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    12/13/2016 5:07:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 12/13/16
    ‘We have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism’ America is still struggling to overcome its "legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism, and racism," President Obama told Comedy Central Monday night. Appearing on "The Daily Show," Obama was asked about how he speaks to crowds about race. How does he "skirt that line between speaking your mind and sharing your true opinions on race whilst, at the same time, not being seen to alienate some of the people you are talking to," host Trevor Noah asked. "You know, my general theory is...
  • Ku Klux Klan On New Recruitment Drive With Leaflet Drop In Towns Across America

    03/31/2014 3:14:07 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 31, 2014 | Joanna Walters (New York)
    Residents wake up to find fliers declaring “The KKK wants you” as hatred of Obama and immigration fuels rise in white supremacy...
  • 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)
  • Caption Obama, Biden & Clinton at Byrds Memorial Service

    07/02/2010 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends the memorial service for U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd on the steps of the state capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, July 2, 2010. From L-R are: West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III, Obama, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton
  • 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.
  • Robert Byrd Dies, Named KKK Grand Dragon of Hell

    06/28/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 16 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/28/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) died early this morning at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Upon arriving in Hell, he was immediately appointed KKK Grand Dragon. Byrd was greeted at the gates of Hell by long-time friend Ted Kennedy, who made an unsuccessful bid for president of Hell last year shortly after his own arrival.
  • Caption Obama with Byrd

    08/31/2008 11:34:24 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 46 replies · 4,578+ views
    Monongolia County Democrats ^ | September 23, 2006 | Me
    Original caption: Senator Robert Byrd is a mentor for Senator Barack Obama
  • 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:...
  • Coulter's anti-Semitic comment too dangerous to ignore

    10/14/2007 10:41:22 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 257 replies · 226+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 13 2007 | Tim Rutten
    Perhaps the best response came from the Anti-Defamation League, which called Coulter's comments "outrageous, offensive and a throwback to the centuries-old teaching of contempt for Jews and Judaism. The notion that Jews are religiously inferior or imperfect because they do not accept Christian beliefs was the basis for 2,000 years of church-based anti-Semitism. While she is entitled to her beliefs, using mainstream media to espouse the idea that Judaism needs to be replaced with Christianity and that each individual Jew is somehow deficient and needs to be "perfected" is rank Christian supersessionism and has been rejected by the Catholic Church...
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    ( - Efforts to discredit radio news commentator Rush Limbaugh escalated this week with a new radio ad campaign hammering Limbaugh for comments he made about the abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. Still unresolved, meanwhile, is the Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor's investigation of Limbaugh for possible "doctor shopping" in connection with Limbaugh's admitted former addiction to painkillers. The separate media and legal challenges to Limbaugh are part of a longstanding strategy employed by the political left, according to Mark Levin, director of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a supporter of Limbaugh. "There's no question they've...
  • 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>
  • US Sen. Robert Byrd: 'Today I weep for my country'-- [Iraq]

    03/19/2003 8:56:27 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 60 replies · 294+ views
    Reuters | Wednesday, March 19, 2003 | By Thomas Ferraro
    US Sen. Robert Byrd: 'Today I weep for my country' By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The oldest voice in the U.S. Congress rose Wednesday to offer a final pre-war warning that President Bush's march to battle is dangerously misguided. "Today I weep for my country," said West Virginia Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. "No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. ... Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. "We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance," Byrd said, adding: "After war has ended the United States will...
  • Anti-war Group Touts KKK Byrd's Speech

    03/09/2003 12:18:17 PM PST · by Jean S · 14 replies · 376+ views ^ | Sunday, March 9, 2003 1:09 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    A leading anti-war group is touting a recent speech by U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, who once belonged to the domestic terrorist group the Ku Klux Klan; an organization that waged a violent decades-long jihad against black Americans, Jews and Catholics. In a full-page ad in Sunday's New York Times, the group praised the Klansman-turned-top Democrat as "one of the most respected United States Senators" and urged that Americans needed to take his words to heart. MoveOn was referring to the senator's words about a possible war in Iraq, and not his past comments decrying blacks as "race mongrels" and...
  • Legend of a 'noble South' rises again

    02/17/2003 10:41:15 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 533 replies · 956+ views
    Sun Movie Critic ^ | February 16, 2003 | Chris Kaltenbach
    Director says 'Gods' has Southern slant, but 'full humanity' The North may have won the Civil War, but in Hollywood, the South reigns triumphant. That was certainly true in 1915, when D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation portrayed the conflict as a war of Northern aggression where order was restored only by the arrival of the Ku Klux Klan. It was true in 1939, when Gone With the Wind looked back on the antebellum South as an unrivalled period of grace and beauty never to be seen again. It was true when Clint Eastwood played The Outlaw Josey Wales...
  • FREEPERS...Need to support movie GODS AND GENERALS

    02/25/2003 6:10:50 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 151 replies · 1,014+ views
    Below is a note from Howard Phillips on this great movie...I plan to see it this weekend. My friends tell me this movie is EXCELLENT The Liberal media HATES this movie because it shows soldiers praying and reading the we need to SUPPORT IT! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As some of you know, I was involved with the premiere of "Gods and Generals" here in Richmond thru the Museum of the Confederacy. I am sending along this comment, with a hope that you will take in the film. The liberal press has already bashed it, and unless there is good attendance this...
  • Roger Ebert on what Republicans want to see in the movies

    02/22/2003 9:49:42 PM PST · by Oldie · 82 replies · 453+ views
    This is what Ebert said in his latest review (on Gods and Generals): "Here is a Civil War movie that Trent Lott might enjoy .... it waits 70 minutes before introducing the first of its two speaking roles for African Americans"
  • Civil Rights Leader to Picket 'KKK' Byrd Tribute (Kevin Martin)

    01/21/2003 11:00:42 PM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 1,083+ views
    NewsMax/com ^ | 1/22/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Civil Rights Leader to Picket 'KKK' Byrd TributeA Washington, D.C.-based civil rights leader said Tuesday that he would "chain [himself] to the construction site" of a ceremonial office being built as a tribute to Ku Klux Klansman-turned-senator, Robert Byrd, D-W.V. "I will not stand idly by and allow the building of a fantasy office for 'a minister of hate' such as Robert Byrd," said Kevin Martin, political affairs director of the African-American Republican Leadership Council. "I am willing to chain myself to the construction site, run the risk of arrest and know I stood on principle rather than remain silent."...
  • Byrd( AKA Tweety Birdie) : Bush Gives U.S. 'Bully' Image !

    01/17/2003 11:08:56 PM PST · by KQQL · 27 replies · 316+ views
    washingtonpost. ^ | Saturday, January 18, 2003; Page A14 | Reuters
    Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va) criticized President Bush yesterday for giving the United States the image "of a belligerent bully," and said Bush's contrasting handling of threats posed by North Korea and Iraq revealed major flaws in his foreign policy. Byrd said Bush appeared eager to apply his doctrine of preemptive military action against less powerful countries such as Iraq, but not against countries that may pose a nuclear threat, such as North Korea.
  • Lott Apology Doesn't Satisfy Blacks-Spike Lee cals 'Lott is a Card Carrying Member of the Klan'

    12/17/2002 12:45:03 PM PST · by ewing · 87 replies · 586+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 17, 2002 | Good Morning America-Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson
    'He has to go,' Spike Lee said, [on ABC Television's Good Morning America program] and called Senator Trent Lott 'a card carrying member of the Klan..I know he has that hood in the closet somewhere..the hood and the robe.'Film Director Lee said that the African Americans in the Bush Administration, such as Secretary of State Colin Powell and NSA Advisor Condoleeza Rice, should take a stand against Lott.'Bush, Powell, Miss Rice, lets go,' he said.'You know, prominient African Americans in the Bush Administration, what's this, mum's the word? Bush got you in check, you can't speak out? Going to let...