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With restrooms closed by shutdown, problems pile up at Minnesota state parks
pioneer press ^ | 7-13-11 | dave orrick

Posted on 07/13/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

While such parks normally are bustling with people - and have facilities to serve them - the relative seclusion appears to have emboldened some to do their business along trails and other areas where no Minnesotan would normally dare to squat.

"People are taking it upon themselves to go out in the woods and relieve themselves, and without the presence of employees and others, they're not picking up after themselves," Konrad said. "People are also having a tendency not to pick up after their pets."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bear; dayton; doody; doom; eow; parks; poop; restrooms; shutdown; woods
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we're doomed.
1 posted on 07/13/2011 6:05:08 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I wonder if anyone outside of FR readers has ever seen the pattern of

when they government has to “shut down”, they only shut down those things that hurt the people, not those things that hurt the government or its employees.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 6:07:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

It’s SOP for government bow-wows.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 6:09:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Has anyone noticed that a lot of folks in this country resort to their most primal, animal tendencies the minute that the Government Mother/Father is taken away.

Even as a young boy, I had been taught how to deal with my basic bodily functions in the woods. Nothing a little shovel and thirty seconds of time could not handle.

People these days are pigs.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 6:09:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good grief...it seems people in MN can’t even take a dump without government help. Why are they publishing this embarrassing indictment of the citizens of that state?


5 posted on 07/13/2011 6:10:36 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: WOBBLY BOB

May I ask a question: Why aren’t volunteers cleaning the dang restrooms? If I were the tea party in that state, I’d be recruiting members to do the job. Then I glove up and take a day myself :)


6 posted on 07/13/2011 6:10:55 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Generally when you read about highway rest stops being closed it’s because they’ve become gay hook-up areas for gay men on the prowl over a there or four state area.


7 posted on 07/13/2011 6:11:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"People are taking it upon themselves to go out in the woods and relieve themselves, and without the presence of employees and others, they're not picking up after themselves," Konrad said. "People are also having a tendency not to pick up after their pets."

A Sheryl Crow orgasm in the making....even LESS than 1 square being used.

8 posted on 07/13/2011 6:11:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mewzilla

Look who’s ‘essential’ in Minnesota
Shutdown has governor’s housekeeper, gardener, lawmakers still on payroll

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=321301#ixzz1RzQQu7NP

maybe campers should poop in Marx Dayton’s yard.


9 posted on 07/13/2011 6:15:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Horrors!

Seriously. I spent several summers at a Minnesota summer camp. Unless things have changed drastically, there are endless places to relieve oneself in the great north woods.


10 posted on 07/13/2011 6:16:06 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: mewzilla
May I ask a question: Why aren’t volunteers cleaning the dang restrooms? If I were the tea party in that state, I’d be recruiting members to do the job.

Actually that's a great idea.

The unions aren't about to let it happen but its great PR for tea partiers and it exposes the left.
11 posted on 07/13/2011 6:16:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kittymyrib

who will whipe their butt?

it’s a crisis , I tell you!


12 posted on 07/13/2011 6:16:28 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: MrB

Yep, exactly. It’s always the critical services that get impacted first. Never mind the millions spent on stem-cell research, AIDS, and gov’t assistance to Somali immigrants and welfare queens.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 6:17:06 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Consequences of electing a Sh-—y Government. Perhaps if they had spent less time promoting diversity and more time prompting the boy scouts, people would have learned to bury their s-—.
A blue state government that has worked diligently to destroy personal responsibility is starting to reap the rewards.


14 posted on 07/13/2011 6:17:47 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Did the parks require an entrance fee?

Could that fee cover at least costs of fee collection and restroom cleaning?

Don’t shut down operations which are, or could be, self-funding.


15 posted on 07/13/2011 6:18:56 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“Does a bear ...”

Aww, never mind....


16 posted on 07/13/2011 6:25:04 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Vermont Lt

All you need is a trowel and a limb so you can do the Orangutang Hang.


17 posted on 07/13/2011 6:25:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So, the real things the government employees do there is nag folks to pick up after their dogs and provide TP/ unlock the restrooms? I bet We the People can figure that one out without union pensions being part of the package.


18 posted on 07/13/2011 6:25:22 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: EGPWS

If the (closed) parks are so busy,but people do this any way, this must mean there are a lot of Minnesotans who enjoy people watching them drop trou.

Sounds more like a Loring Park deal.


19 posted on 07/13/2011 6:26:42 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: mewzilla

Spend the day following Dayton around with a group of picketers instead. In the 1995 Government toilet shutdown, the facilities werer locked; volunteers could not get in to clean them.


20 posted on 07/13/2011 6:27:44 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ctdonath2

Shutdown Prevents Wis. Couple From Bringing Baby Home

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/07/13/shutdown-prevents-wis-couple-from-bringing-baby-home/

“you can check out any time you want,but you can never leave...”

we’re doomed.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 6:29:59 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Vermont Lt

Nonsense. You have been punked by the bureaucracy. They have got you blaming your fellow citizen instead of them now.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 6:31:32 AM PDT by ngat
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To: cripplecreek
Without tooting my own horn, it is a good idea, and not just for latrine duty. Tea partiers in every state ought to be drawing up lists of members who can do jobs if their state goes in the cr@pper.
23 posted on 07/13/2011 6:32:04 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: WOBBLY BOB
With restrooms closed by shutdown, problems pile up at Minnesota state parks

Ok, I guess things are "piling" up. This headline needs flies buzzing aroud it.

24 posted on 07/13/2011 6:32:25 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Some animals are more equal than others, eh?


25 posted on 07/13/2011 6:33:48 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s shut down, right? What’s stopping them?


26 posted on 07/13/2011 6:34:51 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: mewzilla

Can you imagine the rage it would inspire in the left to see Tea Party Adopt A Highway signs along the road?

Plus it really is a practice what we preach approach to some of our problems.


27 posted on 07/13/2011 6:38:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Vermont Lt

Yeah, this speaks to a person’s character how you deal with your doo-doo when no one is policing you or cleaning the latrines. Those who proceed without cleaning up after themselves or their pets are not real campers.


28 posted on 07/13/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: WOBBLY BOB

find a tree to go on.


29 posted on 07/13/2011 6:41:22 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Boo-freakin-hoo. People can’t go to the park while the state tries to resolve a fiscal crisis. I hope and pray the American people aren’t so addicted to government that they would be up in arms about not being able to go to a park. If they are, we truly are doomed. Just jack all taxes up to 100% and shred the Constitution.


30 posted on 07/13/2011 6:41:36 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cripplecreek

As for the unions, let ‘em try to stop volunteers from scrubbing toilets. That’ll make great PR :)


31 posted on 07/13/2011 6:44:20 AM PDT by mewzilla
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32 posted on 07/13/2011 6:44:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ctdonath2
Don’t shut down operations which are, or could be, self-funding.

One of the first things to go off line in the gov shutdown was license sales from the DNR; no fishing, hunting or trapping licenses sold. so the chief source of revenue for the department and not a small source of income generated from tourists is gone. But have no fear, the Minnesota DNR will continue to provide the following services:


33 posted on 07/13/2011 6:47:51 AM PDT by conservonator (Shakes head, walks away.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Watching the mighty state of Minnesota from afar with admiration, and envy...

34 posted on 07/13/2011 6:49:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Proud ticket holder: "The Undefeated")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
When I was a girl.....
Wooden latrines with holes in the ground-
And no fancy shmancy company had to come and suck the things clean.
They needed NO maintenance. We need good ol fashion wooden out houses, and everyone keep their own toilet paper with them.
35 posted on 07/13/2011 6:55:00 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Decadence is a bitch, isn't it!

Western Civilization is decadent. Most fools don't know what that means. They're too lazy or too stupid to learn from history.

Unless this decadence is reversed, it's going to get worse--much worse--much faster! And reversing the decadence means--of utmost importance--unshackling the economy and allowing it to soar.

Defecation in public places is nothing compared to what's to come.

Wait until typhoid breaks out.

And then cholera.

And then smallpox raises its horrifying head in an unvaccinated population.

And the people and their governments are too DECADENT--too disorganized and too poor to fight against them.

And crime becomes rife, and the police are ineffective.

And the people who were stupid enough and lazy enough to let all this happen are wondering what hit them.

And it gets worse!

Shall I go on?

36 posted on 07/13/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: MrB

Yes, I’ve been saying that for awhile now...

They hold the gun to our heads in the form of cutting safety services, police, fire, military anything that cause us to be uncomfortable. 0bama’s threat to senior citizens is just such a tactic. Will he do it, just to prove his point...you betcha’ he will.

They have done this for years and for whatever reason we’ve more or less always taken the bait.


37 posted on 07/13/2011 7:11:27 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Beaten Valve

If I saw a bear in the woods, I’d be the one doing the sh****g.


38 posted on 07/13/2011 7:12:55 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This should be breaking news.

After the election of Franken I was certain that Minnesotans no longer gave a s#!t.


39 posted on 07/13/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: EBH

A caller to Rush gave us something the right could do if 0bama pulls that trigger:

detail all the programs, policies, and departments that ARE getting paid instead of the vital services and SS checks.

I say they do this NOW. Give a detail of the numbers of government employees and what they’re doing and what they’re getting paid. Detail what checks are going out to study the mating habits of the northbound fruitfly, etc.


40 posted on 07/13/2011 7:19:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kittymyrib

Because they are stinking slobs who cannot take care of what they have on their own without government. How sick and sad that they trash their own property, the parks. I also was taught at a young age how do deal with mother nature properly and safely when in the wilderness. Ignorance is no excuse for this poor behavior and I wouldn’t want to visit a state with people like this living there..


41 posted on 07/13/2011 7:24:54 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Democrats Force Right Wing Government To Promote "Back To Earth" Movement"

More at 11:00


42 posted on 07/13/2011 7:41:23 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

If Obama gets a 2nd term, we’ll all be living in parks.


43 posted on 07/13/2011 7:50:05 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

BYOTP


44 posted on 07/13/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Minnesota is absolutely idiotic to not find a solution to keep their parks open and rest areas clean. Tourism in Minnesota is big big bucks. This just makes their state look sad.


45 posted on 07/13/2011 7:53:17 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Vinnie

Or BYOSRC. Try that one.


46 posted on 07/13/2011 8:00:21 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Vinnie

Also, how bout 2 red cobs and one white cob. The white cob is quality control on the two red cobs.


47 posted on 07/13/2011 8:01:57 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Ouch ouch!!


48 posted on 07/13/2011 8:07:12 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ohhh, the humanity!


49 posted on 07/13/2011 8:13:07 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

It sometimes amazes me how well Freeper’s posts match their user names.


50 posted on 07/13/2011 8:31:49 AM PDT by toast
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