More on Robert Byrd

Yay! Synchronicity is such a fabulous thing, isn’t it? Here we were just talking about the crazy old coot, and he turns up somewhere else on the web! Don’t you love it? Since we’re having such a fun time with senatorial racism here at YPS, I couldn’t resist adding fuel to fire:
Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia read the text of the Noah story and curse into the Congressional Record as part of a filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, saying, "Noah saw fit to discriminate against Ham's descendents."
That’s what I want to see in my senators, the use of biblical quotes to justify institutionalized racism. Of course, that was 40 years ago and I’m sure his attitudes have changed since then. After all, he hasn’t said “nigger” on TV in almost 4 years now. Just because he didn’t change his thinking any between 1964 and 2001 is no reason to presume he hasn’t reconsidered in the past four. I’m sure something has happened to him to make him change his mind, or at least, remind him to be careful about expressing his mind.

Some of you might be thinking that all of this is ancient history, but the addled old hatemonger is still in the Senate. Thank the citizens of West Virginia for that depressing fact.


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