October 7, 2013

FOD - GTFO edition

The king of vacations hates people with vacation homes of their own.  And he hates old people.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They've been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn't an option.
The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they've owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.
"I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants," Joyce Spencer told Action News.
The Stewart's Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they're not allowed in until the government reopens.
Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings; they sent Action News a statement which reads in part, "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen."
As has been repeatedly pointed out in social media in response to the story, the president lives on federal land, yet hasn't been booted out.

This administration has taken more extraordinary steps to create pseudo-shutdown-related issues to influence the situation.  They have erected barriers around open air memorials, for goodness sake.  They have shut down scenic overlooks, barring the public from SEEING nature from federally owned asphalt. Park rangers have said that they have instructions to "make things as difficult as possible" for the public. 

One hopes that all of this assholery will ultimately wake some people up.  While libs find it easy to blame conservatives for the shutdown, surely some are smart enough to realize that the greatest number of these shutdown issues are unnecessary and arbitrary. 

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