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SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains Comments

The National Park Service has tried to close Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, as part of the government showdown. The problem -the site is privately owned. The list of outrages against the NPS is growing. Continue Reading

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  1. Raymond
    1 year ago

    It is October. and officially Fall. I worked for the NPS back in the 80's, at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in D.C. We always remove the handles and cut the water access in the Fall, in case there is an early freeze, to protect the water system. I'm ashamed of Catholic Online for even publishing spurious info like this without first verifying it. Are you guys now working for the Kock Bros. or Grover Norquist or does Fox News give you a donation for being a subsidiary of the Fox (Faux) Network?

  2. DLL
    1 year ago

    By law, during a government shutdown,the government must be forbidden to collect any taxes at all. That would make the clowns in Washington at least co-operate with each other so a shutdown could never be a so called rational option or a political tactic,to punish the general public because of their,our political lawmakers,complete incompetency.

  3. Canvasback
    1 year ago

    This really is antithetical to a solution for the impasse. We would all be better off if we would go for a long walk in the woods, together.

  4. DavidS
    1 year ago

    Basic journalistic standards would suggest actually trying to collect the facts. All it took was an email to the C&O Canal Trust to get the facts. First off, they did not remove "handles from spigots", but rather disabled well pumps on wells that require continuous monitoring for contamination from nearby sewage sources.

    It is interesting that you reserve the right to not publish comments that denigrate the human person or oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church. Cynically attacking employees of the NPS , attributing offensive motives to them, and taking not action to actually try to verify your assertions hardly seems consistent with doctrines of the Church.

  5. Kevin
    1 year ago

    BTW, park water fountains are always drained & handles removed in the fall. Spiteful has nothing to do with it.

  6. Kay
    1 year ago

    What I find an outrage is our WWII vets banned from THEIR memorial when illegal (and I mean illegal, not undocumented) immigrants were welcomed to the same mall. Unbelievable.

  7. Joshua
    1 year ago

    What we should do is simply go in anyway. The people pay taxes for those parks to operate and it is our right as American citizens to go into the parks.

  8. IGotBupkis
    1 year ago

    I have no issue with manned parks closing. I think it's silly to do anything but leave them unmanned, but closing PRIVATE facilities on public land, as well as closing open-air facilities which are totally unmanned is ridiculous. They even tried to demand that States close "mutually run" facilities. Some wisely refused, like Wisconsin.

    One key thing to note, and that is that the GOP offered to pass the budget AS is, with ONE single codicil -- that there would be no EXCLUSIONS to iBamaCare. Congress, the Federal government, and all the others excluded from it would be required to live by it.

    The Democrats said "No."

    So when you hear some ignorant fool claiming this is all The GOP's fault, realize that the only thing standing between You and the FPS is that the Democrats don't want to experience the very thing they're forcing YOU to live by.

  9. Melissa Everest
    1 year ago

    They should spend more time and money securing our borders. Not the parks.

  10. Christopher Porto
    1 year ago

    whoa wait what? the Republicans shut down the government, shut off funding for the national park service, and can't figure out why national parks are closed? Wow, I wish the election was tomorrow. we need these guys out of office. How could anyone be that blatantly oblivious? wow.

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