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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:45 PM
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Byrd Hospitalized in Falls Church, VA
Source: MSNBC, Breaking

Described as lethargic, feverish.

No link yet.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:47 PM
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1. I'm watching Keith, too. The old soul has been through a lot lately, no doubt
Feel better soon, Ole Byrd!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:51 PM
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3. I can't take two old lions at the same time
They both better damned well be back at work on Monday.

I felt really bad with the Kennedy news. This new news is more than I want to handle.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:58 PM
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5. I hear you!
and Bo Diddly's death bummed me out as well.

When mom said getting older was tough I had no idea as to the breadth of it.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:03 PM
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8. I gotta tell ya .... there's stuff in popular culture I can't even relate to, let alone 'get'
I really feel more coot-like by the day.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 08:49 AM
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57. You've got a lot of company, friend.
Hang in there. :hug:

As for Mr. Byrd, I hope he rallies.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 11:50 PM
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39. If it makes you feel any better
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:02 PM
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7. I'm with you
I'm a big baby and cry at Kodak and Kleenex commercials so you can imagine how bad off I was last week. :(
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:10 PM
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11. That damn Kleenex commercial gets me, too.
It's just so touching. :cry:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:52 PM
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30. One of my all time favs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPNDjWw1m0

:)

and then there was the Paul Anka one...can't find the ad but found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CIBHLPjBI&feature=rela...

GOD, I'm getting old. :hug:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 10:05 PM
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33. I never saw that Kodak commercial before....
:cry: Thanks.... :)
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 07:31 AM
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53. seems so long ago since we were at that innocent stage
I wish we were like that again. :cry: we have to restore hope in the country again.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:11 PM
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12. I'm pretty much a Hallmark blubberer myself
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:23 PM
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17. cat food commercials, now they get me wispy.
Edited on Mon Jun-02-08 08:29 PM by undergroundpanther
And sometimes after I get that way I grab the nearest in proximity of my location one of my three kitties and I kiss'em and hug 'em. Next thing ya know they all want some lovin'too. It turns into myself wishing I had more arms like Shiva or something..But I never remember the cat food brand after that ,maybe because I focus on the cats that much so the ad part I could care less about falls on deaf ears.
Get better byrd. Or I'll send my cats over there and they'll purr and be so sweet and I won't be able to do anything to stop them.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:13 PM
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24. And how about the ad for adopting animals?
I literally have to turn the mute on because the song she's singing is so sad. And the expressions on the dogs and kitties, oh my god!

We can't have animals now because of allergies. If I listened to that ad another time I'd run right over to the pound.
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lachattefolle Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:20 PM
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25. You can get allergy shots for dogs and cats. I am allergic to both, very much so,
and when I went the first time to the allergist he told me to get rid of my furbabies. Outrageous. I am getting 3 shots a week and I've since adopted a few more from the pound. I have three dogs and eight cats as of now, but there's always room for one more.

Seriously,allergies don't have to end your dreams of rescuing a pound baby.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 12:22 AM
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42. hello there ...
Edited on Tue Jun-03-08 12:26 AM by CountAllVotes
I too have been told since I was a youngster that I am allergic to cats. The problem is that I LOVE cats. My life revolves around my cats as I don't have any children (THANK GOD FOR THAT!).

I was recently told to get rid of my cats and I hedged. My husband said, "Well we can get rid of the cats and see if you feel better, but I suspect you will feel much worse." He was so right. I couldn't live with myself if I had to get rid of my precious cats!

I now have three cats and I deal with the allergies. I take Allegra-D if they are really acting up and I take Allegra 60 2X a day to control them. If I miss a pill, I sure notice it quick. One of my cats is basically adhered to my side at all times (devotion - this is what you get from a rescued cat I've found). :D

I also have these sponges made to pick-up pet hair and they are called "GONZO" sponges (do not buy the faux ones as they aren't nearly as good). I buy them on eBay. They help to control the problem along with vacuuming at least once a week.

I'd recommend having cats with short fur rather than long fur if possible. Luckily, all three of my cats do have short hair. The less fur the better.

Best of luck to you and your cats and yes, I know exactly where you are coming from.

As for Senator Byrd ... :cry:

He is one fine man and a hell of a Senator. I hope he recovers as I hope Sen. Kennedy does too. It really is all too much! :(

:dem:

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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:37 PM
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29. OMG, that one tears me up
no matter how often I see it. I have got some adopted dogs already and cannot handle any more but that ad makes me want to with those pleading, sweet, innocent faces!
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 01:39 AM
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46. It gets me
two ways makes me really sad and very very pissed off at animal abusers.I cope the same way, I hold my kitties tight.And tell them I love 'em,and I hit mute because what that commecial says I know it is true that's why it hurts,and I wish I could do more but I can't. However I do when I encounter it I do fight people who hurt animals.I have caught asshole psychopathic teens a couple of times hurting animals and believe me they felt pain and shame and fear by time I was done.

And I was glad I got there in time the animals were not dead.

One animal I helped was a box turtle. His shell was cracked the assholes were hitting him with big rocks.After I let the little ass hats have it,I took the turtle home, picked the shards of shell out of his back muscles with tweezers ,cleaned the wound up and put bandages on it and a temporary 'shell' over the bandages made of a piece of curved hard plastic I melted and bent to fit him and I taped it all up with duct tape,to keep it dry and clean. I made him a terrarium kinda thing to stay in with a small kiddie pool,I put in my balcony. I put soil, plants,rocks,a little water dish, and it was really nice .I fed him mushrooms,fruit,leafy greens,meal worms..The turtle healed in around a month and a half. I released him into the woods and he kept coming back .I would find him sitting on the porch..So I moved him out farther in the woods and stayed with him awhile, reducing it each time and distracting him with a treat. Soon he didn't come back again.Sometimes I'd see him in the woods when I was out there farting around for I had painted a blue star on his back to identify him.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 03:56 AM
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48. I've been known to jump several feet to grab the remote and mute it when that ad comes on
It is so freaking sad.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:50 PM
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2. Get better soon Senator Byrd
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 07:57 PM
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4. thoughts are with him
hopefully it's just the flu or something. :(
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kimsterdemster Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:01 PM
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6. Sweet Man...
the news of Teddy and his response was tear jerking, Sweet Man be well.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:04 PM
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9. Get well soon, Senator Byrd.
I don't agree with you on everything but I am proud to have you as my Senator.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:08 PM
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10. I hope the Senator is okay. n/t
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:11 PM
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13. No, not now!
I love Sen. Byrd, the ONLY Senator to speak so eloquently against the Iraq War.

Part I

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yxWfawiufK0

Part II

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dzlLU9Uxvdc
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 11:29 PM
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37. I love him, too. And eloquent in his words, he surely is.
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sandsavage Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:18 PM
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14. My heart goes out
to this dear sweet man.He was so heartbroken over Teddy. I pray that the news
that Teddy came through his operation is shared with him. Good news helps lift
one up in illness sometimes.
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:19 PM
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15. Heartfilled prayer and loving thoughts for Sen. Byrd tonight.
Amazing orator, constitutional scholar, faithfil democrat, and loving husband... Senator Byrd won my heart and everlasting admiration the day he stood in the well of the Senate and decried Bush's rush to this illegal, immoral, and unjustified war.

I care not what he did as a young man who grew up in the racist world of the old south of West Virginia. By and through his countless service to this country in all the years since, he has more than redeemed himself, and earned a place in the honor roll of American jurisprudence.

He remains in my heart and prayers tonight, tomorrow, and forever more. Lord watch over and keep your faithful servant in good care, Amen.

:hug: and I :loveya: Robert Byrd
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 08:22 PM
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16. Byrd hospitalized after suffering a high fever (tiny bit more info)
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/byrd-hospitalized-a...


By J. Taylor Rushing
Posted: 06/02/08 09:12 PM
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.) was admitted to the hospital for the third time this year on Monday night, this time for overnight observation after suffering a high fever.
Byrd, 90, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, was taken to a Virginia hospital in the early evening and will stay there overnight after feeling ill throughout the day, spokesman Jesse Jacobs said. Jacobs said Byrd had felt lethargic and sluggish throughout the day, but attended the lone Senate vote of the day, at 5:30 p.m. He was one of 14 senators to vote against debating a climate change bill.

Shortly thereafter, Byrd went home and reported the same symptoms to his caregiver. The caregiver discovered that Byrd had a fever and consulted the senators physician, who recommended a hospital visit, Jacobs said.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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18. Spokesman says Sen. Robert C. Byrd hospitalized
Source: cnn.com


WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Robert C. Byrd's spokesman says the 90-year-old lawmaker was hospitalized Monday night at his doctor's urging after suffering from lethargy and sluggishness at his home.

Press secretary Jesse L. Jacobs says the West Virginia Democrat will be there overnight for observation.

Byrd, who is the longest-serving senator in history, voted during a 5:30 p.m. roll call Monday, then went home. Jacobs says that less than an hour later the senator began to feel ill.

He was found to have a fever, and at his doctor's request he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Read more: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5goXN0rCmKKoSp9ercvHM...



a little more at the link
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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19. Healing wishes for Senator Byrd.
I hope it's nothing serious. :(
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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20. That sounds serious
Lethargy and sluggishness were words I would never associate with Robert Byrd. Get well soon, Senator!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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22. I think he's been depressed since Kennedy's diagnosis...
and still grieving since the loss of his beloved wife.... Hang in there Sen. Byrd. We need you.
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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:34 PM
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27. more than us needing him
Byrd is a good person, I honestly believe. His suffering over his friend Ted's illness is so like him... caring, open and real. He has spent his life making up for the mistakes of his youth, he's spent his whole life fighting for what he thought was right. I respect nothing more than that. Your past doesn't need to be perfect for you to do the right thing. Many people with an imperfect youth (sorry I still don't buy Bush's 40 year old youthful indiscretions) go on to make great change. God bless them if they work for their constituents, even those they have nothing in common with other than a zip code, or a state code, or a country code, or a planet code. I think both Senator Kennedy and Senator Byrd fall into that category.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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21. The longest serving senator in history?
Thank God.

I would hate for it to be Strom Thurmond.
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:06 PM
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23. And Thurmond cheated, in a way. Supposedly he was "barely there" his last term or two.
:P
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 10:44 PM
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36. "hospitalized Monday night at his doctor's urging"
He'll get a thorough check-up, hopefully it's just a temporary condition.

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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:28 PM
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26. GOD BLESS YOU SENATOR BYRD
and I hope that you recover quickly and are able to hang out with Ted Kennedy in the near future, still moving forward.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:35 PM
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28. I called his office to welcome him back the last time he got out of the hospital.
The staffer said he would appreciate it and she was right. I later got a letter from him and I know he was genuinely touched.

Think I'll call tomorrow.
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 09:56 PM
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31. Godspeed, Sen Byrd
we need you. Get well soon.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 10:05 PM
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32. thank you for the info
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 10:28 PM
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34. If you have never heard Byrd before the War in Iraq on YouTube here is the link..
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 11:43 PM
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38. Thank you ever so much for the link!
Almost six years ago, I watched The Senator Robert C. Byrd give this speech (and more) live.

This is a treasure!
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 11:52 PM
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40. As our soldiers continue to die in this illegal occupation
everyone needs to see that video again!

Thanks for posting it
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 11:55 PM
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41. thanks for the vid! God bless this wonderful man, he is AWESOME! eom
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 01:20 AM
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45. HE did the right thing, as did Sen Kennedy.
Byrd has served us well. He so loves what he does.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-02-08 10:32 PM
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35. i think the news of Kennedy's health has hurt him
he is already dealing with losing his wife.

i really hope Byrd gets better. his overall condition is pretty well. even with age, he has always stayed at the top mentally.

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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 08:12 AM
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54. He was really broken up over it..
it was so sad to see him lose it on the Senate floor.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 01:00 AM
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43. Good luck, good Senator!
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 01:05 AM
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44. If anyone deserves to see a Democrat back in the Presidency, it's him.
While I truly hope he is with us for many years to come, I also hope he will at least survive that long.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 02:28 AM
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47. hope he is okay. anyone notice olbermann said, after reporting this,
btw the gov. of west virginia is a democrat.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 05:23 AM
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49. He will hang in through November, maybe January
He lost his wife and probably yearns to follow her. It happens with elderly couples who have been together so long. I think he'd be dead by now if it weren't for this being an election year. He wants to live to see the bastards leave the WH. Tough, tough man and one who has my respect. Best wishes to you, Senator.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 08:13 AM
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55. I'd love him to live long enough to vote for Obama for President..
that would put a lot of his past demons to rest.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 05:46 AM
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50. he is ninety years old.
i hope he didn't watch the rules committee on Saturday.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 07:22 AM
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51. Senator Byrd...You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and keep you safe
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 07:25 AM
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52. Two big lions of the Senate Out Ill
geez, my best to both of them, we need them to stay with us during this most crucial time. Get well Senator Byrd.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 08:13 AM
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56. Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery..
we need you back Senator!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 08:57 AM
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58. I think the news about Sen. Kennedy hit Sen. Byrd particularly hard...
I watched him reading his statement after Sen. Kennedy's seizure and I was very moved by it, more by his obvious
emotion in the situation than anything he said.

Hang in there Sen. Byrd! We've still got things to do and changes to accomplish! :D
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