Someone put Lasalle on suicide watch!

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  1. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    We should almost never side with the majority because they are generally pretty stupid
     
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  2. Winston1

    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    One of the mistake was to eliminate the requirement that to sustain a filibuster those engaging in it had to hold the floor and speak continually. Now all they do is vote and that takes the effort out of it. It has become a easy political game to play rather than a serious effort. Only on Democrat senator had the gumption to follow form. He spoke for 15 hours. Whether I agree with his stand or not I salute him for the way he did it.
    This isn't a partisan comment as both parties are complicit in destroying the power of the filibuster. I believe this change took place relatively recently in the 80's I think but I'm open to correction.
    If they want it to gain its meaning and import restore the rule that requires effort to hold one.
     
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  3. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    No more Mr Smith goes to Washington
     

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