Warriors 1st Grader
- Sep 1, 2015
I don't think it is any secret that the Dems are going to get rid of the filibuster and give statehood to at least the District Of Colombia asap.
This talk of bipartisanship is just bullshit. Most of these senators get on very well but their constituents are as thick as pigshit.
The US fillibuster was brought in with honest intentions but it was Newt Gingrich and later his right wing morons who really abused it against Obama.
It is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers money to have a drop kick like Ted Cruz reading Dr Seuss in the Senate just to waste time.
This has happened in NZ too. National in particular were prone to having boring speeches just to slow down legislation.
There was a "rebel" Labour MP from Onehunga the late Trevor Rogers.
I call him a rebel because he was a genuine character who fitted no mold, especially when on the piss. A truly loveable guy.
Anyway one night in the house the Nats were using the filibuster and this boring MP, whose name I cannot remember, was droning on...and on...and on, until his time was up.
He then said, Mr. Speaker I could go on about this important matter but sadly I am out of time.
Trevor Rodgers leapt to his feet and moved more time for the member to speak. It freaked the National MP and brought the house down. I got that story from Tom Scott, himself a genuine character.