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Obama: No Yellowstone?!
Politico44 ^ | 04/06/11 | MATT NEGRIN

Posted on 04/06/2011 1:06:06 PM PDT by ColdOne

Miles from Washington, President Obama on Wednesday tried to persuade people that they should care about keeping the government open — because if it shuts down, they won’t be able to walk around national parks.

Obama told clean energy workers in Pennsylvania that some of them are probably thinking, “What do I care?” They should care, he said, because a shutdown would stall small-business loans and mortgage work.

And, if any of them wanted to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, “you're out of luck,” Obama said. “You may have to figure out if you can get your money back,” he said.

He added, “These are things that affect ordinary families day in and day out.”

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1 posted on 04/06/2011 1:06:08 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Huge spin in ‘95 was the closing of the parks.

There wasn’t 20% under employment and 1.6 trillion deficits back then though.


2 posted on 04/06/2011 1:08:15 PM PDT by y6162
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To: ColdOne

If it shuts down most people will not even notice..people may discover they can live without the government


3 posted on 04/06/2011 1:09:23 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ColdOne

Sure, we should condmen our children to financial ruin so we won’t disrupt anyone’s current vacation.


4 posted on 04/06/2011 1:10:27 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: ColdOne
I would much rather save my entire country for my children and grandchildren, than spend a week at Yellowstone...comparing the two is apples and oranges and such a notion eminates directly from STUPIDITY.

MEMORY SPAN
5 posted on 04/06/2011 1:10:35 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: ColdOne
And, if any of them wanted to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, “you're out of luck,” Obama said. “You may have to figure out if you can get your money back,” he said.

Get your money back from planning a trip to Yellowstone? From where?

Exactly how does Obama think most people vacation?

6 posted on 04/06/2011 1:10:41 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ColdOne

Why should the parks close? No services, sure, but no reason to lock the gate either.


7 posted on 04/06/2011 1:11:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: ColdOne

So don’t close the Gov’t down, Bambi. Simple.


8 posted on 04/06/2011 1:13:09 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: ctdonath2

It’s suppose to be the people’s land, we could run it with volunteers.


9 posted on 04/06/2011 1:14:37 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: ctdonath2

You need park rangers. Enforce the law.


10 posted on 04/06/2011 1:16:00 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: ColdOne
"Miles from Washington, President Obama on Wednesday tried to persuade people that they should care about keeping the government open — because if it shuts down, they won’t be able to walk around national parks."

LOL! Okay, it's a deal! The federal government social program rackets know that they're dependent for now on revenues from seasonal tourism: much of our "service industry." ...then the winter holidays.

But listen to Pickens. Oil will go up, and natural gas is the near-term answer. Fire it up in freight transportation first for a smoother transition. And BTW, gasoline and diesel won't go away. It will get much more expensive, and we'll deal with it.

Don't just try to wish the problem away. Prepare for it. Become more self-sufficient and less dependent on fuel yourselves. A freezer, for example, will help to cut down drastically on personal mileage and fuel usage in general (grocery transportation to stores). So will a garden or membership in a local gardening organization. ...and many other measures. Stock up on items that can't be locally produced.

And BTW, Pickens said $120 per barrel oil in 3 to 6 months. So save your money, and get ready for big inflation in early 2012, only a few months away.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 1:17:08 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: ctdonath2

The parks will survive a shut down of the Government. They were created without one and will continue to do their thing except there will be no Government worker there to collect fees from you to visit them!


12 posted on 04/06/2011 1:17:08 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne
Obama is going to turn off Old Faithful!

-PJ

13 posted on 04/06/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: ColdOne

So the clown will target those things that hurt americans the most and blame the pubs.


14 posted on 04/06/2011 1:19:23 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: ColdOne

And he knows whereof he speaks! Of all US presidents, he definitely has the most experience with the complex task of vacation planning.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 1:20:11 PM PDT by MissNomer
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To: ColdOne

Hey, ObaMao, you arrogant pr**k, the unemployed can’t afford a vacation there anyway. And even if they did, who is gonna pay $5 a gallon to get there? Shut it down!


16 posted on 04/06/2011 1:21:12 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: ColdOne

It’s about time Yogi and Boo Boo got off their dead behinds and found a real job. Hibernation is just another word for welfare. Lousy good-for-nothing wastrel bears.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 1:22:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red_Devil 232
The parks will survive a shut down of the Government.

But, but...I thought it took genuine Government money to maintain rocks and trees?
18 posted on 04/06/2011 1:23:02 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Exactly how does Obama think most people vacation?

We all know the answer: With an entourage of 100s and a wife wearing $600 sneakers and a few Boeing VC-25As to fly in and out!

19 posted on 04/06/2011 1:24:42 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

“And how could I golf without government golf courses?” “And who would inspect and cook the Wagyu beef and Maine lobsters that my family has come to depend on?”


20 posted on 04/06/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: familyop

Pickens is just trying to promote his natural gas scheme.


21 posted on 04/06/2011 1:26:47 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: ColdOne

....And, if any of them wanted to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, “you’re out of luck,” Obama said....

I’ll do without the vacation in Yellowstone Park and take it when your ass is out of the White House....


22 posted on 04/06/2011 1:27:10 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ColdOne

Just a little community organizin’ on a grander scale. This stuff must come second nature to the 0ne.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 1:29:31 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Station dealers have been trying hard to hold fuel prices on smaller, more out-of-the-way Colorado highways down before Memorial Day weekend. They usually like to keep spring prices down and surprise tourists with a big hike during the beginning of summer.

This year, they’re having a difficult time with it. It looks like fuel is going up about a penny a day, on average. ...a little over $3.759 now. It’s going to get really interesting after the end of May. ...shock and awe.


24 posted on 04/06/2011 1:29:46 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: ColdOne

The Democrats love to say they appropriate millions of acres every year for the public so that generations of Americans will be able to enjoy “their” land.

Right. Look who holds the key.


25 posted on 04/06/2011 1:30:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: RnMomof7

No gub mint?
Then who would suck from the teet that is the public?


26 posted on 04/06/2011 1:30:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ColdOne

My home is 154 miles from the west entrance to
Yellowstone. In past years, I’ve purchased an
annual pass for all national parks and visited
Yellowstone every two weeks from mid April to
September. The last two years I paid $80 for a
pass, but could only visit one time for a few
hours due to work obligations in San Diego. I
haven’t purchased my pass this year. It appears
Obama wants to take my money and lock the
park. To paraphrase Charlie Sheen...too bad
sucker...I’m keeping my money.


27 posted on 04/06/2011 1:30:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: ColdOne; All

And so begins the hysteria....
By next week, the facts won’t matter a damn.
It’s very sad, and a prime indicator of just how far we have fallen, as a nation.


28 posted on 04/06/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: ColdOne

It’s $25 a car to visit the Grand Canyon. 6000 cars a day = $150K a day. If you can’t run a hole in the ground on $150k a day you must be...The Federal Government. A couple grand for bathroom cleaning, a couple grand for rent-a-cops to throw out the drunks and voila the park is open. What about the hotels, the restaurants, the mule rides... they are all private concessions who are happy to stay open.


29 posted on 04/06/2011 1:32:28 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: ColdOne

My home is 154 miles from the west entrance to
Yellowstone. In past years, I’ve purchased an
annual pass for all national parks and visited
Yellowstone every two weeks from mid April to
September. The last two years I paid $80 for a
pass, but could only visit one time for a few
hours due to work obligations in San Diego. I
haven’t purchased my pass this year. It appears
Obama wants to take my money and lock the
park. To paraphrase Charlie Sheen...too bad
sucker...I’m keeping my money.


30 posted on 04/06/2011 1:33:37 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: ColdOne
This cat is probably the most ignorant waste of air I've ever known. Right, Zero we're all just sitting out here planning vacations because gas is 4.20 a gallon, the dollar ain't worth a dime and there's 20% unemployment.

Remember how the Lamestream eviscerated GHWB for asking about a laser scanner at a market just to make small talk with the checker?

31 posted on 04/06/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by atc23
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To: hoagy62

2nd Amendment is legal in National Parks. You can enforce the law should you need to.


32 posted on 04/06/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: ColdOne

OR...... They coujld turn over Management of the Parks to Private entities. Just an idea.


33 posted on 04/06/2011 1:42:06 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: y6162

Just how about Congress and the Prez cut all the pork they have tossed away and stop trying to terrorize the country into more spending?


34 posted on 04/06/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: ColdOne
And, if any of them wanted to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, “you're out of luck,” Obama said. “You may have to figure out if you can get your money back,” he said.

This is a president???? He sounds like a twelve year old being forced to do his homework.

35 posted on 04/06/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: ColdOne

OH, NO! Not Yellowstone! /s

Who has time & money to vacation this time of year anyway, Obama, you dumb*ss, besides YOU (on the taxpayer’s dime).


36 posted on 04/06/2011 1:44:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WKUHilltopper
Hey, ObaMao, you arrogant pr**k, the unemployed can’t afford a vacation there anyway. And even if they did, who is gonna pay $5 a gallon to get there? Shut it down!

Maybe he is clueless that most people are paying their DAMN TAXES this time of year instead of planning a vacation!

37 posted on 04/06/2011 1:46:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

Who can afford to drive to Jellystone anyway?


38 posted on 04/06/2011 1:48:34 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: ColdOne

The local Kroger store just had a smokin’ deal on cases of beans and 4packs of toilet paper. We stocked up.

I believe our family is now prepared for a govt shutdown. Rock and roll.


39 posted on 04/06/2011 1:50:43 PM PDT by lurk
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To: ColdOne

I guess the government will just have sell Yellowstone off to the logging industry. ...oh well...


40 posted on 04/06/2011 1:51:40 PM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd

What a great idea!

They will take better care of it and for less than the government!


41 posted on 04/06/2011 1:55:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, so it begins...

Gov’t shutdown would affect Civil War anniversary

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A spokesman for the National Park Service says if there is a partial government shutdown, Fort Sumter in Charleston will close at midnight Friday.

And that will mean the touchstone of Tuesday’s 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War will be closed next week.

Park Service spokesman David Barna in Washington says the agency can’t keep one site open and close the rest of the nation’s almost 400 national parks and monuments. He says if the government shuts down, there is no money for any site.

Barna says the agency will keep only skeleton staffs at parks, which will affect everything from the cherry blossom parade in Washington to next week’s events at Fort Sumter.

Some anniversary events not on the National Park Service property will be staged.

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14394995


42 posted on 04/06/2011 1:59:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Myrddin
If you are over 65 or so you can get a senior card and get in free. If you are disabled you can get in free with a card. 10% military disability will get you in for life also.
43 posted on 04/06/2011 2:01:29 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: tcrlaf

Government Shutdown Would Delay Release of U.S. Economic Data

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-04-06/government-shutdown-would-delay-release-of-u-s-economic-data.html


44 posted on 04/06/2011 2:02:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

Memories...

Government shutdown II
Some federal workers sent home;
Benefit checks could be delayed

December 18, 1995
Web posted at: 2:30 p.m. EST

From Senior White House Correspondent Wolf Blitzer

WASHINGTON (CNN) — On the third day of a new partial government shutdown, some federal workers were being sent home and President Clinton vetoed Republican-passed spending bills covering several cabinet-level agencies. Clinton objects to provisions in the measures that include aspects of the Republican legislative platform The measures would have provided funding for the Veterans Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

http://tinyurl.com/3q8hxko


45 posted on 04/06/2011 2:03:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The idiot doesn’t know that there’s probably 2,000 or so State parks that are pretty nice to see....


47 posted on 04/06/2011 2:04:55 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Political Junkie Too
Obama is going to turn off Old Faithful!


48 posted on 04/06/2011 2:05:01 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: ColdOne
Hey EVERYBODY:

Yellowstone IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!

The roads are slated to open on April 15th (weather permitting).

The Park has two seasons:

Summer - auto travel
Winter - snowmobile and snow coach travel

It's closed between seasons:
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Additionally, the facilities are currently closed:
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/open_closedates.htm#CP_JUMP_127493

WE NEED TO TAKE OBAMA TO TASK ON THIS!

49 posted on 04/06/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: y6162

MORE MEMORIES....

February 26, 2011
The Media’s Deadly Sin
By Carol Peracchio

Sixteen years ago, the Republican House of Representatives, led by Speaker Newt Gingrich, passed a federal budget containing spending cuts and slowing of growth in some programs. President Bill Clinton vetoed it. This caused the federal government to shut down for several days until the Congress blinked and passed another budget more to the president’s liking.

The mainstream media, which at the time consisted of the broadcast news networks, newspapers, and CNN, reported nonstop on the brief stoppage of nonessential federal services. They described the temporary closing of national museums in tones that rivaled the death scene from Camille for over-the-top heart wrenching hysteria.

Last year I was listening to the radio and heard that our area had experienced an earthquake during the night. I took the reporter’s word that it happened; it had been so mild that I slept right through it. In December 1995, if one weren’t visiting a national park or applying for a passport, the government shutdown had the same impact as that earthquake. In other words, if it hadn’t been for the media caterwauling, the majority of us wouldn’t have even known the shutdown had happened.

That didn’t stop reporters from using the brief interruption in sleigh rides in Yellowstone Park as an opportunity to caricature Newt as the “Gingrich Who Stole Medicare” and “a car bomber who wants to blow the country up.” For sixteen long years we’ve heard ad nauseam that the government shutdown of 1995 was so horrendous that it cinched Bill Clinton’s reelection.

http://tinyurl.com/3nlj8ow


50 posted on 04/06/2011 2:06:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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