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Dear Daryl Hannah has planted her ass high up in a walnut tree as part of a protest to help save an urban garden in Los Angeles from being taken over and turned into a warehouse by the lands owners. Hannah conducted interviews this morning via cell phone (yes, it's true, I heard her on Good Day L.A.) from up in the tree. Oh I understand what she is doing and it really is for a good cause, but hearing her on the crackly cellphone this morning and picturing her up in that tree, I couldn't help but giggle a little. She plans on staying there until things change or she is forced out, but also made a point of saying this was a "peaceful protest." 350 farmers harvest produce and flowers on the land, which has been used as a garden for several years.
Source: MSNBC
Update! Daryl Hannah has been removed from the tree! I repeat, Daryl Hannah no longer in walnut tree!
The Los Angeles Times reports:
The 14-year effort to establish an urban farm in the heart of South Los Angeles came to an end today when sheriff's deputies moved in to evict the farmers, as well as some celebrities who were supporting them by keeping vigil on the land. Deputies using a huge fire ladder this afternoon removed actress Daryl Hannah and protest organizer John Quigley from the tree where they had vowed to remain as long as possible.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read on that FiveO is moving in to boot everyone off the premises, right this moment.

11:01 AM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

You know, I'm all for her doing it if she is trying to save the farmer's although I know sitting in a tree won't solve anything. If they use this as their income and they were facing it being taken away then good for her but if she is just "Save the trees and flowers" because she is a tree hugger then I hope she falls out the tree and gets sense knocked back in her.

12:22 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D-Hannah, tree huggah!

3:05 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would have been cool if they shot her ass with a tranqalizer
gun like they do bears that hide
in trees. Go do some more lame ass movies, you nutcase.

5:02 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

She has been in the tree for 3 weeks and was arrested today. Good grief, who the hell can last 3 weeks in a tree? I'd give in as soon as it was bedtime the first night. Uh, not to be taken that I'd ever do that in the first place LOL.

8:06 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being a tree hugger? In case you all missed science class, no trees=no people.

6:37 AM, June 14, 2006  
Blogger d mumsie said...


RUSH: All right, CNN has not left this story. CNN still has their cameras trained on the tree in which Daryl Hannah is sitting. She occupied the tree on behalf of the "newly arrived" who are garden farmers in this plot of land. Now, just to demonstrate to you how we are on the cutting edge of societal evolution, what is this, June 13th? A week ago, one week ago, I did the morning update on this story. So as a means of bringing you up to speed and getting the story in context for you, let me repeat the morning update. This will tell you what this is all about; then we'll tell you what's happening today.

In the 1980s, Los Angeles, using eminent domain, seized 14 acres owned by a developer named Ralph Horowitz. They paid him $4.8 million for these 14 acres. The city of Los Angeles then planned to build a trash incinerator on these 14 acres. It fell through when the largely African-American neighborhood objected and said, "We don't want a trash incinerator in the neighborhood." So the City of Los Angeles turned the property over to the Regional Food Bank -- yes, the Regional Food Bank -- which then allowed people to set up plots on the 14 acres for gardens. Well, in 2003, Ralph Horowitz sued the city to get his property back, and he did get it back -- after paying $5 million for it, which is a couple hundred thousand more than he had been paid back in the 1980s.

It's his property now. It's not the food bank's. It's not the city's. It's his, and now he wants to put a large warehouse on the site. But there's a problem. There are 350 garden plots on it, as remnants of when the food bank ran the property, and if they're not going to let him put a large warehouse on the site. He is demanding $16 million for his property to once again sell it. It is 20 years later. Well, that decision has set off a confrontation between the gardeners. Now, who are these 350 people, these people that are gardening these 350 plots? Well, in the news they are described as "newly arrived Hispanics," ladies and gentlemen.

They are illegal aliens, but they are described in the news as "newly arrived Hispanics." So the gardeners (the newly arrived Hispanics), the developer, and busybody Hollywood celebrities are now in a battle over keeping these 14 acres for the newly arrived Hispanics so they can run their gardens. The gardeners, the newly arrived Hispanics, went to court to fight eviction from the 14 acre property, and they lost.

A fund-raiser did not generate enough money in order to buy the property so the newly arrived Hispanics could continue to plot their gardens, so Hollywood elites are now taking up the cause and that's how Daryl Hannah ends up, from a mermaid into a tree occupier in the image of Julia "Butterfly" Hill. Danny Glover, well-known social activist, showed up and he told the newly arrived Hispanic gardeners to stay put, and then he left. Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez, well-known communist sympathizer, Martin Sheen and Ed Begley, Jr. showed up. He showed up on his bicycle. After they showed up, they left. A bunch of environmentalist wackos have taken up encampments. They're now camping out to show solidarity and support with the newly arrived gardeners. The newly arrived Hispanic gardeners are vowing to ignore the eviction order, so that's where they are today.

The Hollywood types, they could alleviate the situation. There's only 350, the maximum 350, of these newly arrived Hispanic farmers. I mean, that's how many plots, I don't know how many people, but whatever, even if it's 700, these Hollywood types can invite the newly arrived Hispanics to set up gardens on their big plantation properties, estates, whatever, but, oh, no, no, no, no, no, they're not going to do that. Or the newly arrived Hispanics could simply be presented a gift of $16 million. Let the Hollywood elites do a fund-raiser among themselves. What would it take to raise 16 million bucks, maybe five minutes if they really cared? Instead, oh, no, not doing anything -- instead, the newly arrived Hispanic gardeners are being urged to break the law by well known Hollywood elites who show up and then leave, which gives us a perfect lesson in compassion. Hollywood elites helping the little guy by urging them to continue to break the law.

So they're not leaving, Mr. Horowitz has been patient, the city has been patient, but finally the straw that broke the camel's back has been broken, and that is Daryl Hannah up in a tree refusing to leave. Dozens of sheriffs deputies began evicting the newly arrived gardeners, Hispanic gardeners from the 14-acre urban garden early today as protesters chained themselves to barrels of concrete and others, including the actress Daryl Hannah, secured themselves in a large walnut tree. Daryl Hannah went up there with her cell phone, said, "I'm very confident this is the morally right thing to do to take a principled stand in solidarity with the newly arrived Hispanic farmers." Asked if she was willing to risk arrest, she said, "I am planning on holding my position." Well, they're up there with chainsaws now.

"About 350 people grow produce and flowers on the privately owned land, in a gritty, inner-city area surrounded by warehouses and train tracks. County sheriff's Sgt. Val Rosario said about 65 deputies from the civil management unit, along with support staff including riot forces, showed up around daybreak Tuesday to serve an eviction order that a judge signed last month. 'It's a massive show of force,' said environmental activist John Quigley." That's what it says: John Quigley Quigley. Like "Rush Limbaugh Limbaugh." He was in the walnut tree along with Daryl Hannah.

He said, "Our goal is to hold as firm as we can, obviously in a nonviolent manner." Well, it's going to be tough to hold on once the chainsaws complete their work. "Deputies used saws to cut down the chain-link fence around the site. Inside, they sawed through chains used by some protesters to attach themselves to large barrels of concrete. Quigley said he could see sparks flying as they worked and complained that authorities had removed legal observers from the inside the farm. 'It's really an unsafe situation,' Quigley said. 'There's no legal observers in here. ... Basically we need legal observers in here to guarantee people's safety.' Several dozen protesters gathered outside the area, sporadically chanting, 'We're here and we're not going to leave' in Spanish and blowing whistles. Some flooded onto a street and disrupted truck traffic in the area."

The cops are not illegal, John Quigley Quigley. Cops are the legal observers. If you need some legal observers, how do you get more legal as an observer than a cop or a bunch of cops? So that's what's happening out there, and CNN's found this fascinating. They just left coverage, but they've been going at it. Well, now Fox is on it. They're playing tag-team out there, CNN drops it, Fox picks it up. I wanted you to be informed as to what's going on because the news reports, after the first one calling them newly arrived Hispanics, they're just referred to as "people" and "gardeners." They are illegals, ladies and gentlemen, but you won't see that in any written account.

9:06 AM, June 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

d mumsie, great post... isn't it a shame?

I'm all for open spaces and supporting farmers and agriculture. But the Hollywood elite is supporting ILLEGAL ALIENS! And breaking the law. Yes, they should rally together, hold a fundraiser and get the $16 million amount to buy the land for the illegals.

Darryl Hannah and various artsy types love to jump in and look compassionate. Real compassion, as the Limbaugh piece said, would be *hiring* these people and giving them jobs at the estates around Malibu, Bel-Air and the Hollywood Hills! Oops... but that's where compassion ends. Truly nauseating.

Thanks for the full story.

10:03 AM, June 14, 2006  
Blogger nyomythus said...

It is an imposition of the unreal into the real, a force that stands behind an unborn mythology and pushes it to breach reality. It is a manifest in an atonement by the pain of rejecting reality and a reverent petition to manifest the unreality, at least in microcosms [claiming land from a lawful landowner]. It is the consciousness as a tool that is self realized between the adepts, to define the metaphor is to obliterate the metaphor – which explains the seemingly unfounded passion for the claimants for their demand to cultivate land that they do not own. Peace be upon you.

6:41 PM, June 19, 2006  

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