And Occupy America continues! As Twitchy reported, Gettysburg visitors joined in the defying of Barrycades recently.  Citizens across the land have done the same. The Spite House cannot smite the free will of the people.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is another area that has been Barrycaded.

Think again, President Stompy Foot!

Beautiful.

Also beautiful? This reminder:

Amen.

Will he next try to put cones around The Constitution? You cannot Barrycade The Constitution, Mr. President. No matter how big a snit fit you throw.

Related:

‘Catch us if you can’: Gettysburg visitors defy #SpiteHouse cones and Barrycades [pics]

#PresidentStompyFoot: Obama’s shutdown snit fits inspire another ‘nails it’ hashtag

Michigan’s national park Barrycades fall to citizens

‘Occupy America:’ Visitors at Utah’s Zion National Park defy cones and Barrycades

Families throw off the cones at Badlands National Park in South Dakota

  • Joe W.

    “Occupy America”…..Gotta love it. what are they gonna do?? Throw us all in jail?? They’re already stealing all our money, a fine won’t do any good. Obama can kiss my scrawny old white azz.

    • Guessed

      At least if they throw you in jail, you will have healthcare.

      • ccass357

        sadly… i already had health insurance… now my policy is more expensive.. but i get a subsidy to cover part of it? that’s weird.. so.. make it more expensive so that I can’t afford it but get money from another hard working American? what sense does that make… oh.. and my annual deductible almost doubled.. this o-care sucks.

      • LouAnnWatson

        i need my teeth fixed…can i get arrested for thirty days. i need oral surgery

    • Finrod Felagund

      If you can’t move the Barrycade, then leave one of these bumper stickers on it:

  • © Sponge

    Tyranny. Plain and simple. We have a dictator in The White House and the Democrat party has become a full fledged member of the Communist party.

    • Shootist

      Yes, but a people always get the government they deserve.

      edit: It was not my intent to disagree with you and the tyranny comment. Only to point out that a people always deserve everything they get from their government.

      • Finrod Felagund

        “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” — H. L. Mencken

        • Shootist

          Indeed.

      • moi2u

        Not All of us ‘deserve’ what we’re getting–half of us did NOT vote for Oblamo and are doing our best to do something about his BS and failed or sure to fail policies, rule by Executive Order Decree, etc…. (Well, more than half when you take away the fraudulent votes for BO, many who were caught in my state, at that!)

        • Shootist

          see Mencken on democracy.
          see de Toqueville on America

          You broke it (or your fathers did) you pay for it. I’m sorry but dems da breaks.

    • http://mostlyfling.com Fderfler

      Slight technical disagreement… it is a strange blend of Marxism and Cronyism. Hard to categorize, but clearly more Marxist than pure Communist. The question is, how far will it go to be Stalinist?

      • Unknown Soldier

        It’s called Fascism when a dictator rules with cronyism.

        • John Burton

          So true!

        • whitewolf9

          Exactly, that is what Hitler did, as long as the capitalists did what he wanted, he would let them keep their companies. Stalin, on the other hand, killed all the owners of the companies and put his fellow government lackeys in charge. In the end, it doesn’t make a hairs’ bit of difference, two gangs with different colored flags, the Bloods and the Crips, the Nortenos and Surrenos

        • Shootist

          More oligarchy (rule by elite) than fascism (all bow to the State).

  • lesterwink23

    Patriots of this country have battled tyrants at home and around the globe for over 230 years…I think they can handle a few orange cones put up by the most incompetent administration in our history

    • Brian Boyle

      “I think they can handle a few orange cones put up by the most incompetent administration in our history” Eh, I don’t think so. The cones are there and they are keeping people out and afraid of prosecution.

      • It’s just me again

        We just need to have the 90 year old WWII vets lead the charge in their wheelchairs. They scare the hell out of Obama and his Czars.

  • Donna Lynn

    The Smoky’s are so beautiful in the Fall – it’s a sad SHAME that the Democrats and their ‘Leader’ choose to keep families and children away from nature and fresh air. And they are the proponets for ‘good health’. BAH.
    But then again, Harry Reid thinks that saving children with cancer is unecessary, so what did we expect??

    • jeanal5dogs

      Go anyway… resistance is Patriotic.

      • Dingus

        amen to that!

    • Rubye

      Many, if not most, of the people that live in the area of the Smoky Mountains derive their income from monies the tourists spend there. I guess that wasn’t taken into consideration in the presidents decision. Or maybe he and the other leaders just don’t care! This time of year may be the busiest season. Families depend on this income to feed and clothe their families, pay their bills, etc. For our leaders to CHOOSE this shutdown at this time–is either callousness of their plight or stupidity for not knowing. Shameful behavior from the “game playing” crowd in Washington!!

      • Donna Lynn

        Agreed..I suppose they figure if they can put everyone else in the country out of business, then why not clear out the mountains too?

      • moi2u

        Yes, it was taken into consideration–BO’s intent is to inflict as much damage as possible wherever he can on Americans in retaliation–a spoiled little tyrant boy not getting his own way. BO has ordered closed parks and attractions that are Privately Funded and take NO money from the Federal gov’t whatsoever. How is this NOT intentional??? This is Tyranny in action and the Park Rangers who are ‘just doing their jobs’ as handed down by BO are accomplices. Scary when they permit themselves to be used as a Gestapo force against their own patriotic Americans.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    In unrelated news, barricade and traffic cone sales are up 10,000%

    • MagPie

      Time to buy stock in cones and barricades.

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        What? You actually have money to invest after the tax hikes from Obowtome, and the implementation of Obowtome care? You MUST be one of those EVIL 1%ers! Don’t you know that anybody, other than the Dims that have money they worked very hard to get, is supposed to give all of it to those who don’t want to, or won’t work for a living?

        • MagPie

          Screw you

          • David Williams

            Don’t get too upset, e2. I think that was John Kerry botching another joke.

          • Donald Wade

            It’s called sarcasm

          • moi2u

            Can’t you denote the sarcasm, disqus_e2F2???

      • Larry Newman

        more ammo, you mean…

  • w00tbart

    We should have a selfie contest to see who can visit the most parks with orange cones

    • Guest

      Great Idea!

    • moi2u

      The one with the most cones in his/her trunk or vehicle at the end of the ‘shut-down’ wins!!! 😉

    • jeffrey

      Don’t forget to take along your bolt cutters!!

  • Clayton Grant

    #OccupyAmerica needs to be a trending hashtag

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      Normally I’d say I want nothing to do with the term Occupy. But this is the exception.

      • Clayton Grant

        My thinking exactly. Just hijack it.

      • Blake Waymire

        There’s a difference. Occupy America is trying to lay claim to the freedoms that Obama is trying to take away from us. The other Occupy just wants to get paid to destroy things and riot.

    • Taxed Poor

      I prefer #FearThePeople… After all they have no chance if we stand against DC. I mean we outnumber them nearly one million to one. …

    • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

      Maybe #OccupyingAmerica…

      • Guest

        Whatever works!

  • Suzyqpie

    I wonder if Pres 0bama knows his camarillo have closed Natl Parks? It’s possible that he is unaware.

    • RblDiver

      “Let them eat cake play golf!”

    • constitutionminded

      Yea, if it isn’t mentioned on MSLSD he probably doesn’t know. His people sure aren’t telling ol’ Stompyfoot any truth.

    • Jay Stevens

      If it is not on television, you are quite likely correct. And I have little coverage on network news.

    • John Stephens

      “If only the Czar knew!”

    • fanofamerica

      Don’t kid yourself. My guess he is personally overseeing each spiteful move while giggling with his staff that shares his immaturity and lack of leadership. The one that really cracks him up is that his golf course remains open while veterans are kept from their memorials. You know he loves that he is getting away with that.

    • chicagorefugee

      If only the Tsar knew!

    • conservative2012

      There is no excuse for Pres. Obama to be unaware.

      • Suzyqpie

        Really? Excuses have substituted for performance since 1/20/2009. Japan tsunami, Arab Spring, ATM, kiosks, Bush, worst whatever since whatever, Pres 0bama is an excuse factory. Shift the blame has been elevated to an art form. The wake vortex is approaching terminal velocity. I guarantee if Pres0bama went on TV and proclaimed that he knew nothing of the national parks debacle, bad optics, barrycades, spite house, et al, the MSM would cover for him. They created him, they protect him, their credability is invested in him. He fails, they fail. The liberal message Can. Not. Fail.

    • VeriTerri

      He’s the POTUS, it’s his job to know.

    • moi2u

      Nope… it is by His directive–to punish the majority of Americans (esp. entrepreneurs) for turning against his landmark legislation. This is ALL Intentional by order of the Spite House.

  • RblDiver

    I kind of wish I were the outdoorsey type (sadly I’m not) so I could partake in some Barrycade-crossing.

    • HWarrior13

      I know right…

    • Jay Stevens

      Never too late to start.

  • capisce

    Pelosi will call #OccupyAmerica “astroturf politics”.
    After all, it has none of the earmarks of true “Occupy” movements: drug abuse, rape and public defecation.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Does being S#!T on by Obowtome’s admin, after they rape us with Obowtome care, and having to take addictive amounts of over-the counter meds because we’re denied prescription drugs under Obowtome care, count? Just curious…

  • alanstorm

    On the plus side, we know where the Park Police’s loyalties lie.

    • Alphabet_Soup

      Yea, and they’re NOT with the American public!

    • John Stephens

      Something to remember long after this is over.

    • Mike

      Absolutely! Never forget these JBTs in little boy pants.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

      Only county sherriffs have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution. Not these LEO wanna-bes

  • stuckinIL4now

    Considering Obumuh’s track record on our military, when Russia, China, Iran, or [insert-your-country-to-be-feared], come to attack the US, will he be putting up Barrycades and Barrycones to keep them out, too?

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      If the invading countries are enemies of the U.S., my bet is he’ll be rolling out the red carpet and throwing down as many welcome mats as he can get his grubby little paws on!

    • DWAAP

      No, because he is encouraging them, why do you think Putin is so nice right now………….there was a reason kingobama got busted saying he will have more flexablity after his last election, it is unfolding now, the un treaty saying they have the right to take our weapons, well also the reason we see more and more forieng countries “training” here is so that usa will be used to seeing them when they are trying to take our weapons!

  • Wild Bill Kinda

    Confiscate the cones and barricades. Bring them to DC 10/11-10/13 and use them to close off the White House & Capitol.

    • mdtljt

      BRILLIANT!!!!! Simple & to the point…

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      Excellent! Now thats thinking outside the box Barrycade!

    • DWAAP

      Excellent!

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100002220220146/ Frances Chute Quinn

      now that is an idea…..take them all.

      • moi2u

        After all, they are OURS–Our tax dollars pay for them!

  • Toby

    I figured they would lock down Smoky Mountain National Park. What’s funny/sad/pathetic is that there is no one there manning gates when the park is open. It doesn’t have an entrance fee. Visited 2 years ago and never had to stop once at a gate.

    So again, it took ABNORMAL work to shut down the park during a government shut down.

    Effing Spitehouse.

    • Kelley ONeal

      I have lost count of all the times I’ve been to the Smoky Mountains, and don’t ever recall gates to close the road. Here and there there are guard rails, but that’s to keep cars from going down the steep mountain side.

      • floridaobserver

        I thought they only close the gates if there is a rockslide on the Parkway.

        • https://disqus.com/home/channel/ratetherunway/ WinderMama

          They close them all the time during the winter, ut that is a completely different story.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      “Effin'” is too nice a word for KING FINK OBAMA. I have a Few sharper words, but my post would get deleted by the PTB’s. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://www.FireKarlRove.com/ C. Edmund Wright

    vee vere jes followink zee orders of ze fuhrer….vat else could vee do?

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      No Germanic accents allowed, lest you incur the wrath of the William.

      • TexSizzle

        Which William is that? Not this one.

  • HWarrior13

    All these “blockages” have encouraged to take up hiking again this weekend !
    Think this shutdown is going to be great for my health.
    Thanks, Barrycades ! #ThanksBarrycades

  • desicon

    Why is the closure a “WARNING”? The optics is threatening. Is the govt really threatening? It could be just a ‘Notice”.

    • Jay Stevens

      A “notice” would not barrycade a public road.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Why is the closure a “WARNING”?”

      Because the thought of the namesake for Ye Ole Barrycades, conjures this image of the individual, in probably 80% of the population.

      To convey the gravity of the situation the signs should have said,

      WARNING!
      REALLY!
      SERIOUSLY!
      THIS IS A VIRTUAL RED LINE!
      DO NOT CROSS!

      WE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE A LESSER WARNING!
      WE MEAN IT!
      TRESPASSERS WILL BE VIOLATED, AGAIN!

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        Now seriously, would anybody believe him if he said he was drawing a “red line”?

        • moi2u

          He’s drawing an Orange Barrycade Line! 😉

  • dissidentpatriot

    Why are we allowing a dictator to run the country like this? He works for us. They all work for us and this country is ours. Take it back.

    • Jay Stevens

      That is what happens when enough people vote for someone; he thinks he becomes King.

      • NCMountainGirl

        It is also what happens when the mission of the NPS, the US Forest Service, BLM etc. gradually shifts from providing a nature experience for the greatest number of taxpayers to protecting and expanding wilderness areas by keeping taxpayers out as much as is politically possible. It is no accident that Bambi’s Brownshirts now act as if these parks are their land rather than ours.

        • Adam Weisshaupt

          Hey its the Kings Royal forest, not the commons. Only he and the other aristocracy can hunt there.

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            #RabbitHood #BugsBunny #ChuckJones “LO HERE COMETH THE KING!” XD LOL Jawamax 9<{D}

  • seemorejustice

    Dear National Park Police,

    Thank you for providing the orange cones to use to protect my car door from dings from other cars. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

    Hugs and Kisses

    Taxpayer

  • DWAAP

    kingobama does not get it, WE will rise and take back our country!

    • Suzyqpie

      That is a very sad depiction of America. Symbolically, that’s the middle class on the park bench. Watching our wealth, power, and pride vacuumed away by Pres 0bama. And DemocratCare.

  • allah_speaking

    Here’s a thought. Gather up the cones and the barry-cades, load them onto the trucks that will be shutting down Washington DC and unload them in front of the SpiteHouse.
    Problem solved.

  • Honordads

    #OccupyAmerica

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #OccuPatriots!! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • ToyZebra

    Free orange souvenirs!

  • SaraB55

    They’re everywhere!

  • http://hucbald.blogspot.com George Pepper

    Love the SpiteHouse hashtag. Brilliant.

  • Frogmouth

    So any second now, we can expect a “comedian” to snark something about how Sarah Palin can (or can’t) see National parks n junk from her house…

  • 24fan

    Be swift, cunning, and brave fellow patriots.

  • fanofamerica

    Everyone visiting the parks – PLEASE print and take along the photoshops of Barrycades/Harrycades, Spite House, etc. and TAPE THEM to the “Closed” signs and barricades. PLEASE!!!

  • acesandeights

    Hey, Patriots, I want you to help me with something. Obama has our military spread all over God’s creation while threatening us with UN & a Rogue Police State, the NPS, DHS, and any other groups he has at his beck and call.

    Join me in sending messages to Speaker Boehner and demanding that our military come home from the Middle East and Africa, and where ever else Obama has sent them. Their oath is to the Constitution to defend it against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Our constitution is under attack from domestic enemies and so are our people and we need our military back here ASAP!. That’s what saved Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood.

    What some people don’t know is that Barack Obama is not the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Art. II, Sec. 2, cl.1: “The President is the commander of the armed forces when they have been called BY CONGRESS into the actual service of the United States.” Congress has not called them (declared war) so, Obama is not the Commander in Chief. Congress can call them home. We are going to need them in the near future. But they can’t get to us unless Congress does it job. Our leaders do not know the Constitution.

    Email, call, or Tweet the Speaker and pass this on to all the patriots you know.

    Obama does not have Constitutional authority to borrow money on the credit of the US. Only Congress has that power (Art. I, Sec. 8, clause 2) and Boehner and the Republican/Conservative members of the House have to stop him.

    If this debt ceiling raise is allowed, we are done.
    1. don’t raise the debt ceiling
    2. don’t allow Obama to borrow
    3. Don’t fund Obamacare
    4. Close the purse strings.Don’t give him a dime.

    Force Obama to pay the interest on the debt. We have the money to do that. He cries ‘default.’ No, we won’t default UNLESS he refuses to pay the Chinese. The house funded the entire Government in their bill, except OCare, and Reid rejected it. Obama has been taking it out on our old Veterans and our conservative people ever since. (but the illegals can rally on a ‘closed’ mall in Washington.)

    Art. II, Sec. 1, last clause, sets forth the President’s Oath of Office – to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. He is guilty of dereliction of duty (and a host of other infractions) and needs to be impeached

    Oh yeah, most of his Exo Orders are unconstitutional as well.
    Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/03/the-presidents-enumerated-powers-rulemaking-by-executive-agencies-executive-orders/#JFvgfL1jAezZREGB.99

    We are under siege. Band together.

  • David Govett

    The various levels of government sometimes forget what it means to be American.

  • Daniel Schwartz
  • bittman

    Everyone should be posting photographs like these! These parks do belong to the American people for their use. Since our Federal government is refusing to let us use them, it is time to relieve our government of all responsibilities and claims of ownership of these parks.

    • moi2u

      …and the Orange Cones belong to the American people as well! 😀

  • Misanthrope

    The Auschwitz guard wanna-bes of the Park Service don’t endorse the First Amendment. What a surprise.

    • Suzyqpie

      Got me uh badge. Got me uh hat. Got me uh uniform. Now I got me some power. Need me uh Hummer. Reminds me of the home owners association run by fabulists who have no power elsewhere in life. NPS morphs into 0bama’s Basij, who would have guessed that one.

  • Army Guy

    A GREAT weekend activity….Occupy Something.

  • CTimbo

    As an East Tennessean who knows those mountains well, and the people who live there, I suspect this could be the best bear season in the Park ever. Hey ET houndsmen, nobody’s on the job and any “response will be delayed”. Have fun! Wish I could join you.

    • Suzyqpie

      A family member has a house on Lake Watauga. Gorgeous country.
      Obama is an autoecious bureaucrat.

      • yankg

        autoecious or autecious (ɔːˈtiːʃəs) — adj1.Compare heteroecious (of parasites, esp the rust fungi) completing the entire life cycle on a singlespecies of host2.(of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant [C19: from auto- + -oecious, from Greek oikia house]

        OMG< I want to say it so bad,,,,,,the kenyan is effing himself.

  • TheBattman

    I am absolutely flabbergasted by how many day-use fee areas are shut down… their operating costs are paid by those using them…

  • jeanal5dogs

    leave it shut down, don’t raise the debt ceiling, in fact lower it. Pay the intrest only get rid of the Govt. employees that have been deemed non essential, ie EPA

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      EPA, IRS,and all the DAMN BEAUROCRACY! Jawamax 8<{D}

      FIFY! (Fixed it for ya..)

  • disqus_Rj4GJtu4Gg

    It’s not the America our parents knew.

    • moi2u

      It’s not the America I knew just 30 yrs. ago!!!

  • jeanal5dogs

    Ok so, Why not a million Patriot march on the Capitol with weapons?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Excellent Idea! Except D.C. is Gun Free! (Except for the Police..) Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jim Olson

    GOD HELP US PLEASE

  • John Ferguson

    So NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis has changed the mission of the National Park Service from one of stewardship of our Nations Parks and Monuments to a new mission of caretaker of the “chips” for his beloved Messiah and appointer, Barrycade Hussein Obama , to use in political thuggery. Director Jarvis, what you are doing is a disgrace to America and one of the most despicable acts of child like tantrums ever carried out against the American people. I say you are not fit to oversee the stewardship of our Nations Parks, Memorials and Monuments. Your claim of first amendment status to ILLEGAL Immigrants so they could use the National Mall, when you have blocked the use of the properties to the rest of America, shows your sick and twisted liberal thinking. Get your head out of your ass. You are not there to decide which people see and use these National Treasures, you are not there to play political games and tarnish the fine reputation of the NPS as you have this last seven days. I hope and pray that the American public sees your immature, childish actions for what they are and I will personally lobby to see you removed and your funding cut. I will also convince my friends and neighbors to boycott the National Park System until we can secure your removal from your position which you have so blatantly tarnished with your political motivations. In other words Director Jarvis, Get screwed, you have lost the trust of the American public.

    • RJohnston

      The NPS should be defunded and the employees sent home for good. If they can’t remember they work for us, who needs them.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        These threads are getting to be, as the Great Yogi Berra once said, “Deja Vu All over Again!” We should organize and take action, if able.. Those who can’t (like me) will be right behind you, supporting you from our keyboards; and if we find a way, we will fund a way to get to you, and fight by your side!! #OccuPatriots! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • yankg

      I will stop at a barricade at our National Parks. I will get out of my car, remove the barry-cade, and proceed to enjoy our National Treasures. Are there any of you that will join me?

  • Robert Poland

    Obama needs to be outed!

  • Dingus

    I suggest everyone within 200 miles of a national park band together and do a HUGE civil disobedience. Group up and visit every national park near you. This is OUR national park system and that dick head muslim prick that is contaminating the white house with his filth has no right to blockade them.

  • Justin Hogan

    State parks are still open letting Americans know that control is best left to the states and the people.

    • richard40

      Good idea, returrn all fed land to state control, so the fed gov cant play games like this in the future, except perhaps in DC. I would exempt areas that solely have a fed purpose, like military bases, and fed research facilities. But any fed area that is normally open to the general public, should be transfered to state control, to prevent games like this.

  • John Burton

    I left skin on four continents in 26 years, if I want to see Mount Rushmore I am gonna see Mount Rushmore and stop in Gatlinburg too!

  • Sylvia Sparks Simpson

    There are no limits to the stupidity of the regime. I think all Americans should ignore the absurd Barrycades and go into OUR lands anyway. We as tax payers will not be intimidated by the regime.

  • Alecia Tisdale

    Isn’t the White House on federal land? Does the VP live on federal land? Then throw them out!!! Let them go to a hotel somewhere. Give them 24 hours to get their stuff packed and kick their butts out too!!!

  • teapartydoc

    This “president*” has to go.

  • Truckie 117

    We need a mass Civil disobedience at these parks that are outside move the barrycades and walk in.

  • Robert Sanford

    Has Obama been classified as an Enemy Combatant yet??

    • Kevis

      He always has been. Communist, Muslim Brotherhood et al. His liberal mother should have aborted him…

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Well, it’s helping KOA Campgrounds, several motel chains, gas stations, convenience stores, Diners, Restaurants, and other businesses… And I don’t mean BAIL BONDSMEN!! XD #OccuPatriots!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Howard

    Ya know, if we can legitimately have our right to free speech be confined to narrow boundaries some bureaucrat has chosen out of convenience for the administration, doesn’t that mean our ‘right’ to free healthcare also should be confined to some narrow boundaries a bureaucrat has defined out of convenience for the administration?

    • richard40

      That is why Obama and the dems so badly wanted to control our health care, so the gov can shut it down anytime we dont tow the line. We can live without national parks and monuments. But if Obama can put a barrycade on your doctors office, then we are all serfs.

  • Maineloon

    A good pair of bolt cutters will open these gates that WE own. the federal government especially Obama doesn’t own them. The Park Rangers are a disgrace for shutting them.

    • richard40

      Dont blame the rangers too much, they have to follow orders, or get fired. Some park rangers have even risked their jobs to complain to reporters how mickey mouse this park shutdown order was, especially in areas that had little to no paid fed staff anyway, and thus cost more to shutdown than to just leave alone.

  • Marty Johnson

    HA! #OccupyAmerica

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Ha!

  • captncarl

    Come to Wisconsin enjoy our parks which are open because our Gov knows they belong to the people! He has defied the losers in DC

    • richard40

      Yes, the WI parks are jointly run by the state and the fed gov, with funding from each. So Gov Walker told obama to stuff it, and said the parks would remain open, and would still be run with the staff that the state pays for. I always liked Gov Walker when he told the teachers unions to stuff it, but like him even more now that he has told Obama to stuff it. One thing this tells me is maybe there should not be any more lands solely owned by the fed gov, except in DC, or on lands like military bases that have solely a federal purpose. Make sure they are jointly owned with the state, or maybe even solely owned by the state, so if the fed gov pulls crap like this anywhere, the state can tell them to stuff it like Walker just did.

  • wahoo99

    I will be visiting the park on October 19!

  • Ken Rizza

    The constitution has checks and balances. It is up to the House and Senate to decide what gets spent on what then the president votes. Obummer has it backwards. Its not my way or the highway. That is a violation of the Constitution if you ask me. I also think its an impeachable offense not counting Benghazi orFast and Furious to name a few.

    • richard40

      I beleive the constitution had intended that no money would be spent on any line item unless the house, senate, and prez all agreed, thus ensuring that taxpayer money is not spent without broad concensus. But the Reid/Obama shutdown blackmail has reversed this, so now no money can be NOT spent, unless there is a concensus. By governing by huge bundled CR, rather than by normal small agency appropriations, they are trying to force the house to spend money on the bad parts of gov, by holding the good parts of gov hostage. The real “clean” CR is one that only spends money on line items with the minimum amount where the house, senate, and prez, all agree, with any amounts beyond that being subject to negociation after the gov has spending already approved for the minimum gov that all agree is necessary.

  • Tom Pettid

    Somebody needs to donate a copper cased lead pill to the joke

  • SharpestJim

    Does anyone know if obama has closed the Blue Ridge Parkway, too? My bet is that he has.

  • Denis George Miller

    maybe the people could keep these pilons as souvenirs and advertise them on kajiji for sale!!

  • $3838536

    Obama hates America. So does John McCain.

  • MaddMedic
  • Jim

    There is no way they’re going to keep me out. I come by boat, they can’t fence off the 30 miles of the north shore of Fontana.

  • Jim

    It’s the small faction of terrorist teabaggers that are holding the US hostage… they WILL lose. 20 + Republicans are ready to vote with the Dems to end this.