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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:16 PM

Peeing During Filibusters, Explained



http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/peeing-during-filibusters-explained-wendy-davis


Update (6/27/2013): This morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that, according to Joel Burns, who holds Sen. Davis' former Fort Worth City Council seat, Davis was equipped with a catheter during her filibuster. When contacted to confirm, Davis' office responded that the senator "made all necessary preparations."

1. Steam baths and a surreptitious urine bucket:
Thurmond, who completed the longest federal filibuster in US history (24 hours, 18 minutes) in 1957, took the minimalist route with a bucket. His aides set it up in the cloakroom so that Thurmond could pee while keeping one foot on the Senate floor.

2. When without a bathroom, bring the bathroom to you!
In 2001, then St. Louis Alderwoman Irene Smith staged a filibuster during a City Hall debate to protest a ward redistricting plan that she believed would have hurt the city's black communities. Nature called, but rather than yielding the floor and ending her filibuster, Smith's aides came down and surrounded her with a sheet, quilt, and tablecloth while she relieved herself in a trash can. Here's video of the incident:



3. Astronaut bags and a light diet

4. Catheters

5. Adult diapers

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underpants Jun 2013 OP
tularetom Jun 2013 #1
Whisp Jun 2013 #2
StrayKat Jun 2013 #3
badtoworse Jun 2013 #4
freeplessinseattle Jun 2013 #5
RedCappedBandit Jun 2013 #7
Honeycombe8 Jun 2013 #6
marions ghost Jun 2013 #8

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

1. Waaay too much information

Thank god they didn't bother to tell us what happens when a filibusterer experiences some fecal urgency.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:22 PM

2. a subject line truly fitting for the poster's name.

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:16 PM

3. No antidiuretics? nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:59 PM

4. Could give a whole new meaning to chamberpots

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:00 PM

5. Wow, and she must've been really thirsty, too, looks hot in there

I give her major points for her dedication-and bravery! While being filmed, no less.

I liked watching that Board President's discomfort, though, I have to admit

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Response to freeplessinseattle (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:06 PM

7. Gotta love it. He had no idea how to react, LOL.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:02 PM

6. Nope. The answer is.....adult diaper. Ba-da-bing. With a loose dress on top.

There IS an advantage to being female sometimes!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:11 PM

8. Is this really true? Not the Onion?

--what is the point? People have to pee in a trashcan?

This is idiotic.

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