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Park Rangers Ordered to ‘Make Life Difficult’ During Shutdown
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 4, 2013 2:27 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon staff

Posted on 10/04/2013 11:32:10 AM PDT by barmag25

National Park Service rangers are being ordered to “make life difficult” during the government shutdown, according to the Washington Times.

After the shutdown began, park police have been barring tourists from a number of popular attractions nationwide, including the WWII memorial. Even privately-owned landmarks, such as Mount Vernon, are being told by the National Park Service to close their doors.

The Times reported: The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barrycades; govtshutdown; obamapunishes; operationwhipcracker; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/04/2013 11:32:10 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Are they being ordered to start fires? Seriously, this is probably on the table for the Illegitimate One.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: barmag25

our feral gubbamint at “work”


3 posted on 10/04/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: barmag25
Make Life Difficult’ During Shutdown

What part of the "key and essential" section of their job description does this fall under? Or, is that under "other duties" as assigned???

4 posted on 10/04/2013 11:36:46 AM PDT by Errant
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To: barmag25

Is this still America?


5 posted on 10/04/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: barmag25

Come on, do it, push someone too far.
We’ve really had this cold war going on far too long with the left.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 11:37:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: barmag25

by default, if they are blocking streets, enterances, aren’t they working and thus not furloghed?


7 posted on 10/04/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: barmag25

At work this week, I have had need to go to the NRCS website and the FEMA website.

I went to these websites to look up information that we the people paid for.

The websites - closed down. A ‘banner ad’ at the top states that the shutdown has closed the web-site.

They actually had to spend money, to have somebody come in at 11:30 on Sunday night, to put up the banner ad. Amazing.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: fwdude

That’s a good one. I wish a congressman would point out the similarities to what Hussein is doing, to the Reichstag fire.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: barmag25

In other news, the Obama Administration announced the appointment of Ernst Röhm to Director of National Parks.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: barmag25

Make life difficult....” isn’t that what they told the Gestapo back in the 1930s?

Oh, and by the way... those folks for whom you’re “making life difficult...” they’re YOUR EMPLOYERS, YOU ASSCLOWNS!!!!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 11:39:46 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: barmag25
The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

Who wants to bet the New York Times and Washington Post suck-ups have NO, ZIP, NADA interest in this story?

12 posted on 10/04/2013 11:39:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: barmag25

Simple solution. Make life difficult for them.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 11:40:12 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: barmag25

What bullsh!t. The people need to know about this crap, and who ordered it?


14 posted on 10/04/2013 11:40:34 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Did they forget that they haven’t confiscated privately owned firearms first?


15 posted on 10/04/2013 11:41:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: barmag25

This is right up there with having the IRS target Tea Partiers. More abusive government. And they wonder why we don’t want them running our health care.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: barmag25

Your freedom to congregate is being taken from you. The churches will be next, then sporting events, then martial law.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: usual suspect

They don’t wonder, it’s exactly why they want to do it. It’s a huge freedom-grab.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: barmag25

19 posted on 10/04/2013 11:44:28 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Jack Hammer
"Oh, and by the way...those folks for whom you're making life difficult...they're YOUR EMPLOYERS , YOU ASSCLOWNS!!!!!

Exactly! But, how quickly they forget this.

20 posted on 10/04/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: barmag25

I thought the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association kicked the park rangers out of the parking lot and re-opened both the parking lot and Mount Vernon?


21 posted on 10/04/2013 11:49:31 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: barmag25

22 posted on 10/04/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: barmag25

Scott Walker REFUSED to close parks despite order by feds…

http://therightscoop.com/scott-walker-refused-to-close-parks-despite-order-by-feds/


23 posted on 10/04/2013 11:49:58 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: barmag25

Hmmm, just like the storm troopers who were told to fire on innocent, unarmed women and children at Waco...
how can they sleep at night?


24 posted on 10/04/2013 12:05:11 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: sappy
"by default, if they are blocking streets, enterances, aren’t they working and thus not furloghed?"

In regards to some of the police involved in the killing of the dental hygienist, NBC said this:

The two injured officers were exempt from the government shutdown and required to work but were not being paid.

I guess they have other Obama/Democrat Party slaves harassing people at the parks.

25 posted on 10/04/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: barmag25

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by stboz
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To: barmag25

Time for the states to start taking the land back and kicking the feds out. We have no time for adults acting like children.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 12:25:24 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: barmag25

“Really, I was just following orders.....”

Sorry maggots that doesn’t cut it


28 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: fwdude
Are they being ordered to start fires? Seriously, this is probably on the table for the Illegitimate One.

During the Fireman's Union strike in Memphis, TN in 1980-81 (I believe) there was a major spate of mysterious fires that were started throughout the city. Also, people started taking 'pot shots' at high school students from around the state that came in as 'scabs' during that strike.

Eventually the National Guard had to post armed soldiers at major street corners and patrol the streets in jeeps.

There is true evil in this world, and it tends to vote Democrat!

29 posted on 10/04/2013 12:30:34 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: barmag25

This might get interesting in the national forests.

Idiots


30 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"Simple solution. Make life difficult for them. "

Politicization of the NPS is a step too far.

Rangers are going to be having issues for years as a result of this boneheaded tyranny.

31 posted on 10/04/2013 12:36:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Yes they will. Obama is the new Nazi Party.

America will not suffer this fool much longer.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 12:38:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: stboz

Time for a new birth of freedom.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

34 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:41 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: sappy

Apparently hurting the citizens is “essential.”


35 posted on 10/04/2013 12:45:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The People are Bammy’s enemies.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 12:47:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

They did.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 12:48:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: golf lover
Is this still America?

What used to be America has been fundamentally transformed - as promised. I'd call that "change".

38 posted on 10/04/2013 12:51:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Paladin2

Yes, he has declared war on us. Are the people smart enough to see it?


39 posted on 10/04/2013 12:55:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The libs may not want tourists reminded that the country had a real American as President at one time.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 1:01:26 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: barmag25
Obama's Punishment of Citizens is Neither American nor Christian [Vanity]
41 posted on 10/04/2013 1:03:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: barmag25
Yes, Obama Administration and Democrats will fence, lock and barricade (some with barbed wire) monuments, cemeteries and memorials to our own veterans to KEEP OUT other vets, widows, orphans,etc., not only in this country but also other countries around the World!

Yet they WILL NOT fence our own Southern Border to keep out invaders and we have even ordered and paid for these fences!

Not even Bill Clinton sunk so low during the shutdown during his administration!

How low can even he go????

Stalin, Chairman Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Young IL, the Mullahs in Muslim countries.

Is Obama even meaner than them???

42 posted on 10/04/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflowers)
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To: barmag25
I walked down to the Mall from my office at lunchtime this afternoon to see for myself. Apparently, not every Park Policeman or NPS ranger has "gotten the word," or, if they have, have been following through. While I was at the World War II Memorial, the NPS rangers were allowing people through the "check point" they were manning, no apparent questions asked.

At the same time, the one Park Policeman I saw on duty was, rather sheepishly, telling the numerous tourists that were milling around the memorial that the "memorial is closed, unless you are here to exercise First Amendment rights," or words to that effect. The Park Policeman was no thug; he seemed a bit put out by the rather obvious crap assignment he'd been given, and, apart from his repeating his "the memorial is closed" spiel, he wasn't giving anybody a hard time, or actually trying to make anybody leave, while I was observing, anyhow.

It was a pretty bizarre scene, in some respects. And fitting, I suppose, for this Administration.

43 posted on 10/04/2013 1:26:50 PM PDT by DSH
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s long past time to impeach this mofo, and this is as good a reason as any to do so.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 1:27:55 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: barmag25

Is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier still being guarded by the Old Guard? That would be interesting to know. Bet that it is regardless of pay, since the cemetery itself is managed by Dept of the Army, but the Guard IS the Army and paid.


45 posted on 10/04/2013 1:32:10 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: barmag25

Film them, mock them, social media them. Repeat as needed.

There’s nothing like the old First Amendment to shake a government.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 1:40:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: barmag25

Arlington National Cemetery is open— it is run by the US Dept of the Army and the Old Guard are on the job.

Imagine obamaumao trying to shut that down.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 1:41:00 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Paladin2

“Politicization of the NPS is a step too far.”

This has been a slow ongoing process for years, starting about the mid-90’s where our save-the-earth types, the tree huggers and green weenies got entry level jobs in the NPS. They willing flock to the NPS, for like the EPA, this is where they can make a difference.

These people are now in upper management positions. They now hire only their kind and are willing accomplices to any of this crap going on now.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by redfreedom (Republicans = The faux conservative wing of the democrat party.)
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To: barmag25

Whose name is on the order? We know who is responsible but who is the one who had to make the actual order?


49 posted on 10/04/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: barmag25

Has any park ranger ever done anything but be a thug harassing good people?


50 posted on 10/04/2013 1:58:20 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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