Skip to main content

View Diary: Communities could lose $30 million a day thanks to national park closures (99 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  My town is taking a double hit from the shutdown. (11+ / 0-)

    In addition to being the home to Joshua Tree National Park we are host to the largest Marine Corps base in the world. Every marine who has been sent to the Middle East has trained here.

    It is very unusual to have a military presence as well as a National Park in one town, and the first Gulf War almost wiped out the town as the marines deployed and left local merchants high and dry for months on end.

    This will be so much worse.

    Instead of celebrating the suffering of American citizens our energy might be better spent urging our representatives to end the shutdown.

    •  Love Joshua Tree... (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Rolfyboy6, Susan from 29

      One of my very favorite places on Earth.

      Hopefully this will be over soon. Hang in there.

      "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

      by terabthia2 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:10:42 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Pendleton? (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Susan from 29

      didn't realize that's next to Joshua Tree ...

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 08:29:24 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, MCAGCC, (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        BlackSheep1

        Twentynine Palms, is larger than Pendleton: what it lacks in gorgeous views and ocean breezes it make up for in sand, heat and plenty of room to fire artillery. And a few Iraqi/Afghani villages for training.

        •  That's what I get for speculating on other branche (0+ / 0-)

          s of the service. I'm Air Force, out where you're at what we've got is the Red Flag extended range ... and Dreamland ...

          LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 02:11:43 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site