Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'

Dec 10, 2012
Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'
In the foreground, the carnivorous lizard Palaeosaniwa stalks a pair of hatchling Edmontosaurus as the snake Cerberophis and the lizard Obamadon look on. In the background, an encounter between T. rex and Triceratops. (Artwork by Carl Buell)

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research—including the extinction of a newly identified lizard species Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon gracilis.

"The asteroid event is typically thought of as affecting the primarily," said Nicholas R. Longrich, a postdoctoral associate with Yale's Department of Geology and Geophysics and lead author of the study. "But it basically cut this broad swath across the entire ecosystem, taking out everything. Snakes and were hit extremely hard."

The study was scheduled for online publication the week of Dec. 10 in the .

Earlier studies have suggested that some snake and lizard species (as well as many mammals, birds, insects and plants) became extinct after the asteroid struck the earth 65.5 million years ago, on the edge of the . But the new research argues that the collision's consequences were far more serious for snakes and lizards than previously understood. As many as 83 percent of all snake and lizard species died off, the researchers said—and the bigger the creature, the more likely it was to become extinct, with no species larger than one pound surviving.

The results are based on a detailed examination of previously collected snake and lizard fossils covering a territory in western North America stretching from New Mexico in the southwestern United States to Alberta, Canada. The authors examined 21 previously known species and also identified nine new lizards and snakes.

They found that a remarkable range of reptile species lived in the last days of the dinosaurs. Some were tiny lizards. One snake was the size of a boa constrictor, large enough to take the eggs and young of many . Iguana-like plant-eating lizards inhabited the southwest, while carnivorous lizards hunted through the swamps and flood plains of what is now Montana, some of them up to six feet long.

"Lizards and snakes rivaled the dinosaurs in terms of diversity, making it just as much an 'Age of Lizards' as an 'Age of Dinosaurs,'" Longrich said.

The scientists then conducted a detailed analysis of the relationships of these reptiles, showing that many represented archaic lizard and snake families that disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous, following the asteroid strike.

One of the most diverse lizard branches wiped out was the Polyglyphanodontia. This broad category of lizards included up to 40 percent of all lizards then living in North America, according to the researchers. In reassessing previously collected fossils, they came across an unnamed species and called it Obamadon gracilis. In Latin, odon means "tooth" and gracilis means "slender."

"It is a small polyglyphanodontian distinguished by tall, slender teeth with large central cusps separated from small accessory cusps by lingual grooves," the researchers write of Obamadon, which is known primarily from the jaw bones of two specimens. Longrich said the creature likely measured less than one foot long and probably ate insects.

He said no one should impute any political significance to the decision to name the extinct lizard after the recently re-elected U.S. president: "We're just having fun with taxonomy."

The mass (but not total) extinction of snakes and lizards paved the way for the evolution and diversification of the survivors by eliminating competitors, the researchers said. There are about 9,000 species of lizard and snake alive today. "They didn't win because they were better adapted, they basically won by default, because all their competitors were eliminated," Longrich said.

Co-author Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar, a doctoral student in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University, said:

"One of the most important innovations in this work is that we were able to precisely reconstruct the relationships of extinct reptiles from very fragmentary jaw material. This had tacitly been thought impossible for creatures other than mammals. Our study then becomes the pilot for a wave of inquiry using neglected fossils and underscores the importance of museums like the Yale Peabody as archives of primary data on evolution—data that yield richer insights with each new era of scientific investigation."

Jacques A. Gauthier, professor of geology and at Yale and curator of vertebrate paleontology and vertebrate zoology, is also an author.

Explore further: Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco

More information: "Mass Extinction of Lizards and Snakes at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary", PNAS, 2012.

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freethinking
3.1 / 5 (39) Dec 10, 2012
Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon gracilis.....

Ok.... Obama...don...

Naaa..... too stupid even for Progressives at Yale and Harvard...
Can someone please let me know if Obamadon's name is something other than Progressives Butt Kissing... Please someone..... I cannot believe that there isn't a reasonable explanation of the name.
FrankHerbert
2.5 / 5 (33) Dec 10, 2012
Obamadon! Freakin' sweet.
I cannot believe that there isn't a reasonable explanation of the name.

Whoever discovers it gets to name it. You don't get to redefine "reasonable".
cantdrive85
2.8 / 5 (25) Dec 10, 2012
If we could only be so lucky!
freethinking
2.7 / 5 (32) Dec 10, 2012
FH, You maybe right that whoever discovers it can name it. I just hope that the person who named it didn't do it because they are an Obama worshiper. If they did, that would take Obama worship beyond what...... what.... ok... beyond even a Rabid Conservative Satirical View of a Rabid Progressive Obama worshiper would do.

So PLEASE someone tell me this isn't the product of a Rabid Progressive Obama Worshiper......
comendant
3.2 / 5 (22) Dec 10, 2012
I LOVE it when conservatives go insane by the slightest praise of Obama. Their pure hated and racism is funny to see. Not to say all conservatives are racist of course.
freethinking
2.6 / 5 (33) Dec 10, 2012
Comendant, you cant be serious. Calling out lunatics and their Obama worship is not racist nor hate.

Are you telling me that Obamadon WAS meant to praise Obama?

Shootist
2.7 / 5 (38) Dec 10, 2012
I LOVE it when conservatives go insane by the slightest praise of Obama. Their pure hated and racism is funny to see. Not to say all conservatives are racist of course.


Praise of Stalin, praise of Mao, praise of Obama.

To the tune of the Soviet National Anthem

OBAMA ANTHEM LYRICS

All hail the messiah

Obama, Obama

The path to the new socialist motherland

Our savior, our savior

Obama, Obama

The leader more famous than Lindsay Lohan

Bow down and praise the one

Give him your money and your guns

Give us a country

That makes your wife proud

Lord Barry heal the bitter ones

White and Clinging to faith and to guns

Hope for the change of the hope of the change!

comendant
2.8 / 5 (19) Dec 10, 2012
I should've been more clear in my comment. I meant "perception of praise". Any hint towards positive attitude - real or not - toward Obama and all the lunatics come out saying they must be worshiping him. It sounds like psychological projection to me, but I'm no expert. Maybe they have rooms with shrines of Ayn Rand, Ron Paul and flags like "don't tread on me" and since they hate Obama so much they don't think he deserves the type of praise they give their messiah. That's probably why they come on the internet looking for anything Obama related and show their craziness. It's fun to read though. So I say keep it up.
Oysteroid
1.6 / 5 (8) Dec 10, 2012

Are you telling me that Obamadon WAS meant to praise Obama?

Have you noticed that the animal is extinct? Wiped out by the asteroid strike, no less. Doesn't sound like much of a praise to me :-)
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (28) Dec 10, 2012
too stupid even for Progressives

Progressives Butt Kissing

beyond even a Rabid Conservative Satirical View of a Rabid Progressive Obama worshiper would do.

Rabid Progressive Obama Worshiper......


What is it with mentally ill conservatives and unnecessary capitalization? Are they trying to make their banal posts look like the US Constitution or something?

Or are they secret Germans......................................................
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FrankHerbert
1.8 / 5 (26) Dec 10, 2012
Praise of Stalin, praise of Mao, praise of Obama.

To the tune of the Soviet National Anthem

OBAMA ANTHEM LYRICS

All hail the messiah

Obama, Obama

The path to the new socialist motherland

Our savior, our savior

Obama, Obama

The leader more famous than Lindsay Lohan

Bow down and praise the one

Give him your money and your guns

Give us a country

That makes your wife proud

Lord Barry heal the bitter ones

White and Clinging to faith and to guns

Hope for the change of the hope of the change!



Amen.
freethinking
2.5 / 5 (35) Dec 10, 2012
Only a mentally ill Rabid Progressive would name his/her dinosaur after Obama.

Can someone please find out if this is a joke from the Onion or are progressives really this mentally ill?
freethinking
2.4 / 5 (30) Dec 10, 2012
Nope! Just checked The Onion, no mention of Obamadon, this looks to be real!

Come on, I still can't believe this is real and that this is a joke, no one would name a dinasaur after Obama would they?
Shakescene21
3.3 / 5 (12) Dec 10, 2012
I'm taking Prof. Longrich at his word that they were simply having a little fun with the Obama-don name. It's his right to pick the name and most of the good ones are already taken. Besides, this is a good way to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable lizard.
freethinking
2.5 / 5 (33) Dec 10, 2012
Progressives making children sing praises to their Progresive gods I understand.

http://www.youtub...thSq-uG8

This goes beyond that...
TheKnowItAll
3 / 5 (4) Dec 10, 2012
Is the wording a proof that the authors do read the user comments?!! Happy Holidays. :D
FrankHerbert
2.5 / 5 (29) Dec 10, 2012
Take your butthurt somewhere else freethinking.

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage
http://www.news.c...ssl.html

Also, assuming your charactization of the kids' song were correct (it's not, they had the kids signing songs about Bush at the same school), a lizard named after a president is worse than:
Progressives making children sing praises to their Progresive gods I understand.


Also, why is it that religionists always mock secular trends by referring to them in religious terms? Isn't that a tad hypocritical?
Shootist
3.2 / 5 (29) Dec 10, 2012
I'm taking Prof. Longrich at his word that they were simply having a little fun with the Obama-don name. It's his right to pick the name and most of the good ones are already taken. Besides, this is a good way to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable lizard.


Well, at least the fools didn't name the animal Barackosaurus.
Urgelt
5 / 5 (5) Dec 10, 2012
Er, no. Showing that the last evidence of these creatures falls into the same layers as the last evidence of dinosaurs does not prove the asteroid-provoked extinction hypothesis.

The argument over the relative significance of an asteroid event versus vulcanism continues. There is considerable evidence for both hypotheses. The consensus that is emerging may end up throwing more weight onto the vulcanism hypothesis, with the asteroid merely an unfortunate extra punch against the survivors. By no means does this study clarify this argument; it merely fixes an extinction event in time.
obama_socks
2.5 / 5 (25) Dec 10, 2012
Take your butthurt somewhere else freethinking.


So now you're the physorg dictator?

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage
http://www.news.c...ssl.html


Obviously done by Progressive/Socialist so-called educators/researchers

Also, assuming your charactization of the kids' song were correct (it's not, they had the kids signing songs about Bush at the same school), a lizard named after a president is worse than:
Progressives making children sing praises to their Progresive gods I understand.


WTF?

Also, why is it that religionists always mock secular trends by referring to them in religious terms? Isn't that a tad hypocritical?
-Blotto/FrankHerbutt

How is it hypocritical? It would be MORE hypocritical if they didn't do it.

Howhot
2.3 / 5 (18) Dec 10, 2012
Only a mentally ill Rabid Progressive would name his/her dinosaur after Obama.

Haha. Its major fun watching you guys implode. Obamadon and the name goes down into the history books. I guess no one liked ragondon or a bushyweanier for alternatives.


obama_socks
2.3 / 5 (21) Dec 10, 2012
I'm taking Prof. Longrich at his word that they were simply having a little fun with the Obama-don name. It's his right to pick the name and most of the good ones are already taken. Besides, this is a good way to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable lizard.
-Shakescene21

As well as to an unremarkable President and his remarkable Progressive/Socialist/Liberalist policies of "tax and spend".

Hey, did you hear the one about Hillary being groomed for the 2016 Prez election? She might be fossilized by that time...maybe even get a lizard named after her too.

Harvard should make a bust sculpture of Obamadon and send it to the White House. Obama will then have something else to send to England.
FrankHerbert
2 / 5 (27) Dec 10, 2012
So now you're the physorg dictator?


Close... They found this carved into that ancient boomerang factory in Jerusalem.

I, Frank Herbert, King of Physorg, have vanquished the scourge known as Pirouette, irrational ballerina VietNam[sic] veteran.On 12/27/12011 Human Era, the scourge ceased posting ( http://phys.org/p...activity ). My best astronomers were able to determine via the unquenchable ferocity of the scourge's posting that the only explanation for his silence was banishment from the realm.

The people rejoiced at my proclamations. I love my people.


As you can see I'm the King of Physorg. It's written in stone.

Also:
Obviously done by Progressive/Socialist so-called educators/researchers

They say not and Bush called them to personally thank them for the homage. It was not a joke. Someone named THREE species of beetles after Bush and his top two henchmen. Pussytard.
Shakescene21
4 / 5 (8) Dec 10, 2012
Apparently this lizard is the fourth species named after Obama.

a lichen: Caloplaca obamae

a worm: Paragordius obamai

a fish: Etheostoma obama

extinct lizard: Obamadon gracillis
Shakescene21
4.6 / 5 (9) Dec 10, 2012
"Well, at least the fools didn't name the animal Barackosaurus."

@Shootist -- That's better than the actual names. Maybe you can copyright it and charge some biologist for the name.
FrankHerbert
1.9 / 5 (27) Dec 10, 2012
I, for one, one day look forward to travelling to Obama, D.C. in order to see the Barackosaurus at the Obamasonian Museum.

Until then I want my country back!
cantdrive85
2.6 / 5 (22) Dec 10, 2012
I think Soterosaurus or TheKenyanodon or possibly FrankMarshallDavis'sSonosaurus would be appropriate. Then there's always the fallback, Marxistosuarusodon.
FrankHerbert
1.8 / 5 (25) Dec 10, 2012
Those are all good names can'tdrive! Maybe we won't have to dispose of you after the secret communistomarxistosoterohomosexulistic plot to destroy godfearinmerica is complete.
cantdrive85
2.7 / 5 (21) Dec 10, 2012
That's no secret, Larry Sinclair has been trying to out the Obamadon ever since he blew coke and pole with Barry.
VendicarD
3 / 5 (12) Dec 11, 2012
Suck it up. FreeTards.

Yale scientists name Obamadon, a slender-jawed lizard, after the President

http://www.boston...log.html

VendicarD
3.2 / 5 (14) Dec 11, 2012
Poor Sox. He just can't come to grips with the fact that Obama's deficit spending has kept America from entering a 30 year long economic depression caused by the fool economic policies that Sox and other Republican Kooks continually foisted upon the nation over the last 40 years.

"As well as to an unremarkable President and his remarkable Progressive/Socialist/Liberalist policies of "tax and spend" - Sox

You see Sox. Scientists know numbers, and we have known since Reagan that Republican budget's have been nothing but failure that has bankrupted the U.S.
VendicarD
3.3 / 5 (12) Dec 11, 2012
Didn't Bush get an insect and a worm named after him?

"Only a mentally ill Rabid Progressive would name his/her dinosaur after Obama." - FreeTard

Wasn't it a cockroach? I can't remember.

Seems fitting enough.
VendicarD
3.1 / 5 (13) Dec 11, 2012
ConservaTards can't figure out how or why Ronmey lost the election either.

"Come on, I still can't believe this is real" - FreeTard

Obviously you guys were just not ConservaTard enough.

Try Harder.
VendicarD
2.9 / 5 (12) Dec 11, 2012
Cute kids.

They look and sound a lot smarter than you.

"Progressives making children sing praises to their Progresive gods I understand." - FreeTard

FreeTards... Cowering at the feet of 7 year old girls.

I love it.
verkle
3.4 / 5 (13) Dec 11, 2012
I don't want to join in this unprofitable discussion. But just want to point out that virtually none of the comments above have scientific relation to the article. Come on guys, let's keep these comments related to the science in the article. PLEASE stop your name calling. It's just plain rude. Be polite and respectful.

Thanks!


freethinking
2.5 / 5 (27) Dec 11, 2012
Who is dumber, the Progressives who goes overboard over their love for Obama, or the Progressives who go overboard in their defence of those Progressives who go overboard over their love for Obama.

This Love shown for Obama reminds me of the Love and devotion many People had/have for Hitler, Stalin, Moa, and the great leader of N. Korea. How did people lovingly and blindly following these great Progressive leaders turn out?

How about yelling Heil Obama? When this starts people like VD (and his sockpuppets), and others will start defending those that do.

http://wiki.answe...ler_mean
tadchem
5 / 5 (4) Dec 11, 2012
Check this out if "Obamadon" irks you:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organisms_named_after_famous_people
Many grins!
Moebius
2.2 / 5 (18) Dec 11, 2012
"Nicholas Longrich of Yale named the ancient creature after Obama figuring that it would please both Democrats and Republicans as both an honor and possibly an insult, said US News and World Report."

LOL, maybe he expected morons to expose themselves too.
cantdrive85
3.1 / 5 (17) Dec 11, 2012
Check this out if "Obamadon" irks you:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organisms_named_after_famous_people
Many grins!


Of all the names listed, there is only one family with multiple listings, The Ramones. Punk Rock rules!
lengould100
3.1 / 5 (11) Dec 11, 2012
Gee, all the racists comments make this forum a waste of time.
VendicarD
3.1 / 5 (11) Dec 11, 2012
You are.

"Who is dumber," - FreeTard

Clearly.
VendicarD
3.1 / 5 (11) Dec 11, 2012
Sorry FreeTard. The Nazi's were Fascists and in America, Fascism has it's heart in the Republcan Party.

You poor Tard you.

"How about yelling Heil Obama?" - FreeTard
FrankHerbert
2 / 5 (24) Dec 11, 2012
Who is dumber
You (freethinking).
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (14) Dec 12, 2012
So now you're the physorg dictator?


Close... They found this carved into that ancient boomerang factory in Jerusalem.

I, Frank Herbert, King of Physorg, have vanquished the scourge known as Pirouette, irrational ballerina VietNam[sic] veteran.On 12/27/12011 Human Era, the scourge ceased posting ( http://phys.org/p...activity ). My best astronomers were able to determine via the unquenchable ferocity of the scourge's posting that the only explanation for his silence was banishment from the realm.

The people rejoiced at my proclamations. I love my people.


As you can see I'm the King of Physorg. It's written in stone.


Theghostofotto1923 aka FrankHerbutt now claims to be a king of physorg. Wow, what a pair!!
Not even the Editor-in-Chief of physorg would make a claim like that. It's underwhelming.

Muahahahahahaahhhahahaha
obama_socks
2.1 / 5 (15) Dec 12, 2012
ConservaTards can't figure out how or why Ronmey lost the election either.

"Come on, I still can't believe this is real" - FreeTard

Obviously you guys were just not ConservaTard enough.

Try Harder.
-VD

Hey, it's a well known fact that Republicans were not Conservative enough. It wasn't just those 3 tardboys talking about a woman's body who got raped has a way to stop conception, etc. etc. blah blah blah. The Repubs were WARNED that they would fail if they didn't get more Conservative. But they didn't listen, and now Obamaboomboom will put everyone over the barrel and screw us over and over and the Liberals will love getting screwed by Obama! Obama! Their Saviour, Obama!
(deep breath) Fortunately, Liberals/Socialists won't escape the royal screwing unless they throw a few million bucks to the campaign fund and get on Obamaboomboom's list of ass kissers. They pray to Obama, saying "thy will be done"...and someone else gets a stimulus before they go bankrupt.
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (17) Dec 12, 2012
Wow, what a pair!!
Fag.
-FrankHerbutt in his estimation of Barack Obamaboomboom's infamous fag relationship with Larry Sinclair and all those fags he used to meet while in college and while being seen too often frequenting upscale gay bars.
Pictures!! We want pictures!!
obama_socks
2.1 / 5 (18) Dec 12, 2012
Whoa!! FrankHerbutt is right. Instead of Obamadon...they should have named it "Obamadownlow".

http://www.youtub...I3vpfWLk

http://www.huffin...990.html

http://www.freere...26/posts

In the words of Buford T. Justice (Smokey and the Bandit) What's the hell is the world coming to?

Muahahahahahhhahahhhhah!!
freethinking
2.8 / 5 (22) Dec 12, 2012
VD, fascists were/are Socialists, just like the racists KKK were supported by Democrats.

Which is why Democrats and Progressives believe Blacks are inferior to whites. They believe Blacks need special treatment because they believe they cannot compete with whites, are more sensitive than whites, should not be held to the same standards as whites, etc. etc.

I judge a man by his character. You lie, cheat, steal, bully, I will judge you less of a man and I don't care if you are white, black or green. One of my mentors, A very black man, would loudly denounce anyone who would offer him anything special because he was black, he had to fight progressives in the school system so that his children would NOT be treated special (all of them are now successful), and you would get an earful if you called him African American, as he was an AMERICAN.
FrankHerbert
2 / 5 (24) Dec 12, 2012
just like the racists KKK were supported by Democrats.

http://en.wikiped...election
"Realigning election (often called a critical election or political realignment) are terms from political science and political history describing a dramatic change in the political system. ...
An American example was the change in the voting patterns among white Southerners, who from the 1870s to 1962 had overwhelmingly voted at the national and state levels for Democratic (what was called the "Solid South"). A critical election came in 1964 with a shift at the presidential level to the Republican (GOP) presidential candidates. However there was a gradual shift toward the GOP at the state and local levels, as Aldrich (2000) and others have found."

http://en.wikiped...strategy
"refers to the Republican Party strategy of gaining political support or winning elections in the Southern section of the country by appealing to racism against Afican Americans."
obama_socks
2.2 / 5 (17) Dec 12, 2012
From your link: "From 1948 to 1984 the Southern states, traditionally a stronghold for the Democrats, became key swing states, providing the popular vote margins in the 1960, 1968 and 1976 elections. During this era, several Republican candidates expressed support for states' rights, which some critics claim was a "codeword" of opposition to federal enforcement of civil rights for blacks and intervention on their behalf, including passage of legislation to protect the franchise.[4]"

"The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791.[1] The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people."

http://en.wikiped...titution

http://en.wikiped...'_rights
(contd)
obama_socks
2.3 / 5 (16) Dec 12, 2012
'Powers NOT granted TO the federal gov't by the Constitution, nor prohibited TO the States, are reserved TO the states or the people. '
This clearly means that Support by Republican candidates for "'states' rights" was well within U.S. Constitutional Law, 10th Amendment. The Republicans were never AGAINST civil rights for Blacks. It was a Democrat Party falsehood to label it Republican racism in order to regain more voters back to the Democrat Party. The DP lacked integrity due to their former status of being anti- civil rights for Blacks. Their lies about Republicans drew southern as well as northern Blacks to their Party, who seemed to have no memories of the Dixiecrats and the Democrats in the KKK.

http://www.black-...at-myth/

The Democrat Party was counting on the "slave mentality" of southern Blacks. That slave mentality fell within the domain of the Socialist agenda, which provides for the dependence on government handouts at taxpayer expense.
obama_socks
2.1 / 5 (15) Dec 12, 2012
More Interesting stuff re: slave mentality

http://www.lewroc...r82.html

http://en.wikiped...morality
FrankHerbert
2 / 5 (23) Dec 12, 2012
This clearly means that Support by Republican candidates for "'states' rights" was well within U.S. Constitutional Law

Slavery was constitutional for quite a while.

http://www.lewroc...r82.html
Offensive.
http://en.wikiped...morality
Non sequitur.

More to my point: http://en.wikiped...Thurmond
"Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. He switched because of his opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act..."

States' rights does not explain away racism. He was arguing for the rights of states to be racist. Please provide evidence to the contrary.

Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
FrankHerbert
1.9 / 5 (22) Dec 12, 2012
Here's an example of someone who didn't switch parties, but switched mentalities while in office at the same time as Thurmond.

http://en.wikiped...ert_Byrd
"A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to 2010."

"He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported the Vietnam War, but later backed civil rights measures and criticized the Iraq War. He was a member of the Ku Klux Klan advancing to the level of Grand Kleegle in the 1940s, but later left the group and denounced racial intolerance."

"Late in his life, Byrd explicitly renounced his earlier views favoring racial segregation."

"For the 2003–2004 session, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) rated Byrd's voting record as being 100 percent in line with the NAACP's position on the 33 Senate bills they evaluated."

See the pattern here? Thurmond changed parties. Byrd changed his mind.
VendicarD
3 / 5 (10) Dec 12, 2012
Just to clarify Frank's comments.

Thurmond - a racist - chose to remain a racist and joined the U.S. Republican party.

Byrd on the other hand renounced his Racism and remained a member of the U.S. Democratic party.

Racism thy party is Republican. Nice video at the link below.

Colin Powell's former chief of staff: GOP is 'full of racists'

http://www.washin...racists/

Wilkerson, who is white, said the GOP "unfortunately is the bastion of those people — not all of them, but most of them — who are still basing their decisions on race."

VendicarD
2.9 / 5 (10) Dec 12, 2012
"VD, fascists were/are Socialists" - FreeTard

In name only.

Why Republicans are Fascist.......

http://www.sodahe...2659221/
VendicarD
2.7 / 5 (9) Dec 12, 2012

"Which is why Democrats and Progressives believe Blacks are inferior to whites." - FreeTard

Now I am confused. Are you saying that Conservative authors Hernstein and Murray were wrong when they concluded in their book "The Bell Curve" - distributed by the Libertarian CATO group - that blacks were inferior to whites?

Or are you saying that they were really Liberals when they wrote their racist nonsense?
obama_socks
2.1 / 5 (14) Dec 13, 2012
Byrd was still a racist...but denied it and pretended that he wasn't
VendicarD
2.9 / 5 (8) Dec 13, 2012
Just like Bush is still a cockroach, and Republicanism is still dominated by Racists.

"Byrd was still a racist." - Sox

obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (14) Dec 13, 2012
Once again for VDs poor memory:
'Powers NOT granted TO the federal gov't by the Constitution, nor prohibited TO the States, are reserved TO the states or the people. ' This clearly means that Support by Republican candidates for "'states' rights" was well within U.S. Constitutional Law, 10th Amendment. The Republicans were never AGAINST civil rights for Blacks. It was a Democrat Party falsehood to label it Republican racism in order to regain more voters back to the Democrat Party. The DP lacked integrity due to their former status of being anti- civil rights for Blacks. Their lies about Republicans drew southern as well as northern Blacks to their Party, who seemed to have no memories of the Dixiecrats and the Democrats in the KKK.

Got that now, VD?
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (21) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
obama_socks
1.8 / 5 (15) Dec 13, 2012
Report FrankHerbert aka Theghostofotto1923, mostly for starting trouble while people are conversing, and secondly, for being freaking tardboy
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (21) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
obama_socks
1.7 / 5 (11) Dec 13, 2012
Just like Bush is still a cockroach, and Republicanism is still dominated by Racists.

"Byrd was still a racist." - Sox

-VD

Of course Bush is a cockroach. I never said that he wasn't. He made so many mistakes in his 2 terms and he was never a Conservative even if he tried. He was an elitist just like Obama...only Obama has no background to be elitist
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (21) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
obama_socks
1.7 / 5 (11) Dec 13, 2012
Hey VD...see it you can find more stuff on Obama's gay bar scenes and his membership in the gay bath house "Man's Country" in Chicago. He had his Reggie Love who lived in the WH for 3 years and he had some other guy that he called "the body man". Do you think that he was...cheating on Michelle with these men?
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (22) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.
obama_socks
2.1 / 5 (14) Dec 13, 2012
VD...who do you think you're kidding? ALL those Dixiecrats turned Democrats were all racists. You don't grow up with an ideology and suddenly drop it just to look good. The Democrats are ALL closet racists.

heck..even FunkHerbutt is a closet racist...he's a little TOO obsessed with race, ya know
FrankHerbert
2.2 / 5 (23) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.

The dixiecrats didn't become democrats. The WERE democrats that became republicans. Undeniable historic fact.

Man you're reaching holocaust denier levels here.
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (14) Dec 13, 2012
I know I'M not a racist...not too sure about VD though...lol
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (22) Dec 13, 2012
Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.

You're efforts to deny history to maintain your worldview are on par with a holocaust denier. Even if you are trolling, Noumenon, it's still pretty obvious you actually believe this stuff.
obama_socks
2.3 / 5 (15) Dec 13, 2012
Nope, the Dixiecrats never became Republicans...that's a lie
they remained Democrats until they renounced the old ways. But the ones who actually joined the Repubs were vetted by the Republicans. If they hadn't been vetted first, they would've made a lot of trouble for the GOP when they were found out by the voters

I'm not Noumenon...read my lips
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (22) Dec 13, 2012
lmao
http://en.wikiped...ixiecrat
"The States' Rights Democratic Party (usually called the Dixiecrats) was a short-lived segregationist political party in the United States in 1948."

http://en.wikiped...Thurmond
"He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the segregationist States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrat) candidate"

And which party did he join over the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
"Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. He switched because of his opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, disaffection with the national party"

Thanks Wikipedia!

I'm good. You're bad. That's that.
-obama_socks

Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (22) Dec 13, 2012
Also read:

"the segregationist States Rights Democratic Party"
"segregationist States Rights"

Racist.

Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
VendicarD
3.2 / 5 (11) Dec 13, 2012
@Cowardly-Sox...

Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.

VendicarD
2.8 / 5 (9) Dec 13, 2012
http://www.youtub...MhocZhLs

Perhaps Cowardly-Sox would explain why these Republican Senators were caught telling a non-stop stream of lies.

FrankHerbert
1.9 / 5 (19) Dec 13, 2012
Obama_socks just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Only a massive racist would not answer this question.
VendicarD
3.7 / 5 (9) Dec 14, 2012
Looks like Sox has run away, after running away at the mouth.

Sox is just another Cowardly, Racist, Cut and Run Republican.

Filth.
Caliban
3.2 / 5 (9) Dec 14, 2012
I'm taking Prof. Longrich at his word that they were simply having a little fun with the Obama-don name. It's his right to pick the name and most of the good ones are already taken. Besides, this is a good way to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable lizard.


Well, at least the fools didn't name the animal Barackosaurus.


Of COURSE they didn't name it Barackosaurus. These people are SCIENTISTS.

And SCIENTISTS know that the form "-saurus" is used exclusively in taxonmy to denote membership in the taxon DINOSAUR.

Obamadon gracilis is just a lizard. Perhaps a mighty one, but still --just a lizard.

VendicarD
3 / 5 (8) Dec 14, 2012
Of course, this is Illuminati science telling Americans who know that Obama is a Reptilian shape shifter.

This Republican video explains it all.

http://www.youtub...DZl4qSic

"Obamadon gracilis is just a lizard. Perhaps a mighty one, but still --just a lizard." - Caliban
freethinking
2.6 / 5 (20) Dec 14, 2012
Only things that are different are considered news. Ie. Postman bites dog is news, not dog bites Postman.

So it is news IF Republicans lie or appear to lie and not tell the truth.
It is news IF Progressives speak the truth, not lie. Haven;t heard anyone accusing Progressives/Democrats speaking the truth.

baudrunner
2.6 / 5 (5) Dec 15, 2012
That's a great jpeg. That's us, there in the background, still getting the hang of standing upright. We usually walk around with this totally happy grin, loving life and ready to tear the living flesh from some dull vegan when the munchies hit, Tyrannosaurus Rex indeed! The female leads the way up that path by way of example, arching back and getting a better all around view, which faculty the male uses to more easily spot dinners for the offing, or to facilitate cuffing the female down to a more socially acceptable and generally more amenable position, thereby disposition. Look at us now.
VendicarD
2.8 / 5 (9) Dec 15, 2012
http://foxnewslies.net/

"So it is news IF Republicans lie or appear to lie and not tell the truth." - FreeTard

Where are those WMD again Tarrrrrrrrrrrdie?
freethinking
2.6 / 5 (20) Dec 16, 2012
VD, how about you ask clinton as he said they existed too. So did Clinton lie, or did Bush have wrong information?

As I said, no news that you lie when you speak, why? Because you are a progressive.
baudrunner
3 / 5 (8) Dec 16, 2012
freethinking:
As I said, no news that you lie when you speak, why? Because you are a progressive.
So, a free thinker is not a progressive? You are a walking, talking, breathing oxymoron.
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (21) Dec 16, 2012
As I said, no news that you lie when you speak, why? Because you are a progressive.

You really think you've struck gold with that one, huh? Try stepping out of the echo chamber and see how it holds up.
obama_socks
1.7 / 5 (12) Dec 16, 2012
Looks like Sox has run away, after running away at the mouth.

Sox is just another Cowardly, Racist, Cut and Run Republican.

Filth.
-VDTard

Nope. I don't run away from filthy, slimy little losers like yourself and Theghostofotto1923's slimeball sock puppet, FrankHerbutt.

I have no interest in your stupid accusations of racism, which is obviously FrankHerbutt's favorite method of gaining ill-gotten attention, while imagining that other non-sock puppets would have any respect for your BS. You now OWN that same racist/bigot stink that wafts from Blotto/FrankH/ et al.
That stink is YOURS and that stink also comes from your years of circle-jerking with Blotto and anyone else who believes your putrid lies. Your stink was smelled in other websites by many others, and you have brought your stink to THIS website...and here you remain, holding onto Blotto's penis for support and comfort.
You are in good company, and you will eventually be taken down by U.S. law enforcement agents.
FrankHerbert
1.7 / 5 (18) Dec 16, 2012
Report the above post.
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (9) Dec 16, 2012
freethinking:
As I said, no news that you lie when you speak, why? Because you are a progressive.
So, a free thinker is not a progressive? You are a walking, talking, breathing oxymoron.
-baudrunner

In politics, the term "Progressive" is an oxymoron, where the term supposedly denotes successive levels of policy increasing wealth and the betterment of society as a whole, it does just the opposite.

In Progressive circles, wealth is regarded as a necessary evil that must be reduced and eventually eliminated from the general population as well as from those whose wealth is used to provide jobs for employees and to help support infrastructure. Progressivism systematically takes ""tried and true" methods, values and purposes, and changes them so that what used to work extremely well, has then turned to different ways that prove to be actually a form of retrogression, making society and each individual poorer in wealth, health and spirit.
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (9) Dec 16, 2012
This clearly means that Support by Republican candidates for "'states' rights" was well within U.S. Constitutional Law

Slavery was constitutional for quite a while.

http://www.lewroc...r82.html
Offensive.
http://en.wikiped...morality
Non sequitur.

More to my point: http://en.wikiped...Thurmond
"Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. He switched because of his opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act..."

States' rights does not explain away racism. He was arguing for the rights of states to be racist. Please provide evidence to the contrary.

Just to be clear, are you in opposition of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
-FrankHerbutt

Strom Thurmond wasn't a racist since he fathered a child when he was 22 with a 16 yr old Negro maid who worked for his family. He met his daughter in 1941 and paid for her education.

from the same Wiki link
cantdrive85
2.7 / 5 (17) Dec 16, 2012
http://foxnewslies.net/

"So it is news IF Republicans lie or appear to lie and not tell the truth." - FreeTard

Where are those WMD again Tarrrrrrrrrrrdie?

What's going on at Gitmo? Afghanistan? Transparency? I guess breaking campaign "promises" isn't really lying?
FrankHerbert
2.1 / 5 (19) Dec 16, 2012
Strom Thurmond wasn't a racist since he fathered a child when he was 22 with a 16 yr old Negro maid who worked for his family. He met his daughter in 1941 and paid for her education.


AHAHAHA you're awesome man.
obama_socks
2 / 5 (8) Dec 16, 2012
@cantdrive
It's a well-known fact that Obamabamboom is EXPECTED to lie, as all Liberals/Socialists are allowed to make fools of the American public, especially those who voted Democrat Party line. But Liberal/Socialist suckups don't even KNOW that they're being lied to and they all willingly accept everything Obama without question, background checks, or college records. After all, Obama is their Lord and Saviour, as the Black comedian/actor says.
For this reason, Conservatives and Republicans are hated and reviled with lies BECAUSE they don't believe the Liberal/Socialist mantras, and therefore, must be forced into submission when the time is right.
The lizard fossil that bears the name Obamadon would be rolling in its grave if it wasn't stuck on some shelf, if it knew of such an insult. Lizards don't lie, but Obamaboomboom does.
FrankHerbert
1.9 / 5 (18) Dec 16, 2012
Strom Thurmond wasn't a racist since he fathered a child when he was 22 with a 16 yr old Negro maid who worked for his family. He met his daughter in 1941 and paid for her education.
-obama_socks
VendicarD
3.7 / 5 (6) Dec 17, 2012
"For the record, UFOs do exist and they are and have been visiting Earth...which is why I mentioned that their technology for cloaking may have been passed on to our scientists." - CowardlySox

Mental disease.
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (9) Dec 17, 2012
"For the record, UFOs do exist and they are and have been visiting Earth...which is why I mentioned that their technology for cloaking may have been passed on to our scientists." - CowardlySox

Mental disease.
-VD

Not at all...VendicarDTard racks up his brownie points by stating something of which he knows nothing about. UFOs are real and they are here for a reason. Deal with it.
FrankHerbert
2 / 5 (16) Dec 17, 2012
UFO's aren't real osama_socks. Stop acting like a child.