THE GREEN MACHINE
Many times on my program I have commented that in order to hold a job or position with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, EPA, Fish and Wildlife Service and a host of other such agencies, one must have a "green" attitude. In other words, a kid off a farm or ranch that believes in private property rights, free enterprise, the second amendment and the Constitution of the United States could never get on the payroll of these federal regulatory agencies. Here's how it works.
The green organizations get one of their leaders appointed to a top government agency who in turn is in control of who gets appointed to lower positions or determines who is "qualified" to hold jobs within the agency. Example: Bruce Babbitt who was Secretary of the Interior under Bill Clinton had previously been President of the League of Conservation voters; George Frampton, Chief of the Fish and Wildlife service came from the Wilderness Society while the scientific adviser of the Department of Interior Thomas Lovejoy had worked for the World Wildlife Fund. David Gardiner was Legislative Director for the Sierra Club prior to joining the EPA.
The list goes on with the National Audubon Society and other such organizations contributing staff to the federal agencies. To quote Henry Lamb; "Once inside the government, these people hired other environmental organization leaders to fill middle-management and field positions. These middle-management types are protected by civil services rules and many are still at work inside the Bush administration. No wonder the Clinton-Gore administration advanced the extreme green agenda."
This takes place at the state level the same as it does in Washington D.C. In his article PROTECTING BEARS, NOT PEOPLE, Alan Caruba writes: "Typical of animal rights tactics everywhere, the New Jersey loonies are trying to pack the Fish and Game Council with their own people."
With the Republicans controlling both houses of Congress as well as the White House, the environmental extremists are finding it more difficult to advance their agenda. These groups are accusing President Bush of being paid by the Corporate Polluters, and committing sins against the environment, calling him the most anti-environmental President in our history. They would like to see him gone and are doing everything within their power to keep him from getting reelected in 2004.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, with $70 million in assets is on a fundraising rampage to get Bush defeated in the next election. Over the past four years this organization has received over $4 million in government grants, most of it coming from the EPA. World Wildlife Fund received nearly $20 million and the the Nature Conservancy latched onto $34 million ; of government grants (taxpayer's money). These are just a few of the Gerona weenies that are out to unseat President Bush. They have the money and they have their own people strategically located within the government agencies to help them get financed with our money. It's interesting to hear them squeal when they get squeezed, but you can bet they're not going down without a fight.
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Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information. In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical
business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout
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