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  • Farewell To The King Of Pork

    07/09/2010 7:06:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/9/2010 | Chip Wood
    There’s been a lot written over the past 12 days about the death of Robert Byrd, the so-called “last lion of the Senate.” But the West Virginia senator was no lion despite all the accolades that have been heaped on him since his death. He was a pig. In fact, when it came to grabbing as much government booty as he could, the distinguished senator was the greediest pig of all. Fox News commentator Fred Barnes put it well when he said, “[Byrd] epitomized what most members of Congress try to do: maximize the flow of Federal funds to their...
  • The Senate Holds Another ‘Community Organizer’: Robert Byrd of the KKK

    09/11/2008 9:12:29 AM PDT · by vadum · 10 replies · 407+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 11, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    With the brouhaha on the left over GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's belittling of Senator Barack Obama's previous career as a 'community organizer' (note that she didn't offer any guidance as to what community organizing actually consists of or why she thinks it unworthy of respect) still in progress, it just occurred to me that Barack Obama is not the only member of the United States Senate who was a so-called community organizer. So was Robert Byrd of West Virginia. Byrd, who as president pro tempore of the Senate is third in the line of presidential succession, was a...
  • Emotional Byrd denounces war, pays tribute to Kennedy

    05/20/2008 7:42:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 1,278+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/20/8 | ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Sen. Robert Byrd's stem-winding opposition to the war in Iraq wasn't in fashion when U.S. troops toppled Saddam Hussein more than five years ago. Over the course of the war, the West Virginia Democrat, now 90, has become increasingly frail, but the old fire — along with some tears — was back as he kicked off debate on a war funding bill on Tuesday. Speaking from a wheelchair in only his second speech since falling in February at his Virginia home and suffering other health setbacks, Byrd angrily denounced President Bush for leaving his successor with a...
  • Top U.S. military officer harangued by anti-war protestors, senators at hearing

    10/01/2007 11:55:51 AM PDT · by fweingart · 23 replies · 128+ views
    One News Now ^ | October 1, 2007 | Jim Brown
    A spokesman for the Family Research Council says Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) was the "ringleader" of a Senate hearing that turned into a "circus" and disrespected two top U.S. military officials. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Peter Pace was shouted down by hecklers from the anti-war group Code Pink after reaffirming his belief that homosexuality is "counter to God's law" and should not be condoned by the military. The hecklers had been booing and jeering Pace and Defense Secretary Bob Gates throughout a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Pentagon's $190 billion funding request for the war in Iraq....
  • The Pot Calls The Kettle Genocidal

    03/04/2005 9:03:14 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Friday, March 04, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    A man who once served as a domestic terrorist for The Klu Klux Klan is not the sort of person who should go around comparing anyone's tactics to Adolf Hitler. Unless, perhaps he's drawing off of knowledge gleaned from personnal experience. Senator Robert Byrd, who honed his leadership techniques in the KKK, seems to think hubris is a hip new martial arts craze, because this is exactly what he recently did on the floor of the U.S. Senate. "Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side," the Democrat...
  • Byrd: 'False Premises' Prompted Iraq War (BARF ALERT!!!)

    05/22/2003 12:34:28 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 17 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed May 21, 7:42 PM ET | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    Byrd: 'False Premises' Prompted Iraq War Wed May 21, 7:42 PM ET Add Politics - U. S. Congress to My Yahoo! By KEN GUGGENHEIM, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Byrd (news, bio, voting record) accused the Bush administration of using "false premises" to get Americans to accept what he said was an illegal and unprovoked attack on Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s government. AP Photo Latest news: · UN Votes to Lift Iraq Sanctions by 14-0Reuters - 12 minutes ago · Impact of New Post-War Iraq Resolution AP - 20 minutes ago · After decades of Saddam's...
  • DFU SONG: Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (of course, Robert Byrd)

    05/11/2003 7:32:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 332+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 5-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - LET'S ALL SING LIKE THE BIRDIES SING Let's all whine just like Robert Byrd...wah, wah, wah, wah, wah The theatre of the absurd...wah, wah, wah, wah, wah Jealousy's really obvious...Dubya sure looked neat His flight suit was cool...Robert Bryd, that fool, wears a dirty sheet
  • Sen. Robert Byrd: 'Today I Weep for My Country'

    03/19/2003 4:42:00 PM PST · by pubmom · 107 replies · 815+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 3/19/03 | By Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The oldest voice in the U.S. Congress rose on Wednesday to denounce as misguided President Bush (news - web sites)'s march to war with Iraq (news - web sites). "Today I weep for my country," said West Virginia Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd. "No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. ... Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. "We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance," Byrd said, adding: "After war has ended the United States will have to rebuild much more than the country...

    10/10/2002 3:54:01 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 132 replies · 1,907+ views
    Stardate: 0210.10
    It's hard to believe I just heard what I did coming from an elected democrat, but this one's time has come and gone....Wiping drool from his mouth, Democrat Senator Byrd raved on laughing about GWB being the Commander and Chief, and saying..."you know where that came from, Comander and Chief?...from Charles the know what happened to him, he was beheaded"News Flash to the democrats: get this idiot off the floor or you will loose all power and credibility.....Byrd's remarks were an insult to the nation, and a demonstration that his Klan roots run deep....
  • Oppose Bush's Power Grab

    09/08/2002 11:26:24 PM PDT · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 49 replies · 1,304+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09/09/02 | Charley Reese
    Americans who value the Constitution should stand with Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and oppose George Bush's attempted power grab in conjunction with establishing a Department of Homeland Security. The Bushies are trying to frame the debate as either protecting bureaucracy or providing security for Americans. In fact, the debate is about preventing an authoritarian president from sacrificing the Constitution in the name of providing security. Let me remind you that those who prefer security to freedom will lose both. Bush wants to be able to disregard labor contracts and civil-service rules, as well as move money within the department as...