History Main / BloodOnTheDebateFloor

9th Nov '16 6:58:22 PM bwburke94
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* Pennsylvania's Buckshot War started off this way when in 1838 the Democrats beat the incumbent Whig/[[ConspiracyTheorist Anti-Mason]]/Abolitionist ticket. The Anti-Masons decided to insert a phony list of winners in with the real office holders to so mess things up that the whole election would be redone. When both the Democrats and Whig/Anti-Masons installed separate speakers of the house, the Pennyslvania State Senate erupted in a riot. Which led to an armed mob attacking Harrisburg, which led to the state militia getting called out and [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores only 67 partially sober troops showing up]], which finally got the whole sorry mess settled. [[{{Understatement}} Politics could get lively in 19th century America.]]

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* Pennsylvania's Buckshot War started off this way when in 1838 the Democrats beat the incumbent Whig/[[ConspiracyTheorist Anti-Mason]]/Abolitionist ticket. The Anti-Masons decided to insert a phony list of winners in with the real office holders to so mess things up that the whole election would be redone. When both the Democrats and Whig/Anti-Masons installed separate speakers of the house, the Pennyslvania State Senate erupted in a riot. Which led to an armed mob attacking Harrisburg, which led to the state militia getting called out and [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores only 67 partially sober troops showing up]], which finally got the whole sorry mess settled. [[{{Understatement}} Politics could get lively in 19th century America.]]
26th Oct '16 9:54:50 AM TrollBrutal
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->''You boys play too rough for me. Knives in the Senate House? I didn't know you had it in you..''
-->-- '''Series/{{Rome}}'s Mark Antony''' delivering an oblique insult to Caesar's assassins.

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->''You ->''"You boys play too rough for me. Knives in the Senate House? I didn't know you had it in you..''
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-->-- '''Series/{{Rome}}'s Mark Antony''' delivering an oblique insult to Caesar's assassins.
'''Mark Antony''', ''Series/{{Rome}}''
26th Oct '16 7:50:27 AM TrollBrutal
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->''Mr. Sumner, I have read your speech twice over carefully. It is a libel on South Carolina, and Mr. Butler, who is a relative of mine.''
-->-- '''Congressman Preston Brooks''', seconds before the first swing of his gold-headed gutta-percha cane.

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->''Mr. Sumner, ->''You boys play too rough for me. Knives in the Senate House? I have read your speech twice over carefully. It is a libel on South Carolina, and Mr. Butler, who is a relative of mine.didn't know you had it in you..''
-->-- '''Congressman Preston Brooks''', seconds before the first swing of his gold-headed gutta-percha cane.
'''Series/{{Rome}}'s Mark Antony''' delivering an oblique insult to Caesar's assassins.
17th Oct '16 1:50:20 PM margdean56
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This sort of thing tends to occur in non-Anglophone legislatures and has provided material for satirical TV shows for years. More dramatic slants, especially in Western literature, often draw on the assassination of [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] or [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Shakespeare's famous dramatization]]. In the United States of America, this was surprisingly common prior to the Civil War and in its immediate aftermath, when slavery (and later the treatment of the recently freed slaves) arose tempers in North and South. The pagequote is one such example.

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This sort of thing tends to occur in non-Anglophone legislatures and has provided material for satirical TV shows for years. More dramatic slants, especially in Western literature, often draw on the assassination of [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] or [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Shakespeare's famous dramatization]]. In the United States of America, this was surprisingly common prior to the Civil War and in its immediate aftermath, when slavery (and later the treatment of the recently freed slaves) arose aroused tempers in North and South. The pagequote is one such example.
24th Sep '16 2:26:04 PM azul120
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* [[https://youtu.be/NUC2EQvdzmY "Nobody Speak,"]] by DJ Shadow feat. [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels]], shows two unidentified representatives/leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom start spitting fire at each other out of nowhere, horrifying everyone else at the summit. When the UK rep/PM eventually hits the American in the face, he responds by going after the guy with a broken pencil, sparking a full-out brawl. The cleaning woman is unimpressed.[[note]]For maximum irony, Mike and P themselves only make brief cameos as concerned onlookers, and never appear in the actual fight.[[/note]]

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* [[https://youtu.be/NUC2EQvdzmY "Nobody Speak,"]] Speak"]], by DJ Shadow feat. [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels]], shows two unidentified representatives/leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom start spitting fire at each other out of nowhere, horrifying everyone else at the summit. When the UK rep/PM eventually hits the American in the face, he responds by going after the guy with a broken pencil, sparking a full-out brawl. The cleaning woman is unimpressed.[[note]]For maximum irony, Mike and P themselves only make brief cameos as concerned onlookers, and never appear in the actual fight.[[/note]]
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* John Dickinson and John Adams get into a stick fight during the Continental Congress in ''[[Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix 1776]]''.

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* John Dickinson and John Adams get into a stick fight during the Continental Congress in ''[[Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix 1776]]''.
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* In September of 2015, in order to prevent a vote on significant changes to Japan's pacifist military policy, opposition tried to [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/asia/japan-military-bills-provoke-scuffling-in-parliament.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur steal the committee chair's microphone away,]] leading to a chamber-wide scuffle.

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* In September of 2015, in order to prevent a vote on significant changes to Japan's pacifist military policy, opposition tried to [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/asia/japan-military-bills-provoke-scuffling-in-parliament.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur steal the committee chair's microphone away,]] away]], leading to a chamber-wide scuffle.
scuffle.
6th Sep '16 7:33:05 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/05/language-conflicts And again in 2012]], this time over the issue of whether Russian should be an official language in the parts of Ukraine where it's widely spoken (note that due to historical and economic factors, this sort of thing is SeriousBusiness in Eastern Europe).

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** [[http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/05/language-conflicts And again in 2012]], 2012,]] this time over the issue of whether Russian should be an official language in the parts of Ukraine where it's widely spoken (note that due to historical and economic factors, this sort of thing is SeriousBusiness in Eastern Europe).



** The December 15, 2015 scuffle tops them all of course. It involved [[ConfusionFu a bouquet of roses]] and the Prime-Minister being carried by the ballsack. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDF7ib66yY It needs to be seen to be fully appreciated]].

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** The December 15, 2015 scuffle tops them all of course. It involved [[ConfusionFu a bouquet of roses]] and the Prime-Minister being carried by the ballsack. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDF7ib66yY It needs to be seen to be fully appreciated]].appreciated.]]



* Here's [[http://voices.yahoo.com/ready-rumble-greatest-fistfights-us-congress-2129050.html a list of famous Congress fist fights]].
* In September of 2015, in order to prevent a vote on significant changes to Japan's pacifist military policy, opposition tried to [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/asia/japan-military-bills-provoke-scuffling-in-parliament.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur steal the committee chair's microphone away]], leading to a chamber-wide scuffle.

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* Here's [[http://voices.yahoo.com/ready-rumble-greatest-fistfights-us-congress-2129050.html a list of famous Congress fist fights]].
fights.]]
* In September of 2015, in order to prevent a vote on significant changes to Japan's pacifist military policy, opposition tried to [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/asia/japan-military-bills-provoke-scuffling-in-parliament.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur steal the committee chair's microphone away]], away,]] leading to a chamber-wide scuffle.
6th Sep '16 7:30:23 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzVhf9VdK28 And we Canadians thought we had it rough.]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzVhf9VdK28 And we Canadians thought we had it rough.]]]
6th Sep '16 7:30:05 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzVhf9VdK28 And we Canadians thought we had it rough]].

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzVhf9VdK28 And we Canadians thought we had it rough]].rough.]



* A fistfight (almost) erupted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlXKBribICs on the floor of the Alabama State Senate in 2007]].
* Website/{{Cracked}} is on the case with [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17058_when-politicians-attack-17-most-violent-political-brawls.html When Politicians Attack]], though not all of them necessarily took place on the floor.

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* A fistfight (almost) erupted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlXKBribICs on the floor of the Alabama State Senate in 2007]].
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* Website/{{Cracked}} is on the case with [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17058_when-politicians-attack-17-most-violent-political-brawls.html When Politicians Attack]], Attack,]] though not all of them necessarily took place on the floor.
6th Sep '16 7:28:39 PM WillKeaton
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* [[https://youtu.be/NUC2EQvdzmY "Nobody Speak"]], by DJ Shadow feat. [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels]], shows two unidentified representatives/leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom start spitting fire at each other out of nowhere, horrifying everyone else at the summit. When the UK rep/PM eventually hits the American in the face, he responds by going after the guy with a broken pencil, sparking a full-out brawl. The cleaning woman is unimpressed.[[note]]For maximum irony, Mike and P themselves only make brief cameos as concerned onlookers, and never appear in the actual fight.[[/note]]

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* [[https://youtu.be/NUC2EQvdzmY "Nobody Speak"]], Speak,"]] by DJ Shadow feat. [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels]], shows two unidentified representatives/leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom start spitting fire at each other out of nowhere, horrifying everyone else at the summit. When the UK rep/PM eventually hits the American in the face, he responds by going after the guy with a broken pencil, sparking a full-out brawl. The cleaning woman is unimpressed.[[note]]For maximum irony, Mike and P themselves only make brief cameos as concerned onlookers, and never appear in the actual fight.[[/note]]
6th Sep '16 7:28:16 PM WillKeaton
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** In one of the novels from [[Literature/StarTrekTheFall Star Trek: The Fall]], the Parliament Andoria finally boils over as the Andorians' ongoing crisis reaches a climax, and its members start fighting in a mass brawl. At a later point in the story, they pelt the Presider and Speaker with thrown objects after the former issues an unpopular executive decree and the latter seconds his call for immediate recess.

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** In one of the novels from [[Literature/StarTrekTheFall ''[[Literature/StarTrekTheFall Star Trek: The Fall]], Fall]],'' the Parliament Andoria finally boils over as the Andorians' ongoing crisis reaches a climax, and its members start fighting in a mass brawl. At a later point in the story, they pelt the Presider and Speaker with thrown objects after the former issues an unpopular executive decree and the latter seconds his call for immediate recess.
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