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'Booty shorts' and 'sagging'
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 02 aug 09 | James Causey

Posted on 08/02/2009 2:32:28 AM PDT by rellimpank

On the first day of school last year, 17 girls from Roosevelt Middle School were sent home because their "booty shorts" left little to the imagination.

The boys are another story.

Boys are "sagging," their jeans so low that whoever is watching can see the brand of underwear.

The "sagging" jeans and short-shorts fashion was so bad at Roosevelt that Principal Linda Roundtree instituted a dress code for this school year.

But Roosevelt is not alone; nearly two dozen Milwaukee Public Schools have some type of dress code. Roundtree told me that the parents love it because it's a lot cheaper for her students to buy dress shirts and khakis than Baby Phat and Guess jea

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dresscodes

1 posted on 08/02/2009 2:32:28 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

a crack problem is NOT always a drug problem , it seems


2 posted on 08/02/2009 2:49:06 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: DollyCali
I've never been big on feeling clothes are that important but we have some people who show up to church in Hawaiian shirts, flip flops and shorts-on Sunday morning! And when my office tried to tell people not to wear flip-flops to work because they are dangerous on the escalators, they freaked out. It isn't just the kids. People have taken "dress down" to the extreme.

BTW-My son is the ONLY one who wears a tie to his Sunday School class-fortunately by his choice.

3 posted on 08/02/2009 3:02:44 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

yes, everything is so casual (sloppy) anymore. travel, theater, church, symphony.. and all ages.. not just the young people


4 posted on 08/02/2009 3:05:37 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: DollyCali

You tell the jury pool from the defendants by their tee shirts and jeans vs. jackets and ties.


5 posted on 08/02/2009 3:12:06 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: rellimpank

Reading this makes me SO GLAD that nearly 100% of all schools here in New Zealand have a strictly-enforced school uniform code.


6 posted on 08/02/2009 3:14:14 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

—yep—ankles to wrists to neckline, not form-fitting ,blue for boys, pink for girls, no exceptions— would seem okay to me-—


7 posted on 08/02/2009 3:19:17 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: rellimpank
Where did this fashion of low hanging pants come from? Did it come from released convicts who wore low hanging pants to hide their ankle bracelets?
8 posted on 08/02/2009 3:21:59 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Stepan12

—explained in the article-


9 posted on 08/02/2009 3:28:42 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: rellimpank
. . . the parents love it because it's a lot cheaper for her students to buy dress shirts and khakis than Baby Phat and Guess jeans.

No, actually the parents love it because the school is the bad guy for having a dress code, while the parent gets to be the kid's 'buddy' and not have to take a leadership role at home.

Except, of course, for the limited handful of parents who take the school to court for infringing on the kids' rights, who stoke their kids' to rebelling at school.

10 posted on 08/02/2009 3:31:23 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: rellimpank

The uniforms here are quite sharp-looking: skirts for girls (below the knee) or long dresses (winter); shorts for boys or long trousers (winter). Collared shirts, knit jersey, tie, blazer. Tall sox for boys, dark hose for girls. Sensible shoes. The school stipulates which combination shall be worn depending upon season and weather. And haircuts also follow a stipulated pattern in many (not all) schools.

It sounds like an extravagance, but it is actually alot cheaper to outfit kids this way. As they grow out of Uniform, it can be sold second-hand to families with younger kids. And you’re buying good clothing, and not paying ridiculous prices for brand and fashion.

Kids find it pointless to try to own $200 sneakers because there is limited-to-no opportunity to wear them at school: not even in gym class.


11 posted on 08/02/2009 3:43:18 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Same with jobs....

I went to a job interview in suit and tie....to be interviewed by the chubby manager in tied-dye dress, earrings made from bear pull tabs all capped out in a cloth cap.

weird.

12 posted on 08/02/2009 4:21:52 AM PDT by spokeshave (USA #1; Pirates -3...Voting them all out of office would be a sufficient pay cut)
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To: rellimpank
RACISM!!!
13 posted on 08/02/2009 4:24:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: rellimpank
On the first day of school last year, 17 girls from Roosevelt Middle School were sent home because their "booty shorts" left little to the imagination.

Middle school!? WTFO.

14 posted on 08/02/2009 4:45:34 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: rellimpank
I was shocked by the new juniors fall clothes I saw in Walmart yesterday. Besides everything being an ugly bunch of mismatched colors and patterns, pre-dirtied jeans and the like, there were super short daisy-dukes and other assorted slutwear that was mind-boggling. T-shirts with a picture of a phone booth and "Call Me XOXO" written on them.

Shouldn't be surprised I guess when this is the inspiration-


15 posted on 08/02/2009 5:08:49 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: DollyCali

All the more reason to not allow low class people into high class places.


16 posted on 08/02/2009 5:21:56 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rellimpank
Nicolet Principal Greg DePue said sagging pants brought about a policy change because if there was a fire, all the boys would fall trying to keep their pants up as they ran toward the exit...

Now that would be a weird scene.

Dress codes should definitely be implemented in the schools. This will not only prepare students for the workplace but will take away the peer pressure to conform by purchasing ridiculously expensive clothing that no self-respecting adult would even wear around the house.

The kids can dress like hookers and convicts on their own time.

17 posted on 08/02/2009 5:31:07 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 52 days away from outliving Judy Garland)
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To: Stepan12; rellimpank

I’ve heard that it is prison lingo for “I’m available”. Think about it. I can wear any of my pants without a belt and my butt will not show.


18 posted on 08/02/2009 5:42:13 AM PDT by all the best
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To: HarleyD

It’s America’s ADD (Adult Deficit Syndrome) - no one wants to grow up and be responsible.


19 posted on 08/02/2009 5:45:19 AM PDT by hometoroost (Torture? Would you rather do 5 years at Gitmo or 5 hours with the Muslims?)
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To: HarleyD
BTW-My son is the ONLY one who wears a tie to his Sunday School class-fortunately by his choice.

I wore a suit to a friend's out of state funeral. The Minister and I were the only men there wearing a suit. When I came in, the funeral director told me where to sit, he wrongly assumed that I was a pall bearer.

20 posted on 08/02/2009 5:51:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
"Reading this makes me SO GLAD that nearly 100% of all schools here in New Zealand have a strictly-enforced school uniform code."

So does Mobile County (Alabama) public schools. It's worked out real well.

21 posted on 08/02/2009 6:23:18 AM PDT by blam
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To: rellimpank

The GC this morning interviewed a Mich lib retard in Grand Blanc re: the Buick Open 17th hole drunks. Moron could barely put two words together. And these pathetic losers VOTE! We’re finished!


22 posted on 08/02/2009 6:37:38 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: rellimpank

Cowboy School rules for:

Arizona, Texas , Colorado , New Mexico, Wyoming , Montana , Utah , Idaho and the rest of the Wild West are as follows:

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain’t crooked.

3. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain’t music, anyway. We don’t want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1!


23 posted on 08/02/2009 7:03:40 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SamAdams76

It is just the ghettoization of the American youth.Dress like a pimp or a banger if you are a boy, or dress like a tramp or a ho if you are a girl.That is the only way to get respect. I blame MTV for the decay of youth today.
But on the other hand, Obama wants a uniform for the youth too, only it comes in the form of a brownshirt and jackboots.


24 posted on 08/02/2009 7:08:20 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: rellimpank

Sagging pants are a prisoner’s sign they are looking for some loving.


25 posted on 08/02/2009 7:14:40 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: rellimpank
Being that this thread is worthless without pictures I took it upon my own self to provide some.


26 posted on 08/02/2009 8:01:57 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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And this:


27 posted on 08/02/2009 8:05:12 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Enterprise

What’s with those ugly shoes?


28 posted on 08/02/2009 8:06:03 AM PDT by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: spokeshave

Did you get the job?


29 posted on 08/02/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: muggs

I didn’t notice any shoes.


30 posted on 08/02/2009 8:20:07 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: blam

> So does Mobile County (Alabama) public schools. It’s worked out real well.

That’s great to hear!

School uniforms are such a *logical* conclusion to so many adolescent issues, I don’t know why parents everywhere don’t demand that they be (re)introduced to their district’s schools.

Having seen how well it works I would not voluntarily send my kids to a school without a strictly enforced uniform policy.


31 posted on 08/02/2009 5:52:16 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: rellimpank

Dress codes are a joke.. Uniforms and this and all other stupid crap like this goes away.

Every successful industrialized country in the world requires uniforms for school children, yet in the US, nope.

Just one of a plethora of reasons the public school system in the united states is an absolute festering puss pool of educational malpractice.


32 posted on 08/02/2009 5:59:59 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Also in Mobile county is the town of Bayou La Batre (of Bubba Gump Shrimp fame) from the movie Forrest Gump.

Cracking Down On Saggy Pants

By Tiffany Craig Investigative Reporter
Published: Wed, April 01, 2009 - 5:40 pm CST

A new law goes into effect on Friday that bans big britches. The city council voted last week to get make it illegal to wear pants that expose underwear and too much skin!

If you're caught in low-hanging pants, you could get slapped with a $100 dollar fine and 8 hours of community service. Mayor Stan Wright says droopy drawers aren't a big problem, he just wants to keep it that way. "I think when your crack is showing you know there's just some things not presentable. You know some people's born ugly like me that's something you can't help but a lot of people can help the way they dress."

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) believes restricting clothing is a violation of one's "personal freedom of expression."

The new saggy pants law goes into effect on Friday. If you'd like to read the new ordinance, click here.

33 posted on 08/02/2009 7:25:06 PM PDT by blam
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