June 28, 2010

Dead Byrd

Robert Byrd is dead at 92. Altho' I didn't despise him as much as I did the Floater, I did think he overstayed his time in the Senate. He voted for some terrible legislation, most notably, Obummercare. I'm not glad that he's dead, but at the same time, I won't mourn him or miss him.

I know this is in poor taste, but a Dead Byrd gives me an excuse to post this.

"The palindrome of Bolton is Notlob." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by denny at June 28, 2010 02:06 PM  
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Like you, Denny, I didn't wish him dead. But I will read his obituary with great satisfaction. He is the last KKK member in Congress isn't he? And if he isn't, he should be.

Posted by: Scottiebill on June 28, 2010 02:21 PM

Scottiebill - The racists now in Congress are a little more subtle. Most of them are Dimocrats and many of them are black.

Posted by: Denny on June 28, 2010 02:40 PM

I feel almost exactly the same as you.

Posted by: Greg on June 28, 2010 02:40 PM

Well, I has mixed feelings about the guy. He was an unapologetic pork pimp for WVA, and he saw himself as a modern-day Plato or Seneca or Pericles or perhaps Solomon. To me, his negative deeds and positive accomplishments more or less cancelled each other out.

I'm sure he considered himself a patriot, and based on that alone, he probably was. He was also a good influence on younger politicians (at times), introducing them to certain classic standards of behavior and decorum and class. But in many ways he was a stick in the mud and dangerously Kennedyesque in his approach to certain issues.

Better'n a helluva lotta what remains in Congress, but by no means a paragon. At his core, an honorable Democrat, but no demigod.

Posted by: Ron on June 28, 2010 02:44 PM

He may have been the courtly gentleman w/an encyclopediac knowlege of Senate rules like they claimed, but most of what I saw of him on TV was an old man who was seemingly VERY impressed w/himself, & the sound of his own voice. Somewhat of a pompous, officious blowhard, but nowhere near as evil incarnate as The Floater was.

Posted by: Sandy G. on June 28, 2010 02:57 PM

I have somewhat mixed emotions but overall I am glad that he is dead. If only for the fact that it removes one of the oldboys(TM) club from the mix that has and is trashing the country with every breath they take.

We desperately need *people* in there who have and know what it takes to run a business and are at very least somewhat connected to reality the other 99%+ of Americans live in.

What we have now is things that live in their own little reality that says that the only thing important is what they and the rest of the beltway cocktail circuit think exists and that our pocketbooks are for their exclusive use for whatever they want.

From all I see and hear, what they want is a LONG way from what a largish percentage of Americans want.

And to the writer above, sadly, I agree that racism is alive and well and legalized for the blacks :-(. Even those blacks I know that are decent people are highly offended and embarrassed about that sad situation.

The Black Panther voter intimidation case seems to prove that out. Institutionalized racism, disgusting...

Posted by: anonomous :-) on June 28, 2010 03:24 PM

That Monty Python sketch is my favorite.

Won't miss Byrd at all, but who knows what we'll end up with as a replacement.

Posted by: Tina on June 28, 2010 03:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ6TgaPJcR0

Posted by: majeot on June 28, 2010 05:36 PM

Thanks, majeot! Done with simply no emotion - I don't know how she kept a straight face!

Posted by: MC on June 28, 2010 06:35 PM

Well, I am glad he's dead.

He was a symbol of everything that's wrong with Congress. He had been in office too long. His pockets were fattened with lobbyists' cash. He was out of touch with the needs of most Americans. And he was the quintessential "good ole boy," with all the connections and favors that ride with it. Do you honestly believe he gave a fuck about anyone who wasn't part of his inside circle?

Fuck him. Please let me know where he'll be buried so I can stand over his grave and let loose a stream of hot piss.

Posted by: Marksman2000 on June 28, 2010 07:06 PM

RIP......

Senator Byrd served so long he was bound to have stirred the passions of many both pro & con.Certainly he was on the wrong side of many issues from my perspective , but he also managed to confound more then a few in his own party particulary when it was neccessary from his view of what our Constitition provided for. This I will give him credit for.

Was he pompous, even at times longwinded? Yes,but he never forgot the people of his State & achieved for them far in excess of what other Senators have done for their respective States. It will be a long cold day in hell before West Virginia has a Senator which approachs his stature.
When I think of some of the other Senators which have represented the Democratic Party....Ted Kennedy,Dodd,Schumer,Boxer,Clinton,Reid, the list is endless, Byrd ranks far above them in comparison.
It will be interesting to see just who takes his place in West Virginia.

Posted by: dudley1 on June 28, 2010 07:26 PM

Byrd - 51 years in the senate - dead
Kennedy - 47 years in the senate - dead
Dodd - 30 years in the senate - retiring

That's a good start. Now let's get rid of the rest of those assholes, starting this Nov.

Posted by: CenTexTim on June 28, 2010 07:31 PM

Fuck him. Please let me know where he'll be buried so I can stand over his grave and let loose a stream of hot piss.

Marksman2000-
I'm with ya on that. If you get any information as to his grave site forward it to me. I'll meet you there with a couple cases of beer so we can "arm" ourselves first...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on June 28, 2010 10:05 PM

Maybe someone can find the correct figure, but I remember seeing a few years back that his retirement fund from the Senate was in excess of 8 million dollars. Maybe something should be done about the excesses in these areas!!

Posted by: clyde on June 28, 2010 10:23 PM

Mr. Byrd steered billions into little ole West Virginia.
I have lived here for 57 years now.
I have nice smooth roads and wonderful bridges to drive on because of Sen. Byrd.I use them when I am on my way to the Unemployment Office.
Him and the other Demmys have controlled W.Va. for 6 decades now.
No businesses will locate here due to their oppressive taxation.
I won't speak ill of the dead.Bad mojo.

Posted by: poletax on June 29, 2010 11:25 AM

"Maybe someone can find the correct figure, but I remember seeing a few years back that his retirement fund from the Senate was in excess of 8 million dollars. Maybe something should be done about the excesses in these areas!!"

Use it to pay down the national debt these cocksuckers are running up! Then again, eight million won't make much of dent after Obama's red paint. Motherfuckers. I hate these fucking pieces of shit. Tax and spend, tax and spend. Dick-eating whores! Money belongs in the pockets of the PEOPLE WHO EARNED IT. How can that possibly be a difficult concept to grasp?

Posted by: Marksman2000 on June 29, 2010 07:26 PM
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