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Sen. Ryan McKenna's Proposal: Ban Seersucker Suits in Missouri (Kids 8 and Under Exempt)

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State Senator Ryan McKenna thinks seersucker suits like this one just look "ridiculous."
If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4.

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..."

McKenna elaborates to Daily RFT, "Children look adorable in seersuckers. My three-year-old looks cute in that.... Adults look ridiculous."

Here's the proposed amendment:

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State Senator Ryan McKenna.
McKenna tells us that ultimately he decided to withdraw it from the higher-education funding bill.

"It probably wasn't germane to the bill," he says, adding, "It was all in jest, anyway."

Too bad. But there is a backstory!

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."

The trend might be unstoppable, he concedes. "It's grown to maybe half the Senate, but there's a group of us that refuse.

"They are getting stronger by the week with their bullying tactics," he adds.

Some good old-fashioned Twitter research proves that this is indeed an intensifying discussion in Jefferson City.

Continue for our Twitter research and photographic evidence of the seersucker controversy.


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14 comments
sccmstl
sccmstl

It is truly an affront to the great tradition that is seersucker that some wingnut in the Missouri Senate is trying to pass legislation against wearing seersucker.

A pox on the senator and all his issue forever...

mklsdean
mklsdean

  think if this is all our Missouri senators have to do with everything our goverment is facing they should be let go from there jobs. I just can't believe what is happening. Governor  please stop this stuff from happening, and stop all this waste of our tax money.

mklsdean
mklsdean

  think if this is all our Missouri senators have to do with everything our goverment is facing they should be let go from there jobs. I just can't believe what is happening. Governor  please stop this stuff from happening, and stop all this waste of our tax money.

riobob00
riobob00

The only douchebagg is that lame a$$ senator

j.newsham
j.newsham

Why didn't you ask him about that Koolaid line? What does that even mean?

Debby Asberry-Chua
Debby Asberry-Chua

Every time I see an adult male in seersucker, Lida Rose is stuck in my head the whole day. If that's not criminal, then what is? :)

Lena May
Lena May

This guy needs to do his job and concentrate on law-making, not fashion. Absolutely ridiculous!

Allie Scanlon
Allie Scanlon

glad they're working on super crucial issues...

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

Seriously....with all the problems in this country and lawmakers have time for childish bullshit like this?

Mr_H
Mr_H

Seersucker is to be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There is no excuse for there to be a "Seersucker Caucus" in the Missouri Legislature seeing as how they only convene between January and mid-May.

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee topcommenter

Good to know that our politicians have so much time to waste on bullshit while our country is in economic turmoil

sccmstl
sccmstl

Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear.The word came into English from Hindustani (Urdu and Hindi), which originates from the words "kheer aur shakkar", meaning "milk and sugar", probably from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar.Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary.

Common items of clothing made from seersucker include suits, shorts, shirts, and robes. The most common colors for it are white and blue; however, it is produced in a wide variety of colors, usually alternating colored stripes and puckered white stripes slightly wider than pin stripes.

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