Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


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Published: 5 months ago
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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How is it not against the law to obstruct the business of Government/Public Servants going about their duties?
Reform Filibuster so that person doing it must present on-topic criticism with alternative on each item in the bill!?

Also, Senates/Upper Houses around the world should not be pandering public, they should be elected by (and from among) academics and top professionals from various public service/policy fields. Thus less obstructionist pandering to the "parish" back home.

2 hours ago

If I was a senator I would filibuster by reciting this episode word for word.

21 hours ago

But... pouring it out into a saucer DOES cool it down very fast..
It's arguably why it was invented. Using it for cakes and sh*t was to make fun of rich ignorant people (often fat) whose throats were so wide they could pour hot tee in directly and use the saucer for more food.

1 day ago

The whole idea from chasing Amy was that between 2 humans love knows no bounds. If the right PERSON comes along then sexual preference be damned.

1 day ago

Rand paul filibustered in order to force obama to admit the office of the president was not authorized to kill Americans under the NDAA. John Stewart applauded him for it on the daily show when it happened. Do not smear people when they do good things dude

3 days ago

11:30, ok I don't see how reading Doctor Seuss is an argument against health care, because when some one is arguing about anything they talk about something related to what is being argued.

5 days ago

The most impressive part of this clip was John peeing handsfree into a bucket during a filibuster of the filibuster

5 days ago

13:13
Don't worry Moscow Mitch, your corrupt NRA bribe taking ass is going to get primaried in a few months.
SON OF A BITCH!

5 days ago

It's really sad that 0:29 might be the only time Oliver mentions Yang. He just dropped out of the race.

5 days ago

John Oliver vs. Mr Bean. How did he manage to pee in a bucket without unzipping his pants??

1 week ago

Thanks for not giving Ben any lines.

1 week ago

Sen. John Oliver (D)

3 weeks ago

For anyone who is reading this..to this day most of African countries still uses saucer up to this day and age..🤣🤣🤣 i personally used its so much.just to find out is out of ways now😭😭😭

3 weeks ago

BUst that nUt

3 weeks ago

First of all Bitch McConnell, You do love socialism. YOUR JOB AND YOUR FREE HEALTH CARE AND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS AND YOUR MILITARY ARE ALL PURE SOCIALISM!

4 weeks ago

I love John Oliver. I HATE TED CRUZ!
Even if I was a Republican I WOULD HATE THAT GODDAMN CLOSET CASE SACK OF RANCID MILK TOAST!!!!
SURELY THERES SOME POOR GAY MAN OUT THERE WHO HAS HAD SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WITH TURD CRUZ!!!!

4 weeks ago

> pete buttigieg and elizabeth warren
> some of your favorite democrats


damn, that aged terribly

4 weeks ago

Moscow Mitch has done more harm to this country than any person in government in at least the last 60 years, including Trump & NIxon.

4 weeks ago

4:36 Let's give CBS hell for broadcasting this MISINFORMATION and perpetuating IGNORANCE among Americans about their system of government! This is why schools never should have stopped teaching CIVICS.

4 weeks ago

Fan fact people in Pakistan still do that cooling souser thing with tea

1 month ago

Fun fact: this doesn't happen in Australia anymore (sorta). William Webster spoke for almost 11 hours straight in 1909 so the House of Representatives decided "hey screw that, let's change the rules for speaking times" and that record is forever etched into Australian history... For the House that is.
The Senate didn't seem to think it was important. The hubris. So in 1918 a senator decided to talk for 12 hours and 40 minutes straight on a bill he hated. He started this at 10pm. That's right. He decided to start his fillibuster shortly BEFORE MIDNIGHT. He was initially permitted to sit but when they realised this would go on indefinitely they forced him to stand until he was done. The Senate then realised its mistake and changed the rules for speaking limits.
Of course then there's state parliaments too and, well... They haven't caught up.... Fillibusters can still happen, though rarely.
But yeah Australia had two idiots decide to prove a point and we changed the rules.

1 month ago

Mitch McConnel would kill the grim reaper just so he could live to kill every blue bill until the end of time.

1 month ago

I would kill if someone re-edited this episode but replaced every time someone says “Senate” with Sheev yelling it at Samuel L Jackson

1 month ago

hey John take it easy and drink some of your English tea from a saucer

1 month ago

🤦🏻‍♂️

1 month ago

This just convinced me Last Week tonight is a Democrat platform.

The lack of neutrality, facts and respect.

1 month ago

Andrew Yang at 00:25

1 month ago

This twit is just a rank partisan.

1 month ago

I just feel bad for the guy behind Trump with the "Blacks for Trump" sign... So naive and stupid.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago