I could not make this up. State troopers in Texas Senate are searching bags, confiscating tampons and pads. They fear projectiles.
— Gene Weingarten (@geneweingarten) July 12, 2013
Gene Weingarten Washington Post at the Texas Legislature July 12th.....
What about gun shaped tampons? @AIsForOrg Welcome to Texas, where guns in our Capitol building are cool, but tampons are a big no-no. #SB1
— Kevin Baker (@deutschmarine) July 12, 2013
...where if you have a concealed handgun permit you skip the lines and the metal detector and walk right in.
Because in their wealthy christian addled hate filled bigoted GOP infected gray matter they know they doing the right thing. The far right thing.
#Update 1:28pm 7/13/2013 The Tx DPS News Release
July 12, 2013
DPS Enhances Inspections at Texas Capitol
NOTE: The Texas Senate authorized the inspection enhancements.
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol.
Therefore for safety purposes, DPS recommended to the Texas Senate that all bags be inspected prior to allowing individuals to enter the Senate gallery, which the Texas Senate authorized.
During these inspections, DPS officers have thus far discovered one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain paint. All of these items – as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti possessed by individuals – were required to be discarded; otherwise those individuals were denied entry into the gallery.
In the interest of the safety and security of Texas legislators and the general public, these inspections will continue until the conclusion of Senate business.
### (HQ 2013-87)
I found it totally unbelievable that the TX State Police would simply confiscate deadly weapons being brought into the state capitol, discard them and then let the people enter.
I will say this though if anyone regardless of their political affiliation were to bring feces or urine into the capitol like that they should be arrested.
I do have a personal friend who is a high ranking Tx DPS officer who said that he checked into this from the bottom all the way to the commander and no one could say they had any personal knowledge of this taking place. He called it a 'lie'.
I am sure we will hear a lot more about this shortly.
Monica Roberts down in the Dome sums it up quite nicely with this paragraph titled "Teahadist Republifools"
"And if you thought I was being over the top partisan when I called the Republican controlled Texas government 'neo-fascist GOP oppressors' and I referred to Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst as Tex Fuhrer and Deputy Tex Fuhrer, peep this hearing on SB 2 in which Sarah Slamen is dragged from the mike by
Last nights attempted testimony wasn't what these assholes wanted to hear so the asshole in charge failing to shout her out had her dragged out. WE need to VOTE these ASSHOLES OUT.
I moved here in 2002 and after 11 years I'm beginning to wonder why. Why did they go and crush our beautiful Bluebonnet with their jack boots?