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Shutdown Theater: Lord Obama Moves Against Florida and the Fish of the Sea

If the feds aren't "working," there will be no chartered fishing.

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Bryan Preston

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October 5, 2013 - 11:54 am

Obama is wrecking the Florida fishing industry now.

Thursday back in South Florida, a day after limits for the National Institutes of Health made headlines, it was the fear of food drying up and a prohibition on fishing in waters of Florida Bay that took center stage.

Charter guides received a message from the National Park Service this week informing them that they are not permitted to take clients fishing in Florida Bay until the feds get back to work. That means that more than 1,100 square miles of prime fishing is off limits between the southern tip of the mainland to the Keys until further notice.

The closing affects not only fishing guides, but anyone with a license to conduct business in the park, including tour operators and paddling guides — anyone with a Commercial Use Authorization permit, said Dan Kimball, superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks.

Biscayne National Park is also off limits. Enforcement rangers will be on duty, Kimball said.

To point out the obvious: If we’re in a “shutdown,” why are rangers out there at all?

Because, spite.

Capt. Mike Makowski, owner of Blackfoot Charters in Key Largo, estimates this eliminates 60 percent to 70 percent of his hunting grounds.

“This is going to put a lot of guys together in a small area close to the park,” Makowski said. “It’s going to be even worse on the weekend when we’re going to have to compete with the recreational anglers.”

Florida went narrowly for Obama in 2012. May Florida voters learn the lesson that he is now giving to them good and hard.

 

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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The only bright spot in this sad, stupid charade is imagining how my liberal family would react if the President had an (R) after his name. They would be in a constant profanity-laden, saliva-drenched meltdown about the epic stupidity of a hack politician trying to shut down the ocean because he didn't get his way. They would term him delusional, petty, power-mad, brain-damaged, tyrannical and innately disordered.

Oh, he's a Democrat? Then it is perfectly fine.

Ah well, we have to take our fun where we can these days.
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Civil disobedience is the only proper response.
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Glad to see he is hurting all of America. Like he said once, not a blue America or a red America, but a purple America.
Purple from the bruises given by a abusive president.
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So ... maybe Obongo really is the Kingfish, afterall.
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how come I can't get a closer look at the babe with the fish?
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So, when will the DOT shut down the Interstate highway system and all US routes? Just sayin'...
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In other news, King Canute is waiting on line one to speak with his royal HindAss King Obongo the 1st.
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Too bad his royal HindAss isn't King Herald in 1066.
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Sadly, I suspect not 1 in 100 college educated geniuses these days will get either historical reference without googling it first.
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The only bright spot in this sad, stupid charade is imagining how my liberal family would react if the President had an (R) after his name. They would be in a constant profanity-laden, saliva-drenched meltdown about the epic stupidity of a hack politician trying to shut down the ocean because he didn't get his way. They would term him delusional, petty, power-mad, brain-damaged, tyrannical and innately disordered.

Oh, he's a Democrat? Then it is perfectly fine.

Ah well, we have to take our fun where we can these days.
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The Left are tyrants. This is how tyrants behave.
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What about the turtle tunnels? Have they been shut down?

I sure hope that those poor turtles benefited enough from Head Start to be able to read the ‘closed due to shutdown’ sign. I’d hate to see them arrested while their poor eggs down aren’t being R2P’d down in Florida…cuz shutdown or something.

#TurtleLockdownWeekendMarathon brought to you by the same network that has given you Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton!!!

And, don’t forget those shrimp treadmills either, buster!!! eL3vEnTy!!!iii111III

#Shrimp-n-Cuffs! It's what's for dinner!
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Round and redound it goes, and where it stops nobody knows.

Do they think the Pubs will take the hit for all of this?
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Civil disobedience is the only proper response.
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