Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2019, 01:52 AM
Senegoid is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 14,944

What is that button (or badge?) they are wearing?


My neighbor and I watched part of The Hearing. Neighbor noticed that many congresscritters (or maybe, he thought, it was just Repubcritters) were wearing some kind of badge or button on their lapels. We wonder what that is.

Here is a photo I came across in an on-line article at Raw Story in which the object in question is visible, though not in clear close-up detail. It is the round thing on the lapel of the guy in the middle.

What is that button or badge? Can anyone link to a photo that shows it up close in more detail?
__________________
=========================================
  #2  
Old 11-15-2019, 03:10 AM
Lord Feldon's Avatar
Lord Feldon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 6,647
Members of the House of Representatives get lapel pins that they can wear so the Capitol Police immediately recognize them as members.
  #3  
Old 11-15-2019, 03:57 AM
Senegoid is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 14,944
Aha! Thank you, Lord Feldon.

Do Senators get lapel pins like this too? Do they get a different pin so the cops can tell who's a Rep and who's a Senator?
__________________
=========================================
  #4  
Old 11-15-2019, 08:23 AM
kayaker's Avatar
kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rural Western PA
Posts: 33,218
Heh. Here I was, hoping ITMF lapel pins were being worn.
  #5  
Old 11-15-2019, 09:02 AM
Ike Witt's Avatar
Ike Witt is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Lost in the mists of time
Posts: 14,991
Are you sure it isn't this?
  #6  
Old 11-15-2019, 10:15 PM
Senegoid is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 14,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ike Witt View Post
Are you sure it isn't this?
A Cthulhu lapel pin for Repubs?
__________________
=========================================
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017