National Park employees were told not to make it easy for park visitors. Employees at Yellowstone took their orders very seriously.
Thousands of people found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1.
For many hours one tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees - so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.
The report goes on to say that when finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.
The bus stopped along a road when a large herd of bison passed nearby, and seniors filed out to take photos. Almost immediately, an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldn’t “recreate.”
The Obama administration is not worried about information like this infuriating Americans (as it should). Why? You won’t see this on your TV evening news and probably won’t read about it in your local newspaper.
The major news services are hesitant to report anything that would show the president in a bad light. If they did Mr. Obama’s favorability rating would be less than half of what it is now.