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(WCAX Vermont)   Sen. Leahy (D-VT), who is scheduled to preside over the impeachment trial, is being evaluated at the hospital. Has anybody checked for polonium in his tea?   (wcax.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 6:18:19 PM  
VP Harris can make time if she has to preside.
 
2021-01-26 6:22:05 PM  
If Leahy can't serve, there would be a special election within 6 months. Until then, Governor Scott could appoint someone.

Phil Scott is a Republican.

Not ideal.
 
2021-01-26 6:22:33 PM  
What are the odds that he dies and a GOP governor appoints a Republican to hand control of the chamber back to Turtle.

I'm going 99.97%
 
2021-01-26 6:22:48 PM  
Uh-oh. PROTECT BERNIE!

Those mittens don't make him immortal.
 
2021-01-26 6:23:05 PM  
Oh no more poisoned underpants?

Not anyway.

Oh no!
 
2021-01-26 6:23:07 PM  
Looks fine to me

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2021-01-26 6:23:54 PM  
I mean, the guy is 80 and there is a pandemic going on, cant say I'm surprised he isn't feeling well.
 
2021-01-26 6:24:48 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: What are the odds that he dies and a GOP governor appoints a Republican to hand control of the chamber back to Turtle.

I'm going 99.97%


Bite the pillow, everyone: 2021 is going in dry.
 
2021-01-26 6:24:52 PM  
I can't imagine he's not already vaccinated. Dude is 80, maybe a wind gust hit him a little too hard.
 
2021-01-26 6:25:44 PM  

ryebread: If Leahy can't serve, there would be a special election within 6 months. Until then, Governor Scott could appoint someone.

Phil Scott is a Republican.

Not ideal.


True, though he's a Vermont Republican rather than the regular kind, and he did say that if Bernie Sanders got appointed to a cabinet position and left the Senate he would appoint a progressive Dem to replace him.  So who knows.
 
2021-01-26 6:26:08 PM  

emersonbiggins: Looks fine to me

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I miss that guy. He and Randy signed my beer belly at a show in Rimbey Alberta.
 
2021-01-26 6:26:46 PM  
Can we get Batman to guard his room at least?
 
2021-01-26 6:26:51 PM  
Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!
 
2021-01-26 6:27:01 PM  
I'm concerned about who would play his part in the next Batman movie.
 
2021-01-26 6:27:56 PM  

Cyberluddite: ryebread: If Leahy can't serve, there would be a special election within 6 months. Until then, Governor Scott could appoint someone.

Phil Scott is a Republican.

Not ideal.

True, though he's a Vermont Republican rather than the regular kind, and he did say that if Bernie Sanders got appointed to a cabinet position and left the Senate he would appoint a progressive Dem to replace him.  So who knows.


DO
NOT
BELIEVE
A
REPUBLICAN
EVER
 
2021-01-26 6:28:50 PM  
Just great. Doesn't help that the average age of Democratic senators is about 130.
 
2021-01-26 6:29:08 PM  
Maybe we shouldn't trust the leadership of this country to people we also vaccinate first because they are at risk.
 
2021-01-26 6:29:10 PM  

Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!


Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?
 
2021-01-26 6:29:56 PM  
Which one of Gotham's criminals did this??
 
2021-01-26 6:30:19 PM  
The shortest Senate majority ever?
 
2021-01-26 6:31:52 PM  
Polonium 209 - Capitol Steps
Youtube 0q-765B1I7Q
 
2021-01-26 6:32:26 PM  
A bit of rest and he'll be fit as a lute.

Lute because he's so old!
 
2021-01-26 6:33:03 PM  
It's like the Senate, as an institution, hates Democrats.
 
2021-01-26 6:33:10 PM  

Wake Up Sheeple: The shortest Senate majority ever?


Senatamucci
 
2021-01-26 6:33:22 PM  
Dollars to donuts, my bet is that he caught the 'rona during the insurrection lockdown where the shiatheel caucus refused to mask up.
 
2021-01-26 6:33:49 PM  
I'd be more worried about him getting dosed with Smilex.
 
2021-01-26 6:34:14 PM  

NeoCortex42: Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!

Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?


Oldest farker of the majority party.

/Really stupid convention.  They need to make senators vote for which one of them gets it.
 
2021-01-26 6:34:58 PM  
Dianne Feinstein would be the next most senior senator from the majority party.  Would that make her acting President Pro Tem?
 
2021-01-26 6:35:10 PM  

NeoCortex42: Can we get Batman to guard his room at least?


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2021-01-26 6:35:27 PM  
And old man getting evaluated at a hospital is no cause for any concern. Believe it or not a lot of old folks get checked out at hospitals and hours later return home.

Jeezes, people!
 
2021-01-26 6:36:21 PM  

Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!


as a person of pre-dirt age, I would just like to say we are the people you want in charge of shiat.  We were the first to call it number two, you know.  You kids will turn your nose up at prunes but everything has a purpose.
 
2021-01-26 6:36:38 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: NeoCortex42: Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!

Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?

Oldest farker of the majority party.

/Really stupid convention.  They need to make senators vote for which one of them gets it.


Longest serving farker of his party.

Not oldest.
 
2021-01-26 6:37:03 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: NeoCortex42: Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!

Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?

Oldest farker of the majority party.

/Really stupid convention.  They need to make senators vote for which one of them gets it.


Isn't it pretty much just ceremonial 99% of the time anyway?
 
2021-01-26 6:37:03 PM  

xevus11: I mean, the guy is 80 and there is a pandemic going on, cant say I'm surprised he isn't feeling well.


He seemed a bit off today at the hearing. I chalked it up to age and I haven't seen him speak much.
 
2021-01-26 6:39:25 PM  

SuperNES461: Dianne Feinstein would be the next most senior senator from the majority party.  Would that make her acting President Pro Tem?


Yep. Feinstein would be the next longest uh, um, what was she talking about?
 
2021-01-26 6:39:37 PM  
Keep reelecting derelicts like this and this is what happens. The average age of the party is absolutely ridiculous.
 
2021-01-26 6:39:45 PM  
We're farked if he dies. Republican Governor appoints a temporary replacement and we have a special election in 6 months, per ballotopedia.
 
2021-01-26 6:40:16 PM  

Wanebo: SuperNES461: Dianne Feinstein would be the next most senior senator from the majority party.  Would that make her acting President Pro Tem?

Yep. Feinstein would be the next longest uh, um, what was she talking about?


What a shiateshow it will be if that happens..
 
2021-01-26 6:40:22 PM  
They say out of an abundance of caution, the doctor recommended Leahy be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated.

For the love of gawd will people stop using that phrase?! I don't know why but it really irks me
/pet peeve
 
2021-01-26 6:42:16 PM  
I'm not saying senators are old people, but Bernie is the junior senator from Vermont.
 
2021-01-26 6:42:24 PM  

berylman: They say out of an abundance of caution, the doctor recommended Leahy be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated.

For the love of gawd will people stop using that phrase?! I don't know why but it really irks me
/pet peeve


It should irk you. It's because Americans weigh the cost of going to the doctor versus the risk if they don't.
 
2021-01-26 6:42:35 PM  

NeoCortex42: Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!

Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?


Kinda maybe. It is seniority in the Senate. The longest serving may not always be the oldest.

And he is not.

Feinstein - 87 elected 1992
Leahy - 80 - elected 1975
 
2021-01-26 6:42:38 PM  
OK, I'll say the word... COVID

*shudder*
 
2021-01-26 6:43:00 PM  
Can we please nominate candidates that are <80 years old?
 
2021-01-26 6:44:53 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Can we please nominate candidates that are <80 years old?


Well they were at one point 30 years ago.
 
2021-01-26 6:46:01 PM  

saturn badger: NeoCortex42: Moroning: Can we stop putting old as dirt people in charge of sh*t!

Isn't his position basically defined as being the oldest farker in the party?

Kinda maybe. It is seniority in the Senate. The longest serving may not always be the oldest.

And he is not.

Feinstein - 87 elected 1992
Leahy - 80 - elected 1975


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2021-01-26 6:46:38 PM  

SuperNES461: Dianne Feinstein would be the next most senior senator from the majority party.  Would that make her acting President Pro Tem?


That's farking terrifying
 
2021-01-26 6:47:31 PM  
O_o
 
2021-01-26 6:48:50 PM  
Wake Up Sheeple:It should irk you. It's because Americans weigh the cost of going to the doctor versus the risk if they don't.

Agreed. I guess what gets me is when local authorities use 'abundance of caution' as a justification to airlift little Timmy who skinned his knee to a hospital 200 miles away and then stiff the family with a 20k bill against their will.
 
2021-01-26 6:49:25 PM  
I heard it on the news and realized it was time to take a break from you people when my first thought is that he was poisoned.
 
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