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  •  I'm all for minority haveing self-defense tools (7+ / 0-)

    and damage control mechanisms.  I know the wheel will turn and my side will be down again, and up again, and down again.  I know the tyranny of the majority is a very real thing and there should be curbs on it.

    And a talking filibuster is just about right for all that.

    A convenient no-hassle filibuster gives the whip hand to the minority ALL the time on EVERYTHING if they have the unmitigated gall to use it.  (Which R's do, and D's probably never will cuz we're just not that big of assholes.)  That's wrong.  It needs to stop.

    It STILL needs to stop.  Yay for Tom Udall and the Talking Filibuster!  

    Oh, and fuck the secret holds, too.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:36:15 AM PDT

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