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December 6, 2001 6:45 AM   Subscribe

Strom is 99. This guy is supposedly so frail, he has to live at the hospital and be wheeled to the Senate in the morning, but the picture makes him look pretty good. And black.
posted by pracowity (25 comments total)

 
Hee!! " … pretty good. And black." That rocks. Can I get a hip-hip-hooray for Rep. Edolphus Towns?
posted by grrarrgh00 at 6:49 AM on December 6, 2001


lol!
posted by o2b at 6:54 AM on December 6, 2001


Even more surreal when you click the link

"Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., tells reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, said he was troubled that over three-quarters of the music reviewed by the Federal Trade Commision was rap and hip-hop music and the suggestion that it is inappropriate for teen-agers because of its content. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)"

A black Congresman complaining about to much hip-hop and rap. Weird.
posted by delmoi at 6:57 AM on December 6, 2001


its killing me. THATS funny. . .
posted by tomplus2 at 6:59 AM on December 6, 2001


surreal.
posted by ColdChef at 7:02 AM on December 6, 2001


In related news, his babysitter (aged 109) just died.
posted by pracowity at 7:02 AM on December 6, 2001


quick - someone mirror it... it's the equivalent of a hack, meaning it'll be gone soon.
posted by Sinner at 7:06 AM on December 6, 2001


Strom's mother-in-law also just passed away recently.
posted by alumshubby at 7:17 AM on December 6, 2001


quick - someone mirror it

Got it.
posted by shauna at 7:19 AM on December 6, 2001


State of the Union.
posted by mmarcos at 7:22 AM on December 6, 2001


Apparently, he's also been re-thinking his views on gays.

Aside to shauna - nice!
posted by Sinner at 7:30 AM on December 6, 2001


I wish something would turn the old bastard black.
posted by pracowity at 7:45 AM on December 6, 2001


oh my god....Strom Thurmond has just turned into a thin Al Roker!
posted by ShawnString at 7:55 AM on December 6, 2001


I just saw Thurmond's opening remarks at the Senate hearings into Ashcroft's anti-terrorism policies. It shows: the man is definitely 99, and he needs to go lie down and rest.
posted by mapalm at 8:14 AM on December 6, 2001


A black Congresman complaining about to much hip-hop and rap. Weird.

I think he's complaining about rap and hip hop being over-represented in the mentioned review by the Federal Trade Commision.
posted by bilco at 8:15 AM on December 6, 2001


It hasn't changed yet! Apparently it's true that once you go black, you never go back.
posted by Sinner at 8:23 AM on December 6, 2001


Wait, I'm confused.. is this article a combination of bad photo choices and senility, or a hack?
posted by Hildago at 8:52 AM on December 6, 2001


All of the above?
posted by trioperative at 9:01 AM on December 6, 2001


I saw footage of Strom's b-day party, and James Brown was there singing, talking and doing some "I feel good..." schtick for Strom. What was James doing there? And I checked, James Brown was born the same year Strom was first elected as a State Senator.
posted by CosmicSlop at 9:05 AM on December 6, 2001


I agree with bilco. I believe he is complaining that the hip-hop/rap is being targeted more than other artists.
posted by terrapin at 9:07 AM on December 6, 2001


Dang, he's old.

``Bob Dole used to say he would follow Strom Thurmond very
carefully: Whatever he eats, Bob Dole used to eat,'' Daschle chuckled.
``I have taken on that practice myself.''

posted by tomplus2 at 9:08 AM on December 6, 2001


Mummification tends to darken the skin. Hmmmm...
posted by elvissinatra at 9:16 AM on December 6, 2001


``I appreciate every one of you, especially you ladies,'' he added. ``You are good-looking, God bless you.''

I wonder if he included the junior Senator from New York in that statement :)

And i fhe did, I wonder if she felt... flattered :D
posted by UncleFes at 9:45 AM on December 6, 2001


I have this eerie feeling that the Thurmonds have found the Lazarus Pit. He is working on his 100th year,1 his mother-in-law lived to 86,2 his babysitter lived to 109,3|4 and he was fathering children way into his 70s.5|6|7 Wow!
posted by tamim at 10:13 AM on December 6, 2001


I wonder if he included the junior Senator from New York in that statement :)

Strom did. These days, the man once celebrated for a bone-crushing handshake known as the "the Grip" is now better know for "the Hug" - a reference to the warm greeting he offered freshman Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) of New York at her swearing-in. (She asked him to autograph a photo of the hug, which he did: "To Pretty Hillary: Welcome to the Senate.)
posted by Carol Anne at 12:10 PM on December 6, 2001


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