A week or so ago I posted about how Obongo’s Forest Service was banning photography on wilderness lands.

People got really pisses.

The Forest Service is backing down…somewhat.

The U.S. Forest Service vowed Thursday that a proposed policy change will not interfere with news-gathering groups’ constitutional rights to take pictures on federal wilderness property, following a backlash from First Amendment supporters.

“The U.S. Forest Service remains committed to the First Amendment,” agency Chief Tom Tidwell said. “The directive pertains to commercial photography and filming only. If you’re there to gather news or take recreational photographs, no permit would be required.”

The rancor started after the agency posted a notice Sept. 4 in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the proposal. If approved, the proposal would permanently establish the same criteria for evaluating requests for commercial filming in wilderness areas as is used for requests in national forests and grasslands.

The Forest Service points out that roughly 110 million acres of land are designated wilderness areas and must remain in their natural condition, under the 1964 Wilderness Act, and that the agency has a “responsibility” to uphold the law by in part restricting some commercial activities.

Public TV stations in Oregon and Idaho reportedly have been asked to obtain Forest Service permits for either still of video photography in the past four years, with the directive in temporary status.

The agency defines wilderness as an area “untrammeled and free from human control.” Among the restrictions are no personal-use motor vehicles or mountain bikes.

Despite the announcement Thursday evening, Republican senators and others critical of the proposal vowed the keep fighting.

“This proposed regulation is just one example of the kind of federal overreach that comes when we lock up our public lands in wilderness designations,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Friday. “If the Forest Service is intent on moving forward with its proposed regulation, it must make clear that these kinds of activities are exempt.”

Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso has also raised concerns about the proposed change.

On Friday, he told the Star-Tribune: “To me, it’s a direct violation of Americans’ First Amendment rights. … It’s clear that the Forest Service believes that wilderness areas are government land. But it’s public land. This is public land.”

An email was later sent to Barrasso and Murkowski’s press officers because it was unclear whether either knew about the Forest Service announcement.

A Barrasso spokeswoman told on Saturday that the senator isn’t satisfied with the response and plans to make sure the Forest Service “never moves forward with this outrageous plan.”

Jim Angell, the executive director of the Wyoming Press Association, was not assured by the agency’s clarification.

“The federal government can always say one thing, but what it actually does depends on who’s writing the words,” he told the Star-Tribune. “In my dealings with a lot of these federal agencies, they tend to forget what they’ve said when it comes time for the rules.”

As a result of the widespread concern about the proposed change, the agency also has extended for 30 days the Nov. 3 deadline for public comment.

“We’re looking forward to talking with journalists and concerned citizens to help allay some of the concerns we’ve been hearing and clarify what’s covered by this proposed directive,” Tidwell said.

He also pointed out that professional and amateur photographers generally will not need a permit unless they use models, actors or props or if they work in areas in which the public is generally not allowed or if their work causes “additional administrative costs.”

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You get stories like this one where a convicted felon carries a gun in an elevator while riding with Obongo.

Not just one felony conviction….but three!!!

A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.
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The previously undisclosed breach, confirmed by two sources familiar with the case, raises new questions about the agency’s ability to protect the president.

The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a briefing about the Ebola threat.

The threat to the president appeared minimal, but the incident alarmed agents on site and exposes a breakdown in several important Secret Service security protocols, the sources say.

The information comes the same day Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and lawmakers publicly upbraided her for three hours about the Sept. 19 White House security breach, among other problems at the agency.

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The story.

My reaction? Why should I care?

Don’t get me wrong. I do not advocate anyone harm him. And anyone that does should face the full fury of our legal system.

But I don’t like him and he’s surrounded himself with buffoons and lackeys that share his America-hating passion so if something were to happen I could give a shit less.

Discuss amongst yourselves but be careful what you say. I don’t need a visit from the FBI or Secret Service.

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Remember when Obongo said we’d have no ebola breakouts in the US?

Well, why is it that we just did … in Texas?

The United States now has one confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, marking the first domestic appearance of the deadly virus that has ravaged swaths of continental Africa.

The as-yet unidentified patient is located in Dallas, officials say, effectively confirming a statement issued on Monday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The organization said that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in “strict isolation” due to the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.

In a press conference, CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient in question had been traveling in Liberia, where he may have contracted the disease. He returned to the United States on the 20th of September, after which he sought care.


And why is it the CDC had no protocols in place for ALL flights arriving from any of the shitholes in Africa?

I guess we can’t profile them, can we? It’s against thewir ciil rights. But the people who end up dying have NO MORE civil rights, eh? BECAUSE THEY’RE DEAD!!

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All they have to say is that they feel they are trapped in a girl’s body.

Apparently no other scientific or biological proof is required.

Yeehaw! Just wait until the sexual assault numbers skyrocket in Kentucky!!

It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required.

A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School.

In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld Atherton High School’s nondiscrimination policy Thursday, which states the school must accept the gender identity each student asserts and shouldn’t discriminate on the use of school space on the basis of gender identity nor gender expression.

If you read the full report from the local press you will find that the appeals board is composed of teachers, two parents and a school administrator. The board rejected appeals from parents who somehow thought this might be a bad idea. (They were clearly haters of some sort, I’m sure.)

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