Remember back when the sequester went into effect and we learned that federal agencies, when offering to pull funds from less important services to fund the important ones, were told specifically on orders from Der FUBAR to make it hurt as much as possibly and no, you can NOT try to make it easier on people?
You may have forgotten since the unbiased media furiously spent weeks burying it since it didn’t help their Beloved Comrade Ogabe.
The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.
“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
But what the fuck does a Park Ranger know about the orders he’s been given? It’s all the GOP’s fault! Because racist. It’s the LAW! Bend over, peasant!