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    Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    and of coarse you ignore the crap and piss they brought to do the same. ignoring that facts doesn't make them go away so you can continue with your fake outrage

    your on the wrong side of the argument if your on the side that will throw crap and piss
    Actually no; I have no dog in this fight, and while I can see how bringing feces and urine is completely wrong and should be confiscated. The tampons on the other hand, well, those could stay given than they're harmless.

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    The GOP did not do well with several demographic groups in November. One of them was "women," but especially younger women ... ya know, the wimmins that will be around longer than the older wimmins who voted Republican. So what does the GOP do to court their vote? They pass laws like this and create vaggie patrols. Kinda reminds me of the guy cutting a tree limb by sitting on the end of it and sawing near the trunk. Oh well ... at least there will be a price to pay and will serve to accelerate Texas becoming a blue state.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    So if somebody says "let's all throw our bras", are you going to force everyone to give up their bras? What about underwear? What about shoes? If somebody says, "let's all spit!", are you going to have everyone muzzled? I bet if someone said "let's all throw condoms, your boys wouldn't have forced men to give up condoms if they were carrying them.

    Dude, no matter how much you want to excuse the actions of the ones who were SO afraid - of friggin' TAMPONS - their actions are inexcusable. Period.
    Unless it was a progressive legislature, then you would be raising holly hell about what an outrage it would be. Take the partisan crap someplace else.
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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

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    Read more @: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill | The Raw Story

    You literally cant make this **** up This is outrageous!
    I can understand security procedures which include checking people's bags and whatnot, especially when a topic as hot as this bill is being debated on the floor.

    I can understand stealing items which could easily be misused to do significant harm to someone else -- biological waste, paint, dumb bells, air horns, and any number of other objects and materials. You like to carry your biological waste around in public? Great. Just don't expect security to let you keep it if you step into a government building.

    To go beyond that is absurd. I don't care if we're talking about tampons, pads, extra pairs of underwear, Beanie Babies, or those pictures of baby parts that abortion foes love to circulate. Oh no, they might get thrown! Oh no, they might be waved around while people chant or shout! You don't act preemptively to steal those items by force, you wait until someone behaves badly and then you punish them for it. You don't punish everyone else by stealing items they have every right to expect to be able to carry into a government building.

    Furthermore, if you're going to do something as retarded as confiscate tampons, POST A GIANT SIGN WARNING PEOPLE. You know and I know that you don't normally do this, you know and I know that no reasonable person expects to have their tampons stolen by force when they enter a government building. TELL PEOPLE YOU WILL BE DOING IT.

    Assholes.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    As has been observed, our elected reps have the right not to be assaulted while doing their jobs. You don't seem to understand the law, the rules of conduct in a legislature, or civility. You also don't seem to be aware that the state troopers also jars of paint, urine, and feces which were going to be thrown at the senators. It's called "assault," and no, you don't get to throw things.
    Hm. They could have thrown car keys. Or pens. Or purses. Or any doggone thing else they had. But what was confiscated? TAMPONS AND MAXI-PADS!

    What wimps the Republicans in charge of the Texas capitol are! What hypocritical friggin' wusses! I'd put it in more descriptive terms, but twenty years of military service taught me that there's times that one can't say what he really wants to say.

    An Osama bin Laden look-alike could have walked in openly carrying a loaded Desert Eagle - as long as he was legally allowed to carry it - but FEAR THE TAMPONS that the women are carrying!

    FEAR THE TAMPONS!

    What utterly fearful wimps.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Unless it was a progressive legislature, then you would be raising holly hell about what an outrage it would be. Take the partisan crap someplace else.
    If you knew progressives as well as you think you do, you'd know how silly your argument is.

    Unlike those on the far right - liberals (and particularly progressives) don't worry so much about things that can't hurt us - like tampons and maxi-pads. Instead, we worry about things that can kill us, like loaded guns in the hands of idiots. That's what you don't get is the sheer, utter fear-driven idiocy of those who would say, "Confiscate all the women's tampons and maxi-pads that they actually use for feminine hygiene, but let's protect the second-amendment rights of those Osama-bin-Laden look-alikes and gang-bangers and insane-asylum escapees who are openly carrying their loaded guns! With LOTS of extra ammo!"

    'Stupid' is a word I use very, very seldom...but it so very richly applies here.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Tampons and other women hygiene thingings have caused more damage to America's plumbing systems than guns.
    Just ask Joe the Plumber.
    Ah. And how many tens of thousands of INNOCENT people are tampons and maxi-pads used to kill each year?

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    This is a lie! Guns are not allowed inside the Capital building, in fact a person must go through a metal detector before entering the building at all. In fact, pocket knives are also not allowed.
    Really? Fox News says you're wrong.

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    Re: Guns Yes, Tampons NO! Welcome to Texas, Y'all!

    Wow. Okay.

    Sorry, but anybody who is BOTH seriously okay with civilians carrying guns in the capital building AND seriously okay with security stealing tampons from people needs to reexamine their beliefs.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    re: Texas Senate confiscates tampons while debating anti-abortion bill [W:155]

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I can understand security procedures which include checking people's bags and whatnot, especially when a topic as hot as this bill is being debated on the floor.

    I can understand stealing items which could easily be misused to do significant harm to someone else -- biological waste, paint, dumb bells, air horns, and any number of other objects and materials. You like to carry your biological waste around in public? Great. Just don't expect security to let you keep it if you step into a government building.

    To go beyond that is absurd. I don't care if we're talking about tampons, pads, extra pairs of underwear, Beanie Babies, or those pictures of baby parts that abortion foes love to circulate. Oh no, they might get thrown! Oh no, they might be waved around while people chant or shout! You don't act preemptively to steal those items by force, you wait until someone behaves badly and then you punish them for it. You don't punish everyone else by stealing items they have every right to expect to be able to carry into a government building.

    Furthermore, if you're going to do something as retarded as confiscate tampons, POST A GIANT SIGN WARNING PEOPLE. You know and I know that you don't normally do this, you know and I know that no reasonable person expects to have their tampons stolen by force when they enter a government building. TELL PEOPLE YOU WILL BE DOING IT.

    Assholes.
    Austin Senator and Democrat leader Kirk Watson intervened, and the DPS reversed its decision to confiscate tampons. Senate Passes Abortion Bill; Tampons Confiscated From Gallery Watchers | KUT News

    I don't think it probably even occurred to the mainly male DPS to think about tampons being carried around for their ordinary use--they're guys and were focused on potential projectiles. I can't remember where I read this last night, but many women did complain, some in tears, some humiliated that others had seen their lady-products. (Why, I can't imagine.)

    Have you ever heard of protesters at a state capitol building carrying around jars of urine and feces? I haven't. I figure the DPS was making decisions on the fly and just removed everything that could have been a projectile. Easy to criticize after-the-fact, but none of us knows whether the DPS began confiscating tampons because the troopers saw extraordinary numbers of them--more than a woman would carry with her, say 40 rather than 3-4.

    Peaceful protest does not include tossing tampons (and some of them are like little pellets, BTW) at one's elected reps on the Senate floor. The Senate intended to complete its business, and the DPS was there to insure that the rules of decorum were enforced this time. I'm glad they did and before the jars of feces and urine could be used.

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