Ladies and gentleman, I have a new favorite. Mooselips.
From him we get this gem:
Deborah C. England - Law.com
"In any event, this Senate, by operating under extant rules in its first months in session, has implicitly ratified them. According to an advisory opinion authored by Richard Nixon in 1957, the current session of the Senate has arguably acquiesced to previously adopted standing rules by conducting business without changing or revoking those rules (103 Cong. Rec. 178 (statement of Vice President Nixon)). Moreover, by seeking to amend Rule XXII, the Republicans would necessarily affirm its existence and viability, so any motion to amend the rule would constitute a renunciation of the constitutional argument that it is not binding on this Senate. And closing debate on a motion to amend rules requires a three-fifths majority vote under Rule XXII, or a two-thirds majority vote under Robert's Rules."
May I add my personal encouragement to the Senate Democrats: Kick ass! I want to know just how loud Diane Feinstein can scream, "Point of order, Mr. President. Point of order." Let's pretend we're at a Joan Baez concert when she turns to her audience and says, "Y'all sing with me, now..."
POINT OF ORDER, MR. PRESIDENT, POINT-OF-FUCKING-ORDER!"
I'd like the thank that Old White Lady for introducing us to Moose Lips. (What kind of name is that for a blogger?)