You know how I don’t cuss because it upsets Momma? You know how I say Sumbitch only about three times a year?
Well, sumbitch, sumbitch, sumbitch, sumbitch. Sum uva bitch, sumbitch.
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.
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.
But it gets worse.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a damn minute. You can take a handgun in the Senate gallery but not a dangerous projectile like a sanitary napkin?
How about ball point pens? Nail clippers? Perfume bottles? Crap, there are 50 things in a woman’s purse heavier and more dangerous than a tampon. No, make that 60 because I forgot about the Nook and the pliers in my purse.
Here’s my opinion: this was done for only one reason – an attempt to humiliate women and to remind them that they are different.
They should have guns, not menstrual cycles.
UPDATED: Democratic Senator Kirk Watson stood with Texas Women by contacting the senate’s sergeant-at-arms after hearing about the “ridiculous” prohibition.
The TDS Troopers then got orders to allow tampons and sanitary napkins on the floor of the Texas Senate.
I love Senator Watson and I suspect he had to do this because this was man thing with the DPS.
One more thing: some sources are saying that the original order was made to preserve the “decorum” of the Texas Senate. Holy crap – they backdated time stamps and lied on government documents during the last session. The Texas Senate, under Republican leadership, has developed all the decorum of a two bit whorehouse.
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