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'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard
Fox News ^ | 10-7-2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government.

“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”

Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s chief sources of revenue.

The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: armedguards; govtshutdown; greatsmokymtns; leverage; martiallawdrill; obamapunishes; power; shutdown; smokymountains; tennessee
Maybe some of the protesting truckers need to visit the Smoky Mountains and send a message!
1 posted on 10/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Interstates next? Sumpun’s gonna happen before this is all over.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 7:36:31 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

Good luck on the interstate thing since the states basically manage and repair those roads. That would bring shipping to a standstill.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rktman
Yep it's a protection racket. Until we give in Obama is going to keep “roughing up” a few more people here and there.
4 posted on 10/10/2013 7:39:23 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; All


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5 posted on 10/10/2013 7:39:33 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Of course the Smoky Mountains sounds like a great down-home back-country range of the Southern Appalachians. But then you visit and are welcomed to a “United Nations Biosphere” via expensive signs and markers. There was money enough for that travesty.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 7:40:20 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The shutdown crisis is only to cover the failed omicare.
7 posted on 10/10/2013 7:40:48 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn.

He's right - the pushing's intentional. But when the American people say, 'enough' they're going to get the second lesson - that they're powerless. It's gettin' ugly.

8 posted on 10/10/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Zero is pushing and pushing trying to get the people to respond with armed resistance so he can declare martial law and really crack down.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 7:43:36 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: rktman
Sumpun’s gonna happen before this is all over.

My money is on a GOP surrender.

10 posted on 10/10/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

..... Even though we have had governmental shutdowns in the past with little or no repercussions ...... This Administration is attempting to purposely magnify and exaggerate the effects this particular Government shutdown in an attempt to put on display for the masses ....... What a world without the loving guidance and control that our compassionate blessed government, under the command of our dear leader, would look like and feel like if the GOP should ever again get back into power.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 7:53:40 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sheikdetail - have you read this Greenfield piece? You’ll love it:

“There are few moments that sum up the meanness of spirit of the Obama Blockade as well as a park ranger angrily telling senior citizens to get back on the bus and stop taking photos because they are engaging in forbidden “recreating”.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3077130/posts


12 posted on 10/10/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I am guessing the Natchez Trace will be next as well as the running trails adjacent to it.
Time to reform Barksdale’s Brigade: “Mississippi is ready.”
13 posted on 10/10/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,”

Say? Is that the verb that follows all this pushing?


14 posted on 10/10/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Wordkraft

It’s every liberal’s dream to use the power of the state to punish and exterminate those who resist their “superiority”.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 7:56:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”

Nothing is happening. So far 0dumb0shite & his corrupt band of thugs & mini-tyrants have been pushing & erecting barriers & showing up with armed guards.....and nothing is being done or said to fight back. If the governors in these states or even the local county sheriffs aren't willing to resist & fight back, 0dumb0's armed thugs will steamroll over & arrest any of the isolated attempts to fight back. We are being screwed everyday with acts of oppression & thuggery, and nothing is being done to push back or resist on a mass level.

16 posted on 10/10/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This is political terrorism.

Obama and Co. are hurting the least and smallest of his opposition to have the biggest effect.
17 posted on 10/10/2013 7:59:20 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Don't like Gramnesty? Support Lee Bright www.brightforsenate.com/)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Where is Lamar! Haven’t heard a peep out of that would-be liberal


18 posted on 10/10/2013 8:03:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: rktman

Does this make the issues of government agencies buying billions of rounds of ammunition combined with efforts to take law abiding citizen’s guns away from them any clearer focus?


19 posted on 10/10/2013 8:05:25 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Wordkraft
BINGO! that is the entire purpose for all of this government chaos and the ploy is to exact armed control of the American people.
20 posted on 10/10/2013 8:07:18 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: sheikdetailfeather

this may all play out like in the Hunger Games, where eventually the meek and accepting people start a revolution....


21 posted on 10/10/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This sort of government intrusion into private lives brought about a little uprising called the"Whiskey Rebellion" It was about taxes and spawned a shooting war(Which BTW was put down by G.Washington.)However it also spawned "Moonshining" and NASCAR. So what will come out of this is still to be seen.

Just an observation.

22 posted on 10/10/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rktman
can anyone tell me if we ever had this arrogant type of shutdown with other govt shutdowns?....I mean national parks?....commissaries?.....its insane...

why don't they close down the Congress'es cafeteria and their gyms?.....why not let public tv go off the air for a while....

23 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Vigilanteman

Not only would your money be correct, but a surrender is underway on October 10! It was destined that the GOP would cave.


24 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:50 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
the federal government shut down the park

Enough with this faceless assignation. Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service is the one issuing orders, at Obama's behest, for these shutdowns.



Likewise, all Jarvis' uniformed toadies at the local level should be photographed, IDed, named and shamed.

25 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: rktman

if “sumthin” happens it’ll be blamed on those horrible, evil, nasty pubs...


26 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:09 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This is just a sample of how dictatorships start. Display of power and the masses of citizens are helpless. All this big talk will only push it further into King Obama exercising his child like power. Civil disobedience does nothing permanent.

America is becoming helpless to stop this. The GOP are a sad excuse of any kind of power and willingness to stop this aggression. America is damn near finish and we are turning into a socialists third world country. One last chance. We need the Senate and keep the House. Then impeachment. Once Obamacare is in we will never be able to eliminate. Like any welfare program.

27 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Did any one else receive one of these?

****************************************NOTICE****************************************

Advisory: Possible Federal Shutdown
This email service is subjec to close without notice due to government shutdown.
Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, ALL COMMUNICATIONS ON THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED AIR WAVES are subject to immediate closure. In the event the Federal Government Shutdown is not resolved by October 31, 2013, ALL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS subject to Federal Taxes or built by funding from the Federal Government, directly or indirectly including, but not limited to, bike paths, streets, hi-ways, freeway systems. Barricades will be set up at each intersection and travel stopped.
When the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN of all COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WE WILL BE ASKING RUSH LIMBAUGH TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING HIS PROGRAM, so a larger portion of the population is informed. We regret using this procedure, but realize this is the most effective way of communication to the general population.
During this FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN we ask EACH CITIZEN TO SACRIFICE AND BREATHE ONE HALF AS THEY NORMALLY BREATHE. THE NSA WILL BE WATCHING!
If the Federal Shutdown is not settled by November 4, 2013 each citizen is to report all bodily functions to the nearest IRS office! Bus service will be provided to each neighborhood and organized by the Democratic Party Official for that area, and taken to the nearest office for lie detector analysis.
We again regret to resort to these measures, but until the TEA PARTY submits to the ‘GREAT WON’S AUTHORITY’, these measures will continue.

ISSUED THIS DAY OF TUESDAY EFFECTIVE 2013.10.08.09.30


28 posted on 10/10/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT by pilgrim
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Send the local sheriff down and arrest the feds...repeat all over the country.
29 posted on 10/10/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: GOPJ

Yes. Unbelievable!


30 posted on 10/10/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bolt Cutters.

Just sayin’.


31 posted on 10/10/2013 8:22:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,”

No. WRONG.

It's not "almost" that way.

It IS that way.

Obama is intentionally trying to push "Bitter Clingers" over the edge in hope someone will take violent action giving him an excuse to use the power of the government to shut down dissent.

What are the odds that he declares some sort of National Emergency before the end of his term?


32 posted on 10/10/2013 8:23:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Now let me tell the story, I can tell it all
About the Trrucker men who got fed up with it all
Obama made it risky, NPS closed the road
But when their engines roared,
They called the highway thunder road.
Driving into Ashville, on through Memphis town
The NPSchased them but they couldn’t run them down
Each time they thought they had them,
Their engines would explode
They’d go by like the NPS were standin’ still on Thunder
road.

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder road
Thunder was tier engine, freedom was their load
There was Freedom Freedom to quench the t parties thirst
The NPS they swore they’d get ‘em, but the Freedom got
Them first.


33 posted on 10/10/2013 8:28:50 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Theodore R.

Didn’t they name a Parkway after him that runs from Marysville to the Park?


34 posted on 10/10/2013 8:36:07 AM PDT by redangus
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To: redangus

Yep...US 321 is named after Lamar.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 8:41:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Theodore R.

where is senator burr...he is from nc? hiding i guess...or is it close enough to an election?


36 posted on 10/10/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: Paine in the Neck
jarvis looks like a little g_y twerp
37 posted on 10/10/2013 8:50:55 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: pilgrim

emails from umbrage confirming ticket purchases have stopped even though they are still operating and considered to be a “private” entity


38 posted on 10/10/2013 8:53:07 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: Malichi

This is next - Beltway into DC to stop the truckers:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3077218/posts


39 posted on 10/10/2013 8:53:44 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ldish

“emails from umbrage confirming ticket purchases have stopped even though they are still operating and considered to be a “private” entity”....

so much for spell check...actually typed...

emails from amtrak confirming ticket purchases have stopped even though they are still operating and considered to be a “private” entity


40 posted on 10/10/2013 8:55:18 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: pilgrim
Nope! But if King Obama is to take over communication will be one of the things that he must control. Its like the MSM now. Without the communists controlled MSM he would not be getting away with what he is trying to do.
41 posted on 10/10/2013 8:56:48 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: rktman
Interstates next? Sumpun’s gonna happen before this is all over.

Naaaaah. Kick allah doze welfare recipients outta Fedzilla housing.

42 posted on 10/10/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: rktman
All I can think of is..

F*** the Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien celebrity Black Panther!

43 posted on 10/10/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: drypowder

..and a smokescreen for 0bamacare’s rocky rollout


44 posted on 10/10/2013 9:08:07 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: leapfrog0202

It’s satire. :-)


45 posted on 10/10/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: GOPJ
But when the American people say, 'enough' they're going to get the second lesson - that they're powerless. It's gettin' ugly.

I'm not sure that the American people are powerless, as you claim. The Egyptians are far more powerless than we are and they have managed to overthrow 2 rulers in 2 years.

We have guns and that was the intent behind the 2ndAmendment - it's a way to maintain the balance of power between us and the out-of-control federal government and the people. If unarmed Egyptians can overthrow 2 rulers, why would armed Americans do less?

46 posted on 10/10/2013 9:26:10 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: rcrngroup
At least we know why the Goverment needs all those bullits!
47 posted on 10/10/2013 9:44:39 AM PDT by ABN 505
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To: rktman

I wish they would close down I10 in Texas... I know of a few of us who would “protest” thay in a vigorous manner!


48 posted on 10/10/2013 10:24:57 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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