Feds close parts of the ocean due to shutdown

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On Day Three of the government shutdown, the Obama administration is now closing the ocean to charter boat captains in South Florida.

The White House is turning up the heat, applying one more turn of the thumbscrews and adding one extra crank on the rack while it remains unwilling to negotiate a continuing resolution deal with Republican leadership.

According to the Miami Herald.

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.

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

The Obama administration wasn’t content with closing open-air exhibits like the World War II and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials, both located in the National Mall.

It then had to go after privately funded exhibits like the 18th century Claude Moore Colonial Farm, simply because it sits on government property. It tried to close Washington’s Mount Vernon, too, until the Park Service was told it sits on private land.

Then the administration thought big — really big, barricading the entire National Mall and even the Grand Canyon. When officials discovered it took more effort to close such enormous properties, they stubbornly added more barricades, yellow tape and security personnel.

When the Republican National Committee offered to pay for security to maintain the World War II Memorial to accommodate a visit months in the making from Honor Flights of WWII veterans, the GOP was accused of “playing politics.”

“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” said a National Park Service ranger who didn’t want to be identified, according to the National Review Online.

Who’s really playing politics here?

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33 thoughts on “Feds close parts of the ocean due to shutdown

  1. Kenneth Clark says:

    Start recalls and impeachments of these Democrats people. They will not listen until they loose their crowns. You and I are nothing to them in their minds. Do not wait until election in 2014 or 2016. Start removing them now.

  2. Amzdesigner says:

    Alright, now I’m Mad!!!! Do you think for one minute if I showed up to visit the WWII memorial with my Mother in her Wheel Chair in Honor of her Service in the Marine Corp during WWII, for which she suffered her entire life with a disability as a result, that she would stand for this, or that I would stand this? We are the People of the United States of America, these Parks and Memorials are OUR tributes to OUR PEOPLE and richness of OUR COUNTRY. I am tired of this finger pointing of who will or who won’t come to the negotiating table. Our Public Parks and Memorials to not belong to “The Government” and are run on OUR tax dollars. They belong to WE THE PEOPLE of The United States of America, and WE are NON-NEGOTIABLE with respect to OUR, repeat, “OUR” parks and Memorials!!!!!!!!!
    This Obama Administration is the ruination of our Country. I hope all those who voted for this guy are happy now, only able to sit in their houses and eat their Government Backed Food Stamp Food. Thanks a lot.

  3. Amzdesigner says:

    Alright,now I’m Mad!!!! Do you think for one minute if I showed up to visit the WWII memorial with my Mother in her Wheel Chair in Honor of her Service in the Marine Corp during WWII, for which she suffered her entire life with a disability as a result, that she would stand for this, or that I would stand this? We are the People of the United States of America, these Parks and Memorials are OUR tributes to OUR PEOPLE and richness of OUR COUNTRY. I am tired of this finger pointing of who will or won’t come to the negotiating table. Our Public Parks and Memorials do not belong to “The Government” and are run on OUR tax dollars. They belong to WE THE PEOPLE of The United States of America, and WE are NON-NEGOTIABLE with respect to OUR, repeat, “OUR” parks and Memorials!!!!!!!!! This Obama is the Ruination of Our Country.

  4. uselogic19 says:

    Just a reminder of something you can do. Collect these kinds of examples of Dems/Admin’s pissing on the American people and send them to any of your friends who get their news from traditional biased sources. (Orlando Sentinel, local news, CNN, etc.)

    I did and for once I got a “WTF?” rise out of relatives who previously were wishy-washy. Had a couple ask me to direct them to additional examples. They might be waking up.

  5. jimwilson81 says:

    I am sorry but neither the Democrats or Obama owns any of these nor the Republicans. It belongs to the people of the US. You need to get over yourselves and do your jobs before the people of the US fire your a$$es.

  6. Kenneth Clark says:

    We all should pen a letter of termination similar to mine below to all of those Senate Democrats and Rhinos, as well as the POTUS whom refuse to do their jobs. The House of Representatives has done theirs and the Senate has refused.

    Dear Mr. Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader- Democrat,

    We the People of the United States of America, your bosses, as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States of America, hereby inform you of your Termination of employment, effective immediately for due cause as listed below:

    1. By your refusal to perform your duties as described within the Constitution of the United States of America, you along with collusion with fellow democrats, including the President of the United States of America, have conspired to and forced a partial government shutdown and as a result have forced closed those areas of government in an attempt to cause as much inconvenience and pain to the American people as possible, up to and including ocean waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
    2. Absolute refusal to perform your job as expected by the American people and refusal to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America according to the oath of office you swore to upon acceptance of the position of Senator of the United States of America.
    3. Refusal to perform your sworn duties in that you, along with fellow democrats and the President, are forcing laws upon the people not in their best interest or in protection of the people you purport to serve and purposely exempting yourself, your staff and others you deem friends.

    Mr. Reid,
    Our office, in which you occupy, shall be vacated within the hour. We will provide you with a single box, 18″ X 24″ X 12″ in size to put your personal effect in. All furnishings, fixtures and other items provided to you by lobbyists shall be left behind (we do posses an accurate inventory). After you have packed your personal effects, we will inspect them, out of respect, and two armed and uniformed Marines shall escort you to your personal vehicle. Should your personal vehicle not be available, one of the assigned Marines shall hail a Washington D.C. Taxi for you to take you to the destination you desire (You will be personally responsible for the cab fare).

    Furthermore, due to the reasons for your termination, as listed above. You shall forever be prohibited from engaging in any business deemed to be government related up to and including employment as an employee, consultant or contractor with any organization or business engaged in any government contracts or lobbying efforts.

    We will assess any damage to the premises in which you were assigned for damage or excessive wear and will deduct any and all repair or necessary upgrades required from your final check. Should these costs exceed your prorated final check, we will issue a detailed invoice for the remaining costs and payment from you by, cashier check or money order only, shall be submitted within 30 days. Failure to submit payment as stated will result in legal action against you and your estate by our new Secretary of the Treasury, Mrs. Sarah Palin.
    We have also determined, due to the termination reasons as stated above, that the retirement fund set aside throughout your employment shall be returned to the U.S. Treasury and assigned to the Social Security Department. You will however be able to apply for Social Security after 60 months from your termination date. Insurance will be available for you and your family at your State’s Exchange or through the Federal ACA Website. We do not anticipate any subsidy being available for individuals and families who’s income and assets place them far above the poverty level. However, your caseworker at the Exchange will be able to better assist you or go to our website’ http://www.healthcare.gov/faq for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

    We will be submitting final documentation to you within 90 days with more in depth details concerning the reasons for your termination. These will also be made available on our public website for your viewing.

    Sincerely,

    We the People of the United States of America

  7. talljohn777 says:

    King Obama has spoken…..

  8. Sickofit says:

    this adminstration needs to be stopped. its time we the people stand up to this pathetic baby we call president and remind him that we are in charge!

  9. Dawn says:

    Barricade the ocean and even our Grand Canyon but not protect our borders. Every government employee who complies with these traitors should be fired.

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