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(Miami Herald)   If you must filibuster, do it like a Florida democrat   (miamiherald.com) divider line 16
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2013-05-02 09:51:37 AM  
The scene reminded lobbyist John French of old-time sing-along movies.
"It's like following the bouncing ball on speed,'' he said.

 Daisy, Daisy give me your answer true...
 
2013-05-02 09:51:46 AM  
FTA: For more than 10 hours Wednesday, lawmakers sat and listened to the drone-like voice of "Mary," a robotic auto-reader


That had to be hell.  I tried to listen to some of the audio books on Archive.org.  Most (probably all) of those books were auto-read.  I couldn't last 5 minutes.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:37 AM  
I could never be in congress for a variety of reasons, one being that I would have to run up and smack the shiat out of congressmen who pull that filibuster shiat. That's some obnoxious, childish shiat.
 
2013-05-02 09:59:22 AM  
That sounds tedious.
 
2013-05-02 10:15:08 AM  
When democrats filibuster it is over intellegent things like refusing to allow florida to not accept federal money for mandated programs because the state can't afford to pay for it by itself.  When conservatives do it it must be a day that ends in Y because anything the opposition does is wrong, Jesus rode a dinosaur, and women are sluts.
 
2013-05-02 10:15:43 AM  
And I misspelled intelligent.......
 
2013-05-02 10:20:10 AM  

Mugato: I could never be in congress for a variety of reasons, one being that I would have to run up and smack the shiat out of congressmen who pull that filibuster shiat. That's some obnoxious, childish shiat.


I believe the filibuster serves a purpose, but I also believe that the party (or person) doing it should have to blather.
 
2013-05-02 10:24:03 AM  
During that time, Rubio locked the doors to prevent members from leaving the chamber and staff took turns reading out loud.

Wouldn't that qualify as false imprisonment or unlawful detention?
At the very least I would expect some retiring democratic congressman to have the decency to walk up to the speakers podium and piss on his shoes because he wasn't allowed to make a head call.
 
2013-05-02 10:31:07 AM  
Here's what they should do.  The reading is synced with Dance Dance Revolution, and every time a legislator misses a step, he's docked $100 in campaign money.
 
2013-05-02 11:36:37 AM  
 
2013-05-02 12:24:43 PM  
I find it awesome that Rubio and the Republicans started these shenanigans, and now are getting a taste of their own medicine.
 
2013-05-02 12:36:22 PM  

Karac: Wouldn't that qualify as false imprisonment or unlawful detention?


Nope. As with the US Congress, the Florida constitution lets each house set its own rules of procedure and member discipline -- meaning it's a lawful detention of the members.
 
2013-05-02 01:40:07 PM  

A Leaf in Fall: I find it awesome that Rubio and the Republicans started these shenanigans, and now are getting a taste of their own medicine.


No, not really. Almost the opposite in fact.  Did you even read the article?  Have you ever read anything about Florida Politics?  The GOP hasn't needed to filibuster anything in the Florida House in fifteen years.

Do you know anything about the Florida Legislature or is this some algorithm that you just fire up when Democrats do something?
 
2013-05-02 03:30:29 PM  

inglixthemad: I believe the filibuster serves a purpose,


I really don't. I'm not arguing. If anything, I'm admitting ignorance. I just think the whole concept of the filibuster is just farking obnoxious. But I'm not saying that I'm not wrong.
 
2013-05-02 10:02:44 PM  

FLMountainMan: A Leaf in Fall: I find it awesome that Rubio and the Republicans started these shenanigans, and now are getting a taste of their own medicine.

No, not really. Almost the opposite in fact.  Did you even read the article?  Have you ever read anything about Florida Politics?  The GOP hasn't needed to filibuster anything in the Florida House in fifteen years.

Do you know anything about the Florida Legislature or is this some algorithm that you just fire up when Democrats do something?


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.  Whoa.  Whoa.

Are you stuck in the Capitol too?
 
2013-05-03 02:55:02 PM  
Yep.
 
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