Word of the Day: Filibuster

fil·i·bus·ter

/ˈfiləˌbəstər/

noun

1. an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.

Today’s filibuster obstructed all progress for an entire afternoon, and six liars yawned. As usual, nothing was accomplished. Good job America. 

synonyms: stonewalling, delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing

2. historical: a person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.

verb

1. act in an obstructive manner in a legislature, especially by speaking at inordinate length.

The liar filibustered for hours and thus the bill was never passed because all the other liars were six feet under by the time the first came up for a breath of air. 

“Can we quit all this filibustering and get down to business?” 

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