Yesterday, Puerto Rican Korean War veterans bypassed shutdown-imposed barricades to gain access to the Korean War memorial on the National Mall. It appears the National Park Service put those barricades back up — mustn’t let veterans visit memorials during a government shutdown! This afternoon, one determined veteran is refusing to take “no” for an answer. Good for him.

A lot of energy is being expended to keep putting those barricades up. What exactly is the point again?

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  • $41798064

    The point. The point….. The point is that liberals hate the military that keeps us free.

    • JBDestiny

      But they’d love a military that would make us slaves, and keep us that way.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Obama is also gambling that these elderly vets won’t live long enough to vote next November. #Obamacare #deathpanels

  • Still Determined

    Then STOP THE SHUTDOWN! Pass the CR!

    • o0Nighthawk0o

      The house did. FOUR of them but Reid, Obama and their minions threw a hissy fit and didn’t pass them.

      • Still Determined

        As did the Senate – many of them! but the two parts of Congress can’t agree, So, for you, I will amend my statement – STOP THE SHUTDOWN! Get both parts of Congress to AGREE and pass the CR!

        • redheadgrl

          All the House wants is to postpone the “individual mandate” of ACA legislatively as Mr. Obama posted the “employee mandate” via executive order. What’s the big deal? Why do Senate Dems want to have part of their awesome ACA postponed but not the other? Why no negotiations?

          • Still Determined

            President Obama has invited the leaders of both parties and both parts of Congress to the White House today at 530 pm to discuss and hopefully resolve. they will discuss passing the CR and raising the debt limit and opening the parks/monuments and letting people get back to work!

          • OneThinDime

            Oh yes raise that debt limit some more. I hope you have kids, they will live in poverty and as slaves to the government to repay what you have supported.

          • OneThinDime

            Oh yes raise that debt limit some more. I hope you have kids, they will live in poverty and as slaves to the government to repay what you have supported.

          • Christina

            I doubt they talk about that. I read they will discuss their exemption from oblamocare, behind closed doors.. of course. The meeting is all smoke and mirrors.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Shutdown theater with a dash of Kabuki thrown in for good measure.

          • Nell

            Only if the others give him what he wants –he does not want to negotiate.

          • JBDestiny

            So, now that we know that The Great O invited the Republicans to personally spit on them, i.e. us, what has Steven the Rational to say? We wait with baited breath…

        • redheadgrl

          Oh, and BTW, Mr. Reid’s D-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget since 2009. If they were passing budgets, as required by law, we wouldn’t need CRs.

          • OneThinDime

            True but the Congress has done nothing to punish the illegal actions of Harry Reid.

          • Honoria1

            Where have you been?? With the underhandedness that’s been going on, can’t you see they (the administration) has the Justice dept., the IRS, the EPA (which is almost fully untouched by the shut down) the Courts (SCOTUS), not to mention the Dept. Of Homeland Sec. All over Congress to threaten them with everything they can think of . Chicago thuggery at its finest.

          • OneThinDime

            Threaten them? The GOP is as guilty as the Progressive Liberals. Special interest money is flowing to them faster than the Mississippi River flows to LA.

          • OneThinDime

            True but the Congress has done nothing to punish the illegal actions of Harry Reid.

        • qsmxpilot

          Why settle for a CR? For four years, the Senate has been unable to pass a budget coordinated with the House. At any time during these last four years, we could have installed a proper budget. A CR is a last ditch effort when you don’t have a budget. What we really want is for the Senate to get off their high horse and work on a real budget!

        • qsmxpilot

          Why settle for a CR? For four years, the Senate has been unable to pass a budget coordinated with the House. At any time during these last four years, we could have installed a proper budget. A CR is a last ditch effort when you don’t have a budget. What we really want is for the Senate to get off their high horse and work on a real budget!

          • jeanie6

            When you stop to analyze it, the Senate has done nothing but pick up their paychecks since 2010.

          • jeanie6

            When you stop to analyze it, the Senate has done nothing but pick up their paychecks since 2010.

        • constitutionminded

          Relax, and understand that what the conservatives are doing may seem drastic, they are really trying to help all of us. If they succeed then we can get Govt. off our backs.

    • Ken Hoag

      Not until Obamacare applies to those Scum suckers on the Hill as well as every Supreme Court Justice… let them eat what everyone else has to eat.

    • Republicanvet

      You should direct your whining to Dingy Hairy and Preezy Petulant.

    • WookieeCon

      The CR doesn’t need to pass for this to stop. BO needs to stop trying to score political points by making this painful for people. It’s just like what he did for the sequester.

    • Always Vigilant

      Why does Harry Reid continue to obstruct?

    • bonnieblue2A

      Harry Reid has turned it down twice and refused to allow #3 on the Senate floor for a vote.

      • Still Determined

        Maybe Boehner should schedule a vote on a clean CR – just like the one the Senate passed.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    This is nothing but vindictive BS by Obama and his cronies. I was in DC a few years ago. Went to the Viet Nam Memorial, The Korean War Memorial and the WWII Memorial. The ‘staff’ as they called them at the Viet Nam and Korean War memorials consisted of maybe two people sitting inside a small building way away from the memorials. At none of these places did I see any staff walking around or standing at the memorials themselves. I can see closing the museums and memorials that are in buildings but to close these open air memorials is just plain nuts.

    • Lisa Hancock

      No doubt about it, for Obamacare to be the law of they land, there mustn’t be any exemptions. Laws apply to EVERYONE, not just the lowly subjects the “King” doesn’t feel he needs to exempt. That would make us a Monarchy and we are NOT! We need to Protest all over the country, start recalling politicians, Impeach this joker and take our country back! We The People can do it!

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

    Exactly right, RB. I’m a generally well-behaved old lady, but if I were there, I’d be knocking those barricades down. And probably using some harsh language.

  • http://facebook.com/metalchick007 Lisa Renee’ Jones

    They have paid their price of admission. There would be no Memorials if it were not for them. It’s an open air Memorial for God’s sake!!! They are storming them like the they stormed the beaches of Normandy~

    • DaPicayune

      Obama will drape Mt. Rushmore next,…. the fool.

      • Perso Nasplit

        i heard that on beck too. laughed my as off then too. sad thing is, they have to PAY people to close open parks/memorials that are free to the public.

      • bonnieblue2A

        Drape no, but it is closed per the Rapid City Journal.

  • $29561723

    who knows how many seasons these guys have left. Let them in to remember, reflect, and mourn fallen brothers. Playing politics with this is ridiculous.

  • I Am Breitbart

    Still a badass! This is why we are America!

  • jeanie6

    Kind of a neat poetic justice that it’s the war memorials that have become a battle ground against the over reaching Obama government. These folks fought for our freedoms then and they’re doing it again.

    • JD

      Prez said he cut the deficit in half just yesterday in the Rose Garden. So why does he need the debt cieling raised?

  • jeanie6

    Kind of a neat poetic justice that it’s the war memorials that have become a battle ground against the over reaching Obama government. These folks fought for our freedoms then and they’re doing it again.

  • Janice LEE

    God bless our heroes.

  • KellyJeanne Pyne

    shutdown or no shutdown, these memorials should not be closed off. they are open air memorials and are open 24/7 so why close it now? its because the Democrats are trying to push more blame on the Republicans. thats all this is about.

  • captneal

    The twin wannabee kings Barry & Harry just do not care, they have issued their decrees No longer Obama Care, Demo Care fits the whole democratic party remember that in 2014

  • Scott Murphy

    God bless him, WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED. Got that Obama?

  • Nell

    So proud of you Mr. FRIENZA!!! And I am proud of all of our vets always!!

  • Honoria1

    O’blama will be crying the republicans are so mean they made him shut down the parks and memorials—-wa wa wa wa. This is the poser in the White House and all his cronies, we are not your kool-aid drinkers who roll over for every lie you utter. We know who is responsible!!