Did You Know...

   

Beyond parody: Feds close area of ocean due to shutdown

Share
By Doug Powers  •  October 5, 2013 01:00 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

null

The prescient Mark Steyn recently wrote: “One would not be altogether surprised to find the feds stringing yellow police tape along the Rio Grande, the 49th parallel, and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, if only to keep Americans in rather than anybody else out.”

With that in mind, there’s this the Miami Herald via Breitbart.com:

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.

What a joke. More workers are required to enforce the shutdown in order to make the public feel the burn than are required when the government is running normally, and private businesses pay the price. But that’s the intent.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List:

Obama’s campaign speech in Maryland so awesome people left early

October 19, 2014 08:43 PM by Doug Powers

rose

The wilting

George Stephanopoulos: Ebola Czar Klain is the communications and management expert government needs

October 19, 2014 12:33 PM by Doug Powers

czar

Plus: Somebody looks familiar…

Good news: Obama says Ebola risk remains ‘low for ordinary folks’

October 16, 2014 07:19 PM by Doug Powers

alliswell

Keep cool, and remain ordinary

Great: Nurse later diagnosed with Ebola flew because CDC told her it was OK despite low-grade fever

October 15, 2014 07:12 PM by Doug Powers

cdc

Flirting with disaster


Categories: Barack Obama, Health care, Politics

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook