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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Filibusters in Pop Culture Senator Alfonse D'Amato (1986) Famous RealFilibusters vs Parks and Recreaction (2013) Senator Wendy Davis (2013) Senator Ted Cruz (2013) Senator Strom Thurmond (1957) The second longest filibuster was conducted by Alfonse D'Amato who spoke for 23 hours and 30 minutes to stall debate on a militarybill in 1986. Patton Oswald engages in a political filibuster that consists of him offering his thoughts for the plot of future Star Wars films. When the full 9 minutes of the filibuster was uploaded onto the Internet, itbecame somewhat memetic. Mr. Smith Goes toWashington (1939) The West Wing (2000) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Senator Rand Paul spoke on the Senate floor just shy of 13 hours, asking forclarification on exactly how far the government's authority extends concerning the use of droneattacks against American citizens. When the Republican senate in Texastried to push a bill to shut down abortion centers, Wendy Davis spoke for 12 hours. Seized by his opposition to Obamacare, Ted Cruzcompleted a 21 hour filibuster marathon on the Senate floor. The record for the longest filibuster in history goes to Strom Thumond who spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Daredevil #26 (1968) Foggy Nelson defends the practice of representing masked criminals as a necessary part of the American legal system by filibustering. Senator Smith conducts a filibuster to stop a corrupt public works bill. Talking until heis exhausted,Smith uses the tactic to uphold his principles. An old Senator Stackhouse threatens a filibusterif money isn't allocated for an autism research program on a new health bill. Filibuster (n.) - an action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a waythat does not technically contravene the required procedures. Senator Rand Paul (2013) Robin of Loxley has a habit of filibustering and genlty lulling the townspeople to sleep in the process. Sources: & By Chelsea Lee
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