Republicans should have learned by now to never talk about tampons again. Or motorcycle vaginas. Or vaginas. Or rape. At any rate, the list is endless but recently Texas State troopers began confiscating tampons from protesters.
In protest, Melissa Harris-Perry donned tampon earrings today on her show, in solidarity with the females in Texas. Additionally, Harris-Perry did so using a humorous touch, adding that it’s a way to get tampons through without confiscation.
Yup, those are tampon earrings. #nerdland
— Melissa @ MSNBC (@MHPshow) July 21, 2013
Cue the outrage and inappropriate tweets:
LOLZ !!! OMG !!! About 3 minutes of that buffoon Melissa Harris-Perry is all I can take ! Tampon earrings and.a.cross dresser ?!? SMH !!!!
— Robert P Smith #TGDN (@TruckerBobS) July 21, 2013
Michelle Malkin’s site Twitchy writes, “No word yet on whether Perry mentioned anything about the potential of the tampons being used as projectiles but that’s how the left rolls. ” The site’s supporters called it “disgusting.”
Except there is no proof of that allegation or the assertion that women planned to throw feces or any form of projectiles during the Texas demonstration.
DPS did not take the names of anyone caught trying to bring feces, urine or other forbidden items inside the gallery, the letter reads, because “no crime had been committed, and it would be unreasonable to document names of visitors based on what they might or might not do.”
DPS officers interviewed by The Texas Tribune on Friday said they had not seen any feces or urine themselves, with several saying the interview was the first time they had heard of people trying to bring either item inside the gallery.
McCraw added that while thousands of residents lawfully participated in the hearing, “there were some, albeit a small number, who came to our Capitol to engage in criminal activity, and our goal, was to prevent them from doing so.”
Howard said she was disappointed by McCraw’s letter. “There’s no information to explain why they suspected that” jars might contain feces or urine, she said.
A host of right wing sites are running with this breaking story of the century, with Melissa Harris-Perry protesting authoritarianism tactics in Texas. Oh, the humanity!
Oh, the lack of a sense of humor!