I would love to see this happen, before Democrats get a chance to change their minds when they're in the minority. Costco Connection magazine is probably one of the few truly mainstream publications I read, and they asked "Should it be harder to filibuster?" in last month's "Dialogue" (in which they have two experts present contrasting opinions on a single topic, along with reader opnions). They printed some reactions in this month's issue (a month later! on paper! I didn't know anybody still did this!) and the last one was from "Charlie Hunt, Royal Oaks, Michigan": "NO. The original framers of the Constitution got it right in the first place. Leave it the way they wrote it."
Except that the filibuster isn't in the U.S. Constituition. It is part of the Senate's self-created "rules," and arguably the result of an historical accident. I would like another rule that says you have to learn about the Constitution before you try to defend it.
Please excuse the dadblog interlude. This is Silas' current favorite song, and the lyrics occasionally get modified to describe a "soccer game" or a "Star Wars game" (in which it is a shame if Darth Vader loses). It's in tight rotation now with Silas' other current singalong favorite, "Just a Gigolo," with a softspoken delivery that's more Bing Crosby than David Lee Roth. Hopefully I can catch that on video too.
"Just a Gigolo" is best known in a form first recorded by Louis Prima in 1956, where it was paired in a medley with another old standard, "I Ain't Got Nobody" (words by Roger Graham and music by Spencer Williams, 1915). Although these two songs have nothing else in common, the popularity of Prima's combination, and of David Lee Roth's 1985 cover version of the medley, has led to the mistaken perception by some that the songs are two parts of a single original composition.
Almost perfectly square, thin, homogeneously chewy slices of enriched white bread, extruded from a place called "Butter Farm." This was a purchase from Uwajimaya that I couldn't resist—I think mostly because this bread makes me feel like I'm saying, "Computer... two slices of bread, toasted."
Deer Hunting with Jesus. It's a little dated (2007) and written a little too much to "entertain," but I learned a lot, especially in the section on guns. Thanks for the recommendation, CBell. Definitely worthwhile.