Oh no, Republicans are freaking out about tampons again

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.












Cue the outrage and inappropriate tweets:

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.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports:

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!

  • Cosmic_Surfer

    #TGDN aka the little kid narcissist club aka Tea Party aka Koch whores aka…what can we expect from a group that needs to be its own DSM-5 category under PDs

    • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

      Some of the tweets are just horrible. But then that’s TGDN for you.

      • Cosmic_Surfer

        I can imagine. These fools live and breathe hate for anyone not them. I also note the over-abundence of use of naked women as avatars. Sexist, racist, and immature narcissists. Looks like they need a wet rag before mommy catches them

        • BanditBasheert

          They have to use women as avatars … they never see them naked in real life.

    • BanditBasheert

      The Republican WhoreMobile in Texas deserves their own DSM 5 BOOK – seriously mental issues in these GOPer guys.
      I suspect soon we’ll be seeing a lot more reality shows on women who kill and why.

  • LeeAnn Gerleman

    They never saw any feces or urine. They assumed women were going to throw tampons at them (a good idea, BTW). Throwing feces or urine is a guy thing. I used to work in the Colorado prison system and no woman ever did anything like that, but the men used to do it regularly. So I think the right wing Fundamentalists merely ASSUMED women could possibly do that.

  • judi

    GOD…..I positively hate RWNJs…or anyone in th GOP anymore!

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

    So it’s all a bunch of bullshit, so to speak.

    • BanditBasheert

      So is the Texas legislature.
      Weenies on parade.

  • shivabeach

    Im not an expert on this, having only touched one several times, but I dont think tampons are very aerodynamic. There isnt enough weight there to carry very far.

    but god forbid any texas men having to be in the same room as one. The HORRA!

    • jonesky

      Works better if you use that string to whip up some centrifugal force before release but still, it’s cotton. Even if you hit somebody in the eye it’s not going to do a bunch of damage. Weenies.

      • BanditBasheert

        I hear they make great cat toys tho …
        I think these diptwits were probably more afraid of the ones that come with either the light plastic or the cardboard ones because they would be highly dangerous if one got hit in his big mouth and swallowed it by accident!!! Doubt if anyone would bother to do CPR .. waste of time.

    • BanditBasheert

      But these asshats will fight to the death for their Cialis and their Viagra being covered under insurance.

      These white freako men are nuts. They should all be Stand Your Grounded by their womenfolk!

  • George Lovelace

    What bothered me is that from one woman they not only confiscated her tampon/sanitary napkins, they also confiscated the food/carbohydrates that the woman needed to counteract hypoglycemia, she is diabetic. This was a violation of her ADA Rights and put her life in jeopardy. Those officials should be prosecuted for this violation of human rights. As a diabetic, I understand fully what jeopardy this woman was placed in and it horrifies me and makes me ashamed to be a Texan.

    • Sally

      The ADA? That must be some liberal law that ALEC will repeal promptly.

      • Mare Jackson

        The Americans with Disabilities Act. You’re most likely correct about ALEC.

  • KCIF

    The only sacks of shit in the Capitol that day were the ones voting in favor of HB2.

  • Sally

    Golly. A loaded gun is no problem at all in the Texas Statehouse, but heaven forbid someone have a tampon in their purse. Maybe they thought someone would try to shove it down the throat of a lying Texas Congressman?

  • Jenny Schaefer

    Maybe we should all send these politicians boxes of tampons. Super size . . . . LOL.

  • Grace Kelly

    They were sending them to Rick Perry.

  • rjcarter

    Huge mistake confiscating the tampons. Little rolled up wads of cotton that wouldn’t hurt anyone thrown from the galley. Plus, it would have made a nice visual to show the protestors throwing projectiles, revealing them to the public at large.

    • BanditBasheert

      Unless of course they didn’t throw them.
      Personally I believe that unless and until these nasty ass men get out of women’s private parts, the sale of Cialis, Viagra and Condoms should be halted. Especially since the meds ARE a covered service under most insurance policies.

  • BanditBasheert

    They wouldn’t know what to do with them and most of the idiots in Texas would probably put them in the wrong place anyway. Morons.

  • BanditBasheert

    The ALL WHITE MALE sacks of shit.

  • BanditBasheert

    Men always make that mistake – that women will do what they do. It’s how they think. THEY throw feces and urine so it’s what women would do? Highly unlikely – that’s the down and dirty stuff that men do to each other because they can be such classless clueless reptiles.

  • Jessica Richards

    Most women i know, myself included, keeps an emergency tampon in their purse. Ofcourse youre gonna find one in almost every purse you search. Even if the woman isn’t on her period. Also i would never throw perfectly good tampons at anyone, the good ones are expensive…