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Rep Randy Neugebauer confronts park ranger at the WW II Memorial
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Posted on 10/05/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT by magellan

Rep Randy Neugebauer confronted a park ranger at the WW II Memorial. Anderson takes a look at the video.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: anderdaughtercooper; andersoncooper; barrycades; operationwhipcracker; randyneugebauer; shutdown
This bothers me. Anderson Cooper is incredulous Rep Neugebauer called out the ranger. But I am incredulous no MSM reporter has done what Rep Neugebauer has done.

I am also stunned at the attitude of the ranger.

Can someone help me out about the latter? What is it about these park rangers? Is the NPS a bastion of leftist, jack-boot wannabies? I understand park rangers have one of the highest education to lowest pay ratios in the government. They have to be college educated but their entry GS pay level is lower than most federal jobs requiring a college education.

Park rangers tend to be environmentalists, outdoorsy, Sierra-Club types. But are they also lock-step socialists? Do they really think they are the "good guys" and the WWII vets are the "bad guys" in this dispute?

People are not going to see the WWII vets as the bad guys. So they will, by default see the park rangers as the bad guy.

But people generally do not want themselves to be seen as the bad guy.

I would think the park rangers would be trying to slow-roll much of this, not eager to put up barricades. Is the NPS threatening the park rangers, or are the park rangers really this evil?

1 posted on 10/05/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

Typical bureaucratic mind set, which will probably be replaced by a robot.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: magellan
“I would think the park rangers would be trying to slow-roll much of this, not eager to put up barricades. Is the NPS threatening the park rangers, or are the park rangers really this evil? “

Just like the Nazis at Nuremberg,”they are just following orders.” They are not patriots, they are just low-level government worker bees who don't want to loose their jobs.

3 posted on 10/05/2013 10:19:37 AM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: magellan

She is not ashamed but she has a low level government job with a Smokie Bear hat.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 10:20:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: magellan
You see what is happening is that TEA Party types are actually taking notes on these goings on for future reference.

Defund the park rangers by half or until these pukes somehow realize they work for the people, not the other way around.

Take notes. Notice 90 percent of the EPA is staffed with "non-essential" personnel. So next budget, defund the EPA by 90%. And so on.

I'm glad this 15% shutdown has happened. I'd like to see a 50% shutdown, so more Non-essentials can be identified.

5 posted on 10/05/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: magellan
Anderson can't believe the Congressman would criticize the low-level employee blocking the Memorial?

If the higher level assclown who ordered the closure was there, would it be okay to criticize the higher up?

Phony outrage.

Anderson should unbunch his panties.

6 posted on 10/05/2013 10:22:20 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: magellan

It’s the typical jack-booted-thug-with-a-badge attitude that we, the people should have nipped in the bud about 20 years ago. THEY ARE OUE EMPLOYEES, living off our hard-earned taxes subtracted from dwindling paychecks.

Congressman Neugebauer is a sensible man of the people from the rural area around Lubbock, Texas. He does not like that attitude and was right in calling out this bureaucrat.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: magellan

Rep. Neugebauer did what the representatives of the citizens are supposed to do—Challenge the mindless bureaucrats.

That he is being savaged in the MSM is further evidence of where their sympathies lie, as if any more were needed.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: vette6387

And when they are told to put your ass in the boxcar, they will do it without batting an eye. These are some of the most dangerous, I did not say brave, people in the World. whatever they are ordered to do, they will do.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 10:24:59 AM PDT by sport
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To: magellan
I would think the park rangers would be trying to slow-roll much of this, not eager to put up barricades. Is the NPS threatening the park rangers, or are the park rangers really this evil?


I would have thought the same thing. Seems Obama has shown the Civil Servants a vision of a world where the Civil Servants have become the masters and the servants like it that way.

10 posted on 10/05/2013 10:26:10 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: magellan

Way overblown incident.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 10:26:18 AM PDT by expat2
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To: magellan

People don’t see the vets as bad guys but the lowly rangers are still a notch above a confrontational Tea Party Congressman on the sympathy guage. There needs to be more liberal voice calling out these abuses for the message to be less easily demonized.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 10:26:42 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: magellan

why is this Park Ranger even there? She should be at home without pay if the government is shutdown. She serves no useful purpose standing around pissing people off.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 10:27:25 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Two park rangers to supervise the site and answer questions: non-essential.

Two park rangers to chase everyone away: essential.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 10:30:40 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: magellan

Geeze Anderson fudge packer, and I can’t believe a plumber asked your messiah a simple question and every state official in OH looks into his personal affairs.......guess you’ve had your head banged against your headboard a lot since 2008 and have forgotten that “inconvenient truth”


15 posted on 10/05/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Arm_Bears

Cooper is a despicable little punk.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: vette6387
Just like the Nazis at Nuremberg,”they are just following orders.” They are not patriots, they are just low-level government worker bees who don't want to loose their jobs.

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17 posted on 10/05/2013 10:36:44 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Rep. Neugebauer did what the representatives of the citizens are supposed to do—Challenge the mindless bureaucrats.

That he is being savaged in the MSM is further evidence of where their sympathies lie, as if any more were needed.


This really allows one to focus on where the true lines are being drawn in this conflict


18 posted on 10/05/2013 10:38:15 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Anderson should unbunch his panties.

Oh, rest assured he does that quite often down at the bath house...

19 posted on 10/05/2013 10:40:51 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

“If the higher level assclown who ordered the closure was there, would it be okay to criticize the higher up?”

No. That would be racist.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: magellan

You linked to CNN and Anderson Cooper without a Barf alert?

Two insolent federal “employees” barking at an elected U.S. Congressman as if they outrank him?

NPS management gotta be shakin’ in their boots. They just became a big, big target: Park Service police are supposed to be overpaid tour guides. “Don’t touch that big kitty, sonny”.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 10:56:57 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: magellan
surprised the stooopid cow doesn't have a piece of tape over it's name tag like cops do when they know they are doing/about to do something they might later be called out for...
22 posted on 10/05/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: magellan

Lawless government has turned law enforcement against the citizens. Perfect powder keg. Law enforcement need to ask themselves where their loyalties lie: with their unconstitutional bosses or with the people who they’re sworn to protect and serve. This reminds me of how Bane manipulated the police “The Dark Knight Rises.”


23 posted on 10/05/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I Won't Go Underground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wema3CNqzvg)
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To: plain talk
Why is this Park Ranger even there? She should be at home without pay if the government is shutdown. She serves no useful purpose standing around pissing people off.
I think your last sentence answered the question of your first sentence. :)

Aka obama doesn't care about fiscal responsibility (in fact, he is trying his best to bankrupt America). The low information /government elitist (too little information to know which applies) park service goon was sent there specifically by the aka obama machine to inflict maximum pain on the public.

The good Representative probably misfired slightly by directing his well founded ire at such a low level goon (who might be a mere coward acting under threat of loss of her job). In hindsight he should have asked her to identify the higher level government goon who required her to be there and then maybe quizzed her about the obvious hypocrisy of the ruse in "costs savings" justifying assigning so many more park personnel than for normal operations in order to shut down the memorial.

Still, hindsight is always 20/20, so, under the circumstances, I look completely favorably upon the actions of Representative Neugebauer.

Anderson Pooper-scooper, who is an actual "tea bagger" and bona fide degenerate is completely clueless (whether he's acting or actually that stupid) about the strength of the real Tea Party. Aka obama has really stepped in it this time.

24 posted on 10/05/2013 11:06:39 AM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Agree. This NPS employee probably did not make this decision .

Congresscritter should seek out 1,2,3 steps up the chain to demand
why static OPEN AREA monuments are restricting walk-ups.
Ones that dont require ‘admittance’ like viz centers or museums.

If the NPS employee in the vid , did it on her own- well then thats a different story right there. If i was Reid , i would
call on Rs to “quit attacking federal employees doing their job,” (”and thanks CNN for that news tip”!) /s


25 posted on 10/05/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: magellan
Remember when the left used to like songs that said this:

And the sign said anybody caught trespassin' would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house:
"Hey! What gives you the right?"
"To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in."
"If God was here he'd tell you to your face, Man, you're some kinda sinner."

So the leftists in the 1960s and early 1970s would have considered the park ranger a sinner. Today, to the left, they are saints.

26 posted on 10/05/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

Neugebauer should have responded to that bike helmeted guy that ‘he voted to fully fund his job and not furlough him’.


27 posted on 10/05/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: conservativeimage.com

“Law enforcement need to ask themselves where their loyalties lie: with their unconstitutional bosses or with the people....”

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That would be an embarrassing question for most of them.


28 posted on 10/05/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: magellan
Steyn weighs in:

Shutdown Simulacrum

"For anyone with a modicum of self-respect, it's difficult to imagine how even the twerpiest of twerp bureaucrats would consent to stand at a crowd barrier and tell a group of elderly soldiers who've flown in from across the country that they're forbidden to walk across a piece of grass and pay their respects. Yet, if any National Parks Service employee retained enough sense of his own humanity to balk at these instructions or other spiteful, petty closures of semi-wilderness fishing holes and the like, we've yet to hear about it."

29 posted on 10/05/2013 11:24:03 AM PDT by magellan
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In reading Steyn's piece, I just found the explanation of Anderson Cooper:

"Alas, the court eunuchs of the Obama media cannot rouse themselves even on behalf of the nation's elderly warriors."

30 posted on 10/05/2013 11:26:57 AM PDT by magellan
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“The good Representative probably misfired slightly by directing his well founded ire at such a low level goon”

Not ‘slightly’ from a public relations standpoint. It’s being seen as a big guy (Congressman) picking on a low level Park Ranger just doing her job.

I’d already seen the story(from a lib perspective) posted at Facebook, with Neugebauer referred to as a “d....bag.” Not good. Republicans have to be very careful about everything they say and do. There IS a double standard and they should know it.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: urtax$@work
This NPS employee probably did not make this decision

The first day, I somewhat bought into the argument that they're good guys just doing their job. But as it's escalated instead of abandoning the closings as mis-guided, the NPS rangers following these orders are now the problem.

That guard with the German Shepard? How does she look in the mirror without spitting on it? If they don't refuse to close access to these memorials, they are the problem and deserve nothing but our contempt.

32 posted on 10/05/2013 11:31:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: magellan
It's Anderson Cooper....what did you expect?

The Congressman was spot on!...and the Ranger SHOULD be ashamed of herself!

Cooper can go pound sand!

33 posted on 10/05/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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On second thought....haven't we seen this scenario played out in every Nazi themed movie throughout the years...

It's ramping up, folks

34 posted on 10/05/2013 11:39:43 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: urtax$@work

Yeah, I don’t buy that ‘just a lowly peon doing my job’ argument either.

Everyone has to take a side.

You either believe in the ideas of America, or you piss them away by just doing your job.

Let us take a stand and teach our kids to take stands also, so they will not make these mistakes and think they are just doing their jobs.


35 posted on 10/05/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: magellan

Anderson Cooper has other men stick themselves in his backside. Yea, I’m going to listen to him.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks magellan.


37 posted on 10/05/2013 1:10:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: magellan

It’s the uniform and a badge. Barney Fife syndrome.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: EDINVA
I’d already seen the story(from a lib perspective) posted at Facebook, with Neugebauer referred to as a “d....bag.” Not good. Republicans have to be very careful about everything they say and do. There IS a double standard and they should know it.

You have to call them out. You have to ask them who they think the good guys are in this, and who they think the bad guys are. Ask them if they think the Park Rangers are the good guys. If they say yes, ask them why they think 90-year old WWII vets are the bad guys.

These are the facts. In every binary confrontation, sides must be chosen.

39 posted on 10/05/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT by magellan
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ok, I probably wasn’t clear. Everyone thinks the Vets are fabulous. Everyone loves that.

They just thought that as a Congressman, high level government official, Neugebauer was acting like a bully toward a low level Park Ranger. No low level Park Ranger made the decision or voted on the govt shutdown, nor did any low level Park Ranger decide which sites would be closed or how they’d be closed. By bullying, or seeming to bully, such a low level person, he lost the PR battle


40 posted on 10/05/2013 11:56:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: vette6387
Just like the Nazis at Nuremberg,”they are just following orders.” They are not patriots, they are just low-level government worker bees who don't want to loose their jobs.

Just following orders?

Bitburg is where they belong.

Some of those WWII vets might recognize the name, having been instrumental in populating the place.

41 posted on 10/06/2013 12:14:13 AM PDT by cynwoody
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