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Congressional Black Caucus Chairman to ask Boehner to enforce House dress code across the board
Foxnews.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 03/28/2012 8:36:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON – Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) plans to send a “friendly, hand-written” note to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) asking him to enforce the House dress code across the board, he told Fox News Wednesday night.

Cleaver says he made the decision to contact Boehner after the incident where Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) wore the hoodie to the House floor today. Rep. Rush was escorted from the House floor because the House dress code prohibits hats.

Cleaver says that some CBC members believe that Rush was unfairly singled out because the House routinely allows other members to go to the floor without the proper attire and they are never removed.

“Whenever rules are not enforced, you create the opportunity for somebody to believe they have been singled out,” Cleaver said. “You see during late night votes, people stand in the back with jeans and no jackets and no ties.”

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KEYWORDS: blackkk; bobbyrush; cbc; congress; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/28/2012 8:36:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clueless is what they are. Jimminy Crickets.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT by sigzero
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, okay, okay, Boehner - it really is simple. Draft a bill as an extention of the dress code not allowing hoodies on the House floor. Poof - this will send Sharpton, Jackson, Sheila Jackson Lee, and the rest of the black racist caucus into orbit - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!


3 posted on 03/28/2012 8:42:50 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The rule dates back to 1837.“Clause five of rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in sessionEvery member shall remain uncovered during the sessions of the House.”

Comportment

5. When the Speaker is putting a question or addressing the House, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not walk out of or across the Hall. When a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner is speaking, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not pass between the person speaking and the Chair. During the session of the House, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not wear a hat or remain by the Clerk’s desk during the call of the roll or the counting of ballots. A person on the floor of the House may not smoke or use a mobile electronic device that impairs decorum. The Sergeant-at-Arms is charged with the strict enforcement of this clause.”

http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/wearing-hoodie-doesn-t-make-you-hoodlum-wearing-one-house-floor-makes-you


4 posted on 03/28/2012 8:45:03 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, that’s just stoopit and childish...


5 posted on 03/28/2012 8:47:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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The only people breaking the dress code is the Congressional Black Caucus.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 8:48:16 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More and more petulant every day. CBC is circling the toilet bowl.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: U-238

How masonic.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton
There is a reason behind the law.In the institution’s early years, Representatives and guests in the galleries routinely donned their hats while the chamber was in session—a custom that hearkened to British Parliament. http://artandhistory.house.gov/highlights.aspx?action=view&intID=430
10 posted on 03/28/2012 8:57:41 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yes, with budget surplus, unemployment at 2%, and gasoline prices back down to $2/gallon Congress can afford to wear hoodies on the floor and feign outrage over a dress code.

535 pillories along the National Mall would be a good start!

11 posted on 03/28/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: U-238

John M. Patton of Virginia defended “the really harmless but apparently indecorous practice of wearing our hats” as a manifestation of the House’s resolute rejection of presidential meddlesomeness.”

LOLOLOL - I doubt I am related to this guy, but I sort of wish I was.


12 posted on 03/28/2012 9:05:29 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: U-238

Those Negroes and their shenanigans.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

The next thing they will be in the chambers in their parachute pants or sweat clothing.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 9:13:48 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Hammer time!


15 posted on 03/28/2012 9:29:39 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I never get people wearing hoodies. It makes it difficult for the wearer to see someone sneaking up on them since they have no peripheral vision. They might as well be a horse with blinders. Besides that, they look like punks.
16 posted on 03/28/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Including Ba Ba Frank?


17 posted on 03/28/2012 10:19:39 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: demkicker

The rules require business attire. A hoodie isn’t business attire. It isn’t even business causal. The speaker used the wrong rule. The hat rule is interesting and limited, but the business attire rule is pretty specific. In all the businesses I’ve worked for it’s a coat and tie. It can be a sport coat but the slacks can’t be jeans. High tech companies and some others have some very relaxed rules of what business attire is, but they are unusual in that area.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 10:29:10 PM PDT by airedale
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When I heard about the hoodie and sunglasses on the radio, I was reminded of the Unabomber.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 10:32:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Greg123456

You never worked outside in the winter, obviously.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 4:24:41 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Greg123456
I have worn "hoodies" since I was a kid in the fifties. They are great for keeping the cold air off the back of your neck and your ears warm. People generally do not sneak up on me but if you use the ties on the hood you have perfect peripheral vision.

Punks carry guns and so do law abiding citizens. Does carrying a gun make you look like a punk?

21 posted on 03/29/2012 4:45:51 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fair enough; the rules should apply to everyone or to no one.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 9:31:01 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hoodies. Because you can’t stop a security camera from snitchin’.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Actually, I’ll give ‘em this one. If the rule is to be enforced, it should be enforced consistently. If there is a pressing need to allow members onto the floor improperly attired, the rule can be temporarily waived through procedure.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:12 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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