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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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How long

has Rand been going. Is he into hour 2 yet? Lol, talk about wearing them down. I hope they are listening, this is good educational material for them.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

Hour 3 .

Hour 3 .

metalhed19's picture

Rand is talking 1984, he is

Rand is talking 1984, he is ripping it up, this is epic, the only thing that could be better is if someome takes the floor so he can hit the restroom quick!

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Uh-oh. He criticized Hitler for detaining Jews....

...get ready for the neonazi onslaught here calling Rand a "sellout to the liberty movement".


A poll regarding Rand

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/6/obama-dine-go... Left hand side half way down

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

So far, 76% say "yes" this does

make Rand a contender for the Oval Office.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Who is sitting behind Rand?

to his left?

I love this! He's talking

I love this! He's talking about 1984. This is great!

I feel like we should be

I feel like we should be sending him some pizza and soda!

“Wasting a vote is sometimes voting for somebody that you don't really believe in."
-Ron Paul

No! Not until he's done!

Pizza will make him thirsty and soda will make him have to pee.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

C-SPAN is also broadcast on XM Radio

Just in case you can't sit in front of the tube all day.

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

Yeah good idea we should all

Yeah good idea we should all call our representatives... Ill call mine. Just gatta find the number. Call Roy Blunt: tell him to support Rand Paul's filibuster... I did. Its easy... just say, "I am watching the Rand Paul filibuster and I want him to support it"... they say thank you and thats it. 202-224-5721..... FOR MISSOURIANS... someone make a thread

Just Called Mike Lee's Office

And he said that Mike Lee (UT) is going to jump up soon to participate in the filibuster. I'm emotional over this. Go Rand!

Jonny R
Fellow Lover of Liberty

Hell ya

Hell ya

Just called my senator Ron Johnson...

I advise the rest of you do the same... advised the gentleman on the phone I would strongly suggest that Senator Johnson stand behind Rand in the 'buster...

Put their feet to the fire to take a stand... Stand With Rand!

Viva la Revolution...

Peace fellow Patriots.

Somewhere there are men planning the next destructive and evil ploy to make this world their own... The common man is not part of that plan as we would see fit... Merely pawns to be used against one another.

Just to make it clear, Rand

Just to make it clear, Rand does NOT have to be doing this. He could simply raise his hand to object and remain silent to filibuster. Instead he's using this opportunity to spread a message.

Michael Nystrom's picture

I wonder if Wyden will join him

Wyden is a Democrat from Oregon. "Mr. Constitution" they call him. He helped Rand get this information.

That would be huge. It would be a huge statement.

When Rand gets tired, if Wyden were to step in - that would be EPIC!

He's the man.

Oregon Senator Wyden: Maybe we could urge him to.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

GO RAND !!!!!


How many Senators?

How many Senators are actually on the floor? 3-5? Are they planning on putting the nomination through by unanimous consent once he takes a break? Or can they wait for everyone to come in once debate is 'ended'?

Who's the guy sitting to Rand's left?

Probably wishful thinking on my part but, I sure hope it's someone ready to step in and continue to expose the truth!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Judging by the size of that binder full of notes

He isn't stopping anytime soon.

SteveMT's picture

Now Rand is hitting on Hitler.

This is epic.

All Over the News Outlets

Drudge Main Headline on Home Page: "Dr. Paul Goes to Washington"

Fox Main Headline on Home Page: "Brennan Buster"

Reaching the sheep!


I am still at work but it is good to know it is making news....call attention to this!



Just and FYI - the record

is 24 hours and 18 minutes.

Come on Rand - 22 to go!!!!!

As I listen to Rand

I actually get a new feeling of hope. I actually and sitting here....I need to go to work....but I am glued to this....Damn you Rand!

My emotions are more nostalgic than hopeful

It's still an awesome thing to behold.

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

I agree!!