Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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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  • the tradition of pouring tea into a saucer and drink it from the saucer is still practiced in Iran😂

    Jubin RossJubin Ross21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Really wanted him to call out the guy at 14:35 right behind trump who was apparently way more interested in his phone than anything else going on. Like, was he part of the crowd and just that bored by trump? Or was he security and just couldn't be effed to pay attention to his job? Missed opportunity.

    Neil BriggsNeil Briggsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm pretty sure the half-feral pseudo-societies children form when left unattended wouldn't fall for something as stupid as a filibuster, let alone allow it to become common practice. And how was it supposed to promote cooperation? APPARENTLY, nobody loses their job if there aren't enough bills passed (although that would create an issue of dummy bills being forced through to meet quotas), so what's the downside to filibustering something you don't like? Lighting a fire under someone's ass requires the ass part, too.

    Captain DoomsdayCaptain Doomsdayวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm starting to hate my own stupid country.

    killero00killero002 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Netherlands isn't Germany, you know...thanks to you guys form overseas...

    oOstilloOstill2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Really Mitch. Smh

    Cc RobertsCc Roberts2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Happy Birthday Tiffany!!!

    Raymundo HernandezRaymundo Hernandez2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fuck Mayor Pete. And Warren is a fake progressive. Bernie Sanders is the real deal and he wants to get rid of the filibuster; don't try to ignore him. #Bernie2020 Also, John Oliver needs to have the comedic balls to actually piss in a bucket for real. He has a desk in between him and the audience, so what's he got to be worried about? Put some edge in your performance.

    Jeremy DirrJeremy Dirr3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • your milky ways have caramel????

    LaNagueLaNague3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shit. I'm old.

    damen whelandamen whelan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We see saucer cooling in Lady and the Tramp when Jim Dear shares his bagle and coffee with lady.

    damen whelandamen whelan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rand Paul fillibusters for good reasons

    Alex LoomisAlex Loomis4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A better Idea is to force the parties to work together or have them removed from their offices. They are meant tot work in the peoples interest. If they can't do that, they have no business being there.

    ChaoticEnigmaChaoticEnigma4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul staged the longest talking filibuster in recent Senate memory from Wednesday into early Thursday, railing with his colleagues for more than 12 hours against what they called the danger of drone strikes to U.S. citizens on American soil. Was Rand's filibuster not a good thing? Or am I mistaken?

    ThatGuy TypingThatGuy Typing4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:24 Read the headline.

    Mad MarMad Mar4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I now really want to watch a dutch pirate movie, but then written by how Americans see/imagine them

    Linde VoskampLinde Voskamp5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why does he blink so much, and why am I only noticing this now

    Teddy MastersTeddy Masters5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Damn it now all I can focus on are his eyes and thumbs.

      Dan PDan P19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • It's probably super bright on stage.

      Captain DoomsdayCaptain Doomsdayวันที่ผ่านมา
    • I usually notice John’s thumbs and how they are always pointing up looking mildly pornographic.

      Jacqueline WhiteJacqueline White3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • America is fucked.

    Ryan MurrayRyan Murray5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Socialism is bad.

    Tha GaryTha Gary5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • correction:premonitions!

    RHONDA ROSERHONDA ROSE5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Actually the Dutch was a major colonizing power with a huge fleet back in the day.

    Joel EricsonJoel Ericson5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My grandmother used to pour her tea into her saucer and then sip it. Too funny a memory! 😂

    Jan truittJan truitt5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • People still drink coffee from the saucer her Sweden, some even put a sugar cube in there mouth and drink the coffee through the sugar.

    Mårten KMårten K6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Force senators to actually stand and speak in order to filibuster. That will get the number per year down in a hurry.

    xandercorpxandercorp6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Protects my second amendment from leftists like u

    AFAF6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Cute

      A literal flap of cheeseA literal flap of cheese4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jimmy Stweart was great fuck you.

    George R. CarmichaelGeorge R. Carmichael6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am pretty ok with a speaking fillibuster, it is a way of showing how firmly you disagree with a bill. It should be difficult though, this modern system of just saying fillibuster is silly.

    Aethelred The ReadyAethelred The Ready6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • god forbid we actually get rid of something bad because, "the other people could win."

    WolfundersurfaceWolfundersurface7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • That is exactly why Nissan Holiday Bonus Cash should be president.

      CheezitsChristCheezitsChrist6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • FYI-Under our fears(neg.energy)are amazing Treasures If you choose to use them:Telepathy!Premmitions,Clairvoyance-just a few!LOVE,DON'T fear,find alternatives!

    RHONDA ROSERHONDA ROSE7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "The side you agree with won't always be in power" That's called democracy you fucking tyrant

    Leonard GombertLeonard Gombert7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Obviously you missed the ENTIRE point of this monologue.

      Ryan ClarkeRyan Clarke7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why keep the Senate?!

    Mackenzie MarceauMackenzie Marceau7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1 worst imitation of a dutch accent and 2 there were plenty of Dutch and especially Flemish pirates in the 17th century ;)

    Roelant VerhoevenRoelant Verhoeven7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shout out to Pod Save America for being all over this. They asked every single Democratic candidate if they support getting rid of the filibuster, and if not how they plan to pass legislation.

    Michael SwiftMichael Swift7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where can I buy a picture of Thomas Jefferson lapping up coffee from a saucer??

    Dj GuntherDj Gunther7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • American politics are bizarre...

    Tannaz NikouzadTannaz Nikouzad7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Tannaz Nikouzad ya no shit they are 😂

      BenjaminBenjamin6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I say get rid of the Senate entirely. It's minority rule to the extreme.

    Rick RRick R7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Heart Attack-A Free trip to HEAVEN!

    RHONDA ROSERHONDA ROSE8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • New Rule in the Senate: Air Horns and "RubberBands & Tacos" are Allowed during a Filibuster It Would of Taken 15 Hours for it to be Rejected, But 1 Brave Soul Proved a Point

    dDeckondDeckon8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That woman's argument is insanely stupid. How could the sixty vote threshold in the Senate been a choice by the Founding Fathers when the Senate didn't even have sixty votes until 1848?

    soxwon04soxwon048 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Best Dutch accent ever!!!

    Joseph HsuJoseph Hsu8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video just made me ask one question, why keep the senate?

    canadiananim8rcanadiananim8r8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fuck Ted Cruz. We are literally paying these people to work for us and this asshole wastes everyones time with Dr. Seus? How is there no penalty for this.

    no pono po8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah but Dave Strider said he would filibuster by reading Homestuck.

    HufflePuffleKnightOfRageHufflePuffleKnightOfRage8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The best quote to sum up this video: "The side you agree with won't always be in power. Abolishing the filibuster would make it easier for everyone to do things..."

    Natalie KendelNatalie Kendel8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Natalie Kendel for you to want to change things immediately for their party’s gain is ignorance. We should fix our governance, regardless of who is elected. Hopefully, one day, eliminating the two party system.

      CheezitsChristCheezitsChrist6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mitch McConnell filibustered his own bill regarding the debt ceiling in 2012 because Obama agreed with it and was going to sign it. That's the type of Racist SCUM the gop has become.

    Aaron PincusAaron Pincus8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Racist? Can you prove it?

      Joseph HsuJoseph Hsu8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ted Cruz.........wasting taxpayer's money

    abc68099abc680998 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't want to sound nutty but unfortunately the founders made the Senate this way in order to thwart democracy for purposes of keeping class structures and authority with wealth and education. The first Senators were just picked, and it has been the good old boys house since.

    PranksterGL25PranksterGL258 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Every time I hear freeboot, I think of hello internet

    Brooks Van PeltBrooks Van Pelt8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It isn't a gamble. It is only a tool to make sure Democrats don't get anything done. Republicans have shown that they'll get rid of it immediately after it becomes a problem for them.

    Mutex50Mutex509 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Like a child eating a Lego.

    Desirée CornectDesirée Cornect9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How can you have someone so corrupt and bias that they are allowed to keep back laws in the senate? Moscow Mitch is a complete scumbag.

    Callan PepperCallan Pepper9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why can't John cover the 2020 Democratic Candidates like the other late-night hosts? I think it would be interesting to see his takes on them, particularly Andrew Yang.

    KuramadeusKuramadeus9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My great grandpa told me stories about his days in a logging camp and he had mentioned before that they poured coffee into a saucer before drinking it...mainly because coffee was boiled in a pot and super hot and difficult to drink immediately unless you poured a little bit at a time into a saucer...it was also mainly drunk black.

    Dale StephansonDale Stephanson9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Let's face it, it's Republicans that obstruct meaningful legislation. Stop saying senators. Just say Republicans.

    JAYROCKJAYROCK10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Moscow Mitch should be in prison not only for being ugly and having that nauseating voice but for being a crook and a conman.

    Bill HillBill Hill10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John never put his hands down after peeing.. but is pants are up, buttoned, and/or zipped up. Not realistic. 4 out of 10

    Jimmy TehFreakJimmy TehFreak10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dgy GC As c fdaz

    alon zoalon zo10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So when are you guys releasing a children's book about how much John doesn't like Ted Cruz?

    AmonAmon10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Don't Brits sometimes pour their tea into a saucer to let it cool and then drink it that way? How could John Oliver, as an Englishman, find this weird?

    Joshua TruksaJoshua Truksa10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine a filibuster to end filibusters

    Love Wins! Hope Prospers!Love Wins! Hope Prospers!10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So from a liberal perspective here’s the partisan argument against getting rid of the filibuster. 1. The senate’s composition is largely based on geography. It doesn’t matter how populous a state is or how few people live in that state you only get two senators per state no matter what. 2. Liberals tend to live in a few highly populated states. Conservatives tend to live in more rural areas and tend to be more spread out over a larger geographic region. There are a bunch of states in the middle of the country with very low populations that will guarantee Senate seats for the GOP. 3. John Oliver is making the argument that the filibuster is what stopping the green new deal. The reality is the GOP control the Senate even if it came to a vote, it would likely die in the senate. Conservatives have a natural advantage in the Senate maintaining the filibuster is not the worst strategy for Democrats.

    EasySnakeEasySnake10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Guys, remember when Cato talked endlessly trying to block Julius Caesar's land reforms? It ended the Republic!

    Yang XiaoYang Xiao10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We still drink tea from a saucer in India. Although more like the first pic, not the Thomas Jefferson way :'D

    Bhavin ChandaranaBhavin Chandarana10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You don't drink out of a saucer like a cat, you put the saucer to your lips and tilt it like a somewhat ridiculous spoon. The increased surface area accelerates the cooling

    ِKevin ِِKevin ِ10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can't get over the Jimmy Stewart burn. Hard disagree.

    Lauren DLauren D10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The cat part cracked me up

    rahgahnahrahgahnah11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you know I called out the Rock... and he responded.. oh it's true.. and you know what he said ? .. he said... Allan.. you're absolutely right.. I have been being a bitch.. and from now on I'm the Rock again I swear.. and so he was.... and the Rock went from mysterious skinny Dwayne to jacked incredible Hulk Johnson ... then he faced John Cena as I requested... if you want to know more.. ask me about it.. or John Cena... or The Rock for that matter.. I helped him cut a promo...

    Allan AdamsonAllan Adamson11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • To be fair Ted Cruz did read Green Eggs & Ham bc he couldn't be home for his kids' bedtime story, so that's why he read it. I'm not saying I like him, but its worth noting

    g_pfg_pf11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Filibuster was always great for people like John Oliver when it was Bush and the Republican house pushing through bills. Now it's a problem

    af dadEaf dadE11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • in malaysian we still drink out of the saucer

    Jack TeoJack Teo12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver