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World War II memorial: Vets storm memorial, pols help

 

 

World War II veterans on Tuesday broke down the barricades blocking access to the National World War II Memorial and were soon joined by several members of Congress as they visited one of the sites closed by the government shutdown.

 

An Honor Flight of almost 100 WWII veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast flight didn’t let the barricades set up due to the government shutdown stop them from entering the memorial, according to reports and Tweets from the area. Shortly after, a group of Iowa vets wearing matching yellow shirts also entered the memorial and more visitors poured in.

 

“We’ll be here every day we’re shut down, until it’s done,†said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) who was out doing her “usual morning walk†when she received an email from another member of Congress about the veterans.

 

“I ran over here to do what I could. We figured with our authority we could get these guys in,†she told POLITICO.

 

National Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson said there is no risk of anyone getting arrested at this time, and they are seeking guidance on how to proceed.

 

Stars and Stripes’ Leo Shane livetweeted the veterans’ takeover of the memorial, writing, “Honor flight vets just knocked over the barriers at the WWII memorial to get inside, #shutdown or no.†and reporting “tons of applause as the WWII vets from Miss. storm their memorial. Park police on the way.â€

 

A number of politicians were also at the scene, and Shane noted, “Credit where due — I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.â€

 

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert ® also tweeted a photo of him with a veteran at the memorial, writing, “Proud to stand with WW2 veterans today in Washington, DC,†and Michigan Rep. Bill Huizenga ® told his followers, “Amazing grace sounds even more beautiful on bagpipes when I am helping WWII vets tour the monument they risked their lives for. freedom.†Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was also spotted in the crowd.

 

Huizenga also called the veterans’ takeover of the WWII Memorial “the best civil disobedience we’ve seen in Washington in a while,†The Mississippi Press reported.

 

 

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A local TV station in KC chartered a plane to take WWII veterans tomorrow to DC. Probably the largest group of veterans in DC since WWI veterans stormed Washington for future benefits and were dispersed by government troops, led by General McArthur.

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So the idiot politicians can't make a budget so shutdown everything...how about the US citizens just fire them all...

you don't do your job at XYZ company you get sacked, same should apply here!!!

 

If the US gov has no money then I insist that all the politicians be the first NOT to be paid!

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The Reign Of Morons Is Here

 

By Charles P. Pierce

 

 

Only the truly naive can be truly surprised.

 

Only the truly child-like can have expected anything else.

 

In the year of our Lord 2010, the voters of the United States elected the worst Congress in the history of the Republic. There have been Congresses more dilatory. There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them. There have been lazier Congresses, more vicious Congresses, and Congresses less capable of seeing forests for trees. But there has never been in a single Congress -- or, more precisely, in a single House of the Congress -- a more lethal combination of political ambition, political stupidity, and political vainglory than exists in this one, which has arranged to shut down the federal government because it disapproves of a law passed by a previous Congress, signed by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court, a law that does nothing more than extend the possibility of health insurance to the millions of Americans who do not presently have it, a law based on a proposal from a conservative think-tank and taken out on the test track in Massachusetts by a Republican governor who also happens to have been the party's 2012 nominee for president of the United States. That is why the government of the United States is, in large measure, closed this morning.

 

We have elected the people sitting on hold, waiting for their moment on an evening drive-time radio talk show.

 

We have elected an ungovernable collection of snake-handlers, Bible-bangers, ignorami, bagmen and outright frauds, a collection so ungovernable that it insists the nation be ungovernable, too. We have elected people to govern us who do not believe in government.

 

We have elected a national legislature in which Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann have more power than does the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who has been made a piteous spectacle in the eyes of the country and doesn't seem to mind that at all. We have elected a national legislature in which the true power resides in a cabal of vandals, a nihilistic brigade that believes that its opposition to a bill directing millions of new customers to the nation's insurance companies is the equivalent of standing up to the Nazis in 1938, to the bravery of the passengers on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, and to Mel Gibson's account of the Scottish Wars of Independence in the 13th Century. We have elected a national legislature that looks into the mirror and sees itself already cast in marble.

 

We did this. We looked at our great legacy of self-government and we handed ourselves over to the reign of morons.

 

This is what they came to Washington to do -- to break the government of the United States. It doesn't matter any more whether they're doing it out of pure crackpot ideology, or at the behest of the various sugar daddies that back their campaigns, or at the instigation of their party's mouthbreathing base. It may be any one of those reasons. It may be all of them. The government of the United States, in the first three words of its founding charter, belongs to all of us, and these people have broken it deliberately. The true hell of it, though, is that you could see this coming down through the years, all the way from Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address in which government "was" the problem, through Bill Clinton's ameliorative nonsense about the era of big government being "over," through the attempts to make a charlatan like Newt Gingrich into a scholar and an ambitious hack like Paul Ryan into a budget genius, and through all the endless attempts to find "common ground" and a "Third Way." Ultimately, as we all wrapped ourselves in good intentions, a prion disease was eating away at the country's higher functions. One of the ways you can acquire a prion disease is to eat right out of its skull the brains of an infected monkey. We are now seeing the country reeling and jabbering from the effects of the prion disease, but it was during the time of Reagan that the country ate the monkey brains.

 

What is there to be done? The first and most important thing is to recognize how we came to this pass. Both sides did not do this. Both sides are not to blame. There is no compromise to be had here that will leave the current structure of the government intact. There can be no reward for this behavior. I am less sanguine than are many people that this whole thing will redound to the credit of the Democratic party. For that to happen, the country would have to make a nuanced judgment over who is to blame that, I believe, will be discouraged by the courtier press of the Beltway and that, in any case, the country has not shown itself capable of making. For that to happen, the Democratic party would have to be demonstrably ruthless enough to risk its own political standing to make the point, which the Democratic party never has shown itself capable of doing. With the vandals tucked away in safe, gerrymandered districts, and their control over state governments probably unshaken by events in Washington, there will be no great wave election that sweeps them out of power. I do not see profound political consequences for enough of them to change the character of a Congress gone delusional. The only real consequences will be felt by the millions of people affected by what this Congress has forced upon the nation, which was the whole point all along.

 

Among other things, the Library Of Congress is closed as a result of what the vandals have done. Padlock study and intellect. Wander aimlessly down the mall among the shuttered monuments to self-government. Find yourself a food truck that serves monkey brains. Eat your f*king fill.

 

 

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Shutdown_Blues

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