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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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Rand is a doctor...he could

Rand is a doctor...he could self insert a foley catheter or use a condom catheter. So next time, I suppose he will probably be even more savvy and prepared to go longer. I'd love to see him keep those lazy good for nothing public leeches up all night or maybe for a couple days.

Well, he's definitely not his

Well, he's definitely not his dad. Ron Paul woulda peed on himself to keep an anti-drone filibuster going

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

guess i shoulda added this

guess i shoulda added this was a joke...

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

I got it right away... You made me cough up a lung

from laughing so hard!

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

and he would ride his bike around the Senate room

while they asked him questions

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Ron Paul would have **** on

Ron Paul would have **** on the floor. Screw Rand.... jkjjkjkjk lolllllll

GImme a fkn break...

Sure.. Ron would have pissed his pants. Lest you forget he is the son of the man you speak of.

Quit being so fkn critical and realize the effort it took to do it.

His voice was breaking. He was exhausted. He started stumbling when speaking.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

too funny


Thank you Rand Paul

For standing up for all of us !

Many good points made

Especially at the end when Rand was encouraging more of these debates. I agree! Let's make this a daily thing! A lot accomplished today - newsworthy items actually made the 'news'!!


Now what do we do...?

not much,

now we just wait for the morning, when, as if nothing happened, Brennan will be confirmed...

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression.
Frontline: The Untouchables

lol yup.. But I do think

lol yup..

But I do think something did happen.

I'm not quite sure yet what, but at the very least..

Rand Paul is now 2016 front runner.

made me laugh!

lol...I have been watching this all day, too.

Time for bed!

Good night all!

Great Job Rand.


Jeff Frazee posted on his

Jeff Frazee posted on his facebook that Rand is ok with drones in the sky. Apparently Rand supports them if there is a warrant to use them. Any truth to this? I havent watched much of the filibuster.

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He is correct about. With a warrant, drones are o.k.

I wish I was wrong about this. Maybe this filibuster changed his thinking about these drones.

Sen. Paul proposes bill protecting Americans from drone surveillance

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens.

More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker.

Yes, he does support

Yes, he does support technological advancements so long as they are used constitutionally including drones.
I see nothing wrong with this.

Not sure what the downboats are about either.


The people who don't want it are the same who don't approve photographic evidence, DNA testing, or electricity being used.

Eric Hoffer

wow down voted for asking a

wow down voted for asking a question? Some zealots here.

Durbin was Obama's Hatchet on the Floor.

So that's why he was there.

Thank You Rand! We all stand with you as you have stood up

for the constitution and brought this issue to the front of the news!

Very heroic Rand!

It's over

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Its over for tonight.

Many very important questions were thoughtfully brought forward concerning our system of government and its "checks" therein.

The current administration now must reflect on its future decisions.

There was a move to the middle today. The only place our country can prosper is, somewhere, in the middle.

StandwithRand! I was proud to do that today.

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All while Corker had dinner with Obama

We gotta get rid of this guy...

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

It's over...


When his voice goes,

does whispering count?

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Rand has to take care of one of those "limits"

on filibustering, hahaha. Standing Ovation!!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Ended on account of bodily

Ended on account of bodily functions. I am glad I got to see about 9 hours of that.
Just shy of 13 hours.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.