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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:15 PM

photos from the democratic filibuster in texas

i was at the filibuster in the texas senate in support of senator wendy davis. a long line of people waited to get into the packed gallery to show their support

heres some photos i took from the gallery

heres a GOP senator reading the manual of legislative procedure to try and figure out a way to stop the filibuster

DSC01857 by rdking647, on Flickr

the texas state senate. senator davis is on the lower right

DSC01831 by rdking647, on Flickr

senator davis and her orange shoes. the dems chose to wear orange and so did their supporters

DSC01833 by rdking647, on Flickr

senator ( hopefully the next governor) davis

DSC01851 by rdking647, on Flickr

the line to get into the gallery. around the rotunda and down the hall

DSC01863 by rdking647, on Flickr

a protestor being escorted out

DSC01848 by rdking647, on Flickr




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rdking647 Jun 2013 OP
thelordofhell Jun 2013 #1
blogslut Jun 2013 #2
octoberlib Jun 2013 #3
Lucinda Jun 2013 #4
fredamae Jun 2013 #5
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #8
fredamae Jun 2013 #9
derby378 Jun 2013 #10
fredamae Jun 2013 #11
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #13
rdking647 Jun 2013 #25
Iliyah Jun 2013 #12
rdking647 Jun 2013 #6
Teamster Jeff Jun 2013 #7
Iliyah Jun 2013 #14
blogslut Jun 2013 #23
libodem Jun 2013 #15
Iliyah Jun 2013 #16
Iliyah Jun 2013 #17
kalli007 Jun 2013 #18
Iliyah Jun 2013 #19
pacalo Jun 2013 #20
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #21
Iliyah Jun 2013 #22
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #24
TorchTheWitch Jun 2013 #26
rdking647 Jun 2013 #27
TorchTheWitch Jun 2013 #28
NoPasaran Jun 2013 #29
RILib Jun 2013 #37
NoPasaran Jun 2013 #38
colorado_ufo Jun 2013 #31
Coyotl Jun 2013 #30
Moostache Jun 2013 #43
Fire Walk With Me Jun 2013 #32
ctsnowman Jun 2013 #33
AzDar Jun 2013 #34
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #35
grantcart Jun 2013 #36
midnight Jun 2013 #39
avaistheone1 Jun 2013 #40
BrotherIvan Jun 2013 #41
Moostache Jun 2013 #42
Ohio Joe Jun 2013 #44


Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:18 PM

2. Thank you!

Thank you for being there, for the photos and for keeping us updated!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. Thanks for the pics and Bravo to Senator Davis! nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:21 PM

4. Thank you! I did a little reading about her earlier today.

She sounds pretty amazing.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:25 PM

5. Senator Davis

Should go to DC and teach the Dems there how to Be Dems!

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Response to fredamae (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:37 PM

8. No. We need to keep her here in Texas and vote a bunch more Texans Democrats into office.


The only way to turn Texas blue is to KEEP the Democrats that we now have and find more of them!


Edited to fix typo.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:54 PM

9. Ok, you win--

I'm sure it warms her heart to know folks are now "fighting" over where she can best serve...
All joking aside-She's a winner-TX is better off because of her service.
She really is an "old school Dem", imo.
Good luck to you all

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Response to fredamae (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:06 PM

10. That woman on the Senate floor is going to be Texas' next governor

The ghost of Ann Richards is going to be so proud of her.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:12 PM

11. If I lived there

I'd definitely recruit, support and vote for her...

Best of luck to all of you!

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Response to derby378 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:36 PM

13. More than likely Julian Castro (mayor of San Antonio) will be running for Texas governor.


Both Castro or Davis would be much better than Perry.

I think we need to keep Davis in the Texas legislature for awhile so she can kick ass there



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:19 PM

25. a dirty sock would be better than pointy boots

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:32 PM

12. The the Supreme Court ruling

of VRA, sections 4 and 5, good luck with that. I'm in 100% support of Dems in Texas but y'all have an up hill battle cause your fellow GOPer are RED re-districting as we speak. More lawsuits on the way.

Cheers to Ms. Davis!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:28 PM

6. the GOP did acomplish one thing today

i signed up to make a monthly contribution to planned parenthood.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:31 PM

7. Way to go Texas Dems! nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:05 PM

14. Status?

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:03 PM

23. Texas Tribune is liveblogging the filibuster

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:34 PM

15. Twelve hours

No potty breaks and no leaning on anything.

Goddess, be with this brave woman who is speaking out for the right to chose what we do with our own bodies. She must prevail for all the women in Texas.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:45 PM

16. YES

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:46 PM

17. And

stay on subject, yahoooooooo

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:48 PM

18. My cousin is there

tweeting and updating on FB.

I cant wait to move to Austin next year, actually getting to be a witness to things in action!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:51 PM

19. Star Wars

stay on target

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:53 PM

20. K&R!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:56 PM

21. Amazing, beautiful, inspiring woman. And kudos to all the supporters!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:00 PM

22. Young people

history for TX

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:14 PM

24. Sit up and pay attention! This is an American woman

speaking for all of us.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

26. can someone explain to me why she has to do this by herself?

I don't get it that other Dems can't take over for her or why in the world she can't lean on anything or for heaven's sake go to the bathroom. How in the world does anyone go 13 hours without needing to use the bathroom???

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:52 PM

27. its the filibuster rules in the texas senate

i addition she has to remain on topic for the whole thing. no reading named from the phone book etc....
if she receives 3 warning the senate can vote to stop her from talking

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:32 PM

28. thanks!

That's just crazy though. It's pretty much torture to have a rule where only one person can filibuster and they can't even go to the bathroom in all that time. It's pretty amazing that she's doing this considering these barbaric rules.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:45 PM

29. The point of a filibuster is it's not supposed to be easy

Harry Reid, hint hint.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:13 PM

37. If the movies are right

 

Last edited Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:42 PM - Edit history (1)

in the U.S. Senate, people can change back and forth to keep a filibuster going.

edit: Yes, I mean the way it was.

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Response to RILib (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:20 PM

38. Currently in the US Senate all they have to do is say they want to filibuster

No need to actually speak, much less wear a catheter.

Anyway, each body that allows a filibuster has its own rules.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:56 AM

31. No shame in using Depends!

I can easily stand on my feet for 13 hours, even at my age, but the speaking would be difficult - the voice would probably go. She needs to depend on the microphone and conserve her voice. She's already wearing the right shoes It also appears from the photo that she very smartly is wearing support stockings to help her legs. It is terrible that they have given her a hand-held microphone - those things are heavy! They should have provided a microphone on a stand.

She can do this - it's written in her face.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:51 PM

30. I #standwithwendy photo

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:53 PM

43. Warren - Davis 2016 (n/t)

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:07 AM

32. K&R!

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:32 AM

33. K & R

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:40 AM

34. Senator Davis!!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:01 PM

35. K & R

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:45 PM

36. very inspiring

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:22 PM

39. Thank you for sharing photos..

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

40. Kudos to this amazing woman.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:48 PM

41. Now THOSE are COMFORTABLE SHOES!

That was a serious old school lesson in showing those pigs how it's done.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:28 PM

42. I was thinking two things last night watching this...

#1 - Wendy Davis is so awesome that she does not need me to say it....that's like saying the sun is really hot - its just self-evident!

#2 - I would cackle my ass off and fly to Washington to watch ANY old white man GOP senator attempt anything even CLOSE to that kind of restrictive filibuster.

Eh-hem, paging Harry Reid...Mr. Reid, this fine woman from Texas has just shown you exactly how it looks to have a pair of brass balls...and hers are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay bigger than yours.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:54 PM

44. K&R - nt

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