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. gramavegas2010 says:

    What’s next? Our air? This WH is so pathetic!

  2. Mlm46 says:

    They will do anything to inconvenience the regular taxpayers for their own political gains! They didn’t refuse their paychecks did they?This would be solved alot faster if they were the ones being inconvenienced!

    1. bornfreeamerican says:

      Problem is people are seeing Obama and Reid for exactly for they are. Bullies!

  3. Nathaniel Downes says:

    If the current administration did not do this it would be in violation of federal law. Congress ordered the shutdown, the administration must oblige.

    1. Charles Wesley says:

      NO, “CONGRESS” didn’t order it. They have no authority to order it. Get facts, don’t spread manure around me; I won’t buy it.

      1. Nancy says:

        TELL THAT TROLL CHARLES SICK OF THESE SHEEP PLANTED HERE WONDER WHAT HE IS PAYING THEM WE HAVE BEEN WARNED HE SENT OUTAN ARMY OF THEM TO DO THAT

        1. Charles Wesley says:

          Nancy, you have this so badly written I don’t understand what’s meant. First, all caps makes it hard to read. Second, are you calling Nathaniel a troll, or me? I can’t figure it out because there are no punctuation marks. Such shutdowns, however, have to ordered from the highest level. If there are no appropriations, there is no money to be spent. If there is no money, by lack of action of Congress, The President orders a shut-down. The fact Congress refused to compromise and act is merely de facto approval of shut-down, but not actual authorization.

          Authorization MUST come from the highest levels. The President had no choice, But he’s trying to close privately owned monuments (Mount Vernon), and the Ocean is NOT America’s Ocean. He’s so F***ed up that he is loudly proclaiming: “Look at me! I’m a Dictator and a fool!”

          We MUST fight back. If we do not, we are not patriots. We are sheep led to the slaughter.

    2. Mamatex says:

      You really need to learn how Govt. works. In spite of what they want you to believe, the Govt. Shutdown is due to the Senate and Obama refusing to negotiate on ANY of the CRS presented. Also, the president is doing his best to make the shutdown painful for some.

      1. Charles Ramsey says:

        How much were you paid to write this? If they are shutdown, how are you still working?

    3. John Ferguson says:

      This is all at the discretion and under the orders of the White House, Screw the NPS Director and any superintendent that aids him in his thuggery…..

    4. Nancy says:

      THEY SENT BILLS TO KEEP THIS OPEN BUT OBAMA IS NOT OBLIGING ONLY TRYING TO HURT THE MOST PEOPLE HE AN BUT I AM HAPPY THE MORE HE DOES THEMORE HIS NUMBERS GO DOWN THE PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO HATE HIM EVEN THE BLACKS ARE SAYING HE IS NOT BLACK AND SURPREME COURT RULED HE CAN BE IMPEACHED AND ARE INFORMING THEM KEEP GOING POTUS AND REID AND PELOSI THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND LAUGHTING AT YOU NOT THE REPUBLICANS

  4. disqus_GYXQ8Ms8Zk says:

    obama is just eating up his authority over Americans but when it all finally comes out he won’t have any place to hide and then all they will have to do is just thump him and Reid in the head, tell them to leave and don’t come back!!!

  5. toms says:

    Take a hammer and bash an obama voter’s brains in

  6. Bluwater says:

    No – what’s next is preventing people from pulling over on the road and looking at Mt Rushmore. And no, I’m not kidding!

    1. Cornelia Pierce says:

      friend in SD said they did that already, put up cones to prevent pulling off highway at secnic overlooks

      1. Nancy says:

        THE MAN IS SICK

    2. Nancy says:

      HEMAY COVER IT LOOK HOW HE WIRED THE FENCE AT THE WWII MEMORIAL

    3. bornfreeamerican says:

      I’m waiting for them to close the highways…federal funding!

  7. John Ferguson says:

    Screw the NPS, Obama lap dogs and complicit in his Chicago thuggery, I say boycott the Parks and lobby to cut funding to the NPS, They are just as bad as Obama…..

    1. Nancy says:

      AGREE THESE ARE NOT HIS THIS IS ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLES HE HAS NO RIGHT

  8. Kristi says:

    Hey Obama — want to close something? How about your mouth?!

  9. Terry Orzechowski says:

    Obvious lye is obvious. Only 2 places running the same story and none of them are the local papers in Florida. Wise up people. Here and Breitbart

    1. Skelly says:

      The Miami Herald is running the story also. Inform yourself.

      http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/03/3667165/federal-shutdown-shuts-downs-keys.html

  10. Justin Nichols says:

    Why does the poll say House Rebubs? Shouldnt it be inclusive of all government branches as all parties are in the wrong? Why the hell am I still paying for Senators to sit on their asses? They shouldn’t be paid during this time all residence on federal bullshit land should be removed from their homes, THIS INCLUDES THE WHITE HOUSE MORONS!

    Let me know when Martial Law is declared cause this shutdown is only pushing, poking, and prodding the bull….at some point the People WILL Rebel against this tyranny known as Washington DC.

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