Senate Cagematch!

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3:06 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

I’m streaming it in the background while I plug away at meaningless work (shhh, don’t tell the IT staff) and it’s great. Go Bernie…go Bernie…don’t hurt ’em…it’s your birthday!

3:08 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Saw Bernie’s previous tirade on the tax cuts this week and it was brilliant. I love that little socialist.

3:14 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Mistress Cynica: It’s also cute that he says ‘uge like a Cockney ragamuffin.

3:35 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

He’s on hour 5. I have him on CSpan on the web.

3:43 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: Is he acutally doing it? I thought you could just wave your hands and go “ooga-booga-fillabuster” nowadays and skip the actual speechifying.

3:45 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Yep. He’s at the podium talking in full voice, no hoarseness.

3:52 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Not reading the phone book either (at least not yet)–he’s actually speaking very eloquently about the bill and how it exemplifies everything that’s wrong with this country’s priorities.

3:57 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: He’s doing it. And doing very well.

4:00 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: He’s moved on to NAFTA. This guy can really connect the dots. Could you talk intelligently for 5 hours? I couldn’t.

4:04 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: You’ve met me. I can’t do it for five minutes.

4:10 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: I can’t talk for 5 hours period.

“I am a nut on China.” This is the first thing I heard when I turned on the TV.

Also, there is no way I could speak for more than 20 minutes on this topic without every other word becoming “fuck”, “fucker”, “motherfucker”, “shitstain”, and/or “assrape”. God bless him for keeping it civil.

4:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: He’s in his 6th hour. Could he please be my Senator?

4:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
4:15 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: No. He must go where the need is greatest. He’s coming with me.

4:15 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: He needs to pull out butthurt and I’m dissapoint.

4:22 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Finland?

4:27 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: Vhat? My pic? CHILE!

4:31 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: /smacks head. I do like the most of an upside down pentagram on her hat. Very metal.

Judas Priest, Breakin’ the Law
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psTUiQzNoxw

Priest is retiring after their next tour, btw.

4:36 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

TOO BIG TO BAIL! Not a Freudian slip.

4:36 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: She wants to get to know you betterrrrr…

4:42 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

I can’t do much more than 8 or 9 hours off the top of my head. After that I need notes.

Drinking water: pussy.

4:43 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: Ha! Phyllis thinks you talk too much. ;-)

4:44 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: Priest needs to fucking retire. Surprised they haven’t had last rites yet. ;-P

4:47 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: I am through with Phyllis. I can’t date anyone who doesn’t know who Adrian was.

He’s talking about breaking up banks. If the studios were too big to be allowed to continue why should the banks not be treated the same?

4:50 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: I sense that you’re backsliding in your straight ways. I’m going to send over Kevin from the nearby evangelical church–he’s going to be your accountability and prayer partner.

4:51 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: Well, now that you’re recently single, who’s on your dance card?

4:52 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@flippin eck: Heh. Right‽

4:53 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

USURY! FUCK YEAH!

4:54 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Aw, Rocky? Really?

4:54 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Wait. What? I thought Rocky lost in the first movie.

4:55 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: He’s schooling in religion now. SUCK ON THAT, RELIGIOUS RIGHT!

4:56 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: He’s analogizing to the first Rocky movie now. Is he going to sing the theme song?

4:57 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

A man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun.

4:57 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Who still wears three-piece suits?

4:58 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: The actor who “beat” Rocky in the first movie was my friend’s cousin, a former pro football player.

4:58 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: That’s from a Woody Guthrie song.

5:00 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: Run up the effin Capitol stairs with one leg foot left on the floor? Wonder if he’s got a Foley.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: :-D

He’s been waiting for this moment for all his life. Oh, Lord. Oh, Lord.

5:02 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Music for the filibuster. Let’s start a playlist.

5:06 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

::Hand me more material — thanks!::

5:08 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
5:08 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: I heard it in a Don Henley song. Figures he stole it from someone else.

5:09 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: “Go With the Flow” QOTSA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwWUfLlglw

Brief? What brief? Discovery request? Wha?

RAWK!

5:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: I see your QOTSA and raise you My Boyfriend.

5:14 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: And since I’m going all Flying V

5:14 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: “We can Work it Out” band fka The Silver Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jlXnQEgbuw

5:15 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Maybe we should send Bernie some emails and ask him to read them on the floor…

5:16 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: Oh! My heart is melting!

5:17 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

$3/gallon? Holy shit.

5:20 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: $3:17 here.

All right, I’m crying.

5:21 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Plastic over the windows! Thanks for the reminder, Bernie. I gotta get some for my old windows.

5:21 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: It’s $3.40 in my hood. Thank god I don’t have a car.

Add: I love that he’s explaining how winter works on behalf of we chilly northerners.

5:22 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Speaking of burst pipes, when was the last time Bernie took a bathroom break?

5:23 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: I thought about that one, too.

5:25 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@flippin eck: Gas is $2.76 to $2.89 here, but NM is a petroleum producing state and we have refineries up where I was last week.

5:25 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: <3

5:26 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

And how much does a loaf of bread cost? Hmmmmm?

5:26 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

RURAL PA IN DA HOUSE SENATE!

5:27 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

A “dented can store.” Holy crap, I thought the 99 cents stores were low-rent.

5:27 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: RuPaul? Awesome.

5:29 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: Ha!

@Dodgerblue: Yeah, I used to search for dented cans in the grocery store when I was a kid. Back then, the dented cans also meant you might get sick from the food, but ya gotta eat, right? Even if it eventually kills you.

5:29 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Like the artisanal organic kalamata olive loaf from the high-end local bakery or the “wheat” bread from the grocery store’s in-house ovens?

/shopper for the fambly

5:31 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
5:33 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Okay. This is making me weepy.

5:33 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Oh haaaaiiii….back in the office and Bernie’s still going! What is this, hour 7?

5:33 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

“I am just tired…”

5:35 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Yes, it takes something out of you.

5:36 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Not sure, but he’s really hitting his stride.

5:36 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

KEEP GOING, BERNIE!

5:37 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

How does this work? How long does he have to speak? When does it end? How does it end? What does it do? Is Harry Reid watching?

5:37 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Marathon runner. Is anyone coming in every couple hours to give him a pee break or meal break?

I assume this is all extemporaneous? (Other than reading the heartbreaking letters?)

5:38 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Accd to the CSPAN clock, it’s 7:13 and counting.

5:42 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Okay — just called his office to cheer for him. (802) 862-0697

5:45 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: “Strength Beyond Strength,” Pantera

The president in submission
He holds out his hand on your television and
Draws back a stump

It’s too late for some
Far too late

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuGpHsxb7nc

5:45 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Hour 8, no sitting down, no peeing.

5:46 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Calling Casey…

5:46 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: DC office is 202-224-5141

5:47 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Excellent!

ETA: Jesus — Casey’s people have me on hold? Bernie’s ppl in VT are more responsive.

5:51 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Couldn’t get through to Bernie’s DC office. Just talked to a sweet guy in Bernie’s Burlington office. He said they’re getting swamped with calls from around the country telling Bernie to keep talking, and “we’re really touched you took the time to call us and thank us.” Ahhh, and people say New Englanders are crusty.

5:54 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Yup. Now calling Arlen. It’s the least that bastard can do to help out. Swan song, such as. In some horrific voicemail loop right now.

5:57 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Haha! Yeah. Arlen has checked out. Totally.

5:59 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: I emailed his office.

5:59 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: There ya go!

6:00 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Who’s in the chamber? IIRC, C-Span doesn’t show the floor anymore b/c it’s usually empty and embarrassing and shit.

6:03 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: A commentor/killjoy on Salon mentioned that it’s not really a filibuster because it’s not actually disrupting otherwise-scheduled business–there’s nothing on the docket today.

6:04 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Even worked in a joke about Victoria’s Secret!

6:04 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Visual aids! A 300-foot private yacht!

6:04 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@flippin eck: ::sigh:: But it feels so good! Yeah, everybody went home yesterday.

6:05 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: <3

@SanFranLefty: I wanna know her secret, too. I need some mojo!

6:06 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Thanks for that..he just got a call from me too.

6:07 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

HAHA! RIGHT[interrobang] Go Bernie!

6:08 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: I so love you. So much.

6:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Me too. I’d been calling DC and couldn’t get through.

6:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

CALL THEM ALL OUT, BERNIE!

6:12 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: Try VT.

And you know I love you, too, right? (Don’t tell Catt.)

6:13 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Benedick: Vermont office is: 802-862-0697 . I just called and got through.

6:14 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Awww, Bernie so wanted to say, “That’s bullshit!”

6:19 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

The Bridges of Madison County!

6:20 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Laying pipe!

6:22 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Oh wow, I’ve been listening long enough to start hearing repeat material. Maybe it’s time for me to turn it off long enough to GTF out of the office and go home.

6:22 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Heh! IIRC, some places still have lead and wooden(?) pipes.

6:26 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Re: playlist – “Iron Man” (obviously). Sabbath!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MII3ns2KTBc

. . . and lookit Ozzy headbang like a m__________

6:26 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@redmanlaw: :-D

6:28 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

I just peed so Bernie won’t have to.

6:30 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
6:31 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING!!!!!

6:31 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

“What are you smoking?”

Heh.

6:32 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@Dodgerblue: Hah!

Hey — shout out to the callers!

6:37 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
6:41 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

And you know, I’m Busted.

6:41 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Buy me a Coke, Baby!

6:46 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

They love their money country. Maybe it was love their mothers…

6:48 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Playlist: “Brutal” Black Uhuru

“Brutal – this whole world is brutal!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1jkMTd8U-o

6:51 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010
6:52 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Ninth hour.

6:54 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Warhol is a wimp. He just filmed the Empire State Building for eight hours.

6:59 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

“Let me conclude…”

Oh, Bernie, you’re just getting started, don’t stop! Can’t Al Franken come step in for a few minutes?

6:59 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

He yields the floor!

/standing ovation

7:01 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Is no one up to bat?

7:04 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

They call roll?

7:05 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Here we go.

7:18 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Okay. That’s just fucking sad. Lazy fuckers!

7:20 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Didn’t call but went out and bought plastic and put it on one of my windows in honor of the good people of Vermont. That stuff is surprising hard to come by.

7:21 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Now is CSPAN or anyone going to put up a transcript? He might have gotten repetitive at the end (I don’t know since I missed the first five hours) but I want to read what he said.

7:22 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Right!

7:28 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

Oh, Please! Bubba, “ending welfare as we know it” lends liburul street cred to Hopey? They’ve got progressives confused with someone else.

7:31 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@JNOV: Since when has Bubba had liberal street cred? The dismantling of financial regulation did not start in 2001, sad to say….

7:39 pm • Friday • December 10, 2010

@SanFranLefty: Yup, you’re right. It’s just that so many people took Bubba’s Aw Shucks style and assumed that he was for the po’. I think they’re trying to pull that shit again.

1:31 am • Saturday • December 11, 2010

No truth to the rumor that airline goons at National forced Bernie to buy a second seat on his flight back to Burlington: one for him, one for his balls.

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