Barrycades: Obama Tries To Shut Down Privately Owned Mt. Vernon

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    Barrycades: Feds Try to Shut Down Privately Owned Mount Vernon


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    “Deliberate effort by Obama to hurt the public”

    Paul Joseph Watson
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    October 3, 2013

    The National Park Service erected barricades to shut down parking lots surrounding Mount Vernon despite the fact that the tourist destination is privately owned, another example of how the feds are deliberately worsening the government shut down.

    Mount Vernon is the former plantation of George Washington and is owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, which doesn’t receive any government funding. The attraction’s official website reads, “NO SHUTDOWN HERE – The Federal government may be shut down, but Washington’s home remains open. Mount Vernon has remained a private non-profit for more than 150 years.”

    However, a dispute began when the National Park Service began putting up barricades to block off the facility’s car park, blockading the entrance as well as a spot where tour buses turn around.

    The parking lots are co-owned by Mount Vernon and the NPS, but require no immediate maintenance at all, meaning the decision to close them down was completely unnecessary.

    The feds even blocked off a small area consisting of just three parking spaces.

    After blogger Stephen Gutowski exposed the situation, Newt Gingrich got in on the act, tweeting, “The tour bus turnaround at Mount Vernon has been closed by federal police. This is deliberate effort by Obama to hurt the public. Disgusting.”

    Numerous other sites around DC have been unnecessarily closed by the NPS and other federal agencies in what critics are labeling a cynical political stunt which only serves to punish the American people.

    In some cases, efforts to shut down these sites actually require more manpower and resources than if they had been left open, highlighting the fact that this is an act of partisan theater by the Obama administration to pin the blame for the government shutdown on Republicans and opponents of Obamacare.

    - Numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the greater DC region, despite requiring zero immediate maintenance or patrols, have been closed down. Irate citizens are merely flouting the law and using them anyway.

    - The NPS has stationed officers along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal that runs 184 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland to make sure nobody uses the bike paths. It would have required less manpower to keep this trail open. The handles on all the well pumps have also been removed.

    - The feds also shut down a tiny park in which children play on fake turtles, prompting angry mothers to remove the barriers, only to see them put back up. “The park is extremely small and sort of seems pointless to block off,” reports the Daily Caller.

    - Lincoln Park in DC, which is known to be used by several Democratic Senators, was not shut down, but numerous national parks across Montana were closed.

    - The most widely reported case occurred at the World War II memorial in DC, where the NPS tried to prevent veterans from seeing the monument by erecting barriers and even threatening vets with arrest. The veterans stormed through the barricades anyway. “People had to spend hours setting up barricades where there are never barricades to prevent people from seeing the World War II monument because they’re trying to play a charade,” Senator Rand Paul told Fox News.

    Senior Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are considering opening up an investigation into where the Obama administration directly ordered the “outrageous” closure of the memorial as part of a ploy to “make the current lapse in appropriations as conspicuous and painful to the public as possible,” according to the letter from chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and subcommittee chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah.​
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    Seriously, mud, when did you ever get the idea that Obama was for the American people.

    And what is this jibberish at the top of my screen under 'current events?'

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    I didn't see President Obama placing the barriers in your trollography.

    Fact: The Senate passed a budget in March.

    Fact: Boehner refused to name members of the conference committee (that is, engage in the normal and usual practice of compromise).

    Fact: Republican candidates for the H. of Rep. campaigned on "shutting the government done".

    Fact: Boehner is a lair as well as an incompetent.

    Fact: The author of the OP is a joke, in risk of losing his license to troll.
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    Fact: Obama treated closing Mt Vernon as a higher priority than sending help to the Benghazi Consulate
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    Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Who gave the orders to blockade Mt Vernon, and who does this person work for/get orders from? It certainly isnt congress, but I guarantee the chain ends at the President.
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    Shutting the government done???

    They didn't campaign on shutting the government down. They campaigned on "no tax-increases and repealing Obamacare".
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    Thanks for not getting the point.
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    Your guarantee has no value. As for your conclusion, THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING.
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    Just ignore things that go against the groupthink. Typical progressive statist.
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    Thanks so much for continuing to not get the point.
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    ^^^^
    Agree.
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    Thanks for being such an asshole as usual.
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    You would.

    And he's full of crap as usual. I don't need a license, and nether does he.
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    Yes, tragically so as the nation’s war memorials in the capital were kept open during the 1995 and 1996 government shutdowns.

    “As it turns out, it looks as if more personnel were sent in to the World War II Memorial to keep people out than the State Department actually sent to Benghazi by two,” Steve Doocy asserted. “They sent five people to Benghazi. The White House sent seven people to make sure that nobody got in to the war memorial.”

    Fox & Friends Hosts: Obama Sent More Security to WWII Memorial Than Benghazi | Mediaite
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    Obama says "I bent over backwards to work with Republicans" in an interview last night on NBC then tells them he's not negotiating anything.

    Which one is a lie?
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    Obama sees all the memorials as symbols of American arrogance, dismissiveness and derisiveness; in his anti-Colonial worldview, they deserve to be shut and never reopened
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    Last night Obama called in Congress for a meeting to tell them that he's not open to negotiation. The only purpose of the meeting was to give the press something to report to the low-information voters.
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