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Rand Paul Filibusters CIA Nominee

Republicans in Congress are finally taking their first tentative steps toward resisting the neo-fascist onslaught of the administration of Barack Obama. Leading the way? U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who this week filibustered Obama’s nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Paul’s beef? A memo…

Republicans in Congress are finally taking their first tentative steps toward resisting the neo-fascist onslaught of the administration of Barack Obama.

Leading the way? U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who this week filibustered Obama’s nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Paul’s beef? A memo from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking to justify the right of the federal government to target drone strikes against Americans on American soil.

“That Americans could be killed in a café in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is an abomination,” Paul said. “It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. I don’t rise to oppose John Brennan’s nomination simply for the person. I rise today for the principle.”

Supporting Paul? U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon.

U.S. drone strikes have killed an estimated 4,700 people worldwide … not all of them bad . At least that’s according to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.), the first elected official to attach a body count to the controversial program.

“Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that,” Graham said. “But we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al-Qaeda.”

Paul – who at one point read from Alice in Wonderland during his filibuster – beat back an effort by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to sit him down so the chamber could vote on Brennan’s nomination.

The first-term Senator – one of the few genuine free market conservatives in Washington, D.C. – has vowed to hold up Brennan’s nomination “until I can no longer speak.”

UPDATE: Paul ended his filibuster at 12:40 a.m. – 12 hours and 52 minutes after he began.

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48 comments

mph March 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

Ms Graham will be so disappointed that somebody else got to Grandstand in the Senate today.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

+10

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mph March 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

Ms Graham will be so disappointed that somebody else got to Grandstand in the Senate today.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

+10

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Sperm Thurmond March 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

Thirteen hours? You call that a filibuster? Ol Rand needs to get him an underage black girlfriend to help build his stamina.

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Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

Carrie Butler was 16 when she and Ol’Strom were improving his stamina by creating Essie Mae The legal age of consent in SC is 16.

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Sperm Thurmond March 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

Actually, Carrie was 16 when the child was BORN. According to Essie, Uncle Strom came a courting when Carrie was 15.

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Constantine March 7, 2013 at 10:50 am

Back then the age of consent in SC was 14….but you also have to remember that back then interracial intercourse was illegal.

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bob March 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

and that strom was the child’s boss at the time.

BigT March 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Once that girl got it White…and she wanted it all NIGHT…

stickler March 7, 2013 at 11:56 am

No, only interracial marriage. Otherwise half the plantation owners would have been in jail.

Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Most reports on the story say Carrie Butler was 16, Essie is the only one who has reported her age at 15 but I’ll grant the point (though Constantine is correct that at the time the age was 14)

Ol’Strom was not “the child’s” “boss”, she worked for his mama in the family home.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Liberals have a HARD time accepting the fact that Strom had that girl begging for it…She was hooked on the brotha…
It’s funny:women as still considered the plunder of a society…
…and liberals are VERY uncomfortable w/ White Men doing black Women, but they engaGE IN A FORM OF SEXUAL worship OF black men abusing white Women (see OJ)….
They see it as the spoils of the war they have waged on America…it’s reveng-based and VERY sick…and Obama is a product of it…

Ivy Said It March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

WTF?

Sperm Thurmond March 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

Thirteen hours? You call that a filibuster? Ol Rand needs to get him an underage black girlfriend to help build his stamina.

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The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

Carrie Butler was 16 when she and Ol’Strom were improving his stamina by creating Essie Mae The legal age of consent in SC is 16.

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Sperm Thurmond March 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

Actually, Carrie was 16 when the child was BORN. According to Essie, Uncle Strom came a courting when Carrie was 15.

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Constantine March 7, 2013 at 10:50 am

Back then the age of consent in SC was 14….but you also have to remember that back then interracial intercourse was illegal.

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bob March 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

and that strom was the child’s boss at the time.

BigT March 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Once that girl got it White…and she wanted it all NIGHT…

tomstickler March 7, 2013 at 11:56 am

No, only interracial marriage. Otherwise half the plantation owners would have been in jail.

The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Most reports on the story say Carrie Butler was 16, Essie is the only one who has reported her age at 15 but I’ll grant the point (though Constantine is correct that at the time the age was 14)

Ol’Strom was not “the child’s” “boss”, she worked for his mama in the family home.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Liberals have a HARD time accepting the fact that Strom had that girl begging for it…She was hooked on the brotha…
It’s funny:women as still considered the plunder of a society…
…and liberals are VERY uncomfortable w/ White Men doing black Women, but they engaGE IN A FORM OF SEXUAL worship OF black men abusing white Women (see OJ)….
They see it as the spoils of the war they have waged on America…it’s reveng-based and VERY sick…and Obama is a product of it…

Ivy Said It March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

WTF?

Just another Joe March 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

Waste of my tax dollars.

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Just another Joe March 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

Waste of my tax dollars.

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Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

Somebody tell Ol’Rand that he needs to buy a comb and hire a hair stylist – his hair looks as crazy as his father actually is.

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The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

Somebody tell Ol’Rand that he needs to buy a comb and hire a hair stylist – his hair looks as crazy as his father actually is.

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

Earlier this week willie announced that the public,us, ain’t welcome to just walk into public buildings and look around

Earlier this week TSA announced they would allow knives on planes which will probably give them what they wanted all along, more opportunities to shove their fingers up taxpayers’ naked asses and pussies

Earlier this week POTUS announced it ain’t the Peoples’ White House, it is His Damn House and unless you cough up $100,000, stay the fuck in your own home

Back to the drones.

Given all these earlier events drones may not be around the corner but they are sitting a hanger just waiting on a finger nail file to get on a plane to justify the release of a drone to blow the plane and all the passengers to hell and back.

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stickler March 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

C’mon, OWB; you know that the sequester is the reason White House tours have been cut back, dontcha? Get rid of the sequester and even you can tour the White House — assuming you are not on the drone list.

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

Earlier this week willie announced that the public,us, ain’t welcome to just walk into public buildings and look around

Earlier this week TSA announced they would allow knives on planes which will probably give them what they wanted all along, more opportunities to shove their fingers up taxpayers’ naked asses and pussies

Earlier this week POTUS announced it ain’t the Peoples’ White House, it is His Damn House and unless you cough up $100,000, stay the fuck in your own home

Back to the drones.

Given all these earlier events drones may not be around the corner but they are sitting a hanger just waiting on a finger nail file to get on a plane to justify the release of a drone to blow the plane and all the passengers to hell and back.

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tomstickler March 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

C’mon, OWB; you know that the sequester is the reason White House tours have been cut back, dontcha? Get rid of the sequester and even you can tour the White House — assuming you are not on the drone list.

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Tyone Ducktape March 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

Rand loves publicity and stunts. He wants the camera on him and himself alone. Seems to me the Prez has a 2nd amendment right to use drones or guns on people in the US. Look at that murderous cop in California a couple of weeks ago. I would have droned his bunker out of existence. Terrorists and criminals and mentally ill homicidal maniacs deserve a drone strike. Beware of people like Rand who defend liberty. They will take yours away in a heartbeat. Rand is a drama queen looking our for # 1.

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thatpatkerce March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Rand’s method was genius, of course he wants the camera on him. He is drawing attention to a specific cause. (and increasing his public image for 2016) The government should not be able to execute US citizens without due process PERIOD. It Has nothing to do with the second amendment I am skeptical of Rand, but I respect him for this move. Did you even listen to or read any of what he said? Or are you just commenting to put your uninformed opinion out there?……cause we really need more of that…

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Tyone Ducktape March 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

Rand loves publicity and stunts. He wants the camera on him and himself alone. Seems to me the Prez has a 2nd amendment right to use drones or guns on people in the US. Look at that murderous cop in California a couple of weeks ago. I would have droned his bunker out of existence. Terrorists and criminals and mentally ill homicidal maniacs deserve a drone strike. Beware of people like Rand who defend liberty. They will take yours away in a heartbeat. Rand is a drama queen looking our for # 1.

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thatpatkerce March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Rand’s method was genius, of course he wants the camera on him. He is drawing attention to a specific cause. (and increasing his public image for 2016) The government should not be able to execute US citizens without due process PERIOD. It Has nothing to do with the second amendment I am skeptical of Rand, but I respect him for this move. Did you even listen to or read any of what he said? Or are you just commenting to put your uninformed opinion out there?……cause we really need more of that…

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bob March 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

this assures that just like strom thurmond, randy will be elected president. or possibly more likely, that his opponents 4 years from now have hours of tape of this idiot making asinine comment after paranoid rant with which to entertain voters of the KY state.

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bob March 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

this assures that just like strom thurmond, randy will be elected president. or possibly more likely, that his opponents 4 years from now have hours of tape of this idiot making asinine comment after paranoid rant with which to entertain voters of the KY state.

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stickler March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

12 hours and 52 minutes? What a wimp!

When I moved from Kentucky to South Carolina, I thought, damn! DeMint and Huckleberry for my senators? At least I got out before Rand Paul was elected.

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tomstickler March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

12 hours and 52 minutes? What a wimp!

When I moved from Kentucky to South Carolina, I thought, damn! DeMint and Huckleberry for my senators? At least I got out before Rand Paul was elected.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Gotta KILL Y’all. Rand Paul is BigT (doing just what I’d Do) in elected office…and he is becoming a HERO….

And He;s P!$$!*g off all the FITS moderates and liberals……..

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Pretty Boy Afro March 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

BigT is my hero!

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Gotta KILL Y’all. Rand Paul is BigT (doing just what I’d Do) in elected office…and he is becoming a HERO….

And He;s P!$$!*g off all the FITS moderates and liberals……..

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Pretty Boy Afro March 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

BigT is my hero!

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Ayn's baby boy March 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Is that his hair or does it have a leash?

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Ayn's baby boy March 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Is that his hair or does it have a leash?

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Mark March 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Serious? All the hair jokes? Crazy daddy? I guess y’all are only happy when you have “leadership” that kisses the ring and stays in line. Yeah it was grandstanding but what the hell, I would rather see someone grandstand than dine with the chosen ones.

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Mark March 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Serious? All the hair jokes? Crazy daddy? I guess y’all are only happy when you have “leadership” that kisses the ring and stays in line. Yeah it was grandstanding but what the hell, I would rather see someone grandstand than dine with the chosen ones.

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