Saul Alinski and his "Rules for Radicals" is a manifesto that gives directions on how to disturb the establishment. His "ends justify the means" approach are legendary and many of his tactics have been utilized, mostly by Democrats and environmentalists for years. This thread is an insight as to what we're up against in our battle to keep the Desert open for everyone. http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/8925/alinsky.htm also; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky This last rule is pretty much the rule Democrats/environmentalists use most often though # 4,5 and 8 are also relied upon frequently. Attack, demonize and vilify with no regards to who or what gets hurt. Sarah Palin is a perfect example of rule # 12 at work. Regardless of your opinion of her, you have to admit the Dem smear machine with much help from their MSM accomplises was heavily involved in "taking her out" when she came to center stage and posed herself as a threat to all things Democrat. The same holds true for the tactics environmentalists have used against us for years. Once again, the ends justify the means..... translation; fighting dirty is perfectly acceptable as long as victory can be realized.