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(Washington Post)   "And so it's come to this: Rand Paul talking all by himself on the Senate floor. It is a very sad statement on the intellectual collapse...of the media, whose first impulse in this administration is to circle the wagons around the White House"   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Rand Paul, White House, filibusters  
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2013-03-07 12:05:41 PM  
5 votes:

HellRaisingHoosier: I feel the same way ... I do not want to see drones used on U.S. soil.

Lucky for you then that most of them are aircraft; they don't really operate on soil.
2013-03-07 11:41:22 AM  
4 votes:
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b-b-b-b-but BENGHAZI!!1!
2013-03-07 12:03:19 PM  
3 votes:
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Sen. Graham on the floor.
2013-03-07 09:59:10 AM  
3 votes:
Posted by Jennifer Rubin
2013-03-07 09:53:55 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-03-07 09:04:32 AM  
3 votes:
I heard that it was only an hour into the filibuster that he brought up his first Hitler mention.
2013-03-07 08:38:45 AM  
2 votes:

St_Francis_P: Yes, Jennifer Rubin is a sad person.

The only people who comment on her columns are people who mock her for being a moron.

Seriously, check the comments for any of her past columns. The only page views she gets are from people who think she's such a massive idiot that they have to tell her off.
2013-03-07 08:34:32 AM  
2 votes:
Yes, Jennifer Rubin is a sad person.
2013-03-08 10:38:48 AM  
1 vote:
Nothing about the photo in the article? Really?

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I had to do this, the next morning, after putting whole coffee beans in my machine without water?
Y'all suck.
2013-03-07 09:19:26 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-07 02:51:11 PM  
1 vote:

Phinn: The state calls its own violence "law," but that of the individual "crime."

And how come it is you park on a driveway, but you park in a driveway? I mean, hello!
2013-03-07 02:23:28 PM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Rand Paul announces on @cnn he is dropping his opposition to Brennan's nomination.- Vaughn Sterling/CNN (@vplus) March 7, 2013

Obama got to him, too.
2013-03-07 01:29:41 PM  
1 vote:
The Obama administration really is the modern 3rd Reich.

They are doing an unprecedented assault on the Bill of Rights:
   1st Amendment speech
   1st Amendment assembly
   2nd Amendment
   4th Amendment search
   4th Amendment seizure

And now the president can kill anyone he chooses?  This is the creepiest person in American History.
2013-03-07 01:00:48 PM  
1 vote:

halfof33: vygramul: What was the damage that was caused by his actions?

four people were killed in Benghazi and many were injured, the consulate and annex were destroyed, and the perpetrators are presently not in custody.

Seriously, its just a pile of bloody feathers now.
2013-03-07 12:44:08 PM  
1 vote:
I can't for the life of me figure out why the administration can't explicitly say, "Aside from an actual famine, we will not cook and eat small children."
2013-03-07 12:23:36 PM  
1 vote:

doubled99: I see all the tiny minds who paint themselves as lib/con here glorifying ignorance, stupidity and the continued cluster fark of our current government.

Way to go, guys! Keep farking that chicken!

The important thing is that you found a way to feel superior to both parties, while adding nothing to the thread yourself.
2013-03-07 12:08:38 PM  
1 vote:

MugzyBrown: It's a sad state of affairs when the left would defend a program which involves extra-judiciary execution of anybody, yet alone american citizens.

Obama who campaigned originally on the plan to close GTMO and provide real trials to captured enemies, now endorses a policy of simply killing people without oversight of any kind.

Who was the plan to close GITMO stalled by? Congress. Who gave the executive the authority to take these actions? Congress. Who is the sole body with the ability to revoke that authority? Congress. But yeah, why won't Obama just bypass Congress and do what he wants anyway? That's what a real leader would do.
2013-03-07 12:08:30 PM  
1 vote:
If I was a U.S. senator; I'd filibuster everything until they did away with the patriot act and the TSA.

/ I'd probably do the entire musical H.M.S. Pinafore
2013-03-07 12:02:15 PM  
1 vote:

Maud Dib: St_Francis_P: Yes, Jennifer Rubin is a sad person.

I KNEW it was her column before clicking on it.
I knew it, I knew it.

Damn you Fark, you spit out my image.
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2013-03-07 12:00:15 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: MrBallou: Otherwise it's just grandstanding.

That is the filibuster.  I've always seen it as the minority dissent in exceptional form not able to be seen in simply voting no on a bill.

fark 'em. Let them vote and STFU. They have the honor of being in the legislative body of perhaps the greatest form of government ever devised by humans. They should behave accordingly.
2013-03-07 11:58:47 AM  
1 vote:
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/over three hours and forty posts with no mention of this
//Fark, I am disappoint
2013-03-07 11:57:35 AM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: St_Francis_P: Yes, Jennifer Rubin is a sad person.

The only people who comment on her columns are people who mock her for being a moron.

Seriously, check the comments for any of her past columns. The only page views she gets are from people who think she's such a massive idiot that they have to tell her off.

She's an Ann Coulter wannabe; her less attractive friend who emulates her and takes her castoffs and sloppy seconds.

She serves a useful function for the Post, which can claim that giving her a forum is proof that they're fair and balanced.
2013-03-07 11:53:47 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-07 11:53:41 AM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: Lee451: So, the average Farker thinnks it is ok to use drones on American citizens in the US?

I think the average republican is waiting for Obama to rule it out so they can criticize him for "not having the guys to defend America".

"not having the guts to defend America"

2013-03-07 11:53:34 AM  
1 vote:
Of course, when Obama appoints officials during recess to avoid this bullshiat, we'll hear about how the authoritarian dictator is circumventing constitutional law.
2013-03-07 11:53:07 AM  
1 vote:
Another victory for Romney.
2013-03-07 11:50:53 AM  
1 vote:
I bet Rubin smells like cat piss.

That's all I've got.
2013-03-07 11:42:12 AM  
1 vote:
The use of drones by the government on American soil by the Obamanation and his henchmen was the reason for the filibuster. Preventing another Eric Holder-type appointment.

/But he IS the Obama! He's allowed to sell government seats and access!
2013-03-07 10:48:26 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: [ image 307x164]

I think using phone books is cheating. Make them filibuster on the topic at hand, and don't let them use notes. It would be fun to see what they make up when they don't have anything to refer to.
2013-03-07 10:28:34 AM  
1 vote:
Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that Paul's accusation of the media circling wagons is true. Fox is by all accounts the top-rated 'news' channel out there. Does anyone tune into Brian Williams with the same sort of zeal they do Fox? No, it's just the news, usually just playing in the background. Do people specifically tune in because he's helping to circle the wagons around Obama?

Do people tune into CNN for any other reason but a missing white girl or a sinkhole that killed a guy?

And even MSNBC - does anyone actually watch it? I'm one of the biggest libtards here and I've only seen it through Maddow clips posted at Fark. When I still used cable I had it, but never bothered with it.

Who, precisely, is this media circling the wagons when you guys own the most powerful infotainment/propaganda machine out there? Can't have it both ways.
2013-03-07 09:05:32 AM  
1 vote:

St_Francis_P: Yes, Jennifer Rubin is a sad person.

Without clicking the link, I knew it would be something from her.
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