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Is Michael Brune delusional, or does he think you are? (Sierra Club executive director, immigration) - 06/03/13
In the Darren Samuelsohn article previously discussed, Michael Brune - the executive director of the Sierra Club is quoted as saying this about illegal aliens:
Darren Samuelsohn of Politico offers a generally worthless three-screen article named "Greens move to heal immigration reform rift" ( ). What he's not telling you after this except (bolding added): Environmentalists are getting off the sidelines and backing immigration reform - but it wasn't easy.
Van Jones, MoveOn, and a host of other groups  have teamed up to offer the "Contract for the American Dream", which consists of "10 Critical Steps to Get Our Economy Back on Track" (contract.rebuildthedream.com).
More proof Justin Elliott isn't credible (Sharron Angle, public health concerns over fluoride) - 06/09/10
[SEE THE UPDATES TOO] Sharron Angle  won the Republican primary against Harry Reid yesterday, and as could be expected Democratic Party proxies are already beginning their attack. One of those is Justin Elliot of TalkingPointsMemo, who offers "FLASHBACK: GOPer Angle Spoke Out Against Fluoride In Water Supply" . It's a low-grade attempt to provoke a conditioned response that most people have: when someone says something against fluoridation, you're supposed to think that person must be nuts. As it turns out, the science of fluoridation isn't anywhere near as settled as some would have...
Glenn Reynolds alerts us (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/89283) to the Pajamas Media video "Warmists Give Climategate The Cold Shoulder", subtitled "What do Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, the
The "Open Debate Coalition" - a group consisting of people such as Glenn Reynolds ("Instapundit") and Stanford law professor Larry Lessig  - is calling on John McCain and Barack Obama to open the presidential debates by allowing questions chosen by regular people and not just the MSM. However, what they support has not only been proven to be a failure, but two of the signatories helped show how such formats can be gamed and another was involved with the system that was gamed.
Via this comes the Sierra Club article "Life in Abundance/Ethiopia, the cradle of humanity, faces up to family planning" (sierraclub.org/sierra/200807/ethiopia.asp) which promotes Ethiopians having fewer children and contains this sidebar: In the past decade, U.S. funding for international family-planning programs like those in Ethiopia has declined by almost 40 percent. During those years, 275 million more women in the developing world came of childbearing age...
Bennie Thompson, Dingell, Conyers, Reyes, Ortiz, other Democrats support Sierra Club lawsuit over border fence (DHS, environmental waiver) - 04/08/08
A cast of Congressional characters (all Democrats; listed below) intends to file an Amicus Curiae brief in the case where the Sierra Club and the Defenders of Wildlife are suing the Department of Homeland Security to prevent them from using apparently congressionally-mandated waivers that would let the DHS bypass environmental and related rules in order to build sections of the border fence. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee attempts to portray this as a Constitutional matter: this waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security is a direct challenge to Congress’s...
Vote No on Prop 93 (bogus term limits proposition would keep Fabian Nunez, Gil Cedillo in office) - 01/29/08
I urge all Californians to vote No on Prop 93, the term limits proposition.
Tonight's NBC Nightly News featured Brian Williams introducing a segment on a group called "Step It Up" which wants to end global warming and which held marchs across the U.S. on the 14th. The report was all bright and happy and wholesome. Then, of course, I looked up the group itself to find what they weren't telling their millions of viewers.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, the Hispanic Federation, and America Votes are starting an astroturf campaign to push the Dems into support immigration "reform", aka amnesty. America Votes (take
The Houston Chronicle's James Pinkerton offers "Border barrier could put chill in Valley ecotourism, wildlife". It features the thoughts of just four people predicting disaster for the fence itself, the region, wildlife, and various other calamities. Farmer Fred Schuster says the fence will wash away in the rains.
As can be expected, environmental groups are unable or unwilling to effectively oppose the trashing of the border region due to hordes of illegal aliens: Recently I was at a waist-high border vehicle barrier in a valley northeast of Tecate, Baja California.
As previously discussed, Arianna was driven out of the Sierra Club's summit meeting in a massive Chevy Suburban. Now, you can bid on a picture of Arianna Huffington in the gas-guzzling SUV.
Kristen Gelinau of the AP offers "Sierra Club member calls for director's resignation over immigration debate". The Sierra Club's executive director, Carl Pope, was speaking in Richmond VA.
There's a picture of Arianna Huffington on a Sierra Club-supplied SUV here. Previously: "Al Gore, Arianna Huffington attend Sierra Club Summit; drive off in massive SUVs".
Arianna Huffington and Al Gore recently spoke at the Sierra Club Summit in San Franciso. According to this report, they drove off in massive SUVs. For Big Wooden Al, it was a Cadillac Escalade. For the Greek siren, it was a less bling-blingy Chevy Suburban. She had a driver. However, please note carefully that it doesn't really matter what they personally drove.
I'm not familiar with the upsides and downsides of this bill. If it wasn't passed by our legislators in Sacramento, that probably means there's something good about it. But, it's also supported by the Sierra Club, meaning there's probably something wrong with it.
From the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club's website comes this (older) news: Sierra Club members turned out in historic numbers in April to elect five of their peers to the Board of Directors and to reject a ballot initiative that would have forced the group to support restrictions on immigration.
The AP reports that Sierra Club members have voted down an immigration-related provision sponsored by Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization. None of the five SUSPS candidates for the Club's board were elected either. However, only 16% of the Club's members voted, and 84% voted for the status quo.
The WSJ has yet another open borders screed. This one's about the fight between the Sierra Club and the Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization entitled "Low Sierra".
From Terence Chea of the AP: One year after failing to win control of the Sierra Club in a bitterly contested election, advocates for stricter immigration limits are back, arguing that the venerable conservation group can best protect the environment by reducing U.S. population growth. The club's 750,000 members are voting this month on whether the organization should push for tighter restrictions on immigration.
The OC Register discusses the border fence near Tijuana that Reps.
Colorado recently removed from its website a guide that gives tips for illegal aliens living in Colorado. Those involved in producing the guide included, to varying degrees: the Mexican government, the Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Gov. Owens, various "immigrant's rights" groups, and First Data/Western Union. Rep. Tom Tancredo complained about the guide and caused it to be removed from Colorado's site. This, of course, caused the other side to fire up their race-baiting and strike back. From a group called ProgressNow (link): Colorado Department of Education Vice-Chairman asks:...
As you may recall, earlier this year a group of pro-borders challengers were trying to be elected to the board of the Sierra Club. For many years the Club had favored reduced immigration, but that policy was reversed several years ago. And, Carl Pope, the head of the Club mounted a vigorous and sleazy smear campaign against the challengers.
From "Voter Registrations Hit Snag Over Citizenship Check Box": A tiny check box about citizenship on voter registration forms has touched off the latest battle over voting rights in Florida, where Gov. Jeb Bush's administration has advised election supervisors to reject applications on which the box is blank... Jenny Nash, a spokeswoman for Florida's secretary of state, Glenda E. Hood, said the problem had arisen mainly on forms filed by third parties on behalf of potential voters.
Front Page Magazine reports on all the people and groups tied into George Soros' network of 527s in the article Soros' "Reform". The article lists so many names who are tied to Soros it's almost mind-numbing: Soros believes he is the apostle of something he calls "the open society" under which national sovereignty is subjugated to global "democracy;" a vision that includes the borderless spread of international gun control. ...former Clinton White House operative Harold Ickes' Media Fund - which scant press reports say will be launching attack ads against President Bush -- can't be...
From this: Even though most environmental groups are determined to oust President Bush from office this November, those groups are benefiting from an unprecedented level of federal assistance, according to a Washington, D.C., research group... The audits, according to CRC's David Healy, show that in the fiscal year 2004 budget, $143 million was channeled to environmental groups that disclose their finances.
On last week's edition of PBS's 'NOW with Bill Moyers', the "interview" Bill Moyers conducted with the former head of the BBC is a classic. It was only matched by an "interview" on the same show conducted by David Brancaccio of the Sierra Club's Carl Pope. Read the transcript here if you dare. The leading puff-ball questions just jump from the page in a multi-colored burst of love. Of especial note is Moyer's fanboy love for the British media vs. America's version. Also note the bit about the TV license fees.
From the AP report 'Sierra Club chooses establishment candidates in board election': Sierra Club leaders beat back efforts by anti-immigration forces trying to gain control of the nation's largest environmental group, persuading members to defeat the challengers by a landslide in board elections... An increasingly vocal faction of the San Francisco-based Sierra Club has advocated a tougher stance on immigration, calling U.S.
From the NY Daily News: Dick Lamm, public policy gadfly and former Democratic governor of Colorado, is being denounced these days as a right-wing extremist, neo-Nazi and racist. His offense is that he is one of three men running for the Sierra Club board of directors on a platform of limiting immigration to protect the environment. In response, the leadership of the club and its allies have been playing the race card with berserk ferocity.
From the Arizona Republic: Mark Twain said, "A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." It's astonishing how the media have been stampeded into a feeding frenzy by mostly one-sided stories charging that an army of racist, anti-immigrant, animal-loving vegetarians is about to take over the venerable Sierra Club... In recent years, the environmental movement has lacked courage to address the root cause of most environmental problems: rapid and
From the LA Times: Anti-immigration candidates trying to take over the Sierra Club's governing board have filed a lawsuit against the national environmental organization, alleging that its leaders are breaking state law by using club money and resources to oppose them in upcoming board elections.