The Fillibuster RallyAs most know, Republicans started the Senate showdown of the fillibuster today. Why destroty the fillibuster, especially when something like 96 percent of Bush's judges are approved? Simply put, because the far right wing fundamentalist wing of the Republican party has told Bill Frist that if he does their bidding, he becomes their choice for the Republican nominee. They have gone so far as to run adverstisements trying to paint Democrats as anti-Christian because they dare stop the nominees of royal nut-jobs like Priscilla Owen as nominees for lifelong appointees to the federal bench.
I ramble, but if you want to keep up with the debate, head over to the Swing State Project, which has been folowing it all day.
Meanwhile, back in Philly, Moveon has organized its own local 24 hour fillibuster, started at 12 noon today. They will be out there all night, reading speeches from FDR, MLK and JFK, reading their own writing, poetry, etc. Ray, of this website, is one of the organizers of the rally. If you have any time, even just a few minutes, before 12 o'clock, head over to 6th Street, between Arch and Market, and see what it is all about. I stopped by tonight, and I plan no going tomorrow before work, as well.