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Robert C. Byrd, , a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the institution to shape the federal budget, protect the procedural rules of the Senate and, above all else, tend to the interests of his state, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd dead at 92

RIP, Senator. You fought the good fight. It's time to go home.
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I posted in the shoutbox, didn't know anyone was up yet!

RIP Robert, your oratory's will be missed.
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RIP, Senator. You fought the good fight. It's time to go home.
Don't send him home. He'll just start stinking. Bury him I say.
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Don't send him home. He'll just start stinking. Bury him I say.
you're bad when you have jetlag.....
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I'm not sure sleep is the issue.
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Will his casket be draped with a white sheet?
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Don't send him home. He'll just start stinking. Bury him I say.
Wow Mikeyy...That was weak...

Besides...he's been stinking up the joint for years now...

Earmarks just went down 8%...
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Senator Byrd was a Senator's Senator. He was knowledgable about the institution, concerned with the Constitution, respectful of stare decisis, and perhaps one of the most passionate orators the floor of that great body had ever seen.

Not to mention he was likely the best fiddle player to become Majority Leader.

Rest In Peace Senator Byrd. Your beloved wife awaits you.
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Your beloved wife awaits you.
In the "Robert C. Byrd" section of Heaven, if he has his way I should think. One would guess that he would expect no less after all of those contributions to the Church.

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Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Technology Center at Bridgeport, Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center at Princeton, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at Huntington, Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center, Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park of Moorefield, Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex in Mineral County.

Health Care
Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory at WVU, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU, Robert C. Byrd Rural Health Center at Marshall University, Robert C. Byrd Clinic at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to the Veteran’s Hospital in Huntington, Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center of Bethany College, Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Education
Robert C. Byrd High School of Clarksburg, Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center of MU at South Charleston, Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center at Marshall University, Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center at Marshall University, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University, Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education at the University of Charleston, Robert C. Byrd Center at Davis & Elkins College, Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling Jesuit University, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships, Robert C. Byrd Library and Learning Resource Center at Mountain State University in Beckley, Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center at WVU, Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center at Shepherd University, Robert C. Byrd Technology Center at Alderson-Broaddus College, Robert C. Byrd United Technology Center.

Tourism/Community
Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Robert C. Byrd Addition to the Lodge at Oglebay Park in Wheeling, Robert C. Byrd Community Center of Pine Grove, Robert C. Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center of Shepherdstown, Robert C. Byrd Community Center at Sugar Grove, Robert C. Byrd Youth Fiddle Contest at Marlinton.

Court System
Robert C. Byrd Federal Building and Courthouse at Charleston, Robert C. Byrd Federal Building and Courthouse at Beckley, Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution at Hazelton.
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Robert Byrd was a man who cherished the traditions of the senate, the constitution, and the ideal of service to his people.

His views changed, with the changing of America, over 50 years of service...and that is commendable. He was an orator, with a love of verse and poetry...and he played a mean fiddle.

He did many many good things for West Virginia - a poor state, that is often overlooked. He did what elected officials are supposed to do.

He avoided much the sheer meanness of many newer politicians and he had a great respect for the institution he served and the respect of his colleagues on both sides.

Whatever you many think of him, he is the last of an era that included Jessie Helmes and Ted Kennedy.

He will be missed. RIP.
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