Obama shuts down Washington D.C. WWII Memorial – members of Congress enable vets to see their Memorial despite the barricades!

President Obama and Harry Reid planned to show the infidels in Congress and other Americans, who had the audacity to question him and Democratic leaders in the Senate on Obamacare, by including on their political list of government sites to inflict the most widespread effects of the government shutdown, the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The two didn’t count on a group of the bravest Americans, World War II veterans, who were scheduled to visit their memorial today, and only today, and who would not be stopped by the president’s stupid barricades.

The 80 and 90 year olds were escorted by Congressional members Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., a former Marine who earlier vowed not to let the National Park Police keep them from a planned visit to the open-air monument.

They were joined by other members of Congress, who defied Obama’s ridiculous shutdown orders, cut the police tape barrier, and moved the barricades, taking it on their congressional authority to let the vets in – good for them!


“About maybe eight to 12 of us members, one member had a scissor cut the tape and then we just escorted the veterans in,” she continued. “You should have seen these veterans. They had smiles from ear to ear. They were thrilled.”

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who was one of the members to escort the veterans into the memorial, suggested he and other members of Congress would be at the memorial every day to let veterans in.

National Parks Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson said she was unsure how the government would deal with situation going forward.

Most patriotic Americans would tell her to simply leave the memorial open. Let the congressional members escort the World War II veterans onto the grounds. It’s the least government officials should do for them.

NBC’s Brian Williams, on the nightly news, summed it up this way, “the gates were opened and the vets went into the memorial.” No mention of Bachmann or other congressional members or the fact the tape and barricades, denying the vets entrance to the memorial, were cut and removed so they could enter.

This post is the “rest” of the story!



  1. Obama even seeks to close the ocean!

    Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was “closed” due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.

    The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban… of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.

    This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government’s ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away from it.

    At least that Memorial is an actual structure, with some kind of perimeter that can be fenced off. Florida Bay is the ocean. How, pray tell, do you “close” 1,100 square miles of ocean? Why would one even need to do so?

    Apparently, according to an anonymous Park Service ranger, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”


  2. JRM_CommonSense

    A couple of issues with your hysterical, persecuted, right-wing approach to defining the shut down.

    First, in case you are unaware of the process, the rules dictating actions of furloughed workers come from the House, from a special committee. If you’ve got a problem with the rules, blame Boehner and Co.

    Second, there has been no threat of arresting contracted Catholic priest if they try to offer mass on the bases. None. Not one. It is stipulated that any furloughed workers caught working during the furlough will receive disciplinary action, but that, again, is at the discretion of the House rules, and the rules say nothing about arrest.

    Third, this applies to all furloughed workers including contractors that meet the requirements for furlough. Are you suggesting that contractors performing a religious function should get special privileges in this case?

    Fourth, military who are in need of those religious services are at liberty to obtain them – from chaplains who have not been furloughed or from the surrounding community. This was also true before the shut down. Military personnel have never been required to get their religious needs met strictly by military chaplains or contracted military chaplains on the bases.

    Fifth, thanks for finally giving us another one of those FOX news “chicken-little” headlines that has be debunked before you even found it on one of you internet trolling expeditions. Some day you will learn to research the truth before you regurgitate someone elses untrue ranting.

  3. Obama opens National Mall to illegal Aliens

    October 7, 2013

    Although WW2 and Viet Nam vets are not allowed to visit their memorials in the National Mall, illegal aliens will get free rein of the place, with the administration calling it a first Amendment right. The only problem with that as non citizens, they do not have the same rights as citizens.

    Read more at: http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-opens-national-mall-to-illegal-aliens?cid=rss

  4. JRM please note:
    The was an opinion. can you see the word in the URL?
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion /2013/10/04/catholic-priests-in-military-face-arrest-for-celebrating-mass/?intcmp=latestnews
    There are so many folks out there who can’t or refuse to see the difference with news and opinion when it comes to FOX.

  5. JRM_CommonSense

    If you are accusing me of missing the word “opinion” in the URL, maybe you need to tell SNuss that he missed the word “opinion” in the URL, again as well. Either way, I have seen this FOX “opinion” all over facebook, mostly posted by Catholic and Catholic priests promoting it as the truth., The article also quoted a bishop who claimed that this meant that military personnel would not be able to attend mass and other Catholic services. Maybe you ought to give that bishop a call and tell him that he is expressing someone elses “opinion” as proven facts – even though the opinion is not true.

    Twist it anyway you want, wilson, but it is still a proven “chicken-little headline” that is designed to fool people into thinking it is fact. And look at the size of the fish it has caught. All I was doing was pointing out that SNuss, along with lots of other people, were talking out of one side of their mouth because the other side had a big ol’ fishhook in it.

    It is amazing how much news, and “opinion” is based on information obtained from “anonymous” sources (high ranking officials, angry park rangers, etc.) that cannot be asked if they really said that stuff.

  6. If you are accusing me of missing the word “opinion” in the URL. Wow I am surprised you figured that out.
    Maybe you need to tell him and maybe you need to call the Bishop and enlighten him.

    Well if one was portraying it as NEWS it would be a “chicken-little headline”, but it isn’t so get over it and get over yourself.

  7. I guess is justified as well, more a “chicken-little headlines”!
    “Gestapo’ tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone”

    ” For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

    The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.”


  8. Larry Smith

    I am posting my comments to reveal what I have found being a faithful Man of God and therefore, I supported the Republican Party. I have watched the events of our politics. I realized that it’s all about money. I have been living in hate; I have been told and believed that I must hate Obama because he was not an American, he was a Muslim, he’s a socialist, or he was the devil. I sent money to many Republicans to fight causes that I thought were the ills of this world. When people fought against my belief and hatred, I could find an article to support whatever I needed to fight back. This post is about how I came to realize it’s all about money!

    Rush, Beck, Hannity, and O’Reilly love that Obama is president because my hate added to their millions. They did a great job creating an ad hominem position for Obama because I hated the man and there for hated anything that he did, said, or proposed.

    It changed for me because I was forwarded a video that Rachel Maddow put together of Republicans hopefuls in 2010 promising to shut down the government and they did. Now, they are claiming that the Democrats and President Obama is to blame. That was the light for me. I went back and looked at Fox news, Rush, Hannity, and O’Reilly with a fresh set of eyes. And what was so bad about, Obama. What I found was that none of them had any ideas that would help America; the leaders that I cheered for in Washington.

    They were not leaders and in fact; many did not have a basic understanding of how government works. They don’t want to work with Obama because they don’t know what they are doing. I am very angry; but, not at the Republicans that I followed. I am angry with myself for being led by hate.

    Republicans claim to be the party of God; but, I must contest this claim. I will do so with scripture!

    (Luke 6:31”Do to others as you would have them do to you.”)
    This is a basic premise of the Christian faith; we are called to treat the people of the world the way we want to be treated. As I look at the Republicans of the party, they are fair from this basic scripture. The word of God gives us the key to a peaceful world and that is to love one another.

    (Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

    James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”)

    Let’s look at the hotly contested Obamacare; it’s an attempt to provide care for the least of us. It’s not perfect; but, it’s an attempt to care for the least among us. As God fearing people, you would think the Republican would strive to care for those that are not in the best of position. A real leader would have set down and said; I don’t agree with this and provide a valid argument for why it is bad. What I hear is: It’s bad for America, It will destroy the economy, and it will ruin jobs. I don’t hear the how!

    Matthew 7:15-20 this scripter tells us that we know them by their fruits.

    “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

    The Republicans can say what they want to say; but all you have to do is watch their actions. What actions have they taken to improve America? They have constantly voted against Obamacare; that’s it. I could not see their ineffectiveness because I was full of hate. Now, I can assume that I will receive comments that I am not a Republican, I am a Republican in name only, or find some conservative article to fight with. What I am a Republican that seeing things for what they really are!

    One last scripture:

    Ezekiel 33
    33 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

    3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

    4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
    5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

    6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

    I am sounding the trumpet!

  9. The hate-filled and vindictive Obama regime strikes again!

    SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains

    The National Park Service has tried to close Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, as part of the government showdown. The problem -the site is privately owned. The list of outrages against the NPS is growing.

    Republicans contend that the NPS, which is part of the executive branch, is under orders to make life difficult for would-be parkgoers as part of a broader political plan by the Obama administration to turn public opinion against Republicans. Both parties blame the other for the shutdown and so far appear unwilling to negotiate.

    Meanwhile, the American people are disgusted with the antics. These sites belong to the American people and nobody should be barred from entry. Notably, the citizens of this nation have paid for the maintenance of these sites by their taxes, and there is no rebate or reduction forthcoming. Since the American people are being charged full price for these locations in spite of the shutdown, they should also enjoy access.

    Senior Republicans have said they may open a formal investigation into the mass closures and the barring of people from places where no significant maintenance or security is required. Small children’s parks, hiking trails, and outdoor monuments remain closed despite the minimal investment needed to maintain them, if any.

    It what looks like a spiteful move, the NPS even removed handles from water spigots along the Chesapeake and Ohio canal where bikers and joggers exercise as well as along the Great Allegheny Passage, just to ensure people don’t get any water from them.

    Instead of saving money, the NPS is expending additional resources to go out of its way to close such locations and to make people miserable.

    There’s really no scenario where this ends well for the NPS. First, several of their workers have lost their wages, workers are working without pay, and when the dust settles, heads will roll in subsequent investigations. The NPS is making itself unpopular with the American public, which is stewing for vengeance as the weather turns cold and bitter.

    Read more at: http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=52673#

  10. SNuss this might be overblown, normally they shut water off for winter, maybe it is coming early.

  11. SHOCK: Students Blame Obama, Dems for Government Shutdown

    “He’s [Obama] just being really stubborn, not willing to negotiate at all, not taking any ideas from anyone else, it’s either his way or the highway and apparently we got to shutdown the government because of that,” one student told Campus Reform.

    Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (CU), a dependably liberal college town, blamed President Obama and Democrats on Tuesday for the ongoing government shutdown, which is now in its second week.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/10/government_shutdown_shock_students_blame_obama_democrats.html#ixzz2hKjH8Jrm
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  12. @ Wilson: The time for extended sub-freezing weather to begin is still a ways off. If this happened a month later, I might agree.

  13. The citizens strike back!

    Crowd storms World War II Memorial

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.

    Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted “Tear down these walls!” and sang “God Bless America” as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.

    Tractor-trailers headed down 17th Street toward the Mall, blaring their horns. The Metropolitan Police Department blocked off the street, prompting the crowd to head up the street, shouting at the police to move their vehicles.

    Palin said that closing the memorials was disgraceful, and that President Obama “could be here today, saying ‘Yes, we can tear down these barricades.”

    Cruz said that President Obama was using veterans as political pawns in the shutdown. Lee shouted, “The sons and daughters of the United States of America are meant to live in liberty.”

    Read more at: http://www.wtop.com/109/3479186/Thousands-storm-World-War-II-Memorial

    They did the same at the Lincoln Memorial.

  14. shawnnews

    Larry, thanks for the video. I think you are seeing what a lot of people who used to believe political parties for the sake of being on the team have seen. That they are being totally lied to by their political leaders for personal profit. We know the Democrats “shut down” the government of Wisconsin when they took off from their jobs so they couldn’t have a vote on legislation destroying effective collective bargaining. The difference here is that the Democrats gave up. The Democrats didn’t use the full faith and credit of their state as a bargaining chip for their game. They lost the recall and are probably planning a better campaign.
    Here, as your video shows, the Republicans could care less about the full faith and credit of the US and we see that they wanted to shut down government for the last three years. The hubris is overwhelming. You have actually seen what so few have and that is how the current Republican party cabal uses patriotism and religion to fool their supporters.

  15. If the “full faith and credit of the US” is damaged by a default, the blame belongs to B. Hussein Obama, as he violates his oath of office. We have far more than enough funding to pay the interest on our debts (which is the primary responsibility to be paid), so there is no reason to be in default, unless Obama’s vindictiveness makes it happen. Other programs may experience cash flow problems, since there won’t be enough money left to pay all expenses. Of course, Illinois businesses are all too familiar with that, since this State frequently delays payment for the same reason-not enough cash on hand.

  16. See how else the vindictive Chicago thug is “spreading the pain around”:

    Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

    CNSNews.com photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.”

    Read more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/feds-blocking-road-open-air-flight-93-memorial

  17. DOD Bars 50 Priests from Administering Sacraments, Locks Up Eucharist; Priest Sues – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terry-jeffrey/dod-bars-50-priests-administering-sacraments-locks-eucharist-priest-sues#sthash.HpYubn1Y.dpuf

  18. I would like to ask Durbin and his lap dog Bustos why they voted yes to give $174,000 to Sen. Lautenburg’s widow, who has millions of dollars. Should that be part of re-opening the government and being debt-responsible???

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