As Twitchy reported yesterday, participants in the the Million Vets March breached and removed the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial. After yesterday’s march, the Spite House ordered the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial (as well as the WWII Memorial) put back into place.

However, it didn’t take long today for people to ignore the replaced barricades and return to the memorial today.

So much for being closed!

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Tweeters on the scene are now reporting that Park Police are attempting to clear the area:

Paying all those officers to keep people away from a normally unmanned memorial because of the shutdown makes zero financial sense, but this isn’t about logic, but rather spite.

  • O’s Wet Dream

    Obamabots in Uniform.. Priceless.

    • Farfel_1776

      Rent-a-pigs. Wonder how many of them are willing to feel like pondscum just to collect their paychecks?

      • OneThinDime

        Wonder how many are willing to shoot innocent Americans for walking on OUR mall to visit OUR memorials that honor OUR Veterans.

        • Steven S Mellnick

          “Just following orders, comrade”…..- Last words spoken by NPS Ranger

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Collecting RUBBER Paychecks…. FIFY! Jawamax 8<{D}


      This is the exact type of thing that is going to get President BOBO IMPEACHED, acting like a TYRANT !!!! I say start the IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS now so by the time Republicans win the Senate back in the 2014 midterms we can get rid of this RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGER PERMANENTLY !!!!! BOBO is acting like a TYRANT & he better get brushed up on his history, most TYRANTS either end up dead or they are run out of town, this is BOBO’s fate !!! Then BOBO can go down in the history books as the first IMPEACHED bIack president, it has a nice ring to it doesn’t it !!!!!!

      • Chris

        I love the enthusiasm man, but we gotta have someone with the balls to stand up and make that happen. Until we find a congressman who will do the dirty work and fight through the establishment, no one is getting impeached.

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Light blue is the new brown

  • ConservRedneck

    Its not supposed to make sense. Its just supposed to be an inconvenience. This is our Supreme Commander at work. He does a better job shooing away tourist than supporting our troops. (Benghazi). Good job there Supreme Commander!!!

  • Renny

    Yes, pay them to keep tourists away instead of paying them to keep memorial open. Very telling about the mindset behind these barrycades.

    • TexSizzle

      There is no need to pay anyone to keep an open-air memorial open.

  • ObamaFail

    Libs don’t even understand what this says about Obama, that he’ll send guards to a usually unmanned memorial during the shut down. That’s money being wasted just to make things annoying for the American people.


    Gestapo State Cometh

  • Joe W.

    “For What It’s Worth”….The song by Buffalo Springfield comes to mind…….

    There’s somethin’ happenin’ here

    What it is ain’t exactly clear

    There’s a man with a gun over there

    A tellin’ me, I got to beware

    I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    There’s battle lines being drawn

    Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

    Young people speakin’ their minds

    A gettin’ so much resistance from behind

    Time we stop, hey, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    What a field day for the heat

    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)

    A thousand people in the street

    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)

    Singing songs and they carrying signs

    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)

    Mostly say, hooray for our side

    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)

    It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    Paranoia strikes deep

    Into your life it will creep

    It starts when you’re always afraid

    Step out of line, the man come and take you away

    We better stop, hey, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    We better stop, hey, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    We better stop, now, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    We better stop, children, what’s that sound?

    Everybody look what’s going down

    Read more: Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    • sigh

      Irony is that it was a lib song back in the day. Now they got power so just forget all that stuff about protesting.

      • mdtljt

        So true…that song used to raise my hackles until I actually “heard” the words. I’m guessin’ Buffalo Springfield never thought they’d be speaking for Conservatives though….Karma’s a bitch….LONG LIVE THE US CONSTITUTION!!!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #NeilYoung #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • no_more_deceit

    You know that there are tourists from other countries that want to see those monuments too? Maybe they are visiting because their own countries don’t have monuments to ideals, so go ahead Park Police, show them go old fashioned fascism, you big dummies.

  • Surry918

    How long til the people begin clashing with police over this? This is absurd and we don’t deserve to be treated this way by anyone, especially the very same government that we fund with our tax dollars.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Police State of the 0’Commie

  • nc ✓s & balances

    “Hey, what are you in for?”
    “Armed robbery. You?”
    “Visiting the Lincoln Memorial.”

    • iVillageIdiot

      “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant…..”

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        (Excluding Alice…) #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • puggish

    Looks like quite a few are student-aged/young adult.

    Dumb, Obama. Just… dumb.

  • Marcy Cook

    I hope everyone keeps their cool. Continuously removing the barrycades over and over and over without any incidents at all is driving the dictator and his minions crazy. It’s getting harder and harder for the MSM to cover for this guy. People are waking up fast..

    • Clayton Grant

      The implication being; they want to provoke the citizenry. This is where a takeover of the memorials and peaceful protest is needed. Being upset enough to stand together against this soft tyranny by sitting down, linking arms and being the same good citizen we demand of our elected officials. To react otherwise to the schoolyard, bully pulpit taunt would be a huge mistake, but that time may come.

  • Cindy Munford

    So who is to say that these folks aren’t there practicing the First Amendment rights?

  • Rabiddogg

    Nikolai Volkoff said it best a few years back. Obama reminds him of the Soviet minders back in the old East bloc.

    I think we need to fight fire with fire.

  • RblDiver

    Perhaps they should try a version of musical chairs out there. When kicked out of Lincoln, move to WW2. When kicked out of there, Vietnam. And so on…

    • aegean1

      That…sounds like even more fun. XD An extended game of tag!

  • Joe

    I would say 98% of these Americans never before took part in civil disobedience.

    • MarcusFenix

      I suppose it’s better late than never?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      There’s a first time for everything… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • MarcusFenix

    If Obama is so worried about it, why not just leave 2 of them there on duty and allow it to stay open? They’re already being paid, and clearly people want to visit.

    Can we just kick the 6 year old who is running our country (into the ground) out of there already?

    • MagPie

      His whole idea was to make things hard for the people. But it is back firing.

  • wetheliving

    I understand why the white house is doing this (or I should say trying). I really don’t understand why they have not been shamed yet into backing down. This should have been something that was nixed a couple days in and yet here we are.

    Are the networks not covering this? How can you explain shutting down an unmanned monument bc of budget cuts when it requires officers to police the area? How does that save money? Are the networks just ignoring this story hoping it goes away?

    What does Jay Carney say to this? The meme is supposed to be “Look at these childish political Republicans shutting down the gov’t which means these nice ppl can’t see monuments bc there is no money.” The reality is it appears that the white house looks like thugs locking people out of unmanned public monuments and they aren’t even saving any money?

    I am not questioning their tactics. This is classic Chicago tactics. And it seems like there is some amount of public outrage. But why is there nothing happening? Is it bc the MSM just ignores it and the white house doesn’t care bc Obama doesn’t have to face re-election?

  • KansasGirl

    I’m sure O is more po’d that he can’t play golf…so time to take it out on the hoi polloi. /sarc

    • gatorbait51

      Oh no, he is hitting the links. Those were NOT closed down

      • KansasGirl


  • sigh

    Civil disobedience doesn’t mean leaving the steps when Obama’s army blows a whistle.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Those Blue Shirt Obama Nazis Blow-and not just Whistles… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • The Jackal

    Fuck You, I Won’t Do What You Tell Me!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obama’s just taking the piss– you DO know that, right?
    We have every right to take the piss outta him.
    Just remember Tank Man. (You can’t Google-image him in China, BTW– and how much longer till Barry decides to go “Tiananmen Sq”?)

  • DebsFriends

    I just wonder, since the dictator and chief is making the rounds to all his minion tv commentator groupies, if anyone will have the guts to ask him about shutting the vets out of their memorials.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III


    BTW, How do you do the “Dougie?” Curious.. Jawamax 8<{D}

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      First point. Destruction of property should be saved for a point of more extreme need. Repurposing of them would be a better idea. I’m sure someone can think up a new use for them. Maybe an artist could create a wonderful sculpture and give it a pertinent name (The Gates of Heaven? or some such depending on what form their inspiration comes up with). They could be used to their original design but less malicious intent. Maybe something like setting up a second perimeter around the White house to keep Barry feeling even safer.
      I’m not touching the second point.

    • Lisa Jackson = Rich Windsor

      re: do the dougie. YT is your friend….

      Here’s the actual how…

      Here’s an alternate [this just can’t be real]

      Here’s the best

      [I’m not a fan of the dougie, in case you didn’t realize 8]

  • John Howard

    Excellent way to spend money the government doesn’t have, dontcha think?
    People need to keep at it, every day, until our employees figure out their place in the pecking order.

  • John Howard

    I do wonder how long before they try to pull a ‘Kent State’ operation.

    • gatorbait51

      Not long…

    • rivers

      Had that very thought…

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    Plans for the next visit. Bring plenty of tasty carrots, apples, and oats. The horses will love you. Oh, and don’t forget the donuts and coffee.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Or just sit down and refuse to leave…….

      • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

        in that case bring your gas masks and battle armor.

  • Jeremy

    Barry Cades protected by der leaders special troops.

  • Shibes_Meadow

    Link arms and walk slowly but purposefully up the steps. They can’t arrest you all.

  • rssllue

    Is that a tear rolling down Abe’s face in the background?