Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6 items to keep handy in your filibuster survival kit
Sen. Wendy Davis did it, so can you.
Senator Wendy Davis, who represents District 10 in the Texas Senate, spoke for hours yesterday during a now famous filibuster. Check out which items could be helpful in the case you see yourself involved in a filibuster.
1. You've been talking non-stop for about an hour and a half when your throat gets so dry you can barely muster another word. Stay hydrated with Camelbak water bag -- and they even come in camouflage. Staying hydrated presents yet another difficulty, that's next ...
2. If you are carrying a water bag chances are you will need a way to eliminate all that liquid without leaving your space. An adult diaper is one of the options that could help with that.
3. State Senator Wendy Davis put on a back brace, which caused a stir but obviously helped her keep a good posture through the very long day.
4. After a few hours of talking, chances are you'll get snoozy. A neck pillow should help keep your head in place, and as an added plus, some of these now play music and massage your neck.
5. It has to be uncomfortable having to carry a microphone for hours. Why not use a headset, or even better a wireless mic? If Madonna can rock it, surely you can too.
6. State Senator Wendy Davis wore shoes that looked not only comfortable but colorful and fun. Get some shoes with good arch support for long hours of fillibustering.