Honor Flight veterans were eventually allowed past the barricades to access the World War II Memorial on Tuesday.


But apparently that doesn’t mean NPS wants veterans just waltzing in willy nilly to see their memorial. The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reports that the Barry-cades are now reinforced with Obama-wire.

What a difference two days makes.

As one vet proclaimed on Tuesday, “Normandy was closed when we got there, too.” Wire, meet wire-cutters.


  • http://onthespotblog.com/ On The Spot

    As I said elsewhere, some Patriot Citizens should go to the mall with a flatbed and wirecutters, remove every single berry-cade, and re-install them around the golf courses the President goes to – with aircraft cable (not easy to cut) securing them along with a sign that says the Golf Course is closed until the President shows he can negotiate with congress.

    • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

      Then they’ll get shot dead like that black lady yesterday.

      • Ronald Green

        Every revolution has it’s martyrs.

        • ValueEngring

          Lowe’s is now my my favorite home repair location. That response was priceless.

          • schveiguy

            I have a feeling it wasn’t a political response, they’re thinking “we can sell a ton of wirecutters here!”

            Note the lack of context with the original request…

          • ValueEngring

            Not the point, no one said it was.

          • QuadGMoto

            It reads like an automated response.

        • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

          Patriots, not martyrs.

    • WookieeCon

      Just put them around the White House. Lock him in.

      • Nightvalzin

        Now that would really do something.Remember,the White House is supposedly like a prison.I wouldn’t know,they cancelled the White House tours.

        • Worship Dancer

          i think they only did that because it became harder and harder to hide their pilfering of American treasures from the White House.

    • ObamaFail

      Then the liberal media would be reporting how terrorists took Obama’s golf course hostage to demand that Obama repeal the healthcare law that “everyone wants!”


      I REALLY LIKE THAT IDEA, where does BOBO get the right to close up a open air park anyway, an open air park doesn’t require anyone to be there from the government if the veterans want to visit !!!! If BOBO was trying to send a message the only thing he did was reinforce the thought I had back in 2009 that he is nothing more than a RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGER that has nothing but disdain for anything to do with the Military !!!! It is time to IMPEACH BOBO the RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGER before he does anymore damage to this once great country before he took over !!!!!

      • Jay Stevens

        Impeaching him would be a waste of time. The Senate would never vote to convict.

        Impeachment, like overriding a veto, is supposed to be difficult.

    • Donna M Power-Partow

      Best post EVER

  • colonialmarine

    and civilians wonder why most veterans always carry some version of a Leatherman™ tool…

    “Improvise, adapt and overcome”

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      sorry, missed this when I made mine. Not sure how.

    • Jay Stevens

      Never leave home without it. When I fly, I pack mine in my checked luggage.

  • © Sponge

    This is embarrassing. Our nation has become a laughing stock because of the petulant child in The White House and his minions.

    I take solace in the fact that each one of these bastards will spend eternity with the barbed c0ck of Satan in their rectums.

    • JMW

      You tread heavily… but, you speak the truth.

  • no_more_deceit

    I’d say boycott Washington DC, but I think Chris Matthews is sleeping in it.

    • Psalmist1972

      You mean Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews?

  • Jack Deth

    Knuckle busters and Army engineers know.

    There’s nothing there that a pair of classic 1970s 14″ wire twisters/cutters can’t handle. A remarkable little tool!

    Could also have a run on 24″ inch Bolt Cutters at Lowe’s and Home Depot.

  • Buttercup

    UNBELIEVABLE mendacity. The clearest proof I’ve ever seen that Obama is not a “natural born citizen.”

  • Climbr880

    By coincidence, it’s Free Wirecutter Day at the Washington Mall!! Stop by our kiosk and get yours.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Moving a barrycade is not destruction of government property, but cutting a wire is. This is how they get people arrested for moving the barrycades.

      • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        So bring extra wires and rewire them after the vets are inside. Tell anyone who complains they have no idea what happened. Maybe it was like Moses parting the red sea.

      • Worship Dancer

        i have looked at those pictures. i don’t doubt they can be “folded” like an accordion without cutting a single wire.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      They’re 42″ high. Climb over them. Or just lay them all down and walk over them.

      • Mead


        • JustLikeAnimals

          File an ADA lawsuit.

          • Mead

            That’s not going to get them into the memorial on the day they visit, which is sort of the point of all this.

  • lesterwink23

    I’m literally sick to my stomach with disgust. They don’t put half this much energy into securing our borders. God Damn this administration.

    • Jay Stevens

      Or Benghazi.

  • no_more_deceit

    Can’t secure the border from ILLEGAL aliens, but those Veterans, oh my, we’ll get them.

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      This needs to be come the message — its perfect.

  • DiabloDawg

    This is what “they” voted for. Twice. Death to tyrants. And their supporters.

  • VerminMcCann

    The way this was reported on the local news in KC was that the Park Service had removed barricades in order to allow the vets to see the memorial.

    • IBXNJ

      Somebody should contact the advertisers of the news shows

  • dogwonder

    No worries those vets have felt the full wrath of a despotic tyrant in Europe, they can deal with our man child spiteful Dear Leader.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well, there’s a *reason* I refer to BHO as “Der Schwarze Fuhrer”…

  • TJ

    If this was a cartoon they would have bulldozes it to rubble to show it was closed. Come day 20 they might get the rented bulldozers parked in the street to show they are serious they might just do that.

    • stuckinIL4now

      And yet the dumbas*es in America aren’t even stirring yet from their joint Obumuh-Dembecile-induced sedation to have a clue what’s going on.

  • Marvin Nelson

    By God, I am totally with Mark Levin on this. It’s bad enough that they are enforcing closure of an open air memorial. If they arrest ANYONE, not just vets, we need to go to DC with wire cutters, pitchforks, tar and feathers and show these a$$holes a little old-fashioned frontier justice!

  • forgetyoutooo

    This is the m o of Obama, Jarrett and Holder and the rest of the Chicago thugs with large chips on their shoulders against any American or organization that isn’t beholden to the DNC.

  • stuckinIL4now

    And while this despicable event is going on, Harry Reidickulous is out there on the Senate floor apologizing for his “nasty tone”–so are we really supposed to believe he means it? Actions speak louder than words to those who are conscious.

    • David

      It wasn’t much of an apology.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    With my best Samuel L. Jackson imitation:

    “Because I’m Barack-M&^%$er-F&^%$king-Hussein-Obama, the m&%^$er F@#$%^&*ing Presnadent of the U f&^$%#ing -nited m&^%$er f!@#$%^&ing States of America, and I m&^%$#r f@#$%^ing told them to!”

  • George Layman

    This will be Obama’s legacy! Barry The “Barryicader”prevents vets from visiting their memorials! Many made the trip for the first time and will never have a second opportunity to do so! Planning, time and money spent only to be shut out by Barry O who spent his days “chooming” while men in uniform protected his butt! Now in the irony of ironies, The “Choomer” in chief has become the obstacle denying them access to their legacy! Obama and the Dems will never be relieved of this situation they created. The Reps. wanted to fund the Memorials. Obama and “Dirty Harry” Reid said’No, No negotiating”! They , Obama and dems own his!!!!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Heh….Guess they don’t call them “barry-cades” for nuthin’.

  • BoscoBolt

    Well, although D.C. is a ‘GUN FREE ZONE’, it is not a ‘WIRE-CUTTER FREE ZONE’ – those wires are easily snipped.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Now where is my Bangalore Torpedo when I need it? Guess I’ll have to use my MICLIC……

    • IBXNJ

      “Fire in the hole”!!!

  • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

    Thanks, good Germans in park service, for obeying orders. Next: snipers on pillars, machine gun nest at Lincoln’s feet.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    This is why God gave you thumbs – to work wire cutters 😉

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Tell that Ron White’s dog …

  • Brandt

    Not a fan of Rep. Stockman’s violent “curb stomping” imagery. I don’t know if he’s trying to remind people of the infamous scene in “American History X” or if he’s ignorant about it. Do a Google Image search for “curb stomping” — most of the results depict the murder (in a movie) of a black man by a white supremacist. Not really the message we Republicans want to be promoting, is it?

    I’m willing to give Rep. Stockman the benefit of the doubt, but either way, it’s offensive. Leave the violent rhetoric to the Democrats.

    • Markward

      Concern troll is troll.

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      I hope that is exactly what he meant — because that is the message coming out of the black community loud and clear, based on the shining example of The Hindmost.

      They throw mud, we throw rocks.

    • David

      “American History X” was a liberal’s delight movie depicting obscene language and violence.

  • vcferlita

    Next step will be armed military/DHS officers guarding the entrance.

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Wasn’t that Tuesday or Wednesday?

    • Jay Stevens

      Won’t be military.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    If Obama had taken security this seriously last year, Chris Stevens would still be alive.

    • Todd Hill

      Oh SNAP! :)

  • radicallyalyssa

    Poor veterans…I feel very bad for this country. If we can’t treat our nation’s finest well, what does that say about us as a society?

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      It says we are long overdue for some civil disobedience.

  • HWarrior13

    # WireCuttersForVets ….let’s do this, kids.

  • arttie

    OMG, now wire cutters will have to be registered.

    • Sonya A. Willis

      A background check will be needed as well.

  • Steven S Mellnick

    Anyone happen to know if any of the visitors actually cut the wire to open the memorial? If so, was anyone arrested? Detained and Questioned?

    This is still America, right? Stuff like this is NOT supposed to happen….

  • KGB

    Have people been climbing over the barackades in full view of law enforcement? If so, what’s been the result? And if not, it’s time for an organized group to toss them aside and dare Obama’s flying monkeys to do something about it.

  • PJ

    Love the tweet from Lowe’s! Free the Memorial!

  • Robert Buckey

    It’s all fun and games until someone gets a walker shoved up their rectum by a 95 year old Guadalcanal vet.

    • TracyJean

      Yep, and my money’s on the Guadalcanal vet. There’s a part of me that is glad my two WWII-vet grandfathers are no longer alive to see this.

      • Robert Buckey

        I hear ya, Tracy, same here.

  • Candice


  • SpiffyMclure

    An iPhone pic of a bit of wire on a gate is your sign of a tyrannical government takeover? Ha! When Barry’s killer-robot drones are buzzing monuments armed with Hellfire missiles, then we can talk.

    • anjullyn

      Hey Spiffy…I bet unlike these vets the only thing you’ve stormed is into your parent’s basement. That “bit of wire” speaks volumes. Unfortunately you seem to be deaf to what’s being said.

      • SpiffyMclure

        Yes! “Parent’s Basement” retort in one. Why are wingnuts so predictable?

        “Speaks volumes?” The only people that ‘bit of wire’ speaks volumes to are rubes being played. By the same people that told you they didn’t want vets to become “political pawns.” While posing for video/photo opps and using said veterans as political pawns.

        This is all shortly after voting to stop food stamps for 170K of the same vets.

        Don’t remember any RW screeching over that.

        • anjullyn

          Yeah, the dems did vote to stop food stamps for the free loaders…not vets. Nice try though. Go back to the Kos Kids playroom where you’ll get “atta boys” and high fives for your infantile thought process.

        • anjullyn

          Of course you know I meant “repubs” not dems above.

          • SpiffyMclure

            (there’s an edit button)

  • lonestar

    Where is Jay Sekulow? He said he was filing a lawsuit if the barrycades were not removed by Thursday.

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    I bet one of the gentlemen has a gerber … that wire wouldn’t stop a determined interior decorator.

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    The night is black, without a moon.
    The air is thick and still.
    The vigilantes gather on
    The lonely torchlit hill.

    Features distorted in the flickering light,
    Faces are twisted and grotesque.
    Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
    The mob moves like demons possesed.
    Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
    Confident their ways are best.

    The righteous rise
    With burning eyes
    Of hatred and ill-will.
    Madmen fed on fear and lies
    To beat and burn and kill.

    They say there are strangers who threaten us,
    Our immigrants and infidels.
    They say there is strangeness to danger us
    In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
    That those who know what’s best for us
    Must rise and save us from ourselves.

    Quick to judge,
    Quick to anger,
    Slow to understand
    Ignorance and prejudice
    And fear walk hand in hand.

    Rush, Witch Hunt Part III of Fear.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Kill my landlord!
      Kill my landlord!

    • VerminMcCann

      Don’t tread on me
      Say don’t tread on me

      Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
      Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
      Never begins it, never, but once engaged…
      Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage

      Say don’t tread on me

      So be it
      Threaten no more
      To secure peace is to prepare for war
      So be it
      Settle the score
      Touch me again for the words that you’ll hear evermore…

      Don’t tread on me

      Love it or leave it, she with the deadly bite
      Quick is the blue tongue, forked as the lightning strike
      Shining with brightness, always on surveillance
      The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance

      Say don’t tread on me

      So be it, threaten no more
      To secure peace is to prepare for war
      So be it, settle the score
      Touch me again for the words that you’ll hear evermore…

      Don’t tread on me

      So be it
      Threaten no more
      To secure peace is to prepare for war

      Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
      Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail

      So be it
      Threaten no more
      To secure peace is to prepare for war
      So be it
      Settle the score
      Touch me again for the words that you’ll hear evermore…

      Don’t tread on me

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    Hey, if the government is shut down, who paid for that wire?

  • Ruth

    We can’t enforce our border or build fences but we can sure put them up fast enough when veterans want to visit their memorial.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Just unbelievable, unbelievable and embarrassing.

    • BAW


      They should be ashamed!

      They have no shame!

      And few of the lefties are defending it. They try to deny it. They claim it’s a funding issue (quickly refuted). One claimed Republicans shut it down.

      This is one of those things the radical fringe left does that even the majority of Democrat voters know is crossing a line. Because it is shameful.

  • Lowell

    Why are they barricading anybody out? It was wide open 24-7 before the shutdown. This is an outrage against ALL the people of the United States of America. The fourth amendment states “The right of the
    people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,
    against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and
    no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
    affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and
    the persons or things to be seized.” We are “the people” and all of the monuments belong to us. Therefore this is an unconstitutional seizure of our property without warrant. Another impeachable offense!!

    • IBXNJ

      During the 1996 shutdown all these memorials were OPEN!!!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It ain’t nothing but a thing

  • Exodus2011

    Obama, you corrupt lying PHONEY! Tear down your BarryCades and STOP persecuting 90-year old WWII Veterans in wheel-chairs, who are trying to honor their fallen comrades at THEIR DC Memorial!

  • Richard Vandiamondsworth

    315 examples of obozo lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc…



  • chetnapier

    obama is not real smart pissing off the guys that actually won their war

  • Bathing Suit Area


    I’m so glad conservatives never go in for that unnecessarily violent rhetoric that you guys are always complaining about from liberals.

    • BillG4

      Okay. But you’ve got to admit, this is an extreme case of petulance to the extreme. Somebody deserves a good kick in the seat of the pants.

      Apparently, our emperor is unhappy that common citizens can walk through unmanned memorials. He’s so unhappy he’ll spend additional $ on manpower (during a gov’t shutdown) to make life difficult for old war vets.

      I’m surprised at your comment given the extreme vindictiveness the Administration is demonstrating. This is beyond being tolerant. The man is an embarrassment to the entire country. or at least a lot of it.

  • mike_in_kosovo


    Hi @Lowes Toss some pitchforks in with those wire cutters.
    5:18 PM – 4 Oct 2013

    Which begs the question…Is it too late to add roofing tar and 4×4 fence rails?

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    Yes, I agree.

  • Pat KH

    I was at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. NPS was no where to be seen and I saw a few folks enjoying the closed park. I’m not ready to get into a ruckus over it, but they can’t do anything to me if I’m on the sidewalk and taking pictures. :)