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  • Klan holds rally at Gettysburg

    09/03/2006 1:39:29 PM PDT · by John Carey · 68 replies · 1,391+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | September 3, 2006 | Staff
    About 30 Ku Klux Klan members proclaimed hatred for blacks, Jews, gays and Latinos as they stood behind barricades at the Civil War battlefield where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan also called Saturday for the U.S. to pull its troops out of Iraq and use them to patrol the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration. The World Knights obtained a permit in July for the two-hour demonstration. The National Park Service granted it under the group's First Amendment rights to free speech.
  • Burial site set for priest Klansman killed in'21 (Fr. Coyle)

    08/20/2006 7:47:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 398+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 8/20/2006 | GREG GARRISON
    The planned new grave for a Catholic priest killed 85 years ago in downtown Birmingham has been dug next to St. Paul's Cathedral. The Rev. James E. Coyle, who became pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral in 1904, was shot to death on the porch of the rectory, the priest's house, on Aug. 11, 1921. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Donohoe, current pastor of the cathedral, plans to seek Vatican approval for moving Coyle's remains. "It would make his grave more visible and accessible to the people, for reflection on his cause for being declared a martyr...
  • Ku Klux Klan wins approval to protest Iraq war

    07/04/2006 1:29:57 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 41 replies · 1,350+ views
    AP ^ | July 4, 2006
    The National Park Service granted a request by the Ku Klux Klan to rally and protest near the spot where a failed offensive by the Confederacy turned the tide of the Battle of Gettysburg. Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan obtained the permit Wednesday for about 100 people to participate in a Sept. 2 event on the lawn of the Cyclorama Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, near the site of Pickett's Charge. The purpose, according to the permit, will be to oppose the Iraq war and speak on "white unity between the North and...
  • A Democratic party coup?

    06/06/2006 6:06:57 AM PDT · by NCSteve · 24 replies · 1,163+ views
    Town Hall ^ | June 6, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    In 1898, one of the most shameful episodes in American political history occurred. Today called a coup d'etat, it is the only known case in the United States in which a municipal government was overthrown by violence. On May 31, 2006, the state of North Carolina issued a report on this event, which took place in the city of Wilmington. The story begins in the aftermath of the Civil War. During Reconstruction, the federal government guaranteed voting rights for blacks in the South, most of whom became Republicans. This led to the election of many blacks and Republicans to federal...
  • Klan Plans Rally at Civil War Battlefield

    04/27/2006 12:28:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies · 1,465+ views
    AP - Fox ^ | April 26, 2006
    SHARPSBURG, Md. — A Ku Klux Klan group plans to hold a rally June 10 on the grounds of the Antietam National Battlefield, site of the bloodiest one-day clash of the Civil War, an organizer and a park official said...
  • Hoodwinked? [FREAKONOMICS authors investigate anti-Klan crusader Stetson Kennedy]

    01/09/2006 8:42:09 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 19 replies · 800+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 1/08/06 | STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT
    Information Asymmetries: Our book "Freakonomics" includes a chapter titled "How Is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?" This chapter was our effort to bring to life the economic concept known as information asymmetry, a state wherein one party to a transaction has better information than another party... [snip] But the Klan was not the hero of our story. The hero was a man named Stetson Kennedy, a white Floridian from an old-line family who from an early age sought to assail racial and social injustices. Out of all of his crusades - for unionism, voting rights...
  • White Supremacist Wants To Bankrupt N.Y. Town

    11/20/2005 5:11:32 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 53 replies · 1,640+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | November 19, 2005
    White Supremacist Wants To Bankrupt N.Y. TownPOSTED: 6:22 pm EST November 19, 2005 KINGSTON, N.Y. -- A white supremacist radio talk-show host said he wants to bankrupt the city of Kingston, N.Y. Hal Turner organized a rally Saturday that drew about 50 supporters, 100 counter demonstrators -- and as many as 200 police officers. Turner invited the Ku Klux Klan and similar groups to help protest recent attacks on white students by black students at Kingston High School. Police have said the attacks were not motivated by race. Turner figures the city would have to pay $100,000 in overtime for...
  • No Apologies From Dem Klan Defender

    09/30/2005 11:48:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 921+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/30/05 | NewsMax
    Nearly four months after the Senate's most influential Democrat, former majority leader Robert Byrd, defended the Ku Klux Klan in his autobiography, Byrd has yet to offer an apology - and fellow Democrats have not asked him to make one. "Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields" hit bookstores in June - and featured Byrd's firsthand account of his days as an up-and-coming member of the nation's most notorious anti-black terrorist group. According to the eight-term West Virginia Democrat, the Klan he remembers was "a fraternal group of elites – doctors, lawyers, clergy, judges and other 'upstanding' people." At...
  • 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 Memoir Laments Early Fling With Klan

    06/19/2005 7:23:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 1,214+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/05 | Vicki Smith - AP
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Ku Klux Klan is the central paradox of Robert C. Byrd's life — "an extraordinarily foolish mistake" that has haunted him for 40 years but the very thing that launched one of the longest careers in the U.S. Senate. "It has emerged throughout my life to haunt and embarrass me, and has taught me in a very graphic way what one major mistake can do to one's life, career and reputation," the West Virginia Democrat says in an autobiography being released Monday. "I displayed very bad judgment, due to immaturity and a lack of seasoned reasoning."...
  • 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.
  • Boca Islamic Group Under Scrutiny for Neo-Nazi Ties (TROP™ and homegrown fascists)

    04/16/2005 11:27:04 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 797+ views
    The Boca Raton [FL] News ^ | April 16, 2005 | Sean Salai
    A new Islamic advocacy group in Boca Raton is under scrutiny for its ties to William W. Baker, a former chairman of the neo-Nazi political party of presidential candidate David Duke who was run out of town last year when he attempted to speak at Florida Atlantic University. Local Jewish and civic leaders said Friday they were alarmed that the Assadiq Islamic Education Foundation, whose headquarters are listed at 831 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca, had invited Baker back to Boca as featured speaker at an April 30 banquet at the Boca Marriott. Invited by Muslim students to speak...
  • Barack Obama Campaigning for Robert Byrd

    05/11/2005 7:02:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 846+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/11/05 | Carl Limbacher
    In the oddest political pairing in memory, the Senate's lone African-American member, Barack Obama, has become the number one campaigner for the Senate's only ex-Ku Klux Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd. Working with in March, Obama singlehandedly helped Byrd raise more money for his reelection fight next year than the one-time segregationist had ever raised before. In a letter to MoveOn members, the rising Democratic Party star praised the one-time night-rider as a man of principle: "In 2006, Senator Byrd will be the target of Republicans because he stands up for what he believes," Obama insisted. "Will you join me...
  • Auction Canceled After KKK Fliers Found

    04/10/2005 5:17:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 3,660+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/05
    MASON, Mich. — A planned auction of Ku Klux Klan items was canceled Saturday after fliers encouraging KKK membership were distributed in the community where the event was to be held. Residents in Mason, a Lansing suburb where civil rights leader Malcolm X lived for a time, awoke to find the fliers in front of their homes on Saturday. The fliers did not mention Sunday's auction, but the Ole Gray Nash Auction House in Howell canceled the event regardless. "We don't believe [the fliers were] actually authentic, but someone went to a lot of trouble," said Becky Hinz, an auction...
  • FR's Registered Wins "1st Annual Margaret Sanger at Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest"

    04/02/2005 9:53:16 AM PST · by Diago · 29 replies · 649+ views
    In her 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger discusses her keynote address at a Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan Rally. In honor of this event, the Margaret Sanger Blogspot this year launched our 1st Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest. This year's winner is Registered from Congratulations, Registered:
  • 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...

    03/01/2005 12:16:00 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 1,042+ views
    Catholic League ^ | March 1, 2005 | William Donohue
     March 1, 2005   “JERRY SPRINGER” BETTER STAY IN BRITAIN  The Catholic League has been monitoring plans to bring “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to Broadway for some time, but has refrained from saying anything because the initial plans were scrapped.  However, it is being reported today that if the producers can come up with the cash, they will bring “Springer” to Broadway in spring 2006.  Here is what others have said about the show: The opera "contains up to 8,000 profanities and features tap-dancers dressed as Ku Klux Klan members and a showdown between Satan and a diaper-wearing Jesus." Amidst...
  • YOU DON'T OWN METhe Trashing of Condoleezza Rice

    01/27/2005 12:09:03 PM PST · by NorthOfTheRiver · 11 replies · 558+ views ^ | 1/26/05 | Connie Lynne Carrillo
    Condi Rice has garnered the scorn of her Democratic colleagues, not because of what she has accomplished, but because of who and what she is. She is a black American, who is guilty of an unspeakable crime in liberal eyes. Her crime? She does not worship at the altar of the Democratic Party. Condi Rice has committed the unpardonable sin. She has dared to carve out her own political path while black.
  • KKK Robes, Books Sell at Michigan Auction

    01/29/2005 9:16:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 3,001+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/29/05 | DAVID EGGERT/AP
    HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - Ku Klux Klan robes sold for up to $1,425 and a KKK knife drew a $400 bid Saturday during an auction of KKK paraphernalia that critics have blasted as insensitive. Auctioneer Gary Gray said a steady stream of people visited the auction house in Howell, about 55 miles west of Detroit, in the hours leading up to the sale, where participants could bid on seven KKK robes and items including buttons, books, movies and a lantern. "Maybe I have taught more people about history, at least this week, than some schools," Gray said. "It's not a...
  • CORE: Byrd's Condi Delay is 'Racist'

    01/20/2005 6:58:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,823+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/20/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Congress of Racial Equality blasted Sen. Robert Byrd on Thursday for holding up full Senate confirmation for Secretary of State-nominee Condoleezza Rice, denouncing the former Ku Klux Klansman as an unreconstructed "racist." "It's not surprising," CORE spokesman Niger Innis told NewsMax. "Byrd was a racist 50 years ago under the guise of leading the Dixiecrats and he's a non-reformed Dixiecrat today." Innis said the only difference between the Robert Byrd of the 1950s and now is, "He's got black colleagues in the House and the Senate who apologize for him." The Senate had been poised to confirm Dr. Rice...