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  • KKK road adoption application denied in Georgia

    06/13/2012 7:08:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Georgia Department of Transportation has denied a Ku Klux Klan group's application to join the state's Adopt A Highway program. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County applied last month to adopt part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. In a statement Tuesday, the agency said "promoting an organization with a history of inciting civil disturbance and social unrest would present a grave concern" and could "have the potential to negatively impact the quality of life" of people in the county and state. The state's program enlists volunteers to pick up trash, and volunteers are...
  • Byrd special election to be held in 2012

    06/28/2010 3:04:31 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) announced this afternoon that a special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) will be held in 2012, not this fall as some had speculated. Calling the state election code an "interesting" document, Tennant said that because the filing deadline for this election had long passed that the "next" election for a special to be held was not November 2010 but November 2012. Democrats had predicted Tennant's decision, insisting the law was clear and citing a 1994 case decided by the state Supreme Court that affirmed the idea of a...
  • Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home

    09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 256 replies · 12,454+ views
    Ambulances race to Byrd's home By: Manu Raju September 22, 2009 10:16 AM EST Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to the Northern Virginia home of Sen. Robert Byrd Tuesday morning. A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence in McLean, Va., and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home. An officer at the McLean Fire Department said that a unit was dispatched at 9:10 to the address where Byrd lives, but he declined to comment on the substance of the response. Byrd – the longest-serving senator in...
  • Politicians caught on Internet candid cameras

    10/15/2006 6:08:22 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Rueters UK ^ | Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:08 PM BST | Deborah Charles
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Want to catch a senator napping during a congressional hearing? Or letting a possible racial slur slip out at a campaign rally? Then log on to Internet video-sharing Web sites like -- the latest weapon in U.S. politics where a candidate's missteps can be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.
  • West Virginia Senate Battle Turns Ugly as Byrd Uses Raese's Father

    10/01/2006 10:29:38 PM PDT · by Paul8148 · 15 replies · 1,018+ views
    West Virginia GOP senatorial candidate John Raese slapped back at Senator Robert Byrd’s reference to Raese’s deceased father in a West Virginia public television profile which aired Thursday night. In a transcript of the program obtained by the Raese campaign Thursday afternoon, Byrd says, “(Raese’s) father was my friend. I think his father would have been … somewhat ashamed. His father would be supporting me today I feel if he were alive.”
  • Heath Ledger angry at ban (says private business decision by theatre owners is "akin to racism")

    01/10/2006 4:34:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 134 replies · 3,119+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 11, 2006 | Claire Sutherland and Mark Moor
    HOT Oscar tip Heath Ledger yesterday compared US bans on his gay cowboy film to racism. Critics' Choice Awards Picture Gallery Ledger said he was not surprised a Utah cinema had banned Brokeback Mountain, which depicts a lifelong love affair between two Montana cowboys. "I heard a while ago that West Virginia was going to ban it. But that's a state that was lynching people only 25 years ago, so that's to be expected," Ledger said. "Personally, I don't think the movie is (controversial) but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it's hilarious and very immature...
  • Sen. Byrd praises Bush on nominee (Sheets bleats sweetly)

    07/22/2005 12:39:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 78 replies · 1,938+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/22/05 | Charles Hurt
    Sen. Robert C. Byrd, one of President Bush's harshest critics, has become an unlikely ally on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. "I said to him, 'I am shouting your name from the steeple tops for reaching out, reaching across the aisle,' " the West Virginia Democrat reported after taking a phone call from Mr. Bush to discuss a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
  • Stop MoveOn and Liberal Senators from Judicial Tyranny

    03/16/2005 6:12:48 AM PST · by TexasTaysor · 11 replies · 463+ views
    RightMarch ^ | 3/15/05 | William Greene, President
    On Wednesday, March 16th, MoveOn is holding a rally in Washington, DC, to support the Democrats' UNCONSTITUTIONAL filibustering of President Bush's judicial nominees. Leading the charge at MoveOn's rally will be Sen. Robert "KKK" Byrd (D-WV) -- the same Sen. Byrd who once said regarding filibuster rules, "This Congress is not obliged to be bound by the dead hand of the past." In fact, it was Sen. Byrd who led the charge to establish new Senate precedents in 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1987 -- including a number of precedents that were designed specifically to stop filibusters. So once again, the...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd Talks with Alan Colmes

    03/12/2005 8:36:31 AM PST · by Crackingham · 22 replies · 871+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 11, 2005
    COLMES: I just had the privilege of seeing you speak on the Senate floor. And you spoke about freedom. And you spoke about dissent. And you spoke about the importance of the minority to be heard. What does that mean in the context of today's Democratic Party versus the Republican Party, and how the parties are interacting in today's Senate? BYRD: There's nothing partisan about this subject. When you talk about the "nuclear" option, they're really talking about the freedom to dissent, freedom of speech in the Senate, freedom to debate. They are speaking for the minority. That's what the...
  • On hold with Hannity, to talk about the recent Byrd Droppings.

    03/02/2005 12:34:08 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 64 replies · 2,637+ views
    myself ^ | 02 March 2005 | Trueblackman
    Well you Freepers know I have to take it to Robert KKK Byrd for his recent Nazi Comments on the floor of our Senate.
  • Senator Byrd ~ Stopping a Strike at the Heart of the Senate [GOP using Hitler tactics]

    03/02/2005 5:16:19 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 43 replies · 1,472+ views
    Senator Byrd's homepage ^ | 3-01-05 | Senator Byrd
    In 1939, one of the most famous American movies of all time, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” hit the box office.    Initially received with a combination of lavish praise and angry blasts, the film went on to win numerous awards, and to inspire millions around the globe.   The director, the legendary Frank Capra, in his autobiography “Frank Capra: The Name Above the Title,” cites this moving review of the film, appearing in “The Hollywood Reporter,” November 4, 1942:     Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” chosen by French Theaters as the final English language film to...
  • Byrd, Mollohan Among Few Nay-Sayers (Intell Bill); Rockefeller Blasts Secret Spy Project

    12/10/2004 5:57:34 AM PST · by mountaineer · 10 replies · 447+ views
    Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer ^ | Dec. 10, 2004 | staff
    Two West Virginia lawmakers this week voted against historic legislation that overhauled the nation’s spy network in order to beef up the country’s counterterrorism network. The legislation passed overwhelmingly in both the U.S. House and the Senate. The vote in the Senate was 89-2, with U.S. Sens. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., voting against the legislation. In the House, U.S. Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va., voted against the bill. Mollohan, in an interview Thursday, cited four major concerns with the legislation. ... “Does it adequately address the problems that have been identified with our intelligence gathering, storage...
  • LIVE THREAD: Rumsfeld Testifies Regarding Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

    05/07/2004 7:52:34 AM PDT · by Howlin · 3,810 replies · 4,934+ views
    Link to C-SPAN I'm sure all the networks will be showing this.
  • Sen Dodd: Bobby Byrd (D-KKK) A Man for All Seasons (also shows Kerry hypocrisy)

    04/08/2004 7:13:22 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 5 replies · 291+ views ^ | 4/8/04 |
    Kerry supporter and fellow northeast elitist liberal Christopher Dodd took to the floor of the Senate this week to praise Sen. Robert Byrd as a man for all seasons. Dodd specifically mentioned that Byrd "would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation." In most cases we could chalk this up to making an old man - who proudly wears the title "King of Pork" for all of our tax dollars he sends to West Virginia - happy. However, saying that Byrd would have been right for the country during the Civil War is a...
  • Dodd: Calls for own resignation

    04/07/2004 12:42:43 PM PDT · by smith288 · 35 replies · 186+ views
    Rush Limbaugh | 4/7/2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush found an archived article that said Dodd was quoted in saying "If it was a democratic leader (that said what Lott said), we would have called for the immediate resignation of without any question whatsoever." TIME FOR DODD TO TAKE HIS OWN ADVICE.
  • Steelworkers Present Robert "Sheets" Byrd with Wellstone Award; Seizes Opportunity to Bash Bush

    02/04/2004 11:47:20 AM PST · by mountaineer · 12 replies · 260+ views
    Sen. Byrd website ^ | 2/2/04 | Byrd's website
    The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) has presented U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., with its 2004 Paul Wellstone Award. "Senator Byrd is truly deserving of the Wellstone Award because of his dedication to the pursuit of well-being of working people. No one stands taller for democracy, no one stands taller in the defense of our institutions of democracy, and no one stands taller in his understanding and defending of the Constitution of this country than Senator Byrd," USWA International President Leo Gerard said. The Wellstone Award was established following the October 25, 2002, death of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone,...
  • Great cartoon!

    06/02/2003 11:37:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies · 355+ views
    Day by Day ^ | 6/2/03 | Chris Muir
  • Letter to KKK Byrd (from USN retired)

    05/20/2003 5:18:36 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 31 replies · 255+ views
    personal email ^ | 5/20/03 | Lewis f. McIntyre
    <p>As a retired Naval Officer, with two Gulf carrier deployments under my belt, I find your criticism of President Bush's visit to the Lincoln offensive in the extreme! This is the first time that the Commander-in-Chief took time out of his busy wartime schedule to pay a visit to thank those who served in the line of fire, in way that was both dramatic and meaningful to those on the carrier. Perhaps if LBJ got off his fat ass to do something similar, our troops' morale in Vietnam might not have been so low.</p>
  • These idiots need a good FReepin' (vanity)

    02/21/2003 10:22:34 AM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 18 replies · 269+ views
    E-mail | 02/21/03 | Lark in the Morning
    I'm posting this on behalf of my friend 2Jedismom, a frequenter of The Hobbit Hole. She received this e-mail today and is livid. As she should be. She's already fired off a response. But these liberal idiots need to learn a lesson. Read on: This email is from Mickie and Elizabeth Zekley the directors of Lark Camp. We hope none of you will take offense at receiving this email which is not about our event. We have never sent out a political email before but are driven to send this one. Senator Robert Byrd gave a speech on the Senate...
  • New Evidence-Sen. Robert Byrd [D-WVA] May Have Been Klan Member 'Well Past' 1943

    01/22/2003 9:29:07 AM PST · by ewing · 36 replies · 2,086+ views ^ | January 22, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Coming Wednesday to surfaces that Former President Pro Tem of the United States Senate Robert Byrd may have been a member of the Klu Klux Klan 'well past' 1943 , the year he maintained he resigned from the notorious hate group. [Responsible for 6 lynchings while the Senator was a member, one near his home state in Georgia]Read more about this subject in related Hot Topics:DNC
  • Dem Racists Named, FreeRepublic Mentioned in Column (MY Head)

    01/22/2003 8:20:14 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 16 replies · 233+ views
    County Press ^ | 1-22-03 | William W. Lawrence
    Dem Racists Named, FreeRepublic Named In Column. Ex-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott went overboard praising Strom Thurmond at his 100th birthday party and appeared to wish for the good old days of segregation. He later denied that was what he meant but the damage was done and the Democrats leaped to take advantage. Even so, my advice to the Not-So-Grand Party was, "Be careful what you wish for." Lott has been -- in the opinion of many of his conservative colleagues -- overly accommodating with the Democrats." Talk about gazing into a crystal ball. The Democrats now have to deal...
  • Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Calls for Senate Censure of Robert Byrd-Likens Comments to Lott's

    12/18/2002 6:37:15 AM PST · by ewing · 372 replies · 414+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 18, 2002 | Joanna Neuman
    Now Republicans roiled by 10 days of national angst over Sen. Trent Lott's comments that the nation would have been better off if Strom Thurmonds 1948 Presidential campaign had prevailed, are digging up transcripts of the March 2001 FOX News Interview. [where Byrd referred to White N*ggers on air]With Lott's fate as incoming Majority Leader-and maybe even the Seante--in the balance, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) is talking about censuring Byrd.In a town where moral equivalency is always a danger, the national conversation on race seems to be proving an almost biblical instinct to extract an eye for an eye.
  • AL GORE ON SNL: The pot calls the kettle white / DEMONSTRATES HIS UNFITNESS TO BE PREZ

    12/15/2002 8:09:09 AM PST · by Mia T · 46 replies · 516+ views
    12-15-02 | Mia T
    12-14-02 AL GORE ON SNL: The pot calls the kettle white DEMONSTRATES HIS UNFITNESS TO BE PREZ In a spoof of the MSNBC talk show "Hardball," Gore portrayed Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, who in recent days has repeatedly apologized for remarks he made that seemed to support racial segregation. "I meant no disrespect to any white people," insisted Gore-as-Lott. "As long as I am in office, we will leave no white person behind." Al, Tipper Gore Campaign for SNL Laughs 09-09-00 Black Democratic Congresswoman Denounces Al Gore's "Negro Tolerance Level"     McKinney Blasts Secret Service   August...

    12/15/2002 5:23:19 AM PST · by Mia T · 13 replies · 351+ views
    12-15-02 | Mia T
      DONNA BRAZILE'S FAVORITE-SON SCHEME SIMULTANEOUSLY UNDERSCORES & UNDERMINES "LOW NEGRO TOLERANCE LEVEL" DEMOCRAT PARTY by Mia T, 12-15-02   A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Lincoln's 'House-Divided' Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.   What Senator Byrd meant to say, "All blacks is ni##ers but all ni##ers...