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#StandWithRand: Rand Paul Filibuster Update & Open Thread

Filibuster began at 11:47am ET March 6, 2013
Filibuster ended at 12:40am ET March 7, 2013


He quoted Greenwald and even mentioned Luke Rudkowski's question to Gibbs about al-Awlaki's kid.

Now he's saying it's not partisan, and his proof is that he voted for Kerry and Hagel even though he has almost nothing in common with their politics.

This man is playing chess.

Edit to Add: I was inspired to add this quote by the Doctor "Speak up, speak often and don't worry about those that at this point can not understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them." ~ Ron Paul

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Until Rand Leaves the Floor.


Tonight, Greta Van Sustren said Rand Couldn't Go To The head...

Is this true?

He can't leave the chamber

from what I've read, but there's been some conflicting information on DP about that.

They showed someone...

...earlier in the day, standing in for him while he took a quick break.

yeah...he's had to make other arrangements

he's not allowed to leave the floor of the senate or he will lose control of the debate and thus the filibuster would be over

It is not relevant!

Does history record how many times 'the call' came in any particular filibuster?

But to the media, it is near the top of their wattage, therefore relevant!

I'm going to stay up and

I'm going to stay up and watch this for as long as it continues. :)

I am so shocked how long he has made it so far!

I'm exhausted from my day and I just can't imagine how tired Rand must be!

Go Rand! Keep going for as long as you can!

Now he's getting some other

Now he's getting some other people to chime in for a while to give him breathers. Maybe he should go grab some coffee. :D

We are now passing 12 hours.

We are now passing 12 hours. Look at all the senators piling in there now. haha

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

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Ha! Ha!


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Rand vs Rubio

Rubio needing a sip in a 15 min speech, while Rand keeps talking for more than 10 hrs !! LOL


Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

2hr 15 min more for #8 record!

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat, held up the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by filibustering for 14 hours and 13 minutes in June of that year.


I changed my profile pic on

I changed my profile pic on FB to be an "I Stand With Rand" image that was posted on his page.

I hope to see many others do the same and maybe some bumper stickers and T-shirts would be good too!

This is a big deal moment in

This is a big deal moment in history.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

You are correct!

Rand took a hold of something that is so wrong that none of them can be on the other side. Code Pink, ACLU, Karl Rove, Mark Levin, Glen Beck, etc. have all come on board. It gets the attention of all their followers. This is what the liberty movement needs to attract attention one step at a time. Next time Rand or someone else in our movement raises a concern some of these people may listen just a little bit closer.

Someone on twitter said

Someone on twitter said Toomey ate with O tonight. Not sure if true...


but he's talking now.



Just saying, it is medically dangerous to hold your pee for 12 hours

I had A Friend Who Needed Surgery Because He Held It Too Long

Now, I hope Rand has a huge bladder or a catheter...



he left a few times, last time was when Cruz was speaking.

Assuming he even has to 'go'


A signature used to be here!


I hope he planned ahead. We need to stand with rand!

Someone else on twitter said

Someone else on twitter said it is confirmed that he is allowed to pee if someone else is holding the floor. But he has chosen not to do so so far.

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It would restart the timer if

It would restart the timer if he leaves the floor I think..record is 24:19.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

So wait he hasn't urinated in

So wait he hasn't urinated in 10 hours? LOL no way

You can tell who is really on board and who isn't.

On the one hand you have Lee and Cruz. They see this as a deep constitutional issue. They agree with Rand and probably would have issues with drones overseas as well...but are trying to sharpen the issue to this question.

Others, like McConnell, Rubio, and others fall out in a simple, "Obama, bad...Obama, bad...Obama no answer question...Obama no answer question...Obama bad."

Well, that is how I see it. lol

very true

And I also think they felt pressured to go to the floor based on tweets, phone calls, etc. Seems like now its somewhat like political suicide for anyone who calls him or herself a Republican to not support Rand.

I Think McConnell Came There Loaded...Rand! Hang In There!

McConnell looked and sounded like he had one too many...

The whole freaking world is watching...

Heat is on Obama...Obama will crack soon...WATCH!