Friday, November 18, 2005

The F-word

As in filibuster. Senator Russ Feingold is threatening to filibuster the Patriot Act renewal if the conference removes the civil liberties protections that were unanimously passed by the Senate.

What, exactly, would Senator Feingold read during a filibuster? The Bill of Rights.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to add emails for reps, sen & congressman so readers can click, email and move on. It makes responding to a topic quick & easy and you don't forget to do it!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Tired of Idiots said...

Every time someone proposes the F-word lately, the Republicans just threaten to change the rules so it can't be used.

Nice to see how the Republicans have the interests of the American people at heart, isn't it?

9:11 AM  
Blogger ACLU of Pennsylvania said...

Thanks for the suggestion. The links are going up. The most effective things to do are (1) call and (2) send a personalized letter. Emails are far less effective.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Feingold does go ahead and filibuster. I wonder if, when reading the Bill of Rights, she'll skip over that pesky 2nd amendment that she wishes weren't there.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you confusing Russel Feingold with Diane Feinstein?

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They tell people to email rather than snail mail becuase of the anthrax scare. I've been told it takes weeks sometimes for them to even get snail mail. Some emails I send get a responce in less than 24 hours (a real reply, not automated- they take 2.5 seconds and don't count). Links will help to cover all bases. Thanks:-)

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bill of Rights? Thank Goodness someone thought to save a copy!

2:01 PM  

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