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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

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    I hope I am wrong.I bet against people all the time and make a lot doing it. In this case i would hope to lose money like I often do.
    I have more faith in man and less faith in government apparently than you do.
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Another group of WWII veterans is scheduled to visit the memorial in their honor today, this time the government has said if they go through the barriers, they will be arrested.

    Hold On: Elderly WWII Vets Vow Major Showdown Wednesday at War Memorial

    I would be one of the first to line up in protest if this were to happen. Washington DC is only a 3 hour drive for me.


    So, for the record, when the government isn't shut down their is no staff on hand at the memorial... when the government IS shut down their is staff at the memorial to arrest anyone who tries to visit the memorial.

    This is the government that liberals protect and want to give ever more control to.

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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

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    And M. Bachmann used these great Veterans as a photo-op saying Repubs would never shut the government down.
    Veterans know phony liars when they see them, two Republican reps King and Bachmann.
    That was particularly disgusting. It is akin to being a rapist then handing the victim a box of Kleenex and a moist towel and offering the morning after pill and you expect credit for being sympathetic.
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I am cool with them going in, but that tape had a purpose which was not to punish them. It was to keep out their litter because no one was there to monitor or clean up the joint. It is not going to stay pretty without maintenance and that tape was there to make sure use did not speed it's decay. I am perfectly fine if they start cleaning the place up themselves also. However, what will happen, as always happens, is the people who are cleaning will clean only those parts they care about while standing on those parts they do not. This will cause dysfunction among a bunch of old bitter cleaners who like to have things their way and like to put their way in other people's faces. That is a time bomb. We are all happy to see it now, but the one thing that you say makes them great which is a lack of respect for anything they disagree with will be the same thing that gets them fighting and destroying their own monument in the future if this is allowed to continue.

    oh, and i am not complaining. I am actually good with that outcome. Who else better to destroy their monument than them. It would suck if some teenagers messed it up.
    Better tape up the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. Those were open for walking around. Why shouldn't this one?
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Another group of WWII veterans is scheduled to visit the memorial in their honor today, this time the government has said if they go through the barriers, they will be arrested.

    Hold On: Elderly WWII Vets Vow Major Showdown Wednesday at War Memorial





    I would be one of the first to line up in protest if this were to happen. Washington DC is only a 3 hour drive for me.
    Today would be a good day to get my first arrest.
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I am cool with them going in, but that tape had a purpose which was not to punish them. It was to keep out their litter because no one was there to monitor or clean up the joint. It is not going to stay pretty without maintenance and that tape was there to make sure use did not speed it's decay. I am perfectly fine if they start cleaning the place up themselves also. However, what will happen, as always happens, is the people who are cleaning will clean only those parts they care about while standing on those parts they do not. This will cause dysfunction among a bunch of old bitter cleaners who like to have things their way and like to put their way in other people's faces. That is a time bomb. We are all happy to see it now, but the one thing that you say makes them great which is a lack of respect for anything they disagree with will be the same thing that gets them fighting and destroying their own monument in the future if this is allowed to continue.

    oh, and i am not complaining. I am actually good with that outcome. Who else better to destroy their monument than them. It would suck if some teenagers messed it up.
    Nice, referring to WWII veterans as "litter" Classy
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So, for the record, when the government isn't shut down their is no staff on hand at the memorial... when the government IS shut down their is staff at the memorial to arrest anyone who tries to visit the memorial.

    This is the government that liberals protect and want to give ever more control to.
    Great catch. Says a lot, doesn't it? And not just about their desire for more control, but about their disdain for American veterans - men and women who fought and who gave their lives for these people; and they just scorn it, trash it.
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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Nice, referring to WWII veterans as "litter" Classy
    Nice way to not ad anything of value to the conversation. Go you!

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    Re: 'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Great catch. Says a lot, doesn't it? And not just about their desire for more control, but about their disdain for American veterans - men and women who fought and who gave their lives for these people; and they just scorn it, trash it.
    I think the Obama Admin simply wants to make sure that the American people understand personally how balking will be painful. I also think that this may backfire.

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