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As a proud Missourian, this is not welcome news.
From the Riverfront Times:
Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: “Any person living in this state aged 8 and under may wear seersucker suits at their leisure. Any person over the age of 8 living in this state may not wear seersucker suits because adults look ridiculous in seersucker suits…”
This makes me want to burst into the Capitol Building in Jefferson City, shitfaced drunk while rocking my seersucker suit, and start Randy Marsh-ing. “I thought this was America! Oh, I’m sorry! Isn’t this America!?! I thought this was America! My lungs breathe FREE AIR! Like this suit, because dammit does this suit breathe. So comfortable.”
Here’s a picture of McKenna’s proposed amendment, which was to a piece of higher education legislation, Senate Bill 437. The picture is also via RTF:
Apparently McKenna withdrew the amendment, claiming it was just a joke. Sure thing, chief. We all know you were super jealous of the Missouri lawmakers who show up every Wednesday, looking dapper in their seersucker suits.
Apparently lots of Missouri lawmakers wear seersucker suits…and some even coordinate to come out in full force on Wednesdays.
“I will not be bullied by the seersucker caucus,” McKenna, a Democrat who represents parts of Jefferson County, says. “That’s what this is about.”
That’s right, the Missouri legislature has what they call “Seersucker Wednesday.” It’s definitely a TFM.
Since clothes are apparently fair game in the Missouri Senate, can we get a Republican state senator to propose an amendment against men wearing skinny jeans? It’s not an attack on freedom, it’s in in the name of it. Someone needs to emancipate all those poor, smushed scrotums from the shackles of tight denim.
Regardless, don’t tread on me, Ryan McKenna. Don’t tread on me.
[via The Riverfront Times]
h/t to @johnnierobs