Monday, May 02, 2005


Just watch and listen to West Virginia's senator, Robert C. Byrd, and you will agree it is time to start drug-testing members of the U.S. Congress. These elected lawmakers are not required to be tested for drug-use, but they have forced laws onto businesses, which require employees to be drug-tested. Americans do not know if their congresspeople are high on legal or illegal drugs, or intoxicated on booze, when they make laws. The public will never know, because these elected officials do not have to piss in jars, which then are analyzed for drugs.
Watch 88-year-old Sen. Robert C. Byrd, when he babbles and gestures, while giving speeches on the Senate floor. His eyes are glassy. His lips are wet--for whatever reasons. His hands and arms shake, while he gestures them in weird ways. People who "hit the bars" would say that old-man Byrd is drunk on liquor. How does he get to the podium? C-SPAN coverage seems not to show that.
"Well, he's old and he's probably taking medication," some would say.
Hell, that is the point. What drugs are in his system? Do they affect his thinking? Is he hallucinating, when he mumbles and spits-out his speeches? Listen to his speeches. They sound like the rantings of someone who is freaking-out, while being paranoid. These symptoms are sure signs of drug-use. Maybe, even booze-use.
The D.C. Cops should check Sen. Byrd's Congressional locker. They should bring drug-sniffing dogs to the Senate, and check all the lawmakers' lockers. But they won't.
Sen. Byrd is too damn old to be a lawmaker. He was born Nov. 20, 1917. He was first elected to office Nov. 4, 1958. His next election date: Nov. 7, 2006.
So, if you believe that U.S. lawmakers should be drug-tested, use old-man Sen. Byrd for your posters, sound-bytes and film-clips. He looks and sounds buzzed.


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