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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 326
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2013-10-06 12:50:05 AM  

BullBearMS: TuteTibiImperes: How many times do I have to say this before you get it

As many times as you are willing to tell the same lie, ignoring the fact that the Senate refused to even pass a budget for four freaking years.


Go troll somewhere else with that shiatty debunked talking point
 
2013-10-06 01:37:11 AM  
That cat was born between the 134 and the 101, raised on old movie stars and migrant workers.  He's a survivor.

upload.wikimedia.org
Ready for his close-up, too.
 
2013-10-06 01:38:07 AM  
Ha.  Backed up too many threads.  Just distribute this in your mind to the hollywood cougar thread. ^^^^
 
2013-10-06 01:59:58 AM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: That cat was born between the 134 and the 101, raised on old movie stars and migrant workers.  He's a survivor.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 470x578]
Ready for his close-up, too.


Atypical Person Reading Fark: Ha.  Backed up too many threads.  Just distribute this in your mind to the hollywood cougar thread. ^^^^


It's okay. It kind of looks like Boehner in drag.
 
2013-10-06 02:03:38 AM  

mizchief: Yes they should be held accountable for petty politics as should the Obama administration for making this as noticeable and painful as possible to the average american.


Won't someone please think of the poor tourist attractions!11111!!!

mizchief: These parks belong to the people, not the government.


Go wander into Yellowstone and take a dump in Old Faithful for the lulz.
 
2013-10-06 02:10:16 AM  

mizchief: You can't have it both ways. You can't shut down the parks and claim it's due to the costs of paying the park rangers, then turn around and use the park rangers enforce the shutdown. That is a textbook case of having your cake and eating it too.


They have been furloughed however you still keep a skeleton crew around to keep things secure.  I'm amazed at how people don't understand how open air attractions like parks work.
 
2013-10-06 02:14:19 AM  

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?


There's a reason for that.

Before the 1980s, if Congress could not pass a budget, federal employees continued operating as usual, even while waiting for a spending bill to pass. Once it did, that bill would retroactively fund the spending gap.

But in 1980, Jimmy Carter's last year as president, then-attorney general Benjamin Civiletti issued a legal opinion saying government work cannot continue until Congress agrees to fund it. Civiletti later clarified the law to mean only "essential" government services could continue without a spending bill.
 
2013-10-06 02:21:33 AM  

iheartscotch: 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


I heard he was made of radiation.
 
2013-10-06 02:22:58 AM  
There are 9 million women, infants, and children on the WIC program that now have to fend for themselves, and our Christian Patriots are OK with that shiat because arguing about tour bus turn-arounds, and access to public lands is much more important than our fellow American's starving. Right GOP?

Anyone who belongs to the GOP and/or TEA party needs to be punched firmly in the genitals each hour that the government remains shut down, unless they both acknowledge and support feeding the children that they insisted must be born, by denying birth control to America's poor.
 
2013-10-06 03:28:17 AM  

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


Most people only care when the bread and circuses run out.
 
2013-10-06 03:30:48 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: There are 9 million women, infants, and children on the WIC program that now have to fend for themselves, and our Christian Patriots are OK with that shiat because arguing about tour bus turn-arounds, and access to public lands is much more important than our fellow American's starving. Right GOP?

Anyone who belongs to the GOP and/or TEA party needs to be punched firmly in the genitals each hour that the government remains shut down, unless they both acknowledge and support feeding the children that they insisted must be born, by denying birth control to America's poor.


Refusing to pass a budget is a Republican tactic. Shutting the government over it is a Democrat tactic started by Jimmy Carter's attorney general. If Obama wants to feed those kids, all he has to do is "suggest" to Eric Holder that he reverse the 1979 opinion. One signature from Holder and it would all be over. Or if you don't like that one, Obama could do what the Mayor of DC did 5 days ago for all city workers and likewise declare all federal workers to be essential.
 
2013-10-06 03:33:01 AM  
Republicans. Change the laws that you disagree with. Please. But, do it by winning the next election and having enough votes to change things in the manner the constitution clearly had in mind.

Democrats. You are right to be difficult on this one...... but, be very careful not to be ridiculous or too hard headed, least the Republicans will have a good point to attack you on how you deal with your responsibilities.

/ I'm liberal and blame these problems squarely on the Republicans...... but, the Democrats could lessen some of the pain...... and should...... as long as it's in small ways that likely won't draw the confrontation out longer.
 
2013-10-06 04:16:23 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: There are 9 million women, infants, and children on the WIC program that now have to fend for themselves, and our Christian Patriots are OK with that shiat because arguing about tour bus turn-arounds, and access to public lands is much more important than our fellow American's starving. Right GOP?

Anyone who belongs to the GOP and/or TEA party needs to be punched firmly in the genitals each hour that the government remains shut down, unless they both acknowledge and support feeding the children that they insisted must be born, by denying birth control to America's poor.


Hypocrisy, the hallmark of a liberal democrat. They hate violence-- yet they condone violence towards people of differing political .views.
 
2013-10-06 07:38:11 AM  

super_grass: Federal workers earn more than private sector workers, with better benefits to boot.



HA HA HA, OH WOW.
 
2013-10-06 07:57:13 AM  
your president at work

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-06 08:00:08 AM  

I_C_Weener: "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.  :)




lol

Looks like I was right.
 
2013-10-06 08:00:57 AM  

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.




farking useless.
 
2013-10-06 09:09:37 AM  
My wife in the museum biz says the one group you don't want to mess with is the Mt. Vernon Ladies.
 
2013-10-06 09:18:22 AM  

Triumph: Refusing to pass a budget is a Republican tactic. Shutting the government over it is a Democrat tactic started by Jimmy Carter's attorney general. If Obama wants to feed those kids, all he has to do is "suggest" to Eric Holder that he reverse the 1979 opinion. One signature from Holder and it would all be over. Or if you don't like that one, Obama could do what the Mayor of DC did 5 days ago for all city workers and likewise declare all federal workers to be essential.


Hey guys, we found the new Tea Party talking point!

And I do have to thank you for admitting the shutdown was a very bad idea. Yes, we know you farked yourselves for 2014, but that's all on you. Stop crying, put on your big boy shoes, and pass a clean CR already.
 
2013-10-06 09:49:35 AM  

cuzsis: iheartscotch: 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

I heard he was made of radiation.


Women dug his his snuff and his gallant stroll

/he's coming
//he's coming
 
2013-10-06 10:01:18 AM  
TuteTibiImperes [TotalFark]
2013-10-05 05:21:07 PM


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

That's right. The evil republicans hax0red the whitehouse computerz and sent false-flag orders to send armed federal employees to shut down privately owned property.

None of this BS was done last time there was a "shut down", zero is just showing he's a petulant little thug.
 
2013-10-06 10:53:01 AM  
After reading the article, I was going to make mention of the various factors that contributed to this occurring, and how silly it would be to have a knee-jerk reaction about it, especially considering the issue was resolved within a very short period of time.

I see these points were already made, and the derp is still strong.

Carry on derping, derpers.
 
2013-10-06 01:27:43 PM  

OnlyM3: TuteTibiImperes [TotalFark]
2013-10-05 05:21:07 PM


If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.
That's right. The evil republicans hax0red the whitehouse computerz and sent false-flag orders to send armed federal employees to shut down privately owned property.

None of this BS was done last time there was a "shut down", zero is just showing he's a petulant little thug.


Boehner?  Yeah he is.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:29 PM  
ALL your anger should be directly at obama,

his law he didn't even read,
hell, no one read it, it is 2000 pages, full of refs to Other laws,
you would go farking blind trying to figure this mess out.

not so funny how all of congress made sure they didn't have to sign up.
and they voted for the farking thing
 
2013-10-06 04:54:25 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: fullyfarked: TuteTibiImperes: brimed03: 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.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A large part of that is due to the GOP media machine manufacturing outrage over this and trying to paint it as a deliberate Democratic Party move to hurt people instead of the reality that these moves are just to ensure the just public safety and integrity of federal property.

The GOP has no plan to fix this shutdown, and they're refusing to do the one fair thing that would end it right now - pass a clean CR.  They're trying to obfuscate the issue, which is par for the course.  They don't actually do anything, they just obfuscate and obstruct.

^^^^^^^
100% pure, unedited top-shelf Democrat party talking points... right down to the "Clean CR" reference, which was invented out of nothing just to have something high-and-mighty sounding to spice up sound bites.

If by that you mean the truth, which is nearly always the case, then you're correct.

Also, the clean CR wasn't invented out of nothing, it's what should have been done from day 1.  The government was about to shut down due to lack of a budget, the obvious solution is to pass an extension on the current budget, not turn it into a hostage situation for political gain like the GOP attempted.

The clean CR benefits all people equally.


The term "clean CR" did not exist prior to the current dust-up. Dems decided that "clean CR" sounded like something good and pure and to be desired, so that's the term that's on every Dem's lips.

Dems are good at waging a war of words, especially when they create and control the words. Orwell is very proud.
 
2013-10-06 10:30:40 PM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: There are 9 million women, infants, and children on the WIC program that now have to fend for themselves, and our Christian Patriots are OK with that shiat because arguing about tour bus turn-arounds, and access to public lands is much more important than our fellow American's starving. Right GOP?

Anyone who belongs to the GOP and/or TEA party needs to be punched firmly in the genitals each hour that the government remains shut down, unless they both acknowledge and support feeding the children that they insisted must be born, by denying birth control to America's poor.


Maybe they shouldn't of had kids if they were not in a position to raise them properly.

I'm just saying...
 
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