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Ball: Jermaine Jackson, the filibuster and the online masses

By Andrea Ball - American-Statesman Staff

Oh, Jermaine Jackson. I haven’t thought of you in years.

But memories of your heyday came back to me this week as I sat at home, listening to Texas legislators say the word “germane” 982 times during Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster over a Senate bill that called for strict regulations on abortions. I was not the only one who felt your siren’s song. As @FoxxiLiberal noted, “I was going to make a Jermaine Jackson joke but I see 2 million of you beat me to it.”

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