Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.
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Monika - преди 2 дни
I just feel bad for the guy behind Trump with the "Blacks for Trump" sign... So naive and stupid.
HinekoAkahi - преди 4 дни
You know what would really encourage debate in the Senate? Requiring 60 votes to confirm a bill _and also requiring 60 votes to reject it._
Amasing Man
Amasing Man - преди 5 дни
Randomananon McAnon
Randomananon McAnon - преди 7 дни
Yes, the system is built with checks and balances in order to slow down legislation that would be destructive to the country and to help ensure that minorities don't get run over policy-wise by majorities. Even with these protections in place we still see things like the trail of tears, Jim Crowe Laws and Japanese Internment. If anything we need more protections for toxic ideas that are supported by a simple majority of the voters, not less.
Tucker Bowen
Tucker Bowen - преди 8 дни
i'll admit, i also have one or two values in common with Trump. we both actually liked Ben Affleck as Batman, we both like buxom women, neither of us drink alcohol, and we both think Eric and DJ are idiots.
Quentin Shock
Quentin Shock - преди 8 дни
17:43 is that man behind him admiring John's Johnson
Communist Potato
Communist Potato - преди 8 дни
Dwayne my rock Johnson

I need help
Calum Tonry
Calum Tonry - преди 8 дни
The senate was probably designed that way because there were a couple more states who joined, 37 to be exact so 60 votes would be a lot more
Calum Tonry
Calum Tonry - преди 8 дни
I mean less
J Candy
J Candy - преди 8 дни
People out there saying that this is the world's greatest deliberative body don't believe a word of it.
charlie hunter
charlie hunter - преди 9 дни
Australia solved this issue 60 years ago when someone talked for 18 hours so they limited it to a few minutes
John Fraser
John Fraser - преди 11 дни
Dear america: your news is owned by the rich and they don't want to scare you poor sheep. everything's fine. i hope your country suffers because of its criminal negligence to stand up to its corrupt government left or right wing. but lets be real here watch republicans backwards in interviews its tones of fun. they say utter nonsense that dosent make any sense to the topic at hand and then a simple question is asked. really funny they deflect and attack the accusers of their shitty acts and words and act like everything else is the problem. Your all American because you cannot look past this stupidity and admit you made a mistake putting a demented Cheeto with the brain of a 4 year old at the helm. your electoral collage voted him in not you. the people. never you the people, the ones that own your country hate you. they hate you and want you to fight like this. because it creates an even bigger funnel they snatch the wealth while we bicker.
Samuel G
Samuel G - преди 11 дни
Medicare for all will not happen unless you fight for it, so let's just give up?
Cardiovascular Bronchitis
Cardiovascular Bronchitis - преди 12 дни
Storm Thurmond is Republican and not a Democrat.
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo - преди 13 дни
Big penis?
Ciro Di Marzio
Ciro Di Marzio - преди 14 дни
Well.. Filibuster.
ElectricMessiah1 - преди 14 дни
Almost believe this bullshit. Until someone told me he is a Liverpool fan. En
Jakob Schulze
Jakob Schulze - преди 14 дни
"Freebooter" in dutch.
"Freibeuter" in German
LadyQAB - преди 12 дни
'Vrijbuiter' in Dutch
gspendlove - преди 14 дни
Type "Jimmy Stewart poem" into the search field and watch him make Johnny Carson tear up. And if you don't cry as well, there's something seriously wrong with you.
Krazee Ladee
Krazee Ladee - преди 15 дни
John, as a Dutch person, I am utterly insulted by your terrible Dutch accent. It's not nearly robotic enough. We cut every sound as short as we can and we don't make that 'sh' sound. Also we overarticulate to a point where it sounds almost alien. Get it right next time.
Steven Joseph
Steven Joseph - преди 15 дни
Why keep the Senate?? Dump that legislative branch!!!!
thetruephoenixful - преди 16 дни
Maybe a bunch of white slave owning old men in the 1700 didn't create the best governmental system ever, and maybe it should be tweaked and updated because "this is how we've always done it" is not a good argument.
Bailey - преди 17 дни
Why the fuck do I keep meeting men with beautiful beards who see fit to shave them to reveal hideous faces underneath? Please stop. No. No you don't look good shaven.
V0 .123
V0 .123 - преди 18 дни
People still drink coffee off saucers😑... It helps the coffee

"Ckoooool the passions" 🧙🏻‍♂️
Omar van de Poll
Omar van de Poll - преди 18 дни
I'm offended by your dutch stereotype lol
Daan Overveld
Daan Overveld - преди 19 дни
It's been christmas John. I want that Pirates of the Netherlands to be released right now.
Stazi_Die - преди 19 дни
Let's all not forget Mitch
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach - преди 20 дни
2:45 There were a TON of Dutch pirates
K H - преди 21 ден
they cooled coffee in a saucer in Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (set in late 1800s), too. Always seemed quaint and useful to me.
Gaurav Baindur
Gaurav Baindur - преди 22 дни
In local tea and coffee houses in South India especially, pouring coffee or tea into a saucer sometimes or another cup is pretty common
Coletha Albert
Coletha Albert - преди 22 дни
I am for the filibuster.
Ainchase Ishmael
Ainchase Ishmael - преди 26 дни
Me: I know what filibuster is I read el filibusterismo
*watches lto*
Me: surprised pikachu
Waggish Sagacity
Waggish Sagacity - преди 26 дни
Simply brilliant! A stupid idea [filibuster] does not become good just because it is very old (but not so old as the Founding Fathers) or theatrical, or disgusting or exhausting or portrayed badly in a silly movie. The filibuster has to be scrapped (even if Donald Trump supports the idea -- even numbskulls come up with a good idea once in a blue moon). Thanks, John Oliver!
Giulio Ricciardi
Giulio Ricciardi - преди 27 дни
Ted Cruz is such a douchebag
Fredrik Dunge
Fredrik Dunge - преди 29 дни
Anyone bothered to to Ted Cruz that green eggs and ham is about changing your mind?
Jayson Brown
Jayson Brown - преди 29 дни
Dr Suesus is Satanic so I'm not surprised Ted Cruz was reading it! He needs to be visited by the Reaper or some REEFER! OR SOMEONE SHOULD PULL THAT BROOMSTICK OUT OF HIM!
Jasemine_Hyena - преди месец
Can we all take a moment to appreciate the guy in the back at 17:42 ?
gold dust woman
gold dust woman - преди месец
I hope mitch McConnell meets the grim reaper
William Esping
William Esping - преди месец
The purpose of the filibuster isn’t supposed to necessarily encourage debate though it can do so. It’s used to block devastating legislation by the minority. So lets say McConnell wants to push through something abhorrent, Democrats can block it.
Anuj Khanna
Anuj Khanna - преди месец
In India a lot of people even today drink their tea from the saucer and it looks okay,you should have left your elitist English altitude back but i guess Brits will remain assholes where ever they go.So have a nice day mommy fucker.
Axl Johnson
Axl Johnson - преди месец
I'll just leave this here:
History and Etymology for avast
perhaps from Dutch houd vast hold fast
dutch pirates ... very much a thing
Justin Moore
Justin Moore - преди месец
I think that pretty much sums it up. Can someone make a meme depicting my perspective. That would be great. Thanks
Jorge Luiz Correia
Jorge Luiz Correia - преди месец
in france people do drink like that still
Adam M
Adam M - преди месец
He ended with the Chewbacca Defense?
Dominika Dovicakova
Dominika Dovicakova - преди месец
Me: a slovakian living in England religiously watching LastWeek tonight even if a lot of it is on US politics and I have no idea what's going on
tmr3volver - преди месец
I have a solution! Filibusting is allowed, but everyone else is allowed to shoot you with a slingshot. Head shots are discouraged, but permitted.
Scribblebytes - преди месец
PS in South Africa we pour our tea/coffee in a saucer. Its not popular now but I did when I was growing up.
Scribblebytes - преди месец
Can I get a side dish of Booker or Yang?
Michael Ray
Michael Ray - преди месец
My first exposure to Filibuster was an episode of Parks and Rec.
onequartercanadian - преди месец
17:50 Someone give that guy in the background a raise. He’s acting //the shit// out of that bit! 🤣
James Scannell
James Scannell - преди месец
That blacks for trump guy behind trump at the rally is an actual murderer. Look it up it's true and he is standing just feet away from the president. Trump is so desperate for black people to stand behind him at rallies that he has a murderous cult leader stand in camera shot.
The Law
The Law - преди месец
if you want a tale of Dutch pirates from like 800 years ago just watch any viking movie. Tons of the vikingr were Dutch.
nox 333
nox 333 - преди месец
An incompetent senate, unpopular leaders, an inability to adapt and change and a huge disparity between the classes (Rome - the fall of the empire)
Kyng - преди месец
Another fun fact. John Oliver was born the same exact day as another wrestler, John Cena
Gan Khef
Gan Khef - преди месец
Oh man, POD Save America is gonna love this.
Sjorben - преди месец
I don't think dutch people talk like swedes. I'm dutch so I guess I would know?
Sara Grace
Sara Grace - преди месец
"The senate is the last place on earth the opinions of minorities are represented" says a white man in a Senate with 3 women and zero African or native Americans. And for anyone who believes that comment is acceptable because he was discussing political minorities you are openly saying the existence of actual minorities shouldnt be included in the word minorities
Lilly isnt here
Lilly isnt here - преди месец
We learned about Sumner in history class! The worse part is after he got out of office, people were still sending him canes 😂
Dubby - преди месец
What if each senator can only filibuster once during their term? If they get rid of it, great, but I just don't see that happening.
Shreyansh Fofandi
Shreyansh Fofandi - преди месец
Yo wtf.... his zipper was closed when he stepped away from the podium.... #fakenews... Nah but you do have a point tho... then again I'm an Indian guy living in the UK listening to a British guy living in the US give the US advice on politics... what I'm trying to get at is bigger problems closer to home... but we are all screwed anyway so imma move on to the next episode of Jhon Oliver...
Shreyansh Fofandi
Shreyansh Fofandi - преди месец
Yo us Indians do that with tea and have been doing it for quite a while (though ppl generally born after like 1995 think it's fucking disgusting.... cuz slurping sounds)