Military Theme Park does not tickle Fairfax County authorities

Please tell me that this is a farce and that even a Government under Dubya would not stoop this low. But then you will be wrong. It would make me feel better, but would still be wrong. Folks are not gonna believe this. But David “The Critter” Vitter, Republican Sin-ator from Louisiana put the item in the “No Child Left Behind” to make school districts give info on students for the military. Never telling anyone that they had a so called opt-out chance.

Well this is even more bizzare than that!! The U.S Army wants to build a theme park! So one question? Where do you expect to get the money for this said project? Shall more soldiers go without armor? Less for the Corps of Engineers? Or maybe another tax cut for the uber rich!! The last time I checked, I had to write a post on how Fort Sam Houston could not pay the electrical bill. Have you people lost your freaking minds?

The Army is considering a proposal to allow a private developer to build a military theme park that would include “4D” rides and bars including a “1st Division Lounge,” local officials said.

The massive entertainment and hotel complex next to a national Army museum could draw more than 1 million people a year but Fairfax County authorities are objecting because of already traffic-clogged roads surrounding the proposed site.

Universal City Property Management III, of Orlando, Fla., submitted the unsolicited proposal for the theme park last year.

“You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner,” according to the proposal, which was obtained by The Washington Post.

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4 Responses to Military Theme Park does not tickle Fairfax County authorities

  1. Ginny in CO says:

    Do you get to feel what it’s like to have a limb blown off by a mine, IED or rocket? How about a PTSD experience?

    This just glorifies some aspects of war while minimizing or ignoring the reality. It’s the last thing we need in this country.

  2. Ginny in CO says:

    Hey, how about an “attend your own funeral” experience?

    They could put you in a casket with a video camera to watch your family at the services….

    Am I being too macabre?

    “War is Hell”

    We should fear it as much. Not desensitize the fear by glorifying the actions.

  3. battlebob says:

    You could get everyone really fired up with a napalm exhibit…

  4. Ginny in CO says:

    bb

    GREAT idea… the pun is darn good too 😉