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Saturday, November 25, 2017

After more than a decade and a half of planning and controversy, work began Thursday on the long-stalled, $150 million memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower with a groundbreaking at the four-acre site in Washington DC.

The memorial to the former president and World War II general will be built on Independence Avenue at the base of Capitol Hill in front of the Department of Education Building and close to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Construction is expected to last about three years.

Members of three generations of the Eisenhower family took part in the groundbreaking... Susan Eisenhower, a granddaughter who had once been a fierce critic of the Gehry design, was among the speakers.

The controversy had centered on certain aspects of the design, including the size and scope of the structure's large-scale metal tapestries. But family members lifted their objection last year, giving the project final impetus.

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Trump will spend $250 million on his own memorial, pyramidal in shape.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-25 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On one stele in Trump's memorial will be a list of his sexual conquests. On another stele will be a list of women who lied about his sexual attentions, but whom he failed to sue.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-25 08:19 AM | Reply

Repubs can now flock to a memorial where a man, made successful by socialistic government spending (i.e. his army career), went on to employ the greatest dose of socialism ever known on planet earth.

And while they are there, they can clasp hands and sing about how great it is to be free from government social spending.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-11-25 09:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Repubs can now flock to a memorial where a man, made successful by socialistic government spending (i.e. his army career), went on to employ the greatest dose of socialism ever known on planet earth.

And while they are there, they can clasp hands and sing about how great it is to be free from government social spending.

#3 | POSTED BY KUDZU

QFT

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-11-25 03:58 PM | Reply

Trump will spend $250 million on his own memorial, pyramidal in shape.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-25 08:16 AM

It's really for grain storage. Ask Ben Carson.

#5 | Posted by morris at 2017-11-26 05:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Repubs can now flock to a memorial where a man, made successful by socialistic government spending (i.e. his army career),

Yeah Nazi's and the Japanese had nothing to do with the spending or the career.

went on to employ the greatest dose of socialism ever known on planet earth.

Sure, a guy that promoted science, signed civil rights act to the chagrin of many a Democrat. Created the Interstate Highway system for the general welfare and protection of this great nation. Expressed his concerns about the dangers of massive military spending, deficit spending and private military manufacturers. While I don't agree with the MIC comments he made great points about deficit spending. He even balanced the budget with a Democratic congress.
www.taxpolicycenter.org

Added Alaska and Hawaii...

Probably, the greatest comment though was when he declared racial discrimination a national security issue, as Communists around the world used the racial discrimination and history of violence in the U.S. as a point of propaganda attack.

He was way ahead of his time ....

$150 Million is a drop in the bucket, the San Jose City Hall was $343Million..... in 2002 dollars......

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-26 05:45 PM | Reply

"Probably, the greatest comment though was when he declared racial discrimination a national security issue, as Communists around the world used the racial discrimination and history of violence in the U.S. as a point of propaganda attack."

Build The Wall!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-26 06:04 PM | Reply

Sure, a guy that promoted science, signed civil rights act to the chagrin of many a Democrat.

While I don't agree with the MIC comments he made great points about deficit spending. He even balanced the budget with a Democratic congress.

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Here's the problem with what you're saying ...

Democrats, as in SOUTHERN Democrats, opposed any form of civil rights. And these same southern Democrats all became Republicans in the 1970s and 1980s after things like Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act ... these facts have been explained a thousand times on this website.

There's no effing excuse from you (or anyone) when it comes to who was on the right side (liberals) and who was on the wrong side (conservatives) when it came to racial politics during the Jim Crow Era.

As for MIC and paying off the debts from WWII, Eisenhower was all about the guns-or-butter social contract of what the country should spend its money on ... and Ike's strident MIC speech about the dangers of too much military spending and not enough spending for schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, etc., are more true today than ever before -- Ike's own son and daughter explained all this in the 2006 Iraq War movie 'Why We Fight'.

You are an affluent American who travels abroad, so I know you're not dense.

So stop with the lame partisan BS, m-kay?

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-11-26 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Communists around the world used the racial discrimination and history of violence in the U.S. as a point of propaganda attack.

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

It was the rightwing and conservative POV that first established, then perpetuated, Jim Crow -- that the Commies would then try to exploit.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-11-26 06:52 PM | Reply

Lincoln did something right around 1865 that turned the South of off Republicans for about a century.

Johnson did something right around 1965 that turned the South off of Democrats for... well, it's been about a half a century and counting.

Eisenhower isn't really a name that comes up in that context.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-26 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

While I don't agree with the MIC comments

Shocking...

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-26 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

don't a lot of other things need fixing?
you could feed a lot of ppl with $150,000,000.

#12 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-26 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

When Stephen Ambrose first met him in 1964 Ike asked him if he had ever met Andrew Higgins and Ambrose replied he had not. "That's too bad," Eisenhower said. "He is the man who won the war for us."

It's not something Ike would approve of if he could be asked about building this grandiose monument.

#13 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2017-11-27 03:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is truly a miracle. This has to be the first Gehry designed anything that doesn't look like actual trash.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-27 05:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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