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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: Vigilanteman

Agreed


51 posted on 09/22/2009 8:14:53 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: mendedheart
Volunteer FD only get paid when they show up. They show up for everything!
52 posted on 09/22/2009 8:14:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Ronin

The demise of fat teddy and possibly Byrd represents a shift in power. I fear there will be even worse to come in their place.


53 posted on 09/22/2009 8:15:04 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nina0113

I have written or called his office a few times to thank him for a speech or a vote.


54 posted on 09/22/2009 8:15:59 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He's awfully old. Maybe they should just give him a pill or something.

55 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:08 AM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: nina0113

I have written or called his office a few times to thank him for a speech or a vote.


56 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:58 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Sub-Driver

what is the policy re: Governor replacing a Senator?

well, I guess current policy is irrelevant...they can just change it to suit them if needed...


57 posted on 09/22/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Sub-Driver

Another weekend at Bernies.


58 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:03 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Liberals are terrible at math.)
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To: Beagle8U
Volunteer FD only get paid when they show up

In MD, funds were allocated to departments from county fire taxes on the basis of calls and responses. That money would keep the lights on, provide fuel, and some equipment, the remainder was raised through dinners, raffles, and donations.

Individuals did not get paid for volunteer firefighting/EMS, even though there is now a retirement fund for qualifying service (20 years, iirc).

59 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My TV was off during the Teddy Kennedy festivities, and it will be off during the sendoff for this old incompetent KKK’er.


60 posted on 09/22/2009 8:21:17 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Sub-Driver
Supporters of Robert Byrd hold a prayer vigil outside his home


61 posted on 09/22/2009 8:21:28 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: GreyFriar

I can just hear Byrd’s last words: Make sure they name that new bridge in Charleston after me,,,,,,,,,gurgle,,,gurgle,,,,gurgle,,,gasp!!!!!!!


62 posted on 09/22/2009 8:21:40 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Liberals are terrible at math.)
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To: Borges
They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire.

It was just in case Sheets got the cross lit before they arrived.

63 posted on 09/22/2009 8:22:05 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (William Marcy Tweed was a community organizer too.)
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To: nufsed

I’d like to see him live for a while longer. One less democRAT vote since he still occupies the WVA seat.


64 posted on 09/22/2009 8:22:29 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the hell out of the way!)
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To: kabar
"Byrd apparently stood up too fast this morning in his home and fell down,"

Tripped over his sheet.

Not a cool comment, kabar.

This is a more common problem than you might think. When you sit up from bed, the blood rushes away from your brain (gravity doing its thing). In people with less than clear arteries, it sometimes takes a little time for the blood to recycle back to the brain. If you try to stand too fast, the lack of blood in the brain causes dizziness and down you go.

My dad had a similar problem the last 10 years or so of his life. It's old age, nothing more. He just had to remember to sit on the edge of the bed for a few seconds in the morning before standing.

65 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:26 AM PDT by ssaftler (OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GreyFriar

Byrd’s standing up for the Constitution recently is something I missed. With our contemporary politicians, ‘pubbies or ‘rats, do we still have a Constitution?


66 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:26 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: Sub-Driver
A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence

Must have been pretty bad to require several ambulances.

67 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:48 AM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Sub-Driver

why wont that old coot give it up and go home....they all stay forever.


68 posted on 09/22/2009 8:27:37 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: izzatzo
With our contemporary politicians, ‘pubbies or ‘rats, do we still have a Constitution?

We have the document. We lack the determination.

69 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:00 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: oneolcop

I hope he lives another 50 years, just not in the senate. Ever since January 1999, when he said “While these (the impeachment charges against Clinton) rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, I’ll not vote to remove;” I lost any respect I had for him.


70 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:17 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Sub-Driver

why would you need an ambulance to administer pain pills ???


71 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:17 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: kabar

LOL!


72 posted on 09/22/2009 8:30:37 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver

Hopefully the hospital has nice clean white sheets in his hospital bed.


73 posted on 09/22/2009 8:31:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Geez, how many ambulances does it take to pick up one person?
74 posted on 09/22/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: Smokin' Joe
I know in my area, the FD shows up for everything because they get very little $ if they don't.

A fender bender will have half a dozen show up to stand around.

75 posted on 09/22/2009 8:34:02 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Everything in West Virginia is named after him but this ambulance was in Northern Virginia.
76 posted on 09/22/2009 8:35:05 AM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Sub-Driver
What an embarrassment to the Democrats! It is completely lost on African Americans that the longest serving Democrat senator is a former Klansman!


77 posted on 09/22/2009 8:35:34 AM PDT by TheDon
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To: SMM48
Geez, how many ambulances does it take to pick up one person?

They might be for the 'support staff' who stroked out when it dawned on them that they might be out of a cushy government job pretty soon...

78 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMM48
Geez, how many ambulances does it take to pick up one person?

Senators are different.
79 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:25 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Liberals are terrible at math.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

LOL... the list is endless.


80 posted on 09/22/2009 8:43:59 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: Sub-Driver

So which ambulance won?


81 posted on 09/22/2009 8:44:31 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver
South Park will be busy next episode which features hell. First the whale of Chappaquiddick, and now the K in Kleagle.


82 posted on 09/22/2009 8:48:02 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Beagle8U
If there is ever a 'working fire' in your area, you might be glad they showed up when. Better to have an excess of manpower and equipment 90% of the time than come up short the other 10%, especially if you or yours are involved.

Where I grew up, young men developed their sense of responsibility, leadership, and community involvement in the VFD. I never served in the military, but I am ever thankful that I was in the VFD there and came to know the sense of brotherhood shared by people who meet a common and potentially lethal threat for the benefit of others you often do not even know.

While I have been blessed with the opportunity to do many things in my life, those years stand out as some of the very best.

83 posted on 09/22/2009 8:50:53 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: IamConservative
“In Obamacare world, he would arrive at the hospital for some end of life counseling”

No he wouldn't. Byrd is a member of the ruling elite and would not have 0bamacare. He has the best money health care insurance money can buy.....................................
and we pay for it.

84 posted on 09/22/2009 8:52:29 AM PDT by Tupelo
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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.”

There are two people on an ambulance. As a rule, sick people and particularly those who who fall, are overweight. Many times they are morbidly obese.

We send the extra resources for lift assistance and it really helps to have some extra folks if you are running a full code (CPR) There is a lot of stuff to do in the first few minutes that directly impacts survivability.

That being said, the multiple ambulances and trucks bit confuses me on a fall.

I live with constant mild back pain from lifting large patients over 22 yrs.


85 posted on 09/22/2009 8:52:34 AM PDT by Clay Moore (Obama: A good example of why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: ssaftler

He is talking about Byrd’s KKK sheet.


86 posted on 09/22/2009 8:52:51 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Smokin' Joe

Even if Byrd boots it, the media will still follow the talking points and reference the Democrats’ 60-vote majority.

Right now, they have 58. If Byrd boots it they’ll have 57. But the LSM will still say “filibuster-proof majority” every chance they get.


87 posted on 09/22/2009 8:53:31 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. Kneel before me, comrades. ))))
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To: Sub-Driver

Another senseless standing-up-too-fast hospitalization. When will they learn?


88 posted on 09/22/2009 8:53:51 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

“Directions? Sure. You take the Byrd Turnpike up over the Byrd Bridge and turn right at Byrd Boulevard. Continue straight until you get to the 3rd Byrd federal building and then make a left at Byrd Road. Go up just past Byrd Street and through Byrd Tunnel until you...”


89 posted on 09/22/2009 8:56:53 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. Kneel before me, comrades. ))))
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To: Sub-Driver

Quite frankly, I wish him the best. It’s very difficult getting old and losing body function. If his constituents or governor want him to resign, then I’m sure they’ll take it up with him. It’s their decision.


90 posted on 09/22/2009 8:59:35 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Tupelo

>> “In Obamacare world, he would arrive at the hospital for some end of life counseling”

No he wouldn’t. Byrd is a member of the ruling elite and would not have 0bamacare. He has the best money health care insurance money can buy.....................................
and we pay for it. <<

The pigs in Animal Farm are able to Dine with the Humans because some animals are more EQUAL to others.....


91 posted on 09/22/2009 8:59:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: joejm65

Fire fighters are also trained Paramedics. That’s why they are the first responders.


92 posted on 09/22/2009 9:00:12 AM PDT by cups
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To: nufsed
Everything in the state is named after him, but the state.

When he does pass, they're going to change the spelling to "West Byrdginia" in his honor.

93 posted on 09/22/2009 9:02:29 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

EMTs have a lower level of medical knowledge and training vs Fire fighters. EMTs are the “mail room” equivalent of first repsonders. They have very limited resources to use and a very narrow field in which they can offer medical assistance.

They probably got in over their head and called in for asistance.


94 posted on 09/22/2009 9:03:29 AM PDT by cups
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To: Two Kids' Dad
My biggest concern is the change in the way Congress does 'bidness'. It used to be that you bought votes on the hill by providing jobs constructing pork barrel projects or with farm susbsidies, or somesuch, but most required that people work for the wages in order to benefit. Sure, that selectively lined pockets at the management level, but wage earners had to work for their pay, or at least show up and sleep in the orange pickup.

Now, though, the tendency is to dump huge sums on corrupt organizations and let the cash be looted directly, neither providing jobs nor benefit (however questionable) to the community.

With the shift in power from old school corruption to the 'new school', the methodology of looting the taxpayers has changed, is more direct, less accountable, and much quicker.

95 posted on 09/22/2009 9:07:00 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: GreyFriar

I don’t think he’s been a regular show-up at the Senate for at least four years. If you toss in the mental test....he’s been lacking for six years. The sad thing is that the folks in WV would vote again today for this guy...if they had to.


96 posted on 09/22/2009 9:08:28 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Sub-Driver
How can you tell if he is alive?

97 posted on 09/22/2009 9:10:56 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: All

To all my fellow West Virginia FReepers.

How the hell does this guy get re-elected?

All WV jokes aside, I mean really?


98 posted on 09/22/2009 9:12:20 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: MikeWUSAF
How the hell does this guy get re-elected?

Pork - The Other White Meat

99 posted on 09/22/2009 9:13:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dixie Yooper

Sheets under the sheet yet?


100 posted on 09/22/2009 9:16:14 AM PDT by Broker (Reward: $100.00 for the lost book of Islamic Praise Songs.)
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