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Average Ameriacn
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Mon Nov 19 09:06:57
Bow to our will^^

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House finally lifting hat ban after 181 years

By Marisa Schultz

November 15, 2018


WASHINGTON — It’s taken 181 years, but the House of Representatives is finally getting around to changing a rule that bans hats on the floor.

The ban was enacted in 1837 by members who wanted to break from the hat-wearing tradition in British Parliament.

They didn’t anticipate Ilhan Omar.

The Minnesota Democrat is one of two Muslim women elected this year and she’s the first to wear a hijab.

A Democratic source said the rules will be clarified to allow religious headwear, as well as coverings for medical reasons.

“There are those kinds of policies that oftentimes get created because people who have blind spots are in positions of influence and positions of power,” Omar told The Post Thursday.

“I think it will be really exciting to see the stuff that we notice within the rules that don’t work for a modern-day America.”

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman also praised the changes. The New Jersey Democrat had a tumor successfully removed and has undergone chemotherapy since September to ensure she’s cancer free.

The treatment caused her hair to fall out. She wears a hat outside, but when she votes on the House floor she takes it off.

“I just have a bald head and I’m somewhat getting used to it hoping that it’s a very temporary thing,” Watson Coleman told The Post.

“I don’t think I would start wearing a (hat) now, but I recognize that if someone else has the same issue and wants to, they should be able to.”

The record-breaking class of women — more than 100 compared to 84 House females now in office — still represents just a fraction of the 435-person House membership.

There’s been incremental changes along the way.

When Nancy Pelosi became speaker in 2007, she installed rooms for nursing moms.

Under Speaker John Boehner’s leadership, female reps finally got a bathroom off the House floor.



And under Speaker Paul Ryan, a rule that barred bare arms on the House floor and in the Speaker’s Lobby was no longer enforced. The ban adversely affected women in sleeveless dresses during the hot DC summer.

“It’s taken us this long to get less than a quarter of the House, but it’s still better than it was,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who recalls being a congressional staffer in the 1970s and not being allowed to wear pants.

Lofgren, the incoming leader of the House Administration Committee, predicted once the hat barrier is broken, the bare arms rules will be officially changed, along with other outdated practices.

“As women join, those things will go,” Lofgren told The Post. “But it’s not the main policy issue. People sent these women here for health care.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, a leader in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said members are also discussing how the House can be more welcoming for new and single moms.

For Omar’s part, she’s in disbelief she even made it to the Capitol. She joins Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as the first Muslim women. She’s also the first Somali-American and first former refugee.

Asked if she feels like a trailblazer, Omar gets tearful as she speaks of joining icons like Pelosi, the first female House speaker, and Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights champion.

“I ran into Congressman John Lewis and I burst into tears and I said to him, ‘Sir, I read about you in middle school and you are here in the flesh and I get to be your colleague,’ ” Omar said. “I remember my dad telling me about us having the first woman speaker and I’m here serving with her as my colleague. And so there are moments every single minute that I’ve been here where I almost want to pinch myself to awaken to the reality of how privileged and honored I feel to be in a place where we are making history.”
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Nov 19 11:11:17

"The Minnesota Democrat is one of two Muslim women elected this year and she’s the first to wear a hijab."


Wake up left, this is another giant step in the wrong direction.

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 19 11:16:55
at least the Republicans did their job... although they did let 1 woman slip through

http://www...GMH7HAXHTAI6RBCJD7ZGGYE2GE.jpg
Cold Rod
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:19:27
Another example of hot rod being racist, but claims he isn't racist
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Nov 19 11:20:15

The only thing wrong with those ladies is they are Democrats.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:21:43
Bigot Rod is gonna post bigoted things, you just gotta expect that.
Cold Rod
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:25:25
Never fails.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Nov 19 11:25:49

What is bigoted about point out a little flaw?

If they work with the Republicans, great.

If they work with the Democrats, even better.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:28:45
Yes, we know you don't see anything wrong with being a bigot.
Cold Rod
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:30:36
Hot Rod is ignoring his racist bigoted posts. What a disgusting human being he is.
Cold Rod
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:31:14
The pedophile Hot Rod ignores his racist and bigoted posts.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Nov 19 11:33:00

^^^^^- Thinks that women are a separate race.


Go get him dogs.

Cold Rod
Member
Mon Nov 19 11:35:20
^thinks Muslim women shouldn't be in Congress but is too stupid to realize his post is bigoted but actually knows it is but wants to ignore it. Also is a known pedophile
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 19 11:43:29
if i may be the HR-whisperer

he just mistook my post to suggest he was upset at them being women... i was trying to note not only all white people, but basically all white men... as team Trump would prefer... 'the good old days'
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 19 11:50:27
re: photo link above

Rs = news anchors from 1976
Ds - news anchors of today
werewolf dictator
Member
Mon Nov 19 13:28:50
don't get me wrong.. i agree with muhammed that women should work to make themselves less visually attractive in public and hide their naturally irresistable hair [especially big problems with black women].. although i have to wonder what kind of low iq it takes to wear lipstick cosmetics and jewelry at the same time

still.. it's sad to see congress so eager to adopt sharia
Trolly
Member
Mon Nov 19 13:43:55
Hey everybody its Putin Fluffer werewolf dicktaster
hood
Member
Mon Nov 19 13:48:01
"naturally irresistable hair [especially big problems with black women]."

What the actual fuck. Hair fetish?
Paramount
Member
Mon Nov 19 14:20:32
Does this mean that you can wear red maga hats in the House of Representatives now?
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Nov 19 15:20:44
Only if you pray to Trump as your God Emperor like Bigot Rod.
Pillz
Member
Mon Nov 19 17:32:01
First you let them wear the hijab. Then you force all the women to do it.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Nov 19 22:37:29

You do realize that I *****HAVE A RIGHT***** to be a bigot if I choose, don't you?

Just as you people have a right to be stupid.


I have very little respect for all religions. More a toleration than a respect.

I especially have zero respect for a religion that wants to penalize me if I choose not to follow what they call a religion was fomented by a thug and a thief during the dark ages.


I'm just sorry that I won't be around to watch you guys suffer under Sharia Law.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Nov 19 23:00:40
lol, Bigot Rod admits to being a bigot and tries to defend it.

Yes, you can be a bigot, just as we can think you're a pathetic piece of shit for being a bigot.
obaminated
Member
Mon Nov 19 23:14:33
I guess those eastern europeans have a thing for those nappy headed hoes. Learn something new everyday.
Cold Rod
Member
Tue Nov 20 05:59:44
"You do realize that I *****HAVE A RIGHT***** to be a bigot if I choose, don't you? "

Sure. But at least you admit to being a bigot or racist instead of always defending that you're not.

"I have very little respect for all religions. More a toleration than a respect. "

Any archivist or fact checker want to give out the real number of how many times he has defended Christianity by Atheist Rod? Remember Hot Rod claimed to be a Libertarian too, see how that works.

"I'm just sorry that I won't be around to watch you guys suffer under Sharia Law. "

LOL, sharia law! What a fucking idiot to pushing that false narrative. "sharia law is here!! look look!" Another extension of your stupidity and demonstration of your complete lack of comprehension and ignorance.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Nov 20 07:51:20

There is a big difference between a bigot and a racist. Do you know what that is?

Cold Rod
Member
Tue Nov 20 08:02:20
Hot Rod once again displays his stupidity. "bigot OR racist." But this doesn't negate the racist views that he possesses.

Hot Rod is a stupid fucking idiotic moron that cannot understand English. But there are many examples of it through the forums. Face it, he is the least intelligent person on the forums hands down.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Tue Nov 20 08:19:52
"There is a big difference between a bigot and a racist."

While you're correct there is a difference, many posts from you over the years have shown that you're actually both.
Cold Rod
Member
Tue Nov 20 08:24:41
As the terms would be interchangeable into his case based upon as you said the summation of years of his rhetoric.

Hence the usage of 'bigot or racist' accurately describes him.

What a despicable human being.

Suicide is an option Hot Rod.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Nov 20 10:42:50

cr, stop calling woo despicable.

Surely you can find a better to describe his worthlessness.

Forwyn
Member
Tue Nov 20 10:57:46
"LOL, sharia law! What a fucking idiot to pushing that false narrative."

It is indeed idiotic to push a narrative of pending Sharia law.

It is not, however, to point out that governments usurped by Islamic demographic trends are inherently regressive.

Islam currently stands at 1.8 billion inherents, with a projected 2.2 billion in 2030; they'll account for over a quarter of the globe.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Nov 20 19:48:17
*=better word
werewolf dictator
Member
Wed Nov 21 04:33:33
noticing irony is unrelated to intelligence
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