WWII vets storm closed memorial

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  1. chuk

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    The greatest generation.
     
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    My first thought? "boy, who knew we had so many Scottish veterans visiting?"

    Then I realized that closing the DC parks was an obviously ploy by the executive branch to try to make people "feel the cuts". How many days you think you could run the DC mall for the cost of a Presidential vacation or unnecessary overseas visit with multiple planeloads of vehicles and personnel?

    This is all penny ante stuff and one of the few legitimate constitutional areas of federal spending. The serious spending goes on elsewhere and nobody knows about it because few could conceive of their tax dollars being spent that way.

    If they announced "no more spending on the arts" or "no more studies of frogs in Alaska" nobody would care. Announcing they're cutting retirement benefits to federal employees would be more significant but nobody wants their union on their ass.
     
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    The Republicans are playing right into the Democrat's hands with this shutdown. John Boehner is an idiot, I wonder if all that tanning scrambled his brain (and I'm saying that as a Libertarian from Ohio).
     
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    What is the point of "closing" the memorial? It's not like someone is going to steal it...same thing with the majority of the smaller state parks.
     
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    And there are security guards manning the barricades:

    "Moments earlier, a few Republican members of Congress had removed a section of the black gates that surrounded the site, allowing a line of veterans to roll past security officers, who willingly stood aside."
     
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    ...that guy is nothing but a blue nosed drunk. 3rd in line for the presidency, god forbid.
     
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    Yes, at the local level if money runs tight they just furlough police and fire to scare the good folks back into forking over more dough. Meanwhile, the $1M "modern art" statue at city hall sits there, rusting.
     
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    Yes, but this idiot gets first dibs...

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    :secret:They're all still getting paid.
     
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    This.

    The nation would never survive #2.

    Hell, depending upon the long term damage that is going to be wrought by Obamacare, we might not survive #1.
     
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    You expect people to read/view a stone monument without the assistance of the Federal government?
     
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    I don't get closing national parks. Having spent days hiking in the back country of the Great Smokey Mountains park without seeing another person it makes no sense to me to close it.
     
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    This was closed out of pure spite. How many memorials were closed down in previous gov. shutdowns?

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/01/obama-admin-knew-about-wwii-veterans-request-and-rejected-it/
     
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    how do they go about "closing" millions of acres of wilderness with over 800 miles of hiking trails?
     
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    fucking cry baby :cry:
     
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    He's the one who chased Dennis Kucinich out of Ohio, the bastard. He was our last eccentric, elven politician. :mad: