Yosemite National Park is 123 Years Old Today – and CLOSED

Going Back to Half Dome

People from all over the world save their money to vacation in America and visit our national parks – once in their lives. The fall is a great time for a visit. The crowds are gone, kids are in school, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s still warm and sunny out.

Middleclass families from Poland, Thailand or South Africa have saved for five years to come to America for three weeks. They flew into LAX yesterday, rented a car and are right now driving to — Yosemite. Or the Grand Canyon. Or Death Valley.

And when they get to the gates of any of those parks, they are CLOSED.

The business of the hotels, the tour companies, the restaurants, the outfitters, all evaporated today.

We make ourselves out to be the most prosperous, the most modern country in the world. But we can’t keep our tourist attractions open because we have a dysfunctional government?

Every member of congress should get sent home, just like you’d do it to a five-year-old that throws a tantrum at daycare.

Shame on them.

I am already looking forward to the next election and the slashfest I will have.

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