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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.
Its 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 areas 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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Interstates next? Sumpun’s gonna happen before this is all over.
Good luck on the interstate thing since the states basically manage and repair those roads. That would bring shipping to a standstill.
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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.
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.
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.
My money is on a GOP surrender.
..... 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.
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.”
Its 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?
It’s every liberal’s dream to use the power of the state to punish and exterminate those who resist their “superiority”.
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.
Where is Lamar! Haven’t heard a peep out of that would-be liberal
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?
this may all play out like in the Hunger Games, where eventually the meek and accepting people start a revolution....
Just an observation.
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....
Not only would your money be correct, but a surrender is underway on October 10! It was destined that the GOP would cave.
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.
if “sumthin” happens it’ll be blamed on those horrible, evil, nasty pubs...
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.
Did any one else receive one of these?
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
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?
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
Theyd go by like the NPS were standin’ still on Thunder
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
Didn’t they name a Parkway after him that runs from Marysville to the Park?
Yep...US 321 is named after Lamar.
where is senator burr...he is from nc? hiding i guess...or is it close enough to an election?
emails from umbrage confirming ticket purchases have stopped even though they are still operating and considered to be a “private” entity
This is next - Beltway into DC to stop the truckers:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3077218/posts
“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
Naaaaah. Kick allah doze welfare recipients outta Fedzilla housing.
F*** the Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien celebrity Black Panther!
..and a smokescreen for 0bamacare’s rocky rollout
It’s satire. :-)
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?
I wish they would close down I10 in Texas... I know of a few of us who would “protest” thay in a vigorous manner!