Tea Party ignorance on parade

Wanting both an open and closed government:

At a field off the parkway near the inn Saturday, a group of about 30 people held a rally to protest the closing of national park facilities. Jane Bilello, chair of the Asheville Tea Party, blamed “the tyranny of this federal government.”

“They are inflicting pain,” she said. “Veterans cannot even visit their memorials. They cannot go into their cemeteries. People are saying enough is enough.”

But Bilello said she doesn’t want the Republican-controlled House to agree to end the government shutdown without conditions such as defunding the new health care law.

I'm surprised her head doesn't just explode from the contradictory synapses (mis)firing up there. Then again, if your delusions stretch this far, a simple contradiction won't even register on an EEG:

Agenda 21 and related programs will eliminate many things we hold dear. These have been declared “unsustainable” and will be abolished. Here are some of them:

1. All private property rights (property ownership)
2. All forms of irrigation, pesticides & commercial fertilizer
3. Livestock production and most meat consumption
4. Privately owned vehicles and personal travel
5. Use of fossil fuels for power generation or mechanized travel
6. Single family homes
7. Most forms of mineral extraction and timber harvesting
8. Human population must be reduced to fewer than 1 billion people

It’s not coming from Washington D.C. or state legislatures for the most part. It is seeping in through local city and county governments. Agenda 21 brings with it stealthy code words, comforting words such as “smart growth,” “social justice,” “bio-diversity,” and “sustained development.” You will hear them often. Translated these terms effectively mean total environmental dictatorship and the elevation of the pagan practice of the worship of Mother Earth. Not a joke.

You're right, it's not a joke. It's a big red flag trying to warn you that you need to seek help for your mental condition, before lasting damage is done to your friends and family, not to mention yourself.


2nd verse, same as the first:

More complaints about closed parks:

Shackleford Bank, south of Harkers Island, is home to more than 200 wild horses. Saturday, the park's dock had a sign that said the park was closed due to the government shutdown. The dock also had a no trespassing sign.

Organizer of the rally, Captain Monty Poling, said the government shutdown should not affect national parks.

"They claim that they have the right to not allow people on these islands. Well we as the taxpayers, the people that pay for these islands disagree with that. There are no gates out here. There are no doors out here. This is land that has been out here since the beginning of time, and I don't understand how the federal government feels that they can shut this down," Poling said.

You may have paid your taxes, but Republicans are the ones who are keeping that funding from reaching the park itself. If you and your friends would stop gazing at your own navels for fifteen seconds, you would realize that the government shutdown is adversely affecting millions of your fellow citizens, and opening this or that park is not going to solve anything.