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  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...
  • Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul and the Facts

    08/06/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fact Check ^ | 08/06/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conflated statistics when he claimed Sen. Rand Paul’s “pork-barrel spending” is the reason Kentucky receives more federal funds than New Jersey for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. The figures cited by Christie are affected very little by pork-barrel spending.Moreover, Senate Republicans have imposed a voluntary ban on earmarks — otherwise known as pork-barrel spending — since the Kentucky senator took office in 2011. So Paul hasn’t brought any of the traditional pork-barrel spending to Kentucky.Paul also added some confusion to the issue when he seemed to suggest that Kentucky’s ratio was the...
  • Bernanke Wrongly Calls "Bizarre" Allegations Cited by Ron Paul

    03/08/2010 4:23:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 2,210+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2010 | Charles Scalager
    On February 24, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether he was aware of allegations that the Federal Reserve had been complicit in the Watergate cover-up and in the illegal funneling of billions of dollars in loans to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein: "It has been reported in the past that during the 1980s that the Fed actually facilitated a $5.5-billion loan to Saddam Hussein. And he then bought weapons from our military-industrial complex. And also that is when he invested in a nuclear reactor.... "Also there's been...
  • Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who...
  • 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...
  • Caption photo of Obummer, Biden, and Bubba at Byrd service.

    07/02/2010 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 69 replies
    Drudge | 7/2/10 | unknown
  • 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)
  • 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...
  • MSM Can’t Bring Itself to Mention Robert Byrd’s KKK Past…

    06/28/2010 7:53:54 AM PDT · by FromLori · 29 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/27/2010
    I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944 (Newsbusters)- When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline “Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100,” leaving...
  • 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
  • A Senator's Shame (Democrats willing to forgive any racist that puts a "D" by their name)

    01/11/2010 9:45:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 1,043+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/19/2005 | Eric Pianin
    In the early 1940s, a politically ambitious butcher from West Virginia named Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the "Grand Dragon" for the mid-Atlantic states came down to tiny Crab Orchard, W.Va., to officially organize the chapter. As Byrd recalls now, the Klan official, Joel L. Baskin of Arlington, Va., was so impressed with the young Byrd's organizational skills that he urged him to go into politics. "The country...
  • 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...
  • Senior KKK Fugitive Arrested in Israel

    07/13/2009 6:50:56 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 20 replies · 634+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/13/09 | vanity
    A "senior Klansman", who has been on the fugitive list in the USA, was arrested in Israel as an illegal entrant.
  • Senator Byrd: Obama in power grab

    02/25/2009 8:15:31 AM PST · by rface · 59 replies · 2,636+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 02.25.09 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch. In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.” While it's...
  • Byrd: Obama in power grab

    02/25/2009 8:16:38 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 24 replies · 1,613+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-25-09 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch. In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”
  • Kennedy and Byrd stricken at Obama lunch

    01/20/2009 11:57:06 AM PST · by Squidpup · 373 replies · 14,639+ views
    Politico ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Glen Thrush
    Ted Kennedy was taken out of the Statuary Hall luncheon after suffering an apparent seizure -- a few minutes after Sen. Robert Byrd was removed in his wheelchair under the supervision of medical personnel. Byrd was conscious and had been having trouble eating, according to a witness. Kennedy, who underwent brain cancer surgery last year, was taken to the Rayburn room. A police radio picked up a call for paramedics to help someone stricken with a seizure, according to Politico's Patrick Kennedy.
  • Caption these Inauguration VIPs

    01/20/2009 8:38:00 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 34 replies · 1,390+ views
    me ^ | 1/20/09 | me
    (Denzel Washington)(Dustin Hoffman)(Aretha Franklin - at rehearsal)(Doprah)(Charlie Rangel)(Ted Kennedy)(Robert Byrd)
  • It Is Time for Senator Robert C. Byrd to Retire (Charleston Daily Mail)

    11/20/2008 8:55:33 AM PST · by lewisglad · 42 replies · 1,502+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | Thursday November 20, 2008 11:42 am | Don Surber
    Thursday November 20, 2008 It is time for Sen. Byrd to retire His 50 years are long enough HIS friends won't tell him this, so maybe the one guy in West Virginia who is not a fan of Robert C. Byrd should tell him: It is time to retire from the Senate. Fifty years is enough. His is a remarkable story. Byrd's rise from the hardscrabble of Sophia in Raleigh County to being a couple of heartbeats from the presidency is a story that should live on at least in West Virginia lore. After a nice run as Senate Democratic...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd endorses Obama

    05/19/2008 10:35:40 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 31 replies · 462+ views
    Politico ^ | May 19 08 | Ben Smith
    May 19, 2008 Categories: Barack Obama Sen. Robert Byrd endorses Obama The Charleston Gazette reports an endorsement deep with symbolism: West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd is endorsing Barack Obama. "Barack Obama is a noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian, and he has my full faith and support," Byrd says. He said he has "no intention of involving myself in the Democratic campaign for President in the midst of West Virginia's primary election. But the stakes this November could not be higher." Byrd, 91, a master of Senate rules and Iraq war foe, has spent much of his political career repenting the...
  • Why the Obama-Ayers connection matters

    04/23/2008 12:11:41 PM PDT · by LJayne · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/21/08 | Ed Morrissey
    Steve Chapman takes Barack Obama to task over his dodge about the relationship between himself and William Ayers. Not only does Obama misrepresent the connection, Chapman writes, he appears not to understand what it says about him and his judgment. The Chicago Tribune columnist offers a handy analogy for those who still don't comprehend it:
  • Senator Byrd Celebrating 90th Birthday Today

    11/20/2007 7:47:21 AM PST · by Borges · 58 replies · 130+ views
    WSAZ - AP ^ | 11/20/07
    Byrd spokesman Jesse Jacobs says Byrd plans to spend his birthday quietly reading the hundreds of birthday wishes that have flooded his offices. Byrd also expects to have lunch with his staff and to visit with his seven great-grandchildren. A surprise 90th birthday party was held Thursday in the ballroom of the Capitol Hill hotel. More than 300 people attended, including West Virginia's entire congressional delegation and Governor Manchin. Manchin presented Byrd with a West Virginia Living Legend Award, which the governor created as a tribute to renowned West Virginians. The award has been given to only two other people:...
  • Clinton, Byrd plan bill to end Iraq war

    05/03/2007 7:33:30 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 19 replies · 1,061+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/3/07
    WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said in the Senate Thursday she and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., will introduce legislation to end authority for the war in Iraq. The bill will propose Oct. 11, 2007, as the expiration date for the congressional resolution that authorized President George W. Bush to use force in Iraq. That resolution was approved Oct. 11, 2002. "The American people have called for change, the facts on the ground demand change, the Congress has passed legislation to require change," said Clinton, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. "If the...
  • (Bobby 'KKK') Byrd's most important vote (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/28/2006 4:11:39 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 25 replies · 1,906+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times Op-Ed ^ | June 28, 2006 | Peter V. Grafner
    I want to express my congratulations to Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WVa.), who recently became the longest-serving senator in American history. When asked what was the most important vote that he ever made, Byrd replied that it was his vote against the Iraq war. Byrd went on to explain that he has cast more than 17,000 votes during his distinguished career but he stated his most important vote was, without question, against a ''pre-emptive'' war against a country that never invaded the United States. I recall during the fall of 2002, Byrd admonished his fellow members of Congress, who were ''deadly...
  • Byrd seems to think he has a problem

    08/04/2005 9:21:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,286+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/5 | Don Surber
    His early ads betray a sense of vulnerabilityIt is barely August and already the ad war for the U.S. Senate campaign has begun. The election isn't until November. Wait. I just checked my calendar. That's November 2006. Holy cow. A full 15 months before the election, the eight-term senator feels compelled to run ads to offset last week's ads by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The eyes of television sales managers across the state just lit up. Anyone want to help me open a Maserati dealership? Not since Jay Rockefeller spent $12 million to get to the Senate 21 years...
  • Byrd Responds to GOP Ads

    08/03/2005 7:11:01 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 815+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | 8/3/05 | Limbacher
    Eight-term Democratic Sen. Robert C. Byrd has responded to a Republican ad criticizing his record by putting out his own spot that says the GOP commercial is false and misleading. The West Virginia lawmaker has yet to announce that he will seek a ninth term in 2006. More than a year before the election, the National Republican Senatorial Committee already has begun showing an ad that assails Byrd for his votes against President Bush on national security and taxes. The 87-year-old Byrd ran out a 30-second commercial in response. "Their agenda? Privatize Social Security and tax breaks for companies that...
  • Ex-Klansman Leaves Court on Stretcher

    06/16/2005 9:14:52 AM PDT · by TexKat · 31 replies · 893+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/05
    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - One-time Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was removed from court on a stretcher Thursday on the opening day of testimony in his trial for the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers. Killen, 80, was taken to a hospital to be treated for high blood pressure, said District Attorney Mark Duncan, who said he had no other details. Killen was sitting up on the stretcher as he was loaded into the ambulance. Killen came to court in a wheelchair and has been attended by a nurse because of his health. He broke both his legs in a wood...
  • Klansman Accused of Building Pipe Bombs [Ideological Heir of "Sheets" Byrd Is Busted]

    06/11/2005 12:30:57 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 5 replies · 526+ views ^ | 6/11/2005 | AP
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A Ku Klux Klansman helped build seven pipe bombs that a federal informant told him would be rigged to vehicles used by Haitians and Hispanics, a federal agent testified Friday at a detention hearing. Videotapes of meetings between the informant and Daniel Schertz, 27, showed them making the bombs and discussing how they would be used, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent Lorin Coppock testified.
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • ADL: Senator's Hitler Comparison on Judicial Nominees "Offensive and Insensitive" (Byrd)

    03/02/2005 7:38:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    ADL ^ | March 2, 2005 | Abraham H. Foxman
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage at the remarks of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, who suggested that some Republican tactics on judicial nominations were similar to Adolf Hitler's use of power in Nazi Germany. In remarks from the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Byrd compared a Senate rule cutting off debate on nominations to Hitler's use of constitutional means to push legislation through the German Reichstag at the start of the Nazi era. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement: It is hideous, outrageous and offensive for Senator Byrd to suggest that the Republican Party's tactics could...
  • Dodd praise for Byrd hit by GOP

    04/07/2004 10:40:56 PM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/08/04 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>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.</p> <p>Sen. Tom Daschle said there was "no parallel" between Sen. Christopher J. Dodd's praise of Mr. Byrd and Republican Sen. Trent Lott's praise of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond.</p>
  • Daschle's "Lottlike" Comments

    03/18/2003 2:45:01 AM PST · by rambo316 · 2 replies · 147+ views
    CSPAN2 | 3-18-03 | Myself
    Daschle, in his "DassHole", "I'm Passionate" voice, was paying tribute to the former Klansman, Robert Byrd. Daschle was speaking of what a great man Robert Byrd is. I thought Byrd had died or something and Daschle kept going on and on about what a great man Byrd is and how he is a great teacher and he, Daschle looks up to Robert "KKK" Byrd. He then said that in 2009, Byrd will be the longest serving Senator in the Senate. Are all the newsies going to go after Daschle as they did with Lott? I hardly think so. Again, Daschle...
  • Democrats To Vote for Klansman as President! (Rush Limbaugh) Byrd supported Terrorist KKK

    01/03/2003 3:53:49 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 4 replies · 295+ views
    rushlimbaugh ^ | January 3, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh
    Democrats To Vote for Klansman as President! My friends, I want you to hand out, read over the phone and e-mail this article across the fruited plain, because something big is going to happen next week when the Senate elects a president pro tempore - the man three heartbeats away from the presidency! The vice president is first in line and the speaker of the House is second under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act. The Democrats will nominate for this position, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who just six months ago used the N-word multiple times on Fox News. In his...
  • 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.
  • Kevin Martin: Black Caucus Fears Senate's Ex-Klansman (Sen. Robert Byrd)

    12/11/2002 10:24:21 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 20 replies · 353+ views
    newsmax ^ | 12/11/2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Kevin Martin: Black Caucus Fears Senate's Ex-Klansman A Washington, D.C.-based civil rights leader said Wednesday that the Congressional Black Caucus fears the political clout of ex-Ku Klux Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd, and that's why they haven't demanded his resignation for repeatedly using an ugly racial epithet last year. "The Congressional Black Caucus lives in fear of Robert Byrd," said Kevin Martin, head of African-American Republican Leadership Council, on Wednesday. "They've never condemned him on anything," he told radio host Sean Hannity. Martin contrasted the firestorm of protest that erupted this week over the comments of Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott...