View Poll Results: Was confiscating feminine hygrene products acceptable in this case?

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  • I am a liberal and I thini it is ok

    3 5.88%
  • I am a liberal and I think it was wrong

    9 17.65%
  • I am a conservative and I think it is acceptable

    10 19.61%
  • I am a conservative and think it is wrong

    3 5.88%
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    9 17.65%
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    12 23.53%
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I would expect the Texas legislators to get images from DPS in order to propagate the story and legitimately discredit the protestors or at the least counter the images of them confiscating individual tampons and snack food.
    I'd leave that to the Breitbarts of the world. Tweets and statements is usually good enough for legislators.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'd leave that to the Breitbarts.
    Yes, let's see what their "image" department can "come up" with.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Perhaps the women who collected feces and urine will grow up and have a little self-respect. Then they can work on respect for others. In the meantime and irrespective of whatever the issue happens to be, you can't throw stuff at your elected reps while they're going about their work.
    Ahh the good ol' try and make it an equivalent!

    I fully understand stopping the feces/urine carriers but the tampon carrying women? It shows me how cowardly the Texas GOP leaders are- they are afraid of some cotton and cardboard! the 'don't want the citizenry to make a scene' crap is just that, those women can yell and stomp their feet and create a media scene... should the screeners make females remove shoes and wear muzzles into the gallery?

    I sort of thought 'conservatives' were against punishing citizens for what they MIGHT do, like the FaceBook teen who posted the 'joke' about taking out a kindergarten full of children, or Kokesh for just talking a little revolution, firearm owners, poor defenseless high cap mags...

    I fully agree you shouldn't throw crap at the legislatures unless you are a lobbyist and it is money, however I'm sure just like any other low misdemeanor these ladies will pay the fine for their hurling a bit of cotton onto the chamber floor....

    Course the allowing 'guns' into the building doesn't apply to the citizens who elected these craven representatives, we the people can't carry firearms in, only the legislators and their protective details...

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Yes, let's see what their "image" department can "come up" with.
    I'm sure their crack team of expert bloggers and brilliant political reporters can get the job done.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Um.... no. Not okay at all. That is a very illegal search and seizure. And of items that these women are completely legally allowed to have. There is no legal way to justify this crap.
    You'll have to expand on that thought. Are you insinuating that items legally owned cannot be barred from public settings such as state legislatures? Does that include Cameras? Knives? Firearms?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So none of the officers recall jars with feces or urine. I don't know about anyone else, but that's the sort of thing I'd remember seeing.
    Ummm, yeah and as a person charged with removing such items, I would think the memory would be quite vivid along with a good story recounting the seizure of said urine and feces. Descriptions, actions, possibly an arrest for possible intent? They did arrest women for carrying signs in the gallery.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    You'll have to expand on that thought. Are you insinuating that items legally owned cannot be barred from public settings such as state legislatures? Does that include Cameras? Knives? Firearms?
    Are you really comparing a tampon to a knife or a gun?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    You'll have to expand on that thought. Are you insinuating that items legally owned cannot be barred from public settings such as state legislatures? Does that include Cameras? Knives? Firearms?
    I am insinuating nothing. I am saying, very clearly, that a "rumor that something might be thrown" does not satisfy the legal requirements to search someone and seize an object that, in any other circumstance, poses no inherent threat nor violates an existing statute. The three examples you chose, obviously, do not fit that description. But you knew that, didn't you?
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    In a public setting? Or are you under the impression they were not returned to the women upon leaving the room?
    I understand that you, being a guy, don't understand a lot about menstruation, but the need to "change" is not set by somebody's watch. What happens if a woman needs to change during the setting? Is she supposed to get up and ask for a tampon? Or wait 'til the end, and hope for the best?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I am insinuating nothing. I am saying, very clearly, that a "rumor that something might be thrown" does not satisfy the legal requirements to search someone and seize an object that, in any other circumstance, poses no inherent threat nor violates an existing statute. The three examples you chose, obviously, do not fit that description. But you knew that, didn't you?
    Water bottles were confiscated, as were food and other objects that could be used to disrupt the proceedings and not usually considered to be dangerous. I'm not aware of the limitations placed upon the items they can legally confiscate. It seemed you were basing your argument upon the legality of the item, hence the curiosity.

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