Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Honor Flight rocks!

I've been donating to Honor Flight via the Combined Federal Campaign ever since I spoke to some of their guys at a CFC kick-off function a couple of years ago. These dudes are all ex-military and they fly remaining WWII vets to various memorials around the country to celebrate their sacrifice for our country.

With the Democrats, led by decrepit Harry Reid, shutting down the government to protect the train wreck of ObamaCare, the WWII memorial in Washington DC was closed to visitors today. I'm sure the socialist media and our fame-whoring President were hoping for some photo ops of Americans being turned away from the beloved memorial. They didn't get what they wanted.

honor flight vets storm world war 2 memorial

"Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) 'opened the barricade' and allowed a group of 91 veterans on Tuesday to storm into the closed World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., according to a representative from the group.

Jen Walton, the secretary of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, which had been scheduled to visit the memorial Tuesday, told TPM the group 'went in about 30 minutes ago' and hadn’t necessarily planned to enter the memorial if it was closed.

'We didn’t have a definite plan, so we knew we were going to come here and just see what was going on and if we were going to be able to go in,' said Walton in a phone interview."

Other Republican leaders should take the hint from Rep. Palazzo and show some f*cking spine. Stick to the plan of defunding ObamaCare. Flood the media with the truth of this disastrous piece of legislation. And let the country know exactly whose fault this totally avoidable shutdown really is.

"Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said he believed the Park Service opened the gates. Rep Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) said the congressmen did it. Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.) said the barricades just seemed to part.

'I’m not going to enforce the "no stopping or standing" sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans,' said a U.S. Park Police officer, who declined to give his name. 'I’m a veteran myself.'

'It’s the best civil disobedience we’ve seen in Washington for a long time,' Huizenga told the veterans."

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