The Big Think

October 2, 2013

Real

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 3:42 pm

This is a pencil drawing.

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Yes, really.

Amazing.

Oh, Good Grief

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 3:30 pm

Would somebody please get out the clue-hammer and hit these people a few times?

Obama Admin Orders Closure of Colonial Farm That Receives No Federal Funding, Sends Police To Remove All Staff And Volunteers From Property:

“This quote from the farm’s managing director sums it up: ‘In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS.’

The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government.

According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property.

‘You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,’ she said.

The park withstood prior government shutdowns, noting in a news release that the farm will be closed to the public for the first time in 40 years.

‘In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm,’ Eberly explained in an emailed statement.

‘In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,’ Eberly said.”

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