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Splash: Hollywood mermaid Daryl Hannah condemns Keystone XL 'serpent'
Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/27/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Actress Daryl Hannah was among the protesters gathered in front of the White House on Thursday to call on the government to ban fracking on federal land.

The debate over building the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a weird turn Tuesday when a Hollywood actress famous for playing a comedic mermaid called the economic lifeline the real life embodiment of some legendary “serpent” destined to doom America.

“Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people. Keystone XL is that serpent, a 1,700-mile pipe that would carry toxic tar sands oil across our land and over our water,” wrote actress Daryl Hannah and Native American activist Debra White Plume for MSNBC.

“The tail of the serpent would sit in the Canadian tar sands of Alberta, where indigenous peoples have fallen victim to increased cancer rates and the deadly pollution caused by the oil industry. The serpent's mouth opens on the Gulf of Mexico, spewing toxic emissions in refinery communities like Port Arthur, Texas, where mothers must watch their children grow up with debilitating asthma and other environmentally-related health problems,” the environmentalists wrote.

MSNBC gave space to the duo on Earth Day and they used the platform for a full attack on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline that President Obama has repeatedly delayed. They portrayed it as a potential killer, either due to a spill or actual use of the oil flowing out of the pipeline.

“Keystone XL would run through some of the country's most vulnerable land, carrying dirty tar sands crude through the sensitive Sand Hills ecosystem and the Ogallala Aquifer - one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world - which provides clean water for drinking and agriculture to much of the Midwest. The tar sands crude that the pipeline would carry through our land is the thickest, dirtiest form of oil there is. In the case of a leak or spill, this thick crude would sink in water, making it nearly impossible to clean up and threatening the health and safety of this region for decades to come,” wrote Plume and Hannah, the mermaid in “Splash,” a 1984 film starring Tom Hanks.

“Even worse, tar sands crude is significantly more carbon-heavy than other kinds of oil: By allowing huge quantities to reach the global market, the Keystone pipeline would do irrevocable damage to our climate, resulting in more of the extreme weather events that are already threatening our communities. Building this pipeline would create immediate dangers to the health and safety of our communities, and break our promise to leave future generations with a clean, livable planet,” they added.

And if that wasn’t dramatic enough, they told of how the “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” planned to encamp on Washington’s National Mall to protest the pipeline later this week.

“Cowboys and Indians are often at odds in Hollywood movies. But in this fight, they are riding against a common enemy: Big Oil,” they wrote.


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KEYWORDS: canada; darylhannah; energy; keystonexl; oil; opec; pipeline
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“Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people. Keystone XL is that serpent, a 1,700-mile pipe that would carry toxic tar sands oil across our land and over our water,” wrote actress Daryl Hannah and Native American activist Debra White Plume for MSNBC.


1 posted on 04/27/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
“Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people. Keystone XL is that serpent, a 1,700-mile pipe that would carry toxic tar sands oil across our land and over our water,” wrote actress Daryl Hannah and Native American activist Debra White Plume for MSNBC.
Yeah, I'm sure. Legends are distorted versions of actual or imaginary past events.
2 posted on 04/27/2014 11:20:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Question - if you played in one movie, are you forever referred to as an “actress”?

And are actresses and actors experts on everything? Seems they are.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 11:20:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 04/27/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice lady prone to hallucination.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 11:21:49 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SunkenCiv

Meanwhile, does this aging Hollyweird airhead fly around on commercial airline flights or private jets?

Ride in a limo or drive a car? Use products manufactured with petroleum based chemicals?

What makes JFK junior’s ex-girlfriend an expert on anything?


6 posted on 04/27/2014 11:22:11 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t know why people care what bimbo celebutards think about anything


7 posted on 04/27/2014 11:22:33 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Salamander

snake ping!


8 posted on 04/27/2014 11:22:36 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh shut up Daryl, you are no expert, and you’re becoming another lefty hater for hire. Her life won’t suffer because of all those mining jobs going to China vs staying in the states.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 11:23:54 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: SunkenCiv

Hannah is an enviro-nazi whack job and that’s being polite.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 11:23:58 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: ilovesarah2012
Two movies

11 posted on 04/27/2014 11:24:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Does this idiot believe Keystone is the FIRST pipeline??


12 posted on 04/27/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: GeronL

“I don’t know why people care what bimbo celebutards think about anything”


I’m with you. How would these “artists” feel if we had politicians do all the theater/movie/concert reviews?

These celebs just can’t seem to keep their mouths shut.

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13 posted on 04/27/2014 11:25:48 AM PDT by Mears
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To: SunkenCiv
"Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people."

She's apparently thinking about crude oil unit trains.

14 posted on 04/27/2014 11:26:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SunkenCiv
the Ogallala Aquifer - one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world

Yeah, we wouldn't want any pipelines across that.

Oh wait...


click to enlarge

15 posted on 04/27/2014 11:26:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, I guess I missed it.


16 posted on 04/27/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Black Agnes

I thought Obama was the black serpent that will destroy the country.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 11:28:08 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Paladin2

I thought she was talking about Obama.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 11:28:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SunkenCiv

There comes a time when aging cinema divas should quietly retire until their obituaries appear in the trade papers.

Sadly, few of them can resist the spotlight - any spotlight, even when their last good role is decades behind them.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 11:28:59 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: angry elephant
0bee is a mulatto serpent.

One needs to be nuanced in these matters.

It's not all black and white.

20 posted on 04/27/2014 11:29:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SunkenCiv

I saw her not too long ago on some show or another. She’s a full-blown Leftist loon.


21 posted on 04/27/2014 11:29:42 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: GeronL

For the same reason they go to a gym to walk on a treadmill instead of just taking a walk?


22 posted on 04/27/2014 11:31:19 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: BenLurkin

Did she walk there ?


23 posted on 04/27/2014 11:32:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: BenLurkin



24 posted on 04/27/2014 11:34:04 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SunkenCiv

and to think, she used to be a 10, what is she now, 3.5?


25 posted on 04/27/2014 11:34:45 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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26 posted on 04/27/2014 11:35:40 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

I think she got a brain rotting STD from Charlie Sheen during Wall Street filming.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 11:36:33 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ghost of SVR4
Does this idiot believe Keystone is the FIRST pipeline??

Yes. Yes, she does. She is an idiot.

28 posted on 04/27/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: SunkenCiv

What’s a Daryl Hannah? Is she important to anyone?


29 posted on 04/27/2014 11:40:29 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: SunkenCiv
Compared to truck or rail transportation, pipeline transport is safer and more friendly to the environment.

And yes, I'm wondering why I'm even bothering.

30 posted on 04/27/2014 11:47:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Exit148

“What’s a Daryl Hannah? Is she important to anyone?”

Seems her name came up once decades ago, something about her growing a fish tail or something to that effect.


31 posted on 04/27/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: SunkenCiv
“Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people. Keystone XL is that serpent, a 1,700-mile pipe that would carry toxic tar sands oil across our land and over our water,”

And trains are sparkly white snakes that spread pixie dust everywhere they go?
32 posted on 04/27/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

She’s a low-IQ bimbo. Jackie O supposedly demanded that John-John break off his relationship with DH, who thought they were on the way to marriage.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 11:51:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

The Embridge pipeline across southern Michigan doubled capacity over the past year.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ding, Ding, Ding. The darn trolley ran off the track.


35 posted on 04/27/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SunkenCiv

Almost get her a*** kick by the Bride in Kill Bill Vol 2 really knock sense out of her

Just sayin


36 posted on 04/27/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BenLurkin

THANK YOU Ben that what I thinking LOL!


37 posted on 04/27/2014 11:58:01 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people.”

That’s racist! Daryl Hannah should be roundly condemned by the MSM and lefties everywhere.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Face Palm!


39 posted on 04/27/2014 12:02:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ll see your Daryl Hannah and raise you one Beatrix Kiddo. Take the other eye and leave her with the serpent.


40 posted on 04/27/2014 12:02:45 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: jimbo123

Dude...never, ever post a picture as offensive as that without a warning!!! My eyes feel like they are about to start bleeding.


41 posted on 04/27/2014 12:05:28 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: jyro

Now look, just because she’s got the looks and brains of a mud fence is no reason to, wait, yeah it is.


42 posted on 04/27/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Splash”? That was 30 years ago. Thirty.


43 posted on 04/27/2014 12:07:05 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neil Young was on tv yesterday calling it a snake as well. Sounded like the same script.


44 posted on 04/27/2014 12:18:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Actually she is one of the few hollywood pinheads who does. Apparently she and Sean Hannity are friends and I heard her on his talk show once. She was going over all that she does to be gentle on the environment but one of the things she does stuck out. She has her vehicles converted to run on alcohol and the alcohol is produced at a co-op and is made from grass or lawn refuse or anything that will ferment. She sounded like a nice person and not an uppity actress preaching.


45 posted on 04/27/2014 12:23:43 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why would anyone ask Daryl Hannah or any other actor/actress about the Keystone Pipeline?

Ask her a question that she’s qualified to answer : Can I get the salad dressing on the side with the special of the day?


46 posted on 04/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Ghost of SVR4

and a million other pipes underground!


47 posted on 04/27/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: jimbo123

eeew


48 posted on 04/27/2014 12:36:35 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: thackney

The pipelines of all types need to all be shutdown to save GAIA!!


49 posted on 04/27/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

She is a nut. A walnut.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2006/06/13/cops-arrest-daryl-hannah-others-for-climbing-tree-in-garden-protest/

Sheriff’s deputies evicted people from an urban community garden to make room for a warehouse Tuesday, touching off a furious protest in which actress Daryl Hannah and others climbed into a walnut tree or chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels. At least 39 people were arrested.


50 posted on 04/27/2014 12:40:06 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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