As a father to a young girl, I'm saddened that "society" has made our young girls grow up faster and faster, by dressing them in miniature versions of today's fashions. Hip hugger jeans are fine on a 18-25 year old. They aren't appropriate on an 8 year old child.
As a parent, it's hard to find clothes that aren't hyper-sexualized copy cats versions of what the older girls are wearing.
Can't our daughters enjoy being a kid, and not be rushed into looking like a smaller version of one of the Kardashians?
Again, I don't fault Victoria's Secret for launching the line. If there is a Market, someone fill that role. What's sad is that some "parents"feel it's okay for their pre-teen daughter to wear a pair of panties with "Call Me!", "Feeling Lucky?", and other suggestive phrases printed on them.
Act like a parent, and not your child's "cool" friend. Use some judgement.
The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents--uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
Soon after this new investment in TSA uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Americans that the lines are already lengthening at airports due to the sequester.
"We are already seeing the effect on the ports of entry, the big airports for example," Napolitano told Politico on Monday. "Some of them had very long lines this weekend."
"Look people, I don't mean to scare, I mean to inform," Napolitiano said."If you're traveling, get to the airport earlier than you otherwise would. There's only so much we can do with personnel and please don't yell at the customs officers, the TSA officers. They aren't responsible for sequester."
On Feb. 27, the agency announcedthat on Feb. 22 it had awarded a one-year contract to VF Imagewear, Inc., which owns the Lee brand and Wrangler Hero, to provide the uniforms. “This contract will address the requirements of the TSA, Office of Security Operations, TSA Uniform Program,” the award states.
TheTSA employs50,000 security officers, inspectors, air marshals and managers. That means that the uniform contract will pay the equivalent of $1,000 per TSA employee over the course of the year.
I frequent The Chive on a regular basis, and have long wanted to acquire one of their famous "Keep Calm and Chive On" t-shirts. It seems every time they announce that they are available, they sell out super fast.
For over a week, I spotted countless anti-Walker T-shirts in Madison. Protesters scribbled angry phrases on white cotton and lampooned the Wisconsin governor with ironed-on parodies. But when one student wore a pro-Walker shirt to school last week, a teacher/labor leader attempted to intimidate the local business that produced the garment. It’s a chilling story:
B&D Embroidery & Screen Printing in Two Rivers made the shirt for the student on request, said Bridget VanGinkel, owner of the business with her husband, David. The shirt says “Scott Walker My Hero!” on the front and “He’s Got Nads!” on the back.
On Feb. 24, VanGinkel said the business received what they perceived as a veiled threat of a boycott in an e-mail from Wes Glenna, president of the TREA and chairman of the technical education department at the high school.
Bridget VanGinkel forwarded to the Herald Times Reporter Glenna’s e-mail, sent from his school e-mail address after 10 p.m. It said:
“I was recently informed that you have plans to print pro-Walker shirts for some of the students in the Two Rivers School system. After checking out your website, I noticed that a great deal of your business comes from providing apparel to the Two Rivers, Manitowoc, and Mishicot school systems. I, really, don’t know what you’re thinking of.
“We, all, greatly appreciate the fact that you established your business in our community. However, have you taken the time to figure out how your recent decision could result in the loss of profits to your business?”
It was signed Wes Glenna, President, Two Rivers Education Association.
Glenna also sent the e-mail to all members of the teachers union in the Two Rivers district, VanGinkel said.
The T-shirt shop owner fired right back at the pushy educator:
David VanGinkel sent to Glenna an e-mail reply the next day. It said, in part:
“If you, or the teachers union were to come in here and order a Pro-Union, or Anti-Walker shirt, and wanted to get some for your friends, I would do the exact same thing for you. That is what I am in business to do.
“I am proud of all the students standing up in this crisis. Doesn’t matter which side they choose to support. I commend them all for educating themselves, and standing up for what they personally believe in. It’s been ‘ok’ for the teachers to voice their opinions, and it’s ‘ok’ for the students to do the same. That is what this country is all about.
But Lady Gaga isn't your typical, sweet-smelling celeb. She's far, far from it. According to Fashionista.com, the shocking superstar is developing her first fragrance, and Mother Monster has reportedly requested that the scent "smell of blood and semen."
Hmm, bodily fluids haven't had as much success as, say, lavender or hibiscus in the world of fragrance, but Gaga is the queen of reinvention and pushing the envelope. And even though most of us probably don't think we want to smell like blood or semen, I bet this racy new product will sell out instantly around the world.
JDJ has been wearing that scent since I have known him. Perhaps he can sue for patent infringement?