Originally Posted by Outlaw
When are we finally going to label the extortionist Republican Party a terrorist organization?
Cmon now, this was a good discussion loaded with good information till you went off and did your soap box rant.
The idiots in Congress are fighting the idiots in the administration and generally trying to decide who has the biggest..............ego.
Keep in mind as you rant at the Publicans that the Dummycrats (Obama to be specific), have said they WILL NOT NEGOTIATE OVER THE BUDGET; PASS IT OR TAKE A HIKE.
Imagine if Bush or Reagan had said that. The dummycrats would have busted a collective blood vessel.
And imagine if Bush or Reagan announced, while the government was just hours away from being shut down, that they had been negotiating with Russia or Al Qaeda (whoever the bad guys were at the moment) to (put some important but long term issue in here). The dummycrats would be screaming about the publicans fiddling while Washington burned.
You want to rant about this, fine, I'd suggest you take it to the Eddy and start a thread.
Now, as to the OP question
There's nothing about a shut down as of this posting on the NPS site;
Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
I did find this;
FYI, if the Government shutdown does occur, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will be closed. If an agreement on the budget has not been reached by midnight, 4/08/11, the park will be closed and no one can enter. I'm not sure if the park would close at midnight on Friday or wait until Monday morning. We will post an update on our river report at leesferry.com as soon as we know.
I'm sure that you all can imagine how I feel about this BS. This is the peak fishing season at Lees Ferry and we currently have people traveling and scheduled to travel from all over the country to come fish Lees Ferry. The last time there was a Gov shutdown I had a customer travel all the way from Japan to fish the Ferry for 4 days and we could not enter the Park.
In addition to fishing, all Grand Canyon raft trips, both commercial and private will not be able to launch. Commercial rafting season just began this last week and there are going to be a bunch of mad people!
Remember all this at election time.
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