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  • Without Sanctuary: Mementos of Lynching

    06/21/2011 7:00:02 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 30 replies
    In the decades after the Civil War, segregationists practiced a uniquely American form of terrorism against black citizens. A wrenching exhibit in London reminds us that such executions were often treated as celebrations. Warning: These images (at the link) are disturbing! 1 and 2 of 12 Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith Aug. 7, 1930 Marion, Ind. Inscribed in pencil on the inner, gray matte: "Bo pointn to his niga." On the yellowed outer matte: "klan 4th Joplin, Mo. 33." Flattened between the glass and double mattes are locks of the victims' hair. The images from "Without Sanctuary" depict in graphic...
  • George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

    06/13/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 3 replies
    Michael Zak ^ | June 10, 2011 | Michael Zak
    George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party Tuesday on ABC, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Ann Coulter about Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. The former Bill Clinton staffer tried to deny Coulter's very truthful assertion that the Ku Klux Klan was Democrat. Stephanopoulos cannot change the fact that the KKK was Democrat. It's even worse than that. As explained in Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the Ku Klux Klan was the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party. In recounting the heroic heritage of the GOP compared to the horrid heritage of the Democrats, Coulter's...
  • P.J. O’Rourke: “We May Have To Shoot Democrats”

    06/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 58 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I’ll keep this short. I’m against gun control. Why? We tried it in Australia. By punishing law abiding citizens, we empowered criminals. Australia was safer in the 1950s when guns were treated as tools. But I digress. Here’s another unique pro-gun argument made by the satirist P.J. O’Rourke in 2010’s Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages The B******s (page 165, if you must know): Gun ownership is crucial to the preservation of American freedoms. We may have to shoot Democrats. It happened in 1861 and it could happen again. Just kidding. Sort of. But there are other important arguments in favor...
  • Westboro Baptist Church vs. the Ku Klux Klan

    05/31/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 31, 2011
    Members of the controversial church that says the deaths of American soldiers are God's way of punishing the United States for tolerating gays and lesbians reportedly met some opposition Monday from a controversial group that says the white race is being "denigrated." The Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia group that claims to be affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, squared off against the Westboro Baptist Church outside Arlington National Cemetery hours before a Memorial Day service attended by President Obama, CNN reported Monday. The church gained national prominence after winning a Supreme Court ruling in March that said...
  • ‘Defund “Klanned” Parenthood’ campaign will cover Planned Parenthood with white sheets

    05/04/2011 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    Florida Independent ^ | | 05.02.11 | 2:35 pm | Ashley Lopez
    "will cover the entire lawn of Planned Parenthood with white sheets, a longtime symbol of the KKK" In a press conference held on Saturday, Christian Defense Coalition Director Rev. Patrick Mahoney — the anti-abortion activist behind last month’s KKK-invoking rally in front of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s office — announced that he is starting a national campaign called “Defund ‘Klanned’ Parenthood.” # A press release circulated by Mahoney last week says the group will also stage a protest outside a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., and “as part of their public witness against the racist roots of Planned Parenthood,...
  • Police may issue further charges in racism investigation at Alta High

    05/01/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    KSTu (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Aaron Vaughn
    SANDY, Utah—Canyons School District released their findings Friday to police in their racism investigation at Alta High. Sandy Police say there could be more criminal charges beyond what has been issued against three students so far. "There's always a concern when you have allegations of hate and you always want to make sure, especially children and kids feel safe in their environments and the school’s a place where they should always feel safe," says Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold. Arnold says for a while police presence at the school was increased because tensions were running so high over the alleged...
  • KKK pulled into Ga. debate on immigration

    04/26/2011 6:30:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2011 | by Carla Caldwell
    Things are getting nastier across Georgia in the debate on illegal immigration. Now, a group based out of Philadelphia has arrived in Atlanta equating the legislature’s support of a new tough immigration bill Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law as something the KKK would support, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. The organization helping organize the banner campaign in Georgia is called "The Diversity Projekt," based in Philadelphia. An Atlanta volunteer pushing the effort told WXIA late Monday she does not think all supporters of HB87 are KKK sympathizers. The primary sponsor of the illegal immigration...
  • 'Birth of a Nation' (Classic Movie) on TCM

    04/11/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 19 replies
    Turner Classic Movies | April 11, 2011 | Self
    'History Written in Lightning' -- Woodrow Wilson. On TCM tonight at 8PM for more than 3 hours.
  • Former Klansman Seeks Political Office in Florida…as a Democrat

    03/26/2011 11:10:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    John Paul Rogers, a 70-year old Floridian, wants to run for mayor of a small Florida town called Lake Wales. Just one problem: the democratic mayoral candidate is a former Klansman. Not only was Rogers a Klansman, but he was a leader in the United Klans of America, which was arguably the most violent of the Klan organizations says Florida local and Klan history expert Darryl Paulson: Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in...
  • (Former) KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 5 replies
    wtsp.com ^ | March 23rd, 12:25 pmDEMOCRAT | Tammie Fields
    But Darryl Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in 1981 in Mobile, Alabama. Donald was beaten up and his throat was cut.
  • Former KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies
    WTSP ^ | 03/23/2011 | Tammie Fields
    Lake Wales, Florida - A mayoral candidate in Lakes Wales is speaking out about his involvement with the Klan. 70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he's a former member of Ku Klux Klan. Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, "I'm not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon." That's because Rogers has already had that title.
  • NC Senate weighs Reconstruction governor's pardon

    03/22/2011 3:50:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/22/11 | GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
    North Carolina's present-day lawmakers are deciding whether to pass judgment on a decision by their Reconstruction-era predecessors 140 years ago to impeach and kick out a governor whose chief offense stemmed from stopping Ku Klux Klan violence during the turbulent years after the Civil War. In a move that could compel legislators to confront the state's racist past, the Senate wants to debate this week a resolution pardoning the late Republican Gov. William Woods Holden, who became the first governor removed from office in the United States on March 22, 1871. Holden's impeachment took place months after Democrats — the...
  • On Ash Wednesday, remember it is "for freedom, Christ has set us free"

    03/10/2011 9:45:07 AM PST · by bkaycee · 15 replies
    It’s true that Lent is one of the earliest church traditions. But it’s also one of just a handful of such “traditions.” Most of these are really just practices, which in fact are no longer practiced. Yves Congar, in his “The Meaning of Tradition,” (and derived from his scholarly “Tradition and Traditions” and a textbook for Roman Catholic seminarians), provides a list (pg. 37) of some of the traditions that can be traced to the early church: -- The Lenten fast (Irenaeus, Jerome, Leo) -- Certain baptismal rites (Tertullian, Origen, Basil, Jerome, Augustine) -- Certain Eucharistic rites (Origin, Cyprian, Basil)...
  • Barbour won't denounce Confederate license plate

    02/16/2011 10:22:42 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 021511 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he won't denounce a Southern heritage group's proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Barbour is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Questioned by reporters Tuesday after an energy speech in Jackson, Barbour said he doesn't think Mississippi legislators will approve the Forrest license plate proposed by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
  • 150 Years ago today - Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America.

    02/09/2011 3:42:15 PM PST · by central_va · 243 replies · 1+ views
    on this day ^ | Feb 9th, 2011 | on-this-day
    Davis was informed the next day.
  • Artwork with Confederate flag removed in Ga.

    02/04/2011 12:51:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2011
    OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- A college president in Georgia says she ordered an instructor's painting that featured a Confederate flag removed from a faculty art exhibit. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the flag was superimposed on images including a hanged black man and a hooded Ku Klux Klansman.
  • "Progressive" Rallyists Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/03/2011 9:45:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/11 | ChristianHartsock
    Demonstrators at "progressive" rally in Palm Springs call for Clarence Thomas be hanged, stringed up, tortured, sent back to the fields, etc. "Uncloaking the Kochs" rally sponsored by Common Cause, AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, the Progessive Democrats of America, and others. Staged outside venue of Koch Brothers conference in Palm Springs.
  • Margaret Sanger on Her Speech the Ku Klux Klan

    12/03/2004 8:06:39 PM PST · by Diago · 23 replies · 6,549+ views
    Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan Given Margaret Sanger's preoccupation with race (see previous article), it should come as no surprise to anyone that Sanger would accept an invitation to give a speech to an organization that also has a preoccupation with race - the Ku Klux Klan. Not only did Sanger accept the invitation, but the excerpt below from her own 1938 autobiography indicates the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups." Perhaps this is...
  • Fight over who gets to drink 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son in rural Florida

    12/24/2010 7:44:24 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10:08 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states. George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he...
  • Fight over 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son (Floriduh)

    12/23/2010 2:31:21 PM PST · by inflorida · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states.George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he was...
  • The Mild, Mild West

    12/22/2010 12:55:23 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It turns out that John Wayne movies might be more accurate than American history textbooks. “In contrast, an alternative literature based on actual history concludes that the civil society of the American West in the nineteenth century was not very violent,” economist Thomas J. DiLorenzo writes in The Independent Review. DiLorenzo teaches at Loyola University in Maryland. He notes that, at least for the first half of the nineteenth century, “private protective agencies,” rather than government ones, maintained order. “What were these private protective agencies?” he writes. “They were not governments because they did not have a legal monopoly on...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • This is a liberal's idea of sanity

    11/01/2010 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Kleon · 27 replies · 1+ views
    I wonder how the media would respond if someone wore this to a Tea Party rally.
  • the Ku Klux Klan assassinated a Republican congressman

    10/22/2010 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 22 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | October 22, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1868, the Ku Klux Klan assassinated a U.S. Representative. The murderer was both a Klansman and Democratic Party official. The victim was James Hinds, a Republican of Arkansas, gunned down while campaigning for re-election. Hinds had incurred the wrath of the Democratic Party by speaking in defense of African-Americans.
  • Faces of the Tea Party - 'We are not the KKK' (“We are patriots.”)

    10/20/2010 8:07:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/16/10
    Faces of the Tea Party - 'We are not the KKK'Kari Huus says: Emery McClendon is a husband, father, Air Force retiree, Christian, a FedEx driver, amateur radio guy and photographer. In general, his race is beside the point. But this series is about the Tea Party, a movement that struggles to persuade some observers that it is not merely a racist reaction to a black president. The 59-year-old McClendon, as can clearly be seen in James Cheng’s photo, is a black man. He is also a prominent voice in the Tea Party movement. McClendon was among the highlighted speakers...
  • The Democrats' Latest Talking Point

    10/08/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/8/10 | Chidike Okeem
    Democrats recently have embraced a talking point at obvious variance with reality to explain away their massive unpopularity with voters. Since the Democrats ran the perfunctory "Blame Bush!" talking point into the ground by the persistent recitation of it in television studios for the better part of two years, the DNC realized it was time to manufacture another stock liberal argument, one that hasn't been repeated ad nauseam.Yet. As parroted by mainstream media liberals, Obama's administration and congressional Democrats are struggling with the public because they are inarticulate, goes the narrative. We are supposed to believe that they are defined...
  • Dad: School allowed boy to make mask that looks like Ku Klux Klan hood

    10/08/2010 12:27:05 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 8 Oct 2010 | Larry Stewart
    A first-grade art project has two parents so upset that they are moving their son to another school in another city. Monday, Dallas Smith, 6, came home wearing a white, cone-shaped mask he made in art class at Winfield-Scott Elementary in Fort Scott, Kansas. “It appears to look like a Ku Klux Klan hat, which is a heck of a thing to put on a six-year-old boy,” said Barry Smith, Dallas’ father. It was part of a project done in Russ Gordon’s art class. “That was never, never the purpose of the project,” Gordon said, referring to Smith’s description of...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • A Brief Synopsis of the Desegregation of Private Catholic Schools in the South

    08/25/2010 12:49:39 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    UGA Website ^ | Fall 2005 (University of Georgia) | Patrick H. Dobson
    Patrick H. Dobson History 3090 Fall 2005 Professor Gagnon   A Brief Synopsis of the Desegregation of Private Catholic Schools in the South   Private schooling has a long and reputable role in the history of the United States of America. Private schools predate that of public schools in the United States and continue to be a very reasonable alternative to public schooling. Historically, private schools have been prominent institutions of the New England and Midwest, rather than in the impoverished South or that of the newer West. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, America was experiencing a social movement that...
  • FDR appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court

    08/17/2010 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 17, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1937, sixteen Republican Senators voted against confirming a former Ku Klux Klan member to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) was known to have been in the KKK, but President Franklin Roosevelt and the Democratic Party and the media kept the documentary proof hidden until after his confirmation.
  • American Muslim Association of North America Posts Ku Klux Klan Video

    07/28/2010 4:10:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 7/27/10 | Bill Levinson
    The American Muslim Association of North America has posted a video by David Duke, also known as David DuKKKe because of his leadership of the sheet and hood organization.
  • A Word of Thanks to Four Black Men and A Gun

    07/22/2010 6:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    pileusblog ^ | 15 July, 2010 | Marcus Cole
    As an American, I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to many, many people who have risked and given their lives to defend our liberty. But as I reflect on the recent Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago, I thought I should take a moment to mention four Americans who have made a relatively uncelebrated contribution to the freedom I cherish and enjoy. I owe a special debt to four black men, and one gun. The most important of these men, to me, was my father. When I was a boy, he and my mother moved our...
  • Romans Ch 13, Caesar, and The Fed (Vanity)

    07/23/2010 2:01:08 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    My own writings | July 23, 2010 | John Leland 1789
    Compare Romans 13:1-7 with Matthew 22:17-22. Obedience to this passage will require the Bible-believing student to examine the governmental system alongside which he strives to serve the Lord in the country where he lives. Romans 13 is used most often by preachers trying to convince church members to: 1. Pay income taxes; 2. Don't rock the boat. Get any license the civil authorities say they require; 3. Subject even the operation of God's churches to the scrutinies of unregenerate civil bureaucrats. None of these are included in the purposes for the writing of Romans chapter 13!! The Roman Empire during...
  • The Ugly Racial History of Gun Control

    07/19/2010 8:34:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 18, 2010 | Staff
    Editor's note: In his concurring statement in 'McDonald v. Chicago' -- the Supreme Court case affirming that the Second Amendment ensures an individual right to own firearms -- Justice Clarence Thomas discussed the history of gun-control laws, whose purpose was to stifle the rights of minorities and to prevent African-Americans from defending themselves against the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. Excerpts from Thomas' opinion appear below.In the contentious years leading up to the Civil War, those who sought to retain the institution of slavery found that to do so, it was necessary to eliminate more and more of the...
  • SJL sidesteps accusation that the Tea Party is new KKK

    07/21/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/21/2010 | John G. Winder
    Michele Bachman defends Tea Party against Sheila Jackson Lee’s racist accusation At an NAACP “Legislative Workshop” held in Kansas City on Sunday, July 11, 2010, Houston area Congressional representative Sheila Jackson Lee made the following statement comparing Tea Party members to the KKK. “I'm going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say,...
  • Arkansas Tea Party Racist Story (response to KARK Channel 4 Story)

    07/20/2010 8:29:11 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 11 replies
    07202010 | me
    As stated in the Secure Arkansas Updates story, KARK Channel 4 did a story which attempts to merge the Arkansas Tea Party movement with racist Billy Roper. With no video or picture footage of Roper at any of the many Tea Party meetings and events across the state, KARK put a translucent picture of Roper and a Nazi Flag over a picture of Tea Party Activist at the Arkansas State Capitol. Here is a video taken during the April 15th 2010 Tea Party protest. After the National Anthem and some other announcements, a statement about the position of the Arkansas...
  • Break With the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good step....

    07/15/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 74 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Unknown
    Break with the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good Step towards healing UT's troubled racial history After several months of discussion within the University of Texas community in Austin, UT President William Powers Jr. will ask the school's board of regents today to consider renaming a dorm that now honors a former law professor, William Stewart Simkins, along with a neighboring park dedicated to his brother Eldred, a judge and UT regent. The reason? Simkins was not only a legal educator at UT from 1899-1929. He and his brother were members of the Ku Klux Klan during a...
  • 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...
  • West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin considers run to fill Robert Byrd's Senate seat

    07/07/2010 12:33:24 PM PDT · by heiss · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times blog ^ | July 7, 2010 | Staff
    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday he would strongly consider running in a special election to replace the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a vote he would like to see occur in November. Speaking with reporters, the Democratic governor said he will seek an opinion from the state attorney general to clarify what needs to happen for an election to take place in November. He also again ruled out appointing himself to the post, but said he had several "high-caliber" candidates in mind for what would be a temporary assignment.
  • A Clinton Entendre Eulogy

    07/04/2010 3:12:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 04, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America should hand it to Bill Clinton. The man is the master of manipulation, an oratorical genius. Clinton can use words to turn the argument around like no one else on the planet. Ex-President Clinton is able to parse language in such a way that after he is done playing with your head even the meaning of the word "is" becomes debatable. Bill Clinton is so good that a whole generation of people actually believe sex isn't sex. Moreover, in the midst of playing lexicon Twister, Clinton somehow always includes in everything he says self-aggrandizing subliminal messages that relate to...
  • Bill Clinton Defends Byrd’s Ties With The KKK (video)

    07/03/2010 12:19:01 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies
    From the steps of the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, Bill Clinton downplayed the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s days in the KKK, chalking it up as a misguided mistake that was not representative of him as a person. “There are a lot of people who wrote these eulogies for Senator Byrd in the newspapers saying, and I’ve read a bunch of them, they mention he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan and what does that mean? ” I’ll tell you what that means. That means he was a country boy from the hills and hollow...
  • Tributes and memories (of a Klan rally)

    07/03/2010 10:40:20 AM PDT · by carolinacrazy · 5 replies
    West Virginia Gazette ^ | 7/2/2010 | Phil Kabler
    Presidents and leaders of Congress on Friday paid tribute to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, whom they said revered the U.S. Constitution, cherished the U.S. Senate, but most of all, loved his home state of West Virginia.
  • Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected

    07/02/2010 12:51:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 143 replies · 3+ views
    Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected By Eric Zimmermann - 07/02/10 02:58 PM ET Former President Bill Clinton explained the late Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-W.V.) membership in the Ku Klux Klan Friday by claiming Byrd was simply trying to get elected. Speaking at Byrd's funeral in Charleston today, Clinton seemed to criticize newspaper eulogies that dwelled on Byrd's association with the Klan. "They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means," Clinton said. "He was a country boy from the...
  • Clinton at the Byrd Memorial Talks About Byrd's Fleeting Association With The KKK (Video)

    07/02/2010 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/2/10 | HAP
    Bill Clinton on Robert Byrd's Association with the KKK: "What does that mean? It means he was a country boy from the hills and hallows of West Virginia, he was trying to get elected"...Oh ok, that explains it...(Video)
  • Clinton Defends Byrd's KKK Ties: "He Was Trying To Get Elected"

    07/02/2010 10:49:09 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 74 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 2, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected," former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd. "And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians," he added.
  • KKK defends the late Sen. Byrd: ‘He wasn’t a Klansman long enough to get his sheet broke in’

    07/01/2010 4:35:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/01/2010 | Kyle Peterson
    As politicians and columnists across the country debate the life and legacy of the late Sen. Robert Byrd, the West Virginian’s membership in the Ku Klux Klan has been a sticking point for many. Today’s KKK, though, says Byrd did nothing to warrant such ire. “He wasn’t a Klansman long enough to get his sheet broke in,” said Travis Pierce, national membership director for the Ku Klux Klan, LLC, one of several groups that uses the KKK name. “It’s much ado about nothing.” It’s unknown how long Byrd held membership in the Klan. According to the Washington Post, the future...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd makes final journey to the Senate

    07/01/2010 8:31:36 AM PDT · by BobP · 26 replies
    AM Radio Broadcast | July 1, 2010 | Me
    Sen. Robert Byrd has returned to the to the chamber where he served more than a half-century for one final visit. A hearse bearing the remains of the late West Virginia Democrat, who served in Congress longer than anyone else in the nation's history, arrived this morning in front of the long marble stairway leading to the Senate chamber. Byrd's body will remain in the Senate chamber today for colleagues and the public to pay respects. The last time the Senate chamber served such a purpose was for North Dakota Republican William Langer in 1959, the year Byrd entered the...
  • Let's Not Forget Sen. Byrd's Negative Legacy

    06/28/2010 2:34:50 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 9 replies
    Reason.com ^ | June 28, 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    As the encomia mount like rotting, fly-buzzed piles of the pork-barrel spending he so systematically shoveled back to his West Virginia home, let's not forget the late Sen. Robert Byrd's most undeniable legacy: Undermining belief in politicians as little more than self-serving glad-handers on the hunt for more and more taxpayer money for their constituents.
  • Byrd may lie in state

    06/28/2010 1:05:11 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 28, 2010 | Erika Lovley
    Sen. Robert Byrd may join Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy among historic figures who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda — an honor only bestowed upon 28 other Americans over the past 160 years. Senate leaders are likely to make a request for Byrd to lie in state, aides said Monday, but they are still awaiting approval from Byrd’s family to go ahead with a formal resolution that would allow Byrd’s casket to rest under the dome for a public viewing. With a career that spanned nearly 58 years and ranked him as the longest-serving member in congressional...
  • Once a Clymer...

    06/28/2010 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 10 replies
    NYT | June 28, 2010 | Adam clymer
    Adam Clymer, NYT when Strom Thurmond died: Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100 By ADAM CLYMER Published: June 27, 2003 And again, remembering Byrd: Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92 By ADAM CLYMER Published: June 28, 2010