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Unbelievable: Police prevent drivers from pulling over and viewing Mt. Rushmore
Twitchy ^ | 10/05/13 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 10/05/2013 5:39:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia

And now the feds have put up cones to keep people out of scenic overlooks on Mount Rushmore.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; bho44; mountrushmore; nationalparks; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; southdakota
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 5:39:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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2 posted on 10/05/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

The joke becomes life...eh?


3 posted on 10/05/2013 5:41:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

bttt


4 posted on 10/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Winstons Julia

Payback to Obama will be a bitch.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Winstons Julia

They have also “closed” the ocean off Florida.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 5:43:03 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ridesthemiles

All the RATs in Congress will join him in the anger from the voters come 2014, ya think?


7 posted on 10/05/2013 5:43:47 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Winstons Julia

When we win the presidency in 2016, the new President and cabinet will have to spend the entire first year just getting rid of all the trash hired under nobama. Unions be damned.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 5:43:52 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Winstons Julia
And now the feds have put up cones to keep people out of scenic overlooks on Mount Rushmore.

One measuring cup of gasoline, $0.35.
One match, $0.00001.
Watching a foolish cone burn: PRICELESS.

9 posted on 10/05/2013 5:44:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Winstons Julia

NOW HEAR THIS...NOBODY IS ALLOWED TO BREATHE AIR BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWNS THAT TOO. STOP! STOP, YOU PATHETIC PEASANTS!


10 posted on 10/05/2013 5:44:50 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Vince Ferrer

Did they block off the sky too?


11 posted on 10/05/2013 5:44:56 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Winstons Julia
You can take the Chicago low-life community agitator out of Chicago, but...
12 posted on 10/05/2013 5:45:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can be certain of the enthusiastic support of Paul)
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To: Winstons Julia

Some comments at the link indicate that the cones were up prior to October 1st, so I’d suggest taking this story with a grain of salt.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 5:45:55 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Winstons Julia

This must have happened before the blizzard that paralyzed that part of South Dakota over the last few days. Right now no one can even get to Mount Rushmore.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Winstons Julia

This is all due to a mild public reaction to socialized medicine. Just wait until it is in full force and the imposter wants to do something (maybe run for a third “term”)?


16 posted on 10/05/2013 5:48:01 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Winstons Julia

This is getting Bizarre and strange. I bet its all coming from the Oval Office too. People in the National Parks are not Obama’s Private Army. This could get ugly real fast.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 5:48:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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at the comments:

“berta blue says:

October 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

Here in S Texas, the feds closed Padre Island Natl Seashore, They hired people to patrol the waters so no one can enter the federal waters surrounding the beach. Whether by intention or accident, ie fishing.”


18 posted on 10/05/2013 5:48:26 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Cones? Oh the horror!

Guess it’s time to have a little bonfire.

F U B O!


19 posted on 10/05/2013 5:49:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Winstons Julia
since when do they own the roadway??? unless it's the state kissing the boy's arse...
20 posted on 10/05/2013 5:50:17 PM 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: beethovenfan

four million feet in DC blocking the entrances to the house, senate and white hut would do the trick.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 5:50:38 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Charles Martel

Actually, I tried to post it from another source...but FR said I couldn’t.

If you Google...

Mount Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota

The story is there. The cones went up on the 1st. Due to snow, they are down... but apparently they will go up again....


22 posted on 10/05/2013 5:51:00 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“All the RATs in Congress will join him in the anger from the voters come 2014, ya think?”
___________________________________________
We wish, but sadly, almost 50% of the nation is brain dead, and it is getting worse by the day.
How else can one explain Obumbo’s reelection?
Marxist media and Marxist education have destroyed the country.


23 posted on 10/05/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Did they block off the sky too?

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24 posted on 10/05/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Well, I guess it is apparent now that all this has little
to do with government, shutdowns, or money. This creep is
poking the skunk just to see what happens.

What will happen?


25 posted on 10/05/2013 5:52:52 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Winstons Julia

To those democrats voters who are lurking on this thread- are you proud of your party and where it has gone? Petty, spiteful, despicable, hateful, and you have an hand in it too.


26 posted on 10/05/2013 5:53:12 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

an hand = a hand


27 posted on 10/05/2013 5:53:59 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: ridesthemiles
Payback to Obama will be a bitch.

Wishful thinking - the Republicans WILL get the blame for this. Low-information, MSNBC/CNN/ABC voters are too lazy and dependent on Obummer and the Democrat programs they are slaves too...

28 posted on 10/05/2013 5:54:14 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Liberty Valance
I really think we do need to cover the faces at Mount Rushmore.

If our former presidents could see what Obama is doing to America, they would cry.

29 posted on 10/05/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
People in the national parks are not Obama's Private Army

So why are they following these orders?

30 posted on 10/05/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by grania
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To: Winstons Julia

It’s really because obumbler looks so bad in comparison with the presidents on Mt Rushmore. Actually he look pretty bad compared to the pigeon crap on Jefferson’s head


31 posted on 10/05/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Winstons Julia

I hope they don’t close off Mount Rainier from being seen by the public.


32 posted on 10/05/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: laplata

As I understand it the cones were put up before 10/1, state officials asked they be taken down which they were but were then put back. 3 days later the blizzard + snow plows came along and took control, for the time being. Winter can’t get here soon enough.


33 posted on 10/05/2013 5:56:24 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: RS_Rider

Well, Obama has said that if the debt ceiling isn’t increased, SS and disability checks may be delayed...

...just wait until they can control the surgeries that get performed.


34 posted on 10/05/2013 5:56:35 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: beethovenfan
Multiple neck notch ones, like the six hangman noose scaffolds.
35 posted on 10/05/2013 5:56:56 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: ansel12

Really.. Good luck with that. Maybe just fine everyone looking in the general direction.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 5:59:24 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Winstons Julia

These are the people who will be making critical decisions on your medical care.


37 posted on 10/05/2013 6:01:07 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: ridesthemiles

It will be interesting on this November 11 it will be Veteran’s Day and I don’t want to see this POS anywhere near the memorial or the Unknown Tomb. I hope and pray in any public event that Obama and that fat Wookie shows, that people boo them off to hell.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 6:05:27 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: MaxMax

He was eyeballing the mountain, even though the signs clearly stated ‘closed’.


39 posted on 10/05/2013 6:05:37 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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40 posted on 10/05/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: erlayman

Thanks for the clarification.

The headline made it look like it happened today.


41 posted on 10/05/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Winstons Julia
So if the authorities blind someone for viewing a large closed monument, is that covered by Obamacare.
42 posted on 10/05/2013 6:09:08 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL!


43 posted on 10/05/2013 6:12:14 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grania; Forward the Light Brigade
People in the national parks are not Obama's Private Army

So why are they following these orders?

Good question.

Nat. Park rangers have closed a CO state highway.

Trail Ridge road between Grand Lake and Estes Park CO is closed due to the shutdown. It is one of only two roads into Estes Park after the floods. This is a declared disaster area with major infrastructure damage. TR road will close for the winter due to weather before long but we need every day and every way we can get to try and get a handle on the flood aftermath before serious winter weather sets in.

TR road is a state highway so where do the Feds get off closing it? Unfortunately our mayor doesn't have the balls to stand up for us. He was on Fox News putting the blame on Congress instead of doing his job. But the fact remains, 0bama is applying pain to people in a national disaster area for political gamesmanship.

I post that not to complain or find relief but simply to inform all of yet another incident of 0malignant's narcissistic cruelty.

44 posted on 10/05/2013 6:12:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Nice. The only issue I have with that version of Rushmore is that their belts aren’t down around their thighs with the pants...


45 posted on 10/05/2013 6:13:01 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Winstons Julia

It’s all I can do to be civil to anyone I know who voted for that evil fill-in-the-blank! I have cut former friends out of my life and some relatives, too. They are all so smug and sure that I am SO wrong about their hero! It’s impossible to talk to them and I can’t bear to be around them. When will people wake up?


46 posted on 10/05/2013 6:18:22 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Charles Martel

I wouldn’t. If you saw the printed signs for the Veterans Memorials, you know this was planned out in advance. I would suspect the cones were put there for exactly that purpose, just got a jump on everyone else or possibly one of the low information and reading skilled employees who got the date wrong.


47 posted on 10/05/2013 6:20:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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To: Winstons Julia
Obama has it closed pending this delivery of a huge piece of coal to be added to Mt Rushmore and his face chiseled out.


48 posted on 10/05/2013 6:26:41 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Another version of this said they were up on the first and they completely blocked the places to pull off and view the monument... but I can’t post that one on Free Republic.

However...it looks as though the mods have decided this is weather-related.


49 posted on 10/05/2013 6:27:04 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Unbelievable: Police prevent drivers from pulling over and viewing Mt. Rushmore

They chased this poor woman halfway up the mountain:


50 posted on 10/05/2013 6:28:22 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (When the Saints Go Climbing Up.)
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