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(Inquisitr)   National Park police close Mt. Vernon, find out after the fact that it is privately owned and funded. OOPS our bad, whodathunkit?   (inquisitr.com) divider line 331
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2013-10-05 03:23:43 PM  
By LAW they have to shut down anything that is open to the public. It says right there in the Declaration of Independence, ipso facto QED!
 
2013-10-05 03:27:52 PM  

Mrbogey: By LAW they have to shut down anything that is open to the public. It says right there in the Declaration of Independence, ipso facto QED!


That's just sad.
 
2013-10-05 03:30:03 PM  
Oh and here's the contingency plan. Nowhere does it state that there is a difference between NPS grounds. It states that ALL NPS property is to be shut down:

http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/NPS-contingency-plan.pdf
 
2013-10-05 04:48:26 PM  
And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!

i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-05 04:58:07 PM  
Wait until they close outer space!
 
2013-10-05 05:02:51 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Oh and here's the contingency plan. Nowhere does it state that there is a difference between NPS grounds. It states that ALL NPS property is to be shut down:

http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/NPS-contingency-plan.pdf


Mt. Vernon isn't NPS property.
 
2013-10-05 05:04:07 PM  

fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!

[i43.tinypic.com image 570x359]


Real life imitates art. They shut down the shoulder of a road to keep people from stopping their vehicles to take pictures of Mt Rushmore.
 
2013-10-05 05:12:26 PM  

Mrbogey: Real life imitates art. They shut down the shoulder of a road to keep people from stopping their vehicles to take pictures of Mt Rushmore.


Well. no, not really. There's nothing to back up the claim that that's why the shoulder was closed.
 
2013-10-05 05:21:07 PM  
If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.
 
2013-10-05 05:41:54 PM  

Teekno: Well. no, not really. There's nothing to back up the claim that that's why the shoulder was closed.


Why do you think they put cones up?

Why should I believe you over what the NPS says?
 
2013-10-05 05:46:49 PM  
"Charter guides received a message from the National Park Service this week informing them that they are not permitted to take clients fishing in Florida Bay until the feds get back to work. That means that more than 1,100 square miles of prime fishing is off limits between the southern tip of the mainland to the Keys until further notice."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/03/3668028_p2/shutdown-day-3-food- d istributor.html#storylink=cpy


The NPS is closing the ocean.  :)
 
2013-10-05 05:48:27 PM  

Lsherm: cameroncrazy1984: Oh and here's the contingency plan. Nowhere does it state that there is a difference between NPS grounds. It states that ALL NPS property is to be shut down:

http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/NPS-contingency-plan.pdf

Mt. Vernon isn't NPS property.


No but "Designated accessible parking spaces are available at the front of the East and West Visitor Parking Lots on each side of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which are owned and maintained by the National Park Service" so it's funny how reality doesn't really support this narrative, hmm?

Does it seem like a lot of GOP trolls are out today spreading lies?
 
2013-10-05 05:50:15 PM  

fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!

[i43.tinypic.com image 570x359]


lol
 
2013-10-05 05:50:56 PM  

fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!

[i43.tinypic.com image 570x359]


I can see a stache
 
2013-10-05 06:16:04 PM  

I_C_Weener: The NPS is closing the ocean. :)


Just as much as the rangers that barricaded NPS parks on the mainland are "closing the land."

It's an NPS area. You can't enter it. It's not complicated.
 
2013-10-05 06:25:30 PM  

Krieghund: I_C_Weener: The NPS is closing the ocean. :)

Just as much as the rangers that barricaded NPS parks on the mainland are "closing the land."

It's an NPS area. You can't enter it. It's not complicated.


I hope to see pictures of floating barricades.
 
2013-10-05 06:30:48 PM  
But none of these closings are stunts, right?

Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365, so its security and closure must be airtight during the shutdown!  And lots and lots of money will be spent to make sure of that!
 
2013-10-05 06:32:45 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365


False.
 
2013-10-05 06:32:47 PM  
CSB:
I went to a wedding reception at Mt.Vernon way back in the 80's.  Can't imagine how much the final price tag was.
 
2013-10-05 06:34:09 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: But none of these closings are stunts, right?

Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365, so its security and closure must be airtight during the shutdown!  And lots and lots of money will be spent to make sure of that!


That's right. No one patrols our monuments, picks up trash, cleans or maintains them. They just sit there and sparkle all on their own.
 
2013-10-05 06:36:03 PM  
Is Miley Cyrus funded by the Federal Government?
 
2013-10-05 06:37:11 PM  
Trolltastic headline.
 
2013-10-05 06:37:13 PM  
The twitter quotes in TFA are derp comedy gold.
 
2013-10-05 06:37:14 PM  
I haven't been outside for half a week because the sky was closed due to government shutdown.

THANKS, CONGRESS!
 
2013-10-05 06:38:07 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.


I blame Benjamin Civiletti's idiocy.
 
2013-10-05 06:40:53 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.


I disagree. President Washington was more of a Federalist.
 
2013-10-05 06:41:27 PM  

super_grass: I haven't been outside for half a week because the sky was closed due to government shutdown.

THANKS, CONGRESS!


Jackbooted thugs came and took all the O2 out of the air in my house and told me to breathe nitrogen until the shutdown ends!
 
2013-10-05 06:42:03 PM  
There's no funding for national parks right now so pay tons of cops to run out and put up barricades in the national parks.
 
2013-10-05 06:42:19 PM  
This never would have happened if George Washington hadn't been shooting blanks.
 
2013-10-05 06:42:49 PM  
Doesn't matter if it's privately owned and funded becuz the people who have the responsibility to maintain and protect it are Guv employees.

Leave it unattended and it will become the world's nicest homeless shelter or just a dumpster.
 
2013-10-05 06:42:52 PM  

poot_rootbeer: JohnAnnArbor: Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365

False.


True.

The open air memorials like the WWII memorial have always allowed tourists long after the park services people go home at night.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-10-05 06:43:24 PM  

ginandbacon: JohnAnnArbor: But none of these closings are stunts, right?

Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365, so its security and closure must be airtight during the shutdown!  And lots and lots of money will be spent to make sure of that!

That's right. No one patrols our monuments, picks up trash, cleans or maintains them. They just sit there and sparkle all on their own.


They radiate enough patriotism to be entirely unaffected by dirt.
 
2013-10-05 06:43:43 PM  

fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!


Bounty really is the quicker picker upper!
 
2013-10-05 06:45:32 PM  

I_C_Weener: This never would have happened if George Washington hadn't been shooting blanks.


Wait, are you claiming that Washington was the stepfather of our country?

/Martha, you slut.
 
2013-10-05 06:46:25 PM  

poot_rootbeer: JohnAnnArbor: Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365

False.


True.  It's an open park.  There are no turnstiles or guards or ticket collectors of any kind.  The memorial has always been open 24/7 since day one.

The only time anyone official was there was during the busiest part of weekdays.
 
2013-10-05 06:46:37 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.


This plan is going to backfire. People are going to see what's going on. They are going to reject big government.
 
2013-10-05 06:47:58 PM  

Mrbogey: Teekno: Well. no, not really. There's nothing to back up the claim that that's why the shoulder was closed.

Why do you think they put cones up?

Why should I believe you over what the NPS says?


Because the NPS said (quoting from the article, not the NPS), "the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance"?
 
2013-10-05 06:48:12 PM  

Fluid: ginandbacon: JohnAnnArbor: But none of these closings are stunts, right?

Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365, so its security and closure must be airtight during the shutdown!  And lots and lots of money will be spent to make sure of that!

That's right. No one patrols our monuments, picks up trash, cleans or maintains them. They just sit there and sparkle all on their own.

They radiate enough patriotism to be entirely unaffected by dirt.


Well slap me thrice and call me Sally!
 
2013-10-05 06:48:30 PM  
Shutting down the National Forest campgrounds too, and parking areas - though people like hunters and fisherman can still supposedly use the lands, the parking and boat launches are off limits.

Private companies who operate campgrounds totally at their own expense, paying into the federal government, are also being told to close. Instead of being barricaded some of them are being ordered to buy and install barricades at their own expense. http://nhpr.org/post/federal-shutdown-expands-privately-run-campgroun d s-national-forests
 
2013-10-05 06:48:59 PM  

OgreMagi: The only time anyone official was there was during the busiest part of weekdays.


Which is a lie, since it's upkeep is managed by the national park service, and safety and security are provided by park police.
 
2013-10-05 06:50:04 PM  
Sue the police and make back the cash.  Win win for everyone!
 
2013-10-05 06:50:07 PM  
It's funny how a government shutdown has become entirely focused on National Parks. Rather than, oh, I dunno... fixing the farking shutdown.
 
2013-10-05 06:51:04 PM  

Fluid: That's right. No one patrols our monuments, picks up trash, cleans or maintains them.


Oh stop being retarded about this.

Both parties are acting like petulant little children currently.

I'll shut down the government!

Oh yea! I'll intentionally fark over tourists and tell them it's all your fault!
 
2013-10-05 06:51:31 PM  
Well, if the Repugs would just obey The One without question or hesitation, like a President-for-Life should be obeyed, this kind of accidental oppression wouldn't happen.

/so it's all the denialists fault
//they just keep destroying everything that requires 100% conformity of thought, no matter how wonderful it would have been
///like how they destroyed global communism, and made the deaths of all those Ukranian kulaks completely meaningless
 
2013-10-05 06:51:36 PM  

BullBearMS: poot_rootbeer: JohnAnnArbor: Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365

False.

True.

The open air memorials like the WWII memorial have always allowed tourists long after the park services people go home at night.

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 824x390]


Do you see how these two things are contradictory?
 
2013-10-05 06:51:48 PM  

hardinparamedic: OgreMagi: The only time anyone official was there was during the busiest part of weekdays.

Which is a lie, since it's upkeep is managed by the national park service, and safety and security are provided by park police.


It's still open 24/7/365.
 
2013-10-05 06:52:08 PM  

Lsherm: cameroncrazy1984: Oh and here's the contingency plan. Nowhere does it state that there is a difference between NPS grounds. It states that ALL NPS property is to be shut down:

http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/NPS-contingency-plan.pdf

Mt. Vernon isn't NPS property.


Apparently the parking lot is.
 
2013-10-05 06:52:11 PM  

I_C_Weener: fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!

[i43.tinypic.com image 570x359]

I can see a stache


I can see a camel toe
 
2013-10-05 06:52:28 PM  

JRoo: There's no funding for national parks right now so pay tons of cops to run out and put up barricades in the national parks.



Which means there are far too many LEO's funded for that area.  How many will lose their jobs over this?  I'm guessing ten to fifteen.  Obviously they don't have anything better to do with their time, so let's trim up that budget while we're at it.
 
2013-10-05 06:52:59 PM  

WippitGuud: It's funny how a government shutdown has become entirely focused on National Parks. Rather than, oh, I dunno... fixing the farking shutdown.


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