Skip to comments.A Barrycade too far?Regime over reach on national parks stirs hornet`s nest.
Posted on 10/09/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT by nomad
A number of us freepers have been posting stories about the over reach by the regime on the National Parks closures. This is a populist issue that along with all the others associated with this shutdown has, according to a recent poll, driven O`Bozo`s approval ratings down to 37%. I believe we need to jump on this and hammer it home to the "low info voters". A simple and petty example of the vindictiveness of the "Spite House" such as this parks issue illustrates it for even the blind.
And this is a random listing of various articles on the issue presented with no comment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075809/posts
And this is my original posting http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075009/posts
After this fiasco, I hope the House passes a bill to disarm the Park rangers. They should not be armed, period.
This past weekend I sent an email to all of the other property owners asking them if anyone had been up there to make sure the road had not been blocked. I got a couple snarky responses, but I sent them the article about cabin owners on Lake Mead being kicked out.
I explained that if the FS could do that to the people at Lake Mead, the equivalent would be them gating our road and putting a sign on it saying we couldn't even walk in to our properties. I think I got my point across.
So far, the FS has done nothing, but I wouldn't put it past them. We're just keeping our heads down hoping they don't remember us....
Not just National Parks but National Forest which is a big part of the west (among other areas).
You done good. If you start lecturing them, they’re going to stop up their ears. But if they start thinking - and I think a lot of millenials (and even a lot of park rangers charged with enforcing this horrible stuff) are beginning to think - who knows what will happen?
They were a thoroughly politically indoctrinated generation, but enough of the American spirit somehow crept in that they’re a little annoyed by this overreach. That is, they never thought before that this country is not about the success of “the government,” it’s about the freedom and happiness and success of its citizens - such as them.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/09/poll-dems-lose-lead-in-congressional-generic-ballot WOW! You see, THIS is what I`m talking about! THANK YOU!
We need to keep up the pressure on the Spite House.
I love it! Akin to “hoovervilles” only in this case it truly fits.
Oh I have been a part time student at a local community college and have dealt with these types before. Their self absorption can be an Achilles`s heel.
What I heard was “my trail”, “my time to commune with mother nature”, but at least they seemed to sympathize with the perception that others were like them, being denied “their park time”.
Try going to the social media sites and search the term, its catching on. So is the term, “The Spite House”.
We are a nation of non-creative wusses.
We can’t have 500-20,000 people doing flash mobs on the barrycades, picking them up, and delivering them to a location on federal land where they are CONSIDERABLY out of the way?
I cannot believe that people are just standing and looking at the barrycades like cattle at a gate. Pulling my hair out.
Amen lurk. NPS employees “following orders” should be shamed and shunned by their communities.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3076806/posts Are there cracks forming in our armor? We need to keep up the pressure on the usual RINO suspect.
don’t have enough cash to open it,but they have enough to hire mercs to guard it.
makes sense to me.
My cabin is over 100 miles away, but if I hear that the FS has blocked access, I plan to head up there with a battery operated Sawzall....
Do you remember when O`Bozo said: “...we need a domestic force as well armed and funded as the military...”? Well are these part of the brown shirt army he was talking about?
Or a big bolt cutter, they are silent and quick.
I’m encouraged the millenials you spoke with blame Obastard. I’m expecting people to be angry, but at us.
re: “So is the term, The Spite House.
Another great one, thanks!
Well two guys are not the whole crowd and they were very angry at “the right” too but these guys were regulars to the Tow Path and recognized that its the NPS rangers that did the closing.
We’re a nation of law-abiders. We are also a nation of rogues when we think the laws are stupid (see “Prohibition”).
Give them some time...if Boehner doesn’t fold and this goes on for a while, Obastard is going to heap injustice upon injustice and it will eventually topple. But if Boehner caves, the GOP will be lost forever, and a new party will have to replace the 21st Century Whigs.
I understand, I don’t expect them to go “Full TEA Party” on a dime. Just understanding Obastard is not perfect is that first chink in the armor. I’ve been telling my friends (our side) that even the LIVs know who’s putting the Barrycades up, and it ain’t Congress.
If someone were to accidentally cut the snow-fences in a diagonal pattern instead of straight up and down, it really cuts down on reuse of the fence stock, wink wink. Theoretically of course.
If Boehner had an ounce of common sense or even a millimeter of public relations sense, he and the Republican caucus would be at Andrews Air Force Base to meet the next flag draped coffins to act as honor guards.
I just heard on the radio that the Secretary of Defense Hagel is down at Andrews Air Force Base meeting the plane. Meanwhile, Jay Carney is shucking and jiving in an effort to turn back blame for this fiasco on the Republicans for improperly writing a law protecting veterans and for shutting down the government in the first place. The radio report left it quite open that this was the reason for widows and orphans being deprived of money to bury fallen heroes.
If we want to know why the Republicans cannot win a public-relations battle we ought to understand that, yes, we have the media to overcome but we do not overcome their resistance with talking heads. We need to do show and tell so the media will cover it. Next, I have been preaching since the Sarah Palin fiasco that principal Republican leaders should have a staff not just of speechwriters but of comedians who can break through the media wall with satire and humor.
These guys have millions of dollars to squander on repetitive TV ads but they have not a fraction of this amount to hone their message. These old bulls in the House and the Senate are 60 and 70 years old and they wonder why they are losing the vote of the 20 and 30-year-olds.
Millennials are Libertarian leaning. They believe in things like social justice and community service, but don’t trust the government to be involved.
They voted for Obama from a brand image marketing perspective. Doing so made them feel good about themselves. Just like owning an iPhone does.
Enough woke up to Obama in his first term to cause a six point drop in support for him in the 2012 election.
The question is, where can Conservatives find enough common cause with them to win elections, without selling out on core principles? Very tough question to answer, but if a happy medium can be found the Dems may be relegated to minority party status for 20-30 years. Especially since a lot of Obamas actions are driving them in our direction.
Or cut the zip ties, roll up the fencing, and “store” it for them in the brush?
Too kind. Yes, like that.
Another day, another blown opportunity by our “betters.”
I should mention, though, the military could make it backfire by refusing entry to our Congresscritters, then screaming about how our side is trying to showboat the dead soldiers, so it must be approached with finesse.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3076717/posts another small victory, for the time being.
The gate I think they would close has a shroud over the lock to keep people from simply cutting the lock. I plan to saw through the gate pipe. That, or hook a chain to the thing and rip it out with my truck.
Those leftists love those parks. They are hurt the most from this over reach.
There’s really nothing to be so concerned about. If you don’t count Miriam Carey and a few other people, our government hasn’t actually started shooting down people in the streets.
Very admirable by the Fisher House Foundation.
“Fisher House Foundation offers to cover death benefits”
A private foundation has stepped forward to cover death benefits for the families of troops who’ve been killed in combat after the Pentagon confirmed the payments have been suspended as a result of the partial government shutdown.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Tuesday that the Maryland-based Fisher House Foundation has offered to cover the $100,000 payments that the government typically pays out to families within three days of a soldier’s death.
“I am so grateful that the Fisher House Foundation volunteered to help military families to make sure there is no funding gap during a time of unimaginable grief, “ Manchin said in a statement, adding that the organization has agreed to cover flights, hotels and other incidentals for family members.
The Pentagon says that as long as the budget impasse lasts, it will not be able to pay death benefits to the families of troops who’ve been killed in combat.
Or an oxyacetylene torch.
My point, this is a chink in one of their base groups.
BTW, others love them too. I`m an avid bicyclist who can ride on the roads if needed but the Ohio and Erie Canal Tow Path is simply beautiful, especially this time of year. http://www.ohioeriecanal.org/trail.html
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