Rep. Walsh Schools National Park Service Director About Occupy DC

Why does the National Park Service think they should treat Occupy DC with kid gloves? Because they have “occupy” in their name… er… something. At least that is according to the head of the National Park Service, Jonathan B. Jarvis.

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh (R, ILL) wonders why Park Service personnel are not just tolerating the OWSers but actively assisting them and giving them aid for their protests!

Are we paying our taxes so that the Park Service can become part of an anti-American protest movement? Apparently we are.

Congressman Walsh did a great job showing that these OWSers are not something to be coddled.

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  • Jay

    Is it really a good idea for Walsh to be trying to rile up Occupy right when he’s in a new Democratic district?

    I mean, really?  You want to piss off people right before the election season starts?

    • GarandFan

      Given that a MAJORITY of folks dislike the OWS crowd, how could this be a negative for Walsh?  Is Walsh’s Democratic opponent going to go to bat for them?

      • Jay

        You missed the point entirely.  A lot of people are going to vote Democrat against him and it’s better NOT to try to rile them up right before election season.  Do it afterwards.  He’s just given his opponent fuel to add to the fire.

    • Jwb10001

      Maybe he thinks he right and is willing to live with the fall out if there is any, wouldn’t that be a good thing?

    • Perhaps Walsh would rather do the right thing instead of the politically-correct thing.

  • DocEpador

    So Occupy is partisan tool of the Democratic Party?

    • More of the progressives…

      • jim_m

        There’s a distinction without a difference.

        • There is less than a 100% overlap between the progressives and the Democrats, since the former embraces the American Communist Party, among others.

          Fellow travelers?  Certainly.

  • Brucehenry

    1. I don’t see how Walsh “schooled” anybody about anything. Maybe you can elaborate as to the “schooling” Walsh administered?

    2. The #Occupy folks are people you don’t agree with. They don’t consider themselves “anti-American.” You may, but that doesn’t make it so. I assure you many #Occupy protesters consider themselves very very PRO-American indeed.

    3. The Park Service providing these folks garbage bags and PortaPotties doesn’t seem like a bad idea to me. It’ll make the park easier to clean up when it’s over.

    P.S. Isn’t Walsh the Deadbeat Dad who owes his ex-wife over $100,000 and who yells at his constituents at town hall meetings?

    • I assure you many #Occupy protesters consider themselves very very PRO-American indeed.

      They may, but that doesn’t make it so.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Chaz Bono considers herself a man, too. Don’t make it so.

    • The cost of anything provided free for the OWS/DC protestors beyond that which is typically provided other uses of Park facilities should be billed to the persons who authorized the expense, as well as the employee time devoted to providing it.

      A letter of reprimand should be entered on the personnel file so future wastes of taxpayer money will result in suspension or dismissal.

      What would make clean-up easier is if the filthy scum were made to obey the same rules as everyone else.

      • Jwb10001

        I’m amused that because they are called “occupy” they are entitled to use of public lands beyond what a non occupy citizen is entitled. I thought that was the point of the questioning. I would say there are maybe better ways to go about it but political theater is what we generally get from all our politicians.

  • Commander_Chico


    Against Wall Street frauds and Fed subsidies to bankers and hedgies = Anti American. 

    We must support our masters on Wall Street, even though they have the patriotism of Benedict Arnold.  Mortgage fraud, it’s what makes America the great country it is.

    But what right does Joe Walsh have to complain about the behaviour of others, after he wrote that song “Life’s been good” about his life? Glorifying naughtiness.

  • The_Weege_99

    Walsh should have asked and flogged the point that apparantly, the new rule is that any group can gather for any length of time for any reason on any federal park land, without requiring prior notice, payments or permits.

    I can only assume that if a group called “Vigil to End Democrat Rule of the Country” decided to set up long-term camping at a national park, to hold a vigil until Democrats are no longer in the White House or in the majority in either House of Congress, the park service would gladly accommodate them as long as they wanted to stay there.

    Yeah… I’m thinking they would be held to different standards, for some odd reason.

    Speaking of odd reasons, I noticed that Commode posted his usual irrelevant, foaming-at-the-mouth emotive about the Democrat / Wall Street corporatist fraudsters, that had nothing to do with this issue about national park rules.

  • ackwired

    Anti-American protest?  What have those people ever done that was Anti-American?