Skip to comments.With restrooms closed by shutdown, problems pile up at Minnesota state parks
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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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.
It’s SOP for government bow-wows.
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.
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?
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 :)
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.
A Sheryl Crow orgasm in the making....even LESS than 1 square being used.
Look who’s ‘essential’ in Minnesota
Shutdown has governor’s housekeeper, gardener, lawmakers still on payroll
maybe campers should poop in Marx Dayton’s yard.
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.
who will whipe their butt?
it’s a crisis , I tell you!
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.
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.
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.
“Does a bear ...”
Aww, never mind....
All you need is a trowel and a limb so you can do the Orangutang Hang.
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.
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.
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.
Shutdown Prevents Wis. Couple From Bringing Baby Home
“you can check out any time you want,but you can never leave...”
Nonsense. You have been punked by the bureaucracy. They have got you blaming your fellow citizen instead of them now.
Ok, I guess things are "piling" up. This headline needs flies buzzing aroud it.
Some animals are more equal than others, eh?
It’s shut down, right? What’s stopping them?
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.
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.
find a tree to go on.
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.
As for the unions, let ‘em try to stop volunteers from scrubbing toilets. That’ll make great PR :)
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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:
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?
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.
If I saw a bear in the woods, I’d be the one doing the sh****g.
This should be breaking news.
After the election of Franken I was certain that Minnesotans no longer gave a s#!t.
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.
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..
More at 11:00
If Obama gets a 2nd term, we’ll all be living in parks.
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.
Or BYOSRC. Try that one.
Also, how bout 2 red cobs and one white cob. The white cob is quality control on the two red cobs.
Ohhh, the humanity!
It sometimes amazes me how well Freeper’s posts match their user names.