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  • Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator and Former KKK Member, Dies at 92

    06/28/2010 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Fox News reports that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia died earlier today. He was 92 year old. Byrd, Fox says, “had been plagued by health problems in recent years and was confined to a wheelchair.” He served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, which made him the longest serving senator in American history. To call Byrd a controversial figure is quite an understatement. When he was 25 years old, he joined the racist Ku Klux Klan because he was, DiscoverTheNetworks explains, ”enamored of the [organization's] parades he witnessed in his youth.” He even became Exalted Cyclops of his...
  • Robert Byrd ‘Seriously Ill’: Brief Discussion About W. Virginia Senate Seat Rules; Update: Byrd Dies

    06/28/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    michelle malkin ^ | june 2010 | doug powers
    Robert Byrd ‘Seriously Ill’: A Brief Discussion About W. Virginia Senate Seat Rules; Update: Byrd Dies By Doug Powers • June 27, 2010 09:37 PM **Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers You may have heard today that West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd has been hospitalized and is described as “seriously ill.” Byrd isn’t up for re-election until 2012, but because the 2010 and 2012 elections will probably carry even more weight than usual as to the ultimate direction of the country, I was curious about West Virginia’s election law in the event Byrd is unable to continue serving out the remainder...
  • West Virginia's 'centrist' governor readies for national role

    06/28/2010 5:00:57 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 17 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 27, 2010 | Mike Wereschagin
    Most of the country sees West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin after a coal mine tragedy. Lately, he's been preparing for a different role. Manchin, 62, is considering a Senate run should Robert Byrd, 92, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, decide not to seek a 10th term in 2012. On June 4, Manchin created a federal political action committee, Country Roads PAC, to pay for political travel and donations. He campaigned for Mark Critz, the Pennsylvania Democrat who won a special election May 18 to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown. Manchin said he's laying the groundwork to support...
  • (Democrat and former KKK member) Robert C. Byrd, Senate's Longest Serving Member, Dead at 92

    06/28/2010 3:40:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 81 replies · 2+ views
    abc ^ | 6/28/2010 | abc
    Sen. Robert C. Byrd , the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 92. Byrd was admitted to a Washington area hospital late in the week of June 21, 2010, suffering from what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures. By Sunday afternoon other conditions developed, and Byrd's health took a turn for the worse. Born Nov. 20, 1917, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., Byrd was orphaned as a 1-year-old when his mother died. He was raised by his aunt and uncle in a rural community near the coalfields...
  • Robert Byrd has died according to Fox News

    06/28/2010 2:37:19 AM PDT · by Average Al · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News | 6/28/2010 | Self
    Robert Byrd has died according to a Fox News report at 5:30 AM Monday.
  • WVa Sen Byrd dies.

    06/28/2010 2:37:04 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | 06/28/2010 | WTAE TV Pgh
    No other info yet. From wtae TV Pgh. WVa Sen Robt. Bryd has passed. He was 92.prisoner6
  • Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies at 92

    06/28/2010 2:35:45 AM PDT · by careyb · 268 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/10 | Staff
  • Byrd 'seriously ill'

    06/27/2010 12:57:47 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 136 replies · 5+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/27/2010 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in U.S. history, is in serious condition in a Washington area hospital, according to aides to the West Virginia Democrat. According to a statement from Byrd’s staff released Sunday afternoon, the senator “was admitted to the hospital late last week suffering from what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures. He was expected to remain in the hospital not more than a few days.” The statement added: “However, upon further examination by his doctors, other conditions have developed which has resulted in his condition...
  • BREAKING NEWS: 92-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., hospitalized in serious condition

    06/27/2010 11:55:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 341 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 27, 2010
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  • Meet Your Lords and Masters: Seven Democrats Who Run Your World

    04/06/2010 3:54:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 2,560+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | John Hawkins
    “I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” -- William F. Buckley At this point, I would go Buckley one better: I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 254 people we could pull out of a minimum security prison rather than the Democrats who are currently in Congress. In all fairness to the Democrats we have in charge now, that change probably wouldn't make Congress any less corrupt (not much more corrupt either), but at least...
  • Robert C Byrd "God's Gift to West Virginia" {Who is writing all his senate bills?

    03/11/2010 6:33:29 PM PST · by Tigen · 13 replies · 717+ views ^ | as of 3/11/10 | Byrd's-Eye View
    This year, 2010, is the fortieth anniversary of the premier of John Denver's musical tribute to West Virginia as "almost heaven." When I think of Denver's classic song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads",
  • LEGAL QUESTION: Is there a procedure to demand proof a US Senator is still alive .....

    03/10/2010 10:31:20 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 34 replies · 964+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | 03/11/10 | Hillbuzz
    LEGAL QUESTION: Is there a procedure to demand proof a US Senator is still alive and maintains the ability to make informed decisions? Calling all lawyers out there.Can someone research the question of what happens when the public suspects a sitting US Senator is not able to make informed decisions and is instead being kept in hiding while agents of his party make all decisions for him? This is, obviously, in regards to Robert Byrd, whose recent statements in support of not only Reconciliation but Cap & Trade are so polar opposite to the positions he’s maintained for the hundred...
  • Uncovered Shocker: Sen. Byrd Single-Handedly Stopped President Clinton From Using Reconciliation

    Uncovered Shocker: Sen. Byrd Single-Handedly Stopped President Clinton From Using Reconciliation Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Video: Byrd compared 2005 'nuclear option' strategy to Nazi tactics

    03/03/2010 10:24:14 AM PST · by paltz · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 3/3/10 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Republicans have cited West Virginia's Democratic Senator Robert Byrd as someone who has spoken forcefully against using the reconciliation tactic as a means to pass health care legislation through the Senate. It should be noted that Senator Byrd went after the Republicans in 2005 and compared their strategy to Nazi tactics (see video and transcript below) when Republicans considered using their majority power to halt an unprecedented filibuster mounted by the Democrats against President Bush’s judicial nominees. Democrats called it the “nuclear option” while Republicans argued that the Constitution only required members to “advise and consent” on the president’s...
  • Sen. Byrd calls proposed Democratic changes to filibuster rules 'misguided'

    02/24/2010 5:43:36 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies · 1,770+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 02/24/10 01:34 PM ET | By Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Robert Byrd warned Democratic colleagues against changing filibuster rules in order to advance their legislative priorities. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) warned Democratic colleagues Wednesday against changing filibuster rules in order to advance their legislative priorities. In a "Dear Colleague" letter dated Tuesday, Byrd, the longest-serving member of the Senate, said that the Senate's rules on ending debate shouldn't be changed, but he encouraged forcing senators to actually sustain debate in a real, live filibuster. "I am sympathetic to frustrations about the Senate's rules, but those frustrations are nothing new," Byrd wrote. "However, I believe that efforts to change or...
  • Is Byrd The Last Word On Reconciliation?

    02/21/2010 8:07:35 AM PST · by CaroleL · 32 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | 02/21/10 | CaroleL
    As the Democrats attempt to ram their hugely unpopular idea of health care reform through the legislative process, there is increased interest in how that process works. There's been plenty of talk lately about reconciliation and how the Obama machine will most likely attempt to mis-use this part of the budget process and that brings us to another little known moment in US Senate history known as the Byrd Rule.
  • SNL: Senator-Elect Scott Brown Walking In on Harry Reid's Democratic Meeting (Video)

    01/30/2010 11:39:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 38 replies · 2,126+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/31/10 | HAP
    A week and a half after his election, Scott Brown sketch has already made it to SNL, this has a wandering Brown walking into Harry Reid's office while he's meeting with Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Robert Byrd, (Video)
  • Dodd praise for Byrd hit by GOP('04 FLASHBACK!)

    01/11/2010 7:08:18 PM PST · by RatsDawg · 12 replies · 516+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2004
    The top Senate Democrat yesterday defended a colleague's assertion that Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Klansman, would have been a great leader during the Civil War. "I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia that he would have been a great senator at any moment," Mr. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, said while praising Mr. Byrd last week on the occasion of the eight-term Democrat's 17,000th Senate vote. Mr. Dodd continued: "He would have been right at the founding of this country. He would have been in the leadership crafting this...
  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr. assails Mark Warner’s support for spending and health-care bills

    01/09/2010 7:09:09 AM PST · by HokieMom · 17 replies · 565+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 9, 2010 | SCHAPIRO
    Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., who pledged a tight-fisted approach to federal spending, is being criticized as anything but by a living symbol of Virginia fiscal conservatism. Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., I-Va., while describing Warner as "my friend," expressed dismay yesterday that the freshman senator backed on party-line votes spending and health-care bills that balloon the deficit by more than $1 trillion. "When a Virginia Democrat is elected to the Congress -- Senate or House -- he or she must decide whether to vote the party line or vote the Virginia tradition of financial responsibility," said Byrd, who...
  • Ann Coulter: IN OTHER WORDS ... (Last Call!)

    12/23/2009 3:00:44 PM PST · by Syncro · 36 replies · 2,527+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 23ann, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    IN OTHER WORDS ...December 23, 2009 Irritated at the bumps on the road to the Democrats' Thousand-Year Reich, liberals are now claiming that Republican Senator Tom Coburn requested a prayer for the death of Sen. Bob Byrd during the health care debate last Saturday night. Here is what Coburn actually said: "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight. That's what they ought to pray." After reporting Coburn's remark, The Washington Post's Dana Milbank added: "It was difficult to escape the conclusion that Coburn was referring to the 92-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sen. Robert Byrd...