New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait spent his government shutdown day mocking WWII veterans who were shut out by the National Park Service (NPS) when they came to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday morning, Representative Michelle Bachman (R-MN) and several Republican members of Congress helped tear down the barricades shutting the elderly veterans out of the WWII memorial. After the barricades were removed, dozens of veterans flooded in to conduct their often emotional visits. But, thinking he was being funny, Chait took to Twitter to poke fun at the veterans, joking that the NPS should
Millions of dollars are spent building these memorials so "tourists" can visit them and spend money in and around the sites. It helps the economy. These veterans spent hard earned money and savings to get to Washington for the purpose of going to that memorial. Instead of making fun of them, he should have used his "clout" as a part of the news media to help them get to where they were going. Shame on him for being such a know-nothing jerk!
What ignorance and disregard for the true meaning of sacrifice. And by the way Jonathan, German WWII vets would stand with the American vets as brothers against the likes of you. But I wouldn´t expect that you´d have a clue what the heck I´m talking about.
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Rather Read, 10/2/2013 8:22:27 AM (No. 9545978)
My own dear father spent WWII in the Pacific. Sadly, he has dementia and would not understand the memorial. He spend his youth fighting for freedom, and I fear I will spend my old age under the thumb of Big Gov.
Chait seems to be of the spineless cowards who spit on returning Viet Nam vets in uniform and called them ´baby killers´. I know I was one of those spit upon returning home wearing my uniform. Chait wouldn´t want to confront me to my face I would suspect he´ll hide behind his ´tweets´. Coward punk.
If there was any justice in the world, this person would be snatched up and put in a combat zone for the duration. Not all the WW2 combat soldiers/sailors were heroes and some only did so under force, but, forced or not, they faced the terror and won. What blood has this person shed for our country? Hey, how about a picture and a bio of this person. Show his courage and love of his country for all of us to see.
how stupid to block the memorial in the first place. its next to the sidewalk..the memorial is NOT in a building. I bet ole Martin Luther King ugly statue was not blocked...should put a huge paper bag over that thing...
In ´04, I had the pleasure of driving my now 94 yr. old Dad from Illinois to D.C. to see the then new WWII memorial. He stood in front of the European side of the memorial with tears creeping down his cheeks. An infantry platoon sergeant he was wounded five times over there, lost friends, and endured the horrors inherent to war. This asshat has no idea what these memorials mean to these brave men.
I read with great PLEASURE about the vets going around the barricades. Or are they Barry-cades? My 88 yr-old uncle got to go on one of the Honor Flights a couple of years ago & when he told us about it - it was the high point of his life. He has told us the terrible story about how he & some ship-mates got stranded on an island with very little food. It was several weeks of near-startvation before they could be picked up by an American ship. Most of my WWII uncles are gone now - but I loved & respected all of them & their sacrifice for their country. Blocking off that Memorial was just more of BO´s spite against much better men than he could ever HOPE to be.
#6 ~ doesn´t that membership denote that Chait is probably a pedophile?
Regarding being abusive to memorials or those who visit them, there is no punishment possible short of a full flensing and boiling in oil while still alive that can possibly convey to the perpetrator what is going on in the minds of his critics.
#11´s mention of Michigan and its school system perked up my ears, since I am a recent escapee from The People´s Republic of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and its surroundings. I also taught school near A2 until I had the smarts to realize it was the wrong profession for me if I was expected to be in a labor union.
If a "journalist" graduated from the University of Michigan, you could count on anything he/she writes is probably liberal/progressive. There are exceptions, of course, but the Editor-In-Chief of The Michigan Daily is generally a notorious lefty - think Tom Hayden.
Chait´s information in Wikipedia doesn´t quite make sense to me. It states: "Jonathan Chait (/´t?e?t/; born 1972)". Not knowing what the first part meant I figured out it must be Yiddish, since he professes to be Jewish; though, from the tone of his writings he probably isn´t sympathetic to Israel - just my opinion - I could be wrong. However, I think he is a leftist/socialist/communist - I think that about covers it.
Liberal weenies like Chait isn´t worthy to be in the same room as ANY WWII vet let alone mock them. This toilet ring would be speaking German if it wasn´t for my two grandfathers and a whole bunch of better men than him. It was a despicable act by a pathetic excuse for a CinC to put up those stupid barricades. Both of my grandpas are in heaven now but I gather that Chait isn´t even man enough to make fun of one of the WWII vets in person. He´s liable to get a beat down. Don´t let them fool you because they´re older.
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