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Fri May 19, 2017, 01:49 PM

Apparently David Clarke wears toy pins on his uniform. LOL.

"It’s hard to say whether or not Milwaukee’s failed Sheriff David Clarke is or is not the next assistant deputy secretary of Homeland Security, as reports are mixed—Clarke says he accepts the job while the White House says nothing is official. The one thing we know about Sheriff Clarke is that a man died of dehydration in one of his jails after being denied water for seven days while awaiting a psych evaluation. We also know that Clarke is probably a sham of a fraud of a charlatan of a person, as is virtually everyone connected to unpopular President Trump. If you’ve ever seen Clarke you know he likes to keep a very pristine and authoritative style. Shiny cowboy hats and uniforms. When he speaks at big conservative rallies he also loves to put on a ton of important looking “medals.” Charles Clymer is an Army veteran and yesterday he voiced a rant on something that many of us have been annoyed by but in no position to really know—what’s the deal with all those “decorations?”

Tweets from Charles Clymer at link.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/18/1663660/-Army-vet-goes-in-on-Sheriff-Clarke-s-toy-uniform-with-its-novelty-pins

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:53 PM

1. Yip, the dude's more interested in dress-up than chasing perps, here's the pic of "look at this shit

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:21 PM

9. My grand-daugher might have used that diamond and star arrangement to show she knew her shapes.

The right side is a diamond, the left looks to be a star arrangement. But neither of those arrangements are accepted as official arrangements - even as "flair" at a TGI McFunsters. They're "bedazzeler" arrangements.

I've been to both full dress and normal dress events - for both military (being retired USN) and police (including sheriffs). In all cases, be it a dinner, a speech, an official public event, or a funeral, dress ribbons and medals are neatly arranged in rows, and the only insignia allowed on collars are rank insignia.

The only time one would put an organizational or "flag" pin on one's lapel was if one was in civilian dress. And then, one does not wear anything on the chest; no medals, no ribbons. Maybe one badge over the left breast pocket over the pocket hankie, but that's pretty much it.

This cat-spew arrangement of badges and ribbons wouldn't be acceptable at a VFW barbeque.

Haele

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:00 PM

11. 37 pieces of flair

And wtf is up w the brows?

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:54 PM

2. I keep thinking of the scen from "our man flint"--"there IS no battle of the bulge ribbon"

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:57 PM

3. in the movie office space they would be called flair

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:02 PM

4. from the movie

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

5. he looks fucking ridiculous

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

6. He needs more decorations to keep up with the clowns

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:08 PM

7. You look at the command staff uniforms

and no others have been modified. It would be interesting to see what is the dress code for their uniforms. Maybe some enterprising reporter might ask that question or perhaps some County Supervisor. Probably not.

http://county.milwaukee.gov/CommandStaff9166.htm

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:09 PM

8. Maybe he thinks it makes him look intimidating. I think it makes him look like a foolish fraud.

Which is to say that I totally agree with Charles Clymer.

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:40 PM

10. This asshole has to be ready to fail upward. n/t

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:07 PM

12. This Salon article prints Clymer's whole Twitter rant--it's gold

http://www.salon.com/2017/05/19/sheriff-david-clarke-medals-army/

(I think I can only post 6 "paragraphs" right?)
"1/ Okay, regarding Sheriff David Clarke, can I be petty for a second about something that's always irritated me? (thread)

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017

2/ Look at this fucking guy's uniform. You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not supposed to be there. pic.twitter.com/0QZlBxQjI8

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017

3/ I can't be the only military veteran who has seen Clarke's uniform and been like: that's fucking ridiculous.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017

4/ Let me explain why this is irritating for me. Military (and police) decorations are earned. They take hard work and sacrifice.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017

5/ Colin Powell once described a dress uniform as a solider's resume. You can tell what they've done by their ribbons and badges.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017

6/ Implied here, of course, is that the more shit you have on your uniform, the more impressed civilians will be. It projects authority.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 17, 2017"]

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Response to Vinca (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:20 PM

13. WOW a four star sheriff.

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