Index to All My Park Shutdown Posts (Sticky, New Posts Below This One)

I know regular readers my have had enough of the park shutdown posts but this blog gives me a good spot to post updated information for the media and the public.

To that end, all of my park shutdown posts are here.


  1. Thruppennybit:

    You might appreciate this from Xkcd

  2. MNHawk:

    I get more information here, from someone at ground zero, then I ever would from low information journalism.

    No one, outside of your newly acquired stalker, is tired of these posts.

  3. anon:

    Keep 'em coming. Media doesn't tell us what is going on like you do.

  4. Todd Ramsey:

    I am a regular reader. I want more posts about the Forest Service shutdown. I find it helpful to have a trustworthy source that is actually on the front lines of the shutdown.

  5. obloodyhell:


    The level of ridiculous spite gets even better:

    In what looks like a spiteful move, the NPS even
    removed handles from water spigots along the
    Chesapeake and Ohio canal where bikers and
    joggers exercise as well as along the Great
    Allegheny Passage, just to ensure people
    don't get any water from them.

    Story here

    Wow. Does this seem as politically stupid to you as it does to me?

    This commentary on American Thinker is pretty good, too:

    National Park Service: Wolves in Service Dog Harness

  6. obloodyhell:

    "Vril Society"? :-D

  7. Not Sure:

    In case you don't click the link, here's what you need to know:

    "and the government's parks (they're clearly not the people's)..."

  8. panzersage:

    Look on the bright side, you could have created Buckyballs.

  9. norse:

    Here's the part that I simply don't get - while there's all sort of contentious discussion about exactly what needs to be cut, nobody appears to be interested in just picking a number and explore options to get down below it. I am particularly puzzled about why nobody mentions that there's plenty of defense/military spending that could be cut without reducing actual security (we've got high ranking voices out of the military forces themselves pointing out stuff that could go?!). Any thoughts?

  10. btf:

    I heard on the radio this morning that they are shutting down sections of the pacific crest trail in Washington. I think that takes the cake for going out of their way to try and inconvenience people. For anyone not familiar, it is for the most part a very back woods trail, if you spent an entire summer hiking it the odds are you would never see a federal (or any gov't) employee. I am also under the impression that most of the maintenance is done by volunteers.

  11. Jack:

    As a semi-regular reader I am not tired of the the park shutdown posts and hope you continue to keep us up to date.

  12. pokeyblow:

    I agree. Unmanly libertarian hypocrisy is a delight to watch unfold.

  13. Fred_Z:

    I haven't read all of your posts, and maybe a commenter has already said this, but good Lord, what courage, you are going to get audited, harassed, groped every time you fly and if you walk within a hundred yards of a government building, don't be surprised to hear ahhhooogah, battle stations, prepare to repel unruly citizen, followed by men in black ...