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2013-10-05 06:54:08 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.


Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.
 
2013-10-05 06:54:29 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.


Is it still being cleaned, maintained, and patrolled?
 
2013-10-05 06:54:31 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.

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So, the park services people that are not at such parks 24-7-365 get to leave such parks and go home at night?
 
2013-10-05 06:55:22 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.


It's a good illustration of what the federal government provides, and therefore can deny, to the public.
 
2013-10-05 06:55:56 PM  

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


George Washington was the greatest president we've ever had. He could have been King George I; he was that popular. He absolutely REFUSED to join a political party; he was smart enough to see that political parties were divisive as hell.

/ he was also 9 feet tall; with laserbeem eyes that never failed, to kill. He never told a lie. He was born on the 4th of July. And; Franklin, himself and his horse singlehandedly won the revolution
 
2013-10-05 06:56:01 PM  
While there are kids going without formula or milk, I could give a rats ass about the national parks or Mt. Vernon.
 
2013-10-05 06:56:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: 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.


This ass is in every shutdown thread. Methinks he's getting paid per post.
 
2013-10-05 06:56:42 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.


I think that's kind of the point.
 
2013-10-05 06:56:53 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.


To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.
 
2013-10-05 06:57:47 PM  

ginandbacon: 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?


So is the whole damn GW Parkway.

They also closed the parking and picnic pavilions at Claud Moore Colonial Farm:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/shutdown-overreach-more-personnel-sent- t o-wwii-memorial-than-benghazi-park-service-closes-park-it-doesnt-run/a rticle/2536710

Yeahhh.. It's from the Examiner, but I love the director's comment.
 
2013-10-05 06:57:55 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: cameroncrazy1984: 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.

This ass is in every shutdown thread. Methinks he's getting paid per post.


Not during the gov't shutdown he ain't.
 
2013-10-05 06:57:55 PM  

Alphakronik: While there are kids going without formula or milk, I could give a rats ass about the national parks or Mt. Vernon.


THIS.  Usual political bullshiat to keep the plebes busy while the problem continues.
 
2013-10-05 06:59:10 PM  

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

It's a good illustration of what the federal government provides, and therefore can deny, to the public.


So, why national parks? Why is that the focus of "OMG OH NOES!". Surely to God there is a lot of other government-run areas that are a lot more critical than being able to look at a bunch of faces blasted into a mountain.

Or... maybe, just fix the farking shutdown.
 
2013-10-05 07:01:28 PM  

eltejon: So is the whole damn GW Parkway.

They also closed the parking and picnic pavilions at Claud Moore Colonial Farm:


Um you do realize those are under Federal jurisdiction, right?
 
2013-10-05 07:02:07 PM  

OgreMagi: 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.


His disagreement is with the "unstaffed" portion, no doubt. They do have a maintenance staff during the daylight hours that pick up trash, clean the walkways and bathrooms, and do general maintenance. But it's a quibble on his part as the staff generally doesn't do much directly with visitors. Their absence is only a long term problem for the areas.

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


It's a tactical error by the administration. Had they closed down what was unable to be opened and let the shutdown build up bad press due to administrative absences, it would have started momentum against the shutdown. They got greedy and went for visible issues that were beyond the scope of a shutdown in order to hurt people. As a result the momentum is fixated on Obama kicking veterans to the curb.
 
2013-10-05 07:02:13 PM  

born_yesterday: Alphakronik: While there are kids going without formula or milk, I could give a rats ass about the national parks or Mt. Vernon.

THIS.  Usual political bullshiat to keep the plebes busy while the problem continues.


Don't call your congressman, call Eric Holder. He's the one person who could stop this whole thing. All he has to do is reverse Civiletti's opinion.
 
2013-10-05 07:02:25 PM  

WippitGuud: So, why national parks? Why is that the focus of "OMG OH NOES!". Surely to God there is a lot of other government-run areas that are a lot more critical than being able to look at a bunch of faces blasted into a mountain.


Because, as was just stated, the parks are a rather in-your-face of the point. Other things, not so much.

It sucks, but there you have it.
 
2013-10-05 07:03:09 PM  

ginandbacon: 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?


It's only funny because they shut down the whole parking lot instead of the 3 spaces they own.  The rest of the parking lots are owned by the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association.

ginandbacon: Does it seem like a lot of GOP trolls are out today spreading lies?


Actually it seems to me that Fark Dependents are out today claiming government ownership of things that don't belong to it and then trying to justify mistakes because God for-farking-bid a government employee make a mistake.

Answer me this, chumpy mcfarkstick, if the NPS wasn't in the wrong, why did they remove the barricades?  I thought so.
 
2013-10-05 07:03:28 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.


SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?
 
2013-10-05 07:03:28 PM  

ginandbacon: eltejon: So is the whole damn GW Parkway.

They also closed the parking and picnic pavilions at Claud Moore Colonial Farm:

Um you do realize those are under Federal jurisdiction, right?


Can we just burn it all down, collect the insurance money and start over from the constitution and the bill of rights?
 
2013-10-05 07:03:29 PM  
"...in-your-face example of the point."
 
2013-10-05 07:05:23 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.


They are running the same playbook they ran over the sequester.

Let's see how much we can fark over tourists while claiming it's the other guys fault.

It's completely petty as there would be plenty of real consequences of a government shutdown without going out of your way to create some.
 
2013-10-05 07:05:42 PM  

Lsherm: Answer me this, chumpy mcfarkstick,


img.fark.net
 
2013-10-05 07:06:16 PM  

Lsherm: ginandbacon: 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?

It's only funny because they shut down the whole parking lot instead of the 3 spaces they own.  The rest of the parking lots are owned by the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association.

ginandbacon: Does it seem like a lot of GOP trolls are out today spreading lies?

Actually it seems to me that Fark Dependents are out today claiming government ownership of things that don't belong to it and then trying to justify mistakes because God for-farking-bid a government employee make a mistake.

Answer me this, chumpy mcfarkstick, if the NPS wasn't in the wrong, why did they remove the barricades?  I thought so.


Really? They have absolutely ZERO to do with the GW Parkway. Like NADA.
 
2013-10-05 07:06:27 PM  

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

It's a tactical error by the administration. Had they closed down what was unable to be opened and let the shutdown build up bad press due to administrative absences, it would have started momentum against the shutdown. They got greedy and went for visible issues that were beyond the scope of a shutdown in order to hurt people. As a result the momentum is fixated on Obama kicking veterans to the curb.


So, rather than fix the government shutdown, everyone worries about

A) National Parks
and
B) 0.46% of the country's population (WW2 veterens), of whom maybe 200 individuals maybe couldn't have seen a memorial this week.

And to hell with the other 312 million people in the country.
 
2013-10-05 07:07:08 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?


Before about 1960; everybody kind of just ignored government shutdowns. Everything just kept going. Shutdowns happened a lot more often back then.

/ can we do that?
 
2013-10-05 07:07:29 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

They are running the same playbook they ran over the sequester.

Let's see how much we can fark over tourists while claiming it's the other guys fault.

It's completely petty as there would be plenty of real consequences of a government shutdown without going out of your way to create some.


Oh yeah. That's totally it.
 
2013-10-05 07:08:28 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?

Before about 1960; everybody kind of just ignored government shutdowns. Everything just kept going. Shutdowns happened a lot more often back then.

/ can we do that?


I'm game.
 
2013-10-05 07:09:45 PM  
ginandbacon:
SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????

What should be shut down? That's easy:

NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.
 
2013-10-05 07:11:18 PM  

WippitGuud: ginandbacon:
SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????

What should be shut down? That's easy:

NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're Your country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.


Yes, I'm aware of the irony of calling someone an idiot while mistyping something.
 
2013-10-05 07:12:57 PM  

BullBearMS: It's completely petty as there would be plenty of real consequences of a government shutdown without going out of your way to create some.


Exactly.

WippitGuud: And to hell with the other 312 million people in the country.


If 312 million people depend upon non-essential federal workers for their day to day living, somethings wrong with your country.
 
2013-10-05 07:13:44 PM  

BullBearMS: Both parties are acting like petulant little children currently.


Yes. The GOP and the Tea Party are both acting like petulant little children.
 
2013-10-05 07:14:44 PM  
OMG 0bama is SO evil!  How dare he!
 
2013-10-05 07:15:53 PM  

BullBearMS: 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!


This is not a move to intentionally fark over anyone.  There is no money to pay the staff to maintain order, protect the safety of guests, and prevent vandalism of the parks and monuments, thus they are shut down.

For a group that calls themselves the party of responsibility the GOP is doing an awful lot of whining about the results of their own actions.  There are effects of the government shutting down, either pass the clean CR so that we can get back to the way things should be or stop whining.
 
2013-10-05 07:16:38 PM  

a particular individual: BullBearMS: Both parties are acting like petulant little children currently.

Yes. The GOP and the Tea Party are both acting like petulant little children.


They are rubber and you are glue.
 
2013-10-05 07:17:21 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

They are running the same playbook they ran over the sequester.

Let's see how much we can fark over tourists while claiming it's the other guys fault.

It's completely petty as there would be plenty of real consequences of a government shutdown without going out of your way to create some.

Oh yeah. That's totally it.


There are few in Washington who believe that the administration's hands are tied on the matter. On the face of it, the politics of canceling the tours seems pretty shrewd. The sequester is a slow-rolling cut, its pain real, but only apparent for most Americans over time. White House tours, meanwhile, are largely scheduled through the offices of individual congressmen, and it is the staffs of those members of Congress who have been forced to call constituents to tell them that their trip to the nation's capital will be without a visit to its crown jewel.

But the move has backfired on the White House, much as the rest of their sequester messaging has, and Obama finds himself on the defensive right at the start of his second term.

"It is a petulant, juvenile response," said one Democratic official close to the administration. "It totally undermines the harm that the sequester is actually doing to Americans. Now all we are talking about is the canceled tours and not about all the jobs lost."

This week, The Washington Post urged the White House to restart the tours immediately, calling the move a "kind of bureaucratic hostage-taking," and the blowback "a proper come-uppance." The thinking by many in Washington now is that the Obama administration is merely waiting for a moment when the world is otherwise consumed to announce that they are restarting the tours-say this Friday afternoon, or sometime over the weekend.

Democrats have been trying, without much success, to blame the cancellation on the Republicans' unwillingness to deal on fiscal matters:
 
2013-10-05 07:17:25 PM  
I want to hear the right explain how Obama is an appeaser who refuses to appease them.
 
2013-10-05 07:17:42 PM  

WippitGuud: WippitGuud: ginandbacon:
SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????

What should be shut down? That's easy:

NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're Your country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.

Yes, I'm aware of the irony of calling someone an idiot while mistyping something.


I hope you weren't calling me an idiot while mistyping things because I am seriously pissed off about this entire ridiculous debacle.
 
2013-10-05 07:17:55 PM  

Mrbogey: WippitGuud: And to hell with the other 312 million people in the country.

If 312 million people depend upon non-essential federal workers for their day to day living, somethings wrong with your country.


Well which is it? Either the shutdown is a big deal, or the shutdown is pointless and just makes you look bad?
 
2013-10-05 07:18:17 PM  

Chinchillazilla: 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!


President Skroob approves.
 
2013-10-05 07:19:16 PM  
Where I live, I am surround by the Shenandoah Nat'l Park and the George Washington Nat'l Forest.  The Skyline Drive begins here.  People are pissed.
 
2013-10-05 07:19:48 PM  

ginandbacon: WippitGuud: WippitGuud: ginandbacon:
SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????

What should be shut down? That's easy:

NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're Your country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.

Yes, I'm aware of the irony of calling someone an idiot while mistyping something.

I hope you weren't calling me an idiot while mistyping things because I am seriously pissed off about this entire ridiculous debacle.


I was generalizing the American internet community (not to mention mass media), and not singling out individuals. I'm sure there are people on both sides of the divide that are not idiots.
 
2013-10-05 07:23:06 PM  

Mrbogey: OgreMagi: 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.

His disagreement is with the "unstaffed" portion, no doubt. They do have a maintenance staff during the daylight hours that pick up trash, clean the walkways and bathrooms, and do general maintenance. But it's a quibble on his part as the staff generally doesn't do much directly with visitors. Their absence is only a long term problem for the areas.



Actually, there's almost always a Ranger there. Interacting with people. And maintenance staff and whatnot. None of whom are working.
 
2013-10-05 07:25:43 PM  
slimdown
slimdown
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2013-10-05 07:26:05 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?

Before about 1960; everybody kind of just ignored government shutdowns. Everything just kept going. Shutdowns happened a lot more often back then.

/ can we do that?

I'm game.


Or; and I know that this is crazy talk; pay the officers manning the barricades to, you know, man the actual park or whatever.

/ the shear hyperbole on both sides is starting to get annoying.
 
2013-10-05 07:27:23 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?


DEA, ATF, NSA, would be a good start.

But blocking off the side of the road so you can't look at a farking mountain is about as petty and small minded as you can get.
 
2013-10-05 07:27:35 PM  

WippitGuud: ginandbacon: WippitGuud: WippitGuud: ginandbacon:
SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????

What should be shut down? That's easy:

NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're Your country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.

Yes, I'm aware of the irony of calling someone an idiot while mistyping something.

I hope you weren't calling me an idiot while mistyping things because I am seriously pissed off about this entire ridiculous debacle.

I was generalizing the American internet community (not to mention mass media), and not singling out individuals. I'm sure there are people on both sides of the divide that are not idiots.


*sniff*

Okay then

In the meantime, while the GOP trolls are having midget mental breakdowns because a dead president's home is inaccessible, WIC is about to lose federal funding on Monday. Benefits to feed babies. 

Where are your farking priorities you pieces of shiat assholes?
 
2013-10-05 07:29:26 PM  

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

Well before this there was the giant kerfuffle over the cessation of WH tours. I guess we have a fairly good Rorschach test for Republican values.

To be honest, I've lost quite a bit of respect for liberal-minded Americans who are trying to defend the closures as well. Because, quite frankly. spending the first week of a government shutdown arguing over tourist attractions is a bit stupid.

SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN???????? It's a farking gorram government shutdown! That's kind of how they work, ya know?

DEA, ATF, NSA, would be a good start.

But blocking off the side of the road so you can't look at a farking mountain is about as petty and small minded as you can get.


Do you understand that every single department is mandated by sequestration to cut their budgets with no exceptions?
 
2013-10-05 07:29:37 PM  

GhostFish: 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.

Is it still being cleaned, maintained, and patrolled?


I don't think anyone would biatch if the cleaning and maintenance parts were suspended during the shutdown. But putting up barricades is unmitigated assholery.
 
2013-10-05 07:30:20 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.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
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