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Robert Byrd obituary
guardian.co.uk ^ | June 27,2011 | christopher reed

Posted on 06/27/2011 12:42:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr

As a conservative Democrat with a segregationist background, US Senator Robert Byrd had spent half a century in Congress and was its oldest member when, on 12 February 2003, he was hailed as the nation's lonely voice of conscience after a historic speech. On the senate floor, Byrd, who has died aged 92, lambasted his "paralysed" colleagues for their craven submission to preparations for what he branded an illegal war in Iraq. They listened silently as he told them: "As this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war. Yet this chamber is, for the most part, silent – ominously, dreadfully silent.

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KEYWORDS: byrd
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1 posted on 06/27/2011 12:43:02 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Dude he’s been dead a year.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 12:45:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Huskrrrr

Earth to the Guardian, earth to the Guardian...

Regarding Senate-critter Byrd...listen carefully and copy this down so that you can send your “crack” (as in the backside of our sleazy president) reporters to look some stuff up.

Ready?

Oh, here it comes....

KKK.

Now, get your sorry liberal butts outta here and hope you can survive Sharia law, buttheads.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 12:46:41 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Huskrrrr

And in other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 12:46:41 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Da Coyote

I always thought they should’ve had Senator Byrd lie in state, his coffin draped with a white sheet.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I think that ship has already sailed.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 12:47:50 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Huskrrrr
It's been 8 years since Byrd cashed in his pointy white hood?

Where does the time go?

Conserative DemocRAT my big blue eyes.

7 posted on 06/27/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sorry for the old news everyone!


8 posted on 06/27/2011 12:49:02 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Is Byrd still dead?

I’m imagining a zombie Senator movie.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 12:49:14 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Huskrrrr

Don’t worry, he still votes!


10 posted on 06/27/2011 12:50:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

He’d have to travel outside the beltway to find any brains.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 12:50:16 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Huskrrrr

“He’s dead, Jim!”


12 posted on 06/27/2011 12:51:02 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012--end the Obama Depression.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Have they stopped naming random objects in WV after him yet?


13 posted on 06/27/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Huskrrrr

In honor of this thread, somebody should name another West Virginia building after him.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 12:52:59 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Huskrrrr

15 posted on 06/27/2011 1:00:55 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Huskrrrr

I ahve my own obituay for Senator Byrd.-—AMF


16 posted on 06/27/2011 1:01:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Huskrrrr

This explains why Yahoo! had a banner “Breaking News: Sen. Robert Byrd has died at age 92” today. Probably some sort of keyword thing tripped it. How embarrassing!


17 posted on 06/27/2011 1:02:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Venturer

Sorry I just awakened from my beauty sleep.LOL


18 posted on 06/27/2011 1:03:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jeff Winston
I always thought they should’ve had Senator Byrd lie in state, his coffin draped with a white sheet.

They did!


19 posted on 06/27/2011 1:09:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: The KG9 Kid

Our Top Story Tonight . . .


20 posted on 06/27/2011 1:14:18 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Huskrrrr

He’s pining for the fjords.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 2:17:34 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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