Skip to comments.And Your 2013 Villain of the Year Is…
Posted on 12/30/2013 4:34:10 PM PST by Starman417
This is the time every year where we see various "Best of..." and "Year in Review" write ups on every subject imaginable. This is done for two main reasons: 1) Most of the media folks want to take some time off around the holidays and these can be written in advance and 2) they're usually fun to read. As I always try to do, I'm going against the grain and neither of these apply here - my posts are never fun to read! My other reason for writing this post is that I wanted to follow up on another piece I had written earlier in the year. Unfortunately it became old in the news cycle and I never got back around to writing the second part. Now as a year end post I have the perfect excuse to revive an old story!
In terms of how I picked my villain the obvious choices would be the actors who want to physically harm us - Al Queda, Hezbollah, etc. In this case I'm looking at someone who we would expect to be a friend but showed very different colors when push came to shove. I'm talking about our own government, of course. Both sides of the political spectrum have parts of the government that they generally do not like. In the case of the left, it's pretty much the military, for reasons that are too much of a tangent to go into here. From the right, dislike is mainly directed at agencies that attack individual freedom - the EPA, NLRB, IRS, etc. In this case I'm looking at an agency that nobody would ever put at the top of a list like this - I'm talking about the National Park Service.
Let's face it - the NPS is about as benign and nonpartisan agency as anyone could expect. Regardless of where you fall in terms of ideology almost everybody can agree that we want to have national park land and employees to maintain them. And prior to this past fall I had never witnessed, read, or heard anything negative about anything like a thuggish Park Ranger. Granted, I'm not a big outdoorsman1, so I wouldn't have had much opportunity to deal with an overbearing Ranger while out camping or dealing with renewing a fishing license, etc. But my limited contact with them during my years as a tour guide around DC's National Mall was never unpleasant, and as far as I saw they all interacted well with the tourists.
Of course, this all changed back in October, when I wrote about the shutdown. Specifically, I talked about how leftists' unthinking defense of Barrycading our Memorials from visitors demonstrated that the left in this country have become a hopeless case. But there was another element to this story that was digging at me at the time and still is. If you haven't read my original post you can do it here, but here is a quick summary of the specific incident of foreign tourists being detained at Yellowstone Park that I focused on:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
eyep...ODUNGO..he even closed parks that didn’t belong to the government..moron
Dingy Harry Reid
The Boy Scouts?
Is there any doubt at all?
A stupid question is bound to get a stupid answer, many would say.
New world order, after all, it’s the 100th anniversary of their income tax + federal reserve coup.
Paul “Judas” Ryan.
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