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    Rand Paul on epic filibuster right now to stop drone strikes against US citizens in the USA

    8 hours strong so far. They wouldn't allow a pizza to be delivered to him to try to stop him: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

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    Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, began an old-school, speak-until-you-can-speak-no-more filibuster on Wednesday just before noon, and was still going strong hours later.

    Mr. Paul, who opposes the nomination of John O. Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, had previously said he would filibuster President Obama’s nominee after receiving a letter this month from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that refused to rule out the use of drone strikes within the United States in “extraordinary circumstances” like the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    On Wednesday, Mr. Paul did exactly as promised, taking to the Senate floor to filibuster Mr. Brennan’s nomination.


    “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the C.I.A.,” Mr. Paul began. “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
    $#@! YA! Keep it up my man.

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    It's insane that it has even gone this far.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    It's insane that it has even gone this far.
    That our government actually is trying to use drones to kill US citizens on US soil? I agree.

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    Yes, I should have been more specific. I expect the filibuster to go as long as necessary Click here to enlarge
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    9 hours so far!! Record is 24 hours btw:

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    I'm usually against this tactic cause there are better uses of a congressman's time but this one is an exception. Enoughs enough. Gotta be checks and balances and im tired of this $#@!ing guy issuing executive orders left and right to bypass congress. Just cause you can do it doesn't make it right. Nothing's scared anymore.

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    I'm all for this. Watch, now Obama will want to ban the filibuster. Why not just make himself a dictator and get it over with?

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    His Cronies already tried awhile back since they're in control of the senate but didn't happen.

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    I'm so thankful there are still are those in congress who actually want to fight for the people.

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    For the most part

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    Check that, for the least part

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    I wonder at what hour he's gonna go "ehhhhh, that's all I got" then drop his mic and leave.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CubanJJ09 Click here to enlarge
    I wonder at what hour he's gonna go "ehhhhh, that's all I got" then drop his mic and leave.
    Hopefully only when the Constitution is restored as law of this land and the power is returned to the people.

    I don't even understand why I need a freaking "representative" in Congress. I would like to vote directly in the house, thanks.

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    STILL GOING STRONG!!! The US record is 24 hrs & 18 minutes by South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond (who was talking about Civil Rights Act of 1957). While speaking, he recited the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and President George Washington's farewell address.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    The US record is 24 hrs & 18 minutes by South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond (who was talking about Civil Rights Act of 1957)
    Essentially he spent 24 hours trying to continue keeping segregation legal.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Essentially he spent 24 hours trying to continue keeping segregation legal.
    Lol, NEVER said it was for a good thing, just said it was the record. Rubio's quoted The Godfather movie, Wiz Khalifa & Jay-Z, we're going into overdrive with this $#@!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Lol, NEVER said it was for a good thing, just said it was the record. Rubio's quoted The Godfather movie, Wiz Khalifa & Jay-Z, we're going into overdrive with this $#@!
    I know I just wanted people to know.

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    good to see someone cares
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    The past 4-years it went too far, it's about time the GOP starts playing hardball politics (the same $#@! the DNC was doing through the whole Bush Admin)
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    Man he's still going and the White House has not responded to him.

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    Hmmmm:

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    Debate is getting really good right now.

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