Posted: 12 Jul 2013 05:00 PM PDT
You know how I don’t cuss because it upsets Momma? You know how I say Sum#$%$ only about three times a year?Well, sum#$%$, sum#$%$, sum#$%$, sum#$%$. Sum uva #$%$, sum#$%$.Today at the Texas House hearings on the bill that will practically outlaw a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, they aren’t afraid of Wendy Davis’ filibuster skills. No, siree.Now they are terrified, mortified, and frightened of tampons. Tampons. Tamfreekin’pons.
State troopers are confiscating tampons, maxi pads and other potential projectiles from those who are entering the Texas capitol to watch the debate and vote on a controversial anti-abortion bill. Guns, however, which are typically permitted in the state capitol, are still being allowed.
And do you want to know why tampons and sanitary pads are being confiscated from female purses prior to women being allowed into the gallery?
Officers clarified that the list of items not permitted in the gallery was not new and that the confiscations were an effort to maintain the “rules of decorum.”
I have been in the Senate gallery many times and never once did I see sanitary napkins removed from anyone’s purse.