Park Service ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

posted at 6:41 pm on October 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

I missed this nugget from Wesley Pruden yesterday, but I think it’s actually better for a Friday afternoon to sort of sum up the week.

When and how did the National Park Service become “the shock troops of the punitive bureaucracy”?

The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

Sad to say, but there’s precedent here. The extent of the barricade mentality may have deepened over time, with some memorials being shuttered now that stayed open in ’95, but the NPS has apparently always been a lead actor in shutdown-theater pageantry. Andrew Stiles interviewed former Bush Interior Secretary Gale Norton about it, and she said it’s nothing new:

“The National Parks Service has a long history of dramatizing budget issues by inconveniencing the public,” she says. ”They often choose the most dramatic type of action in order to get their message across. It’s something I had to guard against when I was secretary — not letting them play budget games.“

NPS has engaged in such behavior for decades, Nortons says, recalling at least one occassion during the Reagan administraiton, in which she worked as an attorney for the parks service, when NPS decided to close Skyline Drive, a scenic highway running through Shenandoah National Park, in order to make a statement during an appropriations fight on Capitol Hill…

“Given the fact that they have closed so much, and acted so broadly, I imagine that decision was made at the highest levels of park service leadership, in cooperation with department leadership and the White House,” she says.

Note the point about budget games. Darrell Issa sent a letter to the director of the NPS yesterday demanding to know why open-air memorials have been closed and noting that the tactic seems oddly similar to other inexplicable closures back in March, when NPS was grumpy about its budget being cut due to sequestration. Quote: “Specifically, the Committee received information that proposed budget adjustments submitted by an NPS official in the field to deal with sequestration impacts were rejected by NPS superiors in favor of cuts that would be more visible and disruptive.” Hearings are presumably on the way, as only a really thorough public shaming is apt to make them think twice about this in the future. I wonder who the Lois Lerner of the NPS will turn out to be. Fair warning to whoever that person is: You’re looking at some hard time involving months of paid vacation and a luxe government pension, pardner.

Via John McCormack, here was what the World War II Memorial looked like this morning. They’ve actually wired the barricades together to make it marginally harder for people to get in. Exit quotation from Tom Hanks, commenting on the Honor Flight vets who insisted on entry earlier this week: “Good for the veterans. Good, go see it. We should all have access to them all the time.””


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Oldnuke on October 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Move over and pass the bottle.

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Ironic statement from week one of Shut-nado:

Park Service Ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

Congressman:” You should be ashamed! ”
Park Service Ranger: ” I am not ashamed!”

socalcon on October 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Obama’s IRS Went After A Survivor Of A Japanese Concentration Camp For Her Political Speech

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 7:59 PM

She should consider herself fortunate it wasn’t the Capitol Police taking action…

socalcon on October 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Othniel on October 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Barack Obama: “Death to America!”

VorDaj on October 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like if there was such a thing as reincarnation and Adolf Hitler was reincarnated as an American and grew up to be America’s President? Well now you know.

VorDaj on October 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

The National Do Not Call Registry is shutdown. LOL.

http://www.donotcall.gov

This should be a completely automated process with little or no human intervention.

What will they think of to shut down next?

farsighted on October 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like if there was such a thing as reincarnation and Adolf Hitler was reincarnated as an American and grew up to be America’s President? Well now you know.

VorDaj on October 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

That almost sounded like you were talking about our stupid lazy President- until you got to the “American” part. We are being led by a Kenyan socialist.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

What will they think of to shut down next?

farsighted on October 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Evidently, 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O) is now down. This was the number I got for 404ErrorCare:

1-800- 6(M) 7(r) 2(A)7(s) 7(s) 4(H) 6(0!)

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

What will they think of to shut down next?

farsighted on October 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

The Congressional websites. The Capitol switchboard.

In short Congress divests itself of all outside communication. We the people only know the shutdown is over when white smoke is seen coming from the Capitol dome.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

My response…
Yes it has. It made me hate this administration more than ever.

Barred on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington unsourced and probably fabricated Park Service ranger says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

If you were an honest person, you’d admit that not only do you not want to know the truth of the story, as a member of King Queen Choom’s abusive cult, you wouldn’t really care if it is the truth – lying degenerates like you don’t fool us! :)

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

New Steyn…

Shutdown Simulacrum

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The difference between private and public entities.

Private: “The customer is always right.”

Public: “Make the customer suffer.”

Bitter Clinger on October 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

…excellent!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

NPS – National Park Schutzstaffel?

diogenes on October 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

So these folks are making the argument for paying their furloughed colleagues ??? BS !!!

We need another website so people can put in how many hours of work they lost because of ObamaCare induced cutbacks. That way the “Ted Cruz’” of Congress can tell the Dems how much Ocare has cost people. Maybe they can get reimbursed every week !!

KenInIL on October 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

NPS – National Park Schutzstaffel?

diogenes on October 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

More like National Park Schultzes, Sgt. Schultzes. “I know nothings.”

Oldnuke on October 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

lostmotherland drooled: unsourced and probably fabricated Park Service ranger

Delusional denial. This episode is perfectly consistent with Barry’s serial brownshirt rhetoric. The Preezy of the United Sleezy intentionally incites this savagery.

** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

/Punish

Terp Mole on October 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

diogenes: NPS – National Park Schutzstaffel?

Exactly. Barry’s latest brownshirt brigade.

National-(Socialist) Park Service

Terp Mole on October 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Storm the Barry-cades!!

arik1969 on October 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM

He’s shutting down private businesses.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/04/Obama-illegally-furloughing-defense-civilians

I like how law enforcement just says “We’re following orders.”
We’re have we heard that before? History repeats itself.

It’s pretty obvious that Obama could order almost anything and a lot of law enforcement would just go along. I never ever thought something like this would happen in the US.

JellyToast on October 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Hey, did you guys hear that a guy set himself on fire today on the National Mall? Some bystanders extinguished the flames.

To show that the government was really, really, really shutdown and you really, really, really need it…bad…Obama ordered the MediVac to turn around and the National Park Service to reignite him.

YOU NEED ME!!!!

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Nationalsozialismus Park Service

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

FIFM. :-)

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Resist We Much: Hey, did you guys hear that a guy set himself on fire today on the National Mall? Some bystanders extinguished the flames.

National Park Police sprang to action… and no monument barricades were damaged.

/hopey-changey

Terp Mole on October 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like if there was such a thing as reincarnation and Adolf Hitler was reincarnated as an American and grew up to be America’s President? Well now you know.

VorDaj on October 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Adolph Hitler? Adolph Hitler? That piker? more like Joseph Stalin, I’d say.

Cleombrotus on October 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Terp Mole on October 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

* “I will not negotiate.”

It cracks me up when I heard Repubs all hot and bothered about trying to negotiate with the weasel. He done told you people he is not going to negotiate. Hang that quote around his neck and when people ask why you’re not, just tell them, “He already said he’s not going to. We just took him at his word.”

UnderstandingisPower on October 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

JellyToast on October 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Me either. And they are not ashamed.

Wonder if the workers in the gas chambers were ashamed.

UnderstandingisPower on October 4, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Everyone could see the cracks in his exchange with Dana Bash, a reporter for CNN, who asked why, if he is concerned about children with cancer who are unable to enter clinical trials for new drugs because Mr. Obama shut down the National Institutes of Health, why stifle Republican attempts to grant a little relief?

“If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?” the reporter asked.

“Why would we want to do that?” Mr. Reid snapped back. “I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force Base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless.”

If the Republicans of the House really want to make Harry squirm, they should do one of those little bills funding Nellis AFB and forward it onto the Senate. Then get the popcorn and sit back, because Harry’s going to have a hard time explaining things to Nevadans if he doesn’t release that bill, and an even harder time explaining why Nevada gets its pork and New York does not.

unclesmrgol on October 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM

This what “community organizers” do.

jaywemm on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 AM

There are two possible places these butts need to be transferred to, to better sharpen their harrassment skills:
McMurdo Sound, and Bagram AB!
Clean out DC, lock, stock, and barrycade placer.

Another Drew on October 5, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Obama and Charlie Sheen are: Winning!

RedManBlueState on October 5, 2013 at 4:56 AM

Evidently, 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O) is now down. This was the number I got for 404ErrorCare:

1-800- 6(M) 7(r) 2(A)7(s) 7(s) 4(H) 6(0!)

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Couldn’t that also read:
1-800- 6(M) 7(s) 2(A)7(s) 7(s) 4(H) 6(0!)
?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Every Liberal I have talked to has adamantly denied Obama is or even would consider doing this. To those people I say, in light of this ‘revelation’ … EMBRACE THE $uck! The shut down is not only all Obama’s but so is all the pain that goes with it!

easyt65 on October 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM

As only ThePeoplesCube can illustrate the vindictiveness of Obysmal and Reid’s Dems…
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/shutdown-forces-govt-to-fill-in-grand-canyon-with-fog-t11728.html

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Obamacare appears to be crashing on its own. Meanwhile, our dear leader is throwing a temper tantrum. Oh, and I understand he is getting his portrait done.

SC.Charlie on October 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Its time to realize that a government that is willing to shutdown national parks and open air memorials (because it owns them) in order to force an agenda, suppose next time the government shuts down they also close down the healthcare system.

When you allow the government to take control of your life and your environment, it does so with the power to exert that control and force you to change your behavior.

This is what is meant by fundamental change. We will be told what we can and can’t do, and when we can or can’t do it. If we don’t like it, the government will just take it away.

BobMbx on October 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM

You can bet the administration is working feverishly to find out what park ranger made that truthful remark. He will be severely punished and probably transferred to a park in Alaska.

Wigglesworth on October 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Oops.. here’s the right link.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/04/Exclusive-Pisgah-Inn-NPS

JellyToast on October 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Driving along in my automobile, I hear Hannity interview the owner, who is a rational, productive citizen who pays the federal government and does not avail himself of its services. In fact, he knows the folks who have been charged with closing access to his place of business.

This is just another way that Obysmal is negatively affecting the economy.

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM

heard, not hear

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

When you allow the government to take control of your life and your environment, it does so with the power to exert that control and force you to change your behavior.

BobMbx on October 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM

What? You mean that a government that provides everything can also take it away. Oh c’mon now, they wouldn’t do that. Our government is benevolent and caring and The Won is just so nice. Plus he’s got a really great crease in his pants. All hail The Won!

Oldnuke on October 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Obamacare appears to be crashing on its own. Meanwhile, our dear leader is throwing a temper tantrum. Oh, and I understand he is getting his portrait done.

SC.Charlie on October 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM

It had better be in landscape format in order to accomodate those big ears.

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM

It had better be in landscape format in order to accomodate those big ears.

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Not to mention that huge swelled up head of his.

Oldnuke on October 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Am reading on Twitter that another “Honor Flight” is about to land at Reagan National, with a huge crowd awaiting them. Then they’ll be heading over to the WWII Memorial.

Hope they brought wire cutters.

Will those old guys in their wheel chairs get arrested?

Rational Thought on October 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

The National Park Service, which has somehow become the unofficial goon squad of American liberalism, reversed course and let American World War II vets visit the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. This is obviously good news. (I was waiting to see if Steven Spielberg would come out with a new Obama-friendly director’s cut of Saving Private Ryan in which the old guy at the end is dragged off in cuffs before he can reach Tom Hanks’s grave.)

– novaculus

I’ve read more than a few remarks on the internet in last few days that wonder “how did this guy ever get elected”…(not that I haven’t read remarks like that before but in the last few days, they’re increasing).

It’s because of things such as this that were, indeed, produced by Leftmedia and continue to be:

I was waiting to see if Steven Spielberg would come out with a new Obama-friendly director’s cut of Saving Private Ryan in which the old guy at the end is dragged off in cuffs before he can reach Tom Hanks’s grave

And note the many theatrical comments by unprovably anonymous or false identities on the internet who promote Obama and “Obamacare”….

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

CORRECTION:

– novaculus

I’ve read more than a few remarks on the internet in last few days that wonder “how did this guy ever get elected”…(not that I haven’t read remarks like that before but in the last few days, they’re increasing).

It’s because of things such as this that were, indeed, produced by Leftmedia and continue to be:

I was waiting to see if Steven Spielberg would come out with a new Obama-friendly director’s cut of Saving Private Ryan in which the old guy at the end is dragged off in cuffs before he can reach Tom Hanks’s grave

And note the many theatrical comments by unprovably anonymous or false identities on the internet who promote Obama and “Obamacare”….

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I MEANT that the Leftmedia created and continues to create such false imagery and messaging promoting Obama that keeps America at his feet and Obama “up there in the clouds ruling…”

Spielberg, though an obviously talented filmmaker, is as guilty as any Democrat in promoting Obama, the False Icon. And America, as the Guilty Culprit.

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

And remember how he spent the Night of Benghazi “playing Spades with Regi”…

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Couldn’t that also read:
1-800- 6(M) 7(s) 2(A)7(s) 7(s) 4(H) 6(0!)
?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Yes. ‘MrAssHO’ is one of the more memorable words from Rachel Jeantel’s texts that were entered into the record in the GZ trial.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Posting this here, not a racial statement, not an ethnic statement involved, just, well, you know, those veterans especially, they’ve already paid the greatest price anyone ever can for this nation.

http://youtu.be/x-64CaD8GXw

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Literally these are Dear Leader’s brownshirts………

d1carter on October 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM

If Obama lays one finger on any of them, I am saying it right now, I truly do not care what happens.

The same goes if he lifts the debt ceiling on his own.

Such would be a despotic act.

If he wants to act like a dictator, then he has to be prepared to face whatever consequences come his way. My preference, of course, would be legal. I want that to be very, very clear.

If we allow this type of behaviour to go unanswered, then we’ve lost the Republic. So, what difference, at that point, would it make?

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Very well said, RWM.

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

These Marxist bums the fools have elected are despicable. This poor sick Republic is about to collapse upon its self.

rplat on October 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Mr. Obama’s true character shines through. Chicago thug.

Zorro on October 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Am reading on Twitter that another “Honor Flight” is about to land at Reagan National, with a huge crowd awaiting them. Then they’ll be heading over to the WWII Memorial.

Hope they brought wire cutters.

Will those old guys in their wheel chairs get arrested?

Rational Thought on October 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Wait till the bikers show up.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 10:36 AM

NPS has engaged in such behavior for decades, Nortons says, recalling at least one occassion during the Reagan administraiton, in which she worked as an attorney for the parks service, when NPS decided to close Skyline Drive, a scenic highway running through Shenandoah National Park, in order to make a statement during an appropriations fight on Capitol Hill…

The difference is that that was the NPS acting on its own to protect its money. This time, it’s the NPS doing the bidding of the administration in order to bring as much pain and suffering to Americans as possible. This is a major difference that defies comparison in the instances. All it shows is that the NPS is perfectly happy to carry out Barky’s orders to assault Americans, but the actual assault is planned and coordinated from the Oval Office, itself.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on October 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Obama, his minions and the Media are intentionally inflicting irreparable harm on the Republic.

What exactly would he have to do before people rise up and remove him from office?

To what depths do the Media and Obama’s minions have to sink before they are subjected to the righteous wrath of the Republic?

Personally, I would say that we are well beyond the tipping point.

justltl on October 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Found something else to shutdown – the NASA app on the iPad no longer works. It can’t download from the main site.

Free parks – NPS. – Dept of Interior. – Obama admin. Following the chain of command should shorten the unnecessary investigation. The problem is known. What’s needed is to regain control of the bureaucracy .

TfromV on October 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Say, didn’t a guy setting himself on fire kick off the Arab Spring in North Africa? Hmmmmmm. Parallels?

iurockhead on October 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Obama is turning our Republic into his own personal Ghetto.

Stop him.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

You’re Going to Want to Check Out the Sign We Found Posted at a Recently-Shut Down Restaurant in Texas Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Here’s a sign on I95 as you enter DC.

Rumor has it that it will soon be moved from the MD/DC border to the PA/MD border.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

What will they think of to shut down next?

farsighted on October 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

ROFL!!

The Ocean!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/05/Feds-Try-to-Close-the-OCEAN-Because-of-Shutdown

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

http://networkedblogs.com/PLzBW

Battle of the Barrycades – Vets storm Vietnam Memorial, U.S Park Police called in
Posted by William A. Jacobson Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:13am

The barrycades at the WWII Memorial and Lincoln Memorial have received most of the attention.

But on Friday a group of Vets decided to storm the barrycades erected by the Obama administration at the Vietnam Memorial, as reported by the local NBC News station (via The Patriot Perspective):

Obama sent the cops in to throw them out.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

unsourced and probably fabricated Park Service ranger says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Here’s some source material genius.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM

If we allow this type of behaviour to go unanswered, then we’ve lost the Republic. So, what difference, at that point, would it make?

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Zero is making himself very unpopular. And people see that the world doesn’t end without the government.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Obama, his minions and the Media are intentionally inflicting irreparable harm on the Republic.

What exactly would he have to do before people rise up and remove him from office?

To what depths do the Media and Obama’s minions have to sink before they are subjected to the righteous wrath of the Republic?

Personally, I would say that we are well beyond the tipping point.

justltl on October 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

I agree, Obama is behaving like a lunatic in the Presidency and I don’t use the word, “lunatic,” either politically or as a contrary partisan. Obama is literally behaving like an emotionally ill CHILD or someone of any age who isn’t all-there as to character and emotional maturity (OR self control).

He’s out of control and battering the nation.

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UPDATES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway-viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.

The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

But on Friday a group of Vets decided to storm the barrycades erected by the Obama administration at the Vietnam Memorial, as reported by the local NBC News station (via The Patriot Perspective):

How in the world do they justify barricading a wall? It has no moving parts. No one needs to be there to work it for visitors.

Are we allowed to look at the Washington Monument, or must we divert our eyes?

This is the petulant sadism of a spoiled child.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Here’s a sign on I95 as you enter DC.

Rumor has it that it will soon be moved from the MD/DC border to the PA/MD border.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Priceless!

TfromV on October 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Obama is turning our Republic into his own personal Ghetto.

Stop him.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM

I think this is and has been his goal, all along. He’s bitter about an abandoned childhood and seems to have set his mind on destroying “Fatherland” — the USA in this case — from a young age on.

I really think he’s sick in his personality and have long said as much. He has an ongoing history by now of inflicting severe retaliation on any and all who he perceives as not bowing down to him and “giving him stuff”.

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Are we allowed to look at the Washington Monument, or must we divert our eyes? Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument. dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Thanks for answering my question presciently.

I will divert my eyes from the Washington Monument and Mt. Rushmore too, like a good American.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

This is the petulant sadism of a spoiled child.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Yep, exactly.

Obama’s temper tantrum has become his Presidency.

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Are we allowed to look at the Washington Monument, or must we divert our eyes? Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument. dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM


Good God, we can’t even take photos now?

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Thanks for that info. There are some great comments http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/10/battle-of-the-barrycades-vets-storm-vietnam-memorial-u-s-park-police-called-in/#comments

Happy Saturday! Here is video of what is happening at WWII and Vietnam Memorials:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Closure-of-War-Memorials-Continues-to-Cause-Conflict-226481851.html

Oh, and some guys and gals on Harleys are coming to town today:

“We already have riders coming in from adjacent states to support our vets. At the present time, we are expecting 1,000+ riders to come to DC to support this event! ”
http://worldnewsviews.com/2013/10/05/bikers-riding-to-dc-for-wwii-memorial-rally-tomorrow-oct-5/

How many park rangers and police officers does it take to arrest 1000′s of people that casually walk through an open air memorial? What a mess!!!

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Good God, we can’t even take photos now? Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

He got this tip from Kim Jong Un.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people…”

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

ROFL!!

The Ocean!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/05/Feds-Try-to-Close-the-OCEAN-Because-of-Shutdown

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

LMAO. What an idiot.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Good God, we can’t even take photos now?

Lourdes on October 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Classic dictator move.

Keep voting democrat!

Murphy9 on October 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

“The Milky Way is now closed to tourists.” -0b00ba

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM

DriveBy | October 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

“Thanks, Mr. President, for making the Greatest Generation have to storm their own memorial.” Image at the link:

https://twitter.com/MaeMee/status/386233012641202176/photo/1

What a statement!!

From the legal insurrection site above.

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

LMAO. What an idiot.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

At some point Reid and his gang of Senators are going to run out of words to defend this.

That goes for those “Republican” Senators that voted with the Dems & Reid.

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I will divert my eyes from the Washington Monument and Mt. Rushmore too, like a good American.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

This same business is playing out all over.

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

You’re welcome. Remember they have shut the commissaries too. Obama wants soldiers and their families to suffer.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Your party leaders have created the “PERFECT STORM” of Americas fall and final destruction. Their concern for The Party Ethos has long since out weigh the care of “We the People”. Their objectives is to control information, reward their minions and punish the innocent.

Since the 1700′s, millions of true Americans have given that last full measure of devotion to their country only to see it sunk by a ship of fools waiting for their party redemption.

The true fault lies in the behind the control of the Two Party Leaders System that has locked out all opposition opinions and fosters only their own.

It is truly the Perfect Storm of our Demise.

jpcpt03 on October 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

“The Milky Way is now closed to tourists.” -0b00ba

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM

LOL, would like to send them up there!!

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Mr. President, tear down this wall!

de rigueur on October 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

What will they think of to shut down next?

farsighted on October 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Local story.

The Pisgah Inn, on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. in NC, (which runs NPS-owned buildings and property as a contractor and supports itself on revenues from visitors, not federal funds) was ordered closed. The owner attempted to defy the order, but the parkway’s chief ranger said Park Service managers in Washington directed him to block access to the inn and ensure people don’t try to get in.

lynncgb on October 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I will divert my eyes from the Washington Monument and Mt. Rushmore too, like a good American.

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM

This same business is playing out all over.

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

You’re welcome. Remember they have shut the commissaries too. Obama wants soldiers and their families to suffer.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

This will be his un-doing. He’s coming apart at the seams. The Bikers are riding to the WWII Memorial to protect and escort our heroes.

FUBO!

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Your party leaders have created the “PERFECT STORM” of Americas fall and final destruction. Their concern for The Party Ethos has long since out weigh the care of “We the People”. Their objectives is to control information, reward their minions and punish the innocent into submission.

Since the 1700′s, millions of true Americans have given that last full measure of devotion to their country only to see it sunk by a ship of fools waiting for their party redemption.

The true fault lies in the the control of the Two Party Leaders System that has locked out all opposition opinions and fosters only their own.

It is truly the Perfect Storm of our Demise.

Resist we must.

jpcpt03 on October 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Next weekend is the trucker protest.

Facebook took their page down…

RideForTheConsitution.

Murphy9 on October 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

You’re welcome. Remember they have shut the commissaries too. Obama wants soldiers and their families to suffer.

dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I had forgotten that. We need a thread here to list all of these closings.

Where is our David?

bluefox on October 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

http://1mvetmarch.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Million-Vet-March-on-the-Memorials/

Twitter Hashtags: #1MVetMarch, #LetThemIn

This group is putting together a Million Vet March On The Memorials for next Sunday, October 13th.

INC on October 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM

And that’s our descent stage LEM and flag on the moon! Citizens, avert your eyes!

de rigueur on October 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

He is threatening to arrest the clergy now

Sh*t’s getting real.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Remember they have shut the commissaries too. Obama wants soldiers and their families to suffer. dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Commissaries on bases?!

My reservist son had drill canceled this weekend, but we could afford for 0b00ba to get his portrait painted during the shutdown.

This is worse than “let them eat cake,” it’s “humiliate the minions.”

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Remember they have shut the commissaries too. Obama wants soldiers and their families to suffer. dogsoldier on October 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Commissaries on bases?!

My reservist son had drill canceled this weekend, but we could afford for 0b00ba to get his portrait painted during the shutdown.

This is worse than “let them eat cake,” it’s “humiliate the minions.”

Akzed on October 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Obama likes gittin all up in our faces. What a pansy.

Key West Reader on October 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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