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October 3, 2013 - 7:05 am

Take a look at this photo. It was taken in Washington, D.C., this morning, 9:10 AM Eastern time.

gw-parkway

This is a scenic overlook on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Washington, D.C. The GW is one of the most scenic routes around the nation’s capital. Scenic overlooks are unmanned places where motorists can pull in, park for a couple minutes, look around, maybe snap a photo, and then move on with their day. There are no amenities. It’s just a small parking lot.

The truck belongs to the National Park Service. Note the logo on its door. It’s this logo.

nps-logo

It doesn’t cost a cent to leave the scenic overlooks unmanned. But it does cost money — pay, fuel, the cost of the obstacles — to send National Park Service personnel out with Barrycades to block them off.

Photo credit: Judicial Watch.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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How efficient is the Federal Government in keeping Americans off their own federal property. I wonder if they can apply that talent TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER, YOU A$$ES!
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Where: Minute Man National Historic Park

When: Sunday October 6th at noon

Why: they have closed this heritage site to the public because of the government shutdown.....we will see about that!

Please get the word out!

Sincerely,

Paul Revere
1 year ago
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That's only if you accept that the Kenyan was his father rather than the much more likely Frank Marshall Davis.
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my Aunty Kennedy recently got Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan just by working from a macbook air. . .......:>WWW.JOBS60.ℂOM
1 year ago
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Hey, Bryan,

FYI - Apparently Obama up the ante [https://twitter.com/McCormackJohn/status/386115714878173184]
1 year ago
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How efficient is the Federal Government in keeping Americans off their own federal property. I wonder if they can apply that talent TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER, YOU A$$ES!
1 year ago
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If they did that Obama & Dems would lose 20 million Undocumented Democratic voters
1 year ago
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Except for PJ Media, Drudge, Instapundit, and some others, the truth is not getting out. Obama and the MSM are blaming all this pain on the Republicans. That's all the low-information voters are hearing and that's what they believe.
1 year ago
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Add the National Park Service to the long list of Federal agencies that are de facto arms of the DNC.
1 year ago
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Minor correction: the GW Parkway is in VIRGINIA. . .it's on the Virginia side of the Potomac. . .The Maryland/DC side is the Clara Barton Parkway. . .
1 year ago
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I can't believe how immature and child-like this administration has become. They're acting like immature snotty little brats.
I think it's fair to conclude that Barry has certainly gotten himself "all wee wee'd up" !!!
1 year ago
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This is just ridiculous. This president is a petty little man.
1 year ago
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We the petty little men of America repudiate your gratuitous insult.

:o)
1 year ago
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Seriously, you are concerned about scenic overlooks, farm museums, and open air memorials? Do you really think these are the things that cause pain? Or is this just trolling?

How about .8 million people furloughed, who may or may not get paid back? How about the shutdown of critical CDC programs as flu season gets underway or shut down of many food inspections? What about shut downs of Headstart programs, WIC, SBA, or delays in processing claims at the SSA and VA? Or rebuilding roads in Colorado, or continuing improvement projects at airports?

Scenic overlooks and museum farms are the priorities? Sorry, this post isn't even serious, it is as pointless as the entire "slimdown" has been. It must be trolling...ha ha! Thanks!
1 year ago
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Western, nice try at distraction.

The point is that Obama is choosing things to "close" that have no staff, rely upon no appropriations, just to be petulant and stick a thumb in the eye of the American public. He is showing intentional bad faith and so your little list of horrors is only discredited by the President's own actions.

Oh, you do know that the Vice President himself promised Colorado that the shutdown would not slow down Colorado recovery, don't you?

1 year ago
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The trick here is that you're not paying attention to what's actually going on. The problem is that all or at least most of those 800k individuals are in unions which contribute to the Democratic party, and many of them no doubt work as volunteers for the party. The rub is that many of them could be furloughed for years before the public noticed they were gone, but they're the real constituency of the Democratic Party in Washington, which doesn't want them to be out of work (and unable to contribute money to the people's party) for any longer than is necessary. So the people's representatives in the Executive Branch pull crap like this, to try and make the public feel the pain. Yes it's trivial...THAT'S THE POINT, YOU DIMWIT!!!!!
1 year ago
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Go here and report it as fraud, waste and abuse:
http://www.recovery.gov/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/fwa.aspx
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