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karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2011 - 02:30pm PT
If the goverment shuts down due to the budget fight, National parks could be shut down.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/02/21/shutdown.stake/

Would there be a way to sneak in to avoid the crowds?
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
If they shut down Yosemite and you sneak in and get caught climbing you'll get arrested.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
It might be worth it Werner...I have a card from Lober and he said(with a grin) to call "if I needed anything" from him. But then again maybe I should save the card for something more important! Can't I just use your name?
Peace
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
Maybe Republicans will get their wish

Shut down all Government functions

For Yosemite, just put a lock on the gate, and save money

If you can't afford to buy Yosemite, why should you be allowed to use it??
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:45pm PT
Werner - You only get arrested if your caught climbing? That doesn't seem fair...
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:49pm PT
No that applies to everyone including me.

This happened before when they closed the park. We could not do anything.

We just went to the mall in Fresno instead and stared at junk .....
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
Public Land, right? Time for some Egypt style protests if they pull this crap on us.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
Maybe Republicans will get their wish. Shut down all Government functions. For Yosemite, just put a lock on the gate, and save money. If you can't afford to buy Yosemite, why should you be allowed to use it??

This just in from Dr F (BTW, an F is much worse than a D or a C). All of the valley floor wildlife will be voting republican next election. That is, as long as the democrats can expand the voting rolls to allow fish, deer, etc etc the vote.
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
HohMahn. . . not this again!

Back in '96 when the Feds were just about to take the chop I lost funding for my Ski Naturalist/Environmental Ed program on the INYO/MMSA. Cheeky bastards had the audacity to ask me to VOLUNTEER to do it. Then, in the same breath, presented me with an outstanding achievement award from the Sec. of Agriculture and wanted to send me to Beaver Creek during the World Cup for a week to shake Clinton and Gore's hands in the biggest boondoggle of my career. They would have spent MORE MONEY on that weeklong party (flights/suites/lift tickets/food) than my entire program cost for a YEAR!

Bastards!

:-/

eKat

P.S. Needless to say I refused to go. Then the Washington Office called me and begged me to represent the INYO. HA. I still refused and told them that if, indeed, I was getting a cash award, they had my SS# and they could TAX me and send the balance to my P.O. Box. . . and if my award was a measly laser cut walnut plaque, they could stick it where the sun didn't shine.

It WAS a measly laser cut walnut plaque and it made me so CRAZY I didn't even unpack it and look at it for 10 years!

BASTARDS!
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
It was Acorn that bused in the deer and fish and paid them off to vote for the Dems.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Feb 21, 2011 - 02:53pm PT
It's federal land.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
Federal = of the people, by the people? Do we not fund the federal gov? Do we not vote them in? Were the National parks not set aside for the enjoyment of all?
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Ha Ha Werner, that link also indicates law enforcement to be shut down. So o who will do the arresting.
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:09pm PT
So who will do the arresting?

I heard Fattrad will be volunteering .....
M. Volland

Trad climber
Grand Canyon
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:19pm PT
Parkline Slab and the USGS Wall are expecting record crowds for the shutdown! Best to sleep at the base and be the first in line.
MTucker

Ice climber
Arizona
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
Ha Ha Werner, that link also indicates law enforcement to be shut down. So o who will do the arresting


HAHA Good call.

Did the parks get shut down during the Clinton Gov closure????
BooDawg

Social climber
Polynesian Paradise
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:33pm PT
Seems like the republicants should take a lesson from the last time they shutdown the government: People flocked to the Dems in record numbers and the republicants wore egg on their faces for at least a few weeks until the collective memory faded...

Still, it'd be a bummer!

Yes, the National Parks were shut down before: I was guiding a group on Maui and on Hawaii Island, and we couldn't visit Haleakala or Volcanoes National Parks; it was a BIG BUMMER for folks who'd come so far...
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
LEO's will continue to work, they will be exempt from shut down. But, Werner had a good idea, I will call my friend the Sheriff and get sworn in again, you people deserve a good tooling.


The evil one
Malibu 108RS
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
just imagine what's gonna happen when bear #46 wakes up and hears about this.

maybe he will hitch a ride with werner to fresno- to look at stuff!!!
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2011 - 03:52pm PT
LEO's will continue to work

Yes, a skeletal crew ....

Just see Fattrad knows and MTucker just gave himself away .....
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