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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?   ( ) divider line
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2013-10-05 04:48:26 PM  
8 votes:
And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore!
2013-10-05 08:27:43 PM  
4 votes:

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

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Sure you can. Just not the scenic side.
2013-10-05 06:52:59 PM  
4 votes:

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

Friends don't let friends be Frank.
2013-10-05 05:21:07 PM  
3 votes:
If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.
2013-10-05 06:43:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:08:25 PM  
1 vote:

Lost Thought 00: New rule of thumb - put every single poster to the main tab on ignore.

Alright, guys. It's now safe to go back to talking about his mother.
2013-10-05 10:58:01 PM  
1 vote:

Lost Thought 00: New rule of thumb - put every single poster to the main tab on ignore.'re going to ignore yourself.   Um.....have fun?
2013-10-05 10:49:02 PM  
1 vote:
New rule of thumb - put every single poster to the main tab on ignore.
2013-10-05 10:02:06 PM  
1 vote:

InternetSecurityGuard: If they really wanted to piss a  bunch of people off, shut down the civilian side of GPS or at least enable Selective Availability for 24 hours. Geocachers would be storming the palace gates in no time.

/dither them last few decimal points

If they could find the gates.
2013-10-05 09:57:20 PM  
1 vote:
Due to the Nat'l Parks being closed, the leaves with not change color this year.  Nope.  Not going to do it.
2013-10-05 09:41:44 PM  
1 vote:

TheMega: Have to love the comments by the pathetically, uneducated Repukes and Tea Party nutjobs.... Or, is it hate them?  Yeah, hate them.

I like your informative, insightful post.  It has helped me change my opinion.   You must have stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.
2013-10-05 09:38:28 PM  
1 vote:

BullBearMS: udhq: 'm not saying the president should get paid more, I'm mostly pointing out the complete and utter failure of free market capitalism at the top end.

Because the bribe money doesn't come in until later?

As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks on her new career as a paid speaker, she joins a lucrative family business that already has earned her husband more than $100 million since leaving office in 2001.

Not a fan of free market capitalism, are you?
2013-10-05 09:18:56 PM  
1 vote:

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

Sorry, but that's the parent's job not the gov't.

Americans don't let other Americans starve.
You just bought yourself a ride, little one.
2013-10-05 09:04:04 PM  
1 vote:

OgreMagi: TuteTibiImperes: OgreMagi: Radioactive Ass: OgreMagi: Nope. Excluding military (which is notoriously low paid), you are going to make more working for the Feds than in the private sector, unless the job requires a PhD.

The social contract there is that you are paid less for a more stable job. Private sector jobs rely upon the economy (local and national) while government jobs usually perform services that are paid for out of taxes and thus are immune to a lot of that economic pressure.

Go back and read that chart again.  You get paid MORE working for the Feds.

Only after benefits are considered.  Federal jobs typically have lower salaries but better benefits packages.  If you want to compare salary vs salary, the private sector pays more most of the time.

The chart shows that.  The difference seems miniscule to me.

To slip into non-snarkiness for a moment (though somewhat fueled by a nice Willamette Pinot), I will say that I personally don't mind paying for quality, as long as we are comparing apples to apples and the result is measurably better. If we are comparing state college degrees to Ivy League degrees, or English degrees to Petroleum Engineering degrees, though, salary and benefits comparisons tend toward silliness.

/hmm, the Pinot seems to be making my cheeks flush. I hope I haven't said anything indefensible. :)
2013-10-05 08:33:56 PM  
1 vote:
2013-10-05 08:28:16 PM  
1 vote:

ginandbacon: OgreMagi: WippitGuud: PanicMan: I don't give a shiat.  800,000 people are out of a job.  Cram the national parks up your ass.

A law passed the House today, 208-0, that those 800,000 will receive 100% of their back-pay once they are back to work. So, they are simply on vacation.

So if you're a government worker, you should be hoping for a very long shut down.

Because not paying bills on time usually works out well for most people.

They've had months of warning that this might happen.  If they didn't plan for temporary unemployment, then they deserve what they get.  Besides, I consider the majority of Federal workers to be leeches upon society.
2013-10-05 08:25:55 PM  
1 vote:

ginandbacon: WippitGuud: ginandbacon: WippitGuud: WippitGuud: ginandbacon:

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.


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?

We can use the babies to feed the homeless.
2013-10-05 08:24:59 PM  
1 vote:

All hail!
2013-10-05 08:11:10 PM  
1 vote:

udhq: I, for one, am enjoying watching conservatives throw a fit because liberals failed to adequately protect them from the consequences of their own actions.

And I'm enjoying the spectacle of Obama showing how much of a petty little asshole he really is.

/not a Republican
2013-10-05 07:56:53 PM  
1 vote:
mr_larry: For the last time: Park Rangers have not been furloughed nor have federal Park Police.

Then why are they glaring with furloughed brow?
2013-10-05 07:55:25 PM  
1 vote:

Godscrack: Wait until they close outer space!

That's different. Outer space is owned by Richard Branson. And he closed it last month for remodeling.
2013-10-05 07:05:42 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: Answer me this, chumpy mcfarkstick,
2013-10-05 06:57:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:57:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:51:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:40:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:48:27 PM  
1 vote:

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:

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 05:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
"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: d istributor.html#storylink=cpy

The NPS is closing the ocean.  :)
2013-10-05 04:58:07 PM  
1 vote:
Wait until they close outer space!
2013-10-05 03:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
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!
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