Yay, old styled filibusters!

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    Jan 05, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Bernie Sanders inspired something with his speech, even if it wasn't a filibuster:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/senate-democrats-rules-reform-filibuster-intact_n_804747.htmlWhile the four-page resolution would change the way the Senate considers legislation and nominations, 41 determined members of the minority would still have the ability to block Senate action.

    The package does, however, include a reform that would tilt the balance of power toward the majority: Senators must actually be speaking on the Senate floor in order to keep the filibuster alive. If objecting senators finish speaking, the filibuster would end and the blocked bill in question would move to a final vote.


    Somebody go teach the Republicans to play wind instruments to buff up their lungs:
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    Jan 05, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    God how I hope the Dems get this effort to stick !!!
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    Jan 05, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    I think every American should support this.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    Everytime I see the word filibuster I think of nuts. . No real nuts.. like filberts etc.