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(Texas Tribune)   We now take you to Wendy Davis' Texas Senate 13 hour filibuster of bill that would effectively shut down abortion providers in Texas, now in progress   (texastribune.org) divider line 1201
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2013-06-25 02:08:40 PM
Stay with it, Wendy!!  Millions are counting on you to do the right thing.
 
2013-06-25 02:26:34 PM
Go, Wendy, go! Thank you, and thank you voters of District 10.
 
2013-06-25 02:28:59 PM
Go Wendy!! How long does she have to go, til midnight? Does she get bathroom breaks? Can she eat? Drink? Can we send her a pizza?
 
2013-06-25 02:32:46 PM

kimwim: Go Wendy!! How long does she have to go, til midnight? Does she get bathroom breaks? Can she eat? Drink? Can we send her a pizza?


Hell, send her a bucket and a roll of tp. Maybe some hand sanitizer.
 
2013-06-25 02:35:50 PM
I've been watching her filibuster since she started. If she makes it to midnight she's going to be a huge hero. Go Wendy!
 
2013-06-25 02:37:05 PM

kimwim: Go Wendy!! How long does she have to go, til midnight? Does she get bathroom breaks? Can she eat? Drink? Can we send her a pizza?


She's got 11 1/2 hours to go - no food - no drink - no bathroom breaks.
She can't sit or even lean on the podium.

Go Wendy!
 
2013-06-25 02:43:33 PM
Why no drink? People at the podium usually have a bottle with them, remember this?
www.newyorker.com
 
2013-06-25 03:05:47 PM

kimwim: Why no drink? People at the podium usually have a bottle with them


Are there any rules for a filibuster?Filibusters are governed by the
Rule 3.02 prohibits eating or drinking in the Senate chamber.

Rule 4.01 requires a member of the Senate to stand at his or her desk to address the Senate. The member speaking may not sit, lean, or use a desk or chair in any way. Bathroom breaks are not allowed.

Rule 4.03, which governs the interruption of a member who is speaking, allows other senators to raise objections if a speaker does not confine his or her remarks to the issue under consideration or if his or her voice is inaudible.
 
2013-06-25 03:32:50 PM
Maybe she's wearing crazy astronaut approved adult undergarments.

/Give 'em hell!
 
2013-06-25 04:39:43 PM
Go Girl!! We're behind you!

/...........BOO!
 
2013-06-25 04:40:02 PM
You've got this Wendy!
 
2013-06-25 04:40:53 PM
Can she yeild for questions from other senators?
 
2013-06-25 04:41:13 PM
But will she decide after the filibuster that preventing abortions is okay if the mother is a Muslim who just robbed a liquor store?
 
2013-06-25 04:42:36 PM
I admire her drive, but fear it will be for naught.
 
2013-06-25 04:42:42 PM
Fark, this is how you filibuster. Filibustering is meant to throw the gears in the legislative process to stop some BS from being passed, not for some neo-Confederate faux libertarian in denial of being a Republican without any political skills to waste everyone's time on a subject he demonstrates he has no understanding of, only to vote in favor of the appointment he took the opportunity to filibuster against and do fark all to introduce any sort of legislation later on after rubes and simpletons on the internet start giving him props and campaign contributions.
 
2013-06-25 04:43:30 PM

RedT: kimwim: Why no drink? People at the podium usually have a bottle with them

Are there any rules for a filibuster?Filibusters are governed by the
Rule 3.02 prohibits eating or drinking in the Senate chamber.

Rule 4.01 requires a member of the Senate to stand at his or her desk to address the Senate. The member speaking may not sit, lean, or use a desk or chair in any way. Bathroom breaks are not allowed.

Rule 4.03, which governs the interruption of a member who is speaking, allows other senators to raise objections if a speaker does not confine his or her remarks to the issue under consideration or if his or her voice is inaudible.


This begs the question of why she's doing this solo, but moving past that...

She should relieve herself mid-filibuster. I think her point would be made.
 
2013-06-25 04:43:30 PM

sdd2000: Can she yeild for questions from other senators?


Apparently so.
 
2013-06-25 04:43:40 PM
Wow, Wendy is really taking it to Eric Cartman this time.

/ can she pee in a trash can?
 
2013-06-25 04:45:38 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Go, Wendy, go! Thank you, and thank you voters of District 10.


You're welcome.

PS Fort Worth, TX .  Only half the traffic and half the crazy of regular Texas.
PPS All of the weather of regular Texas, though.
 
2013-06-25 04:46:17 PM
Needs the Hero tag.
 
2013-06-25 04:46:23 PM
Glad we got a thread.  Go Wendy!
 
2013-06-25 04:47:07 PM
Go Wendy!

You can send her your support here

And share your story here
It sounds like she may use these stories to keep her on topic - if she strays they can end her filibuster.

Living in CA - I think this is the most I can do from my work cube.....
 
2013-06-25 04:47:17 PM
Annoying that they gerrymandered her district so she isn't my Senator anymore and tried to get her seat over to the Republicans. I'm glad she still won and keeps winning. Best of luck, Wendy
 
2013-06-25 04:48:06 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: Fark, this is how you filibuster. Filibustering is meant to throw the gears in the legislative process to stop some BS from being passed, not for some neo-Confederate faux libertarian in denial of being a Republican without any political skills to waste everyone's time on a subject he demonstrates he has no understanding of, only to vote in favor of the appointment he took the opportunity to filibuster against and do fark all to introduce any sort of legislation later on after rubes and simpletons on the internet start giving him props and campaign contributions.


Yep. Filibustering for a statement he already had answered and then taking up a WORSE stance than what he was filibustering.
 
2013-06-25 04:48:07 PM
This explains the 12 hours of testimony from 200 women the other day.  They were eating up the clock, making this filibuster more likely to go the distance.

Also explains why no proponents of the bill testified.
 
2013-06-25 04:48:17 PM
"She can't eat or drink while she's filibustering," Rick Svatora, the senator's communications director said in an email. She also cannot leave the floor to use the restroom, but Svatora did not respond to the question of whether she was catheterized.

Translation: yup, she's cathed. And thinks Rand Paul is a pussy.
 
2013-06-25 04:48:39 PM
She just made the point that I have asked myself many times. How is this legal/constitutional to have these kinds of requirements for abortion services only and now for any number of other out-patient types of surgeries that are performed in doctor's offices and clinics throughout the state/country?
 
2013-06-25 04:49:40 PM
i716.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-25 04:50:11 PM

moos: This begs the question of why she's doing this solo, but moving past that...

She should relieve herself mid-filibuster. I think her point would be made.


Begging the question would be if she was doing this solo because she wasn't doing this with anyone else. You mean raise the question, not beg the question
 
2013-06-25 04:50:15 PM

Girl On Couch: Go Wendy!

You can send her your support here


Site not found...
 
2013-06-25 04:50:56 PM
Texas can't turn blue fast enough.

I just hope that once it does that some of the outbound red damage can be overturned.

Go, Wendy!
 
2013-06-25 04:51:24 PM

theknuckler_33: She just made the point that I have asked myself many times. How is this legal/constitutional to have these kinds of requirements for abortion services only and now for any number of other out-patient types of surgeries that are performed in doctor's offices and clinics throughout the state/country?


Because Jesus. Duh. Get with the program.
 
2013-06-25 04:51:58 PM

theknuckler_33: She just made the point that I have asked myself many times. How is this legal/constitutional to have these kinds of requirements for abortion services only and now for any number of other out-patient types of surgeries that are performed in doctor's offices and clinics throughout the state/country?


Someone will mansplain it to you sweetie, don't worry your pretty little head about these things.
 
2013-06-25 04:52:12 PM
And she's hot.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-25 04:52:29 PM
It's ok when democrats do it, i see...
 
2013-06-25 04:53:43 PM
Given the way the Texas legislature works, if she makes it it's safe for 2 years.

The legislature meets every other year.
 
2013-06-25 04:53:46 PM
Texas legislature just looking out for the health of women and not trying to block abortion at all.   That's why Perry took it to the special session to ram it through and not the regular session where it needed more than a simple majority to pass.  For the sake of the women!
 
2013-06-25 04:53:47 PM

Lackofname: Girl On Couch: Go Wendy!

You can send her your support here

Site not found...


Sorry - let's see if this works:  https://secure3.convio.net/pn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserActi o n&id=3883

(link might have been truncated)
 
2013-06-25 04:53:52 PM
I hope they're screening the submissions to her site, wouldn't want some anti-choice nut to throw her off track.
 
2013-06-25 04:54:12 PM
She's quite attractive too.  Bonus.
 
2013-06-25 04:54:31 PM

Ned Snark: It's ok when democrats do it, i see...


Considering they're fighting for the rights of their constituents and not against strawmen, yes, it is ok when democrats do it.
 
2013-06-25 04:55:24 PM

Sinbox: Texas can't turn blue fast enough.

I just hope that once it does that some of the outbound red damage can be overturned.

Go, Wendy!



Yeah, but after the SCOTUS ruling on Voting Rights this morning the mad gerrymandering will slow that change significantly.
 
2013-06-25 04:56:19 PM
After five minutes of listening to her talk... can I vote for her for president? She seriously seems like a better legislator than anyone I've seen lately.
 
2013-06-25 04:56:39 PM
A Texan that likes to drone on for hours and hours...

Color me shocked.

Give her one of these and tell her freedom loving Americans are behind her. She should be proud of her efforts to keep Big Brother out of America's vajayjays, clown cars, hoohaws, cooters, mossy clefts...


www.taverntrove.com
 
2013-06-25 04:56:49 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Texas legislature just looking out for the health of women and not trying to block abortion at all.   That's why Perry took it to the special session to ram it through and not the regular session where it needed more than a simple majority to pass.  For the sake of the women!


SO glad they're looking out for me. I can't be trusted to make my own decisions! Thanks, Guvnah!
 
2013-06-25 04:56:53 PM

Ned Snark: It's ok when democrats do it, i see...


Oh look, another sock.

*plonk*
 
2013-06-25 04:57:28 PM

Ned Snark: It's ok when democrats do it, i see...


Most people don't have an issue with REAL filibusters. Some Democrats, and plenty of Liberals, even praised Rand Paul for his filibuster. It's these secret holds and fake-ass filibusters from the Republicans that really upset people.
 
2013-06-25 04:57:37 PM

Ned Snark: It's ok when democrats do it, i see...


More like: it's OK when trying to stop the clock from being turned back on half the population in this country.
 
2013-06-25 04:57:43 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Ned Snark: It's ok when democrats do it, i see...

Considering they're fighting for the rights of their constituents and not against strawmen, yes, it is ok when democrats do it.


And considering she's actually filibustering, not just threatening to filibuster while she sits on her ass.
 
2013-06-25 04:57:58 PM
My (probably-unanswerable) query:

Why do the Republicanss so vociferously hate what they perceive to be government intrusion into one's medical sphere through the application of the Affordable Care Act and yet so to-the-marrow believe that taking medical choice away from half of the population is a worthwhile goal to pursue?
 
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