Our intellectual betters and self-proclaimed civility police came to the Texas state house today ready to make their point, with poop:
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 State Preservation Board that all bags be inspected prior to allowing individuals to enter the Senate gallery, which the State Preservation Board 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.
The left predictably dubbed the sweeps #tampongate, because of course Republican lawmakers just long to ban unused feminine hygiene products, not prevent being doused in excrement.
Or, you know, other bodily fluids, which a CNN correspondent reported were a concern:
DPS is no longer confiscating unopened tampons or other the like. Say the issue was earlier some were trying to bring USED ones in. #txlege
— Josh Rubin (@CNNExpress) July 12, 2013
And, because there’s just no other place to put this story, and I must link it, check out this edition of life imitating hashtags. Hashtag.
MARCH 6–An Oklahoma woman arrested Monday on drug charges had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina, according to police.
The weapon was discovered during a search of Christie Dawn Harris, 28, by a female officer with the Ada Police Department.