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Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home
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Posted on 09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: MikeWUSAF
My Dad died a few weeks ago at age 89, and he had many of the same symptoms Byrd is showing now. In May, he fainted and fell in his kitchen and broke his femur. He had been more and more "out of it" before that, falling asleep at the drop of a hat, etc. He never really recovered, either physically or mentally. Finally he got pneumonia and died within 24 hours. We later learned that his heart was only operating at 30% capacity.

I suspect Byrd's heart is giving out and he is not getting enough oxygen to his brain as a result.

101 posted on 09/22/2009 9:30:48 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (U.S. Out of My Doctor's Office!!)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Funny, except that the ambulances were sent to his residence in Virginia, not his home in WV.

He needs to recover. There are 55 counties in WV and there could still be one or two lacking a public building named for Robert C. Byrd.

Besides, it's better to have him as a non-voting Senator than to have a Democrat in there who can actually show up and vote.

102 posted on 09/22/2009 9:37:07 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Borges
They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire. Seems like a waste of resources.

The firemen in our area are EMTs. First responders. The ambulance may only have personnel capable of transport to the hospital. Some ambulances come with paramedics. It is also common to dispatch a police officer ahead of the fire/ambulance crew in cases where the need for the call is a consequence of physical violence inflicted on the victim. The perpetrator of the violent act may still be on scene and a hazard to the responding medical personnel.

103 posted on 09/22/2009 9:44:31 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Byrd on his way to meet up with Ted Kennedy???


104 posted on 09/22/2009 9:50:53 AM PDT by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Kleagle has landed. Ouch.


105 posted on 09/22/2009 10:06:17 AM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: ssaftler

Buddy of mine (75) died in May after falling and hitting his head on concrete. Bob and his wife were out for their morning walk and he stood up rapidly after he bent over to pick up the neighbor’s paper to throw on her porch because “she’s an old lady”, in Bob’s words.

Bob was a character, Korean War vet (187th RCT), retired NYC cop, a fellow gun nut and worked 17 years for the USPS after coming to Florida, been retired about 7 years.
I miss him a lot.


106 posted on 09/22/2009 10:24:14 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: Sub-Driver

Disagree with the man on just about everything, but prayers going up that he wasn’t hurt badly!

(Maybe he fell on his pocket Constitution and it saved him from greater injury??)


107 posted on 09/22/2009 10:39:44 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Verginius Rufus

verg
would be nice if someone would give us a seriousss ansahh, wouldn’t it?


108 posted on 09/22/2009 10:40:44 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing")
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To: Sub-Driver

Love all the classy responses on this thread /sarc


109 posted on 09/22/2009 10:41:13 AM PDT by walsh
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To: Sub-Driver
Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home

Who won?

110 posted on 09/22/2009 10:43:28 AM PDT by Sloth (Ted Kennedy's brain tumor has killed more people than my gun.)
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To: joejm65

I have an electrical short somewhere in my van, and this summer accidentally locked my 9 month old son in it, without any windows open, and the A/C off (van locked itself, I swear!)—

Called 911 to ask for help and specifically said, it’s not an emergency, but it is a warm day and we were facing the sun, could someone come help us out?

Seconds later we heard the siren and horn honking of a firetruck and my 8 y/o’s eyes got really big when this giant fire truck drove up, rearing to go—a police car was right behind. I was embarrassed, but they shook off my comments, saying it was better to be safe than sorry, and that the fire dept could get into the van faster than just the police in case it was an emergency situation.

I was very grateful they ‘wasted their resources’ on my son! They had him out of there in less than 5 minutes and they were on their way!


111 posted on 09/22/2009 10:43:57 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Sub-Driver

He has complained about all of the czars Obama has installed. I hope he gets better soon.


112 posted on 09/22/2009 10:45:31 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama Hijacks 9/11: http://www.serve.gov/assets/documents/09_0828_potus.pdf)
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To: izzatzo
Byrd’s standing up for the Constitution recently is something I missed.

He said Obama's "czars" were unconstitutional -- and, as I recall, he said it more forcefully than any Republicans!

113 posted on 09/22/2009 10:47:41 AM PDT by maryz
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To: screaminsunshine

“Just as they trot out Dukakas to replace the Kennedy vote. Whoops.”

beat me to it.


114 posted on 09/22/2009 10:48:21 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Sub-Driver

fire trucks...mustve been a cross burnin ???


115 posted on 09/22/2009 10:48:49 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Sloth

LOL!!


116 posted on 09/22/2009 10:49:09 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Sub-Driver

The Rats are working furiously on replacing him with another rat Im sure.


117 posted on 09/22/2009 10:49:27 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Obama visit him recently? Hmmmm . . . his grandmother, Sen. Kennedy . . . inquiring minds would like to know!


118 posted on 09/22/2009 10:49:34 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: VRWCmember

“He should have made sure the eye-holes in the hood were properly aligned before trying to navigate through the living room to get his torch and rope. “

ROTFLOL!!!!!! Good one.


119 posted on 09/22/2009 10:49:52 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Sub-Driver

“Byrd...has been absent from the Senate for much of the year and has been in and out of the hospital battling various ailments.”

So the State of WV has been without the representation of one of their senators for this year (at least). Ted Kennedy was also MIA for most of the year due to his illness. The senator who had a stroke from one of the Dakotas was out for how long? (Is he back yet?) These politicians are so arrogant that they hang on and hang on, even though they can no longer do their jobs. To he!! with their constituents.


120 posted on 09/22/2009 10:51:01 AM PDT by Polyxene (America held hostage for the next 4 years by a RAT thug from Chicago - www.obamaclock.org)
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To: maryz
He said Obama's "czars" were unconstitutional -- and, as I recall, he said it more forcefully than any Republicans!

and a few days later he has a 'fall' in his home.....

121 posted on 09/22/2009 10:54:35 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only living Democrat who can even spell the word “Constitution”. I wish him well.


122 posted on 09/22/2009 10:55:51 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is sickening that the Senate has lifetime members like some monarchy. The liberal media then fawns over the Dem monarchs after they die. Sick.


123 posted on 09/22/2009 10:56:24 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: Borges

especially in this case...


124 posted on 09/22/2009 10:58:14 AM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: kabar

Happens quite frequently here in JAX. many times, the fire truck is on station and ready to roll while the EMT’s are enroute from their last call. The other reason is in the event the emergency vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, the other can continue the response.


125 posted on 09/22/2009 10:58:47 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: Frantzie

I haven’t seen Byrd ‘stand’ for a long time...so how did he fall while standing up?

He has been disabled for a number of years and like someone mentioned ‘others’ do all his work and bidding...I doubt he know what day of the week it is...

TERM LIMIT a must.....


126 posted on 09/22/2009 11:04:09 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: commish

Few except us old timers remember but BYRD was the reason both TERM LIMITS and the LINE ITEM VETO failed.


127 posted on 09/22/2009 11:06:16 AM PDT by bt579 (Obama lies, the economy dies!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Just as they trot out Dukakas to replace the Kennedy vote. Whoops.
+++++++++++++

Is vote 60 getting elusive again? Won’t matter, they will cram it through with 50 if they have to..

Maroons.


128 posted on 09/22/2009 11:07:31 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try RAT PRESS))
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To: bt579

Few except us old timers remember but BYRD was the reason both TERM LIMITS and the LINE ITEM VETO failed.
+++++++++++++++

Great legacy..


129 posted on 09/22/2009 11:08:20 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try RAT PRESS))
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To: joejm65

A paramedic friend of mine says that they have extricating equipment on their vehicles and he wonders why firefighters are always called out as well.


130 posted on 09/22/2009 11:08:59 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: IamConservative

In Obamacare world, he would arrive at the hospital for some end of life counseling..
++++++++++++++

Right, or die of preventable causes before that happened.


131 posted on 09/22/2009 11:10:30 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try RAT PRESS))
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To: VRWCmember

He should have made sure the eye-holes in the hood were properly aligned
+++++++++++++++

Now, you’re askin’ for the moon! Wow, conservatives have such unrealistically high expectations of our Democrat officials. (</s> - just in case...)


132 posted on 09/22/2009 11:13:16 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try RAT PRESS))
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To: joejm65; Borges
I think the firefighters are there to break down the doors in case entrance to the facility proves difficult. Not sure about that, but it sounds good...

I think it has more to do with response time - they can frequently get there more quickly than the ambulance, and with their first aid and CPR training those minutes or seconds can save lives.

133 posted on 09/22/2009 11:13:54 AM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He slipped on his hood.

Now ObamaCre can deny him a new hip and put him on pain meds instead.


134 posted on 09/22/2009 11:15:30 AM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual reponsibility" people?)
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To: ExGeeEye

Once heard hit 150 years old its been down hill ever since


135 posted on 09/22/2009 11:17:27 AM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual reponsibility" people?)
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s so that if the guy/girl/man/women as a fatso they can get him/her/it out and into the meat wagon.
+++++++++++++++

Yet another benefit of John Mackay’s approach to health care reform.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html - the John Mackey alternatives.


136 posted on 09/22/2009 11:17:51 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try RAT PRESS))
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To: Borges

Maybe there was a burning cross that needed to be put out.

Seriously, though...some departments send a truck in case extra manpower is needed. My Dad drove Engine 3 for the Portland, Maine FD, and he once had to help carry a 400 pound woman down 5 flights of stairs in a Stokes stretcher.


137 posted on 09/22/2009 11:18:18 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Its been working at 5% capacity I think


138 posted on 09/22/2009 11:18:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual reponsibility" people?)
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To: haircutter

Agree on term limits. The only major flaw the Framers of The Constitution made is no term limits, 6 year terms for Senators - they should be 3 year and failing to be more specific on the requirements for President in the natural born requirement.


139 posted on 09/22/2009 11:21:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: SandyInSeattle

See post 137. One of the lowlights of the old man’s career. :-)


140 posted on 09/22/2009 11:21:39 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Sub-Driver

On the plus side for him...the hospital is sure to have a large supply of white sheets.


141 posted on 09/22/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

I’m sorry for your loss. My grandpa went exactly the same way.


142 posted on 09/22/2009 11:26:26 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!
Can the ambulance chasers be far behind?


143 posted on 09/22/2009 11:28:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The champagne from Kennedy’s wake is still cold....


144 posted on 09/22/2009 11:31:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well thats two down and 58 to go.

The geeser needs to retire.

Thats some health care plan he has.

145 posted on 09/22/2009 11:34:57 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Sub-Driver

It's OK, he's insured. He's got Burnt Cross/Burnt Shield.


146 posted on 09/22/2009 11:36:45 AM PDT by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: Sub-Driver

So let’s see, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy are out of the Senate. Harry Reid’s poll numbers weren’t looking good. Now Robert Byrd’s health is failing. That doesn’t bode too well for the Democrats.


147 posted on 09/22/2009 11:40:45 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (My country, right or wrong. But BOY...!)
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To: IamConservative
In Obamacare world, he would arrive at the hospital for some end of life counseling..

20 years ago.

148 posted on 09/22/2009 11:49:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: walsh

Eh, Byrd’s a tough old sonofagun. It really is time for him to accept a well-deserved retirement back home to West Virginia, though. There’s a point at which it’s just pointless for him to still be in the Senate, as many votes as he’s missing and as sick as he’s been. And it’s not even a partisan thing—I thought the same thing about Strom Thurmond in his last term, and I’m a huge Strom fan. Like somebody upthread said, right now, West Virginia’s only got one Senator, it’s Byrd’s staffers and office people that are doing all his work.

}:-)4


149 posted on 09/22/2009 11:57:46 AM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Ambulances RACE to Byrd’s home.”

Does everything have to be about “race”?


150 posted on 09/22/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT by Dream Warrior (Never underestimate the POWER of an ARROGANT Marxist President and Congress!)
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