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Clay Bennett

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  1. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    There’s more than one way to open a bottle.

  2. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, over 2 years ago

    Well one rule they need to bring in is that you can’t fillibust a Bill that you entered. I’m sure that the people who wrote the rules for congress didn’t even think of that one, but now we need it.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    This is where conspiracy theories fall flat.
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    Conspiring to throw the obvious bums out should be simple, but as an electorate we cannot even manage that.
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    Actual complex actions are far far beyond the capability of large groups.
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    How is that saying, take the highest IQ in the mob and divide it by the number of people in the mob.
    Being unable to work together for common good kinda throws out working together for common bad as well.
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    Rule by committee? no.
    We need a strong man willing to break the bottle, a group never will.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    There was supposedly a rule that on the first day of a new session you could pass a bill (in the Senate) with only a simple majority. The idea was to make anyone who filibustered actually talk or have another Senator talk the whole time.
    When they missed their chance, I read that the next fight might be to define the first day of a new session. ???

  5. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 2 years ago

    I’m trying to understand the meaning of this. Isn’t that a twist-off cap?

  6. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 2 years ago

    Filibusters have almost ALWAYS been used to delay passage of a bill that would benefit people that have been denied rights. Why is it held in respect by the ‘worlds greatest deliberative body’?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    I like this cartoon and have already written to my legislators demanding, politely, a change to the law. As “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” is one of my favorite movies, I use it as a model for how one person can make a point, and perhaps a difference.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 2 years ago

    The filibuster has been used and abused by both parties. It was intended to allow a minority of Senators to block passage of a truly bad Bill. Unfortunately, in partisan times it can be used to block a bill that helps the majority party.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    I think the plan was to keep the session alive by staying in ‘Recess’ so every day is like the first!
    The Senate needs time to deal with this bottleneck.

  10. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 2 years ago

    “Look again, you need a bottle opener to open the bottle”
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    Look up the definition of “satire.”
    ;)

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