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Rand Couldn't Pee During His Filibuster?

I know this is a very minor point but it was bothering me so I wanted to bring it up.

Rand essentially said that he couldn't filibuster another 12 hours because (amongst other reasons) he had to pee. Considering how much water he must've had to drink to filibuster for 12 hours, how could he possibly not have peed during that time? And couldn't he have peed during the time when some of the other speakers during his filibuster spoke? And does that mean that Strom Thurmond filibustered 24 hours without peeing?

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He earned my respect.

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and can't go 5 minutes without peeing. I can't imagine the physical pain he must have felt after 13 hours. lol

One can only applaud the

One can only applaud the effort. Each senator's bladder volume and control is beyond strategy, don't you think? However a consideration for anyone attempting a longer filibuster will have to include food and water consumption, motility rate, etc. etc. etc. Is it really worth discussing?

So in summary, Rand Paul went

13 hours without peeing to defend the Constitution, while Obama can't go five minutes without Shi**ing on it?

External condom sheath catheter


Use it with a collection bag fastened to your leg. Rand could have used one of these.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

St. Louis City Hall 2001

Alderman Irene Smith was conducting a filibuster when she asked whether she could go to the bathroom. Told by Board President Shrewsbury that the rules required her to yield the floor to do so, she summoned her supporters, who brought in a trash can and surrounded her with improvised drapes while she urinated in the can.

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Rand could not sit down/leave the podium either.

He also had to keep talking. Those are the rules.

Those are the *new* rules,

It wasn't that way back in Thurmond's day. See Mark Twain's wonderful, historical post.

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I'd support just whipping it

I'd support just whipping it out on the senate floor. I think it would just blend in with all the bull shit that is there!

The 9 Longest Filibusters in US Senate History.

Here are the 9 longest filibusters.

#1. Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina. The longtime Democrat-turned-Republican from South Carolina, spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in August 1957, to block a civil rights bill that eventually passed.

#2. Sen. Alphonse D’Amato, New York. To oppose a military spending bill in October 1986, New York Sen. Alphonse D’Amato (right), a Republican, held the Senate floor for 23 hours and 30 minutes. He's pictured here with then Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

#3. Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon. For 22 hours and 26 minutes in April 1953, Sen. Wayne Morse, then an Oregon independent, filibustered the Tidelands Oil bill.

#4. Sen. Robert La Follette Sr., Wisconsin was still a Republican when he spoke for 18 hours and 23 minutes during a May 1908 filibuster on a treasury bill.

#5. Sen. William Proxmire, Wisconsin. Attempting to stall action on lifting the debt ceiling, Wisconsin Democratic Sen. William Proxmire filibustered for 16 hours and 12 minutes in September 1981.

#6. Sen. Huey P. Long, Louisiana Democrat, wanted mandatory Senate approval for senior officials in President Franklin Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration, sparking a filibuster for 15 hours and 30 minutes in June 1935.

#7. Sen. Alphonse D’Amato, New York. For 15 hours and 14 minutes, New York Republican Sen. Alphonse D’Amato (center) filibustered a tax bill in October 1992. Here he is pictured with former New York mayors Rudy Giuliani (left) and Ed Koch (right).

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

#9. Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky (R) spoke for 12 hours and 52 minutes, railing with his colleagues against what he called the danger of drone strikes to U.S. citizens on American soil.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Strom Thurmond went to the

sauna every day leading up to his filibuster, and a few hours in he was asked by goldwater how long he could last before having to pee, and he told him about an hour. Goldwater asked him to yield the floor for a few minutes to himself (Goldwater) while he reads the congressional record so Strom can relieve himself and he did.

Rand should have yielded the floor temporarily to Cruz or something. lol

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Did not stand in for Rand ;)

Only Goldwater would do something so humanitarian.


All those lackeys willing to carry water for the elite

Could not a single Patriot have carried wee for Rand? lol!

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Did anyone notice, Senator

Did anyone notice, Senator Rand Paul single handedly restored the Love, Acceptance, and Joy American people have for the Filibuster that Democrats tried to destroy?

What does the implication of this single act by one man mean?

actually my senator, Merkley

was leading up the effort for filibuster reform. He did NOT want to get rid of the talking filibuster. He wanted to get rid of the silent filibusters. In fact while Rand was filibustering Merkley tweeted.... that's how they should be done...in support of what Rand was doing.

Don't forget to mention

that (insane)McCain along with his poodle Graham wanted to rid the senate of the filibuster too. Then again I guess they fit your original statement, after all, a neocon is simply a democrat / socialist who moved into the republican party, so says dictionary.com

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Senator Rand Paul removed

Senator Rand Paul removed unimaginable power from the presidency and congress with his filibusterer. A stroke of genius not fully articulated yet.

It would not take a rocket

It would not take a rocket scientist or genius lawyer to codify the rules of acceptable bodily functions, passed by the Senate body, pertaining to those bodily functions while filibustering.

Snacking is fine. Drinking water is fine. Pissing is fine. Shitting is fine.

Copulating is not fine. Fellatio is not fine. Etc, Etc.

You get the idea.

Strom cheated

Rules are you cannot sit or leave the floor or you loose control.

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What I REALLY wish

is that with that same casual air that he munched the gooey candy, that he had casually whipped it out, peed into a hospital style urinal, put it under the desk, talked for another 12 hours then walked off and left it. Yes, a total "piss on all of you" gesture.

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Next time he should wear this


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The reason is

probably that voting was moved one day earlier forcing him to start the filibuster without being fully prepared.
Maybe someone knew and tried to prevent it.

yeah I was wondering why he didn't use one

yeah I was wondering why he didn't use one of the bladder buddys. I can understand why he wouldn't use a catheter- yuk!. I think you should mail him one of these for next time :-)

Or, It could be that he was just tired of standing up there. It does wear on you after a while. He made his point, soon everyone would be in bed anyway.


That's great!