When visitors to Joshua Tree National Park weren't shitting on the sides of roads or creating new roads throughout the park, they were busy destroying the famous Joshua trees after which the park is named. As of today, Joshua Tree National Park will be "temporarily" closed in order to protect the park from further harm.
JUST IN: NPS says Joshua Tree National Park will temporarily close Thursday morning "to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues" during the gov’t shutdown, including "incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees." pic.twitter.com/PehewnDoDq— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 8, 2019
In other news, the shutdown continues to be an absolute mess.
More reactions to the current disaster that is American politics under the cut:
#Shutdown negotiations are stalled, so Individual #1 is heading to the border to make his case live on TV, the same week the Mueller investigation got an extension. PEOPLE, I think he’s gonna make a run for it!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 8, 2019
No one needs to listen to a senile man spout incoherent racist rhetoric for an hour while 38 million Americans are losing their food stamps and thousands more are being evicted because of this pointless shutdown. #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime https://t.co/8lKdkpPKDN— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) January 8, 2019
I found the perfect negotiator for the shutdown. pic.twitter.com/m2ITsKRcgw— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 8, 2019
Donald and his Republicans should be ashamed. https://t.co/wb1dpCHR7S— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 8, 2019
Government shutdown halts new Russia sanctions just before lawyer who met with Don Jr. is charged as Russian spy https://t.co/buQVjVBAiJ— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) January 8, 2019
DC! You’re up. https://t.co/YeSf2QYuj7— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 8, 2019
We have border security. This wall is a diversion & if ur buying it ur a dum dum. CLIMATE CHANGE is a national emergency. Healthcare and education 4 the rich only, is a national emergency. CHILDREN IN CAGES AT THE BORDER is a national emergency. Stay dumb- that’s how they want u— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 8, 2019
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