Skip to comments.SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains
Posted on 10/09/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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I fail to see the point you're making. We already know that most government drones would follow Duh Fuhrer's orders without hesitation. If you're trying to infer that our military people are of the same union member mentality, you're only partially right.
Sure, there are Obots in the military, but the highest percentage are in the officer ranks. Those Americans in uniform who've volunteered to be the point of the spear in a post 9/11 world, are on average, of a very different caliber. Most of them are our kind of people.
Excellent idea. I'll bet there are thousands of patriotic plumbers who'd be more than happy to help rectify that situation.
We're all Joe The Plumber now!
I have visions of block parties lasting for many hours when he leaves the Whitehut...and several DAYS if hes then headed for LEAVENWORTH
Ted Cruz’s fault /sarc.
Time to barrycade Planned Parenthood and prevent women from getting abortions.
There are far more of us, than there are of them. And we're armed. Well armed.
They're going to regret it, if they light this prairie up. Once lit, there's no power of the face of this planet that can put it out.
“Truth is zero has the discretion to open it up but who knows which of his lawyers is whispering in his ear on this one.”
Bammy is black, Holder is black - and those kind don’t like “cracka” types.
Think I am overstating the situation/motivates?
How many black guides are there and how many white guides.
You don't remove the spigot handles to shut off the water. Any plumber's helper could tell you that.
Who exactly is PAYING these government bullies and vandals in a supposed government shutdown?
A better question is: “Who is threatening these Park Rangers with their jobs and pensions if they decide to be decent human beings and don’t follow the TelePrompter in Chief’s Ramblings”
Carry a pair of pliers or a vice grip Leatherman.
Taking the handles off wouldn’t keep the pipes from freezing.
1. Transfer all national parks to the states.
2. Fire the rangers.
Rangers hate it when you play keep away with their hats.
Sorry for the troubles, friends, but its burying the A**hole in the SpiteHouse and his dem buds. Out of touch with America. I'm gobsmacked.
They've been slowly arming them since at least the early 80s, with more and more being LE commissioned each year. Hardly anyone took them seriously, so now they even carry Tazers. A rangerette Tazed a guy for walking away from her in a newly-seized NPS area outside of SF (a year or two ago). She was of course transferred to a better spot -- the way they always act with the biggest losers who work for the feds.
Maybe someone stole them for the metal. LOL
Seceshers take heed. A divorce will be neither easily obtained nor peaceable.
Those of us who visit parks and camp have noticed the change in park rangers in the last 20 years. Used to be the ranger was a big healthy man who would roll up and demand order and quiet at night. Then we started getting the urban student types and the pear-shaped ladies who wanted only to give lectures on environment and sustainability. Bureaucrats in uniform.
“While I understand the anger, I don’t think it’s fair to blame this on the park rangers, these decisions were made at higher levels.”
With respect, the Just Following Orders excuse didn’t cut it in Nuremburg, it doesn’t cut it now.
The Park Police have been around a very long time too — at least since the late 70s/early 1980s in some of the urban parks. Regular NPS park rangers started going to “cop shops” and getting their law enforcement commissions back then too. Unfortunately, too many of them were wanna-be cops who could never make it in the big city. And, their attitudes have become more and more hateful-toward-park-visitors. Don’t get me started on my stories.
No, it didn’t, nor should it. I hope you didn’t mean to compare park rangers blocking access to parks to the crimes prosecuted at Nuremburg. This isn’t a matter of illegal orders. Distasteful orders, I hope to most. But not much more.
october? i am from philly. DC wont see freezing weather til when? december? there are NO coincidences!!
“There’s NOTHING patriot about the Patriot act”.
The park rangers are go-along dupes. Some make excuses for their inappropriate and uncivil behavior. Not one has quit. They are colloborators with the commie nobamanistas No excuses.
Removing handles from water fountains...LMAO!...WTF, Obama?
Winter is coming and I’ve seen that done in both Wisconsin (my small hometown) and in Iowa (where I went to college). I just thought that the fountains didn’t have their own water shutoff valves, so this prevented the fountains from being used during the winter months when freezing temperatures could cause problems. Since the fountains were really only in demand during hot temperatures, no big deal.
You can't do that anymore. The local government would come out and say that you need a permit, after being tipped off by the Feds.
If the public knew just how badly managed those parks have been for over a century, the agency's reputation would never come back.
We don't need an armed monopoly in the land entertainment business.
That's not quite how the liberal, co-dependent, abusive relationship works.
To them, it's still OUR fault for making Obama act this way. He's only doing it because he loves America so much.
Presumably , both beatees were receiving their deserved comeuppance for the crime of venturing onto public land declared off-limits to citizens because of the government shutdown.
And no, this was not after a friendly warning or snide remark from us. This was our first encounter with "Obama's Forestry Service" in Coconino National Forest.
Is there any possibility that this is part of the water shut down for upcoming freezing weather?
It’s beyond time to bring out the guns. Start tarring and feathering in mobs, and to strike the fear of a FREE REPUBLIC into our government. If anyone thinks it’s just the NPS then you are naive, it’s every single department, they are all rotten at the core.
“I hope you didnt mean to compare park rangers blocking access to parks to the crimes prosecuted at Nuremburg.”
Of course not. My point is that reflexively running to the excuse of Just Following Orders is not defensible.
Though I applaud, in the spirit "innocent to proven guilty", your willingness to entertain another explanation, the truly sad thing about reports like these is this: it is no longer a stretch of the imagination to conclude that the childish spite driving these actions is, in fact, emanating from the highest office of the land. With the Obama
White Spite House, anything is possible.
The only silver lining to the horribly dark cloud that has descended upon America is that when I speak with my lefty family members (every family has a few), I can now ask them a question: "Do you honestly believe that if a Republican President presided over such blatantly spiteful National Park Service actions that the major news outlets would remain as quiet as they are doing today with Obama's NPS? Do you honestly think that erecting barricades around the open-air World War II memorial while allowing National Mall access to supporters of some favored interest group to erect a stage would not be resoundingly condemned by ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the AP every moment of every day?"
In short, my lefty family members finally have to concede that the major news outlets are, in fact, far from impartial. To claim otherwise is just plain delusional. Yes, there's always a delusional hold-out or two. There always will be. But I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the members of my family who grew up Democrat, and just never had--or took--the time to look into why.
All of the petulance, arrogance, and childishness that is Barack Obama and his fellow travelers is now exposed for all to see. All the talk about George W. Bush being an imperial president is now coming home to roost when it is abundantly clear that Bush didn't even attempt one-tenth of one percent of what Obama has already done.
Whether this will translate into fewer people voting Democrat in the future is anyone's guess. Life-long habits and delusions are hard to give up. So I, for one, am not holding my breath. Still, the disgust at Obama I now see in the eyes of my loved ones who up till recently had a favorable opinion of Barry baby is a welcome change. Up till now some of my family members thought I was the wacky one. Now they're finally wondering if I hadn't been right all along.
Planting the seeds for a future revolt.
NPS are BROWN SHIRT THUGS!!! Even the LIV are going to see what this admin. has done.
Thank you for being a great FReeper!!
I wish more would do this. Seeing thousands (hopefully millions) of Gadsden flags flying all over would be a daily message that’s hard to ignore.
IIRC, you can get a 3’x 5’ flag through Amazon for $5. I’m thinking of buying them in bulk and giving as Christmas gifts. (or birthdays, or ....)
This sounds like Tim Kaine who trashed Virginia’s rest stops because there was no money-literally ripping out plumbing fixtures. Bob MaDonnell was elected and found the money to repair the structures and open them.
Unfortunately, Tim Kaine is now a Senator, Obama was elected with the help of Virginia, and Terry McAulliffe (former head of the DNC) is ahead in the polls to become the next governor. Virginia is going to the dogs.
Living in Minnesota I had viewed NPS rangers kind of like Scout leaders but these past few days have proved me wrong.
Studies show that two of three people will go along to get along, even with the most extreme abuse and even torture.
The die is cast, Obama Care is the new "Final Solution" and seniors citizens and white baby-boomers are soon to be executed by the Brown Orifice (BO) in the White Hut.
Are they sure about the Great Allegheny Passage? That is a private facility.