Skip to comments.Families throw off the cones at Badlands National Park in South Dakota
Posted on 10/06/2013 6:01:46 AM PDT by Winstons Julia
Tax-paying, hard-working families arent letting White House shutdown politics stop them from enjoying Americas beauty. Theyre defying the orange cones at Mount Rushmore. Theyre breaching the barrycades at Zion National Park. And now, the Badlands of South Dakota.
Noelle Bruno tweets that she and her family made it through Mount Rushmore despite the White House obstacles:
How can a park like that be closed?
Its amazing how they can have guards at parks and memorials but the border between the USA and mexico is wide open.
As part owner I give my permission to visit national parks, forests, and monuments.
Just clean up after yourselves.
People should print out little signs saying,
“Ordered Shut by President Obama to Punish the American People.”
Then tape or glue them to the Barrycades.
Just clean up after yourselves.
They have my permission to visit my part too.
thanks Winstons Julia.
Meet Sylvia Burwell, the woman who ordered the government shutdown
Well, if they get lost or injured hiking around mount Rushmore they shouldn’t call the government for help. Some folks don’t seem to understand that the federal government is shutdown. I’m sure they’ll have a chance to visit the federal parks and monuments in the near future. But they shouldn’t insist in visiting right now.
“I’m sure the King will allow us to cross the mountains in the future but his subjects shouldn’t do it right now.”
Overheard in the colonies upon the issuance of the royal proclamation of 1763
That is much more polite than what I was gonna say.
I have never seen a single government thug the times I was n the Badlands
Don’t know how much longer can contain my JOY!
“But they shouldnt insist in visiting right now.”
It’s mine, I will visit it whenever it suits me
“Just clean up after yourselves.”
These aren’t liberals. They know to clean up after themselves.
The government is not shut down. Something like half of all gov employees are still on the job. Saturday, SECDEF Hagel announced may DoD civilians will go back to work (active duty military have been working all along).
Don’t buy into the lie of a government shut down.
“May your chains set lightly upon you, ...”
I’m not sure where your screen name came from, but if it is a referrence to the great ship the Barnacle, you’re not representing it very well, to state it kindly.
This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.
I should probably watch that movie at some point.
That’s not what this is about. The parks and monuments are maintained by the federal government for entertainment purposes. They are non-essential and without a budget, they should not be in operation.
Most park rangers are not working because of the shutdown. If the parks are left wide open, there’s nothing to prevent people from going in and vandalizing the place.
You forgot a /sarc tag after that, right?
Speaking of that...did anyone else catch the story about eminent domain in NJ?
When the government pays for your shore protection...apparently they shore can claim your property.
“Well, if they get lost or injured hiking around mount Rushmore they shouldnt call the government for help. Some folks dont seem to understand that the federal government is shutdown. Im sure theyll have a chance to visit the federal parks and monuments in the near future. But they shouldnt insist in visiting right now.”
So, in your view Americans are bunch of helpless children that must have Uncle Sugar at the ready? Why shouldn’t they visit THEIR monuments? Is that your view that they should support Obama by not visiting? If the government is shutdown then who placed all those Barrycaids and signs saying it is shutdown? That’s right, government employees, that’s who.
Some people don’t seem to understand the federal government is NOT shutdown, sucker.
Storm the scenic turnout!!! Damn the cones!!! Free the Presidents!!!
Have you ever heard of citizen search parties? It happens all the time. If you rely on the federal government for your every breath, shame on you.
But it takes a real bastard to prevent people from stopping to take photos in a designated place to pull of and take photos.
Oh really? Like the vandalism that happened in front of the capitol and supreme court a few weeks ago WHILE the federal government was operating? Is that what you are talking about? So you are saying that all those who wish to see THEIR monument are vandals? Like the Vets? Those vandals?
While most folks at FR are probably on the “naughty” list stored on some government server, I’m sure you just cemented your position on Obama’s “nice” list with your comment.
These people have a hell of a nerve looking at Obama’s sky without a federal permit.
So what ya gonna do if this was a planned vacation? If they're like me when I was employed, I was required to submit my tentative vacation days to my employer usually during the first couple weeks of January. If I didn't then somebody else was likely to get my preferred days........
Do you have a link to an article by chance?
Obama’s tactics seem to be working. You can’t be in favor of the government shutdown and at the same time demand that the federal parks stay open.
Just to be clear, I don’t think the federal government should be in charge of maintaining any of these parks. They should be transferred to the private sector or to the state government. But as things stand right now, the federal government is in charge. And the federal government is or should be shutdown if anybody still bothers to follow the constitution.
As part owners they don’t need anyone’s permission.
But I agree on keeping it clean.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams
The cones need to be captured and repatriated to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Since they don’t appear to be very agile, maybe by USPS or Fedex?
There’s nothing to prevent my from getting injured or vandalizing the state land I wander on now. For that matter most national parks and forests are minimally staffed as it is and aren’t preventing anything now.
It wasn’t but a month or so back that a woman vandalized several DC monuments in the middle of the day.
We have a “Loyalist”’in our midst.
Leave it to a liberal to get lost around Mt Rushmore.
Former Presidents pointing the way and they are still lost.
The government is not shut down, Barnacle. Surely you recognize this.
Who is closing all these places? Ghosts?
Why is 0bama doing this then? Because he is a criminal who is attempting to extort trillions from taxpaying Americans. He is a criminal.
The Nicolae moment is approaching. And 0bama is doing it on purpose. In his mind that he is king and can usurp the power of the House of Representatives. That’s why he will not accept that the HOR is doing exactly as they have for 230 years. He wants it how it’s been done since he’s been “in charge” - no budgets - just omni CRs. I’m glad HOR is frickin’ finally recognizing that this guy is trying to take over. He wants to be Commander in Chief AND he wants the power of the purse... as in king. He’s mentally ill.
He sees this as a battle to win power to control our money. That’s all. He’s a sociopath/pshychopathic common criminal.
These cones were set up to stop people from parking on the side of the road to prevent them from looking at Rushmore not visiting the actual site...
So you think the WWII and Lincoln memorial should be shut down when they are open areas accessible by a sidewalk?
“As part owner I give my permission to visit national parks, forests, and monuments.
Just clean up after yourselves.
They have my permission to visit my part too. “.........
I’m “all in”, go for it folks.
But as things stand right now, the federal government is in charge.
“Im sure you just cemented your position on Obamas nice list with your comment.”
It’s just the opposite. The people demanding that the parks stay open are in effect working against the shutdown. They are playing into Obama’s hands.
Obama will probably agree to reopen the parks in exchange for the funding of Obamacare and republicans will probably think that’s a good deal.