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: Looky what showed up on Mt. Rushmore today

1st retriever
07-08-2009, 12:55 PM
President Obama got his face on Mount Rushmore this morning, but not necessarily in a good way.

Rock climbers from Greenpeace evaded security at Mount Rushmore National Memorial Wednesday and hung the 65-foot by 35-foot banner, which hung for a few minutes to the side of Abraham Lincoln’s head.

The banner featured an unfinished portrait of the Obama with the message, "America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming,” according to a news release from the organization.

The demonstration comes as President Obama meets other G8 leaders in L'Aquila, Italy today to discuss the global warming crisis in the lead-up to UN climate treaty negotiations in Copenhagen this December.

The banner came down after a few minutes, according to video broadcast live online by Greenpeace, either cut away by park workers or knocked away by the wind. But the banner hung on for a few additional minutes before falling away from the giant sculptures.

07-08-2009, 05:57 PM
yea....heres the link



07-08-2009, 07:48 PM
What if they had used paint, or worse yet explosives....some park ranger has some explaining to do, its not like there are steps and a ladder at the monument...its on federal land , where was security

1st retriever
07-08-2009, 08:00 PM
where was security

Probably still explaining their reasoning for doing the fireworks in thick fog to the media:rolleyes: