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Big Bend NP CLOSED!

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Offline presidio

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Re: Big Bend N.P., October 5, 2013: Open? Closed?
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2013, 12:18:03 PM »
While we have too many laws already, perhaps a nice sane Rule allowing the Folks to access THEIR parks in times of gummermint shortcomings is in order. Allowing folks on foot anywhere, aand bicycles on roads would be better than what we have today.

Wayne

You don't need a new law. All we need is for the NPS to get off their high horse and stop acting like they own the lands they are supposed to manage for "our enjoyment". Of course, the NPS never operates in the real world so that is expecting more than they are willing to deliver.
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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2013, 12:22:35 PM »
Parks aren't closed because of the government shutdown. They're closed for their annual remajestification:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/national-parks-closed-for-annual-remajestification,17484/

Yep, that spoof has more than a grain of truth about the Disneyland aspects of the NPS. As Ken Burns inconveniently (and probably accidentally) pointed out in his love-fest on the NPS, the organization has been all about entertainment of the masses...from day one. Nothing has changed despite all the carefully contrived rhetoric about preservation.
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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2013, 07:53:32 PM »
....that is what Big Bend has done for me. I know that sounds kind of stupid, it is just a National Park, a piece of land, but it is so much more than that, it is that refuge that you can go to, it is that, heck I will just go ahead and say it, it is one of the places where you can experience that higher power.

To those that don't get it....e.g."You're going to Big Bend AGAIN?" ....you may in fact sound kind of stupid.
 However, for the most part, here on this board you seem most sagelike8) :13:
Fort Worth

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2013, 08:18:32 PM »
"Sure, I'm in. But, the problem is the vast pool of idiot voters, which is how we got into this mess to begin with."

I don't think they are idiot voters.  They are smart voters.  They will always vote for the people who give them money, housing, and health care.  And I will continue to vote against the people who take my money and freedom.  Problem is, I can only vote FOR 2 or 3 people out of our entire government.

Keep it up Presidio.  With your passionate arguments, maybe you can turn some sheepeople back into Americans. 
First Russian Collusion, then Mueller, then Obstruction, then illegal payment to Stormy Daniels, then tax returns. Now no formal vote on impeachment for a 30 min. phone call to Ukraine

No crime. No evidence, just more secret investigations

Drain the Swamp.  America will survive.  God Bless America

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2013, 08:33:09 PM »
"They will always vote for the people who give them money, housing, and health care.  And I will continue to vote against the people who take my money and freedom. 
AMEN! At least that's 2 votes......
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2013, 10:26:31 PM »
Well, I think that's enough politics for a while...

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2013, 04:45:24 AM »
And the award for best actor in a dramatic role goes to.........

www.VirtualBigBend. com - now mobile friendly!
You're on a roll on the Friends of Big Bend Facebook page!   :icon_biggrin:

I want it on record that I stated very little here regarding this issue.   I feel like I deserve some recognition for that. Humph.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2013, 09:48:48 AM »
I want it on record that I stated very little here regarding this issue.   I feel like I deserve some recognition for that. Humph.
Harrumph! Harrumph!

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Re: Big Bend NP CLOSED!
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2013, 10:05:42 AM »
Hey, I didn't get a _harrumph_ from that guy! ::)

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