OK

SANDERS ENDS FILIBUSTER AFTER EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS!

*Senator Sanders' answers the question of whether this is a filibuster:

You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech. I'm not here to set any great records or to make a spectacle. I am simply here today to take as long as I can to explain to the American people the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.

Mothership (Mehitabel9) is here.
LIVEBLOG #2 (the dogs sockpuppet) is here.
LIVEBLOG #3 (SallyCat!!!) is here.
LIVEBLOG #4 (Team Slacker) is here.
LIVEBLOG #5 (webranding) here.
LIVEBLOG #6 (Betty Pinson) is here.

Ten Days Ago:

Live stream on Bernie's site here.
C-SPAN2 Live Stream is here.
Tune in and listen.  Email your Senators and tell them to give him their support.

Bernie on facebook.
Bernie on twitter.

Senate Contact Info: Call up your senator and ask them to support Senator Sanders!  While you're at it, ask them to vote against the bill if it comes up next week!

Also contact Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Senator Mary Landrieu(?!) (D-LA) and thank them for their support!

More Liveblog diarists needed...volunteer under the tip jar.

Action Item: Whose Idea Was It?
Action Item: Co-Sign Senator Sherrod Brown's Letter to the President
Action Item: Call Bernie to thank him at 202-224-5141
Action Item: FAIR's Media Contact List
Action Item: Money Bomb for Bernie!

USE THIS DIARY TO DISCUSS BERNIE'S AMAZING AND INSPIRING DAY!!!!

UPDATE -- Senator Sanders just updated his facebook status with his closing remark:

If the American people are prepared to stand – and we’re prepared to follow them – I think we can defeat this proposal. I think we can come up with a better proposal which better reflects the needs of the middle class and working families of our country and, to me, most importantly, the children of our country. And with that, Madam President, I would yield the floor.

UPDATE #2 -- For those of you who missed Bernie's performance today (and have nine hours or so to spare), here are the links to the speech:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Originally posted to Savage on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 04:02 PM PST.

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