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Republican Punches Democrat in Alabama Senate Chamber
Fox News ^ | 8 June 2007 | AP

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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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Alabama
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1 posted on 06/08/2007 1:14:45 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let’s face it, we’ve all thought about it...


2 posted on 06/08/2007 1:15:25 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the FR Idaho Ping List.)
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To: GOP_Raider
We need this guy in the U.S. Senate.

Knows how to handle democrats.

3 posted on 06/08/2007 1:16:28 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: GOP_Raider
What the hell is wrong with him?

A good left hook would have been way better!

4 posted on 06/08/2007 1:16:38 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: GOP_Raider

Bravo!!!!! That’s what need more Republicans with .....


5 posted on 06/08/2007 1:17:14 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Quote of the day: "I responded to his comment with my right hand."
6 posted on 06/08/2007 1:17:35 PM PDT by Sax
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To: GOP_Raider

Quentin “Rampage” Jackson for Senate. He’ll get your legislation through...or God help them.


7 posted on 06/08/2007 1:18:01 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Some people just need punching.


8 posted on 06/08/2007 1:18:40 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GOP_Raider
The 69-year-old Bishop said he punched Barron, 65, in the head after the senator called him a "son of a bitch."

*************

I can't say I blame him.

9 posted on 06/08/2007 1:20:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GOP_Raider
I got kicked in the "Alabama Senate Chamber" once.

Once.

10 posted on 06/08/2007 1:20:21 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where liberals wash their hands....)
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To: GOP_Raider
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11 posted on 06/08/2007 1:20:46 PM PDT by rbosque ("A nation which kills it's own young has no future." -- John Paul II)
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To: GOP_Raider

That’s what we need — more Republicans punching Dems ;)


12 posted on 06/08/2007 1:20:58 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: GOP_Raider; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"I responded to his comment with my right hand," Bishop said.

You need to "revise and extend" your response. Give him a left too.


13 posted on 06/08/2007 1:21:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: svcw

Exactly. This guy should be given a job at the White House; maybe...Press Spokesman.


14 posted on 06/08/2007 1:23:01 PM PDT by kjo
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To: GOP_Raider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx8BkWhBwD0&mode=related&search


15 posted on 06/08/2007 1:23:11 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: GOP_Raider

Charles Bishop: one of the few Reps who does not wear kneepads.


16 posted on 06/08/2007 1:24:41 PM PDT by 353FMG (Some say it's a melting pot, others liken it to a pressure cooker.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Kumbaya


17 posted on 06/08/2007 1:24:49 PM PDT by agent_delta
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To: kjo

I dig that. Helen Thomas getting a sound beating? I’ll lay a few hundred fish out to see that.


18 posted on 06/08/2007 1:25:19 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: domenad
"Helen Thomas getting a sound beating?"

By all appearances, I'd say Helen Thomas has already had several sound beatings....

19 posted on 06/08/2007 1:29:01 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where liberals wash their hands....)
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To: Sax
Quote of the day: "I responded to his comment with my right hand."

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?

20 posted on 06/08/2007 1:36:43 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrats (and now President Bush) used to be funny. Now they're just dangerous.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My continued FR membership forbids me from saying what I want to say...


21 posted on 06/08/2007 1:36:47 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JRios1968

Why stop at just one? ;^)


22 posted on 06/08/2007 1:39:07 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (It's always open season on RHINOs(yes, I use an "H" in it))
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney

Crap! Bayliving beat me on that one!


23 posted on 06/08/2007 1:39:49 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (It's always open season on RHINOs(yes, I use an "H" in it))
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To: GOP_Raider
The only mistake Bishop made was not having a Republican witness to the SOB comment. The 'rats will lie him into assault charges for political reasons.

Notice, like a true pantiewaist male 'rat, instead of Barron defending himself like a man, the wimp is thinking about filing charges.

24 posted on 06/08/2007 1:41:52 PM PDT by 50mm (la prensa dos en traducir mi línea de etiqueta al inglés)
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To: GOP_Raider

Bishop 08!


25 posted on 06/08/2007 1:41:57 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: GOP_Raider
Initially I was a little amused, but then I wondered if I would feel the same way if it were the other way around.

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.

26 posted on 06/08/2007 1:42:18 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (Move over, George Clooney, and make room for George Clueless.)
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To: GOP_Raider
The Honorable Senator Charles Bishop:

Next time, please kick him in the family jewels.

27 posted on 06/08/2007 1:44:43 PM PDT by kromike
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To: AmericanMade1776

Thanks for the clip, looks like he caught him right on the jaw. Maybe he will think twice before insulting someones mom now.


28 posted on 06/08/2007 1:48:22 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: GOP_Raider

If folks out of state knew how crooked Lowell Barron and his cronies really are, they would ask....’why just a single punch?’


29 posted on 06/08/2007 1:49:49 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: GOP_Raider
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What did you call me Senator?

30 posted on 06/08/2007 1:51:58 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: mikeus_maximus
“Initially I was a little amused, but then I wondered if I would feel the same way if it were the other way around.

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?

31 posted on 06/08/2007 1:57:58 PM PDT by the final gentleman
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To: GOP_Raider
Well, at least there's one Republican in office who isn't a d!ckless coward.

Be careful watch you call a man's mother.

32 posted on 06/08/2007 2:15:28 PM PDT by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!!


33 posted on 06/08/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT by StarCMC (Desperately seeking a new tagline. Say something pithy and I'll steal it. :-))
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To: mikeus_maximus

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...


34 posted on 06/08/2007 2:29:10 PM PDT by tje
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To: tje

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.


35 posted on 06/08/2007 2:33:22 PM PDT by tje
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To: GOP_Raider
Republican Punches Democrat in Alabama Senate Chamber

If it was the other way around you can bet the headline would be "Democrat Defends Himself From Republican Verbal Attack."

36 posted on 06/08/2007 2:35:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: GOP_Raider
Leeeeeeeeeet's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuuuuuumble!!!

Ding ding ding...

In the right corner, from Alabama, weighing in at 2 terms as state Senator...

Chaaaaaarles Bishooooooooop!!!

Ding ding ding...

And in the left corner, from New York City, weighing in at 6 years as Councilman...

Charles "Slappy" Baaaaaaaaaaarrooooooon!!!

-PJ

37 posted on 06/08/2007 2:45:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: GOP_Raider

38 posted on 06/08/2007 5:11:20 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: GOP_Raider

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


39 posted on 06/08/2007 5:18:11 PM PDT by sittin bull
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To: sittin 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.


40 posted on 06/08/2007 5:33:40 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the FR Idaho Ping List.)
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To: GOP_Raider

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.


41 posted on 06/08/2007 7:46:32 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: JRios1968
My continued FR membership forbids me from saying what I want to say...

Try sign language.

42 posted on 06/08/2007 8:29:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ok...here's an attempt...Mods, feel free to remove

New meaning to:

43 posted on 06/08/2007 8:59:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JRios1968

Very tasteful.


44 posted on 06/08/2007 9:07:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: sittin bull

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


45 posted on 06/08/2007 9:14:30 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I tried...


46 posted on 06/08/2007 9:17:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: sittin bull
This dimwit assaulted another man because he was called a name.

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.

47 posted on 06/09/2007 5:27:01 PM PDT by LowOiL (Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9))
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To: GOP_Raider
I feel a vanity coming on. Look for it later tonight or tomorrow.

Cheers!

48 posted on 06/09/2007 6:05:45 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: GOP_Raider

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.


49 posted on 06/11/2007 11:46:55 AM PDT by sittin bull
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To: billbears

Thanks, I’m glad I’m not alone cruising around these parts.


50 posted on 06/11/2007 11:47:01 AM PDT by sittin bull
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