Skip to comments.Park Rangers Ordered to ‘Make Life Difficult’ During Shutdown
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 theyre only here to help.
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Are they being ordered to start fires? Seriously, this is probably on the table for the Illegitimate One.
our feral gubbamint at “work”
What part of the "key and essential" section of their job description does this fall under? Or, is that under "other duties" as assigned???
Is this still America?
Come on, do it, push someone too far.
We’ve really had this cold war going on far too long with the left.
by default, if they are blocking streets, enterances, aren’t they working and thus not furloghed?
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.
That’s a good one. I wish a congressman would point out the similarities to what Hussein is doing, to the Reichstag fire.
In other news, the Obama Administration announced the appointment of Ernst Röhm to Director of National Parks.
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!!!!
Who wants to bet the New York Times and Washington Post suck-ups have NO, ZIP, NADA interest in this story?
Simple solution. Make life difficult for them.
What bullsh!t. The people need to know about this crap, and who ordered it?
Did they forget that they haven’t confiscated privately owned firearms first?
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.
Your freedom to congregate is being taken from you. The churches will be next, then sporting events, then martial law.
They don’t wonder, it’s exactly why they want to do it. It’s a huge freedom-grab.
Exactly! But, how quickly they forget this.
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?
Scott Walker REFUSED to close parks despite order by feds
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?
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.
—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.
Time for the states to start taking the land back and kicking the feds out. We have no time for adults acting like children.
“Really, I was just following orders.....”
Sorry maggots that doesn’t cut it
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!
This might get interesting in the national forests.
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.
Yes they will. Obama is the new Nazi Party.
America will not suffer this fool much longer.
Time for a new birth of freedom.
Apparently hurting the citizens is “essential.”
The People are Bammy’s enemies.
What used to be America has been fundamentally transformed - as promised. I'd call that "change".
Yes, he has declared war on us. Are the people smart enough to see it?
The libs may not want tourists reminded that the country had a real American as President at one time.
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???
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.
It’s long past time to impeach this mofo, and this is as good a reason as any to do so.
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.
Film them, mock them, social media them. Repeat as needed.
There’s nothing like the old First Amendment to shake a government.
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.
“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.
Whose name is on the order? We know who is responsible but who is the one who had to make the actual order?
Has any park ranger ever done anything but be a thug harassing good people?