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Barricades At Mount Vernon REMOVED
Mount Vernon press response | 10/3/2013 | ladysforest

Posted on 10/03/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT by Ladysforest

Mount Vernon is open. Our parking lots are now open. The barricade was placed in front of Mount Vernon’s parking lots for a short period (less than 3 hours). Once the National Park Service realized that we own the parking lots, the barricades were removed immediately.

Anything you can do to help get the word out that Mount Vernon and its parking lots are open would be much appreciated!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abortion; barrycades; deathpanels; federalism; georgewashington; mountvernon; mtvernon; obamacare; obamafail; obamunism; policestate; zerocare
On hearing that Mount Vernon was involved in obamas latest hissy fit, I contacted the press person at Mount Vernon about the National government barricade of their parking lots and bus access, and here is her reply:

"Hi XXXX,

Thank you for your concern. It is very touching to hear from so many other people who care about this site so deeply.

Mount Vernon is open. Our parking lots are now open. The barricade was placed in front of Mount Vernon’s parking lots for a short period (less than 3 hours). Once the National Park Service realized that we own the parking lots, the barricades were removed immediately.

Anything you can do to help get the word out that Mount Vernon and its parking lots are open would be much appreciated!

Best,

Melissa"

I am furious over this attempt to stomp on the home of George Washington, where, by the way, he and Martha are buried. We visited their tomb last month for a special ceremony, then toured the home. It sickens me that this administration actually barricaded the parking lots and caused it to seem that the whole site was closed due to the "shutdown".

1 posted on 10/03/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

Heh. One the NPS “realized” the lot was privately owned. Gosh, it was news to them!


2 posted on 10/03/2013 1:48:00 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Federal bureaucrats think literally every square inch of this country belongs to them.


3 posted on 10/03/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ladysforest

This is getting to be beyond absurd! People save up and plan ahead for taking trips to see these famous sites of our founding fathers.

obammy needs to be run out of town on a rail, carrying entire his entourage with him.....


4 posted on 10/03/2013 1:51:16 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Ladysforest

Bwahahaha! LMAO!!!


5 posted on 10/03/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT by albie
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I believe we need to begin in earnest “The Ten by Ten Square Mile” campaign, to put the entire civilian fedgov back into the DC area.

Easier to cordone off, easier to defend against, easier targeting all around.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 1:52:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: andyk

I had hoped for a more detailed response from M.V., I suspect they had to jump through big hoops to PROVE that they own the lots and site. I swear, I was sputtering pissed off when I read about this.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 1:53:17 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

It’s “Barrycade”


8 posted on 10/03/2013 1:56:41 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I stand corrected. :)


9 posted on 10/03/2013 1:57:12 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest; zot; NYer; 2ndDivisionVet; Alamo-Girl; SeekAndFind; Interesting Times

Lady—Thank you for the update on this. It is good that the Ladies Society had their hissy fit and got the NPS to get their heads out of rectal defilade.


10 posted on 10/03/2013 1:58:39 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Ladysforest

We have an administration run by 10 year olds throwing tantrums.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: andyk
Heh. One the NPS “realized” the lot was privately owned. Gosh, it was news to them!
Look at the bright side. At least the didn’t decide the federal government owns the Interstate Highway System, and shut it down. Yet . . .
There is a whole world out there that Obama didn’t build, and doesn’t own.

12 posted on 10/03/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Ladysforest

Sue their sorry a$$e$ for loss of revenue, loss of use, and punitive damages for Public Stupidity by a “Public Servant”!!


13 posted on 10/03/2013 2:06:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

LOL @ shutting down the interstate highways. Very nice, but don’t encourage them!


14 posted on 10/03/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Ah, if only!


15 posted on 10/03/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest
As I recall, Mt. Vernon has never been owned or run by Fedzilla. Didn't some group of ladies interested in historical preservation band together and buy the property just before the Civil War started? I think they've been running it ever since . . . and doing a mighty fine job too.

Yeah, the entrance fee is a little hefty compared to the government subsidized national parks. But well worth it.

I wonder who told the NPS nazis to erect a barricade on land they don't even own.

16 posted on 10/03/2013 2:11:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ladysforest

What is needed is to find out the name of the DC hacks that ordered this!


17 posted on 10/03/2013 2:16:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"It’s “Barrycade”

OK, but I still prefer "baraq-ade" to get that Muslim inflection. (lower case "b" intentional)

18 posted on 10/03/2013 2:25:13 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Plus if Arlington County goes back to the District of Columbia, it becomes a little easier for the Republicans to carry Virginia in a Presidential election (Arlington goes ‘Rat by a wide margin).


19 posted on 10/03/2013 2:33:15 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Vigilanteman

True, it is owned by :

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization (501c3) founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. The Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country, and it has always been in the forefront of the restoration field. It is directed by a Board of Regents, comprised solely of women, who represent nearly 30 states.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

“Once the National Park Service realized they work for a limp-wristed, snippy, little sissy, they took their Barrycades and went home.”


21 posted on 10/03/2013 2:42:38 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Fireone

Hope they went and soaked their heads too.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 2:43:42 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

Seems to be plenty of money available for National Park Service agents to truck in and place barricades. Just not enough to let people use the parks apparently.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Many of the Fed employees are Keystone Cops...or Stasi. LOL.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 3:10:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ladysforest

So obviously a sign of vindictive behavior. They looked at their Federal Budget expenditures on Mount Vernon ($0) and decided to economize by closing it? Nah, they just wanted people to be unhappy even though they didn’t realize they don’t spend a dime to keep it open - none of these closures are cost savers - really, how much did they want to save by closing open areas?


25 posted on 10/03/2013 3:13:22 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Vigilanteman
You are correct. Mt Vernon is totally private, and was never connected to the federal government in any way shape or form. It was at one time abandoned and deserted and thankfully rescued by the forerunners of the current Mt Vernon Ladies. It is now an excellent restoration.
26 posted on 10/03/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: andyk

Idiots.


27 posted on 10/03/2013 3:24:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vigilanteman
$17 for general admission just checked. not bad considering nothing is coming out of our taxes.
User pay as nearly everything should be.
28 posted on 10/03/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

no, it’s “Barack-AIDS”.


29 posted on 10/03/2013 3:27:19 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Ladysforest

The first act of the new President, immediately after being sworn in, should be to order the arrest of Obama, Moochelle, and his entire cabinet on various charges.


30 posted on 10/03/2013 3:31:18 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: basil

Yes, It’s crazy.

It’s nothing but harassment.

And they want to blame it on republicans, these nasty Dem Mother Lovers.

Let them try all they are doing is pissing off Americans.


31 posted on 10/03/2013 3:31:48 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: ransomnote

I wonder which MORON came up with the plan to barricade it? It is well known that Mount Vernon is privately owned, and always has been. How did they sit there and decide to send NPS goons there to close off access? And the NPS people ought to have known it is private property too.

Stunning.


32 posted on 10/03/2013 3:36:13 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Yes, it is a fair fee. There are many acres, and many beautifully restored buildings to see, most of which are original. The tour of the mansion is included in the entry fee, and you have the option to pay a few dollars more for specialty tours now.

You get to see the Washington’s bedroom and the actual bed which George Washington died in.


33 posted on 10/03/2013 3:44:45 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: andyk

You didn’t build that..., oh, wait a minute. You did.


34 posted on 10/03/2013 4:25:13 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Ladysforest

The foundation has done a wonderful job restoring Mount Vernon. It is quite beautiful, especially the yard overlooking the Potomac.

George Washington must have hated each time he left.

Well worth the trip, and the fall is a wonderful time to visit here and Monticello, Jefferson’s home.


35 posted on 10/03/2013 4:30:23 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Ladysforest

Don’t mess with the Mt Vernon Ladies, sugar ....
Bless your Heart


36 posted on 10/03/2013 4:34:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Ladysforest

My Son-in-Law was driving US 1 into the City of Alexandria today, and saw that some Park Police had attempted to place barriers across US 1, and had given up. They were standing with their arms crossed, barriers knocked down.

I can’t confirm this, but apparently some moron in the White House had maybe looked at a real old map of the district and somehow gotten the idea that portions of Old Town Alexandria was Federal Property?


37 posted on 10/03/2013 4:46:53 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Ladysforest

Did they Barrycade Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg? I could see some rebels coming out of the trees to remove those. Any attempts to Barrycade things like the Liberty Bell? President Barrycade is all about federal control. The relics of the past are reminders of Americans fighting for freedom.


38 posted on 10/03/2013 4:49:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: COBOL2Java

WHOA.....I can believe that.

Did you hear that they are closing places in Philly too? Including a TAVERN that is NOT run by the government, but sits in the historic district?

BTW, The Blaze has now posted a piece on the barricades being removed from Mount Vernon.

I had contacted a bunch of conservative blogs about this, but I think the woman crashing the car and then being shot by DC police is the big focus now.


39 posted on 10/03/2013 4:53:15 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: petitfour

Actually I think I heard something about Williamsburg, but I haven’t had time to check into it.


40 posted on 10/03/2013 4:55:06 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

This is unreal. The govt is shut; but they find money to go out and block off popular destinations that THEY DON’T CONTROL for NO REASON other to anger people.

Symbolic in many ways that this happens at George Washingtons home.
We all know what his opinion would be.


41 posted on 10/03/2013 4:58:04 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: “NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.”)
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To: Ladysforest

Ted Cruz and his ilk ought to seize on the symbolism of these Barrycades and the lessons held behing them. Barry Obama does not know what freedom is about. He thinks government insurance is what America is about.


42 posted on 10/03/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: basil
There was a segment on CBS News tonight stating that this is the busiest season for national parks and their concessions. They're losing money by being closed, and along the way making it very difficult for small business owners to survive, without their busy season.

I wish he'd just close down the Department of Education and stop funding AlQaida in Syria.

43 posted on 10/03/2013 5:07:54 PM PDT by grania
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To: Ladysforest

One just knows emails went out directing these minions to put up these barricades to punish the serfs. I’d love to see the content of one of those emails get leaked.


44 posted on 10/03/2013 5:32:31 PM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: Ladysforest
It is directed by a Board of Regents, comprised solely of women, who represent nearly 30 states.

And I'll bet almost none of them have the proper college degrees or political connections. No wonder it is so well run.

45 posted on 10/03/2013 5:46:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GreyFriar

The Mount Vernon Ladies have chapters in all 50 states.


46 posted on 10/03/2013 7:43:21 PM PDT by zot
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To: Ladysforest

The Obama administration tried to bully the Wisconsin DNR into closing STATE forests, since they received a small amount of federal money. Wisconsin said, “hell no” and the forests are still open.

The feds even barricaded a boat launch and the state removed the barricades.

It’s just so blatant. Even Clinton didn’t try to barricade things during the 1995 shutdown.


47 posted on 10/03/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: GreyFriar

Yeehaw. Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 10/03/2013 8:13:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: MediaMole

It’s flat out crazy really.


49 posted on 10/03/2013 8:43:13 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s “Barrycade”

The Barrycade claims it’s first victim...


50 posted on 10/03/2013 9:03:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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