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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:39 PM

 

Confirmed: state troopers are searching all bags and confiscating tampons and pads

From a tweet:



Andrea Grimes ‏@andreagrimes 16m

Confirmed: state troopers are searching all bags and confiscating tampons and pads. #hb2 #sb1


There's also this:

Jessica W. Luther ‏@scATX 18m

DPS Galindo JUST CONFIRMED TO ME: if you have a concealed handgun license YOU CAN TAKE YOUR GUN INTO THE GALLERY. #HB2


So ladies cannot have tampons or pads in the Texas Senate viewing gallery, but guns are okay.

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Reply Confirmed: state troopers are searching all bags and confiscating tampons and pads (Original post)
Blackford Jul 2013 OP
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #1
longship Jul 2013 #8
LineLineReply .
Iggo Jul 2013 #9
octoberlib Jul 2013 #2
htuttle Jul 2013 #3
IADEMO2004 Jul 2013 #7
NickB79 Jul 2013 #12
firenewt Jul 2013 #4
Generic Other Jul 2013 #5
Blackford Jul 2013 #10
Coyotl Jul 2013 #6
Luminous Animal Jul 2013 #28
Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2013 #11
snooper2 Jul 2013 #13
Ian David Jul 2013 #17
CTyankee Jul 2013 #14
Blackford Jul 2013 #15
CTyankee Jul 2013 #16
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #24
11 Bravo Jul 2013 #18
Blackford Jul 2013 #19
badtoworse Jul 2013 #20
Blackford Jul 2013 #22
winter is coming Jul 2013 #21
bushisanidiot Jul 2013 #23
Skidmore Jul 2013 #25
CTyankee Jul 2013 #27
marions ghost Jul 2013 #30
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #26
Blue_In_AK Jul 2013 #32
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #34
tanyev Jul 2013 #29
LumosMaxima Jul 2013 #31
GiaGiovanni Jul 2013 #33
Rex Jul 2013 #35
Skidmore Jul 2013 #36
Rex Jul 2013 #37
Blackford Jul 2013 #38
Coyotl Jul 2013 #39
DirkGently Jul 2013 #40

Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:41 PM

1. That's just dumb. Period. (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:50 PM

8. Pun intended?



Oh. R&

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

9. .

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. WTF?! This is insane! nt

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:42 PM

3. How about a gun that shoots tampons?

We had a similar experience here in the Wisconsin state capitol. Signs were prohibited and sign-carriers were subject to arrest, but guns in the capitol were just fine. One thought some of us had was attaching a sign to a gun...

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:48 PM

7. Thinking like a pirate! LOL nt

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:54 PM

12. Rig up a NERF gun to shoot tampons?

I'm thinking something like this:

It would be epic

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:43 PM

4. Makes sense to me. They understand guns, but women and their 'special' stuff terrify the hell out

 

of them.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:43 PM

5. Isn't this where they do roadside body cavity searches of women?

"We'll find that tampon no matter where you put it, young woman!"

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

10. The whole thing is so absurd it defies belief

 

But you have to believe it because they're Republicans.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:44 PM

6. "If My Vagina Was a Gun." Poem. Testimony before House Comm. in Texas.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:58 PM

28. + a zillion

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:54 PM

11. Just the loaded ones? Aren't they kinda hard to aim?

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:55 PM

13. How about a Tampon Taser?

&nofeather=True

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:34 PM

17. I have but one, simple request.

And that's sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their vaginas!

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:58 PM

14. What is their reason to confiscate them? Do they think women will throw them at the legislators?

That's the only reason I can remotely understand.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:10 PM

15. That's what Andrea Grimes and her fellow protesters surmise. n/t

 

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Response to Blackford (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:25 PM

16. I'm beginning to think these men are going insane over women's reproductive organs. They must

think about them day and night, as if it were some kind of creepy porn. And it's not just in Texas or the U.S. I just read that post about the female M.P. in Ireland who was grabbed by a male M.P. during a session debating abortion. These guys can't even talk about abortion without doing the strangest things...totally off the wall...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:48 PM

24. You just gave me the weirdest visual...

...A smallish woman with thick curly brunette hair who had been muttering to herself quietly about optometrists suddenly snaps. Springing to her feet she yanks a tampon out her pocket, lights the fuse and throws it stiff armed from the gallery to the senate floor screaming "INCOMING" as loud as she can. The entire gallery dives to the floor as legislators scream in terror and curl into the fetal position.
And the Texas State Patrol looks for old ladies to arrest.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:44 PM

18. If I was a woman, I'm pretty sure I could figure out how to smuggle in at least one tampon.

(But why the FUCK I would ever need to resort to smuggling is a question that can only be answered by a misogynistic, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hair, Texas Republican.)

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:46 PM

19. MOLON LABE!

 

:large

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:46 PM

20. Is this from the Onion?

 

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:46 PM

22. Nope, actual occurence in Austin Texas at the capital building. n/t

 

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:46 PM

21. So I should toss my bloodstained underwear instead?

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:47 PM

23. Texas women need to remember this!

they are specifically singling out women for punishment by MOCKING THEM!

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:51 PM

25. Not about security but reducing women's voices

and access to the legislative process. Only women not having their periods could sit out a long debate. That'll larn 'em. You can bet this was cooked up by one of those backwards Teabaggers and with just this goal in mind.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:56 PM

27. They certainly think a lot about these things, don't they? VERY CREEPY.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:27 PM

30. Right -- they want to humiliate them and remind them

they are WOMEN (as opposed to men). I see it as a symbolic act of degradation to a type of woman they don't like. There is no other justification.

After reading this, this is my fantasy--

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:52 PM

26. My tampons were confiscated once and I had need of them.

So I dropped trousers and bled on their furniture. I was in a holding cell. They gave them back shortly after they noticed me sitting there with my bare ass.

True story. I had been arrested for a traffic violation. No, I wasn't drunk. I've never driven drunk.

I was a pissed off teen.

This kind of high-handed bullshit always pissed me off.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:28 PM

32. Solly, I think I like you even more than I did before

after reading this post. Good job!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:48 PM

34. lol! Thanks, Blue!

I don't recommend it under most circumstances but sometimes you just have to match the outrageous with the outrageous.

They couldn't wait to tell my Mom. She was not surprised.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:01 PM

29. If only our constitution gave us the right to bear tampons.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:39 PM

33. There are no words for how ridiculous (and insulting) this is

 

Great job with that appealing to women thing, Republicans.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:49 PM

35. WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?

I am so embarrassed to live in this state at times. I like to pretend that aliens have landed and taken over Austin. Otherwise I have to rationalize that these are real people with real minds and emotions.

Pick Perry = condom with a hole in it.

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Response to Rex (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:52 PM

36. Rex, I'm going to assume that you are a male from your username.

If I am wrong, I apologize. I'm just wondering if there is any organized effort for men to step up and participate with the women of Texas in pushing back on this. I really think that men should step out and demonstrate that not all men agree with these throwbacks to another era.

I must add that the women who participate actively in pushing this agenda disgust me to no end.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:58 PM

37. Yes I am a male. Not a peep or word has been spoken about it.

It is very oppressive here where I live, I am constantly outnumbered 20 to 1. I don't know about the rest of the state, but here in south Texas - they are talking about any BUT this huge embarrassment to humanity.

I've brought it up a few times, only to get 'that look'. Only my immediate family will talk about it, we are about the only liberals in this county.

If you hear of ANYTHING going on, please let me know I want to participate!

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Response to Rex (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:20 PM

38. This is the Texas GOP overreaching in major way

 

Methinks Texas will go from red to blue much faster than many thought after these abominable actions by the old white man's club.

DISCLAIMER: I am an old white man who trusts his wife and all women to make informed decisions about their bodies while consulting their physicians. That requires zero governmental intervention, IMNSHO.

I am also the uncle of a ten year old mixed race child.

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:11 PM

39. #TamponGate brings new meaning to 'Red State'

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tampongate&src=typd

Arabella Stokes ‏@romancemama 4h
Dear Texas: Thank you so much for making us look sane. Sincerely, Florida. http://ow.ly/1Z90fK #tampongate

Ahmed Awadalla ‏@3awadalla 8h
Meanwhile, it seems they're confiscating tampons in the US. I think we should send troops to liberate their women. #HB2 #TamponGate

Eric Wolfson ‏@ericwolfson 8h
Guns don't kill people. Tampons kill people.



Heather Marsh ‏@GeorgieBC 10h
Meanwhile the senators are arguing over who loves god best.



Kit O'Connell ‏@KitOConnell 11h
Bamdolier of tampons. #Tampongate #txlege


hyperlocavore ‏@hyperlocavore 11h
I am laying a ring of tampons around the house as we speak to keep the male zombies away. Need a plan b for the lady zombies. #tampongate

GottaLaff ‏@GottaLaff 13h
'Night all. There were tons of great #TamponGate jokes but this is serious. GOP degrading #WarOnWomen will reap consequences.

GottaLaff ‏@GottaLaff 13h
"@UnrulyMobTX: #TamponGate brings new meaning to 'Red State.'"

GottaLaff ‏@GottaLaff 16h
Only a good guy with a tampon can stop a bad guy with a tampon http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/07/12/19441556-only-a-good-guy-with-a-tampon-can-stop-a-bad-guy-with-a-tampon v @MaddowBlog



#GOPWaronAmerica #GOPWaronSanity #bethechange #letfreedomring #FeministArmy #loudandproud #IfMyVaginaWasAGun

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Response to Blackford (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:17 PM

40. There really is no low they're not prepared to adopt, is there?

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