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  • Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress

    09/26/2002 2:35:52 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 39 replies · 828+ views
    Thursday Sept. 26, 2002; 5:14 p.m. EDT Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress Rep. Jan Schakowski, D-Ill., said Thursday that Ku Klux Klan members should be allowed to serve in Congress as long as they had resigned from the domestic terror group and had publicly renounced its beliefs. Asked if she thought leading Senate Democrat Robert Byrd's past Klan membership should have disqualified him from serving in the Senate, Schakowski told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity, "No, not if you've totally rejected it - my goodness." "I think (Byrd) would agree that participation in the KKK is pretty...
  • What I think of Donald Trump/Ted Cruz...

    08/04/2015 10:39:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    04 Aug 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I think that US Senator Jesse Helms would have been more than proud of both men.
  • The Office Actor Ed Helms BLASTS Rolling Stone At UVA Commencement

    05/16/2015 12:51:37 PM PDT · by absentee · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/16/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Comedian and actor Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia on Friday, and took part of his speech to tear Rolling Stone a new one for their fake campus rape story, a story which they later retracted and apologized for. Now I know the UVA community has some experience with being defined by outsiders. It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would add that sometimes a rolling stone also gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels journalistic integrity. Rolling Stone tried ... And either way, the story has served...
  • Former Clinton Official Named as Russian Dupe (Strobe Talbott)

    03/04/2008 7:45:08 PM PST · by river rat · 157 replies · 1,646+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 04, 2008 | AIM Report
    Snip..... In what could be the biggest State Department scandal since State Department official and United Nations founder Alger Hiss was exposed as a Soviet spy, a top Clinton State Department official and former Time magazine journalist has been identified as having been a trusted contact of the Russian intelligence service. Snip... The sensational charge against Strobe Talbott is made in a new book based on interviews with a Russian defector. Snip... Talbott has been and continues to be a major foreign policy thinker. Back in 2000, when he was named head of the Yale Center for the Study of...
  • Jesse Helms Still Makes The Short List

    Let's see: You're creating the "official trailer" for this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is more than forty years old now, so you want to begin your trailer with a tribute to prominent right-wingers of the past. There are quite a few names to choose from; of these, you pick seven. Do you think it should have been possible to pull this off without putting an unvarnished racist in the #2 slot, right after Ronald Reagan? Apparently not:
  • On Hitler’s Very Stationery

    01/28/2015 10:38:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 1-28-15 | Jay Nordlinger
    In today’s Impromptus, I have occasion to mention Richard Helms, just in passing. He was CIA director from 1966 to 1973. Then he was ambassador to Iran. He was one of my favorite people in public life. (Sometimes the CIA isn’t very public, true.) I had a couple of exchanges with him — one by letter and one in person — and am grateful for them. In my column, I mention that, as a journalist, he interviewed Hitler. This was in ’36. In the war that came, he was an intelligence operative. And he snuck into the Chancellery after Hitler...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Jesse Helms' FBI file: Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations

    05/26/2010 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    WRAL-TV [Raleigh, NC] ^ | May 26, 2010 | WRAL Investigates
    Death threats, spying and vote-buying accusations are all included in the nearly 1,600 pages of just-released FBI documents into the life of the late Jesse Helms. The WRAL Investigates team filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year to get the files on North Carolina's longest-serving senator. Helms died on July 4, 2008, at 86 after years of declining health. The documents show the former five-term U.S. senator had plenty of enemies and that he thought his own government was one of them...
  • The Shame of the Senate

    08/27/2009 10:46:25 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 24 replies · 1,358+ views
    August 27,2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    <p>According to the MSM Sen. Ted Kennedy was the "lion of the senate" and was the scion of "America's Royal Family.". Time to set the record straight.</p> <p>Truth be told, Ted Kennedy was one of biggest boorish pigs ever to walk the corridors of the U.S. Senate and he came from a family of gangsters, bootleggers, elections fixers, ward bosses, philanderers, drug addicts, and alcoholics. Perhaps the most over rated family in the entire country. It is truly amazing that these pathetic losers don't have their own reality show yet.</p>
  • N.C. lawmakers divided on honoring Jesse Helms' life

    06/09/2009 6:52:33 PM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies · 1,051+ views
    WRAL ^ | June 9, 2009
    RALEIGH, N.C. — One of the most polarizing political figures in North Carolina history remains that way for some almost a year after his death. The state's General Assembly honored the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms on Tuesday, with a joint resolution and speeches praising the conservative Republican's integrity, honesty and patriotism. But in a rare move for such occasions, more than two dozen lawmakers boycotted the vote to honor Helms. Most were black Democrats like Sen. Floyd McKissick of Durham County, who said Helms opposed civil rights for blacks too long and too hard for him to forget. The...
  • Jesse Helms warning

    11/25/2008 2:23:43 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Quote from Jesse Helms in 1987 to the President. "A careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working in concert with the masters of the Kremlin in order to create what some refer to as a “New World Order.” Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberg Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called new world order in powerful business, financial,...
  • Jesse Helms Was No Hero (Juan Williams Alert)

    07/12/2008 6:24:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies · 212+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2008 | Juan Williams
    In death, Sen. Jesse Helms is being honored as a conservative hero. My question is why? Yes, the six-term senator defined right-wing political stands against communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and the former Soviet Union. Yes, he blocked international treaties that limited U.S. sovereignty. And, yes, he was masterful in his use of direct mail to stir contributions to conservative causes. But "Senator No" also created an angry, scolding, close-minded face for the modern GOP, exactly opposite to the sunny optimism of Ronald Reagan. Helms did not invite people into the party; to the contrary, he seemed to delight in excluding...
  • Jesse Helms and the Dialog On Race

    07/10/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 175+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    When the newborn is shown to a bunch of women, you always hear the same lies: “what a beautiful baby.” The fact is that the parents are grateful that it has ten toes and fingers. And the wrinkled little tyke is anything but beautiful; we’re just glad that it’s finally out and alive. The same with that “dialog on race” that the MSM is always wishing for. It’s a lie. Here is what the MSM looks for in a dialog on race.
  • Ham Presents: Real Heroes of Liberalism (With apologies to Bud Light)

    07/10/2008 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 11 replies · 1,041+ views
    Ham Blog ^ | 7/9/08 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Mary Katharine Ham Presents: Real Heroes of Liberalism (With apologies to Bud Light) Today, we salute you, Mr. Quit the Only Job He Ever Had Rather Than Honor Jesse Helms Guy. (Mr. Quit the Only Job He Ever Had Rather Than Honor Jesse Helms Guy!) You've shown us the truest example of petulant, ineffectual grandstanding by disobeying a gubernatorial order to fly flags at half mast in honor of the late North Carolina senator. (Speaking truth to power!) Not content to voice your disdain for Helms' so-called "doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice" in the traditional ways, you operated with...
  • Was Holtz Fired For Friendship With Jesse Helms?

    07/07/2008 7:55:26 PM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 4 replies · 145+ views
    sports by brooks ^ | today | brooks
    By way of the South Bend Tribune comes a story about the relationship between Lou Holtz and former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. As EDSBS points out, Holtz is an interesting guy to say the least. Lou Holtz Sports Illustrated Cover Lou Holtz met Jesse Helms during his coaching stint at North Carolina State. According to Holtz, Helms used his political influence to help Lou build the program. In his autobiography, “Wins, Losses and Lessons”, Holtz explains how the friendship later cost him his job at Arkansas. “When he ran for the U.S. Senate … Jesse asked me to do...
  • How Jesse Helms Made a Difference [Outstanding Tribute Alert]

    07/05/2008 4:00:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 189+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | John Fund
    If Ronald Reagan was the sunny and optimistic face of modern conservatism, the uncompromisingly defiant exemplar of it was Jesse Helms, who died yesterday at age 86. While Reagan has undergone a revisionist makeover by many historians who now recognize his accomplishments, Helms is still the conservative liberals most love to hate. But while they still disdain his views, many liberal groups are now using their own forms of the rhetorical and campaign techniques that Helms honed to perfection. Jesse Helms was an influential television commentator in North Carolina when he decided to leave the Democratic Party, winning a U.S....
  • U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died

    07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT · by jern · 250 replies · 1,601+ views
    jesse helms has passed away
  • Helms' Wife Says He Has Dementia, In Convalescent Center

    04/02/2006 3:16:45 PM PDT · by Howlin · 114 replies · 2,977+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 2, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in increasingly poor health before and since he left office three years ago, has vascular dementia and has moved into a convalescent center near his home, The News & Observer reported Sunday. "He has his good days and his bad days," his wife, Dot Helms, told the newspaper. "He still sees friends. Company is good for him. He is still signing books. But he is not able to conduct any business or make any speeches." The 84-year-old Republican has been slowed by a variety of illnesses, including a bone disorder, prostate cancer...
  • Bono Dines With Jesse Helms

    12/13/2005 2:28:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | December 13, 2005 | PAUL NOWELL
    Bono and Jesse Helms? Not only are they friends, but the Irish rocker and archconservative former North Carolina senator also share a common cause: fighting AIDS in Africa.