanks, Obamacare!

    10/4/2013

    American media outlets were finally able to track down a mythical creature — a person who actually signed up for the Obamacare exchanges online.

    But that person, Chad Henderson, admitted to the Washington Post that the premium for the plan he enrolled in was $175. Ouch! Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to lower premiums?

    Henderson’s going to pay a $175 premium and he won’t even receive vision or dental insurance. He has contacts, so not having vision insurance is kind of a bum deal.

    Henderson, as far as we know a healthy, 21-year-old college student at Chattanooga State Community College who lives in Flintstone, Ga., and works part-time at a day-care center, did not qualify for tax credits to purchase insurance, according to the Post.

    Without Obamacare, Henderson could have received health insurance for as little as $44.72 on eHealthInsurance.com, according to Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute.

    “I can’t yet say whether Chad’s $175 premium is the lowest-cost plan available to him through the Obamacare Exchange,” Cannon said. “[I’m in the process of researching that, and it’ll probably take a few hours.] But it’s probably close.”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/175-premium-for-a-young-healthy-student-thanks-obamacare/article/2536798

    • Turn’s out “Chad” is a flake…no pun intended 😉

      Instant Celebrity Obamacare Applicant Turns Out To Be OFA Volunteer, President Of “Young Democrats” Group UPDATE: Chad Thinks He Texts With Jay Carney??

      Update to this story.

      Oopsie, turns out that lucky guy Chad’s social media info reveals he “volunteers” for Obama’s “Organizing For America” , he’s President of “Walker County Young Democrats”, and his Facebook says he is paid to “promote for an advocacy group”, a comment he now says was a “joke”.

      They can’t even get a real true-life person to sign up to talk to, everything with this administration is a set-up, a lie or a cover-up.

      Media from Chad’s twitter account-totally normal to have multiple pictures devoted to advertising pieces for Barack Obama.

      Pen Pals:
      ~~
      Welcoming the President, sitting in front row:

      http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/03/instant-celebrity-obamacare-applicant-turns-out-to-be-ofa-volunteer-president-of-young-democrats-group/

      • He is a BOT they are all Flaky as Pie Crust. 😀

        • They are bottom feeders foxy, Marxist little troll’s being paid too support their Bast…opps, Master.

          October 5, 2013

          Confirmation of Paid Democrat Trolls?

          On Thursday, Democrat tool Chad Henderson claimed to have enrolled in ObamaCare while most others’ attempts failed. News organizations eagerly lapped up his story. Apparently, though, the story was “too good to check,” because when someone finally did, it fell apart, discrediting Big Media, the Democrats, and ObamaCare.

          Conservative and libertarian websites now are reporting the corrected story, and even some Big Media outlets reluctantly are reporting it. But almost as devastating to the left is Mr. Henderson’s confession that he is being paid to post pro-Democrat propaganda on the internet:

          Secondly, I work for an organization that pays me quarterly to posts [sic] the political stuff as “advocacy” (so it’s kind of my job).

          He claims to be employed as a “Volunteer at Organizing for America.” Does that mean the president’s OFA fundraising machine actually has to pay people to post Democrat talking points on other websites?

          Does it also pay “trolls” to disrupt civil debate in the comment sections of conservative websites? We already know that Democrat activists illegally censor constitutionally protected free speech by pulling fire alarms when conservatives speak on college campuses; are they using similar stunts on the internet?

          Mr. Henderson also claims to be a “Daycare Teacher at Flintstone Child Care Center.” Does the childcare center get special tax breaks or taxpayer-funded grants? If so, will the IRS inquire as to whether any taxpayer money was used to pay employees to promote the Democrat agenda? (As Wayne Campbell once said, “it might happen…”)

          After being exposed as a Democrat shill, Mr. Henderson now says his Facebook post about being a paid propagandist was a “joke.” But that means either that this guy is the world’s worst comedian or that he’s making misleading statements to cover up his earlier misleading statements.

          http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/10/confirmation_of_paid_democrat_trolls.html

          • Do they pay trolls to disrupt conservative sites? I think we all know the answer to that question. btw, my paper today, amazingly enough, said that they’re not sure that ANYBODY was able to register for Obamacare YET!!!

  13. An unlawful directive by the Resident? Who down the chain of command is willing to enforce and execute the illegal order?

    Congress shall make no law . . prohibiting the free exercise thereof (of religion); or abridging the freedom of speech . . or the right of the people peaceably to assemble . .

    Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown

    10/04/2013

    In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.

    “With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”

    According to its website, the Archdiocese for the Military Services “provides the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.”

    In his piece, Schlageter worries about this restriction as Sunday nears. “If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors,” he wrote.

    Because of the lack of active-duty Catholic chaplains, the military relies on hiring civilian priests to serve as government service and contract ministers. Those civilian priests are not allowed on the bases during a shutdown, Schlageter wrote.

    One Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee told The Daily Caller on Friday that this “crosses a constitutional line.”

    “The constitutional rights of those who put their lives on the line for this nation do not end with a government slowdown,” Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, a graduate of West Point and an Army veteran, said in a Friday statement. ”It is completely irresponsible for the president to turn his back on every American’s First Amendment rights by furloughing military contract clergy.”

    Added Pompeo: “The President’s strategy during the slowdown, just as during the sequestration, is to create as much pain as possible. However, this action crosses a constitutional line of obstructing every U.S. service member’s ability to practice his or her religion.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/04/priests-threatened-with-arrest-if-they-minister-to-military-during-shutdown/

    UPDATE: A number of politicians have weighed in on the matter after this story was published:

    The House will vote tomorrow morning to affirm the right of all military chaplains to conduct services during the shutdown.

    — Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) October 5, 2013

    These priests have 1st Amendment right to practice faith. Hope POTUS takes possible criminal penalties off the table http://t.co/aMqy2zhZgn

    — Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 4, 2013

  14. Closure of War Memorials Continues to Cause Conflict (Vietnam Vets Kicked Out of Wall)

    October 4, 2013

    SNIP

    Like the hundreds of World War II veterans who came to National Mall to pay their respects this week, a group of Vietnam veterans found a barricade blocking the way to their memorial Friday. News4’s Mark Segraves said two U.S. Park Service Rangers manning the gate asked that the group respect the government’s shutdown but moved aside.

    Segraves described the exchange as pleasant and respectful.

    The veterans then moved the barricade and walked down to the wall to pay their respects. But a flood of tourists followed even though the memorial is closed to the general public.

    U.S. Park Police arrive to the scene, asked everyone to leave and put the barricade back into place.

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Closure-of-War-Memorials-Continues-to-Cause-Conflict-226481851.html
    h/t
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3074908/posts

    • Harassing veterans, but yet this administration distributed $455,000,000 to PBS

      After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

      10/3/2013

      (CNSNews.com) – On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH.

      The $445 million the Treasury handed over to CPB was more than the $119 million the Treasury paid on the first day of the shutdown in interest on U.S. government debt that is held by the public. It was also more than $171 million in Social Security benefits the Treasury paid that day. But it was less than the $592 million the Treasury paid for Veterans Affairs programs on the first day of the shutdown.

      The $445 million the Treasury gave to CPB on the first day of the shutdown was also almost as much as the $471 million the administration gave to the entire Department of Health and Human Services that day.

      CNSNews.com contacted a spokesman for CPB to ask for an explanation of why CPB got $445 million in taxpayer money on the first day of the federal government “shutdown.

      The spokesman suggested that CNSNews.com call the Office of Management and Budget–which is part of the White House–and responded by emailing to CNSNews.com two statements on CPB’s website. The first pointed out that CPB is a “private, not-for-profit corporation.” The second said: “For 35 years, decisions on the amount of federal support for public broadcasting have been made two years ahead of the fiscal year in which the funding is allocated. In other words, Congress approves the FY2013 funding level for CPB during the FY2011 budget cycle, its FY2014 funding during the FY2012 cycle, and so on.”

      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/after-shutdown-administration-gives-445000000-corporation-public
      h/t
      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3074870/posts

      Goes to show everyone that the community organizer and his regime as well as the dimwitted jackass party that claims to be for the American people could care less about them and would forgo funding of the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses only to give $445,000,000 to PBS.

      Had this happened during GWB administration, the liberal press would be screaming to impeach GWB!

      And yet, not a peep from the liberal press about what Barry did!

      Pathetic, evil Obama regime!
      1 posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 9:25:06 AM by IbJensen

    • Could this be an opportunity for states to reclaim all their lands confiscated over the years in the name of national parks? Like what about abandonment? There has to be something where states can use this to their advantage. How about simply a “Reclaim the Land” of a whole bunch of states at once. Or one state start billing for purchase price compensation — billing the other states in the union for retribution for stealing their state land for federal-united-states purpose?

    • Are they Barrycading the entire length of all the national seashores?

  15. Now that will take a lot of Barrycades. 😆

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