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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    10 Dec '10 20:57
    Five hours and going strong. Give 'em hell, Bernie.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    10 Dec '10 21:15
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Five hours and going strong. Give 'em hell, Bernie.
    What a movie it would; Mr. Socialist goes to Washington (most Republicans would think it was a documentary on the 2008 election, however).
  3. 10 Dec '10 21:20
    So filibusters are all good now?
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    10 Dec '10 21:33
    Originally posted by tmetzler
    So filibusters are all good now?
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander. At least Bernie has the stamina to conduct his filibuster by actually speaking.
  5. 10 Dec '10 21:34
    Originally posted by rwingett
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander. At least Bernie has the stamina to conduct his filibuster by actually speaking.
    Don't get me wrong. I like the filibuster and yes it should require actually speaking.
  6. 10 Dec '10 21:38
    yes -- there should be a rule where if you really want to filibuster something, well dang it, you're going to have to actually do what Sanders is doing. If you REALLY believe the issue is important enough to require 60 votes to pass it, then you will be willing to go through all the trouble...
  7. 10 Dec '10 22:21
    So it isn't even a real filibuster?
    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/12/10/brown-landrieu-sanders-tax/
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    10 Dec '10 23:18 / 1 edit
    Who'd have thought that a 'filibuster' would be so riveting. I'm on my third hour of watching it. Sanders speaks the truth.
  9. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    11 Dec '10 00:13
    An amazing performance by Bernie Sanders. Hopefully his speech will bring enough attention to the odious nature of the tax agreement to shame its supporters into reworking it. But my bet is that the billionaires will carry the day once again.
  10. 11 Dec '10 00:18
    Originally posted by rwingett
    An amazing performance by Bernie Sanders. Hopefully his speech will bring enough attention to the odious nature of the tax agreement to shame its supporters into reworking it. But my bet is that the billionaires will carry the day once again.
    There appears to be absolutely no mention on mainstream TV (NBC, CBS, PBS) thus far (even as a sidebar). All the coverage is on Bill with Obama...
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    11 Dec '10 00:23
    Originally posted by vistesd
    There appears to be absolutely no mention on mainstream TV (NBC, CBS, PBS) thus far (even as a sidebar). All the coverage is on Bill with Obama...
    Predictable. So much for the fallacy of the "liberal" media. If there truly was a liberal media bias, they'd be all over this. It was a tremendous performance.
  12. 11 Dec '10 00:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Predictable. So much for the fallacy of the "liberal" media. If there truly was a liberal media bias, they'd be all over this. It was a tremendous performance.
    Agreed. I caught about the last two hours. Afterwords, on PBS's "First the other news of the day", there was a New Orleans murder case, in which the convictions just came down on three police officers--important local news story. I surfed NBC (whiich opened by listing their stories), CBS and NBC, and saw nothing...
  13. 11 Dec '10 00:34
    Originally posted by vistesd
    There appears to be absolutely no mention on mainstream TV (NBC, CBS, PBS) thus far (even as a sidebar). All the coverage is on Bill with Obama...
    Fox News has been talking about it all day and this evening as well. Go figure.
  14. 11 Dec '10 00:36
    I stand corrected: PBS just mentioned it...
  15. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Dec '10 01:07
    I don't always see eye to eye with Sanders, but in this case, I believe he speaks the truth.

    In either case, it would be nice if more people with his heart, guts and courage of his convictions would be in positions of real power.