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Miniskirts only for women with 'pretty legs': Budapest official
Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 8/27/2005 | Yahoo News/AFP

Posted on 08/27/2005 9:51:19 AM PDT by Mike Bates

A district mayor in Budapest has proposed a dress code for City Hall employees under which only women with "pretty legs" can wear short skirts.

Gyorgy Mitnyan, the conservative mayor of the city's 12th district, is also seeking to ban skirts that are shorter than 2-3 centimetres (about one inch) above the knee.

Under his proposal, both male and female employes would have to wear blazers or suits and leather shoes all year long.

The mayor told the Internet news website index.hu that there is already a compulsory dress code issued in his district every season, and said the code is needed in City Hall because he sees a lot of shabby-looking employees there.

Budapest Mayor Gabor Demszky called the proposal simply "crass".

"I flatly reject the idea in the name of City Hall, which employs hundreds of women workers," he said in a statement to Hungarian state news agency MTI.

The proposal is nevertheless scheduled for debate next week.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
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If this proposal goes forward, some fortunate bureaucrat will get the happy job of enforcing it.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

1 posted on 08/27/2005 9:51:23 AM PDT by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates

And who is the final word on 'pretty legs'?


2 posted on 08/27/2005 9:52:29 AM PDT by RedBeaconNY (Vous parlez trop, mais vous ne dites rien.)
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To: Mike Bates

Well nobody likes starring at hairy legs in a mini skirts.


3 posted on 08/27/2005 9:52:55 AM PDT by Petey139
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To: RedBeaconNY
And who is the final word on 'pretty legs'?

So you're saying that Hillary would qualify?

4 posted on 08/27/2005 9:55:35 AM PDT by zarf
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To: zarf; Hillary's Lovely Legs

Maybe HLL could enlighten us.


5 posted on 08/27/2005 9:59:42 AM PDT by thulldud (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: RedBeaconNY

If no one else will do it. . .


6 posted on 08/27/2005 10:00:33 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates
What about exposed, ample bellies above hip-hugger jeans?

We need the gubmint to address EVERY fashion outrage.

7 posted on 08/27/2005 10:01:00 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: RedBeaconNY

Me!


8 posted on 08/27/2005 10:01:02 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Petey139
Well nobody likes starring at hairy legs in a mini skirts.

Don't be so certain:

9 posted on 08/27/2005 10:01:30 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates
If this proposal goes forward, some fortunate bureaucrat will get the happy job of enforcing it.

Of course, they could get someone that would be immune to the obvious pressure that could be brought to bear on this official. Say, Helen Thomas?

10 posted on 08/27/2005 10:01:54 AM PDT by thulldud (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
We need the gubmint to address EVERY fashion outrage.

Not if it means giving up my Nehru suits.

11 posted on 08/27/2005 10:03:24 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: RedBeaconNY

Let me say, that as a woman, the current shorter skirt fashion disgusts even me unless the legs of the wearer are half way decent and the skirt is NOT too short. (No, no, I'm not thinking sexually, just aesthetically.)

Unfortunately, it is a rare occurrence to see pretty, slim legs. I see way too many middle-aged fat knees and ankles, not to mention overweight teen-aged girls squeezed into micro-minis. I think it's immodest and gross, but hey, it's a free country.

This political guy hasn't got a prayer--just really bad P.R.for a long time coming.


12 posted on 08/27/2005 10:03:26 AM PDT by demnomo
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To: Mike Bates

Has anyone ever been to Budapest? I've been on several occasions. All I can say about the women are - WOW!


13 posted on 08/27/2005 10:03:58 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism cannot survive in a free and open society.)
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To: Mike Bates
Fat chicks in mini-skirts

:-}

14 posted on 08/27/2005 10:04:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: thulldud
Here's another impartial judge:

15 posted on 08/27/2005 10:04:25 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Very clever. LOL!


16 posted on 08/27/2005 10:04:58 AM PDT by demnomo
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To: demnomo

Works for me; I've seen way too many wimmens with legs that look like seabags packed full of padlocks, wearing mini-skirts and thong bathing suits. Makes me want to puke.

Semper Fidelis,
fontman


17 posted on 08/27/2005 10:05:14 AM PDT by fontman
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To: Cowboy Bob

No, I've not been there, but after your review I'll have to check my social calendar.


18 posted on 08/27/2005 10:05:49 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates; aculeus; general_re; hellinahandcart; Thinkin' Gal
... also seeking to ban skirts that are shorter than 2-3 centimetres (about one inch) above the knee.

Only women with pretty legs may wear miniskirts, and they can't either.

19 posted on 08/27/2005 10:06:35 AM PDT by dighton
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To: NormsRevenge

That is some site, even though I've been there before.
Thanks.


20 posted on 08/27/2005 10:06:48 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates

Yeah, that works for me.


21 posted on 08/27/2005 10:08:14 AM PDT by thulldud (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: Mike Bates
Miniskirts only for women with pretty legs???

This is HUGH!!!

Are you SERIES?????

22 posted on 08/27/2005 10:08:48 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (What do you like best about your life?)
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To: demnomo

I couldn't find my pic of Hillary in a bikini or mini-skirt. :-)


23 posted on 08/27/2005 10:29:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

"I couldn't find my pic of Hillary in a bikini or mini-skirt"

I feel that is a blessing!


24 posted on 08/27/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: NormsRevenge

You say that like it's a BAD thing.


25 posted on 08/27/2005 10:37:35 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: RedBeaconNY
I think this Hungarian would make the cut....
26 posted on 08/27/2005 10:39:53 AM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: RedBeaconNY
And who is the final word on 'pretty legs'?

That would be me. So let it be written. So let it be done.


27 posted on 08/27/2005 10:43:53 AM PDT by rdb3 ("That which has happened is a warning. To forget it is guilt..." --Karl Jaspers)
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To: moehoward

LOL>. imagine how much that would be worth on the open market. ;-)


28 posted on 08/27/2005 10:50:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Eastern Europe has that rare but most welcome phenomenon of tall thin women with long legs, dainty ankles and large breasts.

God bless them and their genes.
29 posted on 08/27/2005 10:53:42 AM PDT by wardaddy (dixie deadhead)
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To: Skip Ripley; All
Mandatory Hungarian pic:

30 posted on 08/27/2005 10:55:31 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: RedBeaconNY
And who is the final word on 'pretty legs'?

Oooh, oooh, oooh, I volunteer.

31 posted on 08/27/2005 10:58:33 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "ROFLOL!" -- tuliptree76)
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To: Mike Bates

Pretty legs and under 40. I'm over 40, have great legs (I'm a runner) but I still look stupid in a short skirt. The rest of me is too old to pull off the look.


32 posted on 08/27/2005 10:59:21 AM PDT by meowmeow (Meow! Meow!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yep. They are something there. I'd advise getting a weekly pass on the subway/tram system. You really don't have to go anywhere.


33 posted on 08/27/2005 11:00:05 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "ROFLOL!" -- tuliptree76)
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To: meowmeow

Don't feel too bad. You are not alone. I have precisely the same problem. :)


34 posted on 08/27/2005 11:05:11 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates

35 posted on 08/27/2005 11:22:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Mike Bates

36 posted on 08/27/2005 11:23:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Skip Ripley

So long as you can cover up her face. ;)


37 posted on 08/27/2005 11:33:54 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: Petey139
Go tell the Scots.
38 posted on 08/27/2005 1:52:10 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: rdb3
That would be me. So let it be written. So let it be done.

Works for me... I trust your judgement. :-)

39 posted on 08/27/2005 2:41:58 PM PDT by ken in texas
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