Skip to comments.Obama Administration Lashes Out at Critics of 'One Nation' Rally Trashing of Nat'l Mall
Posted on 10/04/2010 3:18:17 PM PDT by kristinn
National Park Service spokesman Bill Line has lashed out at conservative critics of the trashing of the National Mall by attendees of the leftist One Nation Working Together rally held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
The Park Service is part of the Interior Department which is headed up by Obama appointee, former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (Dem.-CO).
Line spoke to the Daily Caller, in an unprecedented protest of coverage by the Caller and other conservative news sites and blogs that criticized the One Nation Rally for the large amounts of trash left at the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and Memorial Bridge near Arlington Cemetery.
Line's statements are contradicted by a Park Ranger filmed at the Lincoln Memorial after the rally ended who said the trash was the worst he had seen. The Ranger noted the conservative Restoring Honor Rally held on August 28 by Glenn Beck was cleaned up by its participants who left the trash bagged and piled for pick up.
Line's comments from the Caller:
I consider [The Daily Callers article] to be highly inaccurate, said a very forceful NPS spokesman, Bill Line.
To imply that this past weekends event is more dirty, contains more trash or is filthier than any other demonstration is not grounded in reality.
This trash you have on [TheDCs] front page could be found at any other large rally that has happened previously at the Mall and could happen in the future, said Line.
Line said the garbage at the One Nation rally was no different than any other rally. Trash, it seems, is apolitical.
It is common, typical, regular ordinary, commonplace. You get the idea? said Line. Its very commonplace with ANY rally, march demonstration, anywhere on the Mall where you have large numbers of people.
The Caller also spoke with a spokeman for the One Nation Rally, Flo McAfee who said the group wanted to leave the Mall as they found it.
In putting all this together we very much worked hand in hand with the park service because we wanted to follow the guidelines and respect the grounds also, said McAfee. You know, those moments are our moments just like its everyone in the nation so we wanted to make sure it was left as we found it.
Conservatives have been holding rallies on a regular basis on the National Mall since Free Republic's October 31, 1998 rally to impeach Bill Clinton, called the March for Justice. I was a part of the rally and subsequent ones by the Second Amendment Sisters, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com, Support Our Troops and Their Mission Weekend, and the Gathering of Eagles. We always left the rally sites cleaner than we found them. The tea party rallies and Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally have also left their rally sites pristine.
The same cannot be said for liberals when they hold their rallies.
I cannot remember the Park Service lashing out at critics of a rally like they have with the One Nation Rally.
hey that sucka help make it happen and no is sore. hahahaha
TRASHED, just like Inauguration Day. WHY don´t they own up to the smell of their own farts.
Real photos don’t lie!
Apparently the unions lost out on a lot of work picking up trash?
The more they yap about it, the less of an "event" it was.
That's tih's first law, btw: h=1/v.
Don’t complain about all the trash, complain about the people who noticed.......
Kind of like the Schultz jackass saying that the crowd for Beck’s rally was the same as any summer day at the mall.
No, they don’t, but liberals close their eyes and with the images away
We have ALL SEEN THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS. The Park Service is saying, “Who ya gonna believe? Me? Or your lying eyes?”
No doubt....we should belive him....or our own eyes....
THEY are lashing out? Seems like We the People should be the ones lashing out, after the way they trashed our nation’s monuments. (And they claim to be the ones who care about the environment? This is how they take care of “the planet”?)
>>Real photos dont lie!
“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” Chico Marx
What was this rally for? Karl Marx’s Birthday?
Same thing happens in Madistan (Madison WI) when liberals protest. Litter everywhere on the capitol mall. When conservatives protest, the place is extremely clean afterwards.
We plan ahead, people bring their own bags, they either bring big bags for lots of people to use and/or take their stuff with them when they leave.
Well there you go, my lying eyes lying to me again ;^)
Someone needs to make a video and post it on GoogTube to show the difference in the trashiness after each rally. But in the mean time some still photos would be great!
I can only say that Bill Line must have had a lobotomy recently. Sheeeeshhhh....
EXPOSURE.......they hate it, squirm you bassturds
Were most of these people communists? Does Obama endorse the communists?
Can’t expect anything from pigs but grunts...and trash.
They are trashy people.
Hey! All that trash means more work, overtime, and money at budget time. Don’t ruin it by complaining. /s
“a spokeman for the One Nation Rally, Flo McAfee who said the group wanted to leave the Mall as they found it.”
They want to improve healthcare, end wars, and create jobs too, but they are liberal screw ups.
I like my rallies just a little on the trashy side! LOL!
Well, I am lashing out right back at them.
WEll the pictures don’t lie.....
There is no doubt what-so-ever which side trashy obammy is on.
Funny — the guy who doesn’t have to pick up trash knows how much trash was left...
mmmmm—wonder who he votes with? LOL
It is surprising that so many in D.C. seem to think it’s still the 1970s, and that they can lie to our faces, apparently oblivious to the existence of instantaneous fact-checking resources: the internet, talk radio, youtube, etc.
Lashing out does not = denial.
SEE FOR YOURSELF............before it disappears.
sent it out for all to see
gadzooks..makes me wonder what the
WH looks like..Yikes...bet there is dog poop everywhere.
Kinda like the way they have been working on trashing the USA for the past 40 or 50 years. They just don’t appreciate anything good and decent.
The only memorable aspect of that rally was the TRASH. Nothing else was memorable, including Special Ed’s hate fest on conservatives.
And the Promise Keepers’ rally, in ‘97 or ‘98, was a tidy gathering as well.
You can tell about a person by the way they act and when they open their mouth.
This same Bill Line claimed after “Glenn Beck’s August rally, the Park Service found damage on the National Mall that it estimated to be in the range of $5,000 to $10,000” (last paragraph of link). Wonder what his estimate of the 10/2 damage is...
Seems like he has an ax to grind with conservatives.
But, there again 0 will tries to convince you that you love being screwed
but in his case... not in a good way.
The commies HAVE to get you to agree with them even tho
they already have you bent over.
“There is no doubt what-so-ever which side trashy obammy is on.”
Ever heard the saying, “pictures don’t lie”?
Bill Line knows where his bread is buttered. He is yet another politically sensitive loser employed by taxpayers. He should be fired immediately and deported. What a goof. There were two piles of trash at the Saturday rally: the attendees & their refuse. We have been to three Tea Party events in WDC downtown. There was NO trash outside the waste containers.
These people are trash ! Here is my own experience with liberals and their cr@p.
Place I worked at in the early 1990’s, we had this 350 lbs woman. She was very liberal, anti-American. You look at her desk and there is piles of papers on it and some onthe floor. You couldn’t see the desk surface. My desk was pretty clean. Back on the woman, go into her car and go to the place she lived at. Pig’s sty. Another place I worked at, there was a man who was also liberal, he was also very messy ! At least he wasn’t obese !
These people don’t have respect for themselves, what they have is trash and they want to trash this country and those who like to keep their $h!t together !
Most liberals, if they cannot handle their own affairs, they have no business handling the country’s affairs !
Thanks. There’s no other mention of it, so my guess would be that it is for sod repair. The Park Service has gotten quite fussy in recent years about maintaining the grass. They require expensive rubber mats to protect the grass from heavy equipment and vehicles.