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Senator derides 'crazy' move to take away tampons
SF Gate ^ | July 12, 2013

Posted on 07/12/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by Wellington VII

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The leader of the Texas Senate Democrats says he intervened to stop state troopers from confiscating feminine hygiene products from women trying to watch the ongoing debate over abortion restrictions.

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1 posted on 07/12/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: Wellington VII

There was a threat, the troopers took action.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 3:10:56 PM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: Wellington VII

They collected 40 bushel of used tampons and napkins.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 3:14:36 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Wellington VII

If they are used, they are a biohazard.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 3:16:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

This does not include gallons of urine and feces.
Abortion advocates are uniquely nasty people.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 3:17:12 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Somehow they seem immune from any moral blowback for what they do. This ought to be a warning about how deep apathy has sunk.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 3:18:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Lazamataz

Those things are dangerous, they could get
Toxic Schlock Syndrome from using them as
political message.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

GEEEEEZ! USED? Them old cows need a diaper!


8 posted on 07/12/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Wellington VII

9 posted on 07/12/2013 3:23:59 PM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Wellington VII
'State Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin called it a "boneheaded"
and "crazy" decision to confiscate tampons as state
troopers sought to take away items that could be thrown
from the gallery.'



10 posted on 07/12/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: tet68

LOL!


11 posted on 07/12/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Wellington VII

That jerk needs to face it, this stupid stunt didn’t work. Is this ahole democrat also upset about the bottles of urine and feces these sick bastards broight in?

This lust for killing babies is evil, I guess it really should not be a surprise how far they’ll go.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 3:26:29 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Wellington VII

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY-Texas Officers tell CNN they have confiscated used tampons as well as bottles of urine and feces. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/12/feminine-hygiene-products-among-items-confiscated-at-texas-capitol/


13 posted on 07/12/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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Other photos from the Capital

14 posted on 07/12/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT by deport
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To: Wellington VII
There was a threat, the troopers took action.

What grownup is threatened by a tampon?

15 posted on 07/12/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
What?

You really think that was serious?

Sigh...

16 posted on 07/12/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: Wellington VII

From what I've heard, and please correct me if I am mistaken, the tampons were used. There is no rationale I can fathom for someone to retain a used tampon. It's a risk to everyone's health, especially those within throwing distance.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Wellington VII

they also took away jars of piss and poop. They planned to throw this crap in the chamber.

classy


18 posted on 07/12/2013 3:46:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: elkfersupper

18 jars of poop. diseased probably


19 posted on 07/12/2013 3:48:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
18 jars of poop. diseased probably

Hey, it's not a weapon unless it's used as such.

Until that point, it is just a tool; just like a M1911-A1, a knife or a hammer.

20 posted on 07/12/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

no tools in the gallery!


21 posted on 07/12/2013 3:57:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
no tools in the gallery!

No tools on the floor would be a better rule.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

too many pols are tools though


23 posted on 07/12/2013 4:07:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: elkfersupper

How about they just close the gallery to the public and televise the proceedings. Problem solved.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 4:10:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
How about they just close the gallery to the public and televise the proceedings. Problem solved.

Takes away the last semblance of a representative republic.

25 posted on 07/12/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Wellington VII

Did the good senator mention the 17 jars of feces, 8 jars of urine,that they confiscated and that the hygiene products had glitter on them?


26 posted on 07/12/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT by mware
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To: elkfersupper

I don’t know about you but I dont want a used tampon thrown at me.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by mware
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To: elkfersupper

Um, the elected Representatives would still be performing their work and the public would still be able to watch them while they do. They are still free to write them letters, call their offices, etc. Opponensts of this bill can still run for office, buy television and radio ads stating their point of view. So in no way does my suggestions take away representative goverrnment.

Nowhere in the Constittution of the US or Texas is there a right to pelt legislators with urine, feces, and feminine hygiene products.

Granted, a lot of times I think there ought to be, but there isn’t at this time.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 4:19:44 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: elkfersupper

A USED ONE...GEesh, are YOU for REAL???


29 posted on 07/12/2013 4:19:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mware

I wonder, how did Amerika go from ‘stay out of my bedroom’ to ... oh, never mind. Liberals aren’t sane anyway.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: elkfersupper

You can’t be for REAL.....maybe you have eaten DISEASED ELK TOO MANY TIMES>>>>OMG!!


31 posted on 07/12/2013 4:21:19 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: deport
Trooper should be equipped with

to light any, uh, fuses that he may see dangling...

32 posted on 07/12/2013 4:30:59 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: Ann Archy

33 posted on 07/12/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by BlueDragon (yes, I have lived. doesn't mean I'd do everything I HAVE done, all over again!)
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To: Wellington VII

Said Senator should be given the responsibility of cleaning up after this is over.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Ann Archy
A USED ONE...GEesh, are YOU for REAL???

Been married twice. Total was 30.5 years.

Women carry used tampons around with them all the time. Of course, it depends on the venue.

I found a used condom inside the first one once. That was the end of that.

35 posted on 07/12/2013 4:38:38 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Wellington VII

Jevver light one of them wicks? Throw and run!


36 posted on 07/12/2013 4:46:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: mware
I don’t know about you but I dont want a used tampon thrown at me.

If you haven't had that happen yet, the women you've chosen to be with might be a little too tame or cowed.

37 posted on 07/12/2013 4:47:55 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Wellington VII
On behalf of Prince Charles and his 'I Wish I Were Camile's Tampon -- an Ode To My Fantasy', let me say I am deeply disturbed and shall send a strongly worded letter in support of the courageous Senate Dem from Texas.

We need more principled politicians like this whose priorities are exactly where they should be. Count me as "aboard" any movement that attempts to also restrict the sale of anal suppositories as well.

38 posted on 07/12/2013 4:48:32 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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“Tis a pity not one bottle was broken over - Texans would then charge the harpy crowd with felonies - and then convict them.

Hopefully, Texas would then send them to Arpaio’s tent jail and comedians could then crack wise about Code Pinkos in Pink. But the Pink would clash with the green mystery meat sandwiches - the Horror!


39 posted on 07/12/2013 4:49:59 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: elkfersupper
I don’t know about you but I dont want a used tampon thrown at me.

If you haven't had that happen yet, the women you've chosen to be with might be a little too tame or cowed.

LOL, I am a woman, and I ain't into that.

40 posted on 07/12/2013 4:50:18 PM PDT by mware
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To: elkfersupper
Until that point, it is just a tool; just like a M1911-A1, a knife or a hammer.

Really? Tell us, what are the tool like purposes for bottles of excrement, urine, and bushels of used tampons? Please do enlighten us.

41 posted on 07/12/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: elkfersupper
Women carry used tampons around with them all the time.

This is what your wives did - told you?

I've never known any woman ever, ever, who carried around used tampons. Never. Did you wives also carry around jars of excrement and urine?

42 posted on 07/12/2013 5:17:38 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
I've never known any woman ever, ever, who carried around used tampons. Never. Did you wives also carry around jars of excrement and urine?

The second a tampon is unboxed, unwrapped or inserted, it is used.

As for the feces and urine - if they choose to use that to assault someone, there is your crime. Prior to that, it is just a personal possession.

43 posted on 07/12/2013 5:34:58 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Ann Archy

The libertarians are getting nutty as the far left.

Good time to do something else for a few hours, that way they’ll all be munching out or snoozing.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 6:18:43 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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Thi
This was a serious planned assault on pro-life Texas legislators.

Jars of urine, paint, FECES and other nasty items were actually brought in to be thrown from the gallery. Security got wind (h’mm) of the assault and were able to confiscate contraband.

Here’s a more complete picture: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3042328/posts

I do not understand why those bringing in biological wastes were not arrested.


45 posted on 07/12/2013 6:45:49 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: cyn
Once they launched it, there would be your crime.

If they just brought it and didn't launch it, there would be your political statement.

46 posted on 07/12/2013 7:08:12 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
The second a tampon is unboxed, unwrapped or inserted, it is used.

You are one out of three. Unpackaged isn't used, its unpackaged. Is there a reason you are choosing to be obstinate?

As for the feces and urine - if they choose to use that to assault someone, there is your crime. Prior to that, it is just a personal possession.

They weren't charged with a crime. Tell me, is a Muslim with a dynamite vest walking into a movie theater also, just carrying around his personal possessions? The inability to make subjective decisions based on deductive reasoning is a shame, a refusal to do so is a travesty.

There are many good and valid reasons to carry around a gun, a knife, a tire iron, etc. When dozens of people show up to "watch" carrying jars of feces and bushels of used tampons, only a wishful idiot doesn't know what their intent is. Do you arrest them for something they haven't done? No, but you do ask them to give up the projectiles or leave.

The problems we have in this country don't stem from preventing people from bringing large stocks of bio hazards into public places.

47 posted on 07/12/2013 7:19:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
Tell me, is a Muslim with a dynamite vest walking into a movie theater also, just carrying around his personal possessions? The inability to make subjective decisions based on deductive reasoning is a shame, a refusal to do so is a travesty.

Well, we don't "profile" the Muslims, so that is a moot point. I'm with you on deductive reasoning, but we don't do that anymore either. Nor do we teach it.

48 posted on 07/12/2013 7:23:08 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mware
I can't imagine any woman wants one thrown at her..she had removed from herself tampons heavy with bloody discharge. To even think of throwing them at someone the idiot would have to be psycho....
49 posted on 07/12/2013 7:31:04 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: elkfersupper
So help me out here, are you being facetious or obstinate?
50 posted on 07/12/2013 7:33:42 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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