Skip to comments.Republican Punches Democrat in Alabama Senate Chamber
Posted on 06/08/2007 1:14:42 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Session-long tensions in the Alabama Senate boiled over Thursday as Republican Sen. Charles Bishop of Jasper punched Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe in the head before the two were pulled apart.
The 69-year-old Bishop said he punched Barron, 65, in the head after the senator called him a "son of a bitch."
"I responded to his comment with my right hand," Bishop said.
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Let’s face it, we’ve all thought about it...
Knows how to handle democrats.
A good left hook would have been way better!
Bravo!!!!! That’s what need more Republicans with .....
Quentin “Rampage” Jackson for Senate. He’ll get your legislation through...or God help them.
Some people just need punching.
I can't say I blame him.
That’s what we need — more Republicans punching Dems ;)
You need to "revise and extend" your response. Give him a left too.
Exactly. This guy should be given a job at the White House; maybe...Press Spokesman.
Charles Bishop: one of the few Reps who does not wear kneepads.
I dig that. Helen Thomas getting a sound beating? I’ll lay a few hundred fish out to see that.
By all appearances, I'd say Helen Thomas has already had several sound beatings....
Second Quote of the day: "I hit him where ever I could get my right hand on em."
This should be happening to ALL dimwitcrats across the country.
Why stop with just one?
My continued FR membership forbids me from saying what I want to say...
Why stop at just one? ;^)
Crap! Bayliving beat me on that one!
Notice, like a true pantiewaist male 'rat, instead of Barron defending himself like a man, the wimp is thinking about filing charges.
The excuse that "It's an Alabama thing you wouldn't understand and we're proud of it" sounds...well, to be blunt, ignorant and childish.
Next time, please kick him in the family jewels.
Thanks for the clip, looks like he caught him right on the jaw. Maybe he will think twice before insulting someones mom now.
If folks out of state knew how crooked Lowell Barron and his cronies really are, they would ask....’why just a single punch?’
The excuse that “It’s an Alabama thing you wouldn’t understand and we’re proud of it” sounds...well, to be blunt, ignorant and childish.”
Like the man said, mikeus_maximus, it’s an Alabama thing that you apparently don’t understand.
By the way, Mikeus, when was the last time you called a man a son-of-a-bitch?
Be careful watch you call a man's mother.
My dad was born and raised in Alabama.. When he was 75 a man called him a liar (a mechanic over a bad repair). The much younger man ended up with a bloody nose and a black eye. Yes, the police were called, but they believed my Dad..
and, yes, I’m quite proud of him...
I have to add, he was the epitome of a ‘southern gentleman’, but he would always defend a woman and his honor (in that order).. He’d have made a grand Texan.
If it was the other way around you can bet the headline would be "Democrat Defends Himself From Republican Verbal Attack."
Ding ding ding...
In the right corner, from Alabama, weighing in at 2 terms as state Senator...
Ding ding ding...
And in the left corner, from New York City, weighing in at 6 years as Councilman...
Charles "Slappy" Baaaaaaaaaaarrooooooon!!!
It really makes me shake my head when I read some of the comments that are made regarding this. This dimwit assaulted another man because he was called a name. I’m sure if I was in his shoes that I would feel the urge to strike out also, but I wouldn’t. It’s called self restraint, something this guy is obviously lacking in.
He is not the kind of person we need in a position of power. People like this are easily manipulated to the detriment of their party and associates. He is not worthy of the position he is in and he should be replaced by a Republican who has self control.
Sittin (readin this) Bull
For the most part, I would agree. But I think most of the reactions stem from sheer frustration...and by this I mean typically when Dims say “jump” our “conservative” Rep’s and senators say “how high?”
I think the double standard that conservatives are expected to follow the Marquess of Queensbury to the letter and that libs can act like jackasses leads to a lot of those types of respones. Anyway, thats how I see it.
Wish we could export that attitude toward dems to the federal level. But, the last time I think that happened in congress was in the 1850s with the dem beating the republican with the gutta percha cane.
Try sign language.
New meaning to:
Wow it took to #39 to get a sane post. I don’t care what you call me. Learned a long time ago walking away when most would expect you to physically respond is always the mature decision. Hotheads that respond with physical violence are always the losers
You just have to know Lowell Barron to know that Lowell is known to go way above the "just called another name" level. I personally know the man fairly well, as well as his opponent in the last few elections. Lowell Barron is the lowest of snakes (and that is mild to what his estranged wife says about him). This man lies when cornered (he runs on the protect the poor logo, but manages to slither out of his pawn brokers business that rip poor people a new one).
In the last election he even went to just bald face lying (claiming that his Republican opponent took over a city street and that he was funded by Southern bigwigs).. Don Stout is about is clean as a whistle and should be featured in a Irish Spring commercial.
I have seen Lowell Barron curse in front of a little child. It was my own 4y/o to be exact. One Christmas parade he was in the back holding area where the parade begins drinking and drinking hard. Waiting for the parade to begin, and they had some trailer pulled in for him (probable his own trailer). Anyhoo, I went to ask him about why HE pulled the plug on the live feed on the Alabama senate so us normal political head could listen to it without having to believe the liberal newspaper spin doctors (which kissed his butt).
Lowell Barron was surrounded by local Dimocrat scum that were kissing his butt at the time (though I think only Barron was drinking). Then I walked up with my child in hand and asked him about why he still had the internet live connection disconnected. Lowell started laughing great barrels of laughs at me and said to the best of my memory "That Republican pisses in a fruit jar". This was of reference to when Barron took the power away for the Lt. governor a few years ago and the Lt. governor was filibustering to keep it from happening (if he gave up the podium the issued passed giving the dims more power).
Lowell deserves more than a right hook IMHO.. and it spawns from being more than a filthy mouth liberal dim... as my tagline suggests, that man is just evil.
I understand the frustration, I feel it too. I just wish we had some smart savvy Republicans that would fight back using somthing other than schoolyard tactics.
Thanks, I’m glad I’m not alone cruising around these parts.