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… Outrageous ! [NPS ShutDown tactics] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 10th,2013

… this one is courtesy of CBN News . The link to the video is [here] .

… these folks are running businesses . They have a right to operate . The National Park Service is the landlord , and they own the building . However , it does not entitle them to behave like a bunch of goons . These folks have a right to be in business , without the harassment of their landlord , ie. the Feds , trying to run them out of business during the shutdown …

…YORKTOWN, Va. — The shutdown of Washington has now become the battle of Yorktown.

In the same place where America fought its final battle of independence, one American businessman is refusing to bow to pressure to close up shop during the shutdown.

His story is just one example of what many view as the Obama administration’s widespread overreach during the government gridlock.

‘Battle of Yorktown’

Glenn Helseth loves serving up good food at his Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant in historic Yorktown — something he’s been doing for the past 11 years. But the government shutdown recently forced the eatery to close its doors.

The National Park Service owns the building he uses, so Helseth was ordered to move out within 48 hours when the government shutdown began last week.

“I was called about 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, Oct. 1,” Helseth told CBN News. “I was told I had three hours to vacate my restaurant. I was shocked and called back to say I can’t quite possibly do that.”

He was granted a three-day stay but eventually closed the restaurant. A week later, in defiance of government orders, he reopened for business. He knows the move was risky, but he considered it well worthwhile.

“I’m willing to go to jail for this,” Helseth said. “If the Parks Service wants to put me in jail because I want to honor the terms of my contract, well, I suppose they have that right.”

He says he can’t understand why he should have to close his business — something he says would hurt his bottom line.

“This is October. This is our busiest month of the year. I need October to make my year,” Helseth explained.

He also points out that during the shutdown he was still obligated to pay other expenses for the facility.

“I’m paying for the insurance on this building,” he said. “While it’s closed I’m paying for the utilities on this building. I’m paying for the security system that is protecting this building and I cannot use this building.”

His employees’ welfare is also a big concern.

“My staff is not getting any back pay,” Helseth continued. “My people aren’t getting paid for the days we missed. I need to look out for the welfare of my staff.”

Supporters Lining Up

As evidenced by the lines outside the Carrot Tree, the actions of the restaurant owner have ignited a firestorm of support, with many calling it the new battle of Yorktown.

“We’re the little man against the big government,” said supporter Lindsay Munce. “He owns a business and supports workers and he did what was right and could cause him a personal sacrifice.”

Another supporter, Williamsburg, Va., resident Heather Harmon, agreed.

“If he gets fined I’ll be the first one on the front line raising the money to pay for his fines for him,” she said. “I think it’s remarkable what he’s doing — it takes guts.”

Robert Waring of Virginia Beach, Va., says he believes the government’s treatment of Helseth is illegal.

“He’s got a lease with the government to run a business that doesn’t require Park Service to be present,” he reasoned. “They don’t work here — all he has to do is open his doors and do business.”

‘Gestapo’ Tactics

In addition to the controversy with Helseth, the National Park Service has been involved in several other incidents that have outraged Americans. For instance, the Obama administration has closed public areas that stayed open in past shutdowns.

Rangers locked a tour group, including senior citizens and foreign visitors, in a hotel as they visited Yellowstone National Park when the shutdown began.

The tour guide told the local newspaper, the Livingston Enterprise, that the Park Service used “Gestapo tactics.”

The service told Bruce O’Connell to close his inn and restaurant, the Pisgah Inn. It sits on federal land on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Initially, he complied but then re-opened it. But the service closed him down — with armed rangers.

One angry Park Service ranger in Washington told the Washington Times, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

The Weekly Standard said, “The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration.”

Congressional Republicans say they’re getting numerous reports on the matter and will investigate. CBN News contacted the National Park Service for an interview but the calls were not returned.

Meanwhile, Helseth has the following message for those in Washington.

“Please settle your issues so we can continue going about our business. That’s all I want to do,” he said. I want to do what we were meant to do — if I can do so now while you all continue squabbling, me alone, to sell my carrot cake.”

Helseth runs a second restaurant in Jamestown that was also forced to close.

LEC here again — may God Bless you Glenn Helseth , and hopefully you will win your battle , and the “war” …

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… She Cannot be Serious …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 13th,2013

.. Late – Term Abortions are Sacred ?!?# ..

… House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was adamant that late-term abortions are “sacred” at her weekly press conference today.  The issue of abortion has re-emerged due to Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-Arizona) bill, which would ban the procedure after 20 weeks into a pregnancy.  The Weekly Standard was present at the conference, and noted that Pelosi wrongly claimed that Franks’ bill would ban all abortions.  In reality, it would bar the killing of babies during the last four months of a pregnancy, with exceptions for the life and health of the mother.  John McCormack, who reported on this development, noted that this is also the “point at which science indicates babies can feel pain and some babies can survive long-term if born.”

.. Yet Pelosi, a Catholic, feels that “this [late-term abortion] is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics.”  Sadly, when you work on the Hill, everything is politics.  Additionally, when pressed about the moral difference between Gosnell’s actions and those of Leroy Carhart, who was caught in a Live Action investigative video agreeing to a legal abortion in Maryland at 28 weeks, fireworks ensued.

.. from the Weekly Standard ..

THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Madam Leader, you mentioned the bill that passed out of the House Judiciary   committee. Members    who  have proposed that bill have done that in the wake of this murder trial in   Philadelphia.

They argue that there really isn’t much of a moral difference between what someone like Dr. Gosnell did   to infants born at 23, 24, 25

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

weeks into pregnancy, and what can happen [legally] at a clinic down the   road in Maryland where a doctor says he’ll perform an   elective abortions 28 weeks into pregnancy. So the   question I have for you is what is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born   alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?

PELOSI: You’re probably enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it. [Laughter in press   corps] Let me just tell you this.

TWS: Could you answer the question?

PELOSI: Let me just tell you this. What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible and everybody   condemned it. For them to decide to disrespect a judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is   reprehensible. Next question.

TWS: So what’s the moral difference? I just asked a simple question. … What’s the moral difference then   between 26 weeks elective abortion and the killing of that same infant born alive. This is the issue   that they’re trying to–

PELOSI: This is not the issue. They are saying that there’s no abortion. It would make it a federal law   that there would be no abortion in our country. You’re taking the extreme case. You’re taking the   extreme case. And what I’m saying to you what happened in Philadelphia was reprehensible. And I do not   think you.

TWS: [Inaudible]

PELOSI: I’m not going to have this conversation with you because you obviously have an agenda. You’re   not interested in having an answer.

TWS: [Inaudible]

PELOSI: I’ve responded to you to the extent that I’m going to respond to you. Because I want to tell you   something. As the mother of five children, my oldest child was 6 years old the day I brought my 5th   child home from the hospital, as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when   we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics. And that’s where you’re   taking it and I’m not going there.

TWS [after tape ends]: It was a simple question. You didn’t answer.

So, there you have it. The leader of House Democrats has endorsed late-term abortion, she considers it   sacred, and any questions that are critical of infanticide are “disrespectful” to women.  A baby at 20   weeks is not a”judgement” on “reproductive health.” It’s a person, and to terminate that child is   murder.    Liberals know this, which is why Pelosi ran away.

From government telling us what to do to the life of the mother superseding that of her child, it is all   part of the top-down model liberals have for civil society.  What’s even more depraved is the fact that   child murder is “sacred” in the eyes of the political left.   from [the Weekly Standard] …

.. the thing is , Nancy Pelosi is a “practising Catholic (sic) , ” and she is Pro – Death . My God , what a colossal hypocrite ! She should be excommunicated on the spot .

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… Steve Hayes is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 20th,2013

Steve is right

.. I am referring to Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard . He is more right than he realizes .

.. Yea , we have received 100 pages of White House – released e – mails . However , I most strongly doubt that this is it . There are likely lots more e – mails than that . According to Neil Munro of the [Daily Caller] , there is a 2 day gap in the process . Uh – Huh , the first 2 days , right after the attacks (September 13th & 14th) . The e – mails and the CYA mode start on September 15th .

.. Simple . To reiterate . Release the e = mails . Redact what one must , within reason , for national security reasons . But release the e – mails .

.. ALL OF THEM !! ..

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… Are You Kidding Me ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 9th,2013

… are you kidding me ?!?!

.. according to the Weekly Standard , the Department of Treasury approved the  license for Jay – Z and Beyonce ‘ s junket trip to Cuba ? ..

.. Approved ?!?!

.. Yes . Approved .

.. See the ruckus for yourself ..

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