Friday, March 25, 2005

What about Robert C. Byrd? (part one)

Recently Senator Robert C. Byrd has come under enormous firepower from Republicans in congress, the conservative news media, and the idiots of the Republicans party. Why has this rise of interest in our Great Senator Byrd blown up? Because the Republican party sees him as a great threat to their evil plot. They fear him for he is a great obstacle on the side of good. Senator Byrd is the longest standing member of congress, he is one of the most respected members and absolutely one of the (if not the) wisest senator to set foot in Washington, and he is a Democrat.

If anyone has ever spoken to Byrd, you can see that he is a down-to-earth, reasonable, loving man who cares. I will go as far as to say that he is the only "real" congressman. He speaks his mind and the truth, not caring about what lobbyist, corporations and the wealthy think. He understands that it is the citizens that make this nation so great. He will not betray us by selling out to the corporate elite as the Republicans have done for so many decades. He has lived through the hardest of times in West Virginia and has seen what Republicans have done to this state and nation. Unlike the wealthy Republicans who are born into their lavishing lifestyles, Byrd was one of us, a working class man. He has worked as a gas station attendant, grocery store clerk, shipyard welder, and butcher before he ran in 1946 for his first public office, winning election to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Senator Byrd works for us because he knows what we go through, the rich Republicans have never strived half as hard.

Over fifty years ago, and I repeat OVER 50 years ago, Byrd was a member of the Klu klux Klan, he was with them for a short period of time and left. Through wisdom he understood that blind hate is a sin he could not bear. So he abandoned the organization and sought a new life as a born again Christian. But the Republicans are using this mistake as a dirty tactic against him. They know very well of the accomplishments he has achieved for West Virginia and the love he has for this fine state. They know very well how much the people of West Virginia adore him and how proud we are to call him our representative. Defeating him on his own turf would be a very difficult and expensive task, but they are prepared to do it, for his defeat would lighten their workload extremely.

Attacks on Robert C. Byrd's character are appearing daily on TV, newspapers and the internet. There are hundreds of examples I could have chose from, but the following source is what prompted me to write this.

As you can see from reading this article the author doesn't forgive anyone of their mistakes. He mentions KKK as if Byrd is still holding membership. A dirty move on his behalf and the Republicans' behalf. Take these quotes for instance:

"But what really caught our eye were the endorsements for the magazine featured along with the fundraising letter. There was none other than West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Recently, Alan Colmes of Fox News Channel asked Byrd about his involvement in the KKK. He described that chapter of his life as a 'sad memory and I have apologized. I have done my best to do the right thing.'" And "It's a sad commentary on the state of the left-wing in America that The Nation has to resort to scrounging up an endorsement from a former Klan member. And this is the antidote to Fox News?" This kind of mud slinging on such a honorable man is disgusting.

Robert C. Byrd has been in continual political office since 1947. He has proven himself worthy and respectable time and time again. His tenure has included the state House of Delegates, state Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and US Senate. He has been Senate majority and minority leader, as well as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Twice, he has been elected by his colleagues as president pro tempore, a position that placed him third in line to the presidency. He is also one of the longest serving congressman. Senator Byrd has many acheivements under his belt and aside from his personal goals he has reached many set for the state of West virginia. He has said that he is particularly proud of helping acquire black lung disability coverage for miners, protecting the Retired Miners' Health Care Fund, advancing the state's corridor highway system, expanding veteran's Medicare programming throughout the state, directing funding to clean water systems for rural areas, and bringing thousands of new jobs to the state through institutions such as the FBI center in Clarksburg. He is also known for creation of the academic-based national Robert C. Byrd Honor Scholarship, which nearly 100,000 students have received. His name and/or funding influence are also associated with a number of regional institutions such as West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration facility in Fairmont, a manufacturing training center in Bridgeport and many, many more.

My friends of West Virginia, these are his credentials. Robert C. Byrd has done his job! He was sent to the federal government as a representative of West Virginia to first, fight for West Virginians, and second, to better this nation. He has promised us that he will do everything in his power to help West Virginia and he has done so plus more. I ask you, all of you who have placed your faith in him in the past, to do not listen to Byrd's opposition. It is commonsense to know that Republicans want him out just because he is a Democrat, so ofcourse they are gonna say whatever it takes to discredit him. I beg you to see the good he has done and vote on that.

Republicans attack... Shiavo and Byrd.

The more I look through the news, the more I see of this case, the more I get enraged.

In this article the obviously fascist/conservative author is spitting and spewing hate and idiotic statements about those who are in opposition to his views.
When Senator Byrd spoke of Nazism relating to the Republicans by restricting rights, the Fascist politicians and media went crazy, screaming for Senator Byrd to kneel down and apologize. But after reading this article, we can see what hypocrisy the Republicans present. In the following quote, they compare [democrats and/or liberals] to the Nazis.

"Nazi Germany went down the path towards a culture of death step-by-step – it began by killing the physically and mentally infirm and it progressed (or regressed) from there. Simply put, they began by killing sick people."

This is a statement that deserves a death sentence assigned to the author, if Senator Byrd's statement even nearly shook the nerves of Republicans.

And in another instance, he disrespectfully compares Terri's case to animals, knowing well that his far-fetched words are wrong.

"If Terri Schiavo were a dog, a beached whale, or even a murderer or terrorist, those calling for her government-imposed death would fight valiantly for her life and humane treatment. Why doesn’t Terri merit at least as much concern?"

For those of you who may buy into his words, I ask you to rethink this case, read many other articles and opinions, especially from [real] Democrats. This is a political strategy to label Democrats as evil people. Politics...

WVU beats Texas Tech.
Elite 8 against Louisville...

I guess the WV Democrats wooped the Texas Republican's arse.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I'm not one who follows media hyped cases...

But when politics is the afterburner sending this case soaring through national news sources I tend to pay a little more attention. The Terri Shiavo case is getting out of hand. This is an important personal and private matter between the family members involved and at most, the state judicial system.

If you look at the situation from both sides or even better, a neutral viewpoint, you can see that the parents are holding on for dear life. They do not want to see their beloved daughter slip away when a miracle can possibly save her. This is the daughter they love and feel they should not have to survive, after all what parent wants to bury a child? The husband has held some sort of hope for some time. Now, after 15 years of no progress, hope of her recovering is dwindling down. Prayers have not worked, medical science has not worked, hope has not worked.

Should Terri be forced to live in a vegetative state until she cannot hold on any longer? Should she leave now and meet her maker and end any suffering she may have? Maybe if George W Bush would sponsor more experimental medical research such as stem-cell research, more options would become available. But no, he doesn't care about helping Terri, nor do any other republicans leading this fight. This whole thing is a political tactic that disgusts me.

When a Democrat is arrested for protesting outside a Bush rhetoric session no one gives an ounce of concern, but as you can see from this link, Republicans are using anything and everything at their disposal to propel their ridiculous claim that Democrats are wacky, evil liberals. But people are so stuck on party titles that they instantly think "my party good, your party bad" Thus they ignore all facts and defend a title, not an idea.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Exploiting Terri Schiavo

The story of Terri Schiavo is a sad, troubling one that reaches deep down to your heart and makes you question what is the right thing to do in a situation like this. For about 15 years she has been bedridden in a vegetative state. This is a life that no one should even wish upon their most disliked foe. Terri's situation has been quiet among national news until recently when the decision to pull her feeding tube had been made. The chances of her being able to recover through new-age medicine and technology are looking slim. Her husband claims that she would not want to continue her life like this, however, Terri's parents feel that there is some hope of saving her and she will be able to recover. Medical examiners and experts say that the chances of a recovery are slim to none, thus influencing her husband to make the difficult decision of ending Terri's difficult state.

This whole situation is troubling to begin with, but when politicians play "wolf" and feed on this story for political purposes one can only feel hatred and anger growing within from disgust of such evil. Tom DeLay and Bill Frist, the Republican congressional leaders, held an emergency meeting of Congress to pass a bill that interferes with the Terri Schiavo tragedy. And although in five years no other issue has prompted President Bush to return to Washington during a vacation—including the tsunami(but hey, this guy couldn't even get out of his chair when terrorists struck our lands)—Bush flew back from Crawford to play President.

Republicans pretend to be acting out of concern for Terri, but a memo intended only for Republican Senators—uncovered by ABC News—reveals Republicans' true concern: "The pro-life base will be excited...this is a great political issue...this is a tough issue for Democrats."

The exploitation of this tragedy should enrage any American with a heart. Just knowing that they even fathomed exploiting this case to further demonize the Democratic party and furthering their support is sickening and is proof of the Republican party's hypocrisy. And reporters are now raising questions about a right-to-die law Bush signed as Texas governor, contradicting his position in the Schiavo case. Just last week, the law was applied for the first time, allowing doctors to remove a critically ill infant from life support against his mother's wishes. So which is it? I think Bush(es) is using Texas and Florida as testing facilities so-to-speak. He does one thing in one state and the opposite in another.

This is sad.

Come on people, open up your eyes and see what the Republicans are really doing here! Southern Appeal and other bloggers cannot be that blind. My guess is they are just evil.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Republican Distaste Shows Weakness!

The fact that we have received so many comments with such a negative context, and absolutely no intellect, shows us what kind of people we are dealing with. You are weak willed and only want to rant about how wrong we are.

The only reason that you are all mad is because these are facts. They are not false, nor are they half-truths. You Republicans are not mad at us. You are only upset because your President is a dimwit, and you need someone to take it out on.

However, if you truly believe that something in this blog is not true, or you have an opinion on, Lord Relay would be most happy to debate you. We can do this in a way that involves knowledge of these topics, not rants about how great Ralph Reed is.

You will then see what Modern America is really about.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Wahama Warrior

I'm a Wahama Warrior!!

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Fire Within Water.

Relay and myself went to the Day at the Legislature over spring break and had a nice time. More people showed up than last year, including two new chapters. Some new information was uncovered that is quite exhilarating. Refreshing.

You see, there are some sorry "leaders" in our party that behave more like moderators. These people are weak and do not even deserve to be in our party let alone lead it. They are backwards on their duties. They cater to friends, interest groups and a small faction of minorities instead of their base. These people do not have valid priorities. They are aiding in the destruction of our party and they think they are powerful and above all. They are mistaken.

The information that was uncovered revolves around some weak "leaders" of our party trying to wedge their nose in our business to see what good we hope to achieve. They want to stop it for their own self interest, which is wrong. They feel that their "connections" will save them. They feel that all they need is money and connections. Well, one thing we have is grassroots and that is all we need.

If anyone of you who I am speaking about are reading this, I want you to know one thing. If you do not change your priorities, you will be removed.

Now on lighter news, the governor, the party chairman and many other prominent officials agree with our plan for the blueprint and are eagerly awaiting to review it. Relay and myself have been placing it aside to work on other projects, but the blueprint has now become our #1 side project concern. It will be done by March 20th.