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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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I contacted his office too.

I contacted his office too. Stupid robot machines. Did you contact Kaine?



Excellent move BUT...

we still lose. Say we end up and pass a resolution that explicitly prohibits the use of drones on non-combatant citizens or those who do not pose an imminent threat. Sounds like a great win doesn't it? Sort of... You see, that same resolution implicitly grants the government the right to use drones domestically. It's like you can't stop this beast from growing either way. The real debate? Should drones be allowed within US airspace at all, IE Do we have a right to privacy from monitoring through drones or not?

Objectivism, the philosophy of liberty.



concur. Imo, drones should NOT be allowed within US airspace AT ALL!
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Idaho Senators MIA

I called both Idaho Senator Risch and Senator Crapo. Senator Risch had someone answering the phones, but Crapo's went straight to voice mail.

Jason Robinson
Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho

Remember the Alamo!

What a history/civics lesson these guys are giving today! From 3000 miles away, I perceive a small, shining glimmer of hope in the US Senate. God bless all in the filibuster.

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Wyden's there, and he is

Wyden's there, and he is kissing Brennan's arse...I smell a rat trying to stuff Rand...well see....

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Sen Wyden comes calling!

Excellent to see.

I like how rand says: Or A

I like how rand says: Or A Gone

Wyden speaking now

first Democrat joining in

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

I've never heard of Wyden but

I've never heard of Wyden but am listening to him. Does he have no idea that we have due process? I know it sounds like a stupid question but does he not realize there is Constitutional law? Its like he has no idea that there is something wrong with just simply murdering Americans with a drone strike. Even if there is a possibility of a person being some kind of criminal, that person can be picked up, put in front of a Grand Jury, then a trial to figure out innocence or guilt. If this govt. decides to simply start bombing Americans here with no due process, it's going to cause blowback here. Would this govt. then use that blowback from those who weren't even involved as a reason to start war on the American people??? Makes me wonder why some of these senators can't see beyond their noses. They put full trust in these things and can't see that someday, they might be the targets because of political reasons. Hey, Sen. Wyden. We have laws! How about follow them!

Oregonian here

This guy is a turd

i'm an Oregonian and I think

i'm an Oregonian and I think Wyden has been one of the stronger senators in the nation on civil liberties (certainly among Dems), and he often sides with the Pauls on various liberty related issues. Not sure if the 'turd' designation is quite fair?

My senator

Jerry Moran has been warming up to enforcing the Constitution, I'm glad to see he stood up with Rand and the others in this filibuster. Way to go Jerry!

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As a Kentuckian

who now resides just a short drive from the Alamo, this is a good day.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

FUNNY new website...

FUNNY new website... http://israndpaulstilltalking.com/ LOL!

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must be getting slammed

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    Check out Wyden's tweet


    Heading to the floor to speak on Congressional oversight of executive branch & rules for targeted killings. Watch: C-SPAN2

    To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.


    Good work Mich~ael...Thanks for posting


    Wyden (D) on now! :)

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    Cruz is giving Rand a big shout-out for this filibuster.

    Nice to see.



    Tried to call TN Sen. Corker

    Tried to call TN Sen. Corker about 15 minutes ago. Capitol switchboard was packed. Corker's phone busy. Finally did get through and told them to please tell Sen. Corker I would like him to support Sen. Paul's filibuster. Not too enthusiastic of him complying; he often votes in some strange directions.

    Got through to Feinstein. The

    Got through to Feinstein. The guy said "she is aware of it, but will not be joining him" I said can you tell her I want her too? He said yes he will tell her hahaha

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    Excellent point/ question by

    Excellent point/ question by Kansas Senator... no difference in soldier shooting a citizen in Wichita, KS or him being killed by a drone strike.

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

    Freaking Jerry Moran is now

    Freaking Jerry Moran is now trending worldwide. Insane.

    Called Marco Rubio

    I called my Senator, Marco Rubio, and simply said.... "Tell Senator Rubio he needs to Join Rand Paul on the floor". The guy asked where I was from and said he'd pass the message. I think he's had a few phone calls about it...

    Just called Rubio too - guy said he's 100% behind Rand on

    this and Rubio is there but it isn't clear whether or not he'll be speaking. He was very nice and adamant that Rubio agrees but sounded a little winded like he's been fielding quite a few calls!

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    Yeah I called mine (Boozman &

    Yeah I called mine (Boozman & Pryor) too. No response :(

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

    I know it's not fair to say

    I know it's not fair to say this now, but, BUT, all you Rand haters EAT A DICK!