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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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To: Sundog

no one in west virginia wants to see byrd take advantage of the cushy retirement package he has helped vote himself... so they are making him work til he drops.

teeman8r’s wife/cousin


51 posted on 05/04/2007 4:41:39 AM PDT by teeman8r ( (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: teeman8r

ROFL! That’s the best explanation I’ve heard yet. Bravo!


52 posted on 05/04/2007 8:02:33 AM PDT by DesertDreamer ("I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham; pandoraou812
What the hell is wrong with the people of West Virginia?

Other than plain old greed there is nothing wrong with them. This old moonbat has funneled Billions of dollars back to WV. He could show up on the Senate floor in nothing but a diaper and a party hat and play Yankee Doodle Dandy on a kazoo and as long as he keeps the federal dough coming their way they will vote him in and name every street, bridge, building, and newborn child after him.

53 posted on 05/04/2007 8:03:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (For Democrats; victory in Iraq is not an option.)
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To: TigersEye

Well said and of course absolutely correct. Sigh.


54 posted on 05/04/2007 8:36:11 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Thanks, unfortunately. Wish it weren't so. Another poster said something about getting better quality candidates instead of corrupt imbeciles. I'm afraid we need better quality voters who will educate themselves and put country before wallet in order to get better candidates.

The sick irony is that, IMO, everyone's wallet would do better in the long run if we stopped running all our money through the federal coffer before we put it to use.

55 posted on 05/04/2007 8:53:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (For Democrats; victory in Iraq is not an option.)
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To: TigersEye
The Senate was originally conceived as the home of statesmanship, the gentlemen farmers who were well educated and would “do what was morally right” for their constituency AND the nation. We have been steadily devolving into a Kakistocracy, where political power and greed are the only driving forces left in the government.
56 posted on 05/04/2007 9:01:40 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mike Bates

Black or White, it doesn’t make any difference. They are all black when they come out of that mine... “...from the article. Of course, this means them West Virginieers don’t know how to mine efficiently.


57 posted on 05/04/2007 9:03:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Stinko De mayo, Stinko to the Commies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
While I loathe his personal history, I respect his Senate service

I loathe them both. The man is a consummate ass.
58 posted on 05/04/2007 9:06:40 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: Boiler Plate
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.

One thing nearly every politician wants above all else is to hold on to power. For this reason, don't hold your breath for term limits or flat tax (Fair Tax) to ever pass. Both of those initiatives would severely limit the power which politicians wield.

Politicians, like all mortals, are inherently selfish. In this case, they have the power to really do things with that selfishness!

59 posted on 05/04/2007 9:10:29 AM PDT by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: Sundog
......What we need is to repeal the seventeenth amendment, and return to senators being selected from each state by the state government.

'Nuff Said!

60 posted on 05/04/2007 9:10:53 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: DesertDreamer
The answer to your question is in the comment. More pork, more votes. They'll be voting for this guy 10 years after he dies.

I remember his quote during the impeachment. "While these rise to high crimes and misdemeanors, I'll not vote to remove." What else needs to be said?

61 posted on 05/04/2007 9:25:12 AM PDT by eiyeeclaudius
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To: pabianice

Are the people of West Virginia equally senile for sending this Klansman back to the Senate time and time again? Put the old dog down already!


62 posted on 05/04/2007 9:30:16 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: pabianice

‘Robert Byrd, apparently derranged or impaired’

Other ‘news’ for today:

Dog bites man....sun rises in east...liberals are dain bramaged....


63 posted on 05/04/2007 9:31:22 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: TigersEye

TE, now I have a visual running through my head of him on the Senate floor in nothing but a diaper and a party hat and play Yankee Doodle Dandy on a kazoo..... I was going to eat more lunch too. lmaooooooooo ~P~


64 posted on 05/04/2007 9:35:30 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: EagleUSA
Since the voters of W VA aren't smart enough to vote Byrd out of office.....God will term-limit him for them.

Judging from his present condition, he's not going to be around much longer.

65 posted on 05/04/2007 9:49:58 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Their trucks all broke down.


66 posted on 05/04/2007 10:02:10 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: pabianice

I think he’s wearing makeup....his lipstick color looks to be KKK red.......


67 posted on 05/04/2007 10:11:40 AM PDT by sfvgto (is Marion Barry a democrat?)
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To: pandoraou812

I was being sarcastic.


68 posted on 05/04/2007 10:31:21 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: TChris
Politicians, like all mortals, are inherently selfish. In this case, they have the power to really do things with that selfishness!

Kinda like this?

Click Me

69 posted on 05/04/2007 1:47:54 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: sfvgto

that would be mary kay-kay-kay red...

teeman8r


70 posted on 05/04/2007 6:28:23 PM PDT by teeman8r ( (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: kaboom

Its because they keep marrying their sisters and mothers.


71 posted on 05/04/2007 6:51:46 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: Fiddlstix
The reason the change was made was simple: people were campaigning on who would be sent to Washington, not on the issues. The rationale for the change was to get state elections back to the issues. The founding fathers wanted the best men in the senate, so hot issues could cool like ‘tea in a saucer’ under the guidance of senior statesmen. Congressmen were only elected for 2 years in case they were hot tempered. The senate, in approving judges, ratifying treaties, and confirming other positions, wields far more power than should be granted to freely elected hot heads.
72 posted on 05/04/2007 7:39:34 PM PDT by Sundog (envision whirled peas.)
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