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W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator
    #5742828 - 06/12/06 06:03 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator

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CAPITOL HILL - Dwight Eisenhower was president when Robert Byrd was first elected to the Senate from West Virginia.



Today, the 88-year-old Byrd becomes the longest-serving senator in history, surpassing South Carolina's legendary Senator Strom Thurmond.

Byrd entered the Senate 47 years ago after serving 12 years in the state Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

His time in the senate amounts to 17,327 days.

And while he uses two canes to get around and grieves over the recent loss of his wife of 69 years, Byrd is running for an unprecedented ninth term.

He bristles at questions about his age and stamina.

"Age does not affect me except in my legs," he says, adding "I've got a head up here that hasn't changed one iota in the last 25 years."

Byrd makes no apologies for directing huge amounts of federal money to West Virginia to pay for new highways, water projects, federal buildings and job training centers.

But he does admit to a few errors: he participated in an unsuccessful filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And as a young man, he joined the Ku Klux Klan.



    "I've got a head up here that hasn't changed one iota in the last 25 years."


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Couldn't have said it better!!


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #5742929 - 06/12/06 06:25 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

You should respect your elders


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Basilides]
    #5743888 - 06/12/06 09:44 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Old white men....what a representation of our population!


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: SirTripAlot]
    #5744960 - 06/13/06 05:54 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

> You should respect your elders

There is a difference between opening a door for a little old lady, or giving up your seat on the tube for an elderly guy and allowing somebody that is unfit to hold a very important job simply because they are old.

> His time in the senate amounts to 17,327 days.

Gah. If there is one thing I despise, it is career politicians...


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #5744984 - 06/13/06 06:26 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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His time in the senate amounts to 17,327 days.







Damn, that is longer than I have been alive and I'm not exactly young anymore.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #12858544 - 07/06/10 07:44 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours


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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I think we should cut all the social parasites from their welfare checks. Then they will either find a means to support themselves or starve to death, either of wich is good for the economy and society.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: SirTripAlot]
    #12858559 - 07/06/10 07:46 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

SirTripAlot said:
Old white men....what a representation of our population!





From what I've heard he's not bad compared to many.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12858563 - 07/06/10 07:48 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Simplicitry said:
"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours





Hate seems to be a family value in this forum.:tongue:


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Icelander]
    #12858577 - 07/06/10 07:49 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Icelander said:
Quote:

Simplicitry said:
"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours





Hate seems to be a family value in this forum.:tongue:



There are those who I love dearly, and those who I hate. That's just reality


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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I think we should cut all the social parasites from their welfare checks. Then they will either find a means to support themselves or starve to death, either of wich is good for the economy and society.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

"Islam in a man is worse then rabies in a dog"


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12858610 - 07/06/10 07:56 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

What's really sad is that they kept electing this racist peice of shit. That says something about the people of West Virginia


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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I think we should cut all the social parasites from their welfare checks. Then they will either find a means to support themselves or starve to death, either of wich is good for the economy and society.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

"Islam in a man is worse then rabies in a dog"


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12858695 - 07/06/10 08:13 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Simplicitry said:
Quote:

Icelander said:
Quote:

Simplicitry said:
"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours





Hate seems to be a family value in this forum.:tongue:



There are those who I love dearly, and those who I hate. That's just reality




Must have missed all the "dearly love" posts. :shrug:


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Icelander]
    #12858710 - 07/06/10 08:17 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Icelander said:
Quote:

Simplicitry said:
Quote:

Icelander said:
Quote:

Simplicitry said:
"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours





Hate seems to be a family value in this forum.:tongue:



There are those who I love dearly, and those who I hate. That's just reality




Must have missed all the "dearly love" posts. :shrug:



Well that's because I don't dearly love any anonymous internet posters.


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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I think we should cut all the social parasites from their welfare checks. Then they will either find a means to support themselves or starve to death, either of wich is good for the economy and society.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

"Islam in a man is worse then rabies in a dog"


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12858774 - 07/06/10 08:33 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah hate is a lot easier.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Icelander]
    #12860071 - 07/07/10 12:50 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

well i think he was a racist when he was 27, he said those things in 1949, of course politicians are full of shit and he probably still harbors those views. he was 42 when he voted for the philibuster. but oh well, cultural norms does shit like that.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: communeart]
    #12861182 - 07/07/10 10:01 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I don't know that much about him but read where he said it was the biggest mistake of his career. I rarely hold things against people who really change. I leave that shit for the parole boards.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12861733 - 07/07/10 12:30 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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Simplicitry said:
What's really sad is that they kept electing this racist peice of shit. That says something about the people of West Virginia



Yeah, it says they will vote for a heinous racist slug as long as he kept bringing home federal money to their shithole of a state.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Simplicitry]
    #12864741 - 07/07/10 10:47 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Simplicitry said:
"I am a typical American, a southerner, and 27 years of age, and never in this world will I be convinced that race mixing in any field is good. All the social ‘do-gooders,’ the philanthropic ‘greats’ of this day, the reds and the pinks…the disciples of Eleanor…the pleas by Sinatra…can never alter my convictions on this question. I am loyal to my country and I know but reverence to her flag. BUT I shall never submit to fight beneath that banner with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Robert Byrd

I hope he suffered greatly in last hours




So you hope people suffer if they have opinions that you disagree with?


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: lines]
    #12865925 - 07/08/10 04:38 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

> So you hope people suffer if they have opinions that you disagree with?

With respect to Byrd, it was his actions, not his opinions, that made him an evil person.  He was an old-school racist that used his position of public trust to strong arm others into doing his bidding for personal gain and power.  Byrd exemplified everything that is wrong with modern politicians.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Seuss]
    #12866065 - 07/08/10 06:37 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

i'm sure there are alot of other people in congress who were just like him. especially back then. i'm not sure what is his attitude toward minorities anymore but i would prefer him if he was less racist than others who simply hide it since their political career started at more modern times.


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Re: W.Va.'s Byrd now longest-serving senator [Re: Seuss]
    #12867699 - 07/08/10 02:29 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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Seuss said:
> So you hope people suffer if they have opinions that you disagree with?

With respect to Byrd, it was his actions, not his opinions, that made him an evil person.  He was an old-school racist that used his position of public trust to strong arm others into doing his bidding for personal gain and power.  Byrd exemplified everything that is wrong with modern politicians.





What particular examples are you talkking about, I am not familiar with the particular things this guy did.


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