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2013-10-06 10:08:14 AM  
ok, normally i'd say that anyone who actually believes or forwards this should seriously kill themselves before they breed. but sadly most are probably in their 70s, so that ship has sailed.
 
2013-10-06 10:33:53 AM  
Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.
 
2013-10-06 10:36:05 AM  

SauronWasFramed: shut off the valve to old faithful,


LOL!
 
2013-10-06 10:41:40 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.


Tea Party bullshiat detected.
 
2013-10-06 10:49:11 AM  

clancifer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.

Tea Party bullshiat detected.


*psst* i think the "valve to old faithful" thing might be a clue that he's joking.
 
2013-10-06 11:35:08 AM  

FlashHarry: SauronWasFramed: shut off the valve to old faithful,

LOL!


HUGE LOL!!!! That was the best thing I have seen today.
 
2013-10-06 11:51:32 AM  
*xkcdsnopes.jpg*
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 11:59:08 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.


I heard that the EPA was going to turn off the sun.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 12:00:12 PM  

FlashHarry: clancifer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.

Tea Party bullshiat detected.

*psst* i think the "valve to old faithful" thing might be a clue that he's joking.


I suspect that there are teatards who would believe that.
 
2013-10-06 12:07:48 PM  
img.fark.net

Seems legit...
 
2013-10-06 12:09:37 PM  

Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...


This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.
 
2013-10-06 12:13:02 PM  

RedPhoenix122: This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.


"And the pilots aren't even BEING PAID thanks to the Obama slimdown!!11!"

/ you know someone somewhere believes all this
 
2013-10-06 12:13:03 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...

This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.


I think we might actually own that sheet...which reminds me, we nee to deal with laundry.
 
2013-10-06 12:15:55 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...

This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.


This was my very first thought upon seeing the FARK headline:  how many of my gullible 'Friends' on FB are reposting this crap?

*sigh*

SauronWasFramed: shut off the valve to old faithful


That's what Kaopectate is for.
 
2013-10-06 12:26:40 PM  
The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.
 
2013-10-06 12:33:14 PM  
The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.
 
2013-10-06 12:36:33 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.


But... but... OBAMA!!!11!!!
 
2013-10-06 12:36:34 PM  

SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.


Who did?
 
2013-10-06 12:39:18 PM  

Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?


Aquaman. He can be a real dick when he's drunk.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 12:40:32 PM  

SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.


I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.
 
2013-10-06 12:44:26 PM  

Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?


It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.
 
2013-10-06 12:44:43 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.


the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.
 
2013-10-06 12:53:27 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.


It's a different world today.  Without the normal number of security staff, guides, rangers, and maintenance employees keeping an eye on things the monuments could easily become attractive targets for terrorism.  There were already a number of instances of people defacing the monuments earlier this year before the furloughs removed most of those who keep watch.
 
2013-10-06 12:57:06 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today


Bullshiat.  That is a Leftist wet dream.  It is still America no matter how many MSM freaks tell yo otherwise.
 
2013-10-06 01:01:11 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today

Bullshiat.  That is a Leftist wet dream.  It is still America no matter how many MSM freaks tell yo otherwise.


Uh huh, sure, security concerns haven't changed at all in 17 years, whatever you say.
 
2013-10-06 01:01:14 PM  
Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 01:03:16 PM  

IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.


I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.
 
2013-10-06 01:04:56 PM  

vpb: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.


Is that what is under the burka they covered it with?
 
2013-10-06 01:06:14 PM  

vpb: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.


On a more serious note, what is the probability that there is any gold left in Fort Knox?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 01:07:37 PM  
Obama has even shut down business that run buffets!  What's more American than an all you can eat buffet!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 01:09:42 PM  

IronTom: I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.

Is that what is under the burka they covered it with?


Yes, and I heard that Obama peaked under it!  I wonder what the founding fathers would say if they knew that a black man would someday be able to look at the Statue of Liberty's pubes with impunity!
 
2013-10-06 01:10:16 PM  

xanadian: SauronWasFramed: shut off the valve to old faithful

That's what Kaopectate is for.


They use Metamucil to keep it regular
 
2013-10-06 01:11:35 PM  

IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.


notsureifpotato.jpg
 
2013-10-06 01:17:22 PM  

IronTom: vpb: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.

On a more serious note, what is the probability that there is any gold left in Fort Knox?


The official word is 147.3 million ounces.  So I'd say the probability is around 100% that about that amount is present there.
 
2013-10-06 01:17:34 PM  

Via Infinito: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

notsureifpotato.jpg


probably potato, that was all conjecture btw, meant to supply the foil to tubaT's narrative
 
2013-10-06 01:19:11 PM  
fakeplus.com
 
2013-10-06 01:21:24 PM  

IronTom: Via Infinito: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

notsureifpotato.jpg

probably potato, that was all conjecture btw, meant to supply the foil to tubaT's narrative


Ahh. Sarcasm. Good to know. Sometimes it's hard to tell the sarcasm from the legitimate derp around here. Poe's law and all.
 
2013-10-06 01:23:13 PM  
cdn.rsvlts.com
 
2013-10-06 01:24:52 PM  
fakeplus.com
 
2013-10-06 01:27:20 PM  
www.eeew.net
 
2013-10-06 01:31:45 PM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.


Uh, hello...chemtrails.
 
2013-10-06 01:36:36 PM  
I tried to buy 64 slices of *American* cheese but when I got home there was a package of brie in the bag.
I looked up and, peering through my window, wearing a "Destroy America Now, Ask Me How" t-shirt? Obama.
 
2013-10-06 01:39:07 PM  

SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.


Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story
 
2013-10-06 01:44:17 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story


How can they be furloughed when they are busy blocking your access to all the parks?
 
2013-10-06 01:45:48 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story


No they didn't.  What they did do was put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore to be vindictive.
 
2013-10-06 01:50:55 PM  

SkinnyHead: Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story

No they didn't.  What they did do was put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore to be vindictive.


Unfortunately the B was backwards. I'm pretty sure they took all my tea as well
 
2013-10-06 01:54:00 PM  

IronTom: Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story

How can they be furloughed when they are busy blocking your access to all the parks?


Not only that, I went to my favorite taco stand for a carnitas taco and they blocked it off as well. The bastards have gone too far now
 
2013-10-06 01:57:55 PM  

SkinnyHead: Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story

No they didn't.  What they did do was put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore to be vindictive.


just because you repeat a lie, doesn't make it true.
 
2013-10-06 02:00:50 PM  

ManateeGag: SkinnyHead: Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story

No they didn't.  What they did do was put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore to be vindictive.

just because you repeat a lie, doesn't make it true.


There are picture, but I suppose you think that those are lies too. You know some people really tell the truth, I know that is a hard concept to handle after all the koolaid.
 
2013-10-06 02:05:50 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.

It's a different world today.  Without the normal number of security staff, guides, rangers, and maintenance employees keeping an eye on things the monuments could easily become attractive targets for terrorism.  There were already a number of instances of people defacing the monuments earlier this year before the furloughs removed most of those who keep watch.


Bullshiat.  And the national cathedral isn't a monument.  It's privately owned and operated.

You idiots are reaching.
 
2013-10-06 02:21:11 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...

This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.


did you unfriend them?
did you msg them and let them know that they are morons?
or were they 70 ... lol
 
2013-10-06 02:39:19 PM  

namatad: RedPhoenix122: Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...

This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.

did you unfriend them?
did you msg them and let them know that they are morons?
or were they 70 ... lol


90 year old vets totally farked your false god
 
2013-10-06 02:59:47 PM  

IronTom: namatad: RedPhoenix122: Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...

This was on my FB feed last night, with someone who ACTUALLY believed it...it's a sad, sad world.

did you unfriend them?
did you msg them and let them know that they are morons?
or were they 70 ... lol

90 year old vets totally farked your false god


I saw a pic of Obama personally giving them all wedgies as well
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 03:03:55 PM  

IronTom: There are picture, but I suppose you think that those are lies too. You know some people really tell the truth, I know that is a hard concept to handle after all the koolaid.


Yes, but none of them are teatards.  Or trolls.
 
2013-10-06 03:43:10 PM  
ok, that's some funny shiat right there
 
2013-10-06 03:44:07 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today

Bullshiat.  That is a Leftist wet dream.  It is still America no matter how many MSM freaks tell yo otherwise.


Patrlot Act. That ls all.
 
2013-10-06 03:44:51 PM  
you libs will believe anything on the internet except for the truth. you run around and say "lol everything on the internet is true!" in your sarcastic tone masquerading as wit when you see facts but when stuff like "Obamacare isn't that bad" shows up on a blog you eat that shiat right the fark up it's sad really.
 
2013-10-06 03:48:36 PM  

IronTom: vpb: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.

On a more serious note, what is the probability that there is any gold left in Fort Knox?


Glenn Beck sold it all.
 
2013-10-06 03:49:18 PM  
First the government is disobeying the 28th amendment, and now this???

/ finds it funny, yet sad that people believe this stuff
 
2013-10-06 03:49:44 PM  

SkinnyHead: Peter von Nostrand: SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.

Obama sent a bunch of furloughed NP employees to my house. They ate all my food, drank all my beer and they shaved a B on my dog. True story

No they didn't.  What they did do was put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore to be vindictive.


Ok. But who the hell is the Rushmore guy and why does everyone want so desperately to see him? This guy?

www.the-editing-room.com
 
2013-10-06 03:50:04 PM  
Is this the part where someone points out that, before the 1960's, everybody just ignored government shutdowns. They just kept working and getting paid.

/ what's so damn hard about that?
 
2013-10-06 03:52:31 PM  
the GOP is made of stupid.
 
2013-10-06 03:52:37 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.


Uhm......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdo wn _of_1995_and_1996
 
2013-10-06 03:55:14 PM  
CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.
 
2013-10-06 03:55:35 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.

It's a different world today.  Without the normal number of security staff, guides, rangers, and maintenance employees keeping an eye on things the monuments could easily become attractive targets for terrorism.  There were already a number of instances of people defacing the monuments earlier this year before the furloughs removed most of those who keep watch.


So, if a momument gets hit with terrorism, still blame Obama for preventing Real Muricans from catching them. After all, that's how we got the Boston Bombers and the Lincoln Memorial Paint Lady.
 
2013-10-06 03:56:15 PM  
Gosh, people who believe this stuff need to put their computer back in the box, and cancel their AOL account..
/ Palinites.
 
2013-10-06 03:56:21 PM  

SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.


I just drove past there. There are no cones.
 
2013-10-06 03:57:10 PM  
Dammit! This is why you preview before posting!

After the link I was going to point out that after about a dozen different google searches the only source I found claiming they were open was the caller article I'm guessing this fwd: fwd: fwd is referencing.
 
2013-10-06 03:58:16 PM  
Some of my wife's conservitard friends have posted this to Facebook today. They are outraged and I think they really mean it.
 
2013-10-06 03:58:36 PM  

FlashHarry: *psst* i think the "valve to old faithful" thing might be a clue that he's joking.


I wouldn't be so sure.

Niagara falls has an off switch.

www-personal.umich.edu
 
2013-10-06 04:00:36 PM  
Only read about half the thread, but the shutdown doesn't farking MATTER with regard to Rushmore. Nobody can get there because the Hills just got two feet of snow. SDDOT just opened 90 west of Murdo this morning.
 
2013-10-06 04:00:47 PM  

shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.


That's good news.  Looks like the state is keeping the road clear.
 
2013-10-06 04:02:05 PM  

shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.


http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore
 
GBB
2013-10-06 04:03:02 PM  
For a moment, I thought it was going to be about this one:
images.sodahead.com
"Obama sending giant coal to Mt Rushmore so he can be 5th portrait"
 
2013-10-06 04:03:06 PM  
I heard from a friend of a friend on facebook that Obama had the DNR cage all Bald Eagles.
 
2013-10-06 04:04:46 PM  

DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.


They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.
 
2013-10-06 04:04:57 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: So, if a momument gets hit with terrorism, still blame Obama for preventing Real Muricans from catching them. After all, that's how we got the Boston Bombers and the Lincoln Memorial Paint Lady.


Are you seriously suggesting that a monument that wasn't watched 24/7 by security people before the shut-down is suddenly being threatened by terrorists?
 
2013-10-06 04:07:19 PM  

Man On A Mission: [img.fark.net image 570x359]

Seems legit...


Swiffer missed out on an awesome sponsorship opportunity there.
 
2013-10-06 04:07:30 PM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.


www.extremetech.comwww.thelmagazine.com

/EXCELLENT!!!!
 
2013-10-06 04:07:43 PM  

SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.


Admins don't do that, moderators do.
 
2013-10-06 04:08:10 PM  

skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore


You linked to an article stating the cones were gone two days ago.
 
2013-10-06 04:09:28 PM  

jaytkay: skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

You linked to an article stating the cones were gone two days ago.


so that implies that they were there in the first place. Thanks for the summary
 
2013-10-06 04:11:05 PM  

shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.


shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.
 
2013-10-06 04:11:54 PM  
TuteTibiImperes:It's a different world today.  Without the normal number of security staff, guides, rangers, and maintenance employees keeping an eye on things the monuments could easily become attractive targets for terrorism.  There were already a number of instances of people defacing the monuments earlier this year before the furloughs removed most of those who keep watch.

That was the OWS crowd....those hipsters have already moved on to the next new thing.
 
2013-10-06 04:12:37 PM  
Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.
 
2013-10-06 04:12:45 PM  

jaytkay: skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

You linked to an article stating the cones were gone two days ago.



You must have a 4wd and really good tires.
 
2013-10-06 04:13:41 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.


it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.
 
2013-10-06 04:14:38 PM  

skullkrusher: jaytkay: skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

You linked to an article stating the cones were gone two days ago.

so that implies that they were there in the first place. Thanks for the summary


I don't know why, but now I want a Sno-Cone.

www.bouncetimepartyrental.com
 
2013-10-06 04:15:19 PM  

DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.


keep telling yourself that. while VA may trend blue nationally there is plenty of red and you ran into some of it. the national polling has the republicans as the villains and that's going to be the takeaway.
 
2013-10-06 04:16:11 PM  

skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore


According to that, the federal government put those there to stop people from stopping *on the side of the road* to view Mount Rushmore, to encourage them to use the actual viewing areas where you pull off. So that, you know, you don't have a bunch of cars on the side of the road blocking the breakdown lane and slowing down traffic. None of the actual viewing areas were closed.

But, yeah, some people will continue to insist that it's something else because socialism.
 
2013-10-06 04:17:35 PM  

IronTom: There are picture, but I suppose you think that those are lies too. You know some people really tell the truth, I know that is a hard concept to handle after all the koolaid flavor-aid.


And if you can't believe a picture on the internet, what can you believe?

/also, FTFY
 
2013-10-06 04:18:52 PM  

ravenlore: Only read about half the thread, but the shutdown doesn't farking MATTER with regard to Rushmore. Nobody can get there because the Hills just got two feet of snow. SDDOT just opened 90 west of Murdo this morning.


OBUMMER used his wether masheen to bury Mt. Rushmore before they can add Ronald Regan and make Sarah Palin President to reopen the govmints!!!
 
2013-10-06 04:19:31 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.


But where else am I gonna get one of these:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-06 04:19:51 PM  
www.snopes.com

God I love the Internet.
 
2013-10-06 04:20:28 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.

They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.


It doesn't really matter to me one way or another. People will think what they want to think, depending what side of the political spectrum they're on. I've just noticed the political bias of Fark more than usual lately. There's been a lot of hoping and wishing around here that republicans will take 100% of the blame for this.
 
2013-10-06 04:20:47 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ravenlore: Only read about half the thread, but the shutdown doesn't farking MATTER with regard to Rushmore. Nobody can get there because the Hills just got two feet of snow. SDDOT just opened 90 west of Murdo this morning.

OBUMMER used his wether masheen to bury Mt. Rushmore before they can add Ronald Regan and make Sarah Palin President to reopen the govmints!!!



funny button.
 
2013-10-06 04:20:49 PM  

Lord Dimwit: skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

According to that, the federal government put those there to stop people from stopping *on the side of the road* to view Mount Rushmore, to encourage them to use the actual viewing areas where you pull off. So that, you know, you don't have a bunch of cars on the side of the road blocking the breakdown lane and slowing down traffic. None of the actual viewing areas were closed.

But, yeah, some people will continue to insist that it's something else because socialism.


on October 1? Weird timing.
 
2013-10-06 04:21:46 PM  

skullkrusher: it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.


I'm sure the employers who use E-Verify and small business loans and the families that use WIC will be interested to hear that, for starters.
 
2013-10-06 04:21:58 PM  

skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.


Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?
 
2013-10-06 04:22:22 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

the memorials and statues were not.  Our American presidents did not try to deliberately cause pain to the American people.


ITT: Pre 9-11 Thinking
 
2013-10-06 04:22:29 PM  
The national polling is polling the same people as before the shutdown.  Democrats are blaming Republicans, and Republicans are blaming Democrats.  No major shift has occurred.  Obama's approval rating has dropped (not that he cares or, even, should care).

I appreciate that he wants a whole budget passed by Congress, I do not think that Congress is going to give him what he wants any time soon.  The State governors are likely to wield more influence about orange cones than anyone else (but the cones are everywhere...they must have had a huge ready supply of them).

If you want to perform an act of civil disobedience, don't just move the cones when you stop, take one with you.
 
2013-10-06 04:22:30 PM  
 
2013-10-06 04:22:31 PM  
Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

pbs.twimg.com

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.
 
2013-10-06 04:22:48 PM  
I love these stories so much.

The right goes on and on about how insignificant the federal government isto their lives, and then they're the first ones to absolutely lose their shiat once they realize it may interfere with their weekend plans.

You guys want to talk about going Gault when you couldn't even handle 4 days without 17% of the federal government!
 
2013-10-06 04:22:55 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...
 
2013-10-06 04:23:43 PM  

ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.


RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.
 
2013-10-06 04:24:36 PM  

Somacandra: skullkrusher: it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

I'm sure the employers who use E-Verify and small business loans and the families that use WIC will be interested to hear that, for starters.


not yet
 
2013-10-06 04:24:46 PM  
Man On A Mission: "And the pilots aren't even BEING PAID thanks to the Obama slimdown!!11!"

Those are the very same pilots who hovered around Benghazi and did nothing as the consulate was besieged. I just know it.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:29 PM  

DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.


Yup.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:38 PM  

Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.


oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:50 PM  

DubyaHater: TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.

They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.

It doesn't really matter to me one way or another. People will think what they want to think, depending what side of the political spectrum they're on. I've just noticed the political bias of Fark more than usual lately. There's been a lot of hoping and wishing around here that republicans will take 100% of the blame for this.


I'll admit I'm in that camp, but for good reason.  The GOP already perverted the will of the country through gerrymandering their way into the House, and has done nothing but cause trouble and push policies that would hurt the country since the day Obama took office.  If Obama had known what they would do once they got their foot in the door in 2010 I think he would have pushed through much more legislation and fought much harder his first two years when he had a Democratically controlled Senate and House.

Nothing major can be accomplished as long as the GOP controls the House.  If this mess can somehow backfire on them enough that they give up the House in 2014 we can look forward to two years of unopposed progressive legislation to really get things on the right track.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:56 PM  

skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...


So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare
 
2013-10-06 04:26:06 PM  
Damn, there are a lot of gullible, stupid people in this country.  Hopefully most of them are in their later years of life and will be passing on soon.
 
2013-10-06 04:26:50 PM  
Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades Barrycades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


FTFY
 
2013-10-06 04:26:57 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare


no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.
 
2013-10-06 04:28:33 PM  
The only thing preventing Obama from being that spiteful is that it's not feasible to do that.
 
2013-10-06 04:30:11 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


Not libertarians.
 
2013-10-06 04:31:29 PM  
Monuments shut down = pissed off Republicans.

Starving families and kids dying of cancer = okay with Republicans.

Priorities.
 
2013-10-06 04:31:33 PM  

skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.


I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.
 
2013-10-06 04:32:13 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.

They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.

It doesn't really matter to me one way or another. People will think what they want to think, depending what side of the political spectrum they're on. I've just noticed the political bias of Fark more than usual lately. There's been a lot of hoping and wishing around here that republicans will take 100% of the blame for this.

I'll admit I'm in that camp, but for good reason.  The GOP already perverted the will of the country through gerrymandering their way into the House, and has done nothing but cause trouble and push policies that would hurt the country since the day Obama took office.  If Obama had known what they would do once they got their foot in the door in 2010 I think he would have pushed through much more legislation and fought much harder his first two years when he had a Democratically controlled Senate and House.

Nothing major can be accomplished as long as the GOP controls the House.  If this mess can somehow backfire on them enough that they give up the House in 2014 we can look forward to two years of unopposed progressive legislation to really get things on the right track.


If he had known how destructive they'd be, he should have had the good sense to lose and let a republican be president!
 
2013-10-06 04:33:26 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.



I don't care if it's true or not, I hate Obama for it.
 
2013-10-06 04:33:50 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


img.youtube.com

 Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, shouldn't we keep the PC on the QT? 'Cause if it leaks to the VC he could end up MIA, and then we'd all be put out in KP.
 
2013-10-06 04:34:17 PM  

poot_rootbeer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.

Admins don't do that, moderators do.


Enjoy your gift of TF. That made me laugh.
 
2013-10-06 04:35:14 PM  

Somacandra: skullkrusher: it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

I'm sure the employers who use E-Verify and small business loans and the families that use WIC will be interested to hear that, for starters.


Yea, we can't get any contract workers because E-Verify is down.
 
2013-10-06 04:35:17 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.


sure. I'd even go as far as to say that the majority of Americans wouldn't even know a shutdown was in effect if they hadn't heard about it in the news.
 
2013-10-06 04:36:17 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.


Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.
 
2013-10-06 04:36:50 PM  
Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness
 
2013-10-06 04:38:07 PM  
The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.

And for my part, I might add that Southern Monstrosity there, with General Lee et alia., rampaging across the front of some other poor mountain.

Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.
 
2013-10-06 04:39:10 PM  

skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.


Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy
 
2013-10-06 04:43:51 PM  

dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness


They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!
 
2013-10-06 04:44:12 PM  

sendtodave: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.

Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.


Give this a read.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/news/economy/debt-ceiling-default/in de x.html


The government defaulting is a bad thing. Do you understand why?

/sorry for the cnn link
//too lazy to actually search
//and hey, close the CDC and NOAA for 6 monthes  year, I'm sure that'll turn out great
 
2013-10-06 04:44:15 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.

Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy


or maybe it is the government making sure the as many people feel the impact of the shutdown as possible so as to provide public pressure to resolve it more quickly. This doesn't seem unreasonable either. And actually seems likely.
 
2013-10-06 04:45:47 PM  

Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!


well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.
 
2013-10-06 04:46:05 PM  
Assuming this "spite" argument was true, which it's not, let's sum up:

Democrats close some monuments, in order to make an ideological point.

Republicans deny affordable healthcare to millions, in order to make an ideological point.

Hmm, I'm stumped - there's just no way to tell who's more in the wrong here.
 
2013-10-06 04:46:17 PM  
Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?
 
2013-10-06 04:47:45 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?


You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?
 
2013-10-06 04:51:26 PM  

Winterlight: Enjoy your gift of TF. That made me laugh.


Thanks!
 
2013-10-06 04:52:50 PM  
Republicans will never forgive Obama for killing their idol Osama bin Laden.
 
2013-10-06 04:53:22 PM  

brantgoose: The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.


*snicker*
 
2013-10-06 04:54:46 PM  

brantgoose: Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.


Yeah! We never should have given that back to the Panamese.
 
2013-10-06 04:54:58 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Assuming this "spite" argument was true, which it's not, let's sum up:

Democrats close some monuments, in order to make an ideological point.

Republicans deny affordable healthcare to millions, in order to make an ideological point.

Hmm, I'm stumped - there's just no way to tell who's more in the wrong here.


Next time they will just shut down your healthcare.
 
2013-10-06 04:55:48 PM  

skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?


Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.
 
2013-10-06 04:55:55 PM  

skullkrusher: Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!

well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.


The fact NPS staff were working blocking sites they never managed is the main point. Locations like the National Mall being fenced cost more than having it open and patrolled by DCPD as they usually are around.
 
2013-10-06 04:56:03 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.



THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


Dude. You're not supposed to pull over on that curvy road to look at Mt Rushmore, because people need to use it as a road. The cones don't block access to the park. They block people from creating a traffic hazard.
 
2013-10-06 04:57:35 PM  

ManateeGag: skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?

Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.


Triple K might lynch you though
 
2013-10-06 04:58:32 PM  

brantgoose: The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.

And for my part, I might add that Southern Monstrosity there, with General Lee et alia., rampaging across the front of some other poor mountain.

Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.


Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt
 
2013-10-06 04:59:01 PM  

skullkrusher: ManateeGag: skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?

Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.

Triple K might lynch you though


only if you're brown.  Triple H will bury anyone.
 
2013-10-06 05:00:52 PM  
I love this thread sooooooooooo much!
 
2013-10-06 05:03:40 PM  
Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org
 
2013-10-06 05:05:25 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.

Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.

Give this a read.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/news/economy/debt-ceiling-default/in de x.html


The government defaulting is a bad thing. Do you understand why?

/sorry for the cnn link
//too lazy to actually search
//and hey, close the CDC and NOAA for 6 monthes  year, I'm sure that'll turn out great


Some Republicans say that Treasury should prioritize who gets paid first.
Treasury says that would not only be near impossible because of how its payment systems work, it would be wrong. "Any plan to prioritize some payments over others is simply default by another name," Lew wrote in a letter to lawmakers.

Makes sense to me.  If you can't afford to pay all your bills, you pay the most important ones first.  Our treasury hasn't figured out how to do this?

What are we paying these doofs for?  I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.
 
2013-10-06 05:05:35 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?


/>


farking awesome!
 
2013-10-06 05:06:16 PM  

SauronWasFramed: shut off the valve to old faithful


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-10-06 05:07:08 PM  

wony99: Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org


Private is good. I like private.

Mt Rushmore should be private. Problem solved!
 
2013-10-06 05:09:44 PM  

sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.


K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?
 
2013-10-06 05:12:32 PM  

dewright_ca: Locations like the National Mall being fenced cost more than having it open


[citation needed]
 
2013-10-06 05:12:40 PM  
I heard they filled in the grand canyon.
 
2013-10-06 05:12:58 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.

K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?


Because I'm willfully obtuse.
 
2013-10-06 05:13:19 PM  
The fact that Snopes even had to address this is depressing.
 
2013-10-06 05:14:42 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.


There's nothing natural about it. Until 1980 government just went about its business as usual until a budget agreement was reached. This idiocy is self-imposed.
 
2013-10-06 05:15:29 PM  

sendtodave: grumpfuff: sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.

K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?

Because I'm willfully obtuse.


Yea, I was starting to suspect you were Poe's Law in action, especially after your call to privatize Mount Rushmore.

/grumblegrumbletinyfistshakegrumblegrumble
 
2013-10-06 05:16:49 PM  
The cones have been there and gone a couple of times.  Right now they are gone because of the snow situation.  They aren't blocking the road that goes past viewing areas, just blocking the pullouts where people could stop and take pictures.  The state asked them to be taken down and NPS did remove some of them.
 
2013-10-06 05:16:51 PM  

Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.


That's not even close to being true. There are at least a dozen different roads that offer a good view of Mt. Rushmore. Some of best roadside viewing of the mountain is from the Iron Mountain Road, which is a state road that runs through Custer State Park, and is thus not effected by the federal shutdown. Of course, that road is currently impassible due to a record-shattering blizzard that plowed through the region over the weekend, so I suppose one could argue that Obama used HAARP to hammer the area with snow in order to keep people from viewing it. That seems like a bit of overkill just to stop a few people from seeing a mountain, but we all know that Obummer will go to any lengths to hurt Real Americans.

All snark aside, I do believe that the administration has been a bit over-zealous in shutting down access to public areas that do not need to be shut down. In some cases, it takes more effort to shut those areas down than it does to just let people have access. For example, they announced this week that they were barring hunters from hunting on federal wetlands. There is no reason to do that. There are no federal employees wandering around those areas. In fact, they rely almost solely on the state to enforce hunting regulations for them. The state, for their part, have announced that they will continue to check hunters for compliance on federal grounds, but will NOT enforce the shutdown or cite hunters for being on them as long as they are following all other laws. It's one area where, in my opinion, the administration is acting poorly and giving the Republicans some semi-legitimate ammunition to use against them. The Republicans shut down the government out of spite, but that doesn't mean that the Obama administration has to act like a child having a tantrum by shutting down access to federal lands just to make the shutdown hurt a little more. They had a chance to make this a complete rout, but they're needlessly giving Republicans at least a few small victories when it comes to public opinion.
 
2013-10-06 05:19:10 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: grumpfuff: sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.

K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?

Because I'm willfully obtuse.

Yea, I was starting to suspect you were Poe's Law in action, especially after your call to privatize Mount Rushmore.

/grumblegrumbletinyfistshakegrumblegrumble


They shouldn't be privatized. The States should take their land back.
 
2013-10-06 05:19:36 PM  

iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt


The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.
 
2013-10-06 05:19:42 PM  

skullkrusher: Peter von Nostrand: skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.

Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy

or maybe it is the government making sure the as many people feel the impact of the shutdown as possible so as to provide public pressure to resolve it more quickly. This doesn't seem unreasonable either. And actually seems likely.


I guess you're going with big conspiracy. Have you all linked soros to this yet?
 
2013-10-06 05:20:44 PM  

sendtodave: wony99: Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org

Private is good. I like private.

Mt Rushmore should be private. Problem solved!


Private means Crazy Horse is nowhere near done, and probably never will be done.  There's been some slight progress since I was a wee girl growing up in the Black Hills, but it's far from being a "much better monument".   Sure, if it gets completed it will be incredible, but considering it's been under construction for 65 years now and we have a sort of recognizable face and a couple of holes in the rock, I'd say that's not happening in my lifetime.
 
2013-10-06 05:24:36 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: skullkrusher: Peter von Nostrand: skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.

Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy

or maybe it is the government making sure the as many people feel the impact of the shutdown as possible so as to provide public pressure to resolve it more quickly. This doesn't seem unreasonable either. And actually seems likely.

I guess you're going with big conspiracy. Have you all linked soros to this yet?


no, what does he have to do with it? The government has blocked access to federal properties that it didn't have to block as a result of the government shutdown yet this one example is just too hard to believe. Weird. Keep calling it a conspiracy though. Doesn't make you appear the ninny
 
2013-10-06 05:25:02 PM  
Obama put a fence around Gettysburg. Nobody gets in nobody gets out. People inside are texting that they need water and food.

christo.vaesite.net

/ And this is repeated by The Blaze or Hot Air in 5, 4, 3, 2...
 
2013-10-06 05:26:57 PM  

skullkrusher: The government has blocked access to federal properties that it didn't have to block as a result of the government shutdown


Wait, you mean a shutdown involved, you know, shutting things down!

NO WAY!!!
 
2013-10-06 05:29:08 PM  

jaytkay: skullkrusher: The government has blocked access to federal properties that it didn't have to block as a result of the government shutdown

Wait, you mean a shutdown involved, you know, shutting things down!

NO WAY!!!


no, shutdown is a result of the fact that there's no funding. Spending MORE to shut things down than you would have just doing nothing isn't really the point, now is it?
 
2013-10-06 05:30:04 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: I guess you're going with big conspiracy. Have you all linked soros to this yet?


Who do you think owns the big sheet the helicopters are carrying?
 
2013-10-06 05:30:49 PM  
sendtodave: wony99: Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org

Private is good. I like private.

Mt Rushmore should be private. Problem solved!


The park service would still close it even though they don't own it, like Mount Vernon.
 
2013-10-06 05:35:35 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: grumpfuff: sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.

K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?

Because I'm willfully obtuse.

Yea, I was starting to suspect you were Poe's Law in action, especially after your call to privatize Mount Rushmore.

/grumblegrumbletinyfistshakegrumblegrumble


Being a crank is fun!

And cranks keep getting what they want, so there's that!
 
2013-10-06 05:36:52 PM  

Oldiron_79: sendtodave: wony99: Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org

Private is good. I like private.

Mt Rushmore should be private. Problem solved!

The park service would still close it even though they don't own it, like Mount Vernon.


Not if there's no more park service!

*WINK*
 
2013-10-06 05:37:58 PM  

Abox: Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


I don't care if it's true or not, I hate Obama for it.


The fact that snopes would rather address only an obvious Photoshop fake instead of realistic pictures of scenic views blocked off with traffic cones speaks volumes.

/maybe they are fake too
//don't hold your breath waiting for snopes to confirm or deny it
 
2013-10-06 05:39:36 PM  

sendtodave: Being a crank is fun!

And cranks keep getting what they want, so there's that!


Meh. This whole shutdown nonsense has me crankier than usual.

And FWIW, my name has nothing about being grumpy. It's an inside joke with some friends.
 
2013-10-06 05:40:51 PM  

iheartscotch: ...
/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt


Just open your wallet.
Washington's on the $1 bill.
TJ's on the $2.
Lincoln's on the $5.
And TR's on the $7.
 
2013-10-06 05:41:51 PM  
i915.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-06 05:45:55 PM  

Tatterdemalian: The fact that snopes would rather address only an obvious Photoshop fake instead of realistic pictures of scenic views blocked off with traffic cones speaks volumes.

/maybe they are fake too
//don't hold your breath waiting for snopes to confirm or deny it


Not real good with the whole reading comprehension thing are we?

FTF Snopes article
One of the sites affected by the government shutdown is the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota, which features the likenesses of four U.S. presidents carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore. That site was the subject of some controversy because  as with other national parks not only were its visitor center, viewing areas, and trails closed with the onset of the government shutdown (thereby preventing tourists from accessing some of the best vantage points for viewing the sculpture), but the National Park Service initially placed cones along a nearby highway that prevented motorists from stopping and snapping photos of the monument at roadside viewing areas: The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.  The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. DennisDaugaard's chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.  "I think reasonable people can disagree about that," Johnson said.
 
2013-10-06 05:47:57 PM  
I have no way to verify if any Federal land or monuments are closed since the closest thing to Central Illinois is over 250 miles away in the Shawnee National Forrest. They can close it all down and only 8 peopke that work at the Ag Lab and maybe 2 others at the water place will care in my vicinity. Do your worst.
 
2013-10-06 05:49:44 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Abox: Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


I don't care if it's true or not, I hate Obama for it.

The fact that snopes would rather address only an obvious Photoshop fake instead of realistic pictures of scenic views blocked off with traffic cones speaks volumes.

/maybe they are fake too
//don't hold your breath waiting for snopes to confirm or deny it


they addressed it
 
2013-10-06 05:55:50 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: Being a crank is fun!

And cranks keep getting what they want, so there's that!

Meh. This whole shutdown nonsense has me crankier than usual.

And FWIW, my name has nothing about being grumpy. It's an inside joke with some friends.


I mean crank as in the letters to the editor, Abe Simson, tea party type.
 
2013-10-06 05:56:20 PM  

skullkrusher: Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!

well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.


Another myth.  Congress wasted its time passing the bill.  Senate and President say they're in favor of it  if the people go back to work since otherwise Congress just passed a paid vacation for a bunch of Federal employees.

Can many or most people really not hold more than one or two variables in their heads at a time?
 
2013-10-06 06:01:50 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!

well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.

Another myth.  Congress wasted its time passing the bill.  Senate and President say they're in favor of it  if the people go back to work since otherwise Congress just passed a paid vacation for a bunch of Federal employees.

Can many or most people really not hold more than one or two variables in their heads at a time?


that goes contrary to every article I've seen on it. In fact, when it passed Eric Cantor tweeted:

"The House will pass a bill to pay federal workers for their time in furlough once the shutdown ends. "

That says nothing about having to go back to work during the shutdown and specifically says they will be paid for their time in furlough. What variables are you talking about?
 
2013-10-06 06:02:17 PM  
SkinnyHead

Derp

Shut up, idiot.
 
2013-10-06 06:04:05 PM  

Anyone with any sense would know that this story was BS, because NO ONE messes with Team America!



i466.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-06 06:06:34 PM  
Laugh all you want libtards, but wait until you hear that Farbongo has shut down THE OCEAN!1!!!!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/05/Feds-Try-to-Close -t he-OCEAN-Because-of-Shutdown
 
2013-10-06 06:15:34 PM  
i254.photobucket.com
Seems legit.
 
2013-10-06 06:18:18 PM  
Don't worry, you can still see the back side.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-06 06:23:31 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today

Bullshiat.  That is a Leftist wet dream.  It is still America no matter how many MSM freaks tell yo otherwise.


It's a leftist wet dream to prevent citizens from seeing monuments to past leaders of their government?
 
gja
2013-10-06 06:26:55 PM  
Really? Would anyone actually believe such inane tripe?
 
2013-10-06 06:32:31 PM  

mod3072:  There are at least a dozen different roads that offer a good view of Mt. Rushmore.


I've always loved coming in from the west.  That view when you can only see Washington in profile is great.  Sometimes if I haven't been there in a couple years I forget how big it really is until I see that face.  Love it!
 
2013-10-06 06:41:12 PM  

FlashHarry: ok, normally i'd say that anyone who actually believes or forwards this should seriously kill themselves before they breed. but sadly most are probably in their 70s, so that ship has sailed.


A fair number of younger conservatives fall for this shiat too. Then they want you to believe it's worth your time to listen to their carefully thought out political views.
 
2013-10-06 06:44:31 PM  

SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.


No one pays for Rushmore, no one sees Rushmore!  Why do you hate the free market?
 
2013-10-06 06:46:32 PM  
They should have put Groucho Marx Masks on the four presidents.  Actually, Rock Creek Park, which is a federal park, is open except for maybe some closed parking lots.  Although, the water fountains are turned off and the restrooms locked.  But, if you really have to go, you can always go to the Capitol or White House and crap.  There's already of ton of crap in both those buildings as it is.  No one will notice.
 
2013-10-06 06:47:09 PM  
If they can't have statues of marx or mao, at least they can stop us from seeing our heroes.
 
2013-10-06 06:47:21 PM  

DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.


I was in Meadows of Dan this weekend. I stopped by Nancy's Candy. Talk about a cult of personality.
 
2013-10-06 06:58:03 PM  

jaytkay: iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt

The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.


Enemies?

Jefferson Davis, maybe.

Stonewall Jackson, I don't really know enough about him to say one way or the other.

Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States. He faithfully served in the US army, until Virginia succeeded. His quarrel was never with the United States; he was just defending his home. The Lees were just about the first family of Virginia. The song in the musical 1776 isn't just catchy; it was true. He was never involved with the south, because of slavery; he was involved with the south, because Virginia was involved with the south. A lot of people wanted to make Robert E. Lee suffer after the civil war. And he did; his sons were killed in the fighting; all of his land was taken to form Arlington. If I remember right; he died penny less.

/ I know I'm going to get flamed for this; but, you can't help but to respect a man who stood off bigger, better supplied armies with men who might have never received any formal military training.
 
2013-10-06 06:59:53 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well.  This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.


There wasn't a darky mooslim in office then though.
 
2013-10-06 07:06:38 PM  

iheartscotch: Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States.


lol
 
2013-10-06 07:12:11 PM  
The cones are probably gone after the snowplows had to go through and remove 2' of snow over the weekend.
 
2013-10-06 07:13:29 PM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.


His demands of health care... and if the sun is blotted out everyone will have a vitamin d deficiency.. and need health care. .Brilliant!
 
2013-10-06 07:20:09 PM  
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-06 07:25:45 PM  
this is actually true, I'm piloting one of those helicopters right now
 
2013-10-06 07:27:35 PM  
teabaggers give retards a bad name
 
2013-10-06 07:29:04 PM  

SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.


7/10 you're getting better
 
2013-10-06 07:40:00 PM  

udhq: I love these stories so much.

The right goes on and on about how insignificant the federal government isto their lives, and then they're the first ones to absolutely lose their shiat once they realize it may interfere with their weekend plans.

You guys want to talk about going Gault when you couldn't even handle 4 days without 17% of the federal government!


This. Just in case this hadn't been this-ed the 10million times the situation absolutely merits,already.
 
2013-10-06 07:42:01 PM  

SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.


no park personnel = liability in case of accident = lawsuit

Smart thinking FatAss
 
2013-10-06 07:44:28 PM  

Bucky Katt: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

no park personnel = liability in case of accident = lawsuit

Smart thinking FatAss


yeah. The shutdown has forced them to furlough those federal employees who stand on the side of the highway.

Good response
 
2013-10-06 07:49:30 PM  

randomjsa: The only thing preventing Obama from being that spiteful is that it's not feasible to do that.


Listen libtard, President Obama is the president of the United States of Amurca, the single most exceptional office of the single most exceptional country provided directly to us for our exceptional use by the best god. Don't be projecting your damn commie anti-amurcan self loathing onto to whats feasible for THE amurcan president to do. Whats the matter with you libbie libs anyway? Why do you all hate amurica?
 
2013-10-06 07:54:44 PM  

jaytkay: skullkrusher: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UP DA TES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway- viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore

You linked to an article stating the cones were gone two days ago.


Zing!
 
2013-10-06 07:57:47 PM  

skullkrusher: Bucky Katt: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

no park personnel = liability in case of accident = lawsuit

Smart thinking FatAss

yeah. The shutdown has forced them to furlough those federal employees who stand on the side of the highway.

Good response


You know that because of the outdated article you linked to earlier?
 
2013-10-06 07:58:58 PM  

Bucky Katt: skullkrusher: Bucky Katt: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

no park personnel = liability in case of accident = lawsuit

Smart thinking FatAss

yeah. The shutdown has forced them to furlough those federal employees who stand on the side of the highway.

Good response

You know that because of the outdated article you linked to earlier?


outdated? No, I didn't need an article to know that we don't have federal employees who stand on the shoulder of the highway for no reason. Imma genius like that
 
2013-10-06 08:06:03 PM  

sendtodave: grumpfuff: sendtodave: What are we paying these doofs for? I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.

K. We pay the most important ones. But because we're still in the shutdown, there's little to no money coming in. So after that, we aren't able to pay ANY bills. Which means we default on almost everything. Which is bad.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?

Because I'm willfully obtuse.


So... Let me see. I think I have this. Wait. You're probably not a corrupt prison warden in a classic movie... no. You're a teabagger?
 
2013-10-06 08:14:58 PM  

mod3072: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

That's not even close to being true. There are at least a dozen different roads that offer a good view of Mt. Rushmore. Some of best roadside viewing of the mountain is from the Iron Mountain Road, which is a state road that runs through Custer State Park, and is thus not effected by the federal shutdown. Of course, that road is currently impassible due to a record-shattering blizzard that plowed through the region over the weekend, so I suppose one could argue that Obama used HAARP to hammer the area with snow in order to keep people from viewing it. That seems like a bit of overkill just to stop a few people from seeing a mountain, but we all know that Obummer will go to any lengths to hurt Real Americans.

All snark aside, I do believe that the administration has been a bit over-zealous in shutting down access to public areas that do not need to be shut down. In some cases, it takes more effort to shut those areas down than it does to just let people have access. For example, they announced this week that they were barring hunters from hunting on federal wetlands. There is no reason to do that. There are no federal employees wandering around those areas. In fact, they rely almost solely on the state to enforce hunting regulations for them. The state, for their part, have announced that they will continue to check hunters for compliance on federal grounds, but will NOT enforce the shutdown or cite hunters for being on them as long as they are following all other laws. It's one area where, in my opinion, the administration is acting poorly and giving the Republicans some semi-legitimate ammunition to use against them. The Republicans shut down the government out of spite, but that doesn't mean that the Obama administration has to act like a child having a tantrum by shutting down access to federal lands just to make the shutdown hurt a little more. They had a chance to make this a complete rout, but they're needlessly giving Republicans at least a few small victories when it comes to public opinion.


You know this means you drank the tea/koolaid, right? Though sure the President is probably devoting his every waking hour to making considered decisions on how to best annoy the bagger costituency. Seems likely now that you believe it.
 
2013-10-06 08:24:10 PM  
The general derp on Facebook among the groups that enjoy riling up anti-Obama sentiment is the stuff of comic book supervillains. It amazes me no one's suggested he's replacing furloughed worked with Doombots.
 
2013-10-06 08:26:32 PM  
Happened upon this.  No citations, maybe you can ask Snopes:
tl;dr all of it, fwiw


1. Treatments for Children Suffering
From Cancer - The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the
government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers
children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has
threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial -
The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is
not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that
WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights
to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to
spitefully barricade the attraction.

The Republican National
Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial
open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass
a compromise bill that would fund America's national parks. Obama has
threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains
Not Allowed to Work for Free - Furloughed military chaplains willing to
celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be
punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida Keys -
Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget
stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding.
As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can't
practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary
to keep this area open "non-essential," the "enforcement officers" to
ensure no business is done are "essential."

5. Obama Blacks Out
Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops - The American
Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment
programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some
reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the
popular and fun stuff.

Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.

6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial - The GOP have offered to compromise and
fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise
legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the
D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.

7. Obama Tries
to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon - Although George Washington's Mt.
Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from
entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot.
Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.
8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to
Run - The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a
private company that "employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers
across about a dozen states." No federal money is used to operate these
parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers
make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a
result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the
neck.

9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn't
Supported Since 1980 - "For the first time in 40 years, the National
Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the
public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted
since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm."
10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin - "The park
service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle
Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned
portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request
because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal
coffers."

11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial - The GOP have
passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and
parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently,
the "essential" government employees are those erecting barricades, not
those who could keep the memorial open.

12. Obama Closes
Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot - "The operator of a
51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina
abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open
despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government
shutdown."

October is this inn's prime season. The GOP have
offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto
that compromise.

State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn's parking lot.
13. Park Service Ranger: 'We've Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For
People As We Can' - "It's a cheap way to deal with the situation," an
angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. "We've
been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's
disgusting."

14. Obama Forces Residents Out of Private Homes -
"The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals.
They say they're being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because
they sit on federal land."

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.
15. Acadia Park In Maine Shut Down - '"We've been training for two
years at CrossFit for this hike - no kidding," Hart said. She added that
the shutdown should be as inconvenient for the Washington politicians
who caused it as it is for average citizens.'

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.
16. Historic Restaurant Open During Last Shutdown Forced to Close - "An
iconic Philadelphia restaurant has been forced to close its doors and
turn away booked parties because of the government shutdown. ...


"Restaurant public relations director Molly Yun said they were notified
there was a possibility a closure might happen, but they were allowed to
remain open during the last government shutdown 17 years ago."

The restaurant is part of the federal park system, which the GOP have agreed to fund. Obama said he will veto the funding.
17. Obama Shuts Down a Road Tha Goes Through CO Park: "The Forest
Service announcement, in turn, led the Pitkin County commissioners to
order that Maroon Creek Road be shut down at the height of the colorful
leaf-changing season. Ahead of what is to be one of the busiest weekends
of the fall, the road is to be closed to vehicles at T-Lazy-7 Ranch,
pending a resolution to the government shutdown."

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise funding.
18. Residents Plan Protest of Cape Hatteras Closing - "Businesses and
residents on the Outer Banks have planned a peaceful protest of the
closure of Hatteras Island's beaches due to the government shut down.

"The U.S. House Wednesday passed a measure to reopen national parks and monuments. It will now go to the U.S. Senate."
In the unlikely event the Democrat Senate passes the bill, Obama has
threatened a veto of any compromise legislation opening the parks.
19. Obama Blocks People From LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore - "Blocking access
to trails and programs at South Dakota's most popular attraction was
one thing, but state officials didn't expect Congress' budget stalemate
to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.

"The National Park
Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore
this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the
famed monument.

The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty
Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard's chief of staff. The state asked that
they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The
state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars
into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance."

20.
Crucial USDA Websites Taken Down - "The U.S. Department of Agriculture
has turned off its entire website in response to the government
shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access
any of the agency's information online. ...

"USDA's total website
shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and
seems to be part of an effort to make people feel the effects of the
shutdown. Thursday morning calls to USDA's press office seeking an
explanation were not answered."

This website is down and yet the ObamaCare and White House websites are up.
21. St. Louis Gateway Arch Closed - The GOP have agreed to compromise
legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

22.
Park Shutdown Bounces Rowers from Potomac - "The ripple effect of a
government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.


"Multiple high schools rent space at the Thompson Boat Center in
Georgetown. But like other places controlled by the National Park
Service, it closed Tuesday morning."

The GOP have agreed to compromise funding opening the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

23. Thompson Boat Center Closed In DC - The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.
24. Obama Closes Military Commissary - "Military members, veterans and
families who shop at local tax-free store are shocked to discover the
store's doors locked; no progress to end stalemate in Washington."
While the government has deemed the White House chefs "essential,"
working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store
privileges.

Military personnel and their families tell me that they have never lost these privileges in previous shutdowns.
25. Arizona Offers to Fund Grand Canyon, Obama Says 'Drop Dead' -
"Obama has ordered the Grand Canyon to stay closed, even after the state
of Arizona and local businesses have offered to cover the costs
necessary to keep it open. In other words, the shutdown isn't about the
money - it's about hurting the American people just because he can."
 
2013-10-06 08:26:46 PM  

skullkrusher: Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!

well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.

Another myth.  Congress wasted its time passing the bill.  Senate and President say they're in favor of it  if the people go back to work since otherwise Congress just passed a paid vacation for a bunch of Federal employees.

Can many or most people really not hold more than one or two variables in their heads at a time?

that goes contrary to every article I've seen on it. In fact, when it passed Eric Cantor tweeted:

"The House will pass a bill to pay federal workers for their time in furlough once the shutdown ends. "

That says nothing about having to go back to work during the shutdown and specifically says they will be paid for their time in furlough. What variables are you talking about?


Last one. From what i've seen on this thread you have a fair grasp of the agenda and the talking points, so, on behalf of your teams masters you can consider this a pat on your pointy head. Atta boy!
That said, and Eric Cantor being every bit as good as you for the cause, the House can pass shiat, say to clone a speaker or majority whip. But beyond that for Congress to pass a law, the senate has to approve it too. And somethin involving the president. Study it out. There is nothing but opportunity for self improvement ahead of you!
 
2013-10-06 08:30:30 PM  
Lotta conecern trolling in this thread.
 
2013-10-06 08:35:13 PM  

IronTom: Happened upon this.  No citations, maybe you can ask Snopes:
tl;dr all of it, fwiw


1. Treatments for Children Suffering
From Cancer - The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the
government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers
children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has
threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial -
The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is
not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that
WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights
to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to
spitefully barricade the attraction.

The Republican National
Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial
open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass
a compromise bill that would fund America's national parks. Obama has
threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains
Not Allowed to Work for Free - Furloughed military chaplains willing to
celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be
punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida Keys -
Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget
stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding.
As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can't
practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary
to keep this area open "non-essential," the "enforcement officers" to
ensure no business is done are "essential."

5. Obama Blacks Out
Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops - The American
Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment
programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some
reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the
popular and fun stuff.

Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes over ...


I don't like Obama and his methods of executing his strategies and designs.  Period, end of story.  Book it. Done.....I won't be changing my mind.  He and the Democrats are as much and more to blame for this manufactured budget crises than are the Republicans. And, of course, science for the win!....
 
2013-10-06 08:50:46 PM  
The light of day.

Ye shall know them by their fruits.

heh, um
 
2013-10-06 09:08:38 PM  
www.thelmagazine.com
 
2013-10-06 09:13:36 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Last one. From what i've seen on this thread you have a fair grasp of the agenda and the talking points, so, on behalf of your teams masters you can consider this a pat on your pointy head. Atta boy!
That said, and Eric Cantor being every bit as good as you for the cause, the House can pass shiat, say to clone a speaker or majority whip. But beyond that for Congress to pass a law, the senate has to approve it too. And somethin involving the president. Study it out. There is nothing but opportunity for self improvement ahead of you!


If we were paying Fark Lefty Tired Tropes Drinking Game (TM) I would have alcohol poisoning at the moment. Congrats on managing to leave the word "sociopath" out of your post, however.

Aside from that, it appears that I was mistaken in thinking it had already passed. It has only passed the House uncontested and is expected to easily pass the Senate and be signed into law. This is the mistake you're hanging your hat on? Congrats, you petty lil thing.
 
2013-10-06 09:22:17 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: You know this means you drank the tea/koolaid, right? Though sure the President is probably devoting his every waking hour to making considered decisions on how to best annoy the bagger costituency. Seems likely now that you believe it.


I never said anything about "the bagger constituency", nor did I say that Obama himself is going down a list and checking off what should be closed and what should not. SOMEONE within the Obama administration IS making those decisions, and they are doing so under Obama's direction. Now, it's no skin off of my ass if they close the WWII memorial, Mt. Rushmore, federal wetlands, etc. I said that I think that it's a mistake politically. I think the administration, in SOME cases, is going overboard and closing some things that do not need to be closed simply to try to prove to the average American that the shutdown is bad. Then again, this is Fark and I dared to offer criticism to the infallible Obama, so I knew that someone would freak out about it. But yeah, I'm clearly the one who has "drank the koolaid".
 
2013-10-06 09:27:29 PM  

mod3072: Urmuf Hamer: You know this means you drank the tea/koolaid, right? Though sure the President is probably devoting his every waking hour to making considered decisions on how to best annoy the bagger costituency. Seems likely now that you believe it.

I never said anything about "the bagger constituency", nor did I say that Obama himself is going down a list and checking off what should be closed and what should not. SOMEONE within the Obama administration IS making those decisions, and they are doing so under Obama's direction. Now, it's no skin off of my ass if they close the WWII memorial, Mt. Rushmore, federal wetlands, etc. I said that I think that it's a mistake politically. I think the administration, in SOME cases, is going overboard and closing some things that do not need to be closed simply to try to prove to the average American that the shutdown is bad. Then again, this is Fark and I dared to offer criticism to the infallible Obama, so I knew that someone would freak out about it. But yeah, I'm clearly the one who has "drank the koolaid".


it appears that Urmuf has recently dusted off this account to breathlessly defend the President from all attacks, real and imagined
 
2013-10-06 09:31:33 PM  

poison_amy: sendtodave: wony99: Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org

Private is good. I like private.

Mt Rushmore should be private. Problem solved!

Private means Crazy Horse is nowhere near done, and probably never will be done.  There's been some slight progress since I was a wee girl growing up in the Black Hills, but it's far from being a "much better monument".   Sure, if it gets completed it will be incredible, but considering it's been under construction for 65 years now and we have a sort of recognizable face and a couple of holes in the rock, I'd say that's not happening in my lifetime.


Technically, they never finished Rushmore either. (The faces were apparently supposed to be more like busts.)
 
2013-10-06 09:59:18 PM  

mod3072: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

That's not even close to being true. There are at least a dozen different roads that offer a good view of Mt. Rushmore. Some of best roadside viewing of the mountain is from the Iron Mountain Road, which is a state road that runs through Custer State Park, and is thus not effected by the federal shutdown. Of course, that road is currently impassible due to a record-shattering blizzard that plowed through the region over the weekend, so I suppose one could argue that Obama used HAARP to hammer the area with snow in order to keep people from viewing it. That seems like a bit of overkill just to stop a few people from seeing a mountain, but we all know that Obummer will go to any lengths to hurt Real Americans.

All snark aside, I do believe that the administration has been a bit over-zealous in shutting down access to public areas that do not need to be shut down. In some cases, it takes more effort to shut those areas down than it does to just let people have access. For example, they announced this week that they were barring hunters from hunting on federal wetlands. There is no reason to do that. There are no fed ...


Actually, in all likelihood, the federal agents who would investigate all crimes/poaching on their land are likely furloughed as well.  There'd also be a few paralegals who would process that information out as well.  This means that they may not have the money/manpower to prosecute any crimes that COULD potentially occur.
 
2013-10-06 10:09:41 PM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.


Yeah, but he is gonna do it at night, so we are ok.

/Am I doing it right?
/I hope so
/Triple slashie
/Quadruple slashie
 
2013-10-06 10:29:56 PM  

Lord Dimwit: According to that, the federal government put those there to stop people from stopping *on the side of the road* to view Mount Rushmore, to encourage them to use the actual viewing areas where you pull off. So that, you know, you don't have a bunch of cars on the side of the road blocking the breakdown lane and slowing down traffic. None of the actual viewing areas were closed.


You can see in the picture that the cones go around the corner, blocking off access to the parking area.
On Google Maps, it looks to me like that picture is showing the ONLY place where you can pull off the highway, other than the parking lots at the monument site. It is SSW of the monument, and Mount Rushmore is that formation which is kind of on the left. You can't actually see the faces from here; maybe there is a trail.
 
2013-10-06 10:36:50 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-06 10:47:49 PM  

clancifer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.

Tea Party bullshiat detected.


Idiot detected.
 
2013-10-06 10:50:00 PM  

IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today

Bullshiat.  That is a Leftist wet dream.  It is still America no matter how many MSM freaks tell yo otherwise.


Ehhhhhhhhhhh I'd like to believe that, but as far as I can tell the scales have tipped from "civic responsibility" to... "who will give me the most free candy?"

We've realized we can "vote ourselves largess."  The clock is ticking.
 
2013-10-06 10:50:52 PM  

iheartscotch: jaytkay: iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt

The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.

Enemies?

Jefferson Davis, maybe.

Stonewall Jackson, I don't really know enough about him to say one way or the other.

Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States. He faithfully served in the US army, until Virginia succeeded. His quarrel was never with the United States; he was just defending his home. The Lees were just about the first family of Virginia. The song in the musical 1776 isn't just catchy; it was true. He was never involved with the south, because of slavery; he was involved with the south, because Virginia was involved with the south. A lot of people wanted to make Robert E. Lee suffer after the civil war. And he did; his sons were killed in the fighting; all of his land was taken to form Arlington. If I remember right; he died penny less.



None of his sons was killed in the Civil War. Arlington was not all of the Lees' land (and the family was later compensated for it). He died as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). And, along with everyone else who fought for or aided the Confederacy, he was granted an absolute pardon by Andrew Johnson.

And he more than likely wouldn't have appreciated being the subject of a hagiography.
 
2013-10-06 10:56:13 PM  

ravenlore: Only read about half the thread, but the shutdown doesn't farking MATTER with regard to Rushmore. Nobody can get there because the Hills just got two feet of snow. SDDOT just opened 90 west of Murdo this morning.


Clearly Obama used his magical weather machine!
 
2013-10-06 11:08:40 PM  

GORDON: We've realized we can "vote ourselves largess."


Are you speaking for the defense contractors?
 
2013-10-06 11:12:14 PM  

trappedspirit: I heard they filled in the grand canyon.


No, that's bullshiat. There's no money for that. They just put a big blue tarp over the whole thing.
It has a huge American flag on it, though, so I guess some people might like to see that.
 
2013-10-06 11:18:51 PM  

udhq: I love these stories so much.

The right goes on and on about how insignificant the federal government isto their lives, and then they're the first ones to absolutely lose their shiat once they realize it may interfere with their weekend plans.

You guys want to talk about going Gault when you couldn't even handle 4 days without 17% of the federal government!


Because we need the Government to hold our hands to go look at a waterfall or some giant trees.  This is what pants-wetting Liberals actually believe. The sane world would prefer to be left alone to our own devices, thanks.
 
2013-10-06 11:30:47 PM  

IronTom: vpb: IronTom: Weak excuse for barring Americans from Americana.  Oh there are some lefty plants that painted some crap on a monument hence providing a cover narrative to support  no longer letting you see the real America, let's wrap them with a picture of Miley Cyrus and armed swat teams so you can't get inspired by the exceptional America, and maybe you'll forget about it.

I heard that Obama stole the statue of Liberty to sell the copper for scrap.

On a more serious note, what is the probability that there is any gold left in Fort Knox?


There doesn't need to be any gold in Fort Knox.  We haven't been on the gold standard since 1971.  Nixon Shock/Fiat Money
 
2013-10-06 11:38:16 PM  

iheartscotch: jaytkay: iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt

The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.

Enemies?

Jefferson Davis, maybe.

Stonewall Jackson, I don't really know enough about him to say one way or the other.

Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States. He faithfully served in the US army, until Virginia succeeded. His quarrel was never with the United States; he was just defending his home. The Lees were just about the first family of Virginia. The song in the musical 1776 isn't just catchy; it was true. He was never involved with the south, because of slavery; he was involved with the south, because Virginia was involved with the south. A lot of people wanted to make Robert E. Lee suffer after the civil war. And he did; his sons were killed in the fighting; all of his land was taken to form Arlington. If I remember right; he died penny less.

/ I know I'm going to get flamed for this; but, you can't help but to respect a man who stood off bigger, better supplied armies with men who might have never received any formal military training.


They took up arms against the US. They should have been hung and left up as a warning to the others. Considering the shiat you people put the country through since then, any continuing rebellion would have been totally worth it. More dead Rebs are a good thing. Did your greatgrandpappy fight in the war? I hope he died in it. If not, I hope it broke him as a human.
 
2013-10-07 01:18:06 AM  
DOI: "...and what if closing the grounds creates a massive traffic jam on that two-lane highway?"

Obama: "I dunno... put up cones or something."

DOI: "...and what if they move the cones?"

Obama: "Then they move the cones. Chances are they're too lazy and will want to do the right thing anyway, so they'll have the common sense not to cause gridlock, but then again, I thought the same thing about the House."

DOI: "ROFLMAOLOL!!!!!2111!one. BURRRRNNNN"
 
2013-10-07 01:45:35 AM  
I don't know the motives behind any possible shutdowns.  I guess it is just politics.  Maybe the fact that there is plenty of blame to go around means that our government is working, I don't know.  Sorry for getting concerned over this, most of this stuff is probably not true, but just meant to stir up animosity.  It'll blow over and things will go back to normal. Probably should watch MTV instead of the news.
 
2013-10-07 03:34:26 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: iheartscotch: jaytkay: iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt

The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.

Enemies?

Jefferson Davis, maybe.

Stonewall Jackson, I don't really know enough about him to say one way or the other.

Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States. He faithfully served in the US army, until Virginia succeeded. His quarrel was never with the United States; he was just defending his home. The Lees were just about the first family of Virginia. The song in the musical 1776 isn't just catchy; it was true. He was never involved with the south, because of slavery; he was involved with the south, because Virginia was involved with the south. A lot of people wanted to make Robert E. Lee suffer after the civil war. And he did; his sons were killed in the fighting; all of his land was taken to form Arlington. If I remember right; he died penny less.


None of his sons was killed in the Civil War. Arlington was not all of the Lees' land (and the family was later compensated for it). He died as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). And, along with everyone else who fought for or aided the Confederacy, he was granted an absolute pardon by Andrew Johnson.

And he more than likely wouldn't have appreciated being the subject of a hagiography.


I apologise; after looking it up; I agree, Lee's sons survived the war. I must have been reading something else.

I know that a great majority of his holdings were taken; I will admit, I don't know if he was actually penny less. I do know he lived very fugally in the time after the civil war.

I know; Lee was pardon by a southern patriot; who happened to replace Abe Lincoln
 
2013-10-07 03:35:06 AM  
say what you want about Obama but he has done NOTHING to stop the NSA and CIA from calling its employees "spooks".
 
2013-10-07 03:37:22 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: iheartscotch: jaytkay: iheartscotch: Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt

The USA is closed.

But you can watch the enemies of the USA all day.

Enemies?

Jefferson Davis, maybe.

Stonewall Jackson, I don't really know enough about him to say one way or the other.

Robert E. Lee was never the enemy of the United States. He faithfully served in the US army, until Virginia succeeded. His quarrel was never with the United States; he was just defending his home. The Lees were just about the first family of Virginia. The song in the musical 1776 isn't just catchy; it was true. He was never involved with the south, because of slavery; he was involved with the south, because Virginia was involved with the south. A lot of people wanted to make Robert E. Lee suffer after the civil war. And he did; his sons were killed in the fighting; all of his land was taken to form Arlington. If I remember right; he died penny less.

/ I know I'm going to get flamed for this; but, you can't help but to respect a man who stood off bigger, better supplied armies with men who might have never received any formal military training.

They took up arms against the US. They should have been hung and left up as a warning to the others. Considering the shiat you people put the country through since then, any continuing rebellion would have been totally worth it. More dead Rebs are a good thing. Did your greatgrandpappy fight in the war? I hope he died in it. If not, I hope it broke him as a human.


I see.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

/ traitor; or founding father is all a matter of point of view
 
2013-10-07 08:37:04 AM  

iheartscotch: I see.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

/ traitor; or founding father is all a matter of point of view


You lost, get over it.
 
2013-10-07 09:59:23 AM  

vpb: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I heard that Obama was going to use his contrails to blot out the sun to force people to give in to his demands.


cdn.teenhollywood.com

"Then we will derp in the shade."
 
2013-10-07 11:40:44 AM  

SkinnyHead: Kyosuke: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

Who did?

It says in the article that the National Park Service put up those cones on the road.
cmsimg.argusleader.com

 
2013-10-07 11:49:59 AM  
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 12:00:12 PM


FlashHarry: clancifer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't doing this.

Tea Party bullshiat detected.

*psst* i think the "valve to old faithful" thing might be a clue that he's joking.

I suspect that there are teatards who would believe that.

Would be affective snark if your reply wasn't due to a lib-tard actually believing it.
 
2013-10-07 11:53:46 AM  
IronTom: TuteTibiImperes: It's a different world today


Because tur-ism.

If bush was doing this you moon-bats would be doing 10x this.
 
2013-10-07 11:55:50 AM  

TuteTibiImperes

The National Parks were closed in the 1996 shutdown as well. This isn't some plot, this is the natural result of what happens when the government shuts down.

Half truth. The open air monuments, pull offs and private owned/operated sites were not closed down. Even the NPS has admitted this.

zero is just showing what a petulant little child he is.
 
2013-10-07 03:29:19 PM  

dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness


For me it was when they shut down a restaurant that employs dozens of people (not government employees or in a government building) that is wholly accessed from a city owned street and whose parking is also city owned. Not a place that closed its doors due to most of their customers being federal workers that aren't there either. It's a century old privately owned restaurant that has been a landmark long before the government got involved that happens to have some of its property on national park property (because they designated it as such in the 1970's when they created the Golden Gate National Recreation Area). One would never know that the government was involved in any way unless someone told you (and odds are that they would think that you were pulling their leg). Absolutely no reason to do it either. All of their services come from the city of San Francisco, all of them. All of the employees are non-government workers. At no point does the NPS get involved in the day to day operations but they made them close it anyway. That's just petty vindictiveness as I see it.

I can at least understand it if you had to use federal land to get to it or if it used federal services for fire, security, utilities or something like that but it doesn't. Not at all. No more so than the diner 20 yards away that is open because it just barely missed the line that was drawn when they created the GGNRA.
 
2013-10-07 07:02:41 PM  
This is obviously satire of the actual memorials Obama has shutdown for no real reason other than theater.

Any democrats who think this was an actual claim are dumb.  Snopes certainly included.
 
2013-10-07 07:45:06 PM  
Mount Rushmore is closed. But you can see George Washington from the vehicle pull-off area -- if the cones aren't there.
 
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