Skip to comments.Pisgah Inn Owner: National Park Service 'Out There with Lights Flashing Right Now' (Update @ 92)
Posted on 10/05/2013 2:58:27 AM PDT by don-o
On Thursday, the Pisgah Inn, which holds a concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina, announced that it would defy the National Park Services order to close up, and would open doors for business on Friday. On Friday morning, NPS rangers showed up, lights swirling, to close down the business and turn away its customers, supposedly thanks to the government shutdown.
Pisgah Inn receives no federal money, and according to owner Bruce OConnell, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart News, All we do is pay the government money. We dont take anything from them. It is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was deemed a thoroughway and therefore left open by the National Parks Service. Nonetheless, earlier this week, the NPS moved to shut it down. Michael Litterst, chief spokesman for the Park Service, said, We do not believe it is appropriate or feasible to have some parts of the system open while others are closed to the public.
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So the gov is going out of it’s way to LOSE money.
From what I see on the video, it looks like anyone who drove up to the Inn expecting to have a meal or to shop is going to encounter Park Police.
They might need to talk to them for a few minutes to understand what’s going on. I looks like a small area to turn around at the gate.
Traffic might get backed up on the Parkway.
Heard the man on Hannity say that the FedGov receives a portion of the daily receipts.
It is time for collective action, perhaps with a couple of supportive Congressional Representatives. Will NPS call out the riot squad to stop a peaceful crowd with Congressional representatives from going in to have lunch? If the answer is yes, then Obama will be unmasked even more and time for everyone to read Matt Bracken’s “What I Saw at the Coup.”
No. It is likely, because they are profitable, the feds are looking to shut them down, force them into bankruptcy, buy up the properties, and open Under new ownership, the feds or friends of feds.
Mrs. abb and I stayed overnight there back in August. Views from the restaurant are to die for.
I wonder how many Veterans and Bikers and Veteran Bikers live within an hour’s ride of this place?
I wonder if any of them might be hungry today?
Also, this time of year is the highest volume of traffic on the Blue Ridge because of fall foliage tourists.
No, they don’t care about money. If they need it, they will come to you and me and take it.
What they care about is maintaining their control - just like the Nazis, the Stalinists, the Mussolinis of times past.
I would not put it past them, but I do not think they actually are thinking that far ahead - at least the operatives are not. Those folks got the memo: “inflict pain.”
Monkeys with grenades.
Looks pretty. Bring the kids and some cameras.
WAKE UP!!!! THEY ARE CLOSING PRIVATE PLACES!!
But, the reason Obama’s golf course is staying open was supposed to be because it took in payments as well...
From Asheville TV 13
I STILL have HOPE.
The local media in western NC and upstate S Carolina has the story.
The locals got riled up back in 2000
Sounds like the king needs a trip to Runnymede.
This time of year, on Weekends, there are LOTS of bikers, Gold Wing clubs, Corvette clubs, Miata clubs, Hot Rod clubs which come up to drive the Parkway and see the leaves changing.
Atlanta, Greenville, Spartanburg, Knoxville are all within 1-3 hours drive.
(if any Freepers are organizing something, call & give owner Bruce OConnell a heads-up so he can be prepared!)
The Park Police are supposed to have cruisers blocking the entrance.
Is there a “Tow Trucks for Freedom” club located nearby?
I was thinking that myself, hmmm, obviously there is a different reason why the golf courses are staying open. hmmm, I wonder what that could be?
On a serious note, are all military courses open or just the ones around DC?
Those who pray might pray that these people get convicted in their hearts about enforcing illegal orders. And refuse.
Not only lose money, but spend money using Park Police to enforce shutting down a money making activity that does not need to be shut down because the purpose of the Anti Deficiency Act is for the government to NOT SPEND without Congressional authorization. It is not TO SPEND in order to shut down. That is completely the opposite.
We need to find another term than government shutdown to describe the situation of not being authorized to SPEND!
Off Topic: CNN at 6:45 am est, just did a story on bees in China, the TV graphic showed Hong Kong on the coast of Brazil with CNN logo on the bottom. Can anyone capture and post this Epic graphic? LOL !!!
The money involved is trivial.
It's really simple. It's that the word has come down from the WH that the sheeple must be inconvenienced in order to cast blame upon the Tea Party!
The more the sheeple suffer, the better! It's Obama's fault! It's even beginning to show in the rigged polls.
On an even more serious note when does he shut down the name servers that run the internet?
The ‘plan’ ? Totally believable IMO.
I did quite like how the ‘plan’ became unraveled by the unexpected emergence of “the Militia of One,” the largely unorganized eruption of independent citizens taking their own actions wherever they could with a devasting effect on the common federal collaborators and enforcers that held the government’s power together.
How is this not a crime? How is this not actionable in court?
Doubtless the Rooskies or the Chinese, both having learned how to use this US invention, the Internet, would step into the breach with (somewhat) viable solutions. (BTW, the Rooskies recently acquired a notable US expert on internet infrastructure).
P.I. facebook posting
all I can say is WOW!!!! The last 72 hours have been the craziest of my life. I have talked to more media and congress people than I ever thought a simple, country boy would. Michelle Bachman called me by my first name and told me I was a a great American. Like her or not it was a thrill for me.
So here is our latest. We have Park Service Rangers at our gates blocking entry to the Inn. We are essentially closed at this time. We are still moving some chess pieces but now those moves are taken with a little more caution. For those of you that wish to support us financially call the Inn and purchase a gift certificate. It will always be good and it can be used in the restaurant, gift shop or hotel. We will be in the office from 9-5 until we re-open or at some time when a decision will be made to close for the season. We love you all and are so humbled by the out pouring of support and prayers from all over our still great nation. See Ya Soon,
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And per the park rangers: "I'm only following orders" is not a valid reason for doing wrong!
This man should have standing to sue over Obama’s ineligibility. Particularized, justiciable harm.
If there was a groundswell of lawsuits in too many courts for Obama to bribe and/or threaten, maybe Obama would learn to fear the people.
Resist! Take a lil drive up to Pisgah to see the leaves.
My wife and I have been there...it is absolutely stunning, especially in fall. Make sure you hang this shutdown albatross right around the neck of EVERY SINGLE democrat you encounter...b*stards. All 65 million of you.
Michelle Bachmann ought to show up with a tow truck or two...
They just shut down one of the oldest restaurants in San Francisco.
It is privately owned and always has been.
The governor needs to call it an invasion and mobilize the state guard.
We now have a name...
I thought they weren’t allowed to work
One man’s spite and anger is responsible for this. One man who micromanages all agencies of the government. One man who is getting his revenge on the people that he hates so much.
And that’s the rub...they love their jobs more than their country.