164 Responses to “#TamponGate”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    July 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    GE TOders 😉

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    July 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Oh dear!

  3. 6 MightyPamela
    July 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Oh dear, oh dear… Now they’ve done it! So frigging stupid!

  4. 8 a4alice
    July 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    what??? OMG Ridiculous!

  5. 9 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Welcome to the GOP TXLege where guns don’t kill people but tampons do. Yesterday it was Motorcycle Vagina in North Carolina and now it’s Tampon Gate. Yet the GOP says there is no war on women. 🙄

    • 10 a4alice
      July 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      hold it. What??? Oh I am just really out of the loop – OK I gotta go look all this stuff up. Unfracking believable

      • 11 vcprezofan2
        July 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

        I missed that too a4A! I’ll let you share what you find because I don’t think I have the energy today to actually go search out the idiocy. 🙄

    • 12 anniebella
      July 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      I am so disgusted what is happening to North Carolina, with the Republicans controlling everything.

  6. 13 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    This is the madness in full technicolor. This is the horror and degradation women are facing.

  7. 14 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  8. 16 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Your moment of cuteness.

  9. 18 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Chiparoo, I’m stuck. The fishy says free me! free me!

  10. July 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Congrats on 1st Nena 🙂

    The #GOP has actually managed to embrace EVIL, totally. Rarely do you have the opportunity in any complex system to see a binary state emerge – 0 or 1, black or white, good or evil. This week – from food stamps to more voter suppression to unbridled misogyny, they have achieved a stable state of EVIL.

    • July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      From the bottom of the previous thread ….

      As LL mentioned yesterday in his essay – “And herein lieth the problem…”:

      “We are, without exaggeration, in a battle for the nation’s soul. Will an inclusive, expansive vision hold, or will we descend into 21st century serfdom, where only a few enjoy the benefits of the Republic, while the majority are mired in struggle?”

      Be it Libertarians, Teabaggers (aka GOP), KOCHSTERS (aka GOP) …. they all are hell bent on a 21st Century America that would be the envy of Crusading Popes and 19th Century slave owners.

    • July 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I’m sorry, what? #motorcyclevagina? Jesus, do I want to know?

    • 30 Nena20409
      July 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm


    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      It’s mind boggling isn’t it, Bob. They no longer feel the need for pretense and have simply stripped away whatever veneer of plausibility they had. This makes for the outrageous actions we’ve seen this week, but I hope it also makes it possible for whatever remaining sane Republicans there are in this country to wake up and see how utterly repulsive their party has become.

  11. 32 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    She is so cool.

  12. 35 57andfemale
    July 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Okay, now I’m righteously pissed at my husband. He took a skirt I had hanging on hook, dropped it on the floor, and hung a pair of pants on the hook.

    NOW it’s war!

    • 36 theo67
      July 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Yikes! You’ve got your work cut out for you, dear. That’s for sure! 🙂

    • 37 daisydem
      July 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      So sorry 57and female. Fortunately my hubby would reverse that …. take down some pants, put up a skirt. He told our daughter’s best friend, who is at the Legislature in TX tonight that he is with her and all the women there all the way.

  13. July 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  14. July 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I fear we have not yet reached peak wingnut.

    • 40 carla4obama
      July 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Can’t wait to see what they do next. If it wasn’t so sad it would be hysterical. America..are you awake yet?

  15. 41 yardarm756
    July 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    O/T Freedom of the press.

  16. 42 carla4obama
    July 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” so yesterday.
    “I’ll give you my tampon when you pry it from @@$^&*((_++”

    • 43 nospin
      July 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm


    • 44 yardarm756
      July 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Oh my! You went there did you? None of those big brave men are gonna touch one. They get embarrassed if they have to buy ’em at the store for their wives and girlfriends.

  17. 45 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Apparently they changed the rules but the damage is already done. This is one of the funniest tweet on this topic.

  18. 46 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    These people on Twitter got jokes. hahahahahahahahahahaha

  19. 47 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  20. 48 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    me either.

  21. 49 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

  22. 52 nospin
    July 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Okay. Last one. Pinky swear. I admit to find all this hilarious. For the prize….drum roll please

  23. July 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Tweted the hell out of this to the extent that Twitter cut me off. Apparentlyy there’s a “daily tweet limit”… Sigh. @kfreed2 Meanwhile…. Rockin’ tampons in the free world!

  24. 54 arapaho415
    July 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hope this is true.

    Here’s to our President, who respects women and understands the good that they can do. (See Sebelius’ tweet via UTA above)>

    Can’t wait for the Obama Diary threads when PBO visits Sweet Caroline in Japan!

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      July 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      I’m so glad that idea didn’t go away! Would love to see her in this role. Or any important role the President would choose for her.

  25. July 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Not to toot my own horn or anything, but…

    Breaking: Kotex changing its name to Koklahoma. #tampongate— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer) July 12, 2013

  26. 61 arapaho415
    July 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Now I’m gonna throw up.

    Haven’t watched Hayes since he took over the 8 pm slot, and am never gonna do so.

    BTW, BobFr and LibLib, GG blocked me when I tweeted that his tweets about PBO drip with venom and bile. He can’t handle the truth.

    • July 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      I wouldn’t mind Hayes having him on so much if he just did something besides act as Greenwald’s press secretary.

    • 63 COS
      July 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Dylan Byers were discussing MSNBC’s poor ratings this morning and how Hayes is pulling down Maddow’s ratings. He also said that he was swamped with emails after they took Ed out of this slot by viewers saying they were not going to watch Hayes. MSNBC had better wake up.

      • 64 arapaho415
        July 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        Hayes is the densest person in my twitter timeline.

        He prides himself on knowing all the obscure words but is really incapable of seeing things from someone else’s POV.

        I wonder what his wife (former WH counsel) thinks. Maybe she’s an emoprog too.

        MSNBC needs “authentic” voices that represent the diversity of this country, which Ed provided, and Joy Reid would as well.

        Hayes is just a mealy-mouthed huged-gestured loudmouth that is hard to watch to 5 minutes; forget about watching for an hour.

    • 65 Bill
      July 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Hayes is not helping himself supporting Greenwald.

    • 66 yardarm756
      July 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Please don’t bring that filthy piece of …… to the TOD.

    • 67 anniebella
      July 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      The only reason I would watch Chris Hayes show is if POTUS and FLOTUS was going to be up there. The only reason.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 76 99ts
      July 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I read the Snowden statement on wikileaks. Reads like it was written by a lawyer. Has no passion, empathy or reality attached. All I can think of is this young man gave his freedom away for what purpose? So GG can rage against a black President? There seems little else to be achieved by the process he has chosen.

      • 77 catrst
        July 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

        I think Ron Paul’s followers are like Al Quaida followers. They get talked into strapping a bomb to themselves by their fearless leader. Rand is the offspring of this man. I rest my case.

  27. 78 desertflower
    July 12, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I posted this graphic last night but can’t get the picture on here…it’s perfect.


    In light of the “Vaginamotorcycle Bill”…. you could see where those NC male lawmakers might get all confused.

  28. 79 arapaho415
    July 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    #Snowden is so unlikable, so arrogant. (See 2:21 video in linked Russian article):

    And from yesterday, #BAH has been absolved of any culpability by hiring the treasonous jerk (with assist by GG):

  29. 80 desertflower
    July 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm


    The number of U.S. youth getting murdered by guns is rising, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. In the last 30 years, nearly four times as many kids were killed by guns than by other violent methods like stabbing, strangling or poisoning — and researchers noticed that proportion rose significantly during the end of the three decade time period. […]

    It’s worth pointing out that new studies from the CDC, the first of their kind in years, will begin to emerge as directed by President Obama in an executive order signed following the massacre at Sandy Hook.

    That info is so necessary…but it won’t be pretty. Let’s see how “responsible” all those “responsible” gun owners really are.

  30. July 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I’m shocked this man didn’t have a heart attack while saying this.


    Keepin It Real!? Old Man Going Nuts On Trayvon/Zimmerman Case Speaking The Realness’

    • 82 pkayden
      July 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Actually, I liked his reasoning. So true. Had Zimmerman not been playing neighborhood cop, Trayvon wouldn’t have died of a gunshot at his hands. Wonder how this “old man” is going to feel when Zimmerman gets off.

    • 83 Dudette
      July 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Okay, my ears are bleeding, but bless this man for his passion and his reasoning.
      Wish I could send him to a spa or something so he could wind down a little.

    • July 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Just to be a bit silly, but doesn’t he look a tad like Phil Jackson?

    • 86 anniebella
      July 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!! That is all I can say, rikyrah.

    • 87 4morefor44
      July 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      kind of creepy. at least he’s making sense, but have to wonder what he’s like with his family. looked at some of his other ones, and he seems decent on other issues, although did mentions of the $100 million africa trip (can’t tell if the angry grandpa is an act for views). by the way, the link above is to one of the sleazeballs that steal people’s videos, that they think will be viral hits, so they can make some money on the ads. here’s grandpa’s site directly.


      i hate those video poachers.

    • 88 yardarm756
      July 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      I guess that’s pretty plain………It don’t get more on point than that.

  31. 89 yardarm756
    July 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Oh look. MSNBC is now awarding ‘style’ points to the attorneys in the Trayvon Martin trial. How sweet……NOT!

  32. 91 arapaho415
    July 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh, and BP is trying to wriggle off the hook:

  33. July 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    • 99 pkayden
      July 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Would be funny if it weren’t true.

    • 100 arkluvspbo
      July 13, 2013 at 2:17 am

      They are so abusive! Abusive people are ANGRY people. Angry people have no control over their emotions, that makes them even angrier. Angry people do stupid and dangerous thing.

  34. 101 Dudette
    July 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Happy Centennial to any Delta Sigma Thetas out there! Your soror, Wanda Sykes, sends greetings!

  35. 102 Dudette
    July 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Bwahahahahaha! I think I snorted my own snot on this one! 😀

    • 103 Nena20409
      July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Did you see my question to you on Seventeen Years of Age by Hot Chocolate? I am trying to locate that song on Youtube. So far, Nothing.

    • 106 Bill
      July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Sorry Dudette, I did not see your comment. Someone at the station is in trouble.

      • 107 Dudette
        July 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        No problem. I would hope some IS in trouble. That was a ridiculously puerile thing to do putting that on the air. It’s not like the media needs any help running it’s reputation from what was probably some idiot intern.

    • 108 arapaho415
      July 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      NTSB summer intern, so it’s not the station’s fault.

      It would be surprising for a CA television station to knowingly insult a good chuck of their audience (Japanese-American female here).

      “The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.

      Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.”

  36. 109 amk for obama
    July 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  37. 111 Dudette
    July 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  38. 113 Dudette
    July 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm


  39. 114 Bill
    July 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    At noon today KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland reported the four pilots of Asiana flight 214 that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday were “Captain Sum Ting Wong”, “Wi Tu Lo”, “Ho Lee Fuk”, and “Bang Ding Ow”. The anchor read the names and they were displayed on a graphic. After a break the announcer said the names were clearly wrong but they had been confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board. The station later made an on-line apology.

  40. 118 Dudette
    July 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm

  41. 119 isonprize
    July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Y’all just have to check out this gif!!


  42. 123 anniebella
    July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I was reading Michelle Obama instagram, and one comment made me smile, it was “Love you Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama 2016. The Obamas in White House for 8 more years. 🙂

    • 124 amk for obama
      July 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks, but no thanks. The Obamas deserve better. US doesn’t.

      • 125 anniebella
        July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        amk, it just made me smile. I have listen to FLOTUS speak about this more than one time, and believe me everyone knows that she does not want to run for any political office. She have said that time and time again. And I don’t blame her one bit.

  43. 126 57andfemale
    July 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  44. 127 isonprize
    July 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    BREAKING: Texas State Guard mobilizes antiaircraft guns upon learning that some of the maxipads have wings #TXLege— Matthew Baldwin (@matthewbaldwin) July 12, 2013

    • July 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      😀 😀

    • 130 Gazelle
      July 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      OMG! You guys have given me the best LOL! this week! Isonprize, this gave me one of those deep belly laughs! Thank you, I needed that! 🙂

      • 131 isonprize
        July 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

        Gazelle, I really did laugh until I cried on that one. You just can’t make this up. You really can’t.

        • 132 Gazelle
          July 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

          I will never look at that aisle in the grocery store the same! LOL! Lawd, I hope they don’t send those guys in white jackets when I’m cracking up laughing in that aisle at my local grocery store! 🙂 There’s all kinds of stuff down that aisle that would make GOPers send out the National Guard, Marshall Law, dammit! Darn, make the aisle XXX rated. (But don’t touch the condom shelves, leave my Viagra alone.) For goodness sake, we can’t shock unknown & imaginary fetuses! Those who’re already here in our world, tough luck, sonny, pull up your booties by their laces! No SNAP in these here waters for you, sonny.

          Thank you for posting those Tweets, I was so getting pissed, and glad to see the full-on ridicule of these effers. Twitter folks, I take off my hat to you! Awesomeness! Please keep sharing for us non-Twitter folks!

  45. 133 yesteryum
    July 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I’d pay money to see the faces of the officers if women started offering up their used tampons and pads, too. I wonder how fast pictures of that would go viral on twitter. I’m just flabbergasted that they’ve gone this far.

    • 134 carolyn
      July 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      The great thing is that today, those bubbas can’t do this awful stuff in secret. The whole world knows, and they are the ones looking like fools, not the women. I don’t know how dense those males are, but I would say wood has more brains and understanding.

      • 135 amk for obama
        July 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        I am really ashamed of my gender. This is way beyond pathetic, it is cowardly.

        • July 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

          Share that shame, amk. Totally.

          • 137 carolyn
            July 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            My husband was also appalled. He said…..I was taught NEVER to look in a woman’s purse. That is private territory. He has never, in 47 years, opened my purse and looked in it or taken anything out. Neither do I get his wallet and take anything out of it. We are old school privacy people I guess.
            We know you men on this blog are offended by these actions. Bless you! If only more men would speak out.
            Also……doctors need to start speaking out LOUDLY. The College of Obs and gyns has finally made a statement condemning the Texas legislation. They should have been doing this two years ago at least in ALL the states!

  46. July 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    New post in a minute or 27-ish

  47. 139 amk for obama
    July 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

  48. 140 amk for obama
    July 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Though I have bought into the hype of his highly priced audio systems, as an engineer, I admired his relentless research in acoustics and shared his contempt for mba’s.

  49. 142 JER
    July 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  50. 143 COS
    July 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Why is Lisa Bloom the co-host of the Maddow show with the AA guy? I think his name is Craig Melvin or something.

    • 147 amk for obama
      July 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Many Republicans who are now playing a key role in defending the filibuster labeled Democratic filibusters unconstitutional in 2005. Future Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) accused Democrats of wanting “to reinterpret the Constitution to require a supermajority for confirmation.” Future Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) labeled Democrats’ actions an “unconstitutional use of the filibuster.” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has since voted to filibuster several Obama nominees, declared that “I would never filibuster any President’s judicial nominee, period.”

      The Democrats’ filibusters did not last very long, however, in the so-called Gang of 14 agreement, seven Democrats agreed to a near total surrender to Republican demands — agreeing to permit Owen, Pryor and Brown to be confirmed to federal appeals courts. As an added bonus for Republicans, this agreement left the filibuster intact, thus allowing them to turn it against President Obama.


      • 148 anniebella
        July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

        I’m shock that Sen. Alexander is a liar like most of the rest of the racists, women haters, poor haters tea party Republicans.

  51. 149 JER
    July 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  52. 150 yesteryum
    July 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    If I thought that they could think, I’d potentially see this as Republican messaging to these women that they wouldn’t need tampons or pads if they were at home, barefoot and pregnant, like all liddul ladies are supposed to be.

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  55. 154 amk for obama
    July 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  56. July 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I’m speechless.

  57. July 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  58. 162 japa21
    July 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  59. 164 amk for obama
    July 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

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