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Kinda funny, just kinda snacking and reading.
Senator Jerry Moran just said "I've been listening to the debate all afternoon and have a few questions..." now either sen. Moran doesn't know what debate means or he just trolled the senate and gets a tip of my cap for not even cracking a smile.
Anybody think he last all night? I kinda doubt it.
I'm watching. This is funny.
I don't think he has it in him, I do enjoy cspan changing the heading from "watch: vote on john brennan nomination" to "watch: possible tomorrow, vote on john brennan nomination"
I don't either. He looks tired already. It would be awesome if he can pull like 24 hours.
ahahahaha. Ted Cruz reads one of my other boards. Somebody said a little while ago he should start reading tweets and now he's up there doing it.
What happens when he has to use the bathroom?
There are other people taking part. He will go when somebody else is talking.
I don't think he can...
You ain't cool unless you pee yourself.
Seriously that's a good question. Does he have to stay in the chamber even if he doesn't yield the floor when someone else is talking?
I mean even the Hands on a Hard Body contestants got short pee breaks.
I am pretty sure you have to be present to hold the floor in this type of filibuster.
The Lt. Governor of Alabama was trying to hold the floor to prevent a vote in the State Senate one time and had to use the bathroom in a bottle behind the lecturn. This was like 10 or so years ago.
After a month of fierce factional deadlock and ridicule, the Alabama Senate today found its way out of the procedural chaos that had prevented any legislation from being passed and threatened to
Yeah he just walked out, when one of the other Republicans started talking. I guess you can go to a "question" to someone you trust to not yield the floor while you step out.
Lol Democrats trending #WhyRepublicansNeedToGo on twitter. How sad is it they have to turn this into a partisan issue? It's not.
Yeah this is something that fits right in with their ideology actually. Shows how powerful team politics has become.
None of the Democrat senators would dare pull something like this. Threats from the white house would be made immediately.
This administration has probably the tightest control over it's party than any administration in a long time.
If I was a politician coming in to a session where there could be a major vote that I'd want to filibuster, I'd at least come prepared. Duffel bag full of snacks, drinks, caffeine pills, and material to read aloud.
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Well he has aides that can run things down to the floor for him. So it doesn't really matter.
Can he beat Strom Thurmond's filibuster record of 24 hours 18 mins.
And yes, the bathroom is considered on the floor when someone asked a question. Just like everything else, they have pussified the senate.
My son's message to Obama, Clemson, and Georgia
It's hilarious every time the cut to the stage all the guys on there are just sitting on the steps
BTW, Strom read the phone book. He would say. my constituent name located at read the address is very concerned about this legislation. I think he read the entire thing.
Lame. This should be a real test of endurance - if you don't come prepared, sucks to be you.
"Confused as to why we need a filibuster to convince a Nobel Peace Prize winner that he shouldn't kill his own people with drones..."
It's this everybody gets a trophy America, even the Senate is weak now. lol.
Here is a list of the five longest Filibusters.
Rand is at about 10 hours now.
See who conducted the longest filibusters in U.S. history. Find out how long the longest filibusters were. Discover what subjects were being debated during the longest filibusters. Learn what techniques were used in the longest filibusters.
Those are pages they are always on the steps.
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