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  • The Park Police, Part Deux: Hot Cops

    10/10/2013 2:35:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10 Oct 13 | Jonathan V. Last
    div class="article"> Since first writing about the conduct of the National Park Service yesterday, events have accelerated somewhat.The Eagle-Tribune in New Hampshire reported on a local resident who went through something of an ordeal while visiting Yellowstone National park. I’ll let them tell it, just so you don’t think I’m making it up: Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in...
  • The Park Police

    10/10/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Advance, 21 Oct | Jonathan V. Last
    “We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around.”—Ronald Reagan The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate​—​this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began. People first noticed what the NPS was up to when the World War II...
  • What Government Shutdown? These Facts Prove That Almost Everything Is Still Running!

    10/07/2013 2:46:02 PM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | Oct 07, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    What Government Shutdown? These Facts Prove That Almost Everything Is Still Running! Michael Snyder writes: All of this whining and crying about a “government shutdown” is a total joke. You see, there really is very little reason why this “government shutdown” cannot continue indefinitely because almost everything is still running. 63 percent of all federal workers are still working, and 85 percent of all government activities are still being funded during this “shutdown”. Yes, the Obama administration has been making a big show of taking down government websites and blocking off the World War II Memorial, but overall business in...
  • WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

    10/04/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 228 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 4, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial. A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter. But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they've been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and...
  • Urban Dictionary: Barrycade

    10/02/2013 9:08:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    Urban dictionary ^ | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
    1. A barrier (usually temporary) that exists for no reason. 2. A barrier erected for political reasons. "Dude, Obama barrycaded the park." "Hey, let's put up some barrycades to keep those World War II veterans away from the open-air World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in order to try and score some cheap political points."
  • FBI besieges couple in tax protest

    07/23/2007 9:32:33 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 3 replies · 236+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 23rd, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    A retired couple in the American state of New Hampshire have become national causes célčbres after barricading themselves in their fortified home for six months and refusing to go to jail for not paying their tax. Toting guns, quoting the Bible and pledging to fight for freedom, Ed and Elaine Brown are waiting in their remote hilltop home in Plainfield and daring the FBI to come in and get them. Officials, who are seeking to enforce a five-year prison sentence on the Browns for tax evasion, say they are trying to avoid a Waco-style shootout. The authorities have cut off...
  • Analysis: Dems barricade Iraq debate (risk becoming what they criticized during 2006 elections)

    02/13/2007 2:22:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 676+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Donnelly (news, bio, voting record) is one of a clutch of freshmen Democrats who snagged victories over Republican incumbents last fall amid public discontent over the war in Iraq. Now, as his party prepares to register its opposition to President Bush's plan to boost troop levels, Donnelly is on the fence. "The most important part of this to me is standing up for the troops and making sure we have full funding for them," Donnelly said Tuesday, after a weekend meeting with veterans' groups and constituents back home in his conservative north-central Indiana district. "I haven't...
  • As trial goes on, he hunkers down

    01/18/2007 4:08:42 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 1 replies · 359+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | January 18, 2007 | Scott Brooks
    The government's case against a Plainfield couple who refused to pay income taxes for more than a decade has drawn the ire of tax protesters and militia members from around the country, including some who have pledged to defend the couple with firearms if necessary. Ed Brown has invited sympathizers, both armed and unarmed, to join him in an ongoing protest at his home in Plainfield. Brown has been holed up in the house for five days and says he has no plans to leave while his trial continues without him.
  • Armed man crashes Capitol barricade (another 'non-event'?)

    09/18/2006 10:11:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,541+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - An armed man crashed his vehicle into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, ran into the building and was arrested, forcing the complex to briefly be locked down, authorities said. The man was armed with a gun, said one security officer speaking anonymously pending an official briefing. The officer said the man was captured by police after running through the Rotunda in the center of the Capitol and down a stairway into the basement. He said the man appeared to be having a seizure, and was taken to a hospital. A congressional aide said the...