Skip to comments.Republicans attack national parks chief over government shutdown closures (+video)
Posted on 10/17/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
House Republicans on Wednesday pilloried National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis for his handling of national park and land closures during the government shutdown, raising questions about whether the agencys reputation has been sullied by images of landmarks being barricaded to keep the American people off their own land. A tense joint hearing of the House oversight and natural-resource committees took place Wednesday following allegations that the NPS and its rangers had allowed themselves to become a political arm of the Obama administration, erecting the barriers to score political points and remind Americans of the primacy of government stewardship.
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at least they never ticketed "Occupy" campers illegally camped out in parks.
woooo. shaking in his boots.
like he and his Leader gives a rats ass.
If I was a liberal Democrat right now, I’d be pissing in everyone’s face too.
agencies are a part of the executive branch, see?
that is why administrative law needs to be crushed and agencies need to be defunded
Yeah, that’s it...Attack the Parks Supervisor...But please, please don’t attack Obama...he might not like you....
SHEEEEESH!!!! get some balls, republicans!!!!!!
Issa will get right on this. We should hear about his findings in several years.
Seems they need some more kabuki theater to make people forget yesterday.
Years back, then-DHS Secy Napolitano revealed Obama's intentions---classifying the military as domestic terror threats.
Unbelievable, Obama hatched a plan to search the homes of military when terror threats surfaced.
Educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depict conservative organizations as hate groups and to be aware that many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states rights, and how to make the world a better place. The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying hate groups.
Judicial Watch obtained the DOD documents in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) filed on April 8, 2013. The FOIA requested Any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to the preparation and presentation of training materials on hate groups or hate crimes distributed or used by the Air Force.
Included in the 133 pages of lesson plans and PowerPoint slides provided by the Air Force is a January 2013 Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute student guide entitled Extremism. The document says that it is for training purposes only and do not use on the job. Highlights include:
The document defines extremists as a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.
A statement that Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states rights, and how to make the world a better place.
[W]hile not all extremist groups are hate groups, all hate groups are extremist groups.
Under a section labeled Extremist Ideologies the document states, In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.
In this same section, the document lists the 9/11 attack under a category of Historical events.
[A]ctive participation with regard to extremist organizations is incompatible with military service and, is therefore prohibited. [Emphasis in original]
The document details the seven stages of hate and sixteen extremists traits.
The SPLC is listed as a resource for information on hate groups and referenced several times throughout the guide.
Of the five organizations besides the SPLC listed as resources, one is an SPLC project (Teaching Tolerance) and one considers any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group (Political Research Associates).
Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.
I wrote elsewhere that the NPS was biting (one of) the hands that feed them. The GOP should make life particularly difficult for them, or at least for their leaders, for as long as it takes to see that this nonsense doesn’t happen again.
And the next Republican president should clean house of the present NPS leadership, cut their budget, and return many of their functions to the states. Make an example of them so government employees think twice before blatantly siding against the people they’re supposed to serve in the future.
right? as if the f&gs at the GOP scare ANYONE.
defund-plenty more where that came from
House Do-Nothings run around in circles like blind mice.
Mr. Jarvis looks to me like a real dandy and suck up. I’ve seen, watched and experienced their attitudes at times in my few years as a ‘public servant’.
Dept of Education sgould go to the top of the list...
This punk, Jarvas, admitted talking directly with the White House - of, course because it makes him look important - but when asked about who he spoke to, he says he doesn’t know. Bullshit. I’ve worked there. They all damn well know EXACTLY what higher up they are being addressed by. It’s old habit to CYA at all times!
Cookie Jarvis has his talking points down.
I was a big supporter of the National Park system until October 1.