Congressional Fili-what?

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Some people view the filibuster as a vital democratic tool, but others see it as an unnecessary impediment to legislative progress. What do you think?

Lillie Moon, Doctor
"Wait—wouldn't the Democrats be able to filibuster the bill to change the filibustering rules?"

Louis Knapp, Probation Officer
"I think it's time America moved past this 'checks and balances' idea and fully embraced our 'unlimited line of credit' society."

Timothy Landry, Systems Analyst
"The filibuster, eh? That reminds me of the baking-powder biscuits my dear old grandmother used to make. First, she'd take shortening... Now, keep in mind, the more shortening you use, the flakier the biscuits will be. My, all of us kids used to love these biscuits. The secret is to not over-knead the dough, because it makes the biscuits tough, and nobody likes tough biscuits. If you sprinkle a little..."

Gordon Richmond, Plumber
"I use filibusters in my day-to-day life. They help you get out of all kinds of stuff, like taking out the garbage or having children."

Derek Meadows, Factory Operator
"Do filibusters have anything to do with the word 'quorum'? Because I totally remember that word, too."

Viola Ellison, Fashion Designer
"I'm not positive where I stand on filibusters, but as a longtime proponent of 'less talk, more rock,' I assume I'm against them."
From The Onion -- This cracked me up. Here's mine:

SOS, PF Addict
"I really like the "Blizzard" at DQ, and can't wait to try the "Filibuster."
 

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JamesU
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whew, thank god I'm not like evo and drink at the computer
 
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SOS2008
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Here's another one:

SOS, PF Addict
"Another fad diet? I don't usually go in for those things. But I think I may try the filibuster, because I've been gaining weight since joining PF."
 
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JamesU
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"how do you fill doughnuts mommy?"
"you use the fillabuster"
"oh"
"stick this there, don't use it too much, or you'll ruin everything"
 
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Pengwuino
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The filibuster is the coolest ride at magic mountain down south
 
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heh you guys complaining about filibuster.

it IS a democratic process, a part of its set anyway

this raises a good question - is democracy obsolete? should rising governments without corruption adopt a new form of democracy - a mathematical-economical based system that separates religion, hypocracy, beuracracy and free enterprises from its core?

the mathematical models needed to make exact legislatives were not possible in 17-21 centuries, however with today's advent of super computers it should be possible to make exact statistical multivariable models with exact data of population and predict exactly how the resources must be spent. Perhaps as a rule of thumb if a country has a 2-children law it would even be better. People should not reproduce like rabbits - 2 children per family should be enough in most cases.

If a given set of exact rules are set and kept and families dont split as often as they would under normal circumstances due to religion or economic hardships, then it should be possible to create a utopian society with a very conservative set of rules and regulations and extreme liberalism.

Keeping the government at bay and on leash of the constitutional principles is a top priority in such societies and filibusting wont even be possible due to mathematical principles which would govern the policies
 
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yomamma said:
"how do you fill doughnuts mommy?"
"you use the fillabuster"
"oh"
"stick this there, don't use it too much, or you'll ruin everything"
I've had my fili with the holes in your theories buster! :biggrin:
Pengwuino said:
The filibuster is the coolest ride at magic mountain down south
:rofl: Yeh, talk about being taken for a ride--you stand in line for 15 minutes for something you forget about a minute later.
cronxeh said:
...a new form of democracy - a mathematical-economical based system that separates religion, hypocracy, beuracracy and free enterprises from its core?
Ooooo, cool! :cool:
 

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