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Question Time Smackdown!! [6th Dec. 2008|17:04]
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The Best Taiwanese Parliament Fights of All Time

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[User Picture]From: hammercock
2008-12-07 05:49 (UTC)

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Man, our Congress is so boring in comparison. We can't even get something like Question Time, let alone fisticuffs!
[User Picture]From: blipvert
2008-12-07 15:57 (UTC)

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It wasn't always thus.



In 1856, Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner (for whom Boston's Sumner tunnel is named) was savagely beaten on the Senate floor by South Carolina congressman Preston Brooks, in retaliation for an (admittedly quite insulting and inflammatory) anti-slavery speech.