Video: Hey, how about giving “human” rights to nature?

posted at 3:25 pm on May 6, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Yes, I am still on vacation, but I can’t let this gem pass without some sort of comment. Fox News features a new environmental movement that wants to grant “human rights” to very non-human objects — and in some cases, inanimate objects. Via Greg Hengler, no one will be at all surprised to find out that Van Jones is at the forefront of this effort:

Actually, what this should be called is the Ambulance Chaser Full Employment Act. It would make law schools the center of American civilization, churning out attorneys for literally every object under the sun, including the sun itself. If people think the EPA and the Endangered Species Act act as a sledgehammer to business (especially energy production), just wait until dirt, rocks, trees, and streams suddenly get specific “rights” standing in court. The entire idea targets private property as a concept. In fact, at least philosophically if not legally, the concept of human rights for nature and natural objects turns private property ownership into a form of slavery.

Mostly, this movement is a clumsy enough attack on production and private property that its transparent hostility to traditional American values makes it a dead letter, a cry from the lunatic fringe. But what does it say about Barack Obama that he gave one of its leaders a key spot in the beginning of his administration?

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Liberalism is a mental disease.

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 3:26 PM

This is all about “green”, and I’m not referring to the environment.

BuzzCrutcher on May 6, 2011 at 3:28 PM

chopping wood for your fireplace is now murder?

w.t.f?

ted c on May 6, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Cunning Stunt!

400lb Gorilla on May 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Democrats would never have to give up power ever again once all the trees are registered to vote.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

The ideas of too many in the Obama administration need to be imprisoned at Gitmo.

The best way to do that is to line up all these whackjobs, connect them to their key crackpot ide or two, tie them both to Obama, and then get Obama voted out in 2012.

BuckeyeSam on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Mowing your lawn = genocide on a massive scale!

AuH20 on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Rights for rocks, but not for an unborn human.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Van Jones is the perfect bovine spokesman, since he is fluent in bull.

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

You’re violating the rights of whatever you’re smoking there, Fella.

michaelo on May 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM

People out of control of their own lives tend to try to control others’.

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Van Jones = Evo Morales?

steebo77 on May 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM

In 20 years, this will be law.

Crawford on May 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM

If certain people want to think they’re on the same level as bugs and rocks, let them. I prefer it if crazy people are out in the open rather than sneaking around in the shadows. However, please don’t drag me into that lame club. And, if you think you are on the same level as a bug or a rock, God Bless you, but please walk on the other side of the street when you see me. I will shred whatever is left of your humanity if you so much as blink in my direction. Thank you.

joejm65 on May 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM

My HOA already acts as if the trees and bushes on my property have specific rights.

Ditkaca on May 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

And what happens if you p i s s in a creek? Hate crime?

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Rights for rocks, but not for an unborn human.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

+100 It’s really that simple…and quite sick, isn’t it?

Renwaa on May 6, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I picked up David Horowitz’ book “The Shadow Party” this week. Goes into detail on Soros and Hillary. Explains a lot of this garbage all dovetailing into replacing the Constitution with a new Progressive version. The Clintons should be in jail for life for what they did to Russia.

If you read one political book this year, get this. It’s pretty succinct, and Soros should have been the one the Navy Seals should have dumped overboard. God help us if Obamalinsky is re-elected. They will kill the U.S……

adamsmith on May 6, 2011 at 3:37 PM

They’re weepy refugees from Pluto.

It’s all on topic, the Obama-spike-the-football topic.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2011 at 3:37 PM

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1&version=KJV

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

That is why plants, animals, water, and dirt cannot have human rights. Plus, they’re not humans.

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Mowing your lawn = genocide on a massive scale!

AuH20 on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

This is perfect for a GOP ad. I commented yesterday that the GOP needs to do a take off on the Little Susie ad by verizon. It’s the one in which a 10-year-old girl become a lemonade mogul after her father lends her a verizon phone.

In this case, there’s a lawn service with an ad in which an adolescent boy is making a ton of money mowing lawns because the lawn service has the lawns growing wildly. His catchphrase is “Mo green [the result of the lawn service] means mo green [bucks in his pocket from lawn mowing].” The ad could feature Van Jones and Obama and this crazy idea and then show the adolescent lawnmower run out of business and left to eat junk food on his couch playing video games. The catchphrase: “Mo Bama, less green.”

BuckeyeSam on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

The jackboot in the velvet slipper. Feel-good paganism in the name of political power.

If we don’t confront, challenge, refute, mock and beat back these brutes every step of the way, we’re finished.

rrpjr on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

“Your Commie has no regard for human life. Not even his own.” ~ Major Jack D. Ripper (Dr. Strangelove)

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Actually, what this should be called is the Ambulance Chaser Full Employment Act.

Charlie Crist has to eat…and will be richer than John Edwards.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

On The Pulse Of Morning
by Maya Angelou
American Poet

Delivered January 20, 1993 at the Inauguration of President Clinton

A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Mark the mastodon.
The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
Of their sojourn here

Sick sick sick. Her and Van Jones should do a duet.

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Green on the outside, red on the inside.

We know the routine.

SteveMG on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

But what does it say about Barack Obama that he gave one of its leaders a key spot in the beginning of his administration?

Something tells me Obama would be all for this.

This is insanity. How is it these people are out there, walking on the streets among the citizenry? In any other era, they’d be locked away and given shock treatment. WOW!!!

capejasmine on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Actually, what this should be called is the Ambulance Chaser Full Employment Act. It would make law schools the center of American civilization, churning out attorneys for literally every object under the sun, including the sun itself.

I wanna know what crr6 has to say about this.

gryphon202 on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

You know what the end result will be…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

My HOA already acts as if the trees and bushes on my property have specific rights.

Ditkaca on May 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

We’re buying a condo, and when reading the bylaws I thought to myself that unlike the US Constitution, a (typical) HOA agreement contains little protection of minority rights. 51% of the residents can pretty much put whatever requirements they want on the 49%. Fortunately, pure democracy does work a lot better in a group of 60 people than it does with 300 million, but it still makes me hesitant.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I still have my Pet Rock

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Obama’s gangster politics. Spread this around.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Glenn Beck was all over this several days ago. Van Jones will never tire of a way to “give them the wealth, give them the wealth” as he tries to find a way to rob the makers and give their money to the takers.

karenhasfreedom on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Is that Alfred Hitchcock, come back to life?

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Green, environmentalism, earth, Birkenstock shoes, all code for communism

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Who do they think they are, standing on that shaky ground. It has rights! Can’t eat or drink or breathe anything that has rights.

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Rights for rocks, but not for an unborn human.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

THIS

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Rights are essentially a contract. We give rights to every type of thing that’s potentially capable of recognizing our rights.

elfman on May 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I’m sure Mr. Jones has had plenty of practice trying to give life to inanimate objects, IYKWIM.

The Mega Independent on May 6, 2011 at 3:43 PM

You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
Is part of nature, too

No New Tale To Tell

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM

This guy is a certied liberal/leftist moron.

rplat on May 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Prince Charles scolds Americans on eating steak. Says planet will run out of water. Not that it’s already covered 2/3 in water.

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Christien on May 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Love and Rockets FTW!

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Sick sick sick. Her and Van Jones should do a duet.

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

How about a trio featuring Barry?
UNDERGROUND

Under water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch.
The apes howl, bare
Their fangs, dance,
Tumble in the
Rushing water,
Musty, wet pelts
Glistening in the blue.

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM

With Rights,comes Responsibility.

If Nature is given Rights, the it should take responsibility for an damages it does. If Nature hits my house with a tornado, can I now sue it? Will it be given a lawyer? If I win, how does it pay?

Of course, it’s not just Nature vs Humans. Will these people sue a lion for killing a gazelle and taking away its Right to live? Van, when you get all these details worked out, let us know.

The lady showed this perfectly…The river has a right to flow, so there will be fish (for us to depend on), but the fish apparently don’t have the right to not be eaten.

gregbert on May 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

No wonder liberals yearn to protect nature. They have rocks for brains.

carbon_footprint on May 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Say, if animals have the same rights as humans, does that mean that people can marry animals?

I guess not, the gay-marriage folks always said that was crazy and could never, ever, possibly ever happen.

hawksruleva on May 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

It’s a parody, but it’s a funny one

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM

My HOA already acts as if the trees and bushes on my property have specific rights.

Ditkaca on May 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

A perfect example of the enviromental gustapo. We were in the same situation once, they wanted a key to our house for unanounced yearly inspections for possible violations.

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Aw c’mon, they’re only trying to help.

Akzed on May 6, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Justice William O Douglas was on board for this.

The question of standing “would be simplified and also put neatly in focus if we fashioned a federal rule that allowed environmental issues to be litigated before federal agencies or federal courts in the name of the inanimate object about to be despoiled, defaced, or invaded.” Under this rule, these inanimate objects—“valleys, alpine meadows, rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, ridges, groves of trees, swampland, or even air that feels the destructive pressures of modern technology and modern life”—would be named parties. “The river as plaintiff speaks for the ecological unit of life that is part of it.” The “legitimate spokesmen” in court for the inanimate object would be “[t]hose who have [an] intimate relation with the inanimate object.” “Then there will be assurances that all of the forms of life which [the inanimate object] represents will stand before the court—the pileated woodpecker as well as the coyote and the bear, the lemmings as well as the trout in the streams.”

Ponder this. The very same people pushing the idea a tree should have standing in court would argue the average citizen has no standing to challenge the qualifications of a candidate for President.

Rocks on May 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Obviously, this man does not eat. Everytime he puts something in his mouth, if he happens to consume, he is killing nature.

CynicalOptimist on May 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Rights for rocks, but not for an unborn human.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

If rights for rocks ever becomes a serious issue, abortion is how you defeat it.

“You can’t move that rock or kill that lump of cells”.

BobMbx on May 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

If everything has rights then no one has rights.

Akzed on May 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

“Human rights to nature!” = “All power to the soviets!”

Cara C on May 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Rights for rocks, but not for an unborn human.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Some of them, including Obama, don’t even want to recognize the rights of born humans.

Remember how Obama, as an Illinois state senator, refused to support a law that would have required doctors to treat newborns who had survived botched abortion attempts?

These lunatics will support throwing live newborns into hospital supply closets to die, and they’ll defend the practice of abortion doctors jabbing scissors into the brains of live babies as they’re exiting the mother’s body (i.e., partial-birth abortion), but when it comes to “mistreating” trees or rocks — well, that’s really offensive and inhumane, and they just won’t stand for it.

AZCoyote on May 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Potato Rights Now!!!

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Say, if animals have the same rights as humans, does that mean that people can marry animals?

I guess not, the gay-marriage folks always said that was crazy and could never, ever, possibly ever happen.

hawksruleva on May 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

National Geographic Taboo series: Strange Love

I miss the Born Free days…

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Let me guess, they happen to know what the rock is thinking, right?

Fallon on May 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Prince Charles scolds Americans on eating steak. Says planet will run out of water. Not that it’s already covered 2/3 in water.

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM

And what does Ol Chuck eat?

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Why can’t we just drop people like this on an island in the Pacific somewhere and just tell them “have at it!”

GarandFan on May 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM

We constantly hear a particularly cosmic creed from the modern humanitarians; I use the word humanitarian in the ordinary sense, as meaning one who upholds the claims of all creatures against those of humanity. They suggest that through the ages we have been growing more and more humane, that is to say, that one after another, groups or sections of beings, slaves, children, women, cows, or what not, have been gradually admitted to mercy or to justice. They say that we once thought it right to eat men (we didn’t); but I am not here concerned with their history, which is highly unhistorical. As a fact, anthropophagy is certainly a decadent thing, not a primitive one. It is much more likely that modern men will eat human flesh out of affectation than that primitive man ever ate it out of ignorance.

I am here only following the outlines of their argument, which consists in maintaining that man has been progressively more lenient, first to citizens, then to slaves, then to animals, and then (presumably) to plants. I think it wrong to sit on a man. Soon, I shall think it wrong to sit on a horse. Eventually (I suppose) I shall think it wrong to sit on a chair. That is the drive of the argument. And for this argument it can be said that it is possible to talk of it in terms of evolution or inevitable progress. A perpetual tendency to touch fewer and fewer things might–one feels, be a mere brute unconscious tendency, like that of a species to produce fewer and fewer children. This drift may be really evolutionary, because it is stupid.

From Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Van Jones is on the cutting edge of idiocy.

pat on May 6, 2011 at 4:03 PM

If there is one good thing to come out of the Obama Presidency it is that the true loonecy of the left is front and center.

How can this be called fringe when our President had the guy as his advisor?

I hope they keep stuff like this up because it will make good ads…

petunia on May 6, 2011 at 4:04 PM

That is why I am starting a new organization called PETP, People for the Ethical treatment of Plants.

No longer can we sit idly by and watch savages rip the reproduction organs off of an Apple tree and eat it in the presence of the tree! This is barbaric! I am calling for all food must be only meat, no plants of any kind should be legal to eat!!

jeffn21 on May 6, 2011 at 4:04 PM

If you want to know what drives these nut cases and the damage they’ve done, you must read this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Rat-Pig-Dog-Boy-Movement/dp/1594033463/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Oh, it’s the old Do Trees Have Standing? b.s. They haven’t gotten anywhere with it in over 30 years.

Blake on May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I still have my Pet Rock

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Oh my gosh! You kept a rock alive for decades? That must be some kind of record!

petunia on May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Man, I really need one of these jobs where I get paid to dream up stupid sh|t.

John Deaux on May 6, 2011 at 4:07 PM

“Your Commie has no regard for human life. Not even his own.” ~ Major Jack D. Ripper (Dr. Strangelove)

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Up next…

… Human Rights for our precious bodily fluids!

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 4:08 PM

If Obama can enforce laws that aren’t laws and refuse to enforce laws that are laws, I look forward to President Palin eliminating many provisions of the Endangered Species Act and severely restricting the EPA. Good times.

alwaysfiredup on May 6, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Obviously, this man does not eat. Everytime he puts something in his mouth, if he happens to consume, he is killing nature.

CynicalOptimist on May 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

That has been my argument against vegitarianism for years! Why is the life force of broccoli of less value than the life force of a cow?

If you can anamorphise animals why not plants.

VegieTales! I knew they were making an important statement when they made those vegies talk!

petunia on May 6, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Rocks on May 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Shouldn’t you be all for this ??

Jerome Horwitz on May 6, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Up next…

… Human Rights for our precious bodily fluids!

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Fluoridated water has rights too!!!

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM

That is why I am starting a new organization called PETP, People for the Ethical treatment of Plants.

jeffn21 on May 6, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Copyright infringement.

sharrukin on May 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM

As a member of the human species, I demand the right to have these idiots removed from our gene pool.

morganfrost on May 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM

From Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Great book, that.

David Shane on May 6, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Oh my gosh! You kept a rock alive for decades? That must be some kind of record!

petunia on May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM

It’s the feeling of being responsible that makes it worthwhile

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 4:16 PM

VegieTales! I knew they were making an important statement when they made those vegies talk!

petunia on May 6, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I wonder about mushrooms and their rights.

They’re always kept in the dark and fed shiite

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 4:18 PM

So who gets to interpret what Mother Gaia wants? If I put my ear to the ground I hear her saying “drill me, drill me, let me give you some of that black sweet crude!”

If I was Mama Gaia I’d be pist off at these greeny types that don’t want to accept all the gifts that I have to offer.

Who decides?

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2011 at 4:18 PM

But that baby still inside its mother? No rights at all!

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM

If I was Mama Gaia I’d be pist off at these greeny types that don’t want to accept all the gifts that I have to offer.

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2011 at 4:18 PM

THAT explains why Michelle Obama always looks pissed!!!

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM

That is why I am starting a new organization called PETP, People for the Ethical treatment of Plants.

No longer can we sit idly by and watch savages rip the reproduction organs off of an Apple tree and eat it in the presence of the tree! This is barbaric! I am calling for all food must be only meat, no plants of any kind should be legal to eat!!

jeffn21 on May 6, 2011 at 4:04 PM

These guys might be your charter members.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB_vHVFM_8

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Prince Charles scolds Americans on eating steak. Says planet will run out of water. Not that it’s already covered 2/3 in water.

Kini on May 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Well c’mon! It’s not like water falls from the sky!!!… Oh… wait…

jeffn21 on May 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM

That book by Wesley J Smith will soon be added to my I-pad library, sounds good from the Amazon review.

fourdeucer on May 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

The frightening thing is that many humans in San Francisco actually believe this stuff.

If you would like to observe these San Franciscans in their native habitat, sign up to attend their monthly meeting on May 10 in San Francisco

http://www.pachamama.org/events/monthly-gatherings/2011/05/10/pachamama-monthly-gathering-resilience-asher-miller-post-carbon-transformation-green-business/

The event description alone will make your eyes roll.

wren on May 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

These liberals all think they’re inventing the wheel with this stuff. Instead, they pander to each other by positing the same old arguments that have been around for thousands of years. Paul writes in his letter to Romans about them:

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

They’re not the new intelligentsia.

Tennman on May 6, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I wanna know what crr6 has to say about this.

gryphon202 on May 6, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Why? Will dog crrap have rights too?

Aviator on May 6, 2011 at 4:24 PM

What do these people eat or drink…?

… Isn’t that a crime?

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM

The event description alone will make your eyes roll.

wren on May 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Last time I was in Muir Woods, there was a large group of people going from tree to tree hugging them. Hubby said I needed to temper my reaction a bit… I couldn’t stop laughing.

Fallon on May 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I pray that enough Americans permanently wake up to the disaster that is socialism so that the only way a leftist gets elected in the future is if they give rocks and goats the vote.

hogfat on May 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM

If people think the EPA and the Endangered Species Act act as a sledgehammer to business (especially energy production), just wait until dirt, rocks, trees, and streams suddenly get specific “rights” standing in court

Wait, don’t Palestinians throw rocks? Why do Palestinians continue to hate and oppress nature?

rbj on May 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Wait, don’t Palestinians throw rocks? Why do Palestinians continue to hate and oppress nature?

rbj on May 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Redistribution of rocks

Roy Rogers on May 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Copyright infringement.

sharrukin on May 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants (PETP), with few members and supporters, is the largest plant rights organization in the world. Founded in 2006, PETP is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all plants. PETP operates under the simple principle that plants are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

I’m not even going to try to figure out what they mean there…..crazy!

Ditkaca on May 6, 2011 at 4:39 PM

What do these people eat or drink…?

… Isn’t that a crime?

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM

They must survive off the emissions of their own self-righteousness.

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Last time I was in Muir Woods, there was a large group of people going from tree to tree hugging them. Hubby said I needed to temper my reaction a bit… I couldn’t stop laughing.

Fallon on May 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I’m glad you enjoyed the moment, Fallon!

Laughter is often the most appropriate response!

But, alas, many of these people are registered to vote.

wren on May 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM

And what does Ol Chuck eat?

mizflame98 on May 6, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Lol. I know what I want to say, but it could be hammer-worthy, so I’ll just walk away…

joejm65 on May 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM

If the cat and the cactus see this, I’m screued.

katy the mean old lady on May 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Surprise, surprise – not. Take a look at this little you tube goodie, courtesy of the one and only Cass Sunstein, entitled “Cass Sunstein Ranks Animals (dogs and horses) Above (infant) Humans” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoiHIbwRhSo Cass Sunstein is no Jonathan Swift. This clip is not satire.

MayorDaley on May 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Video: Hey, how about giving “human” rights to nature?

Mother Nature says ‘No Thanks’ – she has no use for them.

She also says she is quite amused by the arrogance of humans.

rukiddingme on May 6, 2011 at 5:07 PM

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