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. . how the federal government shutdown has affected you, please email... SO I DID!
http://www.brown.senate.gov/ ^

Posted on 10/09/2013 5:46:44 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH

The actions of the Executive Branch and the Senate have humiliated me as a proud citizen of these United States. The needless "shut down" of open air national monuments and Parks is a very great travesty that has embarrassed our Great Nation, in closing its Great National Parks to foreign visitors, as well as to our own citizens. I am appalled that you choose to fund Park Rangers to "shut down" open areas that would cost nothing to keep open, and employ the enforcers at no inconsiderable cost (in contravention to the Anti-Deficiency Act) to barricade those places. After all the Anti-Deficiency Act curbs SPENDING in the absence of Congressional authorization; it does not authorize "shut down" of venues which belong to the People (only entrusted to the Executive Branch via the Park Service for maintenance) which cost nothing to remain open and in some cases actually contribute income to the federal coffers. Shame, SHAME on you! for embarrassing this Great Nation to foreign tourists and guests, and those who remain in their own nations but who still can read the embarrassing reports of such travesties in the overseas press. SHAME SHAME on you!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: spitehouse
This is Sen Brown of Ohio. Normal comments will not be read due to the "shut down" but a special email for comments about the effects of the "shut down" -- do you think this is what he wanted to hear? HEY Ohio freepers, go for it! ; )
1 posted on 10/09/2013 5:46:44 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

What if all the non essential government shut down and nobody noticed?


2 posted on 10/09/2013 5:52:14 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

My American neighbor, from PA, left here, the Philippines, with his wife, for her first visit to the US.
His plan was to drive coast to coast, border to border, visiting the national parks. I am anxious to hear just how that is working out for them.
They have been gone just a few weeks, on a three month trip.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 5:58:30 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AMDG&BVMH

It appears to be open to everyone, so I sent an email stating that the shutdown had a profound effect on me.

It made me even prouder to be a Tea Partier, and may the shutdown continue into the New year!


4 posted on 10/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Mikey_1962
I am positive I can last longer than the present U.S. Government.
Without juvenile theatrics that affect every other American.

Unlike the United States which has no budget because Democrat Progressives are not allowed to have the ability to continue unlimited borrowed spending, I have a budget and a prudent reserves, and reduce my spending as the reserves diminish.

Of course my president, the Great Uniter, and his "most transparent government" has exercised the power to confiscate with impunity, so my determination to plan ahead is vulnerable to arbitrary and capricious politicians.

5 posted on 10/09/2013 6:12:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Mikey_1962

If the non-essential Park Rangers had been furloughed, we would not have noticed. However they are paying EXTRA to shut down open monuments and Parks that require no manning, except to barricade them. I am indeed humiliated as a citizen that our government has come to this, to deny access — AT EXTRA COST — of our National Treasures, to citizens and foreign guests. As I said shame, SHAME, on the executive who ordered this travesty, and the Senators who make it possible.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 6:14:39 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AlexW

I also have a relative making an around the world tour, also somewhere in the West. I was hoping to be a generous host. But do not know what he might be encountering, in attempting to see Our National Treasures and Heritage, on this once in a life time trip. Embarrassed, humiliated, and etc. God Bless your neighbors and my relatives! May they see the America we all love, and not Parks closed by armed guards. : (


7 posted on 10/09/2013 6:18:40 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

It destroyed my opinion of the Park Service.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 6:19:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Balding_Eagle

Thanks! How amazing that he will take emails from anyone about the pain of the shut down, while “shutting down” his normal constituent services. HA! THANKS!


9 posted on 10/09/2013 6:22:33 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

That was very good. It seems to me that “shutting things down” in ways that cost money in these circumstances should be an impeachable offense...


10 posted on 10/09/2013 6:23:12 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: AMDG&BVMH

I’m not sure, but I think it’s a she.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 6:25:38 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Sherrod Brown is an unusual name, but indeed a he. I tried to paste a picture, but he is a he. Maybe he can’t help the name his parents gave him. HA!


12 posted on 10/09/2013 6:30:48 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: PreciousLiberty

Certainly in direct contravention of the Act, and I do not know what other remedies might be open to the agrieved citizens. In the mean time, he acts with impunity.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 6:33:33 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: PreciousLiberty

Certainly in direct contravention of the Act, and I do not know what other remedies might be open to the agrieved citizens. In the mean time, he acts with impunity.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 6:33:52 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ping!


15 posted on 10/09/2013 6:41:12 PM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH
My shutdown e-mail:

It has made me tremendously happy and I hope it stays shut down forever. Y'all may keep my Social Security checks; small price to pay to finally have a country back.

16 posted on 10/09/2013 6:48:05 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

It’s actually his middle name. His first name is Cleveland.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 6:49:05 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: FredZarguna

HA! Another response he did not expect to receive on his special “shut down” stories email. But he asked . . .


18 posted on 10/09/2013 6:57:49 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: FredZarguna

He did not campaign on that name. Cleveland (the city) is the bane of Ohio. We would have not a Democrat Senator otherwise. Another humiliation and embarrassment.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 7:00:14 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

No effect at all except, to make me happy. Keep it shut down.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 7:09:06 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: AMDG&BVMH

I would have asked him if he was getting enough towels in the Congressional gym from the towel service so that he and his fellow travelers on the Democrat side could pop each other in their collective butts while they have fun at our expense..


21 posted on 10/09/2013 7:44:31 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

The “partial shutdown” has shown me truely what a pathetic president and majority leader we have governing this great country.

They shutdown open air memorials that are not even government funded.

They threaten to arrest ministers that only want to perform their christian duties, not Islamic duties.

They close down scenic overlooks so that a driving motorist can not view four of our WHITE former Presidents.

They will not pay death benefits to our military who are killed in combat

They remove water spigots on jogging trails so people out exercising to get in better shape to lower their health care costs under Obamascare can not get a drink.

Yes, the president and majority leader have proved that they hate children dieing of cancer by not wanting to fund NIH.

What pathetic people these two individuals are. I am ashamed to have ever voted Democrat all my life and will never vote the Democratic ticket again. I have talked to my 10 children and wife and they will not vote Democratic as well. (The DEM Part..THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A LIE...OKAY A BIG LIE)


22 posted on 10/09/2013 7:50:10 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: AMDG&BVMH
Those of us who grew up in Pittsburgh knew about Cleveland waaaaaayyyyyyy back there in the 1950's. Of course, his first name is not Cleveland. The true story is that he's a transexual porn star who made his fame under the eponymous screen name "She Rod."

And it "just stuck."

...in everything...Ba dum tssshhh!

23 posted on 10/09/2013 8:03:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

The really sick part is Park Rangers are liked as much as mail men and fire fighters.

Obama has, overnight, transformed the Park Rangers into militants and at adds with their natural character.

FUBO


24 posted on 10/09/2013 9:52:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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