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Byrd Deranged on Senate Floor
YouTube ^ | 5/3/07 | sowey1970

Posted on 05/03/2007 8:08:43 PM PDT by pabianice

Watch for yourself

Robert Byrd, apparently derranged or impaired, tries to add an Iraq War defunding amendment to a bill regarding prescription medicines. May 3, 2007


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: dementia; senile
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1 posted on 05/03/2007 8:08:45 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Byrd derrangement syndrome. It infects all democrats.


2 posted on 05/03/2007 8:09:51 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: pabianice

GOD, please give us term limits to protect us against senile idoit liberals like Byrd.


3 posted on 05/03/2007 8:10:42 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: pabianice

Deranged* was misspelled.


4 posted on 05/03/2007 8:12:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: pabianice
I didn’t watch the entire thing but that looked fairly passive for byrd near the beginning.
5 posted on 05/03/2007 8:13:21 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: pabianice

And the buggers in West Verginia keep voting him into office. What we need is to repeal the seventeenth amendment, and return to senators being selected from each state by the state government.


6 posted on 05/03/2007 8:13:40 PM PDT by Sundog (envision whirled peas.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Deranged* was misspelled.”

He’s from WV so no one noticed.


7 posted on 05/03/2007 8:14:46 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Nobles Oblige, BS, Well take care of it ourselves!)
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To: pabianice
The poor old bugger has lost it

The sad part is has taken all these years for most to realize it !!

8 posted on 05/03/2007 8:17:08 PM PDT by llevrok (Truth is the enemy of the lie. And that is why liberals hate conservatives.)
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To: Sundog

If that were to be done, we would first have to outlaw partisan redistricting and require compact legislative distrcits which conform closely to county, city, and regional lines. Otherwise, the makeup of the Senate would be badly distorted and not at all reflect the will of the populace.


9 posted on 05/03/2007 8:17:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Texas Songwriter
this disease has definitely affected our Senators
Inouye and Akaka as well .
10 posted on 05/03/2007 8:17:55 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: pabianice

What the hell is wrong with the people of West Virginia?


11 posted on 05/03/2007 8:19:21 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: pabianice

He’s deranged off the floor as well.


12 posted on 05/03/2007 8:20:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: pabianice

“clear those cobwebs and confusion” LOL

maybe using Canadain drugs? :)


13 posted on 05/03/2007 8:21:15 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Sundog
And the buggers in West Verginia keep getting their pork!

Of course, every road or building in the state is now Robert Byrd this or Robert Byrd that. Cant wait 'til they have to add Memorial to all the signs, the state won't be able to afford it, and the money from DC will have stopped flowing.

14 posted on 05/03/2007 8:24:48 PM PDT by kaboom
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To: pabianice

I love his notes. There must be at least 5 or 6 words per page. He must be nearly blind.

He also sounds as if he had 5 or 6 drinks before he read his speech.


15 posted on 05/03/2007 8:31:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: pabianice

Maybe somebody stole his sheet.....


16 posted on 05/03/2007 8:31:35 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: EagleUSA
GOD, please give us term limits to protect us against senile idiot liberals like Byrd.

The Republicans were supposed to do that, somehow they forget to get around to it.

17 posted on 05/03/2007 8:33:08 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Boiler Plate

The Republicans were supposed to do that, somehow they forget to get around to it.
:::
They have forgotten a whole list of campaign promises...that never got accomplished or just handed to the libs in the interest of a “new tone in Washington”...what a crock.


18 posted on 05/03/2007 8:38:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Clintonfatigued
Otherwise, the makeup of the Senate would be badly distorted and not at all reflect the will of the populace.

LOL!!! Clansman, drunks, murderers, traitors, leakers, bedwetters, homos,,,, is thats the will of the populace?

I'm all for repealing the 17th.

19 posted on 05/03/2007 8:40:34 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Boiler Plate
The Republicans were supposed to do that, somehow they forget to get around to it.

The problem isn't that he keeps running. The problem is that people are still electing him.
20 posted on 05/03/2007 8:40:52 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: pabianice

Guys lay off Byrd. The man is in his late 80s and hasn’t been feeling well. While I loathe his personal history, I respect his Senate service.


21 posted on 05/03/2007 8:42:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

This video link should be E-mailed to everyone in West Virginia. They should be embarrassed to have an elected representative as feeble as this.


22 posted on 05/03/2007 8:47:26 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (Free speech for thee, but not for me?)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Must be them ole corn squeezins;)


23 posted on 05/03/2007 8:50:37 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You’re kidding, aren’t you? What, in particular, has Sen Byrd done that deserves respect? Set the Guinness record for most self-serving, pork projects that include a plaque bearing his name?

With all due to respect to WV voters, I just don’t understand their long, long bout with Byrd flu.


24 posted on 05/03/2007 8:51:19 PM PDT by DesertDreamer ("I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll save my comment cause I would get the freeper vacation


25 posted on 05/03/2007 8:57:39 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: aruanan
The problem is that he and Ted and Nancy and J F-ing Kerry CAN run.

The one thing I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted out of the Contract with America was the term limits. It would have totally screwed the lobbyists and liberals.

26 posted on 05/03/2007 9:06:17 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DesertDreamer

Byrd is a throwback from the 1800s. People like Henry Clay, Charles Sumter, etc. He’s really old school, which is why I have a teeny-bit of respect for him.


27 posted on 05/03/2007 9:16:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: pabianice
Was he so far gone that he couldn’t even spell deranged?
28 posted on 05/03/2007 9:20:20 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Sundog

Amen.....


29 posted on 05/03/2007 9:26:13 PM PDT by fowb
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I agree...as a Senate member..He sucked his lifes blood from a back yard cess pool...as opposed to a port-a-potty...He was/is old school!!!
30 posted on 05/03/2007 9:32:45 PM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

“This video link should be E-mailed to everyone in West Virginia. They should be embarrassed to have an elected representative as feeble as this.”

I did my part to boot him ought of office. Unfortunately, West Virginia is very much beholden to unions and they were out in force during the last election.

Term limits or a basic IQ test for voters would be nice!


31 posted on 05/03/2007 9:32:53 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: M-cubed

ROFL


32 posted on 05/03/2007 9:35:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I agree...as a Senate member..He sucked his lifes blood from a back yard cess pool...as oposed to a port-a-potty...He was/is old school!!!


33 posted on 05/03/2007 9:35:50 PM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: EagleUSA

This is where you are wrong. His state keeps putting him back in office so let them reap the idiocy that hatches from that. They deserve this kind of representation in my books.


34 posted on 05/03/2007 9:41:18 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Do you also respect his service as a leader in the KKK? Give me a break!


35 posted on 05/03/2007 9:43:44 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: EagleUSA

We need more than term limits to save this country but it’s a start. There has to be an increase in the number of honest and patriotic Americans who are willing to run for political office. We have had too many scumbags in office who screwed us over for far too long.


36 posted on 05/03/2007 9:55:30 PM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERMINATED PREGNANCY)
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To: JoeSixPack1
Savage says they are all on drugs.......I believe it.

That Senate is a depressing sight!

37 posted on 05/03/2007 10:00:33 PM PDT by mickie (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: pabianice

World’s best argument for term limits, Byrd.


38 posted on 05/03/2007 10:04:57 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Byrd is a throwback from the 1800s. People like Henry Clay, Charles Sumter, etc.

You don't mean Charles Sumner, do you?

If so, you've got it backwards. Byrd is more like Preston Brooks, the SC senator who beat the anti-slavery Sumner (literally, with his cane) on the Senate floor!


39 posted on 05/03/2007 10:13:43 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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To: peeps36; TigersEye
I keep thinking that if the average American can be drug/alcohol tested in their jobs then so should the members of Congress & the Senate. I am beginning to think that after a certain age or if the person acts strangely they out to be tested for dementia. I don’t want anyone whose drunk or drugged or demented making laws for me. Plus it would clean house. Of course this will never happen but IMO its a good idea.
40 posted on 05/03/2007 10:38:01 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: pabianice

Who pulls the lever for this guy? Is the mean age older? Is the mean IQ lower? Is the mean blood alcohol level higher? WTF?


41 posted on 05/03/2007 10:46:21 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: pabianice
Serving as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan may not strike you as a good career move. Yet it worked out fine for Senator Robert Byrd.

In the early 1940s, the West Virginia Democrat did so well bringing in KKK members at $10 each ($3 extra for the robe and hood) that he quickly moved into management of the virulently anti-black, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish organization. He was chosen to be the Exalted Cyclops, the chapter leader. A Grand Dragon suggested Byrd try politics. He did, and served for years in the state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1958, he was elected to the Senate and has been there ever since. Fellow Democrats revere him. So popular is he that in 1971 he defeated the sainted Teddy Kennedy for a Democratic leadership post.. . . .

One reason so many senators crave the presidency

42 posted on 05/03/2007 10:52:15 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: pabianice

What I’d like to know is, why is this news? Sheets has been off his rocker for at least 10 years.


43 posted on 05/03/2007 10:52:45 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: LeoWindhorse

Oaryegone two.


44 posted on 05/03/2007 10:52:55 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: pandoraou812
I don’t want anyone whose drunk or drugged or demented making laws for me.

I don't know - it might result in better laws.

45 posted on 05/03/2007 10:53:39 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Ancesthntr

I don’t think so. Look at Kennedy, Murtha & some of the others. I think many of them are drunk or senile. If you or I can be drug tested and some jobs require testing for alcohol I think that the people in the govt ought to be tested too. Some of the rants I’ve seen made by Senators make me wonder just what they drank for lunch. If you are comfortable with their performance , thats fine. I happen to think many of them are just out of it.


46 posted on 05/03/2007 11:05:24 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I think Dennis Miller did a bit on Byrd where the old KKKlansman gets up to say grace at the Thanksgiving dinner, mumbles a string of unintelligible words, and then wanders upstairs and everybody else at the table looks at each other and says: "What are we gonna do about Grandpa?"

The man is a stumbling poster-coot for term limits .............. FRegards

47 posted on 05/03/2007 11:12:00 PM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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To: pabianice
Conscious of the Democrats!
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Kleagle is the title held by a form of Ku Klux Klan officer whose role is to recruit new members.

Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, is a notable Kleagle in KKK history. He was a member of the Klan from his early 20s to his early 30s. He was defending the KKK as late as 1958 when he was 41 years old. He has called his former membership a "mistake" though he has been involved in recent racial controversies.

48 posted on 05/04/2007 4:25:34 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Sundog
And the buggers in West Verginia keep voting him into office.

Exactly, and they are proud of him. What a backward state. Whenever I must travel through there I get out as soon as I can.

49 posted on 05/04/2007 4:28:55 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
People like Henry Clay...

You should be ashamed of yourself for that comment. Comparing him to "The Great Compromiser”, one of the greatest senators in our nation’s history.

I hope you’re just ignorant of history, because surely you are not serious. “Sheets” Bryd is no Henry Clay, not by a long, long, shot.

50 posted on 05/04/2007 4:36:39 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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