Barbra Streisand Reacts To Governor Brown’s Decision To Sell Land She Donated To State

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — CBS2 and KCAL9 asked Barbra Streisand for a comment regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sell, among other state properties, the 24-acre multiple-home estate Ms. Streisand donated to the State of California and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in November, 1993:

“While I had hoped that the Ramirez Canyon property I donated to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy would have been used for a state-of-the-art Environmental Conference and Study Center as was originally intended, I understand Governor Brown’s tough decision given the severe budget shortfalls that California is facing. I only hope that there is little disruption to the residents of Ramirez Canyon through this potential transition and that whatever entity does purchase the land and the homes on it will preserve its special habitat.” —Barbra Streisand, May 28, 2011

  • Rob

    If it was a Republican who had made the decision to sell you can bet your ass Babs would be up in arms calling it an attack on the environment. Why do the elite Hollywood liberals continue to be so blatantly obvious. Hypocritical elitists!!!!!!

    • Duhfux

      What are Wednesday’s lotto numbers? You seem to know the future, so it should be easy. Unless, you’re a blow-hard who projects your own values on others… idiot.

    • sco

      True! True True! Absolute truth Rob! You da man!

    • greg

      OMG, as I read your comment I was thinking and going to post the exact same thing.

    • ginny

      Rob, you are so dead-on. I was thinking the same thing!

    • Burger Boy

      Rock n’ roll, Rob, you’re exactly correct. I love it when celebs like Babs are so transparent in their actions & expanations. The ONLY people who buy their explanations are the uneducated liberals.

  • nora

    I so agree with you.

  • Cruiser

    IMO she’ s garbage. If it was a Republican, she would be cursing at them for selling the land. I hope she rots in hell.

  • Ninth Crusade

    Brown should sell the whole state to Texas. Perry would have it ship shape and productive in no time.

  • Lenore

    If it was a republican who made the decision, he would have hidden the sell, then sold it to hisown company for little to nothing so they can then resell the land for a higher profit. And in the meantime he would use the homes to hide his affairs and home their love children.

  • JAB

    I think it was the Honest, Truthful, Republican-Arnold Schwarzenegger, that came up with the idea of selling off the State’s property. Republicans are as hypocritical as could be. They remind me of going to church.

  • Lydia Lozano

    An earlier story reported that California is closing down its state parks system because of the budget situation. Now they are selling off conservation reserve properties. So, they have given up their state parks and now are sacrificing their environmental principles in order to maintain their illegal aliens in the style to which they’ve become accustomed. Now supporting illegals, schooling their kids kids, providing free health care, etc. trumps all other priorities in California, including environmentalism. It’s come to this.

    • Simone

      Hmm.. Welcome to Los “Tijuana” Angeles, soon to be simply Tijuana, California.

  • Scott

    Seriously now? Does anyone actually give a damn what this woman ever has to say? If you do then maybe you should get a life! just saying! ;)

  • Scott

    I do find it totally hysterical though that we have lefties on here attacking Republicans over extra marital affairs due to arnold! LMAO! :) Talke about the pot calling the kettle black, OMG!

    At least Maria is healthy and wasn’t on her death bed, huh? i.e. John Edwards, His wife was dying while he was lying to the American public and the lefties actually wanted this bozo in the WH. Look in the mirror lefties and do not throw stones in glass houses! Just saying! ;)


    Totally agree, this would’ve got ugly if JB were republican. Let’ put some oil wells there, “Drill Baby Drill” , we need to stop depending on foreign oil, everything we need, we can produce here. For the Arnold comment he may be Republican, but definetly no conservative, he’s more of a showman, and has no businesses representing The GOP. God Bless our fallen warriors on this Memorial Day weekend.

  • Tom

    Good Ol’ Babs takes one for the team.

  • Ignorant Posters

    I don’t agree with the PP’s. Barbra Streisand has not shown anything other than class through this. This is donated property, for Pete’s sake. No matter how it is used, the state had an asset it would not otherwise becuase of Barbra.

    Why you all feel the need to bash and bring political debate into it, I will never know.

    You guys could all use some class.

    • ginny

      Yeah, she donated,which I have no doubt got her a real nice tax right off.

  • racauth

    Eventually, when California runs out of things to sell, they’re going to have to address reality and face their run away government spending ways? Howz that not enforcing illegal alien laws workin for ya, Californos??

  • rcNkc

    {“….property I donated to the Santa Monica Mountains CONSERVANCY…..”}

    Doesn’t CONSERVANCY mean to keep and preserve it!?! And why would
    any doofas give land to the state ……….

  • Chris

    Brown is about to sell land to foreign investors who will build housing communities and increase the traffic all around and all you people are talking about is BS politics! Sick!

  • The Old Chip

    Did this property that the liberal leftist democrat Streisand donated, come from the massive fortune she made under her antagonist; the truly conservative Republican, President Ronald Reagan?

  • Tgulotta

    Open land is important and necessary to the eco-systems that surround our urban and suburban boundaries. The selling off of land is extremely concerning to our communities and environment. This was donated land to a Conservancy organization and that sets precedents in legal action. Once an open space is gone it is difficult to reclaim it. Not impossible but the complexities are significant.


    @ The Old Chip. Nailed it, nicely put.

  • Waste Not

    The governor has made a good decision. Ms Streisand supports that decision. That is probably in part because the state took it saying they would use it for what she asked them to and then just moved some state employees into the swank digs where they have been fo almost 20 years. Now, they are outed for using state property inappropriately and it’s sale could certainly go towards stemming red ink. It doesn’t matter what your political affiliation is: this is a good decision and a good step in the right direction towards unravelling the nightmare of state waste.

  • stnh

    Well, Babs, maybe you should have voted Republican. Perhaps you don’t recall, but 30 years ago, when Brown was the governor of California, he left the state in and absolute shambles. His bad, stupid decisions 30 years ago lead us to this place now. And no, the Governator was NOT a Republican, so let’s not go there.

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