An Update Of Sorts

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    In the past five years I posted numerous messages objecting to the design, and the cost, of Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial. This one from today’s Breitbart is an update:

    Roche: Save President Eisenhower’s Memorial from Washington
    by Sam Roche
    26 Mar 2017

    Roche: Save President Eisenhower's Memorial from Washington - Breitbart

    The following articles were cited in my messages. A few of them contain photos.

    Any one who is interested in a primer on how big time parasites feed at the public trough should read the articles in the order I listed them:


    A Monstrosity, Not a Monument
    Tom Bethell
    February 8, 2012, 10:08 am

    A Monstrosity, Not a Monument

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    Monumental Mistake: Eisenhower Memorial
    Audrey Hudson | Tuesday Jun 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Proposed Eisenhower Memorial a monumental mistake

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    July 25, 2014
    Saving General Eisenhower
    By Andrew E. Harrod

    Articles: Saving General Eisenhower

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    No One Likes Ike’s Memorial
    House report could doom Frank Gehry design
    BY: Stephanie Wang
    July 29, 2014 3:00 pm

    No One Likes Ike’s Memorial

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    The Strange Fight Over the Eisenhower Memorial
    Eleanor Clift
    09.03.14 5:45 AM ET

    The Strange Fight Over the Eisenhower Memorial

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    A lone senator is still pursuing the construction of a controversial memorial to the 34th president despite a lack of support from his fellow Republicans and the family of Dwight Eisenhower.

    Senator Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) says he was disappointed that the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee reduced construction funding for the monument to zero last week, . . .

    Senator Alone In Eisenhower Memorial Fight
    Critics: Pat Roberts ‘delusional,’ has left Kansas for ‘the land of Oz’
    BY: Thomas Novelly
    June 29, 2015 4:00 pm

    Senator Alone In Eisenhower Memorial Fight

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    Controversial Ike Memorial Moves Forward Despite Opposition
    Congress, Eisenhower family against design
    BY: Thomas Novelly
    July 7, 2015 3:50 pm

    Controversial Ike Memorial Moves Forward Despite Opposition

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    Veterans Group Calls for New Design of Eisenhower Memorial
    Pressure grows to reject Frank Gehry’s design, hold new comp
    BY: Blake Seitz
    November 3, 2015 5:00 am

    Veterans Group Calls for New Design of Eisenhower Memorial

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    The Eisenhower Commission has cost taxpayers $66.3 million since its inception in 1999, a sum that includes over $37 million in construction funds allocated by Congress in FY 2012.

    Commission Requests $84 Million to Build Eisenhower Memorial
    BY: Blake Seitz
    February 17, 2016 5:35 pm

    Commission Requests $84 Million to Build Eisenhower Memorial

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    58 Generals, Admirals Sign Letter Opposing Design of Eisenhower Memorial
    BY: Blake Seitz
    September 13, 2016 5:20 pm

    http://freebeacon.com/culture/58-generals-admirals-sign-letter-opposing-design-eisenhower-memorial/
     
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    Anyone ready to heed Ike's warning of the military/industrial complex? No?
     
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    Flanders is right on this issue.
     
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    Why would anyone want to read that much AltRight propaganda unless they were already brain dead?
     
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    To Fenton Lum: I suspect that you want to disarm this country which is not what Ike’s warning was all about:


    This article about war memorials should be more to your liking:

    What these modern war memorials have in common with each other is nothing. They portray nothingness. They have no people in them, never mind men carrying guns or swords, statues of Winged Victory, or even doves of peace. Just death and names -- grief without glory.​

    November 11, 2007
    Monuments to Wimpdom
    By Duncan Maxwell Anderson

    Articles: Monuments to Wimpdom

    Incidentally, the media-education-entertainment complex is the danger liberals never mention.
    To JakeStarkey: YOU AGREE! I am stunned.
    To BULLDOG: My, my. This must have hit too close to home for you?
     
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    It does look like a monstrosity. There were times in American history when monuments to Generals depicted heroism. A bronze of Ike in a jeep makes more sense than four acres of bizarre columns and life sized diorama. I bet if you poll most 8th graders in U.S. schools most of them couldn't identify Eisenhower much less spell his name.
     
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    Maybe President Trump will stop the monstrosity from being built?

    We cannot get back on this right path without President Trump’s leadership. He can let it be known that even when it does receive final approval, his Department of the Interior will not issue the required permits to build the Gehry design. He can also replace intransigent commissioners—four of whom he appoints—with new ones who will support a competition to redesign Ike’s memorial.​

    A Memorial to Eisenhower Is Being Built in DC. But There's a Glaring Problem With the Design...
    By Sam Roche
    2 days ago

    A Memorial to Eisenhower Is Being Built in DC. But There's a Glaring Problem With the Design...
     
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    Nope.It did hit my funny bone though.
     

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