angryparkranger

The government shutdown continues and as I noted on Twitter:


So we have another day and more Government by Spite run by a feckless, spoiled brat. Here’s the latest, including comments from a Park Ranger who, like us, seems to have had enough of Obama’s petty games.

Via Washington Times.

The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

“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.”

In the meantime, The Jerk has shut down Armed Forces Radio and has added *wire* to the WWII Memorial fences.


But he didn’t stop there. The NY Post reports, “Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy.” But that’s not quite accurate. They’re not closed because of the shutdown, they’re closed because Obama is a vindictive jackass.

Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.

The cemeteries are maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission, set up after the First World War. Nearly 125,000 U.S. servicemen and women are buried at its cemeteries, and an additional 94,000 are commemorated on tablets of the missing.

But don’t you worry, they found enough money to keep Obama’s golf course open:


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  1. Kitten says:

    Theater is it exactly, Tammy. Well, this show stinks. I want my money back. The players are all rank amateurs, running around the stage like children whining because they can’t get their way. OBummer is the worst of all. It’s like he wiped his butt and is stretching his hand as far as he can to *mark* those things that are most precious to us both here and abroad, like our military memorials and cemeteries. The OrangeMan is on the opposite side of the stage screaming:”This isn’t some damn game!” When I heard that, I just burst out laughing. It truly is really bad theater.

  2. pamelarice says:

    I have to wonder just how far in advance TheOne and his cohorts have been sitting in their dark dungeons plotting these discretionary and unnecessary shut downs. Can’t you just see them saying “I know, find any private business that has any federal “footprint”, even if it’s just a bike path across the road and shut it down. Maybe they’ll have to close for good. Heh, heh we’ll kill two birds with one stone!” “Oh, oh! here’s another thought: let’s close down all war cemetaries in the *whole* world! That’ll teach em, yahahaha”. You know they didn’t just think up this crap the week before. Probably hired new summer staff just come up with the ideas. Disgusting pigs.

  3. Chuck says:

    The thugocracy at its best.

    And, as I said before, the golf courses at Andrews AFB are still open! Tomorrow, for lunch, BBQ Ribs!

  4. ancientwrrior says:

    And the Washington cesspool keeps overflowing. When will we have had enough and flush this disgusting bunch?

  5. Piratin says:

    Can someone explain to me why no one is talking about the dangers of having the IRS in charge of the Unaffordable “health” taxes when they haven’t been investigated yet for targeting Obama’s “political enemies”and with Lois Lerner seeking immunity for revealing its clearly corrupt secrets (which have yet to be aired)?

    Wouldn’t it make sense – even from the viewpoint of Dem-0-rats – to conduct and complete an IRS investigation first, before subjecting the public’s health care to its control?

  6. Piratin says:

    C’mon people, we need to start seeing some civil disobedience!

    • Squirrel says:

      For a year or two, my conservative friends and I can’t believe it hasn’t already started. How bad does it have to get? Good people loosing jobs, homes, and everything they worked hard for, IRS scandal, NSA…etc. In the mean time, the worst in our society get all the goodies.

      Oh, I forgot, good people obey the law. They don’t riot and burn things and destroy other people’s property.

  7. Dave says:

    Why the hell isn’t Congress impeaching this slug?

    • Squirrel says:

      Obama has an ace in the hole. It is the race card. The Republicans won’t go there.
      The only way Obama will leave office is Jan 2017, or something so damning that he will be forced to resign. Enough people have not felt the pain of the DB, or connected the DB to their pain. Too many Republicans seem to be just like him.

  8. Alain41 says:

    I remember someone saying 4-5 years ago that some day their negative nicknames for Obama would seem understated to us. With the barricading of the WWII memorial, closing the Normandy cemetery, etc, I have reached that some day. DB is too nice. If only I could remember who that future teller was?

  9. Alain41 says:

    Remember when the POS Obama said if he was elected that the oceans would stop rising. Well turns out that that was a typo in TOTUS. What it was supposed to say, was if POS Obama was elected, he would stop fishing in the ocean. He’s closed Florida and Biscayne Bays to charter fisherman. http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/10/05/nps-rangers-patrol-newest-%E2%80%98government-shutdown%E2%80%99-closure-ocean

  10. Alain41 says:

    Oct. 5 was the 200 year anniversary of The Battle of Thames, during war of 1812. Americans defeated the British, following which Native Americans dissolved their alliance with the British. Shawnee leader ,Tecumseh, was killed in the battle. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/309851-battle-of-the-thames-200th-anniversary-celebrated/?photo=2

  11. Vintageport says:

    I only hope someone is watching my pickanick basket…

  12. Alain41 says:

    Mark Steyn points out that the communist Woody Guthrie wrote, This Land is Your Land (This land is my land…this land was made for you and me). Well now that we have a true thug reigning o’er the Spite House, Steyn has updated the lyrics; This land is our land, it sure ain’t your land…this land is closed to you and yours.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/360509/song-national-park-service-mark-steyn

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