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Bison vs. the shutdown

posted at 9:24 am on October 14, 2013 by

The bison in Wyoming don’t even care.

This barricade was sitting on a turn out next to the Gros Ventre road about a mile north of Kelly Wyoming. Guess the bison don’t like the government shutdown either. Somehow I feel humans will be blamed for this vandalism, so I’m sending a link to the proper authorities.

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Murica!

blammm on October 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Oh, give me land, lotsa land and the starry skies above….
Don’t fence me in!

ExpressoBold on October 14, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Seal Team Six has just been ordered to conduct a raid and dispatch this treat to government property.

antipc on October 14, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Heh

cmsinaz on October 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Good thing it was bison and not dogs, or they’d be dinner at the White House.

steebo77 on October 14, 2013 at 10:37 AM

It’s great that the NPS is putting safety first. It’s much safer to block off those turnouts so that motorists will have to stop in the road to look at the bison, check their map, or send a text. I’m glad that the rangers have spent a lot of time and money putting up those Barrycades.

juliesa on October 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Another brand new barricade, where did all these brand new barricades and cones suddenly come from? It’s almost like the Spitehouse has been getting ready for this.

/nah

batterup on October 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

batterup on October 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

“Infrastructure” “investments” made possible by the “stimulus” bill.

steebo77 on October 14, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Looks like bison was trying to use the Barrycade to scratch its neck.

Mark1971 on October 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Meanwhile, the lack of federal emergency workers means that Dakota cattle ranchers are on their own dealing with the devastating effects of a freak storm. Oh well! Guess they shouldn’t have sent tea party crazies to Congress.

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Meanwhile, the lack of federal emergency workers means that Dakota cattle ranchers are on their own dealing with the devastating effects of a freak storm. Oh well! Guess they shouldn’t have sent tea party crazies to Congress.

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Yeah. Because nobody who lives in the Dakotas has any clue how to deal with snow without the governments help.

Why don’t you head on up to Buffalo, SD, step into the #3 Saloon and announce that you’re from the government and you’re there to save them from the snow. See how that works out.

trigon on October 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM

It’s funny the things people who only get their news from Rolling Stone, Huffington Post and Daily Show will say.

earlgrey133 on October 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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Freak storm !?!? Oh, no, freaks falling out of the sky!!! Freaks! Freaks! Everybody freak out! It’s so freaky! Freaks! Freaks! FREAK STORM, EVERYBODY !!!!!
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You couldn’t see it but I was also jumping up and down as I typed this, which is why the text looks a little herky jerky

ExpressoBold on October 14, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Meanwhile, the lack of federal emergency workers means that Dakota cattle ranchers are on their own dealing with the devastating effects of a freak storm. Oh well! Guess they shouldn’t have sent tea party crazies to Congress.

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Bad news putz, cattle ranchers have been on their own since we decided that we could put all that Indian land to good use.

antipc on October 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Meanwhile, the lack of federal emergency workers

lie. Typical from this reprobate.

Murphy9 on October 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

It’s an analogy for us all – put some neck in it and we’ll be able to bring down the Barrycades.

The Nerve on October 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

What were the FEMA people to do provide counseling for the surviving cows? You don’t understand what FEMA does, it’s a mechanism of central control (or as they say coordination) of local services – guess what the local services are operating without FEMA.

The dead cows are being disposed of at a county dug pit- no Federal Government needed. Once the government reopens the ranchers can apply for the Livestock Indemnity Program.

BTW why is the Government involved in livestock indemnity? Why has our government become an enormous insurance agency?

If you care so much about the cattlemen you can make a donation here.

batterup on October 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Meanwhile, the lack of federal emergency workers means that Dakota cattle ranchers are on their own dealing with the devastating effects of a freak storm. Oh well! Guess they shouldn’t have sent tea party crazies to Congress.

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Ever heard of something called insurance?
Farmers get crop insurance, and ranchers can buy insurance on their herds – just like people buy homeowners and auto insurance.
Last time we had a major hailstorm, the government didn’t do anything for me, but my insurance company covered the damage and helped me get it fixed.
Why do you think more government is the only answer for everything?

dentarthurdent on October 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

The buffalo is doing his impersonation of Anwar al-Assad, in response to Obama’s latest red line.

Steve Z on October 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

libfreeordie on October 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I thought that comment was pretty amusing in a sarcastic way until I realized he was serious.

Spiders from Mars on October 16, 2013 at 1:37 PM