Skip to comments.In your face, Spite House! Blue Ridge inn blockaded by Park Police reopens today [legal docs #80]
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT by abb
The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina created a publicity crap storm for the Spite House when operators were forced to close during the government shutdown. The inn sits on federal land and despite the owners attempt to defy orders from the Park Police, he was forced to close his doors and throw away spoiled food during the height of fall foliage season.
Today, the inn will reopen at 5 p.m. and all October reservations will be honored.
Didn’t they have to dispose of a lot of perishable inventory yesterday?
I think it deserves breaking news status. The bastards blinked.
It should ban federal employees from staying there.
Good for these people! I hope folks make an extra attempt to dine there and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in order to make up for the lost revenue.
We’re winning. The Community Organizer doesn’t understand street theater? He doesn’t understand the people?
This is the worst politics I’ve ever seen. Who is running this guy?
Free Republic had the story almost an hour before Twichy
I like the way you think!!
In a truly free country they would have the right to refuse service to Federal Nazis.
If it ain’t on FRee Republic, it ain’t news!
“This is the worst politics Ive ever seen. Who is running this guy?”
The Lizard Queen Jarrett.
His petulant desire for vengeance causes him to make stupid mistakes.
Sounds like teh kind of place that has a woodshed where Bammy could be (new) skooled.
Yes quite a bit of food supposedly. Poor owner better look out IRS colonoscopy coming soon, courtesy of the boy king.
Never let a good disaster go to waste. With the shutdown we know exactly where to cut government fat out of the system. Let’s get trimming in 2014.
Keep the names of the thugs who enforced this for a national database of Shameful Americans. The citizens need to come to know that being a government thug is a Shameful thing.
These episodes of park police doing this blockading and closing of even private properties have revealed something: the arrow of their loyalties points away from the people and toward the government.
If things go badly for the country, you might want to keep that in mind.
His optics are melting down. We are winning! Steady as she goes.
Afraid you are correct.
Since his popularity ratings dropped to 37% even in an MSM poll, I’d say he had no idea what this would stir up.
Arrogant little ... well, fill in the blanks.
The Lizard Queen Jarrett.
But who is Jarrett's controller? Soros is just the front man for whoever is doing this. I can't imagine that any foreign country like China or Russia benefits from the utter destruction of the US because of he worldwide economic consequences. I'm not a sophisticated person and I can't figure the whole game out with the limited information the public and Freepers have access to.
About the National Parks: I’m inspired to visit the new one in my area when it reopens. Don’t know if they have much going on, it’s a battlefield.
The $hutdown may have not have the impact anticipated by $pitehouse because due the the continuing recession there aren’t that many people able to travel anyway. The Vets were available and the Evil Ones knew they would be visiting on a schedule.
Just ban half-white presidents.
Robert Heinlein - "Time Enough for Love" / "Notebooks of Lazarus Long"
- "In a mature society, civil servant is semantically equal to civil master!"
He wrote this in 1972 (published in 1973!)
“It should ban federal employees from staying there.”
The only problem with that is they lease the building from the Fed. Gov as a concessionaire which is renewed on a frequent basis.
>>>This is the worst politics Ive ever seen. Who is running this guy?>>>
Think horns and pitchfork
Just a thought, but I wonder if Zero’s approval rate sinking to 37% had anything to do with backing down?
Personally, I think this was sort of a trial run.
However, that said, I think a lot of parkies (and I know some) are very devoted to the US and its people and honestly weren’t expecting anything like this and didn’t know how to react. I would also suspect that a lot of them didn’t think they were really going to be expected to enforce it and it was just for show.
Rangers always complain about being regarded as an enforcement arm, something that was not always true (although they had certain police powers) and actually developed more in recent years as there was more crime in parks. However, there is a separate United States Parks Police, which is armed and does most of the hard stuff and which is the one that appears in most of the recent photos of park closings, etc.
I notice that in some places Obama had to hire what was clearly contract labor to shut down the parks, so there may have been more resistance than we know about.
Also, this has rallied the States like nothing else, which is also something you don’t hear discussed.
When Obama did this, he wanted to punish average Americans, mostly Anglo whites but with a fair number of Hispanics and even some black Americans (judging by what I saw of the attendance this summer on a tour through various National Parks). He knew that anybody interested in this country and its history and even landscape would be no friend of his.
The MSM keeps referring to and comparing against the popularity of Congress. Ignore that because what you see there is a pure popularity contest and most members will be re-elected, so that score is meaningless. Obama, on the other hand needs an appearance of popularity to keep his Democrat allies in line and elect enough to take the House in 2014. At this rate, it looks like his battle plan is failing!
I weep bitter crocodile tears! (really, I do!)
You'll probably find Jarrett's controller somewhere in Chicago -- in the Chicago cell of domestic communists (William Ayers is a member in good standing).
Operations funded by radical Islamist sheikhs, which became necessary as the Soviet Union's funding started to wither and disappear thru the eighties.
As a consequence, the Chicago cell runs domestic policy while the Muslim Brotherhood calls the shots on foreign policy.
Just my best guess...
Two that I know of, Trumpka and Soros. Trumpka is in the whitehouse all the time.
Glenn Beck interviewed him last night. What a terrific guy. He stated 50 employees had no place to go and he has been feeding them and helping them out. Way to go Glenn for getting this story out. This restaurant owner said he was not affected so much and could weather the shutdown... but his employees could not. Small Business hero of the day.
Thank you for that information.
At least in Saddam's regime, they had the decency of covering their faces when they they tormented their neighbors and friends.
I had the pleasure of stopping there a few years back while on the Blue Ridge. Gorgeous views, perfect location. Love that area!
“The Spite House” is part of the language no longer in use by the old (sometimes called mainstream) media. Lots of us look for those gems for the chuckles they bring.
Yes, and I’m sure as soon as they restock with fresh food the Spite House (Good one!) will close it again.
*Who is running this guy?*
It would seem a robot from another galaxy that has batteries that are running down and no way to charge them!
You got that right. The old “we don’t make the laws, we just enforce them” will be the trump card of the day.
They can stay there,. but they have to eat the spoiled food.
The Lizard Queen Jarrett.*
I thought maybe it was robots from another planet, but this theory is better.
It seems that a Slestak is controlling him!
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