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Petty Tirade: Selective Shutdowns at 12 National Parks Across America
IJReview ^ | 10/05/13 | Kyle Becker

Posted on 10/05/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by Winstons Julia

Washington’s grown a bit nastier and colder since the last government shutdown, and the casualties of the partisan fight are the family memories lost from being denied access to public landmarks that are supposed to belong to the people. The government doesn’t see it that way anymore – it’s all just a “damn game” and the folks running the Capitol are just toying with the American people.

That’s right – public memorials, monuments and parks remained open under President Clinton and the Republican Congress in 1995/96, causing one to wonder how much inconvenience and financial hardship this partial government shutdown is creating is actually necessary.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 113th; angrydems; barrycades; nps; operationwhipcracker; shutdown

1 posted on 10/05/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia

I take it that White House Tours are still being blocked as well.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Michelle doesn’t want the serfs in the palace except for a few photo-ops.


3 posted on 10/05/2013 5:59:47 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: rdcbn

Since the sequester.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome

But I hear Obama has a sweeeeeet putting green set up and the peasants can’t interrupt it.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 6:00:19 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Its a lot more than 12. Here is a photo of someone ignoring the Barrycades to enter Pictured Rocks national Lakeshore in Michigan.

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5 posted on 10/05/2013 6:01:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RightGeek

This comes to mind. Griswolds arrive at Walley World.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtyrDZG-eDo


6 posted on 10/05/2013 6:02:05 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Idiocracy is non-fiction.)
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To: bicyclerepair

And oh was Beverly D’angelo HOT


7 posted on 10/05/2013 6:03:28 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Idiocracy is non-fiction.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Where are all those flash mobbers when you need them?

This is all further proof that “we the people” mean NOTHING to the all mighty government. Everything belongs to the US Government and we are nothing but a but of worker slaves that get a bone thrown to us once in a while. God help us....


8 posted on 10/05/2013 6:06:54 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Winstons Julia
The largest reservoir in the nation, and the 4th most-visited site in the NPS system, is in complete lockdown. I tried to visit Lake Mead today at the remote, unmanned, and amenity-free east end near the Grand Canyon. Barricades across the road and an NPS truck -- with armed ranger-- behind the barricade. Absolutely no access. He told me all boats had to be removed from every marina on the lake too. And no more rafters would be entering the lake from the Grand Canyon.

Governor Jan Brewer: Where the hell are you?! 10th Amendment nullification NOW!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 10/05/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Winstons Julia
http://www.weeklystandard.com/sites/all/files/images/photo.preview.jpg
10 posted on 10/05/2013 6:16:58 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: philetus

Thought that would work.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: rdcbn

Can’t smoke pot if you’ve got a bunch of people walking through!


12 posted on 10/05/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Winstons Julia
Down here in the Keys they have tried to close down Florida Bay's 650 square miles to boaters and fishermen. It's working to a degree but this is a slow time in the Keys.Lots of backcountry fishermen/captains depend on revenue/charters in the fall when water temps finally drop and they can get back and catch reds, trout, bonefish, snook, tarpon and the rest.

The deal is if you go back and get caught the first time its a warning and the second time they try and take your boat. There are still guys fishing but nothing like what it should be this time of year.

The Park Service here has been trying to close down more and more of the Park for years,they never quit.

13 posted on 10/05/2013 6:26:59 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: philetus

14 posted on 10/05/2013 6:29:40 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Flycatcher

They have private donations line up to pay to operate the Park (Grand Canyon) but Barry said NO! This child-President’s tantrum is not only costing American citizens money, but ruining vacations for fellow Americans and Tourists from other Countries. What an arse he is.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 6:31:00 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Winstons Julia

Lets not screw around with blame here.

The blame is entirely on Obama.

He closed the parks as harassment and petty vindictiveness.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 6:33:28 PM PDT by Venturer (Obamacare is a criminal act.)
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To: Winstons Julia

They want a revolt. This is just too much in the face to be anything else.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 6:35:20 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: bicyclerepair

Funny part is that I think that in reality that was actually Magic Mountain north of Los Angeles. And they do close during the winter.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 6:35:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: bicyclerepair

19 posted on 10/05/2013 6:46:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: machogirl
Yes, I read about that. The town of Tusayan, just south of the Grand Canyon, has raised $325,000 to open parts of Grand Canyon NP, but the Bastard-in-Chief says no.

But here's my point: Gov Jerry Brown of Cal says he will DISOBEY our federal deportation laws in his state. So a precedent has been set. Why can't Gov Jan Brewer of AZ do the same thing with the federal closing of a park in HER state?

I'm just so sick of spineless Republicans refusing to push the envelope. It's in Arizona!

TAKE THE DAMN PARK BACK!!!

20 posted on 10/05/2013 6:46:55 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Winstons Julia

THE STATES SHOULD SIEZE ALL Federal Managed Land, via state eminent domain, kick all Fed employees to the curb(expel Fed from the state)and declare land rightfully returned to state ownerhip.

Then tell the Feds to POUND SAND


21 posted on 10/05/2013 6:50:33 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Flycatcher

Did you ask him what he thought of all this?


22 posted on 10/05/2013 6:52:39 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Winstons Julia

The Community Organizer in Chief is leading a strike, and no one is forcing him back to the bargaining table. Yes...another “empty chair” epic fail. The House needs to go back to “Regular Order” and continue to package up multiple, targeted appropriations like they are supposed to do.


23 posted on 10/05/2013 6:52:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: opentalk

Does the Corps need to retake Iwo Jima - AGAIN!


24 posted on 10/05/2013 6:53:07 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Winstons Julia

Privatize the NPS.


25 posted on 10/05/2013 6:59:44 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Flycatcher

You have an excellent point. Politicians have been not enforcing and ignoring plenty of Govt. laws when it applies to their agenda.

According to the WSJ article the Gov’s office has appealed to the NPS, but the NPS says NO.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303492504579115970922504940.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

Barry is just itching for a fight, ethnic war, class warfare. I despise him.


26 posted on 10/05/2013 7:00:57 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Flycatcher

bttt


27 posted on 10/05/2013 7:09:05 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: jeffc
Did you ask him what he thought of all this?

Yes, I did. Funny thing is, my wife and I know the guy (everyone knows everyone else on Grapevine Mesa), but we all tried to remain calm. He said he had "no opinion" on the closing and that we needed to address "Washington."

I wryly said he does have an opinion, but he's refusing to disclose it. He nodded and smiled. It ended this way: as a stalemate.

It was a terrible day for me, I'll be honest. I hate feeling this way. I'm just seething with anger, disappointment, and indignation. I hate being in the position of a serf.

28 posted on 10/05/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Please donate today!!
We have the need for speed!!

Let's finish this Thon quickly
so Jim can fully recover without
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Thank you!!

29 posted on 10/05/2013 7:16:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Flycatcher
I wryly said he does have an opinion, but he's refusing to disclose it. He nodded and smiled. It ended this way: as a stalemate.

I look at that as he's afraid for his job. He's being watched, like the rest of us.

30 posted on 10/05/2013 7:17:28 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
I agree. He's a kid with a new bride.

But it still stings.

31 posted on 10/05/2013 7:25:05 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: machogirl

Jan Brewer should pull on her big girl panties and send in the National Guard and State Police to re-open the Grand Canyon.

Governor’s in other states should do the same with national parks and monuments in their states.


32 posted on 10/05/2013 7:30:28 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Winstons Julia

Winter’s coming. People really shouldn’t care about temporary closures of national parks.


33 posted on 10/05/2013 7:47:31 PM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

Even ones in warm states?


34 posted on 10/05/2013 8:12:15 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I guess were going to have to hang out a Cousin Eddies.


35 posted on 10/05/2013 8:24:27 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Winstons Julia
That’s right – public memorials, monuments and parks remained open under President Clinton and the Republican Congress in 1995/96, causing one to wonder how much inconvenience and financial hardship this partial government shutdown is creating is actually necessary.

Not entirely true. Gateway National Recreation Area was closed back then.

36 posted on 10/05/2013 8:34:44 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

she’s not running again. i would if i were here. i’d be leading the pack.


37 posted on 10/05/2013 8:35:13 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Winstons Julia

US Army Corps of Engineers (Pittsburgh Dist) have closed the launching ramp and parking lot at Burnsville, on Burnsville Lake in WV. Just two Barackades and a cone. Used the ramp anyway and parked in the marina lot.

The ACE wanted to lock a cable across the road and give the key to the marina owner so that folks could pull their boats out in anticipation of the marina’s annual mid-Oct. closing for the season, but NOT to let others launch. He told them where to put the lock, cable AND the key.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 8:38:25 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Isn’t there an Indian tribe with a plexiglass overlook on Grand Canyon?


39 posted on 10/05/2013 8:58:03 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Winstons Julia

2 things, didn’t want to ask, but I will, cause I think in strange ways, is the Martin Luther King Memorial open and did you know they also install barry-cades at the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial? The Marine vets went in anyway.


40 posted on 10/05/2013 10:25:45 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

MLK Memorial is apparently shut down.

People are getting around this on First Amendment grounds.

They have the right to peacefully assemble...so as long as they make a show of being a peaceful assembly... they can get in.


41 posted on 10/06/2013 1:37:15 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Ms Mable

This is all further proof that “we the people” mean NOTHING to the all mighty government. Everything belongs to the US Government and we are nothing but a but of worker slaves that get a bone thrown to us once in a while. God help us....


“Dingy” Harry Reid thinks you smell bad.


42 posted on 10/06/2013 10:09:17 AM PDT by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Peet

How could Harry have any sense of smell considering he has his whole head stuck up Obama and Pelosi’s rump. Now listen, after smelling that...how could he refer to tourists possibly smelling bad? LOL. I suspect the foul smell that Harry is smelling is when he is standing downwind of himself. And I must add, he has the creepiest voice I have ever heard.


43 posted on 10/06/2013 10:43:05 AM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Winstons Julia

That’s a good point. It’s hard to remember living in warm states with morning temperatures here in the teens now.


44 posted on 10/06/2013 11:09:56 AM PDT by familyop
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To: cripplecreek
Yesterday at Allegheny National Forrest:

Details and narrative at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3074917/posts?page=34#34

45 posted on 10/06/2013 1:07:23 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: bicyclerepair

46 posted on 10/06/2013 1:10:12 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: machogirl

Put the Feds in jail.


47 posted on 10/06/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I second that. Our former US Attorney for AZ (former Janet Chief of Staff when she was Gov) Dennis Burke, along with the staffers who got shuttled out and promoted, along with Janet, Barry, and Eric.


48 posted on 10/06/2013 1:20:21 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Winstons Julia.
That’s right – public memorials, monuments and parks remained open under President Clinton and the Republican Congress in 1995/96, causing one to wonder how much inconvenience and financial hardship this partial government shutdown is creating is actually necessary.

49 posted on 10/13/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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