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  • They just don't get it

    09/27/2006 6:02:20 PM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Townhall ^ | Sept. 27, 2006 | David Strom
    Blog | Talk Radio Online | Columnists | Your Opinion | The News | Photos | Funnies | Books & Movies | Issues | Action Center They just don't get it The left misreads the NIE and Islamic terrorism By David Strom Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Much has been made in recent days about the supposed conclusion of the latest National Intelligence Estimate that the war in Iraq has inflamed Islamic terrorists. The New York Times “broke” the story last week with a headline that screamed "Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat." The NIE in question, completed last...
  • Strom Thurmond wins S.C. 3A title - beats Clinton (Hillary throws for one, runs for two)

    12/04/2005 6:03:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 696+ views ^ | 12/03/04
    Strom Thurmond wins S.C. 3A title Associated Press Posted on Sat, Dec. 03, 2005 COLUMBIA, S.C. - Coco Hillary passed for one touchdown and ran for two more scores Saturday night to lead Strom Thurmond a 21-3 victory over Clinton for the state Class 3A championship. Hillary completed 13-of-19 passes for 174 yards and ran for 63 yards as the Rebels finished with a 14-1 record and won their first state title since 1968. Hillary's touchdown pass came on the last play of the first half on a 50-yard toss to Jarrell Taylor that gave Strom Thurmond a 14-3 lead....
  • Strom Thurmond's Secret Daughter Speaks Out

    01/26/2005 7:10:20 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 1 replies · 597+ views
    abcnews ^ | Jan. 26, 2005
    Strom Thurmond's Secret Daughter Speaks Out Essie Mae Washington-Williams Discusses Their Relationship, New Book Jan. 26, 2005 - The story always had the quality of a fairy tale -- or maybe a paperback romance. The scion of a prominent white southern family -- nationally known as a virulent segregationist -- was said to have secretly fathered a child with his family's black maid in the early 1920s. He was said to watch over the child from afar -- sending gifts, making stealth visits -- offering help as she went to college, married and raised a family of her own....
  • With dignity, not fanfare (Thurmond's biracial daughter earned her spot on monument)

    Thurmond's biracial daughter earned her spot on monument. With little fanfare, Essie Mae Washington Williams, accompanied by her daughter, returned three months ago to her roots in Edgefield County. According to a front-page article in the weekly Edgefield Advertiser ... she visited the grave of her late father, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, and paid calls on relatives and friends of both her parents. Last week, her name was added to that of the four other Thurmond children on the senator's monument on the State House grounds in Columbia. What also should be recorded for posterity is what a remarkable woman...
  • Strom's daughter to use Confederate States Mint

    05/13/2004 9:55:33 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 413+ views
    myrtlebchonline ^ | May. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    FLORENCE - The company that will put the likeness of Strom Thurmond's daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, on a commemorative coin is the Confederate States Mint.The irony of a mint with the Confederate name producing a coin honoring Washington-Williams, who revealed last December she was the out-of-wedlock child of a man who spent much of his political career fighting integration, is not lost on the company's owner, Florence businessman Gene Brown."I think that's actually going to make the coin more valuable," said Brown, who owns the mint with Thurmond relative Bruce Elrod.The mint was the old Confederate Mint in Ridgeway.Brown said...

    04/16/2004 12:22:02 PM PDT · by Thomas Galvin · 6 replies · 252+ views
    The Galvin Opinion | Thomas Galvin
    Terry McAuliffe's own racial troubles indicates possibility of larger problem in the DNC Do as I say. . . Dems must figure out how to confront their racist past and presentIs there more than meets to eye when it comes to Terry McAuliffe's silence regarding Christopher Dodd's racist comments about Robert Byrd's career? Apparently so. It seems that Mr. McAuliffe has exhibited, and had to apologize for, his own racist words. According to CNN, McAuliffe referred to blacks as "colored people" at a 2001 DNC meeting. Alvin Holmes, a DNC delegate from Alabama, even urged McAuliffe to withdraw his candidacy...
  • Kerry camp hiring 'assassin'? (Man who plotted murder of congressmen offered job)

    03/15/2004 9:52:04 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 67 replies · 2,977+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 15th, 2004
    A Vietnam veteran who plotted to kill members of Congress in 1971 is reportedly ready to accept a position working in the presidential campaign of John Kerry. Leaders of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, including John Kerry, debated a plot to assassinate congressmen in November 1971, according to a report in the New York Sun. The Kerry campaign denies the senator and presidential candidate was present at the meeting, saying he quit the organization prior to the heated session in Kansas City, Nov. 12-15, 1971. However, Randy Barnes of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, disputes that account. Barnes participated in...
  • John Kerry's Political Friends

    03/15/2004 1:42:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 746+ views
    NY Sun via ^ | 3/15/04 | Thomas H. Lipscomb
    The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr. Kerry,who was then 27,was at the meeting, voted against the plot, and then orally resigned from the organization. Mr. Barnes was present as part of the Kansas City host chapter for the...
  • Thurmond revelation shows why race matters so much (op-ed barf alert)

    12/26/2003 6:35:34 AM PST · by Moose4 · 11 replies · 239+ views
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 26 December 2003 | Rev. Madison Shockley
    Strom Thurmond was your what? That racist, segregationist, obstructionist who stood on the Senate floor and almost single-handedly stopped key civil rights legislation by carrying on the longest filibuster in U.S. history? He was your father? But you are black? This was likely the common first reaction among many who heard the news. But to many blacks, there is little surprise. Some have called the existence of a black child of Strom Thurmond the worst-kept secret in South Carolina or Washington. It was, as it were, an open secret, denied only by the principals involved, Sen. Thurmond and his daughter,...
  • Thurmond's Grandson [Republican Ronald Williams, MD, son of Essie Mae] Breaks Silence

    12/19/2003 6:04:05 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 43 replies · 860+ views
    Associated Press/KIRO-TV ^ | 12-18-03 | Associated Press
    CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Following his mother's lead, a 53-year-old doctor in Onalaska has come forward to talk openly about his heritage as the mixed-race grandson of the late South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, a former segregationist. Dr. Ronald Williams, an emergency room physician at Morton General Hospital, spoke proudly about his grandfather in an interview with The Chronicle of Centralia and said he regrets he wasn't closer to Thurmond. "I can't imagine not being able to claim your own father," Williams told the paper in a copyright story published Wednesday. "It was even hard for us not to acknowledge it,...
  • Thurmond's daughter: "Tremendous weight" lifted

    12/17/2003 12:41:41 PM PST · by Moose4 · 22 replies · 240+ views ^ | 17 December 2003 | Faceless CNN drone
    <p>"I never wanted to do anything to harm him or cause detriment to his life or to the lives of those around him," Essie Mae Washington-Williams, a 78-year-old retired schoolteacher said at a news conference in Columbia, South Carolina.</p> <p>"My father did a lot of things to help other people, even though his public stance appeared opposite.</p>
  • Thurmond's Son Acknowledges Woman's Claim

    12/16/2003 1:57:07 PM PST · by El Conservador · 56 replies · 366+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 16, 2003 | AMY GEIER EDGAR
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The oldest son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond says he is ready to meet the mixed-race half sister whose relationship to the family his father, a onetime segregationist, had kept secret for nearly eight decades. Strom Thurmond Jr., the U.S. attorney for South Carolina, says his family will not contest the claim of Essie Mae Washington-Williams, a 78-year-old retired teacher living in Los Angeles. Williams says Thurmond fathered her when he was 22 and living in his parents' home in Edgefield. Her mother, Carrie Butler, 16 at the time, worked as a maid in the...
  • Strom Thurmond's family confirms paternity claim

    12/16/2003 1:41:18 PM PST · by shadowman99 · 74 replies · 2,936+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | 12-16-2003 | David Mattingly
    <p>Thurmond, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, died in June at age 100. His illegitimate daughter's story was published Sunday by the Washington Post.</p> <p>Essie Mae Washington-Williams, now 78 and a retired school teacher in Los Angeles, publicly revealed her relationship to the former segregationist after a lifetime of silence.</p>
  • Thurmond Leaves Most of His Estate to Kin

    10/28/2003 8:26:29 AM PST · by ladtx · 10 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 10-28-03 | staff
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)--Strom Thurmond left most of his estate, estimated at $200,000, to family, former aides and favorite institutions. The value of the assets might be more $200,000 after an inventory is complete, said Jim Jones, the lawyer for the estate. Thurmond died June 26 at age 100. He retired in January after serving 48 years in the Senate. He also was an educator, state senator, state judge and governor. The nine-page will of the nation's oldest and longest serving U.S. senator was filed Monday at the Aiken County courthouse, The (Columbia) State reported Tuesday. Thurmond left his largest cash...
  • Strom Thurmond's Black Daughter ( nastiness alert!)

    07/03/2003 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 52 replies · 1,828+ views ^ | July 1, 2003 | Diane McWhorter
    Strom's Skeleton The late segregationist's black daughter. By Diane McWhorter Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 12:11 PM PT Thurmond: curiouser and curiouser In all the words spent on Strom Thurmond's life and times since his death last week, I have seen no acknowledgment of the most interesting of his sundry racial legacies. She is Essie Mae Washington Williams, a widowed former school teacher in her 70s, living in Los Angeles. Presumably she did not show up for any of the obsequies even though Strom Thurmond was almost certainly her father. Williams is black. Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson...
  • J. Strom Thurmond Laid to Rest [Live Broadcast-1PM EDT ]

    07/01/2003 7:29:34 AM PDT · by ewing · 245 replies · 974+ views
    Potential Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (D-Delaware) who served for 20 years on his Senate committee will deliver a eulogy and Vice President Dick Cheney will speak as well.
  • All US Flags Flown at Half Staff Tomorrow

    06/30/2003 1:48:13 PM PDT · by ewing · 41 replies · 653+ views
    The White House ^ | June 30, 2003 | George W. Bush
    A proclamationBy the President of the United States of America As a mark of respect for the memory of James Strom Thurmond, the longest serving member and former pro tem of the United States Senate, I hereby order, by the authority invested in me as the President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his internment, the flag of the United States shall be flown and half staff at The White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations,...
  • Strom Thurmond and Civil Rights

    06/29/2003 1:12:44 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 4 replies · 629+ views
    Backcountry Conservative ^ | 6/29/03 | Jeff Quinton
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler"I believe in spiritual and political redemption. I don't think anyone can excuse some of his earlier positions. But I thought his redemption was genuine. In the later years of his career, he voted for the reauthorization of the Civil Rights act. It serves no purpose to try to second-guess that. I believe his political redemption on the racial matter was genuine." Since the national media and many liberals and self-loathing right-wingers in the blogosphere seem to be focused solely on what was bad about Strom Thurmond and civil rights, I decided to catalog...
  • No Respect for the Dead (Thurmond-related)

    06/27/2003 10:32:07 PM PDT · by AJ Insider · 64 replies · 588+ views
    Backcountry Conservative ^ | 6/28/03 | Jeff Quinton
    No Respect for the Dead I really wasn't that surprised that many of the national news reports would dwell upon Trent Lott's remarks at Thurmond's retirement party and I was even less surprised that most of the articles written today would include mentions of Thurmond's changing views on race and integration. It is a bit interesting that the NY Times, that running joke of a newspaper in Gotham, chose as its headline: Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100. Of all the things they could mention about Thurmond, the headline writer/editor chose to leave it as just Strom Thurmond,...
  • Former Senator Strom Thurmond Becomes 1st Time Grandfather at 100 [Better Late then Never]

    06/17/2003 5:08:33 PM PDT · by ewing · 19 replies · 213+ views
    The State ^ | June 17, 2003 | Lee Bandy
    In a statement announcing the (9 pound, 20 inches long) baby born at 1:59PM Monday to Julie Thurmond Whitmer and Marvin Whitmer, the former Republican Senator and his wife said, 'We are overjoyed and grateful to God with the safe arrival of baby Tate.Nancy Thurmond flew to Washington to be with her daughter.Strom, who is in frail health, remained in his private suite at the Edgefield County Hospital, where he has lived since retiring in January from 48 years in the United States Senate.Nancy said Monday he is doing remarkably well given his age and weakened physical state.On Thurmonds 100th...
  • Strom Thurmond to Make First Public Appearance Since Returning to S.C. (on Hooters Private Jet!)

    04/22/2003 12:26:34 PM PDT · by ewing · 9 replies · 230+ views
    The State ^ | Aril 22, 2003 | Lauren Markoe
    Retired United States Senator Strom Thurmond is set to fly to his first public appearance since returning to the state-on the private jet of a Hooters Air executive.No, there won't be any 'Hooter's Girls' on next month's flight to the 'Strom Thurmond Family Picnic' in Conway, not even a Hooters insignia-that owl with the bulging eyes- on the plane.But not this flight.'No, no, no -this is not a Hooters flight this is the private CEO's plane,' said picnic organizer and Horry Coutry GOP chairman Duane Oliver. 'There are no Hooters Girls.'Hooters Air is a spinoff of the restaurant chain famous...
  • But Strom Did In '48!(The Bell Curve)

    12/18/2002 9:12:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies · 307+ views
    TheFreePress ^ | December 18, 2002 | by Alexander Cockburn
    It's one of the staple and indeed few remaining pleasures of American political life. A Republican taken with drink, speaking unguardedly near a live microphone, or in Trent Lott's case, coasting through a ritual farewell speech on automatic pilot, dropping a racist gibe or fond salute to America's dark past. The rituals of outrage, apology, self-abasement, renewed outrage, deeper self-abasement, forgiveness or rejection duly follow. Sometimes, the sinner is ceremoniously booted into oblivion, as happened with Richard Nixon's secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, or Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt. Sometimes, as is now happening in Lott's case, the...
  • CHARACTER ASSASSINS MUST NOT SUCCEED (Reject Both Racism and Politics of Personal Destruction )

    12/14/2002 8:09:21 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 257+ views
    Human Events ^ | Dec. 16, 2002 | Human Events Editorial (unattributed)
    The controversy now engulfing Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott raises two serious moral questions. On one hand, there is the issue of racism, a grave evil. The immorality of racial discrimination, whether practiced overtly or covertly, has no place in American life, law or politics. Were Trent Lott guilty of it, Republicans would be right not only to force him to resign as Senate Majority Leader but to kick him out of the Senate and out of their party. On the other hand, there is the issue of character assassination. Too often in recent decades American political debates have degenerated...

    12/14/2002 8:02:48 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 214 replies · 537+ views
    Human Events ^ | Dec. 16, 2002 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Political correctness reared its ugly head again with the media firestorm over remarks that Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R.-Miss.) made at the 100th birthday party for Strom Thurmond (R.-S.C.). In an attempt to be gracious, Lott said the nation would have been better off if Thurmond, retiring after his long years of service in the Senate, had been elected President in 1948 when he was the nominee of the State’s Rights Democratic Party. Quick to take offense was Rep. Elijah Cummings (D.-Md.), the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who is quoted in [the December 10] Washington Post...
  • Caption Time-Ol' Strom Thurmond Has Had Enough..Comes Out of Retirement After Trent Lott Uproar!

    12/13/2002 12:11:39 PM PST · by ewing · 50 replies · 267+ views
    Free Republic Humour/ Mike Bates Blogger Site ^ | December 13, 2002 | Freeper 'Mike B,' Lott and Strom
  • Jesse Jackson Calls Trent Lott a 'Confederate'on Thurmond Quote, Asks for Senate Resignation

    12/08/2002 6:49:43 AM PST · by ewing · 182 replies · 413+ views
    Meet the Press-NBC ^ | Dec. 8, 2002 | Tim Russert
    Tim Russert just said on the panel discussion to Robert Novak, Bill Safire and David Broder that Jesse Jackson had given him a statement calling Lott a 'Confederate' for his remarks supporting Strom Thurmond and requesting his resignation from the Senate as Incoming Majority Leader.No details were given about possible protests by Jacksons Rainbow coalition on the controversy
  • Sen. Strom Thurmond Tribute

    12/04/2002 1:23:47 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 15 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters photo | 12/4/02 | Reuters
    Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina is set to reach a final political goal December 5, 2002 -- celebrating his 100th birthday as the oldest member of Congress ever. First elected to the Senate in 1954, Thurmond, seen attending a Senate Armed Services Committee (news - web sites) hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, will retire on Jan. 3 when his eighth term comes to an end. (Hyungwon Kang/Reuters)
  • Good ol' Strom?

    12/02/2002 4:50:23 AM PST · by 7thson · 4 replies · 218+ views
    The Economist ^ | Nov 28th 2002 | Lexington
    Young Strom grew up in a world in which the Democratic Party in the South was synonymous with segregation. He left the party in 1948 in protest against Harry Truman's support for civil rights, and ran for president as the candidate of the segregationist Dixiecrat Party. Returning to his ancestral party, he led the resistance to civil rights, and still holds the record for the Senate's longest filibuster: a 24-hour-18-minute harangue against a civil-rights bill. He joined the Republicans because he thought that they would be sounder on race. The racism that explains Mr Thurmond's political apostasy also explains the...
  • The President and Strom: Touching pic marking the old man's last Senate battle

    10/10/2002 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 43 replies · 343+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 10/9/02 | Yahoo News
    Caption that accompanied the photo: "President Bush, left, meets with Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-SC., in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 in Washington. The White House and Senate Republicans sharply criticized Senate Democrats for blocking an appeals court nominee, as Bush summoned Republican senators to discuss how to break the logjam. Thurmond, is trying to get a federal appeals court seat for a former aide, U.S. District Judge Dennis Shedd." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED: How Leahy Lied to Senator Thurmond

    10/09/2002 12:45:58 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 327+ views
    Senator Leahy's failure to keep his word to Senator Thurmond regarding Dennis Shedd's nomination Leahy Promises to Thurmond: Federal District Court Judge Dennis Shedd was Thurmond's Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Judiciary Committee in the 1980s. The leadership has kept in constant contact with Thurmond's Chief of Staff Duke Short over the last few months as Leahy has made the following promises and failed to keep them. July - At a July 31 Committee meeting, Leahy publicly promised that Shedd would be voted on this year. August - when Shedd wasn't on the Aug. 1st mark-up list, Leahy...