Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Mat AIne
Mat AIne Today, 14:25
As long as the zionists run the gov, media, companies etc. , the usa is doomed.
UMICL Today, 10:22
14:34 wait is that a white guy in blackface
Mark Hashman
Mark Hashman Today, 03:04
The number of times I jumped back to 11:49 has surpassed the number of times Ted Geisel somersaulted in his grave during that blustering filibuster (filibluster?) session.
Maya Deslilas
Maya Deslilas Today, 00:20
So Mitch what's-his-face wanted to block the green new deal and called himself the grim reaper? Man, he didn't even bother to do a sh*tty pun and say he was the green reaper
Bthsr71 Yesterday, 23:59
I can see reasons for keeping the filibuster, namely to check the power of any political party that gets too much power from moving ahead with legislation unopposed. That said, with how much use it's seeing to just flat out stop legislation from ever moving forward in the process, I feel that it might be time to test whether the other safeguards against consolidated political power are enough. Then again, with all the current and recent attacks on the separation of powers, I am hesitant. On the other hand, with the current state of the climate, the lack of protection for the people, the growing power of businesses, and the global diminishing of stability and peaceful international relations, our government has a lot to do and very little time to do it.
Sho Am
Sho Am Yesterday, 23:35
So, is that the original purpose of the saucer? TIL..
Andrés Falcone
Andrés Falcone Yesterday, 22:44
Honestly, Americans need to stop thinking that their Constitution, political traditions and the wishes of the founding fathers are holy and should remain untouched. They're stucked with many laws and institutions from the 18th century that have no justification today, and can't do anything about it because it's almost impossible to change them. Maybe it's time to do as most countries do from time to time (including very stable and serious democracies), and make a new Constitution. That doesn't mean flushing the current one down the toilet. All the parts that are still good can be kept in a new one.
Harsh Raythattha
Harsh Raythattha Yesterday, 22:15
I want to say that I agree with this video, but I also want to call out a bit of the bias in it. I know this is an extremely liberal talk show so I understand. ( Don't call me out lol I like this show which is why I'm commenting) When he says that we should care that Republicans want it too, and we should be worried about Republican laws getting passed I want to say I disagree a bit. Because honestly getting rid of the filibuster isn't about one side getting the advantage over the other. It's about removing an unfair policy that affects the passing of any law. Democrats are probably just as guilty of filibusters as Republicans. But both versions of filibuster are unfair to each other. To be completely fair both must not get the right to filibuster. And we need to start passing laws. Id honestly rather have a republican law passed rather than have the filibuster in place allowing for no laws to be passed at all, because at least if the law is passed and it doesn't work we can get rid of it whereas not doing anything gets nothing done. This is called progress. With the filibuster, we have no progress. A famous general once said "making the wrong decision is better than making no decision at all". If you fail, you can fix it. If you don't do anything....well you're at a standstill forever. If you read all this thank you!
Carlos Nieblas
Carlos Nieblas Yesterday, 18:19
this show can be biased as fuck, but i still love this show
Sharad Kazimi
Sharad Kazimi Yesterday, 17:33
How did John zip his pants without using his hands? He should go back to the Stephen Colbert Mime School.
Indroneil Biswas
Indroneil Biswas Yesterday, 17:19
Sipping out of a saucer... clearly you haven’t been to my home country, Ollie
Neil Stone
Neil Stone Yesterday, 14:55
The rock makes me question my sexuality
Elizabeth Vanesian
Elizabeth Vanesian Yesterday, 11:53
Rand Paul eating that candy bar is me
armaximogen Yesterday, 11:25
We still use saucer to cool coffee down here in Indonesia, it’s the “traditional” way of drinking coffee..
senseamp Yesterday, 06:13
Dems should nuke the filibuster first thing, pack the courts second thing.
Clayton Jones
Clayton Jones Yesterday, 03:46
There are plenty of things historically considered okay that could possibly do with revision in the modern United States of America
C M C Yesterday, 02:30
his father is german Trumf what literally means Trump
Greetings from Cascadia
Greetings from Cascadia 20 September 2019 23:27
Pouring your coffee from the cup onto a saucer, then drinking from the saucer...seems a bit redundant.
Tejas Nair
Tejas Nair 20 September 2019 23:21
15:39 he meant his foreskin
Trevor Wong
Trevor Wong 20 September 2019 22:12
Excuse me but has he seen chasing Amy cause that’s not what happens in the ducking movie
Solomon Beeching
Solomon Beeching 20 September 2019 21:56
How many episodes can we get with Ted Cruz poems? I am loving it! ♪~(´ε` )
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson 20 September 2019 20:50
the rules on cheating.... well there goes everything we learned about the bill in school.
WhosYourDaddyNow 20 September 2019 20:39
So the filibuster, for the last couple of decades, has been pushing actual decisions on legislation to be decided by the supreme high chancellor.... I mean the U.S. president.Nice representation of the people in your version 'democracy'.
john pyle
john pyle 20 September 2019 19:25
Extremely partisan nature? Translation: GOP.
Jane Srygley
Jane Srygley 20 September 2019 16:55
JIMMY STEWART WAS NOT A BAD ACTOR!!!! Yeesh not ok dude.
Shade :3
Shade :3 20 September 2019 12:46
11:50 if you came here for Ted annihilation.
PhoenixQuill 20 September 2019 06:43
Populations aren't represented based on size, the Senate is broken, elections can be lost even if candidates won most of the votes... American democracy sure is great....
Yolande Long
Yolande Long 20 September 2019 06:13
...that man ted cruz, can suck my balls!! I freaking died! John Oliver is awesome.
A.half-baked Nobody
A.half-baked Nobody 20 September 2019 06:08
some good bars coming from oliver! <3
Harsh Raythattha
Harsh Raythattha 20 September 2019 03:12
Me, an Indian guy, watching this episode drinking Chai from my saucer at 2 in the morning the way my mom taught me: ... :(
TheAGcollector101 20 September 2019 03:12
John Oliver- Shows picture of saucerAmericans- wait, you mean those tiny plates aren't just for when I need a smaller plate and don't want to do a lot of dishes?
Dahak 20 September 2019 02:33
I'm in favor of keeping the filibuster but making the senators still stand and speak. Why? Because it IS a useful tool to give the minority party some power in our government. By making them stand and speak it comes with an actual cost (unlike now) that the senators have to pay unlike the current system. If you look at that graph they showed highlighting the misuse of the filibuster, you might notice things really took off once there was no price to pay. If, for example Republicans had 50 votes to repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing, without the filibuster that would happen. Instantly. Nothing anyone can do about it. Just like what happened with Kavanaugh. The only reason they even had debate over a Supreme Court Justice nominee was a couple Republicans weren't sure. If there is a physical cost to pay it means it doesn't get abused over basic bills and is used only on things that are actually rather important to the minority party.
Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson 19 September 2019 22:51
The purpose of the senate is to protect the opulent minority. Check the googler or Federalist 51. Lawson di Ransom Canyon
hazel dub
hazel dub 19 September 2019 22:32
nobody is asking the important question here.. is that painting up for auction
Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke 19 September 2019 21:16
How Ted Cruz did not get the blatant, obvious irony of trying to filibuster the ACA by reading Green Eggs and beyond me. Does he not get the moral of that story? Is he that fucking STUPID?!?!Rhetorical question. We all know he is.
melvina628 19 September 2019 19:16
6:41 So, it's a rich people's blockade for poor people's desires, just like the electoral college.
luke shaw
luke shaw 19 September 2019 18:08
>of course there were dutch pirates!...who do you think founded the dutch west indies (aruba, bonaire, curacao - as well as sint maarten, & suriname)?...also the nicaraguan caribbean town of "bluefields" is named after this dutch pirate ;
Yuuri Shibuya
Yuuri Shibuya 19 September 2019 17:51
11:11 Oliver’s British accent surfaces.
David T
David T 19 September 2019 10:46
#Yang2020 #AndrewYang
Sexy Weenis
Sexy Weenis 19 September 2019 09:04
Sigh our countries fucked once again
lordis belingsly
lordis belingsly 19 September 2019 07:56
is rand short for randall?
Stephanie The Teacher
Stephanie The Teacher 19 September 2019 05:45
Jimmy Stewart a bad actor?? What the actual fuck, John. I love you but you are testing that love right now.
firewordsparkler 19 September 2019 05:24
this is the video where i learned that john oliver didn't know why saucers existed
IntermediateJesus 19 September 2019 05:20
Sipping Coffe from a saucer was pretty common back in the day in many parts of europe too.
lmcgiglez 19 September 2019 02:33
Look, I agree, but before it's killed I would really like someone to filibuster something Cruz wants by reading Ted Cruz fanfiction (preferably something small, I don't want to really fork over the country much more). I've never seen any TC fanfiction, however according to the rules of the internet, it exists somewhere.I just want that. Maybe for Christmas.
Susan Hillwig
Susan Hillwig 19 September 2019 01:12
John Oliver's most-controversial statement ever: "[Jimmy Stewart] was a bad actor."
paul casino
paul casino 19 September 2019 01:04
I disagree with John Oliver a lot but the Jimmy Stewart thing goes to far.
Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke 19 September 2019 00:30
I have long defended the filibuster for the sole reason to prevent far reaching, major legislation that affects millions of lives from being able to pass with a simple majority. I have always believed such things should, if at all possible, have agreement with a larger majority of the Senate. If there is enough will to pass something over a filibuster, then compromise and working together becomes more likely.But, those days are gone...
Sai Anand
Sai Anand 18 September 2019 22:18
Did anybody else think of the video for Nobody Speak ( ) when he spoke about senators brawling mid-session?
lordblazer 18 September 2019 22:12
Obama is Black. therefore the filibuster will be weaponized to ridiculous levels of abuse to restore a norm of white supremacy.