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  Talk:Robert Byrd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It doesn't matter if Byrd was a Kleagle 60 years ago or 50 years ago or if was a Kleagle in 2001 when he was talking about "White N****." The fact that he was a Kleagle is the probably one of the most important aspects of his whole career.
He even admits that himself when he tells other potential Kleagles not to become Kleagles because the whole Kleagle thing--even if you are like Byrd and think the Kleagle thing is cool--will hurt you because guys like me (the supposedly UNserious conservative) will remind him of his Kleagle days every chance that I get.
Byrd was a Kleagle and that is one of the most important aspects of his whole career.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Robert_Byrd   (2355 words)

 History News Network
Well, fine, if it's a wholesale purge Democrats want, we assume they'll be happy to start with their own ranks and oust the former Ku Klux Klan Kleagle, Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
As usual, this high moral and political tone was set by the Democrats' supreme leader, Bill Clinton, and his wife Hillary.
Byrd identified himself as a former Kleagle and recommended a person to serve as state Klan coordinator.
hnn.us /comments/6185.html   (815 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Conversation With A Kleagle - 8/2/03
Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Conversation With A Kleagle - 8/2/03
At the heart of Conversation With a Kleagle is a terrifying journey.
Gray's vision of the members of the Klan is one of often confused, conflicted, and most often well-meaning people who wanted the best for their cities and states, but embraced the more destructive solutions to achieve those ends.
www.talkinbroadway.com /ob/08_02_03.html   (618 words)

 Miscellany: Senator Kleagle
But if I grant him the most charitable interpretation of his past -- the one he claims -- he let "his blind ambition and his hunger for votes" lead him to align himself with one of the most reprehensible organizations in the history of this country.
Byrd wrote that he continued as a "Kleagle" recruiting for the Klan until early 1943, when he and his family left Crab Orchard for a welding job in a Baltimore shipyard.
Returning to West Virginia after World War II ended in 1945, he launched his political career, but not before writing another letter, to one of the Senate's most notorious segregationists, Theodore Bilbo (D-Miss.), complaining about the Truman administration's efforts to integrate the military.
www.chiptaylor.net /misc/2005/06/senator_kleagle.html   (557 words)

 Prairie Public.Org: Radio: Radio Home
Clifford Taylor became the Kleagle for Benson, Pierce, and Ramsey counties in late 1924.
As a Kleagle, he had to make weekly reports to the Imperial Kleagle explaining the strategies, numbers and locations of his recruitment activities.
The posters advertising the 1923 Larimore meeting came from the, “Office of the King Kleagle of North Dakota.” That person was F. Halsey Ambrose, who appeared before the state legislature the previous winter to oppose a bill that would make the wearing of masks outdoors a misdemeanor.
www.prairiepublic.org /programs/datebook/bydate/04/0904/090704.jsp   (649 words)

 The Klan makes a choice (Metro Times Detroit)
“I believe affirmative action is wrong!” wrote KKK Grand Kleagle Phil Lawson, who issued the written statement supporting the proposal on the group’s Michigan Web site, www.mysticknights.org/Michigan.
(“Kleagle” is klanspeak for muckety-muck.) Lawson, who, by the way, capitalized the word “white” throughout his statement — perhaps equating white with God — encouraged Michigan voters to sign the MCRI petition.
About 318,000 signatures must be collected by July 6 to place the initiative on the November ballot.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=5975   (401 words)

 John F. Sugg | Mississippi Drama: Widow Tells Jury, "It Hit Me ... They Were Dead"
Defendant Edgar Ray Killen, part-time preacher and local Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan, as he looked in 1964.
A mistrial or other delays could easily make it unlikely or impossible to prosecute the Klan recruiter (or, as the sheeted guys call the job, the Kleagle).
Killen, at his age, might even die - and expiring without a conviction is a form of beating the rap.
www.truthout.org /docs_2005/printer_062005D.shtml   (1286 words)

Recruiters called Kleagles signed up members for local chapters (Klaverns) at ten dollars a head.
The Kleagle kept four dollars; one dollar went to the state's King Kleagle, fifty cents to the Grand Goblin, and so on up the chain of command, with two dollars to Simmons himself.
For many native-born, white, Gentile Americans, joiners by nature, the new Klan became a special lodge, like the Elks, the Rotarians, or Woodmen of the World, for which Simmons had been a field organizer.
www.cusd.claremont.edu /~corchard/report/KKKhistory.html   (1512 words)

 The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In “Conversations with a Kleagle,” Aronson will have to become a kleagle, or recruiter for the KKK.
The play’s title refers to an interview conducted with the racist leader by Walter White, an African-American journalist from Chicago who in the 1920s passed himself off as a white man in order to infiltrate the Klan in Louisiana.
The kleagle winds up “the most hated man in the parish,” Aronson said.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=8298&print=yes   (484 words)

 The KKK's Attempt at Thought Control in Oregon Schools [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kommited Kleagles are the ones who do activist work, like raising money from brownie, I mean whitey, sales, and picketing fl-tie dinners.
Kleagle means organizer but in everyday Klan slang it just means 'leader', especially the leader of a small local group of klansmen(known as a klavern).
Clarke and Tyler would receive a good amount of money for every new KKK member, which the fee would be $10.00, $4.00 went to the Kleagle (an official in the KKK), $1 went to the King Kleagle (state leader of the Klan), $.50 to the Grand Goblin, and $2.50 to Clarke and Tyler.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a78e0fd525f.htm   (2903 words)

 The Pulpit Pounder: Byrd's Albatross--The Kleagle and the Klan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Pulpit Pounder: Byrd's Albatross--The Kleagle and the Klan
And far from being taken in by a recruiter, Byrd was an official recruiter for the Klan, a "Kleagle." So as you might expect, his book appears to be another flight into fancy for the "Child," as his remembrances don't seem to have much to do with reality.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
pulpitpounder.blogspot.com /2005/06/byrds-albatross-kleagle-and-klan.html   (492 words)

 Rangel's and the Democrat Party's Racism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There is no greater example of this double-standard than when comparing how liberals treated former Senator Strom Thurmond, and how Senator Robert Byrd has risen to a top leadership position in the Democratic Party.
Byrd (a Democrat) and Thurmond (a Republican) were both segregationists in younger days, and Byrd was actually a Grand Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.
Both men were leaders in the segregationist State’s Rights "Dixiecrat" Party, led legendary filibusters against fl-friendly legislation in the late 50’s and early 60’s, and voted against the 1964 civil rights acts.
www.theconservativevoice.com /modules/news/article.php?storyid=3094   (1103 words)

 Power and Control: Dems revert to Klan roots
Byrd was a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan for a period of time in the early 1940s, holding the title Kleagle; Klan recruiter.
In a 1946 letter, he wrote, "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." However, when running for Congress in 1952, he announced, "After about a year, I became disinterested, quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization.
I am just pointing out that "Kleagle Byrd" is denouncing Rice for her performance in office while her supporters are noting her race and sex.
powerandcontrol.blogspot.com /2005/01/dems-revert-to-klan-roots.html   (2346 words)

 NewsMax.com: Article Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This "high moral and political tone" was set by the Democrats' supreme leader, Bill Clinton, when he said: "I think there is something hypocritical about the way Republicans are jumping all over [Trent Lott].
Democrats and their media allies also ignored what the New York Times reported in 1971 concerning a letter Byrd wrote in 1946 to the Klan's Imperial Wizard after he had quit the Klan.
After identifying himself as a former Klan Kleagle, he recommended a person to serve as state Klan coordinator.
www.newsmax.com /archive/print.pl?a=2002/12/29/03136   (691 words)

 Grouchy Old Cripple: Republican Immigration Policy
I especially think every piece of pork going to West Virginia, the home state of Robert Kleagle Byrd,("$11,612,000 for projects in his state, including $4.4 million for GIS Center of Excellence at West Virginia University, $3.6 million for the Appalachian Fruit Laboratory in Kearneysville and $150,000 for turfgrass research in Beaver" - Cal Thomas).
Every spending bill that is passed would have to cite the area of the Constitution that supports it.
Naming the entire state of West Virginia after Senator Kleagle is not in the Constitution.
www.grouchyoldcripple.com /archives/001915.html   (1953 words)

 white pebble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The above misleading formatting suggests that Senator Byrd’s Kleagle hood did not respond, when in fact it did, albeit nonverbally.
Just after my mention of the John Kerry dinner party, Senator Byrd’s hood got up, gave me the finger, and stormed off — as sulky little Grand Kleagle hoods are wont to do.
This entry was posted 1 year, 1 month ago on Tuesday, July 6th, 2004 at 11:32 pm and is filed under Weblogs, Current Affairs.
www.white-pebble.net /index.php?p=954   (246 words)

 Conversation With a Kleagle, a CurtainUp review
In Conversation with a Kleagle John Watson, a reporter from one of the first fl newspapers in Chicago, decides to expose the Klan for what it is. Since he can pass for white ("high-yella", in the parlance of the times) he goes down South disguised as a Klan member to get his interview with Monahan.
In Kleagle, John Watson gets his interview with Randall Monahan but his ruse is discovered and he narrowly escapes his own lynching.
While still rough in places, Conversation with a Kleagle is an arresting glimpse into America's not-too-distant past, where white politicians preached the preservation of the "good old Christian American way" and "Yankee carpetbagger" was an insult of the highest degree.
www.curtainup.com /conversationswithakleagle.html   (666 words)

 Reporter backs Senator Byrd's attack on Bush
Byrd launched a tirade in the Senate against Bush, accusing him of being dangerous and of violating international law.
Not a peep from the Kleagle or Ramsey on these successes.
The man who attacks the president on his war decision also voted, along with 97 other senators, for 14 September resolution which amounted to declaration of war.
www.brookesnews.com /032302ramseybyrd.html   (839 words)

 SitNews - Column:The Conscience of the Senate? By MARTIN SCHRAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Or his days as a Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan.
While Byrd has maintained that his Klan involvement was only for a year or so, in 1946 (when he'd begun his political career) former Kleagle Byrd wrote the Imperial Wizard of the Klan to say: "The Klan is needed today, as never before."
After decades of trying to dodge, deflect and denigrate questions about his KKK past, Byrd has now had to bring it up himself.
www.sitnews.us /Columns/0605/062105_martin_schram.html   (672 words)

 Mudville Gazette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Democrats are hoping beyond hope to find some angle to take Dubya down one or two notches in the polls.
Really, we're talking about the fiddling kleagle here; a man who's ready to don his drool bucket.
A man who must be checked daily by his handlers to ensure he didn't put his depends on over his pants.
www.mudvillegazette.com /archives/000159.html   (1209 words)

 Fishkite » Blog Archive » I know why the caged Byrd sings
He explained that he had joined “because it offered excitement and because it was strongly opposed to communism.” He said that after about a year, he quit and dropped his membership, and never was interested in the Klan again.
Byrd won the primary, but during the general election campaign, Byrd’s GOP opponent uncovered a letter Byrd had handwritten to Green, the KKK Imperial Wizard, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the country.
The letter was dated 1946 — long after the time Byrd claimed he had lost interest in the Klan.
www.fishkite.com /index.php?p=922   (437 words)

 The Museum of Left Wing Lunacy: News Hounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While searching for the word "Kleagle" just to see how very distant Byrd's connection to the KKK was I came across this interesting tidbit...
Many poor whites were drawn to the idea that their economic woes were caused by Blacks, or by Jewish bankers, or by other such groups, similar to the Nazi party's propaganda in Germany.
BTW "Kleagle" is an Official rank in the klan (basically a recruiter)so Byrd's connection was certainly not distant.
www.museumofleftwinglunacy.com /archives/2005/03/news_hounds.html   (765 words)

 http://www.qando.net/ - Byrd’s political consistency
Considering that Byrd wasn’t just a KKK member but a Kleagle (e.g.
I’ve heard his membership was based more on what was in vogue at the time vs. any change in personal moral clarity.
He was paid $10 for every member he recruited.
qando.net /details.aspx?entry=1299   (1245 words)

 AtlanticBlog: February 27, 2005 - March 05, 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
You might never know from this that cloture rules were introduced into the Senate in 1917 at two thirds, and reduced in 1975 to 60%.
Neither Senator Kleagle nor anyone else is actually trying to speak, they are just insisting that no vote be held.
Michael Gove writes in The Times about Natan Sharansky, a hero of the movement to spread democracy.
www.atlanticblog.com /archives/week_2005_02_27.html   (2995 words)

 The Wide Awakes » SENATOR KLEAGLE
The only Senator in history to vote against BOTH fl Supreme Court nominations as well as the 1964 Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts is now leading the charge against that fl devil-woman Condi Rice.
It’s made to order for some hilarious spoofs on the former KKK Kleagle.
Which U.S. Senator wasn’t just a member of the KKK but was a “Kleagle” — an official recruiter who signed up members for $10 a head?
thewideawakes.org /archives/2005/01/26/senator-kleagle   (1006 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: MILLER, HORACE SHERMAN
Miller served as the Texas Kleagle, or Klan recruiting officer, for the Atlanta based United States Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, from 1955 to 1957.
In 1957 United States Klans Imperial Wizard Eldon Lee Edwards banished Miller from his Invisible Empire for failing to establish a single Klavern (Klan unit) in Texas and for using the Kleagle appointment for his own purposes.
Miller then began his own Klan unit, the Aryan Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which resulted in an international mail-order Klan with headquarters in Waco.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/fmi93.html   (698 words)

The Plantations are called "Plants" or Factories or whatever they call the myriad squalid money-making machines in which the rulers exploit Black people and the whole working class.The Klan is now the Police, with Blue uniforms replacing the sheets and hoods.
The corrupt racist Judges, are petty Klan administrators, The "Kleagles" of the bourgeois state's "Klaven," their courts, the midnight torch burning torture sessions, before the neck stretching and fl corpse burning.
The Kleagle, Judge Sabo, who, like traditional Kleagles, wears no hood, is the leading butcher of Black people, by thinly disguised Lynch law..
www.bigmagic.com /pages/blackj/column48c.html   (1343 words)

 The Obama Factor
Barack Obama and Robert Byrd both excercised their right to vote as United States Senators late Wednesday afternoon in the vote to confirm Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. District Court of Appeals.
And even though there was a day when the former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan would have spit on Obama as much as look at him - heck he might have even wanted to burn across on his lawn or drag him behind a truck.
But there was Obama, arm in arm, with Senator Klan Grandpa casting a vote that would attempt to prevent one of the most inspiring Americans to rise from the ashes of prejudice and racism and eventually come to serve her nation in the California Supreme Court.
obamafactor.blogspot.com   (2067 words)

 Biography of Edgar Killen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was Killen ("the Preacher") who Deputy Sheriff Price contacted that Sunday afternoon to get the word out to local klansmen that he was holding for their later disposal three men, including Mickey Schwerner, the much despised "Goatee."
Killen, the owner of a local sawmill and a former unsuccessful candidate for sheriff, was a marginal character until Sam Bowers appointed him "kleagle," or klavern recruiter and organizer, for the Neshoba and Lauderdale County klan.
He zealously performed his duties, as evidenced by the over seventy men who met on June 16 in Meridian to plan a trip to Mount Zion Church in Longdale, where they hoped to find and kill Schwerner.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/price&bowers/Killen.htm   (435 words)

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