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(Think Progress)   Park Service: We're sorry, but the WWII Memorial is closed due to the government shut down. WWII Veterans: How about no? Does no work for you?   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
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2013-10-01 12:49:08 PM  
7 votes:

The Muthaship: Lord_Baull: Is it me, or does putting barricades in front of a public area just because there's no one to pick up trash around the area sound really stupid?

It is, but it aids the left's message.


i.imgur.com
2013-10-01 01:54:29 PM  
6 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-10-01 12:59:48 PM  
6 votes:
WW II Vet1: The memorial is closed!

WW II Vet2: Do we call the park or the police?

WW II Vets: Let's call the Park Police!

WW II Vets: CALLING THE PARK POLICE!

Park Police: What's all this then. Are any of you endangered squirrels? There doesn't seem to be as many around as there used to be.

WW II Vet: Why is the park closed?

Park Police: Because there's no one here who can run it. No bloody money in the budget, matey.

WW II Vet: Well, we can run it. All we have to do is clean up after ourselves.

PP: What? You think you have what it takes to be a GS-12 slash 4 dot 9 Park maintainer (second class)? I think not.

Sergeant Major: Sorry. Sorry. This isn't making any sense at all. Why is the Park Police speaking in a British accent? Yes. We get it. Services are cut. Now, all of you, be off. Go.
2013-10-01 12:49:00 PM  
5 votes:
You know who else tried to throw up barricades in front of us, young whippersnapper?

No. Seriously, I'm asking you 'cause I forgot.
2013-10-01 04:57:30 PM  
3 votes:

Lawnchair: Lord_Baull: Is it me, or does putting barricades in front of a public area just because there's no one to pick up trash around the area sound really stupid?

No, not just you.  I'm a lefty-lefty, but there's a lot of dumb drama going on here too.  I've already hit a couple of federal websites that are blacked out (some Library of Congress links, some Census Factfinder figures).  I mean, seriously, the servers are there.  They're presumably still plugged in (enough to give me the "shut down" message anyway).  Blocking the info is pedantic.  Seriously... websites run by Orthodox Jews don't shut down for the Sabbath (on the "we're not doing work by leaving this running" reasoning).  There's no reason to shut down the websites.  Or public grounds.  I know, employees can't work, but get the Boy Scouts out to pick up trash or whatever.


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2013-10-01 01:38:08 PM  
3 votes:

Amos Quito: OMG!

Just went to the Grand Canyon National Park webpage: www.nps.gov/grca/

THEY CLOSED THE GRAND CANYON!

[arizonablogging.net image 550x311]

Where will all the water from the Colorado River go now?


Mount Rushmore is closed as well.

We are paying Christo $10 Million to cover it up so that nobody can see it.  Because it's closed.
2013-10-01 12:54:12 PM  
3 votes:

Ker_Thwap: How the holy hell can people be treating this article as a left vs. right contest?  Veterans come in all flavors.


Mostly Soylent Green flavor
2013-10-01 12:43:24 PM  
3 votes:
According to Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane, who took many of the pictures at the scene, Rep. Steve King (R-IA)   while the barriers were being moved to allow the veterans access.

Good to know laws only apply to little people and LIBS LIBS LIBS
2013-10-01 02:12:51 PM  
2 votes:
They are lucky the WWII Vets didn't clear the barricades the way they did in WWII:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-01 01:29:54 PM  
2 votes:
OMG!

Just went to the Grand Canyon National Park webpage: www.nps.gov/grca/

THEY CLOSED THE GRAND CANYON!

arizonablogging.net

Where will all the water from the Colorado River go now?
2013-10-01 01:15:04 PM  
2 votes:

dr_blasto: sendtodave: See? We can still have government services without having to pay for them!

WWII memorial is not in the Constitution, farkers! Go make your own and open it to the invisible hand!


SHOOT THEM!  WHY AREN'T YOU SHOOTING THEM!
www.totalprosports.com
2013-10-01 01:14:49 PM  
2 votes:
onlineathens.com

With this guy laid off, the TER-RISTS are free to knock the WTC memorial to the ground!

OMG!
2013-10-01 01:01:55 PM  
2 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: WW II Vet1: The memorial is closed!

WW II Vet2: Do we call the park or the police?

WW II Vets: Let's call the Park Police!

WW II Vets: CALLING THE PARK POLICE!

Park Police: What's all this then. Are any of you endangered squirrels? There doesn't seem to be as many around as there used to be.

WW II Vet: Why is the park closed?

Park Police: Because there's no one here who can run it. No bloody money in the budget, matey.

WW II Vet: Well, we can run it. All we have to do is clean up after ourselves.

PP: What? You think you have what it takes to be a GS-12 slash 4 dot 9 Park maintainer (second class)? I think not.

Sergeant Major: Sorry. Sorry. This isn't making any sense at all. Why is the Park Police speaking in a British accent? Yes. We get it. Services are cut. Now, all of you, be off. Go.


Good. That comment was far too silly.
2013-10-01 12:58:59 PM  
2 votes:

skozlaw: So arrest them (and King) for trespassing. And slap King with additional charges of disturbing the peace and interfering with police duties.

Shutdown means shutdown. If you don't like it, don't vote for lunatics that do things like this.


Yes, by all means send the federal equivalent of mall cops to try to clap in the slammer people who faced down Hitler and Tojo. That'll get the public on your side.
2013-10-01 12:54:27 PM  
2 votes:
They stormed those memorials just like the beaches of Germany.
2013-10-01 12:47:29 PM  
2 votes:
Thanks a lot, Obama!
2013-10-01 08:56:58 PM  
1 vote:

Cataholic: Amos Quito: OMG!

Just went to the Grand Canyon National Park webpage: www.nps.gov/grca/

THEY CLOSED THE GRAND CANYON!

[arizonablogging.net image 550x311]

Where will all the water from the Colorado River go now?

Mount Rushmore is closed as well.

We are paying Christo $10 Million to cover it up so that nobody can see it.  Because it's closed.


Cool!  Let's sneak into George Washington's nostril and fark!

i1.ytimg.com
2013-10-01 07:33:07 PM  
1 vote:
Let's be honest here, people are nasty, dirty creatures that need rules and rule enforcers to keep them from literally dropping trou and shiatting where ever they like.  Since the pants dropper doesn't have tissue, he'll rub his ass on the bushes.  Trash overflowing.  Food decomposing every where.  Let's not even get into the idiot vandals who destroy things for the fark of it all.

The things that we are proud of in this country or are symbols of this country need people to protect them from other people.  Without that we would have no nice things.

That is why all of these easily accessible monuments / parks are closed today.  Because no one trusts you to not shiat on Abe's lap. And let's be honest, you would if you could.
2013-10-01 06:57:20 PM  
1 vote:

vrax: MarkEC: Is it reasonable that some penalties of the law are delayed for a year but not the individual penalty? How many exceptions have been given? Is it reasonable that it's been 3 years since the law was passed but the exchanges are not ready? Is it fair in your opinion that a lot of people are having their insurance rates tripled? I work for a company with less than the required 50, but it offered health insurance, guess what? I have family members that have been told they are not going to work more than 30 hours per week because of the ACA. Tough shiat for them? The ACA as written is horrible. Can we have a discussion about what should replace it or are you too much of a partisan to actually discuss solutions instead of throwing blame around?

If you think that the ACA is horrible, you can also thank the GOP.  It should have been called GOPCare.   As it stands now, it's what we have, it is better than what we had, but it can still use some work.  The GOP plan right now is to postpone until they can defund and overturn.  That's it!  They don't want something better like single-payer.  They want the status quo.  They have proven that they are unable to deal in good faith, so why should anyone deal with them?!


What single-payer country has better stats? If you need a hip replacement when you are 70, which country would you rather be in? If you need a heart valve replaced, where would you rather be? Prostate cancer? The list goes on and on. Do you really expect our system, that gets you into an MRI within days instead of months, to be there a few years after a single payer system is in place? I wish your utopian dream would come true, but it is a dream that cannot fit with reality. If your hope of single payer in the US comes to pass, it will be the end of medical innovation.
2013-10-01 05:48:28 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: OMG!

Just went to the Grand Canyon National Park webpage: www.nps.gov/grca/

THEY CLOSED THE GRAND CANYON!

[arizonablogging.net image 550x311]

Where will all the water from the Colorado River go now?


Fountains and golf courses in Las Vegas?
2013-10-01 05:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
Just heard on the news that the trail system at Valley Forge was closed.

/nobody said a peep when I rode my bike on some of them today
//all the parking lots were closed, but where I went.. I don't need... parking lots
2013-10-01 04:22:17 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sorry but Poe's Law shouldn't be performance art.
2013-10-01 03:27:51 PM  
1 vote:

tagkc: [350f2h3jkir93bsly2c4imnks5.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 650x650]

Hey look!  The RNCC is even blaming the closure on the Democrats.



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2013-10-01 03:00:57 PM  
1 vote:

ElwoodCuse: Tell me something. It's still "we the people", right?


i.imgur.com
2013-10-01 02:15:56 PM  
1 vote:

spidermilk: I visited Yosemite last year and 3 park rangers were loading a guy who had died on the trail onto a stretcher.


Vultures gotta eat, too.
2013-10-01 02:13:16 PM  
1 vote:
So the people who are mad about this are going to march a couple blocks down to the Capitol to go shiat on Ted Cruz' desk, right?
2013-10-01 02:08:06 PM  
1 vote:
Wow... it's like a reality distortion field has descended on the some of the more dogmatic liberal Farkers here today.

"Shutting down" the national parks probably cost more than running them over the course of several weeks, and wasn't dictated by congress, but by the executive branch. The simple, unvarnished truth is that no fences needed to be erected to prevent people from walking on public grounds, except for the executive branch making a big butthurt "I'm taking my ball and going home" statement about the shutdown.

The politics of the shutdown notwithstanding, fencing off public land is simply politics at its most dogmatic and idiotic. Siding with the National Parks department on this one is just as idiotic. Try unplugging your ears and face the truth - this is another example of government waste, and the sole intention is to punish the public for not being outraged and siding with the President in a political matter.

That the only reason anybody is even noticing the "shutdown" is because of the effects of government spending MORE money to artificially "shutdown" parks and web sites is very telling of how bloated and unnecessary our government has become.
2013-10-01 01:57:07 PM  
1 vote:

Deep Contact: Hope they all lit up Lucky Strikes and beat up the guards.


Hey! Only officers get Lucky Strikes. The grunts smoke Raleighs.

/I bet they're all wearing the captain's slipper too
2013-10-01 01:47:33 PM  
1 vote:

AngryJailhouseFistfark: topcon: What's to "shut down?"  It's a little monument you can walk around.  It could exist for the next century(ies) without anyone touching it.

Except this is Homeland and if some jackass trips and busts his head open on a marble column or drowns in the fountain you know that they sue the shiat out of the US Park Service.


These are WWII vets, not Obama voters.
2013-10-01 01:39:18 PM  
1 vote:

I_C_Weener: How is the internet still on?  Isn't that part of Skynet which is part of the government?


I'm routed through 7 Boxxies.  Let them tr...+++++++CARRIER LOST+++++
2013-10-01 01:37:53 PM  
1 vote:
How is the internet still on?  Isn't that part of Skynet which is part of the government?
2013-10-01 01:34:33 PM  
1 vote:
Ha, E-verify is also shut down.  Thanks, republicans.
2013-10-01 01:28:41 PM  
1 vote:

DamnYankees: The WWII Memorial still sucks.


But but but Albert Speer was the best architect in history and that's why they gave him the commission for the WWII memorial
2013-10-01 01:25:16 PM  
1 vote:
Bunch of whiny, entitled vets who want more stuff they aren't paying for.
2013-10-01 01:20:57 PM  
1 vote:
Jonathan Chait @jonathanchait
Idea: fortify WWII memorial with tank traps and pillboxes manned by elderly Germans.
2013-10-01 01:17:14 PM  
1 vote:

stovepipe: Anybody checked in on the freepers to see what they think about all this?  I'd check but I don't have the stomach for it today.


I believe the phrase is "Drowning in semen".
2013-10-01 01:11:23 PM  
1 vote:

Lost Thought 00: parkke0108: Remember, what they're doing on the hill doesn't mean everyone else has to be stupid too.  I'm not surprised that the cops didn't force the vets out, and good on them for that.  I think that the rangers at the national parks should let people in too, despite the shutdown.

If a shopping mall shuts down would you suggest that it be left unlocked as well?


A public memorial and a shopping mall are not comparable.

/Except how they both sell overpriced doodads
2013-10-01 01:11:13 PM  
1 vote:

skozlaw: Amos Quito: Logic: Close parks - lay off 400 Federal Parks staffers bc "no money".

Assign 4000 armed Federal guards to keep people from visiting closed parks.

Did you just make that up yourself or did some other right-wing crackpot make it up and you're just repeating it?



I BLAME REPUBLICANS!!!! + !


/There, feel better now?
2013-10-01 01:10:47 PM  
1 vote:

Karma Chameleon: I can respect the idea of this, but they are also breaking the law. Being a veteran does not entitle you to special treatment., or being above the law. Sorry.


How about that freeloading 'Unknown Soldier', squatting in that tomb!?!
2013-10-01 01:09:24 PM  
1 vote:

Karma Chameleon: I can respect the idea of this, but they are also breaking the law. Being a veteran does not entitle you to special treatment., or being above the law. Sorry.


Right, thats only for politicians
2013-10-01 01:05:04 PM  
1 vote:

grumpfuff: skozlaw: Carousel Beast: It's amazing how many idiot Farkers here think the people involved must be ZOMG TEAHDISTS. You know, because no WW2 vets voted for Roosevelt.

The "person involved" in that comment was Steve King, tea party darling who has spoken at numerous tea party rallies and enjoy wide support among tea party adherents.

I have no idea what you think Roosevelt has to do with the fact that Steve King is a teaderp.

In fairness to King, he has blamed the Tea Party for the shutdown and compared them to terrorists. He wants to repeal Obamacare, yes, but he thinks this is the wrong way to do it.


Wrong King.  Steve Kind is from Iowa, the King you're talking about is Peter King formerly of the IRA.
2013-10-01 01:03:54 PM  
1 vote:
shiat, if you want your very own Lincoln head now is the time, there isn't anyone there to stop you and apparently it's cool to just walk in.
2013-10-01 01:02:30 PM  
1 vote:

DubyaHater: topcon: What's to "shut down?"  It's a little monument you can walk around.  It could exist for the next century(ies) without anyone touching it.

Because without police around to monitor the area, fights could break out. Eventually some asshole will pull a gun and people subsequently die.
Bad things can happen when large groups of people come together


How big of a group does it have to be? Like 100 or so, or more like 435ish?
2013-10-01 12:59:20 PM  
1 vote:
Tell me something. It's still "we the people", right?
2013-10-01 12:58:07 PM  
1 vote:

sendtodave: See? We can still have government services without having to pay for them!


WWII memorial is not in the Constitution, farkers! Go make your own and open it to the invisible hand!
2013-10-01 12:56:27 PM  
1 vote:

Ker_Thwap: How the holy hell can people be treating this article as a left vs. right contest?  Veterans come in all flavors.


And are served best deep fried and topped with brown gravy
2013-10-01 12:54:17 PM  
1 vote:
ww2 vets have some experience with breaching barriers...
2013-10-01 12:52:41 PM  
1 vote:

topcon: What's to "shut down?"  It's a little monument you can walk around.  It could exist for the next century(ies) without anyone touching it.


Well you know, it$ the little thing$ like the park brochure ($7.50), conce$$ions (hot dog: $5, $oft drink: $3), tour$ ($25 adult$$$, $12.50 youth$$, children under 5 free--with rental of park $troller: $20/day).

Mainly ju$t en$uring the $afety and comfort of the clientele by providing adequate $taff and re$ources.

/Just my 2¢
2013-10-01 12:50:55 PM  
1 vote:
See? We can still have government services without having to pay for them!
2013-10-01 12:50:30 PM  
1 vote:

Ker_Thwap: How the holy hell can people be treating this article as a left vs. right contest?  Veterans come in all flavors.


Because this has nothing to do with veterans
2013-10-01 12:48:28 PM  
1 vote:
I like gumption.

/gumption
2013-10-01 12:48:08 PM  
1 vote:
Everyone wants teh services, no one wants to pay for it. Freedom ain't free. Pony up if you want to honor your fallen comrades at a public memorial
2013-10-01 12:47:03 PM  
1 vote:
The monuments and parks should be run by non-profits and volunteers anyway. They're too important to be left in the hands of the federal government.
2013-10-01 12:46:55 PM  
1 vote:
If the thing is shut down, shouldn't the Park Police be at home with their feet up watching Oprah reruns?
2013-10-01 12:46:03 PM  
1 vote:

PawisBetlog: Goodcat.jpg


chairsoft-press.com

???
2013-10-01 12:42:03 PM  
1 vote:
So the derpists just break the law when they don't like what they have forced to happen. Intervesting.
 
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