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Obama: Repub. budget would close 100's of national parks; BUT there are only 58 [vanity]
me ^ | 4/4/2012 | me

Posted on 04/04/2012 11:46:46 AM PDT by matt1234

In yesterday's attack on the proposed Republican budget in the House, obama said "Hundreds of national parks would be forced to close for part or all of the year." (Transcript here). However, there are only 58 national parks (source here).


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: lies; nationalparks; obama; obamacantcount

1 posted on 04/04/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

You mean in all 57 states, there are only 58 National Parks?


2 posted on 04/04/2012 11:50:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Keith Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: matt1234

There you go. Reading and stating facts. The unicorn sanctuary and elvish hideouts are the hardest hit according to a triple blind dude on methadone.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 11:54:39 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Honestly...this 'president' is an absolute nimrod...

Doesn't this dick-cheese have any staffers that could fact check what he is going to speak about before he spouts off with his verbal diarrhea?

4 posted on 04/04/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“You mean in all 57 states, there are only 58 National Parks?”

Barry: “Err, umm... That’s all? Err, umm... Well under my Administration we need to add additional parks to all 57 states so there WILL be 100 National Parks. Err, umm... That doesn’t add up. Err, umm... Let me get back with you. Meanwhile STOP the Republicans from closing those parks no matter what they add up to. O.K.?”


5 posted on 04/04/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT by poobear
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To: matt1234

I was at Rocky Mountain National Park last week, ready to pay the entrance fee...but guess what?

NOBODY WAS ACCEPTING ANY MONEY!

I went through the gate 3 times (forgot my trail map back in Estes), traffic was not heavy, but at $10-80 bucks a pop, I’m sure the NPS was blowing at least $1,000 an hour!

I’m totally willing to pay the fee, BUT KEN SALAZAR would rather borrow the money from China!!!


6 posted on 04/04/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: matt1234
By now EVERYONE should know what and who Obama is....well, someone might take exception to WHO he is because his absolute identity (name, SS#, etc) is still hidden but we have figured most of that out. The faux, narcissistic, self-driven world his mind lives in shows daily now.

It will be nice to have an American president back in the Oval Office again in January 2013 and many unemployed radical leftist czars.

7 posted on 04/04/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: matt1234
The poor bastard just can't help himself.

And he *made it* through a bunch of high powered schools.........ROTFLMAO!!

8 posted on 04/04/2012 11:59:03 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: matt1234

He already closed many, 2 years ago.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: matt1234

He already closed many, 2 years ago.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: matt1234

He already closed many, 2 years ago.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: matt1234

He already closed many, 2 years ago.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: matt1234

Let him go, he is on a roll.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 12:02:13 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: cookcounty
I visited Craters of the Moon in Idaho last summer. The gate was open and unattended. The ranger apparently was on break or at lunch. Or something.
14 posted on 04/04/2012 12:03:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: matt1234

Some would be closed more than once. For example: 58 parks X 10 closings on average = (slipping on computer glove, cypher, cypher , carry 1 plus 7 in...30 days has September, but February is cold....) Got it! hundreds of closings!


15 posted on 04/04/2012 12:06:43 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: matt1234

Wiki has an incomplete list too.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Fedupwithit
Doesn't this dick-cheese have any staffers that could fact check

I agree. What an embarrassment.

17 posted on 04/04/2012 12:07:28 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: The Cajun

Pay attention, America. This tete du merde exemplifies Affirmative Action.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“I visited Craters of the Moon in Idaho last summer. “

Cool place. Had never heard of it til my MIL mentioned she had been there -—when the lava was still cooling....


19 posted on 04/04/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: hinckley buzzard

Here in Michigan I’ve found that I actually prefer the state parks and forests to the National. Seems that asking visitors to donate a few bucks goes a long way.


20 posted on 04/04/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: matt1234
However, there are only 58 national parks (source here).

Better take a screen cap of that wikipedia page ASAP. Obama activists will be changing it very soon to reflect "100's of National Parks".

21 posted on 04/04/2012 12:11:04 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: matt1234

Which of the 57 States are these “Hundreds” of National Parks in?


22 posted on 04/04/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: poobear

Actually, there are 379 “sites”, like Minuteman National Historic Park run by the National Park Service, but not a “National Park”. If he had said National Park Service sites, he might not be talking total smack. A lot of them, like the Lowell National Historical Park could disappear without anyone other than the immediate families of the employees even noticing.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 12:18:52 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Keith Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I noticed that the national lakeshores aren’t included either.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 12:25:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Wiki has an incomplete list too.

According to the The National Parks: Index 2009–2011 published by National Park Service, there are 58 National Parks. To verify, go to the following page, and scroll down to the table titled "Statistical Summary":

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/nps/nps/part1.htm

Maybe you are thinking of national monuments, national historical sites, etc.?

25 posted on 04/04/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Give them back to the States.....that will save billions


26 posted on 04/04/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: matt1234

I think its a matter of designation. Here in Michigan we have two national lakeshores that are really no different than national parks aside from the designation.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 12:30:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TankerKC

I’m not sure what wikipedia used as a source, the the National Park Service web site list 432 locations on their “Find a Park” page.

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm


28 posted on 04/04/2012 12:50:47 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: matt1234
There should be no “national” parks anyway. I hope the Feds are so broke they are forced to relinquish all lands back to the rightful owners...THE STATES.
29 posted on 04/04/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.billyjoesfoodfarm.com)
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To: Mears

bfl


30 posted on 04/04/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: matt1234
Maybe you are thinking of national monuments, national historical sites, etc.?

Could be... List of areas in the United States National Park System

31 posted on 04/04/2012 12:56:09 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: Freddd

Like he thinks anyone can afford the gas to drive to a national park.
Like he thinks anyone can afford the gas to drive to a national park.
Like he thinks anyone can afford the gas to drive to a national park.
Like he thinks anyone can afford the gas to drive to a national park.

:) JK With ya


32 posted on 04/04/2012 12:58:31 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: TankerKC
The National Park Service administers approx. 400 sites, but only 58 are "National Parks." (There are also National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Battlefields, etc..) See post 25 for verification.

I'm sure the libs will use the ~400 number to weasel out of obama's lie, but technically his statement is false. Saying "Hundreds of national parks would be forced to close..." is a lot scarier than saying "Hundreds of sites administered by the national park service would be forced to close...". obama knows that. He's intentionally bending the truth to spread fear.

33 posted on 04/04/2012 1:15:53 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234

He is uneducated and ignorant... he is not smart or even average and I would think that he lost his law license because he is not qualified to practice law... he does not know the Constitution and he is nothing but a liar and a street punk.

LLS


34 posted on 04/04/2012 1:23:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: matt1234
...but only 58 are "National Parks."

I agree.

35 posted on 04/04/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“A lot of them, like the Lowell National Historical Park could disappear without anyone other than the immediate families of the employees even noticing.”

Yep, I knew a guy in the late 70’s that yearned for a job at one of these parks. Nice gig if you could get it. Smoke pot all day AND get retirement benefits!

I feel bad for the park rangers who depend on local visitors for donations but hey, not THAT bad!

I don’t get donations for my grocery/gas bill.


36 posted on 04/04/2012 1:50:03 PM PDT by poobear
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
You mean in all 57 states, there are only 58 National Parks?

58 parks. They close every night. Times 365 days?

Hell's Belles! That's thousands of closings!

37 posted on 04/04/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: matt1234

The federal gov “owns” huge amounts of all land west of the mississippi. Sell that land off and we’d have plenty of money to pay off the debt.


38 posted on 04/04/2012 1:55:12 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
The federal gov “owns” huge amounts of all land west of the mississippi. Sell that land off and we’d have plenty of money to pay off the debt.

Agree. But I'd tie it to a balanced budget amendment.

39 posted on 04/04/2012 2:02:03 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“You mean in all 57 states, there are only 58 National Parks?”

Well, one in DC.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 3:08:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Maybe Zero is counting all the Popeye’s fried chicken stores as national parks.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 4:15:23 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: poobear
Nice gig if you could get it. Smoke pot all day AND get retirement benefits!

Obviously, you've been a visitor to Lowell National Historical Park. A wet kiss to the late Paul Tsongis. Now, I'm stuck with his widow as my congresscritter. Cudda been worse, I might have got a Kennedy spawn.

42 posted on 04/04/2012 4:17:07 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Keith Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: poobear

;D!


43 posted on 04/05/2012 4:22:47 AM PDT by poobear
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To: matt1234

Somebody needs to inform the teleprompter.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 4:30:57 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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