Let’s start with the obvious: wearing sleeveless dresses and open-toed shoes is not necessarily unprofessional, depending on one’s profession and workplace rules and norms. But blatantly ignoring rules then announcing your transgression is. (Snip) Update: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has announced he will be working with the Sergeant-at-Arms to update the congressional dress code. Ryan noted the dress code was not something he created, before saying it should be modernized.
Comments: Constant assault in one form or another on tradition and/or traditional values has transformed and diminished American culture to the point of serious concern by traditionalists. Now, the dissatisfaction is with the House Dress Code; the female snowflakes are melting because they cannot wear sleeveless dresses. Speaker Ryan would do well to seriously consider what the trend of “casual” dress has done to sartorial standards and the ensuing dilution and/or disregard for the rule of law, for professional authority—especially in the public school system.
I am a big fan of my congresswoman McSally, but I think she is wrong here, very wrong.
Don´t dismiss this lady as a fool, though (as did #10). She is a USAFA grad and the first female fighter squadron commander, and fought successfully against the sharia-approved dress code for US military females serving in the mideast. She´s also a triathlete champion and frequent singer of the national anthem at sporting events.
All that said, she´s still wrong. But at least she´s standing up for the second amendment! (Think about it.)
I agree that this issue should not be addressed until Congress gets serious about its work ethic and actually performs at a professional level. Seems to me that everyday is casual Friday around there.
Frankly, I am appalled by the professional attire I see coming from most workplaces. Why don´t they all just wear scrubs and be done with it? How you dress matters and whether you like it or not, you are judged by how you present yourself. Like the dumbing down of America, this pathetic idea of wearing clothes you wear to the grocery store in a professional setting is just shameful. Buck up, people. Decorum matters. Don´t even get me started on the attire I see people wearing at church, funerals and weddings.
Back in the 1970s, the sgt at arms, I believe, was ´Fishbait´ Miller. (operating from memory here) A new congresswoman from NYC, Bella Abzug, appeared at the door of the House, wearing a hat. (her trademark) Fishbait stopped her, and said, ´no hats allowed.´ Abzug responded, "F... you, Fishbait!" Things have never been the same since. (As a postscript, Jimmy Carter hired Bella to be his ´women´s issues´ aide. He had to fire her pretty quickly, because Bella had to be Bella. She was remarkably obnoxious - moreso than Lizzie Warren, by a factor of 10.)
When this story first broke a couple of weeks ago because some reporter was denied entrance because of her sleeveless, one of the arguments (on local talk radio) to liberalize the dress code was the heat and humidity here in DC. I had to laugh because, yes, it is hot and humid here but we have AC now so the idea that the heat is too much when you´re mostly just walking to and from a building for a few minutes is intolerable is pathetic.
And just like now most women do not wear any hose* and even if you have a nice tan and legs, it just looks tacky especially when wearing a professional dress or suit.
I wonder if the Congress person from AZ used her own idea of dress code while in the Academy or flying.. I think not or she would have had her butt thrown out. This just shows how much she respects the people that voted her in and the rules she should be following. It is not a high school and she is not 15 years old. Grow up and act responsible Congress person. She looked like a bag lady..
After delivering some rare remarks at a US Air Force event on Friday, First Lady Melania Trump proudly introduced her husband to the stage, no doubt hoping for a congratulatory kiss on the cheek. Instead, she was confronted with an awkward and stern handshake from the President who told her ´thank you´ before ushering her off to the side, muttering: ´You go and sit down now.´ Their interaction, deemed ´bizarre´ for a husband and wife by some, took place at Joint Base Andrews on Friday afternoon. After spending some time at the Maryland base´s youth center with some of the
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CLEVELAND — A former Oberlin College instructor and an activist for indigenous people was indicted this week for allegedly stealing funds from the American Indian Education Center of Cleveland, where he is executive director. Robert Roche, 70, of Cleveland, is charged in the U.S. District of Northern Ohio with multiple counts of conspiracy and theft of government funds. (Snip) Roche, who was an instructor of American Indian History at Oberlin College in 2005-06, was a proponent of getting rid of the “Indians” name and Native American logo at Oberlin Schools in 2006. He also has said the Cleveland Indians’ Chief
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Houston on Saturday morning for their second trip to Texas since Hurricane Harvey ravaged the state. (Snip) Melania, heeding none of the criticism she received earlier in the week for wearing towering stilettos for the journey, stuck with sky scraper heels again. She paired her snakeskin pumps with a khaki dress and wore her signature pair of sunglasses. An aide toted two Louis Vuitton bags carrying a change of outfit for her. President Trump was dressed in a more weather appropriate outfit of a rain coat, shirt and dark trousers. He
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway blasted liberals who criticized first lady Melania Trump´s sky-high heels that she wore as she left the White House Tuesday to visit flood-ravaged Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. ´Predictable,´ Conway said of the outcry. ´Look, we saw what was in the president´s and first lady´s hearts that day, not what was on their feet, and it suggested to me ... that the left is really worried that the president is successfully showing leadership and compassion and empathy and resolve and action.´
Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours. (Snip) Trump’s fashionable ensemble was defined by its contradictions. She was wearing a working man’s jacket but it was juxtaposed with sexy limousine shoes. The trousers and the top were basic black — utilitarian. The oversize aviator sunglasses were Hollywood. It’s an image that would have
In case you needed reminding, Melania Trump is indeed FLOTUS. The first lady sent the internet ablaze--hours after sparking uproar for her stilettos--when she landed in Corpus Christi wearing a black hat with "FLOTUS" emblazoned on the front. Melania and President Trump are currently in Texas to assess the damage done by Hurricane Harvey in its aftermath. Melania looked like she was in good spirits, despite the backlash over shoes, in a white button-down, black trousers and a pair of white sneakers as she exited Air Force One.
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A wallpaper company in Pennsylvania was shocked when it received an order from the White House earlier this month. So shocked, in fact, that the owners at York Wallcoverings actually thought it was some sort of prank, Fox 43 reported. It wasn´t, and the company quickly realized they had a long day ahead of them - the White House wanted the wallpaper delivered by 7pm that same day. (Snip) Though it was a difficult task - the company was up for the challenge, as it meant their wallpaper would hang in the Oval Office.
Gunfire, involving live ammunition, will erupt Saturday near the White House and the Vice President’s residence in a test by the Secret Service. The agency said it will run a “live fire” calibration of a system that makes it possible to determine exactly when and where shots are fired near the two high-security sites. In the tests, which will run into early Sunday, shots will be fired into a “bullet trap,” an installation designed to prevent them from going astray. The trap has been tested and validated, according to the agency. Shooting will be in three-shot increments, the Secret Service
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Hillary Clinton compared herself to Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere on Tuesday, saying that she is “Paula Revere” sounding the alarm on Russian active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) In her interview, Clinton suggested that she has led the push to call out the Russian government and Russian president Vladimir Putin about their involvement in the U.S. election. “I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere — I’m trying to sound the alarm about this,” Clinton said to a smattering of laughter and applause. Clinton’s
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If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas were all marked in the Bible.
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In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,
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Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have