Anyone watching Texas senator Wendy Davis filibuster the anti-abortion bill?

(421 Posts)
MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:08:33

You can watch here

She has to talk till midnight, so that is 13hours. Without a break, without sitting down.

When did she start? What an awesome endeavour. Go go go!

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 25-Jun-13 21:15:56

Go Wendy. Go go go.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 25-Jun-13 21:16:40

Oooh, can she yield for a question and have a sit down <West Wing nut>

Found out. OK, so she's been going since 11:18 CDT, which is -5 hours. so she has been going since 16:18 GMT, is that right?

So she is 5 hours in, and has 8 hours to go. Correct?

Wow. And no leaning, stopping at all.

OddBoots Tue 25-Jun-13 21:19:33

Go Wendy!

defineme Tue 25-Jun-13 21:19:52

Truly impressive. No toilet breaks/ no leaning on podium/ no food...
A heroic act and an inspiration.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 25-Jun-13 21:22:04

Wow. I did not know this was today - thanks for sharing MmeL.

Kudos to Wendy - may her stamina and courage see her through to (he) midnight.

sydenhamhiller Tue 25-Jun-13 21:22:26

Ah, amazing. Very West wing...

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:22:41

Amanda
Not sure - they were House rules, if I remember correctly. (fellow WW nut)

TrickyWoo Tue 25-Jun-13 21:23:02

Oh my god. Tears in eyes at thought of this. We need to hear more about it.

MacaYoniandCheese Tue 25-Jun-13 21:24:51

Wow! This is awesome smile.

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:25:17

oooh, a question.

Someone call Josh Lyman to ask if she can sit down.

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 21:26:52

I'll check with him when he gets back from work!

This sounds very exciting.

balia Tue 25-Jun-13 21:26:57

Thank you for the link - watching it now. Go Wendy.

cocolepew Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:03

Inspirational.

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:38

Ha. Thanks, MrsLyman. (Or can I call you Donna?)

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 25-Jun-13 21:28:20

I love it:

She will take the question, but 'she will not yield'.

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 21:29:43

I love both this thread, and the swift inevitable lead in to WW trivia. grin

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 21:30:07

(I reckon Donna would've been Ms, though. wink)

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:30:28

We really need OliviaMN on this thread. I am surprised that she is not here already

bouncychair Tue 25-Jun-13 21:35:56

This is amazing. The consequences of the bill going through would be awful for Texan women.

johnnycomelurky Tue 25-Jun-13 21:39:53

She is amazing! Am very impressed and I really hope she makes it. It's really scary how many states are passing regressive abortion laws sad

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 21:42:20

Only if you include a spoiler alert grin

Malenky, you can take the girl out of Minnesota but you can't take Minesota out of the girl grin

Disclaimer: I know nothing about Minnesota.

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 21:45:56

grin

Ok, just for that post ... you are Donna. I totally heard that in her voice.

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