Sponsored Content









































« Wednesday Morning News Dump | Main | Media Which Wetted Its Panties Over Wendy Davis Has Not a Good Thing to Say About Ted Cruz »
September 25, 2013

Final Minutes of Ted Cruz's Not-Quite-a-Filbuster, as Reid Counts Down the Minutes Until He Seizes the Floor

I did not expect him to have this level of endurance, to be honest. He has completely beat my expectations as far as determination.

This must be a difficult thing.

Here's a recap from National Journal.

8:53 a.m.: Ted Cruz: I'm Not Hip

Comparing himself to Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, Senator Cruz said that he is not hip. That he can't attract people with earrings and Birkenstocks. But, he says, he can still quote Ashton Kutcher. "I will take it as a given that there is no politician on the planet who qualifies as cool."

As he did on Tuesday, Cruz decided to cite from Ashton Kutcher's Teen Choice Awards speech. Video of the speech itself, and some background on it, can be found below.

"Always be sexy," Cruz said, quoting Kutcher. "I salute that message."


Reid is determined to retake the floor at noon.

But Cruz has set the record for the fourth-longest Senate speech.

Of course, if you're going to talk for almost 24 hours, you're going to have to talk about Star Wars at some point.

I don't know if he did that as a reference to Patton Oswald's filibuster on Parks and Recreation. Maybe, maybe not.


Thanks to @gabrielmalor and @benk84. They already covered all/most of this. But we needed a new thread and Cruz is nearing the end.

digg this
posted by Ace at 11:47 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
almost zombie Anne Heche: " I might just be in the mood to buy some Lego Bric ..."

IrishEi: "Michael Beschloss is married or an Iranian and one ..."

quantum mechanic: "[i]But she will never leave. Two years is a lifeti ..."

Helena Handbasket: ">>> 93 Reported on Yahoo news with the headline & ..."

Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd: "She launched into a disgusting verbal attack again ..."

Hairyback Guy: "One party hole. Might be leaning for separation an ..."

Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics: "I don't think they'll be able to spend all the mon ..."

IrishEi: ">>>Who was it at NSA who originally tipped DJT he ..."

wth: "Called the Inflation Expansion Act, the bill passe ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "A novel that incorporated elements of Islam in a w ..."

18-1: "[i] Sessions was a conservative hero in the senate ..."

Jonah: "Manchin will select his GOP foe in 2024, like he ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64