Yogi Bear and the National Park Services denies 2 million bikers to ride in DC in honor of those who died on 9/11
NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE SAYS IT DENIED 2MILLION BIKERS TO DC PERMIT BECA– USE OF TRAFFIC DISRUPTION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT From dcist.com
The conservative blogosphere has been buzzing today with news that the D.C. has denied a permit to 2 Million Bikers D.C., a group that’s planning a motorcycle rally on September 11 in response to the Million Muslim March planned for the same day.
The National Park Services confirms that it has denied the permit for the ride-only, non-stop event after looking at it in terms of disruption and resource management.
NPS spokeswoman Carol Johnson said the group’s permit application was examined like all others, using the Code of Federal Regulations. Johnson said the group had asked to ride through what’s called Memorial Core, near the Memorial Bridge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 2,000 motorcyclists. NPS decided that the large ride would require closures of important roadways, block access to Rock Creek and George Washington Parkways and would cause a severe disruption to traffic. A police escort would also be needed.
“It’s just a case of what they asked for in the permit applications,” Johnson said.
Belinda Bee, an organizer of the event, said she participated in a conference call with Sheila Gotha-Samuels, a permit assistant at the NPS, who said the permit was denied.
“She said it’s a weekday and the residents of D.C. would not like y’all very well,” Bee said, adding that they applied for the permit so they could “get in and out of D.C. as fast as possible.”
Bee said the group will still ride without a permit, which she said they didn’t need in the first place.
Johnson, however, said that Gotha-Samuels did not speak to the group about the application, which was denied by Robbin Owen, Chief of Park Programs.
“[Gotha-Samuels] did receive a call today from someone saying they were calling her because they had talked to her before, but they had not,” Johnson said. “She told them she didn’t know what they were talking about, explained that Robbin Owen handled the application and offered to forward the call to Robbin’s voicemail since she is off today.”
Bee said she has proof of the conference call and has provided it to The Blaze.
In case you’re not a regular reader of Twitchy or The Blaze, the Million Muslim March is being organized by American Muslim Political Action Committee, a fringe group led by a 9/11 truther. The 2 Million Bikers to D.C. Ride was then planned with the following goals:
1. WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL STAND BY OUR CONSTITUTION (AS WRITTEN, NOT AS INTERPRETED BY THE THIS OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION), WE WILL STAND BY OUR BILL OF RIGHTS (AS WRITTEN) AND WE STAND FOR AMERICA!
2. THIS EVENT IS TO OUR HONOR AND RESPECT THOSE WHO WERE KILLED ON 9/11 AND THEIR FAMILIES! IT IS ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE IN ALL OUR ARMED FORCES WHO FOUGHT THOSE WHO PRECIPITATED THIS ATTACK!
3. WE STAND AGAINST ANY “FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA” BY THIS ADMINISTRATION OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION!
4. WE WILL NOT STAND DOWN WE WILL STAND UP IF NEED BE FOR OUR LIBERTIES. ** THIS IS A PEACEFUL “RIDE”. WE ARE NOT PROMOTING NOR DO WE CONDONE VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND! WE ARE RIDING TO SHOW OUR LOVE OF AMERICA AND THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF FREEDOM THIS COUNTRY PROVIDES TO THE WORLD!**