I'm sure you've all heard about the fiascoes that went down at last night's State of the Union address. For all of you who are allergic to media, here's a brief synopsis: Cindy Sheehan (Ms. left wing darling) was arrested for wearing an anti-war t-shirt, and the wife of Congressman Bill Young (R-FL) was ejected for wearing a "Support our Troops" sweatshirt.
Left wingers are screaming "Censorship", and stretching the word "Orwellian" to its breaking point.
Right wingers are screaming "Overzealous Security", and accusing the Capitol Police of hating freedom.
I was at the State of the Union at the Capitol last night, was there for the whole fiasco (which I failed to notice), and all I have to say on the subject is: "Who the fuck wears a t-shirt, or sweatshirt, to the mother-lovin' State of the Union?" - Fucking peasants. Did they have to rush back from a tractor-pull to make it to the Capitol? This is the State of the Fucking Union, not a god-damned Hootie & the Blowfish concert - You fucking simps.
Now, don't get me wrong, I own a SHITLOAD (shirtload?) of t-shirts. I love my t-shirts, but have enough goddamn sense to know when they're appropriate, and when they're not. I'm constantly on Capitol Hill, but I wouldn't even THINK of going up here without a suit jacket. If it's 110 degrees out and I'm heading up to a laid-back reception; I'm in a suit. It's a simple matter of decorum. If you can't be bothered to dress appropriately, you shouldn't be granted entrance to the building; regardless of who you are.
I'd go so far as to implement a universal dress code for the Capitol Building. I can't count the number of fucking tourists parading through in shorts and flip-flops in the Summer months - It's a disgrace to the building and the ideals it stands for. The heart of our government should, at the very fucking least, be as picky as your average upscale titty-bar.
I know that these women weren't kicked out because of dress code, but if you go to an event like this in casual clothing you get what you deserve. I don't fucking believe that I even have to talk about this - it's ridiculous. Have a sense of decency you hillbillies, then we'll talk about your rights. Freedom of speech, my aching ass.