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The Park Police (This is not Jellystone Park anymore Yogi...)
The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 | Johnathan V. Last

Posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:46 PM PDT by Route395

The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate​—​this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.

Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began. People first noticed what the NPS was up to when the World War II Memorial on the National Mall was “closed.” Just to be clear, the memorial is an open plaza. There is nothing to operate. Sometimes there might be a ranger standing around. But he’s not collecting tickets or opening gates. Putting up barricades and posting guards to “close” the World War II Memorial takes more resources and manpower than “keeping it open.”


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1 posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:46 PM PDT by Route395
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2 posted on 10/09/2013 7:55:28 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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I DEMAND scorched earth on these bastards. THIS IS OUR LAND— NOT THEIRS. Defund the HELL out of this scum. THEY BLEW IT!! I want the the roads open NOW!!! We don’t need them!!.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 7:56:58 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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The closure of the World War II Memorial was just the start of the Park Service’s partisan assault on the citizenry. There’s a cute little historic site just outside of the capital in McLean, Virginia, called the Claude Moore Colonial Farm. They do historical reenactments, and once upon a time the National Park Service helped run the place. But in 1980, the NPS cut the farm out of its budget. A group of private citizens set up an endowment to take care of the farm’s expenses. Ever since, the site has operated independently through a combination of private donations and volunteer workers.

The Park Service told Claude Moore Colonial Farm to shut down.

Maybe it's time to replace ALL "Park Rangers' with private groups... We'd save money and have nice people running the place rather than thugs...

4 posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Route395

The Park Rangers do seem to have the hots for those young, illegal alien senoritas though. I think they were trying to impress the senoritas yesterday when they were arresting combat veterans trying to visit THEIR monuments.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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6 posted on 10/09/2013 8:01:05 PM PDT by Route395
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7 posted on 10/09/2013 8:01:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Obama’s New Shutdown Scam: Reverse his own position and then claim he saved his victims from the GOP ( 10/9/13 )
8 posted on 10/09/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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This is going to blow up in their faces! How in hell can anyone explain these childish theatrics other than Obama is psychotic?
9 posted on 10/09/2013 8:06:53 PM PDT by Route395
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“Just like at Disneyland,” Parsons told the Post. “Nobody drives through Disneyland. They’re not allowed. And we’ve got the better theme park.”

That ParkPerson is wrong, America has the better theme park.

ParkPersons are mere stewards.

The American citizens are the owners, and they are not pleased with behavior or attitude of their ParkPerson servants.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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11 posted on 10/09/2013 8:12:39 PM PDT by Route395
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To: GOPJ

Sounds good to me and the sooner the better.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 8:14:32 PM PDT by mcshot (The takers exceed the makers and we're going down.)
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To: GOPJ

WWII Veterans Shut Out But Illegals Welcomed to National Mall By President Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU2lIGg2qI8


13 posted on 10/09/2013 8:27:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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I wonder if the California National Parks are keeping the pot growers out?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 8:33:26 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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Yeah...I’d like to see them sweep the parks for remote pot fields!...No way would they dare go in there! Veterans in wheel chairs won’t shoot at them...Lot easier to handle and boss around with their little orange cones for no parking.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 8:55:54 PM PDT by Route395
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Payback is a b1tch.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 8:56:09 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Route395

America’s so-called “Park Police” are rapidly putting themselves into contention for the position of Hussein’s Brown Shirts.

I know I’ll never trust a single one of ‘em ever again.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 9:13:43 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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I don’t think they have any idea of how badly they’ve burned themselves. I’ll never trust - or respect them again either.

We’re not alone in this by a long shot.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 9:37:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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19 posted on 10/09/2013 9:51:37 PM PDT by baddog 219
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Say hello to Obama’s new Brownshirt Army, the Nazi Park Service.

What a bunch of disgusting turncoats. If they had stood up to their fascist, Obama asskissing leader John Jarvis, and told him that they weren’t “Good Germans”, the whole thing would have collapsed in a day.

Too many cowards and Gestapo-like leaders in the NPS. Hope Congress cuts their funding in half, and kicks out all their leaders.

Then start over again. Hire Iraq and Afghan veterans. That should solve the problem. I’ll tell me combat vet son that there might be some nice outdoors job openings soon.

If he were to get such a job, he could take his grandfather, a veteran of Iwo Jima, for a ride through the parks because he can no longer walk on his own.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 12:52:37 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Remember these “rangers” when Obama is toppled from Power! Time to cut their wages and breaak their union. Maybe fire them and replace them with outside contractors! No more tin facists with their drill Instructor hats! A new scandal in the making and I bet the orders come right from the Oval Office.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 2:56:53 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: rockrr

You nailed it.


22 posted on 10/10/2013 3:56:35 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“I bet the orders come right from the Oval Office.”

I wouldn’t bet a nickel against you.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 3:59:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thanks for the link Turbo...


24 posted on 10/10/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Jack Hammer

The Park Police
they live inside of my head...

:)


25 posted on 10/10/2013 8:50:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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