Skip to comments.Obama Uses Armed Gestapo-Like Guard Tactics On Senior Citizens At Yellowstone Park
Posted on 10/08/2013 10:30:03 AM PDT by Whenifhow
Because theres just no better way to show whos boss than scaring the living crap out of a bunch of elderly tourists from numerous countries. What a bunch of fascist asshats:
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.
When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.
Weve become a country of fear, guns and control, said Vaillancourt, who grew up in Lawrence. It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, were sorry, it was all like as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm.
Four dozen senior citizen tourists were on a 9 day tour (as opposed to a 3 hour tour for Gilligans Island, which would have been far preferable I imagine) of western parks and monuments. The fun ended suddenly when they arrived at Yellowstone Park and the Shutdown descended with Obamas thuggish bureaucrats at the ready:
Rangers systematically sent visitors out of the park, though some groups that had hotel reservations such as Vaillancourts were allowed to stay for two days. Those two days started out on a sour note, she said.
The bus stopped along a road when a large herd of bison passed nearby, and seniors filed out to take photos. Almost immediately, an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldnt recreate. The tour guide, who had paid a $300 fee the day before to bring the group into the park, argued that the seniors werent recreating, just taking photos.
She responded and said, Sir, you are recreating, and her tone became very aggressive, Vaillancourt said.
The seniors quickly filed back onboard and the bus went to the Old Faithful Inn, the parks premier lodge located adjacent to the parks most famous site, Old Faithful geyser. That was as close as they could get to the famous site barricades were erected around Old Faithful, and the seniors were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door.
They looked like Hulk Hogans, armed. They told us you cant go outside, she said. Some of the Asians who were on the tour said, Oh my God, are we under arrest? They felt like they were criminals.
Im sure to these good people visiting our country, they worried that a communist coup had ensued when they werent looking and that the State police were arresting them. Well, thats pretty much what is going on. And for a country already in the grip of an Obama Depression, this will just hasten an already bankrupt country into the economic abyss. Cloward and Piven has arrived at Barack Obamas usherance and with much gleeful anticipation on his Marxist part.
As the bus made its 2.5-hour journey out of Yellowstone, the tour guide made arrangements to stop at a full-service bathroom at an in-park dude ranch he had done business with in the past. Though the bus had its own small bathroom, Vaillancourt said seniors were looking for a more comfortable place to stop. But no stop was made Vaillancourt said the dude ranch had been warned that its license to operate would be revoked if it allowed the bus to stop. So the bus continued on to Livingston, Mont., a gateway city to the park.
The bus trip made headlines in Livingston, where the local newspaper Livingston Enterprise interviewed the tour guide, Gordon Hodgson, who accused the park service of Gestapo tactics.
The national parks belong to the people, he told the Enterprise. This isnt right.
Calls to Yellowstones communications office were not returned, as most of the personnel have been furloughed.
Many of the foreign visitors were shocked and dismayed by what had happened and how they were treated, Vaillancourt said.
A lot of people who were foreign said they wouldnt come back (to America), she said.
The National Parks aggressive actions have spawned significant criticism in western states. Governors in park-rich states such as Arizona have been thwarted in their efforts to fund partial reopenings of parks. The Washington Times quoted an unnamed Park Service official who said park law enforcement personnel were instructed to make life as difficult for people as we can. Its disgusting.
And so it goes from nudge, to shove and very soon, to shoot. Surely Americans now see they are living under the iron fist of a dictator. They are using lands and monuments that belong to America against us held hostage as wards of the State, not property of the free. What makes Americans think that with the government in control of healthcare that they wont use the same tactics? Comply or no antibiotics for you
submit or no chemotherapy
kneel or no transplant. And even then, only those who we deem young enough, correct enough or wealthy and powerful enough will receive the benefits of the all-controlling Marxist State. America has become Russias protege thanks to the enemies within.
Maybe now Americans will see what Obama is and that the government is not needed as gov shut down and nothing has happened.
I'm glad Republicans shut down government. government is useless and only oppresses as in the IRS
call them and tell Republicans to hold the line and not cave in to media pressure.
"Just Following Orders" was the Nuremberg Defense.
It was the excuse used by the NAZIs
“I’m glad Republicans shut down government.”
Yep. And because of it they’re showing their true colors to the world - and it ain’t pretty.
I hope a lot of seniors on this bus were Barry supporters. Not anymore.
that excuse has worked so well throughout history, too. /s
Even if the Republicans did shut down the government, IT’S BARRY WHO CONTROLS THE GUARDS.
Sir, you are recreating,
With a pointy stick?
Sorry about that, but you all just got a taste of 21st century US law enforcement.
It’s from Barry, and no one else, that the order came to
“make it painful”.
All the foreigners prolly went home and said its great to be back to a free country.
And basically applauding the Repubs for doing it.
I know others state Obama’s National Security force was supposedly the Peace Corps, but sure seems to be quite the Civilian show of force in the last week.
When you have people who call themselves American citizens treating people this way just to protect their jobs, and become armed bullies, treating older people like this. Folks this is what America has become. An armed camp. Armed by the criminals that are running the federal government and have their hordes of admirers who hold out their hands for free stuff. These people who call themselves Americans should be ashamed of themselves for their conduct. BUT, I can guarantee you they are not. They are probably actually enjoying being bullies, pushing old people around and such. THIS IS WHAT AMERICA IS NOW FOLKS!!! This is what Obama has made America into. This is what a majority of the sit on their ass scum butts for free stuff have turned this nation into. I actually have thought that if there was another nation to go to to start America over again as the Founders did, I would love to go there and start it over using the founding documents we used in the beginning and add those new rules that we have learned along the way to keep the scum liberals and communist out of the nation. I am embarrassed to call myself an American. This is not my country of birth. This is not what my mother and father raised me to live in. My father, his father, his brothers, all fought in wars to protect this nation. Now we have become THIS. This nation of scum leading this country. Inside the beltway, OUR employees continue to live high on the hog on our dime. Their huge salaries, his own health care, their own retirement plan, all voted by themselves. Man, what a great job to have.
>> ... a lot of seniors on this bus were Barry supporters.
Prolly not - with the exception of the People’s Republics of Boulder and Denver, most of ‘em don’t get more than a few miles from the coast.
It’s time to send the State Militia or National Guard to escort the Park Rangers to jail cells for the crimes of armed threatening, intimidation, extortion, and treason.
As I understand it, the National Guard is under orders from the governors of their respective states unless the president activates them for National Defense.
There needs to be an armed showdown with these thugs.
All the Americans who will see what Obama is about have seen what he is about. His mindless supporters, the Obamabots,the ones who elected and re-elected him, the low-info voters, will not desert him, They will be under his thrall for the duration.
That last part, my friends, would be the biggest mistake ever made in the Kenyan's life. You know that run on the ammo that dried up all the sporting goods stores inventory? It wasn't Obastard's government (although they bought a lot of it). It was us.
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