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  • Bill would require fitted sheets at hotels to protect housekeepers

    09/23/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Patrick McGreevy,
    Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets
  • California Law - Hotels Must Use 'Fitted Sheets'? Costs $15 Million...

    08/04/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 8-4-11 | cakid1
    Its not a done deal yet, but lawmakers in Sacramento want a new law that would force all California hotels to start using 'fitted sheets.' The law, is designed to cut back on hotel health problems for maids. Supporters of the law - claim many of the injuries are preventable - if hotels started using fitted sheets and made other changes in the work load for hotel maids. The California State Senate has passed a bill proposed by Sen. Kevin de LeÏŒn (D-Los Angeles) that would help prevent or reduce housekeeper injuries. "A representative of the hotel industry, led by...
  • Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected

    07/02/2010 12:51:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 143 replies · 3+ views
    Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected By Eric Zimmermann - 07/02/10 02:58 PM ET Former President Bill Clinton explained the late Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-W.V.) membership in the Ku Klux Klan Friday by claiming Byrd was simply trying to get elected. Speaking at Byrd's funeral in Charleston today, Clinton seemed to criticize newspaper eulogies that dwelled on Byrd's association with the Klan. "They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means," Clinton said. "He was a country boy from the...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd makes final journey to the Senate

    07/01/2010 8:31:36 AM PDT · by BobP · 26 replies
    AM Radio Broadcast | July 1, 2010 | Me
    Sen. Robert Byrd has returned to the to the chamber where he served more than a half-century for one final visit. A hearse bearing the remains of the late West Virginia Democrat, who served in Congress longer than anyone else in the nation's history, arrived this morning in front of the long marble stairway leading to the Senate chamber. Byrd's body will remain in the Senate chamber today for colleagues and the public to pay respects. The last time the Senate chamber served such a purpose was for North Dakota Republican William Langer in 1959, the year Byrd entered the...
  • Senate's longest-serving Klansman dead at 92.

    06/28/2010 4:46:57 AM PDT · by Salo · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/28/10 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92.
  • 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
  • Senator Byrd's "White Ni**er" .mp3

    09/16/2009 5:19:24 PM PDT · by pansgold · 8 replies · 598+ views ^ | 4/16/2009 | pansgold
    Here's the mp3 of Senator Byrd. If Dem's want to play this game... I have a ton of audio clips for them.
  • Rush played this clip of "Sheets Byrd" today. Pass it around.

    09/16/2009 4:34:17 PM PDT · by pansgold · 16 replies · 1,560+ views ^ | 9/16/2009 | pansgold
    A proud democrat around March 28, 1968. Senator Byrd said Dr. King ran like a "scared rabbit". Sheets Byrd
  • Calling The Body Of Christ To Prayer

    10/23/2008 1:54:25 PM PDT · by unspun · 22 replies · 946+ views
    End Time Prophetic Vision ^ | 10/20/2008 | Dutch Sheets
    Dear Praying Friend, In 2000, I wrote the 2nd most important letter of my life—a call to prayer for the elections of that year. I’m now writing what may be my most important letter. I knew the importance of those elections in 2000 was beyond any in my life up to that point and that the spiritual warfare surrounding them would be unlike anything any of us had ever seen. That letter was read by millions of people and I believe millions of them responded by praying. I also believe the prayers turned the tide. You may question whether President...
  • White Supremacist Convicted In Gruesome Murder

    10/17/2008 7:29:38 AM PDT · by evets · 7 replies · 622+ views
    KWTX ^ | 10/15/08 | kwtx
    A McLennan County district court jury early Wednesday evening returned a guilty verdict in the capital murder trial of Robert Allen Byrd, 34, who was accused of kidnapping and killing Dana Leigh Taylor of Kemp. Prosecutors said Byrd and the victim were both affiliated with the violent white supremacist group the Aryan Circle.
  • New machine prints sheets of light

    10/11/2008 10:33:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 888+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/10/08
    NISKAYUNA, New York (AP) -- On a bank of the Mohawk River, a windowless industrial building of corrugated steel hides something that could make floor lamps, bedside lamps, wall sconces and nearly every other household lamp obsolete. It's a machine that prints lights.
  • 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
  • NOV 7: Order of Presidential Succession

    11/02/2006 12:16:05 PM PST · by llevrok · 34 replies · 1,516+ views
    According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1792, the Senate president pro tempore1 was next in line after the vice president to succeed to the presidency, followed by the Speaker of the House. In 1886, however, Congress changed the order of presidential succession, replacing the president pro tempore and the Speaker with the cabinet officers. Proponents of this change argued that the congressional leaders lacked executive experience, and none had served as president, while six former secretaries of state had later been elected to that office. The Presidential Succession Act of 1947, signed by President Harry Truman, changed the order...
  • Age doesn't faze 'Big Daddy' Byrd in Senate race

    10/30/2006 12:41:06 PM PST · by james500 · 24 replies · 800+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | 11:56 a.m. EST, October 30, 2006 | unknown scribe shackled in AP's sweatshop
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- Leaning on two canes, Sen. Robert C. Byrd hardly looks like a billion-dollar industry -- or "Big Daddy," as the 88-year-old Democrat calls himself. No matter: Voters once again are looking beyond Byrd's age to his political guile -- and the truckloads of federal dollars he's steered to West Virginia -- as they consider whether to give him a record ninth term in the Senate. "It's not that we deserve more money than other states, but if he wasn't there, we probably wouldn't get as much as we should," said Ally Hagsett, a Marshall University...
  • West Virginia Senate: Byrd Flying to Reelection With 33 Point Lead

    09/11/2006 3:42:21 PM PDT · by okstate · 76 replies · 1,667+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    After garnering support levels in the high 50s for the last several months, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd has pierced the 60% threshold in our polling to now lead Republican John Raese 63% to 30%. That adds eight points to the spread. Our August survey showed the Senator over-flying his Republican opponent 56% to 31%, a mere twenty-five-point advantage. Byrd, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, is known for his oratory, unabashed vigor in bringing pork projects to his state, and opposition to the war in Iraq. Should he win, he will be 89 as he begins his new term....
  • (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 Becoming Longest-Serving Senator

    06/10/2006 6:05:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 46 replies · 943+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2006 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON - Former Sen. George Smathers used to tell the story about how Robert C. Byrd had turned down a half-dozen invitations to join other senators in Florida for deep sea fishing or golf or gin rummy or tennis. "I have never in my life played a game of cards. I have never had a golf club in my hand. I have never in life hit a tennis ball," Byrd told the Florida Democrat, according to an interview Smathers gave to a Senate historian. "I don't do any of those things. I have only had to work all my life."...
  • Byrd Regrets Vote for USA Patriot Act

    02/28/2006 6:13:17 AM PST · by mathprof · 34 replies · 913+ views
    ap ^ | 2/28/06 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Sen. Robert Byrd, the dean of the Senate and its resident constitutional expert, counts only a few regrets in his 48-year Senate career: filibustering the 1964 Civil Rights Act, voting to expand the Vietnam War, deregulating airlines. Add to the list a new one from this century: supporting the anti-terror USA Patriot Act after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. "The original Patriot Act is a case study in the perils of speed, herd instinct and lack of vigilance when it comes to legislating in times of crisis," the West Virginia Democrat said Monday on the eve of the Senate's final...
  • Full text of Byrd's speech (Sheets finally makes some sense!)

    01/26/2006 4:30:36 PM PST · by Tarkin · 69 replies · 1,884+ views
    I would like to take this opportunity to offer a few observations on the manner in which the Senate has conducted its inquiry into the qualifications of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Regardless of any Senator’s particular view of Judge Alito, I think we can all agree that there is room for improvement in the way in which the Senate – and, indeed, the nation, have undertaken the examination of this nominee. And let me be clear, I mean no criticism of the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee or any particular...
  • Wealthy Businessman to Challenge Byrd

    01/25/2006 8:31:11 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 870+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25 | LAWRENCE MESSINA,
    A multimillionaire businessman entered the GOP race to challenge Sen. Robert C. Byrd on Wednesday, hoping to deny the 88-year-old incumbent Democrat a record ninth term. John Raese, 55, said he would campaign on a platform touting free enterprise ... a rebirth of capitalism... The National Republican Senatorial Committee heralded the filing by Raese, a former state GOP chairman who has sought office before. Though four other Republicans are running in the party primary, the GOP committee called Raese "the first financially credible opponent Byrd has faced since 1982." Raese's last major foray into election politics came nearly 18 years...
  • Byrd and Specter Assail Cutbacks in Mine Safety Spending (exploit W.Va. mine tragedies)

    01/23/2006 2:33:14 PM PST · by steelcurtain · 15 replies · 444+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 23, 2006 | Maria Newman
    Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia, said today that the deaths of 14 miners in three weeks in his state's coal mines "were preventable," and he had harsh words for federal mining safety officials for what he called a lack of leadership. He also asserted that federal budget cuts had led to inadequate mine safety equipment and rescue plans. "These deaths, I believe, were entirely preventable and we owe the families of these deceased and noble and great and brave men a hard look at what happened and why," Mr. Byrd said during a hearing of the Senate's...
  • Some moron Congressman Bobby Rush--called fellow Chicago Dem "A kind of Klansman."

    11/30/2005 4:21:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 30, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Here is some more information on Congressman Bobby Rush, D-IL. From yesterday's Daily Southtown: After urging the slating committee to question Dart's record on supporting minority issues in Springfield, Rush (D-1st), of Chicago, told reporters he found Dart "repulsive." "Dart represents to me a kind of Klansman," Rush said. "One that don't wear a hood over the head but one that has a hood in the head." (Thomas Dart was slated by the Cook County Regular Democratic Organization for the office of Sheriff on Monday.) Klansman? Lovely analogy. Incidentally, I wonder what Bobby Rush thinks of his colleague on the...
  • "Young In Spirit" (yeah, right) Robert Byrd Seeks Nineth Term In WV

    09/27/2005 4:25:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 903+ views
    Roll Call ^ | September 27, 2005 | Mark Preston
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) plans to announce today that he will seek a ninth term, ending months of speculation the 87-year-old lawmaker was considering retiring next year to avoid a grueling re-election campaign.
  • Sen. Byrd to Run for Record Ninth Term

    09/27/2005 10:04:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,879+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/5 | LAWRENCE MESSINA
    Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Eighty-seven-year-old Democrat Robert C. Byrd announced Tuesday he will seek a record ninth term in the Senate. Using the Capitol Rotunda as a stage, Byrd told supporters he was "ready to go. Another round." "I have the best job in America because I represent you, the people of West Virginia. And I want to keep this job," he said. Byrd has 47 years in the Senate and will become the longest-serving member in its history in June. He previously served six years in the U.S. House, and before that terms in both chambers of the West...
  • Nanotube sheets come of age

    08/18/2005 9:53:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1,247+ views ^ | 18 August 2005 | Mark Peplow
    They're soft, strong, and very, very long. Large, transparent sheets of carbon nanotubes can now be produced at lightning speed. The new technique should allow the nanotubes to be used in commercial devices from heated car windows to flexible television screens. "Rarely is a processing advance so elegantly simple that rapid commercialization seems possible," says Ray Baughman, a chemist from the University of Texas at Dallas, whose team unveils the ribbon in this week's Science1. Nanotubes are tiny cylinders of carbon atoms measuring just billionths of a metre across. They are light, strong, and conductive. But for years their promise...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Considering Bid for U.S. Senate Against Robert Byrd

    06/24/2005 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 714+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2005 | Peter Savodnik
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.VA.)in recent weeks has met with Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), fuelling further speculation that the Republican Congesswoman will challenge Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) next year.
  • Sheets Byrd: The Kleagle of Congress

    06/19/2005 8:53:37 PM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 352+ views
    "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth in West Virginia... It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the Union. Will you please inform me as to the possibility of rebuilding the Klan realm of W. Va?" Byrd' letter to the Klan's Imperial Wizard, 1946.
  • 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."...
  • FLASBACK : Sen. Robert Byrd, ex-klansman

    06/15/2005 3:47:35 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies · 948+ views ^ | 3/7/2001 | Michelle Malkin
    Flash back to 2001 article : The ex-Klansman later filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act -- supported by a majority of those "mean-spirited" Republicans -- for more than 14 hours. He also opposed the nominations of the Supreme Court's two black justices, liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas. In fact, the ex-Klansman had the gall to accuse Justice Thomas of "injecting racism" into the Senate hearings. Meanwhile, author Graham Smith recently discovered another letter Sen. Byrd wrote after he quit the KKK, this time attacking desegregation of the armed forces.
  • It won't be easy to beat Robert Byrd

    06/11/2005 9:03:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 908+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 6/9/5 | Don Surber
    Voters have been forgiving Klan ties since 1952 election Readers know where I stand on Bob Byrd. I greeted with glee the independent poll that showed his vulnerability. But vulnerable ain't dead. The same poll that showed Shelley Moore Capito within three points of beating him also showed that 62 percent of voters view Byrd favorably. Byrd has been elected to federal office 11 out of 11 times. In May, he showed he could do it again. He began the month as the champion of the filibuster. By month's end, he was Monte Hall of "Let's Make A Deal" fame....
  • 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.
  • Bad news for Bob Byrd - (West Virginians might give him the boot in 2006)

    06/09/2005 8:20:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 783+ views
    Here's good news to the cause of good government. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, styled by partisan Democrats as the "conscience of the Senate" and by those who are less biased as the last troglodyte in the body, could be defeated in his bid for his umpteenth term in the Senate. He's up for election in 2006, and the latest polling in West Virginia indicates that an attack of sanity and judgment may, at last, be hitting an electorate that has routinely elected the 87-year-old Byrd to the Senate eight times with never less than 59 percent of the vote....
  • Are the Numbers Really Against Robert Byrd?

    06/09/2005 12:02:06 PM PDT · by HallowThisGround · 30 replies · 1,258+ views
    Opinion Times ^ | 6/7/05 | Jim Pfaff
    With all due respect to the political insight of Dick Morris (and he deserves much), he is quite wrong about his belief that Cong. Shelley Moore Capito--D-WV has a chance to defeat Sen. Robert Byrd--D-WV. It is unlikely that he will come down to defeat when otherwise Republican business owners won't cough up the money to make the Republican machine work. The WV GOP was severly choked in 2004 because these businesses were unwilling to buck Democrats who held and wielded a serious threat of reprisal. In the aftermath, the GOP there is in shambles. More of that later. Morris...
  • Byrd Brain: The Democrats’ Own Klansman

    05/23/2005 1:03:54 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 12 replies · 1,925+ views
    MND ^ | May 23, 2005 | by Bob Newman
    Note that a murderer or rapist is never called a former murderer or former rapist. That’s because once you have committed such a heinous crime, you are properly branded for life with the moniker. Some odors, once attached to one’s epidermis, just can’t be lost. Such is the case with the Democrats’ own Ku Klux Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd. Once a Klansman, always a Klansman. Byrd’s own words should have seen to his political demise decades ago, but because he is a Democrat rather than a Republican, liberals look the other way and give this card-carrying racist a pass regardless...
  • Robert Byrd Attempts to Re-Write Filibuster History (Novak rips Byrd on hypocrisy)

    04/21/2005 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Coastal · 47 replies · 3,006+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | April 21, 2005 | Robert Novak
    While re-inventing himself at age 87 in his 47th year as a senator, Robert C. Byrd has denied his clear past use of parliamentary maneuver to force majority rule in the Senate. That fits the broader phenomenon of Democrats reinventing the senatorial filibuster, historically notorious for protecting racial segregation, into a weapon of liberalism. Byrd's use of a simple majority rule to make Senate rules fit the wishes of dominant Democrats during the 1970s and 1980s was revealed by legal scholars in January. It took Byrd's lawyers until March 20 for him to claim he did not do what he...
  • Sen. Byrd wants end to polarized politics

    04/17/2005 6:35:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 75 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Journal ^ | 04/17/05 | Tim Doyle
                  Sen. Byrd wants end to polarized politics By TIM DOYLE Journal Staff Writer SHEPHERDSTOWN - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., Saturday called on all West Virginians and Americans to reject the current "polarized and poisoned" national political climate. The continuing "take no prisoners ugliness in politics" will only serve to further alienate the American people, Byrd said. "We are all Americans," the eight-term U.S. senator said. "And America functions best when there is serious, civil, informed debate about real issues in a robust and respectful two-party system," Byrd said. Speaking to a luncheon...
  • The Byrd Precedent

    04/16/2005 10:17:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies · 743+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 04/17/05 | Richard N. Bond
    What do the deregulation of natural gas, the attachment of legislative amendments to appropriations bills, a defense authorization bill and the nomination of a U.S. ambassador to El Salvador have in common? Answer: They all were resolved by a simple majority vote in the U.S. Senate under procedures altered by then-Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.
  • This is why Robert C Byrd is still a Senator

    04/13/2005 1:49:41 PM PDT · by LW McMurray · 11 replies · 276+ views
    The Redstate Rant ^ | 4/13/05 | Lance
    When he can bring home this much Pork to his home state of West Virginia how can the citizens vote him out? It's good to be the appopriations chairman (king of pork). Robert C. Byrd Drive, from Beckley to Sophia (Byrd's hometown) Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Center Robert C. Byrd Technology Center at Alderson-Broaddus College...... Im sure getting directions in West Virginia is hard enough but can you imagine stopping someone and asking. "Sure fella, well first you go down Robert C. Byrd Drive and take a left right next...
  • CHRISTO-NAZIS ATTACK SENATOR BYRD (ZOT!!! C'mon, send a better class of idiot.)

    04/06/2005 11:00:01 AM PDT · by paine76 · 112 replies · 2,322+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 04/06/05 | paine76
    GOP Pounces on Byrd Link to Liberal Group Republicans say they plan to make MoveOn's fundraising for the veteran Democratic senator an issue in his reelection effort. By Ronald Brownstein Times Staff Writer April 6, 2005 WASHINGTON — "Sen. Byrd would be the prize for Republicans in 2006 that Tom Daschle was in 2004," said Tom Matzzie, MoveOn's Washington director, referring to the former Senate minority leader from South Dakota who lost his reelection bid in November. Byrd, Matzzie said, "is just such a gigantic figure for progressives that we felt like we had to be supportive." But the torrent...
  • Senate Dems Offer 'Personal Constitution' (DSCC, Sen. Robert 'SHEETS' Byrd )

    03/31/2005 7:07:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - Download your "exclusive personal Constitution." And while you're at it, how about a few bucks for Senate Democrats. That is the thrust of an appeal from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued Thursday under the name of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (news, bio, voting record). "I carry a pocket-sized edition of the Constitution with me every where I go, whether I'm back home in West Virginia or speaking out on the Senate floor," it says. "Now you can, too. You can download and print the DSCC's exclusive personal Constitution." When printed, it runs eight pages. Each bears the...
  • Byrd Droppings ("Have the Democrats Already Lost the Filibuster Fight?")

    03/03/2005 11:31:13 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies · 1,354+ views
    Weekly ^ | 3/4/05 | Hugh Hewitt
    WHEN DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ROBERT BYRD rose on the floor Tuesday to compare the tactics of his Republican colleagues in the battles over judicial nominees to those employed by Hitler in building the Reich, you knew two things. First, that the Democrats would never abandon their extra-Constitutional position that nominees to the federal courts could be required to receive 60 as opposed to 51 votes for confirmation. Second, that the Democrats had already lost the battle. When the captains are named Leahy, Kennedy, Schumer, Boxer, and Byrd, the outcome is not in doubt. If you missed the Byrd outburst, you can...
  • Senator's Hitler Comparison on Judicial Nominees "Offensive and Insensitive"

    03/03/2005 11:34:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 793+ views
    ADL ^ | 3-2-05
    Senator's Hitler Comparison on Judicial Nominees "Offensive and Insensitive" New York, NY, March 2, 2005 … 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...
  • 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...
  • Because Republicans support Majority Rule, Sen. Byrd (D-KKK) compares Republicans to Hitler.

    03/01/2005 6:12:18 PM PST · by Checkers · 64 replies · 2,020+ views ^ | 03/01/2005 | Hugh Hewitt
    Posted at 5:45 PM, Pacific Robert Byrd, on the floor of the United States Senate today, comparing the move by Republicans to change Senate rules to end obstructionism in the judicial confirmation process to the manuevers of Hitler: "Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions in modern conditions are carried out with, and not without, not against, the power of the State. The correct order of events was first to secure access to that power of the State, and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality. He never abandoned the cloak of legality. He...
  • Konfirmation Kaption Kontest

    01/26/2005 6:31:41 AM PST · by GOP and the City · 38 replies · 1,596+ views
    GOP and the City | 1/26/05 | GOP and the City
    Caption Grand Senator Byrd 1) Caption this scene 2) Photoshop entries are welcome 3) Top entries will be posted on Friday (1/28)
  • The Babs and Klavern Show! (Senate Condi Debate Live Thread)

    01/25/2005 4:40:04 AM PST · by section9 · 1,457 replies · 35,124+ views
    C-Span ^ | today | me
    Yes folks, I know it's a couple of hours away, but for you loyal C-Span listeners, the debate will be carried live on C-Span 2 today. Live streaming on C-Span 2's server for those of you with high bandwidth carriers. Box-o-Rox has asked for a full hour in which to call Dr. Rice a lying slut. Meantime, the senior Senator from the state of West Virginia has brought some friends of his down to testify to Rice's unfitness for her office: Other Dhimmis have asked for time to object to Dr. Rice as well. Meantime, I wonder if McCain...
  • 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...
  • Mission to Mandate Teaching of Constitution Inserted Into Bill ('Sheets' Byrd "fighting tyranny")

    12/04/2004 8:49:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 677+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/4/04 | Richard Simon And Emma Schwartz
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), promoting his lifelong passion for the U.S. Constitution, has inserted into a massive federal spending bill a requirement that schools devote at least part of a day each year to teaching about the document. The provision would apply to all schools, elementary through college, that receive federal aid. Education groups worry that the provision could be the opening wedge in a campaign by Washington to influence what schools teach. Byrd carries a copy of the Constitution in his breast pocket — over his heart — and often waves it on the Senate floor....