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After his weekly appearance on Showtime at the Apollo, Robert Byrd would sometimes take his fiddle down to the Opry to rock some bluegrass. He’s no Alison Kraus, but he is dead. And that along with a half century as a senator is enough reason for a Children’s Treasury of Weird Videos.

Here’s the old Infernal Lizard or whatever he was called — Chinese Dragon? Exalted Cyclops? — muttering about god knows what. Listen to people pretend to “get the jokes.”


Here’s Senator Byrd talkin’ plain about the Racial Relations. Even Fox News reporters squirm a little when Byrd starts tellin’ about the “white niggers.” What?

Can you spot the one black person in this campaign ad? Don’t blink!

And here’s a great scene from The Phantom Menace. Listen how Robert Byrd stopped the Iraq War of 2003-20?? long before these protesters were born! He was magical.

Here’s Byrd talking about the little chap (a slave) who follows him around. Just kidding; nobody in West Virginia could afford slaves.

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