In the words of hotair.com:
Our intellectual betters and self-proclaimed civility police came to the Texas state house today ready to make their point, with poop…
Apparently protesters intended to throw bodily fluids as a form of protest. (Hopefully charges will be forthcoming?)
Jars of urine, feces confiscated at TX capitol as abortion bill voting takes placeDPSJul 12, 2013 4:35 p.m.
AUSTIN, TEXAS (DPS) – 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.
Whatever happened to “the Golden Rule”? Anyone remember that? Or is that too “patriarchal” and therefore “oppressive”?
Anyone who wouldn’t want their grandmother or their toddler hit by flying feces should shun those who support such tactics: if we do not set limits now, this might very well become the new normal.
Some were asking why they were stripped of these items while concealed-carry permit holders were allowed to take their guns into the Capitol.
from National Review
After midnight central time, HB 2 passed the Texas Senate 19 to 11. It now heads to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk, who says he will sign the bill into law.
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