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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
I feel bad for the ranger in the interview on the one hand.
He seems resigned to perform his job in violation of his conscience .
But, never the less he is performing against his conscience for the hope of a signed paycheck.
This exactly what will happen if the government goes all out with its tyrannical desire for predation and deep seated desire to demonstrate what thugs are in power.
Ah, the royal Obama tantrum continues.
God’s going to let the evidence of evil grow and grow and grow until we can’t ignore it. That’s the manner in which He works, because He uses willing servants.
There will be conflicts here.
Still lets not bury our faces so deep in spots of darkness that we cannot see what the light is showing us. Every such attempt highlights the Obama vanity AND the obscene scope of Federal power, something which earlier presidents could in principle do but none had the narrow vindictiveness to actually do. All manner of things which can’t be defunded because they were never funded in the first place are being jackbooted. The Tantrum Thrower In Chief thinks this will get a complacent America to throw in with his tantrums. But he’s forgotten that there is a God, and when a stupored, groggy America finally takes a clumsy grasp of said Deity, he’s poised to get a rude surprise.
Agenda 21and their Geenspace habitat grab perhaps...
It is rampant here in Floriduh!
“One mans 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.”......
Well, that “one man” had best consider more carefully how he decides to dictate to the people as he IS VULNERABLE. Other dictators have been removed from their lofty perches and this “one man” is no different. He CAN BE REMOVED in a variety of ways.
Agree and it ends quite in character when Obama leaves his supporters to hang out to dry, quite literally.
This Nation needs to repent...period.
-——All manner of things which cant be defunded because they were never funded in the first place are being jackbooted.——
The fact this is happening means there is premeditation on a large scale. That means that a large scale plan was developed to maximize discomfort and public upset all across America.
The treacherous tyrant set his minions to work in the very same manner he set them to work to destroy the Tea Parties.
Off with his head!!!
This is about more than just Obama. It is about evil, and as a Christian I affirm Ephesians chapter 6 which points the finger of the ultimate roots of evil at the rebel angels, the demons. God gives and builds; demons steal and destroy. People who are willing to be saved will be. People who are so bent on clinging to evil that they are unwilling to be saved will go to a freakish place of everlasting punishment and hatred. Obama is but a vessel. Obama has the same choice extended by God to him as to you and I. He’s refusing God’s grace for Satan’s power. In principle he could repent. If he won’t he will get overrun, in the next world if not this one.
The premeditation took place in hell long before there was an America.
Tyranny demands Defiance!
Obstacles to repentance also need to be cleared as much as possible. Some people underestimate God’s offer. They think they have to heap up good works before God, paying for their sins in some fashion, to be permitted to return. This completely misrepresents God’s bottomless graciousness. All they need to do is stop and embrace Him, this time for a promise of everlasting salvation. The only thing they have to lose is their worldly lives. They will gain the blessings of eternity even right here on earth.
According to a USA Today article, they are only open to the end of this month and their lease ends this year. Since their season is only 7 months (Apr 1st to Oct 31st), this is one seventh of the yearly revenue at risk because Obama wants us to feel THE PAIN! I already felt it when my planned visit to the Naval Air Museum got shot down on the 1st and I am becoming (if possible) increasingly unhappy!
What part of "You didn't build this!" does our POTENTATE not understand?!?
Earthly tyrants could, in principle, be turned from evil. And Christians would be wrong not to proposition even Barack Obama to do that.
However demons won’t ever repent, and they are already under what the bible calls bonds anyhow... God won’t let them move an inch further than He permits them to, in what relatively mature Christians should understand as training battles for believers. Immature Christians may think there is an uncontrolled devil, but they are mistaken and will eventually learn they are mistaken.
As a community organizer, you can tell that like most liberal pretentious intellectuals, Obama loves "THE PEOPLE" but not the individual. Lots of daylight between him and the other two Illinois-related Presidents in this and many other areas!
All parts, I’d think.
He doesn’t even love the communities... he is their pied piper into ignominy and destruction.
You said a mouthful right there! It’s friends of feds everywhere you look. Solyndra is a good example. Now the government is restricting the kind of wood-burning stove we can use. Some friend of feds is manufacturing stoves - you can bet the farm on it. Pure corruption in this government. And all done with our money.
A Friend of Feds probably has an eating place right down the road from the one the feds are closing down.
OK, we see all this evil.
Will we see a conquering Christ who can literally run roughshod over hell? And embrace Him in love and relief?
Because, He is waiting for willing servants who will serve him in an embrace of His love. Love needs willing servants. It is a whole ‘nother dynamic. It is the dynamic of a dynamite heaven.
If these rangers would think this through, they’d do their jobs, just not as efficiently. Man your post, but let people go around. No one is going to get fired over it, and they’d show a little patriotism.
No need to be one of the Zero’s foot soldiers.
“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.”
The Feds already own the property. The operators of the Inn pay the Feds to use the property.
It is a dumb idea to close this down but to say the Feds are doing it to buy up the property is not what is happening.
Oh, don’t worry. We have the Oath Keepers that will spring into action. Heck, some of these rangers may even be members.
I realize some here are members and I would like to know if they have a “Red Line”. Does it have to be riots in the streets? From the web site:
“9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.
10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.”
The local police are assisting in some of these shut downs.
I realize I will be flamed for this post. The main reason I am posting it is to demonstrate that it is easy to take strong positions. It is very hard to take action. I am only trying to show there is no clear red line. By the time it appears to have been clearly crossed, it is too late.
It is too late.
“A Friend of Feds probably has an eating place right down the road from the one the feds are closing down”
Don’t you realize this place could be A Friend of Feds? They could have contributed and voted for Obama. He has a big bus. Plenty of room under it if it serves HIS (/s) purpose.
"Another scary thought -- Democrats have shown no qualms about making shutdowns during a Democratic Administration as painful as possible. Once the government takeover of healthcare is complete, what is to stop them from using their control over it as a weapon during the next shutdown? Look at what they are doing to the national parks and park-related businesses. Now imagine them finding ways to do that with clinics and hospitals. If we give them this tool to put in their arsenal, we possibly will never be able to oppose them like this again."
I wonder if they have a lease and what the contents of the lease says. They should file for an injunction against the Park Rangers. It may either be a breach of the lease or tortious interference with a contract. The bad part is that they will most likely get an Obama supporting judge since they are the majority of the bar and thus of the judiciary.
And a face - Jonathan Jarvis:
Jonathan (Jon) B. Jarvis officially became the 18th Director of the National Park Service on October 2, 2009. A career ranger of the National Park Service, who began his career in 1976 as a seasonal interpreter in Washington, D.C., Jarvis takes the helm of an agency that preserves and manages some of the most treasured landscapes and valued cultural icons in this nation.
Agreed and also according to Wikipedia:
The ADA also includes 31 USC 1342, a provision which prohibits voluntary services.
which to me means no unpaid workers allowed to perform tyrann....er, services.
Mmm, now where have I heard that phrase before? Oh yeah, IIRC it was often used at the Nuremberg trials of Hitler's Nazi officials who murdered 7 million Jews and millions more innocent people who were considered to be sub-humans.
You know, kinda like Dear Leader considers patriotic Americans who won't swallow his communistic programs (ObamaCare for one especially noxious example) hook, line, and sinker.
What I’ve been wondering is this....has a single Planned Parenthood location closed or cut back its operations???
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.
Then the road should be closed as well by that reasoning. Why allow road to be open without travelers support?
If they had to investigate something down the road like a pedestrian on pavement or car off road, they would have to leave the all important parking lot.
Unbelievable! Add it to the Obama dictatorship list.
I have it! I’ll try to host a better version later as its own thread. If you have time to do it now, have at.
I have no further details at this point
50 minutes ago near Asheville, NC
we would like to thank the National Park Service for working with us through all of this mess. We will re-open today Wednesday October 9,2013 at 5PM. We are now booking rooms starting tonight, if you have reservations for this month they are still valid unless you call and cancel. Our gift Shop and Country Store are up and running now.The colors are beautiful and the Parkway is open. We look forward to having our guest back up here. See Ya Soon,
ping to 92
I’m sure the owner’s appearance on Beck’s television show last night didn’t hurt...
The INN, when this is all over, if they are still in business, should ban federal employees from staying there
I had heard he was considering getting an injunction. No info on that. Just the fb post to this point.
thanks for the ping, good news for the owner.
Great news. Thanks for the ping.