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America's Greens Rally to Flag, Run for Cover (Left in panic mode. Sierra Club drops ads)
Counterpunch ^ | Alexander Cockburn & Jeffery St. Clair

Posted on 09/15/2001 12:48:34 PM PDT by LarryLied

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To: glock rocks
Good. This does need to be on the record in the mainstream media. It will come in handy when the Greenies start bashing Bush again (as we all know they will.)
51 posted on 09/15/2001 4:00:31 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: martian_22
"...we are taking other steps to prevent the Sierra Club from being perceived as controversial during this crisis." Why are they hiding from scrutiny, now? What are they hiding from scrutiny, now.
52 posted on 09/15/2001 4:06:16 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: Clinton's a liar
Cockburn and his fellow travelers are unbelievable.

We're up to our ass in alligators and they're wondering why no one's concerned about draining the swamp.

53 posted on 09/15/2001 4:33:39 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: LarryLied
The anti-bombing brigades on Vieques have also called off their protests and plans for civil disobedience.

With Bush approval numbers in the 90s none of the subversives who wear masks of "activism" can risk exposure. Try to find a "Democrat Consultant" on a cable talk show.

54 posted on 09/15/2001 4:42:54 PM PDT by Deb
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To: monkeywrench
***What are they hiding from scrutiny, now?

The fact that they are UNamerican, needs to be hidden, for now.

55 posted on 09/15/2001 4:45:43 PM PDT by martian_22
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the flag!

Watching watermelons roll off the truck onto the road ain't a pretty sight. LOL!

56 posted on 09/15/2001 4:53:17 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Deb
The liberal hive has been buzzing with suggestions since Tuesday on how to handle this. They all seem to have settle into a civil rights strategy. Moslems being persecuted in America is the theme.

The anguish they are expressing at http://www.indymedia.org/ is simply delicious to read.

57 posted on 09/15/2001 4:56:39 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
Just last week at a sporting event they wouldn't play the Nat'l Anthem because it was too "pro-American" Now the same commies are probably flying the flag.
58 posted on 09/15/2001 5:06:51 PM PDT by RedwM
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To: LarryLied
If you think that site is bad, check out the World Socialist Web Site. But be sure to have something to quickly throw up into before you click that link.
59 posted on 09/15/2001 5:13:14 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: LarryLied
Biuld nuclear power plants. Build them now.
60 posted on 09/15/2001 5:15:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: LarryLied
The Sierra Club, America's oldest green group has abruptly turned off its campaign against the anti-environmental program of the Bush administration.

And what, exactly, has Bush done that has been "anti-environmental"?

61 posted on 09/15/2001 5:22:46 PM PDT by Dan Day
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To: LarryLied
You're exactly right about where the lefties have gone. Anti-Vieques-bombing-ex-con Edward James Olmos was interviewed on the news last night from outside an Islamic community center. He was begging Americans not to engage in "anti- Arab hate crimes". As if.
62 posted on 09/15/2001 5:24:10 PM PDT by Deb
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To: rdb3
If you think that site is bad, check out the World Socialist Web Site.

Thought of posting their lead editorial here earlier but it is so warped, I figured it was best left where it is.What is frustrating about the 4th international however, is the mainstream press parrots much of what they say (about Pinochet for instance). After cleaning up the rhetoric of course so average readers don't know where the take on a subject originates.

63 posted on 09/15/2001 5:26:27 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: Carry_Okie
About building nuclear plants? I wonder if any of our nuc power plants were potential airline targets
64 posted on 09/15/2001 5:31:05 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids
One could hit one and damage the cooling system, but as far as the containment building is concerned, there would be no breach. No way. There may be a few older units that are vulnerable, but that is simply all the more reason to get going with new construction.

This nation simply MUST become energy independent. The economic efficiencies of "comparative advantage" aren't worth the military and political risks.

65 posted on 09/15/2001 5:52:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: Random Access
Post # 3: Trouble is these groups seemed out to destroy America by blocking the right to drill for gas and oil anywhere in America or along our coasts. Demanding impossible emission standards for power plants, factories and every mode of transportation, and filing so many frivilous law suits against every attempt to build nuclear plants, until the expense of this moderately cheap source of power became unaffordable.

Those chickens just read the mood of American's after the attack, and realized that a majority were in no state of mind to humor the green's childish nonsense. THey will re-group and be back as anti-war protesters when they feel that conditions are in their favor.

66 posted on 09/15/2001 6:05:44 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: Dan Day
# 61: According to the greens-everything.
67 posted on 09/15/2001 6:10:09 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach, Tigen, amom, GulfofTonkinYatchClub, GrandmaC, Benighted, Jeff Head, redrock
Thanks for the ping guys. I'm sort of off in my own daze lately. We've seen wonderous and awesome things in the last 4 days. I don't know how you all feel, but I'll stand beside Andy Kerr (after they delouse him!!), hand in hand to fight the evil that has been heaped on us. I've never been so happy to say I was wrong when I was so positive that patriotism and faith was only in a few. There's a lot of it that I just can't sort in my head. War is against everthing I profess to believe in.

I've always wondered how the founding fathers did it. How did they pull together so many differing factions and produce what they did. Why didn't John Adams just give up? This nation was visited by the devil on Sept. 11. Then the hand of God grasped us. Flags are everywhere. Strangers want to talk. Old friends run and tell you they love you! I don't profess to be a good Christian. It's what I'd like to be when I grow up. But I know a miracle when I see one. This nation is blessed. Give us the strength to hang on to it.

We'll battle for the environment and straighten out these politico's...another day. Today they are our leaders, today they've done well. I'm glad I'm not in their shoes! Haven't you watched them transform? This is the great equalizer. We've all learned a lot. We have even more to learn. I even enjoyed watching Dan Rather!!

My son left the NW a couple years ago to be near "the love of his life!" He wasn't gone many weeks when he called one day and said, "Mom, there's only one thing worse than my relatives, and that's everyone elses!" Looks like we Americans, for the most part are family.....warts and all. And the Brits! Did you see the Queen singing God Bless America!?? Looks like we American's aren't so hated after all. We might just get this right yet, people. God isn't finished with us yet.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!! AND ALL OF YOU!

68 posted on 09/15/2001 6:14:07 PM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB, Snow Bunny
I've been wrong a few times, but I sure am glad I'm on the right side of this issue. Now to pray for grace to forget the past and go on towards Victory for America.
69 posted on 09/15/2001 6:19:27 PM PDT by swheats
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To: LarryLied
I think they are doing this because they know they will lose an incredible amount of face and/or support among the general public.

Also, it might just be a tad bit unpopular to cling to foreign oil if we get ourselves in a shooting war.

Call me cynical.

70 posted on 09/15/2001 6:20:31 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: LarryLied
Quite frankly, the only "good" thing to come out of Tuesdays attack on the USA is the realization among liberal scumbags

that their time has passed and that they better get the hell out of the way before they get run over as well.

71 posted on 09/15/2001 6:31:50 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
A couple of months ago, my MD daughter said that as much as she abhors the loss of human life, what this country needed was a war. She said that was the only thing that was going to bring our country back together again. Sadly, it looks like she was right.

I found a website that has posted pictures from around the world showing people who are in mourning with us. Sadly, it looks like it took this tragedy to bring the WORLD together in a common cause against evil. And I'm not talking about any new world order either!

America's tragedy is felt by all the world

72 posted on 09/15/2001 6:43:16 PM PDT by JudyB1938
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To: gcruse
I love it when socialists go into meltdown mode.

It isn't just the enviro-wackos either. Most bleeding heart libs have suddenly become staunch flag waivers. If we didn't know better, you'd think Chuckie Schumer was Atilla the Hun.

73 posted on 09/15/2001 6:43:28 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: Rome2000
Please folks send this to your News paper ,Radio show, and to all the networks...there can be no stopping here these people are "terrorists" and we need to forward this to the folks in the cities...forward #7 in in the best way you can...
74 posted on 09/15/2001 6:47:56 PM PDT by Tigen
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To: Clinton's a liar
"These people do not have principles. They have an anti-American agenda -- and it will not stand up under scrutiny in the heightened awareness of an America at war. They must slink into the shadows."

Right on the button.

Their reaction in this circumstance simply proves that their protests, propaganda and legal maneuvering had nothing to do with the environment. And everything to do with an anti-American socialist agenda.

If their course was just and their hearts pure, why stop?

75 posted on 09/15/2001 6:50:57 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Tigen,To All
"Please folks send this to your News paper ,Radio show, and to all the networks"
See Post 7

Guide to Local Media
Locate media in your zip code, gives you links to YOUR local media with phone, e-mail etc info.
76 posted on 09/15/2001 6:59:17 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: LarryLied
That's music to my ears. Maybe we won't have to hear from them ever again.
77 posted on 09/15/2001 7:08:20 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: No.6
Frankly, as a staunch opponent of nearly everything the Sierra Club has been doing, it is quite heartening to see that there is yet a spark of the Spirit of America left within them.

Maybe so, but it's still a good idea to keep one eye open. NEVER TRUST !!

78 posted on 09/15/2001 7:12:43 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: LarryLied
I got a copy of that Sierra Club memo a few days ago, I was wondering when it would be reported on . . .
79 posted on 09/15/2001 7:22:26 PM PDT by Plummz
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To: Plummz
Doing a little spying are we? Have they said anything else we should know about?
80 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:26 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: JMJ333
What nonsense! Principles are never more important
than when it is inconvenient or dangerous to stand up for them.

   If we all felt that way, there would never be a
   coming together of the nation in an emergency.
  Some things are more important than others.
  A nation of clean rivers ruled by Ayatollahs
  isn't the goal of anyone.

I love it when socialists go into meltdown mode.

    Me, too.  John Wayne should be here.

It isn't just the enviro-wackos either. Most bleeding heart
libs have suddenly become staunch flag waivers. If we didn't know
better, you'd think Chuckie Schumer was Atilla the Hun.

   Hmm.  Is only one side putting aside their differences?

81 posted on 09/15/2001 7:42:37 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: swheats, Snow Bunny
Did you know the odds of being born an American are 1 in 20??? I feel very lucky lately to have met so many incredible Americans. People like Bin Laden will never understand our strength....OH, WELL!!!!

Good to see you both here today. I've been missing you while I took some time off from the 'puter to spend with my family.

God Bless America.

82 posted on 09/15/2001 7:55:25 PM PDT by AuntB
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Just like cockroaches to run for cover when the lights go on.
83 posted on 09/15/2001 7:55:42 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub LarryLied
Thanks soooo much for the ping, Tonk! I appreciate your call to this thread!

Larry, thanks for posting this! It just goes to show ya' that some good can come from this tragedy! (loved the "watermelons rolling off a truck..." posted above heheheh) ;o)

84 posted on 09/15/2001 8:15:23 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: LarryLied
I think that was all I saw about their reaction in the wake of the attacks. The memo came via a fairly closed intel channel and reposting the memo on the net could have gotten me cut out of the loop. . .
85 posted on 09/15/2001 8:16:38 PM PDT by Plummz
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To: Plummz
Hmmm...since GW has declared war on terrorist, does than include the eco-terrorist???????
86 posted on 09/15/2001 8:23:47 PM PDT by GailA
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To: LarryLied
Are we now to expect the Club to endorse drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve as necessary "for national security"?

NO, because they are too stupid to understand that.

87 posted on 09/15/2001 8:27:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AuntB
"Today they are our leaders, today they've done well."

Today...they HAVE done well.

But,as Americans, is is our DUTY to keep watching them...and keeping them on the proper Constitutional Path.

redrock...in the wilds of Salt Lake City

88 posted on 09/15/2001 8:30:40 PM PDT by redrock
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To: LarryLied
Me too....never thought I'd see the day the elite left would be so easy to turn into a PATRIOT....how can we expect different, the terrorist hit the heart of the eastern elite...one minute they have the world by the tail the next minute......well we all have seen that....was quite horrifying....we all see how we truly have control of absolutely nothing....
89 posted on 09/15/2001 8:33:44 PM PDT by shield
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To: All
IMHO, the libs have gone into stealth mode. To continue in their socialist/statist/globalist course at this time could mean damage to their financial base of support, and to having their collective asses handed to them. I believe with all my heart and all I've seen and know, that the libs will continue SOP while talking out of the side of their mouths.

I would certainly love to be wrong!

eloy

90 posted on 09/15/2001 8:35:43 PM PDT by eloy (Libs Lie)
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To: gcruse
Hmm. Is only one side putting aside their differences?

Guess so. Reading the lefty sites makes it clear this is all PR and they don't mean it. We'll take their help however even though we know they are lying pieces of socialist scum who are more interested in appearances than doing anything to help America. But maybe we can shame them into doing something.

91 posted on 09/15/2001 8:36:04 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
But maybe we can shame them into doing something.

Wait until we actually do something to the ones
we are rounding up.  Watch 'em whip out the
candles, tears, and compassion.

92 posted on 09/15/2001 8:39:45 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: LarryLied
LOL, they admit they have an agenda besides the environment! How nice that they say they won't bash Bush now. Wonder how long that will last?
93 posted on 09/15/2001 8:40:18 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: AuntB
Hey there lady! Good to see you and your post really says it all.

We are a different country than we were at the beginning of the week. We are AMERICA. Once we get these evildoers taken out we can go back to fixen the other mess.

Bless you and your family. Hugs to all y'all.

94 posted on 09/15/2001 8:53:25 PM PDT by amom
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To: LarryLied, Uncle Bill, Squantos, diotima, usconservative, RedWing6, A.J.Armitage
Oh this is priceless! Worth a bookmark!
95 posted on 09/15/2001 8:54:54 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Random Access
"It is hard to tell if the Sierra Club is doing the right thing or the politically expedient thing. "

It sounds like they're doing the politically expedient thing to me. Oh well, even if their motive isn't the best, it still brings about a positive result.

96 posted on 09/15/2001 8:55:38 PM PDT by G-Rated
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Read and bumped. Thanks for the ping.
97 posted on 09/15/2001 8:56:33 PM PDT by G-Rated
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To: Deb
Try to find a "Democrat Consultant" on a cable talk show.

Unfortunately, some of the networks keep trotting out WAY too many former Clinton-ites.

98 posted on 09/15/2001 8:58:59 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Thanks Sweetie, I needed a good laugh. What fools....
99 posted on 09/15/2001 9:00:46 PM PDT by diotima
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To: AuntB
your post 68

BRAVO!
I am so glad that I had the chance to meet you in person.
YOU are a true Patriot!
PS I think the real reson we haven't seen you the last couple of days
is because you have been helping write speechs for the administration.
100 posted on 09/15/2001 9:54:30 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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