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(Yahoo)   In the United States, lawmakers filibuster. In India, they scream at the top of their lungs. For four hours   ( divider line
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2003-03-11 01:12:06 PM  
Oooh, most embarrasing!
2003-03-11 01:14:54 PM  
and the difference is?...
2003-03-11 01:45:26 PM  
Indians are funny.
2003-03-11 01:46:23 PM  
People who take the headline from the first line in the article --> lame.
2003-03-11 01:47:25 PM  
I'm trying to get a mental wrap on a bunch of screamin Indians.

General Custer reference?
2003-03-11 01:47:39 PM  
It's all basically the same thing, tho. Would love it if someone would tack on a "filibuster is a felony punishable by death" at the end of a big bill and it get passed.
Then the american people would have the pleasure of sniping those motherfarkers when they being to drag their feet on something stupid.
2003-03-11 01:48:10 PM  
I'm beginning to think the real cause of global warming isn't industry emmissions. It's all the hot air leaving politicians from around the world.
2003-03-11 01:48:14 PM  
No way Damon, it made a perfectly funny headline. I belly giggled.
2003-03-11 01:48:23 PM  
Anyone else ever been subjected to a screaming fit by a (female) Korean shop owner? I don't think anyone could last more than five minutes, let alone four hours.
2003-03-11 01:48:25 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-11 01:48:38 PM  
Those are some [image from too old to be available] ious indians
2003-03-11 01:48:46 PM  
What would Ghandi do?
2003-03-11 01:49:05 PM  
we so need a pic of this
2003-03-11 01:49:29 PM  
Alien, werdem up!
2003-03-11 01:50:04 PM  
So what's less productive? Four hours of shouting or weeks of stonewalling filibusters, as with the Estrada nomination?

Come to think of it, maybe fifteen minutes of fisticuffs would be the best way to get past these things and on with the nation's business. I bet Bill Frist would KO Daschle with no trouble at all.
2003-03-11 01:50:51 PM  
are we talkin dot or feather indians here?
Anyway, thats awesome. Infinitely more entertaining than our congress
2003-03-11 01:51:13 PM  
Bf+ Unless they fall over backwards to foam at the mouth...
2003-03-11 01:51:20 PM  
I'd love to see the video of this.

"Okay...I'll withdraw it."
2003-03-11 01:52:28 PM  
I have nothing to say about this

And I am saying it
2003-03-11 01:52:32 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd liek for you to all give a warm welcome to one of our newest members of the nuclear power family.... INDIA!

2003-03-11 01:53:23 PM  
No...honestly, one of my favorite recurring events is when those little Taiwanese government fellas start swinging at each other like there's no tomorrow. I laugh every time. That usually seems to happen once every year or so. I wonder when I'll get to see that again??
2003-03-11 01:53:47 PM  
So the room must listen to me
Filibuster vigilantly
My name is Blue Canary
One note: spelled L-I-T-E
2003-03-11 01:53:58 PM  
My fiance is Indian..She does the same thing
2003-03-11 01:54:08 PM  
Good for them. Any action, fillibustering or screaming, that contributes to the non-passage of any bill is a good thing. What makes you think that passing laws is automatically a good thing, or even progress?
2003-03-11 01:54:34 PM  
Big deal. Children here do that all the time in malls, grocery, etc.
2003-03-11 01:55:00 PM  
Indians like to scream in general. =)
I may be visiting India in a few months. W00t.
*does a little bhangra dance in a circle*
2003-03-11 01:56:13 PM  
Sounds like my weekends.
2003-03-11 01:58:57 PM  
Upset by a budget proposal to raise the price of fertilizer, lawmakers in India's lower house of parliament shouted their opposition for four hours on Tuesday.

At least it's literal bull shiat they're making a big deal over, and not just the metaphorical kind.
2003-03-11 02:01:22 PM  
Ghastly: Nicely done!

"...and countless screaming Argonauts!"
2003-03-11 02:02:02 PM  
Neat, nice to know that the tactic Bush is using in the UN is spreading around ;)
2003-03-11 02:02:11 PM  
03-11-03 01:53:58 PM Buster_hymen
My fiance is Indian..She does the same thing

My wife is Indian... she does the same thing too. It doesn't get any better Buster.

[image from too old to be available]

Still... gotta love the Indian girls.
2003-03-11 02:02:22 PM  
Exclusively for CapnUgly: Tiawanese brawl!!!
2003-03-11 02:03:09 PM  
Great TMBG reference!
2003-03-11 02:06:34 PM  
They want a rock to wind a piece of string around.
2003-03-11 02:11:44 PM  
it's "Though I respect that a lot" not "resent"
2003-03-11 02:11:48 PM  
Ghastly: nice They Might Be Giants ref!

re: filibusters. Our first Prime Minister (Canada - John A MacDonald) once filibustered for something like 24 or 48 hours straight to wear down the opposition on some point. I think he was drunk the whole time too.
2003-03-11 02:12:48 PM  
I don't think there is another pop/rock/country/rap/folk/blues song that has ever used the word "fillibuster". My hubby and I actually racked our brains trying to think of one.
2003-03-11 02:14:46 PM  
Thanks, Spooda! I wish the movie would have worked!! Apparently, my comuter doesn't like it, or the link is busted...oh well. Thanks anyway!
2003-03-11 02:15:43 PM  
Alternate lyrics to "Birdhouse in your Soul" here...along with analysis of the meaning.
2003-03-11 02:15:53 PM  
Something to be said about cultural maturity?
2003-03-11 02:24:37 PM  
Maybe we can get these guys to go to the UN to prevent Bush from getting the majority in the Security council he seeks so badly.

"Does the Ambassador from India have any comment on the Iraq matter ?"

"Yes, your chairmanship: alalalalal hehelalaaiolalannananana alalalnannlaalamaososososlalalaal ..."

2003-03-11 02:28:41 PM  
I'm a long-time philly buster, hubba hubba.
2003-03-11 02:33:19 PM  
After four hours, they fire off nukes.
2003-03-11 02:33:23 PM  
Dayum Capn. I got it off of CNN's Video vaults. It worked for me. It was a quicktime and ROCKED!
2003-03-11 02:39:38 PM  
Okay, this calls for some serious Flood-listening.
2003-03-11 02:40:17 PM  
03-11-03 02:11:48 PM MachuPichu
Ghastly: nice They Might Be Giants ref!

re: filibusters. Our first Prime Minister (Canada - John A MacDonald) once filibustered for something like 24 or 48 hours straight to wear down the opposition on some point. I think he was drunk the whole time too.

If by "the whole time" you mean "his entire term as Prime Minister" then yes, you are correct.

2003-03-11 02:44:48 PM  
Istanbul, not Constantinople...

Slowly the wind!

Yeah...I owned Flood until it was stolen from me at a house party we were hosting back in 93. Farkers.
2003-03-11 02:48:21 PM  
Spooda--I've made my copy into mp3s, if you want to listen to it. Since you bought it, and all.
2003-03-11 03:11:00 PM  
Yeah, Spooda, it still didn't work. I don't know what's up, since I just got the new version of QT. Oh well...I'll live.
2003-03-11 03:23:37 PM  
Ghastly: I think I love you. I've read your webcomic longer than I've read fark, and now you like TMBG?
I'd ask you to marry me but I don't have my current boyfriend quite whipped enough to go for that yet.
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