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Eric Holder calls Martin Luther King father of Environmental Justice
examiner.com ^ | 12/26/2010 | Joe Newby

Posted on 12/26/2010 8:59:47 AM PST by FredJake

While speaking at a forum on "Environmental Justice" - the means of injecting race into environmental issues - Attorney General Eric Holder called Martin Luther King the "father of the Environmental Justice movement".

According to a CNS News report, the Attorney General said:

“Dr. Martin Luther King, who really was in some ways the father of our nation’s environmental justice movement, may have put it best when he declared, and this is a phrase that we all know, that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’”

He went on to say:

“The Justice Department has integrated our environmental justice goals into all of our enforcement efforts in our comprehensive strategic plans and that’s why I’ve called on every US Attorney ’s office throughout the country, all 94, to do the same and to start thinking about environmental justice as a civil rights issue. By examining environmental requirements in conjunction with our civil rights laws. I’m confident that we can do a better job of ensuring fairness, advancing justice and making certain that the most vulnerable among us are not left out, left behind, and left to suffer disproportionately,”

This from the man who once called America a nation of cowards on race and refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party over allegations of voter intimidation.

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KEYWORDS: environment; ericholder; martinlutherking; moonbats
I can't wait to see what this administration is going to do about this. This man needs to go. He is a disgrace.
1 posted on 12/26/2010 8:59:49 AM PST by FredJake
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To: FredJake
I can't wait to see what this administration is going to do about this.

Don't hold your breath.
2 posted on 12/26/2010 9:01:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FredJake

I don’t know what Eric is smoking, but it sure alters his reality.


3 posted on 12/26/2010 9:01:55 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: FredJake
Who will ever forget Dr. King's "Save the Ozone Layer" march on Selma Alabama?

Collectivists are so transparent and so predictable. I remember the first time I heard the term "environmental justice" I was between laughing and throwing up.

4 posted on 12/26/2010 9:03:29 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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5 posted on 12/26/2010 9:07:28 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: FredJake

Hey Eric!

Any credit for “...judged by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin.”


6 posted on 12/26/2010 9:08:01 AM PST by G Larry (When you're right, avoid compromise!)
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To: FredJake

Geeze. ‘Reach’ much, Eric?

Bad enough that he is a corrupt America hater and ‘whitey’ hater... in charge of enforcing our nation’s laws.
But to come out with a stupidity like this to coerce his deputies into meddling with things outside their purview is an insult to everyone with three brain cells or more.


7 posted on 12/26/2010 9:09:08 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: FredJake
“Dr. Martin Luther King, who really was in some ways the father of our nation’s environmental justice movement,...

The working of the left, say something enough, get the support of the MSM, and eventually people will believe even the greatest of lies.

8 posted on 12/26/2010 9:09:35 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FredJake

“Environmentalism” invariably involves total economic oppression of the poor.

Republican Martin Luther King (yes, he was a Republican), would if he were alive today, make a singular exception in his philosophy of non-violence, and call for Eric Holder’s ugly head to be placed on a pike in front of the Capitol Building.


9 posted on 12/26/2010 9:11:13 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Holder is a vile, evil racist who plays the race card whenever it helps to promote his socialism.

IIRC, he worked with bubba xlinton to free the murderous FALN Puerto Rican terrorists.


10 posted on 12/26/2010 9:16:13 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: FredJake

Apparently “Environmental Justice” needs a BIG NAME association to provide it credibility.

Try again Holder. Martin Luther Kings story is too well known for this one.


11 posted on 12/26/2010 9:16:26 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: FredJake

AFTER 2012


12 posted on 12/26/2010 9:19:39 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: G Larry
“...judged by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin.”

yeah, yeah, yeah..You might have understood it that way, but the marxist drone Holder heard it as:

“...judged by the content of his wallet, and the size of his carbon footprint..”(psst..re-distribute)

See? The two are perfectly aligned; it nut ball propaganda land of the left...

13 posted on 12/26/2010 9:20:17 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: FredJake
I can't wait to see what this administration is going to do about this He is this administration!
14 posted on 12/26/2010 9:20:38 AM PST by ColdOne (Merry Christmas and God Bless You and Yours)
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To: FredJake

O.J. Simpson was is the father of the Ginsu cutlery movement.

Muslims were the father of Americas space program.

Is Michael Jackson still dead? He was the father of something, I’m just sure of it.

Black people good. White people suck. Got it.


15 posted on 12/26/2010 9:21:42 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: FredJake

“mylife” calls Eric Holder “the Father of convoluted clap trap and mumbo jumbo”


16 posted on 12/26/2010 9:29:31 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: FredJake
Here is an "environmental justice" issue ready to erupt in Houston. Seems the city failed to notify a certain neighborhood of contamination in their water: It is why Jones is calling on the city’s mayor and other leaders in public works to create a formal policy that goes farther than what she calls “lax EPA requirements” on notification. Jones suggests if a well ever tests higher than the federal legal limit for radiation, citizens in the surrounding neighborhood would be notified without delay. The Chasewood community is a largely minority community.
17 posted on 12/26/2010 9:35:31 AM PST by epithermal
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To: FredJake

“injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

This is simplistic nonsense.

Is it any wonder King had the followers he did?

Is it any wonder that someone like Mr. Holder — embracing such statements — runs the kind of “Justice” Department that he does?


18 posted on 12/26/2010 9:38:44 AM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: EGPWS

I’ve heard it said that Dr. King would have supported homosexual marriage. The evidence provided by liberals is that he worked with Bayard Rustin, who apparently was known to be gay at a time when such status was not considered trendy the way it is today.

Liberals can twist around what a figure from the past said and stood for to justify anything liberals today are pushing as the cause of the day. Did Dr. King buy carbon credits to offset the carbon footprint of his marches and travels?????


19 posted on 12/26/2010 9:39:17 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FredJake
When Dr. Martin Luther King ascended to myth status all manner of things are now purported to be what he would have approved of.
The Truth is always different because we don't really know what Dr. King would have thought about any number of Social Issues that have appeared since he died and I doubt that his thinking on them and that being “Shoved” on him by the Liberals bear any resemblance whatsoever.
20 posted on 12/26/2010 9:43:31 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: FredJake

Eric and Big Sis are now pushing environmental justice. They looked at the polls and saw that their only ‘program’ that polls half way decently is the environment. Not amnesty, gays or obamacare.

Their stretch on steroids effort to wrap it around national security is exactly the kind of thing that will put another nail into the coffin of the environmental ‘movement’.


21 posted on 12/26/2010 9:45:28 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: FredJake

I fell asleep one day and woke up inside a Far Side cartoon.


22 posted on 12/26/2010 9:46:23 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: FrankR
Heh, good one Frank.

Although if I had my 'druthers', he would be peeking out of this:


23 posted on 12/26/2010 9:47:09 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: FredJake

The Mythology of Martin Luther King.

...the gift that keeps on giving

one day he will be bigger than Aristotle


24 posted on 12/26/2010 9:51:42 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: FredJake
We are so far beyond screwed, I don't even know what it's called...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 12/26/2010 9:53:52 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: LegendHasIt
Jailbirds
26 posted on 12/26/2010 9:54:53 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: FredJake
Holder's community activities include 'Save the Children' and his long time membership in the organization 'Concerned Black Men'.

While in law school, Holder clerked at the N.A.A.C.P. He continues to work at a law firm which represented the NFL during its investigation of quarterback Michael Vick

Just sayin.

27 posted on 12/26/2010 10:04:19 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: FredJake

Another idiot with nothing between his ears.


28 posted on 12/26/2010 10:33:56 AM PST by mom-7
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To: mom-7

Darrell Issa will have fun with DOJ in 2011. I dont think Holder will last long.


29 posted on 12/26/2010 10:45:51 AM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: FredJake

Thanks for the laugh, Eric.


30 posted on 12/26/2010 11:22:50 AM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: FredJake

“Environmental Justice” is not supposed to be limited to race, but also to economically disadvantaged communities. Although it should take into consideration the cost of the damned environmental regulations themselves to such communities, it conveniently does not. Rural communities pay a disproportionate share of the costs of these regulations and bear the social and economic impacts of their restrictions. THAT should be considered under so called “environmental justice.”

All I have seen so far from EJ is state sponsored politicization of issues providing leverage for one racial group against neighboring poor communities to undermine their property rights.


31 posted on 12/26/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by marsh2
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To: FredJake

The sheer amount of idiocy that spews forth from Holder’s lips near daily is beyond astounding.....more deserving of one being taking out back of a shed and being well, umm, you know.... =.=


32 posted on 12/26/2010 12:13:04 PM PST by cranked
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To: FredJake

MLK invented agriculture, philosophy and mathematics and will come again to raise us from the dead.


33 posted on 12/26/2010 12:16:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: FredJake

I think this is a right and fitting tribute to MLK by the left. That is, to be used after death to trumpet causes they knew little about in life, and cared for less. It dilutes their original message, and makes them two dimensional. It is like dying twice.

Of course, the worst would be to use MLK in advertisements, to tout crap blatantly targeting the black community. Things like menthol cigarettes and malt liquor.


34 posted on 12/26/2010 12:31:17 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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