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    Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    Hopefully this thread can stay open.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100628/...o/us_obit_byrd

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    As a native West Virginian this makes me very sad.

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    I'll keep my opinion of him to myself and just say that my condolences go out to his family. He was an icon.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    The last great Statesman is gone. An end of an era, not just West Virginia but an era of US Politics. No one in DC spent more time fighting for the Constitution and for West Virginia in DC than Senator Byrd. Every man has flaws, but Byrd saw his flaws and changed them as the years passed.

    Republican or Democrat alike if you over stepped the bounds of the Constitution Byrd would be first in line. A true historian and Constitutional scholar. His presence will be missed for many years.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    I'm sure this list will get longer too:

    Things named after Byrd:

    Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center
    Robert C. Byrd addition to the lodge at Oglebay Park, Wheeling
    Byrd Aerospace Technology Center
    Robert C. Byrd Bridge between Huntington and Chesapeake, Ohio
    Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Center
    Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to the veteran's hospital in Huntington
    Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Pine Grove
    Robert C. Byrd Community Center in the naval station, Sugar Grove
    Robert C. Byrd Drive, from Beckley to Sophia (Byrd's hometown)
    Robert C. Byrd Expressway, U.S. 22 near Weirton
    Robert C. Byrd Federal Building
    Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse
    Robert C. Byrd Freeway
    Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope
    Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, near Princeton
    Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia
    Robert C. Byrd High school in Bridgeport
    Robert C. Byrd Highway
    Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Mineral County
    Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships
    Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Hardy County
    Robert C. Byrd Institute in Charleston
    Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing
    Robert C. Byrd Library and Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center
    Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center
    Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam
    Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center
    Robert C. Byrd Rural Health Center
    Robert C. Byrd Scholastic Recognition Award
    Byrd Science Center, Shepherd University
    Robert C. Byrd Technology Center at Alderson-Broaddus College
    Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center
    Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    He served his state with indiscriminate zeal. He brought in far more federal discretionary money than anyone thought possible for WV. His slow, time-consuming education on civil rights and the constitution reflect the unfortunate ignorance and entitlement attitudes of many members of his chamber. It comes down to the term limits question: whether you think being a senator should be a prestigious career job or a temporary national leadership position.

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I'm sure this list will get longer too:
    I'm sure there will be a "Robert C. Byrd Humility Institute" eventually.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Every man has flaws, but Byrd saw his flaws and changed them as the years passed.
    I think that's the important thing to remember. RIP.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    For the most part I disagreed with him politically but I think he was a good guy and I'm sad to see him pass on

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    How many more folks will govern as long as Byrd did?

    Are the days of these sort of tenures over?

    I'd say so.

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

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    I'll keep my opinion of him to myself and just say that my condolences go out to his family. He was an icon.
    Why do people always preface sympathy like this?

    If you say "I'll keep my opinion to myself," you didn't keep it to yourself.

    It's like you want to get a jab in without having to answer for it.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Why do people always preface sympathy like this?

    If you say "I'll keep my opinion to myself," you didn't keep it to yourself.

    It's like you want to get a jab in without having to answer for it.
    It's like saying I won't dance on his grave while I skip around it.

    I get the subtext, I'm no dolt.

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    nm probably off topic.
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    Re: Longest Serving Senator Robert C Byrd passes away at 92

    I have an 8X10 photograph of a painting Sen. Byrd that he personally autographed for me. It now goes into my rank of treasured memorabilia.
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