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  • Late Sen. Byrd's FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar

    08/04/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2012 | By LAWRENCE MESSINA
    U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records. Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.
  • Death Bonuses for Senators, Death Taxes for Americans

    10/07/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT · by lward99 · 26 replies
    Alliance for Retirement Prosperity ^ | 10/7/2010 | WeTheAlliance
    How Dare They! These self-serving, self-righteous thieves! Right before Congress slinked away to beg for their jobs – The U.S. Senate voted to pay Senator Byrd's family a $193,400 Death Bonus! Please, make no mistake about it. This was not a charitable act of good will. This was a blatant display of Washington cronyism at it's worst. Believe me, I would applaud a charitable act from our elitists in the Senate. But not one Senator took a thin dime out of his/her pocket. THEY TOOK IT OUT OF OURS! Senator Robert Byrd was no charity case. He was a U.S....
  • 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...
  • West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Hospitalized

    06/02/2008 5:51:37 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 77 replies · 147+ views
    MSNBC
    MSNBC reporting Senator Byrd, (West Virginia) has been hospitalized. He was described as being "lethargic, sluggish and having a fever"
  • 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:...
  • Klan holds rally at Gettysburg (War Reenactors Counter-protest!)

    09/03/2006 1:09:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 9/3/2006 | n/a
    Klan holds rally at GettysburgGETTYSBURG, Pa. - 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...
  • Behind the Makeup: BLACK LIKE YOU

    07/16/2006 3:42:59 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 735+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | ALAN LIGHT
    IN the last few years, it has seemed that perhaps America's long-buried history of blackface is being allowed to peek out of the closet. Bob Dylan named his most recent studio album "Love and Theft," after Eric Lott's landmark 1993 study of the form; and in his curious 2003 film, "Masked and Anonymous," Dylan even got Ed Harris to "black up" for a scene. Spike Lee also explored the subject in "Bamboozled," and competing biographies of Stepin Fetchit joined "Where Dead Voices Gather," Nick Tosches' meditation on the minstrel superstar Emmett Miller, on bookshelves. "Old Dan Tucker," the opening track...
  • Semi-News: Byrd Threatens Filibuster

    12/19/2005 9:32:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 277+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 16 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd (W. Va.) warned that he would bring the U.S. Senate to a standstill if Republicans try to outlaw filibusters on judicial nominations. “If they want a fight, let them try," Byrd said. "I’m 88-years-old. I was there when we used the filibuster to block those bills giving civil rights to Nigras,” Byrd said. “I’m not afraid of these Republican pantywaists. I rode with the Klan in the days when men were men.” The filibuster is a tactic used to indefinitely prolong debate on the Senate floor. Democrats have already used the filibuster to block some of...
  • 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...
  • ZOT: The Right Must Be Terribly Afraid (Vanity, and My Official Goodbye From FR).

    07/19/2005 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Dambuster · 31 replies · 1,074+ views
    Pat The Postman
    To the happy few who may read this...I used to post here as Pat The Postman. Never insulted anyone. Just presented facts. Paid respect to everyone. Yesterday I participated in a highly interesting thread about the War On Iraq/Terrorism. Today I posted a link to an official report from the UK from the Chatham House, a deeply respected think tank, held in high esteem all over the world. And what happened? Well, all my posts were removed, and the thread about the Chatham House report was pulled within a minute. This is interesting. What's the matter? There is but one...
  • 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...
  • Byrd Droppings

    04/12/2005 10:20:07 AM PDT · by writer33 · 32 replies · 931+ views
    Email | 4/12/2005 | Unknown
    King of Pork Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee "They call me 'The Pork King,' they don't know how much I enjoy it." - Sen. Robert Byrd   In 2001, Senator Robert C. Byrd managed to claw $232 million in pork for West Virginia, or $128 for every single resident, using his privileged position as ranking chairman of the Appropriations Committee. After he secured $97 million in fiscal 1999, Byrd became the first person in CAGW's Congressional Pig Book history to obtain more than $1 billion in pork for his state. In honor of...
  • Set Republican History Free From Liberal Lies!

    08/26/2004 1:55:03 PM PDT · by Bush4304 · 30 replies · 785+ views
    www.authentichistory.com ^ | August 26, 2004 | Brandon Beaver
    Why is it that so many people view the Republican party, and conservatives as raceist? If it weren't for the Republican party the civil rights movement would never have even started. Ulysses S. Grant was preaching about social and racial equality, way before John F. Kennedy was even born. Without furthure Lets take a look at the evidence. In his 1st Inaugural Address Grant said, "The question of suffarage is one which is likely to agitate the public so long as a portion of the citizens are excluded from it's privledges in any state. It seems to me very desirable...
  • Vanity:Kerry's Choice for Vice President-Who Should It Be?

    06/30/2004 6:34:40 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 355+ views
    My warped mind | 06/27/2004 | Myself
    The main factors appear to suggest that he shouldn't pick anyone who might tend to overshadow him and it should be someone who would tend to make him appear more moderate but also someone he would feel comfortable with politically. Right away we have to dismiss the two most glaringly obvious candidates, Kim Il Sung jr and Mullah Omar since, I believe, they're not US citizens. Michael Moore has been mentioned since he would mirror Kerry's views on Iraq and help tremendously with the leftist fat slob voter but reportedly he has turned down the offer and will only accept...
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    (CNSNews.com) - 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...
  • 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
    www.crushkerry.com ^ | 4/8/04 | www.crushkerry.com
    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...
  • Florida House Files Friend of The Court Brief ~TERRI SCHIAVO.

    11/20/2003 5:03:25 PM PST · by pollywog · 4 replies · 158+ views
    email | 11/20/2003 | Senator Byrd
    Dear Concerned Citizen: As you may know, the Florida House recently led the fight to help save Terri Schiavo’s life from being cut short by court-ordered dehydration and starvation. We passed legislation, known as “Terri’s Law” to allow the Governor to issue a stay on court-ordered starvation and dehydration deaths under certain circumstances. Like many Floridians, I believe the process failed to protect Terri Schiavo and her family. Our action helps to restore a piece of what has been taken from her family. Unfortunately, Terri’s husband, Michael, has continued to pursue legal avenues to end Terri’s life. Terri’s case is...
  • (Ted) Nugent sues Muskegon officials over concert cancelation

    08/21/2003 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 34 replies · 5,945+ views
    AP ^ | 8-21-03
    Nugent sues Muskegon officials over concert cancelation The Associated Press 8/21/2003, 7:11 p.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — Michigan rocker Ted Nugent filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, claiming organizers who canceled a June performance wrongly accused him of making racist comments. Nugent claims that accusations made by city officials and others, and the cancelation of the June 30 concert, damaged his reputation and career, according to a statement issued by his attorney. The lawsuit names the City of Muskegon; Mayor Stephen Warmington; City Manager Bryon Mazade; Meridian Entertainment, the concert's promoter, and others as defendants. "In a world of...
  • Byrd says Bush administration lured public into unjust war; illegal, unprovoked attack

    05/21/2003 5:46:37 PM PDT · by Brian S · 85 replies · 257+ views
    Capitol Hill-AP -- Some of the toughest criticism yet from Congress on the war in Iraq. Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia says the Bush administration lured the American people into launching an illegal, unprovoked attack on another nation in violation of international law and under false premises. The Senate's most senior member says the administration manipulated the events of nine-eleven to switch public focus from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein. He points out that it was bin Laden who masterminded the terror attacks, not Saddam. Byrd says the administration's claim that war was necessary because the Iraqis...
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: Brave New Moment

    05/08/2003 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 28 replies · 277+ views
    Congressman Billybob's website ^ | 7 May 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    There is vice as well as virtue in the presence in most American homes of several flavors of 24-hour cable news channels. The vice is that we are doing to ourselves electronically and institutionally what Winston Smith observed at the Ministry of Truth in the novel 1984. We are sacrificing both the past and the future to the moving moment – we are throwing facts down the "memory hole." The Democrat-sponsored mini-flap over President Bush's speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln is a case in point. The two main attackers of the President's "photo-op" speech aboard the carrier which was...
  • Senator Robert "Ku Klux Klan" Byrd

    05/07/2003 3:50:07 PM PDT · by UnkHiram · 57 replies · 7,104+ views
    On The Home Front ^ | 6 May 2003 | William D Hocutt
    Senator Robert "Ku Klux Klan" Byrd, a former recruiter for the Bed Sheet Bandits of West Virginia recently made some comments about President Bush's appearance on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Before we discuss his comments, Lets examine Senator Byrd and his "History." Senator Byrd voted against the confirmation of Clarence Thomas (An African American) to the Supreme Court. Now, I can see Yall saying that Clarence Thomas is a Republican and a Conservative and Senator Byrd is neither, so naturally he would vote against him. I would surrender that point except for the fact that Senator Byrd also voted AGAINST...
  • Anti-war Group Touts KKK Byrd's Speech

    03/09/2003 12:18:17 PM PST · by Jean S · 14 replies · 376+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sunday, March 9, 2003 1:09 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com 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 MoveOn.org 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...
  • 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 Bible....so 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 NewsMax.com 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."...
  • Does the Democratic Party Owe "Reparations" Too?

    12/22/2002 11:07:58 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 8 replies · 485+ views
    houstonreview ^ | Summer 2002 | Phil Magness
    What Goes Around Comes Around: Democrats and Reparations Does the Democratic Party Owe "Reparations" Too? Efforts by certain self described civil rights activists to procure monetary payments to persons of certain skin colors in reparation for the wrongs of an institution that ended in America over 130 years ago recently turned its teeth on the private sector as its presumptive payee. Bolstered by calls from racial aggravators for legislation forcing companies to disclose their records involving the institution of slavery prior to 1866, the slavery reparations crowd recently began filing lawsuits seeking monetary reparations for slavery from private companies. FleetBoston...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd(D),ex-Klansman

    12/18/2002 9:26:22 AM PST · by Kay Soze · 30 replies · 568+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Archived article from last year for redistributionSen. Robert Byrd, ex-Klansman jewishworldreview.com -- EX-KLANSMAN Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend. Enraged civil rights groups organized a protest campaign against Sen. Byrd and demanded that he undergo sensitivity training ... not. The ex-Klansman, you see, is a Democrat. Democrats can join hate groups and utter the ugliest racial slurs and get away with it because they are Democrats. They belong to the party of racial tolerance and understanding. They're paragons of virtue, and the rest of us are...
  • ***I'm Sorry, But Byrd Needs To Go Home***

    10/09/2002 11:55:10 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 53 replies · 259+ views
    Stardate: 0210.9
    I am extremely sorry to post this, but this man is out of line and past his time......You know, there's no fool like an old fool, and because there is no limit to the age of an elected official, (unfortunately) as their abilities fade with age they are still allowed to disrupt the country's business because of their percieved notions, both real and imagined, with no recourse for those other senatrors, who are still in their prime both physically and MENTALLY.....Senator Byrd needs to retire and go home, no offense, but his ravings about the current resolution, WHICH EVERYONE HAS...
  • Embarrassed For Them

    09/20/2002 9:37:56 AM PDT · by itzmygun · 8 replies · 192+ views
    West Virginia Metro News ^ | 9/18/2002 | Stephen Reed
    Sometimes politicians get so grandiose and absurd that they lose all sense of shame. At those times, we, their constituents, just have to be embarrassed FOR them. Enter Robert C. Byrd and Nick Joe Rahall. Career politicians, both of them, they just cannot handle anyone else getting the limelight, the credit. Like two jealous runners-up at the teenage beauty pageant, they appear desperate – and I mean desperate – to steal headlines from President Bush on war on terrorism. Take a look at Exhibit A: Robert Byrd, whose ego has now surpassed all known clinical measurements, says from his lofty...